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1 WIAA Coaches Presentation

2 Presented By:  Associate Director of Athletics/Compliance at Washington State University Department of Athletics.  Have been at WSU for the past 9 years.  Previously worked at Arizona State University, Villanova University and West Virginia University.

3 Overview  NCAA Initial Eligibility  NCAA Amateurism Certification  NCAA Eligibility Center  Recruiting Regulations  Questions

4 General Information

5 Academic-Eligibility Requirements  If you in enroll in a Division I college after 2008 or later and want to participate in athletics or receive an athletics scholarship during your first year, you must: Graduate from high school; Complete these 16 core courses (was previously 14 Core Courses)  4 years of English  3 years of Math (Algebra 1 or higher)  2 years of natural or physical science (1 year lab science)  1 year of additional English, Math or Physical Science  2 years of Social Science  4 years of additional Core Courses (from any above category, or foreign language, non-doctrinal religion or philosophy) Earn a minimum required grade-point average in your Core Courses; and Earn a combined SAT or ACT sum score that matches your core- course grade point average and test score sliding scale.

6 Division I Core GPA and Test Score Sliding Scale

7 Core Courses  A Core Course Must: Be an academic course in one or a combination of these areas: English, mathematics, natural/physical science, social science, foreign language, non-doctrinal religion or philosophy; Be a four-year college preparatory; and Be at or above your high school’s regular academic level (no remedial, special education or compensatory courses unless a student has a documented disability and the courses are approved)  Check your high school’s list of approved core courses at the NCAA Eligibility Center website at: or ask one of your high school

8 Core Course Timeline  All Core Courses Must: Be completed prior to high school graduation (must graduate within 4 years, upon enrollment in 9 th grade). Be on the NCAA approved core course list (48-H) for each high school attended  One Additional Core Course PSA’s are allowed to complete one additional core course after high school graduation to complete the core courses requirements or achieve the GPA requirement. PSA must graduate in 4 years for the NCAA Eligibility Center to accept an additional core course.

9 Grade-Point Average  How your Core-Course Grade-Point Average is Calculated Calculated the grade point average of your core courses on a 4.000 scale. Only the best grades will be used. The Clearinghouse assigns the following values to each letter grade  A – 4 pointsC - 2 points  B – 3 pointsD – 1 point Plus or Minus will not be used to calculate your core-course grade-point average.

10 ACT and SAT Tests  You must take the national test given on one of the dates presented in the handout.  You may take the SAT or the ACT more than one time; you may use your best subscore from different tests to meet the minimum test-score requirements.  The writing component of the ACT or SAT will not be used to determine your qualifier status.

11 NCAA Eligibility Center  Eligibility Center Contact Information: NCAA Eligibility Center:  P.O. Box 7136, Indianapolis, IN 46207 Package or Overnight delivery:  1802 Alonzo Watford Sr. Drive, Inadianapolis, IN 46202 Web address:  Customer Service  US Callers (toll-free):877/262-1492  Fax:317-968-5100

12 Eligibility Center Registration  To register with the NCAA Eligibility Center, you must complete the Student Release Form online and pay the registration fee of $65. The form does two things: It authorizes each high school you have attended to send the NCAA Eligibility Center your transcripts, test scores, and proof of graduation and other necessary academic information. It authorizes the NCAA Eligibility Center to send your academic information to all colleges that request your eligibility status. Go online and register at:

13 Additional Initial Eligibility Information  All prospects must be registered with the NCAA Eligibility Center, prior to making any official visits.  Test scores must be sent directly from the testing agency to the NCAA Eligibility Center.

14 Why was the NCAA Amateurism Certification Process Created?  NCAA President Miles Brand authorized the creation of the amateurism certification process after hearing the NCAA Membership’s concerns about amateurism issues related to both international and domestic prospective and transfer student- athletes (prospects)

15 Purpose  Provide institutions with the consistent amateurism information regarding prospects.  Assist in maintaining competitive equity in recruiting  Reduce some of the burden on the institutions.  Promote student-athlete well-being.

16 Who will be Certified?  The amateurism certification process will certify all prospects:  High school  Two-year  Four-year  Domestic and Foreign  All entering a NCAA Division I institution for the first time on or after August 1, 2007.

17 Other Information  The amateurism certification process is operated through online registration (same website as the eligibility center).  Prospects are required to complete a questionnaire about their athletic participation.  The NCAA Eligibility Center staff handles data collection and customer service support.  No new amateurism rules have been created.  The fee for the certification will remain $65 for domestic prospects and $95 for international prospects. This is a one-time fee, which includes both the initial eligibility and amateurism certification.

18 NCAA Resources  NCAA Website:  Membership Services Staff: (317) 968-5100

19 Scope of Certification

20  Contract with a professional team.  Salary for participating in athletics.  Prize money above actual and necessary expenses.  Play with professionals.  Tryout, practice or competition with a professional team.  Benefits from an agent or prospective agent.  Agreement to be represented by an agent.  Organized-competition rule (NCAA Division I

21 Amateurism Rules Not Certified by the Amateurism Certification Process  Member institutions are always responsible for certifying all other amateurism bylaws not certified by the clearinghouse, including: Employment Promotional activities Educational expenses from an individual (or entity) other than the prospect’s parents. Preferential treatment based on athletics participation or reputation.

22 Quick Case Study  MaryAnn is a soccer student-athlete who graduated in May 2007. She registered with the clearinghouse and paid the $65 registration fee, but then decided to attend Jason Strong’s Community College of the Northwest for two years. If MaryAnn transfers to WSU, would she be required to pay the registration fee again?

23 Case Study Answer  No. Before enrolling at WSU, MaryAnn will only need to reactivate her registration form with the clearinghouse and update her information. Since she already paid the registration fee, she will not be charged a second time.

24 Athletics Participation Questions


26 Athletic Participation Questions (Sample Level I Questions)


28 Athletic Participation Questions (Sample Level II Questions)

29 Types of Certification  Certified  Certified with conditions  Not certified

30 Case Study  Jack has been certified by the eligibility center. His certification included a condition (repayment of $500 for expenses received from a professional team called the Redhawks). Can he appeal this decision?

31 Case Study Answer  There are opportunities to appeal Jack’s certification decision. He will need to work with one or more Division I or II Institution(s), as all appeals must be filed by a member institution.

32 Recruiting Regulations  All college coaches must follow the rules outlined in the handout.  As high school coaches, you are expected to follow these rules as well.  To look at NCAA recruiting calendars for all sports, go to

33 Questions or Comments? Email Steve Robertello:

34 Thank You!

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