Maybe you're not dreaming of turning pro - maybe you're not interested in the demands of a Divison I or II NCAA school but you still want the experience of playing college sports in the United States. If so, a NAIA school might be for you.
NAIA (The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics) is the body that oversees smaller universities that choose not to participate under the NCAA banner. NAIA comprises 250 schools and around 65,000 student-athletes and offers high-level competition for many of the same sports offered by NCAA schools. In addition NAIA schools avoid the hyper-competitive environment of the NCAA by applying rules help ensure that NAIA student-athletes compete against students with similar levels of training and competitive experience. The NAIA Eligibility Center reviews the experiences of athletes who have competed outside the traditional college setting to maintain a level playing field throughout NAIA competition.
If you would like more information about NAIA, feel free to contact us. Details of our NAIA placement program are listed below.
Our NAIA placement program includes the following activities:
- Assistance with registering with the NAIA Eligibility Center;
- Full calendar of upcoming milestones;
- Assistance with all NAIA Eligibility Center requirements;
- Liaison with your school to ensure they are aware of your pathway and the associated requirements for the NAIA with regards to transcript provision etc.;
- Access to practice SAT prior to your sitting;
- Calculation of estimated projected GPA to determine your estimated required SAT score*;
- Compilation of game footage for scouts (if no game footage exists, we will organise for someone to attend your games and produce some);
- Minimum athletic metrics that should be met for your specific sport in order for you to be considered by a scout;
- Minimum athletic metrics that should be met for your specific position;
- Drills that you will be required to perform to demonstrate your athletic ability to college scouts;
- Tips on how to maximise your results in the key drills;
- Compile video of drill and key skill demonstrations for scouts (we can organise filming of this at no additional cost if you wish);
- Production of key attributes and stats sheet for distribution to scouts;
- Liaison with your current school to ensure final transcripts are sent to the NAIA Eligibility Center;
- Liaison with your current school to ensure proof of graduation is sent to the NAIA Eligibility Center;
- Promotion of you to colleges that are the best fit for your athletic skill set and educational goals;
- Liaison with prospective colleges regarding the coverage of any potential athletics financial aid to ensure that any out-of-pockets for you are known in advance;
- Access to our Program Director through the entire process to provide any assistance required or answer any questions that you may have;
- Assistance with the associated university application process.
- Assistance with your transition into the United States college system.
For the associated fee, please visit our fees page.