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1 Division II Recruiting Amanda Conklin and Leslie Schuemann 2012 NCAA Regional Rules Seminar

2 Overview Contactable prospective student-athletes (PSAs). Newly adopted legislation. Recent interpretations. Recruiting and scouting services. Common violations related to official and unofficial visits. Ease of Burden concepts for feedback.

3 Learning Objectives Effectively apply basic recruiting legislation. Become familiar with application of newly adopted recruiting legislation and recently issued interpretations. Increase comfort level with recruiting/scouting services legislation.

4 Contactable Prospective Student-Athletes

5 Definition of Prospective Student-Athlete Started classes for grade nine; or Has not started classes for grade nine but the institution provides any financial assistance or other benefits not provided to prospective students generally.

6 Definition of Prospective Student-Athlete Remains a PSA until: Officially registers, enrolls full time and attends classes in any term at a four- year institutions regular academic year; or Participates in regular squad practice or competition at a four-year collegiate institution. NCAA Bylaw

7 Definition of Enrolled Student-Athlete Enrollment was solicited by a member of the athletics staff or representative of athletics interest; View toward students participation in intercollegiate athletics; or Reports for intercollegiate squad under the jurisdiction of the athletics department. Bylaw

8 Contactable Prospective Student-Athletes Four -year college PSAs. Need permission to contact if a student-athlete (SA). Do not need permission to contact if never a SA. Two-year college PSA. High school PSA. Bylaw

9 Hearing Opportunity If permission to contact denied: Must inform SA in writing of hearing opportunity within 14 days of receiving SAs written request. Must be conducted by entity outside athletics. Must include institutions policies and procedures. Hearing must be conducted within 30 days of written request for hearing. Bylaw

10 Case Study 2012 spring semester four-year college softball PSA makes an unofficial visit to campus. Softball coach has on-campus contact with the PSA. Does the coach need permission to contact?

11 Case Study Conclusion The institution needs permission to contact a four-year college PSA. Bylaw What if the prospect is not an SA? Do not need permission to contact. Need one-time transfer exception to compete. Bylaws and

12 Newly Adopted Legislation

13 NCAA Division II Proposal No : Contacts In-person, off-campus recruiting contacts permitted beginning June 15 immediately preceding a PSAs junior year in high school. No limit on number or frequency following the first permissible date.

14 Proposal No : Contacts Effective: June 15, 2012; for any PSA entering his or her junior year in high school June 15, 2012, and thereafter. Bylaws and

15 Proposal No : Telephone Calls Telephone calls permitted beginning June 15 immediately preceding a PSAs junior year in high school. No limit on number or frequency of telephone calls following the first permissible date.

16 Proposal No : Telephone Calls Effective: June 15, 2012; for any PSA entering his or her junior year in high school June 15, 2012, and thereafter. Bylaws and

17 Proposal No : Electronic Transmissions Athletically related recruiting materials, electronic media and electronically transmitted messages permitted beginning June 15 before a PSAs junior year in high school. Electronically transmitted messages must be private between sender and recipient.

18 Proposal No : Electronic Transmissions No limit on number or frequency of recruiting materials, electronic media and electronically transmitted messages. Effective: June 15, 2012; for any PSA entering his or her junior year in high school June 15, 2012, and thereafter. Bylaw 13.4

19 Noncontroversial Amendment to Proposal No Intent : Electronically transmitted correspondence may not be sent to a PSA during the conduct of the institutions contests in that sport. Effective: June 15, 2012; for any PSA entering his or her junior year in high school June 15, 2012, and thereafter.

20 Case Study Date: May 1, Coach has asked if it is permissible to begin unlimited contacts, phone calls and texts with a two-year college prospect. Coach explains that it should be permissible because it is after June 15 of the PSAs junior year in high school. Is this permissible?

21 Case Study Conclusion It would not be permissible to begin unlimited contacts, phone calls and texts to a two-year college PSA on or before May 1, Effective date of the proposal is June 15, 2012.

22 Case Study PSA is enrolled in a high school that has an extended calendar. PSAs last day of his or her sophomore year is July 1, When can an institution begin unlimited contact, telephone calls and electronically transmitted media to this PSA?

23 Case Study Conclusion The institution may begin unlimited contacts, telephone calls and electronically transmitted media June 15, 2012, immediately preceding the PSAs junior year in high school. For international PSAs, institution would need to determine when the PSAs junior year occurs.

24 Monitoring No longer need to monitor number and frequency. Should monitor PSA and permissible date of initial telephone call, contact or electronically transmitted media. Institution needs to monitor recruited status. Document content for historical reference.

