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1 The College-Bound Student - Athlete

2 The Student-Athlete RECRUTING REALITIES by JACK RENKENS (Jack Renkens, an ex-college coach and athletic director, who tours the country speaking to high school student-athletes about how to play the college recruiting game)

3 The Student-Athlete MYTH: IF YOURE GOOD ENOUGH, THEYLL FIND YOU!!!

4 The Student-Athlete REALITY: YOU HAVE TO LET THEM KNOW YOURE OUT THERE!!!!!

5 The Student-Athlete MYTH: IF YOU GET YOUR NAME IN THE PAPER, THE COLLEGES WILL KNOW WHO YOU ARE!!!

6 The Student-Athlete REALITY: COLLEGE COACHES DO NOT RECRUIT FROM THE NEWSPAPER.

7 The Student-Athlete MYTH: GO TO THEIR CAMP AND THEY WILL DISCOVER YOU!!!!

8 The Student-Athlete REALITY: COLLEGE CAMPS ARE NOTHING MORE THAN A REVENUE STREAM FOR COLLEGE COACHES!!!

9 The Student-Athlete MYTH: YOUR HIGH SCHOOL COACH WILL HELP YOU FIND A COLLEGE AT WHICH TO PLAY.

10 The Student-Athlete REALITY: MOST HIGH SCHOOL COACHES DONT HAVE THE TIME OR THE MONEY TO HELP YOU WITH A COLLEGE SEARCH. ITS UP TO YOU, YOUR PARENTS/GUARDIANS TO MARKET YOURSELF!!!

11 The Student-Athlete MYTH: IS A GREAT WAY TO CONTACT COLLEGE COACHES.

12 The Student-Athlete REALITY: MOST S ARE DELETED WITHOUT BEING READ. Buy lots of stamps and mail short letters without clippings or letters of recommendations!!!

13 The Student-Athlete MYTH: RECRUITING SERVICES WILL HELP GET YOUR NAME IN FRONT OF COLLEGE COACHES.

14 The Student-Athlete REALITY: 95% OF ALL RECRUITING SERVICES ARE UNSCRUPULOUS!! IF YOU WANT TO USE A SERVICE, FIND ONE THAT GIVES YOU A MONEY BACK GUARANTEE IF YOURE NOT SATISFIED AND DONT PAY MORE THAN $1,200 OR $1,300.

15 The Student-Athlete MYTH: PLAYING CLUB SPORTS AND COMPETING IN NATIONAL TOURNAMENTS AND/OR SHOWCASES WILL GIVE ATHLETES EXPOSURE TO COLLEGE COACHES

16 The Student-Athlete REALITY: COLLEGE COACHES ARE AT THESE COMPETITIONS TO EVALUATE THE KIDS THAT ARE ALREADY ON THEIR RECRUITING LIST!!!

17 The Student-Athlete MYTH: SEND TAPES OR DVDS TO AS MANY COACHES AS POSSIBLE.

18 The Student-Athlete REALITY: NEVER SEND A TAPE OR DVD TO A COACH UNLESS ITS REQUESTED. AND IF IT IS REQUESTED, IT SHOULD BE NO LONGER THAT 6 OR 8 MINUTES LONG!!!!

19 The Student-Athlete NCAA (National Collegiate Athletic Association) The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) is a voluntary organization through which the nation's colleges and universities govern their athletics programs. It is comprised of institutions, conferences, organizations and individuals committed to the best interests, education and athletics participation of student-athletes.

20 The Student-Athlete

21 NCAA Eligibility Center All high school student-athletes wishing to compete in college must register with the Eligibility Center. The NCAA national office does not handle initial-eligibility certifications. Please do not contact the NCAA national office with inquiries regarding an individual's initial-eligibility status, including whether transcripts, student release forms, etc., were received or about when you will be cleared. The Eligibility Center maintains and processes all of the initial-eligibility certifications.

22 The Student-Athlete NCAA FRESHMAN-ELIGIBILITY STANDARDS: NCAA Division I requires 16 core courses as of August 1, This rule applies to any student first entering any Division I college or university on or after August 1, Core Courses: 4 years of English. 3 years of mathematics (Algebra I or higher). 2 years of natural/physical science (1 year of lab if offered by high school). 1 year of additional English, mathematics or natural/physical science. 2 years of social science. 4 years of additional courses (from any area above, foreign language or non doctrinal religion/philosophy).

