September 18, 2016

Resources

RESOURCES FOR PLAYERS & PARENTS

THE FOLLOWING ARE LINKS TO INFORMATION AND RESOURCES TO AID PLAYERS & PARENTS WITH THE RECRUITING PROCESS.

NCAA RULES & RESOURCES:

       NCAA – MAIN HOMEPAGE FOR THE NCAA

        NAIA – MAIN HOMEPAGE FOR THE NAIA

        NJCAA – MAIN HOMEPAGE FOR THE NJCAA

        NCAA RECRUITING RULES DEFINITIONS

NOT SURE WHAT A COACH IS SAYING TO YOU WHEN THEN MENTION A “DEAD PERIOD” OR WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A “CONTACT” AND AN “EVALUATION”.  THIS SITE   PROVIDES AN OVERVIEW OF COMMON NCAA RECRUITING TERMS.

        NCAA SOFTBALL RECRUITING CALENDAR

THE NCAA REGULATES WHEN COACHES FROM DI AND DII SCHOOLS ARE ABLE TO GO “OUT ON THE ROAD” TO EVALUATE PLAYERS AS WELL AS WHEN THEY MAY MEET WITH PLAYERS ON THEIR CAMPUS.  THIS WEBSITE HAS LINKS TO DI AND DII RECRUITING CALENDARS FOR SOFTBALL.  DIII SCHOOLS CURRENTLY DO NOT FOLLOW A RECRUITING CALENDAR FOR SOFTBALL.

        NCAA RECRUITING RULES

        2015-16 NCAA RECRUITING GUIDE (PDF)

NCAA COACHES MUST FOLLOW STRICT RECRUITING RULES, AND OFTEN THESE RULES PROHIBIT COACHES FROM BEING ABLE TO SPEAK WITH YOU OR YOUR PARENTS AT A TOURNAMENT.  IT IS NOT THAT THEY WOULD NOT LIKE TO SAY HELLO, BUT DOING SO AT A TIME THAT IS NOT ALLOWED BY THE NCAA COULD AFFECT THEIR ABILITY TO BE ABLE TO RECRUIT YOU.  TO HELP YOU UNDERSTAND THE “DOS & DON’T ” LINKS TO DI, DII AND DIII RECRUITING RULES CAN BE FOUND HERE.

        NCAA ELIGIBILITY AND RECRUITING INFORMATION

        NCAA RULES COMPLIANCE

THESE LINKS PROVIDES INFORMATION ON HOW STUDENT-ATHLETES CAN COMPLY WITH NCAA BYLAWS IN ORDER TO COMPETE IN INTERCOLLEGIATE ATHLETICS. IT INCLUDES INFORMATION ON WHAT HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS NEED TO DO TO BE ELIGIBLE TO COMPETE THEIR FIRST YEAR IN COLLEGE, AS WELL AS GUIDELINES THAT COACHES AND PROSPECTIVE STUDENT-ATHLETES MUST FOLLOW DURING THE RECRUITING PROCESS.

        NCAA ELIGIBILITY CENTER/CLEARINGHOUSE

        NCAA GUIDE FOR THE COLLEGE BOUND STUDENT-ATHLETE – SITE DEALING SPECIFICALLY WITH AMATEURISM ELIGIBILITY, ACADEMIC ELIGIBILITY AND THE CERTIFICATION PROCESS WITH THE ELIGIBILITY CENTER

THE NCAA ELIGIBILITY CENTER IS WHERE YOU WILL FIND LINKS TO REGISTER WITH THE NCAA CLEARINGHOUSE, AS WELL AS FIND OTHER HELPFUL LINKS THAT WILL PROVIDE YOU MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE NCAA, THE DIFFERENCES BETWEEN DI, DII, AND DIII SCHOOLS, AND ADDITIONAL NCAA RESOURCES TO HELP YOU WITH THE COLLEGE RECRUITING PROCESS.

