Publish date: Oct 13, 2011
Definition of a Recruiting or Scouting Service - A recruiting or scouting service includes any individual, organization, entity or segment of an entity that is primarily involved in providing information about prospective student-athletes. This definition includes, but is not limited to any service that provides information only to paid subscribers, any service that is only available to a select group of individuals (e.g., coaches), regardless of whether there is a charge associated with the service, and any service that provides information to the public free of charge; however, this definition does not include any individual, organization or entity or segment of an entity that provides information about prospective student-athletes incidental to its primary purpose and is generally available to the public (e.g. news media).
- NCAA Bylaw 126.96.36.199 Recruiting or Scouting Services – Basketball and Football
- NCAA Bylaw 188.8.131.52.1 Video-Only Services
- NCAA Bylaw 184.108.40.206 Donation to Nonprofit Foundation -- Men's Basketball
- Fee Rate By Division - Inasmuch as the same information must be provided at the same fee rate for all subscribers, a service is prohibited from providing information regarding prospective student-athletes to institutions at various fees based on the institution's membership division.
- Individual Analysis - Information disseminated by a recruiting or scouting service must include individual analysis beyond demographics (e.g., height, weight, class, position), ranking (e.g., Division I prospective student-athlete) and general comments (e.g., excellent shooter) in order for an institution to make an athletics or academic analysis of the prospective student-athlete. Each prospect named in the service is required to be evaluated.
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