contact is classified as a face-to-face encounter
between a college coach and the student athlete (or
their legal guardians or relatives) where more than a
greeting occurs. Anything beyond a hello is considered a
contact. Another form of contact occurs when a college
coach has any contact with you or your legal guardians
at your high school, or any other location where you are
competing or practicing.
coaches are allowed to have in-person contact with you
or your legal guardians. This period means coaches can
watch you compete anywhere, and the coach can write and
make telephone calls.
The college coach cannot make
in-person contact with you or your legal guardians. This
prevents the coach from making any evaluations of you
whatsoever. However, the coach can make telephone calls
to you or your legal guardians.
is the process where a coach watches you compete in a
game or practice, and makes note on your athletic
is permissible for the college coach to evaluate your
playing abilities at your high school or any other place
where you are competing. During this period the coach
cannot have off campus in-person contact with you or
your legal guardians. The coach can still make telephone
calls to you or your legal guardians, and you are
allowed to make campus visits during this period.
Any visit to a college that is paid for by that
university. You and/or your legal guardians will have
your transportation to and from the college paid for.
Also paid for by the college will be your room, meals
(three per day), and entertainment expenses. Generally
you will receive three free passes to that college's
home game the weekend you are in town.
this time a college coach cannot watch you compete at
any location. It is allowed for the college coach to
make in-person contact with you or your legal guardians
if it occurs on the coach's campus. The coach can still
make telephone calls to you or your legal guardians, and
you can make visits to college campuses during this
electronically transmitted voice exchange is considered
a phone call. That includes videoconferencing and
videophones. Emails and faxes are not considered a phone
you or your legal guardians visit a college campus that
is funded by you. You can take as many unofficial visits
as you would like. During dead periods you cannot speak
to any of the coaches while visiting the campus. Three
free tickets to a home game is the only thing a coach
can give you during an unofficial visit.