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Recruiting Rules

Division 1 Colleges for Junior High/Freshman/Sophomores

What’s allowed?

  • You can receive camp information, questionnaires, approved university information and correspond with camp logistics only.
  • You can receive “general interest” from college coaches via your club/HS coach.
  • You can send emails and text messages to coaches with video footage, grades, test scores and jumping statistics.

What’s not allowed?

  • You may NOT talk with college coaches on the phone until June 15th at the conclusion of your sophomore year.
  • College coaches may NOT tell you via your club or HS coach that you are at the top of their list, that they want you or plan to offer you a scholarship in the future.
  • College coaches may NOT give any verbal offers of aid (ie. a scholarship).  Verbal commitments with a scholarship before June 15th of your sophomore year are NOT allowed.
  • Recruiting conversations in person during a college camp or clinic are not permitted until after September 1st at the beginning of your junior year.

As of June 15th at end of Sophomore year

  • You can correspond directly with college coaches via phone, email or text.
  • You can receive verbal scholarship offers.

As of August 1st at the beginning of Junior Year

  • You can go on official and unofficial trips to colleges

Division 2 and 3 Schools

The rules above only apply to Division 1 schools.  You can talk, email and text with Division 2 and 3 schools at any time!

What should you do now?

All Ages and Divisions

  • Coaches want emails and texts with videos of your play and updates on your grades, test scores and achievements! If they are a Division 1 Coach and it’s before June 15th of your sophomore year they cannot respond to directly to you, but can respond to your coaches generally, and will be following your progress.
  • Coaches will be more involved with social media to show their interest – make sure your social media is clean and never decline a college program that asks to follow you.  You should also follow and like/comment posts from programs you are interested in.
  • Attend camps and clinics of schools you are interested in.
  • Visit campuses you are interested in, understanding that you will not be able to have any contact with athletic department staff or get an athletics-specific tour until August 1st of your junior year if it’s a division 1 school.

As of June 15th at end of Sophomore year Division 1

  • You can correspond directly with college coaches via phone, email or text.
  • You can receive verbal scholarship offers.

As of August 1st at the beginning of Junior Year Division 1

  • You can go on official and unofficial trips to colleges

Division 2 and 3

You can take visits, meet with coaches and athletic department staff, and receive offers at any time.

We are here to help!

Resources:

Forbes Top Colleges

Princeton Review Rankings and Lists

College Niche

NCAA Volleyball Rankings

Contact your director if you have ANY questions about recruiting!

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