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2 The College Search for the Student- Athlete Dave Frick School Counselor Middletown HS North

3 Am I a College Athlete? Are the schools I am interested in compatible academically? Are the schools I am interested in compatible academically? How do I compare athletically with current team members of my prospective schools? How do I compare athletically with current team members of my prospective schools?

4 Do You Have G.A.M.E. ? G – Grades G – Grades Do you have the grades and test scores to get admitted to your college choice? Do you have the grades and test scores to get admitted to your college choice? A – Ability A – Ability Do you have the athletic skills that a college coach values? Do you have the athletic skills that a college coach values? M – Motivation M – Motivation How hard are you prepared to work to get a scholarship? How hard are you prepared to work to get a scholarship? E – Exposure E – Exposure Are you ready to market yourself to college coaches? Are you ready to market yourself to college coaches? Source: collegesportsscholarships.com

5 The reality is… Not everyone will go D1 with a full ride.

6 From HS to College… Mens Baskets Womens Baskets Footb all BaseballIce Hockey Mens Soccer HS to NCAA 3.3%3.7%6.4%6.7%10.9%5.6% NCAA to Pro 1.3%.9%1.6%9.7%1.2%.7% Source: NCAA

7 Going Pro? Better find a college match first How many high school athletes Go Pro How many high school athletes Go Pro Mens Basketball -.03% Mens Basketball -.03% Womens Basketball -.02% Womens Basketball -.02% Football -.09% Football -.09% Baseball -.5% Baseball -.5% Mens Soccer -.08% Mens Soccer -.08% Mens Ice Hockey -.4% Mens Ice Hockey -.4% Source: NCAA

8 What Do I need to do…? Make sure you stay eligible academically Make sure you stay eligible academically Go to the NCAA site and stay current with approved core-content courses Go to the NCAA site and stay current with approved core-content coursesNCAA siteNCAA site Your counselor can access a list of these courses specific to your school Your counselor can access a list of these courses specific to your school Fill out the NCAA Eligibility Center (Formerly the Clearinghouse) form toward the end of the junior year Fill out the NCAA Eligibility Center (Formerly the Clearinghouse) form toward the end of the junior year Have your test scores sent to the Eligibility Center (code 9999) Have your test scores sent to the Eligibility Center (code 9999)

9 Division I Requirements Students must complete 16 core courses as stipulated by the NCAA and have appropriate SAT scores – see sliding scale Students must complete 16 core courses as stipulated by the NCAA and have appropriate SAT scores – see sliding scale 4 Years of English 4 Years of English 3 Years of Math (Algebra 1 or higher) 3 Years of Math (Algebra 1 or higher) 2 Yrs. Natural/Physical Science (1 lab) 2 Yrs. Natural/Physical Science (1 lab) 1 Additional Year of English/Math/Science 1 Additional Year of English/Math/Science 2 Years of Social Sciences (Social Studies) 2 Years of Social Sciences (Social Studies) 4 Years of Additional Core Courses from any of the above (includes foreign language) 4 Years of Additional Core Courses from any of the above (includes foreign language)

10 Division I Requirements 10 Core Courses must be completed before senior year 10 Core Courses must be completed before senior year Minimum core GPA of 2.3*** Minimum core GPA of 2.3*** This is a recalculated GPA completely unrelated to the Middletown GPA. This is a recalculated GPA completely unrelated to the Middletown GPA. GPA/SAT scores must match based on the sliding scale. GPA/SAT scores must match based on the sliding scale.

11 Division II Requirements Students must complete 16 core courses as stipulated by the NCAA. Students must complete 16 core courses as stipulated by the NCAA. 3 Years of English 3 Years of English 2 Years of Math (Algebra 1 or higher) 2 Years of Math (Algebra 1 or higher) 2 Yrs. Natural/Physical Science (1 lab) 2 Yrs. Natural/Physical Science (1 lab) 3 Additional Year of English/Math/Science 3 Additional Year of English/Math/Science 2 Years of Social Sciences (Social Studies) 2 Years of Social Sciences (Social Studies) 4 Years of Additional Core Courses from any of the above (includes foreign language) 4 Years of Additional Core Courses from any of the above (includes foreign language) ***There is no sliding scale for SATs in Division II. Minimum GPA is a 2.0 (75) and the minimum SAT requirement is 820 – ACT Sum Score 68.

12 Division III Requirements There is no NCAA Eligibility Center (Clearinghouse) that needs to be completed to compete in Division III Athletics. There is no NCAA Eligibility Center (Clearinghouse) that needs to be completed to compete in Division III Athletics. Students must meet the standards of the academic institution regarding remaining eligible. Students must meet the standards of the academic institution regarding remaining eligible.

