Baseball Scholarship Presentation

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Baseball Scholarship Presentation

  1. 1. <ul><li>Understanding Recruiting </li></ul><ul><li>& Financial Aid </li></ul>
  2. 2. Who is SportsWorx <ul><li>Not your typical recruiting service </li></ul><ul><li>SportsWorx is a national organization dedicated to helping student-athletes fulfill their goal of playing college sports through education, discipline, and marketing - maximizing the use of ever advancing technologies . </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>The common belief is that </li></ul><ul><li>the best way to get </li></ul><ul><li>a sports scholarship </li></ul><ul><li>is to train and work hard at sports and wait to be discovered </li></ul>The Myth
  4. 4. Not Always! <ul><li>Other student-athletes are taking a more aggressive and proactive approach. </li></ul><ul><li>They are committed to a four year process of preparation, research, and marketing on top of the hard work </li></ul>
  5. 5. The Big Payoff <ul><li>SportsWorx produces a placement rate for its athletes in excess of 85% </li></ul><ul><li>Our program works IF you do </li></ul><ul><li>Athletes receive financial aid packages in excess of </li></ul><ul><li>$8000 per year </li></ul>
  6. 6. Food for thought <ul><li>Ask yourself this – </li></ul><ul><li>Is your son or daughter </li></ul><ul><li>taking an aggressive and proactive </li></ul><ul><li>approach? </li></ul>
  7. 7. The Keys to Success <ul><li>ACADEMICS – your ability to get accepted to a school </li></ul><ul><li>ATHLETICS – your ability to contribute to the team </li></ul><ul><li>FINANCES – your ability to pay for college </li></ul><ul><li>MARKETING – making coaches aware of your abilities </li></ul><ul><li>Your odds of placement will increase dramatically when you </li></ul><ul><li>prepare in each of these areas </li></ul>
  8. 8. ACADEMICS <ul><li>Focus on your grades </li></ul><ul><li>Better grades open more doors </li></ul><ul><li>Coaches search for good students as often as for good athletes </li></ul><ul><li>Take College Board prep courses </li></ul><ul><li>Take the ACT/SAT early and often </li></ul>
  9. 9. Academic Obligations <ul><li>NCAA Divs. I and II require that athletes take a certain number of certified core courses and maintain a 2.0 GPA in those courses </li></ul><ul><li>Test score minimums are determined on a sliding scale – the better the GPA the lower the test scores can be </li></ul><ul><li>NCAA Div. III has no standardized eligibility criteria – utilizes each school’s general admission standards </li></ul><ul><li>NAIA – 2.0 overall GPA, top ½ of class, minimum test scores – 2 out of 3 </li></ul><ul><li>NJCAA – high school diploma or GED </li></ul>
  10. 10. NCAA Eligibility Center <ul><li>To be considered an eligible D1 or D2 prospect you must register with the NCAA Eligibility Center. </li></ul><ul><li>You should register not later than the completion of your Junior Year. </li></ul><ul><li>At the end of your senior year you must send the clearinghouse your final transcript. </li></ul><ul><li>IF YOU DON’T DO THIS, YOU WILL NOT BE ELIGIBLE TO RECEIVE SCHOLARSHIP MONEY OR PLAY YOUR FIRST YEAR! </li></ul><ul><li>Your counselor should have the forms, or you can register online at: https://web1.ncaa.org/eligibilitycenter/common/ . </li></ul><ul><li>You cannot take an official visit until </li></ul><ul><li>this task is done. </li></ul>
  11. 11. FOCUS ON YOUR EDUCATION FIRST <ul><li>As the NCAA reminds us: </li></ul><ul><li>“ MOST OF YOU WILL GO ON TO BECOME A PROFESSIONAL IN SOMETHING OTHER THAN SPORTS.” </li></ul>
  12. 12. ATHLETICS <ul><li>Be realistic in your assessment </li></ul><ul><li>Constantly strive to improve </li></ul><ul><li>Work with a speed/strength trainer </li></ul><ul><li>Seek opportunities to play against the best competition </li></ul><ul><li>Put your team first </li></ul><ul><li>Maintain a positive attitude on and off the court </li></ul>
  13. 13. FINANCES <ul><li>Be aware of scholarship opportunities </li></ul><ul><li>Improve yourself academically </li></ul><ul><li>Know the Federal Financial Aid programs </li></ul><ul><li>Determine if you can afford each school </li></ul>
  14. 14. Scholarship Breakdown
  15. 15. Baseball Scholarships <ul><li>NCAA Div. I authorizes maximum of 11.7 scholarships; 9 at Div. II; 12 at NAIA; NJCAA at 24 </li></ul><ul><li>Not required to fully fund </li></ul><ul><li>Each athlete receiving DI athletic financial assistance must get at least a 25% scholarship package </li></ul><ul><li>No athletic scholarships </li></ul><ul><li>at DIII schools </li></ul>
  16. 16. College Divisions <ul><li>There are many different opportunities </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Junior Colleges </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>NAIA </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>NCAA Division III </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>NCAA Division II </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>NCAA Division I </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Research all different kinds of schools – they all present unique opportunities </li></ul></ul></ul>
