recruitingbyyear

Summary of Recruiting Rules
for High School Student-Athletes

from Guide for the College-Bound Student Athlete

Division I

Sophomore Year (including Freshman)
Recruiting materials

• You may receive
brochures for camps
and questionnaires.

Telephone calls

• You may make calls
to coach at your
expense only.

• College coach
cannot call you.

Off-campus contact • None allowed.
Official visit • None allowed.
Unofficial visit • You may make an
unlimited number
of unofficial visits.
Junior Year
Recruiting materials

• You may begin
receiving September 1 of junior year.

Telephone calls

• You may make calls
to coach at your
expense only.

• College coaches
may call you once per week
starting July 1 after
your junior year.

Off-campus contact • Allowed starting July 1
after your junior year.
Official visit • None allowed.
Unofficial visit • You may make an
unlimited number
of unofficial visits.
Senior Year
Recruiting materials

• You may receive
brochures for camps
and questionnaires.

Telephone calls

• You may make calls
to coach at your
expense only.

• College coaches
may call you once per week
starting July 1 after
your junior year.

Off-campus contact • Allowed.
Official visit • Allowed beginning
opening day of classes
your senior year.
• You are limited to one
official visit per college
up to a maximum of five
official visits to Divisions
I and II colleges.
Unofficial visit • You may make an
unlimited number
of unofficial visits.
How often can a coach
see me or talk to me off
the college’s campus?
• A college coach
may contact you or
your parents/legal
guardians not more
than three times during
your senior year.

Division II and III

 
Division II
Divsion III
Recruiting materials • A coach may begin sending you printed recruiting
materials Sepember 1 of your junior year in high school.
• You may receive printed materials any time.
Telephone calls • A college coach may call you once per week beginning
June 15 between your junior and senior year.
• You may make calls to the coach at your expense.
• No limit on number of calls or when they
can be made by the college coach.
• You may make calls to the coach at your expense.
Off-campus contact • A college coach can have contact with you or your
parents/legal guardians off the college’s campus beginning June 15 after your junior year.
• A college coach is limited to three in-person
contacts off campus.
• A college coach may begin to have contact
with you and your parents/legal guardians off
the college’s campus after your junior year
Official visit • You may make official visits starting the
opening day of classes your senior year.
• You may make only one official visit per
college and up to a maximum of five official
visits to Divisions I and II colleges.
• You may make official visits starting the
opening day of classes your senior year.
• You may make only one official visit per college.
Unofficial visit • You may make an unlimited number
of unofficial visits any time.
• You may make an unlimited number
of unofficial visits any time.