Presentation on theme: "The NCAA & Your Path to the Student-Athlete Experience"— Presentation transcript:
1 The NCAA & Your Path to the Student-Athlete Experience Presented byDon RossAssociate Director of AthleticsEastern Washington UniversityJoel VickeryAssistant Director of Athletics
2 Why Are You Here? Resources Process www.ncaa.org Registered with Eligibility Center?Academic Requirements?Where are the colleges?Support of HS /Club coach?Admitted to the college?Do you know recruiting rules?Signed a letter of intent?Are you an amateur?Do you know of your abilities?ResourcesGuide for theCollege-Bound Student-Athlete
3 NCAA Background Information Founded in 19061066 schools in 3 Divisions340 in Division I290 in Division II436 in Division IIIOver 430,000 Student-Athletes(stats from NCAA.org)
4 D-I D-II D-III What are the differences? Size of School# of Athletic Programs# of ScholarshipsDoes it make a difference for the student?Skill level“Small fish in a big pond”“Big fish in a small pond”
5 Pacific Northwest D-I Schools AlaskaIdahoMontanaBoise St. UniversityIdaho St. UniversityUniversity of IdahoMontana St. Univ.Univ. of MontanaOregonWashingtonOregon St. Univ.Portland St. Univ.University of OregonUniversity of PortlandEastern WA Univ.Gonzaga UniversityUniv. of WashingtonWashington St. Univ.Seattle University(from NCAA.org)
6 Northwest/Rocky Mountain D-II Schools ColoradoMontanaWashingtonAdams State CollegeCO Christian UniversityCO School of MinesCO State Univ. – PuebloFt Lewis CollegeMesa State CollegeMetropolitan State CollegeRegis UniversityUniv. of CO – CO SpringsUniv. of Northern COWestern State College of COMontana State - BillingsCentral WA UniversitySeattle Pacific UniversitySt Martin’s UniversityWestern WA UniversityArizonaGrand Canyon UniversityOregonAlaskaWestern Oregon Univ.Univ. of AK – AnchorageUniv. of AK – FairbanksIdahoNorthwest Nazarene Univ.(from NCAA.org)
7 Northwest/Rocky Mountain D-III Schools WashingtonOregonColoradoPacific Lutheran Univ.Univ. of Puget SoundWhitman UniversityWhitworth UniversityGeorge Fox UniversityLewis and Clark CollegeLinfield CollegePacific UniversityWillamette UniversityColorado College(from NCAA.org)
8 NAIA National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics Founded in 1937, the NAIA has 284 schools andThousands of athletes.Montana Washington OregonCarroll College The Evergreen State College Cascade CollegeUniv. of Great Falls Northwest University Concordia UniversityMSU-Northern Corban CollegeMontana Tech Idaho Eastern Oregon UniversityUniv. of Montana-Western Albertson College Oregon Inst. Of TechnologyRocky Mountain College Lewis & Clark State College Southern Oregon UniversityWarner Pacific College
9 Estimated Probability of Competing Beyond H.S. Level Student/AthleteFootballMen’s BasketballWomen’s BasketballBaseballHS Student-Athlete1,095,993535,289435,885474,219HS Senior Student-Athlete313,141152,940124,539135,491NCAA Student-Athletes69,64317,89016,13431,999NCAA Freshman Roster Spots19,8985,1114,6109,143NCAA Senior Student-Athletes15,4763,9763,5857,111NCAA Athletes Drafted2535131693Percent HS to NCAA6.4%3.3%3.7%6.7%Percent NCAA to Professional1.6%1.3%.9%9.7%Percent HS to Professional0.08%0.03%0.02%.051%
10 The Myth of the Full $ Ride NCAA Allowed Grant-in-Aid# Student-Athletes on TeamFootball (85 FBS*, 63 FCS)(both FBS and FCS)Men’s Basketball*15-16Women’s Basketball *16-17Volleyball *15-18Women’s Soccer24-32Men’s Soccer22-29Men’s Tennis9-12Women’s Tennis *10-12Softball18-27Baseball27-35Men’s Track and Field35-50Women’s Track and Field35-60
11 NCAA Eligibility Center Process Go to and click “enter here” for prospective student-athletes.Set-up new account (password and pin number) and fill in the information – both for academic and amateur status.Have ACT/SAT scores sent to the Eligibility Center.#9999Check back frequently as eligibility center will send you updates and information needed to process eligibility status.
