SOCCER

IN THE USA

YOUR SOCCER SCHO­L­AR­SHIP IN THE USA

Soccer is on the rise in the USA! More and more talent is coming from the country where American football, basket­ball or base­ball domi­nates.

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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SOCCER

IN THE USA

HOW MANY SCHO­L­AR­S­HIPS ARE THERE?

Up to 600 univer­si­ties in America offer soccer scho­l­ar­s­hips to inter­na­tional soccer players to repre­sent the respec­tive univer­si­ties on the pitch. Next to finan­cial and athletic oppor­tu­nities they offer a inter­na­tio­nally reco­gnized academic degree.

 

 

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?

Many Euro­pean top clubs travel to the USA in order to prepare for the new season. The popu­la­rity of the sport of soccer is incre­a­sing and so is the profes­sio­na­liz­a­tion of soccer at colleges in the United States. Curr­ently, condi­tions in many univer­sity teams are similar to those in men’s pro teams.

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?

The season runs from early September to November. You have daily prac­tice and often two games a week. Depen­ding on how far you get in the play­offs, the season can go until the National Cham­pionship games conclude the season in december.

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.

Inter­ac­tive

Soccer Show­case

Why “inter­ac­tive”?

The presence of US college coaches is the icing on the cake during our show­case events. The trai­nings are the only chance for you and the coaches to have personal contact before signing the soccer scho­l­ar­ship.

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?

Next dates:

  • October 12th 2020, Sport­schule Wedau, Duis­burg
  • Mid December 2020, Wolfs­burg

 

SOCCER

Refe­rences

Almir Dzafer­ovic

Herren-Fuss­­ball | Tiffin Univer­sity

Die Zusam­men­ar­beit hat super geklappt! Mein Berater Uwe war speziell im Endspurt stets erreichbar und hat mir sehr geholfen. Vielen Dank dafür!

Halil Ibrahim Yilmaz

Herren-Fuss­­ball | Montana State Univer­sity Billings

Ich bin sehr glück­lich und zufrieden, den Schritt in die USA gewagt zu haben. Die ersten Wochen laufen soweit sehr gut, ich habe mich sehr gut einleben können. Ich wurde sehr herz­lich empfangen und bin froh, mich für die MSUB entschieden zu haben. Auf dem Platz herrscht ein sehr gutes Niveau und jeder Spieler aus Deutsch­land, Verbands­liga aufwärts, kann hier Fuß fassen! Scho­l­ar­book war eine große Unter­stüt­zung in büro­kra­ti­schen und bera­tenden Themen, wofür ich sehr dankbar bin! Ich würde es genau so wieder machen.

Lukas Englich

Herren-Fuss­­ball | St. Francis Univer­sity

Die Zeit hier könnte bis jetzt nicht besser sein. Mir gefällt es riesig hier, mit dem Team und dem Coaching Staff verstehe ich mich sehr gut. Die Jungs haben uns Neue alle sehr gut aufge­nommen. Zum Campus, auch wenn es ein vergleichs­weise kleiner Campus ist, gefällt mir dieser auch. Man kann alles zu Fuß errei­chen und hat keine sonder­lich langen Wege. Ich finde das Studium ist quan­ti­tativ sehr fordernd, aber quali­tativ mit ein wenig Fleiß defi­nitiv schaffbar. Auch wenn wir gerade keine Saison haben, versu­chen wir auf einem hohen Niveau zu trai­nieren, auch wenn es inner­halb des Teams den ein oder anderen Leis­tungs­un­ter­schied gibt. Ich denke aber trotzdem, dass unser Team wett­be­werbs­fähig sein wird und wir gute Chancen in der Liga haben werden. Mit der Sprache komme ich prin­zi­piell sehr gut zurecht, ab und zu gibt es gram­ma­ti­ka­li­sche Unsi­cher­heiten im Unter­richt, aber außer­halb gibt es gar keine Probleme. Die Menschen hier sind auch unglaub­lich offen und kontak­freudig, daher gibt es gar keine Probleme, neue Leute kennen­zu­lernen. Unsere Zusam­men­ar­beit ging ja über einen sehr langen Zeit­raum, aber ich bereue es auf keinen Fall. Ich bin so glück­lich, hier meinen Traum erfüllen zu können und daran habt Ihr einen riesigen Anteil, vielen Dank dafür!

Tim Kalten­berger

Herren-Fuss­­ball | Northwes­tern College

Bis jetzt gefällt mir meine Mann­schaft sehr gut! Leider konnte ich aufgrund einer Verlet­zung und Erkäl­tung noch nicht wirk­lich in der ersten Mann­schaft einbe­zogen werden, jedoch habe ich schnell Freunde gefunden und Menschen, die dieselben Ziele und Prio­ri­täten haben. Außerdem spielt unser Team auf einem hohen Niveau, bei dem es Spass macht zuzu­schauen. Meiner bishe­rigen Erfah­rung nach waren alle Menschen, auf die ich getroffen bin extrem nett, hilfs­be­reit und verständ­nis­voll, mir als inter­na­tio­naler Student zu helfen und beizu­stehen. Die Sprache macht mir persön­lich gar keine Probleme, und der Kultur­schock blieb auch nicht lange erhalten. Akade­misch muss ich sagen, dass ich mir das etwas schwie­riger vorge­stellt hab. In Deutsch­land ist man es gewohnt, Analysen zu schreiben und zu repro­du­zieren. In Amerika jedoch, liegt der Fokus darauf zu produ­zieren und die Schüler kreativ schreiben zu lassen, was mir extrem gefällt. Rück­bli­ckend hat mir die Zusam­men­ar­beit mit Scho­l­ar­book sehr gefallen. Mein Berater war immer da, wenn ich vor Fragen, Problemen oder Bedenken stand. Ohne Scho­l­ar­book wäre es mir niemals möglich gewesen, den Traum in Amerika zu studieren zu verwirk­li­chen. Die ganzen Kontakte, die Scho­l­ar­book zu all den Trai­nern und Colleges hat, vergrö­ßern einem die Chancen rekrui­tiert zu werden! Aus diesem Grund kann ich Scho­l­ar­book nur weiter­emp­fehlen und würde sogar sagen, dass es eine Standout-Agentur ist.

Requi­re­ments

for a soccer scho­l­ar­ship
There are almost 600 univer­si­ties in the USA offe­ring sports scho­l­ar­s­hips in soccer. Since Europe is known for its excel­lent teaching of the funda­men­tals in soccer, Euro­pean soccer players enjoying a remar­kable repu­ta­tion among American college coaches and there­fore have a very good chance of recei­ving a high soccer scho­l­ar­ship. The playing level in college varies! Some of the team’s could compete with Euro­pean 2nd or 3rd divi­sion pro clubs. Lower-level college teams would play a good role in lower-level amateur divi­sions, but still award high scho­l­ar­s­hips and offer a great envi­ron­ment to develop.

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.

Over­view

Men
 
DivisionScholarship
4th division and higher90 – 100%
5th division80 – 100%
6th division70 – 90%
7th division60 – 80%
8th division50 – 70%
Boys
 
DivisionScholarship
1st division90 – 100%
2nd division70 – 90%
3rd – 5th division60 – 70%
6th division50 – 70%

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