Frequently asked questions
What is SoccerViza?
SoccerViza was founded on a simple goal: Get talented footballers a chance to play in front of professional clubs, coaches and scouts so that they are given opportunities to pursue their dreams of playing at the highest level possible.
Why are all your ID Camps held in Danbury, Connecticut?
The Danbury Sports Dome in Danbury, Connecticut is SoccerViza's Headquaters and home to all our events and even SoccerViza Football Club, which is our youth premier club.
What are the age requirements of a SoccerViza event?
Does SoccerViza represent players as their agents?
We have licensed FIFA Player Agents on staff to assist in the smooth transition from prospective player to contracted professional. Our goal is to build lasting relationships with our players and give them a platform to succeed. We do this by putting the player first and giving him or her the best opportunity they could ever have. We would hope that you would use our services, but you are free to choose whomever you like to represent you.
What is the breakdown of the registration cost? What am I paying for?
What is the ID Camp?
What is the Free Combine?
The free combine is an elite, closed-door, three-day showcase event that is held in different regions around the United States and Canada each transfer window. The combine is three days long, and attended by professional scouts from SoccerViza's Network of clubs around the world. If you have been selected to play in the showcase, there will be no registration fee, and you will only be responsible for your travel and lodging. You must qualify for this combine by performing well in one of SoccerViza's ID camps, and being selected by the scouts there to play in the showcase.
How much time is there between ID Camps and the Showcase?
How does the selection process work?
When I arrive at the airport, how will I be transported to the hotel?
As our combine package does not include transportation, you will be required to sort out travel on your own terms.. Generally, the hotels we select are no more than an hour from the airport and within a half hour to the fields to simplify traveling as much as possible while participating at our events.
Do I need a VISA to go on trial at your combines or showcases outside my country?
How many coaches come to a Men’s ID Camp in the USA?
SoccerViza's regional ID Camps will be evaluated by SoccerViza's coaching and scouting staff as well as outside scouts or coaches from the region, providing a balanced evaluation of players from multiple viewpoints and opinions of the game. This committee will select the players who perform well at the ID Camp in order to move on to the Elite Showcase Trial Trip.
How many coaches come to a Showcase Trial Trip?
Your events sound great, but do players who attend really sign professional contracts?
If a team is interested in me, what happens?
If a coach approaches the SoccerViza staff about you, we will notify you immediately and get you in touch with the coach to setup the trial. In most cases, the coach will request a trial with you and not an outright signing. Once the trial is set up, it is up to you to perform to be given the opportunity to sign a contract. In some of our success stories, players were signed on the spot at the event.
What should I bring to an event as far as equipment, clothes, and gear? Are there any requirements?
When the event is done for the day, what is there to do?
You are free to explore the surrounding area or stay comfortably rested in your hotel room. It’s your trip, it’s your choice, but we do ask to please be safe and respectful of the people of the locale you are visiting.
What is the event refund policy?
Refund of combine and showcase payments are at the discretion of SoccerViza and will be considered on a case by case basis that is directly connected to the cause of the cancellation.
1: Application Fees
The $250 application fee is NON-REFUNDABLE and CAN NOT be transferred to a different combine.
2: Attendance Fees for Players Paid-In-Full
In general, no refunds of attendance fees that have been paid in full via credit, debit, cash, check, money order, or wire transfer will be automatically granted. Each request will be considered on an individual basis and subject to review by SoccerViza officers. There will be a GRADUATED refund rate which will govern those refund requests that are approved: Cancellations made up to ONE MONTH prior to a combine or showcase will be subject to a 25% cancellation and administration fee, and must receive written approval from a SoccerViza officer. Refunds requested within the ONE WEEK to ONE MONTH window prior to a combine or showcase will be subject to a 75% cancellation and administration fee, and must receive written approval from a SoccerViza officer. If a refund request occurs within SEVEN DAYS prior to a combine or showcase, there will be NO REFUND at any rate issued without written approval from a SoccerViza officer.
In certain scenarios subject to SoccerViza officers' approval, if a player notifies SoccerViza UP TO ONE WEEK prior to a combine or showcase that he cannot attend, that player may be given written permission from a SoccerViza officer to use existing attendance fee for a future combine NOT MORE than ONE YEAR later.
3: In Case of Injury to Player
If a player is injured at an event and is judged by our medical staff to be unable to play for more than one day, the player may attend a future SoccerViza combine or showcase for a discounted rate approved by a SoccerViza officer, IF the future combine or showcase is no more than one year out from the date of combine or showcase where injury occurred.
How should I book my flight to a SoccerViza event?
When should I book my flight before a SoccerViza event?
What if the event were to be cancelled, should I purchase flight insurance?
In the event that an event must be cancelled due to weather or any unforeseeable circumstances, we will not refund flight purchases per player. In this case flight insurance is a good way to protect yourself from this issue, especially when booking months in advance when weather can not be easily predicted. Our event director does everything he can to ensure events are held in safe climates depending on the location to ensure the event happens uninterrupted by weather or other conditions.
College Player FAQ's
Is SoccerViza NCAA compliant?
Will attending a SoccerViza event hurt my college eligibility?
Do you hold US college specific combines?
Right now we do not, however, we are constantly working to extend our network and build those relationships to give every type of player, whether it be a college prospective player to professional, the best chance for success by placing you in front of the audience you desire. Check in often to inquire about this as we are actively working to make this a large part of what SoccerViza offers.