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9 Essential Steps to Getting Recruited

The recruitment process can be long and arduous, but it can also be extremely rewarding. By staying proactive throughout the entire recruiting process, you have a much greater chance of being recruited. We’ve prepared a guideline to help you along your recruiting journey with key tips to help you achieve your dream.  1. Stay ahead […]

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6 Tips for Creating a Great Highlight Video

Do you know how to make a highlight video? Having a professional highlight video can be one of the best ways to attract the attention of a college coach. You want to have a video that shows off your athletic ability and skills in a short period of time. We have broken down some key […]

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11 Basketball Shooting Drills to Practice

If you want to kick your basketball game up a notch, you need to start practicing like the pros. Basketball shooting drills are a great way to improve your shooting accuracy and consistency for competitive gameplay.   There are a variety of drills that you can do to work on different aspects of your shooting. Over […]

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12 Questions You Must Ask a College Coach

The recruiting process is a two-way street. Even though coaches are evaluating student-athletes, it’s also up to you and your family to evaluate a potential school or program. But how can you be sure that you’re making the right choice – that a school is the best fit?  It’s important for you to do the research, create […]

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D2 and D3 Players in the NFL Today

It’s a common misconception that D1 is the only division with players getting drafted into the NFL. There are many D2 and D3-level players who get drafted. So how many D2 and D3 NFL players are there?   On average, about 70 former D2 and D3 players compete in each NFL football season.  Look below for […]

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Two Sports in College? Is that Possible?

“Can you play two sports in college?” is a question many athletes have. The short answer is yes. But depending on the division, playing two sports in college could be one of the toughest challenges of your life, specifically if those sports are at the D1 level. It might be better to figure out which […]

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What Are the Differences Between JV and Varsity?

Schools use JV to train their rising stars. The next Tom Brady or Brett Favre of the team gets their start in JV. They move to varsity when they’ve proven themselves ready.  If you’ve lived and breathed football all your life, you’ve probably wondered about varsity vs. JV. Which team will I get to play […]

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A Day in the Life of a Division I Football Player

Screaming fans. ESPN interviews. Free food. Elite training facilities.  That’s what tends to come to mind when people think about the life of Division 1 football schools and football players. You might think that once you’ve met football recruiting guidelines, you’re ready for the glamour and benefits. However, that’s only a small chunk of what […]

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[Infographic] Big Ghoul on Campus: Most Haunted Colleges (2022 Update)

As you begin your college search, you’ve probably already wondered about what kind of roommate you’ll have: will they be an athlete? Will they try to party in your room? Keep odd hours?  Will they be a ghost?  Ghosts are rumored to haunt colleges all across the United States It might not be on the top […]

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NCSA Joins IMG Academy

For over 20 years, NCSA has worked to provide best-in-class service and solutions to help student-athletes, families, and coaches find success in recruiting. As we’ve grown, so have the needs of our customers and today, I’m thrilled to share exciting news that will allow us to continue to expand and best serve your recruiting needs. […]