Agenda Recruiting Calendars/Evaluations Communication with PSAs Off-Campus Contacts Official Visits On-Campus Evaluations Summer Access
Session Goal Understand the application of the new men’s basketball recruiting legislation.
Learning Objectives Learn and retain the details of the new men’s recruiting legislation. Apply the new legislation to specific scenarios. Develop and implement educational initiatives.
NCAA Proposal No. 2011-99 Bylaws 18.104.22.168.1, 13.17.2 and 13.18 Effective immediately for April and July evaluation periods; August 1, 2012, for other provisions.
Evaluations Periods -- April Permits evaluations only at certified nonscholastic events on two weekends (Friday through Sunday). Neither weekend may fall on ACT/SAT testing dates or Easter. Events are subject to the NCAA certification program. Events may not begin before 6 p.m. Friday and must conclude not later than 4 p.m. Sunday.
Evaluations Periods -- April Evaluations conducted in April count in the 130 recruiting days and the seven recruiting opportunities. 2013 weekends: April 19-21 and 26-28.
Frequently Asked Question Your coach would like to evaluate at an event during an April evaluation period that is not certified, but is approved by an applicable state or national governing body and is not conducted primarily for a recruiting purpose. Permissible? No. The April evaluation periods were designed to allow for evaluations at certified nonscholastic events only.
Frequently Asked Question Your coach would like to go to a high school in the locale of an April certified event, in the morning before the event begins, to pick up a transcript and talk to the high school coach. Permissible? No. The April evaluation periods were designed to allow for evaluations at certified nonscholastic events only.
Evaluations Periods -- July Permits evaluations at nonscholastic certified events during a total of 12 days in July. The 12 days consist of three four-day periods that run from 5 p.m. Wednesday to 5 p.m. Sunday. Periods begin with the first Wednesday on or after July 6.
Evaluations Periods -- July All other days from July 6 through July 31 are part of a dead period. SLR waiver permits institutions to conduct camps for PSAs during the former evaluation periods, July 6-15 and July 22-31, 2012, provided institutions demonstrate camps were scheduled on or before October 27, 2011, and could not be rescheduled. Must be approved by conference office.
Evaluations Periods -- July 2012 Dates: 5 p.m. July 11 to 5 p.m. July 15. 5 p.m. July 18 to 5 p.m. July 22. 5 p.m. July 25 to 5 p.m. July 29. 2013 Dates: 5 p.m. July 10 to 5 p.m. July 14. 5 p.m. July 17 to 5 p.m. July 21. 5 p.m. July 24 to 5 p.m. July 28.
Evaluations During “Recruiting Periods” Evaluations are permitted during recruiting periods, just as they were previously during contact periods. Evaluations of live athletics activities are limited to: Regularly scheduled high school, preparatory school and two-year college contests/tournaments and practices; and Regular scholastic activities involving PSAs enrolled only at the institution at which the regular scholastic activities occur.
Frequently Asked Question During the academic year recruiting period, is it permissible for coaches to evaluate at an “open gym” or pick-up game? Yes, provided the activity has been approved by the authority at the scholastic institution as a regular scholastic activity; it involves only students enrolled at the institution where the activity is occurring; and, it is not organized for the purpose of permitting institutional coaches to observe the PSAs participating in the activity.
Proposal No. 2011-99 Bylaws 22.214.171.124.3, 126.96.36.199 and 188.8.131.52.1 Effective June 15, 2012, for Bylaws 184.108.40.206.3 and 220.127.116.11.1; immediate for Bylaw 18.104.22.168 as it relates to April and July evaluation periods; August 1, 2012, for other provisions.
Telephone Calls First date for calls remains June 15 at the conclusion of the sophomore year in high school. Nontraditional calendar: Day after the conclusion of sophomore year. No limit on number of calls.
Electronic Transmissions First date for electronic correspondence remains June 15 at the conclusion of the sophomore year in high school. Nontraditional calendar: Day after the conclusion of sophomore year. No limit on mode of correspondence, provided it is sent directly to the PSA (or parents) and is private between the sender and recipient. No use of chat rooms, message boards, posts to “walls,” etc.
During Certified Events Communication with the PSA and his relatives or legal guardians is subject to the restrictions of Bylaw 22.214.171.124. No additional restrictions on communication with PSAs or parents. Additional communication restrictions remain applicable to PSA’s coaches and individuals associated with PSA as a result of the PSA’s participation in basketball. Exception remains for a high school coach who is not at the event.
