These new public profiles offer a greater level of exposure to college coaches and local media outlets for student athletes in the NCSA network.
Chicago, IL (PRWEB) December 07, 2011
In a joint effort between the two companies, NCSA's network of close to 500,000 high school student athletes have each been given a free public web page to showcase their talents and video highlights. These pages offer the student athletes the ability to publicly share their profiles and offer them additional exposure across the web.
"These new public profiles offer a greater level of exposure to college coaches and local media outlets for student athletes in the NCSA network," said Chris Krause, NCSA Founder and Author of Athletes Wanted, "Athletes have started using social networks like Youtube and Facebook for recruiting purposes. While great resources, these sites are not viewed as effective recruiting or evaluation tools by college coaches. In an effort to leverage the digital nature of recruiting with quality information to better connect athletes and coaches, we have also created a series of state, city and high school pages on the web to represent the top athletes for each sport in a given area and to give a running log of recruiting activity for different sports all over the country," concluded Krause.
When joining the NCSA network, a student provides recruiting information through the company's unique and state of the art technology component called the 'Recruit Management System' (RMS) which ultimately is accessed free of charge to the 37,000 college coaches for 27 different sports in an effort to redefine the athletic scholarship process.
Chad Kelly, one of the country’s elite quarterbacks, came to NCSA wanting more exposure. In two months, Kelly was looked at by over 66 Division I schools. NCSA helped Kelly narrow those choices down to three schools, where he then committed to Clemson University. Chad Kelly’s Football Recruiting Profile – complete with his bio, background and video highlights - is now up and live on NCSASports.org for anyone to enjoy.
Launching simultaneously with these athlete profile pages are NCSA’s state, city and high school portals for every sport. From a single page, users can get stats on a particular sport, for example, statistics on Texas Football recruiting, including the number of high schools and colleges in Texas with football programs. Users can also read up on the featured athletes and high schools for football in Texas, find out about upcoming NCSA events nearby, or browse through the many NCSA football recruits that are currently enrolled. Finally, there’s also a running daily summary of the latest recruiting activity for NCSA high school football athletes across the state.
Previously the NCSA athlete profile pages were only visible to those members who had internal access to the site. Now, with these new public athlete portals, anyone can learn more about the athletes in the NCSA network through targeted state, city and regional searches. This additional visibility gives the student and their parents the ability to 'self-promote' by sending the profile pages to personal contacts like high school coaches, camp coordinators and athletic program directors. The addition of the public profile pages is a technological step forward for NCSA giving athletes a competitive edge over the thousands of other students who are also looking to secure collegiate sports scholarships or financial aid.
NCSA Athletic Recruiting changes lives by building leaders through sports and connects students and their families along with high school and college coaches and the business community for the purpose of maximizing athletic scholarship opportunity and life’s potential. The network is made available to high school student athletes around the country through relationships with ESPN, NIKE, IMG Academies, Under Armour and NFLPA. NCSA is the leading collegiate recruiting source for more than 500,000 student-athletes and 37,000 college coaches across the country. By taking advantage of this extensive network, more than 90% of NCSA Athletic Recruiting-verified athletes go on to play at the collegiate level. In addition, NCSA educates over 4 million athletes and their parents about the recruiting process each year through educational resources on its website,http://www.ncsasports.org, presentations of the critically-acclaimed seminar “College Recruiting Simplified,” and the book from NCSA Athletic Recruiting, “Athletes Wanted.”