Every year, thousands of student-athletes and their families come face-to-face with the difficult challenge of athletic recruiting. What they often discover is that navigating college options is stressful enough, and adding sports into the mix brings it to a whole new level.
Even for those who do a little recruiting homework, they are often left with more questions, very few simple answers and an uneasy feeling they are somehow falling behind.
At NCSA, we understand what you’re going through. Many of us have experienced firsthand what the college recruiting experience is like—as players and as coaches. And that experience, combined with our advanced online technology, expansive college coach network and proven recruiting methods, helps thousands of student-athletes and their families take control of their recruiting experience.
Whether you are a high school freshman or a late-blooming senior, NCSA helps take the stress of uncertainty out of your recruiting journey by putting a plan in place to help you find your best college options.
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The NCSA Experience
NCSA is the world’s largest and most successful collegiate athletic recruiting network because our focus has always been on finding the best college options for our student-athletes. That means a school that can launch a lifetime of success by being a good athletic and academic fit.
What sets NCSA apart is our comprehensive approach that addresses every phase of the recruiting process. We understand that while each recruiting journey is unique, they all benefit from a systematic approach or process to hit key milestones and reach the ultimate goal of becoming the next college student-athlete.
Every NCSA member can expect to play a very active role in their recruiting process. And, like every sport, recruiting demands the same level of commitment, patient, persistence and competitive spirit. The following briefly outlines the typical recruiting journey with NCSA.
SETTING FAMILY-WIDE COLLEGE GOALS
Getting Started with NCSA
1. CREATE A FREE NCSA PROFILE
It’s never too early to get your child started on their recruiting journey. Any student-athlete 13 years or older can fill out a free NCSA profile. A profile is like an online athletic resume that college coaches can view as they search for potential recruits.
If your child has already started a profile after attending an event, camp or combine, that’s great. You’re ahead of the game.
Don’t forget: All student-athletes should let their parents know they have started a profile. Parents will play an important role in every recruiting journey.
2. GET AN OBJECTIVE RECRUITING ASSESSMENT
Our team of former college coaches and players will gauge your athletic potential, academic eligibility and desire to compete in college through an online assessment. This will allow you to see how you stack up against other potential recruits and help identify where to find your best college opportunities. With this free assessment, we can help set realistic expectations, identify areas of improvement and bring a real focus to your athlete’s recruiting efforts.
3. START GETTING NOTICED BY COLLEGE COACHES
There’s a short window of time when recruiting takes place, so it’s important to get the attention of college coaches as soon as possible. With your NCSA profile complete, you become easily searchable online by coaches looking to fill their rosters. Our coach activity report lets you see how many coaches have viewed your profile. Coaches can also follow your profile if they are interested and want to watch your progress.
That’s just the beginning. Learn more about what a typical recruiting experience is like with NCSA from start to finish.
NCSA offers a variety of recruiting programs to help meet your individual recruiting needs. In addition to a free profile, you can opt to upgrade to anyone one of NCSA’s premium packages.