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How New NCAA Division 1 Rules Affect Your Volleyball Recruiting

By Matt Sonnichsen, Junior Volleyball Association, 05/10/19, 12:00PM CDT


The new rules don’t directly change the recruiting timeline for DII, DIII, NAIA or Junior College schools. However, DI recruiting behavior can have a ripple effect.

The NCAA’s new Division I recruiting rules are officially in effect. After moving up the start date for DI campus visits last year, the NCAA has adopted additional rules to curb the growth of early recruiting and normalize the college search for student-athletes. The biggest change is that these new rules limit the timing and nature of communication between college coaches and athletes.

Here are the three updates to recruiting rules:

  • Zero communication between a coach and athlete before June 15 after sophomore year.
  • No official or unofficial visits until June 15th before junior year.
  • No recruiting conversations, verbal offers or off-campus contact until August 1 before junior year.