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1 Recruiting and Amateur Rules NCAA, NAIA, NJCAA, CCCAA An Amateur Baseball PlayerResource GuideRichard Ng; Resource Coordinator
2 Sophomore Year HSStart to look at schools that interest you or are recruiting youStart to look at NCAA / NAIA ResourcesNCAA eligibility CenterNAIA eligibility CenterJunior College ProgramsNational Junior College Athletic Association NJCAA.orgCalifornia Community College Athletic Association cccaasports.org
3 Junior Year HS Learn recruiting calendars - NCAA Start to Create Recruiting ProfileContact or Start to Interact with CoachesPlay in showcase gamesWooden Bat LeaguesJoin a Club Team
5 What Program Fits You Best? Is the team looking for your position in classPotential of playing timeAnalyze Scholarship Offer (Learn Scholarship breakdown)
6 Scholarship Breakdown (NCAA) BaseballNCAA DI ProgramsPartial or Full ScholarshipsNCAA DII ProgramsFull or Partial Scholarships; most often partial or noneNCAA DIIINo Athletic Scholarships; scholarships made up from academic and financial based grants
7 Scholarship Breakdown (NAIA) NAIA Athletics do not offer full scholarships but often have blocks of money set aside from financial aid directed to athleticsNAIA schools are often very generous with funding and financial aid
8 Scholarship Breakdown (JC) CA JC (CCCAA) do not offer athletic scholarshipsOffer need based money only if school has non-state based grantsFew have housingNJCAA (JC outside CA)Full, Partial, or noneMany use WUE Exchange (Western Undergraduate Exchange) cutting down on costs. Take cost of housing into consideration
9 Recruiting Rules NCAA Div. I Sophomore YearRecruiting MethodRulesRecruiting MaterialsAthlete may receive brochures for camps and questionnaires.Telephone CallsAthlete may make calls to the coach at their expense only College coach cannot call the athlete.Off-Campus ContactNone AllowedOfficial VisitUnofficial VisitAthlete may make an unlimited amount of unofficial visits.Junior YearRecruiting MethodRulesRecruiting MaterialsAthlete may begin to receiving September 1st of Junior Year.Telephone CallsAthlete may make calls to the coach at their expense.College Coaches May Call AthleteOnce per week starting July 1 after Junior YearOff-Campus ContactAllowed Starting July 1 after Junior Year.Official VisitNone AllowedUnofficial VisitAthlete may make an unlimited amount of unofficial visits.Senior YearRecruiting MethodRulesRecruiting MaterialsAllowedTelephone CallsAthlete may make calls to the coach at their own expense.College Coaches May Call AthleteOnce per week starting July 1Off-Campus ContactOfficial VisitAllowed beginning opening day of classes Senior Year.Unofficial VisitAthlete may make an unlimited amount of unofficial visits.Evaluations and contactsUp to seven times during the athlete’s Senior Year.How often can a coach see or talk to an athlete off the college's campusA college coach may contact the athlete or the athletes parents/legal guardians no more than three times during their Senior Year.
10 Recruiting Rules NCAA Div II & III Recruiting MethodDiv IIDiv IIIRecruiting materialsA coach may begin sending the athlete printed recruiting materials September 1 their Junior Year in high school.An athlete may receive printed materials any time.Telephone callsA college coach may call the athlete once per week beginning June 15 between your Junior and Senior year. The athlete may make calls to the coach at their own expense.No limit on number of calls or when they can be made by the college coach. The athlete may make calls to the coach at their own expense.Off-campus contactA college coach can have contact with the athlete or the parents/legal guardians off the college's campus beginning June 15 after their Junior Year. A college coach is limited to three in-person contacts off campus.A college coach may begin to have contact with the athletes parents/legal guardians off the college's campus after the athlete’s junior year.Unofficial visitsThe athlete may make an unlimited number of unofficial visits any time.Official visitsThe athlete may make official visits starting the opening day of classes of their senior year. The athlete may make only one official visit per college and up to a maximum of five official visits to Divisions I and II colleges.The athlete may make official visits starting the opening day of classes their senior year. The athlete may make only one official visit per college.
