Announcing SCOUTINGZONE as the Official Recruiting Partner of the Strikers

Announcing SCOUTINGZONE as the Official Recruiting Partner of the Strikers

Welcome to SCOUTINGZONE – our official recruiting partner! SCOUTINGZONE is a natural fit for our recruiting needs as a club. They are the most widely utilized scouting/recruiting platform by college soccer coaches across the country, with over 2500+ scouts using SZ to recruit. With this partnership, we are excited to bring you the most simplified and direct form of recruiting guidance and visibility to college coaches.

SCOUTINGZONE will be used for Richmond Strikers travel soccer teams. SCOUTINGZONE will only be for girls teams U14 & older and boys teams U15 & older. 

Director of Coaching for the U13-U19 age groups, Jeff Gettler, had to say about the new service. "After an extensive search we have agreed to work with ScoutingZone to help our players and their families navigate the process of college recruitment and choosing the best fit for playing at the next level. I am very excited to announce our partnership with ScoutingZone and I feel they are expertly positioned to guide and assist our players and their families looking to play soccer in college."  



Below are a list of FAQs we receive from players & parents when kicking off a club partnership.

Q) Who utilizes SCOUTINGZONE?

A) Players, manager and college coaches all utilize SCOUTINGZONE in different capacities. However, an important note is that more than 2,500 college coaches utilize SZ, making SZ the #1 college soccer recruiting tool. We partner not only with clubs but elite showcases and tournaments as well as organizations such as US Soccer Development Academy and US Club Soccer (NPL/ECNL Regional & Finals). Here’s a list of our SZ partnered events.

College coaches are provided instant access to all the players' profiles linked to rosters and event schedules. SZ is the only recruiting tool that connects players and college scouts in a live setting at the fields. Additionally, college coaches are provided a list of players in a specific event that chose their school in TOP 10 most interested schools; thus, another great way to connect players and scouts on the fields at tournaments. Players are provided robust player profiles that they are able to share with college coaches when they email to gain interest, enabling college coaches to evaluate and track players.

Scholarships are not earned through coaches do not recruit from a database of players. SZ bridges that gap and actually connects players and scouts in a live setting. Scholarships are earned when a scout watches a player in action on the fields. SZ evolved into club partnerships as a way to continue to provide elite players with the most important tools needed to be recruited. A win for all parties!

Q) Can players create complete profiles in SCOUTINGZONE?

A) Absolutely. They can include their Picture, Personal Contact Information, Team & Club Name, Manager and Coach Contact Information, GPA, SAT, ACT, Interested College Major, Highlight Video, Top 10 schools of interest (programs are notified when chosen in a Top 10), High School and Club Accolades, and more. 


Q) Is there a timeframe that I need to be aware of to get my SZ Roster and SZ Player Profiles created?
A) There is not a hard date, however we find the teams and players that set up their profiles in the first 30 days of launching our partnerships tend to have higher success rates with connecting with college coaches. The more effort and accountability in setting up profiles directly correlates with teams/players reaching out to coaches and more recruiting opportunities.
Additionally, the quicker you get your profiles/roster updated, the more prepared/visible you will be for your next tournament where scouts will be utilizing SZ to recruit.