NCAA Rules and Regulations
College athletics are governed by the National College Athletic Association (NCAA). Whether planning on attending a Division I, Division II, or Division III college, it is very important to understand the rules and regulations set by the NCAA. The www.NCAA.org contains vast information for the prospective college student-athlete pertaining to the recruiting process and the academic and eligibility requirements for players planning to play soccer at the collegiate level.
Prospective athletes must register with the NCAA Eligibility Center. You can register with the Center anytime during your high school career, but it is recommended you do so at least during your sophomore year. There is information on the NCAA Eligibility Center site pertaining to the core courses required in order be cleared through the center. It is also important to ensure that your school has submitted updates to their core course offerings so you receive credit for the classes you are taking.
Additional NCAA Information
The College Bound Student-Athlete
: A must read
for all prospective student-athletes prior to the recruiting process. The guide will details academic-eligibility requirements, financial aid, amateur eligibility and many other vital topics.
NCAA D1 SOCCER
Coaches cannot directly write or reply to an email, letter, addressed to a prospective student-athlete with specific intent of interest or recruitment until September 1 beginning Junior Year.
Coaches cannot directly make a phone call, send a text, or return a phone call or text to a proprospective student-athlete with specific intent of interest or recruitment until September 1 beginning Junior Year.
Prospective student-athletes are allowed full communication with coaches on campus during unofficial visits during any year in High School.
Student-Athletes in their Freshman & Sophomore Years should use their club coaches as a liason for communication and feedback with college coaches.