Harvard Athletics Recruiting Rules

NCAA rules and regulations prohibit coaches and administrative personnel from sending electronic communication and telephone calls to high school students before a specified date.

Electronic Communication (mail, text, email, private social media messages):

Sport(s)

First Permissible Date to send to PSAs

Men’s Basketball

June 15 at the conclusion of the sophomore year

Women’s Basketball

September 1 at the beginning of junior year

Football

September 1 at the beginning of junior year

Lacrosse

September 1 at the beginning of junior year

Softball

September 1 at the beginning of junior year

Baseball

September 1 at the beginning of junior year

Men’s Ice Hockey

July 1 after junior year

Men’s Rowing

June 15 at the conclusion of sophomore year (not text)

Squash

September 1 at the beginning of junior year

Other Sports

June 15 at the conclusion of junior year

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

Telephone Calls

Sport(s)

First Permissible Date to Call a PSA

First Permissible Date to Receive an Incoming Call from a PSA

Men’s Basketball

June 15 after sophomore year

Anytime

Women’s Basketball

September 1 of junior year

Anytime

Football

April 15- May 31 of junior year

Anytime

September 1 of junior year

Lacrosse

September 1 at the beginning of junior year

September 1 at the beginning of junior year

Softball

September 1 at the beginning of junior year

September 1 at the beginning of junior year

Baseball

September 1 at the beginning of junior year

Anytime

Men’s Ice Hockey

January 1 of sophomore year

January 1 of sophomore year

Men’s Rowing

July 1 after junior year

June 15 after sophomore year

Squash

September 1 at the beginning of junior year

September 1 at the beginning of junior year

Other Sports

June 15 after sophomore year

June 15 after sophomore year