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AMATEURISM AND ORGANIZED COMPETITION.  General Amateurism Regulations  Amateurism certification  Recent interpretations  Promotional Activities and.

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1 AMATEURISM AND ORGANIZED COMPETITION

2  General Amateurism Regulations  Amateurism certification  Recent interpretations  Promotional Activities and Institutional Fundraisers  Applicable legislation  Case studies  Organized Competition  Multitiered educational systems  Military service OVERVIEW

3 GENERAL AMATEURISM REGULATIONS

4  A student-athlete (SA) must receive a final amateurism certification from the NCAA Eligibility Center in all sports in which he/she participates, before engaging in competition.  Once certification is received, institution is responsible for ensuring SA retains amateur status. NCAA Division II Bylaws and AMATEURISM BASICS

5  When can final amateurism be requested?  April 1: Fall enrollees.  October 1: Midyear enrollees.  Can a SA practice without a final amateurism certification?  Yes, for 45 days.  After 45 days, SA must cease participation in practice activities until final amateurism certification is received.  In an extenuating circumstance, institution may file a NCAA Division II Committee for Legislative Relief waiver. Bylaw AMATEURISM CERTIFICATION BASICS, CONTINUED

6  Ross plans to participate in cross country and track and field.  Does Ross need an amateurism certification in both sports?  Phoebe plans to participate in volleyball and sand volleyball.  Does Phoebe need an amateurism certification in both sports? POP QUIZ

7 Actual and Necessary Expenses from an Amateur Pool  SA may receive actual and necessary expenses from an outside amateur sports team or organization; and  Permissible for individuals to compete as amateurs and receive expenses not in excess of the reasonable amount of expenses given to all individuals participating as amateurs. Bylaw and official interpretation [Reference: 04/25/14, Item No. 2-a] RECENT AMATEURISM INTERPRETATION

8  The amount must be:  A uniform allowance (e.g., $100 per day) determined by the sponsors of the event;  Not conditioned on the individual's place finish in the event; and  Not in excess of an individual’s actual and necessary expenses.  Permissible for the funds to come from an "amateur pool" of unclaimed prize money retained by the outside amateur sports team or organization. Bylaw and official interpretation [Reference: 04/25/14, Item No. 2-a] RECENT AMATEURISM INTERPRETATION, CONT’D

9 PROMOTIONAL ACTIVITIES AND INSTITUTIONAL FUNDRAISERS

10  A local coffee house, Central Perk, wants to help Geller’s soccer teams raise funds for its programs and have provided the following flyer for a possible event. CASE STUDY - GELLER UNIVERSITY

11  Is this a permissible promotional activity? CASE STUDY - GELLER UNIVERSITY

12  If Central Perk removes the reference to the appearances of Drake and Pheobe, is this event permissible?  Would SAs be able to attend the event? CASE STUDY - GELLER UNIVERSITY

13  Member institution (or charitable, educational or nonprofit organization) may use the appearance, name or picture of an enrolled SA to promote generally its fundraising activities at the location of a commercial establishment.  Commercial establishment cannot be a cosponsor of the event; and  SA cannot promote a commercial product in conjunction with the fundraising activity.  What makes a commercial establishment a cosponsor?  Advertises the presence of the SA at the commercial location; or  Directly or indirectly promotes the activity. Bylaw PROMOTIONS INVOLVING COMMERCIAL SPONSORS

14  Tribiani’s head football coach would like to hold a car wash fundraiser to support the team’s budget and turns this flyer in to compliance for review. CASE STUDY - TRIBIANI COLLEGE

15  Is this a permissible institutional fundraiser and promotional activity?  What information do you need to know?  Is Central Perk involved in promoting the event? CASE STUDY - TRIBIANI COLLEGE

16  Green State’s director of marketing is hoping to hold a three- point shooting contest at halftime of an upcoming basketball game.  Participants must be a full-time student at Green State and show their student ID before entering the contest.  Local celebrity Regina Phelange will draw 10 names at random to participate.  Prizes will include:  1 st place: $100 voucher to Green State’s bookstore.  2 nd place: $50 gift card to a local sporting goods store.  3 rd place: Basketball signed by head coach, Richard Burke. CASE STUDY - GREEN STATE

17  The marketing director wants to know if she has to restrict SAs from participating in the contest.  Is it permissible for SAs to participate if selected?  If a SA places in the top three, can he or she receive the applicable prize? CASE STUDY - GREEN STATE

18  A SA may receive payment and/or allow his or her name or picture to be used to promote a commercial product or service, provided:  SA became involved for reasons unrelated to his or her athletics ability;  No reference is made to SA’s participation in intercollegiate athletics; and  SA is paid the going rate for his or her services and the rate is not based on SA’s status as a SA. Bylaw MODELING AND OTHER NONATHLETICALLY RELATED PROMOTIONAL ACTIVITIES

19 ORGANIZED COMPETITION BEFORE INITIAL COLLEGIATE ENROLLMENT

20 PSA graduates on time from high school.PSA has one-year grace period. PSA initially enrolls at a collegiate institution. PSA ceases participation in organized competition. IN A PERFECT WORLD…

21  Common issues with organized competition: 1.PSA does not graduate in the expected timeframe; 2.PSA participates in organized competition after the one-year grace period; and/or 3.PSA’s home country has a mandatory military requirement. BUT WE KNOW THE WORLD ISN’T PERFECT!

