WHY COLLEGE ID CAMPS, CLINICS AND COLLEGE SHOWCASE TOURNAMENTS MAY BE A WASTE OF MONEY AND NOT BE THE BEST POSSIBLE PATH TO A COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIP
College ID Camps, Clinics, or college showcase tournaments, may not be the best solution for everyone. Most paid soccer organizations boost how they can get your kids to play in college showcase tournaments and be seen by all the big schools. Although that may be true to some degree, at what cost do you want to follow that path. Furthermore your child may not have a great single game or tournament while that particular college coach is watching or he/she may have a great game but that particular coach is watching another game. Now what? There are other ways to get your child noticed by a college coach that are much less costly. College recruiting has become BIG BUSINESS and some outfits may not be the best possible solutions. Do you ever get emails inviting your child to a camp or a clinic after they claim they have seen your child at a particular soccer tournament and were impressed by their skill level? The only problem is that your child was never at that tournament. How about being invited to a ID Camp that are supposed to be tons of schools recruiting. Sounds great but it is not free. It costs money. You can accomplish the same thing for free by contacting the schools you are interested in. Following is a video discussing some these pitfalls and some helpful alternatives.