ABOUT THE NCAA
The National Collegiate Athletic Association is a member-led organization dedicated to providing a pathway to opportunity for college athletes. Learn about our Core Purpose and Values.
WHO WE ARE
What is the NCAA?
Our Three Divisions
Supporting College Athletes
Office of the President
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to play sports in college?
PlayNAIA is the place to start!
We're the NAIA National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics, the student-center, character-driven intercollegiate athletics association.
NAIA colleges and universities provide 65,000 student-athletes with opportunities to play college sports, earn $500 million in scholarships and compete in 25 national championships.
The NAIA is about you pursuing your passion for athletics as part of your overall college education experience.
What can you do to PlayNAIA?
Check out our schools and their athletic programs
Attend an NAIA Sports Showcase to show your athletic skills and connect with NAIA coaches. We're the first and only athletics association that offers these unique events!
Be sure you're eligible to attend an NAIA school by registering with the NAIA Eligibility Center.
Video analysis and stat tracking for volleyball
Showcase your players.
Give athletes the tools to stand out. With access to title slides, music and spot shadows, they can create highlights to share with family, friends and recruiters