The rules of communication between a college coach and a prospective athlete can be confusing. Below is a general guideline to when, where, and how communication may take place.
REMEMBER: **Athletes are always allowed to call coaches at any time.**
Women's Volleyball Recruiting Rules **More info right -->
|Type of Contact ||Division 1||Division 2 ||Division 3 |
|Camp brochures, questionnaires, etc.||Any time || Any time ||Any time |
|Emails, digital communications, DMs||June 15th after sophomore year|| June 15th after sophomore year||Any time|
|Verbal offers / commitments||June 15th after sophomore year|| June 15th after sophomore year||January 1st of Junior year|
|Calls from college coaches||June 15th after sophomore year|| June 15th after sophomore year||Any time|
|Unofficial visits||August 1 before Junior year||Any time, unlimited ||Any time, unlimited |
|Official Visits||August 1 before junior year||June 15th after sophomore year||January 1st of Junior year|
|Off-campus contact||August 1 before Junior year||June 15th after sophomore year||After sophomore year|
Women's Volleyball Recruiting Calendar / Terms ** The following dates change year to year**
Dead Period - No in person contact with coaches. Coaches may not watch student athletes compete or visit their high schools. Coaches can communicate via all digital channels including social media.
Quiet Period - Coaches can talk to student athletes and parents on campus. Emails and phone calls are allowed but no in person contact off the college campus.
Evaluation Period - Coaches can watch a game/practice or visit student athlete's school. No face to face contact off the college campus.
Contact Period - All communication is open.