What is quiet period in college athletics?
The quiet period is defined as the time period where a college coach may not have face-to-face contact with college-bound student-athletes or their parents off the college campus and may not watch student-athletes compete or visit their high school. To break it down, the NCAA Quiet Period is a time you can talk to college coaches in-person on their college campus. However, the coach is not allowed to watch athletes compete in-person, visit their school, talk to them at their home—or talk to them anywhere outside of the college campus.
Why is the quiet period important in college athletics recruiting?
As with other recruiting periods, they are intended to maintain boundaries and competitive equity within the recruiting process.