Track and Field

in the USA

YOUR TRACK AND FIELD SCHO­L­AR­SHIP IN THE USA

Track and Field has a very special status in the USA. No other country produces so many world class athletes. At every Olym­pics or World Cham­pions­hips, American athletes are the top favo­rites in a majo­rity of the events. The unique colle­giate sports system is the root of the historic american domi­nance in the inter­na­tional Track and Field scene.

With Scho­l­ar­book you have found the No. 1 Track and Field recrui­ting service in Europe. With experts who have won count­less National cham­pionship titles and competed for their coun­tries at major inter­na­tional cham­pions­hips, we know exactly what a talented track and field athlete is inte­rested in when looking for a new prac­tice envi­ron­ment.

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Track and Field

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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?
Univer­si­ties with athle­tics teams:
  • Men: 752
  • Women: 833
Full scho­l­ar­s­hips per team:
  • Men: 12.6
  • Women: 18

HOW IS THE COLLEGE SEASON SET UP

The season begins with indoor compe­ti­tions at the begin­ning of the spring semester. This is quickly followed by a shift to outdoor compe­ti­tions until the NCAA National Cham­pions­hips offi­cially close the college season in mid-June. This means, you would still have the oppor­tu­nity to parti­ci­pate in compe­ti­tions in your home country.

By the way, distance runners get involved in the events earlier. They are usually also part of the cross-country team that competes in cross-country races in the fall semester.

Because there is no other country in the world where you can better combine acade­mics and athle­tics, some of the best athletes from all parts of the world come to the United States for a scho­l­ar­ship. As a result, the level of compe­ti­tion is signi­fi­cantly higher than in Europe.

HOW IS PRAC­TICE STRUC­TURED IN THE USA?

Usually, college teams train up to six times per week for about 2 to 3 hours. Espe­cially, the good infra­st­ruc­ture on campus, with an outdoor track, weight room and some­times indoor track, provides the team great prac­tice condi­tions.

As you can probably imagine as an athlete, there are diffe­rent types of coaches. There­fore, it is even more important that your own trai­ning philo­sophy matches the ideas of your future coach. Nevertheless, you can be sure that you will be in abso­lutely profes­sional hands. While there are almost no full-time coaches in Europe, the American coaches are paid by the univer­sity and can there­fore dedi­cate them­selves enti­rely to the deve­lo­p­ment of the athletes.

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Karolin Wagner

Leicht­ath­letik | Manhattan College

“A sports scho­l­ar­ship in the USA was a big dream of mine that I thought would be diffi­cult to realize. But when I first came into contact with Scho­l­ar­book, I realized that it was possible (…). It was amazing how many American coaches I was in contact with and how many scho­l­ar­ship offers I received. Ulti­mately, I had to make a choice and could choose my dream univer­sity with the best sports program.
Scho­l­ar­book was my guide through the jungle of American bureau­cracy. Whenever I had a ques­tion about how to proceed, I could always count on an answer in the shor­test possible time. Without the Scho­l­ar­book I would not have made it to the USA. Thank you very much for your support!”

Sebas­tian Lenz

Leicht­ath­letik | Univer­sity Of Louis­ville

“I came up with the idea of a sports scho­l­ar­ship in America through a former trai­ning friend and at first didn’t know how it could be done so easily. Well, it was never really “easy”. But Scho­l­ar­book really went a long way towards making things as easy as possible for me. The contact to Scho­l­ar­book was made incredibly quickly and after the first steps, the offers from various univer­si­ties came in just like that. Much of it was still strange and some was also rela­tively compli­cated, but on my Scho­l­ar­book page there were inst­ruc­tions for really ever­ything.”

Adam Berhe

Leicht­ath­letik | Wayland Baptist Univer­sity

“Thank you for all your support. It was a long way till know, but working with you was an amazing expe­ri­ence for me. I like it here so much. Ever­y­body is really nice here and the athletic team is amazing. We got athletes from Jamaica and Barbados. To make this expe­ri­ence is so cool for me and also it moti­vates me to be better, some­thing like that I would never find in Germany.
Also thanks to and best wishes to Simon. You are a great orga­niz­a­tion for talented students and I recom­mend you all my friends that are good in sport.
Once again thank you for all.”

