Docstoc

College athletic recruiting - Nazareth Area School District.ppt

Document Sample
College athletic recruiting - Nazareth Area School District.ppt Powered By Docstoc
					COLLEGE ATHLETIC
  RECRUITING:
Terminology, Perspectives, Resources
                 CREATED BY
    MR. DWIGHT REPSHER, ATHLETIC DIRECTOR
         PEN ARGYL AREA HIGH SCHOOL
                   (updated 8/06)
  MESSAGE FROM THE
   COLONIAL LEAGUE
 The information in this presentation has been
      accumulated and organized as a public
 service to the student-athletes and parents of
     our member institutions. College athletic
  recruiting is complex and ever-changing. In
    view of this, we encourage you to use this
        information in coordination with the
      resources cited in order to be the most
    informed consumer(s) possible. We hope
   that you find this helpful as you embark on
     your journey through the college athletic
                 recruiting process.

CLICK TO PROCEED
         TABLE OF CONTENTS
                            COLLEGE RECRUITING QUIZ
                         MOST COMMON MISCONCEPTIONS
                      WHAT ARE COLLEGE COACHES LOOKING FOR
                             RECRUITING ESSENTIALS:
             Initial-Eligibility Clearinghouse, Home-schooled Students And The Clearinghouse
                       Amateurism Certification Clearinghouse, National Letter of Intent
      Breach of the National Letter of Intent, Financial Aid (Scholarships), Recruiting Behind-a-Player

                       DIVISION I: OFFICIAL VISITS (rule changes)
                               RECRUITING DEFINITIONS
                      THE RECRUITING PROCESS: DIVISIONS I & II
                        THE RECRUITING PROCESS: DIVISION III
                             APPROACHING “THE PROCESS”
                              EVALUATING OPPORTUNITIES
                           POINTS OF EMPHASIS AND ADVICE
                                  NAIA REGULATIONS
                              GOVERNING ORGANIZATIONS
                            ACADEMIC & ATHLETIC WEBSITES
                             RELATED NCAA PUBLICATIONS

SLIDES / SECTIONS CAN BE BY-PASSED, OR THE VIEWER CAN PROCEED TO ANY PART OF THE
   PRESENTATION BY RIGHT-CLICKING AY ANY TIME, SELECTING “GO”, SELECTING “BY TITLE”
                      AND FINALLY CLICKING ON THE DESIRED SLIDE.
COLLEGE RECRUITING QUIZ

Q:   How many divisions does the NCAA sponsor?
A:   Three: Divisions I, II, III

Q:   Is the NCAA the only organization which
     governs collegiate athletics?
A:   No. The NAIA (National Association of
     Intercollegiate Athletics) and the NJCAA (The
     National Junior College Athletic Association) also
     act as governing bodies over their member
     institutions.

        CLICK TO REVEAL ANSWERS
 COLLEGE RECRUITING QUIZ
Q: When can colleges send recruiting materials to prospects?
A: Divisions I & II: On or after September 1 of the prospect’s junior year.

A: Division III: Are not governed by these NCAA rules, but typically make
   contact during the spring of the prospect’s junior year.

   Notes: Division I football coaches are allowed one telephone call to
   potential prospects during the month of May of the prospect’s junior year,
   then not again until after September 1. Division I basketball coaches may
   make one telephone call per month on or after June 15 of the prospect’s
   sophomore year through July 31 of his/her junior year. Other Division I
   coaches may make one telephone call in March of the prospect’s junior
   year, then not again until July 1. (The rules for Division I women’s coaches
   are different yet.)

   AS YOU CAN SEE, THE PROCESS IS ACTUALLY QUITE COMPLICATED!
 COLLEGE RECRUITING QUIZ
Q: How long can an official visit last?
A: No longer than 48 hours.

Q: When can a prospect begin making unofficial visits?
A: They can be made at any time.

Q: What can the institution pay for during an unofficial visit?
A: Nothing.

Q: What can a prospect do during an unofficial visit?
A: Have a tour of the campus, meet with counselors, etc., but nothing
    can be paid for.
 COLLEGE RECRUITING QUIZ
Q: How many times can a prospect visit a campus?
A: An unlimited number of unofficial visits.

