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Recruiting Info

Prior to the start of your SENIOR year it is in your best interest to have the SAT and/or ACT Test completed and be registered with the NCAA Clearing House. You should try to take the tests as many times as possible to achieve the highest score that you can. Also don't forget to take the full test. For example, the ACT offers a shortned test or a test with the writing portion included. You must take the sriting portion also. You will also have to meet all of the requirements of the NCAA Clearinghouse before you will be eligable to go to college athletically, so you might as well sign up early.

During your Senior year you will need to have your school Counselor send your "Official High School Transcript" to the NCAA Clearing House before you make your first official visit.

SAT Registration:
www.collegeboard.org
ACT Registration:
www.actstudent.org
NCAA info about eligability:
www.ncaa.org/.../eligibility/becoming+eligible/recruiting

GENERAL NCAA RECRUITING RULES: You as a parent can do a lot to help your son or daughter when it comes to trying to get them recruited by a college. I would not recommend wasting your money with a recruiting placement company or agent/representative of this type of a business. Most of them sell a broken promise, and you will end up with the same scholarship as if you go after it on your own.

To get a substantial scholarship, there is no set rule of thumb as far as how high you need to jump. There are many factors that go into the college's decision to offer a scholarship. If the school wants to give them a "full ride", they will come to you. There are a lot of things that you can do to help give yourself the best opportunities to recieve financial aid and to be able to attend a college to continue your passion of vaulting.

High school Freshman and Sophomore year

These rules also apply until September 1 of your Junior year.

Coaches are allowed to:

Send you athletic or sports camp brochures, NCAA Educational Information and Questionnaires.

A coach can also accept phone calls from you as long as they are at your expense but remember that if you leave a message on an answering service the coach is NOT ALLOWED TO CALL YOU BACK.

The NCAA provides provision for the College coach to be able to be friendly and to talk with you if you initiate the contact, but they are not allowed to talk about their intentions at graduation, or to pursue conversations with you. They are simply allowed to "small talk" with you if you initiate the conversation.

Coaches are not allowed to:

To call you on the phone.
A coach cannot send you any written recruiting information.

NCAA Recruiting Guidelines, Unofficial Visits:

You can make unofficial visits to a college campus.
It is also permissible for you to receive a maximum of three complimentary tickets to a college sporting event.
You can talk with college coaches but this must be on their campus.

NCAA Rules. Contact Visits

Junior year from September 1

College coaches are allowed to send you information about their athletic program and about their school. this can include: media guides, schedule cards, personalized letters, photocopies of newspaper clippings and official university admissions and academic publications.
The college coach is now allowed to answer your emails and send emails to you as well.

They are still not supposed to initiate text messages or phone calls at this time. Only Email conversations.

Junior year from July 1

A college coach is only permitted to contact you in person off the college campus only on or after July 1st when you have completed your junior year of high school. If the coach meets with you or your parents and says anything to you or them then this is considered a contact. Anything more than a very basic hello is a contact.

College coaches are permitted to make one telephone call each week to you or your parents. You can call the coach as often as you wish.

Senior Year

You can make up to five Official – expense paid visits to college campuses. The visit to the campus cannot be longer than forty eight hours in duration. You are are not allowed to have an official visit until after your first day of classes of your senior year.

College coaches need to have an official ACT or SAT score and a copy of your official high school transcript before you can make a visit. These can be sent to the NCAA Clearinghouse and every college can access this information with your pin number. Again, another reason to go ahead and sign up early before you take your first ACT/SAT test.

Coaches can make telephone calls and send written correspondence as per the rules for your junior year.

If your at a competition and the coach does not talk to you don’t take it personally. The National Collegiate Athletic Association has specific recruiting rules that puts limits on communication at competitions.

A college coach can sit down with a guardian or parent at a competition site. This is counted as one of the three in-person off-campus recruiting contacts a coach is permitted.

Conclusion:

Going to college on an athletic scholarship is no joke, and the NCAA has many strict rules that the college coach must follow to recruit you to their school. It is a good idea for you to also be aware of these rules so that you understand why a coach doesn't just approach and talk to you when they see you. Many times they can't.

It is also important that you do your part to ensure that you have all of your bases covered when a coach comes knocking on your door. Being ill prepared could cost you a chance to attend their school. Things like the NCAA Clearinghouse are important parts of getting a scholarship, and if you have it ready when they come knocking, it is a much less stressful process.

The most important thing in the recruiting process is to go to a school that you are comfortable with, and a school that will meet your needs academically. We all want to be a professional career athlete, but that doesn't happen too often and it is very important to have a degree when your athletic career ends. Go to school to get your degree first and make your decision where to go based equally on the quality of the athletic program and the quality of the academic program you wish to pursue.