NCAA Recruiting Rules Have Changed…Effective IMMEDIATELY!

Jun 06, 2018

Learn how they may affect your student-athletes . . . .


  • They affect only Division I sports and specifically exclude DI football and men’s and women’s basketball.
  • Summer Sports Camps run by college coaches in 2018 . .
  • Family Paid Campus Tours in the summer of 2018. . . .
  • “Official Visits” paid for by the colleges. . . . .

New Rules are Confusing? YES!

But, if you advise student-athletes, you MUST know and understand these rules, right? YES!

WHY did the NCAA implement these new rules?

Starting with the 2018-2018 2019 school year, the NCAA wants high school athletes to have “more time to make thoughtful decisions when deciding considering where to go to college. Ultimately, a better recruiting process will improve the college experience for Division I student-athletes.”

  • So, how do YOU learn “The Basics” of the New Regulations?
  • Read on for a brief recap of the rules in this Newsletter.
  • You are invited to attend our presentations at the upcoming
    2018 WACAC and HECA Conferences to learn more.
  • Participate in our Webinar Series – “Advising the College- Bound Student-Athlete” for a thorough and comprehensive explanations of the new rules and how they apply to your athletes. More details below.


Official Visits are those where the college can pay for the athlete’s transportation to and from the college, plus lodging and meals while on the visit.

For sports other than football and basketball, Official Visits now start September 1 of the junior year rather than the 1st day of class for seniors.

  • Football changed last year to add Official Visits starting April 11 of their junior year in high school instead off the first day of class in their senior year.
  • Men’s Basketball Official Visits allowed January 1 of the junior year.
  • Women’s Basketball allows Official Visits on the Thursday following the Division I Women’s Basketball Championship game during the student-athlete’s junior year of high school.


Unofficial Visits are any visits to a college by an athlete and parents paid for solely by the family.

Coaches and other members of the athletic department may not participate in a recruit’s Unofficial Visit until September 1 of the recruit’s junior year in high school.


College coaches and members of the athletic department may not have any “recruiting conversations” with an athlete during a camp or clinic before September 1 of the athlete’s junior year of high school.

Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you should have any questions.

David Stoeckel
[email protected]

Katie Andersen
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