Q: Institutions can make scholarship offers to prospects during the
     recruiting process, that is grants-in-aid to attend said institution.
     What are some examples of prohibited financial offers?
A: Cash, the cosigning of loans, loans to a prospect’s friends or
     relatives, and employment arrangements for a prospect’s
     relatives.

Q: What types of benefits can colleges offer to prospects?
A: Job arrangements, assistance in obtaining educational loans,
     summer housing, and admission to athletic and alumni events.

     Note: Summer jobs may not begin prior to the end of the
     prospect’s senior year.
 COLLEGE RECRUITING QUIZ
Q: Given that SAT testing now consists of 3 components (critical
   reading, math and writing), does the NCAA include the writing
   component in the standards used to determine initial-eligibility?
A: No. The combined reading and math sections of the SAT, both of
   which are scored on a 200-800 scale, will continue to comprise the
   score used on the sliding scale determining initial-eligibility. At this
   time, the writing component is not being included in making this
   determination.

   Note: The ACT is also adding an optional writing component to its
   testing format. Since this component is optional, it will not be used
   in determining academic eligibility.
 COLLEGE RECRUITING QUIZ
Q: What is the function of the “Initial-Eligibility Clearinghouse”?
A: It determines the initial eligibility of student-athletes by reviewing a
     combination of their completed high school curriculum and
     college entrance examination scores.


Q: Which divisions of NCAA competition require clearance from the
     NCAA Initial-Eligibility Clearinghouse prior to participation?
A: Divisions I & II.
                  MOST COMMON
                 MISCONCEPTIONS
•   Student-athletes don’t need to challenge themselves academically in
    high school.

•   Academics and good citizenship are overrated when it comes to
    athletic recruiting.

•   Parental involvement plays no role in whether or not an institution
    pursues a given student-athlete.

•   The difference between Divisions I, II & III is skill.
    (It’s size and speed!)

•   Division III is where players go who can’t play.
        WHAT ARE COLLEGE
      COACHES LOOKING FOR?
                                      PERSONAL INTEGRITY

     Heightened publicity over student-athletes who disgrace their schools has made
                        character assessment increasingly important.
    Trends in Character Assessment:

•   Asking counselors about criminal behavioral, arrests, negative behavior in class, involvement in
    fights, anger problems, etc.

•   Requesting counselors to assess a student’s motivations.

•   Inquiring about the attitudes of the people in a student’s life towards education.

•   Asking opposing coaches to assess a player’s character.

•   Observing and assessing interactions and relationships with family members.

•   Asking high school support personnel to assess a player’s character.

•   Asking student-athlete hosts to assess character. How easily are recruits swayed?

•   Requiring criminal background checks.
  HOW THINGS HAVE CHANGED

                   ACADEMICS
Academic reforms are making certain that student-athletes are ready
                      for college level courses.


                    ATHLETICS
In the past, the ultimate question has been: “Can the student-
   athlete in question play for us?”

Now the question is: “Can the student-athlete graduate on
  time and project a positive image for the college while
  playing for us?”
       THE IMPORTANCE OF
           ACADEMICS
Too many student-athletes think that they don’t need to challenge
themselves academically in high school.

Academics and good citizenship are far more important than most people
think.

ACADEMICS -will determine the schools into which the student-athlete will
           be admitted.
           - will determine the schools at which the student-athlete can
           succeed.
           -will determine eligibility through the “NCAA Initial-Eligibility
           Clearinghouse”.
           -will determine whether the student-athlete will remain in
           school as well as his/her future success.
                ATHLETIC TRAITS

    College Coaches Look For:

•   Players who fill team needs.
•   Athletic ability (i.e. skills, size, strength, speed, quickness, agility).
•   Sport-specific skills.
•   Potential to grow and mature
         (not potential to grow up and be mature).
•   Team players, not players whose personal goals supercede team
         goals.
•   Competitiveness and physical/mental toughness.
•   Personal traits.
THE NCAA INITIAL-ELIGIBILITY
     CLEARINGHOUSE
 All student-athletes who have aspirations to play at the NCAA Division I or Division II
 levels must register with the Initial-Eligibility Clearinghouse. This will determine
 whether the prospective student-athlete has taken the appropriate high school
 courses in order to be eligible as a college freshman.

