Division I institutions should note that athletics department staff members may be involved in sports camps or clinics subject to the following provisions:
No athletics department staff member may be employed (either on a salaried or a volunteer basis) in any capacity by a camp or clinic established, sponsored or conducted by an individual or organization that provides recruiting or scouting services concerning prospects. This provision does not prohibit an athletics department staff member from participating in an officiating camp where participants officiate for, but are not otherwise involved in, a scouting services camp.
An institution's athletics department personnel may serve in any capacity (for example, counselor, guest lecturer, consultant) in a noninstitutional, privately owned camp or clinic, provided the camp or clinic is operated in accordance with restrictions applicable to institutional camps (for example, open to any and all entrants, no free or reduced admission to or employment of athletics award winners). In the sports of football and basketball, participation in such camps/clinics is limited to June, July and August. Pursuant to Bylaw 188.8.131.52, institutional camps may not be conducted during a dead period. Therefore, institutional athletics department personnel may not be involved in a noninstitutional privately owned camp or clinic that occurs during a dead period.
An institution's athletics department personnel may serve in any capacity at a noninstitutional camp or clinic conducted under the following conditions:
·The camp or clinic is designed to develop fundamental skills in a sport (rather than refine the abilities of skilled participants in the sport);
·The camp or clinic is open to the general public (except for restrictions in age or number of participants);
·The camp or clinic is conducted primarily for educational purposes and does not include material benefits for the participants (for example, awards, prizes, merchandise, gifts);
·Participants do not receive a recruiting presentation; and
·All participants reside in the state in which the camp/clinic is located or within 100 miles of the camp/clinic.