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					Welcome Parents and Athletes
   Power point Presentation to take notes on.
   Check list of the Athletic Scholarship search
    process
   Guided Tour of Career Cruising
   Signing up for the clearinghouse directions
   Summary of the Recruiting Rules for Div I,
    II,III
   Introduction letter to coaches
   Athletic Resume example
   Athletic Resume data collection sheet
   Highlight Video development sheet
   Questions to ask College Coaches
1.    First of all DECIDE if your athlete is serious about playing
      in College. (your athletic ability is a TOOL to get a Great
      Education).
2.    Have your student athlete investigate Career Choices with
      Career Cruising, Research, Research, Research…
3.    Investigate the NCAA Clearinghouse and the NCAA web
      site.
4.    Find 20 to 60 schools that offer your Major/Minor, career
      choice, and Athletic program.
5.    Do Roster Reading to see if your stats match up with
      Colleges of choice.
6.    Keeping performance stats on your athlete.
7.    Prepare student athlete profile resume and student athlete
      cover letter for the college coaches
8.    Direct mail and e-mail profile and cover letter to Athletic
      programs and coaches
9.    Send early Sophomore Year, or send early Junior year.
10.   Update and resend.
11.   Junior year Second Semester, Apply to the NCAA
      Clearinghouse and Send official set of High School
      Transcripts to NCAA Clearinghouse end of Junior year and
      Final transcript end of Senior year.
12.   Prepare for Phone Contacts from University Coaches and
      possible Home visits and Scholarship offers. (This is like a
      sales pitch, remember this).
13.   Prepare for Campus visit (Paid visit or Not) and Scholarship
      offers for athletics . Ask about Academic Scholarships.
14.   Visit Athletic Program facilities, watch a practice, talk to
      Coach and visit your Academic Program Department
15.   Prepare to Negotiate, be positive, & compare offers against
      each other.
16.   Make sure the College is a nice fit for your athlete and that it
      offers the major your student athlete is interested in.
17.   Review rules of the National Letter of Intent and Sign it!
      YES!
18.   Work hard to keep your scholarship each and every year.
1.   Life in the shoes of
     a University Athlete
2.   Unexpected realities
     of the Job as an
     athlete
3.   Level of play in
     Division I. II. III.
     NAIA, NJCAA
   Prepare to work hard!
   RESEARCH is very
    important… need this
    to find the correct fit.
   There is a College
    Program for your
    Student Athlete!!!
   Use the upcoming
    information to benefit
    your athlete.
   YOU CAN DO IT!
   See Supplement
   Career Cruising is a web-based career exploration and planning system
    that helps students plan their future.
   Students can use assessment tools to determine which career is the best
    fit for them, then explore detailed occupation profiles and examine
    comprehensive post-secondary education information.
   Investigate the type of College you would feel comfortable attending by
    using Career Cruising
   Career Cruising is introduced Freshman year and updated Sophomore,
    Junior, and Senior year.
   KEEP TRACK OF ALL COLLEGES THAT FIT YOUR ACADEMIC
    AND ATHLETIC NEEDS ON YOUR OWN FILE ON CAREER
    CRUISING!
   Go To www.careercruising.com
   User Name = Kaneland
   Password = careers
   National Collegiate Athletic Association =
    NCAA
   NCAA Division I, NCAA Division II, NCAA
    Division III
   National Association of Intercollegiate
    Athletics = NAIA
   National Junior College Athletic Association
    = NJCAA
   National Christian College Athletic
    Association = NCCAA
   Phone Line to Eligibility Center 1-877-622-2321
   Established in 1906 and serves as the athletics
    governing body for more than 1,280 colleges,
    universities, conferences and organizations.
   The NCAA Initial-Eligibility Clearinghouse is an
    organization that works with the NCAA to
    determine a student’s eligibility for athletics
    participation in his or her first year of college
    enrollment.
   Students who want to participate in college sports
    during their first year of enrollment in college
    must register with the Clearinghouse for Division
    I, and Division II.
          Membership includes:
     • 326 active Division I members;
  • 281 active Division II members; and
    • 421 active Division III members.
 One of the differences among the three
         divisions is that colleges
and universities in Divisions I and II may
        offer athletics scholarships,
while Division III colleges and universities
                  may not.
   The clearinghouse staff
    follows NCAA bylaws
    and regulations in
    analyzing and processing
    a student’s high school
   Academic records
   ACT or SAT scores
   and key information
    about amateurism
    participation to
    determine the student’s
    initial eligibility.
   Students should register
    with the NCAA Initial-
    Eligibility Clearinghouse
    after the completion of their
    junior year in high school.

