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 made up of many inter­na­tional athletes. In addi­tion, there is a very special team spirit, thanks to daily trai­ning and living and studying 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 archery men and women have equal chances in recei­ving a scho­l­ar­ship. Here are the current numbers: 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 similar to prac­tice programs in other parts of the world. However, the emphasis on team spirit is in the fore­front during trai­ning, so that the team­mates push each other to achieve top perfor­mances. The coaches are mostly full-time employees at 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 trai­ning faci­li­ties that many univer­si­ties offer. Young athletes can develop to a higher level while 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 the German cham­pions­hips and show some upside. We are able to better fore­cast your chances for a sports scho­l­ar­ship if you fill out our non-binding and free chance assess­ment.

Your chance assessment