Scout: Leoluca Diefenbach
WANT TO PLAY COLLEGE SPORTS?
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I am a native of Germany and currently live in the USA. As a former youth Bundesliga academy player/senior player in the highest semi-professional league in Germany and a current NCAA student at Florida Southern College in Florida and Queens College, City University of New York City in New York, I have experienced many significant aspects that have positively influenced my life.
Soccer has had a significant impact on me at all times in my life. Significantly since 2021, soccer has helped me change my life. Since receiving my academic and athletic scholarship, I have had the great opportunity to study and play at the highest academic and athletic level in the United States.
I know how hard life can be because I have experienced adversity and challenging times in my life, but I also know that life choices can change one’s life.
I strive to share my experiences with the next generation of players to help them change their lives and have the same unique experiences I did.
“Opportunities don’t happen, you create them.” I will support you honestly and truthfully in your opportunity
2017 Captain Youth Bundesliga at 1. FC Saarbrücken
2017 pool for U18 national team roster
2018 Futsal pool for national team roster
2022 Captain USL2 at Caledonia FC
2022-23 Captain NCAA at Florida Southern College
2022 academic award for a total GPA 4.0
2023 academic award best international academic student
2023 academic award summa cum laude, Bachelor of Arts in Social Science
WHAT IS AN ATHLETIC SCHOLARSHIP?
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.