James Roland

High School Lowndes County High School
GRADUATION YEAR 2017
GRADE POINT AVG. (GPA) : 4.0 (out of a possible 4.0)
NCAA Eligibility Number : 1410905946

Sport : Soccer
RECRUITED BY : Kevin Wright
Height : 6'2"
Weight : 165 lbs
POSITION GK
STATE AND LOCAL TOURNAMENTS Champions, Capitol of Dreams Champions Cup, Montgomery, Alabama, October 3-5, 2014
NATIONAL TOURNAMENTS Soccer Camps Attended: Mike Bristol Goalkeeper Academy, Florida State University, July 27-30, 2014 Warner Soccer College Preparatory Camp, Tallahassee, Florida, July 24-27, 2014 IMG Academy – Goalkeeper Camp, Bradenton, Florida, June 22-28, 201
GOALS PER YEAR 1
SAVES PER YEAR (GOAL KEEPER ONLY) not recorded
FOOT Right
TRAVELLING TEAM Florida '99 ODP Team; Florida ODP pool ; ASG Select

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Soccer Scouting Report

 

General Information

Player’s Name  James Roland             Graduation Date      2017      

 

Height   6’1       Weight   165     Position    Goal Keeper      Leading  Foot  Right

 

School   Lowndes High School, Valdosta Georgia       GPA   4.0     Club Team  South Georgia United

 

Contact Information  Athletes for College

Report Prepared by: David Farina

 

Details

James is a very talented player with an extensive and impressive soccer background. He has trained with top coaches and plays at a very high level in a very competitive region of the country. He trains at goal keeper specific centers and with fitness coaches in order to enhance his level of play

Strengths

James is very confident with the ball, his foot skills are excellent and he is predominately right footed. He has great vision and good movement during an attacking play and seems to coordinate his defense effectively. His distribution skills for both the short and long pass are very good along with his eye/hand coordination.

Weakness

Being in a physical position he will continue to benefit from upper body strength training. As he matures his goal kicks will gain greater distance along with clearance of the ball under pressure.

 

Observations

Ball Control:    Excellent ball control in both passing and receiving.

 

Windmill Pass:   He is very confident with the ball and distributes it far, accurate and with good pace.

 

Punts: His keeper training has enabled him to display good technique and power when delivering a long or side volley punt.

 

Defending:  James has good communication and is in constant contact with his defense.

 

Distribution: His overall distribution shows good decision making and technique.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Soccer Scouting Report

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Player’s Name    James Roland

 

Ability Ratings

(7* = excellent  1*= poor)

 

Short Pass    4                                                        Long Pass         4

Right Foot    4.5                                                     Left Foot         4

Vision                   4.5                                                     Awareness       5

Movement off the ball          4.5                                            Pace                 4

Sharpness              4                                              Mobility           4.5

Body Strength                  4                                                 Work Rate        5

Effort to win the ball        4.5                                              Aggressiveness    5

Decision Making              5                                     Energetic          4

Leadership                      4                                     Communication   4

Competitive                     5                                     Team Attitude      5

Attitude                           5                                     Long Throw          4.5

Short Throw                    5                                     Side Volley Punt   4

 

Summary Assessment

James would make a great addition to any college level program. His ability in the net along with his extensive playing and training experience will make him a sought after keeper. He shows excellent ball control, composure, vision and a keen ability to read the game. He has superior soccer specific training and has competed at some of the highest levels for his age group. James comes to Athletes for College with very high recommendations and his athletic ability as a goal keeper confirms those evaluations.

 

David Farina

Athletes for College Soccer Evaluations

USSF licensed

 

 

 

Soccer Camps Attended:

                        Mike Bristol Goalkeeper Academy, Florida State University, July 27-30, 2014

                        Warner Soccer College Preparatory Camp, Tallahassee, Florida, July 24-27, 2014

                        IMG Academy – Goalkeeper Camp, Bradenton, Florida, June 22-28, 2014

                        Just4Keepers ID Camp, Palm Coast, Florida, January 2-5, 2014

Playing History - High School:

                        Lowndes High School JV team (Valdosta, GA), starting goalkeeper, freshman,                                          spring 2014

                        Lowndes High School Varsity team (Valdosta, GA, backup goalkeeper, freshman,

                                    spring 2014

Playing History – Competitive Club:

