Athletics - Advising
Current Athletic Counselors
Responsibilities of the Athletic Counselors
- Academically advise all student-athletes every quarter
- Teach the Success for the Student Athlete class for 1st year student-athletes
- Stay current on CCCAA eligibility bylaws (CCCAA Bylaw 1); Pass annual CCCAA compliance exam
- Stay current on NCAA and NAIA transfer processes
- Manage an academic achievement program for student-athletes
- Manage current data regarding progress toward remaining eligibility for all student-athletes
- Propose eligible student-athletes and teams for athletic scholar awards
- Be an active member of 3C4A
All identified student-athletes will meet with an athletic counselor as soon as possible. The counselors will assess the student's goals and develop a education plan. For fall athletes, a education plan must be created by October 15. It can be a comprehensive or abbreviated plan (CCCAA Bylaw 1.3.8). The counselors will start to track that student-athlete until he/she has completed competing.
All student-athletes will meet with an athletic counselors every quarter. If there is not a compehensive education plan on file, the counselors will attempt to develop one if possible. The counselors will notify the student-athlete of academic progress, as well as progress towards continuing eligibility. Student-athlete will be placed on hold and will not be able to register for the next term's classes if he/she does not meet with a counselor every quarter.
A goal of the LTCC Athletics program is to help the student-athletes transfer to the next level. Most of the 4-year college athletic programs are part of the NCAA or NAIA leagues. Each league has regulations about transfer student-athletes. In order to provided the best possible counseling of the student-athletes, the counselors should be familiar with those transfer regulations. Below are links to student-athlete transfer information for those leagues.
Academic achievement program
Athletic eligibility progress meetings
During the first week of each quarter, the academic counselors will meet with the athletic director and coaches to report on progress towards continued academic eligibility. The counselors will prepare a report, highlighting any student athletes that are in danger of not meeting eligibility. The athletic director is responsible for scheduling these meetings.
Download 3C4A Counselors Handbook for Student-Athlete 2017 (PDF format)
Download 3C4A Counselors Handbook for Student-Athlete 2017 (Word format inside ZIP file)