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New NCAA Recruiting Rules

By MHCA, 04/20/19, 7:45AM CDT


The NCAA passed new recruiting rules that will go into effect May 1 and should significantly slow down the recruiting process for men’s hockey prospects. The most impactful changes are:

  • * Eliminating all recruiting conversations (whether initiated by the coach or the prospect) prior to Jan. 1 of a prospect’s sophomore (grade 10) year.
  • * Establishing Aug. 1 prior to a prospect’s junior (grade 11) year as the first date when NCAA coaches can make a verbal offer.