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Top 3 things considered by coaches for scholarships

Academics: GPA, Test Scores, and Overall Academic Performance

Ability: High School tournaments are not the only indicators of success.  Coaches also evaluate players performance in outside events such as State Association, USGA, and other national/regional/local tournaments

Character: Some coaches are willing to take a shot on a player with a potential for success if the player has exceptional character

Recruiting Timeline (Freshman-Senior Year)

Freshman/Sophomore Year
  • The player may begin to recieve questionnaires, NCAA materials and other recruiting publications
  • The player can make phone calls to a coach.  A college coach cannot call you.
  • The player is allowed to take an unlimited number of unoffical visits (excluding dead-periods), but cannot take any official visits
  • The NCAA recommends players to register with the eligibilty center by the players Sophomore year
Junior Year:
  • Beginning September 1 of the players Junior year, all forms of electronic communication (text message, email, etc.) are allowed
  • The player may make calls to the coach and coaches can begin calling the player after September 1
  • The player is allowed to take an unlimited number of unoffical visits (excluding dead-periods), but cannot take any official visits
Senior Year: 
  • Beginning September 1 of the players Junior year, all forms of electronic communication (text message, email, etc.) are allowed
  • The player may make calls to the coach and coaches can begin calling the player after September 1 of the players junior year. Unlimted phones calls from the coach are allowed once the player signs a National Letter of Intent, written offer of admission and/or financial aid
  • The player is allowed to take an unlimited number of unoffical visits (excluding dead-periods)
  • The player is allowed to take one official visit per college and up to a maximum of five (Division I) and no limit for Division II. 

NCAA Eligibility Center Contact Information:

Online: eligibilitycenter.org
             ncaa.org/playcollegesports

Phone: Toll Free (877) 262-1492


Additional Eligibility Information
  Guide for the College Bound Student-Athlete