Inside Athletics

Coaches and Staff

Coaches and staff at Brigham Young University Hawaii build athletic programs that consistently rank among the top programs in the nation. This section of the compliance website is designed specifically for coaches and staff here at BYU-Hawaii. Our aim is to provide coaches and other institutional staff members with easy-to-access information and compliance forms regarding issues that may arise within certain day-to-day activities.

Here you will find information regarding eligibility, financial aid, playing and practice seasons, recruiting, and much more. Please note that the information provided is not all-inclusive. Full descriptions of regulations and rules regarding NCAA policies can be found in the NCAA Division I manual.

Awards and Benefits

An extra benefit is defined as any special arrangement provided by coaches, staff, or boosters to a student-athlete, or a prospective student-athlete that is not generally available to students or prospective students at Brigham Young University Hawaii. Athletes may become permanently ineligible for NCAA athletics if they receive any extra benefits based on their athletics ability or reputation.

The following is a non-exhaustive list of benefits that student-athletes or prospective student-athletes may not receive:

  • Free or reduced-cost services of any kind (e.g., airline tickets, clothing, meals)
  • Cash
  • Providing or co-signing of loans
  • Use of an institutional or staff member's vehicle
  • Holiday or birthday presents
  • Merchandise (car, clothing, cell-phones, etc.)
  • Personal use of copy machines, fax machines, or long distance telephone calls

NCAA Bylaw 16 limits the types and values of awards that may be provided to student-athletes in recognition for outstanding athletic and/or academic accomplishment. Student-athletes receiving benefits not expressly authorized by NCAA legislation will have their eligibility adversely impacted.

Travel

NCAA rules stipulate an eligible student-athlete may receive actual and necessary travel expenses to represent the institution in athletics competition (leaves campus), provided the student-athlete departs for the competition no earlier than 48 hours prior to the start of the actual competition and remains no more than 36 hours following the conclusion of the actual competition even if the student-athlete does not return with the team. Exceptions to this rule include:

  • Travel prior to and following regular-season competition that takes place during the institution's official vacation period during the academic year.
  • Travel prior to contests in NCAA championship events, NGB championships in emerging sports or licensed postseason football games.
  • Travel prior to and following regular-season competition that takes place during the institution's summer-vacation period.
  • Travel prior to and following regular-season competition that takes place in one or more foreign countries on one trip during the prescribed playing season and limited to not more than once every four years.
  • Travel prior to and following contests when inclement weather (e.g., hurricanes, snow storm) requires the institution to adjust original travel plans to depart no more than 72 hours prior to the start of the actual competition or return no more than 60 hours following the conclusion of the actual competition.

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