Welcome Parents and Athletes
Power point Presentation to take notes on.
Check list of the Athletic Scholarship search
Guided Tour of Career Cruising
Signing up for the clearinghouse directions
Summary of the Recruiting Rules for Div I,
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
2. Have your student athlete investigate Career Choices with
Career Cruising, Research, Research, Research…
3. Investigate the NCAA Clearinghouse and the NCAA web
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
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!
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
3. Level of play in
Division I. II. III.
Prepare to work hard!
RESEARCH is very
important… need this
to find the correct fit.
There is a College
Program for your
Use the upcoming
information to benefit
YOU CAN DO IT!
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
Go To www.careercruising.com
User Name = Kaneland
Password = careers
National Collegiate Athletic Association =
NCAA Division I, NCAA Division II, NCAA
National Association of Intercollegiate
Athletics = NAIA
National Junior College Athletic Association
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
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.
• 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
The clearinghouse staff
follows NCAA bylaws
and regulations in
analyzing and processing
a student’s high school
ACT or SAT scores
and key information
determine the student’s
Students should register
with the NCAA Initial-
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
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
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
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
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
Core courses beyond the
required minimum may be
used to meet the core-course
grade-point average if the
distribution requirements are
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
GET ALL OF YOUR
ANSWERS FOR THE NCAA
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.
FOR A FREE HARD COPY
1. Prepare your High
School 4 year
2. Meets your career
3. Meets your
NCAA Div I. II. &
Do Roster Lewis University Athletics
Reading to http://lewisflyers.cstv.com/
see if your
Here is an
how to do
on your athlete
Ask your coaches for the information
Prepare student athlete profile with cover
Direct mail or e-mail profile and cover letter to
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,
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
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
Good letters of reference from your coaches are very
Don’t Forget About COACH!!
Your coach at the High School may have many
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
Use Jack Renkens, Recruiting Realities Work
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
Prepare for Campus visit (Paid visit or Not) and
Prepare to Negotiate, be positive, & compare offers
against each other.
clips from your
home video &
unless they ask
Sports and Championships
Information Forms and Deadlines
http://www.ncaa.org/wps/nca Ordering Additional Awards
a?ContentID=33 Travel and Reimbursement
Championship Handbooks Championships Promotions
Polls (Rankings) Championships Schedules &
Emerging Sports Tickets
Sports Playing Rules Lists of NCAA Sports Sorted by
Certified Basketball Events and
Research Reports Leagues
Student-Athlete Eligibility Championship Bid Information
National Collegiate and
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
Free of charge.
The NCAA Guide for the College Bound
Student Athlete. Division 1 & 2.
Mandatory Guide with eligibility standards
and recruiting contact regulations.
Free of charge
National Association of Intercollegiate
NAIA Guide for the College Bound Student
Free of charge
National Junior College Athletic Association.
The National Christian College Athletic
Jack Renkens Recruiting Realities Book
Fee of $20.00
Guiding Parents and Student Athletes in the