NCAA Recruiting Calendars (How to Use Them)

The NCAA recruiting calendars outline 1:40 when (and how) NCAA DI and DII college coaches can proactively start recruiting athletes. Our experts discuss key terms and how to best use the calendars in your process. 4:20

It’s important to know the different periods in the NCAA Recruiting Calendar to understand how you should be getting recruited at that point during the year, as well as the kind of communication you can expect to receive from a coach.

What is the evaluation period? 4:20
What is the contact period? 6:14
What is the dead period? 7:47
What is the quiet period? 9:35

RESOURCES

For specific dates, find your sport-specific calendar: https://www.ncsasports.org/ncaa-eligibility-center/recruiting-rules/recruiting-calendar 13:48

Use the recruiting calendar alongside the NCAA Recruiting Rules: https://www.ncsasports.org/ncaa-eligibility-center/recruiting-rules

Join us each Tuesday at 2 PM CST as we discuss all things recruiting with former college coaches and athletes who have experienced it themselves.

16:30 Live Q&A
16:36 Is it wrong to ask the college coach for an unofficial visit even if I haven’t filled out a questionnaire? How should I set that up?
20:09 Is it still worth going to tournaments if coaches won’t be there in person?
23:21 If a coach views or follows me, should I email the coach to acknowledge that contact or do I wait for them to reach out?
25:50 At what age should you fill out a college questionnaire?
28:12 My son had a phone call with a college coach several months ago – should my son follow back up or wait for the coach to reach out?
32:05 Ring the Bell #NCSACOMMIT

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NCSA is the largest and most successful college athletic recruiting network. With a network of over 35,000 college coaches, NCSA assists student-athletes in 34 sports to find their best path to college.

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