Friday, April 8, 2016

NCAA Puts A Stop To Satellite Camps, I Think

The NCAA came out today with this statement that seems to me leaves more questions then answers.

From the USA Today:

"The Council approved a proposal applicable to the Football Bowl Subdivision that would require those schools to conduct camps and clinics at their school’s facilities or at facilities regularly used for practice or competition. Additionally, FBS coaches and noncoaching staff members with responsibilities specific to football may be employed only at their school’s camps or clinics. This rule change is effective immediately."

I don't understand the highlighted statement above: does that mean it has to be at Michigan's facilities used for practice or competition or at any location in the US that is regularly used for practice or competition?  My guess is, the intent is for coaches to hold camps and clinics only on their own campuses.  

This could kill very valuable camps like Sound Mind and Sound Body in Detroit as well.

Update:  Yes, the NCAA means you can only hold camps at your "own" campus facilities and you can't have other programs coaches come to those camps.   Which is really going to hurt the Michigan MAC schools.  When Michigan holds a camp, they usually get coaches from the likes of EMU, Western and Central.   Only a couple kids are going to get offers from U of M but many might get offers from those MAC schools.  

Not sure the NCAA thought this rule out, as it seems to be getting hit pretty hard nationally.   The players that can't afford to travel from Alabama to Michigan are the ones that are being hurt here.   Not Michigan picking up a couple of new players from doing 10 Summer camps around the country.


ScottyDoggs said...

This reminds me of "Animal House" when they were put on "double secret probation". remember their board meeting, when their were not aloud to defend themselves... and then they walked out.
this ruling is BS.

Scott K said...

typical over regulation, the ones hurt the most are those the rule is intended to 'protect'.