NCSA, USATF Partner to Bring Recruiting Education to Student-Athletes
INDIANAPOLIS – Next College Student Athlete (NCSA), the largest NCAA-compliant collegiate athletic recruiting network that matches student-athletes with college coaches, has partnered with USA Track & Field (USATF) to provide recruiting services and education to USATF members.
The new partnership will give USATF members easy access to the largest and most successful collegiate athletic recruiting network. NCSA will provide education to USATF athletes and members about the recruiting process at all levels of collegiate competition, content developed by NCSA recruiting experts, and live seminars for athletes, parents and coaches at USATF youth national championships.
“USATF’s mission is to drive competitive excellence and lifelong connections to the sport at all levels,” USATF CEO Max Siegel said. “What better way to fulfill that mission than to help our athletes learn about the wide range of competitive opportunities after high school and to pursue their passion for track and field while earning a college degree.”
USATF and NCSA will work together to educate USATF member athletes on the recruiting process and opportunities to participate in track and field on all levels of intercollegiate competition. USATF coaches also will have access to download NCSA partner tools like Coach Packet™ software to help manage their recruiting efforts at track and field events.
“Track and field is one of the most popular sports for both high school men and women,” said Lisa Strasman, president of NCSA. “Our new partnership with USATF will allow us to help more of these student-athletes discover their best path to college.”
USATF is the National Governing Body for track and field, long-distance running and race walking and exclusively organizes and operates national championship events in the sport. USATF programming for young athletes annually touches more than 60,000 athletes per year, including national championships in indoor track & field, outdoor track & field, and cross country.
About Next College Student Athlete (NCSA)
NCSA is the world's largest and most successful collegiate athletic recruiting network. A wholly-owned subsidiary of Reigning Champs (www.reigningchamps.com), NCSA's team of more than 600 former collegiate and professional athletes leverages 16 years of exclusive data, proprietary matching algorithms, and personal relationships to connect tens of thousands of college-bound student-athletes to more than 41,000 college coaches nationwide across 31 sports every year. You can learn more about NCSA at www.ncsasports.org.
About USA Track & Field
USA Track & Field is the National Governing Body for track and field, long-distance running and race walking in the United States. USATF encompasses the world's oldest organized sports, some of the most-watched events of Olympic broadcasts, the country’s #1 high school and junior high school participatory sport and more than 30 million adult runners in the United States. For more information on USATF, visit www.usatf.org. Follow us on Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat and Facebook.