NCAA Division 1 Women’s Basketball Recruiting Rules


NCAA Division 1 Women’s Basketball Recruiting Rules

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

As a Sophomore in high school

Recruiting Tactic As a Sophomore
Recruiting Material You can receive brochures about camps and questionnaires.
Telephone Calls You can call at your own expense.
College coach cannot call you
Off-Campus Contact Not Permitted
Official Visits Not Permitted
Unofficial Visits Unlimited – except during a dead period.

As a Junior in High School

Recruiting Tactic As a Junior
Recruiting Material You can receive material and information starting September 1st
Telephone Calls You can call a coach at your own expense.
College coaches can begin calling September 1st (unlimited calls).
Electronic Correspondence (i.e. texts, IM, email.) All forms of electronic correspondence are allowed starting September 1st of your Junior Year.
Correspondence must be private between athlete & coach.
Off-Campus Contact Beginning March 1st, must happen at prospect’s educational institution.
Official Visits Beginning Thursday following the NCAA women’s basketball championship game.
Unofficial Visits Unlimited – except during a dead period.

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 a coach at your expense.
College coaches can begin calling September 1st (unlimited calls).
Electronic Correspondence (i.e. texts, IM, email.) All forms of electronic correspondence are allowed starting September 1st of your Junior Year.
Correspondence must be private between athlete & coach.
Off-Campus Contact Allowed.
Official Visits Allowed, other than during dead periods or the July evaluation period.
You get one per college and a maximum of 5 for D1 schools and unlimited for D2, D3 and NAIA.
Unofficial Visits Unlimited – except during a dead period.

Other important information

    • College coaches have 112 evaluation days to recruit you during the academic year.
    • During your senior year a college coach cannot evaluate and/or contact you more than 7 times. Only three of those seven can be a contact.
    • During a contact period college coaches can make only one visit per week to your high school.
    • Evaluations at nonscholastic events and noninstitutional camps or clinics that occur on a Division 1 campus are prohibited.

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