Your College Gameplan

Benfica USA is committed to helping our Student Athletes with their College Gameplan.
Our coaches and directors have many contacts and insights to share. See below for upcoming events.

February 21st 2016 - College Night

Benfica USA Soccer College Night 2016 – February 21st

Join our College Night to get a better understanding of the college admission process and soccer recruiting process. Our panel of NCAA College Coaches will share their expertise on playing at the next level from Division I, Division II, and Division III.


Players and their parents are invited to join Benfica Club Coaches and College Coaches at this informative session.


Some questions that will be answered:

•    How do I begin my college search process?

•    What are rules regarding the NCAA recruitment and the NCAA Clearinghouse?

•    How do I choose a college that meets my playing and academic needs?

•    How do I contact a college coach?

•    How do I earn an athletic or academic scholarship?


College Coaches Attending:

·         Seamus Purcell, Bryant University

·         Jodi Kenyon, Endicott College

·         Adam Gabbard, Dean College

·         Jennifer Hagopian, High School Guidance Counselor


Who: U14/U15/U16/U17/U18 Players and Families


When: Sunday, February 21st


Time: 6:00pm – 8pm


Where: Reading Memorial High School


62 Oakland Road, Reading, MA, 01867


Please REGISTER HERE to reserve your seat(s) for this free event.

For more information contact: Coach Gentile





Additional Info - College Night 2016

What a College Coach Looks for in Recruits

Recruitment Sites

Online Recruitment Sites
Use Online Sites to create a profile, list your credentials and promote yourself.
Send links to your profile to the College Coaches, and they have privileges to search the database for you after tournaments.

CaptainU - Used by The Seacoast Showcase tournaments in March

GotSoccer - Used by numerous College Showcase tournaments.

All of our players have accounts in these databases which are linked to our Club.
Unsure of your account information - Contact

Professional Advisors


I was lucky to be introduced to three professionals on the subject of preparing to play College Sports.   

On Monday November 4, 2013 they ran a fantastic introductory session which was well attended by many of our families.  They have provided us with an overview of the discussion as well as some guidelines.  Please take the time to read the attached documents and if you have additional questions or need further assistance feel free to contact them.  Their respective websites are linked below. 

This is a must for all our high school players/families as well as anybody else that wants to be pro-active in developing an early College Gameplan.

Please know there are NO ties to Benfica USA and any personnel to this event.  This is offered for your information only.  I hope you all take advantage of this great opportunity, 

Best regards,   Arthur




TCA 5 Keys to Playing College Sports.pdf
TCA Indicators for success.pdf
TCA Myths vs realities.pdf
TCA Vision Recruiting.pdf
TCA Your Personal Marketing Plan.pdf

Building a Student-athlete Profile.docx
Student-athlete Profile template.doc

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