Presentation on theme: "Steve Blocker Emporia State University. Approaching the athlete Do they want to compete? Are they eligible to compete? Do you believe they CAN."— Presentation transcript:
Approaching the athlete Do they want to compete? Are they eligible to compete? Do you believe they CAN compete? Don’t allow athletes to assume they will be discovered
Meet 2 of 3 requirements Graduate in top half of class Minimum GPA of 2.0 Minimum of 860 SAT or 18 ACT
3 years English 2 years Math (Algebra 1 & higher) 2 years natural or physical science (including 1 year lab science if offered) 2 years of social science 3 additional years of math/English/natural science 4 years of additional core courses (i.e. foreign language) 2.0 GPA in core courses & ACT sum of 68 or SAT sum of 820
2.3 GPA in minimum 16 core classes 4 years/English 3 years/Algebra 1 & higher 2 years/natural or physical science (1 year of lab science if offered by HS) 1 extra year English/math or science 2 years social science 4 years of extra core courses (foreign language etc.) Combined SAT/ACT sum score that matches sliding scale
NCAA Division I & II Maximums Men 12.6 scholarships Women 18 scholarships Amounts differ by school/conference etc. Very few receive a “full-ride” ESU total roster - ~ 95 total athletes Schools may have list of minimum standards on website
~138,000 scholarships in D I & DII Average scholarship amount $10,500 This includes football/volleyball & Men’s & Women’s basketball Avg. Track & Field Scholarship ~ $1,500-$3,000 Over 103,000 men & women compete in collegiate track/xc in 2011 Over 1 million boys & girls competed 1,096 colleges sponsored collegiate track & field
As coaches we recruit the parents just as much as the athlete Up to 15% of college athletes give back their aid – scholarships are renewable each year “Kids who have worked their whole life trying to get a scholarship think the hard part is over when they get the college money,” said Tim Poydenis, a senior at Villanova receiving $3,000 a year to play baseball. “They don’t know that it’s a whole new monster when you get here. Yes, all the hard work paid off. And now you have to work harder.” New York Times – March 2008
Sit down with athlete and come up with a list of schools Check academic standards/admittance/program of study Check for walk-on standards/qualifying standards etc. If considering an NCAA school, register for NCAA eligibility center
Performances at Championship Meets Marks (not place) Academics More $$$ available for Academics than Athletics! FAT times/marks Athlete’s demeanor while visiting campus
NCAA schools can offer Official or Unofficial visits Official visits are funded by the school (usually highly sought after athletes) Official visits require ACT/SAT/PSAT score Usually overnight We usually bring athletes in during mid-fall
How have athletes in that event improved over the years? Coaching Philosophy? Event Coach / Program philosophy Will they have opportunity to travel or compete at conference championships? Squad size limits
Will practices interfere with their major? Where would they fit into the program? Single events / relays, etc? * We are always evaluating Recruits * Interaction with their parents Interaction with college coaching staff Interaction / behavior with college athletes
Sit down and visit with athlete during Junior year or before if necessary Help develop criteria of what student is looking for in a school (distance/finances/etc) Create a short list of schools and begin researching academic/athletic requirements Be honest with the athlete about where they can compete
Meet with Parents about the reality of earning a scholarship and competing at the collegiate level Money may not make you happy!!!
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