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.
The dates in this calendar reflect the application of Division I Bylaw 13.17.1 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.
(a) August 1-31, 2011: Contact Period
(b) September 1-8, 2011: Quiet Period
(c) September 9 through November 6, 2011: Contact Period
(d) November 7-10, 2011: Dead Period
(e) November 11, 2011, through February 29, 2012, [except for (1) below]: Quiet Period
(1) January 5 (12:01 a.m.) - 9, 2012, (12:01 a.m.)*: Dead Period
(f) March 1 through July 31, 2012, [except for (1) below]: Contact Period
(1) April 9-12, 2012: Dead Period
*Dates are based on the American Baseball Coaches Association Convention. January 5-8, 2012, registration and convention dates.
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