Ventura College Women's Soccer


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Hello, my name is Steve Hoffman and I am the Head Women's Soccer Coach at Ventura College. I would like to take a few minutes of your time to pass on some information about Ventura College Community College and why it makes sense for you to start your college education at this school. This is a very exciting year at Ventura College because it will not only be our fourteenth anniversary; we will also be playing our home games on our newly renovated home field! The college has renovating our athletic facilities to include a state of the art 3,500 seat soccer faculties. This facility is one of the most prestigious, not only in California but in the Country! In the meantime, below you will find some of the most important reasons that you should consider while deciding your future in college:

  • The Ventura Promise is a scholarship that has is being made avalaible by the Ventura College Foundation all Ventura County graduates can apply for the Promise and if awarded it will pay for your freshman year tution at Ventura Colllege
  • Affordability. The cost per unit at Ventura College is $26.00. At public universities, each unit could cost as much as $600. The total cost of tuition at Ventura College is around $312 per semester compared to $5,000 to $20,000 at some universities. If you are an Out of State/Out of Area Student-Athlete please look at our Out of State page to get all of the info you need.
  • Quality of Education. Classes at Ventura College have approximately 25 to 35 students. This enables you to get to know your professor, as they will be more available to help you with your studies. At universities there could be anywhere from 200-400 students in each class. Most of these classes are being taught by teachers assistants who work for professors and are working toward masters degrees. VC classes are taught by professors whom have obtained at least a Masters degree.
  • Availability of Classes. The larger selection of classes and class times will provide you with much more flexibility with your schedule. This will then allow you to schedule work with more ease and let you save money for any future collegiate plans.
  • Registration as an incoming freshman, if you complete the Ventura College matriculation process you will be eligible for the early registration starting in May each summer for the fall semesters.
  • Living at home. From living at home, you will develop a solid understanding of what college is like and gain good study habits in a less intense environment with receive the support of your family.
  • Housing in Ventura. If you consider Ventura College a good choice, the rent is affordable for the Southern California. Ventura is a very safe city with beautiful beaches and a climate that is perfect for soccer and school.
  • Academic Counselor, Becky Hull. At Ventura College, we put education before anything else. Becky Hull, is our full-time Academic Counselor, she will keep on track with your educational plan. She will be there to help with any of your scholastic needs from deciding which classes you need - to which university would suit you the most.
  • Graduation rates. I am proud to say that over the past ten years, Sixty Three Ventura College women's soccer players have matriculated from Ventura College into universities. Ventura College works with a number of four year schools to which our students meet the guaranteed transfer requirement, this includes UC School and State Schools for more Becky Hull will assist you with this information.
  • Academic achievements. The Lady Pirates have won four team state academic awards in ten years with a team cumulative grade point average from 3.2 to 3.4. We have also had two students selected as Ventura College Academic Athlete of the Year.
  • Individual Success. The Lady Pirates have had eight NSCAA-All Americans, eight Most Valuable Players - Western State Conference, five Ventura County Players of the Year and five Ventura College female athlete of the year Teams. Head Coach Steve Hoffman has been selected Western State Conference Coach of the year seven times in fourteen years.
  • Quality Coaching. I am proud to say I personally have a lot to offer you as a player. I have played soccer at a high level in the United Kingdom. I have coached at the highest levels of soccer in the United States including State, Regional and National Teams. The club teams that I have coached have also been very successful. I have coached teams to National and Regional Championships, State Championships and ten Conference Championships. A large number of players of all ages that I have coached are currently playing on our National teams. For the past twenty four years, I have been involved in The USYS Olympic Development Program and the US Soccer Coaches Education Program. I am currently the Cal South Soccer Association-South Director of Coaching Education and Player Development. I hold a USSF National “A” coaching license, and a US Soccer National Youth Licence the highest coaching license possible in the US. Also, I coached from 1990-1995 at California Lutheran University NCAA Division III, enabling me to develop many contacts which can help you make the step to a four-year school. I am committed to the success of my players on the field but most importantly, in academics and life.
  • Women's Soccer Program. Our team is one of the best two-year college teams in the state and country. This past season was our fourtenth in Ventura College history and in those fourteen years we have captured the Western State Conference for the twelve times and at one point we had ten consecutive championships in a row. Below are some of the team and individual honors that Ventura College Women’s Soccer program has received in the past fourteen years:
    • Califronia State Championships Final Four 2009
    • Califronia State Championships elite eight 98-99-00-04
    • Conference team record of 174 wins - 10 loses - 15 ties
    • Overall team record 247 wins - 43 losses - 29 ties
    • Won thirteen Western State Conference Championships 1996-2009
    • 9 Western State Conference Most Valuable Player awards
    • 7 Western State Conference Coach of the Year 97-99-00-02-03-04-08
    • 8 NSCAA/Adidas All-Americans
    • Placed 75 players on the WSC all-Conference first team
    • Placed 59 players on the WSC all-Conference second team
    • Selected by the NSCAA/Adidas as one of the top 15 Community College teams in the national 5 times in the last 14 seasons
    • Finished the 2009 season with our Highest NSCAA/Adidas National Ranking ever at #6in the final pole
    • Selected Ventura County Community College team of the year 6 times
    • Wilson State Team Scholastic Award 97-99-00-02-03
    • Cuesta Cup championships 1997-1999
    • 100 players have moved on to 4 year colleges

Let me finish by saying this, Ventura College is a fantastic first choice for your education. Many high school seniors aspire to earn a Bachelor's Degree but due to financial issues, academic issues or a wealth of other good reasons - progressing directly to a university will not be the path you take. For you, Ventura College can be a profitable stop on the path to your destination. If you choose to play at Ventura College you will get a great education and I promise you will have the best soccer experience you have ever had!

Please call me to schedule a visit to Ventura College or if you have any questions - my phone number at the college is (805) 654-6400*3241 and my cell number is (805)331-1522. Thank you very much for your time and consideration in our fine collegiate experience and successful program.

We Play Hard!

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