So, you want
to play College Basketball?
1. You need to take the right classes.
selection begins in you Freshman year.
b. Review NCAA Educational Requirements before selecting your HSclasses
2. Register with NCAA Division I and II only
a. NCAA Eligibility
Center (formerly NCAA Clearinghouse)
b. All College bound athletes must register
c. NCAA will validate the amateur
status of each athlete and educational requirements.
Make you list of schools
a. Identify those schools you are "reaching for", those more realistic, and "fallback"
4. Create a video
a. Include 10-15
highlight plays for basketball
b. Include one or two 1/2 games to depict "real time ability"
c. Hiring a professional
Videographer is an option.
d. Opt to make your own video
Use a tripod and quality video tape for best results
Shoot 4-5 times more footage than you will need
Research the schools you are interested in
a. Visit the schools website
ii) Specific sports of interest
b. Look at the team roster
and player profiles
i) How many players are listed for each position?
ii) How many players will be graduating?
iii) Get the coaches name and email address
Make First Contact
a. Create a clean, clear profile of yourself
i) Detail accomplishments, stats, honors, info. etc.
Include tournaments that you will play in and HS where they
can see you play.
b. Create a brief but focused cover letter.
c. Complete "online"
recruiting forms to get on the contact list
d. Send a copy of your video or provide
a link for viewing
7. Increase your exposure by attending University Camps
helps a coach better evaluate you.
b. Make sure that you have been in contact before you go.
Making your final choice
a. Narrow your list
b. Evaluate any Financial Awards
c. Will you play - - and when?
d. Is the school
a good fit for you?
Number of Schools Offering Scholarships
Types of Scholarships Available:
D-I colleges are allowed 15 scholarships for Women's Basketball
*In Wiscnosin, D-II colleges are allowed 10 scholarships for Women's Basketball
*When totalling the 5 Midwest states listed above, there are
405 D-I, and 220 D-II scholarships