Your cycling scho­l­ar­ship in the USA

As a cyclist, you also have the oppor­tu­nity to relo­cate your spor­ting and academic career to the USA with a scho­l­ar­ship. The teams at the univer­si­ties are often very well equipped and are very inter­na­tional. In addi­tion, there is a very special team spirit in the cycling team, through daily trai­ning and living toge­ther on the univer­sity campus.
There are diffe­rent disci­plines in college cycling. In addi­tion to the tradi­tional road race, there is also moun­tain biking. Many univer­si­ties offer both disci­plines, while others specia­lize.



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in the USA

How many scho­l­ar­s­hips are there?

Obtai­ning an athletic scho­l­ar­ship is the ulti­mate goal for all of our athletes. But how many teams are there and how many full scho­l­ar­s­hips can they award? On average, athletic scho­l­ar­s­hips worth $ 1.2 million are awarded to appro­xi­mately 60 cyclists each year.

How is the trai­ning and the season struc­tured in the USA?

The trai­ning is not that diffe­rent from the trai­ning content in other parts of the world. However, the team spirit is also very high in trai­ning, so that the team­mates push each other to achieve top perfor­mances. The majo­rity of the trai­ners are full-time employees of the univer­sity and take full care of the team. In addi­tion, the cyclists have full access to physio­the­ra­pists, strength trai­ners and nutri­tio­nists from the univer­sity.

The national moun­tain bike cham­pions­hips take place every October and are an excel­lent prepa­ra­tion for the road season. Inci­dent­ally, this climaxes rela­tively early in the year with the national cham­pions­hips in March. After­wards, the cyclists can fully concen­trate on the season in Europe.
In between, USAC orga­nizes thousands of regional and local USA compe­ti­tions each year, where racers of the same strength compete. The asso­cia­tion has intro­duced a cate­gory system for all cyclists, with cate­gory five being the lowest and cate­gory one the highest. Racing expe­ri­ence allows you to move from one cate­gory to the next higher.

Requi­re­ments for your cycling scho­l­ar­ship

In order to qualify for a sports scho­l­ar­ship in the USA, you don’t necessa­rily have to be a German cham­pion. Nevertheless, you should have already parti­ci­pated in German cham­pions­hips and show deve­lo­p­ment poten­tial. We can better fore­cast your chances for a sports scho­l­ar­ship if you fill out our non-binding assess­ment of oppor­tu­nities.

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