Evaluation Periods – July 2012 and April 2013 No in-person contact with PSAs or parents. No calls to PSAs until they have been released at the end of the event. May email/text PSAs during the event while they are not at the competition site.
Evaluation Periods – July 2012 and April 2013 May receive calls from PSAs or parents at any time. May call parents (unlimited calls) at any time. May email/text parents at any time. No communication with coaches or others associated with PSA (exception for high school coach not at site).
Frequently Asked Question Your coach receives a telephone call from a PSA during the April evaluation period on a Friday night after the PSA’s first game. May the coach take the call? Yes. The restriction on “all communication” during a certified event was eliminated. However, the contact restrictions set forth in Bylaw 126.96.36.199 continue to apply.
Frequently Asked Question Your coach is attending a July event and is very impressed with a particular PSA. So that he doesn’t forget to do it later, the coach sends a text to the PSA during the PSA’s game. Permissible? No. It remains impermissible to send electronic correspondence while he is on call for competition at the competition site.
Proposal No. 2011-99 Bylaws 188.8.131.52.1, 13.1.4, 184.108.40.206 and 220.127.116.11 Effective August 1, 2012
Off-Campus Contacts Off-campus contacts may be made with a PSA during his junior year in high school. Contacts or evaluations are permissible during “Recruiting Periods.”
Off-Campus Contacts Recruiting opportunities with juniors and seniors may be either contacts or evaluations. Seven opportunities each year.
Off-Campus Contacts Recruiting periods other than April recruiting period. Contacts during the junior year only at the PSA’s educational institution. During April recruiting period. Contacts during the junior year permitted at the PSA’s educational institution or at the PSA’s residence.
Off-Campus Contacts Current rule limiting visits to a PSA’s educational institution to not more than once a week remains applicable. Contacts may not be made during the time period when classes are in session or during the entire day of a PSA’s competition (with PSA or relatives/legal guardians).
Off-Campus Contacts No off-campus contacts permitted during April and July evaluation periods.
Frequently Asked Question Your coach wants to sit with the parents of a PSA during the PSA’s contest during a recruiting period. Permissible? No. No in-person contact during the entire day of a PSA’s competition (with PSA or relatives/legal guardians).
Frequently Asked Question Your coach wants to sit with the parents of a PSA during the PSA’s contest during a recruiting period. The PSA signed an NLI in November. Permissible? Yes. An exception applies to a PSA who has signed an offer of aid or admission or submitted a financial deposit in response to an offer of admission.
Frequently Asked Question Your coach wants to visit with a PSA after the PSA’s contest during a recruiting period. The PSA has submitted a financial deposit in response to an offer of admission. Permissible? Yes. An exception applies to a PSA who has signed an offer or submitted a financial deposit in response to an offer of admission, provided the PSA has been released and has departed the dressing or meeting facility.
Proposal No. 2011-99 Bylaws 18.104.22.168.1 and 22.214.171.124.1 Effective August 1, 2012
Official Visits Permitted January 1 of junior year through the senior year of high school. Travel expenses permitted for PSA and two parents/legal guardians (includes in-transit expenses). Limit of two remains applicable for nontraditional families. Current academic requirements remain applicable.
Official Visits - continued Limit of five visits per PSA. Only visits to Division I institutions included in limit. Official visits may occur during the summer between PSA’s junior and senior year and following senior year.
Best Practices What monitoring changes will you make as a result of the legislative change?
Participants High school senior, prep school and two-year college PSAs who have exhausted eligibility; or Four-year transfer PSAs. Must have permission to contact, if applicable. One evaluation per PSA within designated time period. High school/prep school and following full-time enrollment at collegiate institution are distinct time periods.
Participants Men’s basketball SAs may participate in/out of season. SA participation must be counted in daily/weekly hour limits. Limit of four SAs when applicable, does not apply to PSA. Limits regarding SA participation during week prior to final exams remains applicable.
Case Study No. 1 It is September 2012. Jackson is a high school senior who has never participated on his high school basketball team. May Jackson participate in an on-campus evaluation? No. Jackson has not exhausted his high school eligibility in basketball. Same rule applies to prep school and two-year college nonparticipants.
Case Study No. 2 It is September 2012. Connor is a student at an NCAA Division I institution and is not participating on the men’s basketball team. May Connor participate in an on-campus evaluation? Yes. Since he is a nonparticipant, his season has concluded. Note: If SA at previous NCAA or NAIA institution, permission to contact must be granted.
