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Men's Soccer Prospective Student-Athletes

Click Here for the Recruiting Questionnaire

HOW CAN WE SEE YOU PLAY?
If you think that you would be a great fit for our program, the best way for us to see you is to attend one of our summer camps.

  • HORNETS PROSPECT CAMP: TBA (2013)
    ( 2 Day Advanced camp for top level players)
  • HORNET SOCCER CAMP: TBA (2013)

    Note: In accordance with NCAA rules, Kalamazoo sports camps may limit attendance based on several factors such as age, number and grade level. However, participation is never restricted by a camper's skill level or competitive experience.

A second way is to attend one of the tournaments below:

KALAMAZOO STAFF ATTEND THESE TOURNAMENTS
MARCH
Ohio Elite College Showcase (Cincinnati, OH) Jefferson Cup (Richmond, VA)

MARCH/APRIL
Metro United Boys College Showcase (ILL/MO)

APRIL
Crossroads of America College Showcase (Carmel, IN)

JUNE
Kalamazoo Invitational Soccer Showcase (Kalamazoo, MI)

DECEMBER
Germantown Invitational Tournament (Memphis, TN)
CASL (Raleigh, NC)

A CULTURE OF EXCELLENCE
Kalamazoo College Men’s Soccer has a unique and successful history. Under our former Hall of Fame coach, Dr. Hardy Fuchs, K established itself as a national powerhouse. As a continuing part of our legacy we are looking for players who are committed to standards of excellence, both on and off the field. Moreover, players who best exemplify the values of hard work, integrity, team unity, honesty and self sacrifice will undoubtedly prosper in our program because we are firm believers that these values best prepare them for life beyond K.

THE PROFILE OF A HORNET SOCCER PLAYER

  • Good level of technical skills (dynamic in 1v1 situations)
  • Excellent PDC’s (Passing, Dribbling and Controlling skills)
  • Excellent tactical decision making skills
  • Excellent athletic abilities (speed, power, strength)
  • Diligent work ethic
  • Mentally resilient (seek players who love to compete)

 Kalamazoo College men’s soccer is dedicated to restoring its reputation as a national powerhouse at the D3 level and is seriously committed to maintaining high standards in both the classroom and the training ground. Future opponents will consist of competition against top level NCAA teams of all divisions. We will also explore reintroducing the overseas team trip that has proven very popular in the past.

THE RECRUITING PROCESS
At K we are committed to finding the unique type of student-athlete who would be successful in our program. Principally, they
must first be a great student who takes their academics very seriously, and secondly, they must be top level players who are also seriously committed to improving and further developing their game. It is very difficult to get to see every player who may be interested in attending the College, but here are a few important steps that will help us to see you play:

1. CONTACT INFO:
Please complete our online recruiting form so we will have your information. Also, feel free to contact Head Coach Lumumba Shabazz via e-mail at Lshabazz@kzoo.edu

2. VISIT OUR CAMPUS:
You can schedule a visit to campus for you and your parents through our Office of Admission at 269-337-7387 (toll free within US: 877-557-9755). Visits can be personalized to include campus tour, classroom visits, informational meetings with academic and admission advisors and lastly, a meeting with the coaches.

3. ATTEND OUR CAMP:
Our Hornets Prospect Camp (2013) gives us the opportunity to see you in a competitive environment. It also provides you the experience of working with our staff and being immersed in our style of play and method of coaching. While attendance is not mandatory, this experience will certainly provide you with a valuable insight into the workings of a competitive intercollegiate soccer environment.

4. GAME FILM/HIGHLIGHT VIDEO:
Please send us your video highlights. Short of seeing you play live, this represents the best way that you can show us why you are the best fit for our team.
 
Mail Videos to:
Lumumba Shabazz
Kalamazoo College Men's Soccer
1200 Academy Street
Kalamazoo, MI 49006-3295

5. OVERNIGHT VISIT:
Overnight visits are one of the best ways to get an intimate look at the school. It’s a great way to meet prospective teammates, which should help in ensuring that K is the right place for you. These are arranged through our Visit Coordinator in the Office of Admission during your senior year. If possible, try to plan it for a time when we have a home game as this will help you to best experience K’s sporting and campus culture.

RECRUITING: 2013 & BEYOND
Fall 2012 would potentially be the last year that K has an open tryout. Going forward, we are planning to select our team primarily through the recruiting process. Please ensure that you follow the steps listed above because this will help us get the opportunity to see you play and judge your suitability as a student-athlete for Kalamazoo College. Also, the earlier you can alert us to your interest, the better, as we can plan our recruiting visits accordingly and move quickly in securing our class.

Exciting times are ahead and we look forward to you joining the Kalamazoo College men’s soccer program and continuing our great legacy.

Sincerely,

Head Coach: Lumumba Shabazz