 -The Division I and Division II initial-eligibility requirements have changed:

 Student-athletes entering Division I and II NCAA institutions in 2006 and
 2007 must have 14 core courses (instead of the 13 required prior to 2005)
 to be eligible to practice, play and receive financial aid.
 For the class of 2008, 16 core courses will be required when entering a
 Division I institution.

 Note that Initial Eligibility is based on a sliding scale of Grade Point Average and SAT
 (or ACT) scores.

 (Additional information can be found @ www.ncaa.org under the “Useful Resources”
 portion of the Academics and Athletes - “Eligibility & Recruiting” section.)

 Note: The application fee has recently been raised from $30 to $50.
HOME-SCHOOLED STUDENTS
 AND THE CLEARINGHOUSE
Home-schooled Students must also register with the
Initial-Eligibility Clearinghouse.

Students who were home-schooled for any part of high school (grades nine
through 12) must now register with the NCAA Initial-Eligibility
Clearinghouse. The clearinghouse will determine whether they will be
eligible for practice, competition and institutional financial aid at an NCAA
Division I or Division II institution during their freshman year.

Register with the clearinghouse by visiting the clearinghouse Web site
at www.ncaaclearinghouse.net. From there, click on "Prospective Student-
Athletes," then "Domestic Student Release Form" and follow the prompts.
      NCAA AMATEURISM
CERTIFICATION CLEARINGHOUSE
  Incoming freshmen (both domestic and international) as well as transfer
  students seeking initial eligibility at an NCAA Division I or II institution must
  register with the NCAA Amateurism Certification Clearinghouse in order to
  determine/verify their amateur status.

  Registration may be made via the internet.

  Registration for prospective student-athletes seeking certification for the
  2007-08 academic year and future classes may be made as of the
  beginning of their junior year in high school.

  Final certification will occur 2 or 3 months prior to attending their chosen
  institution of higher learning.

 Information and application @ www.ncaa.org under the “Useful Resources”
    portion of the Academics and Athletes - “Eligibility & Recruiting” section.)
      NATIONAL LETTER OF
            INTENT
The National Letter of Intent (NLI) is a binding agreement between
a prospective student-athlete and an institution.

The student-athlete agrees to attend the institution for at least one
academic year.

The institution agrees to provide the student-athlete with financial
aid for one academic year.

All colleges and universities which participate in the National Letter
of Intent program agree to cease recruiting any prospective
student-athlete once they have signed a Letter of Intent with
another institution. http://www.national-letter.org
     BREACH OF THE
NATIONAL LETTER OF INTENT
 Should the student-athlete fail to attend the signing institution (or
 attend that institution for less than one academic year) and then
 enroll in another college that participates in the National Letter of
 Intent program, a loss of eligibility may result.

 The penalty for not adhering to the terms of a signed NLI may
 result in as much as a two years of athletic ineligibility (in all sports)
 at the latter institution.

      ------------------------------------------------------------------------

 Special Note: Most Division I & II institutions employ one or more
 “Compliance Officers”. These professionals are experts who deal
 with NCAA regulations on a daily basis. In the event you have
 questions concerning the recruiting practices of a given institution,
 need to inquire about the appropriateness of a given practice, or
 NCAA rules in general, contact the Compliance Office at the
 institution(s) with which you are involved.
               FINANCIAL AID
              (SCHOLARSHIPS)
Financial Aid (Scholarships) at Division I and II Institutions, which
is based in some degree on athletic ability, can be awarded on a
term-by-term or year-by-year basis, but not for more than one
academic year.

It may be either reduced or canceled prior to the end of the period
for which it has been awarded under certain circumstances (such
as the misrepresentation of information, serious misconduct,
failure to participate, etc.).

It may not be reduced or canceled prior to the end of the period
for which it has been awarded based on athletic performance,
failure to participate due to injury, or for any other athletic reason.

