Agenda Meals at WSU –The Hub –Cougar Express –CATT (Training Table) Meals at Cal –Connections with local businesses –Fueling station –Training Table NCAA Education Column – Oct. 21 st 2014 Group Discussion
The Hub Fueling/Refueling Station Hours – Monday – Friday @ 6:00 – 10:00am & 2:00pm – 6:00pm and by appointment Purpose - Refueling for morning pre/post workout Open to all student-athletes listed on the active roster. Student-athletes access this service on a drop in basis and/or following workouts.
Cougar Express Pre and Post Workout Hours Monday – Thursday @ 10:30 – 1:30pm The Cougar Express offers nutritious foods to promote recovery from a recent workout or to fuel for an upcoming workout. Meals are served “a la carte” Open to all student-athletes listed on the active roster.
Cougar Athletics Training Table (CATT) Hours – Sunday – Thursday @ 5:00 – 7:00pm CATT provides high quality nutritional foods to fuel athletes for peak performance. CATT is open to all sports. –Walk-ons have the option to opt in to CATT Student-athletes who participate are charged for CATT meals.
Revenue Sports- FB, MBB, WBB, VB Our revenue sports partnered with local businesses a couple times a week to help refuel our eligible SA’s pre or post workout. EXP: Between a designated time (example 2-4pm) athletes can go to one pre-designated place (example Fred’s) and sign in under their name (list of eligible SA’s are given to the venue) and receive a pre-picked item (example Sandwich) on the menu under a designated price (example $10.00). All eligible SA’s are texted the information morning of.
Meals Incidental to Athletic Participation No money is given to the SA’s. No meals were taken away and no scholarships were reduced. Creates a variety. Rotates between about eight places. Easy to track. Saves athletics money. Education Sponsorship
Snacks- Non-Revenue Sports Fueling Station Partnered with Noah’s Bagels to receive extra bagels at the end of the night a couples time a week. Partnered with the local Co-op to buy fruit a couple of times a week.
Training Table Training Table remains in place. Only Revenue sports participate. Walk-Ons have the option to attend training table, they just have to swipe their meal (ID) card. If they do not have a meal plan, they can opt in by placing money onto their card. Scholarship SA’s are charged by swiping their meal (ID) card. Cross reference occurs by taking attendance at each meal.
NCAA Education Column Published October 21, 2014 Meals and snacks that are provided incidental to athletic participation are not intended to replace meals that would normally be provided through dinning plan or off-campus board stipend.
NCAA Education Column Legislation does not permit institutions to systematically circumvent the normal application of financial aid legislation. –It is not permissible to tell current student- athletes or PSA that their board is covered via meals incidental to athletic participation. –It is not permissible to consistently provide student-athletes with both, a meals stipend and meals incidental to participation. (Double dipping, providing 24-hour access to meals)
Group Discussion Brief description of refueling/meal program. NCAA education column Training Table Any feedback from financial aid offices.