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Information on the collegiate recruiting process can often be difficult to find, hard to understand, and nearly impossible to verify. While rules and procedures are often changing, we will do our very best to provide you with access to information that is both easy to navigate and accurate.

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NCAA Recruiting Rules Definitions

Not sure what a coach is saying to you when then mention a "dead period" or what is the difference between a "contact" and an "evaluation".  This site provides an overview of common NCAA recruiting terms.

TERMS & DEFINITIONS

NCAA Softball Recruiting Calendar

The NCAA regulates when coaches from DI and DII schools are able to go "out on the road" to evaluate players as well as when they may meet with players on their campus.  This website has links to DI and DII recruiting calendars for softball.  DIII, NAIA, and Junior College programs currently do not follow a recruiting calendar for softball.

2019-2020 NCAA RECRUITING CALENDAR

NCAA Recruiting Guide

NCAA coaches must follow strict recruiting rules, and often these rules prohibit coaches from being able to speak with you or your parents at a tournament.  It is not that they would not like to say hello, but doing so at a time that is not allowed by the NCAA could affect their ability to be able to recruit you.  To help you understand the "dos & dont's," links to DI, DII and DIII recruiting rules can be found here.

GUIDE FOR THE COLLEGE BOUND STUDENT-ATHLETE

NCAA Eligibility Requirements

These links provides information on how student-athletes can comply with NCAA bylaws in order to compete in intercollegiate athletics. It includes information on what high school students need to do to be eligible to compete their first year in college, as well as guidelines that coaches and prospective student-athletes must follow during the recruiting process.

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National Letter of Intent (NLI)

Here you will find information about the National Letter of Intent including signing dates, rules and guidelines, frequently asked questions and more.

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