Compliance

Sports Camps and Clinics

Institutional Sports Camps and Clinics

An institutional sports camp or clinic is any camp or clinic owned or operated by Ohio State and in which prospective student-athletes participate. For sports other than men's basketball, "prospective student-athletes" include any individual who has started classes for the ninth grade. In men's basketball, "prospective student-athletes" include any individual who has started classes for the seventh grade.

A non-exhaustive list of NCAA rules regarding institutional camps and clinics are as follows:

  • Must be open to any and all entrants (limited only by number and age, grade level, and/or gender);
  • All advertisements and promotions must stipulate the camp is open to any and all entrants (limited only by number and age, grade level, and/or gender) and must be advertised for at least two weeks;
  • Prospects may be invited to attend camps, provided the camp is legitimately advertised and open to all entrants;
  • Prospects may receive awards (e.g., t-shirts) at the camp or clinic, provided the cost of such awards are included in the admission fee charged to camp participants;
  • An institution may provide discounted admission to its camps and clinics based on objective criteria unrelated to athletics abilities (e.g., registration prior to a specific date), provided such discounts are published and available on an equal basis to all who qualify.
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Non-Institutional Camps

A non-institutional sports camp or clinic is any camp or clinic that is not owned or operated by Ohio State. Under institutional policy, Ohio State coaches may not own or operate non-institutional camps. However, Ohio State coaches may be employed in any capacity in non-institutional camps or clinics involving prospective student-athletes, provided the camp or clinic is operated in accordance with all application NCAA institutional camp legislation (above) and the employment is approved in advance by the Compliance Office.

Ohio State Athletic Department coaches and staff interested in employment at a non-institutional camp must complete the Non-Institutional Camp Form for review by the Compliance Office and attach all relevant camp or clinic advertisements.

Permissible Time Periods for Institutional and Non-Institutional Camps

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