With the live starting today at 5 and all the rules and regulations in NCAA Division 1 college basketball, we thought it’d be helpful to break down when, how, and where coaches can watch games and communicate with prospects.
There are three periods when coaches can evaluate players in person at games. These ‘evaluation’ periods are knows as “live periods” meaning they can see players live. During a live period, coaches can take a look at any prospect of interest in any location in any game. However, during these times there are most always elite events and tournaments (such as Nike EYBL and Adidas Gauntlet) where multiple teams compete against each other. These events give coaches more bang for their buck in terms of time spent. Oftentimes they are able to see multiple prospects in the same game. If you want to be seen by D1 coaches, it is important your team participates in elite events during this period.
In addition to the live period, there is an evaluation period for NCAA certified events only. During this time, coaches are limited to where they can see you play. For this reason, it’s important if you are competing during this period and wish to be noticed by D1 coaches, the event is NCAA certified. Visit the NCAA website if you want to learn more.
While most recruiting is done during live periods at elite events, coaches may take a closer look at a prospect while playing for his/her school team. This time is referred to as the “recruiting period” and overlaps with a typical high school basketball season. The evaluation period dates are below. Outside of these dates, coaches may not meet with prospects unless the prospect makes an in person visit to the coaches school/university.
- July 12, 2017 at 5pm – July 16, 2017 at 5pm
- July 19, 2017 at 5pm – July 23, 2017 at 5pm
- July 26, 2017 at 5pm – July 30, 2017 at 5pm