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Q: When is it legal to send emails or videos to a college coach?

By Test Account March 25, 2019 | All Highlight Video Tips NCAA Rules What to Expect: Year-by-Year

A: Any time. High school prospective student-athletes can call or email college coaches at any time at their own expense. The rules only apply to when coaches are able to contact prospective student-athletes or their families. You can reach out to them at any time! Realistically, if you don’t have...

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Q: What grade to college coaches start looking at you?

By 1001Recruit Tips March 16, 2019 | All Evaluations Getting Noticed NCAA Rules What to Expect: Year-by-Year

A: While they can’t contact you until sometime around your junior year (it varies by sport), coaches are researching and compiling lists of top sophomores and freshmen, sometimes even younger. Coaches work off a list of players that they are recruiting, let’s call it their ‘Watch List.’ They are constantly...

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Q: Will colleges give you free tickets to a game for an Unofficial Visit?

By 1001recruittips August 12, 2018 | All Campus Visits (Official & Unofficial) NCAA Rules

A: Yes, during an Unofficial Visit, the institution may offer a maximum of three complimentary admissions (issued only through a pass list) to a home athletics event at any facility within a 30-mile radius of a member institution’s main campus, in which the institution’s intercollegiate team practices or competes. The...

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Q: What’s the difference between an Official Visit and Unofficial Visit?

By 1001recruittips August 12, 2018 | All Campus Visits (Official & Unofficial) NCAA Rules

A: 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.” During an Official Visit the college can pay for transportation to and from...

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Q: If a coach invites you to camp, will they cover the cost? Does that count as an Official Visit?

By 1001recruittips August 08, 2018 | All Camps Campus Visits (Official & Unofficial) NCAA Rules

A: No, all campers – regardless if invited or offered scholarships already or not – must pay the same price for camp. The NCAA mandates that it’s… “Impermissible to provide a reduced or free admission to an athletics award winner or any individual being recruited by the institution.” All camp...

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Q: What is an NCAA Core Course? Do all of my classes count towards the required GPA needed for athletic scholarships?

By 1001recruittips August 05, 2018 | Academics All NCAA Rules

A: From the NCAA…A core course must: • Be an academic course in one or a combination of these areas: English (English 1-4, American Literature, creative writing), Math (Algebra 1-3, Geometry, statistics), Natural of physical science (biology, chemistry, physics), Social science (American History, civics, government) or additional areas (comparative religion,...

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Q: Is it mandatory that I register for the NCAA Eligibility Center, and when do I need to do so?

By 1001recruittips August 05, 2018 | Academics All NCAA Rules Parents

A: Yes, in order to play either NCAA DI or DII sports you must be cleared through the NCAA Eligibility Center, a process that requires you to register online at www.EligibilityCenter.org. It’s best to register at the end of your sophomore season or early in your junior year to make...

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Could I Sign with a Lower Level and Plan to Transfer in a Year or Two to a Higher Division?

By 1001recruittips August 01, 2018 | All Committing NCAA Rules Scholarship Offers

Does your plan include signing with a school, and then jumping ship in a year or two to greener pastures? Is it possible, yes. Is it your best option, probably not. If you are considering this option, you are likely not getting the offers that you are interested in, or...

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Dealing with Negative Issues with the NCAA

By 1001recruittips August 01, 2018 | Academics All Improvements NCAA Rules

The NCAA and their rules and member institutions make up a very complex and powerful world. As you are submitting information to the NCAA Eligibility Center and working towards admission and enrollment to your chosen university you may encounter setbacks. You may have academic credit deficiencies, questions and investigations into...

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Full Scholarships vs. Partial Scholarships

By 1001recruittips August 01, 2018 | All NCAA Rules Scholarship Offers

Most NCAA scholarships are not “full rides,” and it’s important to know because all schools vary with tuition costs, as well as the difference between in-state and out-of-state tuition. FULL SCHOLARSHIPS: Chances are more likely to receive a full NCAA DI or DII scholarship in “head count” sports — men’s...

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Education Impacting Disabilities: How to Request Accommodation for Imparement

By 1001recruittips August 01, 2018 | Academics All NCAA Rules

From the NCAA… For academic eligibility purposes, the NCAA defines an education-impacting disability as a current impairment that has a substantial educational impact on a student’s academic performance and requires accommodation. Some of the most common EIDs: • Learning disabilities or disorders. • Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. • Mental health...

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How to Report Your SAT/ACT Scores to Eligibility Center

By 1001recruittips August 01, 2018 | Academics All NCAA Rules

Be sure to report SAT/ACT scores directly to the Eligibility Centers when registering: NCAA: Code 9999 NAIA: Code 9876

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