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1 NCAA Basketball Keeping it Real…

2 Its Your World!!!

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4 Take Control of Your Recruitment. Know the rules Know the rules Telephone calls Telephone calls In-person contact In-person contact Visits to campus Visits to campus Get the facts and make informed decisions. Get the facts and make informed decisions. Make good use of campus visits. Make good use of campus visits. Dont allow anyone to apply pressure. Dont allow anyone to apply pressure.

5 Telephone Calls Initiated by the College….. 1 call on or after JUNE 21 of your junior year. 1 call on or after JUNE 21 of your junior year. 3 calls in the month of JULY. 3 calls in the month of JULY. 1 call per week thereafter. 1 call per week thereafter. No calls during competition. No calls during competition.

6 Telephone Calls Initiated by YOU… Unlimited. Unlimited. May occur at any time. May occur at any time.

7 Official Visits Visits financed in whole or part by the college. Visits financed in whole or part by the college. Maximum number of visits is 5. Maximum number of visits is 5. One visit to a particular college. One visit to a particular college. No earlier than the opening day of classes for the senior year. No earlier than the opening day of classes for the senior year. Must provide academic information. Must provide academic information.

8 Unofficial Visits Unlimited number of visits made at prospects own expense and may be taken before the senior year. Unlimited number of visits made at prospects own expense and may be taken before the senior year. College may provide 3 complimentary admissions to an on campus athletics event. College may provide 3 complimentary admissions to an on campus athletics event. Prospect must pay own expenses. Prospect must pay own expenses.

9 How Much Do You Know? A. March 1965 B. January 1982 C. January 1975 D. December 1988 When was the first-ever nationally televised regular-season, womens basketball game? Immaculata defeated University of Maryland 85-63

10 What About Eligibility… To be eligible in your freshman year… To be eligible in your freshman year… 13 or 14 core courses (until 8/1/05). 13 or 14 core courses (until 8/1/05). Class of 2005: 14 core classes (DI and DII). Class of 2005: 14 core classes (DI and DII). Class of 2008: 16 core classes (DI only). Class of 2008: 16 core classes (DI only). Core grade point average and SAT/ACT scores. Core grade point average and SAT/ACT scores. Graduation from high school. Graduation from high school. 4 seasons of competition in Division I if youre a qualifier. 4 seasons of competition in Division I if youre a qualifier.

11 The Clearinghouse You must be cleared by the Clearinghouse prior to competition. You must be cleared by the Clearinghouse prior to competition. Register after your junior year. Register after your junior year. Questions: Call toll free 877/ or visit Questions: Call toll free 877/ or visit Take standardized tests (ACT or SAT). Take standardized tests (ACT or SAT).

12 What About Eligibility… If youre not eligible in your freshman year… If youre not eligible in your freshman year… Must complete an academic year in residence. Must complete an academic year in residence. No practice, competition or athletics aid. No practice, competition or athletics aid. 3 seasons of competition in Division. 3 seasons of competition in Division. May earn fourth season if you graduate within 4 years. May earn fourth season if you graduate within 4 years.

13 Tick… Tock… Tick… Tock The Five Year Clock (Div. I) The Five Year Clock (Div. I) Must complete all seasons of competition within five calendar years of initial full-time enrollment. Must complete all seasons of competition within five calendar years of initial full-time enrollment. The Ten Semester/15 Quarter Clock (Div. II and III) The Ten Semester/15 Quarter Clock (Div. II and III) Must complete all seasons of competition within the first ten semesters or 15 quarters of full-time enrollment. Must complete all seasons of competition within the first ten semesters or 15 quarters of full-time enrollment.

14 How Much Do You Know? A B C D When was the first NCAA Womens Basketball Championship? Louisiana Tech defeated Cheyney State 76-62

15 Will I Get a Full Ride? Athletic scholarships are awarded on a year-to-year basis. Athletic scholarships are awarded on a year-to-year basis. A college CANNOT award a four-year scholarship. A college CANNOT award a four-year scholarship. Your scholarship may be renewed each year by the financial aid office. Your scholarship may be renewed each year by the financial aid office. Your scholarship also may be REDUCED or CANCELLED after the one year period for any reason. Your scholarship also may be REDUCED or CANCELLED after the one year period for any reason.

16 Signing on the Dotted Line. The National Letter of Intent. The National Letter of Intent. What is it? What is it? Do I have to sign? Do I have to sign? What happens if I change my mind? What happens if I change my mind? What if I play more than one sport? What if I play more than one sport?

17 National Letter of Intent Is a contract between you and a particular college. Is a contract between you and a particular college. Requires you to initially enroll in a particular college for one academic year. Requires you to initially enroll in a particular college for one academic year. 2 year/2 season penalty if you change your mind after you sign. 2 year/2 season penalty if you change your mind after you sign.

18 How Much Do You Know? A. Nancy Lieberman B. Lisa Leslie C. Margaret Wade D. Bernadette Locke Who was the first woman to play in a mens pro basketball league?

19 A Small Slice of the Pie… High School Athletes who Play NCAA Basketball

20 An Even Smaller Slice of the Pie… NCAA Athletes who go to the Pros.

21 Keep Your Options Open! If College is in your Master Plan… If College is in your Master Plan… Maintain your amateur status. Maintain your amateur status. Dont accept pay or benefits for play. Dont accept pay or benefits for play. Dont sign with an agent. Dont sign with an agent. Dont accept money or benefits from an agent. Dont accept money or benefits from an agent. Dont compete on a professional team. Dont compete on a professional team.

22 Agents No oral/written contracts. No oral/written contracts. No contracts/agreements with "anyone." No contracts/agreements with "anyone." No marketing of student-athlete based on athletics talent. No marketing of student-athlete based on athletics talent. No gifts/other benefits (includes gifts to friends and family members). No gifts/other benefits (includes gifts to friends and family members).

23 Gambling No pools. No pools. No Internet/bookie involvement. No Internet/bookie involvement. No wagering on sports (college or professional.) No wagering on sports (college or professional.) Do not share information about your team, your teammates or yourself. Do not share information about your team, your teammates or yourself.

24 Follow the Yellow Brick Road… Be realistic! Be realistic! Prepare as if your future is NOT in Basketball. Prepare as if your future is NOT in Basketball. Know your level of play – HONESTLY. Know your level of play – HONESTLY. Educate yourself and beware of people with ulterior motives. Educate yourself and beware of people with ulterior motives.

25 Questions???


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