The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) is a member-led organisation that is dedicated to the welfare and lifelong success of college athletes. The association also organises the athletic programs of many colleges and universities across the US and Canada, and helps more than 450,000 student athletes who compete annually in college sports.
The NCAA pride themselves on the support that they provide student athletes; allowing them to achieve success both on and off the field. Every year, the association awards more than $2.7 billion in athletic scholarships to student athletes, while also providing access to medical care, academic support services and first-class training facilities.
As of June 1, 2012, NCAA Division I institutions are only permitted to subscribe to groups that educate and connect student athletes and coaches in men's basketball, football and women's basketball that have gone through the NCAA approval process.
At FirstPoint USA we take pride in being compliant with the NCAA and are proud to announce that since this new rule came into effect, FirstPoint was amongst the first international companies to be approved. That means we have had the opportunity to continue assisting all NCAA football and basketball coaches actively using FirstPoint USA to increase their reach and find athletes, but more importantly, continue educating student-athletes and families so they can succeed throughout the recruiting process.
We are pleased to be able to say that we have recently been awarded NCAA certification for the fifth consecutive year. FirstPoint USA’s scholarship service is one of the most comprehensive and successful in the world. Having secured scholarships for over 7,000 sportsmen & women from across the UK, Ireland, Australia and New Zealand; brokering over $150 million on their behalf in the process. We are looking forward to another year of securing sports scholarships across the US for our clients, as an NCAA certified company.