Soccer Universities Partners with Southlands Schools Online to Deliver A “Path to Pro Program”:

Professional Soccer Player Development
While Earning an American High School Degree.

The Path to Pro Program develops high-performing soccer players for professional-level play without sacrificing their ability to earn a high school degree that will be accepted into any US university.

A career in the world’s most popular game is within reach for high-performing student-athletes.  Soccer Universities announces our ‘’Path to Pro Program” to prepare players for a future in the people’s game.

Soccer Universities has joined hands with Southlands Schools Online to offer professional-level player development partnered with an NCAA-accredited HS Diploma. A best-in-class high school education coupled with world-class European coaching, competition, and player development will create a true Path to Pro Program where young players between the ages of 13-18 years of age can continue on the pathway to their dream of playing professional Soccer or at least gain a scholarship to a University of their choice through our many College or Universities that partner with Soccer Universities.

In the past, high-performing soccer players with a passion for soccer have been forced to choose between Academy Soccer and High School! not anymore. What we offer is a true immersion in the sport that includes 2x a day of training activities, position-specific training, a balanced Diet and Nutrition program Strength and Conditioning as well as Speed and Perception Programming, presented by the most highly qualified Staff that any Academy program would be proud of. Oh! and by the way, a Best in Class Education by Southlands High Schools presented by some of our own in-house staff in a blended program offered by us by our coaching staff who are professors and teachers in their former careers 

The pathway to a successful career in sports, and specifically, soccer opens when top player development is coupled with best-in-class education. It’s a new model that allows learning where you play and playing where you learn. One of many differentiators that make this program the first of its kind in the Western Hemisphere. 

This dual pathway will develop players and students. It will facilitate the creation of a player and career network with travel to international soccer destinations during their High School Career. Soccer players need exposure and experience, which we bring.  This is an extraordinary soccer opportunity to develop a playing career or the qualifications to stay close to the game with a college degree if they choose to stay in our program or even if they are fortunate to be offered a professional contract to continue their education with one of our further education partners.

More About Soccer Universities:

Soccer Universities is an innovator and game-changer. Our programs are at the forefront of player education and player development not only with players from the USA but from around the globe.  

Our comprehensive knowledge and real-world experience in developing players for professional soccer, prepare you for a career in sports.  Led by founder Matt Driver, we have experienced, best-in-class coaches and staff with hundreds of years of combined professional play and coaching experience.  

Matt Driver is a former MLS coach with New England Revolution and has over 35 years in the industry as a professional player and coach in the UK, Germany, and US.  He has owned and operated over ten (10) Professional & Semi-Professional teams within the USL, NPSL, WPSL, WPS, WPSL Elite, and is the founder of the American Soccer League including the Philadelphia Fury, New Jersey Americans, and the Philadelphia Atoms.

Matt holds an A License from the United States Soccer Federation (USSF) in addition he carries a Brazilian A License, a Scottish Football Association A-1 License, a National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) Premier Diploma, and an Advanced National Coaching Diploma.  As well as being a former Director of Coaching at the State level and former National Staff Coach at the Adult level, Matt has influenced many coaches as a best-selling author of books and several coaching tutorials on digital platforms.

For more information, please contact Matt Driver at (609) 287 9856 or visit Soccer Universities website.

More About Southland’s Online High School.

Southlands Schools Online is built around a viable and solid curriculum delivering a flexible, accredited, and exceptional education to students in a non-traditional environment. We offer more than 200 courses through High School, including all academic levels, from core classes to honors and AP* to world languages, with a diverse catalog of electives. Schools and districts have learned to trust and rely on Southlands Schools Online to solve some of their most difficult challenges, large or small.

Our school is accredited through AdvancEd/Cognia. This distinction ensures that courses taught through our school are transferable and recognizable by other institutions all around the world. Traditional brick-and-mortar schools are

moving more and more to blended learning models by providing access to online

courses for their students. Our courses are available on an easy-to-use platform.

Many international students seek a partnership with Southlands Schools Online to provide them with an opportunity to earn a U.S. diploma. As an accredited online school, students who enroll through us can earn their diploma after meeting the specified graduation credits.