22  The graduation date is determined by the NCAA Eligibility Center staff.  Based on the PSA’s enrollment in ninth grade (or the international equivalent).  Graduation date for international SAs is based on the NCAA Guide to International Academic Standards for Athletics Eligibility.  Accessible on ncaapublications.com. Bylaw HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATION DATE

23  What if the PSA graduates early?  PSA becomes a member of that class and the date of graduation for the PSA is the expected date of that class.  What if the PSA graduates late?  Depends.  Was the PSA required to repeat an entire year of high school?  If so, PSA becomes a member of that class and the date of graduation for the PSA is the expected date of that class. Bylaws and HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATION DATE, CONT’D

24  SA is charged with the use of one season of competition for each 12-month period after the one- year grace period in which SA participates in organized competition.  If SA is charged with the use of a season of competition, SA must also serve an academic year in residence before competing at a Division II institution. PARTICIPATION AFTER ONE-YEAR GRACE PERIOD

25 Example #1 SA’s expected and actual date of high school graduation. June 2011 SA’s one-year grace period. June August 2012 SA participated in 20 basketball contests SA participated in 14 basketball contests Example #2 SA’s expected and actual date of high school graduation. June 2011 SA’s one-year grace period. June August 2012 SA did not participate in organized competition SA participated in 14 basketball contests PARTICIPATION AFTER ONE-YEAR GRACE PERIOD, CONT’D OUTCOME:

26  Countries such as the United Kingdom, the University of Cambridge international exam program, New Zealand, Quebec, Canada, Scotland, the Caribbean exam countries and British patterned Africa have multitiered educational systems.  Multitiered educational systems require a student to complete one level before moving on to the next.  Ministry of education in each country defines the prescribed amount of time for completion of each level. Official Interpretation [Reference: 6/30/11, Item No. 1] MULTITIERED EDUCATIONAL SYSTEMS

27 (1)Prospective SA completes secondary school in the timeframe prescribed by the country's ministry of education.  Graduation date advances to the date PSA’s class completes each tier.  PSA must complete the tier within prescribed timeframe determined by the country’s ministry of education. Official Interpretation [Reference: 6/30/11, Item No. 1] HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATION DATE IN A MULTITIERED EDUCATIONAL SYSTEM

28  Chandler is a golf PSA from the United Kingdom.  June 2012: Earns General Certificate of Secondary Education (GCSE).  , academic years: Enrolls in a General Certificate of Education (GCE), A-Level program.  June 2014: Passes two GCE A-Level examinations. HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATION DATE IN A MULTITIERED EDUCATIONAL SYSTEM

29 (2)Prospective SA delays completion of secondary school tier.  PSA is expected to enroll in the next tier immediately.  Graduation date is based on when the PSA’s class completes the tier, not when the PSA completes the tier. Official Interpretation [Reference: 6/30/11, Item No. 1] HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATION DATE IN A MULTITIERED EDUCATIONAL SYSTEM

30  Rachel is a track PSA from Jamaica.  June 2011: Earns the Caribbean Examination Council (CXC) Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC).  : Works at the family business.  and academic years: Enrolls in a CXC Advanced Proficiency Examination (CAPE) program.  June 2014: Passes two CAPE examinations. HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATION DATE IN A MULTITIERED EDUCATIONAL SYSTEM

31 (3) Prospective SA attempts but does not successfully complete secondary school tier.  PSA’s graduation date will remain the date the PSA’s class completed the previous tier. Official Interpretation [Reference: 6/30/11, Item No. 1] HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATION DATE IN A MULTITIERED EDUCATIONAL SYSTEM

32  Joey is a baseball PSA from Quebec, Canada.  June 2012: Earns the Diplôme d'Études Secondaires (DES).  and academic years: Enrolls in a Diplôme d'Études Collegiales (DEC) program at a College d’Enseignement Général et Professional (CEGEP).  Joey did not complete the program.  Fall 2014: Enrolls at a Division II institution. HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATION DATE IN A MULTITIERED EDUCATIONAL SYSTEM

33  Participation while on active duty in United States or Canadian Armed Services is exempt from organized competition legislation.  Participation does not need to be organized by the military. Bylaw and NCAA Division II Proposal Nos. NC and NC MILITARY SERVICE – UNITED STATES AND CANADA

34  PSAs with mandatory military service are most commonly seen from Israel, but a number of countries have a mandatory military requirement.  Requires a Committee for Legislative Relief waiver.  PSA must enlist at first opportunity after high school;  Cannot participate in outside competition after discharge; and  Must enroll at a collegiate institution at first opportunity.  If PSA was granted exceptional or elite athlete status in the military, relief cannot be provided for the year in residence. March 2014 Committee for Legislative Relief Guidelines for Assertions of Mandatory Military Service MANDATORY MILITARY SERVICE

35  Division II Committee for Legislative Relief guidelines are available on ncaa.org.  Delay must be due to circumstances outside of the individual’s control.  Examples: Natural disaster, war, medical hardships or extreme financial difficulties.  Assertions of lack of knowledge of the legislation, misinformation or lack of information from institutional personnel, or failure to enroll due to an academic deficiency do not, in themselves, warrant relief. LEGISLATIVE RELIEF WAIVERS

36 QUESTIONS?


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