WELCOME TO THE HOME OF THE ATHLEADERSHIP GRANT!
NCSA's mission is to empower leaders through sports, and we want to help as many qualified athletes as we can achieve their dream of playing at the college level. NCSA's Athleadership Grants are given to deserving student-athletes who represent their self, their family, and their school with integrity at all times. These student-athletes work hard in the classroom, lead their team, and give back to their communities.
We don't want you to miss out on any opportunities, so submit your application
and have it reviewed by the NCSA Athleadership Team now!
Athleadership Grant CoordinatorCollege/Sport Played:
Illinois State University Women's Track and Field and USAV Volleyball Hometown:
Bartlett, ILFavorite Team:
Every Chicago sports team, except for the Sox!!#1 Recruiting Tip:
Set a goal for yourself to accomplish every single day. Just like studying for an exam, it is more beneficial for you to study over a period of time instead of cramming it all in the night before. Just remember, if you are willing to put the work in the results will show!!
Scout ManagerCollege/Sport Played:
Indiana University (worked with Athletic Department with football, swimming, volleyball, among others)Hometown:
Lake Zurich, IllinoisFavorite Team:
Chicago Cubs, Bears, Blackhawks, Bulls#1 Recruiting Tip:
Be persistent. Don't let college coaches forget who you are, give them updates, stay in touch,
and always…BE PROFESSIONAL!
Director of Give BackCollege/Sport Played:
Miami University/Governors State University Hometown:
Cleveland, OhioFavorite Team:
Browns, Cavs, Tribe#1 Recruiting Tip:
The key to a successful recruiting process is knowing what to do and when and how to do it. When working toward an athletic scholarship, approach your four years of high school like you would the four quarters of a game. Although the pressure seems greatest during the third and fourth quarters, the points scored during the first half can be the difference between winning and losing.
Senior Financial Aid CoordinatorCollege/Sport Played:
University of Kentucky Men's Soccer; University of IowaHometown:
Iowa City, IowaFavorite team:
Real Madrid#1 Recruiting Tip:
Be proactive – do NOT wait for coaches to contact you! Make phone calls and send emails to introduce yourself and be sure to respond/follow up to any coach that you hear from. If you don't hear from a coach right away, don't feel discouraged. Continue to reach out to more and more coaches and if you don't hear back, try again in a few weeks.
Senior National Football ScoutCollege/Sport Played:
University of Wisconsin-La Crosse FootballHometown:
De Pere, WIFavorite team:
Green Bay Packers and Wisconsin Badgers#1 Recruiting Tip:
Start early, be proactive, and enjoy the process!
Scouting DirectorCollege/Sport Played:
St. Mary's University Men's SoccerHometown:
Chicago, IllinoisFavorite Team:
Chicago Cubs#1 Recruiting Tip:
What a student athlete does off the field is just as important as what takes place on the field.
Performance in the classroom tells a coach plenty about an athlete's likelihood of reaching their potential on the playing field.
University of Illinois-Chicago/Football, Baseball, BasketballHometown:
Elk Grove Village, IllinoisFavorite Team:
Chicago Bulls#1 Recruiting Tip:
Always consider for yourself the top priorities and goals in your recruiting, and work towards those opportunities so these goals aren't something you need to compromise.
National Football ScoutCollege/Sport Played:
University of IowaHometown:
Cedar Rapids, IA#1 Recruiting Tip:
Having a game plan will build your confidence, exposure and motivate you to ensure you find a University that will provide you a quality education, play the game you love and not be in a large amount of debt.