Presentation on theme: " Can I play in college What are my options What am I allowed to do/what are coaches allowed to do When do Colleges start recruiting in each Division."— Presentation transcript:
Can I play in college What are my options What am I allowed to do/what are coaches allowed to do When do Colleges start recruiting in each Division (1, 2, 3, NAIA) What does the term Red Shirt and Walk on mean When and How should I Make College Visits What does my timeline look like and when should I be making a decision. What should I be doing now Unsigned Seniors and the next Step? How does WI Jrs. Do to Help JRS and it’s options
Yes, you can play in college Determine your commitment level and priorities Personal preferences in a college. Level of play, location, school size, academic interest, religious affiliation, ect. Be realistic about your goals, keep all options available! Don’t play for the scholarship!!!!
NCAA D1 330 schools- 12 full scholarships, not able to be divided. NCAA DII Around 270- 8 Full Scholarships per program/able to be divided. NCAA DIII Around 450 Schools- No athletic aid available, academic based institutions. Scholarships offered for academics or merit based. (Merit based on achievements, tests scores, GPA, scholastic performance.) NAIA Around 240 Schools- Athletic scholarships available. Most have 8 full scholarships to divide NJCAA Over 525 member schools in NJCAA D1- Able to offer full funding D2- Offer funding for tuition and fees D3- No athletic funding
Division 1 Coaches may email any PSA (prospective student athlete) starting Sept 1 st entering their junior year of high school. Coaches may place phone calls to a PSA on July 1 st entering their Senior year Coaches are not allowed to communicate with parents or PSA’s during any competition. o Exception- PSA is a senior and has signed an NLI; coaches may talk to the parents of the PSA during the competition but must wait until the completion of the event before talking with the PSA. PSA’s and parents may call, text or email coaches at any point during their High School Career, however coaches are limited to their responses to conditions previously listed. PSA’s may make as many unofficial visits as desired at any point, except during a dead period. Example of D1 Recruiting Calendar Example of D1 Recruiting Calendar Division 2 Coaches may email, call or text any PSA starting June 15 th after their Soph year of High School. PSA’s may make as many unofficial visits as desired at any point during the year. Coaches are not allowed to communicate with parents or PSA’s during any competition. o Exception-PSA is Junior or Senior and has completed play and been released from the last day of competition. PSA’s and parents may call, text or email coaches at any point during their High School Career; coaches are limited to their responses to conditions previously listed.
Division 3 Coaches may email, call or text any PSA at any point during their High school Career PSA’s may visit any school at any point throughout the year. Coaches are not allowed to communicate with parents or PSA’s during any competition. o Exception- PSA is a Senior and has been released from the last day of competition. PSA’s and parents may call, text or email coaches at any point during their High School Career; Coaches may return all calls, texts and emails at any point. NAIA Coaches may contact any PSA at any time throughout their high school career. There is no recruiting calendar and no restrictions on the number of times a contact can be made by either a PSA or coach. o Coaches may contact any player at any time throughout the year, as many times as they feel they need to. Any form of electronic media is permissible including, texting, phone calls and emails. Coaches are able to talk openly to players and parents at any tournament or competition. NAIA School Location NAIA School Location
Division 1 Top players in the country recruited as early as Freshman year. Most programs start accumulating lists two years ahead (ex. lists made of the 2015s to email once Sept 1 st comes ) Most offers made to tops choices Soph year for top schools. Most other 1 st choice offers will be end of Soph year beginning of Junior year. Division 2 Top D2 programs offering fall/winter of Junior year, hoping to finish by spring of Junior year. Most schools will offer winter/spring of Junior year finishing up Fall/Winter of Senior year.
Division 3 Have to wait for trickle down. Most schools get commitments for the same year. (ex. Players commit in March 2014 for the 2014 Fall college season) Top D3 programs will get some commitments during Junior year. Most will commit Senior year NAIA Try to compete for players similar to D2 as they can offer comparable experiences and packages. Commitments will generally be a bit later than D2 mostly because people are not as educated about NAIA opportunities.
