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On March 16, 2016, the Glen-Ed Sports Association presents college night. It was presented and facilitated by Chuck Hentz, Treasurer. Coaches representing some of the NCAA D1, D2, D3, & NAIA divisions participated and answered questions pertaining to the recruiting process and rules.
Thank you to:
- Division 1 – Derek Burton, Women’s Head Coach at Southern Il University at Edwardsville
- Division 2 – John Van Buskirk, Men’s Head Coach Mckendree University
- Division 3 – Chris Swift, Men’s Head Coach Greenville College
- Division 3 – Mark Ward, Men’s Assistant Coach and Former Player, Greenville College
- NAIA – Derek Burton and Chris Swift had several years experience as the head coach at NAIA universities and were able to answer questions.
1. The Player is Responsible – to play soccer in college, the player must own the process. The player is responsible for researching and evaluating schools, contacting college coaches and visit schools but most importantly building a soccer resume that begins with the best high school academic performance as possible.
2. Learn about the System – Be educated about registration and academic registration with the NCAA and NAIA. Below are the presentations from the symposium and other documents from experts associated with the college recruiting process.
- Eligibility center for registration of NCAA college bound athletes.
- Eligibility presentation by Katie Zingg, J.D. Assistant Athletic Director for Compliance at SIUE.
- Eligibility checklist for NCAA college bound athletes.
- Division 1 Academic Eligibility Requirements
- Division 2 Academic Eligibility Requirements
- IYSA Presentation by Caulbert Smith, Assistant Director of Coaching, ILlinois Youth Soccer
- Glen-Ed Presentation by Chuck Hentz, Glen-Ed Soccer Treasurer
3. Typical Terms about Recruiting
REDSHIRT – A term used to describe a student-athlete who does not compete in athletic competition and is granted an extra year of eligibility. A red shirt may practice and travel with the team.
NLI – The National Letter of Intent is a legally binding document that an athlete signs with a school. It signifies the award of athletic scholarship money for one year. It is used at all NCAA D1 and some NCAA D2 institutions. You can only sign one with an NCAA school. It is not used at the D3 level.
PROSPECTIVE STUDENT-ATHLETE – You become a prospective student-athlete S-A when you enter the 9th grade.
CORE COURSES – Core courses such as math, English, science, history, social studies – that the Initial Eligibility uses to determine your eligibility at the D1 and D2 level.
CONTACT PERIOD – During this time, a college coach may have in-person contact with you and/or your parents on or off the college’s campus. The coach may also watch you play or visit your high school. You and your parents may visit a college campus and the coach may write and telephone you during this period.
DEAD PERIOD – A college coach may not have any in-person contact with your or your parents at any time in the dead period. The coach may write and telephone you or your parents during this time.
EVALUATION PERIOD – The college coach may watch you play or visit your high school, but cannot have any in-person conversations with you and your parents off the college’s campus. You and your parents can visit a college campus during this period. A coach may write and telephone you or your parents during this time.
QUIET PERIOD – The college coach may not have any in-person contact with you or your parents off the college’s campus. The coach may not watch you play or visit your high school during this period. You and your parents may visit a college campus during this period.
4. Reference Websites for More Information
www.aie.org – news about the college experience from national publications, financial aid timelines and answers to FAQs.
www.allstudentloan.org – learn the difference between grants, loans and scholarships & calculate how much $ you’ll need for college.
www.aesmentor.org – find links to online college applications, search for colleges and discover your learning type.
www.loans4students.org – apply for student loans and get money management tips.
www.efsi.net – provides a glossary of financial aid terms
www.fastweb.com – will direct you to a list of scholarships for which you may be eligible.
www.student-loanfunding.com – check out student loan funding Ask a Counselor feature.
http://studentaid.ed.gov – a government run site with college planning timelines, access to online version of FAFSA & borrowing tips.
www.wiredscholar.com – what are colleges looking for in applicants? What scholarships do you qualify for? How to evaluate acceptance letters.
www.braintrack.com – contact info for more than 6,900 universities around the world.
www.essayedge.com – offers help for the essay required for your application to colleges.
www.collegeboard.com – administers the SAT, visit for testing dates, fees, test-taking advice and prep.
www.act.org – for ACT dates and locations, fees, and enrollment info