11 Div I & II Amateur Bylaws Permissible in Division I? (Student-athletes first enrolling full time in college prior to August 1, 2010)Permissible in Division I? (Student-athletes first enrolling full time in college on or after August 1, 2010)Permissible in Division II? (any time prior to initial full time collegiate enrollment?)Enters into a contract with a professional teamNoYes (unless student compensated above expenses by team or contract provides for more than expenses)YesAccepts prize moneyYes, if it is an open event, and does not exceed actual and necessary expensesEnters draftAccepts salary from a professional team above expensesReceives expenses from a professional teamTryouts with a professional team before initial collegiate enrollmentYes. May receive actual and necessary expenses for one visit (up to 48 hrs) from each professional team. Self-financed tryouts may be more than 48 hrs.Yes, no restrictionsReceives benefits from an agentEnters into agreement with an agent (oral or written)Delays full-time collegiate enrollment and participates in organized competition. (If athlete is charged with season(s) of competition under this rule, you will also have to serve an academic year in residence at the NCAA institutionAny participation in organized sports competition during each 12-month period after the athletes 21st birthday and before initial full-time enrollment in a collegiate institution shall count as one year of varsity competition (no academic year in resident requirement).Have one year after High School Graduation (i.e. grace period) to enroll full time in a collegiate institution or will lose on season of intercollegiate competition for each calendar year during which you can continue to participate in organized competition.Have one year after high school graduation (i.e. grace period) to enroll full time in a collegiate institution or will lose one season of intercollegiate competition for each calendar year during which you continue to participate in organized competition.
12 NAIA Recruiting Rules NAIA Bylaws Article II SECTION D. RECRUITMENT Recruitment of an Enrolled Student-AthleteIf, during the school year or summer vacation period, the athletics director, faculty athletics representative, or coach of a member institution is contacted or becomes aware of contact by an athlete who enrolled at another institution of higher learning (two-year or four-year), it shall be the responsibility of the contacted institution (athletics director or faculty athletics representative) to notify, in writing, the institution (athletics director or faculty athletics representative) where the athlete is presently enrolled within 10 days following the firstcontact.A coach or another representative of a member institution shall not initiate contact with an athlete who has enrolled at another four-year institution. It is permissible to contact a student who is currently enrolled at a two-year institution once the student completes the academic year in which the student utilizes his/her first season of competition. A coach or another representative of a member institution may respond to a contact by an athlete only after the enrolled athlete's institution (athletics director or faculty athletics representative) has been notified as prescribed above.2. Recruitment of a Non-Enrolled StudentA coach or another representative of a member institution shall not contact an athlete who has drawn equipment and is engaged in organized pre-school practice at another institution.3. Violation of any part of the recruitment policy shall cause an immediate investigation by the National Conduct and Ethics Committee for appropriate action
13 NAIA Amateur CodeNAIA Bylaws Article VII SECTION B. ACTS PERMITTED BY NAIA AMATEUR CODEThe following acts will NOT cause an athlete to lose amateur standing.Playing with an amateur team against a professional team or player if under the sponsorship or approval of NAIA or the governing body of the sport concerned.Participating as a member of a team while not receiving remuneration (expense reimbursement) beyond actual expenses of travel, meals and lodging only from the immediately previous city to the event, even though other members of the team may receive remuneration in excess of NAIA amateur limits. Expenses must be itemized and properly documented.Receiving reasonable compensation for officiating or coaching in amateur, recreational or interscholastic programs. A student may solicit and be paid reasonable compensation on a lesson basis.Coaching at the intercollegiate level when compensation (if any) meets the criteria set forth in Article II, Section B of the Bylaws. Such compensation shall be considered athletic aid, as defined by official NAIA policy, and shall be reported as such.Competing in a non-team athletics contest, certified as amateur by that sport's national governing body, and receiving financial reimbursement (expense reimbursement) for such participation when such remuneration does not exceed the actual expenses for travel, meals and lodging only from the immediately previous city to the event. Expenses must be itemized and properly documented.6. Participating in radio or television programs for the purpose of promoting an amateur athletic event where no remuneration is provided.7. Receiving reasonable compensation for supervision of physical education, playground, orrecreational activities
14 NAIA Amateur CodeNAIA Bylaws Article VII SECTION D. ACTS THAT RESULT IN LOSS OF AMATEUR STANDINGThe following acts will cause a student to lose amateur standing for participation in intercollegiate competition recognized by NAIA in the sport where any or all such acts occur.1. Receiving (directly or indirectly) expense reimbursement beyond actual expenses of travel, meals and lodging only. Expenses must be itemized and properly documented.2. Signing a contract with any professional team.3. Participating in any athletics contest as a professional or as a member of a team where the student in question receives remuneration exceeding the actual expenses of travel, meals and lodging only.4. Exploiting for remuneration athletic ability or fame through exhibition or radio or television appearance, or using athletic fame to write for news media for pay beyond actual expense.5. Receiving remuneration for use of name or picture to promote any commercial product or enterprise.6. Entering into an agreement of any kind to compete in professional athletics, with either a professional sports organization or with any individual or group.
