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:

  1. How to be pro-active in recruiting
  2. How to target the right schools
  3. How to market yourself
  4. How to evaluate programs of interest
  5. 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 1-800-470-2995.

Athletic Recruiting FAQ

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.

For Division I, the qualification requirements are:

  1. Graduate from High School
  2. Complete a core curriculum of at least 13 courses (including those in English, Math, Social Sciences and Physical Sciences)
  3. 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) SAT Score (Math and Verbal Scores Only)
3.5 420
3.3 500
3.0 620
2.7 730
2.5 820
2.3 900
2.0 1010

For a comprehensive list of requirements, please visit the NCAA website.

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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 websites.

An Official Visit is paid for by the school. The following rules apply for campus visits:

  • 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 the NCAA website for recruiting rules.

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.

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.

If you are in the Toronto or Vancouver area, Ivy Global offers free seminars for Canadian students interested in studying in the United States.


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