Everything you need to know about women's college basketball recruiting
Student-athletes across the country dream of playing basketball in college. And most hope to be “discovered” by coaches. But the truth is that college coaches don’t have the time or budget to see every recruit compete in person. So, to successfully get on their radar, student-athletes need to put in the work—they need to build a list of realistic schools, create an NCSA Recruiting Profile and highlight video, contact college coaches and compete in the right camps and tournaments.
Furthermore, families need to know the criteria that coaches look for at each position and understand the NCAA basketball recruiting rules so they can map out when coaches can contact them and establish relationships early on.
Plus, outside of athletics, there are several factors that go into selecting a college, such as academics, cost, school size and campus life. That’s why it’s so important for families to be thorough when searching for the right fit. This college basketball recruiting guide is designed to help student-athletes at every step of their journey.
Review the NCAA women’s basketball recruiting rules and calendar
The NCAA issues a recruiting calendar each academic year that regulates when—and how—coaches can talk to recruits. For example, NCAA Division 1 coaches can reach out on September 1 of junior year, while Division 2 coaches can contact athletes on June 15 after sophomore year. But, depending on the program, many coaches evaluate athletes and build their list of top prospects before this point. This section not only helps you understand the NCAA basketball recruiting calendar and rules, but it also details how coaches at different division levels approach it.
is a great way to stay informed about news and major events in the women’s basketball community. For women’s basketball recruiting rankings, student-athletes can check out NCSA Power Rankings or the NCAA website.