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14 -15 NCAA Coaches Certification Exam SJSU Missed Questions (Sports Other Than Football) SJSU Athletics Compliance Office April 21 & 23, 2015
1. Institutional coaching staff members may make unlimited calls to a prospect on the initial date for the signing of the NLI and during the two days immediately following the initial signing date. • True • Bylaw 13. 1. 3. 3. 2: Coaching staff members may make unlimited calls to a prospect on the initial date for the signing of the NLI and during the two days immediately following the initial signing date. • Legislation applies to FB, CC, TK, SWM because their calls are still limited.
General Phone Call Legislation Bylaw 13. 1 Unlimited Calls: Calls to an individual (prospect or his/her relatives/guardians) may not be made before September 1 at the beginning of the junior year in high school. Thereafter, an institution may make calls to the prospect at its discretion. Ø Exception in SWM: No calls before July 1 following completion of junior year; thereafter, no more than once a week. [Bylaw 13. 1. 1] Ø Exception in CC/TK: No calls before July 1 following completion of junior year; thereafter, limited to once a week outside a contact period but unlimited during a contact period. [Bylaw 13. 1. 2] Ø Exception in MBK: No calls before June 15 at conclusion of sophomore year; thereafter, unlimited. [Bylaw 13. 1. 4]
2. Before a prospect signs an NLI, GIA or pays the Orientation Deposit, a coach talks with a prospect at the prospect's high school at 10 am. At 1 pm, the coach speaks to the guidance counselor about the prospect. At 3 pm the same day, the coach observes the prospect's practice session. In this scenario, the coach has used _____. • D. One contact only. • Bylaw 13. 1. 5. 6: Evaluations that occur during the academic year count against the permissible number of recruiting opportunities, except for evaluations that occur on the same day as a permissible contact. • Bylaw 13. 1. 5. 7: Any number of contacts made during the same day (defined as 12: 01 a. m. to midnight) count as one contact.
3. After a prospect signs an NLI, GIA or pays the Orientation Deposit, a coaching staff member may have contact with that prospect during a dead period. • True • Bylaw 13. 02. 5. 5. 2: A prospect is no longer subject to the application of a dead period after one of the following events occurs: a) The prospect signs an NLI or GIA; or b) The institution receives a financial deposit in response to the institution's offer of admission (Orientation Deposit).
4. An individual becomes a PROSPECT once he or she ______. • D. Either B or C. • Bylaw 13. 02. 12: A prospect is a student who has started classes for the ninth grade. An individual remains a prospect until one of the following occurs (whichever is earlier): a) The individual officially registers and enrolls in a minimum full-time program of studies AND attends classes in any term of a four-year collegiate institution's regular academic year (excluding summer); b) The individual participates in a regular squad practice or competition at a four-year collegiate institution that occurs before the beginning of any term;
Bylaw 13. 02. 12 Prospect Defined, cont’d… c) The individual officially registers, enrolls and attends classes during the certifying institution's summer term prior to his or her initial full-time enrollment at the certifying institution; or d) The individual reports to an institutional orientation session that is open to all incoming students within 14 calendar days prior to the opening day of classes of a regular academic year term.
5. Who may transport a prospect to and from the airport during an OFFICIAL visit? • A. Any athletics department staff member. • Bylaw 13. 5. 2. 4: During the official visit, an athletics department staff member may provide ground transportation for a prospect and the prospect's parents, relatives or legal guardians between the campus and any bus or train station or airport. Ø If a prospect is transported from an airport or bus or train station other than the major airport or bus or train station nearest the institution, the 48 -hour official visit period begins with the initiation of the ground transportation by the member of the institution's athletics department staff. Ø SFO now = nearest major airport.
6. A prospect in a sport other than football or basketball lives 75 miles from campus. It is permissible for a coach to coach a local club team that includes this prospect as a participant, provided: • B. The club is the closest participation opportunity for the prospect. • Bylaw 13. 11. 2. 4 Local Sports Clubs ØIn sports other than BK, a coach may be involved in any capacity in the same sport for a local sports club or organization located in the institution's home community, provided all prospects participating are legal residents of the area (reside within 50 miles of the institution).
