Category Archives: Motivation

Wake up early

How to Wake Up Early and Get the Most Out of Your Practices

With summer soon coming to an end, shorter amounts of daylight and less-than-superb weather conditions will be coming into play. It’s not like athletes can skip getting up early for school and practice, so we’ve put together five top tips to make getting up that bit easier.   Adjust your bedtime All too often, people […]

what is a redshirt

What Is A “Redshirt” ?

Something at FirstPoint USA we often get asked is “what is a redshirt” when it comes to US colleges and universities. Essentially a “redshirt” is an athlete who is withdrawn from a college or universities sporting events for a year to develop their skills and extend their period of playing eligibility by a year. The […]

Firstpoint USA Sport Scholarship

FirstPoint USA Sport Scholarship For Christopher Ball!

Christopher Ball from London has a good amount of pedigree when it comes to the “sports” that he loves and a Firstpoint USA Sport Scholarship sounded perfect for him. Christopher had soccer trials with three of London’s premium sides, Arsenal, Crystal Palace and QPR between 2013 and 2015. This is as well as playing for […]

soccer scholarships

Soccer Scholarships | Aaron Dargie and Callum Flinn

It’s a warm welcome to FirstPoint USA to Aaron Dargie who is the latest athlete to embark on one of the hundreds of soccer scholarships in the States. The Falkirk native aims to thrive on the soccer field upon his arrival in the US having played for the likes of Falkirk FC and Central Boys […]

college sport

College Sport On The Rise?

The NFL is without a doubt, the biggest of all US Sports. The whole college sport setup itself dwarfs other sports in the nation with coverage of it as in depth as we may see here in Britain with the Premier League. According to Sporting Intelligence, in 2015 the NFL’s 23 professional teams averaged over […]

Welcome to FirstPoint USA – Iwan Mooney

The Cardiff born soccer player mentions the rise of the sport in the States as a big part of the reason he wants to be out there on a Soccer Scholarship and start playing. With the MLS growing substantially with gross viewership at around the 30 million mark, up from 15 million in 2013, it […]

Glasgow Rangers Star Signs On!

FirstPoint USA are delighted to welcome Kelsey Brown on board! Kelsey has an impressive sporting CV having played since the age of 8 for a range of sides including Glasgow Rangers Ladies and Kilmarnock ladies! Kelsey came to us with the intention of playing professional soccer in either America or Europe in the coming years […]

MLS Player Combine For One Of Our Own!

He’s a teammate of former Ballon d’or winner Kaka as well as former AC Milan and Italy star Antonio Nocerino. He is also seen by some as one, if not the best young player in the MLS and already has 19 appearances for Canada. Of course we are talking about Orlando City’s Cyle Larin who […]

Arnold Palmer, pride of Wake Forest

Palmer was born in Latrobe, Penn. Sept. 10, 1929. He attended Wake Forest College back when it was in Wake Forest. The college moved to Winston-Salem in 1956. Palmer played for Wake Forest’s golf team on a scholarship in 1947. Before Palmer arrived, Wake Forest’s men’s golf team was known as one of the worst […]

8 Rules For Parents Of Athletes!

To play sport and earn a degree then apply to FirstPointUSA for a Sports Scholarship!