12 Here is How the Eligibility Website page Will Look The NCAA Eligibility Center will not combine section scores fromthe SAT taken beginning in March 2016 with scores takenprior to March Read More
13 Academic Eligibility for D-1 For college-bound student-athletes enrolling full time at an NCAA Division I college or university on or after August 1, 2016, there are three possible academic outcomes:QUALIFIER = competition, athletics aid and practice the first year.ACADEMIC REDSHIRT = athletics aid the first year, practice in first regular academic term.NONQUALIFIER = no athletics aid, practice or competition the first year.
14 Academic Qualifications “Academic Qualifiers” and “Academic Redshirts” Will:Graduate from High School.Complete a core curriculum of at least 16 academic courses.Have a core course grade point average and a combined score on the ACT or SAT based on the INDEX.Home schooled athletes will need to register so Eligibility Center can determine eligibility. Use code #
15 Academic QualifierIn addition, to be a qualifier, a student must complete 10 of the required 16 core courses before the start of his or her seventh semester of high school. Seven of the 10 core courses must include English, Math, and Natural or Physical Science. These 10 core courses cannot be replaced by other core courses taken in his or her senior year.
16 Academic RedshirtIf you fail to meet the required 10 core courses prior to the start of your seventh semester, (seven of which must be in English, math or natural or physical science), you will be allowed to retake core courses in your seventh or eighth semester, which will will be used in your academic certification for the purpose of meeting the academic redshirt requirements.
17 Academic RedshirtIf you meet these requirements, you can receive an athletics scholarship during your first year at an NCAA Division I college or university. After the first term is complete, you must successfully complete nine semester hours or eight quarter hours in each applicable term at your college or university to continue to practice for the remainder of the year.
18 Non-QualifierIf you do not meet either set of requirements, you are a non-qualifier. A non-qualifier: Cannot receive athletics aid during the first year at an NCAA Division I college or university. Cannot practice or compete during the first year at a Division I college or University.
19 What is a Core Course?A core course must be a recognized academic course in English, mathematics, natural/physical science, social science, foreign language or non-doctrinal religion/philosophy and qualify for high school graduation credit.A course must be considered college preparatory by the high school. College preparatory is defined for these purposes as any course that prepares a student academically to enter a four-year collegiate institution upon graduation from high school.A mathematics course must be at the level of Algebra I or higher.A course must be taught by a qualified instructor as defined by the appropriate academic authority (high school, school district, etc.).A core course must be taught at or above the high school’s regular academic level.
20 Core Course Requirements Division I4 Years English3 Years Math (Algebra I or higher)2 Years Natural/Physical Science (1 yr lab if offered by HS)1 Year additional English, Math, or Physical/Natural Science2 Years Social Science4 Years of additional courses (from any area above or world languages, or non-doctrinal religion/philosophy)
21 West Valley 48-HENGLISHAMERICAN ENVIRONMENTAL ENGLISH STUDIES ENGLISH I-II/APCOLLEGE PREP ENGLISH COMPOSITION ENGLISH III-IV/AP CREATIVE WRITING DEBATE ENGLISH 12CP WRITING ENGLISH 5-6 ENGLISH III-IV/HHUMANITIES 12/H ENGLISH I-II ENGLISH V-VI/H ENGLISH-HUMANITIES LANG & COMP/AP HUMANITIES 9/HENGLISH VII-VIII ENGLISH III-IV ENGLISH V-VIENGLISH I-II/H ENGLISH/AP HUMANITIES 10/HENGLISH-HUMANITIES/H HUMANITIES 11/H ENGLISH 7
22 Social Science AMERICAN ENVIRONMENTAL HISTORY STUDIES CIVICS AMERICAN EXPERIENCE NW HISTORY NW HISTORY/HANCIENT/MEDIEVAL HISTORY CURRENT WORLD AFFAIRS CRIMINAL JUSTICEAP WORLD HISTORY ECONOMICS/GEOGRAPHY US HISTORYECONOMICS/GEOGRAPHY/NW HISTORY EUROPEAN HISTORY/APGEOGRAPHY GOVERNMENT GOVERNMENT/HWORLD HISTORY HUMANITIES HISTORY HIST OF PAC RIMUS HISTORY/AP NW HIST US HISTORY/HHUMANITIES HISTORY II/H I/H MODERN WORLD HISTORY (WRLD HIST) PSYCHOLOGY A PSYCHOLOGY B PSYCHOLOGY/ADV
