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How Strong Do I Need To Be To Compete In College Track & Field
Understand what matters most: 1. athletics, 2. academics, 3. budget
Becoming part of a college Track & Field team depends on a lot of different factors:
It always starts with your athletic level. If you can’t contribute to the team’s success, coaches will most likely not show a huge amount of interest.
After that, your academic background comes into play. Your grades in high school and your academic test scores determine whether you would be admitted to a school.
Thirdly, unless you are an athlete with the potential to have an immediate impact, a full-ride scholarship is very uncommon and you will need some sort of budget to cover the remaining costs of attendance.
Strong(er) athletically & academically - less money needed.
How To Get A Scholarship
There are different ways how you can get recruited & find your perfect match.
We offer two options:
Our Athletes Think
Long Beach State, NCAA D-I
I worked with Smarthlete and I think that was one of the best decisions that I have made because it changed my future. I strongly recommend Smarthlete to all my athlete friends.
University of Charleston, NCAA D-II
During the collaboration, you felt familiar with the team and after some time they feel more like friends. They always showed me what the next steps are and how they do it for me or how I can do them on my own. I can just recommend Smarthlete to every athlete, who wants to try to receive a scholarship in the USA.
Belmont University, NCAA D-I
Smarthlete was a great part of my recruiting process. It has all the possibilities for the student athlete to find a suitable college to play sports in. Besides these opportunities, I sincerely want to thank Yannick who approached my wishes and questions personally and very fast!
Smarthlete is a better way for players and coaches to connect. After creating your full resume, including pictures, videos and accomplishments, you will be able to view schools and their coaches and know when they view your profile. There is no other site out there making interaction so easy and transparent to both sides.
West Virginia Wesleyean College, NCAA D-II
Thank you for getting me on a team in the U.S.! I couldn’t have wished for a better place!
ASA Miami, NJCAA
At first I wasted a lot of time looking for contact addresses and descriptions of colleges on my own. Then I found Smarthlete. Smarthlete made it very easy to create a professional recruiting profile & get in touch with coaches. I’ve been in contact with coaches from 21 colleges before committing to one.
University of Tulsa, NCAA D-I
If you want to find a good university, Smarthlete will help you with everything! Thank you Smarthlete!
Middle Georgia State, NAIA
It is not easy to find the right college for you, and Smarthlete is very helpful in this case. Especially the first steps in starting your college career, it is almost necessary to have someone who guides you. They support you with whatever question you have.
Academy of Art University, NCAA D-II
A friend of mine recommended to use Smarthlete. It wasn’t until I got started with the recruiting process though, that I realized how complicated it actually is. Luckily this platform and the extremely helpful team have helped me a great deal fulfilling my dream. Thanks a lot for the support and help.
Information On College Track & Field
There are many different divisions, sponsoring college Track & Field.
Understand the differences:
Intercollegiate Track & Field Programs
1,227 schools sponsor college Track & Field programs in 6 major divisions:
Maximum Number Of Athletic Scholarships/Team
If the program is fully funded, the college may award:
NCAA D-I 12.6 (Men); 18.0 (Women)
NCAA D-II 12.6 (M); 18.0 (W)
NCAA D-III no athletic scholarships
NAIA 12.0 (M | W)
NJCAA D-I 20.0 (M | W)
NJCAA D-III no athletic scholarships
CCCAA no athletic scholarships
The winners of the prestigious national titles were:
NCAA D-I Florida, Georgia (M); Georgia, USC (W)
NCAA D-II Pittsburg State, Texas A&M Kingsville (M); West Texas A&M, Lincoln (Mo.) (W)
NCAA D-III Mount Union (M); Umass Boston, George Fox (W)
NAIA Wayland Baptist, Wiley (Tx.) (M); Wayland Baptist, Southern (La.) (W)
NJCAA D-I & D-III Barton CC & Rowan-Gloucester (M); New Mexico & Kingsborough (W)
CCCAA Mt. San Antonio College (M | W)