YOUR SOCCER SCHOLARSHIP IN THE USA
The level of play is rising and so is the chance for German talents to get to the next level in the USA.
There are many different reasons why soccer players apply for a scholarship in the USA. With over 1,000 universities in the USA, the possibilities are endless. No matter what is your intention, Scholarbook, the number 1 for soccer scholarships, will help you find your dream university.
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HOW MANY SCHOLARSHIPS ARE THERE?
Universities with soccer teams:
- NCAA D1: 205
- NCAA D2: 214
- NAIA: 188
- NJCCA: 217
Full scholarships per team
- NCAA D1: 9.9
- NCAA D2: 9
- NAIA: 12
- NJCCA: 18
HOW IS PRACTICE STRUCTURED IN THE USA?
The coaches are employed full-time and therefore are dedicate their entire work day to the team’s success and the needs of their players. In the Regular Season, practice takes place daily; in the Pre-Season, and especially during the preparatory phase, the team trains twice a day.
To ensure that your body is prepared for this intensity in the best possible way, trained physiotherapists take care of the team. In addition, numerous training grounds, weight rooms and fitness trainers ensure that you get in the best shape possible.
Since soccer has become a very important sport, the colleges open their doors even before the actual semester begins. As a recognized college athlete, you can use all the advantages such as campus apartments, cafeteria or training rooms even outside the lecture period.
WHAT IS A COLLEGE SEASON LIKE?
Spring consists of the off-season, in which you mainly participate in tournaments or friendly matches against higher class teams, such as teams from the MLS, the highest professional soccer league in the United States. In the future, however, this could change, so that the universities will play a full season in Fall and spring.
An internationally assembled team, hotel accommodation on outbound trips and even travelling by plane confirm that conditions in college soccer are similiar to the the conditions of european pro clubs and a great opportunity to prepare for the life as a pro soccer player after graduating from college.
DIFFERENCES IN COLLEGE SOCCER
- In the second half, coaches are allowed to swith players as often as they want. Players may get back on the pitch even after they have been substituted. This has the advantage that A) the players can rest for a few minutes and B) all players can see enough minutes on the pitch.
- If there is a tie after 90 minutes, there is an extension (2 x 10 min), which can be decided by a golden goal.
- There is no extra time. In college football, like in American sports, the clock counts down to zero.
At the moment it is unfortunately not possible for the coaches to travel to Germany. In order to not only collect video material during our events, but also to enable contact to the coaches, we have completely digitalized the showcase for the coaches.
We provide the coaches in the USA with a live stream of the training. This way the coaches have much less effort to evaluate your talent. For this reason we can now invite not only 20-30 but up to 100 coaches. Also the discussions with the coaches after the soccer part of the day will be kept and will be done via video-call.
So you can also receive concrete offers from the USA during our interactive training!
What can you expect?
- October 12th 2020, Sportschule Wedau, Duisburg
- Mid December 2020, Wolfsburg
Herren-Fussball | Coastal Bend College
My first impressions here were very good. I was welcomed very well by the coaches and the team became a team very quickly. The training is very tough and the coaches point out every little mistake in us to make better players. The campus is relatively small but technically very well equipped. I learned the English language very quickly, which means that I can follow the lectures very well. I found the cooperation with you very good. You were always ready to answer questions and helped me a lot to prepare for the USA.
Herren-Fussball | Lynn University
“After completing my bachelor’s degree in Germany, I wanted to combine my master’s degree with a stay abroad. When I heard about the possibility of a sports scholarship, of course I didn’t want to miss this opportunity. I was given the chance to combine my passion, in this case football, with the next step in my studies and also receive financial support. A few months later the dream became a reality and now I’ve arrived in the new world – it’s like in a movie. Scholarbook helped me to make this dream come true within a very short time – thank you!”
Herren-Fussball | Lynn University
“The main reason why I wanted to continue my studies in the USA was because I had heard so many good things about it and the combination of studying and competitive sports at German universities was more than in need of improvement. When my decision was made, it was only a matter of making the right choice in which environment I could feel comfortable. Scholarbook put me on the right track and actively supported me in finding the right university. I can only recommend everyone to dare to take this step to escape the dreary everyday German university life!”
Herren-Fussball | Catawba College
“I’m feeling really good! So far I like it very much. The season starts on Thursday and it looks like I’ll be playing too. I get along quite well with the lectures. I think my coaches are very good. I think that he offers very good training, works very well tactically and also talks to the players and everyone knows what to do and what his standing is like and what needs to be done better.
I can definitely recommend the university! The locations are pretty good. The pitches are excellent, especially for soccer.”
Nico Noll, one of our Scholarbook players, came from a lower level amateur league in Germany and described himself as “the smallest number” in his team. Nevertheless, he became a starting player at Carson Newman University on a sports scholarship and was able to help his team reach the final of the NCAA Division 2 National Championship.
The following overview explains in more detail what kind of scholarship you could get awarded. The percentages refer to the costs you would receive from your scholarship.
100% e.g. means that the university covers all costs. This is not only limited to the tuition fees, but also to all other costs such as insurance, housing, food, medical care, books for your courses and much more.
|4th division and higher||90 – 100%|
|5th division||80 – 100%|
|6th division||70 – 90%|
|7th division||60 – 80%|
|8th division||50 – 70%|
|1st division||90 – 100%|
|2nd division||70 – 90%|
|3rd – 5th division||60 – 70%|
|6th division||50 – 70%|