CHARLOTTESVILLE (June 11, 2021) — Club Champions League (CCL), the largest, club-based youth soccer league in the United States, has teamed up with Next College Student Athlete (NCSA), the world’s largest and most successful college athletic recruiting network, to offer recruiting education and resources to CCL athletes hoping to compete at the collegiate level.
As CCL’s recruiting partner, NCSA will provide educational tools and resources to high school-age players attending CCL events, with the goal of assisting families in navigating the college recruiting process. In addition, NCSA will host exclusive online webinars for CCL student-athletes and coaches.
With four distinct competitive divisions, and four conferences (CCL, CCL Florida, CCL Georgia, and CCL New England) CCL has over 15,500 participants, and over 100,000 registered youth soccer players within member clubs in 9 states and the District of Columbia.
“CCL reaches thousands of soccer players across the US and helps provide superior competition and player development to help nurture the very best youth soccer athletes,” said NCSA President Lisa Strasman. “NCSA is proud to support CCL athletes on their recruiting journey and help them find the best college fit to compete at the next level and earn a degree.”
The partnership will also provide coaches at CCL events will have access to NCSA’s team recruiting platform, Team Edition, which allows coaches to track and help guide their athletes’ college recruitment process with easy-to-use software. Team Edition provides exposure to athletes and teams, connecting users to NCSA’s database of more than 35,000 college coaches across 34 sports.
“The process of college recruiting can be daunting for parents and players alike, and NCSA makes it easy to understand with professional support every step of the way,” added Brian Kuk, Club Champions League, Inc.CEO. “CCL is the destination for the college-bound athlete, and NCSA will help our aspiring soccer players get maximum exposure to college soccer programs across the country.”
Founded in 2000 to help educate student-athletes and their families on the college athletic recruiting process, NCSA today works with families, club, high school and college coaches to helps hundreds of thousands of student-athletes find their best college fit.
NCSA is the preferred and trusted recruiting partner for eight national governing bodies including US Youth Soccer, USA Baseball, USA Water Polo, USA Lacrosse, USA Wrestling, USA Field Hockey, USA Track and Field, and USA Volleyball.
About Club Champions League, Inc.
The Club Champions League strives to activate and accelerate youth soccer development through its club-centric, technical director-driven model. The Club Champions League provides superior competition, offers a player development pathway and club model for ages eight to twenty-three, and consists of the country’s top youth soccer clubs. For more information visit www.ClubChampionsLeague.com.
Next College Student Athlete (NCSA) is the world’s largest and most successful collegiate athletic recruiting network. Part of Reigning Champs LLC, the market leader in path-to-college solutions, NCSA leverages proprietary technology and data with professional expertise and personal relationships, connecting hundreds of thousands of college-bound student-athletes to more than 35,000 college coaches nationwide across 37 sports each year.
Learn more about NCSA at www.ncsasports.org.