Recruiting Tips -- Telephone Calls
The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) is the governing body for athlete eligibility if you plan to play water polo on the varsity level in college (club programs are not bound by NCAA rules). This means you need to know the rules in the recruiting process if you want to be a varsity athlete. One of these rules applies to the use of the telephone.
The rule is really very simple. You can call a college coach at any time, regardless of your year in school, as long as it is at your own expense. However, when and how often the college coach can call you depends upon the division in which the school resides.
Each varsity program is classified by the NCAA in one of three Divisions. Although all three divisions play against each other to determine a national champion, when it comes to eligibility rules, they each have their own guidelines.
Division I college coaches may only call you once per week beginning July 1st after your Junior year in high school.
Division II college coaches may only call you once per week beginning June 15th after your Junior year in high school.
Division III college coaches can call you anytime without limit.
Make sure you know the rules to avoid eligibility problem.