EuroKickers is working with European Kickers and Punters, trying to earn a scholarship to play Div.1 Football in the USA.
In Europe, American Football is only an Amateur Sport, the kids pay for their equipment, pay a member fee to their team and don't earn any money. The only players earning money are Imports, former College/Pro players, who are employed by the regarding teams. The NCAA still sees the European Leagues as semi-pro and has all kind of strict rules for European players and gives them a hard time when it comes to proving the amateur status.
For the 2nd time now, one of our European Punters didn't get the scholarship from a Div.1 program in the USA because the school signed a Punter from Australia, 30 years years old, former Aussie Rules Football player. How should our 17-19 year old guys compete against former professional athletes?
If a European kid plays a game in some European minor league, the NCAA will deduct one year of eligibility but it is ok for a former professional athlete to come in and be a 32 year old freshman in college!
... and this is where the NCAA is wrong!