Recruiting Rules

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  1. hdl160

    hdl160 Member

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    Can someone please explain to me the NCAA recruiting rules for service academies? I know that they are different from regular schools because the application process is longer.
     
  2. USMA 1994

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    I am not sure what you are asking? NCAA recruiting rules are the same for all colleges in terms of things like contact, dead periods, etc. what is different is the acceptance process at the academies. There are no specific scholarships for athletes. Everyone must receive a nomination and get 3Q'd. You can search her and find tons of information. Basically they compete for the same nominations as other applicants. Each sport also has a few spots, they are called different things at each academy, that will guarantee a nomination. The rest compete like the others. They will also have a leg up on the national pool when the start filling the additional appointees at the end of the class.
     
  3. DesertCaliMom

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    There are some nuances to the process. If you want to play a Varsity sport, best to contact the recruiting coach for your region. That coach could become your BGO to avoid any NCAA issues.
     
  4. GNBA2020

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    My DS was a recruited athlete at USNA as well as a variety of other schools. At least for him, the process with USNA was the same as the other schools. He sent all the coaches information about what events he would be playing in and invited them to come and watch. If they did, he would follow up with an email of appreciation that they took the time to watch him. He also sent video highlights so that the coaches could evaluate his performance given most of the time, they were not able to attend. It wasn't until the summer after his junior year that they could actually start to talk with him beyond invitations to their camps and academic information about the school. USNA followed the rules as layed out in the NCAA website http://www.ncaa.org/student-athletes/resources/recruiting-calendars. He never had an "Official" visit to the USNA though we did have one "Unofficial" visit and after that, his decision was made that he wanted to play for Navy. Before he committed to Navy, during his senior year, the coach contacted him frequently and walked him through the program, the school, life at USNA, his coaching philisophy, etc. As noted above, there are no athletic scholarships at USNA and because of this, the only difference that I noted is that DS did not sign a National Letter of Intent (NLI) as this is linked to athletic scholarship money. Still, on NLI signing day, DS went public on social media proud of his committment.

    Also of note, DS also had to register with the NCAA Eligibility Center https://web3.ncaa.org/ecwr3/ which all NCAA athletes need to do.

    Go luck and remember....

    GO NAVY, BEAT ARMY
     
  5. USAFA10s

    USAFA10s USAFA Class of 2012 Kirtland, AFB 10-Year Member

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    When I was recruited to play at USAFA, the official first contact was after my sophomore year in high school, not junior. At least at that time, the academies had an extra year to recruit because of the length of the application process. All the other rules were pretty much the same
     
  6. time2

    time2 10-Year Member

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    There are several older threads on this subject. The coaches at SA's know the recruiting rules and it is NOT necessary for those in h.s. to be experts in how they apply. Coaches know what the rules allow them to do and when.
     
  7. Old Navy BGO

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    Is this true ? I know that coaches have some pull , and can designate a small number of select candidates for admission, but they still need to be 3Q and a nomination. This is probably another unwritten process , but I expect the Admissions Board grants the third Q (Admissions Board approval) based upon theory that the candidate's athletic skill and contribution to the Academy as a whole justifies admission ove someone that higher qualifications in other areas. However, I believe the recruited athlete still needs to have a nomination and Med/CFA quals.

    USNA is subject to the same NCAA rules as other colleges , and BGO's are essentially instructed to keep out of the process, at least for recruits in the higher visibility sports. The key take away is that recruited athletes should talk to talk to the coaches, as each sport has someone on the coaching staff who is responsible for helping the Candidate navigate the Admissions process.
     
  8. USMA 1994

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    You are correct here and that is why I mentioned a guarantee of a nomination not appointment. Each coach can identify a "recruited athlete" and use one of their "Blue Chip" / "Silver Bullets" to get a nomination. The football team has more of these than say the women's tennis team but no one knows the exact numbers for the sports. Some sports may not have any in a given year. That person still has to meet the minimum requirements for admission and go through the same process as all candidates to get 3Q.

    I also agree that the admission's board will give more weight to the candidates athletic skills but they still must meet the minimums similar to a principal nominee. I recruit with a 2.5 and 900 SAT score would probably not get qualified by the board.

    The best advice to a potential recruited athlete is to reach out to your coaches to have them help with the process but also apply for all nomination sources that you can qualify for. Many "recruited athletes" get a nomination and appointment from a MOC's slate.
     
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