The combination between academics and sports in the United States is the perfect way to develop yourself as a student, athlete and person in an international environment.
In the Netherlands it is almost impossible to study at a university and play sports at the highest level on a regular basis. In America this is possible because universities have their own teams, and they do everything in their power to help students perform at both levels. The university makes sure that all your classes are adapted to your sports schedule, making it very easy to combine your school with your sport.
Universities offer academic tutoring, intensive training programs, high level competitions, physical therapy, fitness coaching, nutrition advice and sports psychology. Combining this all with the world class sports facilities means: you are getting prepared for a successful career in sports and academics!