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					             The Prospect
  An individual in the 9th grade or above
    -    An individual enrolled or practicing at another 2 or 4-year
    -    An individual who has officially withdrawn from a collegiate
     -   An individual who has delayed initial enrollment in a collegiate
   An individual who as not started the ninth grade but has received
financial benefits or other benefits that the institution does not
provide to is prospects generally
  An individual who has signed a National Letter of Intent remains a
prospect until he/she has matriculated, enrolled in summer term and
receiving athletics aid, or begins practicing with a varsity sports program
at this institution (Q on Practice)
        The Prospect
A coaching staff member may not contact, telephone
or send written correspondence to an individual
(including an individual who has not started classes
for the ninth grade) prior to the time period
designated for such activity in accordance with NCAA
recruiting regulations. (Jul 18, 2001– Official)

A coaching staff member may observe an individual
participating in an athletically related activity prior to
the ninth grade only during contact or evaluation
periods when it is permissible to evaluate prospective
student-athletes. (Mar 2, 2006 – Official)
          Recruiting: The Players

                       Permitted to Contact & Evaluate Off Campus
Designated Coaches
                       Limited by recruiting calendar restrictions
        - Head         Permissible #’s off campus at any one time
                        (no more baton rule)
        - Assistant

                         Not permitted to engage in off campus recruiting or
Volunteer Coaches     scouting of prospects (i.e. contact/evaluation )
                         Not permitted to receive any type of compensation
                      from athletics or benefits beyond travel to practice &
                         May be employed by camp/clinic program
                         May receive meals during an official visit-provided
                      the individual dines with the prospective student-
                Recruiting: The Players
                                Restricted to only on campus recruiting
Graduate Assistants
                                Can receive a meal with PSA on campus for
(Limits on compensation and    official visit
benefits)                       Four comp tickets to football & basketball
                                Restriction on employment and other
--Football Only --             compensation. Check with me.
                                May telephone prospect or prospect’s parents

                                 Can only receive meal if they are considered
Managers                      student-host
                                 Not permitted to engage in any coaching
                              activities or off campus recruiting
                                 Cannot juggle between being a participant
                              and being a manager
           Recruiting: The Players
                             May only assist with on campus
Athletics Staff             recruiting
                             May not contact PSA’s off campus
                             May participate in entertainment of
                            prospect within 30 mile radius of campus
                            during official visits

                             Now permitted to contact prospects off
Faculty/ University Staff   campus within 30-mile radius on official
                             May call & write PSA’s (See Compliance
                            For Restrictions) (Not Football)
          Recruiting: The Players

                       Off-campus, in-person contacts at the direction of
Current              coaching staff is not permissible (OK
Student-Athletes       Cannot make telephone calls to prospects
                       Cannot E-mail prospects
                       May provide ph# or E-m to PSA
                      (Must be post July 01 after Junior Year to receive a call)

                        Can not be involved in contacting or evaluating
Undergraduate        prospective student-athletes off campus or scouting
Coaches              opponents off campus.
                        Undergraduate student coach may not receive a free meal
                     at a restaurant facility during a prospect's official visit unless
                     the coach has been designated as the student host.
         Recruiting Coordinator Functions

All recruiting coordination functions (except routine clerical
tasks) must be performed by the head coach or one or more
of the full-time assistant coaches.
Such functions include:
      (a) Activities involving athletics evaluation and/or selection
      of prospects.
      (b) Telephone calls to prospective student-athletes (or
      prospective student-athletes' parents, legal guardians or
      (c) Preparation of general recruiting correspondence to
      prospective student-athletes (or prospective student-
      athletes' parents or legal guardians).
NOTE: Football GA’s still permitted to perform (a – on
campus) and (b) upon passing coaches recruiting exam.
            Recruiting Coordinator Functions

Which of the following athletics department staff members may
compose and send text messages to prospects? (Test Question)
 a. Director of Operations who is not included in the numerical
    limitations of coaches.
 b. One of the full-time head or assistant coaches.
 c. Administrative Assistants and Volunteer Coaches.
 d. All of the above.
         Recruiting: Athletics Representative
A "representative of the institution’s athletics interests" is an individual,
independent agency, corporate entity (e.g., apparel or equipment
manufacturer) or other organization who is known (or who should have been
known) by a member of the institution’s executive or athletics administration
• Have participated in or to be a member of an agency or organization
    promoting the institution’s intercollegiate athletics program;
• Have made financial contributions to the athletics department or to an
    athletics booster organization of that institution;
• Be assisting or to have been requested (by the athletics department staff)
    to assist in the recruitment of prospects;
• Be assisting or to have assisted in providing benefits to enrolled student-
    athletes or their families; or
• Have been involved otherwise in promoting the institution’s athletics
           Recruiting: The Players