Bylaw 13. 11. 2. 4 Local Sports Clubs, cont’d… Ø In all sports, a coach may be involved in any capacity in a sport other than the coach's sport for a local sports club or organization located in the institution's home community, provided all prospects participating in said activities are legal residents of the area (reside within 50 miles of the institution). Ø In clubs or organizations involving multiple teams or multiple sports, the 50 -mile radius is applicable only to the team with which the coach is involved; however, it is not permissible for the coach to assign a prospect who lives outside the 50 -mile area to another coach of the club.
Bylaw 13. 11. 2. 4 Local Sports Clubs, cont’d… Ø A coach may be involved in local sports clubs with individuals who are not of a prospect age, regardless of where such individuals reside. Ø The 50 -mile radius restriction does not apply to a prospect who resides outside a 50 -mile radius of the institution, provided the institution documents that the local sports club is the closest opportunity for the prospect to participate in the sport. [Bylaw 13. 11. 2. 4. 1] Ø Coaches involved with local sports clubs must complete and submit a Local Sports Club Form to the Compliance Office.
7. During the summer prior to a prospect's senior year in high school, a coach evaluates the prospect on two occasions. Additionally, the coach makes two in-person, off-campus contacts with the prospect and one evaluation during the prospect's senior year. How many of the permissible recruiting opportunities has the coach used for this prospect? • B. Three • Bylaw 13. 1. 3. 5. 6 Counting Contacts & Evaluations (next slide!)
Bylaw 13. 1. 5. 6 Counting Contacts & Evaluations • Evaluations that occur during the academic year count against the permissible number of recruiting opportunities, except for evaluations that occur on the same day as a permissible contact, in which case, only the contact is counted. • Outside of the academic year, evaluations do not count against the annual number of recruiting opportunities. • Contacts that occur with a prospect count against the permissible number of total recruiting opportunities regardless of the time period (e. g. , academic year or outside the academic year). • All contacts and evaluations are subject to recruiting calendar restrictions.
8. Participation by a prospect in OPEN EVENTS conducted by or held on the campus of an institution shall not be considered tryouts. • True. • Bylaw 13. 11. 3. 1: Participation by a prospect in open events conducted by or held on the campus of a member institution shall not be considered tryouts. ØCompetition is considered open if the event is not classified by age group or level of educational institution represented, and the selection of participants is not limited except by number, by geographical area or on the basis of some objective standard of performance.
9. Which of the following causes a prospect to be defined as RECRUITED? • C. The prospect being called more than once for the purpose of recruitment. • Bylaw 13. 02. 13. 1: Actions by staff members or athletics representatives that cause a prospect to become a recruited prospect at that institution are: a) Providing the prospect with an official visit; b) Having an arranged, in-person, off-campus encounter with the prospect or the prospect's parents, relatives or legal guardians;
Bylaw 13. 02. 13. 1 Recruited Prospect, cont’d… c) Initiating or arranging a telephone contact with the prospect, the prospect's relatives or legal guardians on more than one occasion for the purpose of recruitment; or d) Issuing a NLI or GIA to the prospect. Issuing a GIA to a prospect to attend a summer session prior to full-time enrollment does not cause the prospect to become recruited.
10. It is NOT permissible to display a visiting prospect's name on the scoreboard, even if the facility is completely empty and closed to the public. • True 11. An institution may arrange which of the following for a prospect during an OFFICIAL visit? • D. None of the above.
Bylaws 13. 6. 7. 9 & 13. 7. 3 Activities During Campus Visits Ø An institution may not arrange miscellaneous, personalized recruiting aids (e. g. , personalized jerseys, personalized audio/video scoreboard presentations) during an official/unofficial visit. Ø An institution may not permit a prospect to engage in any game-day simulations (e. g. , running onto the field with the team during pregame introductions) during an official/unofficial visit. Ø Personalized recruiting aids include any decorative items and special additions to any location the prospect will visit (e. g. , hotel room, locker room, coach's office, conference room, arena) regardless of whether the items include the prospect's name or picture.
12. In order for an SAT or ACT score to be used to certify the initial-eligibility of a prospect, the score must be provided to the EC on which of the following documents: • B. The testing agency’s official test-score report. • Bylaw 14. 3. 1. 3. 4: The minimum SAT or ACT score(s) used for initial-eligibility purposes must be provided to the NCAA EC by the appropriate testing agency through an official test-score report.
