The Independent Junior College Athletic Association (IJCAA) is a new league formed by many junior colleges in the Northern part of the United States. It was formed to help less-known schools have an opportunity to play and be seen for their athletic abilities and talents, and at least gain some recognition.
Every IJCAA team will have an opportunity to play college sports. Every IJCAA team will also be able to play in front of scouts from other collegiate associations and professional leagues, giving them exposure to a much wider range of opportunities.
The IJCAA is truly a league where every team has an opportunity to prove themselves and make a name for themselves on the national stage. With the formation of this new league, independent junior college athletics will get the recognition it deserves.
The Independent Junior College Athletic Association (IJCAA) is a collegiate athletic association made up of junior colleges and community colleges that are not affiliated with any other athletic associations. The IJCAA was founded in 2021 and currently has 5 member schools and plans to reach 10 by the end of the 2022 calendar year.
The primary purpose of the IJCAA is to promote and develop junior college athletics by providing an opportunity for post-secondary educational institutions to participate in sports at the varsity level. Each member school of the association can have student-athletes transfer from their home institution without losing eligibility if they are admitted into IJCAA schools that are not already filled under their respective student quotas.
The IJCAA sponsors championships in men's and women's athletics. The IJCAA is a great option for student-athletes who want to continue their athletic careers at the collegiate level. The association provides a great competitive environment and offers opportunities for student-athletes to compete at the national level.
The IJCAA provides an opportunity for student-athletes who may not be academically competitive enough for NCAA guidelines or who wish to attend a local institution with lower tuition rates than many four-year programs. Some IJCAA members are stand-alone institutions, while others are part of larger university systems.
By allowing student-athletes to play at the collegiate level, the IJCAA provides an avenue for students to learn more about their potential major and improve academically and physically before committing to an NCAA Division I or II school.