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How to register with the NCAA Eligibility Centre

If you want to play NCAA college sports and receive a scholarship at the NCAA DI or DII level, you will need to register and ...

What’s It Like To Be A College Athlete? – McKenna Kelly’s Edition

Every athlete in North America dreams of playing collegiate sport. The opportunity to play in front of thousands of fans, representing your school at a ...

How to Fill Out NCAA Eligibility Form: Part 1

When you think of the NCAA, what comes to mind? Packed arenas, high end apparel, endorsements to name a few. Competing in the NCAA is ...

I’ve Received an Offer – Now What?

Receiving an offer to play post secondary athletics can be one of the most exciting times of your life. It is a validation that all ...

The NLU Way: What Makes Us Who We Are

The world of sports continues to grow everyday. Student athletes have more resources available to them than ever before. New media outlets, NIL deals, state ...

Stats, What Are Coaches Looking For?

When building your recruitment profile there are a lot of aspects that you must consider. Video quality, contact information, your future goals, etc. One aspect ...

Five reasons you should play sports at the collegiate level

The following list the top five reasons you should participate in sports at the next level. You will see, some of them are less evident ...

Getting a US Student-Visa (F1/I-20) or Canadian Study Permit

You can apply for an American student visa or a Canadian study permit once you have been admitted to an institution and paid your deposit. ...

What’s the difference between NCAA Division I, II and III?

Welcome to Division Talk!    Division I Summary This is the top-level college athletic competition, typically larger schools with the best athletes. These divisions are ...

New Website Launch

Over the last 5 years, we have provided opportunities to student-athletes in Ontario to earn scholarships to play collegiate athletics in both Canada and the ...

My Recruitment Process: When and Where to Begin

The recruitment process for amateur athletes can be one of the most exciting and influential journey’s in a young athlete's life. The decisions you make ...

Official Vs Unofficial: The In’s and Out’s of Campus Visits

With the NCAA Division 1 recruiting ban being lifted in a few weeks time, the opportunity for talking with coaches, meeting with staff, and visiting ...

April In Review: Crunch Time and Commitment Time

April was a month filled with high level competition and successes for the student athletes of Next Level U Sports. With many leagues and teams ...

5 Tips For Making An Effective Video For Recruitment

As we have discussed previously on THE BLOG, in these troubling times we are facing across the globe, the recruiting process can be challenging. Less ...

March In Review: Playoff Pushes and Commitment Season

The month of March was filled with accomplishments for our student-athletes. With many leagues in full swing, many of our NLU alumni have been in ...

How To Use Social Media For Effective Recruiting

In an era where cell phones are almost never out of arm's reach; social media has never been easier to access. With dozens of different ...

How To Speak To A Coach 101

With spring just around the corner, collegiate athletic programs both here in Canada and in the United States are beginning to fill out their rosters ...

February In Review: Seasons Starting, Commitments Coming

This February has been a fantastic month for the student athletes of Next Level U Sports both here in Canada, and in the United States. ...

The Path To Stardom, D1 or Bust, Maybe Not?

When you take a look at professional sports, it would come to the surprise of no one that the vast majority of the athletes come ...

Standardized Testing For American Schools: ACT vs SAT

Standardized testing is something relatively foreign for Canadian student athletes. Besides the EQAO testing that occurs in Grade 9 and the Literacy Test in Grade ...

5 Tips For Getting Recruited During A Pandemic

The world as we know it has and will continue to change forever. Simple tasks that we have been so accustomed to will never look ...

Academic Requirements – Canadian Institutions Vs American

When it comes to the recruitment process, your academic standing could be argued to be the most important aspect of your portfolio. Making sure your ...

THE BLOG: What We’re About

Welcome to THE BLOG! We are so excited to introduce this new feature to our platform as a means to spread awareness, exposure, and opportunities ...