The Student Athlete
Interested in playing a sport in college?
College athletics has 2 main governing bodies, the NCAA and the NAIA.
Both organizations have a strict set of criteria (including a required number of math, science, history and English classes and GPA requirements) students must meet to be eligible to play under either organization.
Students interested in playing their sport at the collegiate level should talk to their coach about the recruitment process and create profiles on both NAIA and NCAA. Students cannot be officially scouted until they have cleared registration on the NCAA webpage, NAIA webpage, or both, depending on which governing body schools of interest fall under.
The creation of student profiles does cost money. Students eligible for free/reduced lunch are eligible for NCAA and NAIA fee waivers. Please see your College and Career Counselor for more information.
The NCAA stands for the National Collegiate Athletic Association. Students can learn more about creating a profile and eligibility requirements at NCAA Eligibility Center
Additional NCAA Resources:
Learn more about what it takes to qualify to play at the next level - click here!
The NAIA stands for the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics. Students can learn more about creating a profile and eligibility requirements at Eligibility Center Resources - NAIA