What is the NCAA D1 Men’s Basketball Recruitment Calendar? Here are this Years Dates

Any student athlete who has the intention of playing NCAA Division 1 men’s basketball must be aware of the different periods within the yearly recruitment calendar. Knowing this information will help you when it comes to planning your recruitment strategy. Being aware of the different periods within the NCAA Recruitment Calendar will also let you know when the best times are to contact college coaches and the available time periods when college coaches can actually recruit you!

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NOTE: It is important to remember that the NCAA basketball recruiting calendar dates do not represent when recruitment of players starts. It is also not the only time recruiting takes place. Even when college coaches can’t talk to student athletes, they are still scouting and evaluating players behind the scenes.

All the information provided in this article is directly sourced from NCAA.ORG – the NCAA basketball recruiting calendar is out there to help student athletes maximize given opportunities to connect with college basketball coaches. The recruiting calendar was created to protect student athletes from early recruiting. The NCAA’s aim was simple; to prevent coaches from emailing and calling too often and too early by limiting college coaches contact with student athletes.

NOTE: A prospective student-athlete may not make an unofficial visit during the month of July unless he has signed a National Letter of Intent or the institution’s written offer of admission and/or
financial aid, or the institution has received a financial deposit from the prospective student athlete in response to an offer of admission (Bylaw 13.7.2.1)

This schedule has been updated based on action taken by the NCAA Division 1 Council on Jan. 19, 2022.

RECRUITMENT CALENDAR for August 1, 2022 to July 31, 2023:

NCAA D1 RECRUITING or CONTACT PERIODS:

  • Sept. 9 through Nov. 6 RECRUITING PERIOD
  • Nov. 11 through March 29, 2023 RECRUITING PERIOD
  • April 6 (noon) till 19 RECRUITING PERIOD
  • April 24-27 RECRUITING PERIOD
  • May 1-4 RECRUITING PERIOD

NCAA D1 QUIET PERIODS:

  • April 20 through July 5 QUIET PERIOD (with exceptions, see below)
  • July 31 QUIET PERIOD

NCAA D1 DEAD PERIODS:

  • Nov. 7-10 DEAD PERIOD
  • Dec. 24-26 DEAD PERIOD
  • March 30-April 6 (noon) DEAD PERIOD
  • April 10-13 DEAD PERIOD
  • May 18-26 DEAD PERIOD
  • July 6-30 DEAD PERIOD

NCAA D1 EVALUATION or LIVE PERIODS EXCEPTIONS

  • April 21-23 EVALUATION PERIOD (NCAA certified events only)
  • April 28-30 EVALUATION PERIOD (NCAA certified events only)

Evaluation period (for scholastic events approved by the NCAA and NFHS and intercollegiate events approved by applicable two-year college governing body only):

  • June 16 (noon)-18 (6 p.m.)
  • June 23 (noon)-25 (6 p.m.)

Evaluation period (for NCAA certified events, institutional camps and permissible governing body events):

  • July 6-9
  • July 25-30 (for NCAA College Basketball Academy only)

NOTE: All live evaluations during recruiting periods shall be limited to regularly scheduled high school, preparatory school and two-year college contests/tournaments, practices and regular scholastic activities involving prospective student-athletes enrolled only at the institution where the regular scholastic activities occur. During the April evaluation period, evaluations shall be limited to non-scholastic events that are certified per NCAA Division 1 Bylaw 13.18.

Here are the detailed descriptions of what each period means for the student athlete in the Recruitment Calendar:

RECRUITING/CONTACT PERIOD: Authorized athletics department staff may make in-person, off-campus recruiting contacts and evaluations. Student athletes should aim to establish relationships with college coaches before the contact period occurs. Student athletes can do this is by sending college coaches introductory emails with who they are, highlight video and all the relevant important information.

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.

EVALUATION/LIVE PERIOD: An evaluation period is that period of time when it is permissible for authorized athletics department staff members to be involved in off-campus activities designed to assess the academic qualifications and playing ability of prospective student athletes. No in-person, off-campus recruiting contacts shall be made with the prospective student athlete during an evaluation period. Basically, the recruiting calendar gives college coaches an opportunity to travel around more and scout players at tournaments. During this time, college coaches sit in their own section far away from families using different entrances when coming and going to avoid making any kind of contact.

NOTE: It’s important for student athletes to know when live periods are taking place and which tournaments college coaches are attending to better your chances of getting recruited.

DEAD PERIOD: A dead period is that period of time when it is not permissible to make in-person recruiting contacts or evaluations on or off the member institution’s campus or to permit official or unofficial visits by prospective student-athletes to the institution’s campus.

NCAA D1 MEN’S BASKETBALL RECRUITMENT RULES:

As a student athlete looking to play NCAA D1 men’s basketball, please make sure you are fully aware of the more restrictive set of rules that they must abide by:

  • College coaches can send recruits questionnaires, camp information, and other non-athletic information about the school along with materials published by the NCAA. As a recruit, you can call coaches or athletics staff at any time and talk to them on the phone. However, student athletes cannot communicate with coaches in any other way (such as text or email), and student-athletes need to initiate the contact for example. if you leave a college coach a voicemail, that college coach cannot return your call.
  • As of August 1 of sophomore year, Sophomores recruits can take an unlimited number of unofficial visits
  • As of June 15 after sophomore year, student athletes can receive personal contact and recruiting materials. Now, coaches can call recruits, send text messages, direct messages and emails, and make verbal offers.
  • As of August 1 before junior year, Juniors can take up to 5 official visits between August 1 of their junior year and the completion of their junior year. However, they cannot take multiple official visits to the same school in the same school year. Additionally, student athletes can take up to 5-additional official visits between the day after their junior year ends and October 15, following the completion of high school. Student athletes cannot take multiple official visits to the same school in the same school year, but they are allowed to revisit a school where they took an official visit during junior year.

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