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NCAA Recruiting Requirements and Guidelines for Athletes

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NCAA Recruiting: You want to join the NCSA? Trust me it’s a good step to a better career in athlete and if you’re looking for any information on how to join then you are at the right place.

The NCAA supports student-athlete well-being by promoting a fair recruiting environment that limits intrusions into the lives of student-athletes and their families.

NCAA Recruiting Requirements and Guidelines for Athletes

So what’s NCSA? The NCSA, an abbreviation that means “Next College Student Athlete” (NCSA) is a profit-oriented organization that links middle and high school student-athletes with college coaches.

NCSA trains middle and high school student-athletes about the college recruiting procedure.

The NCSA Athletic Recruiting team comprises coaches, scouts, and previous college athletes. NCSA Athletic Recruiting was included in the 2012 Inc. 5000, and in the top 20 of Crain’s Fast Fifty in both 2013 and 2012.

The headquarters of NCAA Athletic Recruiting is in Chicago, Illinois. Chris Krause is the founder and CEO of NCSA Athletic Recruiting.

College Recruiting Guide

1.  How to Get Recruited

To start the recruitment process, you will need to know where you’re going and how you’re going to get there. This part is devoted to giving your family the basic idea you need to know to get the ball rolling, including

  • How coaches look at the recruiting process
  • How to level-set your interest and expectations
  • The different division levels and how they recruit athletes
  • Athletic scholarship statistics
  • Early recruiting and what it means for you
  • The importance of grades in the recruiting process

2.  Searching for Colleges

Searching for the right college is very crucial, While, student-athletes generally have a couple of dream schools in mind, the possibility of those coaches recruiting their position and giving scholarship might not be too probable.

That’s why we tell every athlete to research several programs and build a school list to make the most of their opportunities and find their best college matches.

3. Make your Skills Video

Making a video could make a difference and gets a student-athlete some serious attention from college coaches. We explain what coaches look for in highlight and skills videos and help families capture the right footage for their athletes.

4. Going for  Camps, Combines and Showcases

There are many events for student-athletes to attend. From camps to combines, showcases to evaluation camps, and so much more, it’s vital to know the goal of each one and to narrow down what’s right for you in your recruiting.

5. Ensuring your NCAA Eligibility

The NCAA is in charge of making the recruiting rules, academic eligibility requirements, and amateurism requirements for college-bound student-athletes at Division I, Division II, and Division III level. There’s a lot to know, so we’ve created our NCAA eligibility center to explain the whole process.

6. Understanding NAIA Eligibility

Make sure you understand the NAIA eligibility; The NAIA has its own set of eligibility ideals for student-athletes. Check out the standards future NAIA athletes must fulfill and learn more about the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics in the process.

7. NCAA Recruiting Rules

The NCAA just approved a new set of rules that will change the way Division 1 college coaches can recruit athletes during camps and visits in an effort to cut back on early recruiting, or coaches giving scholarship offers to athletes before their junior year of high school.

The rules take effect immediately, starting Wednesday, April 25, 2018. Here’s a quick breakdown of these changes:

– Official visits: Recruits can now start taking official visits starting September 1 of their junior year of high school. In the past, official visits weren’t permitted until the athlete’s senior year of high school, so this rule is actually bumping them up!

– Camps and clinics: Recruits and college coaches are not allowed to have any recruiting conversations during camps prior to September 1 of the athlete’s junior year of high school.

Previously, there weren’t really any rules that prevented coaches from talking about recruiting to underclassmen during camps.

In fact, it had become common practice for college coaches to extend verbal scholarship offers to top recruits during camps.

– Unofficial visits: College athletic departments-this includes college coaches-are not permitted to be included in a recruit’s unofficial visits. A quick refresher: Unofficial visits are any campus visits paid for completely by the recruit’s family.

Before the rule change, unofficial visits is a stress-free way for underclassmen to visit a college campus, meet with the coach, and get an early verbal offer.

Nevertheless, if athletes want to take unofficial visits now, they cannot meet them with the coach-they should treat the unofficial visit just like any other student would.

If the recruit happens to bump into the coach on campus, they can’t have any recruiting conversations at that time.

– D1 softball only: Softball took the new rules to the next level by making it illegal for college coaches to have recruiting conversations or send recruiting messages through an athlete’s club/high school coach or another third party.

In the past, coaches and athletes took advantage of a loophole in the rules by having recruits’ current coaches reach out to college coaches on their behalf.

With the new rule, no one can reach out to college coaches on a recruit’s behalf before September 1 of their junior year of high school.

NCAA  Eligibility

NCAA  Eligibility

– Division I Academic Eligibility

To partake  in Division I athletics or get an athletic scholarship in the period of  the first year of college, a student-athlete in high school must: finish  the 16 core-course requirements in eight semesters: 4 years of English, 3 years of math (Algebra 1 or higher), 2 years of natural or physical science (plus  one year of lab science if perhaps it is offered by the high school),

1 additional year of English, math or natural or physical science, 2 years of social science, 4 years of additional main courses (from any category above, or foreign language, nondoctrinal religion or philosophy)

Also, get a at least a required grade-point average in core courses and get a combined SAT or ACT sum score that matches the core course grade-point average and test-score sliding scale. (For instance, a 3.000 core-course grade-point average needs at least a 620 SAT).

– Division II and Division III Academic Eligibility

presently, to register  in a Division II college, and to partake  in athletics or receive an athletic scholarship during your first year, it is essential  to: Graduate from high school; Complete these 16 major  courses: 3 years of English, 2 years of math (Algebra 1 or higher), 2 years of natural or physical science (plus  one year of lab science if offered by your high school),

2 additional years of English, math, or natural or physical science, 2 years of social science, 5 years of extra core courses (from any category above, or foreign language, nondoctrinal religion or philosophy);

Also, Earn a 2.000 grade-point average or better in your core courses; and earn a combined SAT score of 820 or an ACT sum score of 68.

It is also worth noting that Division III Academic Qualification is a little different than that of Division I or Division II.

There are no athletic scholarships available at the Division III level, and athletic budgets are very lower. hence,  the standards for Division III qualifications are not as broad.

As long as a student-athlete meets the admission eligibility for their required  university, they are Qualified to compete. There are no extra requirements.

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