Episode 277 has a load of information about the NLI; National Letter of Intent. Many high school student-athletes and parents only know about the National Letter of Intent as the signing to commit to go to a college and play a sport. I go to the NCAA.org, the NAIA.org and NJCAA.org websites, plus the National-Letter.org website to give you the nuts and bolts about the National Letter of Intent. There is actually a National Letter of Intent, a Letter of Intent and a Celebratory Signing Form that cover all the levels of sports played. The NCAA D1, D2 and D3 level and the NAIA and the Junior College levels all have different rules and regulations for the signing for a high school student-athlete.
See how the National Letter of Intent binds the prospective student-athlete and the school institution together. See how the NCAA D1 and D2 levels are bound to this National Letter of Intent. There are 652 NCAA D1 and D2 National Letter of Intent member schools. The NCAA D3 level does not give athletic aid scholarships, so the D3 level signs a Celebratory Signing Form. Hear the rules on this Celebratory Signing Form. The NAIA level has a less binding Letter of Intent and then the Junior College(JUCO) level has more commitment rules and sets a player up to be able to transfer later to a 4 year college.
Both of my sons have had their signing days and celebrations in the high school gym. Parker a D1 signing and Sutton a NAIA signing. Both signings were a great and fun culmination to careers in high school and travel ball and a look into the future of college. Listen to learn about Letters of Intent and go to Recruit-Me.com to get the FREE and inexpensive resources that Recruit-Me provides. Take advantage of the Fall Special on the Recruit-Me 3.0 Athletic Scholarship System. This Recruit-Me 3.0 System is normally only $127, but the Fall Special is a great deal at only $99.