NCAA Division 1 Men’s Ice Hockey Recruiting Rules


NCAA Division 1 Men’s Ice Hockey Recruiting Rules

It is important for potential prospects to know the the NCAA Division 1 Men’s Ice Hockey Recruiting Rules.  Athletes and coaches have certain restrictions when it comes to college ice hockey recruiting.  Ensure your eligibility by following the NCAA recruiting rules.

As a Sophomore in high school

Recruiting Tactic As a Sophomore
Recruiting Material You may receive brochures for camps and questionnaires.
You can receive recruiting material January 1st of your sophomore year.
Telephone Calls You can call the coach at your own expense.
College coach can call you starting January 1st of your sophomore year.
Electronic Correspondence (i.e. texts, IM, email.) All forms of electronic correspondence are allowed starting January 1st of your Sophomore Year.
Correspondence must be private between athlete & coach.
Off-Campus Contact Allowed after June 15th of your sophomore year.
Official Visits Not Permitted
Unofficial Visits Unlimited if scheduled without the assistance of the coaching staff & not coordinated to meet with the coaching staff on campus.
Not Permitted – athletic departments cannot participate in a prospect’s unofficial visit until September 1st of prospect’s junior year.

As a Junior in high school

Recruiting Tactic As a Junior
Recruiting Material Allowed
Telephone Calls You can call the coach at your own expense.
College coaches can call unlimited.
Electronic Correspondence (i.e. texts, IM, email.) All forms of electronic correspondence are allowed starting January 1st of your Sophomore Year.
Correspondence must be private between athlete & coach.
Off-Campus Contact Allowed but no more than 3 times.
Official Visits Allowed beginning 9/1 of Junior Year.
Prospects are allowed one visit per college and a maximum of 5 visits to D1 schools, and unlimited for D2, D3 and NAIA schools.
Unofficial Visits Unlimited – beginning September 1st.

As a Senior in high school

Recruiting Tactic As a Senior
Recruiting Material You can receive material and information from the coach
Telephone Calls You can call the coach at your own expense.
Coach can call you once per week starting Aug. 1st
Electronic Correspondence (i.e. texts, IM, email.) All forms of electronic correspondence are allowed starting January 1st of your Sophomore Year.
Correspondence must be private between athlete & coach.
Off-Campus Contact Allowed but no more than 3 times.
Official Visits Allowed beginning 9/1 of Junior Year.
Prospects are allowed one visit per college and a maximum of 5 visits to D1 schools, and unlimited for D2, D3 and NAIA schools.
Unofficial visits Unlimited

Other important information

  • College coaches can evaluate and/or contact you no more than 7 times during your senior year.
  • During your senior year a college coach cannot contact you more than 3 times.

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