Coaches & Staff | Rules Education
NCAA Bylaw 13.17 summarizes the recruiting periods for each sport. Below are user-friendly recruiting calendars for all sports. Please note that additional rules may apply for each sport and their various recruiting periods throughout the year. All coaches should read NCAA Bylaw 13 and have a comprehensive understanding of the regulations that pertain to recruiting.
- Men’s Basketball
- Women’s Basketball
- Cross Country, Track & Field
- All Other Sports
Countable Athletically Related Activities (CARA)
NCAA Bylaw 17.1.6 outlines the permissible amount of time student-athletes are allowed to participate in countable athletically related activities (CARA) during the academic year. Here is an educational document that details IUPUI monitoring procedures, includes a list of countable and non-countable activities, and a provides useful tips for determining if an activity is "voluntary." Download Here.
Out-of-season sports (8 hours/week) are not permitted to engage in countable athletically related activities outside the playing season during any institutional vacation period. IUPUI's official calendar is available here. Countable activity must cease one week prior to final exams. All coaches must also be cognizant of their declared playing and practice seasons, including days off.
Dining with Prospective Student-Athletes
This handout provides detailed information about dining with propsective student-athletes. Specifically, the educational document informs recruiting coaches about which individuals can dine with prospects during official and unofficial visits. Download Here.
NCAA Bylaw 13.4 details numerous complex regulations pertaining to various materials used for recruiting purposes. This document provides an overview of the permissible ways to correspond with prospective student-athletes. Download Here.
Education for Tutors, Managers, and Student Workers
Student workers, managers, and academic tutors are considered athletic department staff for the purpose of applying NCAA rules. These individuals must understand NCAA rules specific to their important roles. Information for student workers is available here, a manager tipsheet is available here, and information for academic tutors is available here.
Recruiting (NCAA Bylaw 13) Educational Video