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There’s no right or wrong way of being an athlete, everyone’s situation is different. These are just some things to think about when deciding what athletic path to take. Learn the in and outs and pros and cons of getting involved in the recruiting process.

Best Softball Colleges

By Next College Student Athlete 11/05/2019, 7:30pm CST

NCSA Power Rankings help student-athletes find the right college fit athletically, academically, socially and financially.

Every year NCSA releases their Power Rankings, created based on proprietary analysis of NCSA Favorites data from the college search activity of more than two million student-athletes on the NCSA recruiting network, U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges, IPEDS graduation rates and IPEDS average cost after aid.

Best Basketball Colleges

By Next College Student Athlete 10/30/2019, 8:15pm CDT

NCSA Power Rankings helps student-athletes identify the right fit athletically, academically, socially and financially.

NCSA Power Rankings are based on a proprietary analysis of NCSA Favorites data obtained from the college search activity of the over 2 million student-athletes on the NCSA recruiting network, U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges, IPEDS graduation rates, and IPEDS average cost after aid. The goal of these rankings is to help families find the right college fit athletically, academically, socially and financially.

Best Baseball Colleges

By Next College Student Athlete 10/22/2019, 4:30pm CDT

The rankings below are designed to get you started on your college search by surfacing schools that you may not have thought to consider.

College baseball is extremely new and exciting experience for recruits – it is an entirely different ball game than high school baseball. Student-athletes will need to consider things like how far away from home they want to go, what type of campus they could see themselves at, as well as what division level is the best fit

College Application Hacks

By Kyle Winters, Next College Student Athlete 10/02/2019, 9:00am CDT

Starting to apply for college can be an exciting time in a student’s life. Add in sports and things become just a tad bit trickier. You have to qualify academically and athletically if you want to be a college athlete. We all know there’s a hack for everything, but do you know any good hacks for college applications? NCSA shares a few below.

Top 5 Questions Our Recruiting Coaches Receive From Families

By Next College Student Athlete 09/26/2019, 8:00am CDT

NCSA is the leader in the college athletic recruiting industry, so it comes as no surprise that our Recruiting Coaches receive a ton of questions about the recruiting process. Can you take a guess on what questions student-athletes ask the most? Here are 5 questions of the most common questions.

When Do College Coaches Stop Recruiting

By Next College Student Athlete 09/18/2019, 2:15pm CDT

The recruiting landscape has experienced a shakeup over the last several years. From the advent of social media recruiting to junior year official visits to early signing periods, student-athletes are getting discovered sooner and committing to college programs well before high school graduation.

The recruiting landscape has experienced a shakeup over the last several years. From the advent of social media recruiting to junior year official visits to early signing periods, student-athletes are getting discovered sooner and committing to college programs well before high school graduation. Constant changes to the recruiting timeline often impacts when recruits should begin their process.

Official vs. Unofficial Visits: What's the Difference?

By Stack MVP 09/17/2019, 8:00pm CDT

Visits are an integral part of the college admissions process, regardless of whether you're a recruited athlete or not. When you get the opportunity to visit a campus you're potentially interested in, take full advantage of the time you have there.

The Role of the College Coach in the Admission Process

By Next College Student Athlete 09/05/2019, 7:30pm CDT

Athletes and parents often think that college coaches have s big influence on the process, while many coaches may think their influence is minimal.

Athletes and parents often think that college coaches have a big influence on the process, while many coaches may think their influence is minimal. The truth is likely somewhere in the middle.

Obstacles Parents Face in the Recruiting Process

By Next College Student Athlete 08/30/2019, 11:00am CDT

Here are some important things parents should know before starting the recruiting process to help them manage it better.

Although parents typically just want to help their student-athletes navigate the recruiting process, sometimes becoming overly involved as “helicopter parents” can negatively impact their student-athlete’s experience. Here are some important things parents should know before starting the recruiting process to help them manage it better. 

What Does "Character" Mean to Coaches?

By Next College Student Athlete 08/21/2019, 7:15pm CDT


Character building is something we are taught from an early age. Good character makes a big difference not only in the world but also on an athletic team. College coaches are judging student-athletes character on and off the court. Here is what character to means to college coaches and why you should take it seriously.

Parents & Athletes

  • Best Softball Colleges

  • By Next College Student Athlete 11/05/2019, 7:30pm CST
  • NCSA Power Rankings help student-athletes find the right college fit athletically, academically, socially and financially.
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Coaches

  • The Role of a Hitting Coach

  • By The Hitting Vault 11/06/2019, 1:45pm CST
  • What is the role of a hitting coach or instructor? Check out Coach Lisle's video explaining the approach that all hitting instructors should have with their athletes.
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  • Best Softball Colleges

  • By Next College Student Athlete 11/05/2019, 7:30pm CST
  • NCSA Power Rankings help student-athletes find the right college fit athletically, academically, socially and financially.
  • Read More
  • Best Basketball Colleges

  • By Next College Student Athlete 10/30/2019, 8:15pm CDT
  • NCSA Power Rankings helps student-athletes identify the right fit athletically, academically, socially and financially.
  • Read More

Administrators

  • Best Softball Colleges

  • By Next College Student Athlete 11/05/2019, 7:30pm CST
  • NCSA Power Rankings help student-athletes find the right college fit athletically, academically, socially and financially.
  • Read More
  • Best Basketball Colleges

  • By Next College Student Athlete 10/30/2019, 8:15pm CDT
  • NCSA Power Rankings helps student-athletes identify the right fit athletically, academically, socially and financially.
  • Read More
  • Best Baseball Colleges

  • By Next College Student Athlete 10/22/2019, 4:30pm CDT
  • The rankings below are designed to get you started on your college search by surfacing schools that you may not have thought to consider.
  • Read More

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