Recruiting Info for Parents

College Recruiting

If your student athlete grades 9-12 is planning on being recruited to play college sports, the following webinar is required viewing. It is free and takes just under an hour to watch. Cedar Park Athletics does offer CoreCourseGPA and information on that program is available through Coach Abseck (carl.abseck@leanderisd.org) If you are not sure if your son has entered his information in this program please contact us.

Parents are highly encouraged to have their kids watch the webinar along with them. Please write down questions that you have for our coaching staff as you watch. Once you have completed viewing of this free webinar, please email Coach Moore our CPFB recruiting coordinator with verification of you completing the program. He will mark your son’s file with a verification of completion of the program. Please also provide Coach Moore with any questions or feedback from the webinar. At Cedar Park Football, we believe the recruiting process starts the day our kids get to high school and believe very strongly in the message and information this program provides. Coach Moore’s email is tyler.moore@leanderisd.org

College Recruiting Webinar

More resources on recruiting.

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2017 Recruiting Presentation

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RECRUITING CONTACT PERIODS 101

(This article can be found at http://www.ncsasports.org/blog/2013/03/07/17956/ )

The NCAA has strict guidelines regarding contact between recruits and college coaches. The rules can vary between sports and they differ between NCAA Division I and Divisions II and III. It’s not easy to keep track of all of the restrictions and the specifics of the recruiting timetable.

Keep in mind that the rules provide coaches with a limited window of contact with recruits, but that doesn’t mean recruits can’t get in touch with coaches. Student-athletes are allowed to make calls to coaches (at their own expense) or reach them by email or a written letter at any time. It is also important to understand what the different types of communication periods mean, read about them below and then check out your sports recruiting dates in our contact period chart.

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Contact Period: A Contact Period is when almost everything is allowed. You are able to meet with a coach off campus (during senior year only). That could be during a home visit or other type of meeting. The coaches are also allowed to come and watch you compete. Here is what is allowed during a Contact Period:

  • Official Visits
  • Unofficial Visits
  • Home Visits from a coach or other in-person meetings off campus
  • Letters/Emails
  • Calls
  • Evaluations (at your high school or during club competition)

Dead Period: A Dead Period is one of the most confused periods. Coaches are not allowed to meet with you on or off campus during this time. Here is what is allowed during a Dead Period:

  • Letters/Emails
  • Calls
  • Visits to a college, but you may not meet with a coach

Evaluation Period: An Evaluation Period is when the coaches are spending most of their recruiting hours watching you play, either during high school or club/outside competition. This is not on the college campus. The coach is NOT allowed to meet with you off campus. Here is what is allowed during an Evaluation Period:

  • Official Visits
  • Unofficial Visits
  • Letters/Emails
  • Calls
  • Evaluations (at your high school or during club competition)

Quiet Period: The Quiet Period means that coaches are not allowed to have off-campus meetings with you OR evaluate you. The only time you may meet with the coach is on their campus. Here is what is allowed during a Quiet Period:

  • Official Visits
  • Unofficial Visits
  • Letters/Emails
  • Calls

Sophomore Year

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Junior Year

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Senior Year

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NCAA initial-eligibility rules are in place for each graduating class, so a summary of the rules are below for the four current classes (2015-2018).

It’s important to note that  juniors are the first class required to meet the 10/7 “prior to senior year” core course credit requirements. They have only this current semester (and summer school if needed) left to meet the new credit requirements and maintain their ability to attain DI Qualifier status and play as a college freshman.

For current freshman class, the new 2018 rules for DII have begun. They must attain a higher minimum core course GPA and are also the first class required to use the new DII sliding scales to meet minimum test standards for the SAT or ACT.

The CoreCourseGPA.com software accounts for the various rules in place for each class, so if any junior, sophomore or freshman athletes aren’t yet tracking their core course credits, now is the time to start.

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