        NATIONAL LETTER OF INTENT (NLI)

HERE YOU WILL FIND INFORMATION ABOUT THE NATIONAL LETTER OF INTENT INCLUDING SIGNING DATES, RULES AND GUIDELINES, FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS AND MORE.

COLLEGE BOARD:

        COLLEGE SEARCH

THE COLLEGE BOARD’S MISSION IS TO CONNECT STUDENTS TO COLLEGE SUCCESS AND OPPORTUNITY.  ON THIS SITE YOU WILL FIND INFORMATION ABOUT THE COLLEGE SEARCH PROCESS, COLLEGE PLANNING, FINANCIAL AID RESOURCES AND INFORMATION AND MORE.

SAT/ACT TESTING DATES:

         ACT

         SAT

FINANCIAL AID RESOURCES:

      US DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION STUDENT LOAN CENTER – GO HERE TO FIND INFORMATION AND HAVE YOUR QUESTIONS ANSWERED ABOUT FEDERAL STUDENT FINANCIAL AID AND LOAN PROGRAMS, DOWNLOAD FAFSA FORMS AND CONNECT WITH LOAN OFFICERS THAT CAN ASSIST YOU THROUGH THE APPLICATION.

         FINAID.COM – THE SMART STUDENT GUIDE TO FINANCIAL AID

         FASTWEB.COM – ANOTHER GREAT FINANCIAL AID RESOURCE

         ONLINE COLLEGES.ORG – ONLINECOLLEGES.ORG CONNECTS PROSPECTIVE STUDENTS DIRECTLY TO ON-LINE COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES. WERE DEDICATED TO HELPING PEOPLE FURTHER THEIR EDUCATION AND CAREER GOALS AND AS SUCH, WE ONLY PROMOTE ACCREDITED ON-LINE DEGREE PROGRAMS. WE ALSO SET OURSELVES APART BY FEATURING A DATABASE CONTAINING ONLY NOT-FOR-PROFIT SCHOOLS. THIS MAKES US A UNIQUE RESOURCE FOR STUDENTS WHO ARE NOT INTERESTED IN ATTENDING FOR-PROFIT INSTITUTIONS.

NFCA RECRUITING RESOURCES:

       NFCA RECRUITING CAMP INFORMATION

        NFCA RECRUITING BROCHURE

        NCSA RECRUIT EDUCATION – CREATE YOUR SOFTBALL RECRUITING PROFILE

OTHER LINKS THAT ARE HELPFUL OR HOLD USEFUL INFORMATION:

      SCHOLARSHIPSTATS.COM : 2014 COLLAGE SOFTBALL SCHOLARSHIP STATS COLLEGE SOFTBALL & SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

         ATHNET : GET RECRUITED & FIND A SCHOLARSHIP

         MYBLUEPRINTSTORY: CHRISTIAN COLLEGE / UNIVERSITY’S LINK

         NCSA: IF YOU WANT TO PLAY IN COLLEGE BUT FOR THEIR CLUB TEAM

         PREPARE STUDENT FOR FRESHMAN YEAR ARTICLE

         D1 SOFTBALL SCHOOLS : LIST OF DI SOFTBALL SCHOOLS W/ LINKS

         DII SOFTBALL SCHOOLS : LIST OF DII SOFTBALL SCHOOLS W/LINKS

         DIII SOFTBALL SCHOOLS : LIST OF DIII SOFTBALL SCHOOLS W/LINKS

         COLLEGE SPORTS SCHOLARSHIPS

         COLLEGE PREP 101: A SITE THAT EVERY PARENT AND PLAYER SHOULD VISIT

         NJCAA : NATIONAL JUNIOR COLLEGE ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION

         NAIA : NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF INTERCOLLEGIATE

         NAIA : PLAY NAIA ELIGIBILITY CENTER

         NAIA SOFTBALL SCHOOLS

         LINKATHLETICS.COM: Best up to date website for softball College websites