23 Mathematics ALGEBRA I-II ALGEBRA IIA AP STATISTICS CALCULUS I-II COLLEGE PREP MATH COLLEGE PREP MATH ICOLLEGE PREP MATH II GEOMETRY GEOMETRY I-IIPRE-CALCULUS PRE-CALCULUS I-II TRIGONOMETRYALGEBRA III-IV
24 Natural/Physical Science BIOLOGY X BIOLOGY/AP X INTEGRATED SCI IV XCHEMISTRY X CHEMISTRY II X CONCEPTUAL SCIENCE IICHEMISTRY I X CONCEPTUAL SCIENCE X INTRO. LIFE SCIENCE XCHEMISTRY/ADV X FORENSICS SCI X LIFE SCIENCE I-II XCONCEPTUAL SCIENCE I X INTRO PHYSICS I X LIFE SCIENCE III-IV XGENERAL SCIENCE X GEOLOGY I X INTEGRATED SCI I XGEOLOGY II X HUMAN ANATOMY X INTEGRATED SCI III XHUMAN ANATOMY/PHYSIOLOGY X INTEGRATED SCI II XPRE AP BIOLOGY X INTRO PHYSICS II X PHYSICAL SCIENCE I-II XPHYSICS X PHYSICS/ADV X SCIENCE PROJECTSSOCIOBIOLOGY/WASHINGTON WILDFLOWERS X
25 Additional Core Courses FRENCH 1 FRENCH 2 FRENCH 3 FRENCH FRENCH I-II FRENCH III-IVFRENCH V-VI FRENCH VII-VIII FRENCH/AP RUSSIAN 1 RUSSIAN 2 RUSSIAN 3 RUSSIAN 4 RUSSIAN I-II RUSSIAN III-IV RUSSIAN V-VI RUSSIAN VII-VIII SPANISH 1 SPANISH 2 SPANISH 3 SPANISH 4 SPANISH I-II SPANISH III-IV SPANISH V-VI SPANISH VII-VIII SPANISH/AP
26 Initial-Eligibility Index Division I Index For Qualifier:GPA SAT ACT3.55 & aboveOnly Verbal & Math SAT is scored. SAT writing or optional ACT writing will not be scored by the eligibility center.
27 Initial-Eligibility Index Division I Index For Academic Redshirt:GPA SAT ACT3.55 & aboveOnly Verbal & Math SAT is scored. SAT writing or optional ACT writing will not be scored by the eligibility center.
28 Non-Traditional Courses Courses taught via the Internet, distance learning, independent study, correspondence and courses taught by similar means may be used if all of the following conditions are satisfied:The course meets all requirements for a core course.The instructor and the student have ongoing access and regular interaction with one another for purposes of teaching, evaluating and providing assistance to the student throughout the duration of the course.The student’s work is available for evaluation and validation.The course includes a defined time period of completion.5. The course is acceptable for any student and is placed on the highschool transcript.
29 Core-Course Time Limitation From the time you enter the ninth grade, you have four (4) years or eight (8) semesters to complete your core-course requirements. If you fail to complete high school “on time” in eight semesters, core courses taken after the eighth semester will not be counted toward your NCAA academic-eligibility requirements. You may, however, take 1 core course after high school graduation. “On time” also means that if your high school graduation takes place June 1, you must graduate June 1. If you do not graduate June 1 with the rest of your high school class, you have not completed your requirements “on time”.
30 Academic Eligibility for D-II “Qualifiers” Will:Graduate from High School.Complete a core curriculum of at least 16 academic courses.Earn a 2.00 grade point average or better in your core courses.Earn a combined SAT score of 820 or an ACT sum score of 68.Home schooled athletes will need to register so eligibility center can determine eligibility. Use code #
31 Core Course Requirements Current Rule – 16 Core Course RequirementsDivision II3 Years English2 Years Math (Algebra I or higher)2 Years Natural/Physical Science (1 yr lab if offered by HS)3 Years additional English, Math, or Physical/Natural Science2 Years Social Science4 Years of additional courses (from any area above or world languages, or non-doctrinal religion/philosophy
32 Amateur Certification If you want to participate in NCAA Division I or II athletics, youmust also be certified as an amateur student-athlete. The EligibilityCenter will determine the amateurism eligibility of all freshmanand transfer college-bound student-athletes for initial participationat an NCAA Division I or II member institution. In Division III,certification of an individual’s amateurism status is completed byeach institution, not the Eligibility Center.
