Women’s Soccer

in the USA

Your soccer scho­l­ar­ship in the USA

Welcome to the land of the current record World Cup winner! The USA has been one of the best nations for years and has produced some of the best players in history.

The reason for this:

The college sports system in the USA! Players like Kris­tine Lilly, Hope Solo or Abby Wambach laid the foun­da­tion for their record-brea­king careers at US colleges all over the United States. Whether you are a first divi­sion player or a player on the local level, a soccer scho­l­ar­ship in the USA can put you in great spot, both athle­ti­cally and acade­mi­cally.

Our female soccer players in the USA

AVERAGE ATTEN­DANCE OF THE 12 BEST COLLEGE TEAMS (760 IN THE WOMEN'S BUNDES­LIGA)

AT THE 2019 WORLD CUP IN FRANCE, A TOTAL OF 88 FORMER AND 11 CURRENT COLLEGE PLAYERS WERE PART OF THEIR RESPEC­TIVE NATIONAL TEAMS

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21 OF THE 23 PLAYERS OF THE WORLD CUP WINNING TEAM OF THE USA PLAYED AT THE COLLE­GIATE LEVEL

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HOW MANY SCHO­L­AR­S­HIPS ARE THERE?

While the promo­tion of women’s soccer in Europe is noti­ce­ably worse than in men’s soccer, female players at the colle­giate level in the USA even receive more scho­l­ar­s­hips than their male colleagues.

The scho­l­ar­s­hips cover tuition, rent, living expenses and some­times even an attrac­tive pocket money. Depen­ding on the team and divi­sion, up to 14 full scho­l­ar­s­hips can be awarded to the team.

In addi­tion to the high level of support through sports scho­l­ar­s­hips, many German players can also receive academic scho­l­ar­s­hips through good grades and test scores.

Univer­si­ties with soccer teams:

  • NCAA D1: 333
  • NCAA D2: 265
  • NAIA: 188
  • NJCCA: 181

Full scho­l­ar­s­hips per team

  • NCAA D1: 14
  • NCAA D2: 9.9
  • NAIA: 12
  • NJCCA: 18

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.

HOW IS PRAC­TICE AND SEASON STRUC­TURED IN THE USA?

The main season in women’s soccer takes place in the Fall semester between August and December and begins with the 2-3 week pre-season, in which you work inten­si­vely with your team on the pitch prepare yourself for the upco­ming season. The prepa­ratoy phase takes place before the actual colleges semester starts.

After­wards the regular season begins. During the season, soccer teams prac­tice almost ever­yday of the week and play 1 to 2 games per week. Due to this tight sche­dule, a little more rota­tion is possible and playing time is guaran­teed for almost every player. Prac­tice in the USA is very inten­sive, but extre­mely profes­sional.

The coaching staff often includes several assi­stants and athletic coaches, all of whom are dedi­cated to the team’s success. In order to meet the high demands, trained physio­the­ra­pists take care of the players’ well-being.

The reco­very faci­li­ties can keep up with those of men’s pro teams. The Play-Off System is the special attrac­tion of the college season. If your team has done well in the Regular Season, it conti­nues in tour­na­ment mode until the National Cham­pionship is played in December.

In the following spring semester, between January and May, the teams prepare inten­si­vely for the coming season; in addi­tion to daily work­outs, tour­na­ments and friendly matches are on the sche­dule.

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 14th 2020, Sport­schule Wedau, Duis­burg
  • Mid December 2020, Wolfs­burg

 

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REQUI­RE­MENTS FOR A SOCCER SCHO­L­AR­SHIP

In the USA there are about 1,300 colleges with women’s soccer teams. Through this variety of oppor­tu­nities we can help almost all ambi­tious female soccer players on their way to the USA.

To receive a full scho­l­ar­ship directly in your first year, you should have gained expe­ri­ence as a first-team player in one of the 3 highest women’s divi­sions or in the 1st junior divi­sion. However, all players in the district league and higher have a chance of recei­ving a partial scho­l­ar­ship of several thousand dollars.

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

Women’s
DivisionScholarship
2nd division and higher100%
3rd division80 – 100%
4th and 5th division70 – 100%
6th division60 – 90%
7th division50 – 70%
Girls
DivisionScholarship
1st division100%
2nd division70 – 100%
3rd division60 – 80%
4th division50 – 70%

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