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NCAA Compliance Frequently Asked Questions by IPTAY Members

1. Q:

What if I am a friend of the family, a relative or a neighbor of a prospect?

  A: The rule does not prevent you from having normal contact with friends, relatives or neighbors. However, contact for the purpose of recruiting is not permissible.
     
2. Q: Is it permissible for an IPTAY member to provide summer employment for student-athletes?
  A: Yes, it is permissible. Please remember that all employment must be arranged through the compliance department. Also, once employment begins, compensation must be paid only for work actually performed and at a rate commensurate with the going rate in that locality.
     
3. Q: Is it permissible for an IPTAY member to pay in whole or in part registration fees associated with a sports camp?
  A: No, any assistance by a Clemson employee or booster would constitute an extra benefit and is not permissible.
     
4. Q: Is Clemson’s athletic department responsible for the acts of boosters and booster support groups?
  A: Yes. IPTAY members must follow the same rules and regulations as those placed upon Clemson coaches and administration.
     
5. Q: Can an IPTAY member provide financial assistance to a prospect or student-athlete for educational or other expenses?
  A: No, it is not permissible to directly or indirectly pay in whole or in part the costs of the prospects education or other expenses prior to enrollment or after he/she attends campus.
     
6. Q: Is it permissible for an IPTAY member to provide gifts or awards to a student-athlete for his or her performances?
  A: No, all awards must conform to NCAA awards legislation and must be approved by Clemson’s compliance department.
     
7. Q: Can an IPTAY member arrange for a prospect to work with them after high school graduation?
  A: Yes, once the prospect signs an NLI with Clemson and graduates from high school, the prospect may work for an IPTAY member. Remember, first contact Clemson’s compliance department for approval. The prospect must receive pay for work actually performed and at a rate commensurate with that locality.
     
8. Q: Can an IPTAY member provide anything to a prospect?
  A: Outside of providing a coaches name for the prospect to contact, NCAA rules prohibit IPTAY members from providing any benefit to a prospect or the prospect’s family or legal guardian.
     
9. Q: Can an IPTAY member cosign a loan or loan money or provide discounts or credits to a student-athlete?
  A: No, this is an extra benefit and would not be permissible.

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