Honest Game Helps You Stay One Step Ahead Of The College Sports Recruiting Process

Recruiting for college sports can be a very confusing and stressful process, and no parent wants their student-athlete to miss out on their dream opportunity. It‘s important to know that your academic eligibility plays a critical role in the college recruiting process.

It can be helpful to talk with an expert in academic advising and college athletics to navigate the process.

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Honest Game counselors are compliance experts and former collegiate athletes and athletic administrators with decades of experience in both academic advising and college athletics. Available in 30 minute one-on-one virtual counseling sessions (number of sessions based on package type).

Tracking academic eligibility multiple times throughout the school year is recommended. Eligibility status changes when grades, test scores and classes change.

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Honest Game Supports Your Student-Athlete To Maximize College Opportunities

"Academic Eligibility Is The Doorway To Athletic Success At The College Level."

What many don't realize is that academic excellence can open doors that athletic ability alone cannot. Making the investment before a college search to be in good academic standing is a process many overlook until it is too late. The truth is academic success widens the pathway for an athlete or, if neglected, can narrow or eliminate those options altogether.

Stephanie Bernthal Former NCAA DI Coach

“Honest Game Is A Must For All Parents”

We spend so much time and money to support our children with their dreams of playing sports at the highest level. Then, we find we must navigate complicated rules around academic eligibility – grades, test scores and the right core classes. If our children don’t meet those eligibility requirements, it will destroy their dreams. Honest Game is a must for all parents.

Lufreda Shine Parent of a NCAA DI Eligible Athlete

“Honest Game Is Part Of Our Village Now”

Navigating all these requirements all comes down to organization and "the village." Honest Game is part of our village now. You're my academic, athletic, and counseling tier. It's easier to all do well together than struggle separately and try to be a team. Honest Game is so essential early because you don't have to do over if you're on the right track.

Laura Laurent Parent of 5 High School Student-Athletes


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Common Questions

Find answers to some common questions in our FAQ. If you’re unable to find the answer to your question please feel free to contact us. We’re here to assist you.

Athletic compliance simply means that individuals in a sports league must adhere to certain requirements and expectations if they wish to participate. In the case of the NCAA and NAIA, there are many academic requirements that must be met and upheld for athletes to remain eligible. Athletic compliance for these organizations consists of meeting core course GPA requirements, taking the necessary number of credits, etc.
Honest Game is a first-to-market software as a service (SaaS) platform for high school staff, club sports, parents/guardians, and student athletes to track the complex NCAA and NAIA academic eligibility requirements to play college sports. Through the use of different software and partnerships, we have created a centralized hub for students looking to participate in college athletics.
Honest Game’s CARE® (College Athletic Report on Eligibility®) provides a step-by-step academic roadmap to college access, including strategic guidance and short-term goals that align every student-athlete’s passion for sport with their motivation for academic success.
Honest Game is an access tool designed to support all student athletes, not merely the student athletes who hope to play in college. Honest Game’s short-term strategic guidance drives participation in sport and student learning outcomes (SLOs), generating a variety of college access opportunities for all high school student-athletes (i.e., academic scholarships, recruited walk-on offers, and admission to highly academic colleges).
The NCAA Eligibility Center is a clearinghouse. All student-athletes must be academically cleared by the NCAA to be able to play at an NCAA-sanctioned college/university. Honest Game is not a clearinghouse, but rather a guide to ensure all student-athletes have a step-by-step roadmap to navigate the complex eligibility requirements and be cleared to play college sports.
Honest Game is committed to keeping your student data private and secure. At Honest Game, our mission is to provide every student athlete a fair and equitable opportunity to access college. At the center of this mission is protecting the privacy and security of our customers’ data. We understand that customers in the education sector are subject to specific compliance obligations, including those under the Federal Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) and the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Rule (COPPA). Honest Game's privacy practices, technical controls, and security measures are designed to protect the data customers submit to Honest Game. If you would like to learn more about Honest Game's plans and features and/or discuss more about how Honest Game supports your FERPA and COPPA compliance obligations, please contact us at [email protected].
Typically, schools split the cost of Honest Game between departments because the technology provides trusted, shareable data that brings together multiple stakeholders in a school to drive motivation, student learning outcomes, and post-secondary opportunities. Additionally, Honest Game qualifies for use of Title 1 and Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) Funding.

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