There are many students athletes who try to further their playing careers at colleges and university. One of the most sought after ways of doing so is by obtaining a scholarship. Scholarships are a great way of not only securing a spot on the school’s roster but also receiving some tremendous funding for your tuition. There are sports scholarships available at both the Division I and II levels. Schools at these levels are divided into conferences either by region or by sporting programs. All students wish to play at Division I because this is the most competitive and watched division. However, it is very difficult to get into one of these programs and if you are not one of the top players chances are you will not see a lot of playing time. Scholarships at the Division II level can offer you significant money and a chance to play in a very competitive format. This can also lead to careers in both national and international leagues.
The NCAA regulates how many scholarships each school can give out. Each school gains its funding through private donors or donations. In order to obtain a scholarship you generally need to go through some sort of recruitment process. Scholarships are given out by the coaching staff as well as the athletic department. You need to be seen by these coaches in order to receive a scholarship and secure your spot on a team.
Many universities also have recruiters that they work with to help find the best prospects. Recruiters are a great option because they set up camps for players to showcase their skills while schools come out to watch. Universities of all divisions come out and try to find the next great player. It is a great opportunity to be seen by many coaches at one time.