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Softball Recruiting Dead Period Extended Through July 31

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The NCAA Division I Council Coordination Committee has decided to extend the recruiting dead period for all sports through July 31, it was announced on Wednesday.

This decision means that college softball coaches will not be permitted to attend recruiting tournaments and events for the duration of the dead period, which is typically a busy time for college softball recruiting.

According to a statement provided by the NCAA on Wednesday, "the committee will regularly evaluate the dead period, continuing to be guided by medical experts."


The statement added that the committee also decided that strength and conditioning coaches may virtually observe voluntary physical workouts starting June 1, but only if requested by the student-athlete.

According to NCAA rules, college coaches are not permitted to have face-to-face contact with potential student-athletes and/or their parents during a recruiting dead period, and they also may not watch potential student-athletes compete or visit their high schools during that time. Coaches may, however, communicate with potential student-athletes and/or their parents through written forms of communication and/or via the telephone during a recruiting dead period.

SA will continue to provide updates about softball recruiting regulations as the summer progresses and additional details emerge.

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