ARE YOU BEING SCOUTED BY COLLEGE OR PRO TEAMS?
COACH TODD BLYLEVEN HAS BEEN AROUND MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL FOR OVER 40 YEARS WITH 7 YEARS PLAYING, 8 YEARS AS A MLB SCOUT, AND 25 YEARS COACHING AND MENTORING PRO PROSPECTS THROUGH LIFE LONG DREAMS OF BECOMING A PRO
Ever wonder what an MLB Scout looks for in a player? How a player is found, seen, evaluated, and how the overall MLB Amateur Draft works?
Contact Todd Blyleven to discuss the questions you may have about the MLB Draft, College Recruiting Process, or how to stand out amongst your peers and more.
WHAT IS THE NCAA NATIONAL CLEARINGHOUSE, AND WHY DO I HAVE TO REGISTER?
What is the NCAA Clearinghouse?
The NCAA Clearinghouse is an organization outside of the NCAA which performs academic record evaluations to determine if a prospective student-athlete is eligible to participate at an NCAA Division I or II college as a freshman student-athlete. Please see Division I Initial Eligibility Requirements for a breakdown of those minimum academic requirements.
Who needs to be certified by the NCAA Clearinghouse?
All freshman and two-year college transfers who do not have an associate degree and would like to participate in any sport at an NCAA member institution (Division I or II) must register for the academic portion of the Clearinghouse. Why do I need to be certified by the NCAA Clearinghouse if I'm going to attend a junior college? Dependent upon your NCAA Clearinghouse qualification status (qualifier or non-qualifier), there are different 2-year school transfer rules to be immediately eligible at the 4-year institution you transfer to. Please see Junior College Transfer Requirements for more information.
If I have never registered and/or never been certified by the NCAA Clearinghouse what is my NCAA qualification status?
If you have never registered with the NCAA Clearinghouse or never certified by the NCAA Clearinghouse, you are considered to be a non-qualifier and must meet non-qualifier transfer requirements should you decide to attend a junior college.
How do I register with the NCAA Clearinghouse?
The registration process is completed online by visiting www.ncaaclearinghouse.net. After your junior year, visit the above website and complete the Student Release Form (SRF) online and pay the registration fee ($50 for domestic and $75 for international students). Fees may be paid online by providing a credit or debit card number or by sending a check or money order to the clearinghouse. Please visit the clearinghouse website listed above for detailed payment instructions. To complete the registration process, print a copy of your completed registration form and both Copy 1 and Copy 2 of the transcript release form. Sign the transcript release forms and give both to you high school counselor.
How can I find out if I am enrolled in approved core-courses which will meet NCAA eligibility requirements?
You may view your high school's list of NCAA-approved core courses by visiting and selecting List of Approved Core Courses on the General Information page or by asking your high school counselor for the list.
How can I arrange for my test scores to be sent directly from the SAT or ACT testing agency to the NCAA Clearinghouse?
When you register to take the ACT or SAT, mark code 9999 so that the testing agency will send your scores to the clearinghouse. Test scores must be reported to the clearinghouse directly from SAT or ACT. The clearinghouse will not accept test scores reported on high school transcripts.
Once certified by the NCAA Clearinghouse, what is the difference between a qualifier and a non-qualifier?
Eligible for athletically related financial aid, practice and competition during your first year of enrollment at a NCAA member institution.
You have 5 years to play 4 seasons in your sport if you maintain your eligibility from year to year.
Ineligible for athletically-related financial aid, practice and competition during your first year at a NCAA member institution.
You have 4 years to play 3 seasons in your sport if you maintain your eligibility from year to year.*
* Non-qualifiers have the ability to gain back a year of eligibility if they complete at least 80 percent of their degree prior to the beginning of their fifth year of college.
Do you want to play in the "Big Leagues"?
The MLB Amateur Draft is a extremely complicated process, and one that if you don't know what you are doing, could end up being a negative instead of potentially being one of the most positive, fun times of your playing career. Former MLB Scout, Todd Blyleven will discuss portions of the Draft process, and give tips on what to expect in certain times of the year, and even how to prepare for that first in-home visit from a MLB Scout.
We will also discuss the College Recruiting scene and give you some insight on how to prepare yourself both, in school, and on the field to play at the next level. Be sure to follow our social pages, and join our free mailing list to get your periodic updates on the MLB Draft and College Recruiting process.
Coach Todd Blyleven will also be available for personal one-on-one meetings to discuss your personal Draft questions, and be available to answer or guide you and your family through the dealings with MLB Scouts, Agents, and the financial part of signing a professional contract. To speak to Coach Todd directly, go to our Contact Page, and someone from our team will be in contact soon.