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Football coaches can not interact with recruits on or off campus during this time.
How inclusive? I haven't kept up with the guidelines. No calls/texts/emails/social media? Or is it a physical contact dead period?
Thanks, JE. Keep up the good work.
Recruits can call coaches...not other way around
all inclusive, one way.
How long does it last?
Primarily physical. I believe that they are allowed one call per week.
It lasts until January 3rd.
yup, I was mistaken
Guide to Athletic Recruiting Success
by Andrea Emmons
Breaking down the rules when it comes to contact periods…
Contact periods. Understanding what they are and how they affect recruiting is critically important. Yet, many people I speak with are unclear about what a contact period actually is or how it actually affects them as a recruit. I would like to try and break the periods down in an easy way for student-athletes and families to understand.
There are four contact periods that make up the NCAA Recruiting Calendar. Here they are…
A Contact Period is when almost everything is allowed. You are able to meet with a coach off campus (during senior year only). That could be during a home visit or other type of meeting. The coaches are also allowed to come and watch you play. So here is what is allowed during a Contact Period…
Home Visits from a coach or other in-person meetings off campus
Evaluations (at your high school or during club competition)
A Dead Period is one of the most confused periods. In a nutshell, coaches are not allowed to meet with you on or off campus during this time. So here is what is allowed during a Dead Period…
Visits to a college, but you may not meet with a coach
An Evaluation Period is when the coaches are spending most of their recruiting hours watching you play, either during high school or club competition. This is not on the college campus. The coach is not allowed to meet with you off campus though. So here is what is allowed during an Evaluation Period…
Evaluations (at your high school or during club competition)
Lastly, there is the Quiet Period. The Quiet Period means that coaches are able to have off-campus meetings with you OR evaluate you. The only time you may meet with the coach is on their campus. So here is what is allowed during a Quiet Period…
You may refere to the NCAA Recruiting Calendar to find out what period you are in at any given date. Here is a link to find your sport’s recruiting calendar.
**Please note that official visits are allowed the first day of classes senior year. Other contacts such as calls, letters/emails, and off-campus meetings have sport specific start dates. Be sure to check the NCAA Guide for the College-Bound Student-Athlete for your sport specific dates.
and the calendar itself:
August 1, 2012 through July 31, 2013
(See NCAA Division I Bylaw 13.17.4 for Football Calendar Formula)
The dates in this calendar reflect the application of Bylaw 13.17.4 at the time of publication of this document but are subject to change per NCAA Constitution 18.104.22.168 or if certain dates change (e.g., National Letter of Intent signing dates).
(a) August 1 through November 24, 2012, [except for (1) below]: Quiet Period
(1) 42 evaluation days (54 for U.S. service academies) (see Bylaw 13.02.6.2) during the months of September, October and November, (not to exceed a period of 42 days) selected at the discretion of the institution and designated in writing in the office of the director of athletics; authorized off-campus recruiters shall not visit a prospective student-athlete’s educational institution on more than one calendar day during this period: Evaluation Period
(b) November 25, 2012, through February 2, 2013, [except for (1) through (5) below]: Contact Period
Six in-person off-campus contacts per prospective student-athlete shall be permitted during this time period with not more than one permitted in any one calendar week (Sunday through Saturday) or partial calendar week:
(1) December 16, 2012: Quiet Period
(2) December 17, 2012, through January 3, 2013, [except for (a) below]: Dead Period
(a) Institutional staff members may have contact with a prospective student-athlete who has been admitted for midyear enrollment, provided the prospect has signed a National Letter of Intent or other offer of admission and/or financial aid to attend the institution and is required to be on campus to attend institutional orientation sessions for all students:
(3) January 4-6, 2013, all junior college prospective student-athletes who intend to enroll midyear: Quiet Period
(4) January 6, 2013: Quiet Period
(5) January 7-10, 2013, [except for (a) below]:
(a) Institutional staff members may have contact with a
prospective student-athlete who has been admitted for midyear
enrollment, provided the prospect has signed a National Letter
of Intent or other offer of admission and/or financial aid to
attend the institution and is required to be on campus to attend
institutional orientation sessions for all students:
(c) February 3, 2013: Quiet Period
(d) February 4-7, 2013: Dead Period
(e) February 8 through April 14, 2013: Quiet Period
(f) April 15 through May 31, 2013, [except for (g) below]: Evaluation Period
One hundred sixty-eight evaluation days (216 for U.S. service academies)
(see Bylaw 13.02.6.2) (excluding Memorial Day and Sundays) selected at
the discretion of the member institution and designated in writing in the
office of the director of athletics [as provided in (1) below]:
(1) An authorized off-campus recruiter may use one evaluation to
assess the prospective student-athlete’s athletics ability and one
evaluation to assess the prospective student-athlete’s academic
qualifications during this evaluation period). If an institution’s
coaching staff member conducts both an athletics and an academic
evaluation of the prospective student-athlete on the same day during
this evaluation period, the institution shall be charged with the use
of an academics evaluation only and shall be permitted to conduct a
second athletics evaluation of the prospective student-athlete on a
separate day during this evaluation period.
(g) Those days in April/May not designated above for evaluation
opportunities: Quiet Period
(h) June 1 through July 31, 2013: Quiet Period
A high school athlete's guide to athletic recruiting success.
2012-13 NCAA Division I Football Recruiting Calendar
Let me ask a non football question, does this apply to basketball recruiting also?
Didn't read through all the rules so this question may be in there. Can kids still commit during this period? I would assume they could, but don't know.
What about BBQs at the coaches house?
Allowed if you are Bruce Pearl.
Yea, players can still commit.
Thanks for the info, guys.
Thanks for the link and I found out what I was wanting to know. The recruiting period ends March 31st and up till then I guess coaches can have in person contact with recruits except for a few days like around Christmas. Thanks again Sleepy
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