Selected players in our older age groups (96s-00s) will attend the ODP Subregional College Combine, which will return for its fourth edition this summer.
The College Combine is being hosted by the Louisiana Soccer Association on the University of Louisiana at Monroe campus. This event will feature a mix of team training and interstate games over a three-day weekend, and will also include a seminar on the college scouting, recruitment, and selection process. Players will be housed in the ULM dorms and meals will be provided in the cafeteria, starting with dinner on Friday night and ending with breakfast on Sunday morning.
College Combine Schedule ** as of 6/26/2014 **
ULM Campus Map
Check-in will run from 2-4pm on Friday, and check-out will be at Noon on Sunday. Girls will check in at University Commons II dorms, and boys will check in at Masur Hall.
Players will need to bring completed copies of the following two forms with them, along with a copies of their current medical insurance cards:
Region III Medical Release
Region III Medical Info Form
The following documents contain other important details for players who will be attending the Combine. Players should read and understand the Code of Conduct, but we do not need to collect signed copies of this form:
Code of Conduct
Players will be responsible for providing their own travel arrangements to and from the Combine. We encourage players to travel together to this event to reduce their cost of gas, and we will help players to organize carpools in advance. Parents are welcome to attend all events during the Combine, including the college soccer seminar on Saturday. Family members who will be staying in Monroe during the Combine may want to contact the hotels on the list below to make reservations:
List of Area Hotels
The cost to attend the College Combine is $190 per player. An initial, non-refundable deposit of $100 is due by April 28 to confirm each player's spot on the Combine roster (players who miss this deadline may be replaced by an alternate player). A final payment of $90 is due by May 15 (payment must be received by this date, not just mailed). A $25 late fee will be added for any player who has not paid the camp fees in full by May 15.
College Combine Registration Link
The Combine will give college coaches in the region a chance to assess prospective players in both training and competitive situations. Finally, to help you continue your preparation for a playing career in college, be sure to check out the following resources:
Visiting a College: Questions to Ask
10 Questions to Ask a College Recruiter
NCAA Guide for the College-Bound Student-Athlete
If you have questions about the Combine, please write Melissa Moore (ASSA ODP Administrator) at firstname.lastname@example.org, or Robert Parr (ASSA Director of Coaching) at email@example.com, or call (501) 833-0550.