End of Year Meeting Syracuse Athletics

Summer 2018

Staying Eligible Over Summer

NCAA Drug Testing - Summer Program

All Division I student-athletes are subject to random summer drug testing conducted by the NCAA. If Syracuse University is selected and you are randomly selected, you will be notified within 48 hours of when the test will take place.


  • Street Drug: 50% of a season for a positive drug test
  • Performance Enhancing Drug: 1 full year and lose a year of eligibility

Off-Campus or away from Syracuse: The collection will occur at the student-athlete's home, workplace, local workout facility or another location that the student-athlete and NCAA agree upon

On-Campus or in Syracuse area: If you are on campus or in the Syracuse locale, the drug test will take place at SU.

Medication, Supplements, Vitamins, Etc.: Report all medications (prescription and over-the-counter) to the team trainer. Make sure to check with your trainer on supplements, pre-workouts



Sports Other Than Football and Basketball:

Student-Athletes may NOT participate in countable athletically related activities. All workouts and other athletically related activities must be considered VOLUNTARY


  • Cannot be required to report information back to the coaching staff;
  • Activity must be initiated by the student-athlete(s);
  • Attendance and participation are not recorded;
  • There is no penalty for not participating; and
  • Coaches cannot be present unless the safety exception applies.

Exception: Sports with the Safety-Exception (Rowing)

  • Coaches may be present for voluntary workouts as long as it meets the definition of voluntary above;
  • A coach may provide safety or skill instruction but may NOT conduct the workout

Exception: Individual Sports

Cross Country, Tennis, Track and Field:In individual sports, a student-athlete may request an individual-workout with the coach during the summer as long as the request for such assistance is initiated by the student-athlete.


Basketball Summer Workouts

Student-Athletes who are enrolled in summer school or meet the academic exception, may engage in required weight training, conditioning and skill-related instruction for up to 8 weeks.

  • Maximum of 8 hours per week; and
  • Not more than 2 hours per week on skill-instruction.

Summer Competition

  • May only occur between June 15 and August 31;
  • Competition must be in a league certified by the NCAA;
  • Participation is limited to one team in one league;
  • Not more than two players from SU are on the team; and
  • SA must submit a form to the Compliance Office and receive approval from Head Coach & Sport Supervisor.


Football Summer Workouts

Student-Athletes may be involved in weight training and conditioning activities during summer for a maximum of 8 hours per week. These activities may consist of weight-training and conditioning.


Student-Athletes Must Pay for Facility Usage

Student-Athletes must pay for the usage of non-SU facilities. This includes entry to weight rooms, crossfit classes, cycling classes, speed training and any other workout facility or class.


Student-Athletes Must Pay Going Rate for Private Lessons

Student-Athletes may receive instruction or guidance from an individual outside Syracuse (e.g., consultant, private coach, etc.), provided no SU coach or staff is involved in arranging such activity

  • Syracuse coaches may not observe such activity
  • Activities may not occur on the Syracuse campus
  • Student-Athletes must pay the consultant/private coach the going rate and use for all facilities
University of Kentucky Example: MBB (Summer 2017)
  • 2 MBB student-athletes worked out for free with popular trainer for NBA athletes;
  • Both student-athletes received free access to the gym to play pick-up games with other NBA and college athletes;
  • Trainer explained he does not charge amateur athletes for his services;
  • NCAA determined student-athletes must pay for all training sessions received at the going rate for the lesson;
  • Student-Athletes were required to pay back the value of their training before eligibility was reinstated.


It is permissible for student-athletes to compete on an outside team, provided:

  • Practice and Competition occurs only during the summer vacation period;
  • Student-Athletes may only receive actual and necessary expenses for practice and competition;
  • The number of student-athletes participating from Syracuse does not exceed the NCAA limit;
  • The student-athlete submits an "Outside Competition" Form to the Compliance Office; and
  • The student-athlete receives approval from the Head Coach and Compliance.


General Rules

  • May not agree orally or in writing to be represented by an agent;
  • May not accept any benefit from an agent or prospective agent (runner) at any time.

Agent Contact Rules

  • Agents may NOT initiate in-person or telephone contact with you or family;
  • Agents may send mail or email but must notify the Compliance Office;
  • Student-Athletes may initiate in-person or telephone contact but must notify the Compliance Office immediately;
  • Student-Athletes must communicate with Head Coach any interaction with agents.

Legal Counsel or Advisors

Student-Athletes may use the service or seek advice from a lawyer or other individual concerning a proposed professional sports contract but must pay the going rate for such services.


A runner is someone who helps an Agent or Agency recruit players for them to represent. A runner often targets underclassmen because there are rules that prevent Agents from soliciting or talking to underclassmen. A runner can be an intern, paid assistant or a third party such as a classmate at a particular College or University.

Promotional Activities


  • Student-Athletes may participate in institutional, charitable, educational or nonprofit promotions;
  • Prior to participating in any promotional activity, a student-athlete must fill out a Promotional Activity Waiver and get Compliance approval.

Not Permissible:

  • The use of a student-athlete's name, image or likeness to advertise or promote a commercial product, service or entity.

Social Media

Student-Athletes are not permitted to provide an endorsement, advertisement or promotion of a product, service or business. Doing so will render the student-athlete ineligible for practice and competition.

The NCAA has clarified that a student-athlete may provide an opinion but NOT an endorsement.


Student-athletes are not permitted to publicly comment or advertise a prospective student-athlete.


Student-Athletes are permitted to be employed at any time during the year and during summer but must adhere to the following guidelines:

  • Submit an Employment form for the job you are planning to work;
  • Employment may not be based off of athletics reputation or skill;
  • May only be paid for work actually performed; and
  • Must be paid the going rate for similar services.


Student-Athletes may be employed at a Syracuse camp or a privately owned camp or clinic, provided:

  • Student-Athletes must be paid the same rate as other camp counselors;
  • Student-Athletes may not be used to promote a camp or clinic other than being included in the camp counselor section;
  • There are no limits on the number of student-athletes that may be employed in a SU or private camp;
  • Student-Athletes must fill out an employment form.


Student-Athletes are permitted to give lessons in their sport, provided but must adhere to the following guidelines:

  • Submit a "Fee-For-Lesson" form to Compliance;
  • Cannot advertise or promote lessons using your name, image or likeness - this prohibition includes social media;
  • May not use SU Facilities for conducting lessons (Manley, Melo, etc.);
  • Fee(s) charged must be the going rate for similar lessons in the area

Summer Tasks

Car Titles and Registration

If you have the use of an automobile, whether it is yours or you are borrowing it (i.e., parents, grandparents, etc.), during the academic year you must turn in a copy of the vehicle title or registration to the Office of Athletic Compliance before the August meeting

Off-Campus Housing

If you will be living off-campus during the upcoming academic year, a copy of your lease agreement must be submitted to the Office of Athletic Compliance prior to the August meeting

Book Return

Make sure to turn in your books by the end of the day, May 10th

Summer Drug Testing Form

Complete your Summer Drug Testing Form using JumpForward


Student-Athletes are required to complete their forms using JumpForward (link below) before they return to campus for practice/classes. If you do not complete the required paperwork it can result in a hold being placed on your student account and you will be withheld from practice and workouts

Questions? Contact Compliance!

Contact Information

  • Office: (315) 443-1265
  • Twitter: @CuseCompliance

Thank you and have a great summer!

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