The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) has several rules and regulations regarding recruiting and academic requirements. Here is some useful information for any student interested in playing a sport at the collegiate level.
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There are certain rules that college coaches need to adhere to in the recruiting process. This link provides detailed information and timelines concerning; contact, unofficial and official visits and commitments. NCAA Recruiting Regulations
This worksheet provides assistance in monitoring your progress in meeting the NCAA initial-eligibility academic standards. NCAA Division I and Division II Worksheets
Visit the NCAA website for more information: http://www.ncaa.org/
NCAA Eligibility Center