December 7, 2015

College Volleyball Recruiting Rules/Info + NCAA DI VB Quiet/Dead Periods

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NAIA Rules to Know

Recruitment of an Enrolled Student-Athlete
NAIA coaches are allowed to contact recruits enrolled at a Junior College, however, they must wait until the recruit completes the academic year in which the student utilizes his/her first season of competition.

Additional Academic Requirements for the ACT and SAT
A recruits ACT or SAT test score must be achieved at a single test sitting. Recruits are not allowed to take multiple tests to get a super-score.

GED Students
The GED will be recognized as satisfying the grade point average equivalent. The GED student must achieve a score of 18 on the Enhanced ACT or 860 on the SAT to meet the freshman requirements.

Home-schooled Students
Home-schooled students who complete a home schooling program conducted in accordance with the laws of the student’s state of residence and achieve a minimum score of 20 on the ACT or 950 (Critical Reading and Math) on the SAT will meet entering freshmen requirements.

Exception for Female Athletes Who Become Pregnant
A student terminates athletic eligibility at the end of a term upon completing 10 semesters, however, a female student can be granted a two semester one-time extension due to pregnancy.

**Interested in reading more NAIA policies? CLICK HERE….

NJCAA FAQS – Letter of Intent…

What is the NJCAA Letter of Intent?

The NJCAA Letter of Intent is used to commit an individual to a specific institution for a period of one academic year. The form is only valid for NJCAA member colleges and has no jurisdiction over NCAA or NAIA colleges.


What if I sign an NJCAA and an NCAA Letter of Intent?

A student is allowed to sign a Letter of Intent with both a NJCAA and a NCAA college without sanction.

1.     The student may not, however, sign a NJCAA Letter of Intent with two NJCAA colleges.

2.     If a student does sign with two NJCAA colleges, that student will become immediately ineligible to compete in NJCAA competition for the next academic year in any sport.

3.     Once a student-athlete signs an NJCAA Letter of Intent with an NJCAA member college they immediately become un-recruitable by any other NJCAA member college for the duration of the agreement.


If I am awarded an athletic scholarship and voluntarily do not participate, could I lose my scholarship?

Cancellation or modification of an athletic scholarship during the period of its effectiveness is allowed for the following reasons only:

1.     If the athlete becomes ineligible for participation in athletics because of academic and/or disciplinary reasons.

2.     For misconduct (unrelated to athletic ability) found by the person or body in charge of general discipline at the institution.

3.     If the student-athlete voluntarily withdraws from a sport prior to the institution's first competition in that sport.

4.     Graduation

5.     Colleges may also include attachments to the NJCAA Letter of Intent which stipulates conditions for the cancellation of an athletic scholarship that are more stringent than those listed above.


One NJCAA school can offer me a full scholarship, and one school can't offer me anything. Why?

Each institution belonging to the NJCAA chooses to compete on the Division I, II or III level in designated sports.

1.     Division I colleges may offer full athletic scholarships a maximum of tuition, fees, room and board, course related books, up to $250 in course required supplies, and transportation costs one time per academic year to and from the college by direct route.

2.     Division II colleges are limited to awarding tuition, fees, course related books, and up to $250 in course required supplies.

3.     Division III institutions may provide no athletically related financial assistance. However, NJCAA colleges that do not offer athletic aid may choose to participate at the Division I or II level if they so desire.

Compliance Coffee Talk…

NCAA leadership development announces 2015-16 education programs and resources

The NCAA leadership development department solidified its education program lineup and resources for the 2015-16 academic year. The department, operating within the education and community engagement group at the national office, will impact more than 5,000 athletes, coaches and administrators in the membership. READ MORE…

Graduation Success Rate continues to climb

The Graduation Success Rate for Division I college athletes has climbed to 86 percent – two points over last year and the highest rate ever. READ MORE…

Division II SAAC takes positions on Convention legislation

As it does every year, the Division II Student-Athlete Advisory Committee established its position on each piece of legislation being considered at the upcoming NCAA Convention during its Nov. 21-22 meeting in Indianapolis. But this time, the committee’s decisions held more significance than ever before. READ MORE…

They Enhanced the ACT?

This past September 2015, the ACT introduced a number of enhancements to the ACT writing test.

Many elements of the writing prompts remained the same. For example, the test is still an exercise in argumentative writing, and it continues to measure core competencies that are linked to college and career success.

**Key differences between the former and the enhanced designs can be read by clicking here!

When & How DI Coaches can recruit in December…

Women’s Volleyball
                  Contact Period: December 1-6
                  Quiet Period: December 7-15
                  Dead Period: December 16-31, except:

                                    (1) Coaches attending the AVCA annual awards banquet may have incidental contact                                    with two-year college prospective student-athletes being honored at the banquet,                                                       provided no recruiting conversation occurs. 

                                    (2) Thursday of the NCAA Division I Women’s Volleyball Championship through the                                               Sunday immediately following the championship (December 17-20). An institution’s                                                  authorized coaching staff members (see Bylaw 11.7.4) may evaluate on only one day                                           and may attend only one event on that day during this period. Such an event shall occur                                                    within a 30-mile radius of the site of the championship. Coaches from the same                                                                  institution who attend such an event shall attend the same event on the same day.                                               Coaches shall not attend events that occur at the same time that any intercollegiate                                           competition in conjunction with the NCAA championship occurs: Evaluation Period.

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