College Development Program

In today’s youth soccer market; players and parents need guidance during the athletic recruitment and admissions process. The Steel United College Development Program aims to educate our players and parents, not only on the soccer recruitment process but also the general college admissions process. Each family has unique needs, and individual situations and our modules are designed to be interactive to allow a personalized program to meet those needs and situations.

Our program Director, Paul Payne is a 27-year veteran of college coaching, and has an extensive network of coaches, colleagues, and administrators in the college athletic world. Paul currently serves as a Senior National Staff Coach for the United Soccer Coaches (formerly NSCAA), as well as the Region II Technical Director for the USC. He holds a United States Soccer Federation “A” License and an NSCAA Premier Coaching Badge. Paul served as the vice-president of Education to the National Soccer Coaches Association of America before serving as president in 2011. Also, as a member of Division II Men’s Soccer Committee, Paul serves as Chair of the Northeast Region and sits as one of eight on the national committee overseeing D-II Men’s Soccer and their national championship.

Paul’s program aims to educate all involved in making one of the most important decisions that a student-athlete and parent must make. We assist you in finding the right fit. Since 2010, we have supported the placement of over 500 players into college soccer programs, plus hundreds of alumni who decided not to play competitive soccer in college. During the process, we host seminars, webinars, videos and interactive sessions to provide a fully rounded education on recruitment and admissions.

We look forward to your participation during this exciting time for your family.

2019/2020 Modules
Module 101 – Selecting A College Program!
Module 201 – The Statistics!
Module 215 – What College Coaches Look For In A Player
Module 335 – Social Media Do’s and Don’ts
Module 355 – The Financials!

ADDED For 2019/2020 – Q & A sessions with Program Director Paul Payne!


Selecting a College Program-In This Order!

1. Academics
2. Campus
3. Soccer

The Statistics!

Videos breaking down the stats of college recruitment and admissions.

What College Coaches Look For In A Player

Videos addressing the myths and the best practices.

Social Media! The Do's and Don'ts

A webinar explaining what you should and should not be doing as a potential student-athlete

The Financials!

A series of videos and a webinar looking at all the aspects around the financing of college

Admission and Recruitment Information

2018/2019 Modules