Athletic Scholarship Program

Brams United seeks to provide their competitive players (U13+) with the most comprehensive education and guidance related to the pursuit of athletic scholarships in the USA and Canada.  

The Brams United Athletic Scholarship Program starts at U14 (Grade 8) is managed and run by Cyprian McFarlane, our Technical Director.  Cyprian has been involved with athletic scholarships since 2002 and has helped many of his former players and other soccer players (male and female) secure University/College soccer roster spots and find sources of athletic and academic aid. 

Cyprian hosts regular workshops to give parents and players the information required to navigate the complex and sometimes confusing athletic recruiting process. 

Brams United players who have serious athletic scholarship aspirations receive personalized guidance, as outlined below.  Furthermore, Brams United manages the process via the checklist below, ensuring that players stay on track and will meet the necessary academic and athletic requirements to play soccer in College/University. 

Brams United Athletic Recruiting Checklist 

  • Education – Understanding Options & Opportunities for athletic, academic and/or financial aid 
  • Academic Eligibility & Requirements 
  • Creation of Athletic Resumes 
  • Athletic Testing and Data Collection 
  • Creation of Highlight Videos 
  • Assistance with Eligibility Center Registration 
  • Assistance with SAT Preparation 
  • Assistance with ACT Preparation 
  • Guidance with searching for academically appropriate institutions 
  • Contacting College Coaches 
  • Attending Showcase Tournaments 
  • Attending ID Camps 

Some helpful links are below: 


NCAA Athletics Website: 

NCAA Governance Website: 

NCAA Division 1 Website 

NCAA Division 2 Website 

NCAA Division 3 Website 

NCAA Eligibility Center (formerly known as the NCAA Clearinghouse) 

National Letter of Intent Website 

NAIA Athletics Website 

NAIA Eligibility Center 

SAT Standardized Test Website 

ACT Standardized Test Website 


Canadian Interuniversity Sport (recently re-named to 

Ontario University Athletics 

Atlantic University Sport 

RSEQ Sports (Quebec) 

Canada West Universities Athletic Association 

Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association