The Division a school plays in dictates whether they are able to offer athletic scholarships. However, connecting with coaches at Division III schools (no athletic scholarships) can still be helpful in many ways.
NCAA Div I - Offer athletic scholarships
SUNY D1 schools (Double Check as may be out of date): U of Buffalo, Binghamton, Stony Brook, Albany
NCAA Div II - Offer athletic scholarships
CUNY D2 schools (Double Check as may be out of date): Queens College
NCAA Div III - no athletic scholarships
Most SUNY and CUNY schools are DIII with the above exceptions
NAIA - Smaller 4 year schools. Offer athletic scholarships.
NJCAA Div I - 2 year programs. Offer athletic scholarships
NJCAA Div III - 2 year programs. No athletic scholarships.
To receive athletic scholarships certain standards must be met in HS. These standards vary by division/2 v 4 year schools.
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Smaller 4 year schools but still have ability to offer full athletic scholarships.
Students must be a high school graduate, received a high school equivalency diploma, have been certified as having passed a national test (GED).
When contacting college coaches in addition to drafting an email to use, youth should be creating a soccer resume, creating a highlight video if possible, including a schedule of games/important tournaments where the coach could view them.