Carine Ireland, Gary Ireland & former Australia coach Tom Sermanni with PSV Surf Cup U18 Champions team
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Soccerbook 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. Our team of consultants has advised, guided, identified, recruited, evaluated & matched numerous players with colleges (click here) 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.
Soccerbook is the premier US college soccer football consulting service for Chinese college bound players. Our founders can relate to the college experience. Both Soccerbook and Pass2Me were co-founded by American Chinese soccer player and coach Carine Ireland, a graduate of Stanford University and UCLA Business School. Carine is also the General Manager and Asst. Coaching Director of PSV Union FC Girls Academy, one of the most exclusive in the USA (see staff). This program will allow Chinese college-bound soccer players ages 12-17 years of age a unique opportunity. Academic and Soccer competition is challenging. Soccerbook streamlines the college scouting process. Soccerbook is creating affiliates in China for clubs, leagues and schools to assist these organizations in helping their players find the right college fit.
We are able to help a variety of different student soccer players, no matter what your goal is, but first we make sure that your expectations are aligned with what we are able to assist with. We are honest and upfront about what we can do for you 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 Soccerbook, 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.
The Soccerbook staff individually 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.
see videos below of PSV/Soccerbook teams at Surf and NPL
SOCCERBOOK is exclusively partnered with social-media based college recruiting platform Pass2Me.com to scout college-bound soccer players & assist in refining college programs' scouting efforts. This partnership enhances the college recruiting experience for Chinese players and clubs, and USA college coaches. Pass2Me's cloud-based user-generated content soccer social networking platform provides Soccerbook's Chinese clients and affiliates with the most efficient & convenient way to share player information while optimizing the college search for Chinese Players and USA College programs. Pass2Me boasts a robust privacy protected delivery platform which enables Soccerbook and our clients to: socialize the player information & details' upload and archive video, transcripts, evaluations, self evaluations and player schedules; and utilize our advanced two-way college search database. Using Pass2Me saves players, parents and college coaches considerable time and money while enabling Soccerbook to optimize our college match capability for our clients and communicate our clients' profiles and data with potential recruiters more efficiently.
The Soccerbook team will be providing essential advice and guidance for prospective Chinese collegiate student-athletes to find the best USA college program to fit their needs. Soccerbook is exclusively partnering with girls-only US Soccer Development Academy club PSV Union FC in Palo Alto, California to provide identification and recruiting opportunities at the most prominent player showcase tournament in the USA, the soccerloco San Diego Surf Cup on July 28-31, 2017. This opportunity includes college visits, training and ESL for elite players ages 13-17 years of age.