2021-02-10 at 14:55 Day 1 - Special - With academy path, will college soccer survive?
College Soccer: With the academy path, will college soccer survive? - Presented by Austin Soccer
Moderator: Paul Leese, Former Head Coach, UT Rio Grande Valley Men’s Soccer
Panelists: Kevin Hudson, Head Coach, SMU Men’s Soccer
Angela Kelly, Head Coach, Texas Women’s Soccer
Paul McGinlay, Head Coach, Trinity University Men’s Soccer
College soccer has been a mainstay in the country’s soccer model for years now, but with the improvements of youth academy programs and the new paths players can take, will college soccer continue to see the success it has in the past? Colleges from all levels on both men’s and women’s sides have seen many of their players reach the highest level of soccer on multiple occasions. With players opting to take an academy path instead, skipping the college route, will college still seem like a viable option for players who want to find success at the professional level?