Hi, I am a new poster to this forum, have read some great informational posts and was hoping some folks could share there experiences regarding the DIII recruiting process specific to women's soccer.
My daughter is a sophomore and plays for a good Midwestern regional club team that will be going to the Metro United, CASL and Orange Classic tounaments/showcases this year. The coach has suggested that the girls start thinking about where they might be interested in going and contacting a few coaches in advance of these tournaments to come watch them. Since we may not come to these tournaments again next year, I don't want her to miss that opportunity.
If my daughter plays in college, she likely will look to do so with an academically strong Division III team. Can anyone help me with understanding how this works so I can help her plan her approach?
-Will coaches be receptive to watching her/talking to her/spending time with her in her sophomore year?
-I have read a lot on this forum regarding Ivy and NESCAC schools and their approach to tips or other admissions boosts. Can anyone provide color to how that may work at some of the competitive midwestern LACs (Carlton, Kenyon, Grinnell, Denison) and Wash U. St. Louis, or similar schools?
-Does one have to apply ED to get that tip or boost?
-What information should we try and find out from the coach and what will they want to know about her, especially since she does not yet have standardized test scores?
-Finally, how much unsolicited scouting goes on in these tournaments where the coaches reach out to the kids?