One of the questions we get most often in the NSSA!
To get a Scholarship in the US can be a competitive process. You're not just competing with people from your own country in your sport, but with athletes from all over the world... So when are you good enough?
The short answer is that in all likelihood you are definitely good enough. A Scholarship requires a certain level of skill, of course, but you don't have to be the next Christian Eriksen, Tiger Woods or Michael Jordan to be considered among the many colleges in the US.
The sporting level among the different colleges and universities varies across the federations - NCAA, NAIA and NJCAA – som står for College sport i USA. USA er et stort land med et kæmpe udvalg af colleges i øst og vest. Siden disse colleges varierer i sportsligt og akademisk niveau, vil der med høj sandsynlighed også være et college som passer dig og din profil.
Blot en lille samling billeder af vores klienter der kombinerer sport og uddannelse på College i USA via et Scholarship.
What factors influence whether I can get a sports scholarship?
There are many different factors that play into coaches' considerations when offering scholarships.
College coaches will not only look at your athletic or sporting level, but also your academic achievements, your work ethic and your character.
When we talk about sports scholarships, your sporting level is a priority and a major focus. Your abilities, your achievements and your experience on a football field will weigh the most among the different parameters on which the schools evaluate you. It could be your ticket to a fantastic - and paid - education where elite sport is an integral part of it all.
However, if a college coach is interested in a handful of players who are at the same level, personality, core values and level of schooling will determine who is chosen. Colleges i USA leder efter hele pakken når der skal gives sport scholarships; det sportslige, det akademiske såvel som det personlige. At have et højt sportsligt niveau, kan derfor bære dig rigtigt langt imod et Scholarship, men ikke nødvendigvis hele vejen i alle tilfælde.
Vores klient, Luca Costabile i aktion for Maryland University.
What is the level of college in the United States?
In the NSSA we have successfully helped both series players, division players as well as youth national team players to get scholarships in the USA. The level of college varies from year to year and an underachieving team can quickly be one of the best in the country before you know it.
With the good football education that Scandinavia provides and a level that in the US ranges widely across the different federations, there are good opportunities for many. However, it can still be a confusing affair to compare your own abilities with the different levels at college.
If you have any doubts about your footballing level. opportunities in the US, here are a few tips you might find useful:
Vores klient, Patrick Wolf som er Track & Field-atlet i aktion for University of Lamar der ligger i NCAA’s Division 1.
Om det er drømmen om en professionel karriere, et håb om at sporten kan være vejen mod en god uddannelse eller noget helt tredje, er det sikkert at et ophold på College i USA er tættere på end man går og tror. Vi har nu efter 4 år hjulpet spillere fra de fleste danske klubber og vi har derfor med høj sandsynlighed en fælles ven.
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