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College Athlete Session. Harvard Summer Institute June 2014. Who Are the Players?. Student-athlete Parents Coaches Counselors. What Should You Be Doing?. Communicate Take charge of your goals Be realistic. Academics: Always the First Priority. Check out the academic “fit”

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college athlete session

College Athlete Session

Harvard Summer Institute

June 2014

who are the players
Who Are the Players?
  • Student-athlete
  • Parents
  • Coaches
  • Counselors
what should you be doing
What Should You Be Doing?
  • Communicate
  • Take charge of your goals
  • Be realistic
academics always the first priority
Academics: Always the First Priority
  • Check out the academic “fit”
    • Meet with your counselor/college counselor
  • Check out the athletic “fit”
    • Meet with your coach
  • Check out the rest
    • Size, location, student body, major or academic interests
ncaa eligibility center
NCAA Eligibility Center
  • Student-athletes who are Division I, II bound must register with the NCAA Eligibility Center www.eligibilitycenter.org
  • Student-athletes must complete the amateurism questions and pay the registration fee during the junior year
  • Test scores and transcripts must be sent directly from the testing agency to the NCAA Eligibility Center
glenbrook college athlete books
Glenbrook College Athlete Books
  • List of NCAA approved GBS/ GBN core courses
  • Sample letters/ resumes for the student-athlete
  • Athletic association websites and resources
athletic admissions at the university of michigan
Athletic Admissions at the University of Michigan
  • Athletic department and admissions office in constant communication
  • Discuss eligibility
  • Review “blue-chip” athletes
  • Use university academic requirements borderline to university standards, not NCAA
university of michigan athletic admissions
University of Michigan Athletic Admissions
  • Coaches may appeal admission decision, but with approval from the Athletic Director and athletic liaison
  • Director of Admissions makes the final decision
drawbacks to selective division i programs
Drawbacks to Selective Division I Programs
  • Student may not be ready to deal with the pressure of college sports (academic, media, athletic)
  • More promises of admission/ scholarship are sometimes made than can be fulfilled
  • Stress can often disrupt the high school senior year experience
drawbacks
Drawbacks…
  • Selective colleges are becoming more selective
  • Competition for “blue chip” athletes will occasionally pressure admissions to accept academically weak students
  • Strong programs can mean less initial playing time
advising the potential student athlete
Advising the Potential Student Athlete
  • Make sure students are aware of eligibility rules
  • Encourage unofficial campus visits
  • Showcase campus life and academic factors
what are the pressures on the director to admit athletes
What are the Pressures on the Director to Admit Athletes?
  • Saying “No”
  • Being responsible to the university, along with making sure that it is the right fit for the student
  • Being accountable to alumni, coaches and students who often blame admissions for weak athletic teams
can we talk
Can We Talk?
  • Emphasize the communication between the student-athlete, counselor and coach
  • Send transcripts to colleges so there is no delay in getting information even before the application
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