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Mar, 2020

College Recruiting Guidance during COVID-19

Due to COVID-19, college recruiting has come to a standstill in many ways. Please take a look at the info below for guidance. If you have any questions regarding your individual recruiting situation or need general college recruiting information please reach out to Fernando Ramos at [email protected]

  1. We are currently in a recruiting “dead period” mandated by the NCAA until April 15th. Most likely to be extended as well.  This means coaches can’t live scout or attend any matches, additionally there can’t be any visits (official or unofficial) until the end of the dead period. However, coaches can still email, have phone calls, and organize visits for after the dead period. Many coaches aren’t bothering to schedule visits though because of all the uncertainty. 
  2. All Spring Camps are cancelled and I’d wait to see what happens before signing up for anything – NCAA mandated that camps are cancelled through the dead period but late May camps look to be in jeopardy as well (and possibly more). 
  3. All College spring games have been cancelled.
  4. Despite the dead period –players should be reaching out to coaches and taking advantage of this free time.
  5.  Do not create any videos of you training individually (alone) and send to coaches
  6. If you are a:

·         Senior and want to play in college – it will be tough but it’s possible. Send your highlight video and playing resume, stay on-top of communication.

·         Junior – just keep emailing and try to get calls set up.

·         SO/FR – Should use this time to communicate with your Travel Coach & Director Fernando Ramos about your level of play, creating or adjusting your college wish list, and finally drafting interest emails to send to college coaches.  Keep in mind Division 1 Coaches can’t email or reply to email until your Junior year, BUT Division 3 coaches can email and reply now.   Be aware that most College Coaches are focused on Juniors and Seniors during this time of unknown so don’t be discouraged if you don’t get a reply.

Please keep in mind, this is a fluid situation and dates/info from colleges will likely change.  Please let me know if I can help in any way.  

Stay well,
Fernando Ramos
Director of Player Development

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