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College Soccer Recruitment Guide for Players and Parents

Placer Blues has established a comprehensive recruitment guide for parents and players. Any high school athlete who is thinking about playing at the college level should read over this document. This recruitment guide outlines the numerous steps that need to be taken prior to contacting college coaches. In addition to this, the rules and guidelines that the NCAA has created regarding recruitment are listed. 

National Scouting Report


About NSR

NSR is the most revered high school scouting and college recruiting organization in the world. Since 1980, college coaches have depended on NSR to present quality prospects for recognition, evaluation and recruitment.

As an NSR prospect, you can rely on our company of professionals to effectively promote you, and to make your profile and videos available to every college coach in America in your sport. Here are some other key points you should know:

  • We have over 150 employees and scouts worldwide.
  • We are the highest rated scouting company by independent organizations.
  • Our area directors and scouts personally scout prospects to insure that they are qualified to play college sports.
  • Over 90% of our prospects receive college offers from NCAA DI, DII, DIII, NAIA and NJCAA institutions.
  • We are resourced by more college coaches than all other scouting services combined.
  • We have the most comprehensive prospect promotional programs available to high school student-athletes (see Features & Benefits).
  • We scout, sponsor and attend national and regional showcases, tournaments, combines and evaluation camps across America in all sports every week of the year.
  • Our scouts live in the area where they work; they do not operate out of a central office blindly calling prospects from a phone-bank room like most other "scouting services."
  • We continually train our scouts by communicating with them each week about recruiting rules and important current events.
  • We provide free recruiting seminars for teams, schools and organizations interested in gathering updated and accurate knowledge about today's recruiting rules, process and environment.
  • We offer free prospect evaluations upon the request of any parent, high school, college or travel coach.
  • We have over two thousand thank-you and recommendation letters, spanning 30+ years, written by parents, prospects and college coaches at all levels.
  • We receive hundreds of requests each month from college coaches asking for help or information on NSR prospects.
  • We are proactive in social media: Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube.


Competition? Compare, if you must.

soccer prospects

Compare NSR to any other scouting organization's services, ease of use, methods, technology, history and results. Read our testimonials. Persue our News & Events. Talk to our people. Meet us in person. Anyone can offer hype, but substance and follow-through is what really makes the difference. We possess hard-earned credibility and offer superior quality. Our scouts are on the ground in your area:

  • Working to find and enroll quality prospects.
  • Communicating in person with college coaches about our clients.
  • Educating organizations, parents and prospects about the recruiting process.
  • Gaining credibility with local high school, club and college coaches.

Most of our competitors have their "scouts" or "counselors" sit in cubicles where they call one prospect after another, day after day, from roster lists of tournaments they did not attend. They do not actually scout events and prospects.

What does that tell you? Saying you know sports and can evaluate tape is a far cry from seeing you play and knowing you personally. By having firsthand knowledge of your skill sets and your character, NSR scouts can more effectively help college coaches understand you as a person and a prospect.

It's all an indicator of one thing: NSR is the real deal.


Make your dreams come true.

Please, ask yourself these simple questions:

  • Am I getting the attention from college coaches which I deserve?
  • Do I have a support system which is constantly working (24/7) on my behalf to inform college coaches about me?
  • Is it smart to wait any longer to find out what my options are?
  • If my future depends on the effectiveness of a scouting service, which one truly has the experience, technological advantages, extensive letters of recommendation, variety of benefits, and proven outcomes to best help me (or my kid) to be recognized, evaluated and recruited by the most college coaches?
  • What do I have to lose by contacting the World's top scouting organization about my future?

How to get recruited

There are over seven million high school student-athletes in the United States. Less than 10% will participate in college sports. That leaves thousands of prep athletes who are good college prospects, but get left out of scholarship opportunities. Why? They and their parents don't understand how college recruiting works, so college coaches never learn about them and the value they could bring to their programs. Make yourself recognized!

  • Are you receiving letters and questionnaires from college coaches?
  • Have you registered with the NCAA Eligibility Center?
  • Are you academically eligible to be recruited for college sports?
  • Do you understand the four main phases of college recruiting and how they affect you as a potential prospect?
  • Do you really know where you are in the process?
  • Have you already invested a great amount of time and money training to be a good athlete, but the results are not paying off because you're still not being recruited?
  • Are you likely to be overlooked because coaches are not sending you letters and questionnaires?


Why NSR?

NSR's program is unsurpassed for prospective student-athletes who want the best chance for college exposure. We are the most influential and successful scouting company ever. We have been for over 30 years, during which many competitors have entered and exited the market. Many exist today promising the moon, but cannot deliver because they are Internet-based sites. They do not promote prospects directly to college coaches in ways which get their attention. We know our clients, take care of our clients, and understand every step (and mis-step) that prospects and parents could make.

NSR is recruiting in California!

high school baseball prospect

Stacey Harris and the staff at NSR are dedicated to finding scholarship opportunities for athletes in California who possess the talent, desire, and motivation to compete at the collegiate level. We provide athletic evaluations, academic guidance, and an in-depth education on the recruiting process. Upon successful evaluation and qualification into our program, National Scouting Report will provide the appropriate link between the student athlete and the 2,000+ colleges and universities across the country.


Parents, where are you in the recruiting process?

If you are a high school student athlete competing in any of the 32 men's or 32 women's NCAA sanctioned sports and want to continue playing at the college level, feel free to contact Stacey Harris for a personal interview and evaluation. Call (510) 504-5601 or email sharris@nsr-inc.com to discuss the options.

NSR is searching for talented, educated athletes who excel in their studies and in sports such as:

  • Football
  • Baseball
  • Softball
  • Field Hockey
  • Lacrosse
  • ...and 17 other sports!


Coaches, look to NSR for quality prospects.

If you are looking for high-caliber student-athletes for scholarship and recruiting consideration, visit NSR's Prospect Search or request prospects on our Coaches' Request Form based on your specific needs. Each athlete has been personally scouted, interviewed, and measured against our strict qualifying standards in order to be recommended by NSR.

Do you need athlete information nationwide or internationally? Search our database. There are thousands of qualified prospects listed throughout the nation and in countries like Australia and South Africa. We maintain a video of each prospect and will be glad to send you a copy free of charge. Call us toll-free at 1-800-575-0788.


Help us help your athletes!

We seek your guidance and honest evaluations regarding the talent level of the athletes that you coach. If you have any athletes you feel can compete at the next level, please fill out our Coach's Evaluation Form.

High School Players Interested in Club Soccer

For high school players who are interested in playing club soccer, check out the DeAnza Force soccer club homepage.  The DeAnza Force soccer club is one of the most successful and prestigious soccer clubs in Northern California. It is also renowned for its college recruiting in Northern California. From 2008, the Force has established a 93% success rate of moving its elite players on to compete at the college level.