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2017-18 NCAA Recruiting Calendar and Recruiting Guide

 

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The NCAA Recruiting Calendars outline when—and how—NCAA DI and DII college coaches can proactively start recruiting athletes. With the recruiting process starting earlier and earlier, however, the dates don’t represent when recruiting really starts for student-athletes. In fact, most athletes start their recruiting process well before the dates outlined on the calendar. As early as eighth grade, families are researching colleges, evaluating what division level is best for their athlete, ensuring they are on the path to NCAA eligibility and even proactively reaching out to college coaches.

However, it’s still important to know the different periods in the NCAA Recruiting Calendar to understand how you should be getting recruited at that point during the year, as well as the kind of communication you can expect to receive from a coach. For example, if it’s October of your junior year in high school and you haven’t heard from a single coach, you have some work to do. If it’s October of your sophomore year of high school, you shouldn’t expect to hear from coaches, but you probably should be making progress on your recruiting journey.

Overall, the NCAA Recruiting Calendars seek to protect elite athletes from receiving overwhelming amounts of communication from college coaches by designating certain time periods when coaches cannot contact athletes. The NCAA explains, “Recruiting calendars help promote the well-being of prospective student-athletes and coaches and ensure competitive equity by defining certain time periods in which recruiting may or may not occur in a particular sport.”

Insider Tip: No matter the time or date, you as a student-athlete can always initiate contact with a coach. The rules only enforce when coaches can initiate contact with you. To get the process started, some recruits rely on their high school/club coaches to reach out to college coaches for them. The high school/club coach can set up a time a for the recruit to call the college coach, and the college coach can answer the phone if a recruit calls them. The rules only prohibit college coaches from calling a recruit back, emailing, direct messaging or responding to recruits. Some athletes will also go through their current coach to set up an unofficial visit to a college campus and connect with the coach that way.

 

 

How to use the NCAA Recruiting Calendars

Use the recruiting calendar alongside the NCAA Recruiting Rules. The NCAA Recruiting Rules mandate the types of communication athletes can receive from college coaches based on the athlete’s year in high school. The NCAA Recruiting Calendars show the specific recruiting time periods throughout the year when coaches can contact athletes—and when coaches aren’t allowed to contact athletes.

Generally speaking, the most important dates on the calendar will be June 15 or September 1 (depending on your sport), going into the athlete’s junior year of high school. For most sports, this is when coaches can start reaching out to recruits. For more specific dates, find your sport-specific calendar below.

 

Key terms in the NCAA Recruiting Calendars

To better understand the NCAA Recruiting Calendars, it’s important to familiarize yourself with the following terms:

As you look through the NCAA Recruiting Calendar for your sport, keep an eye out for some of the particular days that stand out within each period. For example, you may have a quiet period from September 1 through November 25, but within that time span, there will be a designated number of evaluation days in which coaches can assess either your athletic or academic qualifications in person. If you have any questions about your NCAA Recruiting Calendar, please contact our recruiting force at 866-495-5172.

 

What is the NCAA recruiting guide?

The NCAA recruiting guide is a booklet of information distributed each year by the NCAA to help student-athletes, families, high school coaches and administrators understand the initial eligibility process for Division I and Division II schools. The guide provides resources, such as:

  • Time management expectations for Division I athletes
  • An initial eligibility checklist
  • How to register for a Certification Account – and who needs one
  • Division I and Division II academic standards
  • Division III academic information
  • Division I and Division II initial eligibility worksheets
  • Required courses and test scores
  • An explanation of recruiting rules specifically for home school students and international students
  • Important terms
  • Recruiting calendars
  • Scholarship opportunities at NCAA schools
  • Useful information about the National Letter of Intent

We recommend reviewing this information with your family and guidance counselor to ensure that you are checking off all the boxes to be academically eligible to compete in your sport at the next level. The 2017-2018 NCAA Recruiting Guide contains the eligibility information for both Division I and Division II schools.