Each year the financial aid authority of the institution must inform
the student-athlete in writing on or before July 1 as to whether
financial aid has been awarded for the upcoming academic year.
       PRIORITY LISTS:
 RECRUITING “BEHIND A PLAYER”
   Bob James / Family                        Valley State
   1. Valley State                           1. Adam Miller
   2. College of Idaho                       2. Jesse Smith
   3. Belmont University                     3. Bill Sampson
   4. College of Montana                     4. Bob James
   5. Eastern College                        5. Walt Johnson

It is extremely important to know where you stand on the college coach’s list of
preferred players. As we can see in the example, Bob James has narrowed down
and ranked his list of preferred institutions. He’s quite aware that HE would like to
attend and play for Valley State. However, he hasn’t given any consideration as to
where he stands on Valley State’s list of preferred players. (Probably because he
believes that he can certainly play there!).

What happens to Bob James when the Valley State coach fails to successfully
“land” any of his top 3 recruits? He offers Bob James a scholarship.
                    WHAT BECOMES OF
                       BOB JAMES
Of all the things that can happen to Bob James at Valley State, they are all negative.

1-   He starts at point guard his freshman year. Although he keeps his scholarship for 4 years, he is a
     seldom used reserve for the remainder of his career. Why? Knowing that Bob is not the quality
     of player needed at that position in order to be competitive, the coach recruits a better player at
     that position the following year. (He recruits a player “Behind Him”.)

2-   The coach reneges on Bob’s scholarship. Bob remains at the school, but his playing career is
     over.

3-    The coach decides not to renew his scholarship and recruits a player “Behind Him” because he
     needs a higher quality player at that position in order to be competitive.

4-   He transfers and makes the team at the new school. He loses a year of eligibility, but makes the
     team the following year as a walk-on (with no scholarship). He may or may not be offered a
     scholarship at a later time.

5-   He transfers to a lower level school, can play right away and has a successful career at that level.
     However, it’s a school which either does not or can not give scholarships. Plus, some of his
     credits don’t transfer so he is forced to attend the school for an extra semester/year at his and
     his family’s expense.

                   KNOW WHERE YOU STAND ON THE COACH’S PREFERRED LIST!
          DON’T HESITATE TO ASK WHERE AND HOW YOU FIT INTO THE COACH’S PLANS!
           DIVISION I:
    RULE CHANGES REGARDING
         OFFICIAL VISITS
•   Air travel: Limited to commercial flights, coach class only.

•   Ground transportation: No specialty or luxury vehicles.

•   Meals: No extravagant meals.

•   Lodging: No luxury hotels.

•   Student Hosts: Must be student-athletes from the same sport.

•   Recruiting Aids: Bans articles such as personalized jerseys, audio or visual scoreboard
          presentations.

•   Institutional policies and procedures: Must be in writing. Must include the
    prohibition of drinking/drug use/gambling/strippers.
       RECRUITING DEFINITIONS
Contact period:               Permissible for authorized athletic department staff
                              members to make in-person, off-campus recruiting
                              contacts and evaluations.

Dead period:                  Not permissible to make in-person recruiting
                              contacts or evaluations on- or off-campus or
                              permit official or unofficial visits.

Evaluation period:            Permissible for authorized athletics department staff
                              to be involved in off-campus activities to assess
                              academic qualifications and playing abilities. No in-
                              person, off-campus recruiting contacts with a
                              prospect are permitted.

Quiet period:                 Permissible to make in-person recruiting contacts
                              only on the member institution's campus.


Detailed information about recruiting is available in the online edition of the NCAA Guide
         for the College-Bound Student-Athlete @ www.ncaa.org under the “Useful
   Resources” portion of the Academics and Athletes - “Eligibility & Recruiting” section.)
   THE RECRUITING PROCESS:
        DIVISIONS I & II
                               Phase I
Recruiting letters begin the recruiting process.
Colleges can send out recruiting letters after the prospect has started his/her
junior year. Hand written notes are a sign of genuine interest.
Once Division I & II schools are allowed to make telephone calls on a regular
basis (which is dictated by the rules governing the specific sport), one phone
call / week is permitted. Division III schools are unrestricted in this area.


Note:    Any prearranged electronically transmitted correspondence between
         an authorized institutional staff member and one or more prospects,
         or the use of a pager to contact a prospect (and leave a message
         longer than a greeting) is considered a telephone call.
   THE RECRUITING PROCESS:
        DIVISIONS I & II

                          Phase II
Coaches come to evaluate. In-person, off-campus recruiting
“contacts” are not permitted during an evaluation period. (Recruiting
calendars and terminology can be found at www.ncaa.org under the
heading “General Information” under “Recruiting” in the “Eligibility &
Recruiting” section of “Academics and Athletes”.


