Why Apply For A Soccer Scholarship To The USA?

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American College Soccer is regarded as a major sport, with approximately 20,000 players competing within the NCAA, NAIA & NJCAA associations. The best thing about getting a soccer scholarship to the USA, is that you can play your sport to an incredibly high level whilst simultaneously earning a University or college education! There are so many opportunities that can open up for talented young soccer players in the USA and many have found this route to be a great stepping stone to becoming a professional athlete or Sports coach! A Soccer scholarship to the USA is a unique means of financing your academic and athletic future, and a great opportunity to live, study and play your sport in the USA. World class training facilities and coaching are on offer to help you to reach the top of your game and you will have the opportunity to compete against other elite athletes. [caption id="attachment_2111" align="aligncenter" width="584" caption="Lee R. Jackson Soccer Field, Akron, Ohio"][/caption] For an idea of what a day in the life is like as a soccer scholarship athlete at an D1American University, check out this fantastic video! There are over 1200+ Men's college soccer programs at Universities across the United States and FirstPoint USA will help to place an average of 400 talented young soccer players to Universities every year! [caption id="attachment_2110" align="aligncenter" width="500" caption="Morrison Stadium in Omaha. Creighton University. Seats 6,000 and they regularly sellout."][/caption]

In Men's soccer at Division 1 level, there are a maximum of 14 scholarships per team. For Division 2, there are a potential 9.9 scholarships available, 12 for NAIA programs. An NJCAA program can have up to 18 scholarships available.

American soccer coaches will all be looking for different players from different postions to make up their teams. Generally, they will be looking for talented young athletes who have the ability or potential, are committed to the game, and have a good sporting background. Position specific skills are attractive and can give you an edge above the rest. [caption id="attachment_2112" align="aligncenter" width="750" caption="Aggie Soccer Stadium, College Station, Texas"][/caption] Equally, coaches are interested in recruiting scholarship candidates who have good academic standing. Coaches want players who can perform as well in the classroom as they can on the pitch...if you don't maintain your grades, you don't play!

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