The NCAA produces a very useful guide entitled The College Bound Student Athlete, that provides a great information for players planning to play soccer at the collegiate level. If you or your child is considering starting the recruiting process, you should read this manual first.
All prospective college athletes need to register with the NCAA Eligibility Center. The main pages for the NCAA Eligibility Center can be found at this link to the site: NCAA Eligibility Center.
You will also want to become familiar with the rules and regulations surrounding recruiting. Here is the link to the NCAA Student-Athlete Recruiting Page: NCAA Student-Athlete Web site
The NCAA provides many online brochures on a variety of topics that you might find of interest.
If you need to call the NCAA Eligibility Center, here are the phone numbers:
Customer Service: 1-877-262-1492 (toll free in the US)
24-hour Voice Response: 1-877-861-3003 (toll free in the US)