NCAA vs. NAIA NCAANAIA 1200 Participating Schools300 Participating Schools 3 Divisions2 Divisions 23 Sports13 Sports Scholarships for Divisions I and II 126,000 student athletes60,000 student athletes Reference: Exactsports.com
NCAA Requirements for practicing, playing and getting a scholarship to a Division I or II college or university: 1. Graduate from high school 2. Complete 16 core courses with a “D” or higher 3. Meet the required grade point average (GPA) 4. Present a qualifying test score on either the ACT or SAT 5. Complete the amateurism questionnaire and request final amateurism certification
NCAA 16 Core Courses YearsSubject 4English 3Math (Alg. 1 or higher) 2Science (Natural/Physical, 1 Year Lab) 1Additional Course (English/Math/Science) 2Social Studies (World History, US History) 4Additional Academic Courses (listed above & World Language)
NCAA To Check Approved Courses 1. Go to www.eligibilitycenter.orgwww.eligibilitycenter.org 2. Enter as a college bound athlete 3. Click on the “Resources” link at the top 4. Click “US Student” with the pop-up 5. Go to “Are You On Track?” and select “List of NCAA Courses” 6. A page pops up and where it says “6-digit CEEB/ACT Code:” type in “050897” for Summit HS 7. We will click the link so you see the list: https://web1.ncaa.org/hsportal/exec/hsAction https://web1.ncaa.org/hsportal/exec/hsAction
NCAA If a course you took is not on the list, then it will not be used in your eligibility determination Courses that appear on your transcript must match exactly what is on the list If you feel that a course is missing, you may always contact an APA for consideration or an explanation
NCAA Students with Diagnosed Education-Impacting Disabilities 1. Must meet the regular NCAA initial eligibility requirements 2. May use up to 3 core classes after high school graduation, before full-time college enrollment 3. May use scores achieved during a nonstandard administration of the SAT or ACT 4. Specialized academic courses might be counted if they are comparable to similar course offerings on the NCAA approved course list
NCAA FRESHMAN & SOPHOMORE YEARS: Take core and “a-g” classes GET GOOD GRADES EVERY YEAR!!! Pass the CAHSEE (10 th Grade) Sign-up to take the PLAN (10 th Grade) Take every CST seriously so that you aren’t put into academic support classes, which hinders you from completing the core courses
NCAA JUNIOR YEAR: Students should register with the eligibility center their junior year in high school at www.eligibilitycenter.orgwww.eligibilitycenter.org $65 Fee, but can be waived with a fee waiver. See Mr. Homme or Mrs. Kiggins. Take NCAA core and “a-g” approved courses Juniors should sign-up for the PSAT in October Junior Athletes who are NCAA registered NEED TO HAVE A OFFICIAL TRANSCRIPT SENT TO NCAA at the end of your JUNIOR year. NCAA must receive this transcript before the start of your senior year if you want to be reviewed for eligibility. To send your transcript, see Ms. Kohorst, School Registrar before you leave for summer vacation. Official transcripts must be requested by THE SCHOLAR and sent to the Eligibility Center for EVERY HIGH SCHOOL that was attended Juniors MUST TAKE the SAT/ACT in the spring and SHOULD HAVE their scores forwarded to the Eligibility Center directly by using code “9999” when registering
NCAA SENIOR YEAR: Take NCAA core and “a-g” courses GET GOOD GRADES!!! Take the ACT and/or SAT again, if necessary Request final amateurism certification on or after April 1 st from the Eligibility Center Graduate on time (8 semesters) After graduation, ASK MS. KOHORST, REGISTRAR to send final transcripts to the Eligibility Center with proof of graduation
NCAA RECRUITING RULES 1. Each sport has a set rules and you must learn them. Visit this weblink for more information: http://www.ncaa.org/wps/wcm/connect/public/ncaa/pdfs/recruiting+calendars/ 2011-12+ncaa+recruiting+overview+chart http://www.ncaa.org/wps/wcm/connect/public/ncaa/pdfs/recruiting+calendars/ 2011-12+ncaa+recruiting+overview+chart 2. Freshman & Sophomore year you are allowed unofficial visits, up to three complimentary tickets to a sporting event and may only talk to a coach on his/her campus 3. After September 1 st of your junior year, you may receive literature 4. After July 1 st at the end of your junior year, a coach may contact you, but only off of his/her campus and he/she is allowed one phone call per week to you 5. Senior Year: 5 official visits (1 per campus, 2 days max.)
