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3 Tips for International Student Athletes

Starting out as a young basketball player, it was always Kjell de Graaf’s goal to play at the collegiate level in the U.S. A native of Rotterdam…
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Student athletes worry the coronavirus pandemic could put their scholarships at risk

The coronavirus pandemic has upended sports seasons for high school student athletes across the country.
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Common theme among ‘best employers in sports?’ Pandemic support, commitment to communities

Like all industries in 2020, sports in the United States had to confront the unprecedented: a global pandemic…
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Front Office Sports Names 2020’s ‘Best Employers in Sports’

Sports business news website Front Office Sports announced its Best Employers in Sports Award this week to recognize…
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Helping student-athletes navigate recruitment amid canceled seasons

High school coaches and other staff have always been integral in helping athletes connect with recruiters. How are they boosting outcomes…
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Pandemic is forcing high school athletes to get creative when getting attention of recruiters

The combination of an NCAA recruiting “dead period” and high school sports delays due to coronavirus has been a game changer…
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Student athletes face uncertain future as Covid-19 disrupts college sports

As colleges and high schools across the US struggle with reopening, many sports programs have been hit with budget cuts and…
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As COVID-19 upends fall sports, student-athletes face uncertain futures

Nine days after Devon Clinkscales’ mother told him they were going to be homeless, he got the news from his high school baseball coach…
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Suburban Teen Moves To Iowa So He Can Play Football With Few COVID-19 Restrictions

Rick McDole with the recruiting network, Next College Student Athlete said while students are facing challenges during the pandemic…
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What are the chances of getting infected with COVID-19 at a school?

There are still ways to get noticed, Dan Doyle, a recruiting coach manager for Next College Student Athlete says: “The electronic communication part of recruiting is so, so vital right now.” He encourages students to organize their game film, transcripts and test scores in one place for coaches to…
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High school athletes fear shorter seasons, less college recruiting over coronavirus concerns this fall

“COVID-19 is definitely impacting recruiting. First, kids just haven’t been playing in the normal capacity, lots of seasons were cut short. … A lot of the camps, tournaments, recruiting events were cancelled and so athletes didn’t have the ability to play like they normally would,” said Lisa…
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What COVID-19 Means for College Sports, Recruiting

Colleges are carefully planning how to move ahead as seasons near for multiple sports. The novel coronavirus, which prompted many colleges to close in the spring and shift suddenly to remote instruction, has forced administrators to carefully plan how the fall semester will go forward.
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Take One for the Team: Take a Mental Health Day

Sometimes, the best thing we can do for ourselves and our team is to take a break and give ourselves the space and time to decompress or to heal. May is Mental Health Awareness Month.
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Recruiting in a pandemic: Coronavirus leaves California athletes, coaches playing guessing game

College recruiting is in chaos. The novel coronavirus pandemic that led to the closing of schools in California and other states has sent recruiting into an unknown wilderness, with sweeping changes in the way colleges evaluate, high schools promote and athletes ultimately make decisions.
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Recruiting tips for prep athletes who’ve had their seasons cut short

Nelson Gord, director of baseball at Next College Student Athlete, joins Good Day Chicago to talk about how prospective college athletes can get noticed despite quarantine orders.
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Business Ledger honors 73 companies as Best Place to Work in Illinois

Next College Student Athlete was honored as one of the 2020 Best Places to Work in Illinois, by the Daily Herald Business Ledger in partnership with the Illinois State Chamber of Commerce, MRA — The Management Association, and Small Business Advocacy Council.
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How high school juniors are navigating through college recruiting amid the coronavirus

While Michael Dufek, recruiting coach manager at Next College Student Athlete (NCSA), has seen recruiting online around for more than a decade, the ease of access to information and communication tools has allowed them to stay in touch with prospective colleges like never before.
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Potential boom in college esports programs

College sports are still up in the air because of the coronavirus. We find out if that means esports may see a boost.
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Pandemic Leaves a Void for Young Athletes Seeking to Make College Teams

Even before the pandemic, much of the recruiting process had moved online. Digital platforms, like Next College Student Athlete, help coaches see game video, résumés and academic transcripts from student-athletes.
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Britt Pascale, Next College Student Athlete

Join us for Episode 36 of the Sports Philanthropy Podcast as Britt Pascale, Director of Training and Development for NCSA joins our host Roy Kessel to talk about how NCSA helps high school athletes get opportunities for college scholarships and how their “All-In Award” gives access to NCSA services…
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Sport Stars Magazine: Recruiting Help: Assisting Athletes In Taking Their Shot

In July, NCSA released an extensive State of Recruiting report. More than 45 percent of underclass athletes are not listed on their college roster the following year. NCSA analyzed roster data from 2012-17 of more than 1,400 NCAA and NAIA schools.
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Glassdoor: 15 Companies Embracing Transparency & Being Truly “Open”

Glassdoor’s OpenCompany program recognizes employers that proactively promote and embrace workplace transparency. Here are 15 companies that amplify their open cultures on Glassdoor.
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Glassdoor: How to Foster Healthy Competition in the Workplace

Our team at NCSA is made up of nearly 800 former athletes, most who played at the college – and in some cases professional – levels. Our competitive spirits shine through daily and we compete for everything and anything – blood and tears have been shed at the annual flag football Turkey Bowl, our…
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Peterson’s You Have a Cool Job Podcast: You Have a Cool Job: College Athlete Recruiter