Redshirt Definition: student athlete who does not participate in competition for an entire academic year Practice activities are allowed on a normal everyday basis Traveling with the team on road trips is at the discretion of the coach Four years of athletic eligibility Medical redshirt due to an injury Walk-On You pay for all tuition, books, room and board. You are allowed to receive academic scholarships as a walk on. You will perform, receive, and be treated the same as a scholarship athlete does. You are recruited the same way, and occupy a roster spot on the team Ask about walk on opportunities. Ask if there will be future opportunities for scholarships RED-SHIRT/ WALK-ON COMBINATION OPPORTUNITY Enter as a walk on your freshman year and also red shirt your freshman year. Allows you time to adjust to the collegiate level of play - and still gives you four years of eligibility
Unofficial College Visit-What is it? This is a visit that is not funded by the University and is done on the PSA’s own time and finances. There is no limit to the number of Unofficial Visits that can be made. How to make one-Where to visit Your recruiting director (Evan) or any club director, club/high school coach may help pass on communication. Email or call the coach directly to set up a visit. College coaches use a third party (recruiting directors, club coach ect) to pass on information. Make as many visits as you can as early as you can so you have enough information to compare to when it comes time to making that decision The schools you visit should be schools you have a potential interest in and have interest in you as a future prospect. No Time? A lot of visits are done during the club year, many of them while on the road for a travel tournament. Look at your club schedule, see which schools are on the way.
Official Visits You can make up to five Official – expense paid visits to college campuses. You are not allowed to have an official visit until after your first day of classes of your senior year. Colleges need to have your high school transcripts, ACT or SAT scores, and confirmation of your registration with the NCAA clearing house before you can make a visit. An official visit means the school will pay for the visit by providing or reimbursing you for transportation, meals, lodging and entertainment up to a certain dollar amount. The visits can only be 48 hours so it can be a very jammed-packed trip. Official visits can only be offered by NCAA Division I & II programs Most of these visits are done after the PSA has already committed to the University.
Biggest indicator of how soon your timeline will start will be YOUR talent level, NOT your team. (Coaches recruit good players, not good teams) Freshman and Soph- Start the work now, make some unofficial visits, be informed early. Jrs.and Seniors- Don’t panic, still many options even into Senior year. Visit schools more than once, weigh all options with things most important to you. Schools have their timeline just like you have one. Has to be a good fit for both.
Start to be able to answer some questions like Do I want to stay close to home or go far away? What do you want to study in school? Does school size matter? What level of play do you evaluate yourself playing at? Do you want to play immediately? Start to create and put together a personal bio page. Example click HERE HERE Send out emails to coaches with playing schedule and bio page. Think about creating a skills video and start filming match video. This will be something coaches like to see if they can’t make it to a tournament Start to create some relationships with coaches and make some unofficial visits. Browse some college resource websites Get an idea of what certain Universities offer Think about some camps you may want to attend in the Summer/Fall Coaches use camps as great recruiting opportunities
NO, its not too late. There are still many options available Many Universities do not have large recruiting budgets, so they don’t have the resources to attend many tournaments, so their strategy is to see which recruits may be unsigned. Determine your commitment level and priorities. Be realistic about your goals, keep all options available! Don’t play for the scholarship!!!! We get contacted a lot mid year about all of our seniors who are unsigned. Our website helps very much
National Junior College Athletic Association Over 525 member schools in NJCAA D1- Able to offer full funding D2- Offer funding for tuition and fees D3- No athletic funding Junior College is a good option for those who may not be ready to attend a 4 year college immediately but still and a competitive volleyball option with financial help. This is usually a good transition option from a 2 year program into a 4 year program. NJCAA College Search Page NJCAA College Search Page
Create and provide team bio sheets for coaches on request. Team Bio ExampleTeam Bio Example Active tournament recruiting assistance court to court Constant college coach communication and email forwarding/liaison for all players General Recruiting Questionnaire to reference when speaking to college coaches. Click HEREHERE Extensive Parent information page on the Wisconsin Jrs. “For the Parents” Recruiting tab.For the Parents
www.ncaa.org NCAA guide to college athletics www.ncaa.org www.naia.org National Athletic Intercollegiate Association www.naia.org www.finaid.com gives information on scholarship opportunities and different types of loans. www.finaid.com www.volleycentral.com website with links to all NCAA D1, D2 and D3 volleyball athletics websites along with rankings for all divisions both women and men. www.volleycentral.com http://about.collegeboard.org/ Provide resources, tools and services to students, parents, colleges and universities in the areas of college planning, recruitment and admissions, financial aid, and retention. http://about.collegeboard.org/ http://web1.ncaa.org/memberLinks/links.jsp?div=1 website that lets you search any school in any division by alphabetical order. Also has a conference search by alphabetical order. Takes you directly to school or conference website. http://web1.ncaa.org/memberLinks/links.jsp?div=1
Investment options with more in depth personal assistance with the recruiting process. Help with recruiting skills videos and online bio sheets, personal phone call assistance, free access to schedule counseling sessions. Website exposure ExampleExample Players are highlighted on the recruiting page Choose between two pricing options, Gold and Silver package. Click HERE for package details.HERE Extra Recruiting Services available per hour. Details HEREHERE