Following the NCAA Division Council’s decision to amend its recruiting model, women’s soccer student-athletes looking to play college soccer face a new recruiting timeline beginning April 2018.
The new rules state high school recruits may begin official visits September 1 of their junior year instead of the first day of classes their senior year. However, college coaches can neither participate in a recruit’s unofficial visit nor hold a recruiting conversation during their camps until September 1 of the recruit’s junior year in high school.
These changes come at the recommendation of the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee and the Student-Athlete Experience Committee, both guided by feedback from student-athletes, coaches, athletics directors, and compliance administrators. This is a first step toward regulating the recruiting process that can begin in middle school.
The Student-Athlete Experience Committee will continue to examine the recruiting environment with communications (telephone, email, text), verbal and written offers, and off-campus contacts on the next phase’s agenda.
More information ➡️ NCAA.org