Less than 2 weeks after extending the Division 1 Recruiting dead period through June 30, the NCAA has again extended the dead period, this time until July 31.
The announcement comes as Division 1 schools are preparing to allow student-athletes to resume some in-person conditioning workouts on June 1.
“The extension maintains consistent recruiting rules for all sports and allows coaches to focus on the student-athletes who may be returning to campus,” said Council chair M. Grace Calhoun, athletics director at the University of Pennsylvania. “The committee is committed to reviewing the dead period again in late June or early July.”
- SEC Will Allow Voluntary ‘Strength & Conditioning’ Exercises to Resume June 8
- Pac-12 Will Allow Voluntary In-Person Athletic Workouts for All Sports June 15
While coaches are still allowed to recruit via texting, phone calls, and email as in a regularly scheduled dead period, they cannot have any in-person recruiting meetings with high school athletes. That includes campus visits and off-campus visits.
For swimming & diving, there is typically just one dead period in a calendar year: Monday to Thursday of the first week of the signing period in November. That fell from November 11-14 of 2019 this past season.
The Division I dead period was initially instituted in March to last through April 15 in the wake of winter NCAA championship cancellations. On April 1, the NCAA announced the dead period would extend through May 31. As long as the dead period is in place, there will be no coordinated recruiting trips whatsoever, on- or off-campus.