Please take a few minutes to review our Education Video section for both Parents and potential College Recruits: Videos


From High School To College 

These programs range from NCAA Division I, II, and III, as well as the NAIA. Of these colleges, Division III and NAIA colleges can begin their recruiting process NOW! That means that at 8th grade, these colleges can begin speaking directly to your children!
                Listed Below is some hints/ suggestions for you to consider as your child progresses through High School.

  1. DO NOT RELY ON YOUR HIGH SCHOOL COACH TO GET YOUR CHILD INTO COLLEGE. Your CHILD has to be the one contacting colleges, filling out surveys, and finding the place they will feel comfortable. Choose the places that will be a good fit. YOUR CLUB AND ACADEMY COACH/TRAINER has more of a reference power than will your high school coach.
  2. Begin Filling out Surveys and contacting the college coach. This can start in 8th grade. Tell them that you play, and are interested in their school. Division II and I coaches cannot contact you, but GET ON THEIR GRID! It is suggested that you pick between 120 and 200 Colleges. DO NOT WAIT FOR THEM!
  3. Don’t be STINGY or ELITIST!!!! Never turn down an opportunity regardless of the “division”. You must keep all of your options open. If you are a good enough college player, the pros will find you regardless of whether you play Division I, II or III. (I know this from family experience. Both my brother and brother in law came from small Division IAA colleges and went on to play in the NFL. Keith went to Princeton, and Wayne Chrebet went to Hofstra who doesn’t even have a football program anymore)
  4. COLLEGE SHOWCASE TOURNAMENTS ARE CRITICAL!!!!! They are not only used for discovery (not many coaches go looking for new talent at these tournaments), they are used for EVALUATION AND ASSESSMENT!!! If you are on their grid, they will come and watch you play, REGARDLESS OF THE TOURNAMENT YOU PLAY IN! You do not have to spend thousands of dollars to go all over the country and play.
  5. GET YOUR OWN VIDEO. This is why you do not have to travel all over the country “trying” to get a scholarship. IF you are on the grid of a particular college, and have video, they will come to find you, and watch you play. Most of the Bigger Tournaments are not for discovery, but for assessing the players on their grid.
  6. BEGIN TAKING NATIONAL ASSESSMENT COURSES FOR SKILL DEVELOPMENT AND SPEED AND AGILITY. All of the colleges will eventually ask what your T4 or Nike SPARQ scores are. They want to know the scores so they can see where you rank against the national average. To have a progression chart shows the College Coach how you learn, how you progress, and how dedicated you are to the sport and the decision you have made.
  7. September 1st of your Junior Year a NCAA Division I or II coach can contact you by email. By then you need to be on their grid. YOU NEED TO DO THE WORK HERE! Do not rely on anyone else, your level of play, or your “expectations” of going to the best program in the country. DO THE WORK NOW!
  8. July 1st after your Junior Year they can contact you by Phone. Most Division III colleges will wait until after the Division I and II colleges have signed their players. Many are signing as juniors, and some as sophomores. The recruiting process is getting younger and younger so you need to get in the game as soon as your child decides this is what they want.
  9. AT THE DIVISION I LEVEL Women's soccer is allowed 14 scholarships. Men's soccer is allowed 9.9 scholarships.
  10. AT HE DIVISION II LEVEL Women's soccer has 9.9 scholarships to work with. Men have 9 scholarships.
  11. NO SCHOLARSHIPS ARE OFFERED AT DIVISION III
  12. AT THE NAIA SCHOOLS Both men's and women's soccer are allowed 12 scholarships per team.
  13. AT THE JUNIOR COLLEGE LEVEL, Men's and women's soccer are allowed 18 scholarships.

COLLEGES BY DIVISION

Division I

  • There are 199 men's soccer programs and 320 women's programs. (Scholarships can be full or partial)

Division II

  • There are 179 men's programs and 227 women's programs. (It is uncommon to get a Full Scholarship to a D-II school)

Division III

  • Division III soccer consists of 401 men's programs and 424 women's programs. (No Scholarships at this Level)

NAIA

  • There are 218 men's programs and 223 women's programs. (Partial Scholarships are the norm)

MOST IMPORTANTLY, remember that you are going to college to FURTHER YOUR ACADEMIC DISIPLINES! Colleges today (at least in soccer) want students. There is not a lot of money generated by these programs so the scholarships offered ARE PRICELESS! Your talent is not going to be enough in very many cases. Do not confuse Football scholarships and recruiting ethics with soccer. American Football Schools Generate tens and hundreds of MILLIONS of Dollars to the school and therefore are a whole different animal than soccer!

