Rule 2017-1 Navigating The New Recruiting Landscape: Don’t Disappear

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2017-1 RECRUITING — OFF-CAMPUS CONTACTS, TELEPHONE CALLS AND UNOFFICIAL VISITS — SEPTEMBER 1 OF JUNIOR YEAR — (1) off-campus recruiting contacts shall not be made with an individual (or his or her relatives or legal guardians) before September 1 at the beginning of his or her junior year in high school and that contacts that occur during a prospective student-athlete’s junior year may occur only at the prospective student-athlete’s educational institution or residence; (2) telephone calls may not be received from an individual (or his or her relatives or legal guardians) before September 1 at the beginning of his or her junior year in high school; and (3) an unofficial visit with athletics department involvement shall not occur with an individual (or his or her relatives or legal guardians) before September 1 at the beginning of his or her junior year in high school.

CRUCIAL TO UNDERSTAND: The only place where a college coach can interact and speak with you as a player prior to Sept. 1st of your Junior year in any fashion is at educational structured NCAA compliant prospect camps. No phone, no email, no club coach liaisons are allowed. These prospect camps specifically are where they can work with you and get to know you personally as a developing player. While they may watch your team and you play at various tournaments during the appropriate recruiting calendar windows, they MAY NOT INTERACT WITH YOU in any way at those events.  

 

2018’s: New NCAA Recruiting Landscape Clarified: It’s Not Over Yet

As a 2018 you are zeroing in on colleges that you would like to attend. Many of you are not entirely satisfied with your options. Top college programs will still be filling in their 2018 classes. With the new ”wild west” nature of the new NCAA recruiting rules it typical for players to de-commit from one program in order to go to another this time of year. This creates opportunity for you as a 2018. While you likely have fatigue with the entire process, you still have opportunities. As such you can choose carefully a few last events you attend in order to have the ability to interact with not only college coaches, but with the decision makers on each staff. Don’t give up!

2019’s: New NCAA Recruiting Landscape Clarified: Stay The Course

As a 2019 with the new NCAA recruiting rules this is a stressful (but exciting!) time for you as a player and your parents. If you have not been contacted by an NCAA program after the September 1st contact date, this does not mean you are not going to get recruited by the program you want. As top players start to commit to various schools and de-commit from others, we now see college coaches feverishly on the hunt to pick up other 2019 players in order to fill their classes. As such it is a critical time to choose the events you attend very wisely in order to have the ability to interact with and learn from not only college coaches, but with the decision makers on each staff. YOU MUST STAY IN FRONT OF AND INTERACT WITH COACHES AS REGULARLY AS YOU CAN AT THE RIGHT EVENTS UNTIL YOU DECIDE ON A SCHOOL. In order to successfully navigate this new and confusing recruiting landscape you must get looks, interact and learn at the right events not the most events.

2020’s: New NCAA Recruiting Landscape Clarified: Crunch Time

As a 2020 with the new NCAA recruiting rules this is a critical time to choose your events very wisely in order to have the ability to interact with not only college coaches, but with the decision makers on each staff.  As a 2020 grad year player, per NCAA rules, you now have limited chances (Fall & Summer) to interact with college coaches prior to them making official recruiting contact with you in September 1st of your junior year. YOU MUST GET IN FRONT OF AND BE ABLE TO INTERACT WITH COACHES AS REGULARLY AS YOU CAN BEFORE SEPTEMBER 1st OF YOUR JUNIOR YEAR. As a top player don’t make the mistake of waiting and expecting coaches to notice you at one event in the summer. In order to successfully navigate this new and confusing landscape you must get looks, interact and learn at the right events not the most events.

2021’s: New NCAA Recruiting Landscape Clarified: Don’t Be A Ghost & Get Great Instruction

As a 2021 with the new NCAA recruiting rules it is important to understand how to navigate this confusing landscape. Simply put, just because they can’t contact you regarding recruiting till September 1st of your junior year, does not mean they are not watching you. This is not the time to drop off the events circuit and wait, but instead the time to choose wisely the right events that allow you to get looks, interact and learn from the right NCAA coaches. The more of the right interactions in the proper environments you have in the next four summer/winter seasons with these staff decision makers, the more likely they are to take notice and like you as a player. Additionally, and more importantly, they get a chance to educate, develop and train you over the lifespan of events which gives coaches an intimate knowledge of your ceiling and learning curve as a player. The obvious by-product is that you get unbelievable instruction and training from the top NCAA coaches during the whole process making you a better player. As a top player don’t make the mistake of waiting and expecting coaches to notice you at one event sometime in the future. This does not in mean you need to sign up for dozens of events and throw away your hard earned money. In order to successfully navigate this new and confusing landscape you must get looks, interact, develop and learn from NCAA coaches at the right events not the most events.

Still Confused? Set up a call to get clarity on the new recruiting landscape. Email Dan.Meehan@adrln.com.

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