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How do you find a school with a good soccer program?

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To find a school with a good soccer program, search websites that offer college rankings, such as those offered by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America and College Magazine, then contact the individual school's soccer program for more information. Prospective students and their families can review information for men's and women's soccer by organization, such as the National Collegiate Athletic Association, and by division, such as Division I.

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To find a school with a good soccer program using the National Soccer Coaches Association of America, which updates its list weekly, follow the steps below.

  1. Go to the ranking website
  2. Go to NSCAA.com. Click on "Rankings" in the upper right side of the screen.

  3. Choose the soccer program ranking
  4. Choose the desired list, such as NCAA women's soccer, Division II. Students can choose either the current list or the final rankings from the previous year.

  5. Review the list
  6. Review the list of schools with soccer programs that performed well regionally and nationally. For example, the final 2014 rankings for Division II women's soccer included Grand Valley State University, College of Saint Rose, East Stroudsburg University and Rollins College.

  7. Contact the schools
  8. Choose a few schools and visit their official websites to review information on their soccer programs. Contact the director for more information on the application process.

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