15 NJCAA Recruiting Rules NJCAA Eligibility Rules Article VII Section 2. RECRUITMENTRecruiting is any solicitation of a prospect or a prospect’s relatives (or legal guardians) by an institutional staff member or by a representative of the institution’s athletics interests for the purpose of securing the prospect’s enrollment and ultimate participation in the institution’s intercollegiate athletics program.No institution shall permit a prospective student-athlete to be solicited to attend such institutions by the promise of gift or any aid or inducement other than that of a Grant-in-Aid permitted by these rules.On Campus Recruiting and Official Visits:An institution may pay for one visit to its campus by direct route of a prospective student-athlete for a stay not to exceed two (2) days and two (2) nights. The paid visit must be limited to the campus and local community where the college is located. A student-athlete must have completed his/her junior year in high school in order to receive an official recruiting visit by a member NJCAA college.
16 NJCAA Amateur Rules (Permitted Actions) NJCAA Eligibility Rules Article V Section 11. RULES GOVERNING THE AMATEUR STATUS OF STUDENT-ATHLETESAmateur athletes are those who engage in sports for the physical, mental or social benefits they derive in participationand to whom athletics is an avocation and not a source for personal financial remuneration. Whenever the amateurstatus of a student-athlete is questionable and before competition begins in an activity sponsored by the NJCAA, it isthe responsibility of an administrative officer of the college where the student-athlete is enrolled to clear the status ofthe student-athlete in question. In determining amateur status of student-athletes, the following guidelines have beenestablished.Student-Athletes are Permitted To:Accept scholarships and educational grants-in-aid from their institution in accordance with the provisions of Article VIII of the bylaws of the NJCAA.2. Officiate sport contests, providing the compensation received does not exceed the going rate for such employment.3. Serve as coaches or instructors for compensation in a physical education class outside of their institution providedthe employment is not arranged by the student-athlete's institution or a representative of its athletics interests.4. Serve as paid supervisors of children's sports programs, such as counselors in a summer camp, or in a recreationdepartment program. Their duties may include teaching techniques or skills in their sport, provided that anyinstruction is a part of the overall terms of employment (teaching and coaching shall not exceed more than half oftheir employed time) and not on a fee-for-lesson basis.5. Participate in professional baseball for no more than ninety (90) days at a level no higher than Class A. If this can beconfirmed by the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues, the student-athlete shall be eligible tocompete in baseball at an NJCAA member college. Any participation beyond the first ninety (90) days shall cause astudent-athlete to be ineligible in the sport of baseball.
17 NJCAA Amateur Rules (Permitted Actions) 7. Have their names or pictures appear in books, other publications, or films without jeopardizing their amateur status, but only under the following conditions:a. Appearance in such publications or films is for the purpose of demonstrating athletic skill, analysis of a sports event, or instruction in sports.b. There is no indication that the student-athlete expressly or implicitly endorses a commercial product or services.c. The student-athlete is not paid.d. The student-athlete has signed a release statement detailing the conditions under which his or her name or image may be used and has filed a copy of that statement with the institution he/she attends.8. AmateurOnly an individual who is an amateur is eligible for intercollegiate athletics participation in a NJCAA certified sport.An individual, for the purposes of this bylaw, is any person of any age without reference to enrollment in an educational institution or status as a student-athlete.An individual loses amateur status and thus shall not be eligible for intercollegiate competition in a NJCAA certified sport if any of the following criteria applies:i Uses his or her athletics skill (directly or indirectly) for pay in any form in that sport;Accepts a promise of pay even if such pay is to be received following completion of intercollegiate athletics participationSigns a contract or commitment of any kind to play professional athletics, regardless of its legal enforceability or any consideration received;Receives, directly or indirectly, a salary, reimbursement of expenses or any other form of financial assistance from a professional sports organization based on athletics skill or participationCompetes on any professional athletics team, or on a team where any member of the team is considered professional, even if no pay or remuneration for expenses was received;Enters into a professional draft;
18 NJCAA Amateur Rules (Restricted Actions) B. Student-Athletes Shall Not:1. Receive money or other forms of remuneration beyond actual expenses for participating in any athletic contest or programs.2. Give lessons on a fee-for-lesson basis.3. Be employed to teach any class or in any coaching capacity for their college during the academic year in which he/she is a participant.4. Be employed or receive compensation for teaching or coaching sports skills or techniques, if the employment is arranged by the student-athlete's institution or a representative of its athletics interests.5. Take any financial assistance, or enter into an agreement of any kind, to compete in professional athletics, with the exception of the student-athlete who participates in professional baseball for not more than ninety (90) days as provided in Section 11.A.5. Student-athletes who violate this provision shall be ineligible for participation in the sport. This includes declaring for professional draft.6. Try out with a professional sports organization while enrolled full-time during any part of the academic year unless they have exhausted their eligibility in that sport. (This includes any time from the beginning of the fall term through the completion of the spring term, including any intervening period.) Part-time student-athletes who are not participating under the provisions of Section 4.I. may try out provided they do not receive any form of compensation other than actual expenses from the professional organization.7. Contract in writing to be represented by an agent in the marketing of athletic ability or reputation in a sport.11. Student-athletes shall not compete professionally or contract to compete professionally in a sport regardless of its format.
