Ideally, you should start the scholarship recruiting process very early on. The earlier you start, the more time you will have to make any changes which will affect your eligibility (such as improving your grades) and negotiate scholarships with coaches. If you are starting later than freshman or sophomore year, you can still use these steps to get an athletic scholarship – but you may have to do a lot of work at once to catch up!
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So, you’ve gotten a sports scholarship offer. All that hard work has paid off! But now you suddenly find yourself under a lot of pressure to accept the offer. What a lot of perspective student athletes don’t realize is that scholarship offers can be negotiated. Read the rest of this entry »
As a perspective student athlete, the most important thing you need to know is that it is up to you to get a sports scholarship.
Your local coach isn’t going to get you a scholarship.
Your parents aren’t going to get you a scholarship.
And, unless you are a rare prodigy, no scouts are going to come knocking on your door!
So how do you get a sports scholarship at an American college? It is all about making your presence known to coaches, and then convincing these coaches that you are right for the team. Here, we will talk about some of the best methods for promoting yourself to get a sports scholarship. Read the rest of this entry »
In local newspapers in the United States, every April you can find news stories about talented high school athletes who are on their way to colleges with athletic scholarships. The newspaper will inevitably show a picture of the student with a pen in his or her hand, ready to sign. The paper that they are signing is the Letter of Intent. Read the rest of this entry »
You are one of the best players on your team, you’ve won a few tournaments, and are highly motivated. So, you should be able to get a sports scholarship – right? The truth is that most athletes have an inflated opinion of how good they are. Their parents tend to have an even more inflated opinion! Read the rest of this entry »
Choosing college courses is difficult for any student, but it is particularly challenging for student athletes who also must factor in their demanding athletic obligations. Don’t worry! Here are some tips to help you choose the right college courses which will advance your career – both academically and athletically. Read the rest of this entry »
Everyone knows that living the dual life as a student soccer player in college is a demanding task. But how exactly do student athletes spend their time? If you are about to enter college in the USA and play soccer, this is for you. We will go over exactly what you can expect in terms of how much time you will spend in class, studying, and on athletics. Read the rest of this entry »
It is no secret that student athletes in college spend a huge amount of time in training, competition, meetings with coaches, and other sports-related activities. But what about the student part? How do student athletes find time to study? Read the rest of this entry »
One of the most exciting – and terrifying – parts of going to college in the United States is the idea of living in a dorm. Depending on what type of housing the college offers and how lucky you get with dorm assignments, you could end up in (relatively) spacious digs all by yourself, or you could be in a tightly cramped dorm with 3 other students whom you may or may not get along with. Read the rest of this entry »
Pollock Dining Hall at Penn State University
So you want to go to college in America? When you are tallying up the costs of tuition and housing, don’t forget to add in the costs of meals too. Depending on where you go to college, you may be required to pay for a student meal plan. We will explain how college meal plans work exactly, how much meal plans cost, meal plan alternatives, and how meal plans can factor into your scholarship. Read the rest of this entry »