American Football

American Football

Your scholarship in the USA

American football is the ulti­mate college sport chal­lenge!

Here the future NFL super¬≠stars play in front of 100,000 spec¬≠ta¬≠tors in the stadium and millions of fans on the TV sets. Even the smaller univer¬≠si¬≠ties can gene¬≠rate huge hype, as can be seen impres¬≠si¬≠vely in the Netflix series ‚ÄúLast Chance U‚ÄĚ.

In short: As an ambi­tious foot­baller, the way to the USA is the way-to-go! Here you not only have the chance to get to a whole new level in terms of sport, but can also take the next step on the career ladder acade­mi­cally.

American Football in the USA

How many scholarships are there?

US Colleges only have men’s Football teams. Espe­cially in Divi­sion 1, the NCAA allows teams to give out a large number of scho­l­ar­s­hips. However, the level of perfor­mance is very high as well.

Univer­si­ties with Football teams:

NCAA D1 ‚Äď FBS: 129
NCAA D1 ‚Äď FCS: 125
NCAA D2: 170
NAIA: 85
JUCO: 68

Full scho­l­ar­s­hips per team:

NCAA D1 ‚Äď FBS: 85
NCAA D1 ‚Äď FCS: 63
NCAA D2: 36
NAIA: 24
JUCO: 85

How is the training in the USA structured?

Trai­ning sessions take place at least once a day and usually last between two to three hours. In prepa­ra­tion even twice, a day. There are also units in the weight room and various video analyses.

Due to the high trai­ning inten­sity, the football teams have excel­lent condi­tions for physio­the­ra­pists, chiro­prac­tors and medical profes­sio­nals. They also have access to all rege­ne­ra­tion faci­li­ties that meet the highest stan­dards.

What does a season at college look like?

The season begins on the first weekend of the fall semester (end of August) and ends ‚Äď depen¬≠ding on how successful your team is ‚Äď at the begin¬≠ning of January. In December, however, there is an appro¬≠xi¬≠mately two-week break that marks the end of the regular season and the start of the prepa¬≠ra¬≠tory phase for the so-called ‚ÄúNCAA Bowl Games‚ÄĚ, in which the best colleges of the season compete against each other again.


Other­wise there are at least twelve season games, one every week. The first half of the games is mostly against teams that are not in their own league. After­wards, the annual confe­rence cham­pions will be played in internal league duels.

American Football

Requirements for your scholarship

American football is THE sport in the USA. Accord­ingly, the level in all divi­sions in college football is high. The demands that the trai­ners place on their recruits are very indi­vi­dual. Each posi­tion has precise speci­fi­ca­tions and the exis­ting tape is an important compo­nent. For this reason, we recom­mend that you fill out our non-binding oppor­tu­nity assess­ment. Our football experts will then deal with your profile in detail and give you a clear over­view of the chances you have in the various divi­sions and leagues in college football.

Your chance assessment