ABOUT RSA


  • RSA can help a variety of different student athletes, no matter what their goal is, but first we make sure that expectations are aligned. We are honest and upfront about what we can do for players and families and we only work with clients who we strongly believe we can provide the best service to. We believe a key element in the college matching process is the student-athlete. Young people who are hardworking students, dedicated soccer players and are committed to the recruiting process (contacting & following up with coaches, reaching out and putting yourself out there to be seen by colleges) will be most likely to be successful in this process.
  • For RSA the college recruiting process is more about finding the “right match” rather than just getting a lot of general inquiries from colleges or getting a scholarship offer. Our goal is to help match students to colleges that are the right academic, athletic and general (location, school size, campus) fit.
  • We provide very customized services. We work closely with clients and communicate directly with college coaches to find out what they want and to try and match people. There is a huge range of academic and athletic programs so it’s all about trying to connect the right people.
  • Our staff evaluates a player’s ability and potential from a soccer coach’s perspective. Our professional trainers and coaches understand what to look for, and what college coaches want. This consists of anything from reviewing a playing background or resume, to communicating with your references (coaches), to training a player in an individual session, to watching a game or training in person, to video analysis. We understand strengths and weaknesses in players and if a college coach is looking for a specific type of player we can identify who might have the potential to be a fit for their program.
  • Our consulting is solely focused only soccer. Our directors, advisors and consultants have extensive experience at all levels in the game, from youth soccer to college to professional. We specialize in understanding what coaches, teams, programs and players need and want in terms of collegiate soccer. Our staff has an average of 15-20 years of coaching, recruiting and identification experience per person.
  • We have strong relationships in the global soccer community, and in particular with US colleges, because of our reputation for integrity and professionalism and our experience from a coach/player viewpoint. Our expert staff can accurately evaluate and assess the potential of all players. We don’t just place players in colleges; we try to find the right place for them. We are honest with players and colleges from the start about what they can expect in the recruiting process and what programs they should aim for. ​​​​​

WE HAVE HELPED TRAIN & PLACE over 300 PLAYERS IN PROGRAMS INCLUDING


Santa Clara, Stanford, William & Mary, Duke, Michigan, Dartmouth, USF, Cal Poly, St Mary's, Santa Cruz, Duke, Washington, Colorado College, North Carolina, Cal, Fresno State, Portland, Denver, Yale, Emory, UC Davis, Boston College, Princeton, Chicago, UCLA, Riverside, USC, Santa Barbara, Bowdoin, UCSD, Williams, UNLV, Long Beach State 

RISING star ACADEMY STRATEGIC COLLEGE RECRUITING PARTNER

SBC is exclusively partnered with college recruiting firm Rising Star Academy to scout college-bound soccer players & assist in refining college programs' scouting efforts. This partnership enhances the college recruiting experience for Australian players and clubs, and US college coaches.

​​​​​​​​​​​​ COLLEGE SOCCER OPPORTUNITIES IN THE USA

FOR australian  SOCCER players 



GARY IRELAND HEAD OF INTERNATIONAL PROGRAMS , GLOBAL


CARINE IRELAND 
INTERNATIONAL DIRECTOR OCEANIA PACIFIC RIM ​​


Soccerbook Consulting (SBC) has provided the essential advice and guidance for prospective collegiate student-athletes to find the best program to fit their needs in the USA for over 20 years. SBC has now partnered with Rising Star Academy (RSA) to offer the most robust college recruiting service in the market. Founded by former North Carolina Womens Assistant Coach and recruiting coordinator Jason Sisneros, RSA provides expert, individualized, and targeted college guidance to help match each player to a college that is best suited to their academic, personal & athletic preferences, capability, and potential. Together our team has advised, guided, identified, recruited, evaluated & matched dozens of players at colleges that are the "best fit" for each individual, whether the program is NCAA Div I or Div III or NAIA, a large national university or a small private college, or a highly competitive & rigorous academic program or a more diverse educational experience. We work directly and closely with many college coaches to help both players and programs find a good match.


australian SOCCER connection


SBC founders can relate to Australians experiencing their search for the right US college fit. SBC was co-founded by Australian Gary Ireland who was recruited to several US colleges on scholarships as a youth player in Australia and offered scholarships and has helped placed hundreds of players in colleges over the past 25 years while Carine Ireland played briefly at Stanford University and has extensively guided helped train and place players in numerous college programs for 15 years. SBC Advisor Simon Ireland also played for USF and was offered multiple scholarships. Their perspective allows Australian college-bound candidates and their clubs a unique and valuable perspective making SBC the premier US college soccer football consulting service for Australian college bound players. 


Finding the right college fit is a challenging process for most players and families as well as clubs who are seeking to provide the best youth football experience for its members. The academic competition is tough, recruiting protocols are often unclear, there is a lot of information to sort through, and the timeline between getting scouted & receiving an offer or commitment to a school can be ambiguous. RSA streamlines the entire process and provides a timeline for being scouted, recruited and selected. SBC has also partnered with RSA to create an affiliate program in Australia for clubs, leagues and schools to assist these organizations in helping their players find the right college fit.