Resource for Prospective Collegiate Athletes

College Recruiting & Making Your Decision:
 
STEP 1: Questions to Ask Yourself

What Are My Athletic Goals?

  • Participation

  • Level of Competition

  • Ability to Contribute and  Travel

  • Is this the appropriate level for your abilities ie. Div 1 vs. Div 2 vs. Div 3.

 

What Are My Education Goals?

  • Type of Education

  • Level of Education(AA, Bachelors, Masters, Law, Doctorate)

  • What is the Priority(Sport first? Education first? Balance?)

  • Does the school have the academic curriculum that you are interested in?

  • Would you choose this school if you were not playing a collegiate sport?

 

What Can I Afford?

  • Am I eligible for financial Aid

  • Can I get a scholarship

  • Can you afford this school

 

Where Do I Want To Live?

  • Proximity to home

  • Climate Preference

  • Life after the sport/college

  • Can you spend four years here?

 

STEP 2: Research and Correspondence

Know the Rules

  • You cannot accept any gift from the school or anyone affiliated with it.

  • You cannot practice with the team when you are visiting.

  • Read the NCAA Guide for College Bound Athletes.

  • What are the eligibility requirements to participate in a sport?

  • Coaches may not call you until July 1 after your Junior year. You can call or write to them before.

 

Where Do I think I Want to Go To College?

  • Use a Broad Search.

  • Include Schools that are “challenging”.

  • Include schools that are “fun”.

 

Do Your Homework

  • Know the School’s admission requirements

  • Know the application process & deadlines

  • Research the team standards, history, records etc

  • Would you be happy with this team?


 

College Sports Information for the College Bound Athlete

 

NCAA Educational Resources: Student Athlete

http://www.ncaa.org/student-athletes/future

 

Recruiting Tips Handout:

http://image.athletes.ncsasports.org/lib/fe9713727665067c7d/m/2/ae78fe8f-b3d5-41fb-a235-e859c41ec273.pdf

 

Recruiting checklist for high school freshman

http://image.athletes.ncsasports.org/lib/fe9713727665067c7d/m/2/4e8dcee6-8ec7-4d5b-846f-e67fb7a7f901.pdf

 

Recruiting checklist for high school sophomore

http://image.athletes.ncsasports.org/lib/fe9713727665067c7d/m/2/e5ddf905-bb46-497b-bccd-0cb7b3ab51b6.pdf

Recruiting checklist for high school juniors

http://image.athletes.ncsasports.org/lib/fe9713727665067c7d/m/2/3e1cf6c4-c1a2-441f-a2fc-4f2ac4192e65.pdf

 

Recruiting checklist for high school seniors

http://image.athletes.ncsasports.org/lib/fe9713727665067c7d/m/2/8583947e-9711-48bf-9396-57f33821b621.pdf


 

Academic Eligibilty:

NCAA Eligibility Center for the College bound Athlete 2018-2019

http://www.ncaapublications.com/productdownloads/CBSA19.pdf

 

NCAA Eligibility Center Checklist:

http://image.athletes.ncsasports.org/lib/fe9713727665067c7d/m/2/c677c5b3-f37c-45d4-a169-ba7e557d6484.pdf


 

General Collegiate Information:

NCAA-National Collegiate Athletic Organization

http://www.ncaa.org

 

NAIA-National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics

http://www.naia.org

 

NJCAA-National Junior College Athletic Association

http://www.njcaa.org/landing/index

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