The Smart Way to Manage Your Recruiting Process
Our technology and our people work hand-in-hand to guide families through the college athletic recruiting process. While our recruiting experts provide personal assistance and advice to families, NCSA’s Recruit-Match Technology enables student-athletes to find—and connect with—college programs. Student-athletes can also download our app, which provides real-time recruiting notifications directly to your smartphone. Available for Apple and Android, our app helps families keep on top of all recruiting activities anywhere, any time. With this technology, you can take the guesswork out of your recruiting!
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NCSA Athletic Recruiting Profile
Your online NCSA profile provides college coaches with a snapshot of who you are as a student-athlete. Here, you can add your athletic stats, highlight video, academic information, personal statement, college preferences and more. Keeping all of this information in one place makes it easy for coaches to evaluate you as a recruit.
NCSA’s proprietary matching algorithm is the most sophisticated algorithm in the industry! Here’s how it works: Athletes first go through a recruiting evaluation with their head recruiting coach, who will help them understand which division level is best for them, as well as determine what the athlete is really looking for in a college. Based on the athlete’s preferences, recruiting evaluation, skill level and academics, we match recruits to colleges that would be their best fit. Student-athletes are given a whole list of schools they’ve matched with, so they can start reaching out to those college coaches directly.
College Search – Search for schools by major, cost, location and more
There are thousands of schools across the country to choose from—so where do you start? With our College Search feature, you can easily filter through schools based on your specific athletic, academic and college fit criteria. Looking for Division III schools that are close to home and have less than 10,000 students? We can help you find them!
With a little more research, you can quickly narrow down your list of schools. The first place to start is to see if the team is recruiting your position or event. Then, look at the athletes on the current roster to see if your size, skills, and speed are comparable. Also, check to see if the team typically recruits from your region or even club. If your roster research checks out, and it feels like a good fit for you, click yes to Favorite this school.
One of the biggest challenges for student-athletes is keeping track of where they are in the recruiting process for each school on their target list. The Progress tab offers a series of Progress cards that create a visual “to-do” list for each college that will help you build connections with the coach and the program. You can quickly see what steps you’ve taken and what still needs to be done. Here are the first six tasks you can track with your Progress cards:
- Research college matches and determine if it’s a Favorite or not
- Complete the team questionnaire
- Connect with coaches and staff on social media
- Send your introductory email
- Touchbase communications via email, text, and DM with coaches
- Phone calls
When you are dealing with numerous schools and touchpoints, it’s easy to confuse one school with another or even forget something a coach told you during a phone conversation. With Summary Notes, you can capture all the details for each school in one convenient place and refer back to them as your recruiting progresses.
The recruiting process comes with some tricky rules and regulations. To save you time looking up the answers to your questions, we’ve created the largest library of recruiting education, classes and videos. Plus, we’ve made the process fun and interactive by creating our series of recruiting drills. The most important part: You’re not alone. Our team of recruiting experts are always available to provide the personal guidance you need throughout your recruiting journey.