USCAA-Leveling the Playing Field For America's Small Colleges

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The United States Collegiate Athletic Association (USCAA) is a membership driven organization. Our athletic directors, administrators, and presidents are at the forefront of our growth and decision making, ensuring that we are serving our mission by providing opportunities for small colleges.

How we are different The USCAA is a national governing body that provides quality intercollegiate athletic competition on a national level. The USCAA exists to provide small colleges the opportunity to compete against like institutions in size and resource for National Championships and student-athlete recognition. By providing unique services to small colleges, the USCAA allows its members the opportunity to enhance their recruiting capabilities by way of more consistent national recognition and a level playing field for post-season competition.

Recognized Sports

• Golf (M) • Cross Country (M &W) • Volleyball (W) • Soccer (M &W) • Football (Emerging)

• Division I Basketball (M&W) • Division II Basketball (M&W) • Softball • Baseball • Wrestling (Emerging)

What is the USCAA?

National Championships

Student-Athlete Recognition

Recruiting Enhancement

Players of the Week

Statistical Leaders

Professional Development

Scheduling Opportunities


Each year, the USCAA awards more than 150 players of the week, 75 All-Tournament awards, 375 All-Americans (1st Team, 2nd Team, and Honorable Mention), and 700 scholar-athletes. We strive to provide first-class events, quality awards, and memories that will last a lifetime for student-athletes across the country.

On average, 70% of member institutions compete in one or more national championship each year. As the USCAA has grown in numbers, we have expanded tournaments and made significant developments in the quality of our events. Each USCAA championship is planned to ensure that all participants have a firstclass experience. We strive to make our championships more than games, but also an experience to remember.

We bring t he BIG TIM E

GROWTH The USCAA Basketball National Championships are one of the largest intercollegiate tournaments in the country, featuring 34 teams playing in two men’s and two women’s divisions. All participants are housed at a world-class five-diamond resort. Additionally, USCAA championships are simulcast online via ESPN Radio and live video broadcasts on the USCAA Network.


Our membership consists of a group of unique post-secondary institutions. From 2006-2013, USCAA membership grew more than 100%.

Our Members

As growth continues, so to will expansion of sports, divisions, and award opportunities. The USCAA has successfully developed a strong organization of small colleges from diverse backgrounds and offerings. We will continue to serve our mission by accepting small colleges across the country with similar enrollment figures and athletic department resources. The USCAA provides a national setting that traditional and non-traditional institutions can thrive in. The membership is made up of several types of nationally accredited higher education programs. Member institutions offer varying types of degrees. Institutions seeking membership in the USCAA do so with the understanding that they fit our mission, that they seek to expand opportunities for student-athlete recognition and recruiting enhancement. In an ever-changing landscape in intercollegiate athletics, the USCAA is a place for small colleges that provides certainty and stability.

Full Membership is $5,000.00 annually

The largest national organizations each have more than 300 institutions competing, leaving opportunities limited for those institutions with fewer resources to recruit and retain student-athletes.

Dual Affiliation

Dual affiliation provides your athletic department with a long-term opportunity for consistent student-athlete recognition and post season competition. The USCAA welcomes dual members from other collegiate national governing bodies including: • NAIA • NCAA Division III • NCCAA


As we grow, legitimacy as a reputable national governing body is at the forefront of our operations. The USCAA institutes eligibility and compliance rules and procedures that are similar to the NCAA and NAIA and do so without burdening athletic administrators with hundreds of pages of manuals. Additionally, dual affiliates may submit eligibility forms from their current governing body.

Each June, the USCAA hosts its annual National Convention. The Convention is both a time for growth and development of the USCAA and its member administrators and coaches.

Professional Development

The Convention features town hall and business sessions to hear ideas for advancing our championships and internal operations. It is also comprised of several professional development sessions and social events, each of which provide members with the opportunity for personal enhancement and professional networking.

2013 USCAA National Convention Professional Development Session

Vision As we continue to grow we envision a strong organization of member institutions across the nation with two divisions for the majority of our sport offerings. Controlled growth is vital to our vision. We seek to have an organization that benefits all member institutions.

Join Us By joining the USCAA, greater opportunities exist for your student-athletes to become All-Americans, scholar athletes, and win national championships.

Prospective members will have the opportunity to attend our national convention with complimentary registration. For information, visit or email us at 757-706-3756

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