Bristol Academy of Sport | American Football Scholarships
The Bristol Academy of Sport is part of SGS College and boasts some of the best sporting facilities in Further Education. We are partnered with both Bristol City, Bristol City WFC, Bristol Rugby, Forrest Green Rovers and the Bristol Flyers. We offer elite level coaching in American Football, Athletics, Basketball, Boxing, Cricket, Female Football, Female Rugby, Football, Golf, Netball, Rugby League, Rugby Union and Table Tennis.
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AMERICAN SCHOLARSHIPS

The Bristol Academy PRIDE has had more than 20 players progress to the USA on scholarship either directly through us or through our community programs (BACL formerly Bristol Aztecs Juniors). These young men have benefited from life changing experiences both in the sport and in education as a result of getting the opportunity to continue in their sport in the USA.

Nothing is guaranteed though, there is no one that can guarantee a scholarship, but we can guarantee that our methods and attention to detail with education, gym, training, film review and games is proven more successful than anywhere else in Europe.

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NCAA D1

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NCAA D2 & D3

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Junior College

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High School

Strong American Links
Head Coach Ben Herod, and Offensive Coordinator Daniel Maher, both have strong links to schools in the USA. Maher himself a product of the Academy is a former Scholarship athlete at Illinois College, whilst Herod’s work with Football University and extensive networking over the years has left him with several close connections with a lot of Division 3 schools in the USA.

At the PRIDE there is a proven track record of players progressing to the USA, not all through the links provided, but all as a result of the exposure the Academy has given them.

The importance of playing 11on11 football against quality teams can not be overlooked for those looking to be recruited. It is important to tick all the boxes when trying to be recruited. Playing for a quality team against other quality teams, having good academics and good physical measurables will help you tick all those boxes required to put you in a strong position to be recruited.

Our student-athletes enjoy the benefits of a program maximizing your opportunities to be recruited. They benefit from as close of a comparison to high school football outside of the USA there is, giving them the same programs on the field and in the gym that many top highschool teams are using.

 

Other exit routes:

The USA is not for everyone though. Some prefer the pathway we offer into the British University Programs. We have had many players offered scholarships to British Universities such as two time National Champions, the Stirling Clansmen. Our program is recognised as producing the best in young European talent so many British Universities will look to recruit graduating players. This can also open the door to certain Universities that grades alone would not.

Some of our players chose the semi professional route to play in the big European Leagues in Germany, Norway and Finland. Earning money whilst getting to play the sport they love and see more of the world. Each year our players get offers to play in everything from GFL 1 in Germany (the top league in Europe) to teams in Switzerland, Russia and Italy.

Seen all you need to? Want to sign up to a course now? Use our online application form