The Difference Between NCAA Divisions Explained

One question we get a lot is what NCAA division level should I play? In this video, our experts explain the NCAA divisions and how to decide which is the best fit for you. https://www.ncsasports.org/best-colleges#division-level

TIMECODES
0:55 Show Outline
2:09 The difference between NCAA divisions
2:54 Competing at the NCAA D1 level; D1: Your sport, your life
4:50 Being a Junior College and NAIA athlete
6:40 Being a two-sport college athlete
7:57 D1 and the Ivy League
10:12 80% of all opportunities are outside of D1
11:27 Understanding the D1 recruiting timeline
13:20 D2: A balanced approach, D3: A well-rounded experience
15:11 Understanding scholarships at the various levels
17:01 Understanding which NCAA division level is right for you
18:18 What to do right now as an upperclassmen
20:44 Take advantage of NCSA’s Match and Match Analysis
22:48 Live Q&A
22:55 What would be the latest for 2022 grads to be recruited for their sport?
24:45 Does the NAIA offer athletic scholarships?
25:36 With COVID, how does a 2022 get recruited by a D1 school with those D1 schools recruiting so early?
28:20 What range of grades leads to academic money being available?
29:37 Do D1 schools split scholarships or use academic money for athletes? Same question for other divisions?
32:38 Ring the Bell #NCSACOMMIT

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For more on college division levels, check out: https://www.ncsasports.org/recruiting/how-to-get-recruited/college-divisions

View NCSA’s list of Best Colleges for Student-Athletes: https://www.ncsasports.org/best-colleges

Are you good enough to play college sports? https://www.ncsasports.org/recruiting/how-to-get-recruited/good-enough-to-play

Join us each Tuesday at 2 PM CST as we discuss all things recruiting with former college coaches and athletes who have experienced it themselves.

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