YSF Mentorship Program Application

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Thank you for your interest in Yours in Soccer Foundation’s College Mentorship Program. We are thrilled to have you explore resources that will help you get one step closer to a higher education via soccer. The college recruitment process is complex and requires time, determination, and self-advocacy. We maintain high expectations of all our students so they can increase their likelihood of navigating this process successfully. The YSF team is committed to work as hard as our student-athletes to help them identify the best college matches and have the knowledge and skills they need to pursue them. If you are committed to your personal success in the college recruitment process and are willing to take advantage of resources available to you, we invite you to complete the application materials enclosed here. The YSF program can be a powerful and truly beneficial layer of support in your path to playing college soccer.
Program Eligibility: Applicants must have a 3.2 GPA and demonstrate financial need by not exceeding the following family income limits based on family size. Income
If you do not meet a requirement but feel you have a special academic or financial circumstance, you may still apply. However, you must thoroughly explain your special circumstance in detail for your application to be considered.
Required Application Materials:
  1. College Mentorship Program Application
    • PART I: Student-Athlete Information 
    • PART II: Guardian Information
  2. A copy of your latest transcript and any available official test scores (PSAT, SAT, ACT).
  3. Student-Athlete Benefits & Terms Form
  4. Student Signature

  5. Guardian Expectations Form  
  6. Guardian Signature

We encourage you to add as much information as possible to help us understand why you would benefit from our mentorship program. All the materials you provide in your application will be reviewed closely and remain confidential. 

Part I: Student-Athlete Information

Section 1: Personal Information

Soccer Team
Section 2: Academic Information
Section 3: Recommendation
Please list the information for one person who can speak to your suitability for the YSF Mentorship Program. Your recommender will receive a questionnaire from Yours in Soccer Foundation via email. It is your responsibility to notify this person and encourage her/him to respond within two weeks of receipt.
Section 4: Personal Statement
Describe your soccer and academic goals. Tell us why you would like to join the YSF Mentorship Program and how you plan to make the most of this opportunity. Please type your response in the space provided below or attach a separate document, not to exceed one page single-spaced.
Write "Filed Attached" if you choose to attach a file below.

Part II: Guardian Information

Section 1: Personal Information
Guardian 1
Parent or legal guardian
You may leave this blank if address is the same as the student's.
Guardian 2
You may leave this blank if address is the same as the student's.
Section 2: Financial Information
How many people live in your household?
Note: All financial information will remain confidential and will be viewed only by Yours in Soccer Foundation. YSF may request copies of documentations, such as income tax returns, W-2 statements and 1099 forms to verify the data you have submitted.

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Student-Athlete Benefits and Terms

At YSF, we are deeply committed to your success in the collegiate soccer recruitment process. Our primary goal is to provide tools and resources to empower you to successfully navigate this hectic process. If selected to participate in the YSF mentorship program, you will be eligible for the following benefits:
  • One-on-one and group guidance concerning college planning for athletic recruitment. 

  • Guidance and support with making connections with college coaches. 

  • SAT or ACT preparation course with Princeton Review. 

  • Opportunities to develop self-monitoring skills related to personal athletic progress.

  • Select students may have the opportunity to participate in an Academic All-Star team competing at Surf Cup. 

  • Select students who comply with all program requirements are eligible to apply for a YSF ID Camp Grant to partially cover necessary expenses for a well-chosen ID camp. 

  • Intensive individualized support in the college and financial aid application process.


All of these benefits are available to you and your family at no cost. However, we have set forth the following MANDATORY terms to maintain your standing in the program to ensure you remain on track with the academic and athletic aspects of the college recruitment process.

Every student-athlete is expected to:

Be an active participant throughout the duration of your involvement in the program by: 
  • Participating in all events and activities organized by the YSF team.
    *Students must communicate with advisors well in advance if there are any conflicting schedules. 
  • Checking-in with YSF advisors at least once per month to provide updates and discuss progress on personal goals.
  • Responding to communication and requests from advisors in a timely manner 
Send your advisor:
  • Updated transcripts at the end of every semester. 
  • Official scores from your standardized exams (PSAT, SAT, ACT). 
Maintain a 3.2 or higher GPA throughout high school;

Be committed to scoring above average on the SAT/ACT by using Khan Academy and other test prep; 

Be on track to meet the NCAA eligibility requirements; 

Play and compete at a high level with a club soccer team or an academy; 

Have realistic goals and expectations as to the level of college soccer at which you can play and compete; 

Maintain a high level of character, citizenship and work ethic throughout participation in the Program; 

Be a "10" on a scale of 1-10, when measuring desire and commitment to play and compete at the college level.

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Student progress will be reviewed on an annual basis to determine continued participation. Not complying with program expectations will result in termination from the program. It is critical to maintain open communication with YSF advisors to ensure we can provide the best support possible.