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1 Welcome Parents and Athletes

2 PPower point Presentation to take notes on. FFor a Free copy of the NCAA Guide to the College Bound Student Athlete. SSummary of the Recruiting Rules for Div I, II,III GGuided Tour of Career Cruising CCheck list of the Athletic Scholarship search process SSigning up for the clearinghouse directions & NAIA sign up IIntroduction letter to coaches AAthletic Resume data collection sheet AAthletic Resume example HHighlight Video development sheet QQuestions to ask College Coaches

3  First of all DECIDE if your athlete is serious about playing in College. (your athletic ability is a TOOL to get a Great Education).  Have your student athlete investigate Career Choices with Career Cruising, Research, Research, Research…  Investigate the NCAA Clearinghouse and the NAIA web site.  Keeping stats on your athlete.  Prepare student athlete profile resume and cover letter.  Find 20 to 60 schools that offer your Major/Minor and career choice.  Do Roster Reading to see if your stats match up with Colleges of choice.  Send cover letter and athletic resume/profile to Athletic programs. , direct mail, or by blog/web  Send early Sophomore, Junior, Senior year.  Update yearly and resend if needed.  Keep up grades in High School Core College bound classes (A’s, B’s, and C’s)

4  Take National ACT Junior year. Retake test if necessary. NCAA will take best Scores of each category (English, Math, Science, Reading)  Junior year Second Semester, Apply to the NCAA Clearinghouse and the NAIA  Send official set of High School Transcripts to NCAA & NAIA Clearinghouse end of Junior year and Final transcript end of Senior year.

5  Prepare for Phone Contacts from University Coaches. (This is like a sales pitch, remember this).  Prepare for possible Home visit and Scholarship offers.  Prepare for Campus visit (Paid visit or Not) and Scholarship offers.  Prepare to Negotiate, be positive, & compare offers against each other.  Make sure the College is a nice fit for your athlete and that it offers the major your student athlete is interested in.  Review rules of the National Letter of Intent and Sign it! YES!  Work hard to keep your scholarship each and every year.

6 1. Life in the shoes of a University Athlete 2. Unexpected realities of the Job as an athlete 3. Level of play in Division I. II. III. NAIA, NJCAA

7  Prepare to work hard!  RESEARCH is very important… need this to find the correct fit.  There is a College Program for your Student Athlete!!!  Use the upcoming information to benefit your athlete.  YOU CAN DO IT!

8  National Collegiate Athletic Association = NCAA  NCAA Division I, NCAA Division II, NCAA Division III  National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics = NAIA  National Junior College Athletic Association = NJCAA  National Christian College Athletic Association = NCCAA

9  Phone Line to Eligibility Center  Established in 1906 and serves as the athletics governing body for more than 1,280 colleges, universities, conferences and organizations.  The NCAA Initial-Eligibility Clearinghouse is 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 want to participate in college sports during their first year of enrollment in college must register with the Clearinghouse for Division I, and Division II.

10 Membership includes: 326 active Division I members; 281 active Division II members; and 421 active Division III members. One of the differences among the three divisions is that colleges and universities in Divisions I and II may offer athletics scholarships, while Division III colleges and universities may not.

11  The clearinghouse staff follows NCAA bylaws and regulations in analyzing and processing a student’s high school  Academic records  ACT or SAT scores  and key information about amateurism participation to determine the student’s initial eligibility.

12  Students should register with the NCAA Initial- Eligibility Clearinghouse after the completion of their junior year in high school.  At this time, a transcript that includes six semesters of grades should be sent to the clearinghouse from the high school.  Send ACT or SAT Scores directly from the testing centers to the clearinghouse.

13  Additionally, students should request that their ACT test scores be forwarded directly to the clearinghouse by entering code “9999” as a reporting selection when they register for the exam.  Or go to to have scores sent to the NCAA Clearinghouse. A small fee will apply to send scores.www.ACT.org

14  You will be a qualifier if you meet the academic requirements  As a qualifier, you:  Can practice or compete for your college or university during your first year.  Can receive an athletic scholarship during your first year of college; and  Can play four seasons in your sport as long as you maintain your eligibility from year to year.

15  You will be a non-qualifier if you do not meet the academic requirements. As a non-qualifier, you:  Cannot practice or compete for your college or university during your first year of college;  Cannot receive an athletics scholarship during your first year of college, although you may receive need-based financial aid; and  Can play only three seasons in your sport as long as you maintain your eligibility from year to year. (to earn a fourth season you must complete at least 80 percent of your degree before beginning your fifth year of college).

16  The NCAA core-course grade-point average is calculated using only NCAA-approved core courses in the required core academic areas.  English, Math, Science, Social Studies, Foreign Language and other approved classes that differ from High-School to High-School.  High-school grade-point averages generally include the grades from most or all courses attempted in grades nine through 12.

17  Your core-course grade- point average may be calculated using your best grades from the required minimum number of core courses that meet the core- course distribution requirements.  Core courses beyond the required minimum may be used to meet the core- course grade-point average if the distribution requirements are met.