                       Phase III
The home visit. (Most often used by Division I coaches.) Should you
get to this point, it is an indication of very serious interest.
   THE RECRUITING PROCESS:
        DIVISIONS I & II

                       Phase IV
Official campus visit. Schools are limited by association affiliation
(NCAA, NAIA, etc.) or money allotted to that sport by the institution.
Prospective student-athletes are allowed 5 official campus visits.


                       Phase V
Decision on whether or not to offer a scholarship.
THE RECRUITING PROCESS:
       DIVISION III
The NCAA does not regulate the recruiting practices of Division III Institutions to the
degree that it regulates those of Division I & II Institutions. In spite of this, the
phases of the recruiting process remain very similar, but with variations with respect
to their order of occurrence.

Student-athletes aspiring to participate at this level are not required to submit
applications to the Initial-Eligibility Clearinghouse or the Amateurism Certification
Clearinghouse, and they are not bound by the National Letter of Intent. However,
these institutions set very high standards for their students and determine amateur
status at the institutional level.

The biggest difference between scholarship and non-scholarship institutions is:
Division I & II Institutions try to sell their programs, with the climax being the
decision to offer a scholarship. Given that Division III schools are not working with
scholarship money (everyone who qualifies is offered a financial aid package), the
process is driven by alternating demonstrations of interest. (Hopefully, this
statement will become more easily understood as we proceed through the phases.)

Note: Greater explanation is given to this level of college athletics because a greater
number of high school athletes are recruited to play at this level than at any other!
THE RECRUITING PROCESS:
       DIVISION III
                                           PHASE I

Initial Contact: This typically comes in the form of a questionnaire.
         Note: There are no restrictions as to when initial telephone calls can be made. Although
         in-person, off-campus contacts can’t be made with prospects, parents, legal guardians or
         relatives until the completion of the prospect’s junior year.

                                           PHASE II

Evaluation: If the student-athlete returns the initial questionnaire, many coaches will make
telephone contact and (if the prospect appears to be interested) attend a regular-season game in
order to evaluate whether this level of play is appropriate given the student-athlete’s abilities.
Head coaches tend to see players who are known quantities, or “top priority” recruits first.
Assistant coaches tend to see lesser known players first.

                                          PHASE III

Campus Visit / Application: Once the coaching staff has attended a couple of games, (The more
they want you, the more they’ll see you.), they will make a serious attempt to get the student-
athlete onto campus for a visit. The visit typically consists of a tour, lunch, a meeting with the
head coach, and a meeting with a representative from admissions. Coaches will often invite
higher profile recruits for overnight visits. Coaches hope that by this point, an application for
admission has already been submitted.
                                              PHASE IV
THE RECRUITING PROCESS:
       DIVISION III
                                            PHASE IV

Financial Aid Package: Packages typically consist of grant, loan and work study monies. THIS IS
WHERE ACADEMICS REALLY MATTER! The attractiveness of the package which a student
receives is pretty much dependent upon how well the student fits the profile of the school.
(Notice that I did not use the term “student-athlete” in this section. By NCAA rules, students at
the Division III level are not to even be designated as “prospective student-athletes” because
financial aid is not to be based to any degree on athletics.) The better a student fits the profile
of the school, the more grant money, and less loan and work study money is included in the
package. The lesser degree to which the student fits the profile of the school, the less grant
money and more loan and work study money is included. Nobody likes to pay money back, so
students who don’t meet the profile/standards of the school (although they could or probably
would be admitted if no other applicants were better qualified) are actually discouraged from
enrolling by the configuration of the financial aid package. Conversely, everybody likes free
money. Thus, those students who are academically attractive to the institution receive the most
grant money, thus are most encouraged to enroll.

                                           PHASE V

If the coaching staff regards you as a top recruit and believes you are “on the fence” in terms of
enrolling, the head coach (and possibly a top assistant) will conduct a home visit in an effort to
show the prospective student-athlete the high degree to which they are interested.
 APPROACHING “THE PROCESS”
1-   Determine the player’s ability and appropriate level of play.

     -Ask coaches of opponent schools in your area. (Your coach may be a bit too biased or
     unrealistic.)

