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					Athletic Scholarship Info
  Welcome Parents and Athletes
• Power point Presentation to take notes on.
• For a Free copy of the NCAA Guide to the College
  Bound Student Athlete.
• Summary of the Recruiting Rules for Div I, II,III
• Guided Tour of Career Cruising
• Check list of the Athletic Scholarship search process
• Signing up for the clearinghouse directions
• Introduction letter to coaches
• Athletic Resume data collection sheet
• Athletic Resume example
• Highlight Video development sheet
• Questions to ask College Coaches
To play or not to play, that is the
1. Life in the shoes of
   a University
2. Unexpected
   realities of the Job
   as an athlete
3. Level of play in
   Division I. II. III.
          Increase your odds!
• 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.
      Organizations to play for
•   National Collegiate Athletic Association =
•   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
        National Collegiate Athletic
•   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.
       NCAA Members
        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.
    Located in Iowa City, Iowa,
• 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
             REGISTER WITH THE
• 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

• 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 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
  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).
   Student’s core-course grade-
          point average
• 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.
   How is my core-course grade-
    point average calculated?

• 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
• Core courses beyond the
  required minimum may be
  used to meet the core-course
  grade-point average if the
  distribution requirements are
Where can I find a list of my high
   school’s approved core
• Each high-school’s list of approved core
  courses may be found by linking to the
  NCAA Initial-Eligibility Clearinghouse Web
• at
• See Supplement
      2008-09 Guide for the
 College-Bound Student-Athlete
• The most-important
  NCAA publication
  designed to help high
  school athletes and their
  families understand the
  NCAA rules for becoming
  a student-athlete in
• CALL 1-888-388-9748
1. Each high school has there own list of
   approved core classes
2. Obtain High School code from Student
   Services/Guidance department, or go on the
   web to to look up code.
3. KANELAND’S Code is 142760
4. Make sure your student athlete is taking
   approved NCAA college bound curriculum
The 4 year academic College &
       Career Prep Plan
1. Prepare your
   High School 4
   year Academic
2. Meets your career
3. Meets your
   Athletic eligibility
   NCAA Div I. II. &
   NAIA Criteria
             Career Cruising
• 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.
• Career Cruising is introduced Freshman year and
  updated Sophomore, Junior, and Senior year.
• Go To
• User Name = Kaneland
• Password = careers
                  The Process
• First of all DECIDE if your athlete is serious about
  playing in College. (Your athletic ability is a TOOL to get
  a Great Education at a reduced price!)

• Be Realistic about your ability and investigate which
  level of competition you would be comfortable with and
  which college has the athletic program you are looking

• Investigate the type of College you would feel
  comfortable attending by using Career Cruising

             The Process
• Investigate the NCAA Clearinghouse and
  the NCAA web site, along with the NAIA, &
• Keeping stats on your athlete over each
• Prepare student athlete cover letter.
• See Supplement
• Prepare student athletic resume/profile
• See Supplememnt
              The Process
• Direct mail or e-mail profile and cover
  letter to Athletic programs that fit your
• Send early Sophomore Year
• Update yearly and resend. (if you are a
  Junior, send this year)
• Gather Film clips from your coach, travel
  team coach, home video & prepare
  athletic skill Tape/CD/Video
• Don’t send film/video unless they ask for it!
      Student to Coach contact
• It is OK for a student
  athlete to call, write or
  e-mail a college
• In fact, coaches
  prefer to hear from
  the student, not the
• Overzealous parents
  can ruin their child’s
  recruiting chances.
Treat your college search like a
         job search.
• 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.
                     The Process
• Keep up grades in High School
  Core College bound classes
  (A’s, B’s, and C’s)                •
• Take ACT Junior year. Retake
  test if necessary. NCAA will
  take best Scores of each           •
  category (English, Math,
  Science, Reading)
• Junior year Second Semester,         aa?ContentID=263
  Apply to the NCAA
• Send official set of High
  School Transcripts to NCAA
  Clearinghouse end of Junior
  year and Final transcript end of
  Senior year.
                  The Process
• Prepare for e-mail contacts from University Coaches.
• 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.
• Make sure the College is a nice fit for your athlete and
  that it offers the Major/Minor field of study your student
  athlete is interested in.
• Work hard to keep your scholarship each and every
    The Process, Other Ways
• 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.
    The Process, Other Ways
• 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.
 Jack Renkens, A Great Resource!
• 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
  Scholarship offers.
• Prepare to Negotiate, be positive, & compare offers
  against each other.
       Jack Renkens
What do College Coaches Look for
          in an Athlete
• National, Regional, State or      • Goalkeepers athletic ability:
  Division playoffs, Travel Team,     shot handling, footwork and
  Premier Club Experience.            mobility, diving ability, ability to
• Tournament experience               stop an array of 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 from end
If the coach asks for a tape:         line.
Game footage should be 15 min       • Field Players: Speed,
    of unedited play with view of     Quickness, dribbling, passing
    entire field so coach can see     receiving, heading, shooting,
    plays develop.                    work ethic, decision making.
 Keeping statistics 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 College Programs.
• Start early, Sophomore, Junior Year.
• Update yearly and resend.
        National Letter of Intent
• 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
Resources Galore
• Free of charge.
• The NCAA Guide for the College Bound
  Student Athlete. Division 1 & 2.
• 1-888-388-9748
• Mandatory Guide with eligibility standards
  and recruiting contact regulations.
• Free of charge
• National Association of Intercollegiate
• NAIA Guide for the College Bound Student
• 1-913-791-0044
• Free of charge
• National Junior College Athletic
• 1-719-590-9788
• The National Christian College Athletic

• Jack Renkens Recruiting Realities Book
• Fee of $20.00
• Guiding Parents and Student Athletes in
  the recruiting process.
• 1-800-242-0165
Thank you for your time!