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Parent's Perspective

We believe that parents and guardians have a huge role to play in the journey to becoming a student athlete. A key part of our service is to provide peace of mind to both our players and their families.

 

If you have any questions you would like to ask a parent/guardian who has been through the process already you can send them to : parents@go2collegesoccer.com and one of our parental advisors will get back to you.

Alternatively the parents/guardians of some of our student athletes share their experiences below:

Nikki & Paul Slater (parents of Brooke Slater, Maryville University, Class of 2020)

"Wonderful and amazing!!! I am yet to ask for help and not receive it.

Jon is always on hand to answer any queries at anytime day or night. He has been pivotal in helping our daughter in becoming a student athlete and fulfilling her dreams of playing football in the USA.

Jon is an incredible guy with considerable amounts of knowledge, we cannot thank him enough for his unbelievable support throughout the whole process."

Paul Scully (Father of Taylor Scully,  Central Methodist University (CMU), Class of 2018)

"We first met Jon and the team when my daughter, Taylor was 15 years old at trial event with the dream of heading to America as a student athlete. Not only did Jon help her with that dream but he followed through the whole process with her even now she has completed her degree and is back in the U.K. 


I was anxious about my daughter going to America to live and study but it was the best decision she has ever made. She was helped with the decision process when making her choice through Jon’s experience and had a number of great offers to choose from. She made friends for life and definitely made the most of the whole experience. Taylor regularly comes to events to speak with potential student athletes about her experiences in America and also working with Jon and the other team members.


As parents, the Mrs and I have been unbelievably impressed by Jon and the work that he has done throughout the process. Even now she has graduated, Jon is still offering support at no extra cost. Very down to earth guys who are in the business for the right reasons in helping others achieve their dreams of living and studying in America!


Taylor is now doing a PGCE and had a fantastic experience as a student athlete in America. When she went for her interview, the review panel couldn’t have been more impressed with her resume and that she had been to America as a student athlete.


I can’t recommend these guys enough and none of it would have happened without them. I am happy for any parents to get my contact details from Jon and have a chat from a parent’s perspective."

Nigel Hudson (Father of Natasha Hudson, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Class of 2019  and Olivia Hudson, East Stroudsberg University of Pennsylvania, Class 2018)  

"Our two daughters, Natasha and Olivia, have both successfully made the move to America thanks to Jon and the team. We knew this was the right recruitment agency for us when we spoke to parents of players that we knew, some of them coaches themselves, who had nothing but praise for Jon, Ged and the team. 

The support which has been given to us has been first class from the moment we signed. Throughout the recruitment process, Jon and the team provided consistent support, offering advice on SATs and visa applications, help with insurance, and even after our daughters actually made the move abroad they kept in touch.

The showcase events that are held are really well organised, professionally run and very informative. Like many of the players’ parents, we actually used to look forward to the events as the quality of football was so good! 

Making the move to College or University is a massive step for any young person, but making that move in a foreign country is even bigger. With Jon, you will get trustworthy help from a team of people who genuinely care. 

We have recommended them to a number of our friends and would have no hesitation in doing so again."

Dave Foyer (Father of Grace Foyer, Embry Riddle University, Class of 2020)

"I have known Jon since 2017 when he signed my daughter Grace to play for Harrogate Town Ladies, whist there he made her the club captain at 18. She really enjoyed her time with Jon as her coach and her game developed under his guidance, he saw the potential in her and changed her playing role from centre defence to centre midfield where she plays now.
It was during this period that Jon said he thought she would be the perfect fit for life as a student athlete in the USA, he had already gone down this route himself so could speak from experience.


She went on to play in a showcase event where there were a lot of coaches watching from the USA, after the event Jon helped enormously. It was then that his knowledge of the game in the USA shone through, he helped us choose the right fit for Grace as there was a lot of interest from various universities. Fast forward to 2023, she is 3 years into life at a University in Florida living her dream.


Jon is still in regular contact with Grace and I, he is always there for advice if needed and shows a keen interest in her development. It is this personal approach I believe that makes Jon stand out amongst his peers."

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