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General  | General  | 5/12/2021

NCSA Selected As PG Recruiting Partner

Photo: Next College Student Athlete

  • Through NCSA, Perfect Game will provide important online tools and resources to help families of players 13 and older navigate the college selection process

  • As part of the agreement, Perfect Game Cares Foundation and NCSA will provide free college recruiting services to 25 in-need families annually

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (Wednesday, May 12, 2021) – Perfect Game, the world’s largest youth baseball and softball platform and scouting service, today announced it has selected Next College Student Athlete (NCSA), the world’s largest and most successful college athletic recruiting network, to become its official recruiting partner.

Through its exclusive partnership with NCSA, Perfect Game will provide families of its youth baseball and softball players, ages 13 and older, with access to important educational tools designed to help them navigate the college selection process. Athletes and their parents or guardians will have the option to create a free NCSA profile when registering with Perfect Game events, giving them free access to beneficial college resources.

Also, beginning this summer, Perfect Game will integrate NCSA’s software, Coach Packet by NCSA, into its events. Coach Packet provides college coaches easy access to the latest team rosters, player data, schedules and custom evaluation metrics by converting the traditional paper handouts at events into digital information accessed through NCSA’s dedicated universal iOS app.

Coaches attending Perfect Game events will also have access to NCSA’s team recruiting platform, Team Edition, which allows coaches to track and help guide their athletes' college selection process with easy-to-use software.

In addition, the partnership will provide Perfect Game Cares Foundation with 25 of NCSA’s All In Award, which will be given to deserving student-athletes who have the strong desire to continue their sport in college and whom demonstrate financial need. The All In Award is the cornerstone of NCSA’s give-back mission, and each All in Award recipient receives NCSA’s MVP Membership – its most comprehensive package – at no cost. MVP Membership provides highly-personalized support and guidance to ensure student-athletes and their families have the best opportunity to find a college that is the right fit for them. [All In Award recipients must meet standard NCSA and NCAA academic and athletic qualifications.]

“Perfect Game is dedicated to providing opportunities for young athletes to pursue their dreams on and off the field. We firmly believe all athletes should focus on getting a sound education and that’s why we’re very eager to join forces with NCSA,” stated Brad Clement, Perfect Game CEO. “This collaboration will significantly help baseball and softball prospects achieve their goals of playing at their highest levels possible. We’re confident that this partnership will help propel Perfect Game participants to a lifetime of success in whatever career paths they choose.”

“For over 20 years, NCSA has worked with some of the biggest and best names in youth sports to help student-athletes have a positive college recruiting experience,” said NCSA President Lisa Strasman. “As the largest baseball and softball event operator in the U.S., Perfect Game will allow us to assist even more baseball and softball student-athletes on their recruiting journey.”

"We are very excited to partner with NCSA in helping us provide unique educational opportunities to America's underserved youth population,” added Perfect Game Cares Foundation Executive Director, Jennifer Ford. “The NCSA All in Award program is a perfect fit with our other youth initiatives designed to provide youth and their families access to life-altering programs and services many of us take for granted.”