6What’s the difference? Division I Division I (Ivy League) Division II Division IIINAIA (not under NCAA rules)
76 days a week. No more than 20 hours per week 12 Full Scholarships NCAA RULES# of FALL GamesSPRING GamesSPRING PracticesScholarship MaximumsBenefitsDiv I20 Fall Games5 Spring Competitions6 days a week. No more than 20 hours per week12 Full ScholarshipsYear round commitment, Larger Schools(IVY LEAGUE)18 Games2 Spring Competitions10 practices0 Athletic ScholarshipsAcademic FocusDiv II17 Games1 Competitionlimited # of spring practices6.3 Athletic ScholarshipsScholarships, Smaller SchoolsDiv III18 of Games15 practices0 Athletic ScholarshipsCan play 2nd sport in spring, travel abroad
8How do I get recruited?College Coach: needs to see you play needs to see your academic transcriptneeds your SAT scoresRecruits: get good grades play as much hockey as you can, stay in shape stay out of trouble clean up your Social mediaHS Coaches: help communicate with colleges
9Send you Questionnaires and Camp Brochures D1 NCAA RULESCollege Coach can:D1 College Coaches:FreshmanSend you Questionnaires and Camp BrochuresLooking for top Freshmen. Hosting Freshmen & Sophomore Recruit Days.SophomoreNarrowing down list of players, starting to offer Athletic Scholarships & roster spots. Asking players to Verbally Commit.JuniorAfter Sept 1, can call, text or you about RecruitingLooking to complete recruiting class with 4-10 Verbally Committed players.SeniorAfter Sept 1, can you Scholarship OfferTypically giving Official Visits to only committed recruits.Coach can offer an Athletic Scholarship. You can sign NLI (National Letter of Intent) in November.
10Offering Official Visits to get recruits onto campus D3 NCAA RULESCollege Coach can:D3 College Coaches:FreshmanSend you Questionnaires and Camp BrochuresSophomoreLooking for top SophomoresJuniorAfter Sept 1, can you about RecruitingHosting Junior DaysSeniorAfter July 1, can call youAfter Sept 1, can you Scholarship OfferOffering Official Visits to get recruits onto campusApply in September
11SAT & Eligibility Center D1 NCAA RULESRecruit should:VISITING CampusSAT & Eligibility CenterFreshmanContact Coaches. Send FH schedule. Attend College Camps Ask for Unofficial Visit.Visit for one day or overnight. Meet team.Unofficial Visits: Arrange visit through Club or HS Coach.Get to know team, campus, watch practice.Pay for your own meals, pay for cost of dorm stay.Study hard and get good grades.SophomoreTake PSAT or SATJuniorLook to Verbally Commit, after receiving roster spot or scholarship offerTake SAT in fall. Register with NCAA Eligibility Center.SeniorApply in SeptemberSign NLI in NovemberOfficial Visit:You can take 5 paid OVsRetake SAT if needed.Send in Final Transcripts to NCAA Eligibility Center
12Register with NCAA Eligibility Center Send your SATs directly to NCAA (9999)Send your Academic TranscriptsComplete Amateurism Questionnaire
13Information needed for your emails Graduation YearPositionHigh School and/or Club TeamMajor (career interest)PSAT or SAT scoresTournaments (team, age group, Jersey #, positionVideo (YouTube link is best)
14Do’s & Don’tsDo write a formal before any event. (No abbreviations, don’t write you are texting, sign your name.)Do say what you like about the school. (Size, location, have your major, you met Coach, etc.)Do say why you like the school. (Why would a player from Texas want to leave home?)Do your research on the Team and School. (Go to their webpage, FB, Twitter, Instagram.)Do practice and be prepared for tournaments. (Coaches may only watch you for a few minutes. Coaches can go back and watch video of games, so play hard every minute..)
15Do’s & Don’tsDon’t have your parents do all the talking. (We want to get to know you, not your parent.) Don’t write to the wrong coach. (Be careful with cut and paste.) Don’t 40 coaches at same time. (Use BBC!) Don’t show up unannounced. (Go through your club coach to schedule a visit. Tell college coach when you plan to do a Campus Tour.) Don’t have inappropriate things on social media! Don’t text on your phone during your Visit.
16Scholarships $$Athletic Scholarships 100% or Full = Tuition, Room, Board, Books, Fees, Cost of Attendance NLI: sign National Letter of Intent in November of Senior year.Academic ScholarshipsFinancial Aid (Federal, State Aid) FASFA: Apply by March 1 of Senior YearOutside Scholarships (must report to coach.)
17PanelScholarships – When do you offer full ride? How long to decide after offer?What SKILLS are we looking for in player?What do we look for in a VIDEO?“Red Shirt” (get 5th year of eligibility)“Grey Shirt” (go to college early in Seniors spring.)