• Combine Education & Soccer
Universities in America are the only ones offering the combination of higher education + competitive sports + scholarships. Giving a chance to advance professional careers in both worlds.
• Help finance a University degree
With the increased costs of education and living it is important to find ways to finance higher education. A scholarship can reduce or in some cases eliminate the cost of a valuable degree.
• Amazing Facilities & Campus
Student-athletes train daily and compete at pro-look-alike facilities with a great supporting network of coaches, trainers, physios, and academic advisors.
• Personal Development
The experience of living, studying, playing, and traveling in America is a big step that encourages and requires the student to become more mature and independent.
• Soccer Development
Sports college is designed to give student-athletes the opportunity to reach their sporting potential and ambitions. It is up to you how good you want to be, and go to the next level.
• Spaces for all levels
With approx. 4,000 American universities and more than 500,000 student-athletes competing in college sports, there is a level for everyone! And there are scholarships at most levels.
WHERE CAN YOU GO?
1. We find you a suitable University
There are spaces at every level. Depending on your profile, academic and athletic achievements, but also your preferences for studies and budget, we find players Universities and scholarships in all college athletic associations:
NCAA Division I, II, III
NJCAA Divison I, II, III
U-Sports (Canadian Universities)
2. Join a Pre-University program in Montreal, Canada
A great way to prepare yourself for University and get exposure to coaches from NCAA, NAIA, NJCAA, and U-Sports. Quality soccer program, soccer combines, USA tours, University eligible courses, English (and French) speaking environment. The program helps to get scholarships in the USA and in Canada.
Supervised by two former professional players with experiences in MLS, Canada National Team, and NCAA I, and with a network covering almost all Universities and divisions in the USA.
WHAT CAN A SCHOLARSHIP INCLUDE?
A year at a University in the USA can cost between 1 and ~8 million Yen (¥).
There are different categories of fees:
• School tuition
• Textbooks, academic materials
• Health insurance (sometimes)
The scholarship can cover one or several categories of expenses and the amount of the scholarships awarded varies depending on the level of athletic and academic achievement. It’s up to the players.
PLAYING PRO AFTER?
Becoming a pro player is very difficult. It should not be the primary goal when players decide to go on this adventure. But after all, everyone can write their own story. It's up to you.
We did it before you
We have experience studying and playing soccer at an NCAA Div 1 University in the USA, and we encourage anyone who qualifies to take on this adventure. Great opportunities for your future and memories for a lifetime will follow this journey.
Start with FC NOMADE U18
We want to offer exciting opportunities to our players, but also to anyone outside the club wanting to go to America. Joining our U18 team is a great way to prepare for it, and it does not require to be registered in the Japanese Leagues (JFA) with FC NOMADE.
WHAT’S THE PROCESS?
The recruitment for soccer programs usually are Fall Term (starts August) and Winter/Spring Term (starts January)
The soccer season is played during the Fall Term (August~December)
The length of the process varies depending on your profile (nationality, level of English, school grade, academic results, soccer level, etc.). For example, some may need to start preparing earlier than others to learn English and hit a good score on the test, or some may get recruited faster because of their soccer level and good video highlights. In any case, it's always better to prepare ahead of this journey. At least ~6-8 months before are preferably before your departure to America. This gives enough time to go through the different steps below.
Evaluation of your soccer abilities and academics to find a suitable university level for you.
Overview of your options, scholarship opportunities, and your preferences.
Guidance on English test requirements (SAT, ACT, IELTS, TOEFL…).
Creating your profile with video highlights to show your talents to our partners and coaches.
• Find the Right Opportunities
Helping you to pick a list of schools interested.
• Coach Contact
Helping you communicate with coaches, making sure you have all the info to decide.
• Accept an Offer
Assisting you in the decision on accepting an offer from the right school and signing your papers.
• Application to School
Assisting with the school application and various documents needed to be accepted to your school.
• Eligibility Requirements
Support on Eligibility and Compliance to obtain your license to play in college sports.
• Visa Assistance
Guidance for financial documents, and student visa appointments at the embassy.
• Flights and Pre-arrival
Helping prepare for your trip. Flight booking, pre-arrival prep, insurance, and US phone plans.
Regular updates and check-ins with us. Help with the day-to-day student-athlete life in the USA.
JOIN FC NOMADE TO PREPARE
JOIN OUR TEAMS
FC NOMADE is a perfect start to preparing for American Universities. All our teams are a mix of international and Japanese players. Coaching is in English and most of the players are fluent in speaking, which makes the perfect place to prepare for a University team.
With FC Nomade you get to participate in quality training in English and play at a competitive in an international-friendly team. Our U13 and U15 teams play in the Kanagawa League (official league), so playing from this level is a great way to prepare ahead.
FC NOMADE U18 TEAM
Our U18s play in the TML, an international private league in Tokyo. U18s will also play competitive friendly games against quality teams in Tokyo and ultimately in all of Japan. Most games are recorded to help players make their video highlights, which are very important in the recruitment process.
KEEP PLAYING FOR YOUR CURRENT TEAM
Joining our U18 team is a great way to prepare for it, but for players already committed to another team, it is still possible to join our U18s as you are not required to register in the Japanese League with FC NOMADE. Keep all doors open.