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1 Counseling the College Bound Student-Athlete Guidance Counselor - Kelli Steele

2 The Estimated Probability of Competing in Athletics beyond the High School Level Men’s Basketball2.9% Women’s Basketball3.9% Football5.8% Baseball5.6% The number of student-athletes fully funded at the DI level is.8%. 83% of collegiate opportunities are the DI level. Recruiting Realities-----Jack Renkens

3 Am I Being Recruited? Letters can begin arriving Freshman Year. Coaches are coming to watch sporting events. The number of phone calls I receive in the Spring of my Junior year and then after July 1 prior to my Senior year. (depending on the sport)

4 Can I Recruit Colleges? YES Student can contact coach or college at any time and discuss anything. Any contact initiated by student or parent is permitted. Any contact that occurs on college campus is allowed so long as student is there of their own accord.

5 Best Source of Information regarding College Recruiting and Counseling the College bound Athlete is: NCAA Guide for the College-Bound Student-Athlete

6 Can be Obtained: (free of charge) calling

7 Before we talk about the NCAA Eligibility Center Formerly called The Clearing House

8 Important things to Understand Important things to Understand Ask yourself—do I want to pick my school based on athletics or do I want to play sports if the opportunity arises at the school I want to attend? Most students are not in position to attend and play at the school they always dreamed of. Avoid the name game. Larger area means larger opportunity.

9 Important things to Understand More work you do the better your chance is. College coaches do not recruit from newspapers. Don’t send video/CD unless requested. Coaches want students who advocate for themselves. High school coaches teach---College coaches recruit. COLLEGE ATHLETICS IS A JOB!

10 Selecting an Athletic Program Academic success of the team— –GPA –Athletes in your major (Does it Work?) –Support system –Graduation rate –Job placement and starting salary

11 Selecting an Athletic Program Staffing –Full time coaches –Trainers –Administrators –Faculty Advisors

12 Selecting an Athletic Program Schedule –Conference affiliation –Travel – time away from class

13 Selecting an Athletic Program Funding –Meals –Equipment –Strength and conditioning –Facilities

14 Selecting an Athletic Program Campus visit –Meet the coach –Attend a game and a practice –Tour facilities –Meet players –Speak with a professor –Talk to “other players” –Talk to average student

15 Selecting an Athletic Program Admissions and Financial Aid –Meet with admissions--Discuss academic qualifications –Ask about financial aid and scholarship –Visit school again on a normal day –When will I receive my “package” in writing?

16 Selecting an Athletic Program CAN I SEE MYSELF AT THIS COLLEGE IF I DECIDE TO NO LONGER PLAY MY SPORT?

17 NCAA ELIGIBILITY CENTER “an organization that works with the NCAA to determine a student’s eligibility for athletics participation in his or her first year of college enrollment.” Students who intend to participate in DI or DII sports their first year must register with the Eligibility Center. Students who intend to participate in DIII sports are not required to register.

18 NCAA ELIGIBILITY CENTER At the beginning of your junior year. Can not be made eligible until summer after senior year because first criteria is High School Graduation. Pay the application fee. Hand in a Transcript Release form to your Guidance Counselor.

19 NCAA ELIGIBILITY CENTER Register to take the SAT or ACT and use code 9999 to send scores. Confirm with your guidance counselor that your courses are on the 48H (core courses). During your senior year log back in and update information and request final amateurism certification. Graduate on time in 8 semesters.

20 Division I Requirements 16 Core Courses (on 48H) –4 years English. –3 years math (Algebra I or higher). –2 years natural/physical science (1 year of lab if offered by high school). –1 year additional English, math or natural/physical science. –2 years social science. –4 years additional courses (from any area above, foreign language or comparative religion/philosophy)

21 Division I Requirements Meet the Requirements on the Sliding Scale –Combined SAT/ACT Score and GPA (Core Classes Only)

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23 Division II Requirements 16 Core Courses Students enrolling on or after August 1, 2013 –3 years English. –2 years math (Algebra I or higher). –2 years natural/physical science (1 year of lab if offered by high school). –3 years additional English, math or natural/physical science. –2 years social science. –4 years additional courses (from any area above, foreign language or comparative religion/philosophy).

24 Division II Requirements Minimum SAT 820 or ACT 68 Minimum GPA 2.0 (Core Courses Only)

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27 NCAA ELIGIBILITY CENTER Registering gives: –High school permission to send transcripts to Eligibility Center. –Authorizes Eligibility Center to evaluate and send academic info to colleges.

28 NCAA ELIGIBILITY CENTER Can view course requirement and sliding scale for www. I will be glad to meet and explain core-course rule and the core courses for NHHS students.

29 Questions?


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