Parent Night Notes


PLAYERS: if you’re not using social media to help your recruiting, there is a good chance it is hurting it.

Quick checklist: 

  1. What’s your bio look like? Grad Class, gpa, link to film? 

  1. What’s your content say about you? 

  1. Be careful who you follow and what you like!

Spring Recruiting Hudl Checklist…

✔️ Updated Height/Weight

✔️ Updated Twitter link

✔️ Contact info on front page (coaches can only see the info in “about” section if they pay for subscription)

✔️ Updated HL

✔️ Correct Grad Yr

✔️ Correct HS

✅ Spring Recruiting Checklist 

🐦 Follow your position coach

🎥 Update your @Hudl film

📄 Know your GPA/Class Rank

🎯 Know your Test Score

⌚️ Be on time for class/workouts

📚 Finish the semester strong

Make yourself easy to be recruited!

Great $10.00 course on getting players the best chance at recruitment

How do I get cleared by the NCAA Eligibility Center?

The process of getting cleared by the NCAA requires steps that need to be completed by you, your high school councilor, the SAT or ACT testing organization and the university recruiting you. There are a couple important things to remember about getting cleared by the NCAA. First, registering for and getting cleared by the NCAA does not get you recruited. It only determines your eligibility once coaches are prepared to offer you a scholarship. Second, you will not be officially cleared by the NCAA until your final transcripts are sent by your high school after you graduate.

Every year nearly 100,000 athletes who register with the NCAA Eligibility Center and never have their final eligibility status evaluated because their information was never requested by a college coach. This means before you register with the NCAA and begin the process of determining your eligibility you need to make sure you are getting recruited by an NCAA DI or DII coach. You should be getting recruited before you are registering with the NCAA.

If you are ready to register with the NCAA, here are the steps you need to complete in order to work towards getting cleared.

At the beginning or middle of your Junior year, create your account with the NCAA at  and complete the initial questions.

At the end of your Junior year have your high school send official transcripts by email or electronically through there connection with the NCAA.

Have your SAT or ACT test scores sent to the NCAA by entering the correct code when taking the test or going to the testing agency website and having them sent once you get the results.

After each semester or quarter of your senior year have your high school resend your transcripts to the NCAA.

At the end of your senior year you need to have your final transcripts sent as soon as possible to avoid getting put behind the crush of student athletes registering.

Here are the things that need to be done by other organizations in order to make sure you get cleared. If you do not complete these steps, you will not get cleared.

Your high school counselor is responsible for getting your official transcripts sent to the NCAA. This can happen by sending them through the mail or by sending them electronically. You are not able to send transcripts on your own.

The SAT or ACT testing agency will need to send your test scores directly to the NCAA.

You need to make sure you are being recruited by an NCAA DI or DII school and they request your information be processed by adding you to an Institutional Request List (IRL). If you are not being recruited or your information is not requested by a university via an IRL you will never be cleared by the NCAA.

  • What are the NCAA core course requirements?
  • While the specific NCAA course requirements vary slightly between Division 1 and Division 2, you must complete 16 core courses in order to earn NCAA academic eligibility and enroll at your school of choice. Be aware that 10 of the 16 core courses must be completed for NCAA academic eligibility before your seventh semester (senior year) of high school. There are no NCAA course requirements for Division 3 eligibility as you must simply meet the admissions standards for the institution you wish to attend to compete with full eligibility in accordance with the NCAA academic requirements.

  • NCAA Division 1 core course requirements:

  • Four years of English

    Three years of math (Algebra 1 or higher)

    Two years of natural/physical science (including one year of lab science if your high school offers it)

    One additional year of English, math or natural/physical science

    Two years of social science

    Four additional years of English, math, natural/physical science, social science, foreign language, comparative religion or philosophy

  • NCAA Division 2 core course requirements:

  • Three years of English

    Two years of math (Algebra 1 or higher)

    Two years of natural or physical science (including one years of lab science if your high school offers it)

    Three additional years of English, math or natural/physical science

    Two years of social science

    Four additional years of English, math, natural/physical science, social science, foreign language, comparative religion or philosophy

    What are the NCAA GPA requirements for an athletic scholarship in each division?

    In order to receive full NCAA academic eligibility to compete your freshman year, you must achieve at least a 2.3 GPA in your core courses for Division 1 and a 2.2 GPA for Division 2 to fulfill the NCAA GPA requirements. There are no set NCAA GPA requirements for Division 3 as schools set their own admissions standards you must meet in order to compete. These GPA standards are outlined in the overall NCAA academic requirements.

