Recruiting Timeline Update:
As of June 25, 2020, the Division I NCAA Council Coordination Committee announced that the recruiting dead period was extended to August 31, 2020. The extension of the dead period precludes all in-person contact between coaches and prospective athletes.
As of June 10, 2020, the NCAA Division II Administrative Committee extended the recruiting quiet period for all sports until July 31. The quiet period for recruiting began after June 1, after a dead period. This extension of the quiet period for all sports means that coaches will not be able to recruit while off campus.
As of May 27, 2020, the Division I NCAA Council Coordination Committee extended the recruiting dead period for all sports to July 31.
As of May 14, 2020, the NCAA Division I dead period was extended to June 30, 2020. The NCAA Division I Committee will review this extension on May 27th to determine if additional action is required. Furthermore, NCAA Division II enacted a slightly different “quiet period” for June 1st to June 30th. NCAA Division III has not altered their normal recruiting timeline in light of the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.
What is a Dead Period?
Coaches are not allowed to have in-person contact with or conduct evaluations of prospective student-athletes. However, coaches and prospective student-athletes can communicate via phone call, email, and other media channels such as Skype or FaceTime.
What is a Quiet Period?
Coaches and prospective student-athletes can communicate via phone call, email, and other media channels such as Skype or FaceTime. In-person contact is allowed, but only on a coach’s respective campus. No evaluations. So, prospective student-athletes can visit campus during a quiet period as long as the institution is open and permitting visits.
Bottom line – this pandemic continues to impact college coaches and aspiring junior golfers, but do not give up hope! Focus on what you can control. Check into The Hub’s Essential Guide to learn about things you can do during this time including researching college golf programs, conducting proactive outreach to coaches, reviewing your college golf checklist and much more.
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