     -Which level has shown the most interest?

2-   Make unofficial visits.

     -Take unannounced trips and visit the campuses of schools which have made contact and in
     which you might have an interest.

     -Ask acquaintances or the high school guidance department whether they know of anyone who
     attends the institution. Talk to these students. Don’t be shy. They’ll be happy to talk to you
     about their schools.

3-   Prioritize schools.

     -Contacts by coaches, your impressions of the schools based on visits/reputation, the interviewing
     of students from your area who attend the institution, etc. should give you adequate information
     for prioritizing purposes.
 APPROACHING “THE PROCESS”
4-   Make official visits. You get 5. Use them wisely. You won’t really know until you get on campus
     and talk to your host student-athlete, the coach, admissions, eat in the dining hall, etc.

5- Determine your role on the team in each program.

      -Play in pick-up games with team members to see how you stack up to players in the program,
          and returning players at your position in particular.

      -Ask the coach and student-athlete host the right questions:

         -Who is returning and at what positions?

         -What are your chances of playing right away?

         -What does the coach see your role on the team being?

         -Where are you on his list of recruits?

         -What is the coach’s reputation of recruiting behind players?
 APPROACHING “THE PROCESS”
6- Determine the short-term vs. long-term advantages of being a part of each program.

     -What type of career (or level of success) is possible, if not likely, at each school?

     -What’s the school’s graduation rate?

     -What types of academic help are available?

     -What kind of placement record does the school have in a given major?

     -What is the school’s overall placement record in the event that you change majors?

     -What is the coaches reputation for helping players with employment opportunities?

7-   Consider the financial aid package or scholarship offer.

8-   Make your decision.
                  EVALUATING
                OPPORTUNITIES:
    IMPORTANT INFORMATION TO KNOW

• How well you fill their needs.
• How badly they need someone at your position.
• Whether you are the player they really want.
• The coaches history of bringing in players as a necessity and then
  recruiting behind them.
• How you fit into the program, into their future plans. How their
  needs may change over time.
• The coach’s history of reneging on scholarships.
   POINTS OF EMPHASIS AND
           ADVICE
•Colleges control the recruiting process, not the high school students or their
families.
•College coaches are professional recruiters. Parents are often going
through the process for the first time. This is part of the reason the
recruiters control the process.
•Parents are often in awe of the process, confused by what is going on, and
naïve about the business of college athletics. (The more you can learn, the
better off you’ll be!)
•Be objective about your son’s/daughter’s abilities. Although this is often
difficult, failure to do so can be extremely detrimental to them in the long run.
If the appropriate level of play is not accurately determined, they will be
much less likely to choose the program which will best satisfy their
educational and athletic needs. The issue here is to find the right fit, to help
your son / daughter meet their goals and prepare them for adult life.
     POINTS OF EMPHASIS AND
             ADVICE
•Marketing high school players is to no avail, if the appropriate level of
collegiate competition is not correctly determined.
•Recruiters like effort. You never know who’s watching.
•It’s downright stupid for a player (or the parents for that matter) to be at odds
with the high school coach. A college coach’s first contact is the high school
coach.
•Ask your high school coach, or a high school coach in your area, what level of
college athletics will be most appropriate.
•Ask the college recruiter how they see you fitting into their program.
•The 3rd or 4th question recruiters ask is: “What kind of a student is he/she?”
IT’S A MAJOR CONCERN! Coaches don’t want players who will be
academically ineligible. They need players who are going to play.
     POINTS OF EMPHASIS AND
             ADVICE
•Character is also an issue. Coaches don’t want players who will either be a
distraction/problem to the team/coaching staff because he/she is incapable of
behaving outside of athletics. Remember, the definition of “character” is:
“WHO YOU ARE WHEN NO ONE’S AROUND”
•The more prepared you are for college, both academically and athletically, the
better off you’ll be.
•College athletics is much more demanding in terms of both physical and time
commitments. If you’re not prepared, be prepared to struggle in both areas.

•THERE IS LIFE AFTER ATHLETICS! BE PREPARED!
            NAIA REGULATIONS
NAIA recruiting rules and initial-eligibility requirements differ from
      those of the NCAA.