    The lowest GPA you can maintain and still receive an athletic scholarship as a partial qualifier at a Division 1 or Division 2 institution is a 2.0 on a 4.0 scale. However, you would not be cleared to compete in your first year while receiving an academic redshirt.

    GPA requirements to receive NCAA academic eligibility will vary based on the NCAA sliding scale that factors in your best SAT combined score or ACT sum score, according to the NCAA academic requirements. It’s important that you maintain the NCAA GPA requirements for NCAA academic eligibility to maximize your recruitment and earn an athletic scholarship.

    How is your GPA calculated?

    Your GPA used to determine NCAA academic eligibility will be calculated using only your 16 approved core courses outlined in the NCAA academic requirements. As stated on, your core-course GPA will be calculated on a 4.000 scale. One academic semester for a class counts for 0.5 of a core course credit, while one academic trimester of a class counts for 0.34 of a core course credit. You receive 1.0 course credit for any class taken for a period of one year or longer.

    NCAA Division I and Division II Core-Course GPA Worksheet

    In order to calculate your estimated core-course GPA to ensure you remain on track to meet NCAA GPA requirements for academic eligibility, divide the total number of quality points for all your core courses by the total number of core-course units you have completed. Multiply the points for each grade you have received by the amount of credit you have earned for each class to determine quality points.

    To calculate quality points, letter grades are awarded the following point totals:

    A: 4 points

    B: 3 points

    C: 2 points

    D: 1 point

    For core courses in which you earn an A, for example, you receive 4.00 quality points for a full-year course (4 points x 1.00 units). Additionally, you receive 2.00 quality points for a semester course in which you earn an A grade (4 points x 0.50 units), as well as 1.36 quality points for a trimester course in which you also earn an A grade (4 points x 0.34 units). You will use the same calculations to determine quality points earned for B, C and D grades, according to the NCAA academic requirements.

    What SAT or ACT scores do you need? How are they calculated?

    Use the NCAA sliding scale to determine the exact SAT combined score or ACT sum score you need to earn NCAA academic eligibility relative to your core-course GPA. The SAT combined score is calculated by simply adding the reading and math subscores. The ACT sum score is calculated by the English, math, reading and science subscores on the test.

    You may take either the SAT or ACT as many times as you would like before enrolling at the college of your choice. According to the NCAA academic requirements, your best subscores from each test will be used to determine your combined score to meet NCAA SAT requirements or ACT sum score, no matter how many times you take the test.

    The NCAA Sliding Scale: What is it? How do you use it to determine eligibility?

    The NCAA sliding scale allows you to determine the necessary SAT combined score or ACT sum score you will need along with your core-course GPA to earn NCAA academic eligibility to a Division 1 or Division 2 school as a college freshman. The term “sliding scale” simply means that your required test score will vary depending on your core-course GPA, which must be at least a 2.300 to meet the NCAA Division 1 academic requirements or a 2.200 to meet the NCAA Division 2 academic requirements.

    For example, if you graduate high school with exactly a 2.300 GPA in your core courses, you must have at least a 980 combined score to meet the NCAA SAT requirements or a 75 ACT sum score in order to meet the NCAA academic requirements for Division 1. Likewise, if you feature a stronger 3.000 core-course GPA, you can afford a lower test score and receive NCAA academic eligibility with a 720 SAT combined score or 52 ACT sum score. The NCAA sliding scale does vary slightly for Division 2 eligibility as you can see from the charts below.

