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In 2023, the NCAA will have 14 member schools, including a number of newcomers. The Big East Conference will expand to include 10 members and will include Loyola Chicago, as well as the University of Florida and Notre Dame. In addition, the Mid-American Conference will expand to include 21 members, each of which competes in only one sport. The Mid-American Conference includes Appalachian State, Bellarmine, Binghamton, and Rochester, as well as Syracuse, and Buffalo, as well as Johns Hopkins, a men’s swimming and diving affiliate. The ACC also will expand to 14 members, while the PAC 12 will have nine.
The expanded program will also include life-skills education. This component of the program will focus on life-skills education, including developing healthy relationships and positive decision making. The sessions will also help players navigate the collegiate eligibility and recruiting process, as well as collegiate recruiting. The new NCAA will also offer a parent-education program. The two organizations are collaborating to make sure that all members of the team are prepared for the rigors of the game.
The varsity roster for the 2017-2018 season includes five newcomers to the elite level. These eight newcomers will participate in five training segments between November 2019 and April 2020. During the fall college tour, the elite athletes will also take part in a special training session. The elite players in the program will be paired with a coach to gain experience in a competitive environment. In addition to the aspiring student-athletes, USA Basketball has partnered with the National Basketball Players Association to hold the junior national team minicamp in Colorado Springs.