Soccer Scholarships

Play college soccer for one of the 1,700 universities with a soccer team, get a college soccer scholarship for your talent and your university degree while you’re at it. With so many schools there is a level for everyone! To play soccer, study at college and get a scholarship in the United States is a fantastic opportunity after you have completed high school.

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Football (or soccer as it is called in the US) is the sport that is growing the 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. And not to mention, you will have a wonderful life changing experience as a student-athlete in the United States!

Fantastic college soccer scholarships

A scholarship is money awarded to students attending universities in the United States with the purpose of reducing the cost of the education and living costs. A scholarship varies from 1-100% of the school’s total costs and may cover tuition fees, apartment, food and text books. A 100% scholarship will cover all of these costs for a student.

There are different types of scholarships: sports scholarship (for soccer players there are soccer scholarships), academic scholarships and international scholarships. It is the coach of the school team that determines how much sports scholarship he/she can give a student. It is possible to get a combination of the different scholarships.

The biggest scholarships for soccer are worth as much as $60,000 a year. Remember, a bachelor’s degree in the United States takes four years to complete, multiplying a $60,000 soccer scholarship with four and you can get an education worth $240,000 covered through your soccer skills. Quite simply amazing!

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 great thing is that there are soccer scholarships for international students and for all levels in US college soccer – so there are really possibilities for everyone!

Women’s Soccer in college

Interest in women’s college soccer is big in the United States and there are actually more soccer scholarships allocated to women’s players than men’s players.

Therefore women’s College Soccer teams have a huge demand for talented international players and you will find colleges with women’s soccer all over the country. With more than 1,700 universities in the US with Women’s Soccer teams, more than 40,000 soccer players are competing in the College system. The most elite of these teams regularly play in front of crowds of 2,000+ and often produce professional soccer players and National team players. In the 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.

There is certainly a level for everyone! Every year we assist women’s players that just missed out on professional opportunities, as well as players at the local U18 level and everything in between. Women’s soccer scholarships are not just for international level players and you do not need to have professional soccer ambitions to get the most out of this amazing experience. However, if you do have a professional career in mind, a College Soccer Scholarship will put you on the best possible platform to get noticed and help you develop.

Men’s Soccer in college

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. There are approximately 1,400 colleges with a Men’s Soccer team, and there are close to 40,000 college soccer players, so there is a level for everyone!  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)

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.

Study, play and get a college soccer scholarship

We help both boys and girls, with very different backgrounds in football. All are capable of playing college soccer and get a sports scholarship, the important part is finding suitable colleges with soccer scholarships – and choosing the school with a soccer team that fits the level he or she resides.

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!

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 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.

Can I get a soccer scholarship?

To find out if you can qualify for a soccer scholarship at an American university, take a few minutes and complete the  and we’ll evaluate your chances for free – no obligations!

 

What our student-athletes say

Severin Sørlie

Syracuse University, New York
I was not ready to give up on my soccer dream after high school, and at the same time I wanted to begin my higher education studies. Therefore, college was a great opportunity for getting my education paid for through scholarships, and to play soccer at a high level.

Sivert Dæhlie

Duke University, North Carolina
To study in the USA is a great experience, and the opportunity of being able to compete and develop in your sport while studying is unique. With CSUSA I felt comfortable and well-informed all the way through which made the process so much easier!

Hjalmar Ekdal

University of North Carolina Wilmington
CSUSA's step by step guides and knowledge were great to work with!

Vebjørn Olstad

Limestone College, South Carolina
CSUSA created a sense of safety for you as the coaches made contact, really wanted YOU as a part of their team. Instead of chasing schools, you are being “headhunted.” CSUSA gives you a unique opportunity of finding the schools that satisfies your wishes, needs, and your dreams.

Kristin Haugstad

La Salle University, Pennsylvania
College is "the full package"! The opportunity of playing at a high, almost professional, level, get a good education at an American university, and at the same experience a whole new place and a different culture, were definitely of the reasons for why I went.

Sara Sætre Toliver

Indiana University–Purdue University
The best thing with being a student-athlete, is that I get the opportunity of travelling all over the United States, and I get to play at incredibly nice golf courses.

Jens Madsen Hordvik

Barton College, North Carolina
I have become more mature and independent, by studying in the US, and every time I am home in Norway, I get to hear how jealous people are, and how they wished they had done the same.

Marius Krathe

Stony Brook University, New York
It was amazing to play a game broadcasted live on ESPN away to University of Connecticut. It was over 4,000 people in attendance that created a great atmosphere around the game. I played the whole game, and this is one of the biggest things I have experienced as a soccer player.

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Do you qualify for a College Soccer Scholarship in the USA? Complete the Free Assessment form and we will evaluate your chances!


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