                              Are not permitted to engage in on or off
Former Student-Athletes    campus recruiting
                              Are considered boosters
                              Are not permitted to call prospects
                              Booster restrictions apply for PSA’s who have
                           signed NLI’s

                             Not permitted to call PSA’s
                             After PSA signs NLI, it is permissible for a
                           booster to call and make arrangements for a
                           summer job
                             Are not permitted to engage in on or off
                           campus recruiting
                              May accept call, but cannot discuss athletics
         Question: Players
Which of the following activities is/are permitted?
  a. A student-athlete telephones a prospect as part of a
     program that the admissions office sponsors to call all
     prospective students.
  b. A basketball coach’s son is competing in a high-school
     game that does not occur during an evaluation period.
     The basketball coach attends the game but has no personal
     contact with any other participating prospect.
 c. At a member institution’s football game, a prospect and
    a booster accidentally meet while they are each buying
    soft drinks and exchange only a greeting.
  d. Both b and c.
        Question: Players
Which of the following activities is/are permitted?
  a. A booster views a prospect’s athletics contest at
     his or her own initiative and no contact is made.
  b. After September 1 of the prospect’s junior year in
     high school, a coach sends an e-mail to a
     prospect more than once per week.
  c. A prospect initiates a call to an athletics
     representative and the call is not for a recruiting
  d. All of the above.
        Question: Players
A prospect who is enrolled during the summer
term at an institution prior to initial full-time
enrollment may use the institution’s academic
services and training room facilities provided:
   a. The prospect has verbally committed to the
  b. The prospect is an individual who resides in the
  c. The prospect has signed a NLI with the institution
and is attending the institution’s summer school
  d. A and B only
(Question on Practice Test)
              Recruiting Timeline

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Pre-Sept. 01- Junior Year

Unofficial Visits
Telephone Calls By Prospects
Responding To Letters & E-mails
Camps Clinics
                Recruiting Timeline

     9              10            11               12

                           Post – Sept. 01
                           Junior Year & After
Unofficial Visits
                                  Recruiting Materials
Telephone Calls By Prospects
Responding To Letters & E-mails
Camps Clinics
              Recruiting Timeline

     9              10            11                12

                                       Post July 1– Junior Year

Unofficial Visits
                                  Recruiting Materials
Telephone Calls By Prospects
                                  Telephone Calls
Responding To Letters & E-mails
Camps Clinics
                Recruiting Timeline

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                                           Start of Senior Year
Unofficial Visits
                                  Recruiting Materials
Telephone Calls By Prospects
                                  Telephone Calls
Responding To Letters & E-mails
                                   Official Visits
Camps Clinics
Recruiting Timeline

              Recruiting Timeline –STEP 1

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Pre-Sept. 01- Junior Year

Unofficial Visits
Telephone Calls By Prospects
Responding To Letters & E-mails
Camps Clinics
         Unofficial Visits
Prospect(s) may visit campus any time–
              except during DEAD PERIODS!
May receive up to three complimentary tickets per campus athletics event
Prospect on unofficial visit may eat with current student-athlete in the
residence halls, but they must pay the actual cost of the meal
In sports other than Football & Basketball, PSA may receive free meal
from Admissions Office and may eat with coach in residence halls if it is
part of an admissions event
May stay with an enrolled student-athlete in the dorms, but must pay costs
associated with regular lodging
May not make special parking arrangements
May speak to faculty members on campus
May transport prospects only to see institutional and athletic facilities and
home athletics events - new (Question on Practice Test)
May not reserve or provide complimentary tickets at away from home

