Introducing NCSA College Recruiting Essentials, an IMG Academy Camp Specialization
IMG Academy is now offering the NCSA College Recruiting Essentials specialization for select camps programs. IMG offers four camp programs: IMG Camp, Total Athlete, Breakthrough, and Game Changer. Each option has their benefits and focuses that were specifically developed to align with a youth athlete’s training needs. Total Athlete and Game Changer campers will participate in their two, sport-specific training sessions per day, and then they’ll have the opportunity to select the specialization of their choice to support their training as well.
By taking advantage of the NCSA College Recruiting Essentials specialization, you'll stand out among the millions of other student-athletes who also hope to play sports at the collegiate level. This five day, progressive program offers campers a chance to not only excel in their sport, but to also get acclimated with the rules and intricacies of college recruitment.
Let’s take a closer look at what this program entails, so you can decide if it’s the right fit for you.
Five Days of Nonstop Education and Growth (& Fun!)
First and foremost, NCSA’s recruiting expert will explain the basics of college recruiting. You’ll learn what coaches from specific sports are looking for as well as the vital rules for communicating with them. In addition, we’ll uncover how to choose the ideal camps, clinics, and showcases to attend. As your week concludes, you’ll already have filled out the initial questionnaire, sent some initial emails, and prepped for your initial phone calls with coaches.
Each day of NCSA College Recruiting Essentials focuses on a unique aspect of getting recruited as supported by NCSA. The program will include activity-based drills that will help you get the ball rolling and steer you in the right direction.
Here’s an overview of what you can expect.
Day 1: NCSA Tools to Help you Succeed
On the first day, you’ll get down to business. Once we go over the ins and outs of NCSA and how their platform can help you, you’ll figure out your college goals and build your NCSA profile. You’ll also explore the various college options available to you and create a top-10 list based on your goals and preferences.
Day 2: Recruiting 101
There are over 7 million high school athletes, yet only 2% of them will compete on a college roster. That’s because not everyone has what it takes to excel with recruiting. Day two is all about what you need to do to be a good recruit. We’ll give you the scoop on what college coaches are looking for and how you can meet (or even exceed) their expectations.
Day 3: Coach Communication
Day three will revolve around coaches and how you can communicate with them effectively. We’ll dive deep into the various types of coach communication, including recruiting questionnaires, emails, social media, phone calls, and visits. You’ll write an effective email that you can then send to a coach.
Day 4: Camps, Clinics, Showcases
The terms camps, clinics, and showcases often get used interchangeably. On day four, you’ll learn the differences between them. You’ll find out why these events are so important for you to attend and how you can choose the right ones for your goals. We’ll also encourage you to respond to at least one invite.
Day 5: Let’s Get After It
Day five is when you really hit the ground running with several drills. You’ll write an introductory email, email five favorites, or fill out five questionnaires, prep for a phone call, and come up with five questions you would ask a coach.
Get Recruited with Help From IMG Academy and NCSA
If you wish to continue playing your sport in college, the NCSA College Recruiting Essentials specialization is invaluable. It can provide you with the intricate guidance and knowledge you need to meet your athletic and academic goals after high school.