EARLY RECRUITING

NEW NCAA RULE

NO CONTACT or COMMUNICATION with a college coach before Sept. 1 of prospective student-athlete's junior year in high school

NEW RULE:  In April 2017, the NCAA approved landmark early recruiting legislation for men's and women's lacrosse that went into effect immediately.  The legislation is intended to delay the early recruiting process until September 1 of a prospective student-athlete's ("PSA") junior year in high school.

Overview of lacrosse field from behind the goal where a Skywalker girls lacrosse player holds the ball and looks to pass to a teammate during a showcase tournament for college coaches - Early Recruiting - Equity IX - SportsOgram - Photo by Leigh Ernst Fri Skywalkers vs Jersey South Select at Nike Elite Tournament (2015) - Equity IX - SportsOgram - Photo by Leigh Ernst Friestedt

NCAA LEGISLATION

DIVISION I - LACROSSE

Kerstin Kimel, Duke Women's Lacrosse, was instrumental in passing the NCAA early recruiting legislation for lacrosse.  © Equity IX - SportsOgram - Photo by Leigh Ernst Friestedt Kerstin Kimel (Duke) - Early Recruiting

OFF-CAMPUS CONTACTS

Off-campus recruiting contacts shall NOT be made with an individual (or his or her relatives or legal guardians) before September 1 at the beginning of his or her junior year in high school.  Contacts that occur during a PSA's junior year may occur only at the PSA's educational institution or residence.

Ricky Fried, Head Georgetown Women's Lacrosse coach, speaks on his cell phone about recruiting at a showcase tournament of early recruits (2015).  © Equity IX - SportsOgram - Photo by Leigh Ernst Friestedt Ricky Fried (Georgetown)

TELEPHONE CALLS

Institutional staff members may NOT receive telephone calls from an individual (or his or her legal guardians) before September 1 at the beginning of his or her junior year in high school.

UNOFFICIAL VISITS

An unofficial visit with athletics department involvement (e.g. contact with athletics department staff, athletics-specific tour, complimentary admission) shall NOT occur with an individual (or his or her relatives or legal guardians) before September 1 at the beginning of his or her junior year in high school.

Three teenage girls (Yellow Jackets Club Lacrosse team) sit on the ground and rest after playing lacrosse games at showcase tournament for college coaches - early recruiting. © Equity IX - SportsOgram - Photo by Leigh Ernst Friestedt Yellow Jackets - Early Recruiting

CAMP OR CLINIC

Recruiting conversations during an institutional camp or clinic are NOT permitted between an institution's coach and a participating PSA before September 1 at the beginning of the PSA's junior year in high school. 

NCAA LEGISLATION
Article 13 - RECRUITING

NEW NCAA EARLY RECRUITING RULE - LACROSSE

 

13. 1.1.1. 5  Exception - Lacrosse.  In lacrosse, off-campus recuiting contacts shall not be made with an individual (or his or her relatives or legal guardians) before September 1 at the beginning of his or her junior year in high school.  Contcts that occur during a prospective student-athlete's junior year may occur only at the PSA's educational institution or residence.  (Adopted: 4/14/17,  Revised: 4/26/17 - Effective 8/1/17)

 

13. 1. 3. 2. 2.  Telephone Calls Initiated by PSA at His or Her Expense - Sports Other Than Lacrosse.  In sports other than lacrosse, institutionsl staff members may receive telephone calls placed by a PSA at the PSA's own expense at any time, inlcuding before September 1 at the beginning of the PSA's junior year in high school.

(Adopted: 1/10/92, Revised: 1/10/95, 8/14/02, 12/12/06, 4/26/12, 4/14/17)

 

13. 1. 3. 2. 2. 1  Telephone Calls From a PSA - Lacrosse.  
In lacrosse, institutional staff members may not receive telephone calls from an individul (or his or her relatives or legal guardians) before September 1 at the beginning of his or her junior year in high school.  (Adopted: 4/14/17)

 

13. 7. 1. 3  Exception - Lacrosse

In lacrosse, an unofficial visit with athletics department involvement (e.g., contact with athletics department staff, athletics-specific tour, complimentary admission) shall not occur wiht an individual (or his or her relatives or legal guardians) before September 1 at the beginning of his or her junior year in high-school.  (Adopted: 4/14/17, Revised: 4/26/17 - Effective 8/1/17)

 

13. 12. 1. 5. 1 Exception - Recruiting Conversations - Lacrosse

In lacrosse, recruiting conversatons during an institutional camp or clinic are not permitted between an institution's coach and a participating PSA before September 1 at the beginning of the PSA's junior year in high school.

(Adopted: 6/9/17 - Effective: 6/12/17)

Source:  2017-18  NCAA Division I Manuel - Article 13 Recruiting.

EARLY RECRUITING

Lexi Ledoyen, #23 Capital Club Lacrosse, carries the ball in the midfield with an injury on her left knee at the Nike Elite G8 girls lacrosse tournament (2015).  The green band on Lexi's left arm shows she has committed to Syracuse as an early recruit. © Early Recruiting - Equity IX - SportsOgram

SPORTSOGRAM

Lindsay Ernst runs in the 2017 NYC Marathon at mile 25 with a huge smile on her face and arms lined in victory.  © Equity IX - SportsOgram - photo by Leigh Ernst Friestedt NYC Marathon - Equity IX - SportsOgram
Kerrin Maurer, #9 Duke, top center with eye black under her goggles carries the ball in midfield against Syracuse midfielder at the ACC Women's Lacrosse Championship (2015).  Maurer was a top player from St. Anthony's and early recruit to Duke women's lac Early Recruiting - Equity IX - SportsOgram
Gregory and Annabelle Fowlkes race their Indian sailboat at the Constable Cup in Nantucket.  Gregory is wearing a light blue hat with a matching Indian long sleeve t-shirt. Annabelle has a yellow hat and is hiking out of the boat.  © 2017 Equity IX - Spor Sailing - Equity IX - SportsOgram

FILMS

Annie Dyson, #14 Capital Lacrosse Club, is an early recruit at UVA.  Dyson showcases in front of top college coaches at the Nike Elite G8 girls lacrosse tournament (2015).  The green arm band on her left bicep shows that she has committed early to college Early Recruiting - Equity IX - SportsOgram

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