At FirstPoint USA we take pride in being compliant with the NCAA and are proud to announce that since this new rule came into effect, FirstPoint is among the first to be compliant. That means we get to continue assisting all 7,515 NCAA DI-DIII football and basketball coaches actively using the FirstPoint network to find athletes, but more importantly, continue educating student-athletes and families so they can succeed throughout the recruiting process.
NCAA Division I coaches are permitted to subscribe to this service for men's basketball, women's basketball and football. For more information, visit the NCAA website.
FirstPoint has relationships with over 35,000 college coaches and over 1,700 collegiate programs across the country. During the 2010-11 season FirstPoint had 416,556 college coach connections in our Network and 35,127 active college coaches looking for recruits across all divisions from NCAA DI to NAIA to NCCAA to NJCAA.
Pertaining to FirstPoint USA
13.14.3 Recruiting or Scouting Services. An institution may subscribe to a recruiting or scouting service involving prospective student-athletes, provided the institution does not purchase more than one annual subscription to a particular service and the service: [D] (Adopted: 1/1/02, Revised: 8/5/04, 1/16/10)
Provides individual analysis beyond demographic information or rankings for each prospective student-athlete in the information it disseminates; (Revised: 4/13/10)
We are a team of former collegiate athletes and coaches who evaluate and qualify prospective student-athletes. Before any prospective student-athlete and their family decide to join FirstPoint USA they will go through a recruiting analysis with a recruiting coordinator to learn about the process, where they stand and get a chance to see what we provide.
Pertaining to Video
Provides video that is restricted to regularly scheduled (regular-season) high school, preparatory school or two-year college contests and for which the institution made no prior arrangements for recording. (Note: This provision is applicable only if the subscription includes video services.) ... An institution is permitted to subscribe to a service that provides scholastic and/or nonscholastic video.
College coaches can observe prospective student-athletes via video (e.g., live streaming video, recorded video) since FirstPoint makes all videos available to the general public on our website and all services, including video, are free for all college coaches.
Pertaining to College Coaches
is made available to all institutions desiring to subscribe and at the same fee rate for all subscribers
Every college and university have access to FirstPoint USA for free.
Pertaining to Testimonials
After becoming a student-athlete, an individual shall not be eligible for participation in intercollegiate athletics if the individual accepts any remuneration for or permits the use of his or her name or picture to advertise, recommend or promote directly the sale or use of a commercial product or service of any kind.
Once a student athlete has committed to an NCAA institution, he/she is not allowed to directly endorse FirstPoint USA. Having assisted so many student athletes in the recruiting process, many families choose to share their stories for others to learn from. That's why, to protect student athlete's eligibility and remain compliant with the NCAA, any feedback we get from college coaches and athletes committed to an NCAA institution has the name and pictures removed.
* Bylaws from 2011-2012 NCAA Manual