   At this time, a transcript that
    includes six semesters of
    grades should be sent to the
    clearinghouse from the high
    school.

   Send ACT or SAT Scores
    directly from the testing
    centers to the clearinghouse.
   Additionally, students should request that their
    ACT test scores be forwarded directly to the
    clearinghouse by entering code “9999” as a
    reporting selection when they register for the
    exam.
   Or go to www.ACT.org to have scores sent to
    the NCAA Clearinghouse. A small fee will
    apply to send scores.
   You will be a qualifier if you meet the academic
    requirements
    As a qualifier, you:
   Can practice or compete for your college or
    university during your first year.
   Can receive an athletic scholarship during your
    first year of college; and
   Can play four seasons in your sport as long as
    you maintain your eligibility from year to year.
   You will be a non-qualifier if you do not meet the
    academic requirements.
                  As a non-qualifier, you:
   Cannot practice or compete for your college or
    university during your first year of college;
   Cannot receive an athletics scholarship during your
    first year of college, although you may receive need-
    based financial aid; and
   Can play only three seasons in your sport as long as
    you maintain your eligibility from year to year.
     (to earn a fourth season you must complete at least
    80 percent of your degree before beginning your
    fifth year of college).
   The NCAA core-course grade-point average is
    calculated using only NCAA-approved core
    courses in the required core academic areas.
   English, Math, Science, Social Studies, Foreign
    Language and other approved classes that differ
    from High-School to High-School.
   High-school grade-point averages generally
    include the grades from most or all courses
    attempted in grades nine through 12.
   Your core-course grade-point
    average may be calculated
    using your best grades from
    the required minimum
    number of core courses that
    meet the core-course
    distribution requirements.
   Core courses beyond the
    required minimum may be
    used to meet the core-course
    grade-point average if the
    distribution requirements are
    met.
   Each high-school’s list of approved core courses
    may be found by linking to the NCAA Initial-
    Eligibility Clearinghouse Web site
   Obtain High School code from Student
    Services/Guidance department, or go on the web
    to look up code.
   KANELAND’S Code is 142760
   Make sure your student athlete is taking
    approved NCAA college bound curriculum
   www.ncaaclearinghouse.net
   See Supplement
   GET ALL OF YOUR
    ANSWERS FOR THE NCAA
    HERE!
   The most-important NCAA
    publication designed to help
    high school athletes and
    their families understand the
    NCAA rules for becoming a
    student-athlete in college.
   DOWNLOAD AT
   http://www.ncaastudent.org/

FOR A FREE HARD COPY
 CALL 1-888-388-9748
1.   Prepare your High
     School 4 year
     Academic plan
2.   Meets your career
     development
     needs
3.   Meets your
     Athletic eligibility
     NCAA Div I. II. &
     NAIA Criteria
Do Roster        Lewis University Athletics
Reading to       http://lewisflyers.cstv.com/

