FAQ’s

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How do I know if I qualify? Am I good enough?

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The best way to find this out is to contact us, and we will provide for you an obligation free academic and athletic assessment. These assessments provide you with definitive feedback that will allow you to make an informed decision about whether or not this pathway is for you.

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Why can’t I just do it myself?

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You can do so if you wish. However, the danger with attempting this process by yourself is that much of the process may be able to be completed, but it only takes one error or oversight in paperwork for you to miss out or run out of time, affecting your eligibility to compete in college sports. Many applicants come to Study & Play USA having attempted the process on their own having hit a ‘brick wall’ in the process. It is unfortunate for those who have given up on such a great opportunity due to these obstacles turning them off. For this reason, engaging Study & Play USA to facilitate and guide you through the process gives you peace of mind and a wealth of experience.

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Who contacts the coaches?

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The benefit of Study & Play USA speaking with coaches is that coaches in the USA would rather obtain information on potential recruits from reputable service such as Study and Play USA. As Study & Play USA is in regular communication with coaches in the USA, we are aware of where the opportunities are available for any given level. We put you in touch with the appropriate coaches according to your level, your needs and availability of scholarship.

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Which colleges do you work with?

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This is a very common question which has a simple answer- Study & Play USA can and will put you in contact with any University in the USA. We do not have special agreements or arrangements with specific Universities. However, if past student-athletes are particularly happy and successful at certain colleges, and the coaches are happy with their past Australian players, then the chances of future students attending that college obviously increase.

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Is it a good launch pad into professional sports?

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If you desire to pursue your sport professionally, going to college in the USA absolutely gives you every opportunity to do so. The facilities are second to none, the training schedule is as intense as you want it to be, and coaches are very supportive of athletes wishing to continue their sport beyond graduation. In fact, one of Study & Play USA’s student–athletes in recent years was granted leave from University for National Championships and even the Olympic Games representing Australia.