Junior Olympics Players Association-College Resources

COLLEGE NETWORK
Southern California USAsoftball Travel Ball Players can get in our college network, use the link below, download and print out the questionnaire form and send it in. Be sure to include the one time fee of $15.00 with your questionnaire. Region 14 (outside of Southern California) players use the link below for application information.  If you need to update an existing form, please fill out the changes on another form and send it in.  We help our girls get the best possible exposure to all the schools.

SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA PLAYERS- Join Here | Download PDF

REGION 14 PLAYERS (OUTSIDE OF CALIFORNIA)- Join Here | Download PDF

BULLETIN BOARD
Looking for a travel team to play on? Check out the News Bulletin Board for listings.

SEMINARS
The Southern California USAsoftball Players Association will be happy to come out to teams and give a seminar on “How to Market Yourself for College.”

SO CAL USAsoftball SCHOLARSHIPS
Graduating seniors who do not have a full ride scholarship and are registered on a So. Calif. USAsoftball team, may apply for a SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA USAsoftball PLAYERS ASSOCIATION SCHOLARSHIP.

Travel Ball Scholarship | Download PDF

Rec players apply here | Download PDF

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Test-Score Requirements In Divisions I and II

You must achieve the minimum required SAT or ACT score before your first full-time college enrollment.  Your test scores must be achieved under national testing conditions on a national testing date [i.e., no residual (campus) testing].

National testing dates are:

SAT 2016-2017

TEST DATES TESTS U.S. REGISTRATION DEADLINE LATE REGISTRATION DEADLINE
(FEE APPLIES)
October 1, 2016 SAT & Subject Tests September 1 2016 October 20, 2016
November 5, 2016 SAT & Subject Tests October 7, 2016 November 23, 2016
December 3, 2016 SAT & Subject Tests November 3, 2016 December 22, 2016
January 21, 2017 SAT & Subject Tests December 21, 2016 February 9, 2017
March 11, 2017 SAT only February 10, 2017 March 30, 2017
May 6, 2017 SAT & Subject Tests April 7, 2017 May 25, 2017
June 3 2017 SAT & Subject Tests May 9, 2017 June 22 2017

 

More info on SAT… www.CollegeBoard.com

ACT 2016-2017

TEST DATE REGISTRATION DEADLINE ACT SCORES AVAILABLE DEADLINE
September 10, 2016 August 5, 2016 September 20, 2016
October 22, 2016 September 16, 2016 November 8, 2016
December 10, 2016 November 4, 2016 December 20 2016
February 11 2017 January 13, 2017 February 22 2017
April 8,, 2017 March 3 2017 April  18 2017
June 10, 20167 May 5 2017 June 20, 2017

 

More info on ACT…www.ACTstudent.org

Test-Score Interpretations
All prospective student-athletes, including natives of foreign countries,  must achieve the minimum required test score on a national testing date.  Foreign prospective student-athletes should contact the appropriate testing  agency for more information about registering to take the test on a national  testing date.

If you take the SAT, the highest scores achieved on the verbal and math  sections of the SAT from two different national testing dates may be combined  in determining whether you have met the minimum test-score requirement.  [Note: This includes combining converted subscores from the “recentered” and  “non-recentered” versions of the SAT.]

If you take the ACT, the highest scores achieved on the individual subtests  from more than one national testing date may be combined in determining  whether your sum score meets minimum test-score requirements.

NCAA Eligibility Center

The NCAA Eligibility Center, located in Iowa City, Iowa, is the organization that handles ALL inquiries regarding an individual’s initial eligibility status.

Juniors should register with the center before they leave their Junior year.  Seniors, if they haven’t registered, need to in order to be cleared to play Division I or II softball.

To register with the Center
Fill out the online form at the Eligibility Center Web Site or call the NCAA publications hotline at 800-638-3731

Contacting the Center
If you’ve misplaced your PIN or need other information contact the Center at:

Eligibility Center Services

NCAA Eligibility Center mailing address:

NCAA Eligibility Center

P.O. Box 7136, Indianapolis, IN 46207

NCAA Eligibility Center overnight mailing address:

NCAA Eligibility Center

1802 Alonzo Watford Sr. Drive, Indianapolis, IN 46202

Customer service hours:  8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Eastern Time, Monday through Friday

Toll-free phone number (U.S. callers) – Customer Service line – 877-262-1492

Phone Number (international callers) – Customer Service line – 317-223-0700

Fax Number – 317/968-5100

Eligibility Center Web Site

WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN COLLEGE DIVISIONS I, II, AND III?

Division I

Division I member institutions have to sponsor at least seven sports for men and seven for women (or six for men and eight for women) with two team sports for each gender. Each playing season has to be represented by each gender as well. There are contest and participant minimums for each sport, as well as scheduling criteria.

For sports other than football and basketball, Div. I schools must play 100% of the minimum number of contests against Div. I opponents — anything over the minimum number of games has to be 50% Div. I. Men’s and women’s basketball teams have to play all but two games against Div. I teams, for men, they must play 1/3 of all their contests in the home arena. Schools that have football are classified as Div. I-A or I-AA. I-A football schools are usually fairly elaborate programs.

Div. I-A teams have to meet minimum attendance requirements (17,000 people in attendance per home game, OR 20,000 average of all football games in the last four years or, 30,000 permanent seats in their stadium and average 17,000 per home game or 20,000 average of all football games in the last four years OR, be in a member conference in which at least six conference members sponsor football or more than half of football schools meet attendance criterion.

Div. I-AA teams do not need to meet minimum attendance requirements. Div. I schools must meet minimum financial aid awards for their athletics program, and there are maximum financial aid awards for each sport that a Div. I school cannot exceed.

Division II

Division II institutions have to sponsor at least four sports for men and four for women, with two team sports for each gender, and each playing season represented by each gender. There are contest and participant minimums for each sport, as well as scheduling criteria — football and men’s and women’s basketball teams must play at least 50% of their games against Div. II or I-A or I-AA opponents.

For sports other than football and basketball there are no scheduling requirements. There are not attendance requirements for football, or arena game requirements for basketball. There are maximum financial aid awards for each sport that a Div. II school must not exceed.

Division II teams usually feature a number of local or in-state student-athletes. Many Division II student-athletes pay for school through a combination of scholarship money, grants, student loans and employment earnings. Division II athletics programs are financed in the institution’s budget like other academic departments on campus. Traditional rivalries with regional institutions dominate schedules of many Division II athletics programs.

Division III

Division III institutions have to sponsor at least five sports for men and five for women, with two team sports for each gender, and each playing season represented by each gender. There are minimum contest and participant minimums for each sport. Division III athletics features student-athletes who receive no financial aid related to their athletic ability and athletic departments are staffed and funded like any other department in the university.

Division III athletics departments place special importance on the impact of athletics on the participants rather than on the spectators. The student-athlete’s experience is of paramount concern. Division III athletics encourages participation by maximizing the number and variety of athletics opportunities available to students, placing primary emphasis on regional in-season and conference competition.