College Road Trip Station #3 and the second stop in New York brings the Athletes USA team to Fordham University.
WHY COLLEGE SPORTS?
One of the key reasons athletes strive to earn a college sport scholarship is because it gives them the opportunity to earn a first class education at a fraction of the cost. Many of the world’s best universities such as Harvard, Yale, Stanford, Duke, Cal-Berkeley and UCLA are located in the USA.
These and many other good schools offer financial, academic and sport scholarships. America is one of the best places in the world where one can effectively combine a top-level soccer with a degree. Moreover, many schools can provide personal tutors and additional classes for the players when needed.
Many capable athletes don’t pursue a higher education because they fear losing contact with their sport. This is an unfortunate trade-off for many individuals who may have excellent academic potential and don’t realize it. A college sport scholarship can provide the optimal combination of sports and academics and it makes sense for those who feel they have a chance to pursue these opportunities.
The U.S. College system, as already mentioned, has produced some of the most well known names in sports. A student athlete can enjoy rewards in receiving first class coaching, sport development programs and free equipment. A normal schedule involves one to two training sessions or practices a day plus additional sport specific weight and fitness sessions. All this alongside a full university degree program.