GAME ON: Tips on Getting Recruited
Sunday, January 16, 2011
Getting recruited to play in college is not a one-size-fits-all formula. If you are a top D-I prospect then the road is significantly different than if you are looking to play D-III, but the opportunity can be equal – the opportunity to play in college, to get to a better education than you might have otherwise realized and you might receive a better financial structure. Each week GAME ON will offer advice on how to improve your chances and options in the recruiting game.
GAME ON – Getting started
Before the conversations can really get started before you and a coach – you need to get registered.
Once upon a time it was called the NCAA clearinghouse, but now the official keeper of the registration is the NCAA Eligibility Center. All students must register with this site to validate their status as an amateur athlete.
There is a cost and it is done online. Also, you need your social security number – a lot of coaches want you to do this early in the process and with recruiting happening earlier and earlier – freshman year and some sports and sophomore year in others – do it early.
Register with the NCAA by your sophomore year.
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