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WHAT IS THE US COLLEGE SPORTS SYSTEM?

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When student-athletes combine their studies with competitive sport (called 'athletics' in the US) at the same time at a regional and national league level.

 

Consists of 4-year & 2-year degree schools.

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There are 3 main tiers ranging from 4-year to 2-year colleges:

  • NCAA (National Collegiate Athletic Association) 

  • NAIA (National Association of Collegiate Athletics)

  • NJCAA (National Junior College Athletic Association)

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NCAA: Large focus on athletics as much as academics.

  • Div I - required to sponsor a minimum of 7 men's sports & 7 women's sports; or 6 men's sports & 8 women's sports

  • Div II - required to sponsor a minimum of 5 men's sports & 5 women's sports; or 4 men's sports & 6 women's sports

  • Div III - Predominantly are made up of private schools

NAIA: Equal focus on athletics than NCAAA. Only one division that is mostly comparable with NCAA Div II & III schools in terms of level of competition, size, & number of enrolments.

NJCAA/CCCAA: consists of community, state & junior colleges, often called JUCO offering 2-year degrees & trade certificates. Offers Div I, II & III athletic programs.

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Many universities/colleges offer physiotherapy, fitness coaching, nutrition advice, sports psychology, academic tutoring, & intensive training programs with world class facilities in order to prepare student-athletes for sporting & academic success.

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Financial Aid such as a athletic & academic scholarships are available at all levels. There are no athletic scholarships offered for NCAA Div III, NJCCA Div III & CCCAA. 

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NCAA - More than 500,000 students

NAIA - More than 77,000 students

NJCAA - Approximately 70,000 students

CCCAA - Approximately 24,000 students

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ABOUT NCSA

As part of the IMG Academy NCSA is a team of over 1,000 passionate experts, mostly former college athletes and coaches.

 

As the largest and most successful recruitment network including over 35,000 college coaches from 37 sports using NCSA to find student athletes, NCSA is committed to finding the best fit for all student-athletes wanting to play college sports.

With the worlds largest recruiting platform to connect directly with college coaches and a search tool to find colleges across the US, NCSA will mentor you and show you how to maximise the platform using it's data driven approach to matching schools in order to be recruited.

DID YOU KNOW?

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The Grade Point Average (GPA) is used for Academic eligibility

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NCAA schools:

Div 1 - 363

Div 2 - 313

Div 3 - 442

NJCAA schools: 525

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More than $3.7 billion in athletic scholarships are offered by Div 1 & 2 schools annually.

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8 of the top 10 world ranked universities are in the USA.

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NJCAA/CCCAA are 2-year colleges offering associate degrees which is often used to transfer to a 4-year college

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90% of US colleges have had at least 1 NCSA student-athlete on their roster.

MAKE IT HAPPEN
WITH OUR HELP

  • Expert guidance from experienced NCSA coaches who will personally help you through the recruitment process

 

  • Get noticed by more than 35,000 college coaches

  • Tailor your search for schools based on your needs and best fit

  • Access resources and tools to assist you with the recruitment process

  • Join the largest and most successful collegiate athletic recruitment network in the world

  • Connect directly with college coaches and recruiters

  • Receive scholarship guidance and access to SAT/ACT test preparation

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PURSUE YOUR PASSION
FOR SPORT

Do you want to continue to develop athletically, master your skills and shine in a competitive environment?

Do you want to obtain a university/college degree or qualification to support you after your sporting career?

IT'S EASY TO START!

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STEP 1

Book a FREE online

call with a SMW representative to

find out more.

Using a Smartphone
STEP 2

Create a FREE online NCSA profile on the app and explore the possibilities.

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STEP 3

Crush the process by engaging NCSA's tools and college expertise

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COLLEGE PROVIDES 

OPPORTUNITIES AND POSSIBILITIES TO

EXPLORE, GROW AND REACH POTENTIAL

TESTIMONIALS

Student-Athlete (Tennis)

I really feel like NCSA doesn’t just give your information to coaches it helps you find the perfect fit for what you are looking for.

 

Writing back to a coach can be hard but NCSA has the tasks to help you improve your emails and how you communicate with coaches.

Parent (Golf)

“NCSA is the only way to condense what could be a completely overwhelming experience into a manageable one. 

 

If you tried to find an appropriate college that matches everything you are looking for, it would be like a needle in a haystack.”

Parent (Field Hockey)

“There are so many things to navigate while looking at how to get recruited by colleges regardless of what sport you are interested in playing.

 

I believe NCSA does a very good job of communicating what colleges are looking for as well as explaining what needs to be done to become noticed by them. It also opens up a lot of new doors to colleges that members may not have even heard of before that may be just the right fit for them.”

US COLLEGE EVENTS

AUSTRALIA

  • College Basketball Clinic - 2024

  • College Golf Clinic - 2024

  • College Hockey Clinic - 2024

  • College Lacrosse Clinic - 2024

  • College Rugby Union Clinic - 2024

  • College Softball Clinic - 2024

  • College Tennis Clinic - 2024

 

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