    NCAA Division I Sliding Scale

    Use for Division I beginning August 1, 2016


    for Aid and Practice GPA

    for Competition SAT ACT

    3.550 4.000 400 37

    3.525 3.975 410 38

    3.500 3.950 420 39

    3.475 3.925 430 40

    3.450 3.900 440 41

    3.425 3.875 450 41

    3.400 3.850 460 42

    3.375 3.825 470 42

    3.350 3.800 480 43

    3.325 3.775 490 44

    3.300 3.750 500 44

    3.275 3.725 510 45

    3.250 3.700 520 46

    3.225 3.675 530 46

    3.200 3.650 540 47

    3.175 3.625 550 47

    3.150 3.600 560 48

    3.125 3.575 570 49

    3.100 3.550 580 49

    3.075 3.525 590 50

    3.050 3.500 600 50

    3.025 3.475 610 51

    3.000 3.450 620 52

    2.975 3.425 630 52

    2.950 3.400 640 53

    2.925 3.375 650 53

    2.900 3.350 660 54

    2.875 3.325 670 55

    2.850 3.300 680 56

    2.825 3.275 690 56

    2.800 3.250 700 57

    2.775 3.225 710 58

    2.750 3.200 720 59

    2.725 3.175 730 60

    2.700 3.150 740 61

    2.675 3.125 750 61

    2.650 3.100 760 62

    2.625 3.075 770 63

    2.600 3.050 780 64

    2.575 3.025 790 65

    2.550 3.000 800 66

    2.525 2.975 810 67

    2.500 2.950 820 68

    2.475 2.925 830 69

    2.450 2.900 840 70

    2.425 2.875 850 70

    2.400 2.850 860 71

    2.375 2.825 870 72

    2.350 2.800 880 73

    2.325 2.775 890 74

    2.300 2.750 900 75

    2.275 2.725 910 76

    2.250 2.700 920 77

    2.225 2.675 930 78

    2.200 2.650 940 79

    2.175 2.625 950 80

    2.150 2.600 960 81

    2.125 2.575 970 82

    2.100 2.550 980 83

    2.075 2.525 990 84

    2.050 2.500 1000 85

    2.025 2.475 1010 86

    2.000 2.450 1020 86

    2.425 1030 87

    2.400 1040 88

    2.375 1050 89

    2.350 1060 90

    2.325 1070 91

    2.300 1080 93

    NCAA Division 2 Sliding Scale

    Core GPA SAT ACT

    3.300+ 400 37

    3.275 410 38

    3.250 430 39

    3.225 440 40

    3.200 460 41

    3.175 470 41

    3.150 490 42

    3.125 500 42

    3.100 520 43

    3.075 530 44

    3.050 550 44

    3.025 560 45

    3.000 580 46

    2.975 590 46

    2.950 600 47

    2.925 620 47

    2.900 630 48

    2.875 650 49

    2.850 660 49

    2.825 680 50

    2.800 690 50

    2.775 710 51

    2.750 720 52

    2.725 730 52

    2.700 740 53

    2.675 750 53

    2.650 750 54

    2.625 760 55

    2.600 770 56

    2.575 780 56

    2.550 790 57

    2.525 800 58

    2.500 810 59

    2.475 820 60

    2.450 830 61

    2.425 840 61

    2.400 850 62

    2.375 860 63

    2.350 860 64

    2.325 870 65

    2.300 880 66

    2.275 890 67

    2.250 900 68

    2.225 910 69

    2.200 920 70 & above

    NAIA Academic Eligibility

    Prospective student-athletes looking to continue their athletic and academic pursuits at an NAIA school have different eligibility standards they must meet from those we’ve outlined in the NCAA academic requirements. Not only must you graduate from an accredited high school and be accepted as a regular student in good standing at an NAIA institution, but you must also meet two of the three requirements outlined below to earn NAIA academic eligibility.

    NAIA freshman eligibility requires at least two of these three requirements:

    You must meet the test score requirement, which is a minimum score of 18 on the ACT or 860 on the SAT. Only critical reading and math sections are considered on the SAT.

    You must graduate from high school with at least a 2.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale. The accepts the GPA calculation your high school provides.

    You must graduate in the top 50 percent of your high school class.

    The NAIA now requires that you sign up with the NAIA Eligibility Center in order to certify your freshman eligibility at one of its member institutions. Sign up today and get started!

    NCAA Academic Eligibility Timeline suggests following the timeline below in order to fulfill the NCAA academic requirements and earn your academic eligibility at the school of your choice. This is a proposed timeline for prospective student-athletes for both Division 1 and Division 2 to ensure you remain on track to meet the NCAA academic requirements for freshman eligibility.

    Grade 9

    Meet with your guidance counselor and receive a list of your high school’s NCAA core courses to ensure you are set up to take the right classes for NCAA academic eligibility.

    Grade 10

    Register for the first time with the NCAA Eligibility Center.

    Grade 11

    Meet with your guidance counselor again to make sure you will graduate on time and meet the NCAA course requirements.

    Take the SAT or ACT for the first time and submit your official test scores to the NCAA using code 9999.

    After completing your junior year of high school, ask your guidance counselor to upload your official transcript to the NCAA Eligibility Center.

    Grade 12

    Complete your final core courses needed to meet the NCAA course requirements.

    Take the SAT or ACT again, if needed, and submit your latest scores to the NCAA using code 9999.

    Complete all academic and amateurism questions in your NCAA Eligibility Center profile.

    Upon graduation from your high school, ask your counselor to once upload your final official transcript with proof of graduation to the NCA Eligibility Center.

