To play sports, study at college and get a scholarship in the United States is a glorious opportunity after you have completed high school.
Football (or soccer as it is called in the US) is the sport that is growing most in the United States. It’s a very exciting time to be part of the development over there!
Playing college soccer in the US is a great way of continuing to develop as a player, but at the same time getting a university degree. It has become more and more popular for talented players to go to the US to continue their development as footballers. There are no other places in the world you can combine university studies with soccer and getting a football scholarship (known in the US as a soccer scholarship) at the same time. A soccer scholarship from the United States can cover the cost of tuition fees, apartment and food and text books.
And not to mention, you will have a wonderful life changing experience as a student-athlete in the United States!
Interest in college soccer is big in the United States. There are more than 1,500 women’s soccer university teams and 1,400 men’s soccer university teams in the US with more than 75,000 players combined. The great thing is that there are scholarships at all levels in US college soccer - so there really is a level for everyone!
The best Women’s Soccer teams in college have a spectator average of more than 2,000.The best men’s teams in college has an average of just under 5,000 spectators. It is safe to say that nowhere else in the world can combine education with soccer in the same way that the US does.
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While playing football in the USA on your soccer scholarship you are also a student at school. Everyday consists of a combination of training/matches and university level education. After graduating, you are left with a valuable US bachelor’s degree and an amazing variety of experiences!
Whether you have professional aspirations or simply want to experience a higher level of sport to see how far you can go, we can help you.
We help both boys and girls, with very different backgrounds in football. The very best players we help have played for youth national teams and professional clubs in the youth centres of excellence, academies, reserves, development sides and first teams. We also assist players of county and league association football with considerable ability. We help each footballer with finding scholarships and school with a football team that fits with the level he or she resides.
For the most ambitious it is definitely possible to take a step forward from college soccer if you’re good enough. In the MLS, NASL and USL PRO (top three divisions in the US) NWSL pro league (Women) in the United States you will find many examples of former college players that are drafted in the annual soccer drafts.
It is becoming more and more popular for players from the US college system to come back to Europe and play professionally. Well known names like Mia Hamm, Lucy Bronze, Hope Solo, Karen Bardsley, Jodie Taylor, Demi Stokes, Leah Galton, Rachel Daley, and Abby Wambach. On the other side for men the likes of Clint Dempsey, Carlos Bocanegra, Stuart Holden, Brad Guzan, Brad Friedel, Santiago Solari, David Weir and Shaka Hislop have all played college soccer. There are countless examples of players that have had great success in the professional leagues and the national team after they came back from the United States.
The demand for talented international soccer players, both women and men, is big in US college soccer. American coaches like to recruit international players because of their understanding of the game and international experience. Finding the right blend of players for the squad is critical for success in college soccer. You will find a lot of international college soccer players from all over the world.
The lifestyle of a college soccer player is fantastic, but requires structure and motivation to both play and study. You train daily in excellent facilities, with fitness trainers, physical therapists and nutritionists, travel to matches staying in hotels and competing against other talented players all across the country. In addition you attend classes and study, just like the regular students on campus.
Some of the biggest football scholarships in the US are worth as much as $60,000 a year. When a bachelor’s degree in the United States takes four years to complete, you can get an education worth $240,000 covered through your soccer ability.
Do keep in mind, college soccer is not only for players that have professional ambitions. We also assist players whose main goal is to get a degree, a soccer scholarship and to experience playing abroad for a university team.
To find out if you can qualify for a soccer scholarship at an American university, take a few minutes and complete the Free Assessment and we’ll evaluate your chances for free - no obligations!
“My best memory from college soccer is definitely when we beat Akron in the last game of the pre-season. They are ranked the best best team in the country and we beat them 2-1 in front of 2300 fans in Tampa. I played the whole game and this is one of the biggest moments of my soccer career. It was also a lot of fun to play live on ESPN against Connecticut. More than 4000 fans created an excellent atmosphere in the stadium.”
- Marius Krathe