Pure Sports Travel, in conjunction with ilovesoccer.com.au have put together a simple information pack which outlines all you need to know about the US College system.
We are not a sports recruitment agency and this information is free. We are licensed travel agents that specialise in soccer sports tours and will assist you to make the appropriate contacts should you wish to travel overseas to obtain a scholarship or to just play in the right tournament for you.
Here’s a little video to show you what College life is like in the US for a soccer player.
Our information package includes
- What’s the difference between the three bodies: NCAA, NAIA and NJCAA
- Should you do the ACT or SAT test?
- What you can learn from the Eligibility Centre?
- What are the minimum Academic Requirements
- The all important ‘How to get Recruited’ Checklist
- Additional FAQs
Here’s a little summary
There are three different organisations – NCAA, NAIA and NJCAA. Within the NCAA, you have the first division schools (UCLA, Wyoming, and Florida State etc.), second division schools (Central Missouri, Michigan Tech etc.) and third division schools. First and second division consist of large public universities and third division schools are usually small private colleges. Only first and second division colleges offer scholarships.
In order to attend an American College, either the ACT, the SAT or both must be completed as academics are also assessed before scholarships are offered – not just athletic ability. These can be done in Australia at designated areas in your state.
When wishing to attend a US College, the hardest thing to get your head around is the way in which you should approach College Coaches. Who should you contact? How do you contact them? When do you contact them? What do you do if they don’t reply? How do I create a player resume and cover letter? How many coaches should you contact? Will I get a scholarship? This information pack will help you with these questions.
These are all sorts of questions that athletes ask – to increase your chances of receiving a Scholarship from a US College our simple documents can reduce the stress and make your life easier. We have sample cover letters and resume letters, connections with US coaches that advise us the best possible way to contact College Coaches, plenty of camps to allow you to meet the college coach you are corresponding with and a lot more information on attending US College and what to expect.
Our information pack is updated regularly. For a copy of our current pack please contact us and give us as much information as possible so that we may be able to assist you better.
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