On this week’s episode of You Have a Cool Job, we talk to Jason Smith, an independent college athletics recruiter. Jason is the Director of Recruiting Services for NCSA, Next College Student Athlete.
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Comparably: 9 Great Companies for Millennials in the Chicago Area

Millennial employees of nine Chicago–area businesses rated their companies highly on Comparably, saying these workplaces offer the things they find most important from a job: flexibility, benefits that match their values, a social impact, and to feel like a valued contributor rather than a number…
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Salisbury Daily Times: ‘There’s a college for every player’: Conquering the college recruitment process

One company that prides itself in matching athletes with the perfect program is Next College Student Athlete, the largest recruiting network in the country. Founded in 2000, the organization uses a team of recruitment coaches to speak directly with athletes and their families about finding an ideal…
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Glassdoor: Top Sports Companies to Work For

Whether you trained in computer science or you’re a certified personal trainer, there are positions available in athletics, whether it’s at a sports association, an athletic apparel company, or a gym. In no particular order, here are 10 of the top sports companies that are looking for new employees…
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Recruiting Company Helps Find Best Fit for Student-Athletes of All Levels

For these high school seniors, the pool has become their life. So much so, the twin brothers, Cade and Zachary Griffith, both just committed to play water polo in college.
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15 Companies that give back

If you’re passionate about giving back to your community or doing good for the world, chances are, you’ll want to work for a company that shares your morals.
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Lisa Strasman Named to 2019 Cynopsis Top Women in Sports List

The Cynopsis Top Women in Sports Awards shine a light on female trailblazers who are pushing the industry forward, while empowering and inspiring others with their drive for innovation and inclusion.
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NGWSD Reflections: How ice hockey led NCSA President Lisa Strasman forward

Lisa Strasman played ice hockey at Yale University and professionally in Switzerland. She is currently the President of Next College Student Athlete, and shares her story with the Women’s Sports Foundation in recognition of NGWSD
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In Growing ‘Wild West’ of Campus Esports, Programs Rush to Lure the Best Players

To hunt for the best [esports] players, some colleges opt to work with external recruiting networks like Next College Student Athlete or beRecruited, services popular among traditional athletes and coaches.
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Former Yale women’s ice hockey captain is de-stressing recruitment for student-athletes

Lisa Strasman ’01 B.A. isn’t sure what compelled her to try ice hockey at the age of 5. She just knew she loved being on the ice, did not particularly care for figure skating, and had both an older cousin and a friend in kindergarten who played. One day, she simply declared that she wanted to play…
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Press Releases

2021
Next College Student Athlete Named Official Recruiting Services Partner of USA Hockey
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2021
Next College Student Athlete Partners with Club Champions League
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2021
Perfect Game Partners with Next College Student Athlete to Provide Collegiate Recruiting Education and Services
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2021
USA Water Polo Announces Partnership with CollegeAdvisor.com
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2021
Next College Student Athlete Releases Coach Packet by NCSA 3.0
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2021
Next College Student Athlete Celebrates National Student Athlete Day with Mental Wellness Speaker Series
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2021
The Alliance Fastpitch Announces Partnership with Next College Student Athlete
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2020
Next College Student Athlete Releases 2021 NCSA Power Rankings
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2020
Ballogy Partners with Next College Student Athlete
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2020
Next College Student Athlete Renews Partnership with USA Wrestling as Official Recruiting Partner
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2020
Next College Student Athlete Named Official Recruiting Partner of 200×85 Elite Youth Hockey
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2020
Next College Student Athlete Named Official Recruiting Partner of National Junior College Athletic Association
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2020
Next College Student Athlete Announces International Partnerships In New Zealand, Wales
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2019
Rivals Announces 2020 Rivals Camp Series
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2019
Next College Student Athlete Announces Official Partnership with Chicago Public Schools
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2019
Next College Student Athlete Named Preferred Recruiting Service of North American Hockey League
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2019
Next College Student Athlete Releases 2019 NCSA Power Rankings
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2019
Next College Student Athlete Releases Coach Packet By NCSA Recruiting App
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2019
Next College Student Athlete Named Official Recruiting Partner of USA Water Polo
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2019
Next College Student Athlete Releases 2019 State of Recruiting Report
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2019
Next College Student Athlete Partners With ScoutingZone
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2019
Next College Student Athlete To Provide Recruiting Resources to USA Baseball Event Participants
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2019
Next College Student Athlete Partners With Women’s Professional Lacrosse League
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2019
Next College Student Athlete Partners With Blast Motion
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2019
adidas, USA Volleyball, Next College Student Athlete Launch 2019 adidas Volleyball Experience
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2019
Next College Student Athlete President Lisa Strasman Named Top Woman In Sports By Cynopsis Media
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2019
Next College Student Athlete Partners With Battlefy
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2019
Next College Student Athlete Partners With Texas Association of Private and Parochial Schools
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2019
Next College Student Athlete Partners With University Athlete, Hires Founder, Marc Swindle
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2019
Next College Student Athlete Partners With GotSoccer
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2019
Next College Student Athlete Named Official Recruiting Partner of US Youth Soccer
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