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The Student-Athlete & College Recruiting Handbook


The Student Athlete and College Recruiting Handbook is a reference guide families can use to help prepare for college athletics and the recruiting process. This book covers ALL sports and provides athletes and parents information about academic eligibility, recruiting rules and regulations, sport-specific participation, & athletic scholarships. It is your ultimate “How to Guide” to walk you through the recruiting process.


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Weight 1.0 lbs
Dimensions 5.5 × 8.5 in

Table of Contents

Introduction 7
Evaluating Your Child’s Talent 8
Dealing with Academics 9
The NCAA Initial Eligibility Requirements 10
The Standardized Tests 27
The NCAA Eligibility Center 37
The NAIA Eligibility Requirements 46
Transferring 48
Related Internet Sites 56
Athletics Strength Training 57
The Psychological Factor in Sports 61
NCAA Scholarship Limits 65
NAIA & NJCAA Scholarship Limits 66
NCAA Division I Recruiting Standards 67
Goal Setting 85
The Three Options of Marketing 89
Creating a Marketing Package 95
National Collegiate Scouting Association 100
General Recruiting Guidelines 109
Divisional Recruiting Guidelines 116
NCAA Division I Recruiting Calendars 126
NCAA Division II Recruiting Calendars 136
Creating a Recruiting Plan 140
Verbal Acceptance 147
National Letter of Intent 148
Walking-On as an Option 153
After You Commit 160
Understanding Key Words & Terms 161
Appendix A
  Colleges with Athletics 165
College Listing 167
Appendix B
Nat’l Governing Bodies & Organizations 187