The NCAA and NAIA produce very useful guides entitled The College Bound Student Athlete, that provides a great amount of information for players planning to play soccer at the collegiate level. All prospective players and their parents should read this manual prior to the recruiting process.
The College Bound Student Athlete - NCAA
The College Bound Student Athlete - NAIA
NCAA Eligibility Center
All prospective college athletes need to register with the NCAA Eligibility Center. . Students should register with the Eligibility Center at the beginning of their junior year in high school. At the end of the student’s junior year, a transcript, which includes six semesters of grades, should be sent to the Eligibility Center from the high school. Additionally, students should have their SAT or ACT scores forwarded directly to the Eligibility Center (by using code "9999") whenever they take the exam. For more information, access the NCAA Eligibility Center website.
Other NCAA Resources
The NCAA offers numerous on-line brochures to answer questions regarding eligibility requirements, recruiting, academic qualifications and a wealth of other resources. Links to these brochures can be found at:
NCAA Brochures-General Interest
Eligibility & Recruiting Information
NCAA Div 1 Manual 2008-2009
NCAA Div 2 Manual 2008-2009
NCAA Div 3 Manual 2008-2009