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    NCAA and NAIA Clearinghouse

    I have been shocked at the number of potential scholarships that have been lost due to the fact that players, and their parents, did not know they had to register with the Clearinghouse.

    The NCAA Clearinghouse has been around for a long time. It's function: to provide a one stop shop for coaches. A penitential NCAA Athlete has to register with the Clearinghouse by answering some demographic information and paying a fee. ACT/SAT Scores have to be sent directly to the Clearinghouse, and the high school has to sent a high school transcript to the clearinghouse. After, and only after, all that information has been received, an athlete may except a NCAA Scholarship.

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    Now, some people are familiar with the NCAA Clearinghouse, but did not know that the NAIA has started using a very similar process. The NAIA now has a Clearinghouse. You must register for the NAIA Clearinghouse before you can except a Scholarship from a NAIA College. You have to register, pay a fee, have a transcript, and ACT/SAT scores sent to the NAIA Clearinghouse, just like the NCAA Clearinghouse.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ram View Post
    I have been shocked at the number of potential scholarships that have been lost due to the fact that players, and their parents, did not know they had to register with the Clearinghouse.
    Not only do some not know about it, but many keep putting it off, until it's too late. Every spring we told our players basically to go home then and register, some never listen. Every July we took a team to huge basketbal events and you had to have some NCAA required classes, they always asked, who has registered with the Clearinghouse (now the Eligibility Center). I would say more than half of the players did not raise their hand, at every event. Sometimes players, and their parents don't realize, that they NEED to do this NOW! You can't even take an official visit until you register.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SportsGuy41017 View Post
    Not only do some not know about it, but many keep putting it off, until it's too late. Every spring we told our players basically to go home then and register, some never listen. Every July we took a team to huge basketbal events and you had to have some NCAA required classes, they always asked, who has registered with the Clearinghouse (now the Eligibility Center). I would say more than half of the players did not raise their hand, at every event. Sometimes players, and their parents don't realize, that they NEED to do this NOW! You can't even take an official visit until you register.
    I think it's the bold part more than it is not knowing. I don't understand how you couldn't know. Every coach that my sons and I talked to. The very first thing they all asked: Grades, ACT, and Clearing House. Everytime, they all wanted to know if you were going to be eligible. IMO anybody who has not taken care of this either wasn't listening to the people talking to them, or they are lazy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SportsGuy41017 View Post
    Not only do some not know about it, but many keep putting it off, until it's too late. Every spring we told our players basically to go home then and register, some never listen. Every July we took a team to huge basketbal events and you had to have some NCAA required classes, they always asked, who has registered with the Clearinghouse (now the Eligibility Center). I would say more than half of the players did not raise their hand, at every event. Sometimes players, and their parents don't realize, that they NEED to do this NOW! You can't even take an official visit until you register.
    Or be offered athletically related financial aid in writing.

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    Simple process, no big deal.

    Do it early.

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    I make all my juniors and seniors do that when we begin workouts.

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