Getting Ready for College
Helpful Rules and Information:
The NCAA has many rules and regulations when it comes to phone calls and recruiting. Don’t get discouraged if a coach doesn’t call you or your parents back. He/she may actually not be permitted to do so.
In all sports other than football and women's basketball, one telephone call to a prospect or a prospect's relatives or legal guardians may be made during March of the prospect's junior year in high school. In sports other than football and basketball, subsequent telephone calls to a prospect [or the prospect's relatives or legal guardian(s)] may not be made before July 1 following the completion of the prospect's junior year in high school (subject to the exceptions below); thereafter, staff members shall not make such telephone calls more than once per week.
Institutional staff members may receive telephone calls placed by a prospect at the prospect's own expense at any time, including before July 1 following the prospect's junior year in high school.
Institutional staff members may make unlimited telephone calls to a prospect during the five days immediately preceding the prospect's official visit to that institution.
Institutional staff members may make unlimited telephone calls to a prospect on the initial date for the signing of the National Letter of Intent and during the two days immediately following the initial signing date.
Subsequent to the calendar day on which a prospect signs a National Letter of Intent, there shall be no limit on the number of telephone calls by the institution with which the prospect has signed.