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CVSC College Advisory Program

What is the College Advisory Program?
The College Advisory Program (CAP) is designed to assist any Castro Valley Soccer Club player that has the desire to go on and play college soccer.  There are many opportunities for soccer players in college and we are here to help guide you in the right direction and educate you on the process of college recruiting. 
Castro Valley Soccer Club offers its players a program and schedule of events, including its college information night, one on one meeting with their head coach and technical director, league and state cup play, as well as attending several prominent showcase tournaments throughout the country in order to allow players the opportunity to display their talents for college coaches.

Getting started
A recruiting timeline during High School

Find out what to do during your high school years.

Make a list of colleges

Draft a tentative list of colleges that interest you. Your list may include schools in your area, schools that have a particular major of interest to you, or schools you know very little about.

Various Associations

  • National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)
  • National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA)
  • National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA)

Contacting coaches

Another valuable way to learn more about colleges and collegiate soccer programs is to open the lines of communication with college coaches. Many collegiate coaches have standard information packets about their soccer programs for high school players and will be happy to send you these materials in the mail.

Creating a soccer resume

Eye-catching resumes are essential to keep your paper out of the recycling bin!


Some useful college related soccer websites


Some frequently asked questions from our college information evenings

College Information Evening

2014 marked the fifth year that Castro Valley Soccer Club ran a college night at the club for our older players and their parents.


CVSC College Players

We are very proud of the achievements of our former player's that have gone onto play soccer at college. Below is where some of our former players ended up playing soccer.

Schellas Hyndman on the Do's and Dont's of College Recruitment

The US Youth Soccer Show sat down with Schellas Hyndman, one of the most respected former college soccer coaches in America, now head coach of FC Dallas, to get his ideas on the do’s and don’ts when it comes to getting recruited.