Track & Field and Studying in the United States of America

There are over 2,000 universities in the U.S. that offer Track & Field scholarships to ambitious athletes. From athletes at the highest Olympic level to talented and regionally active athletes with ambition. Want to know if you meet the criteria? Check out the track & field standards further down this page!

Career opportunities

The American college track & field competition is often seen as the number 1 producer of Olympic athletes. The college system gives you the ideal opportunity of improving for 4 years, competing at many events at a high level and having amazing practice facilities and strong teammates.

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To get accepted into an American university as an athlete, you need a high school diploma. Depending on your diploma, grades, and test scores on the SAT and TOEFL, we can find the right university that fits your academic level.

The track & field requirements are different for each university and the level of competition varies between multiple divisions.

Click here for the Track & Field requirements overview.
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Athletic Scholarships

Studying at an American university can cost up to $65,000 per year. Slamstox helps student-athletes by finding them scholarships to cover these costs. Combining sports and studies at a university in the United States is getting more popular every year, it offers great opportunities and prepares you for a successful career.

The Slamstox network consists of more than 30,000 American college coaches. We help and guide talented athletes through the complete process, in order for them to fully develop their athletic and academic skills in an international and competitive environment.

Examples of universities with Track & Field teams that we work with are:

  • Stanford University
  • University of Southern California
  • University of Miami
  • University of Texas
  • Ole Miss
  • University of North Carolina
  • University of Tennessee
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Slamstox Helps

Slamstox has a lot of experience placing athletes in the U.S. All Slamstox team members are (ex) student-athletes and we know about the life of a student-athlete better than anyone.

The process of becoming a student-athlete is complex and requires a lot of time. We have a team of 8 experienced (ex) student-athletes and we guide athletes and their parents throughout the complete process. We put in extensive work for our clients and we will continue to do so until we find the perfect match. We want to make sure that our student-athletes find the perfect place. This is not only good for us, but mostly also for the athlete, the coaches and the universities.

The American coaches enjoy working with us because of our experience and our ability to estimate the level of both our athletes and the universities in the states.

Curious about the complete process of playing a sport and studying in the U.S.?

Read everything you should know about the process.

Highlights Track & Field

  • During the Olympic Games in Rio in 2016, the American team consisted of 558 athletes. 417 of them were (ex) college athletes
  • There are 21 official track & field events hosted within the NCAA competition. 17 of them currently have record holders which are faster/better than the Dutch national records!
  • Churandy Martina is one of the most successful Dutch athletes that has been active in college (University of Texas El Paso)
  • The American Track & Field competition is the biggest and strongest track & field competition in the world
  • The track & field requirements and standards differ per team and per division

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