Bright and early today Division 1 college coaches began sharing via Twitter their excitement about beginning recruiting discussions with juniors (Class of 2022), the date mandated by the new NCAA rules implemented recently. While the COVID-19 pandemic has led to a few modifications – no on-campus visits until August 1st for example – student athletes are now allowed to talk to coaches. NCAA D1 Soccer Recruiting Opens
— Don Trentham (@CoachTrentham) June 15, 2020
Christmas in June! June 15th to be exact. We’ve been waiting over a year to speak you future @HawkeyeSoccer student athletes. @BlairQuinn75, @katelynlongino and I can’t wait to know you better on the phone. The future is bright with the Hawkeyes.
— David DiIanni (@uiowadiianni) June 15, 2020
June 15th! This day has been on 🔥 already! Remember it's a process not just one day. Enjoy the process thru all it's ups and downs. The right fit is out there for you! https://t.co/afPho94Vm8
— Jeff Freeman (@IlliniFreeman) June 15, 2020
While it’s great to see the communication lines open up, it’s probably worth reminding your son or daughter about some telephone etiquette. We’ve all become accustomed to not answering calls from unknown numbers but there may be a need to modify your behavior for now.
Exciting day for all those 2022 athletes.
Now, if the phone rings from a number you don't recognize…https://t.co/t7WDfXVNov
— Dan Tuuri (@dtuuri_soccer) June 15, 2020
For those who may still be early in this cycle, there are several steps you need to take. The first would be to register with the NCAA. Visit the Eligibility Center and create an account. For more information and answers to many of your questions, start here. You can also find the information you need for D2 and D3 soccer and this is a step you should take if you are serious about playing in college and are in high school or will be entering this Fall.
Talk to your club about the programs they have to help you sort this out. While College Coaches can’t talk to you you can be assured they have been talking to your club coaches about you and the other prospects within the organization. Good luck and have fun! NCAA D1 Soccer Recruiting Opens
Dear class of 2022. Don’t panic if the phones and emails don’t blow up this week.
It doesn’t mean you are not valued or don’t have value because you do!
There are over 1,000 college programs out there and it should be all about the “Right Fit”.
That takes time.
— Don Williams (@Don_K_Williams) June 15, 2020