5 Summer Recruiting Tips
Its summer time! Here at Athletes USA our scouts and recruiting experts have taken a time out from working on their tan to create the top 5 Summer Recruiting Tips. By practicing theses five simple tips athletes will be prepared for the upcoming school year and have a head start on finding their dream school. Continue Reading…
The Pros and Cons of Unofficial Visits
One piece of advice heard over and over again from student athletes who have already gone through the recruiting process is to start as early as possible. However, most student athletes wait until college coaches are calling them to set up visits. During recruiting meeting the coach and making a connection early can significantly help an athletes chance of being recruited. One of the best ways to do so and get ahead of the game is thru unofficial visits. These trips are a student athletes’ best friend as they allow students more flexibility in viewing potential schools and meeting coaches. Continue Reading…
NCAA Recruiting Changes: Unlimited Texting and Social Media
Starting April 2016 the NCAA cleared a law allowing coaches a new level of communication with prospective athletes; texting. That’s right recruiting has just entered the 21st century. The ruling paved the way for the deregulation of texting for several sports including football, track and field, swimming and diving, and cross country. Interested college coaches may now text athletes UNLIMITED starting their junior year of high school. But is this really a good thing? Continue Reading…
What is Red shirting in the NCAA?
In the NCAA Red shirting is a common term used by athletes and coaches but many people misinterpret or do not understand what this practice is. Red shirting simply means an athlete has not competed in 1 of their 4 seasons of play. Within the NCAA college athletes have 5 years to complete 4 seasons of play. The 5th year option allows for athletes to complete all 4 seasons should a red shirt occur. Continue Reading…
Top DI Track & Field Schools: Women’s Middle Distance
Middle distance; considered one of the hardest event fields due to the physical as well as mental energy athletes in these events require to perform. These events are also among the most competitive events to qualify out of preliminary rounds which are typically conducted the day before semifinals allowing a mere twenty-four hours for these elite athletes to recover. As with our sprints category our list was compiled based on NCAA Regional results. The top schools making our list were chosen based on the number of athletes universities qualified for the meet, how many athletes placed in prelims, and how many athletes advanced to compete in the NCAA Division I finals taking place on June 8-11 in Eugene, Oregon.
Everything you need to know about the NCAA Clearinghouse
For prospective athletes seeking to play in the NCAA ,being able to prove they are eligible to do so is a crucial step toward playing at the collegiate level. Everyday hundreds of aspiring athletes around the world begin this process with the NCAA clearinghouse to compete for Division I or Division II schools.
Decoding the National Letter of Intent
Here at Athletes USA our favorite time of year is just around the corner, the time of year when student athletes officially link their name to the school of their dreams and end the hustle and bustle of the recruiting process. On signing day athletes across the country and internationally gleefully sign their National Letter of Intent’s (NLI) sporting their new teams t-shirts and baseball caps with pride. If you haven’t been sent your very own NLI connect with Athletes USA today to get started on finding a school of your own www.athletes-usa.com/apply
For those of you who are unsure what an NLI is or its purpose in the realm of recruiting here’s the breakdown.