In the fall of 2008 Santa Barbara Soccer Club launched, ‘College Connection’, an unprecedented college support program that has set the standard for club college support programs around the country. To date Santa Barbara SC has placed over 150+ players in various top Colleges and Universities throughout the United States.
Santa Barbara SC ‘College Connection’ support program sets the standard for club around the country. To date Santa Barbara SC has placed over 150+ players in various top Colleges and Universities throughout the United States.
For aspiring prospect student athletes, finding the correct college fit can be an exciting and time consuming experience. The club offers a part time College Director for both the Male and Female placement programs, working with the teams and players to assure that our prospect student athletes find success in the college recruiting process.
We continue to be instrumental in providing the necessary resources to guide players towards reaching their goals. Our college program features College Fit Finder, College Seminars, a Virtual Education Center, SAT/ACT Preparation, Junior Support Meeting, Video and Filming Support program. The program provides all the necessary information on becoming and remaining eligible to compete in intercollegiate athletics, academics, the student-athlete experience and key issues and the guidelines for college-bound student-athletes.
Press Release: April 5, 2020
We are excited to announce the hiring of Dylan Murphy as our new College Connection Director. In addition to providing College Fit Finder to the entire membership, Dylan will provide his extensive background and expertise in college placement. He has personally placed over 100 prospective high school players a year, both men and women, in various colleges throughout the United States since 2017.
Co-Founder of Wagner & Woolf Elite College Sports Recruitment
Santa Barbara SC, 2001 & 2004, Head Coach
Cal State San Bernardino & Santa Barbara City College, Assistant Coach
Cal State San Bernardino; Masters Degree
University of California, Santa Barbara; BA in Political Science
University of California, Santa Barbara & Cal State San Bernardino, collegiate player
Youth licensing, Football Federation of Australia
Benefits program. provides each and every Santa Barbara SC player in the 2006 & older age groups.
College Director. Assists with all the below benefits as well as travels to various Showcase events to help market players as well as enhance the direct communication with college coaches.
College seminars. Provide two annual seminars on a range of topics such as Gaining Exposure, Being Discovered, Marketing Yourself and college coaches Q&A panel.
College team meetings. Administer two annual team level meetings on the important steps to consider throughout the college recruitment process as well as enhancing your chances of playing at the collegiate level.
College individual meetings. Conduct one annual meeting in conjunction with your team on individual college search and goal setting.
College ID Camp. Provide our teams with a college ID training camp (at a minimum cost) to assist in increasing the exposure opportunities for the purpose of enhanced scouting and recruiting to Colleges and Universities.
Selected College Showcases. Throughout the year (refer to your individual team for details).
Video recorder and camera. The club provides a HiPod that is available for players or teams to ‘rent free of charge’ to support players that would like to create own highlight videos.
Benefits Plus Program.
Additional benefits provided to each player who would like a higher level of service for additional fee (see fee structure).
Consultant. Individual consultation, guidance, and training/game assessment by College Director.
Video profiles design. Video support available to each player to use as a recruiting tool.
College coaches contact. Contacting each and every coach that is on our players list to help promote that player and provide and gain feedback.
Personalized college plan. Support, education, guidance as well as goal setting to prepare yourself (Mentally, Physically, Emotionally, Socially) to play at the collegiate level.