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How do I get a college soccer scholarship?
There are plenty of opportunities to gain a college soccer scholarship, however, with the large number of players available it is expected that the players take the initiative and make the first contact.

How do I get a college soccer coach to see me?
It is difficult for a coach to make a trip out to see a particular player so having video footage is a must to convince a coach of your talent. Some schools also have a mandatory camp for athletes to attend.

How do I improve my chances of earning a college soccer scholarship?
Soccer coaches have to try and evaluate students from all over the world. If you have been able to make contact with a coach it may come down to how well you market yourself in both performance and personality.

Good grades will help in getting a scholarship. The more schools where you can qualify academically as well as athletically the higher the chance of a scholarship you have.

How do I get recruited for a college soccer scholarship?
Playing for a representative team is a great start in the process of getting recruited, however, it is not necessarily needed as much as hard work and dedication.

What are the academic requirements for a college soccer scholarship?

Every college has a different level of academics required.

What are the athletic requirements to receive a soccer scholarship?

Each coach and team will have a different level of athletic requirements based on their needs and opinions.

How many soccer scholarships are available and what schools offer them?
The number of soccer scholarships available varies by school and competition level. Depending on how important a scholarship is to you, finding the school with the most scholarship funding may be desirable.

Intercollegiate Divisions
NCAA-National Collegiate Athletic Association http://www.ncaa.org  
The NCAA endorses three divisions of collegiate soccer

Division I

9.9 full scholarships available for men (can be divided partially)

14.0 full scholarships available for women (can be divided partially)

Currently sponsor 204 male and 314 female soccer programs

Division II

9.0 full scholarships available for men (can be divided partially)

9.9 full scholarships available for women (can be divided partially)

Currently sponsor 172 male and 223 female soccer programs

Must enrol in Initial Eligibility Centre for both Division I and II in order to be eligible. www.eligibilitycenter.org

Division III

No financial aid allocated to athletes

Currently sponsor 394 male and 409 female soccer programs

NAIA-National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics http://www.naia.org 
The NAIA endorses one division of collegiate soccer

Students do require a SAT or ACT score to be admitted

12.0 full scholarships available for men (can be divided partially)

12.0 full scholarships available for women (can be divided partially)

Must enrol with the NAIA eligibility centre http://www.playnaia.org 
Currently sponsor 216 male and 221 female soccer programs

NJCAA-National Junior Collegiate Athletic Association http://www.njcaa.org 
The NJCAA endorses three divisions of collegiate soccer

Athletes at NJCAA institutions predominately compete for two years while completing their academic requirements

After completion of an Associate Degree, athletes can transfer to an NCAA Division if they have successfully completed all the academic requirements

18.0 full scholarships available for men (can be divided partially)

18.0 full scholarships available for women (can be divided partially)

Students do not require a SAT or ACT score to be admitted

Must be approved by the NJCAA Eligibility Centre regarding Academics
Currently sponsor 291 mens and 276 women soccer programs