Huskie Athletics to hold free ‘resource seminar’ for high school athletics directors, counselors

NIU Huskies logoNorthern Illinois Athletics invites all local high school athletic directors and guidance counselors to attend the first Northern Illinois High School Athletic Directors’ Resource Seminar at NIU from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 27.

The free event will provide information to high school personnel so that they can assist student-athletes during the recruiting and eligibility certification process. Athletic directors and counselors will be provided with an overview of new NCAA rules and regulations that will affect high school student-athletes as they begin to explore participation in intercollegiate athletics.

The NIU High School Athletic Directors’ Resource Seminar will be held in the Jeffrey and Kimberly Yordon Center on the Northern Illinois campus. Following the educational session, all guests are invited to attend the Northern Illinois men’s basketball game versus UIC beginning at 7 p.m. in the NIU Convocation Center. Tickets will be provided.

“The NCAA is implementing many changes to initial eligibility requirements for prospective student-athletes,” said Jeff Compher, NIU associate vice president and director of Athletics, who will host the resource seminar along with members of the Northern Illinois Athletics Compliance staff. “Huskie Athletics is pleased to help high school athletic directors and guidance counselors in our region better understand these new NCAA requirements as they assist students through the recruiting process.”

In addition to discussing the new eligibility guidelines, Northern Illinois will speak to the high school attendees about plans for the Illinois High School Association (IHSA) football playoffs, which will be held at NIU in odd-numbered years from 2013-2021.

Athletic directors and guidance counselors who wish to attend the NIU High School Athletic Directors’ Resource Seminar are asked to RSVP for the event with Kiera Miller of the NIU Athletics Compliance Office by phone at (815) 753-8339 or email at kmiller4@niu.edu by Tuesday, Nov. 20.

Contact Miller for more information.

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