Looking to play a sport at the collegiate level? If so, you should consider both National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) schools. Typically, large universities are NCAA Division 1 or 2, while small private colleges are often NCAA Division 3 or NAIA. After weighing their options, students can register with the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Eligibility Center or NAIA. It is important for students to work with their counselor to make sure they are fulfilling NCAA or NAIA requirements.