THE GOVERNING BODIES


NCAA NATIONAL COLLEGIATE ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION

The NCAA is made up of three membership classifications that are known as Divisions I, II and III.
MCP will guide you through the membership process and answer some of the common questions:

  • Am I eligible?
  • What are the recruiting schedules?

The NCAA Information Center

The NCAA administers 23 different sports . The NCAA national office enforces each sport's rules and regulations and MCP is an excellent resource for information for students and parents. As the MCP website ages, we will add more resources here for you. Please check back soon.

 

The NCAA Information Center

Learn about the tools and information at this Eligibility Center and become a member here.

NAIA NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF INTERCOLLEGIATE ATHLETICS


The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) is the governing body for athletics programs at colleges and universities throughout the United States and Canada. Visit NAIA here.

NJCAA NATIONAL JUNIOR COLLEGIATE ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION


Members eligible to join the NJCAA shall consist of two year colleges and institutions accredited by the appropriate state and/or regional accrediting agency. As members, they shall be entitled to all the privileges and obligations of the Constitution, By-laws and executive regulations of the Association. Visit NJCAA here.

NJCAA's MISSION - The purpose of this corporation shall be to promote and foster junior college athletics on intersectional and national levels so that results will be consistent with the total educational program of its members.

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“CHARACTER”

College Coaches are looking for student-athletes that possess the character traits of honesty, loyalty, ability to overcome adversity, strong work ethic and a well balanced ego when they evaluate a potential prospect for their program. Good character is now the cornerstone of college recruiting.

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“ACADEMICS”

College coaches begin following student-athletes as early as their freshman year in high school. Academics are an important part of the recruiting process – grades and ACT/SAT Scores will help determine what schools will be interested in a student-athlete.  Good benchmark – 3.00 GPA     25 ACT!

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“ATHLETICS”

Athletic skills are still the primary basis for college recruiting, but the ability to enhance these skills is what determines the Scholarship/Financial Award Package to play College sports.