Soccer is probably the easiest way to get a college scholarship in sports. It is to do with US Universities. Upper class and upper middle class parents view soccer as an easier way to get a sports scholarship and a free university education. To go to an American University it cost in fees alone 60 to 70k on average. So these affluent parents put their kids in soccer youth teams in the hope they get a soccer scholarship, so they only have to pay the travel team fees and not the full 70k University fees if successful. The travel team youth coaches are aware of this so charge fees to parents as much as 5k a year because they know they are willing to pay them because it is still much cheaper than the fees for University in the USA. Read more
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