NJCAA to NCAA division?
Im an international student soon going to join Coffeeville community college, i just wanted to know that if i play with the basketball team from January till march and have a really successful time there would i be able to transfer to a NCAA division 1 school by the next summer.
Low GPA, questions about NCAA eligibility, need someone with knowledge?
I enrolled full time in College (12 credit hours) in Fall 2010. Since that time, I have not played any athletics, nor did I play any before it in College. Last semester, Fall 2013 was my last completed semester, and I did not attend this Spring 2014 semester because I was Academically suspended due to a low GPA (1.5). I want to play Football though. Is Junior College the only place I can play because low GPA correct? Fall of 2013 made it 3.5 years that my "5 Year Clock" has been running, does this Spring 2014 semester make that 4 years of my clock even though I am academically suspended and not attending school? I am planning on going to tryouts for various Junior College Football teams in the coming months. As I understand from the NJCAA office, I will have two years to play Juco ball. If 4 years of my eligibility is done, will my 5 year clock "freeze" while I am playing at the Juco level, thus allowing me 1 year of NCAA eligibility once I have played out my year/two year Juco career and reconciled my Academics to be eligibile to play D1? Or will it run out by next Spring and leave me no options to continue my dream to get to the NFL without jumping straight from Junior College to the NFL (Pretty much impossible). Besides the Junior College level do D1/D2/D3 all require a GPA above 2.0 to play/be admitted? Is it possible that my GPA will be reset/reconfigured if I transfer to say a D2 school in a way that would allow me to play, or is Juco my only option here?
Is it true that community college only for dumb people?
It's not true at all. Maybe in the olden days it was somewhat true - ccs back then were often for people who couldn't get into traditional colleges - but that's certainly not the case today. Today, especially in CA, a lot of students go to cc because they can't afford a UC, or because they didn't get into the UC of their choice, or because, like you, they want to play NJCAA, or even because the career they want (like nursing or dental hygiene) only requires an associates degree in order to start working. There are also going to be people there who "woke up" late re: academics, and are behind in core subjects - English and math - so aren't yet ready for university. But that doesn't make them dumb. It makes them motivated. And as with any college, there are going to be students there who don't want to be there, and who blow it and fail. You're going to meet students at all academic levels at your cc. Some will be honors students. Others will be remedial. But it's certainly not the case that "only dumb people" go to cc. Not at all.
What is the age limit for NCAA Division 1, 2 and or any college sports?
There is no age limit. Any student in good standint, undergraduate or graduat is eligible to participate. The major limitations are that he/she has never played the particular sport as a paid professional nor accepted other compensation for the sport. Athletes are also limited to a total of four years of actual participation in any given sport.
What is the difference between junior college and community college?
I have several family members and friends who have taught at the junior college/community college level. I have taught at one as well . Junior colleges were originally about being a 2 year (or so) college that helped pick up the slack of some post high school students who weren’t ready to progress to college/university level. OR they had financial difficulty doing so. (or both) . Junior college made it sound like it was a high school with ash trays and essentially it was pretty much only focused on academics. Then post WW2 and Korean War, the need to add technical & trades classes was added in to serve those military returning home on GI Bill. It was not able to give more than an AA (associate of arts) degree. And within California, that is still true. You can get certificates in certain trades and subjects as well. Think of it as General Education plus a bit more depth in some basic academics as well as sciences and technical.The term JC or junior college left when general classes that were not academic in nature were added to serve community interests. Colleges brought more returning students (retirees, post grads and those not seeking a degree ) who had interests in learning about specific things: languages, music, writing, art, photography, etc. The term Community College was more reflective of the nature of the 2 year college. Education is often a victim of trends like any other sector, so switching out from “community” to city college or just college.This type of college is 2 years or so .. till you max out transferable units. Many colleges have transfer or accreditation agreeements with local (and not -so-local) universities where if you graduate with an AA in a subject in good standing, the University guarantees your acceptance.Community Colleges are a great way to knock off a ton of basic classes and test out your interests in specific subject matter while paying very little compared to University costs.
Will I get into a decent college if I play JV soccer?
I am going to assume you meant, “can I play for a decent college soccer team if I play JV soccer in high school?”.As someone who played NCCA division I at Michigan, the short answer is yes you can if you put in the time and effort it takes to achieve this goal. However, you need to make a plan and most importantly, set realistic expecations as you probably will not be able to play division I in college. The good news is that there are over 1600 college soccer programs across NCAA, NAIA, NJCAA, and a few other small divisions so there are plenty of options.Here are some steps you can take.Get really good grades and get a great SAT or ACT score.If you don’t already, tryout for a top club team in your local area. Playing at the highest level possible now is going to help you stand out.Start researching schools you would be interested in playing for.Start reaching out to coaches and let them know you’re insterested. I’d you never reach out they will never know who you are, unless you are one of the best players in the country.If you are looking for tools that can help streamline your college soccer recruiting process, I invite you to sign up to try Soccercruit | College Soccer Recruiting Tools and Data. Soccercruit allows you to manage your recruiting communication, data, and opportunities from in one place. Let me know if you have any questions! Good luck!