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					NCAA ELIGIBILITY
  WORKSHOP
        CHALLENGES FACING
      COLLEGE BOUND STUDENT-
            ATHLETES
   Families may lack an understanding of the recruiting
    process, including eligibility rules
   Determining if the students have the passion to
    continue competing once they are on their own
   Getting students to see themselves beyond their role as
    an athlete
   Ensuring that a successful academic experience is the
    overriding consideration in the decision
    GOALS FOR THIS WORKSHOP
   Provide a brief overview of the college divisions
   Describe the athletic recruitment process
   Review NCAA athletic eligibility
   Share strategies on how counselors can assist
   Answer any questions about the recruiting
    process
  “BLUE CHIP” ATHLETE
A highly skilled,
accomplished,
visible athlete who
is already known to
college coaches.
Recruiters initiate
contact.
  “YELLOW CHIP” ATHLETE
A skilled athlete
who can continue
competing beyond
high school but is
less visible to
college recruiters
and might have to
initiate contact.
         NCAA DIVISION I
 Highest level of competition
 Most of the “big time universities” you see
  on television
 Athletes face an enormous time
  commitment
 Usually have to be a “blue chip” athlete to
  play there
        NCAA DIVISION II
 Small sized schools with lesser known
  athletic reputations
 Usually feature a number of local or in-
  state student/ athletes
 School is paid through a combination of
  scholarship money, grants, student loans
  and employment earnings
             DIVISON III
 Largest division in the NCAA
 Division III athletes receive no financial
  aid related to their athletic ability
 Generally, athletes compete because they
  love the sport. The time commitment is
  not as huge as Division I.
                  NAIA
 The National Association of Intercollegiate
  Athletics is the governing body of a group
  of smaller colleges.
 Time commitment and scholarships vary
  depending on the school and the sport
           NJCAA (JUCO)
 The National Junior College Athletic
  Association is the governing body of two-
  year college athletics
 NJCAA members compete at the Division
  I, II, or III level
 Must graduate from JUCO before gaining
  eligibility at a four year school
        COMPARING THE NCAA
            DIVISIONS
                  Division I      Division II       Division III
  Number of          323              283               424
   Member
  Institutions
  Average           10,054           3,306             2,146
Undergraduate
 Enrollment
Total Operating   $23.2M (I-A)   $2.3M (Football)      $1.25M
 Expenses for     $6.8M (I-AA)      $1.5m (No        (Football)
   Athletics                         Football)       $.66M (No
                                                      Football)
Average Expense    $42,000           $8,000           $3,000
  per Athlete
 OVERVIEW OF THE
RECRUITING PROCESS
    COLLEGE COACHES EVALUATE
      RECRUITS IN THREE WAYS

 Athletic Ability
 Academic achievement

 Quality of character
     HOW COLLEGES IDENTIFY
      PROSPECTIVE STUDENT-
           ATHLETES
   Evaluations from high school and club coaches
   See athletes play in person or on tape
   Newspaper clippings
   Recommendations from current student-
    athletes, alumni or community members
   Reputable recruiting services
   Student-athletes “introducing themselves” to the
    coach
     HOW COLLEGE COACHES
    INDICATE THEIR INTEREST
   Typed letters, handwritten letters or other
    mailings (e.g. questionnaires, brochures, etc.)
   Talking with the high school, summer league or
    club coach
   Phone calls to the home
   School and/or home visits
   Invite the prospect to visit campus (official vs.
    unofficial visit)
STUDENTS SHOULD BE ABLE
TO GAUGE THE RECRUITER’S
 LEVEL OF INTERST BY THE
QUALITY AND QUANTITY OF
   THE CONTACTS FROM
        COACHES
    ESTIMATED
  PROBABILITY OF
COMPETING BEYOND
   HIGH SCHOOL
      MEN’S BASKETBALL
 1 in 35 high school senior boys will go on
  to play college basketball
 Approximately 3 in 10,000 high school
  senior boys will be drafted by an NBA
  team
              FOOTBALL
 About 5.8 percent of all high school senior
  boys will go on to play college football
 About 9 in 10,000 high school senior boys
  will be drafted by an NFL team
              BASEBALL
 Less than 3 in 50 high school senior boys
  will play college baseball
 Approximately 1 in 200 high school senior
  boys will be drafted by a MLB team
WHAT IF YOUR STUDENTS
 DO NOT HEAR FROM A
 COLLEGE RECRUITER
  THEY NEED TO MARKET
      THEMSELVES!
    MARKETING YOURSELF
         A THREE-STEP PROCESS