NCAA Things to consider and pitfalls to avoid: 1. CBI courses do not count for “a-g” or NCAA 2. High school courses, like Algebra I, taken in 8 th Grade do not count 3. Independent-study and Internet courses only count if put on your transcript to match a course that is NCAA approved for that institution or Summit HS. See an APA before taking any non-traditional course. 4. College courses may be used to satisfy core-curriculum requirements if the courses are accepted and awarded credit by Summit and meet all other requirements for core courses
NCAA Things to consider and pitfalls to avoid: 5. If you attended high school outside of the US at any point, you must submit original-language documents with certified translations for courses that you took to the Eligibility Center for evaluation 6. GPA is calculated using your best grades achieved for all core courses. Any extra core courses will be used only if they improve your GPA 7. Honors or advanced courses may be weighted, following the weighting guidelines used by high schools (if noted on the NCAA course list) 8. If a scholar needs one course to qualify or help meet GPA requirements, that course could be taken the summer between senior year and the start of the fall college term
NCAA CHANGES COMING FOR THE CLASS OF 2015 1. 10 of the 16 core courses must be completed prior to the start of the senior year 7 of the 10 must be from English, Math, Science 2. Sliding scale to practice and receive a scholarship during the first year stays the same, but the sliding scale to compete increases significantly
NCAA CHANGES COMING FOR THE CLASS OF 2015 Sliding Scale Examples GPAMINIMUM SATMINIMUM ACT 3.560050 3.080066 2.5100085 2.3108093 Below 2.3Ineligible
NCAA CHANGES COMING FOR THE CLASS OF 2015 FULL QUALIFIER: A college-bound scholar may receive a scholarship, practice and compete in the first year of enrollment at the Division I college or university. 1. Complete 16 core courses 2. Have a minimum core-course GPA of 2.300 3. Meet sliding scale requirement of GPA and ACT/SAT score 4. Graduate from High School on time
NCAA CHANGES COMING FOR THE CLASS OF 2015 RED SHIRT: College-bound scholar may receive a scholarship and may practice during the first regular academic term, but may NOT compete in the first year of enrollment. 1. Complete 16 core courses 2. Have a minimum core-course GPA of 2.000 3. Meet academic redshirt sliding scale for GPA and ACT/SAT 4. Graduate from High School on time
NCAA CHANGES COMING FOR THE CLASS OF 2015 NON-QUALIFIER: A college-bound scholar cannot receive a scholarship, cannot practice and cannot compete in the first year of enrollment if any single requirement is not met. 1. Does not complete 16 core courses 2. Does not meet minimum GPA and ACT/SAT scores 3. Does not graduate from High School on time
NAIA ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS Test ScoreGPAClass Rank Achieve a minimum of 18 on the ACT or 860 on the SAT Achieve a minimum overall high school GPA of 2.0 Graduate in the top half of the high school class Must meet two of three
NAIA JUNIOR YEAR: You must register at: www.playnaia.orgwww.playnaia.org $65 Fee, but can be waived with a Fee Waiver. See Mr. Homme or Mrs. Kiggins When registering for the ACT/SAT include sending your scores to the NAIA by using code “9876” Early Decision 1. Completed Junior Year 2. Will enroll in an NAIA institution after high school 3. Have at least a 3.0 GPA 4. Have at least an 860 SAT or 18 ACT 5. See Ms. Kohorst, School Registrar to send in your transcript.
Sports Physicals and Concussion Baseline Testing WHEN: Tuesday, May 29 th TIME: Boys-1:00-3:00 pm Girls – 3:00-5:00 pm COST: $20 CASH ONLY All Student-Athletes must have a NEW physical every school year in order to participate in any sport activity. Impact Concussion Baseline Testing for Football Why: In order to properly diagnose student-athletes with potential concussion symptoms. What: This test provides an accurate baseline of memory and cognitive skills prior to competition for comparison.
REFERENCES Exact Sports (2012). NCAA and NAIA Scholarships-Know the Difference! Retrieved April 29, 2012, from http://exactsports.com/blog/ncaa-and-naia- scholarships-know-the-difference/2011/02/05/http://exactsports.com/blog/ncaa-and-naia- scholarships-know-the-difference/2011/02/05/ National Collegiate Athletics Association (2012). Eligibility Center. Retrieved April 30, 2012, from www.eligibilitycenter.orgwww.eligibilitycenter.org Road to College (2010). NCAA Recruiting Workshop. Retrieved April 30, 2012, from www.roadtocollege.com/doc/Hockey/NCAA_Workshop.pptwww.roadtocollege.com/doc/Hockey/NCAA_Workshop.ppt Southeastern Oklahoma State University (2012). SEOSU Athletic Compliance provided at the 2012 San Diego State University Football Coaches Clinic. (Personal Communication and Document provided by M. Bako on April 2, 2012)
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