2 Overview of SessionOverview of football and basketball development units.StructurePurposeCommon issues and best practices affecting both football and basketball.Academic MisconductThird PartiesNonscholastic events on campusSport specific development activities, issues and best practices.BasketballFootballResources.
4 Purpose of the Development Unit Subject-matter experts: The development unit consists of subject-matter experts who understand industry trends and issues in order to (1) assist the enforcement department with fair, accurate, collaborative and timely investigations; (2) serve as a resource to the NCAA membership and other stakeholders; and (3) deter or prevent violations from happening. Cultivate leads: The development unit works proactively to be in a position to learn about potential violations of NCAA legislation that wouldn’t otherwise be reported.
6 Structure of Development Unit JonDuncanVice PresidentMark HicksDevelopmentFootball(7)BasketballTrack & Field(2)Baseball(1)Basketball Certification(4)Sports WageringDerrick CrawfordProcessing
7 Development Staff Backgrounds 7 staff were student-athletes. (53%)6 staff were college coaches. (46%)10 staff have worked in the membership. (76%)3 staff have a law degree. (23%)3 staff have masters and law degrees. (23%)The staff has over 40 years of experience working at the national office.
8 Common Issues and Trends Academic MisconductAgents/Third PartiesNonscholastic events on campus
9 Academic Misconduct 2016 DI Eligibility Potential Issues 2.3 core GPA plus required SAT/ACT score10 core courses prior to seventh semester in high school7 out of 10 core courses in English, Math or SciencePotential IssuesFalsifying of HS transcripts and/or SAT and ACT scoresIncrease use of online coursesImpermissible grade changes
10 Agents – Who Are They?Bylaw – Any individual who, directly or indirectly:Represents or attempts to represent an individual for the purpose of marketing his/her athletics abilities or reputation for financial gain; orSeeks to obtain any type of financial gain or benefit from securing a prospective student-athlete’s enrollment at an educational institution or from a student-athlete’s potential earnings as a professional athlete.
11 Third Parties – Who Are They? AgentsShoe companiesFinancial advisorsNonscholastic coachesRunnersFamily membersBusiness/brand managersMentorsTrainers
12 Issues/Trends with Agents and Third Parties Involvement with nonscholastic teams.Early contact with prospects and student-athletes.Agent relationships with coaches and former student-athletes.Provision of impermissible benefits to prospects and student-athletes.
13 Issues/Trends with Agents and Third Parties Scouting services used for access to prospects.Involvement in recruitment of international prospects.Interaction between student-athletes, agents, advisors and professional scouts.Communication between agents and student-athletes.
14 Best Practices: Agents and Third Parties COMMUNICATEREVIEWCoaching staff and administratorsStudent-athletesProspectsFamiliesAgents, advisors and third partiesComplimentary admission listsCoaches’ discretionary ticket listsStudent-athlete automobile recordsStaff telephone recordsUnofficial visit records
15 Best Practices: Agents and Third Parties MONITORAccess to practice and locker rooms.Individuals who are consistently present around student-athletes and prospects.Individuals who suddenly appear in student-athletes’ or prospects’ “inner circle.”Social media.Build relationships.
16 Best Practices: Nonscholastic Events on Campus Determine:Who or what organization contacted the institution or contest facility to schedule the event?Who or what organization will be signing the facility rental agreement?Who or what organization is responsible for insuring the event?Who or what organization will be advertising or promoting the event?Review all facility rental agreements prior to signing.
17 Men’s and Women’s Basketball Jeremy McCool - DirectorKobie BakerKen HuberDave KuhnzElizabeth RamseyFrank SmithDarin Van Vlerah
18 Basketball: Development Activities AttendanceApril, July and Fall (WBB) eventsCamps and clinicsNBA/NBPA eventsOutreachNABC and WBCANCAA, high school and nonscholastic coachesAgents and third parties (e.g. event operators, shoe companies, scouting services)Educational presentations
19 Basketball: Issues and Trends Parent/guardian relocation and/or employment.Non-traditional boosters.Individuals Associated With a Prospect (IAWP). (MBB)Camp employment. (WBB)
20 Basketball: Best Practices Relocation/EmploymentCommunicate regularly with family.Understand moving and living arrangements (e.g. how traveling; current and previous home value).Understand job arrangements (e.g. qualifications; rate of pay; employer).Nontraditional boosters.Ask prospect, family and booster questions.Understand booster’s relationship with coaching staff.Familiarize yourself with which scouting services your staff purchases.Ask questions.
