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The recruiting process must balance the interests of prospective student-athletes and the Association’s member institutions. The NCAA recruiting bylaw is designed to promote equity among member schools in the recruitment of prospective student-athletes and to shield the recruited individuals from undue pressures that may interfere with their scholastic or athletics interests.
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2010-2011 NCAA Division I Softball Recruiting Calendar
Publish date: Aug 13, 2010
NCAA Division I Softball Recruiting Calendar
August 1, 2010 through July 31, 2011
(See NCAA Division I Bylaw 13.17.7 for softball calendar formula)
The dates in this calendar reflect the application of Bylaw 13.17 at the time of publication of this manual but are subject to change per Constitution 188.8.131.52 or if certain dates (e.g., National Letter of Intent signing dates are altered).
August 1 through November 24, 2010, [except for (1) below] *:
November 8-11, 2010:
November 25, 2010 through January 1, 2011, [except for (1) below]:
December 8 (12:01 a.m.) through December 12, 2010, (12:01 a.m.):**
January 2 through July 31, 2011, [except for (1) and (2) below]:
April 11-14, 2011:
May 31 through June 9 (noon), 2011:
During high school regional and state championship competition that does not occur during a dead period:
The following state specific contact/evaluation periods are permissible:
In Hawaii, contacts and evaluations shall be permissible between November 25, 2010 and January 1, 2011, [except for (a) below)].
12:01 a.m. on the day of registration for the national convention of the National Fastpitch Coaches Association December 8, 2010, (12:01 a.m.) to on the day after adjournment of the convention December 12, 2010 (12:01 a.m.)
In those states that play high school softball season in the fall, evaluations shall be permissible during those seasons, except during dead periods.
* Each institution is limited to 50 evaluation days (August 1 through July 31) per Bylaw 13.02.6.2, which do not include employment of coaches in instructional camps/clinics or the observation of prospects participating in high school softball competition.
** Dates are based on the National Fastpitch Coaches Association Convention (December 8-11, 2010).
The National Collegiate Athletic Association
April 14, 2010