Empire Soccer Club is proud to have a partnership with College Fit Finder, a website that provides college search information and serves as an organizational tool for each player’s unique college journey. In an effort to further assist our players in connecting them to collegiate soccer, College Fit Finder is offered to all U14-U18 Empire teams free of charge.
Each player at Empire Soccer Club has their own FREE profile with College Fit Finder. If you are unsure of your login details or if you have any questions about the program, please contact
College Fit Finder Coordinator
Player Profile Tab
College Search Tab
Task List Tab
Team Editing Intro
Team Roster Editing
To access the College Fit Finder, go to www.collegefitfinder.com. Your username and password will be given to you by the club administration. We recommend immediately changing your password on the “General” tab when you login for the first time.
You will have access to a player profile as well as college tracking features on the program. There are video tutorials on the website on the “Help” tab at the top of the screen and you can use the contact us form to contact College Fit Finder directly if you have any questions. Your personal player link will be www.collegefitfinder.com/members/username
Here is a sample profile for reference: https://www.collegefitfinder.com/members/sampleprofile1/ Remember, the more thorough you are, the more college coaches can get to know you as a student athlete.
TEAM MANAGERS / STAFF COACHES INSTRUCTIONS
The club administrators can log in to oversee the system at www.collegefitfinder.com
Usernames and Passwords for TEAM MANAGERS & STAFF COACHES
Team managers can also log into the system to oversee their individual team and keep the team brochure and player profiles up to date, if needed. To look up the username and password for a team, a club administrator can log into the system (above) and click the “Teams” tab. Each team is listed there, as well as their username and password
Staff Coaches: On the Coaches Tab, the club administrators can add each coach that needs access to the system on the coaches tab. We recommend loading in all coaches for the HS age groups. Each coach will have their own username and password.
College Coach Obstacles
Choosing a School
How to Communicate
Importance of Communication
Evolution of the Process
How to Standout
The college soccer recruiting process can be intimidating and overwhelming to navigate. This document has taken coaches’ biggest complaints and transformed them into 7 tips that you can use to help guide your player through this period.
This guide answers important questions for four groups of people involved in the NCAA initial-eligibility process:
• High school students who hope to compete in college sports at an NCAA Division I or II school;
• Parents, guardians and family members of high school students;
• High school counselors and athletics administrators; and
• High school and nonscholastic coaches.
NCAA Eligibility Center
All student-athletes must adhere to specific academic and amateur standards in order to compete at the NCAA level. These academic standards include your GPA, Test Scores, and Core Classes and must be met in order to participate in college sports. The NCAA will also need to verify that you are not a professional athlete and you have maintained your amateur status.
You must complete the NCAA Eligibility Center questionnaire at http://web1.ncaa.org/ECWR2/NCAA_EMS/NCAA.jsp. We would also recommend downloading the NCAA Guide for the College Bound Student-Athletes (www.ncaapublications.com) on the NCAA website for all of the college requirements and communication guidelines.
NAIA Eligibility Center
Do you want to play at an NAIA college or university? The NAIA requires all student-athletes who have never played a championship sport in the NAIA to have their eligibility determined before they can play. Get started by choosing the path for U.S. or International Students!
Applying to College
Here are answers to a few of the most commonly asked questions about applying to college.
Early Action / Decision
About 450 colleges offer early admission plans. Under these plans, students can apply to colleges early — well before the usual deadline — and get a decision early.
Some students who apply under these plans have a better chance of getting in than they would through the regular admission process. Colleges benefit from the plans as well because they get students who really want to attend that college to commit early.
The NLI is a voluntary program with regard to both institutions and student-athletes. No prospective student-athlete or parent is required to sign the NLI and no institution is required to join the program.
The NLI is a binding agreement between a prospective student-athlete and an NLI member institution.
– A prospective student-athlete agrees to attend the institution full-time for one academic year (two semesters or three quarters).
– The institution agrees to provide athletics financial aid for one academic year (two semesters or three quarters).
NCAA Resource Center
Student-Athlete Resources provided by ncaa.org
Explanation of the FAFSA form
CSS Financial Form
Explanation of CSS Form
A club administrator can take care of this for you by logging in, searching for the player on the “Athletes” tab, clicking the “Edit” button on the right, switching the team from the drop-down menu, and clicking “Save.” You can also contact the College Fit Finder via the “Contact Us” form to help you.
Since usernames are part of a player’s URL, it can not be changed. However, we can create a new account for this player and attach him/her to your team. They will have to re-enter any information on the new profile that they had on the old one. Please contact the College Fit Finder via the “Contact Us” form to get this fixed.
When you’re logged in and viewing the team roster, you’ll notice to the right there are a couple of symbols with a + sign. When you place your cursor over them, you’ll see which one is to add a Guest Player. You can search for the player to add as a guest to your team, then click “Save.”
Please contact the College Fit Finder via the “Contact Us” form so we can assist you. If this particular player already has an account through another club, we can have them appear on your team as well. If they do not, we will add them as a new player to your team.