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College Advisory Program

The Alaska Rush 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 provided to our boys and girls teams U15 to U19.

The C.A.P. Director is This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

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

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. The Alaska Rush 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.

C.A.P. Seminar "Planning for College Athletics and Scholarships" 
  • Wednesday, October 9th, 7:30-9pm at the Rush Office

This presentation, now adapted specifically for the Rush CAP program, has been presented at the American School Counselor Conference as well as the AK Counseling state association conference.  We will share information and materials on school research, details of the complex recruiting process, timeline of steps to take sophomore to senior year, tools to assist in the process (i.e Playerocity), how to market yourself to prospective coaches, and scholarship information.


Coffee with C.A.P.

Questions about the recruiting process?  Need help with school research? Want to check if you are on track with everything you should be doing? CAP director Dan Rufner will be open for individual and group discussions in an informal setting to provide assistance in any aspect of the college admission and athletic recruiting process.  Dan has numerous resources from work counselor in ASD since 2001 (currently The Seminar School counselor at Service), attendance at multiple national conferences with the National Association for College Admission Counselor and American School Counselor Association, and assistance provided to over 200 athletes from all sports on to college play through private practice in educational consulting.


For more information on the College Advisory Program, please feel free to contact the C.A.P. Director This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

For a complete listing of Alaska Rush Alumni, please visit the following link: Alumni.


Other Resources

RUSH E-College Counselor
Academics play a vital role in where a student will be admitted, and considering that the cost of a college education continues to rise, it can be difficult choosing one program over another. With the RUSH E-College Counselor, your family has age/grade specific curriculums to ensure your son or daughter can meet or exceed the college admission requirements and organize the search based on factors important to your family. To access the RUSH E-College Counselor, please click HERE.
 
Edsortium
Quality SAT and ACT scores play a major role in college admission as well as how much money a coach can offer as part of a scholarship package. You would never go into a game unprepared, so don't go into testing unprepared.  Edsortium offers online instruction to help you achieve your highest possible success on the SAT and ACT.  Online courses to meet the needs of busy student-athletes.  Make sure to choose "Adidas/Rush" when enrolling to receive a reduced course rate! To learn more about Edsortium visit the website at https://www.edsortium.com/
 
Frosh Monster
Frosh Monster is an interactive website providing a step-by-step approach to the college research and admissions process following students from 9th to 12th grade. To learn more about Frosh Monster visit the website at http://froshmonster.com/
 
NSCAA Webinar
What does the National Soccer Coaches Association of America have to say about college recruiting?  Listen to a free, excellent webinar and see other resources at their website. To learn more about the NSCAA Webinar visit the website at http://www.nscaa.com/membership/recruiting-guides 


The Sport Source
Rush Soccer is excited to announce its new partnership with The Sport Source. The Sport Source has created a program which is designed to help all Rush Soccer players with their college search, and provide assistance in the college decision process. Families can take advantage of all that The Sport Source offers for substantially less than retail by going through the club. To learn more about the partnership with The Sport Source click HERE or visit the website at www.thesportsource.com.

College Resources
"The Family Guide For The College Soccer & Scholarship Journey" is an excellent resource for any and all student-athletes and their families that wish to learn more about the college process. With easy to read and informative articles this book is a must for any student- athlete. We here at the Rush feel that having this book as a resource for our families is a great addition to our College Advisory Program.

For more information, or to purchase the book, please click here.


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