The "College Pathway Advising" division of Beestera Soccer Training will host an educational lecture series in tandem/combination with our online class. These lectures will be hosted by Coach Devon Tomson, with the Beestera Soccer Staff, and other Guests such as current College Coaches and players.
There will be several lectures throughout the year all focusing on different subject areas in and around College Soccer, & College Recruiting. Lectures are aimed at being engaging, and intended to help educate players as well as parents to better understand the sometimes confusing landscape of college athletics and the recruiting processes associated. These lectures are given from real college coaches and players points of view, and broken down into "easier to process steps for success". Aimed at helping parents guide their children to better decisions, and players to improve their chances of not only being seen by the coaches they want, but being accepted into the school that is the best fit for them and their playing careers!
Lecture Topics will include content areas such as...
- "College Recruiting" - Understanding the landscape and where to start being recruited.
- "The Coaches Point of View" - An in-person lecture with live coaches guest panel & real life question / answer session of college coaches of all levels.
- "The Life of a Student-Athlete" - A Real Life look into the life of a college level student athlete, with real student-athlete guest speakers of varying divisions and levels.
- "Crunch Time" - How to Make Final Decisions in determining the best school to commit to for you. On Campus Visits, ID Camps, Financial Packages, and other final criteria in making informed decisions.
Where to Begin your Journey
This talk is the starting point for any high school age athlete interested in playing their sport at the next level, with a focus on the following topics:
The Four Questions to Ask Yourself
How to Generate a list of schools
How to Create an Opening Dialogue w/ College Coaches
How to begin the ID Process
Head Men's Soccer Coach
The seminar will be conducted by Coach Devon Tomson, who boasts a wealth of experience in collegiate soccer. With a diverse background spanning numerous youth academies on the East and West coast, Coach Tomson has mentored numerous young athletes through the college recruitment process, ultimately helping them secure placements in Division I, II, III, NAIA, and Community Colleges.
"The Coaches Point of View"
Thank you to all that attended the second part of our College Recruitment Lecture Series, "The Coaches Point of View". We had three coaches joining us for our upcoming panel, all of whom are currently coaching at the college level and have a wealth of experience. We hope to see you at the next one (TBD).
Head Men's Soccer Coach
The College of Saint Rose
Assistant Men's Soccer Coach
Stony Brook University
Head Women's Soccer Coach