Sports scholarships are very popular among students in all over the world. For the majority of them is their ticket to pursuing a professional career in the sport they love. A lot of them plan their whole life in order to chase the dream of being a professional athlete. Professional leagues are full of players that managed to receive a sports scholarship and make all their dreams to come to life.
What is a sports scholarship?
Firstly we have to clarify what is a sport scholarship. An athletic scholarship is the total amount of the financial aid awarded to a student – athlete from the sports department of a college. Those are awarded to students based on their abilities on the field and regarding how much they can help a team reach their goals.
The person who decides on the distribution of the scholarships in the sports programme is the coach in cooperation with the board of the university. Therefore, it is important to have a good relationship with the universities and the coaches.
Types of sports scholarships
There are two types of sports scholarships: Full and partial. Some collegiate teams only offer full ride scholarships, known as head count sports and other offer full and partial, known as equivalency sports. Head count sports can only offer full scholarships to a limited number of players on the team.
Equivalency sports can offer full scholarships and can also divide full scholarships into partial scholarships, giving the athletic scholarships to more members of the team. Several things can determine if someone can get a full or partial athletic scholarship: the sport, the athletic ability, school potential and availability on the college’s budget.
Based on recent studies at least 8 million students attend college education in America as we speak. Many of them will be able to pursue a professional career in the future in the sport they love. Some universities can provide top quality facilities and training sessions, that is difficult to find even in professional clubs and teams.
There are some examples of college soccer programs that draw the attention of the students. University of Notre Dame has a tradition in soccer with former New York Red Bulls defender, Kevin Goldthwaite, being a part of the university’s team. Also one of the best programs in the nation the one in UCLA with the alumni, Nick Rimando, holding the record of appearances in the MLS.
Last but not least and close to UCLA you can find Stanford University. The Cardinals have won three consecutive titles the past years and in our prominent players is the U.S International Jordan Morris.
SIA Academy and sports scholarships
People that work in SIA academy know really well all the benefits that a sports scholarship has to young athletes. Getting into college with financial aid from the university not only can create professional athletes but also a scientist or an academic prodigy.
It is well known that college universities provide a high level work for all their attendees and in this way the coaches and board members of Soccer Interaction work together in order to make it possible. Young athletes and players have the opportunity to train in the highest level in the facilities of the academy.
USPA, partner of SIA Academy
In Soccer Interaction athletes have also the opportunity to attend online the classes of US Performance Academy. It is designed by athletes and educators who are constantly trying to benefit students and push them to the next level. USPA provides a flexible school schedule and academic calendar. This particular program allows the student to have the appropriate time of training during the day in order to compete at the highest level.
The Performance Academy is different from all the other online schools because they are offering elite athletes high quality education while also assisting them achieve their dreams in sport. Athletic scholarships reward the hard work and skill of students providing them further opportunity to shine. Soccer Interaction Football Academy can provide athletes with all the essentials to get a financial aid in their college studies and achieve all of their future dreams.
MAE Sports, partner of SIA Academy
SIA Academy has another partner that helps in the management of scholarships and in the contact with possible universities interested in the player. MAE Sports has a network of contacts that allows you to adapt your profile to the best possible academy to obtain a good sports scholarship.
SIA Academy and MAE Sports work together on a specific plan to ensure you get your scholarship. A pathway is developed for the player in the sporting and academic field that allows him to achieve the proposed objectives and to be eligible for the American coaches.