Website Manager

Tonka United Soccer Association

News Detail


Oct, 2017

College Advisory Meeting 10/26 with Dave Golan

We are extremely excited to kick off our College Advisory Program (CAP). On October 26th, we will be hosting the first of several seminars that we will be hosting throughout the next soccer calendar year.  The program is led by Dave Golan and is one of the benefits of our collaboration with Fusion Soccer Club.

What:  Overview of information regarding the landscape of collegiate soccer, what to expect during the process, recruiting myths, what is the parent role, player role, recruiting timeline, the differences between each division/level of play, and NCAA rules & regulations

 When: October 26th, 2017

  • 6:15-7:15PM – U13-U15 Age Groups
  • 7:15-8:15PM – U16-U18 Age Groups

Where: Minnetonka High School – Forum Room

Who: For all parents who are interested in learning more about the collegiate soccer process are encouraged to attend.

(There will be a player’s only seminar at a later date in Dec./Jan.)

 More about the College Advisory Program (CAP)

The College Advisory Program (CAP) for all players that are interested in pursuing collegiate soccer. We understand that finding the right college for a player can be an overwhelming process. Through providing a multi-pronged approach, the CAP will help inspire, educate, and support players in achieving their goal of becoming a collegiate student-athlete. It is our objective to help each player reach their highest potential, whether that is DI, DII, DIII, NAIA, or Junior College. We also believe that college is a significant next step in ou r young people’s lives and our ultimate goal is to help our players find the best fit – a place that aligns with their academic interests and an experience that prepares them for the disciplines and demands of life after soccer. 

More about Dave Golan, CAP Lead Consultant 

Dave Golan is currently the Program Manager for the Sanneh Foundation’s College Prep Program. In addition to his work with The Sanneh Foundation, Golan is a developmental scout for US Soccer and evaluates players for the US 14–20 Youth Men’s National Teams. His wife, Stefanie, is the head coach at the University of Minnesota. Dave is an alumni of the University of South Carolina where he played D1 collegiate soccer. During his time there, the Gamecocks were ranked nationally in the Top 25 and participated in the College Cup his senior year, losing in the national semi -finals. As a coach, Golan was a D1 men’s assistant and head coach at the University of South Carolina, Appalachian State and the University of Evansville. On the women’s side, he is a former D1 assistant at the United States Military Academy at West Point. Dave holds a USSF ‘A’ License and NSCAA Advanced National Diploma.

In addition to leading seminars for our parents, players, coaches and managers, Dave is available to work with our players and their families on an individual basis. He works directly with the student-athlete, counseling him or her throughout the process on how to research schools, communicate with coaches, get seen and what to look for in making a final decision.

Privacy Statement  |  Terms of Use |  TSHQ License Agreement  |  Copyright © 2018 Tonka United Soccer Association Login
Blue Sombrero & Dick's Sporting Goods