CHICAGO (August 5, 2020) — Next College Student Athlete (NCSA), the world’s largest and most successful college athletic recruiting network, has been named the official recruiting partner of 200×85, the worldwide leader in elite youth hockey tournament and training experiences.
200×85 reaches over 65,000 hockey athletes and 1,800 hockey teams through youth hockey tournaments, camps, clinics and player development programs across the U.S.
As 200×85’s official recruiting partner, NCSA will provide educational tools to 200×85 athletes ages 13 and older to help families navigate the college recruiting process. Athletes will have the option to create a free NCSA profile when registering with 200×85 events and gain access to free college recruiting resources, as well as NCSA’s robust network of college coaches.
“200×85 provides an effective and intentional road map for the development of young hockey players and now, NCSA will be able to continue that road map through college,” said Lisa Strasman, NCSA president. “As a former college ice hockey player, I know how valuable education and support are to an athlete’s recruiting process. Our NCSA team is honored to provide important recruiting tools and guidance to 200×85 athletes who aspire to play at the next level.”
200×85 will also integrate NCSA recruiting software, Coach Packet by NCSA, into its events. Coach Packet provides college coaches easy access to the latest team rosters, player data, schedules and custom evaluation metrics by converting the historic bundles of paper handouts at recruiting events into a dedicated universal iOS app.
“This partnership will be fantastic for the athletes and families who frequent our events each year,” said Kevin Mann, President and CEO of 200×85. “The NCSA’s ability to connect youth athletes with coaches and scouts at the next level is an invaluable resource that our participants can utilize. I’m confident that working together with the NCSA will help educate inform, connect and provide exposure for kids looking to further their playing careers.”
Founded in 2000 to help educate student-athletes and their families on the college athletic recruiting process, NCSA today works with families, club, high school and college coaches to help hundreds of thousands of student-athletes find their best college fit.
Next College Student Athlete (NCSA) is the world’s largest and most successful collegiate athletic recruiting network. A wholly-owned subsidiary of Reigning Champs LLC, NCSA leverages proprietary technology and data with professional expertise and personal relationships, connecting hundreds of thousands of college-bound student-athletes to more than 35,000 college coaches nationwide across 34 sports each year.
NCSA is the preferred and trusted recruiting partner for several national governing bodies including USA Baseball, USA Water Polo, United States Tennis Association (USTA), USA Lacrosse, USA Wrestling, USA Field Hockey, USA Track and Field, USA Volleyball and US Youth Soccer.
Learn more about NCSA at www.ncsasports.org.
200×85 LLC is a globally recognized sports event management company. Based in Chicago, Illinois, the company is a leader in the youth hockey business, offering elite tournament and player development experiences. 200×85 designs, markets and manages events around the globe reaching over 65,000 youth hockey athletes annually.
For more info, visit: www.200×85.com