21 Basketball: Best Practices IAWP (Men’s Basketball).Ask coaching staff to identify any potential IAWPs and prospects.Ensure individuals in noncoaching staff roles understand IAWP legislation.Implement a process for the coaching staff to review camp hires to identify any potential IAWPs and/or certify no knowledge of IAWPs.Communicate with other institutions regarding potential IAWP issues.Camp Employment (Women’s Basketball).Ensure compensation is not tied to the number of prospects the coach brought to camp or his/her relationship with a prospect.Review whether the person has previously worked camp. If not, communicate with the coaching staff regarding why being hired.
22 Football Chris Howard – Director Vic DeNardi Tiffini Grimes Aaron HernandezCharlie JacksonRyan SteinbergTBD
23 Football: Development Activities Attendance7-on-7 and non-scholastic eventsHigh school games and state championshipsHigh school and college all-star gamesOutreachNCAA, high school and non-scholastic CoachesProspective student-athletes and familiesNFL and NFLPAAgents, financial advisors and third parties (e.g. event operators, shoe companies, scouting services)
24 Football: Issues and Trends Hiring individuals associated with a prospect for non-coaching positions.Recruiting websites and services conducting interviews with prospects during unofficial visits to campus and injecting themselves into the recruiting process.Student-athletes participating in workouts with elite trainers that are associated with third parties during academic year vacation periods (e.g., spring and winter break).Institutional fans and/or boosters providing personalized pictures and graphics to prospects.Third parties conducting “Bus Tours” to college campuses to provide prospects with exposure to college football programs.
25 Football: Best Practices Hiring of individuals associated with a prospect.Communicate with the head coach and sport administrator to determine the professional background of the non-coaching candidate.Apply the definition of an IAWP, used in the sport of men’s basketball, to identify individuals with relationships that may necessitate heightened rules education and monitoring.Provide rules education to the individual, if hired, to ensure a thorough understanding of the legislation. Additionally, implement a comprehensive monitoring program.
26 Football: Best Practices Recruiting websites and services conducting interviews with prospects during unofficial visits to campus and injecting themselves into the recruiting process.Engage in dialogue with the football staff to confirm that they are aware of the rules governing recruiting publicity and prohibition of third parties acting in a recruiting capacity on behalf of the institution (e.g., arranging visits, relaying messages).Ensure that the staff is not facilitating, promoting, or acting in a manner that is negligent and thereby permits third party entities to have access to prospects during on-campus visits.Student-athletes participating in workouts with elite trainers that are associated with third parties during academic year vacation periods (e.g., spring and winter break).Request that student-athletes provide information regarding training facilities they have been or currently are involved with during vacation periods.Provide student-athletes with rules education regarding the endorsement or promotion of a commercial entity.
27 Football: Best Practices Institutional fans and/or boosters providing personalized pictures and graphics to prospects.Educate boosters and fans about recruiting publicity and ensure institutional staff members are aware that they may not encourage, instruct, or promote such activity.Third Parties conducting “Bus Tours” to college campus to provide prospects with exposure to college football programs.Engage in dialogue with the football staff to receive proactive notification and information regarding group visits that are not conducted by a high school.Provide rules education to coaching and non-coaching staff members detailing who may permissibly fund a prospect’s unofficial visits to an institution.Identify if the visit is in conjunction with a camp or junior day and determine, based on the specific facts of the visit, if it is permissibly funded.
29 Enforcement Website General Enforcement Information Information on the enforcement process, violation structure, head coach responsibility and other resources for all divisions.Agent and Amateurism InformationEducational memos for men’s basketball, women’s basketball, football, track and field and baseball.Information on UAAA.
30 Development Staff Contact InformationBasketballJeremy McCool, DirectorMen’s Basketball StaffKobie Baker –Ken Huber –Dave Kuhnz –Elizabeth Ramsey –Frank Smith –Darin Van Vlerah –FootballChris Howard, DirectorFootball StaffVic DeNardi –Tiffini Grimes –Aaron Hernandez –Charlie Jackson –Ryan Steinberg–TBD - _________________
31 Development Staff Contact InformationBaseballStephanie Swiger –Track and FieldJoyce Thompson –Mike Zonder –