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NAIA

NAIA - National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics also offers athletic scholarships.  They have a separate Eligibility  Center.  Fee Waivers are available  - contact  Ms. Gwen

NCAA - Athletic Recruiting

WANT TO PLAY COLLEGE SPORTS?

Creating an account is the first step to becoming an NCAA student-athlete.   Create and account at the end of your junior year. You will need to request your transcript and ACT/SAT scores be sent to NCAA.

NCAA Eligibility Center You need to create a Certification Account to make official visits to Divisions I and II schools or to sign a National Letter of Intent.

Creating an account cost $$. Fee waivers are available - See Ms. Gwen if you need a fee waiver. 

 

CONSIDER THIS:
• There are over 2,000 high schools in California.
• There are over 17,000 high schools in the United States.
• There are 10,000,000 participants in high school athletics in America.
• 2% of these participants are contacted by a college coach.
• 3.5% of these participants actually participate in college sports (Division I, II, or III).
• Less than half of 1% of athletes receive some form of aid.
• Most high schools never produce a full scholarship Division I athlete.

Division III Student-Athlete

Division III does not offer any athletic scholarships.  But they do offer  a great academic enviroment and a chance to play at the college level.  Students can often get merit scholarships from a DIII school.   Good grades matter if you want to play at a DIII school.

Recruiting Myths

#1 Coaches will find YOU!  

Coaches are not going to magically show up to watch you play in a tournament or showcase.  Players need to email coaches before a showcase/tournament with their game schedule.  You need to email them your skills video or "highlight" film.  Include some type of an athletic resume - a resume highlighting all your information; position, coach & team information, stats if available, honors etc...

#2 Recruiting doesn't start until my senior year.

False! Depending on the sport, DI recruiting is often done by junior year.  Starting to reach out to coaches freshman year is not too early!!!

#3 Full-ride scholarships for athletes is the norm!

Nope. Coaches often have a certain # of scholarships and they will parcel out portions to multiple players.

#4 My grades don't matter.  

WRONG! Division I uses a sliding scale to match SAT/ACT scores and core-course GPA to determine eligibility. The sliding scale balances your test score with your GPA. If you have a low test score, you need a higher GPA to be eligible. If you have a low GPA, you need a higher test score to be eligible.