NJCAA planning to lift ban on in-person recruiting later this week
The National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) is planning to lift its ban on in-person recruiting by the end of the week, according to a release sent out by the organization on Monday night.
Like other college conferences and organization, the NJCAA has implemented an in-person recruiting ban during the COVID-19 pandemic. However, on Friday, that will be lifted, allowing coaches and student-athletes to meet in person.
“In regards to COVID-19, the NJCAA with the support from the Board of Regents, has made the decision to lift the current in-person recruiting ban , effective 11:59 p.m. local time on Friday, May 15 for all sports,” the association said in a release.
“With the dead period lifted from the national office, individual regions are permitted to implement rules and restrictions as necessary and in accordance with state and local regulations. Otherwise it is a college-by-college decision to enforce necessary rules regarding recruitment.”
— NJCAA (@NJCAA) May 11, 2020
The NJCAA will no longer be enforcing a national recruiting ban, but schools will still need to comply with regional and state regulations that are in place.
Recruiting has been shut down for leagues across the country, including official and unofficial visits. Essentially, coaches and prospects have been permitted to interact virtually, via text message and phone calls and through social media.