NCAA Eligibility

NCAA Eligibility Night  -Thursday November 12th, 2015, 5:00 - 8:00pm (Santa Barbara High School).
This is an important  night to discuss eligibility requirements and questions related to recruitment and taking the right classes to keep you in order to graduate and to be able to compete in athletics after high school.  Please plan to attend this important meeting if you have any desire to play college athletics at any level.




Academic Standards
The NCAA Eligibility Center verifies the academic and amateur status of all student-athletes who wish to compete in Division I or II athletics.  College-bound student-athletes who want to practice, compete and receive athletically related financial aid during their first year at a Division I or II school need to meet the following requirements imposed by the NCAA... [more].

Transcripts
Q: "I filled out the NCAA Clearinghouse Application and they want me to send them a transcript.  How do I do this?"  
A: Once your fill out your NCAA clearinghouse application, you will be asked to provide the clearinghouse an official copy of your transcript.  To do so, you can either request your transcript to be sent online by parchment.com or print out the request for transcript form provided by the clearinghouse and bring it to the SMHS Registrar (Mrs. Espino).  

Amateurism
Amateurism certification ensures that NCAA amateurism regulations are applied uniformly for incoming student-athletes. The process is a collaborative effort among student-athletes, NCAA member schools and the NCAA Eligibility Center., which determines initial amateur and academic eligibility... [more].

Initial-eligibility waivers
The initial-eligibility waiver process assists prospective student-athletes who do not meet the academic initial-eligibility standards... [more].

Recruiting
NCAA member schools have adopted rules to create an equitable recruiting environment that promotes student-athlete well-being. The rules define who may be involved in the recruiting process, when recruiting may occur and the conditions under which recruiting may be conducted. Recruiting rules seek, as much as possible, to control intrusions into the lives of student-athletes. The NCAA defines recruiting as “any solicitation of prospective student-athletes or their parents by an institutional staff member or by a representative of the institution’s athletics interests for the purpose of securing a prospective student-athlete’s enrollment and ultimate participation in the institution’s intercollegiate athletics program... [more].

View the 2012-2013 NCAA Recruiting Calendars

Tryouts
Only Division I men’s basketball is allowed to hold tryouts. Those tryouts are limited to prospective student-athletes who are seniors in high school, junior college transfers or four-year transfers who have completed their basketball season. They also must be on an official or unofficial visit to the campus...[more].

The on-campus evaluations are limited to two hours per week, whether during the collegiate season or out of it. The two hours must take place during the regular allowable practice time (20 hours during the season, eight hours out of it).

Division II schools are allowed to hold one practice or tryout for a college-bound student-athlete on its campus as long as the student-athlete is a high-school senior who is enrolled in a term other than the term in which the traditional season in the sport occurs. The school may conduct a medical examination of the student-athlete, and the tryout may include tests to evaluate the student-athlete’s strength, speed, agility and sport skills. The tryout may include competition except in football, ice hockey, lacrosse, soccer and wrestling. The tryout is limited to the length of the school’s normal practice period in the sport, but in no event can it be longer than two hours. The school may loan equipment and clothing to the college-bound student-athlete during the tryout.

Division III schools are not allowed to hold practice tryouts with college-bound student-athletes.

Division I Toolkit

Division II Toolkit


Sample Letters for Student Athletes (see samples letters below)


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