Policy on Evaluation and Recruiting-Person Days
An evaluation day is defined as one coach engaged in the evaluation of any prospective student-athlete on one day. In the sport of Football, coaches are limited to 210 evaluation days, of which 42 are designated for the fall recruiting period and 168 for the spring. Please note that in football, any evaluation that occurs during a contact period by a coaching staff member is a countable contact rather than an evaluation. The evaluation days within each recruiting period are selected at the discretion of the head coach and must be designated in writing via memo or email to the Compliance Office prior to the start of the recruiting period. If there are changes to the declaration at some point during the respective period he must submit a new declaration to the compliance office and have it approved before enacting any changes to the respective period.
In softball, coaches are limited to 50 evaluation days per academic year. At the conclusion of the recruiting period, the head coach must submit, in writing, via email or memo to the Compliance Office, a complete spreadsheet of dates, coaches’ activities, and prospective student-athletes evaluated.
Men’s and Women’s Basketball
A recruiting-person day is defined as one coach engaged in an off-campus recruiting activity of a basketball prospective student-athlete, including a prospect who has signed a National Letter of Intent, on one day. Two coaches engaged in recruiting activities on the same day shall use two recruiting –person days. Men’s Basketball staff members shall not exceed 130 recruiting-person days during the academic year and women’s basketball staff members shall not exceed 100 recruiting-person days during the academic year. Coaches should keep a running total of recruiting-person days and, at the conclusion of the academic year, the head coach must submit, in writing, via email or memo to the Compliance Office, a complete spreadsheet of dates, coaches’ activities, and prospects evaluated.