                        ASG Select U15 team (Warner Soccer – Tallahassee, FL), goalkeeper, fall 2014

                        SGU Select U14 team (South Georgia United – Valdosta, GA), alternating                                                goalkeeper, spring 2014

                        SGU Select U14 team (South Georgia United – Valdosta, GA), starting defender,

                                    fall 2013

                        SGU Select U13 team (South Georgia United – Valdosta, GA), starting defender,

                                    spring 2013

                        SGU Select U13 team (South Georgia United – Valdosta, GA), starting defender,

                                    fall 2012

Objective:       To play high-level soccer in college as goalkeeper

Skills and Training:  Exposed to and trained in all positions of competitive play in select club environment since fifth grade; began specializing in goalkeeper position fall 2013.  As field player concentrated in defensive positions and relieved in midfield in 4-3-3 formation.  Due to years in field, as goalkeeper have both hand and foot skills.  Ability to handle crosses, distribute ball, dive are enhanced by combination of strength, agility, and size.

Personal and Playing Characteristics:  Mentally tough and aggressive, able to withstand pressure and remain positive; fearless in the face of oncoming strikers and balls.  Tactical decisions rapidly made via anticipation, positioning, and reading of game; communicate to teammates in loud game voice.

Physical / Strength / Agility / Conditioning Statistics as of May 19, 2014:

Height:

6’1’’

Hangclean:

145 lbs

Arrowhead agility: (right)  9.05 seconds

300 Yard shuttle

(25 yard intervals):

75 seconds

Weight:

155 lbs

Front squat:

175 lbs

Arrowhead agility: (left)  9.10 seconds

% Bodyfat:

8.7%

Bench press:

150 lbs

Pro agility:

(right) 5.45 seconds

 

BEEP Test:

Level 7-4

Vertical jump:

25.3 inches

20 meter sprint:

3.52 seconds

Pro agility:

(left) 5.05 seconds

 

 

James will be attending Under Armour College ID camp (http://www.uscollegesocceridcamps.com/college-id-staff/southeast-elite-id-camp-s-men-s-colleges/).

Southeast Elite ID Camp

The University of South FL/Tampa

July 20-July 23, 2014​

James is very interested in the University of South Florida.  I should also be getting an evaluation soon by the renowned keeper Peter Mellor from James' participation in the IMG Goalkeeper camp (June 22-28, 2014).

Current / Recent Coaches:

                        Jordan Breit, Lowndes High School Varsity coach, 229-245-2260 (2014 - present)

                        Mark Sobczak, ASG U15 Select Head Coach & Director of Speed, Agility, and                                        Fitness - Warner Soccer, 850-386-3866 (2014 - present)

                        Michael Doscher, Head Coach Speed, Strength, & Agility, Valdosta State                                                             University, 229-219-3219 (2012 – present)

                        Sean Wilson, Coach Just4Keepers, St. Augustine, Florida, 904-825-2337 (2014)

                        Thomas Lott, South Georgia United, 229-560-7842 (2011 – 2014)

 

 

Evaluations:

            Mike Bristol Goalkeeper Academy, Florida State University, July 27-30, 2014

            Scale:   1 = Poor          2 = Below Average     3 = Average    4 = Good         5 = Excellent

                        Footwork: 3    Basic Handling: 4       Diving: 4         Crosses: 4        Distribution: 5

                        Positional Play: 4        Support & Communication: 3             Concentration: 5

                        1 v 1, Spreading & Blocking: 4          Enthusiasm for Practice: 5

                        Competitive Spirit: 5               Enthusiasm for Match Play: 4            

                        Overall Understanding: 4

                        Additional Comments: Control body with footwork.  Brought enthusiasm to                                 trainings.  Continue to keep working hard and focus on specific technique.

 

 

 

Current / Recent Coaches:

                        Jordan Breit, Lowndes High School Varsity coach, 229-245-2260 (2014 - present)

                        Mark Sobczak, ASG U15 Select Head Coach & Director of Speed, Agility, and                                        Fitness - Warner Soccer, 850-386-3866 (2014 - present)

                        Michael Doscher, Head Coach Speed, Strength, & Agility, Valdosta State                                                             University, 229-219-3219 (2012 – present)

                        Sean Wilson, Coach Just4Keepers, St. Augustine, Florida, 904-825-2337 (2014)

                        Thomas Lott, South Georgia United, 229-560-7842 (2011 – 2014)

 

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