Laura Baker - Field Hockey

Laura Baker’s Top 10 Tips For Playing Hockey in the USA

This is a guest blog by FirstPoint USA Sports Consultant, Laura Baker; a former Virginia Commonwealth University field hockey student athlete. Having completed her Bachelors in Business Management and Masters in Sports Leadership degrees at the school, while also having a stellar playing career for the school, Laura continued to work for the University as a […]

College football players are lacking in this vitamin

College Athletes Are Not Getting Enough of This Vitamin

College football athletes don’t get enough vitamin D, potentially leaving them prone to muscle injury, according to a new study presented at the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Annual Meeting. Researchers from the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York collected data from more than 200 players particpating in the NFL Combine, including their BMI, injury history […]

Evan Williams - Rugby

Welcome to FirstPoint USA Evan Williams

Rugby player, Evan Williams, has recently joined the ranks here at FirstPoint USA. Evan hails from Bridgend, South Wales and has attended both YGG Secondary School in Llangynwyd and Cowbridge Comprehensive School for his sixth form. Successfully transitioning from a Welsh to English education. Here, we caught up with Evan to find out some more […]

Brendan McGroarty - Rugby

Brendan McGroarty’s Top 10 Tips for Playing Rugby in the US

This is a guest blog written by FirstPoint USA’s Head of Clearing and Promotions, Brendan McGroarty. Brendan played rugby for his local club, Greenock Wanderers, from the age of 7 to 25. Today, Brendan is still enjoying a playing career in the top flight Scottish Premiership with Glasgow Hawks. Here, Brendan shares his top 10 […]

Student Athlete - Parent's Role

8 Simple Rules for Sports Parents

These 8 simple rules will help your child to become the next college student athlete. #1: Let your athlete take the lead Within the sporting world, helicopter mums can often be found over their child, and dads can be seen living vicariously through their kid. It is important that parents let their athlete become their […]

Division III

Why Division III Athletics Could Be Your Best Fit

It can often be the case that student athletes tend to focus on Division I or II athletic programs when they start thinking about applying to college; even if Division I is not a reality for them. Here, we take a look at Division III schools and why they shouldn’t be overlooked. Why Division III […]

What coaches look for

Five Hidden Things Coaches Look for When Recruiting an Athlete

When coaches are evaluating young athletes when scouting for new recruits, they are of course looking at their sporting ability and their fit within the team. But, there are also some hidden factors that coaches look out for when recruiting student athletes… How recruits communicate with their parents and siblings. Often, it is the nuances […]

Presidents Cup

The Presidents Cup 2017

The Presidents Cup is a series of men’s golf matches between a team representing the United States, and an International Team representing the rest of the world, minus Europe. Europe competes against the United States in a similar but considerably older event, the Ryder Cup. Since 1994, the Presidents Cup has been held biennially. Originally, […]

ADP

ADP Soccer – Partnership

Here at FirstPoint USA, we are pleased to announce our partnership with ADP soccer, and are looking forward to working alongside Josh and his team. Throughout this partnership, we will be helping a number of ADP Academy players to secure sports scholarships across the states. ADP Soccer Academy (Advanced Development Pathway) was established in 2014 […]

Ruaridh McCall - Rugby

Welcome to FirstPoint USA – Ruaridh McCall

Ruaridh McCall is the newest rugby player to join the ranks here at FirstPoint USA. Ruaridh hails from Strathaven, and is currently in his final year of studies at Strathaven Academy. We recently caught up with Ruaridh to find out some more about his sporting background, why he wishes to pursue a scholarship to the […]