|Important Recruiting Rules for Each Division as of 5/15/20|
|NCAA Division I has extended their recruiting Dead Period through June 30th.|
During the Dead Period, Division I coaches:
-Cannot have face-to-face contact with college bound student-athletes or their parents.
-Cannot watch student-athletes compete or visit their high schools. Coaches may write and telephone student-athletes or their parents during a dead period after September 1st of their Junior year.
NCAA Division II will be in a Quiet Period from June 1st to June 30th.
During the Quiet Period, Division II coaches:
Can invite recruits to visit campus
Can have face-to-face interaction with recruits and their family members on campus.
Can host camps and clinics on their campuses.
-Coaches are still prohibited from conducting off-campus recruiting activities.
-Decisions by colleges regarding whether and when to permit these activities will be guided by campus policies and state and local health authorities.
NCAA Division III No recruiting restrictions have been imposed on Division III coaches. They are working under standard Division III recruiting rules. They can have face-to-face contact on-campus with a prospect at any time, and off-campus once a prospect has completed their sophomore year of high school. There are no restrictions on calls, texts, or emails for Division III coaches.
NAIA recruiting rules don’t restrict recruiting periods or the frequency of off-campus recruiting activity in “normal times” and are not doing so now. In fact, the NAIA rules have no restrictions on the recruiting of high school athletes other than the “…recommended and acceptable practices…” established by each NAIA college or the conference of which they are a member.
NJCAA Coaches at NJCAA member colleges are currently prohibited from having face-to-face recruiting activity at any location. An NJCAA FAQ that was last updated on May 8 does not indicate an ending date for this restriction. Per the NJCAA FAQ, “It is permissible to email, text, phone call, etc. recruits during this time.
CCCAA California community colleges are currently under a ban on recruiting travel and any face-to-face recruiting at any location. This recruiting ban “…will remain in place until the statewide shelter-in-place order has been lifted.” Recruiting correspondence of any kind remains permissible during this period. Of course, statewide or conference restrictions based on health guidelines will continue to impact the recruiting conditions above during this COVID-19 timeframe.