The Study and Play USA difference

We provide the knowledge, experience, expertise and genuine care for student-athletes to choose their life journey – travelling to the USA to live, play, learn, compete, study, grow and develop in a purpose fit University environment.

Our student-athletes’ families learn from us how to navigate the admissions, enrolment, visa and eligibility stages of this process. Together we build student-athlete profiles; contact coaches; discuss the exciting options, all in a safe, comforting and supportive environment.

From the initial profile, to receiving the “offer”, through that first flight to the USA, to the magical graduation cap and gown, we share your family’s joy in this unique journey.

Our pride is in seeing you, our client, make the best choices to set up your successful life.

Meet The Team

TALENT DIRECTOR, CHRIS BATES

Talent Director Chris Bates first experienced the opportunity to study and play in the USA when he won a scholarship to Oklahoma State University in 1997.

Studying at Nudgee College, Brisbane and being a keen student of tennis with above average ability he was approached by Oklahoma State University’s Division 1 tennis program. Chris was fortunate enough to be able to study and compete, visit over 40 States of the US and successfully earn an International Business and Marketing Degree.

As a result of this experience Chris set about spreading the word to as many young Australians as he could. He has been doing this ever since, imparting his passion for this pathway and the ways in which it can provide a pathway for individuals to ensure their most successful life.

Chris’s passion is education. In his extensive roles as a teacher, mentor and coach, Chris understands the critical role that education plays in the development of a young person. This is why he is so passionate about the US College pathway. He knows first-hand the benefits of the holistic approach the US Collegiate system provides its students.

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TALENT DIRECTOR, CHRIS BATES

The whole experience, not just the athletic element is key to the ultimate happiness of the student athlete, their family and the US College.

It is this outcome that drives Chris to find the right fit for every student athlete and college.

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TALENT MANAGER, ALEXIA BATES

TALENT MANAGER, ALEXIA BATES

Talent Manager, Alexia Bates has experience in the industry exceeding 10 years and specialises in educating and informing student athletes and their families about the benefits of this once in a lifetime opportunity to study and play in the USA.

Alexia is well respected by the colleges and student athlete families she works with and her great joy in seeing the students grow through the Study and Play scholarship program motivates her see even more students play their way to a college education.

As a team, they are well positioned and credentialed to speak to other families, able to identify with the excitement and normal reservations that exist with such big family making decisions.

From the initial profile, to receiving the “offer”, through that first flight to the USA, to the magical graduation cap and gown, Study and Play USA share your family’s joy in this unique journey.

Our pride is in seeing you, make the best choices to set up your successful life.

As Families we journeying together; our family and yours every step of the way.

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There is no other country or system in the world that offers anything remotely as valuable as a 4-year student-athlete scholarship at a U.S University…. and the beauty of it is that it is so attainable for so many Australian high school graduates of varying levels.