The NCAA baseball recruiting calendar is a set of rules and guidelines that govern when college coaches can contact and evaluate potential recruits. These rules are in place to ensure fairness and give all student-athletes an equal opportunity to be recruited.
Here is an overview of the NCAA baseball recruiting calendar:
September 1 of a student-athlete's junior year: Coaches can begin sending written communication, such as letters and emails, to junior prospects.
July after a student-athlete's junior year: Coaches can begin making phone calls to junior prospects.
September 1 of a student-athlete's senior year: Coaches can begin making in-person visits to the high school or home of senior prospects.
November of a student-athlete's senior year: The early signing period begins, and student-athletes can sign a National Letter of Intent (NLI) to commit to a school.
April of a student-athlete's senior year: The regular signing period begins, and student-athletes can sign an NLI to commit to a school.
It's important to note that these rules apply to Division I and Division II baseball programs. Division III programs do not have any recruiting calendars and can contact and evaluate prospects at any time. It's also worth mentioning that the NCAA has recently implemented new rules that allow for more flexibility in the recruiting process. For example, the NCAA has created a new "recruiting period" that allows coaches to make phone calls and send electronic communications to prospects at any time. Additionally, the NCAA has also approved a "dead period" in which no in-person recruiting activities can take place. These changes are intended to give coaches and prospects more flexibility while also ensuring that the recruiting process remains fair and equitable for all student-athletes. Interested in learning more and becoming a part of the Arsenal Army.....register for a camp or contact us for openings on our travel teams.