I received a good question from a current NCAA basktball player this week:
“I’m still playing college basketball and i wanted to knew if it’s aginst ncaa rules to go to a an overseas basketball clinic”
I honestly don’t think it is against the rules but I would highly go against it. Depending on what type of basketball clinic it is aimed to serve. Most international basketball clinics are for players looking to play in international teams the following year. Therefore, you will be questioned by many teams and agents which is: AGAINST THE NCAA Rules. If the clinic is for furthering the development of skills and playing against other players for improvement without contact of agents or professional basketball teams it is fine. But I would go against going if the goal is to play professional basketball while having the status of a collegiate athlete as defined in the rules below.
A. General Rule. An individual shall be ineligible for participation in an intercollegiate sport if he or she ever has agreed (orally or in writing) to be represented by an agent for the purpose of marketing his or her athletics ability or reputation in that sport. Further, an agency contract not specifically limited in writing to a sport or particular sports shall be deemed applicable to all sports, and the individual shall be ineligible to participate in any sport. [12.3.1]
E. Tryout After Enrollment. A student-athlete shall not try out with a professional athletics team in a sport or permit a professional athletics team to conduct medical examinations during any part of the academic year (i.e., from the beginning of the fall term through completion of the spring term, including any intervening vacation period) while enrolled in a collegiate institution as a regular student in at least a minimum full-time academic load, unless the student-athlete has exhausted eligibility in that sport. The student-athlete may try out with a professional organization in a sport during the summer or during the academic year while not a full-time student, provided the student-athlete does not receive any form of expenses or other compensation from the professional organization. [18.104.22.168]
- Medical-Examination Exception. A professional league’s scouting bureau is permitted to conduct one medical examination per student-athlete during the academic year without jeopardizing the student-athlete’s eligibility in that sport, provided the examination does not occur off campus. [22.214.171.124.1]
- Outside Competition/Professional Tryout: A Division I student-athlete with remaining eligibility may compete on an outside team or tryout with a professional team at his or her own expense at the conclusion of the student-athlete’s academic year (i.e., the student-athlete’s last examination of the spring term, as opposed to the institution’s last examination day). [05/29/96 Staff, Item a]
F. Outside Competition Prohibited. During a tryout, an individual may not take part in any outside competition (games or scrimmages) as a representative of a professional team. [126.96.36.199]
Read all of the rules regarding basketball players and professional tryouts.
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I’m verry wont play an ncca please help me
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What do the NCAA rules say about playing in international competition with a national team that is not the U.S. during the summer while still a member of a Division 1 basketball Team.? Are there any potential problems with this as far as the NCAA is concerned? And were can i find more information about the NCAA rules and regulations on such matters? Its very important that i find out. Thank you.
@ Jose . From what I gather if everything is official there should not be a problem:
NCAA Bylaw 30.8.1
In applying the regulation permitting student-athletes to participate in international competition involving national teams represented in the competition, a national team is defined as one that meets the following criteria:
a. It is selected, organized and sponsored by the appropriate Group A member of the United States Olympic Committee (or, for student-athletes representing another nation, the equivalent organization of that nation, or, for student-athletes competing in a non-Olympic sport, the equivalent organization in that sport);
b. Selection for such a team is made on a national qualification basis either through a defined selective process or actual tryouts, publicly announced; and
c. The international competition in question requires that the entries officially represent their respective nations, although it is not necessary to require team scoring by nation.
1997 NCAA Convention Proposal No. 95
Eligibility — Practice opportunities for Olympics
NCAA institutions should note that with the adoption of 1997 Convention Proposal No. 95 (effective August 1, 1997), a graduate student is permitted to practice with an institution’s team, provided the following conditions are met:
a. The individual’s participation is recommended by the U.S. Olympic Committee (USOC) or the applicable national governing body;
b. The practice takes place only at the institution(s) the individual currently attends or previously attended as a graduate student;
c. The participation involves an individual sport or the sport of rowing or synchronized swimming;
d. The individual does not participate in any coaching activities; and
e. In the case of a student-athlete with eligibility remaining, the participation occurs during the academic year immediately preceding the Olympic Games.
Thank you so much for your help Q. I very much appreciate it.