Athletes

See links below for information for students who are looking to play athletics in college, at any level:

        1. Sample letter that students may adapt in order to contact coaches by email or through regular mail.
        2. Sample student athlete resume that prospective student athletes may adapt and attach to an initial contact letter.
        3. Tips for student athlete recruitment are also included.

It is important for prospective student athletes to engage actively in the college search and selection process and to consider, as every student should, all of the factors that might make a college a good fit for them, looking beyond any one factor, such as athletics, that may be especially important to their college experience. There may be a number of colleges that have appealing athletic programs, yet some may not fit the student in other important aspects such as academic and social environments, setting, location, size of college, etc.

Students may participate in athletics in college at a variety of levels, including NCAA Divisions 1, 2, or 3, NAIA college athletics, club, or intramural sports.

For students who may participate in college athletics at the Divsion 1 or 2 level of the NCAA, they must go through the eligibility process, starting at the end of junior year. At that time, students may register with the NCAA at the NCAA Eligibility Center and follow the instructions on that site, and on the link included below in order to request a transcript and official SAT or ACT scores to be sent to the NCAA.

For general information on athletic recruitment and NCAA rules, read this document.

For a more complete discussion about college admissions and athletics, please see your counselor and/or Mrs. Batcheller.


REGISTERING WITH THE NCAA ELIGIBILITY CENTER

TIPS FOR ATHLETES

INTRODUCING YOURSELF TO COACHES

SAMPLE COVER LETTER

SAMPLE ATHLETE RESUME