From: Richard Rollins, BRSC Collegiate Coordinator
I want to send out important information to our membership about the important dates for the recruiting calendar for the upcoming academic year for colleges in relation to the times that coaches can speak to our athletes. I am also including in this document dates for the ACT and SAT for the upcoming calendar year as listed on their sites. We are just starting off the calendar year and we have two dates that have already opened as you can see.
Let’s start off with the college recruiting calendar for the 2021/22 calendar year;
June 15th, 2021: The first day coaches are allowed to talk to eligible rising high school juniors directly outside of on-campus clinics and camps (This is for Division I and II)
August 1st, 2021: The first day rising high school juniors are allowed to take official on-campus visits to interested schools for Division I. For Division II, the date for official on-campus visits is June 15th, 2021.
November 8th-11th, 2021: First recruiting dead period. Coaches can communicate with players remotely, but no in-person contact is allowed. This is for Division 1.
November 8th-10th, 2021: Only recruiting dead period for Division II. Same guidelines as Division I.
November 10th, 2021: First day high schools seniors can sign a National Letter of Intent (Division I and II)
December 10-12th, 2021 (Men’s Soccer): Second dead period for men’s soccer during the NCAA Men’s Soccer Championships.
December 15, 2021-January 5th, 2022: Second dead period for women’s soccer during the winter break
December 23-25th, 2021: Quiet period during the holidays. Coaches cannot communicate with players in-person off-campus, but can host official visits for students during this time.
August 1st, 2022: Last day for rising college freshmen to sign a National Letter of Intent.
For Division I and II athletes recruiting ends the minute you sign a National Letter of Intent to attend an institution. It is the player’s responsibility to inform coaches from other institutions that have had interest that they have signed this document.
Division III and the NAIA have different guidelines for recruitment. There are no dead periods or quiet periods and athletes can be contacted anytime during their High School career. In Division III students cannot take on-campus official recruiting visits until after January 1st of a recruits Junior season, which is the only rule more restrictive than Division I or II.
This next section will talk about the dates for SAT/ACT testing. This is an important piece of eligibility for your athlete and will also affect scholarship money that institutions of high learning can give to your student-athlete.
SAT testing dates in Louisiana
Test Date Registration deadline Late Online/phone reg. deadline
August 28th, 2021 July 30th, 2021 August 17th, 2021
October 2nd, 2021 September 3rd, 2021 September 21st, 2021
November 6th, 2021 October 6th, 2021 October 26th, 2021
December 4th, 2021 November 4th, 2021 November 23rd, 2021
March 12th, 2022 February 11, 2022, March 1st, 2022
May 7th, 2022 April 7th, 2022 April 26, 2022
June 4th, 2022 May 5th, 2022 May 25th, 2022
ACT testing dates in Louisiana
Test Date Registration deadline Late registration deadline
September 11th, 2021 August 6th, 2021 August 20th, 2021
October 23rd, 2021 September 17th, 2021 October 1st, 2021
December 11th, 2021 November 5th, 2021 November 19th, 2021
February 12th, 2022 January 7th, 2022 January 21st, 2022
April 2nd, 2022 February 25th, 2022 March 11th, 2022
June 11th, 2022 May 6th, 2022 May 20th, 2022
July 16th, 2022 June 17th, 2022 June 24th, 2022
I hope that you have found this helpful in planning your student-athletes journey to playing at the next level. We are always here to help you along with any information that you need to facilitate helping your student-athlete in the recruiting process. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to call our office, or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I will help you in any way I can. All the best and look forward to hearing from you.