BYLAWS AMENDMENT #9
SUBJECT: NAIA AMATEUR CODE
Amend Bylaws Article VII, Section B as follows:
The following acts will NOT cause an athlete to lose amateur standing.
1. Playing with an amateur team against a professional team or player if competing under the sponsorship or approval of NAIA or the governing body of the sport concerned.
2. Participating as a member of a team while not receiving remuneration (expense reimbursement) beyond actual expenses of travel, meals and lodging only from the immediately previous city to the event, even though other members of the team may receive remuneration in excess of NAIA amateur limits. Expenses must be itemized and properly documented.
3. Receiving reasonable compensation for officiating or coaching in amateur, recreational or interscholastic programs. A student may solicit and be paid reasonable compensation on a lesson basis.
4. Coaching at the intercollegiate level when compensation (if any) meets the criteria set forth in Article II, Section B of the NAIA Bylaws. Such compensation shall be considered athletic aid, as defined by official NAIA policy, and shall be reported as such.
5. Competing in a non-team athletics contest, certified as amateur by that sportís national governing body, and receiving financial reimbursement (expense reimbursement) for such participation when such remuneration does not exceed the actual expenses for travel, meals and lodging only from the immediately previous city to the event. Expenses must be itemized and properly documented.
6. Participating in radio or television programs for the purpose of promoting an amateur athletic event where no remuneration is provided.
7. Receiving reasonable compensation for supervision of physical education, playground, or recreational activities.
8. Receiving reasonable compensation for use of name or picture to promote any commercial product or enterprise if:
a. There is no reference to the studentís intercollegiate athletic participation in any promotion of the product or enterprise;
b The use of the studentís name or picture in no way references any institution with which the student has established identification, including but not limited to the use of logos, marks, or names; and
c. Remuneration is consistent with standard rates for any individual participating in comparable promotional activities.
Amend Article VII, Section D as follows:
The following acts will cause a student to lose amateur standing for participation in intercollegiate competition recognized by the NAIA in the sport in which any or all such acts occur.
1. Receiving (directly or indirectly) expense reimbursement beyond actual expenses of travel, meals and lodging only. Expenses must be itemized and properly documented.
2. Signing a contract with any professional team.
3. Participating in any athletics contest as a professional or as a member of a team where the student in question receives remuneration exceeding the actual expenses of travel, meals and lodging only.
Exploiting for Receiving remuneration athletic ability or fame through exhibition radio or television for a public or media appearance, or using athletic fame to write for news media for pay beyond actual expenses if the appearance makes reference to the studentís intercollegiate athletic participation in a given sport or any institution with which the student has established identification.
5. Receiving remuneration for use of name or picture to promote any commercial product or enterprise
. if remuneration is based on the individualís intercollegiate athletic participation in a given sport, or references with the use of marks, logos or names any institution with which the student has established identification.
6. Entering into an agreement of any kind to compete in professional athletics, with either a professional sports organization or with any individual or group of individuals authorized to represent the athlete with a professional sports organization.
Intent: To enable a student to retain amateur standing in the NAIA if the student receives remuneration for any of the following: use of the studentís picture or likeness, participation in an exhibition or appearance in media programming when the studentís action is without reference to the studentís collegiate institution, or participation in intercollegiate athletics.
Effective date: April 14, 2014
Submitted by: Cascade Collegiate Conference
Co-sponsor: Golden State Athletic Conference