- register with the NCAA to be cleared for college play. See below for link. There is a fee.
- Locate colleges that have your sport here.
- get noticed by filing a prospective athlete recruiting form on a college's athletics page. Here's an example from Salve Regina University.
- Get in contact with the college coach and arrange to visit their campus (through an admissions tour) and meet with the coach (student should call or email)
- arrange to have a full game taped
- prepare your own highlight reel and keep track of your accomplishments on your resume
- An excellent overview of how to get yourself recruited.
- This helpful expert keeps track of how NCAA rules are changing for the Class of 2022, such as whether NCAA is remaining test optional or not. (breaking news: they are test optional!)
- 10 Questions to ask before considering college athletics
- An excellent, comprehensive guide to college athletics including what to ask on a recruiting trip
- An honest look at what coaches want (and don't want) in potential athletes
- Why you may earn more in an academic scholarship than an athletic one (if your grades are good)
- Really great article written by a football recruit, & valuable info for any prospective college athlete
- An excellent NY Times article on D1 scholarships. An excerpt:
"But the expectations of parents and athletes can differ sharply from the financial and cultural realities of college athletics, according to an analysis by The New York Times of previously undisclosed data from the National Collegiate Athletic Association and interviews with dozens of college and high school officials."
- NCAA Clearinghouse - juniors must register here to become eligible for college play. Take the SAT or ACT and send scores to NCAA - their code is 9999. There is a fee to register at NCAA.
- Information about National Association for Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) rules for eligibility, similar to NCAA. NAIA consists of 300 small-medium sized colleges, many located in the midwest.
- The National Association for College Admissions Counseling, of which Cheverus is a long-time member, publishes Tips for Student Athletes & Their Families
links verified 1/2021