West Coast Brings College Coach’s to Livermore













College Coaches in Livermore?  Yes indeed local and out of state college coaches converged on Robertson Park in Livermore, CA as West Coast Soccer puts on a first of its kind private viewing of its college eligible players!  West Coast Soccer hosts 15 top D1, D2, NAIA & Jr College Program coaches and head scouts.  The group of Colleges watching West Coast players was impressive with big names like University of San Francisco, San Jose State, University of Pacific, Sacramento State, Cal State East Bay and many more in attendance.  ASU- Arizona State University happened to be in town heard about West Coast event and asked if they could attend.  It was quite a spectacle as the West Coast players took the field.  “I was really nervous having so many great college coaches at once in my Home town of Livermore here to watch me and my West Coast teammates play, after we got onto the field everything started to settled down for me as our Director Troy Dayak and the WCS coaching staff has prepared us well for these situations” says Megan Amick captain of the U16 West Coast Wild.  The Northern California area is a hot bed for soccer and to have this many college coaches interested in my daughter and the other West Coast players is a parents dream, this was truly something special that I have never seen before in Livermore or anywhere else in our area” Says Lee Amick.  West Coast put on quite a show as three different age groups played in an all West Coast round robin showcasing their top level talent to eager recruiters.  “This event was special and we have had several top level colleges contact us that missed the event or heard about it and wanted to attend the next one, that’s ok because I just set up another one and they had their own private viewing of our players” said West Coast Director Troy Dayak who organized the event.  In fact West Coast set up several more private viewing events that included UC Davis new coach & Notre Dame De Namur, and local Coaches from Chabot College, East Bay and Las Positas.  What does all this mean? College coach exposure, College Scholarships! Several West Coast Soccer club players sign National letters of intent shortly after this event. In fact in the past two years (2013 & 2014) West Coast Soccer has had more players sign college scholarships than any other Norcal NPL Club. March 15th & 16th Norcal hosted the NPL Spring Showcase and 3 of the colleges that attended West Coast event made verbal offers to 6 West Coast Players.  On March 21st -23rd West Coast sent 5 teams to Las Vegas to what many college coaches call the best recruiting event in the country!  West Coast Soccer had the most teams accepted from Northern California in this prestigious event and had games where 50 college coaches lined the sidelines to see these talented players play.  UC Davis, USF, Sac State, Long Beach, University of Portland, Notre Dame, Colorado St., UOP, have all set up campus visits with West Coast players post tournament play.  “It was truly an amazing trip this year as we had so much attention on our players. College programs from all over the country came to see What West Coast Soccer is all about Says Katie Poynter WCS head recruiting officer, we were setting up college visits the day we returned home” So what’s next for West Coast?  They host five State Cup games at Robertson Park on March 30th for finishing 1st in their State Cup group play.  West Coast will be holding tryouts for their U15 & 16 boys & girls on April 6th at Granada High school.  For more information visit www.westcoastsoccerclub.com

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