You must be competing at an elite Club, State and preferably National level in your Country to consider pursuing a Baseball Scholarship in North America. High School Student Athletes in North America are putting themselves in front of College coaches as early as 9th grade. If you are an International Student Athlete looking to secure a Baseball Scholarship in North America, you need to consider this and be prepared as early as possible. At the elite level of NCAA Division I, coaches are identifying Student Athletes as young as 13 or 14 years old as potential recruits. College Baseball has great depth through the NJCAA, which is a great entry door for International Student Athletes looking to secure a College Baseball Scholarship.
Your academic grades need to be considered too, as different Divisions have different Academic qualification criteria. Academic grades are the backbone of your College experience, perform well in the classroom and you can play on the team. High School grades and SAT exam results can be used to your advantage to secure a combination of Academic and Athletic Scholarship.
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Intercollegiate Baseball is widely played in the US, having first started on July 1st 1859. History suggests that the inaugural game took place in Pittsfield, Massachusetts between Amherst a College and Williams College. At the time of the game, the rules followed were the ‘Massachusetts rules’ which resulted in a score line of 73-32! It was not until November 3rd 1859 that the first nine-man team intercollegiate game was played.
When compared to sports like Football or Basketball, Baseball has a higher rate of North American High School Student Athletes transitioning from High School directly to professional Baseball. For players with a vision of making the big league, you must be aware if you enrol into a four or five year College, you will have to complete three years before you regain your eligibility romp,ay professionally.
Under similar guidelines, those players who enrol with a two year Junior a College, must complete one full year before regaining their eligibility. Bryce Harper of the Washington Nationals, being the most recent and notable player to follow this pathway in 2010 when he was selected as the first overall pick.