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|June 9||May 4||May 5-18|
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Talk To Your Coach: Have an honest discussion about your ability and prospects. Ask your coach if he/she calls recruiting coaches or they would like you to do that yourself—every coach has a different theory on this. If your coach is willing to call a recruiter to come and watch you play, let him/her. Your coach’s opinion of you carries more weight than your or your parents’ opinion.
Recruiters: In order for you to be permitted to speak with any athletic recruiter during the school day, the guidance office must have a letter of permission IN WRITING signed by your parent/guardian. Your coach has the form for parents/guardians to complete. Please ask your coach for the form, then turn the signed forms to Mrs. Jones to file as soon as possible. Do not make arrangements on your own to have a recruiter visit you during the school day. It will not be permitted.
NCAA Eligibility Center: If you are planning to enroll as a college freshman and wish to participate in Division I or Division II athletics, you MUST be certified by the NCAA Initial-Eligibility Center. This is a lengthy process, so you want to start right away. You CANNOT play Division I or Division II collegiate sports without going through this process during your junior year. You can register online at www.eligibilitycenter.org
NAIA Eligibility Center: If you intend to play sports for an NAIA (National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics) college or university, you must register with the NAIA. The process can be completed at www.playnaia.com.
Standardized Tests: If you are planning to participate in sports at the collegiate level, you should take either the SAT or ACT in your junior year for NCAA and/or NAIA recruiting purposes. Also, list the NCAA Eligibility Center as one of your intended recipients using the code 9999, or the NAIA using code 9876.
Applying to the School: Note that recruiting and admissions are two different things. If you are being recruited, the coach might assist you in the application process, but you MUST APPLY TO THE SCHOOL like everyone else. Therefore, start requesting information and visiting the schools you are interested in. If you plan to attend an open house, try to make contact with the coach while you are there. Inform the admissions personnel that you are interested in playing a sport as well.