SPUSA 20 years

The Process

Your Pathway To Success

Consistent feedback from USA University coaches affirms that Study & Play USA’s student-athletes are the world’s most prepared recruits for collegiate life. This can be attributed to our globally recognised program, which takes a holistic approach to each family’s unique goals and requirements. Developed over several decades, the program provides student-athletes and their families with the focus, education, support and motivation to fulfil their academic and athletic potential.

Phase 1


Dedicated to preparing our student -athletes to be presented to USA University coaches in a professional and impactful way. Activity includes: registration with the governing bodies of collegiate sport, entrance exam preparation, video filming and editing, coach interview preparation and together we collate a professionally branded student - athlete profile to present to our extensive network of USA University coaches.

Phase 2


Student -athletes are coached by our team of mentors and educators how best to communicate effectively with USA University coaches, an important life skill but also critical to maximising scholarship opportunities. This phase includes meeting coaches, researching scholarship offers, assessing the suitability of each opportunity and providing the support for each student-athlete to ultimately choose their right fit University.

Phase 3


Once you have chosen your University, there is a detailed process involved to complete an admissions application, visa applications, enrolment into first semester classes, accommodation, clearance from the governing bodies to compete and signature of scholarship papers. Our team also provides you with an easy to follow pre- departure checklist to become ready for college.

Phase 4


As you begin your US college journey, our aim is for you, the student-athlete, to be happy and thriving in your new environment. Therefore, we provide support and mentoring throughout your whole college experience, whether it’s celebrating improved academic and sporting results or supporting you through periods of homesickness.

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An Aussie's Transformative
US College Journey

By Study & Play Director, Chris Bates