NCAA DII moves into different direction than DI

With everything happening in the world, the rules and safety measures are changing on a weekly, and sometimes daily basis.

In a release from May 14th, the NCAA Division II has decided to head their own direction. They announced two measures: one being a blanket waiver for progress-toward degree requirements, the other is a move to a quite recruiting period.

Let's take a look at the Recruiting Quiet Period

Division II will enter a quiet period in recruiting set for June 1-30, which will differ from the Division I, who will continue the Dead Period: meaning no in-person recruiting is permitted for the time being. Division II coaches may have face-to-face contact with college-bound-student-athletes or their parents on the college's campus.

Division II coaches are able to email, call or text college-bound students or parents during this time. Allowed during a quiet period: Colleges and Universities will be permitted to host camps and clinics in June. They will be subject to local and state health guidance , as well as institutional and conference decisions regarding holding camps and clinics.

“While schools in some parts of the country will inevitably be able to open and bring prospective student-athletes on campus sooner than others, this decision was made in the interest of assisting our institutions with enrollment management during a challenging time for higher education,” said Sandra Jordan, chancellor of South Carolina Aiken and chair of the Division II Presidents Council.

Committed athletes (those who have signed a National Letter of Intent) can also participate in voluntary, nonphysical team entertainment activities at the direction of a coaching staff member until the start of the institution’s fall 2020 term. This is according to a separate blanket waiver.