Resources for College-Bound AthletesStudent-athletes interested in playing at the college level should be aware of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) requirements - especially Division I and Division II. There are certain core courses and minimum ACT / SAT test scores to consider. The number of core courses required for prospective athletes is now 16.
NCAA Division I and II Athletics:
Students should register with the NCAA Eligibility Center in junior year or by the fall of senior year. Go to NCAA Eligibility Center to complete the online form. During junior year, take the ACT or SAT and use the code "9999" to have your official scores sent directly to the NCAA Eligibility Center. Students should submit their high school transcript at the end of their junior year. Check with your counselor to make sure you are on track to graduate on time with your class and have the required amount of core courses. At the end of senior year, ask your counselor to submit your final transcript with proof of graduation.
National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) also has an online eligibility form. Go to NAIA Eligibility Center to register.
Additional information about college athletics:
Guide for College-Bound Student Athlete
Summary of the rules and regulations in easy-to-read form. Guidelines relate to recruiting, eligibility, financial aid and college freshman eligibility requirements for Divisions I & II.
The National Directory of College Athletics
Listings of all senior and junior colleges that compete in intercollegiate athletics including addresses, phone and fax numbers, administrators, head coaches and assistants, trainers, equipment managers, sports information directors, video coordinators, strength coaches, PE directors, faculty representatives, affiliation, conference, enrollment, school colors, nicknames, and facility information. Additionally, there are records and information regarding the NCAA, NAIA, NJCAA, NACDA, Conferences, and more.
National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA)
The official site of the NAIA provides up-to-date information on collegiate teams and activities.
NAIA Eligibility Center
Register to determine your eligibility to play at an NAIA school.
National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA)
National Christian College Athletic Association (NCCAA)
The NCCAA is an association of Christ-centered collegiate institutions whose mission is to use athletic competition as an integral component of education, evangelism and encouragement.
National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)
THE NCAA's Core purpose is to govern competition in a fair, safe, equitable and sportsmanlike manner, and to integrate intercollegiate athletics into higher education so that the educational experience of the student-athlete is paramount.
National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA)
The purpose of this corporation shall be to promote and foster junior college athletics on intersectional and national levels so that results will be consistent with the total educational program of its members.
Michigan High School Athletic Association
The MHSAA is a private, not-for-profit corporation of voluntary membership by over 1,500 public and private senior high schools and junior high/middle schools which exists to develop common rules for athletic eligibility and competition.
Founded by former coaches and ESPN executives, this is an excellent site for athletes to get information on the recruiting process, and post their athletic resumes and videos for coaches to review. Some features are free and others cost a nominal amount.
bigsunathletics.com - A national scholarshio for any athelete playing High School sports.
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