Your scholarship in the USA
American football is the ultimate college sport challenge!
Here the future NFL superstars play in front of 100,000 spectators in the stadium and millions of fans on the TV sets. Even the smaller universities can generate huge hype, as can be seen impressively in the Netflix series “Last Chance U”.
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 – FBS: 129
NCAA D1 – FCS: 125
NCAA D2: 170
Full scholarships per team:
NCAA D1 – FBS: 85
NCAA D1 – FCS: 63
NCAA D2: 36
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 – depending on how successful your team is – at the beginning of January. In December, however, there is an approximately two-week break that marks the end of the regular season and the start of the preparatory phase for the so-called “NCAA Bowl Games”, 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.
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.