The best thing about getting a Sports Scholarship to the USA, is that you can play your sport to an incredibly high level whilst simultaneously earning a University or college education!
There are so many opportunities that can open up for talented young athletes in the USA and many have found this route to be a great stepping stone to becoming a professional athlete, a Sports coach or to many other professions!
A Sports Scholarship to the USA is a unique means of financing your academic and athletic future, and a great opportunity to live, study and play your sport in the USA.
World class training facilities and coaching are on offer to help you to reach the top of your game and you will have the opportunity to compete against other elite athletes.
For many, playing their sport at College level in the U.S is living the dream. Many sports at college level in the US have facilities and coaching that would rival (and at times, better) professional premier league clubs in the UK! It’s a big business in the States, and they invest BILLIONS of dollars into it.
Since competition is so high in the States to procure the best athletes that the U.S has to offer, many coaches are looking further afield with the intention of recruiting international student-athletes to their teams. This is a great opportunity for those who have the athletic ability and appetite to further their education to combine both without compromise.
Importantly, Coaches will be looking for athletes who can also perform in the classroom, or have the appetite to learn. There is always lots of academic support for student athletes but if you don’t get the grades, then you don’t play – it’s that simple.
At FirstPoint USA, the majority of our staff have all had successful sporting and academic careers in the U.S through sports scholarships – so we can answer any questions or ease any worries you may have.
We have also developed a network of 2500+ coaches who we are in constant contact with, and who trust us to offer them great potential student athletes for their teams. We can assess your ability, offer bespoke footage of you playing your sport, help you through every stage in the process and promote you to coaches in the USA that we feel you would be a good match for.
FirstPoint USA are the Worlds leading U.S Sport Scholarship consultancy, and we can offer you a FREE, no obligation assessment in your sport today!
American college soccer is regarded as a major sport, with approximately 20,000 players competing within the NCAA, NAIA & NJCAA associations, and there are over 1200 Men’s soccer programs at Universities across the United States.
American soccer coaches will be looking for different players from different positions to make up their teams. Generally, they will be looking for talented young athletes who have the ability or potential, who are committed to the game and who have a good sporting background. Position specific skills are attractive, and can give you an edge above the rest.
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There is a huge demand in the USA for womens soccer players in the USA! You don’t necessarily have to be the best player in your league, or even in your team to make it in the USA.
Title IX is a portion of the Education Ammendments of 1972 in U.S legislation that states (in part) “No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity.”
Due to this ruling, all colleges in the United States must invest an equal amount of money into both male and female sports. With many colleges investing such a great amount into American Football, for example, this means that there is a fortune being invested into other womens sports, including Soccer.
American coaches will be looking for different players in different positions for all different levels. Importantly, they will be looking for talented young athletes young athletes who have potential or ability. Generally, they will be looking for individuals who are team players, who are committed to the game, and who have a good sporting background.
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Similar to Womens soccer, there is a huge demand for International Field Hockey players for U.S College teams.
American College coaches are looking for talented Field Hockey players who have mastered their technical skills:
- Overall Fitness
Goalkeepers should be able to display strength in
- Body Positioning
- Organising the team on the Pitch
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Did you know that over 80% of PGA Tour Players competed in American College Golf Scholarship programs?
Many of the World’s top golfers all earned Golf Scholarships in the USA before progressing onto the Pro Ranks, including;
- Tiger Woods
- Phil Mickelson
- Colin Montgomery
- Luke Donald
- Graeme MacDowell
- Paul Casey
American college coaches are looking for talented young individuals who have a good handicap and ranking. Equally, coaches are looking for players who have good academic standing.
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Universities and colleges in the USA invest a huge amount into their sports facilities and coaching – making it a very attractive opportunity to those who have the ability and desire to compete at a high level.
There are around 500 Olympic sized swimming pools in the US, compared to just 22 in the UK and many the worlds leading amateur talent see the American collegiate system as the best way to develop their sport, whilst simultaneously earning a University degree.
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In America, Collegiate Tennis is played in the Spring where each team will compete against each other both regionally and nationally, giving athletes the opportunity to compete at a very high level.
Collegiate Tennis in the USA remains to be one of the most highly competitive sports, offering some fantastic indoor and outdoor facilities as well as providing an outstanding level of coaching.
College Tennis coaches were some of the first coaches to actively recruit overseas, so college Tennis has more International athletes than any other college sport. This level of International competition means that you will compete against some of the best amateur players in the world!
Rowing scholarships in the USA are awarded to talented young athletes, so it is important to have the strength and skill required for this hard endurance sport.
Rowing scholarships are becoming more and more readily available…even to those who have never rowed before!
However, it is up to coaches to identify potential novice rowers so they are looking for looking to recruit young athletes with a great deal of physical stamina, strength and dedication.
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We also offer the following Sports on our Scholarship program. Just click the links for more information….
- Ice Hockey
- Track & Field