January 15, 2103


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AVCA Assistant Coaches Committee Call

January 15, 2013

11:00 a.m. CST




I.              Welcome New Members/Position Changes (Tracy Smith, Texas State)


  • Jill Wilson (LSU): Stepping down as Co-Chair
  • Shannon Wells (Ole Miss): New Co-Chair (former SEC rep)
  • Jon Newman-Gonchar (LMU): New Co-Chair (former West Coast rep)
  • Caitlin Rimgaila (Lehigh): New Patriot Rep (replacing Anna Allison)
  • Julie Darty (South Carolina): New SEC rep
  • Nicole Miller (Cincinnati): New Big East rep
  • Heather Olmstead (BYU): New West Coast rep
  • Jose Lugo (Dartmouth): New Ivy League Rep
  • Randi Raff (Northern Kentucky): New Atlantic Sun Rep



II.            AVCA Announcements - Amanda Brungs


  • 2013 AVCA Spring Conference East/West

Spring Conference goes bicoastal! Registration is now open for the 2013 AVCA Spring Conference East/West events. Spring Conference East is scheduled for April 26-28 on the campus of MIT in conjunction with the NCAA Men's Division III Championship. Spring Conference West is scheduled for May 2-4 on the campus of UCLA and the Westin LA Airport in conjunction with the NCAA Division I-II Men's Championship.


             Both Spring Conference events will feature on-court and classroom presentations from our         master coaches, Al Scates and Mike Hebert, including an entire day of in-depth analysis on both                   attacking and program development. Additional sessions will be offered led by renowned coaches      from all levels of the game.


            Group registration rates are available.

            More information found here: http://avca.org/2013-sc-east-west/index.cfm


  • AVCA Thirty Under 30 Award Nominations Open

            Nominations are now being accepted through Friday, February 15 via the AVCA Website. New     nomination fields have been added due to a growing popularity in the award. Visit the AVCA                      Website to nominate a worthy candidate today! http://www.avca.org/awards/thirtyunder30/


  • 2013 AVCA Webinars

            Sign up now for the new webinar series presented by the AVCA: Recruiting Series, Camp Series or Sand Series. http://www.avca.org/education-resources/coaching-education/webinars/



III.             Club Coaching Legislative Issue


We will discuss the dual coaching/recruiting a club event emails that were distributed last week.  Please talk with your compliance officers and help with input on whatever information you found out.  This is the gist of the rule most were abusing or did not know about:


Question No. 2: Is an institution's coach permitted to engage in recruiting activities on behalf of the institution while the coach is receiving expenses from the local sports club?


Answer: No, an institution's coach who is receiving expenses from a local sports club for activities related to his or her duties with the local sports club may not engage in any recruiting activities on behalf of the member institution. It is not permissible for any outside organization, agency or group of individuals to expend funds for the institution's recruitment of prospective student-athletes.


Question No. 3: Is an institution permitted to pay a coach's expenses to attend a competition in which the coach's local sports club team is participating?


Answer: No, a member institution may not pay a coach's expenses to attend a contest in which the coach's local sports club is participating. Providing such expenses constitutes financial support of the local sports club by the institution, which is not permitted.


Based on article, interpretation is that coaching and recruiting at the same event are considered a mixture of resources between a recruit able age outside group and your institution thus triggering an NCAA Recruiting Violation.  In effect, said coach cannot recruit until his team has been eliminated from the tournament, regardless of the number of coaches on the road recruiting.  If the event is a showcase with no elimination, said coach is not allowed to recruit the entire event.

The bottom line is that we have to choose between youth coaching or recruiting at an event.  We can't use resources from our school to pay for any part of a trip if we are coaching a youth team, or we can't use club resources to pay for any part of the trip if we are recruiting.


Per NCAA Bylaw 13.14.1, a club program cannot provide expenses for a collegiate coach to recruit and further the institution is not permitted to fund a local sports club per  It is important that coaches ensure the expenses for the recruiting and club coaching are managed separately.



IV.           Open Discussion


V.            Next Call: Tuesday, February 12, 2013 - 11:00 a.m. CST


VI.           Roll Call


Not Present on the Call: Two-Year College, Big Sky, Big South, Colonial, Conference USA, Men, NAIA, Southern, Southwestern.



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