Definition of a Recruiting or Scouting Service
Definition of a Recruiting or Scouting Service – A recruiting or scouting service includes any individual, organization, entity or segment of an entity that is primarily involved in providing information about prospective student-athletes. An institution is considered to have subscribed to a recruiting or scouting service when a staff member registers to access information provided by the service only to paid subscribers or registers to access information available only to a select group of individuals (e.g., coaches), regardless of whether a charge is associated with accessing the information. However, an institution is not considered to have subscribed to a recruiting or scouting service if a staff member registers to access information about prospective student-athletes from a service that provides the same information to the general public at no cost. This definition does not include any individual, organization, entity or segment of an entity that provides information about prospective student-athletes incidental to its primary purpose and is generally available to the public (e.g. news media).
Bylaw 18.104.22.168 – Sport Other Than Basketball and Football.
In sports other than basketball and football, an institution may subscribe to a recruiting or scouting involving prospective student-atheletes, provided service is made available to all institutions desiring to subscribe and at the same fee rate for all subscribers. The service must also provide information regarding each prospective student-athelete in a standardized format that ensures consistent distribution to all subscribers. (Live or individualized oral reports do not satisfy this requirements.) An institution is permmitted to subscribe to a service that provide scholastic and/or non-scholastic video. The institution may not contact with a service in advance to have particular contest recorded or provided.
Pertaining to College Coaches – Our service is made available to all institutions who desiring to subscribe and at the same fee rate for all subscribers. Every college and university has access to The Agency College Recruit for free! College coaches can register by clicking on register/login menu above and start connecting with potential recruits.
Pertaining to Video – College coaches can observe prospective student-athelete via video (e.g., live streming video, recorded video) since The Agency College Recruit provide videos to all college coaches by linking with YouTube video service, which means that all videos are also available to the general public.