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College Advisory Program

RRDSC "Dream Big" College Search with Director of Coaching Jimmy Hall
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Rio Rapids Durango Soccer Club is proud to provide a number of programs outside the normal realm of training, competition, and soccer related activities. One of these programs is the College Advisory Program, or C.A.P.  

The RRDSC program prioritizes the development of both male and female soccer players, and offers educational guidance in the college recruiting process. College recruitment and the entire eligibility process from grade 9-12 is becoming harder to navigate for any student-athlete and their family. Each student-athlete is completely unique and has a wide array of different goals and expectations. The RRDSC staff recognizes these facts and can help provide a roadmap, which has a well-balanced lifestyle of academics and soccer choices at the collegiate level (NCAA Division I, II, III / NAIA / NJCAA).

RRDSC staff have networking contacts that extend to all geographic areas in the country throughout all levels of collegiate soccer. . We continually provide honest, open and realistic communication to the student-athlete and the college coach in terms of a player’s ability level and character.
Our staff is committed to assisting all of our student- athletes in finding a pathway to college and furthering their academic and athletic dreams.

The program is set up to serve the college bound player in a number of different areas. Starting with the freshmen year of high school and continuing through their senior year, this program provides guidance in areas such as:

  • College Preparation
  • Admissions Counseling
  • College Research Assistance
  • Information on both academic and athletic endeavors
  • NCAA / NAIA / NJCAA College Athletics
  • Recruiting
  • College Contact Preparation
  • ACT / SAT Guide
  • Personal 1 vs.1 mentoring / support from the coaching staff
  • Q & A for student-athletes and parents
  • College test prep assistance
  • Guest college seminars and training sessions

For any questions, contact College Advisory Program Director, Jimmy Hall ([email protected])

Find Your Balance
High School Year by Year Checklist of Items to Accomplish
Understanding Levels of Recruitment
Tips for Contacting Coaches

Great Academic Comparison Tools 

Helpful Athletic Comparison and Information Web-Site

Do's and Dont's of College Recruiting :   US Youth Soccer Show interviewed Schellas Hyndman, a former college and professional coach, to talk about the do's and don's of college recruiting.  This article includes very helpful insider information on the recruiting process that can help you.

Recommended Steps for Student-Athletes :  The College Board compiled a list of recommended steps for student-athletes in search of a college program.  The College Board is a non-profit organization that promotes college-readiness. 

2021-22 NCAA Guide for the College Bound Student Athlete   This NCAA Eligibility Center document provides useful information on academic eligibility requirements, athletically related financial aid, and other topics. 

FAQs about the NCAA Eligibility Center :  Student-athletes must register with the NCAA Eligibility Center to be eligible to play NCAA Division I or II sports in college.  To better understand eligibility standards review the FAQs on the College Board's website.  The NCAA recommends that student-athletes register in the beginning of their junior year of high school.

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