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Athletes USA Global Scout Hans Oeftger - LIU Headshot


My name is Hans Oeftger and in my youth years I played for professional Academy team in Germany and made professional debut at the age of 18. Currently I am playing soccer for Long Island University in the NCAA Division 1 where I am pursuing my bachelor’s degree in Sport Management. Sharing the same journey with athletes from all over the world shaped my character, had a huge impact on my life and created a lot of opportunities and outstanding memories so far! I am dedicated to help the next generation by taking the first step towards great opportunities.

“The most important thing is you must put everybody on notice that you’re here and you are for real.” Kobe Bryant

 Interesting facts

Professional Player in 3rd division in Germany

Player in the highest Amateur League Germany Men´s Level (Regionalliga)

Regular Season Champion American East 2019 (University of Vermont)

Regular Season Champion North East Conference (Long Island University)

North East Conference Champions 2021

NCAA Tournament 2nd Round (Long Island University)

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Athletes USA Scout Hans Oeftger at the University of Vermont
Hans Oeftger at LIU University
Scout Hans Oeftger at Erfurt




Athletic as well as academic scholarships are much more common in the US than in most other countries. Athletic scholarships are awarded to athletes of outstanding performance in order to enable them to finance their studies in the US. The athlete participates fully in practice sessions with the college team and represents the university in various tournaments and competitions. The coaches’ job is to professionally look after the teams; in this sense, he has a similar position to that of a professor and is also paid accordingly.

For what reasons are scholarships awarded?

For generations, American universities have had college teams in all kinds of sports. These teams are professionally managed by specially employed coaches and serve as an advertisement for the respective university in numerous competitions. If a team has regional or even nationwide success, the media will cover its development. That is why college teams are a means to market the university in order to recruit new students. For this reason, the universities provide the coaches with a budget to recruit talented athletes from around the world and help them finance their studies or even their entire stay abroad.

Why an athletic scholarship to America 

The American College system produces some of the best sporting talent in the world. The facilities, coaching and support networks including sports science, nutrition, physiotherapy and fitness training are all world class. Universities travel the length and breadth of the United States to play each other; it is big business involving, massive corporate sponsorship, fanatical crowds, rich history, and national television coverage. Collegiate sports are as close to a professional environment as it’s possible to get. A normal schedule involves one to two training sessions or practices a day plus additional sports specific weights and fitness sessions within in a normal athletic scholarship. All this alongside a full university degree program.

Athletic Scholarships are funded sports programs that include Football (Soccer), Golf, Basketball, Tennis, Field Hockey, American Football, Baseball, Swimming & Diving, Track and Field, Fencing, Rowing (Crew), Skiing, Gymnastics and many more athletic scholarship programs.