NCAA Recruiting Guide/Advice

Here are three videos that CHN suggests that you watch.



We also advise you to visit the following website:

  • NCAAstudent.org-Information for prospective Student Athletes
  • sportslist.ca-A method of putting your information out there.

NCAA has regulations that are designed to keep coaches from distracting student specifically grade 10 and younger from being distracted from their studies. It is the position of the NCAA that Student-Athletes are exactly that students then athletes. Here are some stipulation on how a NCAA Coach/Recruiter may intact with a prospective student athlete in their grade 10 year.

Visits-The school is not allowed to offer prospective athletes “official visits” whereby the expenses are covered by the school. However you should talk to the coach and visit the schools anyways. It is always a lot of fun to visit these campuses and experience the university experience. It is a good way to make a weekend out of it.

Coach Visiting- Coaches are not permitted to visit students at their home or come in contact with them. You have to go a visit them or approach them.

 Brochures- Coaches are not permitted to send out brochures advertising their school. They can only send out a questionnaires.

Coach is on the line- Coaches are not permitted to contact the player. They can only receive calls and talk to students who’s calls they receive. This means leaving a voicemail won’t get you any response. You have to call often to ensure that you get to talk to the coach.

Canadian and Non-Americans- Well the good news is that Canadians can get 1 phone call after July 1 after you have completed grade 10.

4 Comments

  1. I strongly believe that NCAA coaches/scouts should be able to contact Canadian Hockey players at a earlier age. There are many kids (mine included) that would like an athletic scholarship to the states. The problem is that when the OHL comes knocking at your door at 15 years od age, they can be gard to resist.

    Does anyone foresee a change to these rules

  2. Dave,

    You’ll be interested to know that the NCAA changed their recruiting rules for Ice Hockey on April 26, 2007. Please see below:
    13.1.3.1.4 Exception — Men’s Ice Hockey.
    In men’s ice hockey, an institution is permitted to make one telephone call per month to a prospective student-athlete [or the prospective student-athlete’s relatives or legal guardian(s)] on or after June 15 at the conclusion of the prospective student-athlete’s sophomore year in high school through July 31 after the prospective student-athlete’s junior year in high school.  An institution is permitted to make one telephone call per week to a prospective student-athlete [or the prospective student-athlete’s relatives or legal guardian(s)] beginning August 1 prior to the prospective student-athlete’s senior year in high school.  (Adopted:  4/26/07)

  3. If a Canadian player is playing DI or DIII hockey in the States and this player wants to return to Canada and enroll in a Canadian University and play hockey….when can he play again after leaving the US team? What are the eligibility rules for this type of transfer?

  4. Truly when someone doesn’t understand afterward its up to other visitors that they will help, so here it happens.


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