I thought with the Women's College World Series approaching and with recruiting season already in full gear I would share some rules with everyone. There are many different layers to NCAA rules. We have a DEAD PERIOD which will begin May 31 and last through June 9th. This is in place to protect those teams still playing in the World Series.
A DEAD PERIOD is a time when coaches are NOT allowed any OFF CAMPUS or ON CAMPUS face to face contacts or evaluations. Telephone calls are still permissible. This mean any games played from May 31 - June 9th Division I coaches are not allowed to attend.
FOLLOWING IS THE NCAA RECRUITING CALENDAR AS IT STANDS AS OF NOW...
The dates in this calendar reflect the application of Bylaw 13.17 at the time of publication of this manual but are subject to change per Constitution 18.104.22.168 or if certain dates (e.g., National Letter of Intent signing dates are altered).
(a)Contact Period August 1 through November 24, 2010, [except for (1) below] *:(1)Dead PeriodNovember 8-11, 2010:
(b)Quiet Period November 25, 2010 through January 1, 2011, [except for (1) below]:(1)Dead Period December 8 (12:01 a.m.) through December 12, 2010, (12:01 a.m.):
**(c)Contact Period January 2 through July 31, 2011, [except for (1) and (2) below]:(1)Dead Period April 11-14, 2011:(2)Dead Period May 31 through June 9 (noon), 2011:
(d)Evaluation Period During high school regional and state championship competition that does not occur during a dead period:
(e)Quiet Period The following state specific contact/evaluation periods are permissible:(1)In Hawaii, contacts and evaluations shall be permissible between November 25, 2010 and January 1, 2011, [except for (a) below)].(a)Dead Period 12:01 a.m. on the day of registration for the national convention of the National Fastpitch Coaches Association December 8, 2010, (12:01 a.m.) to on the day after adjournment of the convention December 12, 2010 (12:01 a.m.)(2)In those states that play high school softball season in the fall, evaluations shall be permissible during those seasons, except during dead periods.*
Each institution is limited to 50 evaluation days (August 1 through July 31) per Bylaw 13.02.6.2, which do not include employment of coaches in instructional camps/clinics or the observation of prospects participating in high school softball competition.
**Dates are based on the National Fastpitch Coaches Association Convention (December 8-11, 2010).The National Collegiate Athletic Association
April 14, 2010
If there are any questions, please feel free to post them.