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ECAG Rules Education Tool Kit

If an event has requested NCAA certification to allow Division I coaches to attend and observe prospects participating at the event, an educational session must be scheduled so that all prospective student-athletes (high school and two-year college student-athletes) attend an in-person or video presentation including the mandatory topics (i.e., NCAA initial-eligibility standards, sports wagering, agents and drug use). The provision of handouts, signage, provision of information to team coaches, or Web postings can be provided, but will not satisfy this requirement on their own. The use of sign-in sheets is advised.

Discourage use of the NCAA video

Operators are NOT REQUIRED to utilize the NCAA video. The current NCAA video was created in 2011 and with the anticipation of a new approach to this requirement in the future, will not be updated this year. In that regard, many of the prospects participating in your event have already seen this video. This results in the prospects becoming disinterested, disruptive and it becomes difficult to get them to attend the required educational sessions. In that regard, it is advised operators not rely on the NCAA-produced video and instead do an in-person session when possible. That being said, showing the NCAA video will still meet the legislation requirements for certification.

Participants are clearly more engaged by an in-person presentation of the materials. It is the operator's responsibility to make sure that all prospective student-athletes participating in their event attend the educational session; so it may be to your benefit to not utilize the video, but showing the video will meet the educational requirements if an operator is unable to present the information in another format.

Who must attend

Prospective student-athletes.

Prospective student-athletes are girls who have started the ninth grade and boys who have started the seventh grade and not yet enrolled in a four-year institution. Two year college athletes are considered prospective student-athletes. If NCAA student-athletes will be participating in addition to prospects, the currently enrolled NCAA student-athletes are not required to attend the educational session. See: Definition of a Prospect http://www.ncaa.org/enforcement/basketball-certification/definition-pros...

Resources

NCAA initial-eligibility standards, 

  1. Sports Wagering Information [ ncaa.org/enforcement/sports-wagering]
  1. Agents
  1. Drug Use

ECAG Educational Videos

  1. SMART PLAY WINS

This professionally produced video is being released just prior to the summer of 2011.

To link to this video for viewing: http://s3.amazonaws.com/ncaa/web_video/enforcement/bb_cert.html

Once the video opens, you can right click on the video and choose "Save Target As" and you can save the video to your computer. You can then use whatever software you have to convert the video and burn it to a DVD. For those of you with multiple event sites, this will also allow you to make as many copies as you need.

DVD copies were not ordered so we do not have copies that can be mailed of this production.

  1. YOUR GAME PLAN

The previous professionally produced video was released prior to the summer of 2008. However, due to institutional staff changes, the 2008 version of the video is no longer permissible for use. So, we have filmed the 2008 script with new hosts.

To link to this video for viewing: http://web1.ncaa.org/web_video/basketball/certification/index.html

Once the video opens, you will see a link in the lower right-hand corner that will allow you to download the video. When you click the link, the video will open in Windows Media Player. The Windows Media file can be copied to a DVD and played directly on many newer DVD players. Older players will require the file to be burned to the DVD standard before playing. This requires a DVD-burning program on the user’s computer because multiple files are created during this burning process. You can also click this Rip It tab and proceed to burn the file to a CD. The file will still need to be shown through a computer and not a regular DVD player, but this will allow you to show the video even without Internet access at the event site. For those of you with multiple event sites, this will also allow you to make as many copies as you need. Because this video is being posted so close to the beginning of the July 2010 evaluation period, DVD copies were not ordered so we do not have copies that can be mailed of this production.

  1. THE EASY ROAD

Because the certification staff was unable to produce another professional video in 2010, this amateur video is being released as another option for the educational session.

 To link to this video for viewing: http://web1.ncaa.org/web_video/basketball/certification/2010BkbCert.html

Once the video opens, you will see a link is available in the lower right-hand corner. Click this link and the video will display full screen. Right click the same link and you can download the shock wave file to burn to a DVD/CD for use at your event. For those of you with multiple event sites, this will also allow you to make as many copies as you need. The NCAA does not have copies on DVD that can be mailed of this production.