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Soccer Recruiting

Dec 14, 2021

Top 10 Men’s College Soccer Programs

  1. Stanford University
  2. Wake Forest University
  3. Indiana University
  4. University of Maryland
  5. University of Notre Dame
  6. Georgetown University
  7. The University of Virginia
  8. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC)
  9. Syracuse University
  10. Clemson University

Top 10 Women’s College Soccer Programs

  1. Stanford University
  2. Florida State University
  3. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC)
  4. The Pennsylvania State University
  5. Duke University
  6. The University of Virginia
  7. University of Southern California (USC)
  8. Texas A&M University
  9. University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)
  10. Georgetown University

Our Top 3 Tips For Getting Recruited In This Sport

  1. Create a highlight reel with recent match footage.
  2. Coaches like to watch recruits at club tournaments and showcases, so playing for a top-tier club and attending events is a must if you want to play college soccer.
  3. Be realistic. There are so many athletes hoping to be recruited in soccer that if you aim too high, you may not have time to adjust your sights and could get stuck without an offer.

Date Official Contact Begins for D1 Schools

June 15 after sophomore year

Number of Programs

Men’s:
NCAA DI: 206
NCAA DII: 207
NCAA DIII: 408

Women’s:
NCAA DI: 347
NCAA DII: 265
NCAA DIII: 440

Number of D1 Scholarships

Men’s: 9.9 (can be divided)
Women’s: 14 (can be divided)

Links to Info/important Resources

US Youth Soccer
Soccer Wire
Exact Sports – ID camp locator
Scouting Zone

“Most coaches say within 30 seconds they know if they want to continue watching or turn it [highlight reel] off”
Tara Parker, Co-Founder of ScoutingZone