College Overview

College Placement & Preparation Program: 

This program is in place to provide WNYF Academy players the platform, through information and support, to successfully navigate the college placement process. Throughout the process we will be preparing players to be successful, on and off the field, once they attend college.

The individual player is the driving force for this process. Not the coach, not the parent, not the club. You, the WNYF Academy player. Be proactive. Be the best player, student and person you can be, and there will be a place in college soccer for you.

WNY Flash College Placement and Preparation Program Guide – Click Here

WNYF College Information Nights

Each year the WNYF Academy will host a College Information Night during the Fall Season, where we will present to our players and families, from U15 to U18 on the WNYF CPPP and be available to answer questions. We will look to bring in a panel of speakers from colleges to speak and answer your questions also.

Individual CPPP Meetings

Individual meetings will be offered each year to all WNYF Academy players, once you become a freshman in HS. These meetings will be held with your Head Coach and/or DoC. It is important you bring your up to date college lists to review with the Flash staff and any questions you have about your game and/or the college process. Parents are always welcome to attend, though we will address the players primarily as it is important they take ownership of this process.


Alumni & Verbal Commitments:

View our Alumni & Verbal Commitment List  – Click Here



What is SportsRecruits?

SportsRecruits provides players and parents with a suite of online tools that assists them in the recruiting process while maximizing their exposure to college coaches.

SportsRecruits FAQ’s

What is Front Row?
FrontRow is a video sharing platform that is integrated into your SportsRecruits account. 

With FrontRow, it gives our staff and players control of the video side of the recruiting process.  We are now able to easily share high-quality game footage, skills videos, highlight videos, and college recruiting videos with our players and college coaches.   


How should these tools be used?

U13 Video sharing within team/club only

U14 Video sharing within team/club only

U15 Video sharing within team/club

Passive college research (No communication with college coaches)

Create ‘Schools of Interest’ list – Between 50-100 Schools

U16 Video sharing within team/club

Highlight or Game Video made viewable to College Coaches

College research – ‘Schools of Interest’ list narrowed down

One Way Contact – Introduction emails, Invite to games, ID Clinics 

College coaches can only respond with information that is about Camps/ID Clinics until June 15 heading into your Junior Year of High School

U17/19 – 

Video sharing within team/club

Highlight or Game Video viewable to College Coaches

College research – ‘Schools of Interest’ list narrowed down

Two Way Conversations – College coaches can now communicate freely with players who are in their junior year

What is the Role of Coach/Director?

With the recruiting process, it is important that it is player driven. Everyone is different, so your process will be different. Along the way there will be many questions that arise and your coach or program director are great resources of information.

The key ways our staff help our players is by assisting with:

Helping research colleges that make sense

Helping you to be realistic

Helping organize the process

Proofreading emails and correspondence (not to edit, just make suggestions)

Developing a recruiting timeline

Communicating with College Coaches

SportsRecruits Player Login InClick Here