13. A coach may provide a prospect with three complimentary admissions to attend a post season conference championship being held on the institution's campus, provided the prospect is on an OFFICIAL visit. • False. • Bylaw 13. 7. 2. 3: An institution may not provide complimentary admissions to a prospect for a postseason conference tournament. The prospect may purchase tickets only in the same manner as any other member of the general public.
14. Prior to taking an OFFICIAL visit, a high school prospect is required to present a PSAT, ACT or PLAN standardized test score, taken on a national testing date under national testing conditions or a state-administered ACT. • True. • Bylaw 13. 6. 3: A prospect must present the following before an institution may provide an official visit: a) A score from a PSAT, PLAN or ACT taken on a national testing date under national testing conditions, or a state-administered ACT. The score must be presented through a testing agency document, on a high school or prep school transcript or through the use of the testing agency's automated-voice system;
Bylaw 13. 6. 3 Requirements for Official Visit, cont’d… b) A high school (or college) transcript; c) A high school or prep school prospect must be registered with the NCAA EC; and d) A high school or preparatory school prospect must be placed on the institution's IRL with the NCAA EC. • Before providing a four-year college prospect with an official visit, permission to contact must be provided to the Compliance Office. • An official visit will not be approved without a detailed itinerary.
15. Which of the following statements is TRUE concerning an OFFICIAL visit? • C. A multi-sport prospect may not receive more than five expense-paid visits and not more than one visit per institution. • Bylaw 13. 6. 2. 2: A prospect may take a maximum of five expense-paid visits to Division I institutions, with not more than one permitted to any single institution. ØThis restriction applies regardless of the number of sports in which the prospect is involved.
16. Under what circumstances could a prospect take a second OFFICIAL visit to your institution? • C. If the second official visit is taken on or after October 15 following completion of high school. • Bylaw 13. 6. 2. 3: The one-visit limitation and the limitations on total official visits apply separately to the period in which the prospect is in high school and to the period beginning October 15 following the prospect's completion of high school. Ø Thus, a prospect may be provided a maximum of 10 official visits -- five while in high school and five beginning with October 15 following the prospect's completion of high school. A prospect is not required to graduate in order to take a post-high school visit.
17. It is permissible for an institution to arrange employment for a prospect, provided the employment does not begin prior to the completion of the prospect's senior year of high school. • True. • Bylaw 13. 2. 3. 3: An institution may arrange for employment or employ any prospect (regardless of athletics award winner status), provided the employment does not begin prior to the completion of the prospect's senior year in high school.
18. Which of the following is TRUE regarding institutionally operated camps and clinics for prospects? • B. May provide awards to participating prospects, provided the cost of awards is included in the camp admissions fee. • Bylaw 13. 12. 1. 7. 4: Prospects may receive awards from a member institution's sports camp or clinic with the understanding that the cost of such awards is included in the admissions fees charged for participants in the camp or clinic.
19. A prospect visiting your institution may participate in recreational activities provided such activities: • D: A and B. • Bylaw 13. 11. 2. 3: A prospect visiting a member institution may participate in physical workouts or other recreational activities during a visit to an institution's campus, provided such activities: a) Are not organized or observed by members of the coaching staff; and b) Are not designed to test the athletics abilities of the prospect.
20. Which of the following applies to permissible computer recruiting presentations? • D. All of the above. • Bylaw 13. 4. 1. 7. 3: An institution may produce a computer-generated recruiting presentation (e. g. , using presentation software) to show to, play for or provide to a prospect, subject to the following provisions: a) The presentation may be posted to the institution's website;
Bylaw 13. 4. 1. 7. 3 Computer-Generated Recruiting Presentations, cont’d… b) The presentation may include general informational video/audio material that relates to an institution or its athletics programs and is not created for recruiting purposes; c) The presentation may not be personalized to include a prospect's name, picture or likeness; and d) The presentation may not be created by an entity outside the institution.
21. A prospect's parents are divorced. The prospect is on an OFFICIAL or UNOFFICIAL visit and has both sets of parents and a sibling along on the visit. How many total complimentary admissions to a home athletics contest can the institution provide to the prospect? • C. Five. • Bylaw 13. 6. 7. 2. 1: If a prospect is a member of a nontraditional family (e. g. , divorce, separation), the institution may provide up to two additional complimentary admissions to the prospect in order to accommodate the parents accompanying the prospect (e. g. , stepparents) to attend a home athletics event.
