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.

Benfica USA Showcase

2014 Benfica USA College Showcase

Saturday March 22, 9:00AM -12:00PM
Innovation Academy, Tyngsborough, MA
Outdoor turf field
72 Tyng Rd, Tyngsborough, MA 01879  

9:00AM-10:00AM    U16 Boys  

10:00AM-11:00AM    U17 & U18 Girls  

11:00AM-12:00PM     U17 Boys  

Invite your prospective College Coaches to come scout the 2014 Benfica USA College Showcase.

College Night Q and A

Navigating the college process as a potential student-athlete can be challenging.
Coach Dina Gentile is organizing a College Forum to bring the college coaches to you! This event is open to families with players of all ages – it is never too early to plan for college. 

COLLEGE NIGHT COACHES Q & A on Sunday March 9th, 2014, at 4:30pm at the Wilmington Middle School Auditorium (25 Carter Lane, Wilmington). 

Our panel is comprised of experienced coaches from Emerson College (Jared Scarpaci), Endicott College (Jodi Kenyon), Merrimack College (Gabe Mejail), Rivier College (Eric Redder), and Salem State University (Nicolle Wood). 

All players (male and female) and their families are invited to attend this informational session on navigating the college process and recruitment to play college soccer. You will have a chance to ask questions and interact with high-level coaches who can assist you in learning more about college soccer and the admissions process.

The event is FREE, we ask that you reserve your seat
Contact Coach Gentile at with any questions.

Professional Advisors


In addition to  our College Forum and our own College Showcase, we are adding Your College Game Plan to help our families in this challenging process. 

I was lucky to be introduced to three professionals on the subject.   They have agreed to run a presentation and provide you a checklist and timeline that will help you: understand, plan for and navigate the recruiting process and help you focus your college selection efforts.

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


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 March 2014

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

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