 Any off-campus activity designed to assess the
academic qualifications or athletics ability of a
prospect, including any visit to a prospect’s
educational institution (during which no contact
occurs) or the observation of a prospect participating
in any practice or competition at any site (even if on
CMU’s campus).
 Evaluation: A 24- hour evaluation period is that period of time when it is permissible
for authorized athletics department staff member to:
Assess academic qualifications of prospects
Assess athletic ability of prospects
Football: any evaluation that occurs during a contact period by a coach is a
countable contact rather than a countable evaluation.
Evaluations are sport specific and only count against respective team limits (contacts
are institution specific).
-Must, however, follow “Multi-Sport” requirement– If BK or MFB,only one visit per
week is permitted by any staff member and must be on the same day of the week
Any number of evaluations during same day = One Evaluation
Countable evaluations are during the academic year (count against 7 recruiting
opportunities). Football, Basketball, Softball, volleyball still have calendar
restrictions (count towards evaluation days, recruiting person days)
     Evaluation Rules
Visit to PSA’s Educational Institution
– Visit to high school counts as an evaluation for every PSA in that sport at
  the school.

Observing PSA in Team Sport
– An institution shall use an evaluation for each prospect participating in a
  contest observed, even if a contact is made during the same day.

Observing PSA in Individual Sport
- A coach observing a competition in an individual sport on a specific day
  shall utilize an evaluation only for those participants the coach observes,
  and the evaluation is counted even If a contact is made during the same

Neutral Site
- Institution does not utilize an evaluation for prospects at an educational
   institution if the coach observes competition at that institution between
   prospects who do not attend that institution.
        Evaluations Continue
 Other than football, if a coach makes in-person contact at a
prospects educational institution, all evaluations (other than
observing practice or competition) made on same day do not
count against permissible number of evaluations against any
prospect at that institution (football-any evaluation activity
occurring during a contact period should count only as a
Example: Softball coach at CMU contacts a PSA at her high
school during a permissible contact period. After contacting the
PSA, the coach speaks with her coach and goes to the office
and evaluates her transcripts and several other prospects’
 How many contacts and evaluations were used? (1,0)
     Later on that afternoon she returns to watch practice.
     Now how many? (1,1)
        Evaluation Continue
An institution's coaching staff member who is
attending an event in which multi-competitions are
occurring at the same time in the same facility is
charged with an evaluation for each prospect
participating in the competition the coach
observes for evaluation purposes. (i.e., the coach is
assessing the prospect's athletics ability).

For example, if three volleyball competitions are
occurring simultaneously in the same facility and a
coach is observing the competition occurring only on
one court, the coach is charged only with an
evaluation of all prospects participating on that court,
even though prospects participating on other courts
in the same facility are within the coach's view. (Oct
31, 1995 - LA Col.)
     Evaluation Interpretation

 An institution's coach may videotape a
prospect's practice session or regular season
contest during a contact or evaluation period,
including any summer evaluation period,
provided it is the prospect's normal practice
session or regular season contest and the
institution's coach does not direct or arrange
the prospect's activities. (Dec 8, 2004 - Staff)
    -Not permissible to videotape summer
      camp competition
      Evaluation Interpretation
  The Exception (MBK, WBK, WVB, WSB)

-- EVALUATION DAYS (Recruiting Person Days)—
   While evaluations during a multiple day
   tournament count as a single evaluation for a
   prospect,the institution uses an evaluation day
   for each day of a multi-rounded tournament.
            Recruiting Opportunities
       (Sports Other Than Football & Basketball)

Pre-Senior (after July 1                Senior Yr.
of junior year)
(July 15 – WGY)
Contact                    Evaluation   Contact      Evaluation

1                          6            0            Up to 7

                                        1            Up to 6

                                        2            Up to 5

                                        3            4 or less
          Recruiting Opportunities
             (Women’s Basketball)
Pre-Senior                  Senior Yr.

Contact        Evaluation   Contact      Evaluation

0              5            0            Up to 5

                            1            Up to 4

                            2            Up to 3

                            3            2 or less
             Recruiting Opportunities
                    (Men’s Basketball)

Pre-Senior                    Senior Yr.

Contact         Evaluation    Contact      Evaluation

0               7             0            Up to 7

                              1            Up to 6

                              2            Up to 5

                              3            4 or less
    Telephone Calls

Prospect may call at any time if they pay for
the cost of the call. No limit on discussion.
Not permitted to accept collect calls from
prospects until July 01 following completion of
the prospect’s junior year in high school.
(exception- men’s basketball conclusion of
sophomore year) – or institutional 1-800 #’s
Note: Current student-athletes cannot accept
calls from PSA’s until after July 01 following
the completion of a prospect’s junior year in
high school.
       Responding To Letter/E-Mail

