Different Contact Periods
So many different things to think about as you proceed through the recruiting process. Looking forward to the winter months, most real recruiting will (and almost must) happen ON college campuses - Got to get on campus so get it in your plan!
For Seniors -
1. Applications to your top 3 schools should have been completed and the rest of your top 10 should have been started
2. Recommendations from teachers should have been requested
3. The FAFSA should have been completed
4. You should have a solid working college list of 10-30 colleges, where they know you and like you and you know you'd like to play there.
For Juniors - Something to think about ... You think you are D1? Have they seen you and if so ... where are you at in the process with those college coaches? Have not not seen you - what are your plans to make that happen? Most important though .... schedule for the next SAT and/or ACT
For Sophomores & Freshman - Same question to you ... have college coaches been out to see you yet? I hear but he is only a Freshman or only a Sophomore ... STOP - this is 2016 - get proactive or you miss hundreds of opportunities even if you think your son isn't ready, there is a way to get him going - everyone is different but the calendar never stops and somewhere out there there is a parent that is beating you to the punch ...and Of course coaches can see you now and THEY DO! what are you doing about it?
We are getting ready to enter the dead and quiet periods with baseball recruiting so assuming you have had the opportunity to be seen by these coaches
What is a contact?
A contact occurs any time a college coach says more than hello during a face-to-face contact with a college-bound student-athlete or his or her parents off the college’s campus.
What is a contact period?
During a contact period a college coach may have face-to-face contact with college-bound student-athletes or their parents, watch student-athletes compete and visit their high schools, and write or telephone student-athletes or their parents.
What is an evaluation period?
During an evaluation period a college coach may watch college-bound student-athletes compete, visit their high schools, and write or telephone student-athletes or their parents. However, a college coach may not have face-to-face contact with college-bound student-athletes or their parents off the college’s campus during an evaluation period.
What is a quiet period?
During a quiet period, a college coach may only have face-to-face contact with college-bound student-athletes or their parents on the college’s campus. A coach may not watch student-athletes compete (unless a competition occurs on the college’s campus) or visit their high schools. Coaches may write or telephone college-bound student-athletes or their parents during this time.
What is a dead period?
During a dead period a college coach may not have face-to-face contact with college-bound student-athletes or their parents, and may not watch student-athletes compete or visit their high schools. Coaches may write and telephone student-athletes or their parents during a dead period.
(source - ncaa.com)