Boosters and Prospects
- Notify or forward information to appropriate members of Yale's
coaching staff about a prospect in your area.
- Attend a prospect's athletics contest as long as no contact is
made with the prospect, his/her relatives or friends, or any other
individual (e.g., coach, principal, or counselor) regarding the
academic or athletics ability of the prospect.
- Accept telephone calls initiated by prospects that are not
related to Yale athletics.
All recruiting or athletics questions must be deferred to the
appropriate Yale coaching staff.
Boosters MAY NOT:
- Contact a prospect or his/her relatives or friends for
recruiting purposes. This includes contact via telephone, mail,
email, instant messenger, or fax. Also, face-to-face contact cannot
be made on- or off-campus for the purpose of recruiting.
- Assist Yale's coaching staff by picking up transcripts, films,
or any other information from a prospect's educational institution
(i.e., evaluation activities).
- Provide benefits of any kind (e.g., clothing, special
discounts, lodging, meals, transportation, loans, etc.) to a
prospect or his/her relatives or friends.
- Contact a prospect to congratulate him/her on being accepted to
- Make contact with a prospect or his/her parents while on campus
for an official or unofficial visit.
- Provide or arrange for transportation for a prospect or his/her
relatives or friends to visit campus.
- Employ or arrange for employment of a prospect until the
completion of his/her senior year in high school, graduation, or
withdrawal from prep school/junior college. At that point,
prospects may be employed, but compensation must be for work
actually performed and at a rate commensurate with experience.
Boosters and Student-Athletes
- Provide student-athletes with occasional meals. These meals may
be catered, but must take place at the
booster's home. All meals must be pre-approved by the Yale
- Employ or arrange for employment of a student-athlete during
the academic year or summer, provided:
- Compensation is only for work actually performed;
- Compensation is paid at a rate commensurate with the going rate
for similar services in that locale;
- Compensation is in no way related to the student-athlete's
value or utility due to the publicity, reputation, fame, or
personal following obtained because of athletics ability; and
- All employment activities must be reported to the Yale
Boosters MAY NOT:
- Pay or arrange for payment of room, board, or transportation at
any time for currently enrolled student-athletes, their relatives,
- Provide a student-athlete or his/her relatives or friends with
any type of extra benefit, or any benefit not available to the
general student body.
- Provide special discounts (e.g., free or reduced
meals/housing), payment arrangements (e.g., cosigning a loan),
credits on a purchase (e.g., frequent flyer miles), or services
(e.g., transportation, use of telephone) to student-athletes, their
relatives, or friends.
- Provide awards or gifts to student-athletes for any reason,
including honorariums for speaking engagements.
- Entertain student-athletes or their family or friends.