The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)[a] is a nonprofit organization which regulates student athletes from 1,268 North American institutions and conferences. It also organizes the athletic programs of many colleges and universities in the United States and Canada, and helps more than 480,000 college student-athletes who compete annually in college sports. The organization is headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana.
THE THREE DIVISIONS
The NCAA’s three divisions were created in 1973 to align like-minded campuses in the areas of philosophy, competition and opportunity.
NCAA Eligibility Center
You need to be certified by the NCAA Eligibility Center to compete at an NCAA Division I or II school.
There are situations that may impact a prospective student-athlete’s amateur status. Learn how to avoid these situations