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LOOKING FOR A WATER POLO SCHOLARSHIP?
Universities and colleges award water polo scholarships to very talented water polo athletes, which allows the athlete to participate in collegiate, intercollegiate matches and national championships. If you are a female or male athlete you are able to gain water polo scholarships.
Water polo Scholarships – When is the best time?
The best time to go to the USA with a water polo 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.
Water polo scholarships – How good do you have to be?
Athletic water polo scholarships can be achieved if you are at the right level. For good water polo players on the level of the Division I the chances to receive a full water polo scholarship are relatively high if you know who to contact.
In order to gain the 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% sports 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 water polo scholarship and therefore be placed on a college team, please complete our free application form, 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.
Water polo training on a water polo scholarships program
If you gain a water polo 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 water polo training and then some additional strength and conditioning training. If you feel you are currently lacking strength 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.