Presentation on theme: "2011-12 STUDENT-ATHLETE MEETING Department Communications The official form of communication for the department is E-MAIL. Please read it!"— Presentation transcript:
Department Communications The official form of communication for the department is . Please read it!
Compliance Why Compliance This department operates with integrity and seeks to be the model for other Athletic Departments. As such, we have a moral obligation to follow the rules. Likelihood of us getting caught Only takes one disgruntled player or parent to make a call to another school or PSUAC Inadvertent admission on Facebook Do not say you are going to practice if you are going to play pick-up games at an open gym. There is a difference !
Compliance What happens if we commit violations? A member institution that is found to have violated any provision of the USCAA, PSUAC and/or NCAA Division III rules are subject to sanctions: Probation Double Secret Probation Loss of eligibility Vacating wins/Championships Reduction in games for the following season Ban from post-season play in the PSUAC and/or USCAA
Compliance Representative of Athletic Interests A representative of athletic interests is a person or organization that has a direct connection with our program Your Parents Booster Groups Alumni Staff
Compliance Representative of Athletic Interests Why are they important? We are responsible for their actions. Without realizing it, they can create violations. Recruiting on our behalf outside of the permitted rules and regulations Providing improper benefits
Compliance IMPROPER BENEFITS NCAA Rule Any benefit that is given to you that is not generally available to the average student. Effects on eligibility Immediately ineligible If less than $100, eligibility restored if make restitution to charity If more than $100, risk longer-term eligibility Examples Money Loans Awards or gifts Free Pizza Promotional appearance fee Selling of equipment for cash or services Ohio State Meals Once or twice permitted
Compliance GAMBLING A wager is any agreement in which an individual or entity agrees to give up an item of value in exchange for the possibility of gaining another item of value. Examples Parlay Cards Bets with bookmakers Internet wagering Casinos NCAA Basketball Pools Football betting grids Fantasy leagues where you pay a fee/win money. AGE DOES NOT MATTER
Compliance GAMBLING A wager is any agreement in which an individual or entity agrees to give up an item of value in exchange for the possibility of gaining another item of value. Permissible ESPN Bracket Challenge Online fantasy leagues where you do not pay an entry fee Rule of thumb: If you must pay to enter or give up something of value if you lose, it is probably not permissible WHEN IN DOUBT, ASK!
Compliance Amateurism Not receiving any benefits for athletic participation except those permitted under NCAA rules. Cant Use overall athletic skill for pay Accept a promise of pay Even if after graduate Receive cash award for participation Sponsorship money
Eligibility USCAA Must pass 24 credits in the previous two terms PSUAC Semester in Residence Overall GPA Total Credits Earned
Eligibility Forms Must have valid physical (within one year) Participation Agreement Emergency Contact Information Sheet Affidavit of No Insurance Complete only if you have NO insurance Must be notarized Completed player information sheet NOTE: All forms must be complete and submitted before your eligibility will be certified.
Eligibility Eligibility is determined at the beginning of each semester Cant use short term classes to restore eligibility. Summer classes attach to spring term Inter-term classes attached to the fall term If you need to improve your GPA to become eligible, you must take Penn State classes. If you need credits, and take them at another school, make sure that they will transfer to PSU.
Academic Progress/Attendance Forms Required weekly beginning the third week of the semester Due 4 p.m. on Friday Anyone sophomore, junior or senior with a GPA of 3.0 or greater may apply for a waiver. Forms must be completed fully
Academic Progress/Attendance Forms What is a completed form? All classes are listed Instructor has competed all information blocks Instructor has signed form INSTRUCTOR MUST SIGN! Did I mention that the INSTRUCTOR MUST SIGN?
Academic Progress/Attendance Forms If you forge a signature you will miss at least ¼ of your season! If you have a problem, come see us. Dont just assume something!
Academic Progress/Attendance Forms Missed Submissions First time: 2 hours study hall over next two weeks Second time: 4 hours study hall over next two weeks Third time: Eligibility will be pulled for one week. Four or more: Eligibility pulled for as many weeks as missed submissions.
Unsatisfactory Academic Progress If you are making unsatisfactory academic progress we will: Notify you and your coach and offer help On second notice, you will be asked to attend mandatory study halls and set up tutoring sessions at the learning center. Third time: Pulled from participation until grades improve
Academic Progress/Attendance Forms We are here to HELP you.
Representing Us Our Athletes Are Not More Important Than Others But you are different WHY? You wear Fayette on your jersey You are in the public eye People identify you with Penn State Fayette Dont disgrace the team and campus Be careful about social media and twitter Words are like bullets, you cant ever get them back
Website New and amazing site. Physical Forms Participation Agreement Student-Athlete Handbook News Features Game results Live Stats
SAAC Student Athletic Advisory Committee Each team will have a representative Coaches or teams can decide Fundraising MUST go through proper channels Talk with Vince or Ryan, then to Chad for approval Roaring Lion fund??? Community Service arm Can build identity in community Input from athletes Encourage all to join
Director of Athletics Cup Year-long competition between teams Points awarded for various activities/honors 3.0 student-athletes each semester PSUAC/USCAA Academic Honors Conference winning percentage/Top 10 finishes Community Service Fundraising Athletic Event Attendance