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The Largest Student-Athlete Recruiting Network

Over the past 20 years, NCSA has refined the tools that student-athletes need during the college recruiting process to find their college match. Using their hands-on guidance, college matching tools, and network of 35,000+ college coaches, more than 150,000 student-athletes have made commitments to their college choice. Today, NCSA is the world’s largest and most-experienced college athletic recruiting network.

NCSA, the premiere recruiting service for student-athletes and SMARTTRACK® College Funding, national leaders in helping families pay less for college, have teamed up to make sure your student-athlete finds the right-fit opportunity and that you are able to pay for it in the most tax-advantaged, cost-efficient way possible.

Your NCSA MVP membership entitles you to these valuable benefits:
  • FREE Smart Advisor – work one-on-one with a professional college funding expert to help you develop and implement a comprehensive, money-saving college funding plan.

  • Discounted pricing on Smart Premium, our proprietary suite of programs designed to help identify generous schools, find merit scholarships, and support you through the entire financial aid

  • Discounted pricing on Smart Premium, our proprietary suite of programs designed to help identify generous schools, find merit scholarships, and support you through the entire financial aid application process.

TOP REASONS TO JOIN THE NCSA NETWORK

  • Learn how recruiting really works – call 866-495-5172 to get an expert evaluation from a college scout and find out what college programs you might qualify for

  • Create a free recruiting profile in minutes

  • Get exposure to more than 42,000 college coaches – a coach logs into the network every 10 minutes!

  • ​Access exclusive Recruit Match technology to help you get recruited

  • Work with the national leader in recruiting – our athletes have earned more than $2.5 billion in scholarships since 2001

  • ​Know which college coaches are looking at your profile

  • ​Find the schools that are the best fit for you – there are more than 1700 to choose from

SPORTS RECRUITING STARTS HERE.

Build a free recruiting profile in the only network trusted by 42,000 college coaches.

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Let NCSA get your student-athlete recruited.

The NCSA Experience.

NCSA is the world’s largest and most successful collegiate athletic recruiting network because their focus has always been on finding the best college options for our student-athletes. That means a school that can launch a lifetime of success by being a good athletic and academic fit.

What sets NCSA apart is their comprehensive approach that addresses every phase of the recruiting process. NCSA understands that while each recruiting journey is unique, they all benefit from a systematic approach or process to hit key milestones and reach the ultimate goal of becoming the next college student-athlete.

Every NCSA member can expect to play a very active role in their recruiting process. And, like every sport, recruiting demands the same level of commitment, patient, persistence and competitive spirit. The following briefly outlines the typical recruiting journey with NCSA.

Parent Reviews of NCSA.

Class of 2019 – Parent – Tennis

“In my mind and experience, NCSA is the elite recruiting assistance agency in the country. I’ve checked out most of the others, but NCSA backs it with great membership options, representatives and coaches who truly care, and access to collegiate information specific to the athlete seeking the best fit in school choices. Thank you & bravo!”

Class of 2020 – Parent – Soccer

“Thus far our experience has been positive, however we are just beginning. We went with another company with our daughter and were not impressed as we progressed further along in the process. We are optimistic that our experience with our son using NCSA will be different.”

Class of 2019 – Parent – Basketball

“1. Simple yet effective way to keep in touch with coaches. 2. Comprehensive website. 3. Helpful recruiting coaches who are genuinely interested in getting kids signed with the right school. 4. It works! On my own, I was able to get about 7 coaches interested in my daughter; after joining NCSA, that list has grown to over 50.”

Class of 2020 – Parent – Football

“We have recommended several people to NCSA (2 families have entered your program through our feedback to them) because we like the communication with the recruiter, and the website is very up to date with tons of information about the colleges and the continuous effort to reach our 2 sons’ goals to play beyond high school. We’re very happy with the program, especially Coach Martin Hyatt, who was our sons’ recruiting coach. We were disappointment he is leaving NCSA, but the recruiter taking his place seems like a perfect fit for our sons’ future. :)”

Class of 2020 – Parent – Volleyball

“Sue Webber has been a huge help! She has taken a personal interest in my daughter and answers all of my crazy questions as the mom. We couldn’t do this without her! I love being able to see who reads the emails and views the profile. The video NCSA made for my daughter’s profile is excellent.”