19 NJCAA Eligibility Rules (Restricted Actions) 13. A professional team is any organized team that:a. Provides any of its player’s more than actual and necessary expenses for participation on the team. Actual and necessary expenses are limited to the following, provided the value of these items is commensurate with the fair market value in the locality of the player(s) and is not excessive in nature:i. Meals directly tied to competition and practice held in preparation for such competition;ii. Lodging directly tied to competition and practice held in preparation for such competition;iii. Playing and practice apparel, equipment and supplies;iv. Coaching and instruction;v. Transportation (expenses to and from practice competition, cost of transportation from home to training/practice site at the beginning of the season and from the training/practice site to home at the end of the season);vi. Facility usage;vii. Entry fees;viii. Other reasonable expenses, ORb. Declares itself to be professional
20 CCCAA Recruiting Rules CCCAA Bylaws 2.1 ATHLETIC RECRUITINGAthletic recruiting is defined as any solicitation of an individual, a member of his/herfamily, legal guardian, or coach by a college staff member or by a representative of thecollege’s interests to encourage enrollment in that institution for the purpose of athleticparticipation. The following are allowable activities for recruiting within a college’srecruiting area:A. Initiating or arranging first contact with a prospect, family member, legal guardian, or coach whether in person, by telephone, or by correspondence.B. Providing transportation to the campus. (This does not apply to a student being recruited under an out-of-state waiver.)C. Visiting a prospect, family member, or legal guardian.D. Providing information regarding employment opportunities, matriculation, housing, financial aid, etc.E. Any form of correspondence sent to a prospect, family member, or legal guardian; such as , letters, memos, news releases, or newspaper articles.F. Arranging or providing for a meal or meals during a campus visit.2.1.1 If not specifically permitted in Bylaw 2.1, the activity is disallowed
21 CCCAA Amateur Rules CCCAA Bylaws 1.1 AMATEURISM 1.1.1 An amateur athlete is one who engages in a particular sport for the educational, physical, mental, and social benefits derived therefrom, and to whom participation in that sport is an avocation.1.1.2 An amateur athlete may be involved in professional sports activities under the following conditions:A. An athlete may be a professional in one (1) sport and an amateur in all other sports but shall be ineligible only in that sport in which the athlete has been deemed to be a professional. Professional athletes who have their amateur status restored shall still be considered professionals in that sport according to this Constitution and Bylaws.B. Athletes shall be eligible if they have, prior to enrollment and attendance in a collegiate institution, tried out at their own expense with a professional sports organization or received not more than one (1) expense-paid visit—provided the visit did not exceed 48 hours.C. A student athlete shall not try out for a professional team while participating in a California community college season of sport.D. An athlete may participate as an individual or as a member of a team against professional athletes as long as all other sections of the Constitution and Bylaws are observed.E. An athlete may participate in a sport competition with individuals who are competing for cash or comparable prizes provided the athlete does not receive payment for participation.F. Athletes who compete against professional teams or individuals may receive reimbursement for their actual cost of food, lodging, and transportation as verified in writing by the event sponsors.G. Attending a school or a clinic sponsored by a professional organization is not interpreted as “trying out” or “playing” for a team, provided no scheduled games are played.H. Athletes may officiate and/or teach as a part of private or public instructional programs.52 July 2010 Edition
22 CCCAA Amateur Rules Cont’d 1.1.3 Students shall not represent a college in any athletic competition unless they are an amateur athlete in the sport(s) in which they compete. Students shall be deemed professional and ineligible to participate in that sport if any one (1) of the following exists—If the student:A. Takes or has taken pay in any form for sport participation.B. Has signed an agreement of any kind to compete in a professional sport.C. Has been paid for his/her athletic participation. (Exception: Athletes who compete against professional teams or individuals may receive reimbursement for their actual cost of food, lodging, and transportation as verified in writing by the event sponsors.)D. Has ever played on a professional team, unless the student meets the criteria as listed in BylawE. Has agreed to be represented by an agent of an organization in the marketing of his/her athletic ability.F. Subsequent to becoming an athlete at the collegiate level, has accepted any remuneration for or permitted use of his/her name or likeness to advertise or endorsea product or service of any kind.G. Is an international student and has his/her educational costs partially or fully paid by the student’s national sport body or sport club.1.1.4 Full-time enrolled student-athletes cannot be paid by a community college to coachwhile eligible to compete in that community college sport