Next College Student Athlete can trace its roots back to the 1980s and a high school linebacker named Chris Krause who wanted to play college football. For Chris, and like many athletes today, recruiting was a mystery. It was a process athletes and families had to go through, yet no one was there to tell you how to do it—and do it well.
The company Chris founded, NCSA, changed all that in a big way.
In 2000, NCSA became the first company to challenge the status quo and bring digital technology to the antiquated, paper-based recruiting world. The innovation did not stop there.
A year before the creation of YouTube, NCSA was the first to offer online highlight video access to college coaches. New technology and data also helped create a recruit match system that helps athletes determine their best college options.
One of NCSA’s strengths has always been its strong relationship with the college coach community. It’s a level of trust that has been built over time and maintained with performance. Today, there are more than 35,000 college coaches in our network.
But what really drives success for NCSA and its clients is the passionate team of former college coaches and athletes who use their firsthand knowledge and expertise to help athletes at every step in the recruiting process.
Since 2000, more than 200,000 NCSA clients have reported their commitment to a college team.
Headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, NCSA is now the world’s largest and most successful college athletic recruiting network. With a network of 35,000 college coaches and 1000+ employees, NCSA assists student-athletes in 34 sports find their best path to college.