Your scholarship in the USA
As a shooter, you also have the opportunity to continue your athletic and academic career on a sports scholarship in the United States. The teams at the universities are often very well equipped and are very international. In addition, there is a very special team spirit, thanks to the daily training and living together on the university campus.
A sports scholarship in the USA gives you the perfect opportunity to further your athletic career as well as your academic career and and even lay the foundation for a professional career after graduating with a bachelor’s degree.
Archery in the USA
How many scholarships are there?
Receiving a sports scholarship is the ultimate goal for all our athletes. But how many teams actually exist and how many full scholarships can they award? In the archery we have the special feature that men and women have the same chances in the awarding of the scholarships. This results in the following figures:
Universities with archery teams:
- Men: 35
- Women: 27
Full scholarships per team:
- Men: 3,6
- Women: 3,6
How is the training in the USA structured?
The training is not very different from the practice programs in other parts of the world. However, the team spirit is very high during training, so that the team mates push each other to top performances. The coaches are mostly full-time employees of the university and take care of the team without restrictions. In addition, the athletes have full access to physiotherapists, weight trainers and nutritionists and can enjoy the high-class sports facilities of the universities. Many of the young athletes can develop enormously in the USA.
What does a season at college look like?
The season usually starts at the beginning of October and ends – depending on how you or your team perform – in mid-March with the national championships. In between there are competitions almost every weekend.
Requirements for your 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 some upside. We can better forecast your chances for a sports scholarship if you fill out our non-binding and free chance assessment.