• The College Bound Athlete


    If you have the dream to play your chosen sport in college there are some important steps you need to follow starting as early as the 8th grade if you choose!

    You will either need to go through the NCAA or the NAIA Eligibility Center depending on which division the college you choose to attend.  Below you will find links to both the NAIA and the NCAA Eligibility Centers

     It is vital student-athletes plan ahead and take their high school classes seriously.

    Remember: The NAIA and the NCAA portal does not make the coach connections for you.  These are clearing houses that make sure you have completed the proper coursework while in high school and are eligilbe to participate at that next level.  There are several ways to be recruited for college athletes.  If the coaches are not contacting you, sometimes you might need to reach out to them.  You can fill out the prospective athlete form on the college website or email coaches directly to see if there is any interest.  



    NCAA Eligibility Center

    Student-athletes should use the high school timeline as a way to stay on track for meeting NCAA initial-eligibility requirements.

    Remember, NCAA core-course GPA starts in ninth grade!
    Students should start with a free Profile Page account.   Click here for a checklist all students can use.

    Three Divisions of the NCAA 

    NCAA Eligibility Brochure provides a general overview of the NCAA Eligibility Center requirements.

    Complete NCAA College Bound Student Athlete Guide This is the 2022-2023 guide



    The Benefits of playing in the NAIA - NAIA Website 

    PLAY NAIA Eligilibity Center 

    NAIA College Bound Student Athlete guide for NAIA student athletes.


    Community Colleges

    If you are interested in playing at the Community College level it is a great option if you are not quite ready to play at the NAIA or NCAA level.  Many athletes begin at the Community College level and transfer later.  Visit the Community College website that you are interested in and see if they offer the sport you want to participate in.  If they do, contact their coach via either email or the prospective athlete profile page on their website.