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College Soccer Prep was established with one goal in mind: to help players reach the next level.  

As you go through your journey in life, you will soon realize that there is always going to be a new goal and a new level on the horizon.  For those of you focusing on playing college soccer, the below is essential to you achieving that goal.

The '3.0 Plan' is a focus plan for student-athletes to achieve above-average results in the classroom. The belief is that this will translate to your quality of life. Many admissions officers and coaches will not even look at student-athletes who do not have a weighted 3.0 Grade Point Average (GPA) when they apply for school.  As a potential collegiate student-athlete, you want to keep as many options open to you as possible.  You must keep a focus on constantly improving your grades.  We all know how, at times, school work can be tedious and arduous. But you must look at the bigger picture and focus on your goal of playing soccer in the best possible college situation you can.  All of the administrators, coaches and partners associated with College Soccer Prep will tell you that when two players are seen on film and in person on the playing field, a determining factor in which one will be successful in their college pursuit will be the one with with a better educational background. 

According to the National Center for Education Statistics, “59% of the 23 million undergraduate students in the United States receive some form of grant or scholarship.” With the competition for scholarships so high, College Soccer Prep encourages all of our players to focus on the '3.0 Plan.'  This will open up many different avenues.  With a college education in America being one of the most expensive investments you will make in your life, it is important to give yourself as much of a head start as possible.  The extra work you put in to achieve higher grades will allow you to save the extra money you will need to pay for that education.

Now, keep in mind, just because you achieved success and adhered to the '3.0 Plan' in high school, it does not mean you can relax and let it slip in college.  Scholarships and grant money can be taken away from student-athletes who do not meet grade requirements and this can make the dream of playing college soccer turn into a nightmare. All of your hard work in training on the field can be taken from you if you do not put the time in on your school work.  The decisions you make can cost you tens of thousands of dollars and can negatively impact your quality of life. That is why College Soccer Prep stresses the '3.0 Plan' as a way to set you on the path of hard-working habits that produce positive results. If you can achieve a 3.0 GPA, you can achieve success in any area of life.

At every level in life, keep the '3.0 Plan' in mind. If you can achieve a 3.0 GPA in college, then you are going to be more attractive to an employer than a student who did not achieve that. You are much more likely to be hired for a job and it will give you the extra edge you need in a world where job competition gets greater by the day.

Ultimately, the '3.0 Plan' is about keeping in front of the pack.  It is easy to lose sight of the importance of your academics when all you want to do is play the game you love.  The focus of the '3.0 Plan' is on ATTITUDE.  You must constantly look for ways to improve and stay ahead in all areas of your life, so if you start to lose focus and feel your grades slip, remind yourself that the small steps taken to keep your 3.0 in all areas of your life will help you achieve your dreams.

If you are having trouble achieving a 3.0 GPA, remember, there are many resources at your service.  Reach out to tutors, coaches, teammates and classmates.  The world provides you with all the tools to succeed, so keep your attitude positive and constantly look for ways to improve.  College Soccer Prep is comprised of a staff that is here to help you develop and stay on the '3.0 Plan.'  Please reach out to us to start your path to success today.