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RUSH WI WEST COLLEGE ADVISORY PROGRAM (CAP)

The Rush Wisconsin West Soccer Club is proud to provide a number of programs outside the normal realm of training, competition, and soccer related activities.

One of those programs is the College Advisory Program or C.A.P. This program is run by Kyle Lownds and is provided to Competitive players on U15 to U18 teams. The program is set up to serve the college bound player in a number of different areas. Starting with the freshman year of high school and continuing through their senior year, this program provides information in such areas as:

  • College Preparation
  • Admissions Counseling
  • College Athletics
  • Recruiting
  • College Contact Preparation
  • ACT/SAT Guide
  • College Research Assistance

The C.A.P. is designed to serve the high school age student and provide them with an avenue to ask questions, perform research, and provide feedback for both the academic and athletic aspects of their collegiate career. Rush Wisconsin West accomplishes this by meeting with each team during their seasonal year to provide:

  • Information on both academic and athletic endeavors
  • Review any information that the players may have prepared themselves
  • Discuss any questions that they players may have
  • Discuss any questions that the parents may have

9th Grade

ACADEMICS

  • Academics are VERY important.
  • Evaluate your academic weaknesses and work on improvement.
  • Study — Study — Study.
  • Get a GREAT start on your GPA.
  • Meet with your guidance counselor to discuss a solid academic curriculum.
  • Identify core courses at your high school — GPA based on these.
  • Take “academic” electives — languages/mathematics/sciences.
  • Consider ACT and SAT / PSAT study materials and/or tutoring services.

EXTRAS

  • Read the NCAA publication — Guide for the College-Bound Student Athlete.
  • Read the NCAA publication — NCAA Initial-Eligibility Clearinghouse.
  • Involve yourself in extracurricular activities — clubs/honor society/church group.

SOCCER

  • Be a member of a strong team and a very strong club.
  • Development is Priority #1
  • Evaluate your soccer weaknesses and work on improvement.
  • Meet with Coaches and create an action plan based on goals.
  • Practice on your own — fundamentals and ball skills.
  • Take Ownership.
  • Consider attending a college’s soccer summer camp or ID camp.
  • Practice Communicating with Coaches
  • Watch College Soccer Programs, Understand the level.
  • Work on your College Fit Finder Profile and Build Your College List
  • Make “unofficial” visits.
  • BE SEEN -- WITH YOUR PEERS -- this is the year to travel – tournaments.
  • Participate in US Training Centers/ODP
  • BE SEEN -- Consider attending a school’s summer camp.
  • BE SEEN -- Videos.
  • SEE -- watch college soccer games -- see what it’s like at the next level.

10th Grade

ACADEMICS

  • Academics are VERY important.
  • Evaluate your academic weaknesses and work on improvement.
  • Study — Study — Study.
  • Improve on your GPA.
  • Meet with your guidance counselor to discuss a solid academic curriculum.
  • Identify core courses at your high school — GPA based on these.
  • Take “academic” electives — languages/mathematics/sciences.
  • Consider ACT and SAT / PSAT study materials and/or tutoring services.

EXTRAS

  • Read the NCAA publication — Guide for the College-Bound Student Athlete.
  • Read the NCAA publication — NCAA Initial-Eligibility Clearinghouse.
  • Involve yourself in extracurricular activities — clubs/honor society/church group.

 SOCCER

  • Be a member of a strong team and a very strong club.
  • Development is Priority #1
  • Evaluate your soccer weaknesses and work on improvement.
  • Meet with Coaches and create an action plan based on goals.
  • Practice on your own — fundamentals and ball skills.
  • Take Ownership.
  • Consider attending a college’s soccer summer camp or ID camp.
  • Practice Communicating with Coaches
  • Watch College Soccer Programs, Understand the level.
  • Work on YOUR Soccer Recruiting. Be Proactive
  • Be a member of a strong team and a very strong club.
  • Make “unofficial” visits.
  • BE SEEN -- WITH YOUR PEERS -- this is the year to travel – tournaments.
  • Participate in US Training Centers/ODP
  • BE SEEN -- Consider attending a school’s summer camp.
  • BE SEEN -- Videos.
  • SEE -- watch college soccer games -- see what it’s like at the next level.

11th Grade

ACADEMICS

  • Get moving!
  • Study -- Study -- Study -- Your GPA is VERY important!
  • Read the NCAA publication -- Guide for the College-Bound Student Athlete.
  • Read the NCAA publication -- NCAA Initial-Eligibility Clearinghouse.
  • Meet with your guidance counselor to discuss your academic curriculum.
  • Concentrate on the core courses -- GPA based on these classes.
  • Take “academic” electives -- languages / mathematics / sciences.
  • Get Learning-Disabilities documented.
  • Take the SAT and ACT -- again and again -- scores will improve.
  • Become familiar with the Financial Aid and Scholarship process.
  • Start choosing schools -- finalize your “wish-list”.
  • Know your abilities and choose schools that “fit” your needs.

 SOCCER

  • Make “unofficial” visits.
  • BE SEEN -- WITH YOUR PEERS -- this is the year to travel – tournaments.
  • Participate in US Training Centers/ODP
  • BE SEEN -- Consider attending a school’s summer camp.
  • BE SEEN -- Videos.
  • SEE -- watch college soccer games -- see what it’s like at the next level.
  • Compete - PRACTICE and PLAY with teams at the next level.
  • Practice on your own -- fundamentals and ball skills.
  • Know the consequences if you don’t take action.

12th Grade

  • Improve your GPA.  Grades!  Grades!  Grades!
  • NCAA Initial Eligibility Clearinghouse – Are you registered?  Is it in order?
  • NCAA Clearinghouse – 1.877.262.1492
  • NCAA – 317.917.6222
  • Complete your core course requirement.
  • Take the SAT and ACT again – scores will improve.
  • SEE – Watch college soccer games – see what it’s like at the next level.
  • BE SEEN – travel with your club team – It’s not too late!
  • Make “unofficial” visits.
  • Make “official” visits.
  • Ask questions.
  • Become familiar with the “Scholarship” process.
  • Become familiar with the Financial Aid process.  1-800-4-FED-AID   www.ed.gov
  • Be prepared to complete the Financial Aid forms.
  • Continue to play at the highest level available to you.
  • Know your Academic and Soccer abilities.  Be honest with yourself.
  • Do not place too much emphasis on athletic scholarships.
  • Does the school “fit” your needs?
  • Will you be happy there?  Without Soccer?  Without the academic/social environment?
  • Finalize your school “wish list."
  • Get a calendar!  Plan!
  • Know the consequences.

Contact

Rush Wisconsin West
PO Box 2714 
La Crosse, Wisconsin 54602

Email: rushwiwest@gmail.com

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