After entering a general partnership in March 2017, US Club Soccer extended SCOUTINGZONE to the Players First portfolio of partners, as SCOUTINGZONE contributes to the Player Development and Parent Engagement & Education pillars.

Through the partnership expansion, the SCOUTINGZONE Club Partnership Program is available at a discounted rate to all US Club Soccer member clubs.

As a Players First partner, SCOUTINGZONE will continue to use its expansive digital resources and in-person contacts to not only bring more college coaches and scouts to major US Club Soccer events, but to also offer six key resources in the recruiting process to clubs who join the SCOUTINGZONE Club Partnership Program:

  • Member clubs will be able to utilize a customizable player profile with a personalized web link to forward to college coaches
  • SCOUTINGZONE newsletters and content that focuses on recruiting education and empowerment for 14-U to 19-U players
  • Connection to college coaches, both digitally and on the field
  • Clubs will be offered printable team roster flyers to distribute to scouts
  • A “College Talk” presentation that simplifies the recruiting process in seven steps
  • A robust college search function that uses detailed criteria to help every athlete find the best fit.

To kick off the new Players First partnership, on Monday, December 17 at 2 p.m. ET, SCOUTINGZONE will present the webinar, “Tips on How to Create Your Top College List,” on Facebook Live.

US Club Soccer member clubs with six teams or less can join the SCOUTINGZONE Club Partnership Program for an annual fee of $2,100 (standard price of $2,500) or $3,600 for clubs with seven or more teams (standard price of $4,000).

“SCOUTINGZONE is thrilled to have been chosen as a US Club Soccer Players First partner and supports its mission of developing soccer clubs,” said Tara Parker, co-founder and president of SCOUTINGZONE. “We strongly believe that simplifying the recruiting process is the most important aspect in being recruited to play college soccer, which all starts with educating clubs, players and parents. The inclusion as a Players First partner provides a platform to assist more clubs and players in achieving their dreams of playing at the collegiate level.”

Clubs interested in joining the SCOUTINGZONE Club Partnership Program should contact Sandy Colton at [email protected] and [email protected] indicating their affiliation to US Club Soccer. For more information, please email [email protected].

SCOUTINGZONE – the fastest growing scouting platform on the market – provides a comprehensive, virtual database of player profiles, where both soccer scouts and athletes maximize their opportunities to find the perfect match. Through its service, scouts are given immediate, real-time access to player profiles across the country.

While the traditional format of profiles offered limited data, SCOUTINGZONE provides detailed personal, academic and athletic information about players via a convenient mobile app. The cutting-edge technology makes it far easier for players to be located, identified and contacted – a win for all parties involved.