Track and Field originates from the original olympic games which makes it one of the oldest, longest serving and most competitive collegiate sports. Track and Field is different to most collegiate sports in the NCAA, as you can be training and obtaining your degree whilst competing in the olympic games. While other sports require you to complete your degree before competing in the professional environment, college track and field athletes can compete at the highest worldwide level as long as they do not receive money for doing so. To give an example, there were 48 current track and field college athletes that competed in the 2016 Rio Olympic Games, which shows the world class talent that competes within the NCAA year in and year out.
Am I eligible?
Having a high enough GPA or SAT/ACT score is the most overlooked concept by student athletes looking to be recruited. Even if you run the 100m in under 10 seconds, if you do not have the right grades, you simply will not be NCAA eligible or you will not get into the university of your dreams. If you do not have high enough grades to compete within the NCAA you will be what is called a “non qualifier” and you will then either need to improves your grades or attend a NJCAA college for two years. Once you have done this, you can then transfer to an NCAA school with more experience and ready to complete your bachelors degree. ASM Scholarships team has a lot of experience and will help you determine which university is the best fit for you based on your athletic and academic level.
How is practice structured in America?
In general, the college teams practice up to six times a week for 2-3 hours each day. You will therefore get the best chances to improve as an athlete, with great facilities directly on campus, a private track and field stadium, and in some cases the university might also have its own indoor arena with a 200m or 400m running track.
As an athlete, you can imagine there are various types of coaches in the US. It is important that the training philosophy of you and your future coach match. However, you can be certain that you will be in professional hands. The American coaches are full-time coaches, paid by the university and can therefore devote themselves entirely to developing their student athletes.
The process to securing a Track & Field scholarship
Our team will work with you directly to complete each stage necessary to making sure your future Track & Field pathway in America is easy and without hassle.
Customized recruitment timeline planning
Introduction to your management team members
Online ASM profile development & creation
College recruitment video production & editing
Access to ASM online recruitment academy portal
Review of athlete academic credentials
Identification of necessary exams
SAT registration & prep*
Toefl registration & prep*
ACT registration & prep*
NCAA Clearinghouse registration*
NAIA Clearinghouse registration*
Scheduling of your personal exam tutor prep classes
College marketing & Scholarship commitment
Identification & research of potential schools
Activation of soft recruitment campaign
Evaluation of initial marketing campaign
Activation of hard recruitment campaign
College coach interview prep
Finalizing of all college interest
Organization of college/university official visits*
Sport scholarship final offers
Review of offers & division making support
School application paperwork support
National Letter of Intent support
U.S. Entry prep
I20 preparation & support
Organization of U.S. embassy student visa process
Scholarship & Health insurance guidance & activation
Travel arrangements support
College pre checklist
Support & Pro Career Management
Support during university
University transfer assistance*
Tour track & field invites
*Only if required
Career pathway overview
College sports provides athletes the best of both worlds. Study and the ability to play high level sport. During this time we will continue to help manage your future career goals.