Find information about YVCC soccer game schedule, recruiting, scholarship eligibility, NCAA, NAIA, and NJCAA rankings. Athletics program data follows where available. If you are a college sports fan, a long list of college and university team schedules, individual player stats, and the latest game results, can be found in the table below. If you are a player, on the other hand, you may compete either at the intercollegiate level for competitive sports, or simply play intramural sports on campus. Use your summer break to increase speed, and build muscle mass. It's important to keep coaching staff updated that you are training hard throughout the off-season.
If you are thinking about playing college sports, attend a summer sports camp on the college campus, if it is offered. Not only will the coaching staff get a chance to see live play, but you can check out the feel of the campus over a longer period. While college sports websites can provide data on soccer game schedule and score information,
it's best to double-check with the athletic department for the complete roster, and updated soccer schedule. Not all recruiting is done like NCAA Division I football and basketball. NAIA college coaches have less rules on when they are allowed to talk with recruits, and NJCAA scouts may show up at your high school games without any notice. College coaches at different division levels have different recruiting practices. Colleges that are eager to recruit star freshman athletes may urge student-athletes to apply via early decision. Students who are considering applying via early decision should be aware of the rules and obligations that this commitment entails.
Athletic Training Exercises
Keep your eyes on the ball. Sacrifice your body if you must, but don't drop the ball. Watch the ball all the way into your hands, and get a good initial grip. Your sixth sense needs to be
developed to stay aware of other players at the same time. Follow the advice that coaches give you, and it will make a big difference in how you play. Keep in mind that most coaches were star players at some point in their careers. Push yourself, work hard, and you'll improve as a player. Find a position you really like to play, not just settle for what you're good at. Over the long haul, you'll have a better career. In the weight room, don't be fooled by players who are always pumping iron. It takes a lot more than big muscles to succeed in college sports. You need to develop muscle strength along a natural range of motion. If your school doesn't have advanced machinery in the weight room, you're better off using free weights, and pulley systems that allow you to copy the same motions you make when playing.
Track stars have revealed the secret to developing running speed. You need to be able to breathe in proportion to the distance you are running. As lactic acid builds up, and muscle fatigue sets in, untrained players think they've reached their limit. Track stars, and well-coached basketball teams, train by sprinting short distances, over and over. It's not fun, but it works. After a few months of training, the lungs begin to process oxygen more efficiently, and players find that they can run long distances non-stop, or sprint for a longer period of time.