Volunteer Coach Agreement

This form, to be completed and signed by the volunteer coach, details your agreement to be a volunteer coach at the University of Georgia.

NCAA Bylaw 11.01.5 Coach, Volunteer

“In sports other than football and basketball, a volunteer coach is any coach who does not receive compensation or remuneration from the institution’s athletics department or any organization funded in whole or in part by the athletics department or that is involved primarily in the promotion of the institution’s athletics program (e.g., booster club, athletics foundation association). The following provisions shall apply: (Revised: 1/10/92 effective 8/1/92, 4/26/01 effective 8/1/01)

(a) The individual is prohibited from contacting and evaluating prospective student-athletes off campus or from scouting opponents off campus and may not perform recruiting coordination functions (see Bylaw (Revised: 1/16/93, 1/11/94, 5/26/06)

(b) The individual may receive a maximum of two complimentary tickets to home athletics contests in the coach’s sport. (Revised: 1/16/93)

(c) The individual may receive complimentary meals incidental to organized team activities (e.g., pre- or postgame meals, occasional meals, but not training table meals) or meals provided during a prospective student-athlete’s official visit, provided the individual dines with the prospective student-athlete. (Adopted: 4/29/04 effective 8/1/04; Revised: 1/10/05, effective 8/1/05)

Further, the individual may receive compensation from outside the athletics department for performing duties for another department or office of the institution provided:

  • The compensation received for those duties is commensurate with that received by others performing those same or similar assignments;
  • The time devoted to those duties is consistent with the time devoted to others receiving commensurate compensation for the same or similar assignments; and
  • The individual is qualified for and is performing the duties for which the individual is compensated. Recruiting Coordination Functions

All recruiting coordination functions (except routine clerical tasks) must be performed by the head coach or one or more of the assistant coaches who count toward the numerical limitations in Bylaw 11.7.4. Such functions include: (Revised: 4/27/06 effective 8/1/06)

(a) Activities involving athletics evaluation and/or selection of prospects;

(b) Making telephone calls to or receiving telephone calls from prospective student-athletes (or prospective student- athletes’ parents, legal guardians or coaches); and (Revised: 12/12/06)

(c) Preparation of general recruiting correspondence (including electronic correspondence) to prospective student- athletes (or prospective student-athletes’ parents or legal guardians). (Revised: 12/12/06)

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