Your scholarship in the USA

In no other country is base­ball as widespread as in the USA! Virtually ever­yone grows up with the sport and there­fore the level of play in college is very high in the USA.

With a base­ball scho­l­ar­ship in the USA you have the chance to take your spor­ting career to the next level and you have the oppor­tu­nity to continue your academic career without restric­tions.

Baseball in the USA

How many scholarships are there?

Base­ball is promoted to men only in college. The women play soft­ball in the USA.

Univer­si­ties with base­ball teams:

  • NCAA D1: 298
  • NCAA D2: 259
  • NAIA: 212
  • JUCO: 511

Full scho­l­ar­s­hips per team:

  • NCAA D1: 11,7
  • NCAA D2: 9
  • NAIA: 12
  • JUCO: 24

How is the training in the USA structured?

Base­ball trai­ning at American univer­si­ties is abso­lutely profes­sional. You complete around five trai­ning units on the base­ball field per week. The trai­ning is supple­mented by regular strength and endu­rance units in sports halls, some of which are specially made for base­ball teams.

Inci­dent­ally, the higher trai­ning density does not clash with the course: the times of the lectures are adjusted according to the trai­ning plan. As a base­ball player in the USA, you reach a level that you could only have dreamed of in Germany. Because of the high inten­sity of trai­ning, the base­ball 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 base­ball season starts in spring. This is why the trai­ners want you to start your studies in the jumping semester. However, there is nothing to prevent you from star­ting your studies in the fall semester. This is where the long prepa­ra­tion for the season with a few test matches usually takes place with the fall trai­ning.
The national cham­pions­hips for all three leagues take place in May or June.


Requirements for your scholarship

Virtually every high school has its own team. That is why the selec­tion process at the top univer­si­ties is very tough, because there usually many good players apply for one of the few avail­able places in the squad.

Nevertheless, you don’t have to bury your head in the sand. Smaller Divi­sion I as well as Divi­sion II and NAIA Insti­tutes also offer outstan­ding base­ball programs that are roughly on par with the national youth teams in this country.

As a result, you should already have gained expe­ri­ence in the highest German youth league in order to have a good chance of a sports scho­l­ar­ship for base­ball in the USA.

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