Soccer in the United States

Would you like to combine soccer and study in the United States, and do you have questions about this? They are answered here! Is your question not listed? Search for more questions or contact us!

What is college soccer work?

More than 2,000 universities in the USA offer soccer (football) scholarships for boys and girls who want to combine football and study.

Playing College Soccer in the USA is the perfect way to get better at the sport, get stronger both physically and mentally, and make friends with other student athletes from all over the world!

All this serves as a good start and preparation for your future career: whether on or off the football field!

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How does college soccer work?

College Soccer is slightly different from the ‘normal’ soccer that you are used to in your own country: both in organization and in atmosphere. The biggest difference is that you don’t play for a club, but for your university.

On average, a team consists of 20-25 players who compete against other universities in the same league (conference). The ultimate goal? To qualify as a team for the national tournament of the year. Here the 48 best college teams in the country compete for the title.

College Soccer matches are 90 minutes just like you’re used to, divided into two 45-minute halves. However, there is a difference: instead of adding up to 90 minutes, in college soccer you go from minute 90 back to 0. In addition, it is possible to substitute as many as 11 times. This ensures that the pace remains tremendously high and it is a physically demanding battle.

Interested? Or want to know more about college soccer? Feel free to fill out our let’s meet form on this page!

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What about scholarships and college soccer?

Studying at an American school can cost as much as $65,000 a year! An amount that is unrealistic for almost all students. Fortunately, almost all Universities with college soccer teams offer the possibility for obtaining both an athletic and academic scholarship.

Slamstox helps you find a scholarship so that your college soccer experience becomes affordable. Some student-athletes receive a full scholarship, then you can play sports and study in America for four years free of charge. Other student-athletes receive a partial scholarship, in which case a (large) portion of the study costs are covered. Here you can find more information about scholarships and costs for studying in America.

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Do you have any questions about scholarships and what is realistic? Feel free to contact us, and we will see what is possible for you.

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What are the athletic requirements for a scholarship in America?

College soccer is divided into many different divisions, in which a total of more than 2,000 college teams play. As a result, the level of soccer between the divisions also varies greatly; from soccer players belonging to the top national youth teams to regional soccer players and the (best) amateur soccer players. There is a place for everyone. Via this link  you can find more information about all the differtent divisions in America.

Slamstox has already helped many different soccer players find a good scholarships. Such as Bob Groenendijk, who moved to California from PSV to join the Pacific Tigers, as well as Gianni Steijlen, who made the move to the Roadrunners of Metropolitan State from NWC Asten (2nd division).

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Curious about your possibilities with your soccer level? Feel free to fill out our let’s meet form on this page! Together we can look at your possibilities.

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What are the academic requirements for a scholarship?

To play college soccer their are certain requirements, such as finishing high school. Their are multiple ways to get into college: – You have finished HAVO- or VWO-; – You have finished a (two years) MBO-education; – You are studying for a bachelor degree; – You have finished a bachelor degree.

Here you can find more about all the possibilities.

American universities offer a wide range of degree programs at many different levels. So as long as you meet the requirements, we will make sure the best possible match with a university is made for you!

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Not sure if you meet the requirements? Feel free to contact us for more information!

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Can I see something about other Slamstox college soccer players?

Slamstox has since placed many soccer players at universities across America. The Slamstox soccer athletes consist of both men and women who have played at the highest national level, and players who have played a lot at a regional level. The Slamstox players are at universities spread across all states, from California to Florida to New York City!

Last year Joost de Schutter left for Butler University in NCAA division 1, he played in the youth academy of PSV and also played several times for the Dutch national team in his youth. You can follow his adventures on his Instagramaccount or the acount of men’s soccerteam van Butler.

Micky Woodrow and Julen Zuidervaart left for Thomas College together in the summer of 2022, check the page of the men’s soccer team for their adventures.

Check here the list with all the Slamstox soccer players.

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What are my career chances after College Soccer?

After you spend four years playing soccer and studying in college, many exciting opportunities are guaranteed to be open to you: both on and off the soccer pitch. Some of the best college soccer players go for a professional sports career while others focus on a working career within their field of study and embark on a social career.

Are you ready to start working? Slamstox would love to help you kickstart your career. We do this with the Slamstox After College service, accessible to all Slamstox student-athletes and non Slamstox student-athletes. Want to know more about the Slamstox After College service? Check out the page here!

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College soccer - fun facts

Did you know that…

  • in 2023, 137 players with NCAA experience attended the World Championships for women.
  • Do both the MLS (Men’s Professional Soccer League) and the NWSL (National Women’s Soccer League) organize events for scouting senior student athletes?
  • In the United States women’s football more popular is than men’s football? The women’s national team also generally outperforms the men’s national team.
  • Slamstox soccer specialist Wouter Verstraaten played college soccer at the University of the Pacific, then continued his master’s and soccer career at Durham University in England and now plays professional soccer at South Shields?
  • International student athletes have been arguing with American student athletes for years whether the sport should be called ‘soccer’ or ‘football’? They don’t seem to come out .. 😉

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