  17. 17. Baseball Participation <ul><li>NCAA Div. 1 284 Schools 10,039 Athletes </li></ul><ul><li>NCAA Div. II 247 Schools 8,278 Athletes </li></ul><ul><li>NCAA Div. III 897 Schools 29,486 Athletes </li></ul><ul><li>NAIA 210 Schools </li></ul><ul><li>NJCAA 391 Schools </li></ul>
  18. 18. FAFSA <ul><li>Free Application for Federal Student Aid </li></ul><ul><li>Helps coaches put together scholarship offers </li></ul><ul><li>Application found online – www.fafsa.gov.ed </li></ul><ul><li>Terms: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>EFC – expected family contribution </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>COA – cost of attendance </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Apply regardless of income </li></ul><ul><li>File Jan. 1 of Senior Year </li></ul>
  19. 19. MARKETING <ul><li>Comes into play after you have researched schools for a good fit athletically, academically, and financially </li></ul>
  20. 20. Marketing Tips <ul><li>Prepare an effective resume </li></ul><ul><li>Compose a highlight video </li></ul><ul><li>Copy game films </li></ul><ul><li>PLAY CLUB SPORTS </li></ul><ul><li>Research different schools </li></ul><ul><li>Attend meaningful camps, showcases, or combines </li></ul><ul><li>Schedule unofficial visits </li></ul><ul><li>BE AGGRESSIVE AND PROACTIVE </li></ul>
  21. 21. Research <ul><li>Learn about academic programs </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Athlete academic support </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Available majors </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Study the athletic program </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Stability </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Chances of playing time </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Ascertain financial options </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Know tuition </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Grants, etc. </li></ul></ul>
  22. 22. Know the Rules <ul><li>Coaches have certain times of the year that they can actively recruit players - generally no contact when you are playing for your High School team. </li></ul><ul><li>Understand that until you speak directly with the coach or recruiting coordinator at the college and have a signed letter of intent you need to keep your options open! </li></ul><ul><li>Register with the NCAA clearinghouse. This makes you an eligible prospect. </li></ul><ul><li>SportsWorx’ Advisors can help you to know all of the rules. </li></ul>
  23. 23. Contact & Evaluation Period <ul><li>Rule 13.02.4 </li></ul><ul><li>13.02.4.1 Contact Period . A contact Period is that period of time when it is permissible for authorized athletics department staff members to make in-person, off-campus recruiting contacts and evaluations. </li></ul><ul><li>13.02.4.2 Evaluation Period . An evaluation period is that period of time when it is permissible for authorized athletics department staff members to be involved in off-campus activities designed to assess the academic qualifications and playing ability of prospects. No in-person, off-campus recruiting contacts shall be made with the prospect during an evaluation period. </li></ul><ul><li>13.02.4.3 Quiet Period . A quiet period is that period of time when it is permissible to make in-person recruiting contacts only on the member institutions campus. No in-person, off-campus recruiting contacts or evaluations may be made during the quiet period. </li></ul><ul><li>13.02.4.4 Dead Period . A dead period is that period of time when it is not permissible to make in-person recruiting contacts or evaluations on or off the member institution’s campus or to permit official or unofficial visits by prospects to the institution’s campus. The provision of complimentary admissions to a prospect during a dead period is prohibited, except as provided in Bylaw 13.8.2.5 for a prospect who visits an institution as part of a group. During such a dead period, a coaching staff member may not serve as a speaker at or attend a meeting or banquet at which prospects are in attendance, except as provided in Bylaw 13.1.9.1, and may not visit the prospects’ educational institutions. It remains permissible, however, for an institutional staff member to write or telephone prospects during such a dead period. </li></ul>
  24. 24. How Can SportsWorx Help? <ul><li>Our unique combination of technology, education, and hard work are a proven formula </li></ul><ul><li>Here is how our program works: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>SportsWorx Services </li></ul></ul>
  25. 25. It Worx for You <ul><li>SportsWorx provides an organized, proven approach that will make your recruiting experience more effective, more enjoyable, and </li></ul>MORE SUCCESSFUL
  26. 26. <ul><li>Fill out our contact card and a representative will contact you to explain our programs in more detail </li></ul><ul><li>or </li></ul><ul><li>Stop by our booth tomorrow </li></ul>Want to Know More?

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