On Friday, the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) made the decision to ban Football Bowl Subdivision teams from getting recruited in satellite camps, according to their statement. The release states that the Division I Council is responsible for approving the proposal banning FBS from conducting camps anywhere except in their own school’s premises.
Unfortunately for wannabe football players expecting to be recruited in camps off school property, the chance won’t get to where they are as the ruling on the ban of FBS teams is effective immediately. Considering that plenty of football coaches had already taken upon them to hold camps in other states or locations, it’s hard to say who is the target of the approved proposal by the NCAA Division I Council.
Still, among the requirements of the new rule approved on Friday, is now mandatory for FBS schools to hold camps and clinics in the premises of their own schools. The designated locations within school property for both camps and clinics will be the facilities normally used for activities or practice.
Satellite camps offer a new outlook on the game as well as fresh blood to a team, as it holds camps off their area which enlarges the possibility for potential players to try out for a football team. For instance, Penn State’s coach James Franklin stirred some commotion nationwide when he held camps in Florida as well as Georgia, which is now strictly prohibited by the NCAA and the SEC.
What pushed the proposal to be approved?
The Securities & Exchange Commission was one of the most influential figures on banning satellite camps for FBS schools. Even though some people look at this as a punishment and a preventive way for players to be recruited within their own area, many differ from that line of thought.
The new proposal made effective immediately on Friday aims to protect the schools recruiting territory, as well as making life a little easier for coaches. Nevertheless, some coaches did it not because they had to, but because they enjoyed watching new talents across the United States.
Coach Kevin Rose was one of the first ones to defend the satellite camps as he claimed the NCAA decision is disappointing for him and his team. Moreover, coach Rose claimed the opportunity for kids in north Alabama to get some extra exposure could be forgotten due to the decision to ban satellite camps and clinics outside the team’s school premises.
Source: USA Today