For high school soccer players that want to get recruited to the college level, being actively engaged in the recruiting process is of the utmost importance. Aspiring college soccer student-athletes and their parents should be well-versed in the timeline of the recruiting process, and the associated NCAA rules.

The NCAA Division I level has a strict timeline for when high school players can begin receiving verbal offers from college coaches (June 15 after sophomore year), and when they can begin making official and unofficial campus visits through a school’s athletic department (August 1 entering junior year).

While other levels of college soccer (such as NCAA Division III), are much more relaxed when it comes to recruiting rules, players who want to play at the Division I level should be aware of the following key dates:

Recruiting Dead Period #1

November 7-10, 2022

Monday through Thursday of the initial week for the signing of the National Letters of Intent

Recruiting Dead Period #2

December 15, 2022 – January 5, 2023

Winter Break – Down time for college coaches

Official Contact and Verbal Offers permitted for rising juniors

June 15, 2023

Coaches can start conducting off-campus communication and extend verbal offers to rising high school juniors.

Official and Unofficial Campus Visits for rising juniors

August 1, 2023

College programs can begin helping student-athletes schedule on-campus visits, events or meetings with coaches.