Texas High School Coaches Association (THSCA) I Eligibility and Recruiting Webinars


The Texas High School Coaches Association (THSCA) is proud to provide a new nonprofit service designed to assist families in being properly educated about the athletic collegiate recruiting process.

The Recruiting Education Foundation Inc., a 501(c)3 nonprofit venture, is now providing THSCA with recruiting webinars for high school athletes and their families in the state of Texas. The webinar is available at no cost, and can be accessed through the THSCA website at NCAA Webinar

THSCA Executive Director D.W. Rutledge said of the webinar launch, “All too often our student-athletes and their families are being tempted to spend money to be recruited. THSCA believes they should listen to our recruiting webinar prior to allocating any sum of money to recruiting. THSCA feels this service will go a long way in properly educating families about the recruiting process and assist them in making proper recruiting decisions.”

The THSCA recruiting webinar addresses these and other recruiting topics:

§ Three rules of being a parent

§ Scholarship myths and facts

§ NAIA and JUCO education

§ Scholarships, do they differ?

§ The Name Game

§ Negotiate/Cooperative Education

§ Dangers of social networking/cell phones

§ National Letter of Intent

§ NCAA/NAIA Eligibility Centers

§ Recruiting Services 

§ NCAA core course requirements 

D.W. Rutledge went on to say, “There is a misunderstanding that the recruiting process doesn’t start until a student’s junior or senior year. Families and students who have aspirations of playing sports in college must begin to prepare themselves for the recruiting process starting in their freshman year of high school. THSCA highly recommends every parent of a student athlete dedicate 60 minutes of time to watch our webinar. We feel it will go a long way to get our kids and families on the right track with recruiting, and more importantly, academics.”

In addition, an in service “HS Staff” webinar for counselors and coaches is being made available for viewing also at no cost.  This in service webinar can also be found at http://thsca.pointstreaksites.com/view/thsca/links/free-eligibility-and-recruiting-webinars.  The 40 minute webinar will greatly assist counselors and coaches with their continuing education on NCAA/NAIA/JUCO eligibility and recruiting matters.