22. An institution may cancel financial aid based on athletics ability during the period of the award because of a psychological condition that prevents the recipient from participating in athletics. • False • Bylaw 15. 3. 4. 2: Institutional financial aid based on athletics ability may be reduced or canceled during the period of the award if the recipient: a) Renders himself or herself ineligible for intercollegiate competition; b) Fraudulently misrepresents any information on an application, letter of intent or financial aid agreement;
Bylaw 15. 3. 4. 2 Reduction or Cancellation Permitted, cont’d… c) Engages in serious misconduct warranting substantial disciplinary penalty; or d) Voluntarily (on his/her own initiative) withdraws from a sport at any time for personal reasons; however, the recipient's financial aid may not be awarded to another student-athlete in the academic term in which the aid was reduced or canceled. Ø A student-athlete's request for permission to contact another four-year institution regarding a possible transfer does not constitute a voluntary withdrawal.
23. It is permissible for a coach to retweet/like/favorite a prospect's post on social media. • False • Bylaw 13. 10. 2. 1: Before a prospect signs an NLI and/or GIA or pays an Orientation Deposit, an institution may comment publicly only to the extent of confirming recruitment of the prospect. ØThe institution may not comment generally about the prospect's ability or the contribution that the prospect might make to the institution's team. ØThe institution is precluded from commenting in any manner as to the likelihood of the prospect committing to or signing with that institution.
24. Which of the following may be provided to a prospect on an UNOFFICAL visit? • B. Three complimentary admissions to a home athletics event in which the institution’s intercollegiate team practices or competes. • Bylaw 13. 7. 2. 1: During an unofficial visit, the institution may not pay any expenses or provide any entertainment except a maximum of three complimentary admissions to a home athletics event at any facility within a 30 -mile radius of a member institution's main campus in which the institution's intercollegiate team practices or competes.
Bylaw 13. 7. 2. 1 Unofficial Visit Entertainment/Tickets, cont’d… Ø Such admissions are for the exclusive use of the prospect and those persons accompanying the prospect on the visit and must be issued on an individual-game basis. Ø Such admissions may only be in the general seating area of the facility. Providing seating during the conduct of the event for the prospect's parents or spouse in the facility's press box, special seating box(es) or bench area is specifically prohibited.
25. In regard to the renewal or nonrenewal of a student-athlete's athletics aid, which is NOT required of the institution? • D. Notification of the reduction or nonrenewal must include a written statement from the coach. • Bylaw 15. 3. 5. 1: The renewal of athletics aid must be made on or before July 1 prior to the academic year in which it is to be effective. ØThe institution must promptly notify in writing each student-athlete who received an award the previous academic year who has eligibility remaining whether the grant has been renewed or not renewed for the ensuing academic year.
Bylaw 15. 3. 5. 1 Renewals/Nonrenewals – Institutional Obligation, cont’d… Ø Notification of financial aid renewals and nonrenewals must come from the institution's regular financial aid authority, not from the institution's athletics department. As soon as you know that you will not be renewing the athletics aid of a student-athlete with eligibility remaining, speak with Liz about APR implications and follow the Compliance Office GIA Renewal/Nonrenewal Policy located at sjsuspartans. com/Inside Athletics/Compliance/Forms & Policies/Bylaw 15
26. Which of the following classifies an individual as a representative of athletics interests (i. e. , booster)? • D. All of the above • Bylaw 13. 02. 14: A booster is an individual, independent agency, corporate entity (e. g. , apparel or equipment manufacturer) or other organization who is known (or who should have been known) by a member of the institution's executive or athletics administration to: a) Have participated in or to be a member of an agency or organization promoting the institution's intercollegiate athletics program;
Bylaw 13. 02. 14 Representative of Athletics Interests, cont’d… b) Have made financial contributions to the athletics department or to an athletics booster organization of that institution; c) Be assisting or to have been requested (by the athletics department staff) to assist in the recruitment of prospects; d) Be assisting or to have assisted in providing benefits to enrolled student-athletes or their families; or e) Have been involved otherwise in promoting the institution's athletics program.