The International Alliance was founded on 4th July 2018:
The International Alliance was founded after long-term discussions and brainstorming on how we can help improve the international student-athlete experience and the college sports recruiting industry.
The members of the International Alliance have a huge network of student-athletes across all the States and all college divisions. Combined, we help more than 1,000 international student-athletes to the US college system every year.
Through the International Alliance we are stronger together, become more significant and have a platform to help make a positive impact on the status quo for international student-athletes and college sports recruiters. In this unregulated industry, there is a need to join forces to ensure a certain standard for how to operate is set and followed. Too many organizations - big or small - in this industry are not educated on, or do not follow (by choice or by ignorance) the rules and regulations which will negatively impact the student-athletes.
The International Alliance aims for a level playing field for international college sports recruiters. Through knowledge-sharing and workshops with college sports governing bodies we stay up to date on the regulations and ahead of the changes. The student-athletes being helped by Alliance-members have the benefit of the combined experiences, cases seen, and knowledge gained by our members for decades.
Help set the ethical and moral standards for the American college sports recruiting industry
Ensure a level playing field for international college sports recruiters
Serve as a collective voice for services in international college recruiting
Work with universities, governing bodies and collaborators for the betterment of the student-athlete and international recruiting processes
An important aspect of the International Alliance is knowledge-sharing. Alliance members will share good/bad experiences with schools in the US, admissions processes, American coaches and interpretation of rules / regulations in NCAA / NAIA / NJCAA.
Current Alliance student-athletes can assist incoming student-athletes with their knowledge and experience of the schools, sports program and area. By utilizing our network we can help our student-athletes in the best possible way to their ideal institution and make the recruiting process smoother.
Alliance members team up on hosting showcases making it easier for US coaches to come to Europe to recruit.
Through other initiatives by Alliance members, we also assist student-athletes find opportunities for masters programs, jobs etc. after graduation.
The International Alliance and all its members meet up at least twice a year.
Each Alliance member will be given their task / responsibilities as decided at the annual general meeting and the role of the Chairman is voted upon.
All members are expected to adhere to the terms of the International Alliance agreement and operate in the spirit of the Alliance, practicing in an honest and ethical manner. Members are expected to contribute in collective projects and offer ideas and efforts to further the groups purpose on improving standards, policies and projects in the US College Sports Recruiting Industry.
For collective projects all members agree to share equally in financial costs for projects. A membership fee is paid annually.