Please see this additional details from a High School Guidance Counselor:
A great way to find colleges the players may be interested in is to go to www.collegeboard.com. Along the top grey toolbar select College Search. This page allows the students to select schools according to size, major, etc. It is a great tool for finding schools that may be of interest.
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 T4 Speed and Agility National Assessment –

Colleges all over the country are looking for either the Nike SPARQ scores or T4 scores. In Short, these assess your straight-ahead speed on the 20 and 30 meter. They assess your agility (180º turns) in what is called the 505 test. They test your vertical leap (acceleration and lower body strength) and they test your anaerobic fitness scores with what is called the yo-yo test.

United Speed Clinic is one of only two companies in NJ to administer and assess athletes with these tests through T4. The NSCAA and US Club Soccer are adapting T4 as the official Speed and Agility National Assessment course.

You can contact me at CoachWelias@aol.com, or by phone (609) 618 – 3723 if you are interested in the T4 National Assessment programs or want to be enrolled.
 
To sign up for the assessment go to www.T4soccer.com. View their video below:

 

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I SOCCER Skills National Assessment –

Quickly becoming one of the best tools for assessing a player’s skill development, I Soccer and the National Assessment Program are being used at all levels of Soccer development. These programs are all endorsed by the NSCAA (National Soccer Coaches Association of America) and U.S. Club Soccer. United Speed Clinic is a member with both organizations.

17This battery of tests begins with and includes:

  • Toe taps
  • Comfort with the ball,
  • Dribbling skills with change of pace and direction
  • Aerial control
  • Juggling
  • 1st touch development
  • Creativity
  • Foot speed
  • It also gauges Straight Ahead Speed and Agility in the 20 meter.

It is the foundation for our Acceleration, Control, Efficiency Program, and is used alongside of our Brazilian Technical Circuits!

If you want to get involved you can contact me at CoachWelias@aol.com, or by phone (609) 618 – 3723. We can set the assessment up for you and then when you get your profile you or we can manage it.


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College Soccer Connector

23There are 5 Things every parent and student athlete needs to understand about the college recruiting and scholarship process. 

  • How early does the process begin?
  • How does my child get discovered?
  • How is my child evaluated by prospective colelges and coaches?
  • What college or program is best for me?
  • Who helps me in the recruiting process?

What each student/athlete MUST do to get recruited

Below are the 5 things you need to do to ace the recruiting process and get the college athletic scholarships you deserve: 

  • Find and research opportunities available
  • Begin posting a Profile with academic and athletic achievements and information
  • Find College Showcases to help become identified by prospective recruiters
  • Connect with at least 75-100 college coaches
  • Keep the coach in the loop with schedules, updates and videos of training and games

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College Soccer Connector (CSC) is an affiliate of United Speed Clinic and proud to be a part of this organization built on Development and genuine caring of their players. These are mindsets that are not very common in today’s youth soccer culture.

College Soccer Connector www.collegesoccerconnector.com is an online resource designed to help players and parents:

  • Understand the college recruitment process
  • Identify good fit soccer and academic matches
  • Successfully and efficiently connect with Division I, II and III College coaches
  • Maximize their recruitment offers

College Soccer Connector focuses solely on soccer. It was specifically designed to work for teams and players participating in College Showcases. Sign up for college soccer connector and you get:

  •  An online player profile with highlight video upload capability
  •  A database with contact information for over 2,000 NCAA college soccer programs
  •  A search tool that can create a target list of colleges based upon your division and geographic specifications
  •  A personal address book to ensure easy communication with your college choices
  •  An automatic distribution of your player profile up to 100 coaches
  •  Recruitment timelines and guides to stay on track and maximize opportunities
  •  A large online library of helpful recruitment articles
  • 31 Sample letters and templates that cover virtually every communication with a college coach