Timing Must be conducted following PSA’s season through opening day of institution’s classes for the fall term. Must be conducted during an unofficial or official visit. Limit of two hours of athletically related activities. Medical exams are permitted to occur outside the hour limit.
Other Evaluation must occur on institution’s campus or at location where institution normally conducts practice or competition. Current requirements regarding mandatory medical exams prior to participation are applicable. Institution may provide equipment and clothing to PSAs on issuance and retrieval basis.
Other PSAs may use locker rooms and shower facilities. Institution may provide water and/or electrolyte replacement drinks to PSAs on an unofficial visit, but no food. Food may be provided during an official visit pursuant to official visit rules.
Best Practices How will you track the eligibility of PSAs to participate in on-campus evaluations? Are there other monitoring needs or concerns?
Proposal No. 2012-3 Bylaws 13.2.7, 126.96.36.199 and 188.8.131.52.1.1.4 Effective immediately – January 2012
General Rule MBB PSAs/SAs may participate in required weight training, conditioning and skill instruction activities for up to eight weeks if they are enrolled in summer school. Applies to incoming freshman, two-year, four-year PSAs and enrolled SAs. Limit of eight hours per week, no more than two hours of skill instruction. No limit on number of participants in skill instruction.
General Rule Eight-week period applies separately to each PSA. Does not have to be consecutive or continuous. May only participate during time in which enrollment occurs. Current mandatory medical examination requirement prior to participation applies.
General Rule Institutions may provide medical expenses for individuals participating in required summer activities. Military Academy Exception Summer school enrollment not necessary if PSA is in required on-campus military training program.
Opt-Out Academic Benchmarks If SA meets required benchmarks, SA may participate in activities for up to eight weeks without summer school enrollment requirement. SAs following completion of first year of collegiate enrollment. 2.2 GPA. 30 semester/45 quarter credit hours.
Opt-Out Academic Benchmarks SAs following completion of second year of collegiate enrollment. 2.2 GPA. At least 50 percent of course requirements in specific degree program. SAs following completion of third year of collegiate enrollment 2.2 GPA. At least 75 percent of course requirements in specific degree program.
Incoming Freshman, and Two-Year and Four-Year College Transfers Student-Athletes Following Completion of the First Year of Collegiate Enrollment Student-Athletes Following Completion of the Second Year of Collegiate Enrollment Student-Athletes Following Completion of the Third Year of Collegiate Enrollment Requirements for Summer Access to Student-Athletes Must be enrolled in summer school. For incoming freshmen at national service academies participating in required on-campus military training programs, enrollment in summer school would not be necessary. Must be enrolled in summer school OR If not enrolled in summer school, must present a 2.2 GPA and have successfully completed 30 semester/45 quarter credit hours. Must be enrolled in summer school OR If not enrolled in summer school, must present a 2.2 GPA and shall have completed successfully at least 50 percent of the course requirements in the student's specific degree program. Must be enrolled in summer school OR If not enrolled in summer school, must present a 2.2 GPA and shall have completed successfully at least 75 percent of the course requirements in the student's specific degree program.
Case Study No. 3 Jake is a current SA at Perry University. He is enrolled in Perry’s first summer session, May 7 – June 15. He will not be enrolled in Perry’s second summer session June 25 – August 17.
Case Study No. 3 When may Jake participate in required activities during the summer if he does not meet the exception to summer school enrollment? Up to a maximum of six weeks during his enrollment in Perry’s first summer session.
Case Study No. 3 If Jake does not meet the exception to summer school enrollment at the conclusion of Perry’s 2011-12 academic year, may coursework from the first summer session be used toward meeting the exception so he can continue to participate following his enrollment? No. In order to meet the exception, SA must have completed the academic requirements by the end of the institution’s regular academic year.
Case Study No. 3 If Jake decided to enroll in Perry’s second summer session, could he participate in summer activities during his enrollment? Yes, but only for a maximum of eight weeks during the entire summer. Would Jake be permitted to participate in summer activities between the two summer sessions? No. Participation only permitted during actual enrollment.
Case Study No. 3 If Jake met the exception to summer school enrollment, at what point could he begin to participate in required summer activities? The day after spring commencement exercises.
Case Study No. 3 Is Perry required to provide Jake with two days off per week during his participation in summer activities? No. May countable coaches be present during Jake’s participation in required summer activities? Yes.
Best Practices What information do your PSAs/SAs need to know about this new legislation? How will you monitor PSAs/SAs participation?
Conclusion Recruiting Calendars/Evaluations Communication with PSAs Off-Campus Contacts Official Visits On-Campus Evaluations Summer Access