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statmankc

Registered: 11/02/07
Posts: 14
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Is it OK for a coach to reply to an email sent by a student athlete who is not at the recruiting age (just finished sophomore year)?  Just wondering if she should ask questions in her emails, or if a reply (answer) is against the rules.

gomrpi

Registered: 07/07/05
Posts: 890
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Originally Posted by statmankc
Is it OK for a coach to reply to an email sent by a student athlete who is not at the recruiting age (just finished sophomore year)? Just wondering if she should ask questions in her emails, or if a reply (answer) is against the rules.


Send your email...  A coach can reply to any email you send unless the rules have changed.
Chapple

Registered: 08/31/04
Posts: 1,633
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Originally Posted by statmankc
Is it OK for a coach to reply to an email sent by a student athlete who is not at the recruiting age (just finished sophomore year)?  Just wondering if she should ask questions in her emails, or if a reply (answer) is against the rules.

I don't think the rules listed in their guide are specific about emails but they can work communication through your team's coach to respond at least.  Here is a link to NCAA's Student Athlete Handbook. 
http://www.ncaastudent.org/NCAA_Guide.pdf
You can call the coach as well. 

...And your daughter is a prospective student athlete thus must comply with the NCAA rules.  The guide provides information about this.

SBrules

Registered: 02/11/06
Posts: 351
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July 1st is the date for in-person contact.

September 1st of Junior Year is the date for contact via email.
vcaldwell

Registered: 05/20/05
Posts: 650
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Depends on the level of play. NAIA and JC do not have restrictive rules regarding contact.

Email and text messaging both fall under the rules regarding use of electronic communication. Generally, most coaches will not reply. A few may send an email stating what the rules are regarding contact (see previous July 1/Sept1 comments) and invite you to fill out online questionnaire.

That said, keep sending emails updating your summer. Just don't expect a reply.

JMHO,
Vic
 
DefensiveIndifference

Registered: 07/10/06
Posts: 153
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Text messaging is now a no-no (not allowed in NCAA) until the day after the prospective student-athlete signs a National Letter of Intent or a financial aid agreement.
MHSDad2009

Registered: 11/13/06
Posts: 218
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In the D's experience:

  1. Most colleges that contacted after Sept 1, continue to reply to emails and if you set a 'I'll call you at 10am on Monday' type of information in the email, 9 out of 10 times they are there to accept the call.

  2. As July 1 is Tuesday and the D will be playing in the Sparkler All-Star game, she's already arranged a number of 'in-person' visits before and after that game. Again, this was first coordinated via email and then confirmed via phone.

  3. Of the dozen or so coaches that have not contacted her in reply to email, only 3 have been reachable via incoming phone call. It's my opinion (nothing more than that), that if you've sent a dozen or so emails and there's no response, and you've left half a dozen phone calls with messages saying "I'll call you at 10am on Monday and if not then, then I'll call you at 230pm on Tuesday and if not then, I'll leave a message with the admin, please let me know when to call" and you can't get in touch with them, then they're not interested and you should move on.
    - Of note, two of the coahces where the D took that approach actually emailed her after seeing her at a tournament.
Good luck, hope this helps!


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SBrules

Registered: 02/11/06
Posts: 351
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In all actuality, it is not permissable for the college coach to talk to your daughter on Tuesday.  Technically once her team "leaves" to play in the sparkler they cannot talk to her until her team is out of the tournament.  Even though the tournament does not actually start until July 2.

CoachB25

Registered: 06/19/08
Posts: 1,187
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I have a college coach who has been a friend for some time.  Last spring we were doing our typical emailing back and forth and he sent his official response saying that he could not reply back via email but that I was welcomed to call anytime.  I did.  He stated that they were now interested in recruiting my daughter and so, all email contact had to stop.  September 1st is this coming week.  She is a Junior.  We are hopeful that she will receive some contacts.  Keeping the fingers crossed!


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