Knowing what you should be doing at every point in your recruiting process is critical. As a softball player here are some general timelines you should be aware of.
As a sophomore, you may receive brochures for camps and questionnaires and you can call the coach at your own expense ***A coach cannot call you***. Off-campus contact and official visits are not permitted but you can take as many unofficial visits as you’d like.
As a junior, you can begin to receive recruiting material and information from the coach on September 1st. You can call the coach at your own expense and starting July 1st after your junior year you can receive one call per week. Telephone calls are unlimited during contact periods. Off campus contact is allowed July 1st after your junior year. Official visits are not permitted but unofficial visits are still unlimited.
As a senior, you can receive material and information from the coach. You can call the coach at your own expense, coaches can call you once a week starting July 1st and telephone calls are unlimited during contact periods. Off campus contact is allowed but no more than three (3) times. You can start official visits on the opening day of your classes. You get one official visit per college and a maximum of five (5) visits to D1, and unlimited for D2, D3, and NAIA schools. Unofficial visits are still unlimited.
Did you know???
- College coaches have 50 days in which to evaluate you and cannot exceed that number.
- College coaches can evaluate and/or contact you no more than 7 times during your senior year.
- During your senior year a college coach cannot see you or talk to you off campus more than 3 times.
Make sure you know all the in’s and out’s of your recruiting timeline and stay proactive throughout the recruiting process to give yourself the best shot at finding your right athletic and academic fit in college. Call 1-866-579-6272 to talk with an NCSA Athletic Recruiting National Scout and start building your recruiting game plan today.