Class of 2019 – Parent – Field Hockey

“NCSA has an excellent learning process broken down into manageable bits and timelines, as well as great online resources. Profile exposure is helpful. We like the link to details all in one place. School info helps with initial research and reconfirming as the recruiting process evolves. Great staff; always professional. Recruiting coaches don’t sugar coat opportunities. That’s good. We prefer clear, direct feedback for evaluating purposes, to know how our athletes really look to the college coaches. Thank you for positive encouragement but honest feedback. Coach Cormier is always generous with her time, input, and support. It’s an involved process for sure, but overall, we’re enjoying this recruiting journey. Thanks NCSA!”

SPORTS RECRUITING STARTS HERE.

Build a free recruiting profile in the only network trusted by 42,000 college coaches.

START PROFILE NOW!
Let NCSA get your student-athlete recruited.

YOU MIGHT BE ASKING…

You’ll meet by phone and/or web meeting with your professional SMARTTRACK® Advisor for an in-depth, private consultation tailored to your specific financial needs. Whether your situation is straightforward or deeply complicated, your SMARTTRACK® Advisor will thoroughly review and evaluate your financial profile, make recommendations, and answer your financial questions.

As your circumstances dictate, your SMARTTRACK® Advisor may review current and future year’s incomes, tax returns, cash flow projections, and business structure; analyze before-and-after EFCs; strategize your custom, comprehensive plan to maximize EFC adjustments; identify the college funding and retirement options that best fit your personal financial profile and goals; address questions about the financial aid process, borrowing strategies, private and athletic scholarships, federal and state government grants and tax credits, and the special needs of divorced/widowed/remarried/non-custodial parents and guardians.

Your SMARTTRACK® Advisor may determine that more time is needed to properly complete the recommendations due to the complexity of your family’s financial/tax profile; in such cases, at your SMARTTRACK® Advisor’s discretion, additional meetings will be scheduled at no additional charge.

If you’ve already created your SMARTTRACK® account, go here to log in using the username and password you used when you created your account. Follow the prompts to complete your assessment and schedule your initial appointment with your SMARTTRACK® Advisor. There is no cost to you, of course.

If you are already a NCSA MVP member and have not created your SMARTTRACK® account, you can create your SMARTTRACK® account and take your assessment here. Once you’ve chosen a username and password, be sure to take the 5-minute online assessment and schedule your initial appointment with your SMARTTRACK® Advisor. As an NCSA MVP member, there is no cost to you.

You’ve made a significant investment in your child’s college prospects by engaging NCSA. They can help your student-athlete get recruited into a great-fit program and hopefully attract athletic scholarships, too.

Your SMARTTRACK® Advisor adds tremendous value by helping you maximize your eligibility for grants and scholarships above and beyond what might already come your way. Additionally, when you structure your finances to pay for college in a smarter, more tax-advantaged, and efficient way, you may save tens of thousands of dollars. The best analogy is this: you wouldn’t submit your tax return without making sure you’d taken every legitimate deduction available to you. Applying for financial aid and paying for college without a strategic plan will result in leaving a lot of money on the table!

The retail price of a 4-year undergraduate college education can run anywhere from $80,000 to $300,000 or more. Let’s say your child is getting recruited to a school with an annual cost of attendance of $70,000, and they provide a scholarship of $30,000. That’s great, but you still have to cash flow $40,000 per year. It’s essential to determine whether you might be eligible for even more aid, as well as how you will cover your share (how you pay for college will impact how much you pay). You’ll want to find tax savings and ways to open up cash flow, for example. And if you have more than one college-bound student, you will want to make sure you don’t run out of resources before they’re all educated.

As SMARTTRACK® and NCSA are two distinct organizations, please direct any questions or changes to your NCSA MVP membership directly with NCSA at 877-845-6272.

You can message your SMARTTRACK® Advisor directly through the SMARTTRACK® app. Your SMARTTRACK® Advisor’s contact information, including phone numbers, can be found below his/her photograph.

All appointments with your SMARTTRACK® Advisor are scheduled online within your SMARTTRACK® account. Please log in and click on APPOINTMENTS. You’ll receive a confirmation via email once you have booked or rescheduled any appointments.

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