25 Recruiting Best Practices Document created by NCAA Division II Student-Athlete Advisory Committee. Guidelines for coaches and administrators. Available at NCAA.org. Division II Governance Resources and Best Practices DII SAAC Recruiting.

26 Proposal No. I Tryouts- Mandatory Medical Exam Medical exam conducted by physician. Within six months of practice, competition or conditioning during prospects senior year in high school. Accepted by prospects high school for the entire senior year. Bylaw (c)

27 Recent Interpretations

28 Recruiting Functions Used in the Recruitment of Two-Year and Four-Year College Transfers (March 7, 2012) There is no limit on the number or frequency of in-person off-campus contacts, telephone calls, printed recruiting materials, electronic media and electronic transmissions with two-year college transfers or four-year college transfers for whom the institution has received permission to contact. Bylaws , , and

29 PSA with No Reasonable Expectation of Participation (April 11, 2011) PSA has no reasonable expectation of participating in intercollegiate athletics. Due to disability or terminal illness.

30 PSA with No Reasonable Expectation of Participation (April 11, 2011) Bylaw 13 restrictions do not apply. Provided the prospect is not a relative of a prospect being recruited by the institution.

31 Camp Employment for Children of Institutional Staff Members (April 20, 2011) May not employ children of staff members if: Signed a National Letter of Intent (NLI), written offer of admissions or financial aid with a different institution. May employ children of staff members if: Has not signed an NLI or written offer of admissions or financial aid. Bylaw

32 Definition of a Recruiting/Scouting Service (April 1, 2011) Individual, organization or entity that is primarily involved in: Providing information about PSAs. May provide information to only paid subscribers. May provide service only available to select groups. May provide information to public free of charge.

33 Definition of a Recruiting/Scouting Service (April 1, 2011) Does not include: Individual, organization or entity that provides information about PSAs incidental to its primary purpose and is generally available to the public (e.g., media outlet).

34 Recruiting/Scouting Services

35 May distribute personal information to institutions (e.g., academic or athletics records). May not have fee paid by the PSA based on placing the PSA in a collegiate institution as a recipient of financial aid. May not act as an intermediary between the PSA and an NCAA institution. Bylaw

36 Recruiting/Scouting Services May not provide verbal information to NCAA coaches. May not provide assistance to NCAA coaches with identifying PSAs. May not provide a discounted subscription rate only to certain PSAs. Bylaws and

37 Recruiting/Scouting Services May not be endorsed by an NCAA athletics department staff member. May not provide NCAA coaching staff members with expenses to attend an event for recruiting purposes. (October 6, 2011, Educational Column) May not employ an NCAA coach at a camp or clinic. Bylaws , and

38 Recruiting/Scouting Service Resources Division II Recruiting/Scouting Service Frequently Asked Questions document. Available on membership side of NCAA.org. Governance Division II Homepage Compliance.

39 Common Violations Related to Official and Unofficial Visits

40 Unofficial Visits Meals – Bylaw One complimentary meal for PSA in institutional dining facility. May be provided at off-campus dining facility when all institutional facilities are closed. Complimentary Admissions. No special seating – Bylaw No special parking arrangements – Bylaw

41 Official Visits – Academic Requirements Presents a score from a PSAT, an SAT, a PLAN or an ACT test taken on a national testing date; Complete registration with the NCAA Eligibility Center; and Be placed on the institution's Institutional Request List (IRL) with the NCAA Eligibility Center. Bylaw

42 Ease of Burden Concepts Campus Visits

43 Concepts for feedback: Eliminate use of terms official and unofficial visits. Institutions limited to providing one expense-paid visit. Amend first opportunity for an expense-paid visit. June 15 immediately preceding PSAs junior year in high school. Aligns with permissible dates for contacts, telephone calls and electronic transmissions.

44 Ease of Burden Concepts Campus Visits Concepts for feedback: Change academic requirements for expense-paid visits. PSA may present either a test score or a current transcript to the institution. PSA must register with NCAA Eligibility Center and be placed on IRL. Accounts for earlier date of official visits and the fact that PSA may not have taken a standardized test.

45 Ease of Burden Concepts Campus Visits Concepts for feedback: Eliminate 48-hour restriction on length of expense-paid visits. Institution may pay two nights lodging. Elimination of three meals per day limitation on expense- paid visits. Institution may pay actual and necessary costs for meals for PSA and those accompanying PSA.

46 Questions?


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