 

Division I Bowl Sub-division Football Recruiting Calendar

  • August 1-31, 2017: Dead period
  • September 1 – November 25, 2017: Quiet period
  • Evaluation period: Coaches can take 42 evaluation days during September, October and November. Families don’t need to worry about these—it’s up to each school to ensure that they don’t go over their 42 allotted days. Bear in mind that an authorized off-campus recruiter cannot visit a recruit more than one day during this period. However, even if your family is visited more than once, the coach is liable, not the recruit.
  • November 26, 2017 through February 3, 2018: Contact period
  • During this time, each student-athlete can have six in-person, off-campus contacts with college coaches. Athletes cannot meet with a specific college coach more than once a week (Sunday through Saturday). It’s good practice to know this rule exists, but again, it’s up to the coach to comply.
  • December 17, 2017: Quiet period for all junior recruits who intend to enroll mid-year
  • December 18, 2017 through January 11, 2018: Dead period for all student-athletes
  • January 5-7, 2018: Dead period for National Service Academics only
  • February 4, 2018: Quiet period
  • February 5-8, 2018: Dead period
  • February 9 through April 14, 2018: Quiet period
  • April 15 through May 31, 2018: Evaluation period
  • Coaches are allowed to take 168 evaluation days, excluding Memorial Day and Sundays. Families don’t need to worry about these—it’s up to each school to ensure that they don’t go over their allotted days.
  • Authorized off-campus recruiters are allowed to visit a recruit twice. One off-campus evaluation day is to assess the prospect’s athletic ability, and the other day is to assess the athlete’s academic qualifications. There’s nothing for the family to worry about here, just be aware what is expected during each of these off-campus evaluation days.
  • June 1 through July 31, 2018: Quiet period
  • June 25 through July 24, 2018: Dead period
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Division I Championship Sub-division Recruiting Calendar

  • August 1-31, 2017: Dead period
  • September 1 through November 25, 2017: Quiet period
  • Evaluation period: Coaches are allowed to take 42 evaluation days during September, October and November. Families don’t need to worry about these—it’s up to each school to ensure that they don’t go over their 42 allotted days. Bear in mind that an authorized off-campus recruiter cannot visit a recruit more than one day during this period. However, even if your family is visited more than once, the coach is responsible, not the recruit.
  • November 26, 2017 through February 3, 2018: Contact period
  • During this time, each student-athlete can have six in-person, off-campus contacts with college coaches. Athletes cannot meet with a specific college coach more than once a week (Sunday through Saturday). It’s good practice to know this rule exists, but again, it’s up to the coach to comply.
  • December 17, 2017: Quiet period for all junior college prospective student-athletes who intend to enroll mid-year
  • December 18, 2017 – January 11, 2018: Dead period for all recruits
  • February 4, 2018: Quiet period
  • February 5-8, 2018: Dead period
  • February 9 through April 14, 2018: Quiet period
  • April 15 through May 31, 2018: Evaluation period
  • Coaches are allowed to take 168 evaluation days, excluding Memorial Day and Sundays. Families don’t need to worry about these—it’s up to each school to ensure that they don’t go over their allotted days.
  • Authorized off-campus recruiters are allowed to visit a recruit twice. One off-campus evaluation day is to assess the prospect’s athletic ability, and the other day is to assess the athlete’s academic qualifications. There’s nothing for the family to worry about here, just be aware what is expected during each of these off-campus evaluation days.
  • Those days not used for evaluation are considered part of the quiet period.
  • June 1 through July 31, 2018: Quiet period
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Division I Baseball Recruiting Calendar

  • August 1-7, 2017: Contact period
  • August 28-September 14: Quiet period
  • September 15 through November 5, 2017: Contact period
  • November 6-9, 2017: Dead period
  • November 10, 2017 through February 2018: Quiet period
  • January 4-7, 2018: Dead period
  • March 1 through July 31, 2018: Contact period
  • April 9-12, 2018: Dead period
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Division I Men’s Basketball Recruiting Calendar

For the men’s basketball recruiting evaluation periods, there are two different kinds of evaluation periods that take place. During the April evaluations, coaches can only evaluate recruits at NCAA-certified events. If you are on an AAU team or participating a club basketball tournament at that time, chances are, it’s an NCAA-certified event. You can always double check if the event is NCAA-certified before you attend.

During the remainder of the evaluation periods, all live evaluations must take place at a regularly schedule high school, prep school or two-year college tournament, practice or game. Again, it’s important to know when the evaluations can happen, but chances are, the coach will let you know when they plan to visit you during this time.

