Going to University in The Sims 4 doesn’t just have to be about studying and doing your homework, your sims need to enjoy themselves as well!

The sims team has added two new after school activities that your sims can enjoy, being an e-sports gamer and joining the soccer team!

These after school activities are only available to sims who are enrolled in school at either the University of Britechester or Foxbury Institute.

How to Join the Soccer Team

Joining the soccer team is just as easy as getting a job in The Sims 4. You can click on find a job in the career panel and scroll down toward the bottom of the options until you find Soccer Team Player.

Career panel in sims 4 for soccer

You can also go on the phone to find these same interactions. You also have the option of going onto campus and clicking on the arena and choosing Join Soccer Team!

Levels of Being a Soccer Player

There are 4 levels of being on the soccer team in University, and each level is going to have different benefits for your sim.

Trainee

With each level of being on the soccer team, your sim is going to have different tasks to complete before they are able to move on as well as their daily task of juggling the soccer ball, for trainee sims they need to finish these two tasks before moving on:

  • Reach Fitness Level 2
  • Make Friends with 2 Teammates

As a trainee, your sim is the bottom of the totem pole. They are going to need to get to at least level 2 of the fitness skill if they want to get better at soccer. You can do this through swimming, running, lifting weights, playing with the soccer ball, and more.

You also need to make friends with at least two of the people on your team. You will have your teammates in your relationships panel once you go to your first practice.

showing where to see your teammates

You can go to the work section of the relationships panel and you’ll see some people and when you hover over them it will say teammate.

Bench Warmer

As a bench warmer your sim needs to start studying or discussing soccer strategies as their daily task before they go to the after school activity. This can be done on a computer under the web section.

There are two tasks that your sim needs to complete if they want to move from a bench warmer to a starter and they are:

  • Reach Fitness Level 4
  • Reach Logic Level 3

I really like that you have to gain the logic skill to get better at soccer because you need to be logical and be able to make quick decisions that make sense for your entire team. You can gain the logic skill by playing chess or using a telescope.

You also need to keep developing your fitness skill throughout your soccer team days.

Starter

You’re getting better at playing soccer that you now actually get to start the game! Your sim is going to also get the soccer team playbook when they join the team which they can use for a better chance at winning the games.

Your daily task is going to be to study plays in your new soccer playbook, which is nice and easy and doesn’t take long. Your requirements to make it to the final level are:

  • Reach Fitness Level 6
  • Reach Logic Level 5
  • Win a Soccer Game

You’re going to need to win a soccer game, so you should make sure that before your games on Friday and Saturday to study your plays, read your playbook, and work hard.

Playmaker

When you reach the playmaker level of being on the soccer team, you’re now the best! You no longer have to gain any skills or have any requirements, except for your daily task of kicking or juggling!

Soccer Team Schedule

Being a member of the soccer team is going to take up a ton of time in your sim’s schedule. You’ll be going to practice on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 6pm to 9pm.

You’ll also have two games per week from 6pm to 9pm on Friday and Saturday. During games, you may have pop-ups appear where you’ll get to make decisions on how your sim plays.

Soccer Games

There are two soccer games per week on Fridays and Saturdays at 6pm. On Friday the games take place at the Foxbury Institute arena and on Saturday they take place at the University of Britechester arena.

Your sims are able to attend soccer games even if they aren’t a member of the team. They can just click on the stadium at the correct campus when the game is occurring and they will go! It is important to note that the games cost §45 which is an expensive task.

Even sims who aren’t in University can attend! Which could be a cute way to spend a weekend evening with your regular families, especially if your sim is an alumni of either school.

Becoming a Professional Athlete

One really cool thing about the soccer after school activity is that if you get yourself to being a playmaker on the team, you’ll be able to jump right into the Athlete career being a professional athlete.

Your sim will get to skip most of the career, will earn more money per hour, and will get tons of vacation days. Pair this with a biology degree for maximum bonuses since the biology degree goes with athletics nicely.

Final Thoughts

The soccer team is a really hard one, since you have practice or a game 6 days a week. This takes so much time away from your sim’s studies and can be really time consuming. I had a sim with ONE CLASS who managed to get an F, get put on probation and was late for every soccer practice. So… it’s a lot.