Athletic Recruiting Coronavirus / COVID-19

College Sports Program Closures and Extra Year of Eligibility: Resources for College Athletes & Coaches

NCSA is dedicated to helping student-athletes and their families navigate the changing landscape of recruiting during this challenging time. Our commitment remains to serve as a trusted source of support, education and guidance for all recruits going through the recruiting process—including college coaches and current college athletes who have been impacted by college or program closures, or who have an additional year of eligibility due to a canceled sports season and are otherwise not allowed to pursue a fifth year at their current schools.

Giving back has always been a part of our mission, which is why we’re excited to announce that we will be offering FREE NCSA Team Edition accounts for college coaches who want to help their current athletes find new opportunities to compete and FREE NCSA memberships to individual college athletes who want to continue to play the sport they love at a different program.

Read more to find out who qualifies for our complimentary memberships and how we can help you or someone in your network through the recruiting process.

College/Program Closures

Unfortunately, some schools are starting to eliminate some of their intercollegiate athletics programs, while others are shutting down entirely.

If you are a current college coach who has been impacted by a college or program closure and want to help athletes on your team’s roster find new opportunities, or know an athlete that is interested in continuing their collegiate career at a different school, check out our Resources for Coaches and Resources for College Athletes below.

For the latest information on college and athletic program closures, check out our Coronavirus College Closures resources page.

Extra Year of Eligibility

If you are a current college coach whose team has been impacted by the NCAA’s eligibility updates at any division level, know an athlete that has an additional year of eligibility due to a canceled sports season or is not allowed to pursue a fifth year at their current school, check out our Resources for Coaches and Resources for College Athletes.

Learn more about the impact of coronavirus on eligibility on our Coronavirus Sports resources page.

Resources for College Coaches

If you are interested in helping student-athletes on your current roster transfer to another college program due to a college/program closure or because of a canceled sport season, please fill out our request form. Qualifying college coaches will receive a FREE NCSA Team Edition account to help their athletes find their best college fit.

NCSA Team Edition helps coaches, clubs and athletes increase their recruiting exposure to college programs.

NCSA Team Edition Account Request for College Coaches »

If you’re not interested in receiving a complimentary Team Edition account for your entire roster but know a student-athlete on your team or in your network that would benefit from our recruiting services, we are also offering FREE NCSA memberships for individual college athletes below.

Resources for College Athletes

If you are interested in transferring to another college program due to a college/program closure or canceled sports season, please fill out our request form. Qualifying college student-athletes will receive a FREE NCSA membership to help them find their best college fit.

NCSA Membership Request for College Athletes »

NCSA is the world’s largest and most successful athletic recruiting network that assists student-athletes in 34 sports find their best path to college.

If you receive a FREE NCSA Team Edition account or FREE NCSA membership you are consenting to our Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policy.

If you have any questions about college or program closures, additional year(s) of eligibility due to a canceled sports season or requesting a FREE NCSA membership or FREE NCSA Team Edition account, please contact us at collegecoaches@ncsasports.org

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Jasmin Thames