Do College Coaches Use NCSA?
Do college coaches use NCSA? In short, Yes! Throughout our 18-year history, we’ve consistently improved the college coach experience so they can now easily and efficiently identify, evaluate, and recruit athletes. In fact, we’ve redefined how coaches recruit athletes by giving them a reliable, online tool to find and evaluate thousands of recruits. While we would love every college coach to use NCSA every day, we know the most important thing is that every college program uses NCSA in some way to identify and evaluate recruits. The truth is, not every college coach is going to log in to NCSA to discover athletes, but through our strategic partnerships and innovative approach, we can ensure every college program is using our platform as part of its recruiting process.
College Coach Activity in 2020
Colleges across the U.S. use the NCSA platform to discover and make evaluations of recruits. Some coaches log in to NCSA, while others talk to our coach relations teams or watch an athlete’s NCSA highlight film. No matter the method, college coaches are using the NCSA Athletic Recruiting Network to discover, evaluate and eventually sign athletes.
The “coach view” has become part of the college recruiting process. When a college coach views an athlete’s profile, the athlete receives a notification and can take a proactive step to reach out to that school.
Recruiting is only one of many responsibilities for college coaches. We built the “athlete follow” to allow coaches to receive automatic updates about the recruits they are interested in. When a coach follows an athlete on the NCSA platform, they get immediate updates when that athlete uploads new video, adds academic information, and more. This simple feature is an easy way for coaches to stay on top of prospects in each recruiting class.
Before a centralized recruit database, it was impossible for college coaches to find all of their potential recruits. Through the NCSA platform coaches have been able to zero in on all of the recruits that meet their athletic and academic requirements. For example, if they are looking for all left-handed pitchers, on the west coast with a 3.5 GPA or above, they can quickly find them. This feature also makes it easier for each recruit to find the program that is going to be their right fit.
Through a deep integration, college coaches can search and add athletes directly to their recruiting software from NCSA. This new advancement is just getting started, but already has resulted in over half a million athlete profiles getting added to recruiting classes across the country.
Here is what a few college coaches have to say about NCSA
“Thanks for everything you guys do. We would have never been able to find [student-athlete’s name removed] had it not been for your services. We are looking forward to getting him here next year and are excited to continue working with NCSA!” – DI Southwestern Athletic Conference Baseball Coach
“It is refreshing to know that you are doing the assessments and really trying to match the prospects to their appropriate schools. You understand there is so much more that goes into the recruiting process than just sending profiles and information on the prospects. I definitely trust your judgment and will take a look at the athletes you send our way.” – DI Mid-American Conference Softball Coach
“The information from NCSA has been awesome. It’s user-friendly and very informative. We appreciate all your help.” – DI Midwest Collegiate Conference Football Coach
“Thanks for the list. It helps, and we have contacted all. Your service does an excellent job of matching student-athletes to our needs.” – DII United States Collegiate Athletic Association Women’s Soccer Coach
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