 

To obtain more information click on the following link

http://www.collegesoccerconnector.com/join.shtml

 

 

 

FOR USCFA PLAYERS ONLY please contact Billy Elias at Coachwelias@aol.com for a special discount offered to this excellent organization.
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Once again, it has been our privilege to be able to help all of our players achieve their soccer dreams! We at United Speed Clinic work very hard on being at the forefront of Soccer Specific Speed, Agility, and Quickness, as well as to the National Assessment programs and training needed to be successful in High School and College.36

I can only guarantee that we will do everything we can to continually offer you the best training, age specific, which is being used on all levels of the Youth Soccer Developmental System in the country today.
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Director of Player and Professional Development
United Speed Clinic
United Speed Clinic Football Academy (Summer Select)
United Futbol Ministries
(609) 618 3723
Fax (609) 242 8908
www.unitedspeedclinic.com

 

 

 

 

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UNITED SPEED CLINIC
Builders of “Speed, Strength, and a Healthier Soccer Athlete”

513 Buttonwood Drive
Lanoka Harbor, NJ 08734

Main Phone – (609) 618 – 3723
E-Mail – CoachWelias@aol.com

The following players are USCFA College Showcase athletes who have profiles for view. IF you are interested in viewing their profiles, please contact us at CoachWElias@aol.com for the contact link and information.

If a letter of recommendation is necessary, I will gladly provide it along with player evaluations. Please feel free to call with any questions for any of the players listed below.
Billy Elias C.E.O.
Director of Player and Professional Development
(609) 618 – 3723

  

 

CLASS OF 2014

TateLAUREN TATE
TOMS RIVER HIGH SCHOOL SOUTH

Lauren Tate, College Profile
Position – Defender/Holding Midfielder
High School – Toms River H.S. South
Club Team –United Speed Clinic Football Academy St. James Park
Probable Major – Undecided
Graduating Year – 2014

  

 

ColemanJENNIFER COLEMAN
LACEY TOWNSHIP HIGH SCHOOL

Jennifer Coleman, College Profile
Position – Striker/Midfielder
High School – Lacey Township H.S.
Club Team –United Speed Clinic Football Academy St. James Park
Probable Major – Special Education
Graduating Year – 2014

  

 

PetrickKEELY PETRICK
TOMS RIVER HIGH SCHOOL NORTH

Keely Petrick, College Profile
Position – Goalkeeper
High School – Toms River H.S. North
Club Team –United Speed Clinic Football Academy St. James Park
Probable Major – Undecided
Graduating Year – 2014


 

CLASS OF 2015

58KAITLYN ELIAS
LACEY TOWNSHIP HIGH SCHOOL

Kaitlyn Elias, College Profile
Position – Striker/Outside Midfielder
High School – Lacey Township H.S.
Club Team – United Speed Clinic Football Academy St. James Park
Probable Major – Primary Education/Biblical Studies
Graduating Year – 2015



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MIRANDA CZYMEK
PINELANDS REGIONAL HIGH SCHOOL

Miranda Czymek, College Profile
Position – Defender/Holding Center Midfielder
High School – Pinelands Regional H.S.
Club Team – United Speed Clinic Football Academy St. James Park
Probable Major – Undecided
Graduating Year – 2015



amandaAMANDA ALLIKMAA
PINELANDS REGIONAL HIGH SCHOOL

Amanda Allikmaa, College Profile
Position – Striker/Center Midfielder
High School – Pinelands Regional H.S.
Club Team – United Speed Clinic Football Academy St. James Park
Probable Major – Nursing
Graduating Year – 2015




taylorTAYLOR FELLENZ
JACKSON LIBERTY HIGH SCHOOL

Taylor Fellenz, College Profile
Position – Striker/Outside Midfielder
High School – Jackson Liberty H.S.
Club Team – United Speed Clinic Football Academy St. James Park
Probable Major – Undecided
Graduating Year – 2015

