Relationship As A Booster
The term "booster" or as the NCAA refers to it as, a "representative of athletics interests," is a term that encompasses many individuals. Many fans and alumnus are unknowledgeable of the fact that they are considered representatives of athletics interests. So please, take a moment to understand the relationship between a representative of athletics interest and an athletics department.
Who is a "Prospective Student-Athlete?"
A "prospective student-athlete" known as a PSA, is a student who is enrolled in classes from the ninth grade. In addition, any younger student-athlete who receives any benefits from the institution would be considered a PSA.
Who is a "Representative of FAU Athletics Interests" (Booster)?
You Are If You:
According to NCAA rules, once an individual has been identified as an institutional "representative of athletic interest" the individual retains that title for life. FAU is ultimately responsible for the action of all "representatives of athletic interest" in relation to NCAA rules and regulations.
Who is Allowed to Recruit for FAU?
Recruiting is any solicitation of a prospect or a prospect's relatives [or legal guardian(s)] by an institutional staff member or by a representative of the institution's athletics interests for the purpose of securing the prospect's enrollment and ultimate participation in the institution's intercollegiate athletics program.
Permissible Activities by a Representative of Athletic Interests in Regards to a Prospective Student-Athlete
NCAA Rules Regarding Contacts with High School and Junior College Coaches
NCAA Rules Regarding Contacts with High School and Junior College Prospective Student-Athletes
If a prospect approaches you off campus regarding the athletic program, explain that NCAA rules do not permit you to discuss the program. Suggest that the prospect contact the head coach of the sport for information.
NCAA Rules Regarding Contacts with Currently Enrolled Student-Athletes
An extra benefit is any special arrangement by an employee or representative of FAU's athletics interests to provided a student-athlete or the student-athlete's relatives or friends a benefit not expressly authorized by NCAA legislation.
Representatives of athletic interests are reminded, the NCAA rules regarding enrolled student-athletes remain in effect throughout the entire year, including the summer breaks. When student athletes complete their final season of eligibility they must abide by NCAA rules until the end of the academic year, or until they are no longer receiving athletic financial aid.
Most Commonly Asked Questions:
?: Can a booster give information to a coach regarding a prospective student-athlete?
?: Can boosters entertain relatives and friends of a prospective student-athlete at any site off campus?
?: Can a booster make contact with a prospective student-athlete and his or her legal guardian(s) on an official visit to campus?
?: During an official visit to campus, is it permissible for a booster to entertain, by a complimentary meal for or expend any funds on the prospective student-athlete, his or her legal guardian(s), relatives or friends?
A: NO funds may be expended by representatives for the purpose of entertaining a prospect on his or her official visit.
?: Is it permissible for a booster to provide free admission to the institution's away contests to prospects, their friends or relatives?
?: May a recruit call a booster?
A: A booster may have a telephone conversation with a prospect provided the prospect initiates the call and the call was not prearranged by an institutional recruiter. The booster is not permitted to have conversation with the prospect about the institution. All questions should be directed to a member of the athletic staff.
?: Is it permissible for a booster to expend funds to entertain student-athletes and friends?
?: Can a booster allow a student-athlete, friends or relatives to use the phone for free, local or long distance?
?: May a booster provide tickets to a professional sports contest to student athletes?
Better Safe than Sorry…Compliance with NCAA regulations is of the highest priority for FAU's athletic program and institution. We need your assistance in complying with the NCAA rules. When you are faced with a situation and are unsure as to how to respond, we strongly urge you to contact our Compliance Coordinator at (561) 297-2992 before acting.
Florida Atlantic University appreciates your continued support of its athletics programs.