I am Bryan. Most players over the years have called me Bryan, a few called me Coach. Even fewer have called me by my last name, Drotar, because it belongs in a sci-fi movie, not on a soccer field.

I have been blessed to coach for a living. I have had the privilege of coaching young athletes at a variety of skill levels and every age from four years old to collegiate players.



I am a coach. It is what I have been doing for 20 years. When I was a kid, teammates dreamed about hitting the game winning home run or scoring the game winning goal in the World Cup (yes, I played baseball and soccer). While they were dreaming of their winning moment in the future, I was more concerned with who I would put in each position to win our next game if I was the coach.


Over the years I have noticed students and parents mired in confusion with unrealistic expectations, and making decisions with limited information. I have a heart of a coach and want every athlete to make a decision they will not regret. The Recruiting Code Website and book are opening up the mysteries of the college recruiting process for high school student athletes and their parents.

I want the process to be transparent, and to make the unknown, known. I hope that my experiences, both the good and the bad, can help you achieve your goals.

If your desire is to get a great college education and be able to continue playing the sport you love, come explore and find the information you need to have a successful recruiting process.

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For those of you with an hour to spare, I was interviewed by Jason Arneson about my journey and about why I started  The Recruiting Code. It is a video interview.

ArnesonGuides Interview

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4 thoughts on “About

  • April 9, 2015 at 7:50 pm

    Great site! Glad to see you here, Coach! My daughter enjoyed meeting you last fall. I’m happy we’ve “found” you again.

    • April 9, 2015 at 8:39 pm

      Thank you. My best to you and your daughter. i hope this is helpful for you. Let me know if I can do anything else for you.

  • April 11, 2015 at 7:15 am


    Had to leave a comment to say thank you for the valuable information on this site. My daughter is a rising 9th grade soccer player, and we are beginning to learn the landscape of recruiting as she wants to play in college. I found your blog via a Twitter post, and will be sure to pass the word/recommend this to other parents/kids. My daughter has a long way to go, but thanks to you for being a great resource as we get started.


    • April 11, 2015 at 9:26 pm

      Thank you Dereyck. I appreciate the kinds words. And thank you for sharing. The more athletes and families we can help out the better for everybody.


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