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Resources for Players


The Nomads do not maintain an RSVP list of college coaches attending our event.

It is important for players to communicate with colleges they are interested in prior to kick-off, to express their interest in playing for their school and to cover any and all obstacles that will stand in the way of you being selected, e.g., College coaches will show up to your game if you meet the requirements of their school off the field, i.e., what is your GPA, graduation date, what subjects do you wish to pursue, do you need a student visa, can you pay for tuition or do you need a scholarship; all of these factors are taken in to consideration before you even step on to a field.

Many years ago, before the internet, college coach would stand on a field hoping to see a player that meets their needs, going through printed paper rosters provided by the tournament directors. Today they do their homework ahead of time by accessing the Nomads online player profiles databases and by communicating with players by any means allowable by the rules.

Once you have have chosen your schools take some time to consider the campus setting, the weather, housing options, etc. and then if everything looks good start communicating with your college coach.

NCAA Clearinghouse

The NCAA Clearinghouse is an essential step in becoming eligible to play college sports. Over 180,000 potential college athletes register with the NCAA every year.

If you want to play NCAA college sports and receive a scholarship at the DI or DII level, you will need to register and be cleared by the NCAA. The Eligibility Center is the organization within the NCAA that determines the academic eligibility and amateur status for all NCAA DI and DII athletes.

Choosing a College

Although there’s no magic formula for choosing a college, you can start by asking yourself some questions that help most students find the right fit. Use this guide to: Learn about some key college search categories. Answer questions to discover what’s important to you. Get advice from college students and educators.  Sign up for a free account with College Board to search and save schools that might be a good fit.

Playing Sports in College: Your Options

Here are the main things you need to know about college sports:

  • Through various sports associations, many colleges offer students the chance to play competitive sports at the varsity level.
  • Some varsity athletes are eligible for sports scholarships through their colleges.
  • Varsity athletes must meet academic requirements to win and keep sports scholarships.
  • Every student has an opportunity to play sports — thanks to clubs and intramural leagues.
  • All college athletes need strong time-management skills to balance classes and homework with practices and games.

Scholarships & Financing your education

Find scholarships, other financial aid and internships from more than 2,200 programs, totaling nearly $6 billion.