It doesn’t matter whether you call it soccer or football — whichever one you call it, there is just something about The Beautiful Game that sets it apart from all other sports. The passion we feel, the love for our team (GGMU!!), the connection to players and club, following a team isn’t just following, it’s living. That’s what makes watching a brilliant passing play, fancy footwork and an ankle-breaking nutmeg, or an overhead kick from what seems like an impossible angle all the more beautiful.
It’s our passion, the connection to every inch of the play, every step and especially every step-over. We live every moment, connected to the team as if we were the 12th player on the pitch and when that goal comes… magic. The pure euphoria that follows a play, a goal, a win, nothing comes close.
You don’t need to travel far back in time to recall a special moment in a soccer game. No doubt the die-hard fans and followers among you can rhyme off a personal top 10 for each of your favourite players or your club. Soccer is the world’s sport, enjoyed in more countries than any other. As fans and players, we enjoy a community and talent pool more diverse than any city or country. We are exposed to different styles of play from different parts of the world and our game is better for it. There’s a romance that comes with that, soccer being so global. David vs. Goliath clashes are a regular occurrence wherein underdogs etch their name in history through beautiful movements and composed defending.-side note: make sure to always thank your defence after the game — goals don’t matter without clean sheets.
Becoming a university athlete in either USPORTS or CCAA isn't easy. Searching the university rankings, finding the best universities in Canada for whatever your academic interests may be, googling "Canada College" and "Canada University" time and time again can be deflating. Nevermind attempting to gain the attention of the coach at that school who receives hundreds of emails just like yours from athletes all across the country. It can all be exhausting. But as the saying goes, "nothing worth doing is easy". And we believe becoming a collegiate athlete is worth it all!
Here at Atleta, we want to ensure that any high school athlete interested in becoming a university athlete, or a college athlete in Canada, has that chance. If you want to play university or college soccer, let us help connect you with your future coach. We bring athletes and coaches together in one place for athletic recruitment, athletic scholarships, sports scholarships, and most definitely, soccer scholarship opportunities. Whether you are looking for the best soccer colleges and universities in Canada, athletic awards and scholarships, or simply just want to see if there are any coaches out there for you, Atleta can help. At Atleta, our goal is "no athlete left behind". Join Canada's ONLY multi-sport athletic recruitment network today, and begin the journey to your Men's college soccer career.