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Regardless of a student’s year level, the period between October and Christmas is a critical one. Not only can it set you up well as an athlete and a student for the coming year, it can also create an edge for prospective student-athletes in the...

Did you know that it’s possible to be halfway through your degree in the US without knowing what your degree is?Sounds crazy, right? Let’s explore how this is possible, along with other little - known facts about the US university system.Fact #1 – Mapping the...

As our 2021 recruits make the 15,000km journey to what will become their new home for the next four years, we feel it is timely to share some advice around how to best settle into your new surroundings once you arrive in the US. In...

By Chris BatesAmongst the doom and gloom of 2020, some of us were presented with an amazing opportunity for reflection out of a situation which forced us all to gain a new perspective. Many friends of Study & Play USA reported spending so much more...

By all indications, student-athletes are among the most prepared for life after college. Armed with a strong sense of independence, problem-solving skills, and a global network of personal and professional connections, they are very well-equipped to excel in the ‘real-world’ after graduation. These hallmarks of...

There are plenty of questions that student-athletes will ask themselves when choosing the most suitable USA University to attend.You could probably think of the obvious ones: Will I like the climate? Am I good enough? Will I improve in my sport? How much will my...

With another Masters Week been and gone, thousands of young golfers all over the world find themselves inspired and dreaming of one day taking the drive down Magnolia Lane to tee it up against the best players in the world in pursuit of the prized...

It’s a subject or scenario all athletes and parents of athletes would rather avoid. But it’s also one of the most common questions asked of our team at Study & Play USA.What if I get injured when on scholarship in the USA?Let’s unpack this undesirable...

College recruiting is a marathon process, spanning a number of months and, in some cases, years. It is therefore essential that a recruit is able to sustain the interest of a college coach over a long period of time. The most successful recruits who secure...

By Chris BatesThe word ‘junior’ conjures up different ideas for different people. Some may see the word and assume that by being junior, this may mean inferior; some may view something junior as being lesser, or in some cases they may link the word junior...