23 The Student-Athlete NCAA Division II requires 14 core courses. 14 Core Courses: 3 years of English. 2 years of mathematics (Algebra I or higher). 2 years of natural/physical science (1 year of lab if offered by high school). 2 years of additional English, mathematics or natural/physical science. 2 years of social science. 3 years of additional courses (from any area above, foreign language or non doctrinal religion/philosophy). ***Division II will require 16 core courses beginning August 1, 2013.

24 The Student-Athlete Test Scores: Division I has a sliding scale for test score and grade-point average. Division II has a minimum SAT score requirement of 820 or an ACT sum score of 68. The SAT score used for NCAA purposes includes only the critical reading and math sections. The writing section of the SAT is not used. The ACT score used for NCAA purposes is a sum of the four sections on the ACT: English, mathematics, reading and science. All SAT and ACT scores must be reported directly to the NCAA Eligibility Center by the testing agency. Test scores that appear on transcripts will not be used. When registering for the SAT or ACT, use the Eligibility Center code of 9999 to make sure the score is reported to the Eligibility Center.

25 The Student-Athlete DIVISION I Core GPA and Test Score Sliding Scale G.P.A. = 2.000** **Minimum requirement for Division II ACT = 86 ENGLISH MATH SCIENCE REASONING READING SAT = 1010 MATH VERBAL

26 The Student-Athlete Amateurism-Eligibility Requirements: In response to the NCAA membership's concern about amateurism issues related to both international and U.S. students, the eligibility center will determine the amateurism eligibility of all freshman and transfer college-bound student-athletes for initial participation at an NCAA Division I or II member institution. In Division III, certification of an individual's amateurism status is completed by each institution, not the eligibility center. If you plan to participate in intercollegiate athletics at an NCAA Division I or II institution in fall 2007 or thereafter, you must have both your academic and amateurism status certified by the eligibility center before representing the institution in competition.

27 The Student-Athlete Amateurism-Eligibility Requirements When you register with the eligibility center, you will be asked about benefits and activities that might impact your status as an amateur. The information you provide about your athletics participation will be reviewed and a determination will be made as to whether your amateurism status should be certified or if a penalty should be assessed before certification. If a penalty is assessed, you will have an opportunity to appeal the decision.

28 The Student-Athlete The following pre-collegiate enrollment activities will be reviewed for amateurism eligibility: 1. Contracts with a professional team. 2. Salary for participating in athletics. 3. Prize money. 4. Play with professionals. 5. Tryouts, practice or competition with a professional team. 6. Benefits from an agent or prospective agent. 7. Agreement to be represented by an agent. 8. Delayed initial full-time collegiate enrollment to participate in organized sports competition.

29 The Student-Athlete ESTIMATED PROBABILITY OF COMPETING IN ATHLETICS BEYOND HIGH SCHOOL LEVEL

30 Estimated Probability of Competing in Athletics Beyond the High School Interscholastic Level Student AthletesMen's Basketball Women's Basketball FootballBaseballMen's Ice Hockey Men's Soccer High School Student Athletes 546,335452,9291,071,775470,67136,263358,935 High School Senior Student Athletes 156,096129,408306,221134,47710,361102,553 NCAA Student Athletes 16,57115,09661,25228,7673,97319,793 NCAA Freshman Roster Positions 4,7354,31317,5018,2191,1355,655 NCAA Senior Student Athletes 3,6823,35513,6126, ,398 NCAA Student Athletes Drafted Percent High School to NCAA 3.0%3.3%5.7%6.1%11.0%5.5% Percent NCAA to Professional 1.2%1.0%1.8%9.4%3.7%1.7% Percent High School to Professional 0.03%0.02%0.08%0.45%0.32%0.07%

31 The Student-Athlete It is vital you become familiar with the rules, procedures, opportunities and financial aid available. (National Collegiate Athletic Association) (National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics) (National Junior College Athletic Association)


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