UNIVERSITY SPORTS

A WAY OF LIFE

A SOLID PROJECT

College sport is whole way of life. Sports are an essential part of every American’s life. Many sports TV channels (ESPN) broadcast matches for all kinds of sports, and it is common to come across stadiums that can sit up to 100 000 supporters.
Check out the college sports ranking list on ESPN-U, the TV channel dedicated to “College sport“. The number of sports in a given university basically depends on its size and division.
The university allocates substantial budgets to each sport in the form of scholarships that coaches use to recruit their future stars. This tradition of granting sports scholarships on merit is ideal for European athletes.
Anna-S-Agency provides you with a top quality service for college tennis, field hockey and track and field.

Anna S Agency offers top quality services to help you build your project according to your personal sports and academic needs and wishes. College sport has a worldwide reputation. All the greatest American champions have once played in college championships before turning pro or participating in the Olympic Games..

Quelques exemples

  • Julie Coin, TENNIS, Clemson University
  • Joana Costa, TRACK AND FIELD (pole vaulting, Clemson University, participated in the 2016 RIO Olympic Games
  • Daniela Nina Bercek, TENNIS, UCLA and Duke University

Sports universitaires, réalisez votre sport études aux États-Unis

A WAY OF LIFE

College sport is whole way of life. Sports are an essential part of every American’s life. Many sports TV channels (ESPN) broadcast matches for all kinds of sports, and it is common to come across stadiums that can sit up to 100 000 supporters.
Check out the college sports ranking list on ESPN-U, the TV channel dedicated to “College sport“. The number of sports in a given university basically depends on its size and division.
The university allocates substantial budgets to each sport in the form of scholarships that coaches use to recruit their future stars. This tradition of granting sports scholarships on merit is ideal for European athletes.
Anna-S-Agency provides you with a top quality service for college tennis, field hockey and track and field.

A SOLID PROJECT

Anna S Agency offers top quality services to help you build your project according to your personal sports and academic needs and wishes. College sport has a worldwide reputation. All the greatest American champions have once played in college championships before turning pro or participating in the Olympic Games..

Quelques exemples

  • Julie Coin, TENNIS, Clemson University
  • Joana Costa, TRACK AND FIELD (pole vaulting, Clemson University, participated in the 2016 RIO Olympic Games
  • Daniela Nina Bercek, TENNIS, UCLA and Duke University

Sports universitaires, réalisez votre sport études aux États-Unis

SPORTS DIVISIONS

Universities that belong to this division are the largest and most famous ones. The sports facilities of NCAA-I universities are by far the best in the country. This division is also the most competitive on the academic front. Admission standards are therefore set very high.

NCAA-II championships are less popular than NCAA-I championships. However, the top NCAA-II universities do compete against NCAA-I universities. Admission standards are usually less strict and perfectly adapted for European athletes.

This is the lowest NCAA division. Unfortunately, universities in this division cannot afford to grant sports scholarship, but they do offer great scholarships to outstanding students. Some of these universities (MIT, Carnegie-Mellon, Chicago) are actually part of America’s best from an academic point of view. If that what you’re looking for, this division is your best pick.

This division includes small universities (5000 students or less). The small number of students allows for great studying conditions as professors are usually more available. The best NAIA college programs are also recognized for reaching sports rankings equivalent to those of NCAA-I universities.

In these universities, the academic program lasts only 2 years. Then, the student athlete can join one the 4 other divisions : NCAA-I, NCAA-II, NCAA-III or NAIA. These propose the most flexible admission standards. They are therefore particularly adapted for those who wish to discover the United States, improve their skills or easily obtain course credits.

SPORTS

Tennis

About 1000 universities offer scholarships for male and female tennis players. These are split in different groups and divisions.

Tennis divisions

Universities in this division host over 15 000 students.The number of students per class is much higher than in other universities. Personal work is a priority. These universities offer a wide range of on-campus activities such as football matches, fraternities, concerts… As far as sports are concerned, these are the most competitive universities. The coach can grant 8 girls scholarships. Admission criteria are highly selective.

The number of students goes from 3 000 to 15 000. In Division II, the NCAA championship is not as tough as in Division I. However, the best Division II universities may compete with Division I universities. The coach can grant 6 girls scholarships. Admission criteria are more flexible than in Divison I.

