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Athletic Training

Extra Benefits/Occasional Meals

Extra Benefits
NCAA rules prohibit student-athletes from receiving extra benefits. An impermissible extra-benefit refers to any special arrangement by an institutional employee or booster to provide the student-athlete, his family or friends with a benefit that is not available to the general student population. Examples of impermissible extra-benefits for student-athletes, their families and friends include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Special discounts, payment arrangements or credit on a purchase or a service from an institutional employee or representative of its athletics interests.
  • Free or reduced-cost services for professional services unless such rates or free services are available on the same basis to the general student population.
  • Use of a telephone, facsimile machine, or credit card for personal reasons.
  • A loan of money from an institutional employee or representative of the institution's athletics interests.
  • A guarantee of bond from an institutional employee or representative of the institution's athletics interests.
  • An automobile or use of an automobile from an institutional employee or representative of an institution's athletics interests.
  • Signing or co-signing a note from an outside agency for a loan for the student-athlete, his or her family or friends.
  • Providing transportation to a student-athlete even if the student-athlete reimburses the provider for the appropriate expense of the transportation.
  • Gifts of any kind including cash or any tangible item.
Occasional Meals
Student-athletes or an entire team may receive an occasional meal on infrequent and special occasions in one of two ways:

1. An institutional staff member may provide a student-athlete or an entire team an occasional meal under the following conditions:

  • The meal must be provided either in a restaurant in the locale of the institution or at the staff member's home;
  • Reasonable local transportation may be provided to attend such meals; and
  • An Occasional Meal Request Form must be submitted and approved prior to the meal taking place.
2. A booster may provide a student-athlete or an entire team an occasional meal under the following conditions:
  • The meal must be provided in an individual's home (as opposed to a restaurant) and may be catered;
  • A representative of the institution's athletics interest may provide reasonable local transportation to student-athletes to attend the meal function only if the meal function is at the home of that representative; and
  • An Occasional Meal Request Form must be submitted and approved prior to the meal taking place.

Meals, Lodging and Entertainment
The following chart sets forth NCAA rules and regulations regarding meals, lodging and entertainment associated with practice and competition.

Meals, Lodging, and Entertainment