College Soccer Recruiting Rules for Prospective Student Athletes (PSAs)

As a Freshman or Sophomore in high school

Recruiting Tactic As a Freshman or Sophomore
Recruiting Material You may receive brochures for camps and questionnaires.
Telephone Calls You can call the coach at your own expense. Coaches cannot call you or call you back if they miss your call.
Off Campus Contact Not Permitted
Official Visits Not Permitted
Unofficial Visits Unlimited if scheduled without the assistance of the coaching staff & not coordinated to meet with the coaching staff on campus. Not Permitted – athletic departments cannot participate in a prospect’s unofficial visit until September 1st of prospect’s junior year

As a Junior in high school

Recruiting Tactic As a Junior
Recruiting Material You can begin to receive recruiting material and information from the coach on September 1st in addition to brochures.
Telephone Calls You can call the coach at your own expense and coaches can start calling you September 1 of your Junior Year.
Electronic Correspondence (Email, text, etc) All forms of electronic correspondence are allowed starting September 1st of your Junior Year. Correspondence must be private between athlete & coach. If you email coaches before this date they cannot respond.
Off Campus Contact Allowed July 1st after your Junior year.
Official Visits Allowed beginning 9/1 of Junior Year. Prospects are allowed one visit per college and a maximum of 5 visits to D1 schools, and unlimited for D2, D3 and NAIA schools.
Unofficial Visits Unlimited – beginning September 1st.

As a Senior in high school

Recruiting Tactic As a Senior
Recruiting Material You can receive material and information from the coach
Telephone Calls You can call the coach at your own expense and coaches can call you.
Electronic Correspondence (Email, text, etc) All forms of electronic correspondence are allowed starting September 1st of your Junior Year. Correspondence must be private between athlete & coach. If you email coaches before this date they cannot respond.
Off Campus Contact Allowed but no more than 3 times.
Official Visits Allowed beginning 9/1 of Junior Year. Prospects are allowed one visit per college and a maximum of 5 visits to D1 schools, and unlimited for D2, D3 and NAIA schools.
Unofficial Visits Unlimited

Source - NCAA

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