On Saturday, December 16, WPFC hosted the 2nd College ID Camp for high school aged players. Attendees from WPFC and from our partner RCL clubs had 2-one hour training sessions with a coach in the morning and then were coached in games to end the day. During our lunch period, players were prepped for a “College Q & A” and then visited coaches for a “lightning round” of questions and answers about collegiate life and college soccer.
We had 12 programs represented from around the Northwest. Women’s coaches on staff were: Michael Farrand, Central Washington Univ; Grant Landy, Concordia Univ-Portland; Arby Busey,Seattle Pacific Univ; Luke Babson,Western Oregon Univ; Joseph Varl, Univ of Puget Sound; Dave Morris, The Evergreen State Coll & Jill Green Tacoma CC Men’s coaches on staff were: Josimar Evangelista, Northwest University; Brandon Scott, Saint Martin’s University; John Purtteman, The Evergreen State College; Steve Mohn Highline College & Joseph Ademofe, Shoreline CC.
As a follow up to the ID camp, attendees are encouraged to be in touch with a coach they liked or a school they are interested in so that “the next step’ in the recruit process can take place. For some that will simply be correspondence, for others that may be a visit to campus and a meeting with staff. The key point is to “take the next step.”