u.s. college soccer?
What to expect when playing U.S. college soccer:
- Soccer is a Fall sport, played in the first half of the U.S. school year.
- Games are usually between late August and early December.
- You can expect to play approximately 20-25 soccer games in an average season.
- You will also be practicing up to 20 hours per week during the season.
- The Spring semester is the off-season for soccer.
- You can expect to practice a maximum of 8 hours a week during the Spring.
- Your schedule will feature solo or small group practices.
- Weight lifting and conditioning will be required in addition to technical training in preparation for the upcoming fall season.
Men’s soccer programs all over the U.S. participate under all governing bodies and divisions.
The NCAA endorses three divisions of men’s collegiate soccer.
- Currently sponsor 204 men’s soccer programs
- 9.9 full soccer scholarships are available per men’s soccer team
- Currently sponsor 213 men’s soccer programs
- 9 full soccer scholarships available per men’s soccer team
- Currently sponsor 416 men’s soccer programs
- Financial aid is available but is not considered soccer scholarship
The NJCAA endorses three divisions of men’s collegiate soccer.
- Currently sponsor 223 men’s soccer programs across three divisions
- 24 full soccer scholarships available across all divisions
The NAIA endorses one division of men’s collegiate soccer.
- Currently sponsor 188 men’s soccer programs
- 12 full soccer scholarships available per men’s soccer team