May respond to letter requesting information prior to
September 1 of junior year, provided the written
response does not include information that initiates
recruitment of the prospect or information related to
the athletics program (e.g., the reply contains an
explanation of NCAA legislation or a referral to the
admissions department) (Q on practice exam)

NCAA Educational Material - May be provided to a
prospect prior to to September 01 of his/her junior
year in high school.
      PSA & SA Unavoidable Contacts

 Contact between a student-athlete and a
prospect (even at the prospect’s high school) is
permissible, provided the contact was not made
at the direction of a coaching staff member and
the institution had no prior knowledge that the
contact would be made.
May be provided at any time

May not include a “letter of recruitment” or “general

No limitations on size and color

Cannot appear to be a “recruiting guide” or “tool”
(i.e. pictures of facility, current student-athletes etc…)

Must be generic in nature

Can include self–addressed stamped envelope
       Camp & Clinic Brochure
Camp brochures may be provided to any prospect.
Camp Brochures are not restricted by content or
design, but are restricted by size (208 pgs.)
Sending Camp Invitations to Prospective Student-
Athletes. An institution would not be precluded from
inviting particular prospective student-athletes to its camp,
provided the institution legitimately advertises the camp,
making it open to all entrants limited only by number and

An institution’s coaching staff member employed in such a
camp would be precluded from working exclusively with
certain prospective student-athletes, inasmuch as such
selective tutelage would constitute a special arrangement
for the prospective student-athletes. (staff interpretation
8/19/88, item f)
Recruiting Timeline

               Recruiting Timeline—STEP 2

     9              10            11                 12

                           Post – Sept. 01
                           Junior Year & After
Unofficial Visits
                           (June 15 after Sophomore Year - MBK)
Telephone Calls By Prospects
                                     Recruiting Materials
Responding To Letters & E-mails
Camps Clinics
      Bylaw 13: Recruiting
 General Letters–(Correspondence)
 Note Cards– (Institutional)
 Attachments— (Plain white paper with black ink &
copies of newspaper articles – no restriction on
institutional stationary)
Business Cards- (No tangible value)
Any necessary pre-enrollment information, including
information in a video format, regarding orientation,
conditioning (weight programs), academics and practice
activities may be provided to a prospective student-
athlete, provided the prospect has signed a NLI or
financial aid agreement or has been officially accepted
for enrollment.
(Official – March 30, 2006)
     Game Programs vs. Media Guides

Game Programs (which may not
include posters) may be provided to
prospects during official and unofficial
visits and may not be mailed.
Media Guides – One color of printing
inside the cover. May be sent to
prospects at this point.
       Audio/Video Materials
An institution may show a highlight film/ videotape/
audio tape to a prospect or the prospect’s coach but
may not send it to or leave it with the prospect or
 (Q on practice test)

Highlight video = (i.e., game clips, pre-game player
introductions, locker-room talks, crowd reactions,
sideline coaching staff activities, etc..). May not
include activities not directly related to contest (i.e.,
team travel, team meals, entertainment activities,
institutional facilities).
         Question: Audio/Video

Which of the following statement(s) are true regarding
highlight films/videotapes/audiotapes?
 a. Narration on a highlight film/videotape may include a
   recruiting testimonial from a former or current
 b. An institution may show a highlight film/videotape to a
    prospect, but may not leave it with the prospect.
 c. Highlight films/videotapes are "game clips" that
    contain informational material related directly to a
    particular event or sports season.
 d. Both b and c.

Official academic admissions and
student-services videotapes/
audiotapes/ electronically produced
information produced by the institution
and available to all students may be
provided to prospects at anytime.
       Correspondence Continued…
Permissible to send E-mails (no limit on the number)

Only permissible to attach documents (photos, articles,
schedules, etc.) to E-mail and gen. correspondence if listed in
13.4.1 or if attachments are NOT found on institution’s web

Not Permissible to print off schedule from web site and attach
to e-mail or letter.

Not Permissible to attach “animation” or audio clips.

