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NCAA Recruiting Workshop June 2010. Agenda NCAA Guidelines: What Student-Athletes Should Know D-I and D-III Differences The NCAA Clearinghouse/Eligibility.

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1 NCAA Recruiting Workshop June 2010

2 Agenda NCAA Guidelines: What Student-Athletes Should Know D-I and D-III Differences The NCAA Clearinghouse/Eligibility Center Marketing Yourself to College Coaches

3 NCAA Basics 58 of Division-I programs –Will offer scholarships or get additional admissions support for a recruited athlete Only 7 D-II schools, but they will have scholarships (fewer than D-I) Over 65 D-III Programs (non-scholarship programs only )

4 Athletic Competition for Playing Time AND for Admissions Spaces is Even More Fierce HS Student-Athletes HS Senior Student-Athletes NCAA Student-Athletes NCAA Freshman Student-Athletes NCAA Senior Student-Athletes NCAA Student-Athletes Drafted The Athletic Pyramid % to NCAA Down from 12.9% in 2007 Student-AthletesMen's Ice Hockey High School Student Athletes 37,255 High School Senior Student Athletes 10,644 NCAA Student Athletes 4,101 NCAA Freshman Roster Positions 1,172 NCAA Senior Student Athletes 911 NCAA Student Athletes Drafted 33 Percent High School to NCAA 11.00% Percent NCAA to Professional 3.60% Percent High School to Professional 0.31%

5 NCAA Recruiting Guidelines Scholarship Offers and Signing Dates –Early Signing Period Generally 2 nd week of November –Late Period – April - August –*This is different the verbal commitments that happen throughout HS Dead Periods –During the Final Four and Coaches’ Convention –Ivy League has a dead period 5-7 day period before early and regular admission dates

6 NCAA Recruiting Basics – D I End of Sophomore Year: One call per month after June 15 –July 31 Junior year End of Sophomore Year: You may receive literature Off-campus contact – post July 1 juniors year Unofficial visits to the college campus are allowed End of Junior Year: 1 call per week after Aug 1 Senior Year: Allowed 7 evaluations and 3 in-person contacts after July 1 Athletes are given 5 official visits (1 per campus) –Transportation and lodging paid by school –After the first day the college’s classes begin Email communication allowed

7 NCAA Basics - DI Official Visits –The Athletic Department must have a copy of your official transcript and SAT/ACT scores on file to host you Take advantage of the opportunities if offered. Try and visit different types of programs and campuses to get a feel for how one school’s academic and campus life might differ

8 NCAA Basics - DI Ivy Details –Likely Letter – designed to give preliminary feedback on case when a student is faced with a scholarship offer Not an actual admission but as good as one (assuming no dramatic changes). Designed to be offered after Oct. 1 senior year –“Commitments” - students can declare that they are committing to an Ivy on their own; however, no sophomore or junior has a guarantee of admission from the admission staffs prior to October 1 of senior year Coach can say we’d love to have you, but they do not make the admission decisions Coaches are bringing files to admissions in the summer to review cases with admission Be careful of what you read online…assumptions are being made based on past information In hockey, the Ivy coaches have been fairly good at letting an athlete know when he can be green lighted by admission

9 NCAA D-III Basics D-III rules have more flexibility outside of NESCAC schools There is no limit to the number of calls a DIII school can make –Non-NESCAC can all in sophomore year –NESCAC unlimited after junior year Schools can pay for an official visit Off-campus contact after junior year –NESCAC Coaches are not allowed to recruit off campus –They can evaluate players but are not allowed to talk with players or parents about their schools

10 The NCAA Eligibility Center All D-I and D-II athletes must register with the Eligibility Center Should be submitted July/August after junior year and completed by July of senior year –You are not officially cleared until after you graduate 16 core courses to gain eligibility You can’t compete in D-I or D-II without it Cost is $60 ( still works

11 The NCAA Eligibility Center College Counselors have a role in completing this, so don’t wait until September, as they must complete forms and submit a transcript Test scores must be submitted directly to the eligibility center D-III athletes do not currently need to register

12 Eligibility D-I must pass 16 core course for entry –4 English, 3 Math, 2 Science (one must be lab) Plus one additional math, science or English –2 Social Studies, 4 yrs of additional core coursework Sliding scale for GPA and SAT/ACT min. –3.0 GPA needs only a 620 SAT (CR/Math) –2.2 GPA needs an 940 SAT (CR/Math) D-II pass 14 core courses, a 2.0 GPA and an 820 SAT…no sliding scale

13 Eight Semester Rule You have 4 years to complete HS “eight semesters”, if you decide to repeat a grade while in HS, you will need to complete requirements by the end of your 8 th semester –You can apply for a waiver –One credit will be accepted post 8 th semester if necessary but will not replace existing credit Should not preclude PG years or legitimate repeat years. English and Math are the major concerns –Must have four different English courses in four years of school –Repeating a math class might be a problem –Work with college counselor on petition process

14 What Can You Do? Market Yourself This summer pull together a recruiting letter with essential athletic and admission details –Academics: GPA, SAT-I/ACT, Upcoming Year Classes –Athletics: Primary Team (schedule and stats), where will you be playing this summer, coaching reference –Inquire about an unofficial visit to campus Go to institution’s website and recruiting link Video can be a plus for schools with a limited recruiting budget –Tape quality and ability to recognize you is important

15 What Can You Do To Market Yourself? Seniors/PG: Follow-up with a call to connect with coaching staff –It is important to have a feel for where the coaching staffs sees you within their plans –Will they have you for an “official visit” during the season? At some point in the August – December period, you should be prepared to “commit” to a school The risk is will something better come along or will you lose an opportunity with another school by waiting to hear from others

16 Managing the Recruiting Process By December of senior year, you need to take stock in the communication you have received or not received from coaches Focus on the schools showing interest in you –There are instances where late scores can facilitate applications past deadlines –Get any new academic data to Ivy/NESCAC programs immediately

17 Topics for Consideration I am getting lukewarm interest from D-I schools but heavy interest from D-III programs Is my weakness hockey or is it the transcript/scores? Should I do another year? PG/Juniors Should I leave school my senior year to play juniors? Ivy schools would be more interested if the scores were higher

18 Questions to Ask What position/role do you see me filling at xx? How many players will you be recruiting this year at my position? Based on my transcript and scores, is my admission inline with past recruits or am I weaker/stronger? What suggestions would you have to help improve my chances? What off-season expectations are there for your program? Can I play a second sport? What majors do most of your students pursue in college?

19 NCAA Questions? Other Resources – –College Counseling Office –HS and College Coaches –Current athletes at the institutions you are considering Questions?

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