Rules to Know Pertaining to Student-Athletes
No Contact With Prospects
Athletics representatives of an NCAA Division-I institution
are prohibited from making in-person on or off-campus recruiting contacts,
as well as written or telephone communications with a prospect or the
prospect’s parents or relatives.
No Contact With Prospect’s School or Staff
Athletics representatives may NOT contact the prospect’s
coach, principal, or counselor in an attempt to evaluate a prospect
or visit the prospect’s institution to pick up films or transcripts
pertaining to the evaluation of the prospect.
Attendance at Prospect’s Events
Athletics Representatives may attend events (e.g., contests,
banquets) where prospects are present on his or her own initiative,
subject to the understanding that the representative may NOT contact
the prospect or the prospect’s parents or relatives.
Inform Long Beach State Coaches
Only Long Beach State coaches who have passed the NCAA Recruiting Rules
Examination may be involved in the recruitment process for a sport.
There may be no recruiting contacts made by boosters.
Athletics representatives may inform the Long Beach State coaches of
prospects in their area by contacting them and sending newspaper clippings
with the names of particular prospects.
Athletics representatives who have pre-established relationships
with prospects, their parents and relatives may continue normal contacts
with the understanding that such contacts are not made for recruiting
purposes and are not arranged by members of the institution’s
Employment for Prospects
Athletics representatives may arrange employment for prospective
student-athletes under certain conditions. The prospect may not begin
the job until after the completion of the prospect’s senior year
in high school. Compensation must be based on work actually performed
and at a rate commensurate with the going rate in the locality for services
of like character. Any benefits provided for prospective student-athletes
in your employment (e.g., transportation) must be the same as provided
for all other employees.
Benefits or Special Arrangements
Athletics representatives may NOT provide any benefits or special
arrangements (e.g., transportation, room, board, local or long distance
telephone calls) to an enrolled student-athlete, his or her parents,
relatives, or friends.
Employment for Enrolled Student-Athletes
Athletics representatives must first receive prior approval
from the appropriate administrator of the Long Beach State Athletics
Department in order to arrange for employment for enrolled student-athletes.
NCAA rules require that the student-athlete and the employer sign a
written statement prior to the commencement of employment confirming
that the employment satisfies the conditions as stated in the NCAA manual.
Compensation must be based on work actually performed and at a rate
commensurate with the going rate in the locality for services of like
Athletics representatives may provide an enrolled student-athlete,
more than one student-athlete, or an entire team with an occasional
family meal. The occasional meal may be catered, must be provided in
an individual’s home, and must be restricted to infrequent or
special occasions. Friends and relatives of student-athletes may not
attend. Only the representative that is hosting the meal function in
their home may provide transportation to the student-athlete. Arrangements
for team events must be made in advance with the head coach and the
appropriate athletics administrator.
Length of Time
NCAA rules regarding enrolled student-athletes remain in effect
throughout the entire year including summer break. When student-athletes
complete their final season of eligibility, they must abide by NCAA
rules until the end of that academic year and/or until they are no longer
receiving athletic financial aid.