Recruiting Resources : Senior Year Recruiting Dates
Recruiting Dates for Senior Athletes
Recruiting Rules for High School Seniors
» Senior Year Rules for Recruiting Materials
» Senior Year Rules for Receiving Phone Calls
» Senior Year Rules for Off-campus Contact & Evaluations
» Senior Year Rules for Official Visits
Recruiting Materials During Senior Year Top ^
For almost all NCAA Division I sports, recruiting materials can be given to high school prospects starting September 1st during the beginning of the student's junior year. However, the NCAA allows men's basketball and men's ice hockey players to begin receiving recruiting materials starting on June 15th before the athlete's junior year.
The following recruiting materials may be provided to a prospect at any time:
Phone Calls from College Coaches During Senior Year Top ^
Telephone calls from college coaches may be accepted by high school athletes from NCAA Division I athletic programs starting in junior year for most sports. While the athlete is a junior, most sports only allow receiving one call per month from each college coach attempting to recruit the athlete. However, when the prospect becomes a senior, the recruiting rules loosen up and calls can be accepted more frequently. Senior prospects must be aware of important calling dates and how often calls can be accepted from NCAA Division I coaches during the following periods:
Men's Basketball2 calls per week beginning August 1st during summer before senior year.
Women's Basketball1 call per week beginning August 1st during summer before senior year.
Football1 call per week beginning September 1st, fall senior year. During the contact period, unlimited calls from college coaches are allowed.
Men's Ice Hockey1 call per week beginning August 1st, during summer before senior year.
All Other NCAA Division I Sports1 call per week beginning July 1, summer prior to senior year.
Off-Campus Contact and Evaluations with College Coaches Top ^
The NCAA places strict rules on when and how often an athlete may meet face-to-face with a college coach. The NCAA defines a "contact" as any in-person conversation a high school prospect or his/her parents have with a college coach beyond saying "Hi" or "Hello" to one another off the college's campus including the athlete's high school campus, sports field, gymnasium or other competition or practice facility. Below is a list of off-campus contact rules that apply to senior NCAA Division I prospects for various sports:
Men's BasketballMeeting with college coaches is allowed anytime beginning September 9 during the basketball player's senior year.
Women's BasketballMeeting with college coaches is allowed anytime beginning September 16, fall senior year.
FootballMeeting with college coaches is allowed anytime beginning the last Sunday of November during the football player's senior year.
» 2 evaluations in the spring between April 15 and May 31
NOTE: FBS (Football Bowl Subdivision) head coaches cannot have any off-campus recruiting or coaching clinics, visits to a football prospects high school, or meet with a senior football prospect's coach anywhere off the college's campus between April 15 and May 31, during the senior year spring evaluation period.
All Other NCAA Division I SportsMeeting with college coaches for all other sports is allowed anytime during the athlete's senior year.
Softball - 50 evaluation days between August 1 before senior year and July 31 summer after senior year
Women's Volleyball - 80 evaluation days between August 1 before senior year and July 31 summer after senior year
Official Visits to NCAA Division I Colleges Top ^
High school athletes and parents may begin making Official Visits to NCAA Division I colleges starting on the first day of classes senior year. Only ONE Official Visit may be made to each of the athlete's colleges of interest, and a total of five Official Visits may be made all together. Official visits may not be made by an athlete or his or her parents before senior year.
Unlike unofficial visits, Official Visits have limitiations on the frequency and number an athlete may make. During an Official Visit, the the following rules apply:
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