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Exciting New Partnership: Next Level U Sports Teams Up with Wolves Lacrosse

At Next Level U Sports, we are thrilled to announce a new partnership with the Wolves Lacrosse Association. This collaboration is poised to provide significant ...

Next Level U Sports Partners with Athlo Agncy to Empower Canadian Student-Athletes

We are thrilled to announce an exciting new partnership between Next Level U Sports and Athlo Agncy, two organizations dedicated to the growth and development ...

SAT Crash Course Is Back!

Our Next Level U Sports team is excited to announce that we will once again be running our SAT Crash Course! Coach Dina will be ...

Next Level U Sports Teams Up with The Mental Game Academy: Elevating Athletes to Peak Performance

In the ever-evolving landscape of sports, success isn't solely determined by physical prowess. The Mental Game Academy recognizes this truth and stands as a beacon ...

Fueling Future Champions: Kelsey’s Original Roadhouse Waterloo Teams Up with Next Level U Sports Combine Series

In the dynamic world of sports, every athlete dreams of reaching the next level. Whether it's breaking records on the field or making a lasting ...

Elevating Athlete Performance: See The Game Joins Forces Once Again with Next Level U Sports Combine Series

In the realm of sports, every second counts, every movement matters, and every detail can make the difference between victory and defeat. That's why athletes ...

Historic Shift in College Sports: NCAA and Power Conferences Agree to Pay Players

In a groundbreaking move, the NCAA and its Power Five conferences have agreed to a settlement that will allow schools to directly pay student-athletes for ...

Unveiling the Standards: Men’s and Women’s College Track and Field

Track and field, a sport renowned for its blend of athleticism, speed, and precision, offers a stage for athletes to showcase their talents and compete ...

How To Start Your Process: An Email Template For Communicating With Coaches

Are you an aspiring student-athlete ready to take the first step towards your collegiate sports journey? Crafting the perfect email to communicate with college coaches ...

Navigating the Recruitment Process: Key Questions for Student Athletes to Ask Coaches

As a student athlete, the recruitment process can be both exhilarating and overwhelming. The opportunity to play at the collegiate level opens doors to a ...

Spring Alumni Success!

With the spring collegiate sport seasons in full swing, many of our talented NLU student athletes have had great starts to their campaigns. On this ...

Staying Connected: International Phone Plans For Student Athletes

In this document we have outlined some potential options for phone plans while studying in the United States. Some plans allow you to keep your ...

Next Level U Sports and Athletics New Brunswick: A Game-Changing Partnership

At Next Level U Sports, we're always striving to push the boundaries of athletic excellence. That's why we're thrilled to announce our exciting new partnership ...

Elevating Student Athletes: Next Level U Sports Partners with Blyth Academy

Next Level U Sports is thrilled to announce an exciting new partnership with Blyth Academy, a leading institution in personalized education. This collaboration marks a ...

New Student-Athlete Opportunity: Next Level U Sports and Rome City Institute Partnership

Today marks an exciting milestone in the realm of athletic development and education as Next Level U Sports proudly announces a groundbreaking partnership with Rome ...

Empowering Nova Scotian Athletes: Next Level U Sports Partners with Athletics Nova Scotia

We are thrilled to announce an exciting partnership between Next Level U Sports and Athletics Nova Scotia This collaboration marks a significant milestone in our ...

Next Level U Sports Combine Series: A Premier Platform for Athlete Development and Collegiate Exposure

In an exciting announcement, Next Level U Sports reveals its upcoming high-level sports combines set to take place across various disciplines, offering a unique platform ...

Fall Seasons of Success For Next Level U Sports Student Athletes

Our Next Level U Sports student athletes have had a very successful fall collegiate season. Many of our athletes participated in major tournaments for their ...

SAT Crash Course Is Back!

Our Next Level U Sports team is excited to announce that we will once again be running our SAT Crash Course! Coach Dina will be ...

U SPORTS Unveils Major Changes to Athletic Scholarships and Eligibility

U SPORTS, the governing body for university sports in Canada, has recently announced a significant policy overhaul aimed at better supporting student-athletes, scheduled to take ...

Summer of Success For Next Level U Sports Student Athletes

Our Next Level U Sports student athletes have had a very successful summer. Many of our athletes participated in provincial, national, and even international stages. ...

Next Level U Sports Partnership With PHYSELITE

We are thrilled to announce an exciting new partnership between Next Level U Sports and PHYSELITE, two industry leaders with a shared vision to transform ...

Next Level U Sports x Guelph Jr Gryphons Volleyball Combine Recap

The Next Level U Sports x Guelph Jr Gryphons Volleyball Combine was a great success this past weekend at RIM Park in Waterloo, Ontario. The ...

The NLU Sports Combine: Unleashing Your Athletic Potential

Aspiring athletes, and college hopefuls, listen up! There are events you don't want to miss: the NLU Sports Combine. This exceptional opportunity brings together athletes ...

