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.

Subscribe to The Recruiting Code Newsletter . There are no sales pitches in the emails. You will instantly know when there is a new post on the website and you will receive exclusive content. Your first email will include my summary of The Rules and Regulation You Should Know.

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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