Unlike in the rest of the world, College Sports are extremely popular nationally in the United States; in many cases competing with professional championships for prime broadcast, print coverage and for the top athletes. The average university sponsors at least twenty different sports and offers a wide variety of intramural sports as well. In total, there are approximately 400,000 men and women student-athletes that participate in sanctioned athletics each year.
Becoming a US scholarship athlete is more than just your sporting ability. With FirstPoint USA, students are assisted academically and athletically throughout the scholarship process with the implementation and oversight of a personalised recruitment strategy by a team of experienced consultants, tutors and mentors.
The advantages of competing in college sports are both immediate and lifelong. Participating in college sports provides opportunities to learn, compete and succeed. Student-athletes receive top-notch academic support, quality medical care and regular access to outstanding coaching, facilities and equipment. Student-athletes as a group graduate at higher rates than their peers in the general student body and feel better prepared for life after university.
Whatever you are striving for, FirstPoint is here to provide you with the platform for success.
FirstPoint USA was founded with the assistance of the Prince’s Trust in 2001 with one core goal in mind – to help young people achieve their potential. Since our humble beginnings, we have placed over 10,000 students at American universities; securing over $200 million in scholarship awards on their behalf.
FirstPoint now operates across the world, with offices in London, Manchester, Glasgow and Shanghai and is the only agency in the world to hold accreditations with the National Collegiate Athletics Association (NCAA), the National Intercollegiate Athletics Association (NAIA), and American International Recruitment Council (AIRC).
A consultation is your first chance to discuss your future academic or sporting pathways with an expert.
During the consultation, you will: