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Basketball Certification Newsletter

July 2020

RECRUITING DEAD PERIOD UPDATE
 
As previously communicated, the NCAA Division I Council adopted emergency legislation to extend the temporary recruiting dead period in all sports through August 31. A dead period precludes all in-person recruiting contact, on or off campus. The Council did not take action on potential recruiting calendar revisions for September, as they prioritize their focus on issues related to returning to school and fall sports. As such, ECAG does not anticipate that the Council will discuss future recruiting calendar revisions until August at the earliest.
 
ECAG understands the overwhelming challenges this creates for you and remains committed to keeping you updated on additional information as it becomes available.
 

LIVESTREAM OR ON-DEMAND VIDEOS

During the temporary COVID-19 recruiting dead period, a scholastic or nonscholastic organization or operator, prospective student-athlete's coach, etc., may provide a Division I coach a livestream or on-demand video for purposes of observing prospective student-athletes' practice or competition provided:
 
a. The livestream/video is made available in the same format to all institutions desiring to purchase and at the same fee rate for all purchasers;
 
b. The livestream/video access, if provided by anyone other than an NCAA approved recruiting or scouting service, must be single event access only and the Division I coach cannot be required to subscribe in order to access the livestream or on-demand video;
 
c. The entity must publicly identify all applicable rates for the livestream/video; and
 
d. Any additional information (e.g. packet, roster) regarding prospective student-athletes participating in the activity is included in the purchase price and is in a standardized format that ensures consistent distribution to all subscribers. Any packet that is made available may only contain demographic information for those prospective student-athletes participating in the event.  IF the packet includes anything beyond demographic information about the prospective student-athletes participating in the event the event operator would be considered a recruiting or scouting service and would have to meet all applicable recruiting and scouting service legislation.
 
OPERATOR AND COACH EDUCATION
 
You can obtain a better understanding of NCAA requirements by visiting the Basketball Certification Videos section at ncaa.org/basketballcertification to access updated videos that review the rules surrounding schedule limitations, financial transparency, deadlines, athlete address and residency justification requirements and other basketball certification requirements.


NCAA BASKETBALL CERTIFICATION GUIDELINES & REQUIREMENTS VIRTUAL WORKSHOP
 
Tentatively scheduled for the end of October, the workshop will include live webinar sessions conducted virtually to educate event operators and coaches on various Basektball Certification topics. It is not necessary for attendees to attend all live sessions as all webinars will be recorded and made available.

Please assist ECAG staff in planning the workshop by completing this survey by August 7.

 
Complete Survey
 

REMINDER - USE OF INSTITUTIONAL LOGOS

Event websites and advertisements including logos of NCAA schools creates violations for those schools as it may be viewed as those institutions providing an endorsement of your event (certified and not certified). To avoid creating violations, please remove all NCAA institutional logos from your website, social media and all other marketing materials.
 
2020-21 GUIDE FOR THE COLLEGE-BOUND STUDENT-ATHLETE
 
The 2020-21 Guide for the College-Bound Student-Athlete is now available for download! The guide is designed to assist you and your family with understanding the initial-eligibility process.

This guide will help answer your questions on the NCAA, the Eligibility Center registration and the academic requirements you must meet in order to play sports in college.


E-LEARNING, DISTANCE AND HYBRID COURSEWORK UPDATE

In an effort to provide clarity to students and parents making decisions regarding the 2020-2021 academic year, the NCAA Eligibility Center is providing additional guidance regarding distance, e-learning or hybrid options made available by schools with NCAA-approved core courses. The Eligibility Center will continue to monitor the environment and make determinations on extension of other COVID-19 relief policies as more information becomes available.
 
ECAG: 1-844-562-6201 (toll free)  |  https://web3.ncaa.org/bbcs/contactForm
National Collegiate Athletic Association, 700 W. Washington St., Indianapolis, IN 46204 US



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