College Connection

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 & Central Coast Academy ‘College Connection’ support program sets the standard for clubs 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.



Dylan Murphy

Director of Wagner & Woolf Elite College Sports Recruitment, a leading college advisory service that has placed over four hundred athletes into college programs including two hundred and fifty into NCAA Division 1 programs.  


University of California, Santa Barbara; BA in Political Science 

Graduate Assistant Coach NCAA Division 2 – California State University, San Bernardino. Completed a MA in National Security Policy in 2017.  

Benefits program. provides each and every Santa Barbara SC & Central Coast Academy player in the 2007 & 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 their own highlight videos. Sign Up Here!

Benefits Plus Program.

Additional benefits provided to each player who would like a higher level of service for additional fee (consult with Dylan for specifics). Click here for flyer.

Consultant. Individual consultation, guidance, and training/game assessment by the College Director.

Video profiles design. Video support available to each player to use as a recruiting tool.

College coaches contact. Contact 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.

College Seminar Series

Santa Barbara Soccer Club is excited to announce our College Seminar Series for our prospective college student soccer athletes. Topics of discussion will be focused on:

  • What can I do during this challenging pandemic time (and beyond) to help myself with the recruiting process?
  • How to best prepare myself for the college recruitment process?
  • What are coaches looking for in prospective student athletes?

Fall Seminars

College Seminar:

Who: Boys & Girls 2007 & Up 

What: Learn valuable topics from the top College Coaches in the country such as gaining exposure, being discovered, and marketing yourself in conjunction with a college coaches Q&A panel.


Girls= Monday, November 7 

Boys= Tuesday, November 8

Watch the Recording Here!

Camp Overview:

The Elite ID Camp provides the ideal developmental atmosphere for the serious soccer player with ambitions of playing collegiate soccer. For the campers in attendance, it is a perfect opportunity for you to be identified by some of the finest NAIA, Division II & III college programs in the country. Note: Due to Division 1 NCAA restrictions there will be no Division 1 programs in attendance.

General Information:

  • Ages: 2007 to 2003 Birth Years
  • Level: Elite Players
  • Location: TBD
  • Camp Staff:
    • Previous Coaches Included:
    • Cal State San Bernardino
    • Azusa Pacific
    • Cal Poly Pomona
    • Cal State LA
    • Cal State Dominguez Hills
    • Cal State San Marcos
    • Hope University
  • Dates: Coming Soon
  • Rates:
    • Commuter – $300
    • Residential – $400 (Limited space available)


Step 1. Click here to establish a Parent Login Account in Total Global Sports (TGS).

Step 2. After setting up an account with TGS click here to register.

Step 3. Registration Steps include

  • Select “My Children” on the left navigation and follow the steps below
  • Select the child you wish to register
  • Select Registration
  • Enter Code – 2918, select the go button.
  • Follow the prompts and complete all items required by the program.
  • After making the final payment you should receive a Confirmation.

Contact Us: Click here to contact Dylan Murphy – SBSC College Coordinator

Team College Zoom Meetings:

Tuesday, September 27 (6:30pm)- 2005, 2007, 2009 Elite Girls (Gallagher, Portillo, Ibrahim) 

Wednesday, September 28 (7:00pm)- Elite 2008, 2007, 2006 (Gates Bowes, Whallon)

Tuesday, October 4 (7:00pm)- 2008 Elite Girls (Sims)


Individual (1-on-1) College Zoom Meetings: 

Girls Program

Monday, October 3- 6:00-9:00pm 

Tuesday, October 4- 6:00-9:00pm

Monday, October 10- 6:00-9:00pm

Tuesday, October 11- 6:00-9:00pm

Boys Program

Monday, October 17- 6:00-9:00pm 

Tuesday, October 18- 6:00-9:00pm

Sunday , October 23- 4:00-9:00pm

Monday, October 24- 6:00-9:00pm


Hayden Carlson & Scott Buie, UC Davis, (Class of 2020) video coming soon!

Buba Fofanah, Portland, (Class of 2020)- click here

Fall College Seminar Series

Coming Soon!