NCAA/NAIA RECRUITING RULES

NCAA/NAIA Recruiting Rules

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NCAA D1

Freshman/Sophomore Year

Telephone Calls/Texting/Email – Not permitted.  The coach cannot contact you and you cannot contact the coach

Official Visit – Not permitted

Unofficial Visit – ‘Not permitted’ but you can still visit the school through the school’s admission office like a regular student.  You can’t have any interaction with coaches.

Off Campus Contact – Not Permitted

 

Junior/Senior Year

Telephone Calls/Texting/Email – June 15th going into your Junior year of H.S. coaches are permitted to call/text/email you and you are permitted to call/text/email them

Official Visit – August 1st going into your Junior year of H.S. you are allowed to take 1 official visit per school and you can only take a maximum of 5 official visits to D1 schools

Unofficial Visit – August 1st going into your Junior year of H.S. you can take as many unofficial visits as you want and coaches can meet with you

Off Campus Contact – August 1st before Junior Year of H.S. at their residence or school

 

** Zero communication allowed between a coach and athlete before June 15th after their sophomore year.  Third parties such as club and high school coaches can speak with college coaches to discuss interest but are not allowed to relay information back to players prior to June 15th after their sophomore year **

 

Division 2

NCAA D2

Freshman/Sophomore Year

Brochures/Camp Information/Questionnaires – Anytime.  These will not be “personal” but rather general information.

Telephone Calls/Texting/Email – Not permitted.  The coach cannot contact you

Official Visit – Not permitted

Unofficial Visit – Anytime.  You can meet with the coaches on your visit

Off Campus Contact – Not Permitted

 

Junior/Senior Year

Brochures/Camp Information/Questionnaires – Anytime.  These can be personal starting June 15th going into your Junior year of H.S.

Telephone Calls/Texting/Email – June 15th going into your Junior year of H.S. coaches are permitted to call/text/email you and you are permitted to call/text/email them

Official Visit – June 15th going into your Junior year of H.S. you are allowed to visit

Unofficial Visit – June 15th going into your Junior year of H.S. you can take as many unofficial visits as you want and coaches can meet with you

Off Campus Contact - June 15th going into your Junior year of H.S.

Division 3

NCAA D3

Freshman/Sophomore Year

Brochures/Camp Information/Questionnaires – Anytime

Telephone Calls/Texting/Email – Anytime

Official Visit – Not permitted

Unofficial Visit – Anytime.  You can meet with the coaches on your visit

Off Campus Contact – Not Permitted

 

Junior/Senior Year

Brochures/Camp Information/Questionnaires – Anytime

Telephone Calls/Texting/Email – Anytime

Official Visit – January 1st of Junior Year (not common)

Unofficial Visit – Anytime.  You can meet with the coaches on your visit

Off Campus Contact – After Sophomore year

NAIA

NAIA

Freshman/Sophomore/Junior/Senior Year

Brochures/Camp Information/Questionnaires – Anytime

Telephone Calls/Texting/Email – Anytime

Official Visit – Anytime

Unofficial Visit – Anytime

Off Campus Contact - Anytime