Important NCAA Recruiting Dates


NCAA Division I men’s and women’s soccer important dates: 

  • Coaches can not initiate contact until June 15 of sophomore year
  • No official or unofficial visits until August 1 of junior year

Official forms of communication between college coaches and high school players are allowed beginning June 15, though unofficial and official campus visits will not be allowed until August 1.

Recruiting conversations between NCAA Division I coaches and intermediaries such as parents, club coaches and high school coaches, are also  forbidden prior to June 15 following the player’s sophomore year of high school. Before that date, no recruiting activity is allowed, including discussions of scholarships or financial aid.

However, college coaches are still allowed to communicate with club and high school coaches to discuss freshman and sophomore players that the college coach is interested in recruiting. Those conversations are limited to college coaches discussing players they are specifically interested in, as part of their evaluation process, not as a de facto communication method for making unofficial verbal offers to players.

It's important to know athletes can reach out to college coaches whenever they want, as the NCAA regulations apply only to the college coaches contacting potential student-athletes.

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