$1 billion in sports scholarships
Every year hundreds of
university and college coaches go
searching for a new group of talented athletes to recruit.
Every year hundreds of top schools award athletes
billion in sports scholarships. There are often other benefits to
sports participation. The goal of this site is to
help high school athletes find information and advice that can guide
them through the university and college sports recruiting process to
opportunity that is right for them.
for a call?
thousands of high school athletes sit by their phones
waiting for college coaches to call. Some will get called, but
talented athletes will not. Do not wait.
Take action before it is too late. You can increase your
of being recruited, of competing at
the college level and of getting a
When should you start? Now! The earlier you start, the wider will be
of opportunities. The earlier you start, the more likely you are to be
successful. If you are still waiting for a call when
your senior year starts, then time is getting very short. If you
are a junior there is more time, but the earlier you start, the
more you can do and the more choices you will have. Getting
How can you get university and college coaches to evaluate your
talents? What will
your best opportunity be? When should you start working toward a
college sports goal? Some of the answers are here.
best advice? "Don't
junior athletes can take important steps to improve their recruiting
chances. Seniors can learn how to maximize
opportunities and avoid pitfalls. No matter what your year in school, start
- What is a sports scholarship worth? It varies
can be a huge amount. College costs are skyrocketing. See some actual college costs
of typical schools.
SAT affect NCAA
federal financial aid rules increase college costs for many students?
two time-lines in college sports recruiting.
- Are you on the college coaches'
lists? How would you know? How can you get the attention of
- Parents, learn how you can help your student
achieve his or her goals: How parents
- Valuable information on athletic
recruiting rules and eligibility standards from the NCAA, the NAIA and
- College and
financial aid resources for all college bound
- Information about national high school
and national high
Scholarship Handbook details dozens of
things that high
school students at all grade levels can do right
now to improve their chances of being recruited and of
better offer. Preview
- Topics in sports
medicine for student athletes.
software for students--advice on how to save money
sites and advice on linking
- A side trip about the name "Yaquina" and
some photos from the
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- Working on your athletic skills and endurance
- Also work at being a leader among the athletes
maturity, set a good example and stay free of
- Stay ahead of school work. Coaches favor
do a good job managing their academics.
- Investigate colleges on the Internet. Then make
appointments and visit.
- Read The
Handbook. The handbook
things that athletes can do to enhance their recruiting
opportunities. Start now!
has an official NCAA annual calendar with a succession
of dates and seasons.
There is a common plan, but some sports have their own sets of
critical dates and seasons. The calendar and the rules governing
recruiting in various sports at the Division I and II NCAA levels also
change frequently. Stay up-to-date by getting the most current NCAA
and by looking at the calendar
below. You will need the Adobe
view and print the online version.
- Information about the NCAA recruiting
schedules by sport and by NCAA Division is available. There is an
overview chart that is in PDF format. You will
need an Adobe
Acrobat Reader to view the PDF. Be sure to get the specific
information for your sport and your target Division or Divisions of the
- Signing dates
for National Letters of Intent are not listed on the NCAA calendars.
They are set by the National
Letter of Intent program and can be found on their site.
Recent dates and
- The past school year's recruiting season is basically
- Summer is a time for improving skills, visiting
colleges unofficially and preparing for the school year to come.
- Coaches will be calling this Fall's high school
seniors and starting the new recruiting season for the coming school
- If you will be a senior this coming school year,
start preparing for those phone calls from coaches.
- Summer is also when coaches are refining their
list of top prospects. You might be a top player and a high school
senior in the fall, but if you are not on that list by now then you
will need to
take action to get on it.
- If called, show interest until you know that you are
no longer interested. A great many recruits end up at colleges that
they did not consider until they got recruited. Keep your eyes and your
Throughout the year the calendar includes
periods, quiet periods and dead periods. There are initial or early
signing dates for many sports and regular or late signing periods. Some
kinds of contacts are allowed or not allowed depending on the calendar
and the prospect's year in school. The
Handbook helps student athletes and parents
recruiting process and take maximum advantage of the recruiting
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