Every high school athlete that is seeking an athletic scholarship should know what the NCAA recruiting periods are. The definition for each recruiting period is below, and we encourage each recruit to look up the specific recruiting dates for their sport. It is smart to know when a coach can and cannot be in contact with you.
Here is a link to the 2012-2013 NCAA Recruiting Calendars
A contact is classified as a face-to-face encounter between a college coach and the student athlete (or their legal guardians or relatives) where more than a greeting occurs. Anything beyond a hello is considered a contact. Another form of contact occurs when a college coach has any contact with you or your legal guardians at your high school, or any other location where you are competing or practicing.
College coaches are allowed to have in-person contact with you or your legal guardians. This period means coaches can watch you compete anywhere, and the coach can write and make telephone calls.
The college coach cannot make in-person contact with you or your legal guardians. This prevents the coach from making any evaluations of you whatsoever. However, the coach can make telephone calls to you or your legal guardians.
This is the process where a coach watches you compete in a game or practice, and makes note on your athletic abilities.
It is permissible for the college coach to evaluate your playing abilities at your high school or any other place where you are competing. During this period the coach cannot have off campus in-person contact with you or your legal guardians. The coach can still make telephone calls to you or your legal guardians, and you are allowed to make campus visits during this period.
During this time a college coach cannot watch you compete at any location. It is allowed for the college coach to make in-person contact with you or your legal guardians if it occurs on the coach's campus. The coach can still make telephone calls to you or your legal guardians, and you can make visits to college campuses during this time.
Tags: Ncaa Recruiting Periods College Recruiting Periods Dead Period Contact P