Recruiting Rules by Division

College baseball and softball recruiting rules vary depending on the level of play and the student athlete's year in high school.

NCAA Division I Recruiting Rules

For Sophomores

For Juniors

For Seniors

NCAA Division II Recruiting Rules

NCAA Division III Recruiting Rules

NAIA Recruiting Rules

Important Phone Numbers

NCAA Division I Recruiting Rules for

High School Sophomores

Recruiting Materials

You may ONLY receive camp brochures and general questionnaires

Telephone Calls

You may make calls to a college coach at your own expense

Off-Campus Contact

None allowed

Official Visits

None allowed

Unofficial Visits

You may make an unlimited number of unofficial visits

NCAA Division I Recruiting Rules for

High School Juniors

Recruiting Materials

You may receive recruiting materials beginning September 1 of your Junior year.

Telephone Calls

You may make calls to a college coach at your own expense. College Coaches can make one phone call per week starting July 1st after your Junior year.

Off-Campus Contact

Allowed starting July 1st after your Junior year.

Official Visits

None allowed

Unofficial Visits

You may make an unlimited number of unofficial visits.

NCAA Division I Recruiting Rules for

High School Seniors

Recruiting Materials

Allowed

Telephone Calls

Once per week

Off-Campus Contact

Allowed. A college coach may not contact you more than 3 times during your senior year.

Official Visits

Allowed beginning opening day of classes your senior year. Limited to one official visit per college and up to a maximum of 5 official visits to Division I and Division II colleges.

Unofficial Visits

You may make an unlimited number of unofficial visits.

Evaluations

Up to 7 times during your senior year.

NCAA Division II Recruiting Rules

Recruiting Materials

A coach may begin sending you recruiting materials after September 1st of your Junior year

Telephone Calls

A college coach may call you once per week beginning June 15 between your junior and senior year. You may make calls anytime to a coach at your expense.

Off-Campus Contact

Allowed beginning June 15 after your junior year. A college coach is limited to 3 in person contacts off campus.

Official Visits

Allowed beginning opening day of classes your senior year. Limited to one official visit per college and up to a maximum of 5 official visits to Division 1 and Division II colleges.

Unofficial Visits

You may make an unlimited number of unofficial visits at any time.

NCAA Division III Recruiting Rules

Recruiting Materials

You may receive printed materials anytime.

Telephone Calls

No limit on number of calls or when they can be made by the college coach. You may make an unlimited number of calls to a college coach at your own expense.

Off-Campus Contact

Allowed beginning June 15 after your junior year. A college coach is limited to 3 in person contacts off campus.

Official Visits

Allowed beginning opening day of classes your senior year. You may make only 1 official visit per college.

Unofficial Visits

You may make an unlimited number of unofficial visits at anytime.

While there is no limit as to when Division III coaches can send a prospect recruiting materials or contact them by phone, most Division III coaches will follow the Division I recruiting timetable.

NAIA Recruiting Rules

Similar to the NCAA Division III, there are limited recruiting regulations for NAIA Schools.  This is by design, as the NAIA uses the lack of recruiting rules as a marketing tool for their schools and athletic programs.  Despite this, many NAIA Schools will follow the Division I recruiting timetable.***

Important Phone Numbers

NCAA

317-917-6222

NCAA Initial Eligibility Clearinghouse

877-262-1492

NAIA

913-791-0044

NJCAA

719-590-9788