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permission to contact

LMNOP3037LMNOP3037 Posts: 77Registered User Junior Member
edited October 2011 in Athletic Recruits
How do I obtain a permission to contact? Can it come in letter form or telephone (call) form? Thanks
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  • LMNOP3037LMNOP3037 Posts: 77Registered User Junior Member
    bumppppppppp....
  • beenthere2beenthere2 Posts: 444Registered User Member
    "Written permission-to-contact
    Generally, if you are enrolled as a full-time student at an NCAA or National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) four-year school and you want to transfer to a different NCAA school to play, your current school’s athletics director must give written permission-to-contact to the new coach or member of the athletics staff before you or your parents can talk with one of them. That is called having a permission-to-contact letter.
    You may write to any NCAA school saying that you are interested in transferring, but the new coach must not discuss transfer opportunities with you unless he or she has received written permission-to-contact from your current school.
    If your current school does not give you written permission-to-contact, another school cannot contact you and encourage you to transfer. This does not preclude you from transferring; however, if the new school is in Division I or II, you cannot receive an athletics scholarship until you have attended the new school for one academic year.
    Also, if your current school officials deny your request to permit another institution to contact you about transferring, they must tell you in writing that you have a right to appeal the decision. In that instance, a panel of individuals from your current school who are not involved in athletics will conduct a hearing to decide the issue." p. 9 in NCAA guide for transfers, link posted in the other thread.

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  • imafanimafan Posts: 250Registered User Junior Member
    however, if the new school is in Division I or II, you cannot receive an athletics scholarship until you have attended the new school for one academic year.


    Wow - I did not know that these athletes who transferred could not receive athletic scholarship money. I knew they had to sit out, but thought they were redshirted and just prohibited from playing.

    Can you confirm? How can athletes be assured of scholarship money if this is indeed the case?
  • beenthere2beenthere2 Posts: 444Registered User Member
    I think you have to read this in connection with the preceding sentence:

    "If your current school does not give you written permission-to-contact, another school cannot contact you and encourage you to transfer. This does not preclude you from transferring;" however, if the new school is in Division I or II, you cannot receive an athletics scholarship until you have attended the new school for one academic year.

    I know several athletes who transferred and am pretty sure that they received full athletic scholarships and didn't sit out either.
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