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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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
team record of 174 wins - 10 loses - 15 ties
team record 247 wins - 43 losses - 29 ties
- Won thirteen
Western State Conference Championships 1996-2009
Western State Conference Most Valuable Player awards
- 7 Western
State Conference Coach of the Year 97-99-00-02-03-04-08
75 players on the WSC all-Conference first team
59 players on the WSC all-Conference second team
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
Ventura County Community College team of the year 6 times
State Team Scholastic Award 97-99-00-02-03
Cup championships 1997-1999
players have moved on to 4 year colleges
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!
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!