    Maintaining NCAA academic eligibility

    As you might expect, there are also NCAA academic requirements in place once you are enrolled as a college athlete. The NCAA grants Division 1 student-athletes five years of eligibility and athletically-related financial aid and Division 2 student-athletes 10 semesters or 15 quarters of full-time enrollment to complete four competitive seasons.

    NCAA Division 1 academic eligibility:

    Remain on track to graduate from your institution while completing a minimum of 40 percent of your required coursework for a degree by the end of your second year, 60 percent by the end of your third year and 80 percent by the end of your fourth year.

    Complete a minimum of six credit hours each academic term to remain academically eligible for the following term while meeting the minimum GPA requirements according to the school’s GPA standards for graduation.

    NCAA Division 2 academic requirements:

    Complete 24 semester hours or 36 quarter hours of degree credit each academic year to meet the NCAA academic requirements for continued eligibility. This includes a minimum of 18 semester hours and 27 quarter hours between the start of fall classes and spring graduation. You can also complete a maximum of six semester hours and nine quarter hours during summer school. At least nine semester hours and eight quarter hours must be completed each full-time term to remain academically eligible for the following term.

    Earn at least a 2.0 cumulative GPA each year to remain academically eligible.

    NCAA Division 3 academic eligibility requirements:

    Remain in good academic standing with your school and make adequate progress toward your degree.

    Be enrolled in a minimum of 12 semester or quarter hours at all times.

    NCAA Division 3 academic eligibility requirements do not include a minimum national standard for maintaining competitive eligibility. These are the minimum NCAA academic requirements for Division 3 eligibility.

    As outlined above, provides you with comprehensive guides to ensure you remain on track to meet the NCAA academic eligibility guidelines for the Division 1 and Division 2 school of your choice. In addition, Division 3 academic eligibility requirements are independent of the overall NCAA academic requirements as schools feature their own admission standards you will need to meet in order to maintain your eligibility

    How to get Recruited and get an Athletic Scholarship

    Athletic scholarships are awarded by coaches based on their programs needs. This guideline will help you learn how to get recruited and be in a position to receive scholarship offers. The more closely you follow these steps, the better your opportunity will be for a scholarship.

    Create a Target a List of Schools

    Compile a list of schools that you are interested in attending. Keep in mind your academic level, athletic talent, and school preferences.

    Always start with a wide range of schools, and then narrow it down as you move along in the process.

    If your list of schools is too small, your chances of earing a scholarship will be very low.

    Gather All the Contact Information for the Coaches

    Collect the e-mail addresses and phone numbers for all coaches on your school list. Then e-mail the following information:

    Resume – Write a professional resume with very detailed statistics on all of your past seasons. Also include a copy of your high school transcripts and test scores. Calculate your GPA here.

    Video – Have a high quality skills tape or highlight video created and put it online. Include a link to that video as a part of your resume.

    Start the Communication with the Coaches

    If you do not hear from a coach after two weeks, call the coaches to express your interest in their university.

    Respond to every coach that replies to your e-mail.

    As you communicate with coaches, get familiar with their school and sports programs so you can ask informed questions and explain why you are interested in their school.

    If you can arrange a phone call with a coach, make sure to prepare for it ahead of time. Learn about their most recent season, have answers to questions coaches might ask, and have a list of questions for the coach.

    Do not ignore any e-mails or phone calls from a coach – you never know how your recruiting process will unfold. A school you were not as interested in attending at one point may end up being one of the few options you have to choose from at the end.

    Attend Summer Camps and Showcases

    You can’t rely on being ‘discovered’ at a camp or showcase.

    Camps and showcases can help with gaining exposure, but only if coaches are there to watch you specifically.

    The majority of coaches who attend camps and showcases are there only to watch players they have already had contact with.

    If a coach talks to you or your parents at a camp or showcase, make sure to follow up with that coach at a later date by calling or e-mailing him. Make sure you follow-up consistently.

    Know the NCAA and NAIA Rules and Regulations

    Know all the rules that apply to you based on your year in high school.

    Know exactly how coaches can contact you and how you can contact coaches. These sound similar, but are two separate rules.

    Read the NCAA and NAIA Guide for the College Bound Student-Athlete.

    Know the Academic Requirements to be Eligible

    Register with the NCAA and NAIA Eligibility Centers to be cleared for athletic scholarships.

    Research which core courses you must take and the grades you must earn to be academically eligible; then arrange your academic calendar around those requirements.

    Research which exams you must take and the minimum score requirements.

    Read the NCAA and NAIA Guide for the College Bound Student-Athlete.