  • August 1 through September 8, 2017: Quiet period
  • September 9 through November 5, 2017: Recruiting period
  • November 6-9, 2017: Dead period
  • November 10, 2017 through March 28, 2018: Recruiting period
  • December 24-26, 2017: Dead period
  • March 29 through noon on April 5, 2018: Dead period
  • Noon on April 5-18, 2018: Recruiting period
  • April 9-12, 2018: Dead period
  • April 19 through July 5, 2018: Quiet period
  • April 20-22, 2018: Evaluation period at NCAA-certified events only
  • April 27-29, 2018: Evaluation period at NCAA-certified events only
  • NBA Draft Combine: Evaluation period for combine only
  • May 17-25, 2018: Dead period
  • July 6-31, 2018: Dead period
  • 5 p.m. on July 11 through 5 p.m. on July 15, 2018: Evaluation period
  • 5 p.m. on July 18 through 5 p.m. on July 22, 2018: Evaluation period
  • 5 p.m. on July 25 through 5 p.m. on July 29, 2018: Evaluation period
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Division I Women’s Basketball Recruiting Calendar

DI women’s basketball evaluation days can get a little confusing. To start out with, recruits can be evaluated during the National Junior College Athletic Association championship competition. For women whose high school baseball season takes place in the spring, coaches can evaluate them in person from April 8-28 and July 8-31.

The NCAA includes a special note for coaches, explaining that, any evaluations that occur outside of July, count toward their allotted 112 total in-person recruiting days. Families don’t need to worry about the number of days coaches have to make in-person evaluations, but it’s important to know that evaluation days aren’t unlimited. Coaches have to choose who they will see, which means that they likely won’t just show up to your high school unannounced. Instead, they will probably contact you to arrange a day that works with both of your schedules.

  • August 1 through September 8, 2017: Quiet period
  • September 9-29, 2017: Contact period
  • September 23-24: Evaluations can take place at NCAA-certified non-scholastic women’s basketball events, or events that aren’t regularly scheduled activities at the recruit’s current school.
  • September 30, 2017 through February 28, 2018: Evaluation period
  • November 6-9, 2017: Dead period
  • December 24-26, 2017: Dead period
  • March 1-29, 2018: Contact period
  • March 30 through April 12, 2018: Dead period
  • Each year, basketball tournament operators schedule travel basketball tournaments in the same city as the National Championship so coaches who are there can all go recruit. The takeaway for families: Make sure that your club team coach has scheduled your team to play in these tournaments.
  • April 6-8, 2018: Quiet period
  • April 13-17, 2018: Evaluation period
  • The evaluations at this time can only occur at scholastic events, or those that take place at the athlete’s current institution.
  • April 18 through July 5, 2018: Quiet period
  • April 20-22, 2018: Evaluation period; evaluations can take place only at NCAA-certified non-scholastic women’s basketball events
  • July 6-12, 2018: Evaluation period
  • July 13-22, 2018: Dead period
  • July 23-29, 2018: Evaluation period
  • July 30-31, 2018: Dead period
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Division I Men’s/Women’s Cross Country and Track & Field Recruiting Calendar

  • August 1-12, 2017: Quiet period
  • August 13 through December 10,2017: Contact period
  • November 6-9, 2017: Dead period
  • November 18: Dead period
  • December 11, 2017 through January 2, 2018: Quiet period
  • December 12-15, 2017: Dead period
  • January 3 through July 31, 2018: Contact period
  • March 9-10, 2018: Dead period
  • April 9-12, 2018: Dead period
  • June 6-9, 2018: Dead period
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Division I Men’s Lacrosse Recruiting Calendar

  • August 1-7, 2017: Contact period
  • August 8-14, 2017: Quiet period
  • August 15-31, 2017: Dead period
  • September 1 through October 31, 2017: Contact period; there are no evaluations
  • November 1-19, 2017: Contact period
  • November 6-9, 2017: Dead period
  • November 20-26, 2017: Dead period
  • November 27 through December 23, 2017: Quiet period
  • December 24, 2017 through January 7, 2018: Dead period
  • January 8-15, 2018: Contact period; there are no evaluations
  • January 16 through February 28, 2018: Quiet period
  • March 1 through May 24, 2018: Contact period
  • April 9-12, 2018: Dead period
  • May 25 through noon on May 29, 2018: Dead period
  • Noon on May 29 through July 31, 2018: Contact period
  • July 2-6, 2018: Dead period
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Division I Women’s Lacrosse Recruiting Calendar