13 D1 Changes Coming – Enrolling in August 2015 Students (current freshmen) must achieve a minimum 2.3 GPA in core academic courses – JUCO transfers need 2.5 GPA) Meet an increased sliding scale standard (e.g. – an SAT score of 1,000 (M+CR) requires a 2.5 GPA) Complete 10 of the 16 required core courses before the start of senior year (7 of the 10 courses must come from math, science and English)

14 Division III Overview 20% public institutions/ 80% private Average size 2200 students Division III athletics largely regarded as leading academic institutions and do not offer athletic scholarships.

15 Division III Overview Division III athletics features student-athletes who receive no financial aid related to their athletic ability, leadership, participation or performance The athletic departments are staffed and funded like any other department in the university. Division III athletics departments place special importance on the impact of athletics on the participants rather than on the spectators. The student-athlete's experience is of paramount concern.

16 Division III Overview Division III athletics encourages participation by maximizing the number and variety of athletics opportunities available to students, placing primary emphasis on regional in- season and conference competition. There are over 136,000 athletes at over 430 D3 colleges D3 schools place highest priority on the overall educational experience; athletics is a complement to academics and overall residential experience.

17 What To Look For In DIII Find out what size squad the coach usually keeps and what is the tryout process. Look at the current roster, how many are graduating? Is the coach full or part time. A full-time coach will generally be more available to you, and his status indicates that the school has a real investment in this program. Having said that, there are many excellent part-time coaches who put in full-time hours. In either case, find out how much of your coachs day is devoted to your sport.

18 Myths and Rumors Debunked You need to apply! You need to apply! Application needs to go to the admissions office. Application needs to go to the admissions office. The coach cant admit you; it has to go through the admissions office. The coach cant admit you; it has to go through the admissions office. Your deadlines are the same as other students. Your deadlines are the same as other students. D3 athletics are just as consuming as 1 & 2. D3 athletics are just as consuming as 1 & 2. Playing college sports is far different from HS sports. Playing college sports is far different from HS sports.

19 Not Recruited? Many student-athletes are not recruited prior to junior or senior year. Many student-athletes are not recruited prior to junior or senior year. Those who are = blue chip. Those who are = blue chip. Those who arent need to market themselves! Those who arent need to market themselves!

20 Working Together - Counselor, Coach, Parents, Student Cooperation = Success Cooperation = Success Role definition Role definition Know what you know and know what you dont know Know what you know and know what you dont know Communication & Cooperation includes college coaches & admissions reps Communication & Cooperation includes college coaches & admissions reps

21 Visit the team site. Fill out the questionnaire located on the site.

22 Check: Schedule Roster

23 Time to Get Noticed Prepare a list of schools to contact Prepare a list of schools to contact Check the academic standards in Naviance Check the academic standards in Naviance Run the list past your coach(es) to get opinion on fit Run the list past your coach(es) to get opinion on fit Prepare athletic resume Prepare athletic resume Attend showcases and clinics Attend showcases and clinics Have film ready!!! Have film ready!!! Return any correspondence promptly Return any correspondence promptly

24 What Coaches look for on a Visit Showing up early for the visit (15 min), calls if they are running late for traffic/lost The student asks and answers questions, not the parents Prepare questions for the coach The students knows info about the school and the program An after the visit that night expressing their strong interest.

25 I strongly recommend that you watch a team practice You are with the coach more in practices then competition Observe the coaching style Practice atmosphere Level of intensity Amount of coaching Coach/player interaction Find the program right for you, in less than a year you will be the one at practice.

26 Walking On Athletes typically have the option to walk on to a college team. Risks that come with walking on: Having to go through a try-out. Possibility of being cut from the team. No scholarships for the first year. Benefits that come with walking on: A possible roster spot on a team that the athlete was not recruited by. Possibility for scholarships depending on success. Opportunity to get the full college athlete experience.

27 The Broken Leg Test Could you be happy at the school if either of these things happened?

28 Independence! Mom and Dad – Stay out of the way!!! Coaches want the grades and they want independent, resilient and self reliant athletes

29 Remember… Your search is not easier or harder with athletics. Its just different. Your search is not easier or harder with athletics. Its just different. Explore all options Explore all options As a student-athlete, academic scholarships are more likely than athletic ones. As a student-athlete, academic scholarships are more likely than athletic ones. Athletics MAY open doors to colleges that may have been just beyond your reach. Athletics MAY open doors to colleges that may have been just beyond your reach. Find the RIGHT FIT! Find the RIGHT FIT!


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