Not Permissible to send E-CARDS

Permissible to instant message and text message PSA starting
Sep. 1 of junior year (MBK- June 15 after sophomore year)
Recruiting Timeline

               Recruiting Timeline– STEP 3

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                                       Post July 1 – Junior Year
Unofficial Visits
                                  Recruiting Materials
Telephone Calls By Prospects
                                  Telephone Calls
Responding To Letters & E-mails
Camps Clinics
      Telephone -All Sports (except MFB, MBK, WBK)

All sports (other than football, men’s/women’s BB)
A. July 1 after Junior Year: ONE CALL PER WEEK
B. Prospect may now also call “collect” as they wish
   (all sports except MBK –end of sophomore year)
      Telephone: Women’s Basketball

Women’s Basketball:
A. April 1 Junior Year -- One telephone call
A. May 1-- One call
B. June 1- June 20 -- One call
C. June 21-June 30 -- One call
B. July -- Three telephone calls-- “ only one-per-
C. Thereafter-- “one-per-week”
      Telephone: Men’s Basketball
Men’s Basketball:
A. June 15 – Conclusion of Sophomore Year --
    One telephone call per month through July 31 of
    junior year
B. August 1 – Prior to beginning of senior year +
   thereafter -- Two calls per week (two-year or
   four-year college prospect only once per week)
D. May accept collect calls from prospect after
   conclusion of prospect’s sophomore year
      Telephone: Football

A. May 1 of Junior Year– One telephone call to
B. One telephone call per week after September
   1 (senior year) –outside of contact period
C. Unlimited telephone calls during Contact
D. Institutional staff members may make unlimited
   telephone calls to prospects during the period 48
   hours prior to and 48 hours after 7 a.m. on the
   initial signing date for the NLI.
            Telephone Call Restrictions
  A. 5 days immediately preceding official visit
  B. Unlimited phone calls to prospect on the initial
     date for signing the NLI and during two days
     following the initial signing “date”
  C. Unlimited phone calls to prospect on the day a
     permissible in-person, off-campus contact occurs
  D. Subsequent to the calendar day on which prospect signs NLI,
     no limit on the # of telephone calls by the institution with
     which prospect has signed.
  May receive telephone calls placed by a prospect at a
  prospect’s own expense at any time, including before July 1 of
  junior year
  Interpretation Note: Only after NLI has been signed, you can
  ask a professor to call (NOT MFB). Must coordinate call with
  one call per week limit.
Contacts (Everybody): A 24- hour period where face-to-face
encounter between a prospect or the prospect’s parents, relatives
or legal guardian(s) and an institutional staff member at which any
dialogue occurs in excess of an exchange of greeting.
Contact Regardless If : Prearranged, takes place on the grounds of
the prospect’s educational institution or site of competition or
practice regardless of conversation.
Any number on same day at any site = one contact
 If at school, must have executive officer approval
(Q on practice exam)
Side Note: Letter-of-Intent Signing-- NO in-person, off-campus
A. May only mail, fax, or use express mail to deliver
(All sports except basketball
NO contact with prospect (or parents) until July 1
after Junior year (basketball – start of senior yr.)
No contact with prospect prior to competition
A. No contact at any site prior-- “on- or off- campus”
B. No contact from the time they report for competition until they
are released by the appropriate authority
Competition on Consecutive Dates (Related to Above)
A. If a tournament spans consecutive dates, no contact until the
tournament is completely done
B. If tournament is broken up with days off, contact can be
made after first day – if the next day is off.
        Contact Interpretations
It is not permissible for an institution’s coaching staff
member to contact a prospect by telephone while the
prospect is participating in a competition-related activity

In all sports, coaches may send general correspondence
to a prospect while prospect is participating in an athletics
event, provided the gen. Correspondence is sent directly
to prospect (prospect’s personal fax machine, front desk
of the hotel, etc.)
(Text message OK) (MBK summer certified event–
only printed materials) (WBK no communication
during July evaluation period)from the MAC
Compliance Survey. Could I
 It is not permissible for an institution’s coach to verbally
relay information to a prospect through the prospect’s
coach while the prospect is participating in a competition-
related activity. (Jun 20, 2001 – Official)
       Contact Interpretations
An institutional staff member may provide items other
than general correspondence (e.g., media guides,
recruiting brochures, questionnaires) to a third party
with the intent that such items be delivered by the third
party to the prospect at the prospect's practice or
competition site. However, it is not permissible for the
staff member to include a note with such item or to write
a note on the item. (Sep 26, 1996 –Official)
Important Notes:
   In sports of Football and Basketball, institutional staff
   members may visit a prospect’s educational institution on not
   more than one occasion during a particular week within a
   contact period, regardless of the number of prospects enrolled
   at the institution. (MFB= Any Location)