Universities in this division cannot grant sports scholarships. However, they rank among the best on the academic level.

There is only one division in NAIA. Most universities are small (3 000 students or less). With small classes, they offer great studying conditions. Professors are available and close to each student who’s recognised individually for his/her academic and sports capacities. However, the quality of NAIA universities’ programs varies from mediocre to excellent : choosing the right university in this division requires time and attention. The can grant up to 5 scholarships to share between girls and boys. On the sports level, the best NAIA programs reach the level of NCAA Division II programs.

In these universities, the program lasts only 2 years. The student can then apply to a NCAA or NAIA university. They offer more flexible admission criteria.

Field hockey

About a 100 universities offer scholarships for female hockey players. Field hockey is actual a 100% female sport as far as scholarships are concerned. These universities are split in different groups and divisions.

Field hockey divisions

Universities in this division host over 15 000 students.The number of students per class is much higher than in other universities. Personal work is a priority. These universities offer a wide range of on-campus activities such as football matches, fraternities, concerts… As far as sports are concerned, these are the most competitive universities. The coach can grant 8 girls scholarships. Admission criteria are highly selective.

The number of students goes from 3 000 to 15 000. In Division II, the NCAA championship is not as tough as in Division I. However, the best Division II universities may compete with Division I universities. The coach can grant 6 girls scholarships. Admission criteria are more flexible than in Divison I.

Universities in this division cannot grant sports scholarships. However, they rank among the best on the academic level.

There is no field hockey in NAIA.

In these universities, the program lasts only 2 years. The student can then apply to a NCAA or NAIA university. They offer more flexible admission criteria.

Track and field

About 1000 universities offer scholarships for athletes. These are split in different groups and divisions.

Track and field divisions

Universities in this division host over 15 000 students.The number of students per class is much higher than in other universities. Personal work is a priority. These universities offer a wide range of on-campus activities such as football matches, fraternities, concerts… As far as sports are concerned, these are the most competitive universities. The coach can grant 8 girls scholarships. Admission criteria are highly selective.

The number of students goes from 3 000 to 15 000. In Division II, the NCAA championship is not as tough as in Division I. However, the best Division II universities may compete with Division I universities. The coach can grant 6 girls scholarships. Admission criteria are more flexible than in Divison I.

Universities in this division cannot grant sports scholarships. However, they rank among the best on the academic level.

There is only one division in NAIA. Most universities are small (3 000 students or less). With small classes, they offer great studying conditions. Professors are available and close to each student who’s recognised individually for his/her academic and sports capacities. However, the quality of NAIA universities’ programs varies from mediocre to excellent : choosing the right university in this division requires time and attention. The can grant up to 5 scholarships to share between girls and boys. On the sports level, the best NAIA programs reach the level of NCAA Division II programs.

In these universities, the program lasts only 2 years. The student can then apply to a NCAA or NAIA university. They offer more flexible admission criteria.

Ranking

Check out the American universities track and field ranlink.

A typical day

A student athlete’s typical day is closely supervised in order to maintain the perfect balance between sports practice and studies.

AM (matin)

  • 6h30-7h : Wake up call
  • 7h30 : Physical preparation
  • 9h : Breakfast
  • 10h-13h : Classes or free time

PM (Après-midi)

  • 13h30 : Lunch
  • 14h30-17h30 : Training
  • 18h : Diner
  • 18h30 : Homework or free time
  • 22h30-23h30 : Bedtime

FACILITIES

In American universities, sports are an essential part of the students’ life and a means for the most famous institutions to distinguish themselves from the others. Sports competition is in fact as much of a reality as academic competition.
To remain competitive, universities invest massively in recruiting players and improving their facilities that are often as impressive as those of the best French leagues. Universities commonly guarantee the maintenance of their sports facilities thanks to their income from the broadcasting of American football, basketball or baseball matches.

Facilities are usually of high quality :

regularly renovated stadiums and fieds, gym rooms, body building room with the best équipement on the market, pools for compétition (25m to 50m), massage rooms, ice water baths for cryogenic sessions for fast recuperation and recovery, video and conference rooms.

Most universities are fully equiped for training and competition in a variety of sports, of which : tennis, track and field, field hockey, football, volleyball, basketball, american football, baseball…