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  1. Yellow Chip Athletes –We Try Harder Jorge Acosta – AugustanaCollege Suzanne Broski – St. Xavier University Naomi Ewing – Woodlands Academy Sandie Gilbert – Stonehill College Eric Gilbert – Deerfield High School Maloree Johnson – St. Xavier University IACAC Conference – May 4, 2012

  2. Participation High School to NCAA • 3.1% - Men’s Basketball • 3.5% - Women’s Basketball • 6.0% - Football • 6.4% - Baseball • 10.6% - Ice Hockey • 5.6% - Men’s Soccer Estimated statistics from www.ncaa.org Provided by Ross Grippi, Baldwin-Wallace College

  3. Participation NCAA to Professional Sports • 1.2% - Men’s Basketball • 0.9% - Women’s Basketball • 1.7% - Football • 8.9% - Baseball • 3.8% - Ice Hockey • 1.6% - Men’s Soccer Estimated statistics from www.ncaa.org Provided by Ross Grippi, Baldwin-Wallace College

  4. Comparing the Levels I 167,089 student-athletes II 93,510 student-athletes III 169,702 student-athletes Club www.ncaa.org Provided by Ross Grippi, Baldwin-Wallace College

  5. NCAA Division III • 2000 – 2001 81,423 student-athletes • 2009 – 2010 169,702 student-athletes There is a school and varsity program for most student-athletes if the school is the right fit www.ncaa.org Estimated 2,000,000 student-athletes are playing club sports in college www.nytimes.com/2008/12/02/sports/02club.html Provided by Ross Grippi, Baldwin-Wallace College

  6. Student Survey Summary 51 Respondents • 52.9% male; 47.1% female • 43.1% current high school seniors • Most (68%) interested in NCAA Div. III • Wide range of sports represented

  7. Student Survey Summary • Most (45.8%) began the athletic recruiting process in 11th grade • Most common method of communication was email • 55.8% considered not pursuing sport in college

  8. Student Survey Summary Who initiated most of the communication?

  9. Student Survey Summary

  10. My Personal Experiencesas a student athlete • Beginning the athletic search • Communication • Type • Frequency • With whom • Schools visited • What impressed me most/why • How my criteria changed (or didn’t) over time • Experience with merit money • Pressure to commit • Most difficult part of the process • Final answer – why I chose my college

  11. Helpful Tips for Students:Beginning the Process • Prospective athlete questionnaire/follow-up • Subjective vs. non-subjective sports • Athletic safety schools • Research specific team programs • Introductory email • Athletic schedule • Recruiting tape • Extremely effective • Must not be professional • Youtube • Examples

  12. Helpful Tips for Students:Continuing Communication“See and be seen” • Camps • Personal connections • Clarify recruiting time-frame • Official/unofficial visits • Sample phrases to utilize (handout)

  13. Cautionary Notes • Importance of student initiating/maintaining contact • Parental role • Assuming interest level of coach • Playing time • Scholarship and merit money • Effect of non-communication • By college • By student

  14. Making the Decision • Working with “deadlines” • Notify all coaches • Enrollment deposit as commitment

  15. Resources • NCAA Recruiting Calendar/Guides • http://www.ncaa.org/wps/portal/ncaahome?WCM_GLOBAL_CONTEXT=/ncaa/ncaa/legislation+and+governance/eligibility+and+recruiting/recruiting/recruiting+calendars/index.html • NCAA High School Portal: • https://web1.ncaa.org/hsportal/exec/links?linksSubmit=ShowActiveLinks • Guide for the college bound student athlete • Which colleges sponsor which sports • Rankings/statistics • Eligibility rules and worksheet • Presentations for counselors and students • More

  16. Questions/Discussion