  • August 1-14, 2017: Dead period
  • August 15-31, 2017: Quiet period
  • September 1 through November 30, 2017: Contact period
  • November 3-5, 2017 (until 5 p.m. Friday through Sunday): Evaluation period
  • November 6-9, 2017: Quiet period
  • November 10-12, 2017 (until 5 p.m. Friday through Sunday): Evaluation period
  • November 17-19, 2017 (until 5 p.m. Friday through Sunday): Evaluation period
  • November 22-24, 2017: Dead period
  • December 1-30, 2017 through January 2, 2018: Dead period
  • January 3 through May 24, 2018: Contact period
  • April 9-12, 2018: Dead period
  • May 25-27, 2018: Dead period
  • Coaches can choose to attend one event during the weekend of the Women’s Lacrosse Championship to make evaluations. However, it must be conducted within a 100-mile radius of the championship site. Coaches are not allowed to attend the event two hours before through two hours after the semifinals competition and two hours before through two hours after the final game. The takeaway for families: Make sure you are competing at one of the events that qualifies for evaluations during this weekend. Better yet, communicate with coaches you’re interested in, and see which tournament they will be conducting their evaluations at.
  • May 28-31, 2018: Contact period
  • July 3-5, 2018: Dead period
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Division I Women’s Volleyball Recruiting Calendar

Contact and evaluations can occur January 1 through the Friday before Presidents Day weekend tournaments for volleyball players whose season takes place in the winter.

  • August 1 through November 5, 2017: Contact period
  • November 6-9, 2017: Dead period
  • November 10 through December 3, 2017: Contact period
  • December 4-12, 2017: Quiet period
  • December 13-31, 2017: Dead period
  • Coaches attending the AVCA annual awards banquet can have incidental contact with two-year college recruits being honored at the event. However, no recruiting conversations can happen at this event. This is another rule that is up to the coach to follow. However, if a coach is brusque in this situation, it’s important to know that it could be because they don’t want to break this NCAA rule.
  • December 14-17, 2017 (Thursday of the NCAA D1 Women’s Volleyball Championship through Sunday immediately following the championship): Authorized coaching staff can evaluate on only one day during this time period and may attend only one event on that day. The event must take place within a 30-mile radius of the championship site. Coaches cannot attend events that occur at the same time as any intercollegiate competition.
  • January 1-12, 2018: Quiet period
  • January 13 through April 8, 2018: Contact period
  • April 9-12, 2018: Dead period
  • April 13-30, 2018: Contact period
  • May 1-25, 2018: Quiet period
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Division I Women’s Beach Volleyball Recruiting Calendar

  • August 1 through November 5, 2017: Contact period
  • November 6-9, 2017: Dead period
  • November 10 through December 3, 2017: Contact period
  • December 4-12, 2017: Evaluation period
  • December 13-31, 2017: Dead period
  • Coaches attending the AVCA annual awards banquet can have incidental contact with two-year college recruits being honored at the event. However, no recruiting conversations can happen at this event. This is another rule that is up to the coach to follow. However, if a coach is brusque in this situation, it’s important to know that it could be because they don’t want to break this NCAA rule.
  • December 14-17, 2017 (Thursday of the NCAA D1 Women’s Volleyball Championship through Sunday immediately following the championship): Authorized coaching staff can evaluate on only one day during this time period and may attend only one event on that day. The event must take place within a 30-mile radius of the championship site. Coaches cannot attend events that occur at the same time as any intercollegiate competition.
  • January 1-12, 2018: Evaluation period
  • January 13 through April 8, 2018: Contact period
  • April 9-12, 2018: Dead period
  • April 13-30, 2018: Contact period
  • May 1-25, 2018: Evaluation period
  • May 2-6, 2018: Dead period
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Division I Softball Recruiting Calendar

