Category Archives: facilities

Super Y League Finals – FirstPoint USA Visit

This week in Bradenton, Florida, marked a new beginning for FirstPoint USA. As the Official Soccer Scholarship Partner of the Super Y League, we were invited to attend their National Finals held at the IMG Academy in Bradenton. Four of our sports consultants (Callum Macaulay, Annabel Prior, Matt Johl and Ross Leebody) were in attendance along […]

Juwon Akintunde - Soccer

Former Client Juwon Akintunde – Experiences and Aspirations

We recently caught up with FirstPoint USA client, Juwon Akintunde, a member of our Class of 2014. Nearing the end of his four-year soccer scholarship, here Juwon shares with us how he found the process of obtaining a scholarship, the highlights from his time in the States, and his plans for the future. Hailing from […]

Former Client Liam Ireland – Experiences and Aspirations

Liam Ireland hails from Edinburgh and was amongst FirstPoint USA’s Class of 2014. A former student of Stewart’s Melville College, prior to making the move to the US, Liam played for Hibernian, Rangers, Livingston and Edinburgh City. We recently caught up with Liam who is nearing the end of a very successful four years at […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Student Athletes - Sleep

How Sleep Helps Student Athletes

It is often joked about that we need our beauty sleep at night, but we really do need to get our sleep. A good night’s sleep will not only make you feel good, it will boost your mood and get rid of those bags under your eyes. It also helps to improve your heart, weight […]

Athletic Scholarships - Rugby

Five Facts You Should Know About Full-Ride Athletic Scholarships

For many students, receiving a full-ride athletic scholarship to play their sport in college is a dream. And rightly so; full-ride scholarships helps students to attend school for little cost. Tuition, room and board, books and certain course fees are usually covered. Full-ride athletic scholarships depend on your sport, division level, school and the position […]

JAY - University of Jamestown

Jean Avitt Youth – Committed to the University of Jamestown

Congratulations to FirstPoint USA client, Jean Avitt Youth, who has committed to a soccer scholarship at the University of Jamestown, North Dakota. We caught up with Jean to find out how he found the process of obtaining his scholarship, what he is looking forward to most upon arriving in the states, and his plans for […]

Josh Forth - Ancilla Soccer Team

Former Client – Josh Forth

We recently caught up with former FirstPoint USA client, Josh Forth, who has completed the second year of his soccer scholarship at Ancilla College. Our Class of 2015 alumni, has recently committed to play at the University of West Alabama for the remainder of his studies. Here, Josh shares with us experiences of his sophomore […]