Women’s Soccer

in the USA

Your soccer scho­l­ar­ship in the USA

Welcome to the land of the current record World Cup cham­pion! 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 deve­lo­p­ment of and oppor­tu­nities for women’s soccer in Europe are noti­ce­ably behind that of men’s soccer, that is not the case in the US. Female players at the colle­giate level in the USA receive even more scho­l­ar­s­hips than their male coun­ter­parts.

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

In addi­tion to the high level of support received through sports scho­l­ar­s­hips, many German players are also eligible for 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

HOW IS PRAC­TICE AND THE 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 a 2-3 week pre-season, in which you work inten­si­vely with your team on the pitch, prepa­ring yourself for the upco­ming season. The prepa­ra­tory phase takes place before the actual colleges semester starts.

After­wards the regular season begins. During the season, soccer teams prac­tice almost ever­yday during 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, giving the feel of a profes­sional envi­ron­ment.

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 are compa­rable to those of men’s pro teams. The Play-Off System is espe­cially attrac­tive at the end of the college season. If your team performs 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 upco­ming season; in addi­tion to daily work­outs, tour­na­ments and friendly matches are on the sche­dule.

DIFFE­RENCES IN COLLEGE SOCCER

  • In the second half, coaches are allowed to switch players as often as they want. Players may come back onto the pitch even after they have been substi­tuted out. This is advan­ta­geous in that A) the players can rest for a few minutes and B) all players can see time on the pitch.
  • If there is a tie after 90 minutes, there is an exten­sion (2 x 10 min), which is 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 can evaluate your talent from abroad. For this reason we can now invite not only 20-30 but up to 100 coaches. Also the discus­sions with the coaches 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:

  • March 25 – 28 in Basel (Switz­er­land)
    An alter­nate date in Germany is possible and depen­dent on the government’s further decisions.

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REQUI­RE­MENTS FOR A SOCCER SCHO­L­AR­SHIP

In the USA there are about 1,300 colleges with women’s soccer teams. 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 receive. 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 includes all other costs such as insurance, housing, food, medical care, books for your courses and much more.

Over­view

Women’s
Division Scholarship
2nd division and higher 100%
3rd division 80 – 100%
4th and 5th division 70 – 100%
6th division 60 – 90%
7th division 50 – 70%
Girls
Division Scholarship
1st division 100%
2nd division 70 – 100%
3rd division 60 – 80%
4th division 50 – 70%

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