  • August 1-13, 2017: Contact period
  • August 14 through November 19, 2017: Evaluation period for practice and competition activities run by the recruit’s school only
  • November 6-9, 2017: Dead period
  • October 14-15, 2017: Evaluation period for both scholastic and non-scholastic practice or competition activities
  • October 21-22, 2017: Evaluation period for both scholastic and non-scholastic practice or competition activities
  • October 28-29, 2017: Evaluation period for both scholastic and non-scholastic practice or competition activities
  • November 4-5, 2017: Evaluation period for both scholastic and non-scholastic practice or competition activities
  • November 11-12, 2017: Evaluation period for both scholastic and non-scholastic practice or competition activities
  • November 18-19, 2017: Evaluation period for both scholastic and non-scholastic practice or competition activities
  • November 20, 2017 through January 1, 2018: Quiet period
  • December 6-9, 2017: Dead period
  • January 2 through May 28, 2018: Evaluation period; evaluations at non-scholastic practice and competition activities are not allowed here. In other words, coaches will be coming to athletes’ high school games and practices, not club or travel team events during this evaluation period.
  • April 9-12, 2018: Dead period
  • May 29 through June 6, 2018: Dead period; dates are based on the 2018 NCAA Division I Women’s Softball Championship. The dead period is in effect until the day after the Women’s College World Series ends. If the championship series ends after two games, the dead period ends on June 5 and contact period starts on June 6.
  • June 7 through July 31, 2018: Contact period starts the day following the end of the Women’s College World Series. If the championship series ends after three games, the contact period starts on June 7.
  • Evaluation period takes place during the high school regional and state championship competition that doesn’t occur during the dead period.
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Division I All Other Sports Recruiting Calendar

We’ve listed out the dead and quiet periods for sports in which no recruiting calendar has been established.

Women’s gymnastics dead periods

  • November 6-9, 2017 (Monday through Thursday of the initial week for the fall signing of the National Letter of Intent)
  • April 9-12, 2017 (Monday through Thursday of the initial week for spring signing of the National Letter of Intent)
  • April 19 to noon on April 23, 2018 (the day before the first day of the NCAA Division I Women’s Gymnastics Championships to noon on the day after the championships)

Men’s ice hockey dead periods

  • November 6-9, 2017 (Monday through Thursday of the initial week for the fall signing of the National Letter of Intent)
  • April 4 to noon on April 8, 2017 (Wednesday prior to the NCAA Division I Men’s Ice Hockey Championship to noon on the Sunday after the game)
  • April 9-12, 2018 (Monday through Thursday of the initial week for the spring signing of the National Letter of Intent)

Women’s ice hockey dead and quiet periods

  • November 6-9, 2017 (Dead period: Monday through Thursday of the initial week for the fall signing of the National Letter of Intent)
  • March 15 to noon on March 19, 2018 (Dead period: The day before the NCAA Division I Women’s Ice Hockey Championship to noon on the day after the match)
  • April 9-12, 2018 (Dead period: Monday through Thursday of the initial week for the spring signing of the National Letter of Intent)
  • Monday prior to the American Hockey Coaches Association through May 31: Quiet period

Field hockey dead periods

  • November 6-9, 2017 (Monday through Thursday of the initial week for the fall signing of the National Letter of Intent).
  • November 15 to noon on November 20, 2017 (Wednesday prior to the NCAA Division I Field Hockey Championship to noon on the day after the game).
  • April 9-12, 2018 (Monday through Thursday of the initial week for the spring signing of the National Letter of Intent).

Women’s soccer dead periods

  • December 15 through January 5, 2018
  • February 5-8, 2018 (Monday through Thursday of the initial week for the signing of the National Letter of Intent)

Men’s soccer and men’s water polo dead periods

  • February 5-8, 2018 (Monday through Thursday of the initial week for the signing of the National Letter of Intent)

All other sport dead periods

  • November 6-9, 2017 (Monday through Thursday of the initial week for the fall signing of the National Letter of Intent).
  • April 9-12, 2018 (Monday through Thursday of the initial week for the spring signing of the National Letter of Intent).

Exceptions include:

  • U.S. Diving National Championships: When the dead period for recruiting occurs during the U.S. Diving National Championships, authorized coaching staff members may observe prospective student-athletes participating in that event.
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Division II Football Recruiting Calendar

Note that authorized coaching staff members are allowed to evaluate a high school all-star game at any time throughout the year if the game takes place within the state the coaches’ school is located.

