The National Sports Center is hosting the 2nd annual Boys Premier ID College Combine, and it’ll be here before you know it! This event will take place on January 30th from 7:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., and it gives participants an insight into collegiate soccer. It is an excellent opportunity for athletes to showcase their skills to college coaches from all over the Midwest. Keep reading to make sure you’re well prepared!
Schedule of the Event
The Night Before – One Hour Virtual Recruiting Seminar
7:30 a.m. – 8:00 a.m. – Registration/Welcome Group 1
8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. – Group 1 Training
9:15 a.m. – 10:15 a.m. – Group 1 Full Sided Games
9:45 a.m. – 10:15 a.m. – Registration/Welcome Group 2
10:15 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. – Group 2 Training
11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. – Group 2 Full Sided Games
Checklist of Items to Bring to the Combine
Featured Speakers and Trainers
Luke Dunn, Head Coach at Viterbo University
Dunn played D1 soccer at Valparaiso University and served as an undergraduate assistant coach for the Crusaders before coaching at Viterbo. He is currently in his third season as the Head Men’s Soccer Coach.
Zach Neiberger, Assistant Coach at St. Cloud State University
Neiberger played D1 soccer at San Diego State University and UW Milwaukee, and he was an assistant coach at Hamline from 2018 to 2019 prior to coaching at St. Cloud State. He has been coaching at St. Cloud for two seasons.
Ramon “Al” Aycart, Goalkeeper Coach at Augsburg University Women’s Team
This is Aycart’s third season coaching for Augusburg. He also has 17 years of experience coaching at the club level, and he currently works with Minneapolis United.
Dan Rothert, Founder of Top Student Athlete Recruiting
Rothert is our fantastic recruiting seminar lead. He is one of the most successful college soccer coaches in NCAA history! He brings a crucial perspective to college recruiting due to his background in coaching, experience as an Associate Athletic Director, and as the founder of Top Student Athlete Recruiting.
List of College Coaches Attending the Event
Bethany Lutheran College
College of St. Scholastica
Dakota Wesleyan University
North Central University
Saint John’s University
St. Cloud State University
University of Northwestern
What to do before the 30th
In order to maximize your experience at this event, there are a few things that you can do ahead of time. First, complete a combine profile that can be distributed to coaches attending the event. Second, contact the coaches attending the event! It can help you get noticed even further. Reach out to schools listed above that you are interested in and let them know that you will be participating in the combine.
We are looking forward to seeing you on January 30th!