NCAA D1 Recruiting Calendar Enters Dead Period Today

NCAA Division I recruiting enters a Dead Period today (Tuesday, August 14) that will continue through August 31. Beginning September 1 and continuing through October 31, NCAA Division 1 coaches are allowed to contact but not evaluate prospects. The definition for Dead Period and Quiet Period are provided below. Note that colleges can still email or telephone prospects during Dead Periods.

NCAA Bylaw 13.02.5.4 – Dead Period. A dead period is a period of time when it is not permissible to make in-person recruiting contacts or evaluations on or off the institution’s campus or to permit official or unofficial visits by prospective student-athletes to the institution’s campus. The provision of complimentary admissions to a prospective student-athlete during a dead period is prohibited, except as provided in Bylaw 13.7.2.5 for a prospective student-athlete who visits an institution as part of a group. During a dead period, a coaching staff member may not serve as a speaker at or attend a meeting or banquet at which prospective student-athletes are in attendance, except as provided in Bylaw 13.1.8.1, and may not visit a prospective student-athlete’s educational institution. It remains permissible, however, for an institutional staff member to write or telephone a prospective student-athlete during a dead period

NCAA BYLAW 13.02.4.3 – Quiet Period. A quiet period is that period of time when it is permissible to make in-person recruiting contacts only on the member institution’s campus. No in-person, off- campus recruiting contacts or evaluations may be made during the quiet period.

Coach Glen Miles of Victory Lacrosse provided the following Division I recruiting calendar:

13.17.5 Men’s Lacrosse. The following recruiting periods shall apply to men’s lacrosse: (Adopted: 11/1/01 effective 8/1/02, Revised: 12/5/05, 7/30/10)
(a) The day after the first Sunday in January through Martin Luther King Jr. Day: (Adopted: 1/14/08) Contact Period/No Lacrosse Evaluations

(b) The day after Martin Luther King Jr. Day through the last day of February: (Adopted: 1/14/08) Quiet Period

(c) March 1 through the Thursday before the NCAA Division I Men’s Lacrosse Championship [except for (1) below]: (Revised: 1/14/08) Contact Period

(1) Monday through Thursday of the initial week for the spring signing of the National Letter of Intent: Dead Period

(d) The Friday before the Division I Men’s Lacrosse Championship to noon on the Tuesday after the championship: Dead Period

(e) Noon on the Tuesday after the Division I Men’s Lacrosse Championship through the first Monday in August: (Revised: 1/14/08) Contact Period

(f ) The day after the first Monday in August through the second Monday in August: (Revised: 1/14/08) Quiet Period

(g) The day after the second Monday in August through August 31: (Revised: 1/14/08) Dead Period

(h) September 1 through October 31: (Revised: 1/14/08) Contact Period/No Lacrosse Evaluations

(i) November 1 through the Tuesday before Thanksgiving [except for (1)] below: (Revised: 1/14/08) Contact Period

(1) Monday through Thursday of the initial week for the fall signing of the National Letter of Intent: Dead Period

(j) The Wednesday before Thanksgiving through the Sunday after Thanksgiving: Dead Period

(k) The Monday after Thanksgiving through December 23: Quiet Period

(l) December 24 through the first Sunday in January: (Revised: 1/14/08) Dead Period