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High School Counselor

C.A.A. - College Athlete Advisory Certification Level I


Overview The C.A.A. certification course will teach the NCAAA core standards of college advisement for high school and middle school students. It will train counselors on the NCAA Eligibility Center protocol and also discuss NAIA and Junior College rules and regulations.  Counselors will also learn best practices in advising students on recruiting trips, contracting coaches, building athletic resumes and assessing college programs prior to visiting campus.  They also will learn how to effectively work in conjunction with high school and club coaches to best afford their students the best opportunity to use their athletic and academic talents to locate the best college fit.  C.A.A. training reviews key timelines and how to best start providing appropriate information  to parents, and student-athletes middle school through high school. 


This is an interactive and multi-media workshop for counselors.  During the training, counselors will work in small groups and individually.


How to best prepare; Review the current information on NCAA and NAIA recruiting guidelines. They should also be able to discuss their current practice at their institutions for the grade level(s) of students they are assisting.