You can now view the NCAA Program (that took place on December 15) on YouTube. A Division I Assistant Athletic Director for Compliance discusses the eligibility process, how to communicate with coaches, what to expect from the recruiting process, the impact of COVID-19 on the process and different resources available to student athletes.
NCAA Eligibility Center COVID-19 Response
The CIAC has been communicating with the NCAA eligibility center to understand how initial student-athlete eligibility may be impacted by COVID-19. The NCAA has been very responsive and has published the NCAA Eligibility Center COVID-19 Response FAQs to to learn more about their response to COVID-19.
If you are Interested in playing college sports, the NCAA Eligibility website has a lot of interesting information. This website was designed by the NCAA to help high school student-athletes successfully transition to college. It includes general information about Division I, II and III and provides a broad look at the initial eligibility process.
What is the NCAA Eligibility Center? The Eligibility Center reviews prospective student-athletes to ensure they meet certain academic and amateurism standards. All student-athletes intending to play NCAA Division I or II sports need to register with the Eligibility Center. Students should register in sophomore or junior year. Student-athletes planning to participate in NCAA Division III or club/intramural sports do not need to register.
Please Visit the NCAA website for more Educational Resources.
The following resources are designed for high school student-athletes, parents, coaches and other who help students successfully navigate the initial-eligibility process.
Some of the available resources are:
- Guide for the College-Bound Student-Athlete: A comprehensive guide to the initial-eligibility process.
- 2020-2021 NCAA Eligibility Center Brochure
- Guide to Division I Eligibility Requirements
- Guide to Division II Eligibility Requirements
- NCAA Division III Release Form
Other Reference Information websites
- National Letter of Intent is a website that has useful information and can answer your questions about NLI signing
- The recruiting process for Division I men’s college basketball An overview for recruits and their families
For more information about playing sports in college, talk to your counselor!!