New NCAA Rule Allows Colleges to Pay for Guardians Way on Official Recruiting Trips
The NCAA made a big step forward recently by passing a new rule to help prospective college recruits make the best decision on where to continue their athletic and collegiate careers.
Schools will now be allowed to help cover the travel costs for two guardians to join a student athlete on their official visit. Previously, only the athlete was provided such support, meaning that parents would have to fund their own way or simply not attend. This prevented many parents from offering their guidance and support to children on making what could be the most important decision in their lives.
“This is not a 4-year decision. This is a 40-year-decision. This decision will impact the rest of your and your child’s life.” #JackRenkens
— Recruiting Realities (@JackRenkens) April 25, 2016
Now, parents and guardians will be able to assess a school alongside their athlete without bearing the burden of these often-tremendous travel costs. For student athletes and their families it is a win-win situation. Of course this rule pertains solely to official visits. This will create yet another difference between official and unofficial college visits, but is at least a step in the right direction for student athletes. It is important for aspiring athletes to understand official vs. unofficial college visits as they enter the realm of college recruitment.
The best resource for learning all about the college recruiting process and the types of visits that athletes are able to take is the book, “Recruiting Realities: It’s a Game, Know the Rules” by Jack Renkens. Full of tips and guidance regarding the entire process from start to finish, the book includes valuable information about official vs. unofficial college visits. Be sure to secure your copy and check out Recruiting Realities today!