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Josh Krusewski DOC Soccer Club of Guilford Head Coach, University of New Haven
Panel JD Rhode (Former Division 1 Student athlete - Providence) Josh Krusewski (Head Coach - University of New Haven - Division 2) Greg DeVito (Head Coach - Eastern Connecticut State University - Division 3) Jonathan Creem (University of New Haven student athlete)
Competition The NCAA membership includes: 331 active Division I members 291 active Division II members 429 active Division III members
Division Differences NCAA I –Maximum 14 scholarships –Year round programs –Phone calls and off campus contact in senior year only –E-mail in junior and senior year only NCAA II –Maximum 9.9 scholarships –45 day spring season –Try outs allowed in recruiting process NCAA III –No athletic scholarships –Limited spring season –Unlimited contact in recruiting process
Terms to know Prospective student-athlete. You become a “prospective student-athlete” when you start ninth-grade classes; Contact. A contact occurs any time a coach has any face-to-face contact with you or your parents off the college's campus and says more than hello. A contact also occurs if a coach has any contact with you or your parents at your high school or any location where you are competing or practicing. Evaluation. An evaluation is an activity by a coach to evaluate your academic or athletics ability. This would include visiting your high school or watching you practice or compete.
Question 1 What is the “NCAA Clearinghouse”? Explain the importance of registering with the “NCAA Clearinghouse”? D1 and D2 only www.eligibilitycenter.org
Question 2 How do I know if I am eligible academically for D1 or D2? NCAA I –Eligibility: Sliding scale for GPA & SAT (Example: 820 SAT = 2.55 GPA) –16 core courses NCAA II –Eligibility: Minimum 2.0 GPA, 820 SAT –14 core courses NCAA III –No athletic scholarships –Limited spring season –Unlimited contact in recruiting process
Question 7 What are the usual steps in the recruiting process?
Question 8 Will sending a video help my chances of being recruited? If so, what length of video is recommended?
Question 9 Do college coaches pay attention to college recruiting services?
Question 10 How important are academics in the recruiting process? Can you ever get accepted by a college coach and not accepted by the school?
Question 11 How many official and unofficial visits can be made to a college? What is the difference?
Question 12 Is it a good idea for a player to attend a college soccer camp?
Question 13 What in an NLI? When recruits are typically notified and sign letters of intent? Are letters of intent “legally” binding?
Question 14 What is the difference between scholarship, financial aid, and merit money?
Question 15 How many scholarships does every school have to offer players?
Question 16 How many scholarships does every school have to offer players? Is it different with Men and Women’s teams?
Question 17 Can a scholarship be taken away if a player is injured or if the coach is not satisfied with player performance? Can a coach grant a player a scholarship for ALL four years or is it a year- to-year contract?
Question 18 What is a typical training day for a member of your team during the season? What about during the off-season?
Question 19 What is a “redshirt” player and typically why are players red shirted?
Question 20 Once accepted, what is the process to transfer to another college if a player is not satisfied with playing time?
Question 21 Including meetings, training, travel and matches, how much time is required in a given week?
Question 22 Does a “walk on” receive the same services as a scholarship athlete?
Question 23 What conditions are used to determine annual renewal of scholarships?
Question 24 What do you do to academically support your players? (Tutors, study hall requirements, staff, class load)
Question 25 What percentage of your players graduate in four years?
Question 26 What is GPA of athletes compared to the normal student population?
Steps to Achieving Eligibility Freshmen and Sophomores Start planning now! Work hard to get the best grades possible. Take classes that match your school’s list of approved core courses. You can receive your school’s list of approved core courses at www.eligibilitycenter.org Juniors At the beginning of your junior year, register at www.eligibilitycenter.org. Register to take the ACT, SAT or both and use the Eligibility Center code (9999) as a score recipient. Double check to make sure the courses you have taken match your school’s list of approved core courses. Ask your guidance counselor to send an official transcript to the Eligibility Center after completing your junior year. Before registration for classes for your senior year, check with your guidance counselor to determine the amount of core courses that you need to complete your senior year. Seniors Take the SAT and/or ACT again, if necessary. Check the courses you have taken to match your school’s list of approved core courses. Review your amateurism responses and request final amateurism certification on or after April 1 Graduate on time (in eight academic semesters). After graduation, ask your guidance counselor to send your final transcript to the Eligibility Center with proof of graduation.
Wrap Up Start process earlyStart process early Be honest with coaches and yourselfBe honest with coaches and yourself –Don’t play one school off against another Stay on schedule with paperworkStay on schedule with paperwork Return all calls and e-mails (courtesy)Return all calls and e-mails (courtesy) Be assertiveBe assertive –Ask all the questions You are going to college...not your parents!You are going to college...not your parents! Register for ClearinghouseRegister for Clearinghouse Do not rely on Guidance counselors!Do not rely on Guidance counselors! Get Advice! Get Advice! Get Advice!Get Advice! Get Advice! Get Advice!
Important Websites www.eligibilitycenter.org http://www.fafsa.ed.gov http://www.nytimes.com/2008/03/10/sports/ 10scholarships.html