THE COLLEGE PREP PROGRAM (CPP)
The College Preparatory Program is an ongoing, club-level program that is available to every high school age (U-15 and above) player in the club. The CPP focuses on three main areas: player and parents education, support tools, and exposure.
The program is led by Jeff Schofield - Older Girls Director of Coaching and Jamie Harvey - Older Boys Director of Coaching . They've seen the college recruiting process from the perspective of player, club coach, high school coach, and college coach.
While the club can assist with recruiting, the player and parent are responsible for making everything happen. This means targeting specific programs, making contact with the staff, communicating with them about where and when to see the player, and all the other major steps in the process. The LAGSB staff offers expert guidance and support but will not do those tasks the player and parents can and must do for themselves. Success in this process requires accountability, diligence, commitment and a true passion for the game.
Player and Parent Education
Throughout the year, the club hosts several meetings and workshops for our parents and players to learn about the college process, recruiting, academic eligibility, scholarship and paying for college, and college selection to mention a few. The club arranges college game visits and provides tickets for our U-15 and older players to watch mens and womens games at each of the four college levels (NCAA Divisions I, II, and III, and NAIA). Depending on timing and availability, these visits may also include campus tours.
As part of your membership with LAGSB, all high school age players are provided access to College Fit Finder, a college search engine and recruiting tool created to maximize the player's success during the recruiting process. It assists players in researching and filtering colleges based on their own criteria, look up coach contact information, track communications with college staff, keeps notes, provides a calendar, and supports a player profile. Here's a quick YouTube overview. The club also hosts a kickoff meeting where players and parents can set up their College Fit Finder profiles and learn how to navigate the feature set.
Our teams participate in Surf Cup, Las Vegas College Showcase, National League, California Regional League, November Nights and many other top college showcase events. LAGSB adopts a comprehensive approach to player development and college placement. Players are exposed to excellent college preparation resources throughout the year that provides a detailed roadmap through the college search process.