Who is permitted to recruit for the UW?
Only University of Wisconsin athletic department
staff may be involved in the recruitment
process. Representatives of athletics interests
may not make any recruiting contacts. This
includes letters, telephone calls, or face-to-face
contact on or off campus with a prospect or a
prospect's parents. If a prospect initiates
contact with you, you must refer any questions
about our athletic program to an athletic
department staff member/coach.
You may view a prospect's contest at your
own initiative provided you do not contact the
prospect, parents, coach, or any other person
associated with the prospect in an attempt to
recruit the prospect. However, you may
continue established relationships with family
and friends, as long as contacts are not made
for recruiting purposes or at the direction of
The NCAA considers a prospect to be any student in grades 9-12 regardless of whether the UW is recruiting the prospect or if the prospect even participates in athletics. The Prospective Student Athlete age may be younger than ninth grade, so it is always best to contact the Compliance Office. For example, a student is considered at the PSA age in 7th grade for menís basketball.