Athletic Recruiting Program
Ivy Global, in partnership with consultant Phil David from Student Athlete
Planning Services, offers student-athletes a comprehensive program that will
guide them through the recruiting process.
Our program walks students step-by-step through the recruiting process, including:
- How to be pro-active in recruiting
- How to target the right schools
- How to market yourself
- How to evaluate programs of interest
- Athletic scholarships and financial aid
Phil David is an MBA graduate in Marketing and a seasoned, Advanced Level
head coach at the Junior A, AAA and Pro levels. He has mentored many student-athletes
who have progressed to the NCAA, Major Junior and Pro ranks, including current
NHL players Wayne Simmonds (LA Kings) and Chris Stewart (Colorado Avalanche).
For free initial consultation, please call 416-225-4242.
Athletic Recruiting FAQ
What is the NCAA?
The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) is a association of
about 1,200 organizations the runs the athletic programs of many colleges
and universities in the United States. Schools in the NCAA are separated into
Division I, Division II, and Division III . Under NCAA rules, Division I and
Division II schools can offer scholarships to athletes for playing a sport.
The level of competition in Division I is generally higher than in Division
II and therefore Division I athletes typically have more scholarships available
to them. Division III schools may not offer any athletic scholarships. Generally,
larger schools compete in Division I and smaller schools in II and III.
In 2002, there were 84,952 NCAA Division I male athletes and 62,667 NCAA
Division I female athletes.
What are the eligibility requirements for NCAA Division I schools?
For Division I, the qualification requirements are:
- Graduate from High School
- Complete a core curriculum of at least 13 courses (including those in
English, Math, Social Sciences and Physical Sciences)
- Have a GPA and SAT combination score that meets the minimum requirements
of the following scale:
|Grade Point Average
(A = 4.0, B = 3.0, C = 2.0)
(Math and Verbal Scores Only)
For a comprehensive list of requirements, please visit the NCAA
Learn more about the SAT.
How do I go about getting recruited as an athlete?
Unless you are one of the best athletes in the country or one of the top
players in your sport, it is up to you to be proactive in seeking out schools
and coaches rather than waiting for them to contact you. Most athletic programs
welcome emails or phone calls from potentials athletes. It is up to you to
do research on which athletic programs you are interested in and to contact
the coaches from the programs, whose contact information can be found on college
What is an Official Campus visit?
An Official Visit is paid for by the school. The following rules apply for
- You can only visit each school once and are only allowed a maximum of
5 official school visits.
- You cannot make an official visit until first submitting your high school
transcripts and SAT or PSAT scores to the college.
- You cannot stay on campus for more than 48 hours.
- Expenses may be paid for by the school. However, there are some restrictions
that do apply. Please visit NCAA
website for recruiting rules.
What is early decision?
Early decision is a common early admission policy used in US college admissions.
It is used to indicate to the University or College that the candidate considers
that institution to be his or her top choice. Candidates applying early decision
typically submit their applications by the end of October of their grade 12
year and receive a decision in mid-December. In contrast, students applying
regular decision typically must submit their applications by January 1 and
receive their admissions decision by April 1. The major benefit of early decision
is that it increases--sometimes significantly--your chances of being admitted.
Do the Ivy League schools offer athletic scholarships?
Ivy League schools do not offer scholarships based on either athletic or
academic merit. However, they do have strong financial aid programs, where
the eligibility depends on financial need of the student. Most Ivy League
schools extend their financial aid programs to Canadians residents as well.
Where can I learn more?
If you are in the Toronto or Vancouver area, Ivy
Global offers free seminars for Canadian students interested in studying
in the United States.
Athletic Recruiting & Scholarship Guide By Wayne Mazzoni
the Game (Inside Athletic Recruiting in the Ivy League) By Chris Lincoln
SAT Prep Program
Information about our SAT Prep program.