NCAA rules can be very confusing for junior golfers. You need experts to answer the questions you have. NCAA Men’s golf programs will have the following schedule effective August 1, 2018.
To be clear, NCAA coaches are allowed to attend camps during “Quiet Periods” but not junior golf tournaments. Will you be competing in a junior golf tournament where NCAA coaches are not allowed?
College Golf Camps allows coaches to engage with junior golfers over a 2-3 day period. It’s a wonderful opportunity to learn, compete, showcase, interact and gain exposure to college golf.
“Dead Period” – During a dead period a college coach may not have face-to-face contact with college-bound student-athletes or their parents, and may not watch student-athletes compete or visit their high schools. Coaches may write and telephone student-athletes or their parents during a dead period.
“Quiet Period” – During a quiet period, a college coach may only have face-to-face contact with college-bound student-athletes or their parents on the college’s campus. A coach may not watch student-athletes compete (unless a competition occurs on the college’s campus) or visit their high schools. Coaches may write or telephone college-bound student-athletes or their parents during this time.
- Men’s golf will have 45 evaluation days measured August 1 – July 31. Employment at camps will not count towards this limit.
- November 5 – November 8 (Dead Period)
- November 22 – November 25 (Dead Period)
- November 26 – December 22 (Quiet Period)
o (1) A coach may evaluate at the two events (showcase and combine) that are traditionally held in conjunction with the Golf Coaches Association of America National Convention: Evaluation Period
o (2) The first official day of the Golf Coaches Association of America Convention to 12:01 a.m. on the day after the adjournment of the convention: Dead Period
- December 23 – January 1 (Dead Period)
- April 8 – April 11 (Dead Period)