Department Communications The official form of communication for the department is E-MAIL. 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 is 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 16.01 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 ARTICLE 24: Eligibility Guidelines 24.4.1: Term of Attendance Any quarter, semester or trimesters (excluding summer or inter-terms) in which a student becomes identified with an institution 24.4.4: Season of Competition Participation in one or more intercollegiate contests (varsity or junior varsity, or freshman programs)
Eligibility USCAA ARTICLE 24: Eligibility Guidelines 24.5.5: Requirements After the First Two Semesters All student-athletes must complete 24 credit hours in the previous academic school year If you meet this requirement, you are eligible for both the fall and spring of the new academic year If you dont you will have two scenarios to re-establish eligibility If you are planning to participate in the fall, you must take summer courses to reach the 24 credit hour requirement If you are only planning to participate in the spring, you can use the fall semester to re-establish eligibility by passing 24 credits in the previous two semesters
Eligibility USCAA ARTICLE 24: Eligibility Guidelines 24.5.5: Requirements After the First Two Semesters Example You pass 10 credits in fall 2011 and 10 credits in spring 2012. You did not earn 24 credits in the previous academic year and thus you are ineligible to compete If you plan on participating in the fall (all sports since baseball and softball also are playing non-traditional seasons), you must take summer classes to earn four more credits to reach 24 by the start of the fall 2012 term If you only plan to play in the spring 2013, you can use fall 2012 to restore eligibility by completing a total of 24 credits between spring 2012 and fall 2012
Eligibility PSUAC You must be a full-time student (12 or more credits) If you drop a class and go below 12, you are no longer eligible Tell your coach and speak to your advisor before you drop a class! Semester in Residence Overall GPA Total Credits Earned 21.89 31.924 41.936 52.048 62.060 72.072 82.084 92.096
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 Permission to disclose athletic-related injury Check only ONE line!!!!! 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 attach 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 Working to develop a new system Watch your e-mail for information concerning this policy For now, no forms!!! Go to Class Get good grades Stay eligible
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 We are here to HELP you. There is nothing wrong with asking for help with a class Thats why we have a learning center
K-088 Varsity Sport Experience One time opportunity to get two credits for playing a sport Volleyball and Cross Country can register for this in the fall K-088 for all other sports is available in the spring Dont come to us at the end of the semester and ask to get the credits Start season/Finish the season Show up at practice Compete in intercollegiate athletic contests Dont get in trouble If you quite the team, make sure you withdraw from the class or you will FAIL
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 I ALWAYS FIND OUT!!!!
Representing Us YOU ARE NOW COLLEGE ATHLETES Something you can tell your kids and grandkids THIS IS INTERCOLLEGIATE ATHLETICS Its not high school Its not intramurals Take it seriously Properly and completely fill out the forms Dont put anything on your Player Information Form that is not true If you cant be serious, you do not deserve to be a Roaring Lion!
Website All you need to know is at.. www.goroaringlions.com Physical Forms Participation Agreement Student-Athlete Handbook News Features Game results Live Stats
Injuries If you are injured … See the trainer Show-up for rehab ImPact Concussion Screen Your personal insurance is billed first PSU Insurance covers whatever your current insurance doesn't Affidavit of No Insurance You pay no out-of-pocket expenses Visit the Website for injury claim forms
REPORTING If you see something dangerous going on If there is immediate danger call 911 or campus security (4120) Contact your coach or the athletic director immediately You WILL be taken seriously Want a safe environment for all If you are going to work with minors, you will need to take the child abuse/Cleary Act training.
SAAB Student Athletic Advisory Board Each team will have a representative Coaches or teams can decide Fundraising MUST go through proper channels Talk with Vince and then to Chad for approval Community Service arm Can build identity in community Input from athletes Encourage all to join If your team does not participate, your account will be locked and you will not be able to use the money you raised
2012-2013 It will be a very good year! WE ARE FAYETTE!