NCAA Recruiting Timelines

It is the goal of hundreds of thousands of student athletes across the world to compete within the NCAA. At the highest levels (Division I, ...

True North Strong: The Best Collegiate Careers By Canadian Student Athletes

Canada has produced some of the greatest collegiate athletes in history. Across various sports, these athletes have left their mark on the Canadian game and ...

Next Level U Sports SAT Crash Course Is BACK!

Our Next Level U Sports team is excited to announce that we will once again be running our SAT Crash Course! Coach Dina will be ...

Taking The Recruiting World By Storm: How The NCAA Transfer Portal Is Changing The Recruiting Landscape

The NCAA Transfer Portal has become a hot topic in college sports over the past few years. It has changed the way student-athletes transfer between ...

Want To Play Collegiate Sports, Opportunities Are Out There

Collegiate sports have long been an integral part of the North American sports landscape, offering young athletes the opportunity to compete at a high level ...

From Campus to Community: Uncovering the Best College Towns in America

When it comes to pursuing higher education and athletics at the next level, many students seek out university towns that offer a vibrant and stimulating ...

NCAA Lifts Restrictions on Division I Student Athletes Official Visits

There has been a significant rule change when it comes to NCAA Division I athletics that will change the recruitment landscape as we know it. ...

Our Athletes Spring Season Successes

Our Next Level U Sports student athletes have had some great successes in their spring season sports so far. On this installment of THE BLOG, ...

The in’s and out’s of NIL deals and how it is shaping collegiate athletics

In recent years, there has been a growing movement to allow college athletes to benefit financially from their name, image, and likeness (NIL). Prior to ...

THE NEW ‘FIND A SCHOOL’ FEATURE HAS LAUNCHED!

Our Next Level U Sports team is thrilled to announce that we have launched our brand new "Find A School" database on our website! This ...

How to use ChatGPT to aid your recruitment process

As a high school athlete, getting recruited for athletics can be a daunting and overwhelming process. However, with the help of ChatGPT, you can make ...

Next Level U Sports Partners With FTF Canada

Next Level U Sports is thrilled to announce that we have partnered with First Touch Football Canada. Recognized as one of the largest soccer combine ...

NCAA Drops Mandatory Standardized Testing For Class of 2023 and Potentially For Good

The NCAA Eligibility Centre has just recently announced that they will not be requiring incoming student athletes to take the standardized tests to be eligible ...

Looking to Transfer? Here’s What You Need To Consider

Finding the right fit for you at the next level can sometimes be challenging. You may think you have the perfect school, with the right ...

Next Level U Sports Continues Partnership with Maple Leaf Junior Golf Tour

Our Next Level U Sports team is excited to announce that we have renewed our partnership with the Maple Leaf Junior Golf Tour. After a ...

Next Level U Sports – 2022 Year End Recap

The year 2022 brought us many new and exciting successes in the world of athletic recruiting. With the global pandemic slowly fading out and the ...

A Guide On How To Follow Collegiate Sports

While playing collegiate sport is the dream of many student athletes, there is very little knowledge on how to watch, attend, or follow collegiate sports. ...

NLU Sports & SS Visuals To Host Branding Seminar

The Next Level U Sports Online Seminar series is a great way to learn some quick tips on how to set yourself apart in the ...

Alumni Fall sports check-in

With Fall sports in full swing across the variety of collegiate leagues across Canada and the United States, our Next Level U Sports athletes are ...

NLU Sports partners with UTM Fastpitch Canada

Our Next Level U Sports team is always looking to grow our network and provide new opportunities for all student athletes to join our platform! ...

Next Level U Sports x Midwestern Ontario Bearcats College Combine Recap

It was a weekend filled with growth, exposure, and competition. Next Level U Sports in partnership with the Midwestern Ontario Bearcats hosted their first annual ...

Amateur Vs Professional Status: The In’s and Out’s of Amateurism in Collegiate Golf

Golfing at the collegiate level here in North America is a goal of thousands of student athletes. Whether it be here in Canada at the ...

The Power of Social Media and Recruiting

As the world of social media continues to evolve before our eyes, so does the world of athletic recruiting. We are seeing it more than ...

Next Level U Sports Partners With Maple Leaf Junior Golf Tour

Next Level U Sports is thrilled to announce that we have partnered with Maple Leaf Junior Golf Tour. Next Level U Sports is now one ...

NCAA Recruiting Timelines

It is the goal of hundreds of thousands of student athletes across the world to compete within the NCAA. At the highest levels (Division I, ...

How to: NCAA Registration Process

If you want to compete at the NCAA level you must register with the NCAA Eligibility Centre. While this process may seem simple, there are ...

Post Secondary Sport Leagues in North America

Playing your sport at the collegiate level is a dream for many student athletes across the globe. While many people think that there is only ...

How To Calculate Your GPA (Canada GPA Conversion)

When looking to attend a post secondary school in the United States, the admissions teams at every school will take a look at your cumulative ...

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 ...