Cycling is not an official NCAA or NAIA sport yet, so there are currently no institutional limits on athletic scholarships. The governing body for intercollegiate cycling is USA Cycling. Some teams USA Cycling recognizes as varsity teams are classified by the schools themselves as club and not varsity teams. As cycling is still growing at the colligate level, at this stage not every univeristy offers scholarships, so to be awarded a scholarship you need to ideally be competing at the highest level within your country. However, more and more universities are adding cycling teams, so the total numbers of teams will continue ro rise. There currently are 15 cyling teams that are considered varsity cycling team. However, there are many more universities offering the opportunity to be part of their club cycling team. Those teams compete at the same events at varsity teams, so there are plently of options for you if you are looking to combine education and high level cycling in the US.
Are there scholarships available in cycling?
Yes and no! Since collegiate cycling is not run by the NCAA or NAIA, there are no institutional scholarship limits set by the respective governing bodies. However, because the sport is still relatively small at the collegiate level compared to the main sports such as basketball and football, athletic scholarships are still difficult to be found. A great option therefore is to use your grades and test scores in order to qualify for an academic scholarship to cover some of your tuition cost.
How does the process work?
The key, as it is the case in many sports, is getting started early. This becomes even more of a factor, if you are trying to use your academic resume to obtain a scholarship. So if you are interested in becoming a college cyclist, do not wait till the last minute and get started early. Our team will be able to assist you with all the necessary steps in order to maximize your chances of being part of a strong cycling team and to keep the costs as low as possible for you and your family.
The process to securing a cycling scholarship
Our team will work with you directly to complete each stage necessary to making sure your future cycling 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 cycling 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.