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Scouting Services Approval

Due to recently announced staff furloughs at the National Office, the NCAA Enforcement Certification and Approvals Group (ECAG) will be closed and unavailable during the following weeks: Week 1 (September 28-October 2); Week 2 (November 9-13); Week 3 (December 14-18). Additionally, the National Office is closed from December 24 – January 4.

During these weeks, NO business processes—including application processing, educational initiatives, account updates or technology assistance—will be completed. Please note that our entire team will be unavailable to address questions via call or email during these weeks.

When we re-open, we anticipate impact to our typical timelines for responses to inquiries and processing of certifications/approvals in the weeks immediately following the closures. Thank you for planning accordingly and for your patience as we work through these challenging times.

The NCAA Enforcement Certification and Approvals Group (ECAG) is responsible for administering the NCAA Scouting Service Approval Process which grants approval to recruiting/scouting services that have met minimum NCAA requirements. Per NCAA Bylaw 13.14.3, NCAA Division I coaches in the sports of basketball and football are only permitted to subscribe to recruiting/scouting service that have been determined by ECAG to be compliant with NCAA legislation.

By definition, a recruiting/scouting service is any individual, organization, entity or segment of an entity that is primarily involved in providing information about prospective student-athletes.

General information

  • Recruiting/Scouting Service Definition, Legislation and Requirements
  • Recruiting/Scouting Service Application Process
  • Recruiting/Scouting Service Approval FAQs
  • No Late Submissions. The application is only available between March 1 and 11:59 p.m. (Eastern Time) on May 31. An email is sent annually when the application goes live to all services approved the previous year and any service that has requested to be notified when the application is available. This email is merely a courtesy and regardless of the email’s receipt, the applicant is responsible to apply prior to the specified deadline. Late submissions are not accepted. Failure to apply while the application is available online will require the service to wait until the application is available again the following year.

Important Guidelines


Address questions or concerns regarding the Scouting Service Approval Process to:

Enforcement Certification and Approvals Group (ECAG)
Phone: 317/917-6039
Fax: 317/917-6073

Adam Morrissey
Assistant Director of Enforcement,
Certification and Approvals Group

Regular Mail
P.O. Box 6222
Indianapolis, Indiana 46206

Overnight Mail
1802 Alonzo Watford Sr. Drive
Indianapolis, Indiana 46202