   How does this impact all sports? A. Multiple Sport
   Athlete-- If a prospect is a multiple sport athlete being
   recruited by the same institution for more than one sport, one
   of which is football or basketball, all staff members from the
   same institution are permitted only one visit per week to the
   prospect’s educational institution.
David is a Division I prospect being recruited by football and track at University X.
He receives a phone call one evening from the track coach confirming his official
visit to campus in three days. The very same evening while on the phone with the
track coach, he receives electronic correspondence sent by “instant messenger”
from one of the football coaches. Which of the following statements is true?
 a. Coaches are only permitted to contact prospects by email prior to the official
 b. It is permissible to have electronic correspondence sent by “instant messenger” with
    a prospect after September 1 of the prospect’s junior year.
 c. Coaches are permitted to make unlimited phone calls to a prospect during the five
    days immediately preceding the prospect’s official visit.
 d. An “instant message” is considered to be a phone call.
  e. Both b and c are true.

After registering for a competition, a prospective student-athlete has a
three-hour wait before competition begins. In this scenario, during
the three hours before the competition begins, a college coach is allowed
to contact this prospective student-athlete prior to the competition,
provided the contact occurs away from the tournament site.

a. True.
b. False.
Providing the prospect with an official visit;

Having an arranged, in-person, off-campus encounter
with the prospect or the prospect’s parent(s),
relatives or legal guardian(s); or

Initiating or arranging a telephone contact with the
prospect, the prospect’s relatives or legal guardian(s)
on more than one occasion for the purpose of
Recruiting Timeline

                    Recruiting Timeline– STEP 4

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                                           Start of Senior Year
Unofficial Visits
                                  Recruiting Materials
Telephone Calls By Prospects
                                  Telephone Calls
Responding To Letters & E-mails
                                   Official Visits
Camps Clinics
           Official Visit
PSA may take 5 expense-paid visits (one-per-institution-regardless of whether PSA is
involved in more than one sport) (Q on Practice)
  -only for expense paid visits to D-I, or D-II institutions
Post High School-- (October 15) May take another visit (up to five)
 May visit more than one institution on a single trip– no duplication of expenses!
Academic Requirements for Official Visits
A. Must have high school transcripts
B. Must have PSAT, SAT, PLAN or ACT Score
Transfer Student--
A. Must have college transcript
(High school transcript if in first semester of college)
        Official Visit
48-Hour Period Defined--
A. Official expense-paid visit may not exceed 48 hrs.
B. Starts with arrival on campus, ends with departure
C. After 48 hrs, expenses may not be paid
A. May provide round-trip transportation for PSA
      i. Via air (Only Prospect)
      (48 hr. period starts with pick up at airport if not FLINT METRO)
      ii. Via car--reimburse mileage-- others may travel (Q on practice) may pay
      round-trip expenses to the individual incurring the expense (except the
      prospect's coach –NOT PERMISSIBLE!!) at the same mileage rate it
      allows its own personnel.
B. If you transport PSA, 48hr period begins with contact
      i. Contact with parents at home= A CONTACT
         Official Visit
Entertainment-- (Only PSA,mother & father, spouse)
     A. Three meals-per-day ,snack in the evening at coach home
     B. $30 per- day to cover all entertainment costs
     (CMU staff costs NOT included in $30 total) – NEW!!!
     C. 3 Complimentary Admits– (only for prospect and those
     accompanying prospect)
     D. No complimentary tickets for MAC championships-
     E. Open Event– Can pay expenses if all prospects in competition
     receive benefit (cannot be paid from athletics department fund)
     F. May reserve tickets for immediate family
     G. May arrange special on-campus parking for PSA
     H. No Cash to prospect (No memorabilia, gifts, or souvenirs)
     I. May provide meals and lodging for PSA in transit to visit
     J. Occasional Meal: Yes at coaches house with team, NO at booster
       Official Visit

Not able to provide while on official visits
A. Special arranged seating-- (e.g., press box, bench)
B. Entertainment outside 30-mile radius of campus
   (Q on practice)
C. Entertainment in excess of $30 per-day
D. Entertainment and meals to siblings and others
E. Medical examination by team athletic trainer (only
   team physician can perform examination, and only
   the athletic trainer can be present) (Q on practice)
A booster is permitted to speak with a prospect who
is making an official or unofficial visit to the
institution’s campus? (Question on practice test)
a. True.
b. False

A booster may attend a game in which a prospect
participates, notify the prospect of the institution’s
interest, and correspond with the prospect through e-
mail (Question on practice test)
a. True.
b. False
         Recruiting Periods
   Quiet Period (Recruiting Calendars) : Period when
  it is permissible to make in-person recruiting contacts
  only on the member institution’s campus. No in
  person, off-campus recruiting contacts or evaluations.

