FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Lexington, Kentucky (October 25, 2022) – The Kentucky Youth Soccer Association (KYSA) has officially announced a partnership with NCSA College Recruiting, which has been named the “Official Recruiting Partner” of the state association. Founded in 2000, NCSA is the world’s largest and most successful college athletic recruiting network.
We are excited to partner with NCSA,” said Kris Zander, Kentucky Youth Soccer executive Director. “The NCSA platform is a prominent way for athletes to gain the knowledge and tools needed to elevate their chances of playing in college. We believe NCSA will be a big asset in the college recruiting experience.”
As the KYSA’s official recruiting partner, NCSA will provide educational tools to KYSA athletes ages 13 and older to help families navigate the college recruiting process. Athletes will have the option to create a free NCSA profile when registering with the KYSA and gain access to free college recruiting resources, as well as NCSA’s robust network of college coaches. Additionally, all KYSA clubs and teams, as well as the Kentucky Olympic Development Program (ODP), will receive access to the NCSA team recruiting platform, Team Edition, which allows coaches to track and help guide their athletes’ college recruitment process with easy-to-use software.
“We are thrilled to partner with the Kentucky Youth Soccer Association,” said NCSA President Lisa Strasman. “Through our recruiting education and digital tools, NCSA is eager to help more youth soccer players in Kentucky reach their dreams of playing at the collegiate level.”
The partnership with NCSA College Recruiting will allow the KYSA to select up to 10 athletes to receive the NCSA All In Award, which is given to deserving student-athletes who demonstrate financial need, a strong desire to play collegiate athletics and a commitment to leveraging their athletic talent to improve their life. Each All In Award honoree will receive the most comprehensive NCSA recruiting membership at no cost, providing highly personalized support and guidance to ensure they have the best opportunity to find a college that is the right fit for them.
KYSA will also integrate NCSA’s recruiting software, Coach Packet, for several of its top events. Coach Packet provides easy access to the latest rosters, player data, schedules, and custom evaluation metrics by taking the historic bundles of paper handouts at recruiting events and complementing them with a dedicated universal iOS app. By using Coach Packet on their mobile devices, college coaches and scouts who attend KYSA events will have an easier, more efficient way of recruiting and evaluating players.
About Kentucky Youth Soccer Association (KYSA)
The Kentucky Youth Soccer Association (KYSA) is the premier organization dedicated to promoting and developing soccer across the Commonwealth of Kentucky. With a mission to grow and promote soccer in Kentucky, KYSA provides a wide range of programs and initiatives to inspire excellence, sportsmanship, and character in youth athletes. From grassroots to elite levels, Kentucky Youth Soccer offers opportunities for players, coaches, referees, and administrators to thrive in a positive and inclusive environment. With over 40,000 youth players, 6,000 active coaches, and a network of more than 83 local member associations, Kentucky Youth Soccer is committed to nurturing the growth of soccer and fostering the personal development of youth athletes on and off the field. Learn more about KYSA’s impactful programs, partnerships, and events at www.kysoccer.net.
About NCSA College Recruiting
NCSA College Recruiting is the world’s largest college recruiting platform connecting tens of thousands of student-athletes to more than 35,000 college coaches across 36 sports each year. NCSA is part of IMG Academy, the leader in athletic-academic education and development for high school student-athletes. Learn more about NCSA at www.ncsasports.org.