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  • College Selection Process – Step 5

    Welcome to step 5 of the college selection process! At this point, you’ve researched and visited enough institutions to have a good idea of what type you are looking for, and how you should feel on campus. This is where your wrestling program search, and college search will converge together to become one, mostly. Overview, Step 1, Step 2, Step 3, Step 4, Step 6, Step 7.   Research You just finished visiting a few campuses that you believe fit what you want in an institution, and you’ve got quite a bit of new notes and information from each. It’s… Read More

  • College Selection Process – Step 4

    You’ve now successfully narrowed down your institutions to a more manageable level and have done all the research you can on them via the internet and other means. The informational lists have been vetted the applied to your search as best you can. Now it’s time to see what those campuses feel like. It’s time to take some visits to the institutions you are interested in. This is where you get to really start evaluating your feelings list in-depth. You may have visited some of the schools on your list from step two, but that’s alright, revisit them. You’re going… Read More

  • College Selection Process – Step 3

    So far, you’ve started the college search process by creating your lists and identifying what you do and don’t want in a school. You’ve been able to visit some schools and put good work into both your sets of lists. Now you’re going to use that information to start narrowing down schools to those that fit what you know you’re looking for at this point. While we are going to go into the next step, never think that the previous step is completed and done with. You are going to be continuously re-evaluating and updating your lists. You’re going to… Read More

  • College Selection Process – Step 2

    Step 1 was mostly about building the foundation for the informational aspect of your search. Next is going to be about building the feeling portion of your lists, but there are some information building and refining as well. Now it’s time to learn a little more about what you feel when you are on an institution’s campus. The feeling you get with an institution is very personal and not something you can create by looking it up on the internet.  So, step 2 is going to be to visit some schools. You’re going to pick a few schools that are… Read More

  • College Selection Process – Step 1

    Every process is different, and everyone has different ways to perform their search. This guide is meant to help you figure out how to start your process. Other guides will go further in-depth on the other stages.   Overview, Step 2, Step 3, Step 4, Step 5, Step 6, Step 7. When do you start? Today! If you are already in high school and haven’t started. You may be a freshman and wonder why do it now? So much is going to change. You’re right. It will. But, by doing it earlier, it gets you started and moving in that… Read More

  • College Selection Process Overview

    College Selection Process Overview Most wrestler’s college search process starts when they get contacted by a college wrestling coach. Then they spend their time focusing only on the institutions that have contacted them and never really evaluate where they fit best. Going about selecting an institution to attend can be complicated and overwhelming. It’s only made more so if you go about it without any plan and process in mind. Saying you want to get somewhere and then not defining how you are going to get there will rarely get you where you want to be. Think of it as… Read More

  • NJCAA National Letter of Intent

    A couple of times a year, HS wrestlers and institutions around the country take to the social media to proudly announce they have signed an NJCAA National Letter of Intent (LOI). What’s it all about, though? Note – This applies to the NJCAA National Letter of Intent only. The NCAA, NAIA, and WCWA have their own LOI rules that will be discussed in other articles. The Program The National Letter of Intent program is managed by the NJCAA. Its purpose is to improve the recruiting process for both the institutions and the wrestlers. The Document The LOI document is a… Read More

  • NCAA National Letter of Intent

    A couple of times a year, HS wrestlers and institutions around the country take to the social media to proudly announce they have signed an NCAA National Letter of Intent (NLI). What’s it all about, though? Note – This applies to the NCAA National Letter of Intent only. The NAIA and NJCAA have their own NLI rules that will be discussed in other articles. The Program The National Letter of Intent program is managed by the NCAA with participation by institutions and wrestlers is voluntary. Its purpose is to improve the recruiting process for both the institutions and the wrestlers…. Read More

  • NAIA National Letter of Intent

    A couple of times a year, HS wrestlers and institutions around the country take to the social media to proudly announce they have signed a NAIA National Letter of Intent (NLI). What’s it all about, though? Note – This applies to the NAIA National Letter of Intent only. The NCAA, NJCAA, and WCWA have their own NLI rules that will be discussed in other articles. The Program The NAIA does not actually have a NLI program. It does permit its member institutions to have their own NLI program. Participation by institutions and wrestlers is voluntary. However, some NAIA conferences do… Read More

  • NCAA Recruiting Terms

    Let’s face it: Recruiting rules are virtually impossible to understand. They are written overly complicated, and they vary depending on the sport. Frankly, they aren’t that exciting to read either. Don’t worry; we have done all the reading and complex calculations so that you can learn everything you need to know. We are going to focus on the most important NCAA recruiting terms. This will be a broad overview, and other articles will go more in-depth. Campus Visits – There are 2 types of visits to an institution’s campus: Official and Unofficial.         Unofficial – Visit is paid for by… Read More