Compliance Information for Agents/Advisors
Definition of an Agent/Rules for an Agent
Per NCAA Bylaw 12.02.1, an agent is defined as any individual who directly or indirectly
a) Represents or attempts to represent an individual for the purpose of marketing his or her athletics ability or reputation for financial gain, or
b) Seeks to obtain any type of financial gain or benefit from securing a prospective student-athlete’s enrollment at an educational institution or from a student-athlete’s potential earnings as a professional athlete.
This could include (but isn’t limited to) a certified contract advisor, financial advisor, marketing representative, brand manager or anyone who is employed or associated with such persons (Bylaw 12.02.1.1).
An agent/advisor could jeopardize a student-athlete’s eligibility if the SA has ever agreed (orally or in writing) to be represented by the agent for the purpose of marketing his/her athletics ability/reputation. If an agency drafts a contract that isn’t sport specific, it shall be applicable to all sports and a student athlete would then be ineligible in all sports. (Bylaw 12.3.1)
Further, any individual/agency/organization that represents a prospective student athlete for money in placing said PSA in a collegiate institution as a recipient for financial aid is considered an agent. (Bylaw 12.3.3)