Washington Timbers FC College Preparatory Program

 

Welcome to the Washington Timbers’ College Prep program. Our College Coordinator, Dan Macaya, leads our program with the support of the College Prep Committee. Dan’s role as the College Coordinator is to work hand in hand with our coaching staff, our team managers, as well as meeting with our players and families to educate our membership on the college recruiting process. The College Prep program will guide each player that has an interest in being a student-athlete at the collegiate level.

 

 

Our College Prep program offers regular workshops for players and parents to learn about the recruiting process, academic requirements, financial aid, etc. Our staff and coaches have experience playing and coaching in college and have access to a network of college coaches. Our annual Alliance ID Camp and Showcase, along with our Clash at the Border tournament provide our student-athletes an opportunity to play in front of many college coaches. We also provide avenues for the creation of highlight videos, an important tool in college recruiting.

As our alumni move on from our youth programs, into their post secondary education and collegiate athletic career, we encourage our former youth players to play for our adult first teams (Washington Timbers Women’s First Team and Vancouver Victory Men’s teams). These teams allow for players to train and play in a highly competitive environment, preparing them for their college training camps in August.

All of our College Prep programs are open to all Washington Timbers players and alumni. We hope that you find something here to make the process a bit easier and thank you for your interest in the Washington Timbers College Prep Program.

Dan Macaya - College Coordinator

college@washingtontimbers.com


 
Collaboration with Colleges

The importance of getting on college campuses during your high school years cannot be overstated. The Washington Timbers are working with local colleges to host Washington Timbers games, trainings, and to provide campus tours.  Looking to go to college outside the area?  Take a virtual tour of the campus!  There are 100s of colleges to view by clicking HERE.

Working with team managers, the Washington Timbers staff will arrange such visits periodically throughout the year for our high school age teams.

We are also working with local coaches to come to Harmony Sports Complex to run guest training sessions for our teams.

 
2019 College Players

Congratulations to our 2019 College Signed Athletes! On Thursday, February 21st, we invited friends and family to this special event to celebrate their hard work, dedication and commitment to playing soccer at the collegiate level. While enjoying dinner catered by Chick-Fil-A, attendees discussed their future, how they got there, and advise for future athletes looking to take that next step. We are very proud to help these athletes acheive their soccer goals and dreams.

 
Important College Links

FAFSA

Federal Student Aid, a part of the U.S. Department of Education, is the largest provider of student financial aid in the nation.

 

Click HERE to go to FAFSA 

 

NCAA Eligibility Center

The NCAA Eligibility Center certifies whether prospective college athletes are eligible to play sports at NCAA Division I or II institutions. It does this by reviewing the student-athlete's academic record, SAT or ACT scores, and amateur status to ensure conformity with NCAA rules.

 

Click HERE to go to NCAA 

 

NAIA Eligibility Center

The NAIA Eligibility Center is responsible for determining the NAIA eligibility of first-time student-athletes. Any student playing NAIA championship sports for the first time must meet the eligibility requirements.

 

Click HERE to go to NAIA

 

College Recruiting Guide

Please download our College Recruiting Guide by clicking HERE.