Frequently asked questions

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What is college athletic recruiting?
College athletic recruiting is for athletes who want to play varsity level sports in college and represent the college for competitions against other colleges. Coaches assess the athletic and academic ability of prospective student athletes and select them to be a part of their teams.
What is NCAA and what is the difference between Division 1, 2, and 3 colleges?
  • NCAA stands for National Collegiate Athletic Association and it governs all the collegiate sports in the US across various states and colleges.

  The divisions are a measure of how many athletic programs that are supported by a University – D1 schools have more funds allocated to athletic programs than D3 schools, but there are multiple D3 universities that have a much higher academic ranking than D1 and D2 universities. When coaches commit to athletes joining their team, University admissions become far  easier and simplified

What is covered in AddedEducation’s recruiting services?
  • Set goals and build a recruiting timeline tailored to the Student-Athlete’s college athletics recruitment journey
  • Assistance with university search and identification to determine the colleges that are the best-fit academically and athletically for the Student-Athlete
  • Identify scholarship opportunities (athletic and academic aid)
  • Guidance in tournament scheduling to ensure Student-Athlete competes in showcase tournaments where College Coaches are scouting
  • Develop Student-Athlete’s marketing materials such as resume, cover letter and recruiting video
  • University coach contact using AddedSport college coach database
  • Schedule and prepare for on-campus “unofficial visits” with college coaches to learn more about the university and athletic program
  • Facilitate the growing relationship between Student-Athlete and college coach during the recruitment process, especially prior to September 1 of Grade 11
  • Athletic questionnaire and application form filling assistance

  Navigation of NCAA Rules and Regulations to ensure timely submission of documents to the eligibility center

When should I be starting the recruiting process?

The recruiting process should start as early as possible. Talk to our counsellors to know what is, specifically, good for you

Can I be a recruited athlete in Canada, UK or Australia?

The United States is the only county in the world that has such a strong college athletics presence and recruitment and offers athletic scholarships to its Student-Athletes. No other country allows you to be a full-time athlete as well as a full-time student.

What are the benefits of being a college athlete?
  • Greater exposure for personal and sporting development
  • Access to elite coaching and training facilities
  • Strong academic support specifically for Student-Athletes
  • Develop time management skills
  • A great stepping-stone to pursue your sport in the professional circuit
  • A college degree to fall back on
  • Networking and employment opportunities

  Strong alumni network and community after graduation

Where can I get additional information about college recruiting requirements?

Talk to us. Our friendly counselors will be delighted to hear from you.

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