As regards the sports aspect, it is mandatory to practice as an amateur, i.e. without any kind of professional contract. From there, the level required is determined by each mode. In the case of Spanish students, outstanding general disciplines such as soccer, tennis, golf or hockey on grass. A level considered average in our country is equivalent to a high level in the United States. Mediators of athletic scholarships although, the most complicated part requirements for access to an athletic scholarship is to achieve that the coaches, who are those who elect the members of the teams, focus on the student. Achieve it individually can be an impossible task, since there are thousands candidatures that these professionals receive each course.
An interesting option for applicants may engage the services of any of the agencies that are dedicated exclusively to promoting sports among American universities.These organizations, in exchange for a quota, they are responsible for assessing the student’s athletic and academic profile and determine whether it is suitable or not for one of these scholarships. If it is not, they elaborated a comprehensive report which gathers competences and information of interest to coaches. They provide multimedia such as videos or photographs, so appreciate the sports abilities of the aspirant.The most important work of the agencies is to get these reports and profiles to coaches. To do this, they have networks of contacts in universities, which provide easy access to sports professionals. In general, depending on the modality of student sport, report them on a certain number of institutions capable of admitting them.
In some cases, they can negotiate even the amount of the scholarship and advise the student in all proceedings subsequent to the granting of the same. Compiled by. Javier Mejia T.