NO CONTACT or COMMUNICATION with a college coach before Sept. 1 of prospective student-athlete's junior year in high school
Question: What is a college coach permitted to say if a PSA initiates a call or contact with an institution's coach prior to Sept 1 of the PSA's junior year?
Answer: The coach may NOT engage in any recruiting conversations. However, the coach may confirm the PSA's age, explain the recruiting rules and then must end the call or contact.
Question: May an institution's coach send recruiting messages through a PSA's high school/club coach or another third party?
Answer: NO. If a coach cannot contact a prospective student-athlete directly, then he or she can NOT send recruiting messages indirectly through a high school/ club coach or another third party.
Question: May an institution's coach have evaluation conversations (e.g., athletics ability) with a PSA's high school/club coach before Sept 1 of the PSA's junior year?
Answer: Yes. However, these conversations should NOT be used to indirectly send recruiting messages (e.g. verbal offer of aid) to a prospective student-athlete.
Permissible: Evaluation topics with high school/club coach:
Impermissible: Evaluation topics with high school/club coach:
1. Send transcript, report card or board scores
2. Attend a camp where college coach will be present
Question: May a college coach have an evaluation conversation with a high school/club coach with the PSA listening to the conversation?
Answer: No. This would be using a high school/club coach to circumvent the recruiting rule prohibiting contact with a PSA until Sept. 1 of junior year.
Question: May an institution's coach ask a high school/club coach to inform his or her team of the recruiting legislation?
Question: During an institutional camp or clinic, may a coach have recruiting conversations with a lacrosse PSA prior to Sept. 1 of his or her junior year?
Question: During an institution camp or clinic, may a coach provide a campus tour to a lacrosse PSA prior to Sept. 1 of his or her junior year?
Answer: Yes. A campus tour would be permissible; however, no recruiting conversations may occur.
Question: During an institution camp or clinic, may a coach provide an informational session about recruiting process and the student-athlete experience to a lacrosse PSA prior to Sept. 1 of his or her junior year?
Answer: Yes. A general informational session would be permissible; however, no institution-specific information may occur at these informational sessions. Recruiting conversations are not permissible.
Question: Are institution's coaches still permitted to make calls related to camps and clinics logistics prior to Sept. 1 of the PSA's junior year?
Answer: Yes. The content of the call must be limited to camp logistics and may not include recruiting content.
Question: May a younger sibling (a PSA who is not yet a junior) accompany an older sibling on an unofficial or official visit?
Answer: Yes, provided no recruiting conversations occur with the younger sibling.