LOOKING FOR A GYMNASTICS SCHOLARSHIP?
Gymnastics is not an easy sport but for you athletes who have the coordination, strength and ability then a gymnastics scholarship is a great option. Universities and colleges award gymnastics scholarships to very talented gymnastic athletes, which enables the athlete to participate in collegiate, intercollegiate matches and national championships. If you are a male or female athlete you are able to gain gymnastic scholarships.
Gymnastic Scholarships – When is the best time?
The best time to go to the USA with a gymnastic scholarship is right after graduation from high school or up to two years after. Only athletes ages 18 – 24 can compete within the college leagues, any older and you will be looking at competing in the NAIA. Coaches are increasingly committing to younger athletes as this gives them the opportunity to work with the athletes for a longer period of time. It is also possible to go to the USA for one, two, three or four years, it depends on if you wish to seek a bachelor’s degree from your time there. We would recommend going to America as early as possible because this will give you the best chance of gaining a sports scholarship and turning professional after college.
Gymnastic scholarships – How good do you have to be?
Athletic gymnastic scholarships can be achieved if you are at the right level. For good gymnastic players on the level of the Division I the chances to receive a full scholarship are relatively high if you know who to contact.
In order to gain the most opportunities of your profile and thus receive higher scholarship offers, it is important that you try to participate more in national tournaments in the time prior to starting U.S college. This will show college coaches that you are able to compete at a high level.
If you are competing at national level then you have a great chance of receiving a 100% gymnastic scholarship. Coaches will also look at an athlete’s potential, it’s a vital aspect, as coaches know from experience that even moderate athletic performance can be boosted immensely with their intensive training methods. A college recruitment coach will look at a sport CV or the athlete, photographs, video and our staff advice regarding the athletes ability.
To find out whether you have what is takes to obtain a gymnastic scholarship and therefore be placed in a college team, please complete our free application form Apply Now, so the team can evaluate your potential as a possible future college athlete. If the team believes you have a chance you will be invited to join our program. A sports consultant will go through everything you need to know about the sports scholarship process.
Gymnastic training on a gymnastic scholarships program
If you gain a gymnastic scholarship you will be expected to practice with the team for around 3-5 hours a day 5 times a week. This would consist of gymnastic training and then some additional strength and conditioning training. If you feel you are currently lacking strength in muscle and size then don’t worry, Athletes USA works with leading sports nutrition brands that supply our athletes with leading sports nutrition products and information on how to reach you potential in the gym.
Gymnastic practice can seem tough to an international athlete because you may not be used to the hard workouts and training. This hard training often allows gymnastic athletes to reach previously unattained levels of fitness and performance while playing at college. Many college athletes participate in the Olympics which clearly demonstrates that the college level can help you reach the top level.
The Gymnastic season
The gymnastic season always begins in winter (Fall Term/ August). If you are looking to join a gymnastic college team you need to be signed to the college team around a year before.
Gymnastics National Championships
Women: NCAA I- II – May NAIA – May
Men: NCAA I-II – May NAIA – May