It may surprise you to learn there’s a new rule allowing current college football players to receive compensation for working on-campus summer football camps, but it shouldn’t, because the whole deal is so NCAA.
In the past, college coaching staffs have mainly relied on high school coaches and even lower-level college coaches to assist with summer camps.
A veteran director of football operations in college football told CoachingSearch.com today that the NCAA has yet to inform institutions about the payment policies.
At the moment, coaches suspect that the compensation will be very similar to the way in which high school coaches are typically paid for working camps – either hourly or by the camp session.
So now coaches can bring some of their student-athletes into a setting under their watchful eyes and control, and allow them to make a few bucks. Order is preserved! And the catch, such as it is, is laughable.
No colleges will be allowed to advertise that a star player will be serving as an instructor during a summer camp. For example, if Heisman Trophy winner Jameis Winston were to serve as part of the staff for Jimbo Fisher’s football camp, the Seminoles staff is prohibited from advertising that Winston will be present and/or coaching a group of quarterbacks.
That’s so… so pure, NCAA. I can’t wait for the soon to come Nick Saban interpretation of “advertise”, either.
Funny how nobody seems to be overly concerned about some players getting paid for this and some not. Then again, it’s for the good of the school, no?
I wonder who will be the first coach to point to this as another reason the players don’t need to unionize.