   Dead Period: Not permissible to make in-person
  recruiting contacts or evaluations on or off campus.
  No official and/or unofficial visits.
****Permissible to continue to make you one-call-per-
Recruiting Timeline

                    Recruiting Timeline– STEP 5

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Unofficial Visits                          2-2 & 4-4 Transfers
Evaluations                       Recruiting Materials
Telephone Calls By Prospects      Contacts
Responding To Letters & E-mails   Telephone Calls
Camps Clinics                     Official Visits
Questionnaires                    2-4 & 4-4
        Question: Transfer

Cannot make contact, directly or indirectly, without first
obtaining the written permission of the first institution
athletics director

If permission is not granted, the second institution shall
not encourage the transfer and the institution shall not
provide financial assistance to the student-athlete until
the student-athlete has attended the second institution for
one academic year. Original institution MUST inform
the SA of a hearing opportunity to appeal the denial
of contact - Question on Practice Test
            Question: Transfer

Stacy Jones was was enrolled at institution 1 and became
homesick, and wanted to transfer to another Division 1
institution. Stacy was present at institution 1 on the opening
day of classes and was officially registered and enrolled in a
minimum, full-time program of studies in the fall semester of an
academic year, which was certified by the registrar or
admissions office. Stacy is considered to be a transfer student.
a. True.
b. False.
Other Conditions: Preseason practice, received aid during
summer term, attended branch school that conducted
intercollegiate program. (pg. 165) 14.5.2
         Two Year College Transfers
A prospect who was not a initial qualifier and who is enrolled in the
first year of a two-year college may not be contacted in person on
or off an institution’s campus for recruiting purposes
May have phone contact with them during first year
Similar contact, evaluations and phone restriction apply for those who
were qualifiers
4-2-4 transfer must complete average of 12 hours of transferable
degree credit for each full-time term of attendance with GPA of 2.0,
graduate from 2 yr. college, and one year must have elapsed since
SA’s attendance at first 4 yr. school (to be eligible to compete in first
year) (Question on Practice Test – old standard is 24 credits)
Use Figure 14 – 7 in the back of Bylaw 14 for all transfer questions –
pg. 192-193
        Four Year College Transfers
Jim Athlete is not happy at his current institution and
wishes to transfer to CMU. He attended only one four-
year institution for one academic year and then
withdrew. When may CMU’s coach contact this student-
athlete without first obtaining permission?
  a. Never.
  b. When the student-athlete’s withdrawal is official.
  c. When the student-athlete’s withdrawal was from a four-
  year institution that is not a member of the NCAA or NAIA.
  d. When the student-athlete’s withdrawal is official and
  one academic year has passed.
  e. Both c and d.
Recruiting Timeline

 Publicity Other

   A member institution, on its campus or elsewhere,
shall not conduct (or have conducted on it behalf) any
physical activity (e.g., practice session or test/tryout) at
which one or more prospects reveal, demonstrate or
display their athletics abilities in any sport.-
  Q: A member institution may not host, sponsor or
conduct a tryout camp, clinic, or combine devoted to
agility, flexibility, speed and strength tests for prospects
at any location
       A. True
       B. False
Which of the following are permissible for an institution to provide to a
prospective student-athlete?
  a. Duffel bag with institutional logo.
  b. Help to a relative to find a job.
  c. Cosigning of a loan.
  d. None of the above is permissible.

An institution may provide funding, directly or through paid
advertisements, to benefit a high-school athletics program.
  a. True.
  b. False.
          Local Sports Clubs
  Sports other than basketball
   --   Coaches may participate as a coach, instructor or
   -- All prospects must reside within a 50-mile radius of
      the institution
  All sports
   -- Coaches may participate as a coach, instructor or
    -- Must be in a sport other than the coach’s sport
    -- All prospects must reside within a 50-mile radius of
       the institution
   Coach can be involved with individuals who are not
prospect age regardless of where they live
  Your highly recruited prospect just verbally committed to CMU… You now
  (a) Send the prospect a thank you on institutional stationary
  (b) Take the prospect out to a dinner and movie to celebrate
  (c) Post a release on CMU’s website announcing the commitment
  (d) None of the above
  Can release information about a prospect to the media “subsequent”

