High School Athletes
- Student athletes should create an athletic bio, keep updating it and sending it to coaches
- Study and take the ACT and or SAT to add to the athletic bio (show the coaches you are eligible to play and for merit aid)
- Register on the NCAA website with a Profile Page and transition into a Certification Account for Div I & Div II
To play NCAA sports at a Division I or II school, you need to register for a Certification Account with the NCAA Eligibility Center. College-bound student-athletes in Division III can also create a Profile Page to receive important updates about being a student-athlete and preparing for college. Students who are not sure which division they want to compete in can create a Profile Page and transition to a Certification Account if they decide to play Division I or II sports.
Create a one page athletic bio with your picture, contact info and important introductory information. As you compete in your sport and take standardized testing (ACT/SAT) update the information and email it to the coaches along with an email. The email should let them know you are interested in attending their school. Track their team and keep them updated how you are doing. Network!
PDF - 2016-2017
Guide for High School students who are thinking about playing sports in college. DI, DII sliding scales, commonly asked questions about talking to coaches!