Most coaches like to know about you as soon as possible. In Australia this means ideally starting as you enter Year 11. Waiting until you reach Year 12, while not making matters impossible, does limit your opportunities. Especially in Division 1 colleges, coaches like to evaluate student athletes early so they can evaluate you and monitor your progress.
Absolutely! It is not necessary to be a brilliant student but average results in your high school examinations are necessary to comply with the minimum educational requirements set by the NCAA Initial Eligibility Centre. In addition every athlete will need to sit an entrance examination (held in the capital cities of Australia) and achieve a result in the SAT exam that combined with your exam grades gains you accreditation through the Eligibility Centre process. We are available at each stage to guide you through the maze of procedures and applications.
The cost of university and college education is expensive in the USA just as it is here in Australia. Securing a scholarship or part scholarship offsets some of the tuition and text book costs as well as living expenses such as accommodation, food etc. Compared with incurring a full HELP/HECS debt in Australia a well funded athletic and academic scholarship can certainly reduce the cost of you earning a graduate degree
Scholarships are granted on an annual basis and need to be renewed each year. They are generally renewed for four years to cover the usual time required for you to complete a degree. A condition is you must maintain your grades to a satisfactory level and of course comply with all college rules and procedures.
Airfares to or from the USA cannot be covered by a scholarship. Also your initial registration fees with the NCAA and SAT fees are your own responsibility.