Firstly, EASA scouts will assess the player and ensure they meet the EASA Criteria. To put it simply, a player must be strong academically and they must show potential for growth. Most importantly, the player must possess great character and a coachable attitude if they want to be a part of the EASA family.
When getting in touch with the EASA team. Please ensure you provide some background information (playing history, school grades, etc.), along with good quality match and training footage.
Playing for a team that competes in competitive leagues is a great start. They will be able to provide good quality training and resources that would allow you to build on this network. Additionally, it’s beneficial to record as many of your games as possible to capture these highlights. Think of it as a portfolio for your player profile that acts like a professional resume.
At this point, we are currently only recruiting student-athletes who want to study and play soccer at a college/university in the USA.
Academic requirements vary as there are different standards and levels for every college. This is why we will provide you with the best guidance and assistance during our programs to determine which academic requirements are needed and what you must do to meet them.
We always say: don’t neglect your education. Aim to get high grades and score the necessary standard in the Scholastic Assessment Test (SAT). This will increase your chances of obtaining an academic scholarship.
Playing soccer at a competitive level (national, semi-pro, youth academy, etc.) and providing high quality game footage/highlights (visually clear, not pixelated, and professionally edited) will ultimately increase your chances as well.
A scholarship goes hand-in-hand with your academic skills and the content that showcases your athletic talent. By making sure you have both of these key factors, there will be a higher chance of receiving a scholarship to play college soccer in the United States.
NCAA D1 – 204
NCAA D2 – 181
NCAA D3 – 407
NAIA – 218
NJCAA – 221
Total = 1,231
Individual schools will award athletic scholarships. Divisions I and II schools provide more than $3 billion in athletic scholarships annually to more than 150,000 student-athletes. Division III schools with more than 190,000 student-athletes do not offer athletically related financial aid. However, most student-athletes will receive some form of academic grant or need-based scholarship.
Attending college as a college soccer player requires strong time-management skills. Each student-athlete will be assigned an academic advisor who will assist them in tackling these academic obstacles.
On average, most student-athletes will graduate at a higher rate than a regular student.
A college student-athlete is a participant in an organized competitive sport, representing an educational institution in which he or she is enrolled. In order to participate in a college sport, you must be a full-time student.
A GPA is your Grade Point Average.
Your GPA is a number representing the value of the accumulated final grades earned in a class or course over time.
The GPA score is based on a 0 to 4.0 scale.
A = 4.0, B = 3.0, C = 2.0, D = 1.0, and F = 0
A Grade Point Average is a number that will be relevant to you if you are considering a scholarship into a college to play college soccer.
Your GPA is the average result of all your grades and is calculated on a 7-point grading scale. 7 being the highest (HD), and 0 is the lowest (fail). A GPA can help you determine if you are eligible for scholarships, programs such as Honors or admission to other universities.