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What is a dead period?

A dead period is a time span during the recruiting period when a college coach can’t have face-to-face contact with any prospective student athletes or their parents. Coaches are not allowed to watch an athlete compete or visit their high school. However, college coaches are allowed to write or call an athlete or their parents during a dead period.

It’s important for college bound student athletes to understand the differences between all of the periods throughout the recruiting period. As you communicate with college coaches, you may meet some crucial times when you don’t hear from a coach. If a coach violates any of these rules during the dead period, they can get penalized and it might affect your ability to be recruited to that school.

Make sure you get familiar with the dead period and the other periods during the recruiting calendar so you’re able to be more effective in your communication with college coaches.

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