The NAIA is committed to enriching student-athlete experiences where relationships with coaches are encouraged and unrestricted, diverse voices are valued, and the student-athlete is put first.
NCAA DI TRANSFER STUDENT-ATHLETE
Macie Lively, Marian (Ind.)
I would tell anybody if they are looking for a school to plays sports don't just settle on NCAA DI, DII, DIII. NAIA is just as good if not better.
Brent Woods, Grand View (Iowa)
For the longest time I had a dream and a goal to go to college, get a scholarship offer, and graduate. And it was the NAIA that gave me the opportunity.
PARENT OF NAIA STUDENT-ATHLETE
I could talk about a whole bunch of reasons that make the choice of an NAIA school a great decision, but the one that comes to mind immediately is opportunity.
More opportunities to play
|More chances for post-season play|
|Junior varsity/reserve teams|
More opportunities to grow
||Serve on student-led councils and associations (ASA, CSA)
||Develop leadership skills with the Champions of Character® program
||Give back to the community through Teaming up for Character™ activities
More opportunities for connection
|Smaller programs = close-knit communities|
|Pursue your chosen major|
|Ability for additional extra-curricular activities|
It's never too early to get eligible
The NAIA has partnered with NCSA College Recruiting, the world’s largest collegiate athletic recruiting network. NCSA serves as the official North American recruiting services partner of the NAIA. Register now to use the NAIA Pre-Eligibility Indicator Tool which allows prospective student-athletes to showcase their future eligibility status to NAIA member institutions as early as their first year in high school.
NCSA Partner Spotlight Presentation