Definitions to Know
NCAA Rules and Regulations
• Anyone who is or has been a member of any organization promoting
Long Beach State Athletics.
• Anyone who has ever made a donation to the Athletic Department,
men’s or women’s athletic program, or any booster organization.
• Anyone who has assisted in evaluating or recruiting prospects.
Anyone who has ever helped to arrange or have provided employment to enrolled
student-athletes and prospects.
• Anyone who has otherwise promoted the University’s athletics
Revocation or Withholding of Privileges
• As a representative of the University’s athletics interests,
you are subject to the NCAA, Big West Conference, and Long Beach State
rules. Long Beach State is held responsible for your actions.
• NCAA rules mandate that the University withhold any benefits or
privileges provided to a representative of athletic interests who is involved
with an NCAA violation.
A “prospect” is a student who has started classes
for the ninth grade. A student who has not started classes for the ninth
grade becomes a “prospect” if the student receives any benefits
that the institution does not provide to prospective students in general.
The University requests that you treat ALL students as prospects.
A prospect becomes a student-athlete when he/she report for practice
or attend his/her first day of class (whichever comes first) at a two-
or four-year institution.
A contact is any face-to-face encounter between a prospect or
the prospect’s parent or legal guardian and an institutional staff
member or athletics representative during which any dialogue occurs in
excess of an exchange of a greeting. Any such face-to-face encounter that
is prearranged or that takes place on the grounds of the prospect’s
educational institution or at the site of organized competition or practice
involving the prospect shall be considered a contact, regardless of the
conversation that occurs.
Recruiting is any solicitation of a prospect or the prospect’s
family by a University staff member or by a representative of the university’s
athletic interests for the purpose of securing the prospect’s enrollment
at the University and/or participation in the athletic program.