      - To the prospect signing a National Letter of Intent OR
      - To the prospect signing an acceptance of admission or
      financial aid
   Before the prospect signs a NLI:
    • Confirm recruitment of a prospect
    • Cannot comment of the prospect possible contribution to the
    • Cannot comment of the prospects intent to attend CMU
        Inducements: High Schools
Coaches cannot participate in high school banquets,
meetings, golf outings where fund raising is the primary
An institution may not provide funding, directly or through
paid advertisements, to benefit a high school program
May not donate or provide equipment to high schools or
prospect club organizations (AAU). May make available to
public through general sale. Cannot provide any
preferential treatment.
   -May provide athletics equipment to youth organizations
   (YMCA, boy scout troop, etc.) that may consist of
   some prospects, provided it’s within 30-mile radius of
Entertainment Of High School Coaches
Entertainment of high school coaches is limited to
providing a maximum of two complimentary
admissions to home intercollegiate athletic events at
any facility within 30 mile radius of campus

 Entertainment shall not include:
 • Food or Refreshments
 • Room Expenses
 • Cost of Transportation
 • Transportation cost to bring prospect to campus
 • Gift at coaching clinic, unless included in cost of
 • Special seating (sideline pass)
Recruiting Timeline

Non-Qualifier – No atha aid, no practice, no competition.
Only qualifies for need based institutional aid.
Qualifier– Qualified for atha aid, practice & competition
Completed 14 core courses in specified areas, achieved
necessary ACT/SAT score, GPA, and graduation.
-      Be enrolled in and complete a minimum full time program of
       studies for two full semesters
-      Be enrolled in a minimum full-time program of studies for two
       full semesters and pass number of hours that is at least
       equal to the sum total of the minimum load of each of the
       required terms.
--     Summer term shall not be used to satisfy term of
       residence, but summer hours may be used to satisfy
       requirements above
            Eligibility Questions
A prospective student-athlete may achieve a
minimum required SAT or ACT score during his or
her first term of full-time collegiate enrollment and
be considered a partial qualifier.
a. True.
b. False.
               (Question on Practice Test)
     Eligibility Questions
For purposes of meeting NCAA initial-
eligibility requirements, all core courses must
be taken during grades nine through 12 of
high school.
a. True, unless the individual is repeating a
regular term or academic year at the high school
from which he or she graduated and delays
enrollment until the following academic year.
b. True, unless the individual has been approved
for NCAA disability status.
c. False.
d. Both a and b.
Recruiting Timeline

   Financial Aid
       Financial Aid Questions
A full grant-in-aid consists of:
  a.   Tuition and fees, room and board.
  b.   Tuition and fees, room and board, and
       required course-related books.
  c.   Tuition and fees, course-related books and
  d.   Tuition and fees only.
                          (Question on Practice Test)
       Financial Aid Questions
 An institution that would like to award an athletics grant-
in-aid to a prospect may do which of the following:
  a. Guarantee the prospect a four-year scholarship in writing.
  b. Inform the prospect that the renewal of financial aid
  is not automatic, but the athletics department may
  recommend to the financial aid authority that the prospect's
  financial aid be renewed each year.
  c. Indicate that the institution will automatically continue the
  grant-in- aid for four years, even if the prospect gets injured
  and is unable to compete.
  d. Promise the prospect that he or she will receive a four-
  year grant-in-aid, even if the coach decides to the leave the
            Financial Aid Questions

A recruited SA who received financial aid for
which athletics participation is a major criterion
from an outside source (i.e., high school athlete
award, booster club award) shall become a
counter for the year during which the SA receives
the aid (aid becomes countable)
Question on Practice Test
a. True.
b. False.
           Financial Aid Reduction or Cancellation Permitted
Institutional financial aid based in any degree on athletics ability
may be reduced or canceled during the period of the award if the
• Renders himself or herself ineligible for intercollegiate
competition; or
• Fraudulently misrepresents any information on an application,
letter of intent or financial aid agreement ; or
• Engages in serious misconduct warranting substantial
disciplinary penalty; or
• Voluntarily withdraws from a sport at any time for personal
reasons; however, the recipient's financial aid may not be
awarded to another student-athlete in the academic term in
which the aid was reduced or cancelled.
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