Recruiting defined: “quiet period”

22 05 2009

A quiet period is that period of time when it is permissible to make in-person recruiting contacts only on the member institution’s campus.  No in-person, off-campus recruiting contacts or evaluations may be made during the quiet period.


As a prospective student-athlete you are allowed to visit a school just about anytime you’d like (except for during Dead Periods, which we’ll discuss next time). You can visit a school for a number of reasons. While you’re on campus you can talk to a coach, sit in on a class, tour the campus and athletic facilities, attend a game, hang out with current players, or just stop in on your way through town.

These types of visits allow you to gather information on a potential school and speak face-to-face with any member of the coaching staff. You and can talk about the program, the academic requirements, life as a student-athletes, and any number of other topics. This is your opportunity to size up a school and program. It also serves as a chance for the coaches and players in a particular program to do the same to you.

A Quiet Period means that these types of visits, conversations, and two-sided evaluations are allowed to occur, but only on an institution’s campus. You are allowed to visit coaches in their “home” (campus), but they are not allowed to visit you in yours (home, school, athletic event, or any other off-campus venue).

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