33 Amateur Certification When you register with the Eligibility Center, you will be askedquestions about your athletics participation. The information youwill provide will be reviewed and a determination will be madeas to whether your amateurism status should be certified or ifa penalty should be assessed before certification.If a penalty is assessed, you will have an opportunity to appeal the decision.
34 Amateur Certification The following pre-collegiate enrollment activities will be reviewed:Contracts with a professional team.Salary for participating in athletics.Prize money.Play with professionals.Tryouts, practice or competition with a professional team.Benefits from an agent or prospective agent.Agreement to be represented by an agent.Delayed initial full-time collegiate enrollment to participate in organized sports competition.
35 Steps to Achieving Your Eligibility Freshmen and SophomoresWork Hard to get the best grades possible.Access and print your high school’s list of NCAA Courses atby clicking “Resources” at the top of the screen.Take Classes that match your school’s list of approved Core Courses.The NCAA eligibility center will only use approved courses to certify your eligibilityRegister at at the beginning of your sophomore year.If you fall behind, use summer school sessions before your senior year to catch up.
36 Steps to Achieving Your Eligibility At the beginning of your junior year: Register to take the ACT, SAT or both and send scores (9999) to the eligibility center. Double check to make sure the courses you have taken match your school’s list of approved core courses. Request that your high school counselor send an official transcript to the eligibility after completing your junior year (faxes are not accepted). Check with your guidance counselor to determine the amount of core courses you need to complete your senior year.
37 Steps to Achieving Your Eligibility SeniorsTake the SAT and/or ACT again, if necessary. The eligibility center will use the best scores from each section of the ACT or SAT to determine your best cumulative score.Continue to take college-prep courses.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.Continue to work hared to get the best grades possible.Graduate on time.After graduation, ask your guidance counselor to send your final transcript to the eligibility center with proof of graduation.
38 Initial Advising Considerations Be aware of the High School Graduation Requirements.Be aware of the College Admissions Entrance Requirements.Be aware of the NCAA Initial Eligibility Requirements.They are seldom the same!RequirementsHS GraduationCollege NCAAAdmissions
39 Information Student-Athletes Need to Know NCAA Approved CoursesWhat their transcript looks likeHow to calculate NCAA Core GPAHow to complete the Eligibility Center FormHow to develop a pin numberWhere can I get help?
40 Academic Vice-Principal Where can I get help?Academic Vice-PrincipalAthletic DirectorHead CoachCounselorParent
41 The Recruitment Process There are two reasons high school students do not get recruited:They are not good enough.The right college coaches who may need their talent have not heard of them.
42 Blue Chip or Yellow Chip? Highly SkilledAccomplishedVery VisibleD-I or D-IIRecruitedComplete paperworkVisits-official/unofficialCompare aid packagesYellow ChipLess SkilledLess AccomplishedLess VisibleD-III or NAIA or CCNon-recruitedStart self-promotionLetters, , video etc.Persistent and patient
43 Three Step Process Assess Athletic Ability (high school or club coach)Identify Appropriate Colleges(find the right “fit”)Communicate with the college coach(phone, or letter)
44 Student Questions for their High School/Club Coach How good do you think I am?What level and size school do you recommend?What colleges and college coaches do you know?Do you have any search suggestions?Might I have problems at the collegiate level?Could you prepare a letter of recommendation?Would you be willing to contact college coaches on my behalf?
45 Recruiting AdviceDo not hesitate to call or coaches. If you don’t,someone else is.Use contact time wisely – Prepare a list of good questions. Answer the questions thoroughly and thoughtfully. Beyond “yes,” “no,” and “um”.There are no dumb questions. Get to know the coaches and see how you’d feel being with them for four years.They want to talk with the student and get an idea about who they are – not the parents!
46 What Student-Athletes Need to Know Recruitment Calendar.Specific Rules of the Sport.Campus Visits: When should I go? Who pays?Telephone Calls: Who calls whom? When?Contacts: How many? Where? When? What ?Letter of Intent: Early sign/late sign/regular?Scholarship differences: By division, school, sport?