Tuesday, April 5, 2011

N.C. Athletic Directors Association aims to help families with college recruiting

The North Carolina Athletic Directors Association (NCADA) has started a new non-profit service to aid families in being properly educated about the athletic collegiate recruiting process.

The Recruiting Education Foundation Inc., a 501(c)3 nonprofit venture, is now providing NCADA with recruiting webinars for high school athletes and their families in the state of North Carolina. The webinar is available at no cost, and can be accessed through the homepage of www.ncada.info.

“All too often our families are being tempted to spend money in order to have their child recruited," said NCADA Executive Director Jerry McGee. "(The) NCADA feels families should listen to our recruiting webinar prior to allocating any sum of money into recruiting. NCADA feels this service will do a long way in properly educating families about the recruiting process and assist them in making proper decisions about the recruiting process.”

The webinar addresses these and other recruiting topics:

-- Three rules of being a parent

-- Scholarship myths and facts

-- NAIA and JUCO education

-- Scholarships, do they differ?

-- Dangers of social networking/cell phones

-- National Letter of Intent

-- NCAA core course requirements

“There is a misunderstanding," McGee said, "that the recruiting process doesn’t start until a student’s junior or senior year. Families and students who have aspirations of playing sports in college must begin to prepare themselves for the recruiting process starting in their freshman year of high school.”