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College Advisory Program

     The College Advisory Program (CAP) provides high school age players and their parents with an introduction to the college recruiting, scholarship, financial support, and selection process. This process can be bewildering at times and the intent of the CAP is to offer factual advice and assist in every way possible. The Gateway Rush Soccer Club staff will provide guidance but, will not do those tasks that the player and parents can and must do for themselves.

Using the links to the right, you will find everything you need from information to links, and videos to successfully navigate this process. We encourage parents and players to actively engage with their coaches and the Gateway Rush CAP Director throughout the process.

Program Overview

Gateway Rush will hold a series of meetings per grade for high school players interested in the CAP program.  All HS players that are interested in playing college soccer are highly encouraged to attend each session to be informed about what it takes to get recognized by college coaches and the requirements to becoming a college athlete.  

These meetings will cover:

  • Recruiting process and phases.
  • Information on both academic and athletic requirements.
  • Differences between NCAA, NAIA, and JUCO.
  • NCAA, NAIA, and JUCO Contact rules.
  • College Fit Finder (Player Resumes and Team Profile Tool).
  • Rush College ID Camp.
  • How to prepare for showcases and tournaments.
  • What college coaches look for in a student-athlete.
  • Academic and Athletic Scholarships
  • Discuss any questions that the parents may have.
  • Individual Meetings with the CAP Director

CAP Directors

Marc Hager - BIO
[email protected]

Wyatt Essenpreis - BIO
[email protected]


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