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soc·cer·ship

ˈsɑ:kɚʃɪp

Noun | Plural: soccerships
A soccership, commonly also known as a soccer scholarship, is the form of a scholarship that is awarded to good soccer players based on their athletic performance for representing their respective college/university in intercollegiate athletics.
soccerships ambassador

MANUEL NEUER

World cup winner Manuel Neuer is the global soccerships ambassador. The team captain for the German national team and FC Bayern Munich is not only taking responsibility on the field but is a role model off the field as well. With the ``Manuel Neuer Kids Foundation``, he supports children and teenagers in need. As our global ambassador, the four time world goalkeeper of the year is raising awareness for the unique opportunity of a soccership in the USA.
World cup winner surprises soccerships players.

MANUEL NEUER PRANK

The world goalkeeper was the surprise guest at our ``College Soccer Assessment`` in Munich.
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DAZN Feature SOCCERSHIPS

DAZN was at our ``College Soccer Assessment`` in Munich and produced a first class feature about ``soccerships in the USA``.

THE TIME OF YOUR LIFE.
ARE YOU READY?

You can be excited as the best time of your life is about to start. Play soccer on a high level while getting a first class education. What does a soccership actually offer you?
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FIRST CLASS EDUCATION

Receive a bachelor’s or master’s degree from a worldwide renowned academic institution. The best thing about it: your soccership helps you pay for it.

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FIRST CLASS SOCCER

Continue to play soccer at a high level while working towards your degree. In Europe it is hardly impossible to combine high level soccer with your studies. In the United States you can play in professional environments on a pretty good level while you can be a full time student at the same time.

Experience circle

EXPERIENCE OF A LIFE TIME

You will make friends from all over the world and have the best time of your life. There is nothing better than to get to know a new culture and to be independent for the first time in your life. Your time in college will be the best time of your life!

READY. SET. GO.

UNSERE NÄCHSTEN SICHTUNGEN

JETZT ANMELDEN

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PLAYERS RECEIVING OFFERS

Every single SOCCERSHIPS player receives offers from college coaches.

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PLACEMENT RATE

Our careful pre-screening in combination with our unique service approach leads to an outstanding placement rate.

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AVERAGE SOCCERSHIP

Our soccer specific service leads to outstanding soccerships for our players. With their soccership our players save up to 77% of the total cost for university fees, rent and meals. With approximately 23% personal contribution our service makes studying in the US affordable.

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FULL SOCCERSHIP

One out of 10 SOCCERSHIPS players receives a full soccership and has therefor no costs towards university fees, rent and meals.

EXCLUSIVE INSIGHT

VIDEO GALLERY

Check out the exclusive SOCCERSHIPS videos to get insights into the college soccer world.
You can navigate between UNIVERSITIES and COLLEGE COACHES INTERVIEWS.

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OUR SERVICE

As the world's leading soccer specific service, it is our unique service approach that helps you to secure the best possible soccerships.

SOCCER SPECIFIC

We are specialized in college soccer recruiting. At SOCCERSHIPS you get to work with true college soccer experts. With the specialization in soccer, we help you to get way better soccerships offers compared to agencies who are not specialized in a specific sport.

FULL SERVICE AGENCY

As a soccer specific full time and full service agency we offer you everything you need to help you get the best soccership possible.

SHOWCASE

Play right in front of college coaches in Europe at our annual showcase. Speak directly with interested college coaches and receive your soccership on the spot.

EXCLUSITIVITY

We only work with soccer players, who clearly have the potential to receive a soccership. Therefor we have to decline many applicants. If you get to sign a service agreement with us, you can be sure that you have an extremely high chance to actually receive a soccership in the United States.

INDIVIDUAL PLAYER PROFILE

Academic information, soccer background information as well as a highlight clip – college coaches will find everything they could ask for on your player profile.

US travel

Our staff travels regularly to the US to visit schools and meet with college coaches and our players. We watch practices and games and have a look at the soccer facilities of each school we visit. You will highly benefit from our efforts and the personal exchange with the college coaches.

PERSONAL SERVICE

You will experience a very personal counseling throughout the entire placement process and even when you are already in the United  States. Your individual needs are important to us.

PERFORMANCE DIAGNOSTICS

Speed, agility, jumping power – we don’t leave anything to chance. Participate in our standardized performance diagnostic and our GPS Tracking. You will highly benefit from it and receive even better soccerships offers.

PLAY IN FRONT OF COACHES

TAKE. YOUR. CHANCE.

Take the unique chance to play live in front of college coaches at our annual showcase in Europe.

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OUR TEAM

Work with the best in the business. Each of our key staff members has studied with a soccership themself in the United States. On top of that we work with some highly regarded experts within the soccer world.
Jan Driessen
Founder/CEO

Jan played for FC Schalke 04 U19 before he received a full soccer scholarship at Canisius College (NCAA D1) in Buffalo, NY in 2005. After his return, Jan continued to play for FC Schalke 04 U23 in Germany's 4th division. In 2010 he founded soccerships as the first soccer-specific recruiting service in Germany. At soccerships Jan is the main contact for all coaches and oversees the process for every player in exchange with Lukas and Dörthe. Furthermore his focus lies on the overall business development of the company.

Lukas Grosse-Puppendahl
HEAD OF MEN'S SOCCER

Lukas played four seasons for Davis&Elkins College in West Virginia (NCAA D2). He was the team captain during his junior and senior season and was named "Conference Defensive player of the year" in 2016. He was also named first team All-Conference 2015 and 2016 as well as Academic All-American 2016. At soccerships Lukas coordinates the recruiting process for all Men's soccer players and is the main link between coaches and players.

 

Doerthe Hoppius
HEAD OF WOMEN'S SOCCER

Dörthe played four years for San Jose State University in California. In 2016 she was called up for the U20 world cup for the German U20 WNT. With the Spartans, Dörthe won the Mountain West Conference twice in 2015 and 2017. She was named first team All-Conference three times and was the team leader in points in 2016 and 2017. On top of that she was an All-American Scholar Athlete in 2016. Before playing for the Spartans, Dörthe played for VfL Bochum in Germany's 2nd Bundesliga and after her return to Germany she signed with 1. Bundesliga club MSV Duisburg.

Peter Hyballa
SOCCERSHIPS COACH

Peter holds the FIFA PRO LICENSE and coached for Borussia Dortmund U19, Bayer 04 Leverkusen (Head Coach U19 and Assistant coach pro team), SK Sturm Graz (Austria), Alemannia Aachen (2. Bundesliga Germany) and is currently Head Coach in the Slovakian 1st league. Peter also works as a soccer broadcaster for DAZN. During his coaching career he has coached players like Mario Götze (Dortmund) or Antonio Rüdiger (FC Chelsea). Peter is also regarded as one of Germany's top soccer educators.

Waldemar Wrobel
SOCCERSHIPS COACH

Waldermar holds the FIFA PRO LICENSE and used to coach RW Essen. He helped the team promote to the 4th division (Regionalliga) after the the club was relegated from 2. Bundesliga to the 5th division due to a financial crisis. He also served for the FLVW (State of Westfalen) as a coach. Currently, Waldemar serves as a board member for RW Essen and works as a professional scout. 

Gregor Pogorzelczyk
GOALKEEPER COACH

Gregor is the Head Goalkeeping coach for the youth academy of pro club MSV Duisburg. Before joining MSV Duisburg as their top academy GK coach, Gregor worked for RW Essen and AS Eupen (2nd league Belgium) as their GK coach. He has already helped many goalkeepers to get nominated for the German Youth Nationalteams (U18-U21) and sign professional contracts.

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