NCAA v NAIA – Collegiate Sports

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Carroll College – Montana – small liberal arts college. 13-1 staff ratio. Great skiing.  1475 students.  Looking to recruit international students.

  • No dominant group
  • 40 majors
  • Undergraduate institution, no teaching assistants
  • Average class size 16.
  • Internship programme.
  • Soccer, cross-country, golf, football team.

Texas Christian University

  • Bigger than Carroll – thousands.
  • Lots of building has been done.
  • Mascot is horned frog.
  • Northern part of Texas – Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex.
  • Lots of sports

 

NCAA

  • Founded 1906
  • in charge of  sports in unis – Div 1, 2 and 3.
  • Div 1 & 2 offer scholarships.
  • Div 3 are academic scholarships not athletic
  • Division 2 institutions are the largest
  • 0-1% of high school students end up professional
  • Division 3 – balance of academics and competitive athletics
  • Better balance than higher levels.  Less competition.
  • Scholarships – limited by NCAA.  Full scholarship – everything (e.g. basketball – track and field, men and women soccer.
  • Partial scholarships
  • Eligibility – reg fee $130, register during junior year (1ère)
  • Have to submit transcripts, leaving certificates, SAT scores
  • SUBMIT ASAP!  Additional info may be necessary
  • They check you’re an amateur.
  • Division 1 – 5 year clock
  • Corresponding with coaches – send emails direct ot university coaches, telephone calls, send videos of yourself in action, find coaches’ email addresses – refer to NCAA Guide for the College Bound Student-Athlete
  • NCAA limits number of scholarships.  Awarded to athletes by coaches and can vary in amount.

 

NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF INTERCOLLEGIATE ATHLETICS

  • founded 1937
  • comparable to NCAA Division 2 and 3
  • 255 member institutions
  • Often religiously-affiliated
  • 13 sports
  • 22 conferences
  • Divisions 1 & 2
  • « Champions of Character » – integrity, respect, responsibility, sportsmanship, servant leadership
  • $120 fee, register just after junior year, submit SATs, reports, translations, class ranking.  Top 50% of class. 860 SAT.
  • Have to be amateurs, never paid for what they have done. Can’t promote producs.

 

Differences between the NCAA and NAIA.

  • Div 1 & 2 – v large research institutions – NAIA – everything smaller
  • Strict coach-student contact rules NCAA – less strict NAIA
  • Scholarships only Div 1 and 2 NCAA, both divisions NAIA

Similarities – must be amateurs, minimum academic standards.  Limits on semesters of competition.

Certain sports recruit v early – e.g. women’s soccer recruit 2 years earlier.  As long as the students visit at their own expense.

Internationals mostly in track, tennis and golf…but in basketball as well for example.

Minimum academic requirements in NCAA – check details for your country.