  • June 1 to the start of the recruit’s high school or two-year college football season, based on the first regularly scheduled practice preceding the start of the regular season: Quiet period
  • During the recruit’s high school or two-year college football season, based on the first regularly scheduled practice before the start of the regular season: Evaluation period
  • November 1-30, 2017: Evaluation period
  • For two-year college prospective student-athletes, the contact period begins at the end of their two-year college football season through November 30.
  • November 27, 2017 through March 12, 2018: Contact period
  • 7 a.m. December 18 through 7 a.m. December 20, 2017: Dead period for all two-year college prospects who intend to enroll mid-year
  • January 8-10, 2018: Dead period
  • 7 a.m. on February 5 to 7 a.m. on February 7, 2018: Dead period
  • March 13 through April 14, 2018: Quiet period
  • April 15 through May 31, 2018: Evaluation period
  • During this time, coaches only have a certain number of evaluation that they can take. Essentially, a family won’t know if a D2 coach can be recruiting during this time because they won’t know what dates they identified for recruiting. The takeaway is to be prepared. If there is a possibility of a coach coming to see you, prepare ahead of time and let your coach know what to expect.
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Division II Men’s Basketball Recruiting Calendar

College coaches can conduct evaluations at any all-star contest held during the final weekend of the NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship that are help in the championship’s host city. Coaching staff can also evaluate recruits during any high school game that takes place within the college’s state.

  • June 1-4, 2017: Quiet period
  • June 15 through August 1, 2017: Evaluation period
  • August 2 through September 6, 2017: Quiet period
  • September 7 through October 14, 2017: Contact period
  • October 15, 2017 to the date of the recruit’s first high school or two-year college game: Quiet period
  • 7 a.m. on November 6 to 7 a.m. November 8, 2017: Dead period
  • The period between the recruit’s initial and final high school or two-year college games: Evaluation period
  • March 1 through May 14, 2018: Contact period
  • March 29 through noon on April 3, 2018: Dead period
  • 7 a.m. on April 9 to 7 a.m. on April 11, 2018: Dead period
  • March 30 to 12:01 p.m. on April 3, 2018: Evaluation period
  • All other dates not mentioned here are quiet periods.
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Division II Women’s Basketball Recruiting Calendar

  • June 1-14, 2017: Quiet period
  • June 15 through August 1, 2017: Evaluation period
  • August 2 through September 6, 2017: Quiet period
  • September 7 through October 14, 2017: Contact period
  • October 15, 2017 to the date of the recruit’s first high school or two-year college game: Quiet period
  • 7 a.m. on November 6 to 7 a.m. on November 8, 2017: Dead period
  • The time period between recruit’s first and last high school or two-year college game: Evaluation period
  • March 1 through May 14, 2018: Contact period
  • 7 a.m. on April 9 through 7 a.m. on April 11, 2018: Dead period
  • March 31 through noon on April 4, 2018: Dead period; this period takes place during the Saturday before the start of the NCAA Division I Women’s Basketball Championship game through noon of the Wednesday after the championship game.
  • May 18 through June 14, 2018: Evaluation period; during this time period, evaluation can occur during four non-scholastic women’s basketball events, chosen by each individual college.
  • All other dates are quiet periods
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Division II All Other Sports Recruiting Calendar

The dates below indicate the recruiting dead periods for each sport from June 1, 2017 through May 31, 2018.

Men / women’s soccer and men’s water polo

  • 7 a.m. on February 5 to 7 a.m. on February 7, 2018 (during the 48 hours prior to 7 a.m. on the initial date for the spring signing of the National Letter of Intent)

Men’s Lacrosse

  • 7 a.m. on November 6 to 7 a.m. on November 8, 2017 (during the 48 hours prior to 7 a.m. on the initial date for the fall signing of the National Letter of Intent)
  • Noon on December 6-18, 2017 (the Wednesday before the Intercollegiate Men’s Lacrosse Coaches Association Clinic through Monday following the clinic)
  • 7 a.m. on April 9 to 7 a.m. on April 11, 2018 (during the 48 hours prior to 7 a.m. on the initial date for the spring signing of the National Letter of Intent)
  • Noon on May 24 to noon my May 29, 2018 (Thursday before the NCAA Division II Men’s Lacrosse Championship through noon on the Tuesday after the championship)

All other sports

  • 7 a.m. on November 6 to 7 a.m. on November 8, 2017 (during the 48 hours prior to 7 a.m. on the initial date for the fall signing of the National Letter of Intent)
  • 7 a.m. on April 9 to 7 a.m. on April 11, 2018 (during the 48 hours prior to 7 a.m. on the initial date for the spring signing of the National Letter of Intent)

Exceptions include:

  • U.S. Diving National Championships: When the dead period for recruiting occurs during the U.S. Diving National Championships, authorized coaching staff may observe prospective student-athletes participating in that event.
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