The NAIA:
   1- Has fewer recruiting restrictions.
   2- Requires that student-athletes meet 2 of the following 3
      requirements for initial-eligibility.
      -Minimum of 18 on the ACT or 860 on the SAT.
      -Minimum of a 2.0 GPA.
      -Graduate in the top half of his/her high school class.
   3- Offers flexibility to transfer without penalty.
   4- No Clearinghouse to establish initial eligibility.
    GOVERNING ORGANIZATIONS
•   NCAA – The National Collegiate Athletic Association
    6201 College Blvd.
    Overland Park, Kansas 66211-2422
    phone: 913-339-1906
    NCAA HOTLINE: 1-800-638-3731
    General Information / Publications website: www.ncaa.org
    Graduation Rates: www.ncaa.org in the Academics and Athletes -
    “Eligibility & Recruiting” section under “Helpful Links”.
    Initial-Eligibility Clearinghouse: www.ncaaclearinghouse.net
    Academic Question, e-mail address: academics@ncaa.org


•   NAIA – The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics
    6120 South Yale Suite 1450
    Tulsa, Oklahoma 74136
    phone: 918-494-8828
    Information website: www.naia.org
GOVERNING ORGANIZATIONS
•   NJCAA - National Junior College Athletic Association
    P.O. Box 7305
    Colorado Springs, Colorado 80933
    phone: 719-590-9788
    Information website: www.njcaa.org

•   www.national-letter.org – National Letter of Intent website.
    ACADEMIC, FINANCIAL, RECRUITING
               WEBSITES
•   The National Directory of College Athletics
    c/o Collegiate Directories, Inc.
    P.O. Box 450640
    Cleveland, Ohio 44145
    phone: 1-800-426-2232
    Information website: www.collegiatedirectories.com

•   College Recruiting Services: www.CollegeRecruiting.com
                                 www.collegeboundplayers.com

•   www.collegeboard.com – General information and CSS/Profile financial aid
    online application and registration.
•   www.dynamitesports.com – Educational programs, professional
    development seminars, recruiting highlight tapes, etc.
•   www.varsityedge.com – Recruiting information and resources.
                 MORE WEBSITES
•   www.collegeispossible.org – Preparing for college, both academically and
    financially.
•   www.ed.gov – General information on federal student aid from U.S.
    Department of Education.

•   www.fafsa.ed.gov – Free Application for Federal Student Aid. Apply and
    submit online.
•   www.pheaa.org – Information for parents and students from Pennsylvania
    Higher Education Assistance Agency.
•   www.fastweb.com – Free scholarship search from extensive database of
    scholarship information.
•   www.finaid.org – The Financial Aid Information Page providing free,
    comprehensive, independent, and objective information to student financial
    aid.
•   www.nasfaa.org – The National Association of Financial Aid Administrators
    includes a wealth of information to help with planning to invest in a college
    education.
                MORE WEBSITES
•   www.wiredscholar.com – Scholarship leads, loan information.
•   www.patap.org – Pennsylvania Tuition Account Program (TAP) information
    on saving for college.
•   www.savingforcollege.com – General information on college savings plans
    (IRS Section 529 plans).
•   www.ustreas.gov – Information on U.S. Savings Bonds
•   www.irs.ustreas.gov – Information on federal tax credits and deductions
    related to education.
•   www.ifap.ed.gov – Explains U.S. Department of Education’s federal student
    aid programs, encourages “at risk” students to continue their education
    beyond high school, provides guidance in completing FAFSA, lists websites
    and publications about financial aid.
      RELATED NCAA PUBLICATIONS
            @ www.ncaa.org
•   NCAA General Information Brochure
    One copy free by calling 800/638-3731
    View/Download

•   2005-06 Guide for the College-Bound Student-Athlete
    One copy free by calling 800/638-3731
    View/Download

•   NCAA Transfer Guide
    One copy free by calling 800/638-3731
    View/Download

•   CHAMPS/Life Skills Program
    View/Download
           MORE PUBLICATIONS
             @ www.ncaa.org.
NCAA Bylaws:
  (Division I)     View/Download
  (Division II)    View/Download
  (Division III)   View/Download

				
DOCUMENT INFO
Shared By:
Categories:
Tags:
Stats:
views:9
posted:5/16/2012
language:English
pages:45
censhunay censhunay http://
About