What Men's Basketball Families Have to Say About NCSA
Plenty of student-athletes have found success in basketball at the college level thanks to some guidance from NCSA. But don’t just take our word for it. Read what these basketball success stories have to say about working with the recruiting experts at NCSA. The recruiting process is difficult but we’re here to make it a little bit easier.
"What helped me the most was the resource tools that were provided with my NCSA membership. It really helped me to be able to search schools that I was unfamiliar with. I was not aware of Grace Bible College when my recruiting process first started and when I was doing research I discovered they had many of the things that I was looking for in a school and basketball program. I was able to get the coaches contact information and I emailed him a letter and my recruiting profile and it took off from there. Coach Bailey and I really made a good connection and I am very excited to be part of their winning tradition. Overall I am very satisfied with the experience the only thing I would have liked is if I would have had a rep that emailed once every few weeks or once a month and asked how things were going and if there was any questions. It would have been nice to build more of a personable relationship that way. But it was great having all the tools to contact coaches professionally and have all the information about schools at your fingertips."
Darian Bostic, 2013 Basketball Player From TX
"Great system. Will put you in touch with many,many colleges that someone would not have time to look into or research. Saves time and money with one stop shopping with the RMS system."
"Being stuck out here in the middle of the ocean was a challenge for recruiting for us. If we were still on the mainland it would have been easier for coaches to come watch us and for us to visit colleges. Using the resources at NCSA helped us tremendously. Our profiles and tapes reached hundreds of coaches and we were able to find the right fit in a college, classes, and basketball team that wants us both. We just wish we had started a year sooner so we would not have felt so much pressure to find a home for the next 4 years. So many coaches know years in advance who they want to recruit so you should start earlier then we did. Thank you NCSA for getting us to the next chapter of our lives."
Parent of 2012 Vermont Commit to Lasell College
"It was a great experience for our son and it worked out well. We were always impressed with you organizations professionalism. Thank you for providing your services to us who live in a remote area to enable an expanded view of our son."
Parent of 2012 New York Commit to Aurora University
"As a parent, I just wanted to thank you and the entire NCSA staff. Without NCSA it would have been impossible for [our son] to get noticed, as we live in Europe. This week we visited all five schools where he had been accepted and had been in contact with the coaches, and found that four of the coaches REALLY wanted him to commit to them. He chose Aurora for many reasons, basketball, academic, and location. However, without NCSA none of this would have been possible. He received scholarship offers ranging from $20k to $56k over four years -- a very good return on my investment in NCSA. Plus, by focusing on the small DIV II and III schools, we found several places I had never even heard of before (one of which is Aurora), but where I think he will excel academically. I have already recommended NCSA to several parents, and will continue to do so. You really offer a great service. I tell parents your son/daughter doesn't have to be Kobe Bryant or Cheryl Swoops to get some kind of scholarship. He/she just has to be GOOD in his sport and GOOD academically as well. All the coaches we spoke to value character and willingness to work hard and continue developing their game, as well as meeting all academic requirements, more than raw talent. NCSA helps Athleaders reach their potential, both on and off the court."
Drake Baar, 2014 Basketball Player From Michigan
"Thank you for taking the time last Monday out of your busy schedule to meet with Drake and I during our visit to Chicago. It was very much appreciated and showed us that you run a first class operation. We look forward to getting more video and stats to you very soon to add to the website."
"This past year we had several exciting experiences: receiving phone calls from coaches from all over the country, visiting college campuses and most exciting; a national letter of intent and scholarship agreement from Casper College. It was interesting to me, during phone conversations when coaches inquired of the colleges interested in Jake and when we replied with a list of schools, there seemed to be a shift in the conversation; suddenly it felt that we had some leverage. NCSA gave use a leg up; providing Jake’s profile to coaches and generating interest in Jake thus giving us a sense of empowerment during what could have been a very intimidating experience. We followed the NCSA guidelines regarding conversations with coaches so we were prepared to have intelligent conversations. All of the coaches were very informative about their program and open to our questions and concerns. We knew that NCSA had our best interest in mind and was responsive when we needed to learn more about recruiting and helped to plan the next step. In an effort to stay in the loop, one of the frustrations from a parent’s perspective is planning family meetings with Jake as well as meetings with high school and AAU coaches to get an update on their recruiting process. James and I realized that we needed to help Jake manage the process as he felt overwhelmed at times. So I recommend athletes to have weekly meetings to communicate with their parents and to come up with strategies to navigate the recruiting process and utilize the extensive tools available thru the NCSA. NCSA was a valuable resource since we felt behind the learning curve in the beginning and now we feel accomplished having supported our son in reaching his goal to play college basketball. We are appreciative for the interest that Jake received from all of the colleges this past year. We are looking forward to the 2012-2013 academic year and basketball season at Casper College and also our continued relationship with the NCSA."
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