   Assess athletic ability
   Identify appropriate colleges
   Communicate with the college coach
    ASSESS ATHLETIC ABILITY
   MOST IMPORTANT!
   Student-athletes must be realistic about their
    athletic talent.
   “Broken leg” test-Would you still love the
    school if you didn’t participate in athletics?
       IDENTIFY APPROPRIATE
            COLLEGES
   Identify what the students are looking for in a
    college (e.g. location, size, academic major,
    campus setting, level of athletic competition)
   Make a list of schools that meet that criteria
   The final choice should be based primarily on
    the quality of academics and overall fit, not just
    athletic interests
   Think beyond the next four years
     COMMUNICATE WITH THE
        COLLEGE COACH
   Create an athletic resume that summarizes
    academic and athletic accomplishments
   Identify head coaches and establish
    communication through phone or e- mail
   Provide college coaches with game tape
   Earn the recommendation of the high school
    coach (the college recruiter’s main contact)
   Athletes should be seen (e.g. summer camps,
    travel teams, summer leagues, showcases, etc.)
NCAA ELIGIBILTY RULES
    MEETING THE NCAA
 ACADEMIC REQUIREMENTS
DOES NOT GUARANTEE YOU
ADMISSION INTO A COLLEGE.
EACH COLLEGE HAS ITS OWN
ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS.
 YOU MUST STILL APPLY FOR
       ADMISSION.
             CORE COURSES
   An academic course in English, mathematics,
    natural/ physical science, social science, foreign
    language, non-doctrinal religion or philosophy
   Four-year college preparatory
   At or above your high school’s regular academic
    level (no remedial or special education)
   Must be completed not later than the high
    school graduation date of your class
               TEST SCORES
   Division I has a sliding scale for test score and
    grade- point average
   Division II has a minimum SAT score
    requirement of 820 or an ACT sum score of 68
   The ACT score used for NCAA purposes is a
    sum of the four sections of the ACT: English,
    math, reading and science
    HOW TO DETERMINE YOUR
          CORE G.P.A.
   Assign a number value to each core letter grade-
    A=4 points, B= 3 points, C= 2 points, D= 1
    point
   Sum total of all core courses and divide by the
    number of courses (16 for Division I and 14 for
    Division II)
   This is your core G.P.A.
ACADEMIC GAME PLAN
        9 TH   AND     10 TH   GRADES

   Take a strong academic course load to prepare
    for college level work and meeting NCAA
    requirements
   Take advantage of study skills courses that may
    be available
   Take the PSAT in October of sophomore year
                 11th   GRADE
   Continue to take rigorous academic courses
   Start developing a list of colleges
   Take the PSAT, SAT and ACT and have scores
    sent to Clearinghouse.
   Meet with high school coach to discuss their
    potential to play in college
   Register with the Clearinghouse at the end of
    the year
                  11th   GRADE
   Visit college campuses (Try to arrange a meeting
    with a coach)
   Develop an athletic resume and cover letter
                  12 TH   GRADE
   Retake the SAT or ACT as needed
   Review the college list and double-check
    eligibility status
   Retake any D’s or F’s in core subjects
   Contact college recruiters to re-state interest
   Visit more college campuses in the fall
   Have high school mail final transcript after
    graduation
           HOW CAN SCHOOL
          COUNSELORS HELP?
   Know how to calculate a core G.P.A.
   Answer any questions about eligibility
    requirements
   Can assist in processing Clearinghouse
    applications and mailing final transcripts
   Help students identify schools that fit
   Help families develop an academic game plan
         Thank You for Coming


   “Everyone has the desire to win, but only
    champions have the desire to prepare. “
                            Author Unknown

				
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