Drug Testing, Supplements, and Banned Substances
Drug Testing Most drug testing programs are designed to be preventative rather than punitive. Punitive drug testing programs established to insure competitive balance and athlete safety. NCAA Conference Institutional
NCAA Banned Drugs The NCAA Banned Drugs list is updated and published each academic year StimulantsStreet Drugs Anabolic AgentsPeptide Hormones and Analogues Alcohol and Beta Blockers Anti-estrogens DiureticsBeta-2 Agonists In addition to this list, some drugs and procedures are restricted by the NCAA Blood DopingBeta-2 Agonists Local AnestheticsCaffeine The NCAA allows for Medical Exceptions of some banned substances, such as stimulants, anabolic agents and ADHD Medications For more information, visit www.NCAA.org/drugtestingwww.NCAA.org/drugtesting If your student-athletes fall under other governing bodies (ie. USA Track and Field, IOC, USA Wrestling, etc.), they may/will be subject to their drug testing guidelines
Examples of Banned Drug Classes Stimulants Amphetamine (Adderall)Methamphetamine CaffeineMethylphenidate (Ritalin) Ephedrine Anabolic Agents TestosteroneNandrolene BoldenoneAndrostenedione Alcohol and Beta Blockers (rifle only) Diuretics and other Masking Agents Street Drugs Marijuana/THCHeroin Synthetic Cannabinoids (Spice, K2, etc.) Peptide Hormones and Anaogues Growth Hormone (hGH)Erythropoietin (EPO) Human Chorionic Gonadotropin (hCG) Anti-Estrogens Beta-2 Agonists Bambuterol
NCAA Drug Testing Year-Round Testing on Campus NCAA Championships and Postseason Bowl Games Positive drug test for any drug on the banned substance is charged with the loss of a minimum of one season. The student-athlete shall remain ineligible for all regular- season and postseason competition during the time period ending one calendar year (365 days) after the collection of the student-athletes positive drug-test specimen and until the student-athlete tests negative and their eligibility is restored by the Committee on Student-Athlete Reinstatement. Breach of protocol by the student-athlete (i.e. no show, or cheating) shall be considered to have tested positive for the use of any drug other than a “street” drug.
Conference Drug Testing Insert relevant information here if applicable Conference policy
Institutional Drug Testing Insert relevant information here if applicable Institutional Policy
Nutritional and Dietary Supplements Dietary Supplements are not well regulated and may cause a positive drug test Studies have found 12-25% of Dietary Supplements contain unlisted steroids, stimulants or trace metals Many dietary supplements are contaminated with banned drugs not listed on the label Any product containing a dietary supplement ingredient is taken at the risk of the student-athlete For more Information about Supplements and Banned Drugs, consult the Resource Exchange Center (REC) www.DrugFreeSport.com/rec or by calling 877-202-0769 www.DrugFreeSport.com/rec 877-202-0769 Institutional contact person for information on nutritional and/or dietary supplement use INSERT HERE
Supplements- What is permissible? Adopted in 2005, NCAA bylaw 16.5.2.g states what institutions may or may not provide Permissible Vitamins and minerals Energy bars Calorie replacement drinks (for example, Ensure, Boost, Muscle Milk Collegiate Series) Electrolyte replacement drinks (for example, Gatorade, Powerade) An institution may provide fruit, nuts and bagels to a student-athlete at any time. Impermissible (not a complete list) Amino acids (including amino acid chelates) Chondroitin* Creatine/compounds containing creatine Ginkgo Biloba Ginseng Glucosamine* Green tea Melatonin Protein powders St. John's Wort Weight-gainers It is not permissible for an institution or an institutional staff member to sell or arrange the sale of muscle-building supplements to student-athletes. A permissible supplement can contain no more than 30 percent of its calories from protein (the percentage of calories from protein can be determined by multiplying protein grams by four and dividing that by the total calories in the product).