For Parents and Players
Young athletes are beginning the recruiting process earlier then ever, and collegiate coaches may start the search for talented players as early as a player’s freshman year. Colleges and Universities send scouts to the biggest tournaments nationally and regionally to seek out the top teams and players. By being a player at Dunes you will will receive this critical exposure. Coaches then have the task of sorting through hundreds of potential athletes who will be the right fit for for their program.
Players interested in playing in college should first work on both building the skill level to play at this elite level and being academically eligible. Players have a responsibility to make colleges aware of their interest in their program, and can do so by emailing coaches and filling out recruiting questionnaires on school websites . Players’ interest should be based on multiple factors such as: academics, location, and ability to name a few. Don’t wait for colleges to come to you, it is your job to let coaches know you are interested in their program.
It is good to understand that there are multiple college divisions available to young athletes. Colleges and Universities are designated NCAA Division I, II, or III; there are also many options in NAIA or NJCAA. Depending on your ability and your college requirements one of these divisions may or may not be a better fit.
If you have more questions, feel free to contact our recruiting coordinators:
Rick Ashmore – [email protected]
NCAA Eligibility Center:
All future potential athletes should register with the NCAA eligibility center. In order to play at any NCAA Division I or II college/university you must register and be certified by the NCAA Eligibility Center. You must apply and be approved prior to your freshman year of college or you will not be allowed to be on the team or to accept any athletic scholarships. It is recommended to apply to the NCAA Eligibility Center before the end of your 11th grade school year. Final certification will come after graduation.