Inside Pre-Season with Coach Javi

Ever wondered what being a D1 soccer player is like during pre-season? The sprints, the ice baths, the hydration & nutrition, the tactics – everything is vital at this time of year. YouTuber and Gardner Webb Assistant Coach Javi Bautista takes us inside the pre-season preparations for a D1 College Soccer Program.

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Why Santa Clara is Secretly Successful

While Santa Clara hasn’t won the NCAA Championship since 2001, they’ve been pumping out incredible soccer stars that go on to have amazing professional careers- some even winning Gold Medals and becoming World Cup Champions. They might not be the best at winning trophies, but to be fair, no one gives out trophies for producing soccer players that go on to be superstars, for not only professional teams, but for National Teams as well.

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USA’s Best Soccer Coaches

Footy Magazine 4-4-2 USA recently ran an article to declare the ’25 Best Coaches in American Soccer’ . The college scene was well represented with many of the coaches having played or coached at the college level at some point in their careers: Including of course, the number 1 pick Bruce Arena who held the Head Coach’s job at the University of Virginia. Here are the 2 current college soccer coaches that made it into the list:

Jeremy Gunn – Stanford Men’s

Rank – 23

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College Soccer for Female Athletes: A Blessing and a Curse

Debut post from Andie Deutschle.

If you consider yourself a Women’s Soccer fan, you’re probably familiar with the big names of Christen Press, Lindsey Horan, Rose Lavelle, and Mallory Pugh. While all four of these women are outstanding players, gaining a chance to represent their country on the USWNT, they all earned their spot on the national team through different routes. Some played for college, others bypassed it, and some players forged to go overseas to get experience- but they all ended up in the same place. So what’s the deal with college soccer? Is it helping or hurting female athletes? Unfortunately, the answer isn’t as easy as a “yes” or a “no”.

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Signing Day Story – Leah Smith

To reach your dream of competing at the highest academic and athletic level it takes a lot of determination, passion and perseverance. Leah Smith’s inspiring journey has taken her from Bermuda to New York University. Find out more about Leah’s time at IMG and the run up to signing day. Continue reading “Signing Day Story – Leah Smith”

Back-to-Back – Stanford’s Story

Stanford became back to back men’s NCAA Division 1 National Champions. This mini-documentary from Stanford Athletics takes a closer look at their journey over the last two years under Head Coach Jeremy Gunn. The video features interviews with players and staff as well as some memorable moments on the field. Can they do it again in 2017?