Lonestar San Antonio College Combine

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NOV 30 2016 – ANDRES MARTINEZ

LSSA COLLEGE COMBINE

We will be hosting our own specific college combine event this spring on 24-26 February.  Our goal is to bring in a batch of college coaches to see our training environment and to promote our players.  We will have training on Friday, 24 February, games on the Saturday, 25 February and on Sunday, 26 February.  This will be our first time to offer this event and we are excited to put this together.  Along with the exposure to a group of college coaches, we will have a college panel discussion for players and parents on Saturday evening, 25 February so that college coaches can express their thoughts as to the recruiting process based on their individual schools.  

CALENDAR CHECKLIST

College Placement Program: Freshman Year

  • Attend High School orientation
  • Set four year Academic Plan with your high school counselor
  • Start a college folder to review with your Lonestar coach periodically
  • Start an academic goal list with your family
  • Set soccer achievements for yourself
  • Begin wish list of colleges you would like to attend
  • Be part of school activities (student government, clubs etc…) and community service projects
  • Begin to create a Student Player Profile/resume to send to college coaches: include academic and athletic accomplishments.
  • Get experience on a Lonestar team attending Showcase events – Boys: Lonestar SC Showcase (Nov)/FC Dallas Showcase (March); Girls: Sting or D’Feeters College Showcase (Nov); Lonestar College Showcase (Feb); Texas Shootout (June)

College Placement Program: Sophomore Year

  • Set Academic Plan for school year with counselor (Review and Revise)
  • Meet and review plan with Lonestar Director of College Placement
  • Meet with your coach and parents – Review plan
  • Review grades and goals with parents
  • Start listing 20+ schools you are interested in
  • Add to your Lonestar file a contact lists (Include school, coaches name, email, phone etc.)
  • Attend College Night High School functions
  • Sign up and take PSAT
  • Start gather additional information to write your personal cover letter, update profile/resume and share with Lonestar staff
  • Your Lonestar folder should be filling up
  • Plan to visit college campuses and attend matches to learn about school and soccer programs
  • Gain more experience on a Lonestar team attending Showcase events – Boys: Lonestar SC Showcase (Nov)/FC Dallas Showcase (March); Girls: Sting or D’Feeters College Showcase (Nov); Lonestar College Showcase (Feb); FC Dallas College Showcase (March); Texas Shootout (June)
  • FOCUS ON GRADES

College Placement Program: Junior Year

  • Academic Plan for school year with counselor and Lonestar Director of College Placement (Review and Revise)
  • Have your Lonestar folder ready to use at all times
  • Visit college nights, college fairs
  • Verify SAT registration deadlines. Take SAT and ACT www.collegeboard.com
  • Get letters of recommendation
  • Update cover letter and resume with the Lonestar staff
  • Continue to visit colleges of interest and watch matches to find climate and size you prefer
  • Attend financial Aid workshop/ Obtain financial form (FAFSA) www.fafsa.ed.gov
  • Start NCAA Clearinghouse application www.clearinghouse.net
  • Take AP classes or Honor classes if possible
  • Have your Top 10 preferred college list
  • Review college applications for admittance with your counselor
  • Gain more experience on a Lonestar team attending Showcase events – Boys: Lonestar SC Showcase (Nov); Sports Source Showcase (Dec); FC Dallas Showcase (March); Girls: Sting or D’Feeters College Showcase (Nov); Final IV Showcase (Dec); Sports Source Showcase (Dec); Lonestar College Showcase (Feb); FC Dallas College Showcase (March); Texas Shootout (June)
  • Really focus on grades – DEMAND EXCELLENCE KEEP EVERY DOOR OPEN

College Placement Program: Senior Year

  • Academic Plan for school year with counselor and Lonestar staff (Review and Revise)
  • Apply to the College/University (s) of Choice (September, October, November..)
  • Finalize application essay topics & recommendation letters
  • Review application essay with parents and teachers for proofing
  • Get Financial Aid forms (January 1)
  • Meet all application/scholarship/housing deadlines
  • Parents and student meet with school counselor to finalize transcripts
  • If necessary re-take SAT/ACT (Last date in December)
  • Send mid-year and final transcripts to clearing house
  • Meet with Lonestar staff for assistance as needed
  • Follow-up on all letters written to college coaches
  • Gain needed experience on a Lonestar team attending Showcase events – Boys: Lonestar SC Showcase (Nov); Sports Source Showcase (Dec); FC Dallas Showcase (March); Girls: Sting or D’Feeters College Showcase (Nov); Final IV Showcase (Dec); Sports Source Showcase (Dec);Lonestar College Showcase (Feb); FC Dallas College Showcase (March)
  • Have a strong soccer season to wrap up recruitment and/or prepare for college

Spanish Adventure for Lonestar SC San Antonio Player – Morgan Smith

OCT 13 2016 – ANDRES MARTINEZ

Morgan Smith training with La Liga Academy of Granada C.F.