NCAA Rule 13.02.12 Prospective Student Athlete
A prospective student athlete (also known as “prospect” or “PSA”) is any student, regardless of athletic ability, who is in the 9th – 12th grade. Men’s basketball also includes 7th and 8th graders. These individuals will remain a prospect until one of the following occurs (whichever occurs earlier):
- The student registers and enrolls full-time at a four-year institution
- The student practices or competes at a four-year institution prior to enrolling for their first semester term
- The student registers and enrolls and attends summer classes prior to their initial enrollment
Tutor Interaction with Prospects
You are allowed to tutor prospects; however, you should not initiate the contact with a prospect being recruited by our institution at the request of one of our coaches or staff members. CU Athletics staff should never ask you to tutor a prospect under any circumstances.
You should charge prospects the standard rate for your services. Prospects, especially those being recruited by CU, should not receive any discounts or special deals.
The same restrictions on extra benefits for current student-athletes also applies to prospects. Do not provide prospects with extra benefits – this may include cash, meals, gifts, transportation, etc.
In your conversations with prospects, you are not allowed to talk about CU Athletics, it’s coaches or staff members in a recruiting manner. Likewise, you are not to serve as a conduit for delivering recruiting materials back-and-forth between coach and prospect (i.e. game film, correspondence, exchange of contact information).
When marketing your tutoring services to prospects in the private market:
- You should not use the CU Athletics logo in your materials
- You should not make any specific reference to CU Athletics
- You not use direct quotes from prospects or current student-athletes for testimonials (it is OK to use student-athletes who have exhausted their eligibility)