Presentation on theme: "What You Need to Know to Play College Football. Is it for Me? Total commitment 20+ hours per week on top of academics Travel to away games – no weekends."— Presentation transcript:
What You Need to Know to Play College Football
Is it for Me? Total commitment 20+ hours per week on top of academics Travel to away games – no weekends Competition IT’S YOUR LIFE!
The Benefits You will have a group of friends at school immediately You will have a network of friends for life You will stay more focused academically You will continue to learn valuable life lessons You will continue to learn more about football
College Football Opportunities Schools Offering Football NCAA Division I-A 120 NCAA Division I-AA 118 NCAA Division II 157 NCAA Division III 239 NAIA 91 Junior College 69 Total 794
College Football Opportunities Athletic Scholarship Opportunities Division I-A(per school) 85 Division I-AA(per school) 63 Division II(per school) 36 NAIA 24 NJCAA (*varies per school) 85 Note: Division III schools offer merit, academic, and need-based scholarships.
College Football Opportunities Student-Athlete Participation NCAA Division I-A 14,146 NCAA Division I-AA 11,958 NCAA Division II 15,655 NCAA Division III 23,120 NAIA 5,556 Junior College 5,031 HS Student-Athletes 1,109,278
The Process Apply to the NCAA Eligibility Center – for DI & DIINCAA Eligibility Center Apply to the NAIA Eligibility CenterNAIA Eligibility Center Take the SAT/ACTSATACT Get an updated transcript Update your Hudl profile Make your Hudl premium highlight film Find your best game film Find schools of interest Fill our recruiting questionnaires If a college coach asks for highlight or game film, contact Coach Kilby or Coach WinterCoach Kilby Coach Winter
What school is best for me? Consider: o Location o Major o Campus o Academic reputation o Workforce in area o Successful football program o Relationship with coaches o Feeling
Divison 1A Schools in NC University of North Carolina Duke University North Carolina State University Wake Forest University East Carolina University
Division 1AA Schools in NC Appalachian State University Western Carolina University Elon University Gardner Webb University North Carolina Central University North Carolina A&T UNC – Charlotte Campbell University Davidson College
Division II Schools in NC UNC - Pembroke Lenoir-Rhyne University Wingate University Catawba College Fayetteville State University Brevard College Chowan College Elizabeth City State University Winston-Salem State University Johnson C. Smith University Shaw University Livingstone College Saint Augustine’s College Mars Hill College
NAIA Schools in NC There are no schools in the state of North Carolina that play NAIA football. There are NAIA schools in surrounding states – Virginia, Tennessee, Kentucky
Division III Schools in NC North Carolina Wesleyan Methodist University Guilford College Greensboro College
Junior Colleges in NC Louisburg College Junior College football is very popular in different parts of the country. Junior College level football is extremely competitive. Players should meet Div 2 requirements
Other schools If you don’t limit yourselves location-wise, there are endless possibilities Sometimes the best move is to get away and get a new experience in a different part of the country Is there somewhere you’ve always wanted to visit? Look into schools there.
How much $ The only thing that matters is: TOTAL COST OF ATTENDANCE = (Tutition + Fees + Room & Board + Books + Supplies + Personal Expenses + Transportation) – (Athletic Scholarships + Academic Scholarships + Private Scholarships) The remaining money is what you, your parents/guardians, or loans have to cover each year. DON’T WORRY ABOUT HOW MUCH MONEY YOU GET FOR FOOTBALL! CONCENTRATE ON THE TOTAL COST OF ATTENDANCE!
Am I Being Recruited? Freshman/Sophomore Year Mail – Can only receive a camp brochure and questionnaire for NCAA institutions Athletic Dept. Phone Calls – No phone calls from coaches. Note: You can call them at your expense, but do not leave a message for them to return your call. (They cannot under NCAA rules) Visits – You can visit a school at your own expense (unofficial visit) except during prescribed DEAD periods which surround Christmas Holiday, the January AFCA Convention and National Signing Day in February.
Am I Being Recruited? Junior Year Mail – Beginning Sept. 1 st of the prospects junior year, he can receive mail on a daily basis. Phone Calls – Same as Freshman/Sophomore year, with the exception of the Spring Evaluation Period at the conclusion of the prospect’s junior year (April-May). Institutions can make one phone call during this period to each prospect. Visits – Same as Freshman/Sophomore years.
Am I Being Recruited? Senior Year Mail – No limits. Phone Calls – Beginning September 1 st, each university is allowed one phone call per calendar week (Sunday-Saturday) until the contact period starts in late November/December. Once the contact period begins, phone calls are unlimited. The only exception is during the prescribed DEAD periods, when only one call per week is allowed. Contact Period – Each institution can visit a prospect once per week for a total of six visits. Visits – Unofficial and Official visits can begin on the first day of classes of Senior year. An official visit is when the university pays for transportation, lodging and meals for the prospect and parents. Note: Each prospect is allowed 5 official visits
Am I Being Recruited? ActionLevel of Interest Received a questionnaire/camp brochure during Freshman/Sophomore year. Normal Received a questionnaire/camp brochure during Freshman/Sophomore year. Normal Invited to attend football games during Junior yearAbove Average Invited to attend Basketball game, spring practice or Junior Day in the Winter/Spring Above Average Invited to attend summer football camp before Senior year Above Average Received phone call from college coach during the Spring Evaluation period (April-May) of your junior year High
Am I Being Recruited? ActionLevel of Interest Receive mail during senior yearAbove Average Invited to attend football games during Senior yearAbove Average Receiving phone calls from college coach during senior year. High Receiving a phone call from the Head coach of a College. Very High Invited to make an Official Visit to a college.Very High Offered a scholarship by an Assistant Coach.Very High Offered a scholarship by a Head CoachExtremely High
What’s Left? There’s a lot on your plate Continue to perform well academically Continue to take part in the Strength & Conditioning program If you plan on playing another HS sport, DO IT! You are only in HS once! The work you put into the process will be matched by the coaching staff