NCAA AND NAIA

NCAA AND NAIA

NCAA

The National Collegiate Athletic Association is a nonprofit organization that regulates athletes of 1,281 institutions, conferences, and individuals. It also organizes the athletic programs of many colleges and universities in the United States and Canada and helps more than 480,000 college Student-Athletes who compete annually in college sports.

NCAA DIVS

NCAA Division One

Division 1 is the highest level of competition sanctioned by the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) in the United States. D-I schools include major collegiate athletic powers, with larger budgets, more elaborate facilities and more athletic scholarships as well as many smaller schools committed to the highest level of competition.

NCAA Division Two

Division II is an intermediate-level division of competition in the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). It offers an alternative to both the larger and better-funded Division 1 and to the scholarship-free environment offered in Division III.

NCAA Division Three

Division III is a division of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) in the United States. D-III consists of athletic programs at colleges and universities that choose not to offer athletic scholarships to their student-athletes.

 

NCAA GUIDELINES

NCAA GUIDELINES

GUIDELINES

LIMIT ON RECRUITING OPPORTUNITIES

In sports other than baseball, basketball, football, men's ice hockey, lacrosse, and softball, each institution are limited to seven recruiting opportunities (contacts and evaluations combined) per prospective student-athlete per year (see Bylaw 13.1.5.8). Beginning August 1 at the start of the prospective student-athlete's junior year of high school, not more than three of the seven opportunities per year may be off-campus contacts at any site and shall include contacts with the prospective student-athlete's family members, but shall not include contacts made during an official visit per Bylaw 13.6 or an unofficial visit per Bylaw 13.7.5.

CONTACT RULES AT EVENTS (TOURNAMENTS)

In sports other than basketball, recruiting contact may not be made with a prospective student-athlete at any site prior to any athletics competition (including a non-institutional, private camp or clinic, but not an institutional camp or clinic) in which the prospective student-athlete is a participant on a day of competition, even if the prospective student-athlete is on an official or unofficial visit. Contact includes the passing of notes or orally relaying information to a prospective student-athlete by a third party on behalf of an institutional staff member. Contact may occur after the prospective student-athlete's competition concludes for the day and the prospective student-athlete has been released by the appropriate authority (e.g., coach).

EMAIL CORRESPONDANCE

An institution shall not provide recruiting materials, including general correspondence related to athletics, or send electronic correspondence to an individual (or his or her family members) until June 15 at the conclusion of his or her sophomore year in high school.

OFFICIAL/UNOFFICIAL VISITS

In sports other than baseball, basketball, football, lacrosse, and softball, a prospective student-athlete may not be provided an expense-paid visit earlier than August 1 of his or her junior year in high school.

MEN'S SOCCER DEAD PERIOD

November 11th, 2019 to November 14th, 2019

(Mon-Thur of National Letter of Intent Week)

WOMEN'S SOCCER DEAD PERIOD

November 11th, 2019 to November 14th, 2019

(Mon-Thur of National Letter of Intent Week)

December 15th, 2019 to January 5th, 2020

(Women Only)