Info about YVCC soccer 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. In order to stay on track with your ability to get recruited, it's a good idea to make sure you keep working out throughout the off-season.
There are strict rules regarding contacts from NCAA Division I and Division II coaches. Therefore, students playing competitive sports sometimes must be the ones to initiate contact with college coaches. 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. Coaches are going to be more drawn to players who display genuine interest in their program throughout the recruitment process. Students must meet specific eligibility requirements each year to participate in sports, and to receive financial aid at college.
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. Always maintain a positive attitude, especially when you're in pain, or losing a game. Believe you'll be successful, and then go out and make it happen. 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. A few simple exercises done right can replace thousands of dollars of weight-room equipment.
Track stars have revealed the secret to developing running speed. By controlling your breathing, you can supply oxygen to your muscles before they start to cramp up. 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.