Patrick Mcenroe, General Manager of USTA Player Development
NCSA Athletic Recruiting announced its official recruiting education partnership with United States Tennis Association (USTA) Player Development, headquartered in Boca Raton, Fla. NCSA Athletic Recruiting, a team of over 300 former collegiate and professional athletes, will be working directly with the USTA, giving them direct access to invaluable recruiting tools and expert advice from the industry leader in college recruiting technology and education for more than 42,000 college coaches and 500,000 of the nation’s top prospects.
"The mission of USTA Player Development is to develop world-class American tennis players. College varsity tennis is an important developmental step in the player development progression for the vast majority of our junior players, and we are excited to add one more very important component - recruiting education," said USTA Player Development General Manager Patrick McEnroe. "With the resources of NCSA Athletic Recruiting, we are excited to provide our students, parents and coaches the absolute best recruiting information and technology there is to offer."
Through NCSA’s mission of empowering leaders through sports, USTA members will have full access to NCSA’s passionate team and technology. NCSA will also host college coach forums and webinars exclusively for USTA members and present at tournaments at the Sectional and National level.
"NCSA and USTA share a common mission of helping athletes maximize their potential through the lessons learned on the court and together we will be able to empower more USTA members to get ahead through tennis. Through this world class partnership we will not only be able to help the USTA and their athletes but college coaches as well," said Chris Krause, CEO and founder of NCSA Athletic Recruiting. "Picking the right college is a life changing decision. It’s important for student-athletes to recognize that the choice of a college or university is not just a 4-year decision; it is a 40-year decision that will impact their professional future and personal success in life."
NCSA Athletic Recruiting is the world’s first Athleadership Network that changes lives by building leaders through sports and connects students and their families along with high school and college coaches and the business community for the purpose of maximizing athletic scholarship opportunity and life’s potential. The network is made available to high school student athletes around the country through relationships with ESPN, NIKE, IMG Academies, Under Armour and NFLPA. NCSA is the leading collegiate recruiting source for more than 500,000 student-athletes and 42,000 college coaches across the country. By taking advantage of this extensive network, more than 92% of NCSA Athletic Recruiting-verified athletes go on to play at the collegiate level. In addition, NCSA educates over 4 million athletes and their parents about the recruiting process each year through educational resources on its website, www.ncsasports.org, presentations of the critically-acclaimed seminar "College Recruiting Simplified," and the book from NCSA Athletic Recruiting, "Athletes Wanted."
The USTA Player Development unit was created to identify and develop the next generation of American champions by surrounding the top junior players and young pros with the resources, facilities and coaching they need to reach their maximum potential. The Player Development program is based at the USTA Training Center-Headquarters in Boca Raton, Fla., and also utilizes the USTA Training Center-West in Carson, Calif., and the USTA Training Center-East in Flushing, N.Y. In 2008, the USTA began implementing its Certified Regional Training Center program as part of its expanded efforts to develop future American tennis champions, which will expand the USTA Player Development program’s reach throughout the country by partnering with academies, clubs and tennis centers that have a proven record of identifying and developing tennis players.