Alumni, Friends, and Parents
Much of the Prides’ athletic success can be attributed to the support of alumni, boosters, parents, and friends of the athletics program. We are proud of this tradition. It is important that all alumni, boosters, parents, and friends abide by NCAA rules regulating college athletics. The Springfield College Athletics Department is responsible for all actions of alumni, boosters, parents, and friends in regards to athletics. Below are some frequently asked questions regarding the relationship of boosters and friends to the athletics program.
a) Have participated in, or to be a member of, an agency or organization promoting the institution’s intercollegiate athletics program;
b) Have made financial contributions to the athletics department or to an athletic booster organization (e.g. alumni council) of that institution;
c) Assist or have been requested (by the athletics department staff) to assist in the recruitment of prospects;
d) Be assisting or to have assisted in providing benefits to enrolled student-athletes or their families; or
e) Have been involved otherwise in promoting Springfield’s athletics programs.
a) The individual officially registers and enrolls in a minimum full-time program of studies and attends classes in any term of a four-year collegiate institution’s regular academic year (excluding summer); or
b) The individual participates in a regular squad practice or competition at a four-year collegiate institution.
a) The occasional meal may be provided at any location in the locale of Springfield College;
b) Meals must be restricted to infrequent and special occasions;
c) Transportation may be provided to student-athletes to attend occasional meals.
If you are a relative of a student, there is an exception to the above rules. You are allowed to provide meals to team members at any location. Please note, alums, friends, and boosters do not have this same allowance.
Let the Springfield College coaching staff know about possible prospective student-athletes in your area. Send newspaper clippings, biographical information, etc. Let coaches know about upcoming athletic events in your area. There are a lot of NCAA rules regarding recruiting, so please leave the recruiting to the coaches.
a) Gifts or loans of clothing, stereo equipment, compact discs, food, beverages
c) Use of an automobile
d) Low interest or interest-free loans, telephone cards, credit cards, charge accounts, etc.
e) Gifts of professional sports tickets
f) Special discounts on products or services
g) Special payment arrangements on personal purchases
h) Material benefits that are not available to the general student body
If I have other questions about NCAA rules, whom can I contact?