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Do's and Don't of College Recruiting

Make personal contact (don’t make mom or dad call). Follow up on the season; ask about experiences with the team. Doing this shows real interest.

Who is Coach Hyndman? The US Youth Soccer Show recently sat down with Schellas Hyndman, head coach of FC Dallas in Major League Soccer, to talk about the do’s and don’ts of college recruiting. 

In addition to being a former collegiate and professional player, Coach Hyndman is one of the most successful college soccer coaches in American sports history, compiling a 466-122-49 record as the head coach at Southern Methodist University.

Here’s what Coach Hyndman had to say about college recruiting:   

Do: Narrow down your list (When to start thinking)

  • Sophomore year: Start thinking about colleges

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