Male gymnasts are physically powerful and disciplined athletes who work hard at perfecting their routines. If you need to turn your gymnastics abilities into a scholarship then you need to put the same hard work into the recruiting and scholarship process as you put into your routines.
There are thousands of talented male gymnasts and only a limited number will even be considered for a scholarship. If you know you need financial help to continue your education, then you need to start the recruitment process before you start high school. The sooner you build your reputation with college coaches, the more likely they will give you a scholarship.
How to get a Men Gymnastics Scholarship
There are essential three steps you should take to receive a gymnastics scholarship. Step one is to grab the attention of college coaches, step two is having a strong academic and sports resume to prove your commitment and step three is to simply be the best competitor in your division.
Remember to start early and to care as much about the recruiting process as you do about your routines. Scholarship requirements are complex and you need to be as prepared as possible to make sure that you qualify if you are lucky enough to have a coach interested in you.
Getting Noticed by Men Gymnastics Coaches
If you want to be a world class gymnast with the goal of making to the Olympics one day you need perfect conditioning, precision and 100% dedication. If you don’t have the funding yourself for college and university, then you also need the marketing skills to grab a men’s gymnastics coach’s attention.
Coaches award scholarship to gymnasts who demonstrate the ability to win first place in every competition. They want dedicated gymnastics who are constantly trying to improve on their routines. Once you get a coach’s attention make sure you show them everything you have to offer to their gymnastics program.
Improve your odds of earning a Men Gymnastics Scholarship
In order to improve your chances of receiving a gymnastics scholarship, you should put together a professional sports resume that highlights all of your past accomplishments. It is also a good idea to include any recommendation letters from current coaches or teachers.
Working on improving your routine is important, as long as you are putting the same amount of effort into building your relationship with college coaches. The earlier you develop a real relationship with a college coach, the better your chances will be at them considering you for a scholarship.
College Men’s Gymnastics Scholarship Availability
How many high school male gymnasts are competing for scholarships?
There are 2,472 male gymnasts currently competing in high school.
How many Division 1 Scholarships are available?
Division 1 is the only division that offers scholarships for male gymnasts. There are 94.5 scholarships available for the 2,472 high school students who decide to compete at the college level.
How many male gymnasts were in Division 1 in 2010-2011?
Men’s gymnastics is one of the few sports that experienced a decrease in participation in the last twenty years. In 1990-1991 there were 38 male gymnastic teams with 586 gymnasts. In 2010-2011 there were only 16 teams and 297 gymnasts in Division 1.
What are you odds of receiving a scholarship in Division 1 if you make the team?
If you are one of the 297 gymnasts who is offered to compete on a division one team, you will have almost a 32% chance of receiving a scholarship.
How many male gymnasts were in Division 2 in 2010-2011?
In 2010-2011 there were no Division 2 gymnastics teams. The one team that existed in 1990-1991 no longer competes.
How many male gymnasts were in Division 3 in 2010-2011?
In 1990-1991 there were four division 3 gymnastic teams with 58 male gymnasts. That has dropped down to only one team with 21 gymnasts in 2010-2011.
How many Division 2 & 3 Scholarships are available to male gymnasts?
Division 2 does not offer any scholarships for male gymnasts.