Recruiting Regulations

College coaches must follow the below outlined section. The athlete needs to be sure to follow the rules as well to ensure his eligibility is not endangered.

RECRUITING TERMS

Contact - A contact occurs any time a coach has any face-to-face contact with you or your son off the college campus and says more than hello. A contact also occurs if a coach has any contact with you or your son at your high school or any location where you are competing or practicing.

Contact Period - During this time, a college coach may have in-person contact with you and/or your son on or off the college’s campus. The coach may also watch you play or visit your high school. You and your son may visit a college campus and the coach may write and telephone you during this period.

Dead Period - The college coach may not have any in-person contact with you or your son at any time in the dead period. The coach may write and telephone during this time.

Evaluation - An evaluation is any activity by a coach to evaluate academic or athletic ability of an athlete. This includes visiting the high school or watching practice or a live competition.

Evaluation Period - A college coach may watch a game or visit the high school, but cannot have any in-person conversations with you or your parents off the college’s campus during this period. A coach may write and telephone you or your parents during this time.

Official Visit - Any visit to a college campus by you and your son paid for by the college. The college may pay for the following expenses:
A your transportation to and from college
B Room and meals (three per day) while you are visiting the college
C reasonable entertainment expenses, including three complimentary admissions to a home athletic contest
*D* before a college may invite you on an official visit, you will have to provide the college with a copy of your high school transcript and SAT, ACT or PLAN score

Unofficial Visit - Any visit by you and your son to a college campus paid for by you. The only expense you may receive from the college is three complementary admissions to a home athletic event. You may make as many unofficial visits as you like and may take those visits at any time. The only time you cannot talk with a coach during an unofficial visit is during the dead period.

Below is a link to the current calendar of recruiting regulations.

CALENDAR OF RECRUITING REGULATIONS

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