Athletic Recruiting Coach Communication

When Can College Coaches Contact Division I Players In July?

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A new month brings many things: a change in weather, fun summer holidays, and most importantly of all, new recruiting rules!

As many of you may have noticed from some recently posted recruiting guidelines, there are many, many different contact periods for different divisions and sports. (Seriously, check out that link. You can download a set of free recruiting guidelines for all NCAA divisions. Boom.)

It’s our duty to keep you as up-to-date and aware of these time periods as possible. Below are the rules and regulations for contact periods this July, for Division I sports. See the full list of DII and DIII recruiting calendars.

Men’s Basketball

  • Quiet Period: July 1-5
  • Dead Period: July 6-31, except:
  • Evaluation Period: July 8 (5pm) – 12 (5 pm)
  • Evaluation Period: July 15 (5 pm) – 19 (5 pm)
  • Evaluation Period: July 22 (5 pm) – 26 (5 pm)

Women’s Basketball

  • Quiet Period: July 1-5
  • Evaluation Period: July 6-12
  • Dead Period: July 13-22
  • Evaluation Period: July 23-29
  • Dead Period: July 30-31

Championship Subdivision Football

  • Quiet Period: July 1-31

Bowl Subdivision Football

  • Dead Period: July 1-12
  • Quiet Period: June 1-31

Softball, Baseball, Men’s Lacrosse, Women’s Lacrosse, Women’s Volleyball, Track & Field/Cross Country

  • Contact Period: July 1-31

Do you have more questions about college coaches contact prospective recruits, or what you should say to them? Our scouts can help you understand your level of recruitment and how to get the most out of your summer. The best way to get started is with a recruiting profile.

About the author
Laura Chmiel

Laura Chmiel is a marketing coordinator and a lead writer for NCSA Athletic Recruiting. As someone with a passion for athletics and education, she graduated from Indiana university with a B.S. in Elementary Education. After school, she gained first-hand experience helping student-athletes and their families get to college.