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1 College Recruiting 101 There’s a college Field Hockey team for everyone… It’s never too early to start looking…

2 NCAA Field Hockey Division I Division II Division III NAIA Let’s keep Texas & Oklahoma as a hot spot for smart, athletic recruits…

3 11 Conferences 79 colleges

4 3 Conferences 31 colleges

5 20 Conferences 159 colleges

6 Division I Division I (Ivy League) Division II Division III NAIA (not under NCAA rules)

7 NCAA RULES # of FALL Games SPRING Games SPRING Practices Scholarship Maximums Benefits Div I20 Fall Games 5 Spring Competitions 6 days a week. No more than 20 hours per week 12 Full Scholarships Year round commitment, Larger Schools Div I (IVY LEAGUE) 18 Games2 Spring Competitions 10 practices0 Athletic Scholarships Academic Focus Div II17 Games1 Competitionlimited # of spring practices 6.3 Athletic Scholarships Scholarships, Smaller Schools Div III18 of Games 1 Competition15 practices0 Athletic Scholarships Can play 2nd sport in spring, travel abroad

8 College Coach: needs to see you play needs to see your academic transcript needs your SAT scores Recruits: get good grades play as much hockey as you can, stay in shape stay out of trouble clean up your Social media HS Coaches: help communicate with colleges

9 D1 NCAA RULES College Coach can:D1 College Coaches: Freshman Send you Questionnaires and Camp Brochures Looking for top Freshmen. Hosting Freshmen & Sophomore Recruit Days. Sophomore Send you Questionnaires and Camp Brochures Narrowing down list of players, starting to offer Athletic Scholarships & roster spots. Asking players to Verbally Commit. Junior After Sept 1, can call, text or you about Recruiting Looking to complete recruiting class with 4-10 Verbally Committed players. Senior After Sept 1, can you Scholarship Offer Typically giving Official Visits to only committed recruits. Coach can offer an Athletic Scholarship. You can sign NLI (National Letter of Intent) in November.

10 D3 NCAA RULES College Coach can:D3 College Coaches: Freshman Send you Questionnaires and Camp Brochures Sophomore Send you Questionnaires and Camp Brochures Looking for top Sophomores Junior After Sept 1, can you about Recruiting Hosting Junior Days Senior After July 1, can call you After Sept 1, can you Scholarship Offer Offering Official Visits to get recruits onto campus Apply in September

11 D1 NCAA RULES Recruit should:VISITING Campus SAT & Eligibility Center Freshman Contact 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 SAT Junior Look to Verbally Commit, after receiving roster spot or scholarship offer Take SAT in fall. Register with NCAA Eligibility Center. Senior Apply in September Sign NLI in November Official Visit: You can take 5 paid OVs Retake SAT if needed. Send in Final Transcripts to NCAA Eligibility Center

12 Send your SATs directly to NCAA (9999) Send your Academic Transcripts Complete Amateurism Questionnaire

13 Graduation Year Position High School and/or Club Team Major (career interest) PSAT or SAT scores Tournaments (team, age group, Jersey #, position Video (YouTube link is best)

14 Do 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..)

15 Don’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.

16 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 Scholarships Financial Aid (Federal, State Aid) FASFA: Apply by March 1 of Senior Year Outside Scholarships (must report to coach.)

17 Panel Scholarships – 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 5 th year of eligibility) “Grey Shirt” (go to college early in Seniors spring.)

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