Recruiting Shutdown

It’s Recruiting Shutdown week!

D1 women’s basketball college coaches can’t text, call, follow a player on social media, like a social media post by a player nor host recruits on campus during this week. 

This isn’t limited to players. College coaches are not allowed to make any contact with coaches, parents, family, friends, anyone that’s affiliated with a player. 

When I was coaching, I would typically come home to Memphis during Recruiting Shutdown week to spend time with my family. I couldn’t attend my niece’s high school athletic activities because I was a college coach. I was so disappointed the first time I experienced that. 

What You Can Do

D1 Women’s Basketball College Coaches can’t do anything this week, as far as recruiting. But that doesn’t mean you can’t do anything. 

The spring recruiting shutdown falls during an awkward time for women’s basketball coaches. It’s a week before the second evaluation period. 

So college coaches loose a week of getting updated travel basketball information. 

Coaches need to know if a player has changed teams, teams have changed tournaments, and get updated team rosters.  


If you have changed to a new travel team or participating in a different tournament than what was on your schedule, update your social media and text any changes to college coaches that you are communicating with.

They can’t text back but they will receive the text.

Highlight Video

Last week, I shared 6 Things Players can do during Recruiting Shutdown week. 

Recruiting shutdown week is also a great time to create or update your highlight video with footage from the first evaluation period.

How to Create a Highlight Video Women’s Basketball College Coaches will Love is a great resource to learn what to include and what not to include in your video.

“You only get out what you put in. That’s what people don’t understand. When you being frugal with yourself. I’m not even talking paper. The easiest thing you can invest in yourself is time.”


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