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A Parent’s Guide to Navigating Junior Year Recruiting

If you’re a parent of a junior athlete who’s looking to play college sports, you’ve come to the right place! Junior year is a pivotal time in the recruiting process, and in this article, you’ll learn how to best support them through it.  We know how much you want your athlete to succeed, so we’re […]

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Tips from NCSA Experts: How to Maximize Your Summer Visits

Summer visits are super important when it comes to the college recruiting process. They give you a chance to check out the campus, meet coaches and get your recruiting questions answered to see if you can picture yourself living there for the next four years.  To help you make the most out of your college […]

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How to Overcome a Sports Injury During the Recruiting Process

It’s a moment most athletes hope to avoid – getting hurt while playing the sport they love. Aside from the physical pain, a sports injury can be particularly difficult to cope with because it forces you to sit on the bench and lose playing time.   That can bring up deep feelings of disconnection, loss of […]

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5 Tips for College Recruiting Success

Are you dreaming of playing college sports but don’t know where to start? College recruiting may seem overwhelming, so we don’t blame you. Rest assured that the process doesn’t have to be as complicated as you might think.  College recruiting for student athletes is a multi-step process. And it may look a little different depending […]

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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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Do Recruits Really Need an Online Recruiting Profile?

You’ve probably heard it before: To get recruited, you need to create your online recruiting profile, or your athletic resume. But is it really necessary? If I’m good enough won’t coaches just find me? Wouldn’t it be just as easy to start firing emails out to college coaches? The answer: Creating your recruiting profile or […]

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One Simple Step That Will Help You Get More Coach Views

You read about the importance of having an online presence to make it easier for college coaches to find you. So, you created your free online profile with NCSA. Now, you’re fielding emails and calls from NCSA about the need to update your profile and “get activated.” Wasn’t just creating the profile enough to start […]

How to Benefit from the NCSA Athletic Recruiting Network and Your Athletic Profile – Unverified NCSA Members

With athletic recruiting taking place heavily online, student-athletes striving to play sports in college should have an online athletic profile with film posted for college coaches to start evaluating them. Online profiles allow college coaches the opportunity to find student-athletes from across the country without using any of their recruiting budgets for travel. Over 42,000 […]

Top 50 Recruiting Tips

1NAIA and NJCAA coaches have no restrictions on contacting potential recruits. They can call, email, text, send direct messages on Facebook, post to a recruit’s wall, and chat online— anything at any time. 2The National Letter of Intent (NLI) is a binding agreement between a prospective student- athlete and an NLI member institution. It guarantees […]