NLI Signing Ceremony Solidifies Scholarships

National Letter of Intent

Signing Ceremony Solidifies Scholarships

 

February 7th is almost here. Soon, verbal commitments will be solidified once an athlete signs her/his National Letter of Intent. Did you know that over 45,000 prospective student-athletes sign NLIs to attend NCAA Division I or II institutions? Additionally, thousands of Division III student-athletes will make good on commitments in signing ceremonies even if not formally recognized by the NCAA.

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When presented an NLI must be accompanied by an athletics aid agreement to explain scholarship award money. These terms are binding once the NLI is signed.  A prospective student-athlete not receiving athletics aid does not have to sign an NLI but still have a signing ceremony. Regardless, all athletics aid agreements are must comply with NCAA rules.

Lastly, keep in mind what I shared previously about fulfilling the obligations of the NLI even if a coach leaves or gets fired.  When a prospective student-athlete signs with an institution or the coach leaves, the NLI signee is still bound by the provisions of the NLI. Completing a playing season does not fulfill the NLI obligation. Instead it is required that the student-athlete complete the entire academic year at the signing institution must be completed.

Finally, seniors, as you prepare for signing day please don’t hesitate to contact me with questions. I also added some links for quick research convenience.
National Letter of Intent Website
National Letter of Intent Guide

Be committed,

Coach Mike

 

 

Coach Mike oversees the recruiting of talented next-level athletes by helping families develop and implement a recruiting strategy for athletes to get seen, scouted and recruited. With over 20 years of experience as a coach and, as former college athlete, Mike now mentors families through the academic, athletic and financial aspects of college recruiting.  

Coach Mike – Email: mwoosley@csaprepstar.com   Office: 805-622-STAR

 

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