Soccer has been growing each year and more international players are heading over to the USA. The coaches are interested in looking at players 1-2 years before signing them. This being said it is important to start the process with FAST as soon as you can. It is very tough to be able to tell you what kind of scholarship you can receive, as the university coaches are the one's that evaluate your individual skill and award you the scholarship that they think you are worth. We at FAST will provide you an idea of what kind of scholarship you may get but the university coaches make the final decision.
There are 11131 men's soccer teams in all the divisions and 1412 women's soccer teams. But the difference is that each division has a certain amount of scholarships they are able to give to the athletes and below is a break down.
TRAINING & SEASON
The training is set up differently for each coach. They will let you know the times you will have your training for the semester and when your competitions are. You will have practice 6 days out of the week and up to 20 hours of week of training. This includes the on-field practices, conditioning, meetings and many other things. The university provides you with physiotherapist, doctors, strength & conditioning coaches and much other support to be able to help you stay healthy and get better as a soccer player.
The season starts in the fall semester from August to the end of October. The season can run until November or even until December depending how your team does in the playoffs. In the spring semester, the team will have some friendly games or tournaments against so other quality teams.
The coaches are certified coaches and are full-time coaches that are paid, by the university so they are there for the athletes to make them better.