NCAA Division III Recruiting Rules

Each week this blog talks about some different aspect of the recruiting process for NCAA Division III college soccer.  But specifically, what are the recruiting rules for NCAA Division III college soccer?  The actual “rule book” (aka the NCAA Division III Manual) is a 282-page document of bylaws and subsections and articles that makes the US Constitution look tiny by comparison!

This week we are going to highlight some of the major recruiting rules for you in the context of what college coaches can do during your high school years. This is part of the ongoing education process!  Enjoy!

 

As a FRESHMAN

Recruiting Activity Rule
Recruiting Brochures College coach may send you info on camps or other recruiting material
Phone Calls No restrictions, may call at any time
Text Messages No restrictions, may text at any time
Off-Campus Contact May not make contact until after Sophomore year
Unofficial Visits Unlimited
Official Visits Not permitted

As a SOPHOMORE

Recruiting Activity Rule
Recruiting Brochures College coach may send you info on camps or other recruiting material
Phone Calls No restrictions, may call at any time
Text Messages No restrictions, may text at any time
Off-Campus Contact May make contact once your Sophomore year is complete, with restrictions
Unofficial Visits Unlimited
Official Visits Not permitted

As a JUNIOR

Recruiting Activity Rule
Recruiting Brochures College coach may send you info on camps or other recruiting material
Phone Calls No restrictions, may call at any time
Text Messages No restrictions, may text at any time
Off-Campus Contact Permitted, with restrictions
Unofficial Visits Unlimited
Official Visits imited to 1 per institution

As a SENIOR

Recruiting Activity  
Recruiting Brochures College coach may send you info on camps or other recruiting material
Phone Calls No restrictions, may call at any time
Text Messages No restrictions, may text at any time
Off-Campus Contact Permitted, with restrictions
Unofficial Visits Unlimited
Official Visits Permitted, limited to 1 per institution

The bottom line is this— as you can see from the list of rules above, most NCAA Division III college coaches will start recruiting players in their Junior and Senior seasons of high school, because this is when they are permitted to do so.  As a high school soccer player or parent of a high school soccer player, should understand these rules as well and know how they impact you or your son or daughter.

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