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FAQ – SABA

Frequently Asked Questions

You most likely won’t hear back initially due to NCAA regulations & recruitment timeline.  Keep contacting them via email, text, phone. Be persistent.  Educate yourself on the recruitment timelines & rules as they vary from D1, D2, D3, JC, & NAIA.  DI schools cannot initiate contact directly with you until July 1st of your Junior Year. They can communicate with you via your club or HS coach.  Continue to send emails w/game schedules, player profile, recruiting video’s, etc.  Just because they do NOT contact you directly before your Junior year do not assume you shouldn’t be contacting them.

A National Letter of Intent (NLI) is signed by a college-bound student-athlete when the student-athlete agrees to attend a Division I or II college or university for one academic year. Participating institutions agree to provide financial aid for one academic year to the student-athlete as long as the student-athlete is admitted to the school and is eligible for financial aid under NCAA rules. Other forms of financial aid do not guarantee the student-athlete financial aid. The National Letter of Intent is voluntary and not required for a student-athlete to receive financial aid or participate in sports.  Signing a National Letter of Intent ends the recruiting process since participating schools are prohibited from recruiting student-athletes who have already signed letters with other participating schools. A student-athlete who has signed a National Letter of Intent may request a release from his or her contract with the school. If a student-athlete signs a National Letter of Intent with one school but attends a different school, he or she will lose one full year of eligibility and must complete a full academic year at their new school before being eligible to compete. Signing Dates: November 13 – August 1

College-bound student-athletes preparing to enroll in a Division I or Division II school need to register with the NCAA Eligibility Center to ensure they have met amateurism standards and are academically prepared for college coursework. You need to create a Certification Account to make official visits to Divisions I and II schools or to sign a National Letter of Intent.  You can also register & create a profile if “undecided” or planning to attend a Division III school.

How Do I Register?: https://web3.ncaa.org/ecwr3/

Questions?: http://www.ncaa.org/student-athletes/future/student-athlete-faq-search

Your Player Profile is a great way to share detailed information about your academic and athletic accomplishments with college coaches.  This is much like a resume of your playing experience, athletic & academic accolades, community service, & leadership experiences. This should be clean, concise, & continually updated.  There is no perfect way, be creative & create it to fit your personality. Details to include: Your contact information; soccer accomplishments/accolades; GPA, SAT/ACT scores; a small blurb about who you are & why you would want to attend their school & what you can offer as a player; references contact information including your club coach & a personal reference; extracurricular activities & leadership experiences

Frequently Asked Questions

Any visit to a college campus by a college-bound student-athlete or his or her parents paid for by the college is an official visit. Visits paid for by college-bound student-athletes or their parents are unofficial visits. For NCAA DI and DII schools, you’re allowed up to 5 official visits and can only take one visit per school. For NCAA DIII and NAIA schools, there is no limit on the number of official visits you can take, but you can only take one visit per school.

NCAA, NAIA, & the NJCAA all have different recruiting rules & timelines. To keep informed of the latest policies review their websites regularly & keep informed of which schools fall under each of these categories as you are contacting them.

NCAA: http://www.ncaa.org/student-athletes/future

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In short, a college ID soccer camp provides aspiring college players a snapshot of collegiate soccer in a competitive and challenging environment. It’s an excellent opportunity for the serious soccer player to be seen by top D1, D2, and D3 coaches, and create connections for the future.

Make contact with the coaches. Review the list of college coaches who will be attending the camp. Be vocal & positive on the   field. Train Hard, Play Hard, Run Hard. Show respect to all coaches & players. Request feedback & follow up.