COLLEGE CLASS OF 2017

48ASHLEY BATISTA
MONROE HIGH SCHOOL

Ashley Batista - Committed to Rider University
Position – Striker/Outside Midfielder
High School – Monroe H.S.
Probable Major – Dentistry/Criminal Justice
Graduating Year – 2013

  

 

caseycCASEY COYLE
FREEHOLD HIGH SCHOOL

Casey Coyle - Committed to College Mount Saint Vincent
Position – CB/DEF
High School – Freehold High School
Club Team – United Speed Clinic Football Academy
Probable Major – TBD
Graduating Year – 2013
  

 

50GABRIELLA RUSSO
SHORE REGIONAL HIGH SCHOOL

Gabriella Russo - Committed to Johns Hopkins University
Position – Striker/Attacking Midfielder
High School – Shore Regional High School
Club Team – United Speed Clinic Football Academy
Probable Major – Engineering
Graduating Year – 2013

  

52CARLY DIXON
FREEHOLD HIGH SCHOOL

Carly Dixon - Committed to Salisbury State
Position – Defender
High School – Freehold Twp. High School
Club Team – Hazlet
Probable Major – Elementary Education
Graduating Year – 2013

  

54AMANDA D’AMICO
Freehold Twp. Regional H.S.

Amanda D’Amico - Committed to College of Mount Saint Vincent
Position – Striker/OMF
High School – Freehold Twp. High School
Club Team – United Speed Clinic Football Academy
Probable Major – TBD
Graduating Year – 2013

  

 

delaney3DELANEY BOYER
Freehold Twp. Regional H.S.

Delaney Boyer - Committed to Caldwell College
Position – CMF/HMF
High School – Freehold Twp. High School
Club Team – United Speed Clinic Football Academy
Probable Major – TBD
Graduating Year – 2013

  

 

caitlyn1CAITLYN MATUS
HOWELL HIGH SCHOOL

Caitlyn Matus - Committed to Elizabethtown University
Position – Goalkeeper
High School – Howell High School
Club Team – United Speed Clinic Football Academy
Probable Major – TBD
Graduating Year – 2013

  

 

elizabeth1ELIZABETH GONCALVES
HOWELL HIGH SCHOOL

Elizabeth Goncalves - Committed to St. Peter's University
Position – OMF/SKR
High School – Howell High School
Club Team – United Speed Clinic Football Academy
Probable Major – TBD
Graduating Year – 2013

  

 

shelbySHELBY CLARE
OCEAN TOWNSHIP HIGH SCHOOL

Shelby Clare - Committed to Immaculata
Position – Defender
High School – Ocean Township High School
Club Team –United Speed Clinic Football Academy
Probable Major – Physical Therapy
Graduating Year – 2013

  

 

elizabethCAROLINE SLATER
SHORE REGIONAL HIGH SCHOOL

Caroline Slater - Committed to Caldwell College
Position – Holding Midfielder/Outside Midfielder
High School – Shore Regional H.S.
Club Team –United Speed Clinic Football Academy
Probable Major – Criminal Justice
Graduating Year – 2013

  

 

ericaERICA LENCSAK
RARITAN HIGH SCHOOL

Erica Lencsak - Committed to the College of Mount Saint Vincent
Position – Defender/Outside Midfielder
High School – Raritan H.S.
Club Team –United Speed Clinic Football Academy
Probable Major – Athletic Training/OT
Graduating Year – 2013

  

 

brihanaBRIHANA MARTINS
LACEY TOWNSHIP HIGH SCHOOL

Brihana Martins - Committed to Kean University
Position – Outside Midfielder/Striker
High School – Lacey Township H.S.
Club Team –United Speed Clinic Football Academy
Probable Major – Undecided
Graduating Year – 2013

  

 

ariARIETY FELLENZ
JACKSON LIBERTY HIGH SCHOOL

Ariety Fellenz - Committed to Gwyned-Mercy University
Position – Outside Midfielder/Striker
High School – Jackson Liberty H.S.
Club Team –United Speed Clinic Football Academy
Probable Major – Nursing
Graduating Year – 2013

  

 

VIDEOS

PART I (7:25)
From High School To College
PART II (5:32)
 
PART II (5:30)
Understanding and getting the College Scholarships
PART II (8:30)