We’re on the lookout for talented rugby players who want to play and train at some of the best facilities in the world …
FirstPoint USA, the world’s leading international sports scholarship agency, are staging a series of rugby assessment trials across the UK & Ireland, giving you the chance to put yourself in the spotlight, showcase your talents in front of an audience of scouts, and secure a university playing contract in the USA.
You’ll also have the chance to speak to our team of former student-athletes about the incredible life-changing opportunities that a university rugby scholarship can offer, and some of the amazing college and university campuses that are ready to welcome you.
Sign up to your nearest FirstPoint USA rugby trial now!
To date, we've sent over 35,000 young men and women to the US. Securing over £300 million in scholarship awards and finding a place for every single qualifying applicant.
Every year, thousands of student-athletes and their families come face-to-face with the difficult challenge of securing a scholarship to an American university. What they often discover is that navigating university options is stressful enough, and adding sports into the mix brings it to a whole new level.
Even for those who do a little recruiting homework, they are often left with more questions, very few simple answers and an uneasy feeling they are somehow falling behind.
At FirstPoint, we understand what you’re going through. Many of us have experienced first-hand what the scholarship recruiting experience is like—as players and as coaches. And that experience, combined with our advanced online technology, expansive college coach network and proven recruiting methods, helps thousands of student-athletes and their families take control of their recruiting experience.
Whether you are a first-year high school student or a national ranked athlete, FirstPoint helps take the stress of uncertainty out of your scholarship journey by putting a plan in place to help you find your best university options in the USA.
There is a £20 registration fee required on the day to participate.
The Oriam is home to the largest indoor synthetic pitch of its kind in Europe and also boasts an impressive 500 person viewing gallery and comprehensive performance analysis system to aid in the recording of data.
The pitch is built to a FIFA 2-star standard and is used by various sporting organisations across Edinburgh, including Heart of Midlothian FC who uses the facility as their home training base.
An easily accessible location just off the M8 at Heriot-Watt university near Hermiston on the outskirts of Edinburgh city centre.
Address: Oriam Scotland, Heriot Watt University, Third Gait, Edinburgh EH14 4ASClick here for venue directions
FirstPoint USA will typically start working with clients between the ages of 15 and 21-years old. However, it is possible to secure a sports scholarship right up until the age of 24. Student athletes will not leave for the USA to begin their scholarship journey until they are at least 18 years of age, starting either in the Fall (August) or Spring (January).
Each event will normally last around 3 hours, from registration through to the debrief
After the event you will be recieved feedback on your performance on the day, if you are succesful you will be invited to an interview at a local venue to discuss the process and your eligibility for a scholarship. If you are eligible you will be offered a place after the interview.
Can't thank the guys at FirstPoint USA enough for helping my son get out to the US on a soccer scholarship. He's now in his second year in America and is loving it despite being homesick for the first few weeks! We spoke with multiple different companies before deciding which company to choose and although they weren't the cheapest, they've been with us every step of the way and only been a phone call or text message away if we had any issues. They never made any false promises or unrealistic expectations and delivered the service exactly as described. They've gone above and beyond to make sure we were well looked after every step of the way.
I couldn't be happier with my experience working with Firstpoint USA. Having just graduated from university in South Carolina, I am so grateful for the life changing experience and opportunities that have been available to me as an NCAA DI student athlete. None of which would have been possible without the expertise and knowledge of the staff at Firstpoint USA. Would highly recommend FPUSA to anyone thinking about going to university in the USA
The FirstPointUSA team as a whole are excellent. The whole process has been made simple by their clear communication, especially Gemma Thomson who I worked with. The organisation in every aspect of their work is very good, and I would definitely recommend FirstPointUSA to anybody thinking about attaining a scholarship in the US..