Junior year from September 1

College coaches are allowed to send you information about their athletic program and about their school. This can include: media guides, schedule cards, personalized letters, photocopies of newspaper clippings and official university admissions and academic publications. 

The college coach is allowed to answer your emails and send emails to you as well.

You can make unofficial visits to a college campus.

It is also permissible for you to receive a maximum of three complimentary tickets to a college sporting event.

You can talk with college coaches but this must be on campus.

At the end of the Junior year from July 1

A college coach is only permitted to contact you in person off the college campus only on or after July 1st when you have completed your junior year of high school. If the coach meets with you or your parents and says anything to you or them then this is considered a contact. Anything more than a very basic hello is a contact

College coaches are permitted to make one telephone call each week to you or your parents. You can call the coach as often as you wish.

Senior Year

You can make up to five Official – expense paid visits to college campuses. The visit to the campus cannot be longer than forty eight hours in duration. You are not allowed to have an official visit until after your first day of classes of your senior year.

College coaches need to have an official ACT or SAT score and a copy of your official high school transcript before you can make a visit.

Coaches can make telephone calls and send written correspondence as per the rules for your junior year.

Recruiting at Tournaments

If you’re at a tournament and the coach does not talk to you don’t take it personally. The NCAA has specific recruiting rules that put limits on communication at tournaments.

A college coach can sit down with a guardian or parent at a competition site. This is counted as one of the three in-person off-campus recruiting contacts a coach is permitted.

College coaches cannot have any personal contact with student-athletes during tournaments. As stated above a simple hello is fine but anything more is not allowed and is considered a contact.


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