see if your
stats match
up with
Colleges of
choice
Here is an
example of
how to do
this.
   Keep
    performance stats
    on your athlete
   Prepare student
    athlete stats
    profile and
    resume
   See example
   Prepare cover
    letter
   See example
   Ask your coaches for the information
   Prepare student athlete profile with cover
    letter.
   Direct mail or e-mail profile and cover letter to
    College Programs.
   Start early, Sophomore, Junior Year.
   Update yearly and resend.
   National, Regional, State or       Goalkeepers athletic ability:
    Division playoffs, Travel           shot handling, footwork and
    Team, Premier Club                  mobility, diving ability,
    Experience.                         ability to stop an array of
   Tournament experience               shots.
   Preferred Grades 3.0 GPA           Game footage: quickness,
   Preferred ACT score of 24.          agility, jumping ability,
                                        timing and quickness off
                                        line, shot stopping, crosses
If the coach asks for a tape:           from end line.
Game footage should be 15 min          Field Players: Speed,
     of unedited play with view         Quickness, dribbling,
     of entire field so coach can       passing receiving, heading,
     see plays develop.                 shooting, work ethic,
                                        decision making.
    It is OK for a student
    athlete to call, write or e-
    mail a college coach.
   In fact, coaches prefer to
    hear from the student,
    not the parent.
   Overzealous parents can
    ruin their child’s
    recruiting chances.
   Visit college Web sites, study the background of the
    coaches and the team’s recent history.
   Send thank-you notes.
   Create a professional player profile with your
    athletic and academic history.
    Craft a custom cover letter for each coach you mail
    information to.
   Good letters of reference from your coaches are very
    valuable.
   Don’t Forget About COACH!!
   Your coach at the High School may have many
    College contacts.
   Your Coach at the Travel Team may also have
    many College contacts
   Networking your talents in many different
    ways will get you noticed more often.
   Go to Athletic web site at the university, look
    up your sport, then fill out the Athletic
    Questionnaire for the athletic department
   Use on-line recruiting service.. inexpensive, or
    FREE recruiting service. Examples within this
    presentation
   Use Jack Renkens, Recruiting Realities Work
    book.
ALL OF THESE TOPICS AND MUCH MORE ARE
  IN HIS BOOK!
 Prepare for Phone Contacts from University
  Coaches. (This is like a sales pitch, remember this).
 Prepare for possible Home visit and Scholarship
  offers.
 Prepare for Campus visit (Paid visit or Not) and
  Scholarship offers.
 Prepare to Negotiate, be positive, & compare offers
  against each other.
Athletic
Film,
Footage
Gather Film
clips from your
coach, travel
team coach,
home video &
prepare athletic
skill
Tape/Video

Don’t send
film/video
unless they ask
for it!
   Sports and Championships
    Information                      Forms and Deadlines
   http://www.ncaa.org/wps/nca      Ordering Additional Awards
    a?ContentID=33                   Travel and Reimbursement
                                      Information
   Championship Handbooks           Championships Promotions
   Statistics                        Playbook
   Polls (Rankings)                 Championships Schedules &
   Emerging Sports                   Tickets
   Sports Playing Rules             Lists of NCAA Sports Sorted by
                                      School
   Records Books
                                     Certified Basketball Events and
   Research Reports                  Leagues
   Student-Athlete Eligibility      Championship Bid Information
                                       National Collegiate and
                                         Division I
                                       Division II
                                       Division III
   By signing a National Letter of Intent, a prospective
    student-athlete agrees to attend the designated college
    or university for one academic year
   . Once a National Letter of Intent is signed, prospective
    student-athletes are no longer subject to further
    recruiting contacts and calls.
   Student-athletes are assured of an athletics scholarship
    for one full academic year.
   By emphasizing a commitment to an educational
    institution, not particular coaches or teams, the program
    focuses on a prospective student-athlete's educational
    objectives.
   Free of charge.
   The NCAA Guide for the College Bound
    Student Athlete. Division 1 & 2.
   1-888-388-9748 www.ncaa.org
   Mandatory Guide with eligibility standards
    and recruiting contact regulations.
   Free of charge
   National Association of Intercollegiate
    Athletics.
   NAIA Guide for the College Bound Student
    Athlete.
   1-913-791-0044 www.naia.org
   Free of charge
   National Junior College Athletic Association.
   1-719-590-9788 www.njcaa.org
   The National Christian College Athletic
    Association
   http://www.thenccaa.org/index.html
   http://www.thenccaa.org/division1.html
   http://www.thenccaa.org/member_direct.htm
    l
   Jack Renkens Recruiting Realities Book
   Fee of $20.00
   Guiding Parents and Student Athletes in the
    recruiting process.
   www.recruitingrealities.com
   1-800-242-0165

				
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