Being on a Wisconsin Blaze team opens the door for each athlete to have the potential of exposure to college coaches and recruitment tools and access to our included services: Hudl, SportsRecruits, & more! Blaze has helped placed over 30 athletes in college programs ranging from NCAA Division 1 to Division 3, NAIA and NJCAA, and we want you to be next!
Please click through the tabs below to access the next steps in helping your athlete start the recruiting process!
Every 14u and older High School athlete should create a Twitter profile and follow Wisconsin Blaze Basketball. We will then follow you. This will allow us to track your accomplishments when you tweet them, and the college coaches following us will see them! This gains you more exposure on the recruiting journey. A Great Twitter bio profile will include the following types of details:
Wild Rose HS ‘22 | PG/SG | WI Blaze Basketball #24 | Football, Basketball, Track | 6’0” 175 lbs | 3.8 GPA | Hudl URL
Below are additional resources provided by Wisconsin Blaze to help you and your athlete along their journey! Please take the time to go through each step and learn more about the NCAA Calendar (recruitment periods), NCAA NLIs, the NAIA, and more!
The NCAA defines recruiting as "any solicitation of prospective student-athletes (PSA) or their parents by an institutional staff member or by a representative of the institution's athletics interest, for the purpose of securing a PSA enrollment and ultimate participation in the institutional intercollegiate athletics program.
Recruiting Calendars: NCAA member schools limit recruiting to certain periods during the year. Recruiting calendars (see the updated link below) promote the well-being of college-bound student-athletes and ensure fairness among schools by defining certain periods during the year in which recruiting may or may not occur in a particular sport.
Recruiting Periods: Recruiting periods consist of contact, evaluation, quiet, and dead periods. These vary between sports and by division. You can find more information on recruiting periods here (here to to underlined with link) as well as the difference in recruiting at each level.
NCAA RECRUITING CALENDAR
NCAA Eligibility Center
If you want to compete in NCAA sports, you need to register with the NCAA Eligibility Center. Plan to register before starting your freshman year of high school (or year nine of secondary school). All potential NCAA student-athletes need to go through the eligibility center. Best practices are to do so your freshman year of high school.