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Next Level NOLA Basketball Student-Athlete (Pilot)

Next Level NOLA is launching a groundbreaking pilot program that provides comprehensive training and guidance for prospectives fellows aspiring to become collegiate basketball student-athletes.

Fellows who choose the student athlete pathway can earn transferable college credits, workout with a professional trainer, play in a basketball league, and apply for scholarships to D1, D2, and D3 schools.


NLN Student-Athlete

Student-Athletes are a great fit at Next Level NOLA as we support and guide them during their bridge year, to help them achive their goal of playing at the next level with one-to-one success coaching, financial aid, ACT prep, and scholarship searching, along with measurable Student-Athlete activity engagement.

Here are 4 ways NLN supports Student-Athletes:

  • 1. Athletic Development

    Continue your athletic development while refining your skills with a professional trainer. You will have access to an olympic gym and mobile fitness app, with specific workout plans/routines, a sports league, and game tape recording/editing.

  • 2. Academic Support

    Academic support services tailored to your needs, ensuring you balance your coursework with your athletic commitments. Success coaches help you stay on track academically and navigate the transfer process to D1, D2, or D3 institutions.

  • 3. Exposure and Recruitment

    Increase your exposure to showcase your skills and catch the attention of four-year colleges and universities.

  • 4. Path to Eligibility

    Meet NCAA eligibility requirements, ensuring a smooth transition to D1, D2, or D3 basketball. We provide guidance on academic requirements, core course completion, and eligibility rules, ensuring you are prepared for the transfer process.

How to Prepare for College Level Classes

College level classes can be challenging, but with dedication, perseverance, and some effective study skills, you can overcome any obstacle and thrive. Here are 4 ways to prepare:

Develop Strong Study Skills

Improve time management, note-taking, and organization techniques to effectively manage the workload and stay on top of assignments.

Brush Up on Core Subjects

Review fundamental concepts in subjects like math, writing, and science to ensure a solid foundation for more advanced college courses.

Seek Guidance

Connect with academic advisors, teachers, and success coaches to understand course expectations and requirements, and seek their advice on recommended resources or study strategies.

Cultivate a Growth Mindset

Embrace challenges, view setbacks as learning opportunities, and believe in your ability to adapt and improve. Develop a positive mindset that promotes resilience and a love for lifelong learning.