D1Athletes is an interactive sports community that facilitates both athletes and coaches through the evaluation and recruiting process. It is for all ages, both genders, and reaches from grass roots through to professional programs.
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About D1 Athletes D1Athletes.com is an interactive sports community that facilitates both athletes and coaches through the evaluation and recruiting process. It is for all ages, both genders, and reaches from grass roots through to professional programs. It has a free sports recruiting interactive and proactive environment for facilitating positive and effective communication between Coaches and Athletes. Athletes and Coaches exchange photos, videos, bios and stats through online profiles.
Athlete’s Profile Step 1: Create your own Athlete Complete registration to create your athlete profile, upload video highlights, action photos, bio and stats. Before you can be recruited you need to have a comprehensive “presentation” of your game that coaches can easily access, save, and share with other coaches during the evaluation process. Upgrade your profile by adding additional video storage: $99 gives you 45 minutes of video, and $199 gives you unlimited video. Profiles .. No Charge
Step 2: Email your Athlete Profile Getting your athlete profile and your game in front of as many coaches as possible requires you to take control of the recruiting process by expanding your opportunities nationwide. D1 allows athletes to send information and video directly to coaches via email. The ability to upload video and email video through D1 saves you hundreds of dollars in video duplication and mailing expenses. Emailing information directly to coaches is important for many reasons. When you contact coaches using the D1 Email feature, the coach can give you immediate feedback. A coach can respond to your email and they can view your profile. Once they view your profile, a Hit is registered in your Hit Tracker and you can begin targeting schools that might be interested in you. Athlete’s E-mail
Unless you make the initial contact, an NCAA coach cannot give you feedback until you have completed six semesters of High School. An email through D1 is considered an initial contact. Conversely, filling out a school questionnaire or sending in film and grades does not qualify as an initial contact. Coach Email Addresses: During D1’s initial launch period you may not be able to find the email address for the program you are interested in. You may wish to visit CollegeCoachesOnline.com and purchase their coach email directory to get thousands of coach email addresses nationwide. Athlete’s E-mail con’t
Athlete’s Video Step 3: Post more video by upgrading your video storage account Athletes are allowed to complete their profiles by uploading up to three minutes of video at no charge. The purpose of a highlight is to get you in front of as many coaches as possible and get into the coach’s prospect file. Most coaches want to see more film before making a final decision because it provides a more accurate representation of you and your abilities.
Option I: Upgrade your video storage to 45 minutes of video for $99.00 - You may decide to use D1 to post more film or you may wish to use traditional methods of duplicating video and mailing it out. It will be important for you to weigh the costs in time and money and make your decision. Option II: Upgrade your video storage to unlimited minutes for $199.00 - Same as Option one plus with this option you may post as much video as you’d like and activate or deactivate video as you wish. Option III: Have D1 create your highlights for $250 - D1 will work closely with you and develop a video highlight that incorporates what coaches are looking for into a national presentation package. Once the highlight is created, you can decide which video storage package works best for you. You can also build sequential game footage, ex. offense only, for an additional $50.00. To get the video editing process started, contact Frame by Frame at FBF.com Video Storage Account Option
Tips on producing Highlights and Game Film <ul><li>Quality is paramount. Please provide 1st generation footage shot with a digital camera. You want all your hard work to be seen clearly by coaches. Start with the best quality and you will ensure that it will become the best broadcast you can produce. </li></ul><ul><li>At the conclusion of the highlight insert workout footage that displays your strength and athleticism because coaches know a highlight can make anyone look good. You might include film from a combine you have attended. </li></ul><ul><li>After reviewing a highlight and workout most coaches will want to see multiple games or additional footage. </li></ul><ul><li>When providing a complete game, coaches prefer to watch only the portion of the game where you participate, ex. Only offense or defense or select plays. </li></ul><ul><li>Audio is not critical and can even be distracting to coaches when they are reviewing the video. </li></ul>
Education and Requirements for Scholarship If you want a scholarship, you need to know how to get “your game” in front of the coach, who is the only person you need to impress. Three separate associations offer athletic scholarships: the NCAA, the NAIA, and the NJCAA. D1 has made the challenge of getting in front of coaches easy and inexpensive. D1 allows athletes to register online, update information as often as they wish, and provide video that can be emailed directly to coaches. Athletes that utilize D1 are no longer at the mercy of coaches waiting for a coach to discover them. If all of D1’s features are utilized, Athletes can greatly increase their chances of moving on to college through sports. If you want a scholarship, you need to know how to get “your game” in front of the coach, who is the only person you need to impress. Three separate associations offer athletic scholarships: the NCAA, the NAIA, and the NJCAA.
<ul><li>You must get an NCAA Clearinghouse number to participate in sports at an NCAA member school </li></ul><ul><li>Meeting the NCAA’s academic eligibility requirements automatically makes you academically eligible for all others because the NCAA has the highest standards </li></ul><ul><li>The direct number for the NCAA Clearinghouse is 319.377.1492 </li></ul><ul><li>To send scores directly from the testing agency to the NCAA Clearinghouse, mark code 9999 as one of your college choices on the test registration form </li></ul><ul><li>Begin taking ACT and SAT tests as soon as possible </li></ul><ul><li>The NCAA website address is NCAA.org . Click on “College Bound” on the home page for more eligibility information </li></ul><ul><li>The NCAA eligibility hot line number is: 800.638.3731 </li></ul><ul><li>Details for ACT go to act.org or call 319.337.1313 </li></ul><ul><li>For information on the SAT go to collegeboard.com or call 609.771.7600 </li></ul><ul><li>For links to college websites go to utexas.edu/world/univ/state </li></ul><ul><li>For links to junior college websites go to utexas.edu/world/comco/state </li></ul><ul><li>NCAA Guide to Financial Aid 913.339.1906 </li></ul>Requirements for Scholarship
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