Beatrice Decker

Leicht­ath­letik | Alaska Ancho­rage Univer­sity

“Without the Scho­l­ar­book, I would hardly have received a scho­l­ar­ship for a master’s degree in the USA. It was a successful, orga­nized and extre­mely plea­sant colla­bo­ra­tion!”

Requi­re­ments for a

Track and Field
scho­l­ar­ship

Scho­l­ar­book hat in den letzten 10 Jahren über 800 Leicht­ath­leten in die USA vermit­telt. Vom Hobby­läufer bis hin zum Jugend-Welt­meister haben wir Athleten jeden Leis­tungs­le­vels erfolg­reich in die USA vermit­telt. Zu Beginn des Studi­en­starts in den USA, also ca. mit 18 Jahren, sollten männ­liche Leicht­ath­leten für ein Sport­stipendium die Norm für die deut­sche Jugend­meis­ter­schaften erreicht haben. Für Leicht­ath­le­tinnen hingegen ist die Situa­tion etwas einfa­cher, da die U.S. Unis für die Damen­teams mehr Stipen­di­en­gelder bereit­stellen. Hier reichen schon obere Plat­zie­rungen bei den Landes­meis­ter­schaften aus.

Je nach Stärke des College Teams können wir aber auch Sport­lern finan­zi­elle Förder­mittel vermit­teln, die diese Krite­rien noch nicht erreicht haben. Deshalb schauen wir uns jeden Athlet ganz indi­vi­duell in der Chancen­einschätzung an.
Damit du dir auch schon selbst ein Bild machen kannst, haben wir hier einige Richt­werte für dich zusam­men­ge­tragen, die du zum Zeit­punkt des Studi­en­be­ginns erbracht haben soll­test. Soll­test du also noch nicht ca. 18/19 Jahre alt sein und diese Leis­tungen noch nicht vorweisen können, dann ist das kein Problem. Fülle bitte trotzdem unsere kostenlose Chancen­einschätzung aus, damit wir uns deine bishe­rigen Leis­tungen indi­vi­duell ansehen können.

 

Over­view

Women
Track and Field
Event
90 – 100%
Scholarship
70 – 90%
Scholarship
100m12,00 sec12,40 sec
200m24,70 sec25,50 sec
400m56,00 sec59,00 sec
800m2:16 min2:22 min
1.500m4:40 min5:00 min
5.000m18:30 min20:00 min
10.000m38:30min41:00min
100m Hurdles14,00 sec14,60 sec
400m Hurdles60,00 sec63,00 sec
2.000m Steeple7:00min7:30min
3.000m Steeple10:45 min11:30 min
High jump1,70 m1,65 m
Pole vault3,75 m3,40 m
Long jump5,80 m5,50 m
Triple jump12,00 m11,50 m
Shot put14,00 m12,50 m
Discus throw47,00 m42,00 m
Hammer throw52,00 m47,00 m
Javelin45,00 m40,00 m
Heptahlon4.700 Pts4.400 Pts

 

Men
Track and Field
Events
90 – 100%
Scholarships
70 – 90%
Scholarships
100m10,50 sec10,80 sec
200m21,30 sec21,80 sec
400m47,50 sec48,50 sec
800m1:52 min1:55 min
1.500m3:59 min4:05 min
5.000m14:45 min15:20 min
10.000m31:00 min33:00 min
110m Hurdles14,10 sec14,70 sec
400m Hurdles52,00 sec53,50 sec
2.000m Steeple5:55 min6:10 min
3.000m Steeple9:05 min9:20 min
High jump2,14 m2,05 m
Pole vault5,15 m4,85 m
Long jump7,35 m7,10 m
Triple jump15,20 m14,50 m
Shot put17,10 m15,90 m
Discus throw53,00 m48,80 m
Hammer throw60,00 m54,50 m
Javelin throw63,50 m59,00 m
Decathlon6.900 Pkt6.300 Pkt

 

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