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WNYHOCKEY66
03-05-2010, 09:01 AM
A bit new to the whole D3 hockey game. Sorry for the ingnorance.

But could someone shed some insight onto the D3 recruiting time table.

Is there a date when all players have to be "committed" to a school or is it a rolling date?

Thanks

AGPennypacker
03-05-2010, 09:38 AM
A bit new to the whole D3 hockey game. Sorry for the ingnorance.

But could someone shed some insight onto the D3 recruiting time table.

Is there a date when all players have to be "committed" to a school or is it a rolling date?

Thanks

Since there are no athletic scholarships (except at Geneseo and Buff State:p ), I don't think there is a set date for 'committing'. I think a player could choose up until the last day of when school starts of where he wants to go. I can't say this is for certain, but I'm not aware of a specific signing date or anything of that nature.

Anybody else confirm or explain it?

Russell Jaslow
03-05-2010, 09:56 AM
Since there are no athletic scholarships (except at Geneseo and Buff State:p ), I don't think there is a set date for 'committing'. I think a player could choose up until the last day of when school starts of where he wants to go. I can't say this is for certain, but I'm not aware of a specific signing date or anything of that nature.

Anybody else confirm or explain it?

That is correct. Which is why schools are very reluctant to announce who is going to be showing up to play for them in case some other school tries a last ditch recruiting effort to get the kid to change their mind.

However, coaches must follow various recruiting rules in terms of when they are allowed to scout, when they are allowed to talk to recruits, etc.

AVFC
03-05-2010, 11:24 AM
DIII recruiting is all over the place. Most of it is dictated by the admissions policies of the respective schools. Many junior players do not commit until late in the summer after they realize that DI offers arenít coming.

Russell Jaslow
03-05-2010, 11:29 AM
DIII recruiting is all over the place. Most of it is dictated by the admissions policies of the respective schools. Many junior players do not commit until late in the summer after they realize that DI offers arenít coming.

Good point.

And some go the other way around. There have been cases where players heading to a D3 school change their mind at the last second when a D1 scholarship suddenly opened up and they got it.

AGPennypacker
03-05-2010, 12:25 PM
However, coaches must follow various recruiting rules in terms of when they are allowed to scout, when they are allowed to talk to recruits, etc.

Can you or anyone else elaborate a bit? I'm not too familiar with any of the recruiting limits for coaches.

Russell Jaslow
03-05-2010, 12:57 PM
Can you or anyone else elaborate a bit? I'm not too familiar with any of the recruiting limits for coaches.

No. :)

I have better things to do with my life than read the NCAA compliance rules. :eek: :confused:

NUProf
03-05-2010, 12:59 PM
Can you or anyone else elaborate a bit? I'm not too familiar with any of the recruiting limits for coaches.

Ask norm1909 he's always finding the minutiae of the NCAA for us

Dyce
03-05-2010, 01:33 PM
One thing you will generally see is a tendency toward reporting names for NESCAC and other small private schools earlier than others. This is because recruits for these schools are more likely to take advantage of their Early Decision systems - while not an athletic mechanism akin to a DI scholarship, they guarantee attendance at a given school upon acceptance, so they're a pretty safe barometer of an athlete's intentions.