Women's Football Scholarships: An introduction into the sports scholarship
Thinking about a Football (Soccer) Scholarship? Some successful professional footballers have come through soccer scholarships from American Universities, including; Hope Solo (University of Washington), Abby Wambach (University of Florida) and Alex Morgan (University of California, Berkeley) to name a few. College soccer in the USA has a rich and diverse history, dating back to the late 1800s. Teams who participate in the college soccer leagues play a variety of conference and nonconference matches during the fall season, with the season culminating in the ﬁnal tournament of the season, the College Cup. The St. Louis Billikens are said to have been the most successful male team, being the victors in 10 College Cup tournaments, while the North Carolina Tar Heels are the most successful female team, racking up 21 College Cup wins! The Hermann Trophy is awarded to the ‘player of the year’ for both men and women teams. Following collegiate careers, top male players often are drafted into the Major League Soccer or other professional leagues world wide. whereas, the top female players are often drafted into the National Women’s Soccer League as well as other international leagues such as: Division 1 Féminine in France, Damallsvenskan in Sweden, Frauen Bundesliga in Germany, W-League in Australia and Nadeshiko League in Japan.
Women's Football Scholarships: When should I apply?
At present we’re currently searching for talented footballers aged 15 to 22. The best possible time for you to go is once you have ﬁnished school up until a few years later. We’re ﬁnding coaches are taking on athletes at a younger age as this will give them a chance to work with the athlete for a longer period of time. In regards to the amount of time you can be out there for, it really depends on you. Athletes can be in on a football scholarship for anywhere for one to four years. If you’re seriously considering turning professional after college or university, it’s highly recommended to go to the United States as early as possible to start training and studying.
Women's Football Scholarships: How good do I need to be?
We’ve been helping potential soccer stars of the future gain places in football scholarships at American Universities for many years now. Our consultants will help you to understand how to apply, what tests you need to complete (academic and physical). In order to get the most opportunities and receive the best scholarship offers, it’s important to keep practicing at football and to do as well as you possible can in your exams. Coaches then look at the athlete and their potential within their university or college. With the training methods used by coaches, even moderately good athlete’s performances can be boosted. With the help of FirstPoint USA, recruitment coaches will look at the athlete’s videos, performances and will consult us regarding your ability. A soccer scholarship can cover many, sometimes all, of the costs associated with earning a university degree. In return, the student-athlete will represent the university in their respective sport and maintain a good level of academic performance.
Women's Football Scholarships: Training Schedule
If you are successful in receiving your soccer scholarship, you will be expected to practice with your team for up to 3-5 hours daily, ﬁve days a week. Training includes drills, strength and conditioning exercises. For an international scholarship holder, training has said to be tough at times because of the physicality of the training and intensity of the conditioning, but don’t fear, we are sure you will acclimatise with no problems.
Women's Football Scholarships: Apply Now
To ﬁnd out more about the football scholarship process, ﬁll out our form and a FirstPoint USA consultant will be in touch to answer any questions you may have. Alternatively, you can register for one of our UK Football Trials. FirstPoint USA helps thousands of students through this application process every year and we can also assist potential students and athletes will all aspects of studying in the USA, including preparing for campus life and budgeting for the cost of living. We will also help you to choose which University is best suited to your academic qualiﬁcations and your level of sporting ability.
To learn more about your chances of becoming a student-athlete, click the button below to complete our brief registration form and one of our Sports Consultants will be in touch shortly.