National Junior College Athletic Association,
NJCAA, otherwise called JUCO or Community College, schools are only 2 years long. You go to these THEN you transfer to a 4 year institute (NCAA, NAIA). The level of soccer is often on par with NAIA and NCAA Division 2.
This is a great route for players looking to get higher scholarship money, but who also have lower standard of academics. It is essentially a great way of getting in the door and being seen. Coaches from NCAA D1, D2 and NAIA levels would rather take a player from NJCAA then from outside of the US (like you are right now). This is because they can see you in the college sports setting, but see how your academics are doing within the US system.
- 18 scholarship spots
- 2-year community colleges
- Stepping stone to the NCAA or NAIA
- Low/no academic requirements
- Low eligibility requirements
- Low Cost. Many states can go for Free.