18  Each high-school’s list of approved core courses may be found by linking to the NCAA Initial-Eligibility Clearinghouse Web site  at  See Supplement

19  The most-important NCAA publication designed to help high school athletes and their families understand the NCAA rules for becoming a student-athlete in college.  FOR A FREE COPY  CALL

20 1. Each high school has there own list of approved core classes 2. Obtain High School code from Student Services/Guidance department, or go on the web to to look up code.www.ncaa.org 3. KANELAND’S Code is Make sure your student athlete is taking approved NCAA college bound curriculum

21 1.Prepare your High School 4 year Academic plan 2.Meets your career development needs 3.Meets your Athletic eligibility NCAA Div I. II. & NAIA Criteria

22  See Supplement  Career Cruising is a web-based career exploration and planning system that helps students plan their future. Students can use assessment tools to determine which career is the best fit for them, then explore detailed occupation profiles and examine comprehensive post- secondary education information.  Career Cruising is introduced Freshman year and updated Sophomore, Junior, and Senior year.  Go To  User Name = Kaneland  Password = careers

23  First of all DECIDE if your athlete is serious about playing in College. (Your athletic ability is a TOOL to get a Great Education at a reduced price!)  Be Realistic about your ability and investigate which level of competition you would be comfortable with and which college has the athletic program you are looking for.  Investigate the type of College you would feel comfortable attending by using Career Cruising  SIZE, LOCATION,PROGRAMS, EXTRACURRICULAR, PROFESSORS

24  Investigate the NCAA Clearinghouse and the NCAA web site, along with the NAIA, & NJCAA  Keeping stats on your athlete over each season.  Prepare student athlete cover letter.  See Supplement  Prepare student athletic resume/profile  See Supplememnt

25  Direct mail or profile and cover letter to Athletic programs that fit your needs.  Send early Sophomore Year  Update yearly and resend. (if you are a Junior, send this year)  Gather Film clips from your coach, travel team coach, home video & prepare athletic skill Tape/CD/Video  Don’t send film/video unless they ask for it!

26  It is OK for a student athlete to call, write or a college coach.  In fact, coaches prefer to hear from the student, not the parent.  Overzealous parents can ruin their child’s recruiting chances.

27  Visit college Web sites, study the background of the coaches and the team’s recent history.  Send thank-you notes.  Create a professional player profile with your athletic and academic history.  Craft a custom cover letter for each coach you mail information to.  Good letters of reference from your coaches are very valuable.

28  Keep up grades in High School Core College bound classes (A’s, B’s, and C’s)  Take ACT Junior year. Retake test if necessary. NCAA will take best Scores of each category (English, Math, Science, Reading)  Junior year Second Semester, Apply to the NCAA Clearinghouse  Send official set of High School Transcripts to NCAA Clearinghouse end of Junior year and Final transcript end of Senior year.  org/ org/   s/ncaa?ContentID=263 s/ncaa?ContentID=263

29  Prepare for contacts from University Coaches.  Prepare for Phone Contacts from University Coaches. (This is like a sales pitch, remember this).  Prepare for possible Home visit and Scholarship offers.  Prepare for Campus visit (Paid visit or Not) and Scholarship offers.  Prepare to Negotiate, be positive, & compare offers against each other.  Make sure the College is a nice fit for your athlete and that it offers the Major/Minor field of study your student athlete is interested in.  Work hard to keep your scholarship each and every year.

30  Don’t Forget About COACH!!  Your coach at the High School may have many College contacts.  Your Coach at the Travel Team may also have many College contacts  Networking your talents in many different ways will get you noticed more often.

31  Go to Athletic web site at the university, look up your sport, then fill out the Athletic Questionnaire for the athletic department  Use on-line recruiting service.. inexpensive, or FREE recruiting service. Examples within this presentation  Use Jack Renkens, Recruiting Realities Work book.

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33 What do College Coaches Look for in an Athlete  National, Regional, State or Division playoffs, Travel Team, Premier Club Experience.  Tournament experience  Preferred Grades 3.0 GPA  Preferred ACT score of 24. If the coach asks for a tape: Game footage should be 15 min of unedited play with view of entire field so coach can see plays develop.  Goalkeepers athletic ability: shot handling, footwork and mobility, diving ability, ability to stop an array of shots.  Game footage: quickness, agility, jumping ability, timing and quickness off line, shot stopping, crosses from end line.  Field Players: Speed, Quickness, dribbling, passing receiving, heading, shooting, work ethic, decision making.

34  Ask your coaches for the information  Prepare student athlete profile with cover letter.  Direct mail or profile and cover letter to College Programs.  Start early, Sophomore, Junior Year.  Update yearly and resend.

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36  By signing a National Letter of Intent, a prospective student-athlete agrees to attend the designated college or university for one academic year . Once a National Letter of Intent is signed, prospective student-athletes are no longer subject to further recruiting contacts and calls.  Student-athletes are assured of an athletics scholarship for one full academic year.  By emphasizing a commitment to an educational institution, not particular coaches or teams, the program focuses on a prospective student-athlete's educational objectives.

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41  Free of charge.  The NCAA Guide for the College Bound Student Athlete. Division 1 & 2.   Mandatory Guide with eligibility standards and recruiting contact regulations.

42  Free of charge  National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics.  NAIA Guide for the College Bound Student Athlete. 

43 FFree of charge NNational Junior College Athletic Association. 1

44  The National Christian College Athletic Association    ml ml

45  Jack Renkens Recruiting Realities Book  Fee of $20.00  Guiding Parents and Student Athletes in the recruiting process.  

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