Development Squad - EDSV
U.S Soccer Scholarships has an official and exclusive partnership with EDSV - the soccer academy of Oaklands College in Hertfordshire, who are the current ECFA National Cup East Region Champions.
Players looking to go out to America on a soccer scholarship in two years time, typically aged between 15-17, have the opportunity to play and study in our Development Squad at EDSV where they will get to participate within a highly professional and successful academy environment, whilst supporting the most important part of this whole process, their academic development.
Just like our selective process for recruiting players at U.S Soccer Scholarships, our Development Squad only has 48 places on the roster. Quality is the primary objective not quantity. We recruit a maximum of 24 players a year so competition for places is extremely high. Restricting our squad size allows our coaching staff to stay on top of our current academic success rate, which is over 90%. Unlike many U.K college soccer programmes EDSV offers various course options other than just a BTEC in Sport.
Members of our Development Squad receive many benefits including; daily access to professional coaching and physiotherapy, having all home games filmed - enabling us to put together a comprehensive highlight video to circulate to American college coaches and receiving bespoke nutrition and strength and conditioning programmes.
Behind the running of our U.S Soccer Scholarships Development Squad - EDSV is a wealth of experience in both soccer and education. Directors Billy Highton and Chris Watters have over 10 years experience of teaching and soccer coaching at the highest level. They have worked with Professional Clubs through to the foundations of sport and have used all their knowledge to provide this service. If you think that you would be interested in learning more about the opportunity of joining our Development Squad at EDSV ahead of making the move to America please contact us.