NCAA Eligibility Regulations Summary of NCAA Regulations NCAA by jackl17


									                                 NCAA Eligibility Regulations
The NCAA requires you to sign the following forms:

        1.       NCAA Student­Athlete Statement which includes four parts:
                 • Statement Concerning Eligibility ­ you affirm that to the best of your knowledge, you are eligible to
        compete in intercollegiate competition.
                 • Buckley Amendment Consent ­ You give consent to disclose only to authorized representatives of
        this institution, its athletics conference (if any) and the NCAA, the following documents:

                        • The Student­Athlete Eligibility Form
                        • Results of NCAA Drug Tests;
                        • Any transcript from your high school, this institution or any junior
                          college or four year institutions you have attended;
                        • Pre­college test scores,
                        • Records concerning your financial aid;
                        • Any other papers or information pertaining to your NCAA eligibility.
                • Incoming Freshmen­Affirmation of Valid ACT or SAT Score
                • Results of Drug Tests

        2.       NCAA Drug Testing Consent Form ­ you affirm that you are aware of the NCAA drug testing
        program. You agree to allow the NCAA to test you in relation to any participation by you in any NCAA
        championship or in any postseason football game certified by the NCAA for the banned drugs listed in Bylaw Additionally if you participate in Division I football or track and field, you also agree to be tested, on
        a year­round basis, for anabolic agents, diuretics and urine manipulators.

        If you have any questions regarding these forms please contact the Director of Athletics or Director of

                               Summary of NCAA Regulations
Each year the NCAA publishes a Summary of NCAA Regulations. For your convenience and future reference, this
summary is attached as an Appendix in the SA Handbook. The appendices also include the Student­Athlete
Statement, the Drug Testing Consent Form, Lehigh Student­Athlete Statement and the NCAA Banned Substances List.

       NCAA Regulations Pertinent for Lehigh Student­Athletes
  There are several areas in which student­athletes routinely have problems in regards to eligibility. They are
summarized below. Students should consult their coach or the Director of Athletics prior to engaging in activities
which might jeopardize their eligibility.

        1.       Modeling/Catalog Endorsement: It is not permissible under NCAA rules to endorse a commercial
        product or service once enrolled at a college. However, if you did such work prior to coming to Lehigh, you
        may continue to do endorsements if they are not related in any way to your status as an athlete. (Bylaw and
2.       Summer Employment: While you are a student­athlete, any job you perform must compensate you at
a rate commensurate with your skills and experience. If you teach a sport (such as tennis or swimming) you
cannot be paid on a “fee­for­lesson” basis except under the following guidelines. If you have any questions on
possible summer employment, please contact the Compliance Office or Director of Athletics. (Bylaw 12.4)  Fee­for­Lesson Instruction. 
           A student­athlete may receive compensation for teaching or coaching sport skills or techniques in his or her 
           sport on a fee­for­lesson basis, provided:  (Revised:  1/9/96 effective 8/1/96, 4/25/02 effective 8/1/02) 
           (a) Institutional facilities are not used; (Adopted: 4/25/02 effective 8/1/02) 
           (b) Playing lessons shall not be permitted; (Adopted: 4/25/02 effective 8/1/02) 
           (c) The institution obtains and keeps on file documentation of the recipient of the lesson(s) and the fee for the 
           lesson(s) provided during any time of the year; and (Adopted: 4/25/02 effective 8/1/02) 
           (d) The compensation is paid by the lesson recipient (or the recipient's family) and not another individual or 
           entity. (Adopted: 4/25/02 effective 8/1/02) 
           (e) Instruction to each individual is comparable to the instruction that would be provided during a private 
           lesson when the instruction involves more than one individual at a time.  (Adopted: 4/2/03 effective 8/1/03) 
           (f) The student­athlete does not use his or her name, picture or appearance to promote or advertise the 
           availability of fee­for­lesson sessions.  (Adopted: 4/2/03 effective 8/1/03)

3.      Outside Competition: During the academic year you may not play on a non­university team at any
time while you are competing in season as an athlete at Lehigh (intramurals are allowed, club sports that
compete with outside schools is NOT allower). There are exceptions, but you must receive approval from the
Director of Athletics prior to the competition. (Bylaw 14.7.1)

4.      Medical Hardships: In some situations, student­athletes who are injured during a sport season can be
granted additional year(s) of eligibility. Such situations should be brought to the attention of the Director of
Athletics only when it appears you will wish to be granted a waiver. (Bylaw 14.2.4, 14.2.5)

5.       Player Agents: On occasion, Lehigh athletes of high caliber may have the opportunity to continue
their athletic career on the professional level. NCAA rules prohibit student­athletes from agreeing to be
represented by an agent. Students should consult their coach and the Director of Athletics if they are ever
contacted by an agent. (Bylaw 12.3)

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