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NCAA Rules

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Number 1 Question – Can I play one game in the QMJHL- OHL – WHL?

Of course you can play or sign a CHL Education Agreement if you wish but once you do that then your NCAA option is basically closed.

Can a NCAA team cut me ?

Yes for sure you can be removed from the team. Your school scholarship would remain in place.

An example we had a NHL drafted client and the NCAA team didn’t feel they wanted him any further for various reasons. The player could stay at the school because they have to honor that agreement but the player found another school to transfer to. This player then had to “redshirt” for one season.

** Redshirt – is a delay or suspension of an athlete’s participation in order to lengthen his or her period of eligibility. Typically, a student’s athletic eligibility in a given sport is four seasons, a number derived from the four years of academic classes that are normally required to obtain a bachelor’s degree at an American college or university. However, in a redshirt year, student athletes may attend classes at the college or university, practice with an athletic team, and dress for play but may not compete in games. Using this mechanism, a student athlete has up to five academic years to use the four years of eligibility, thus becoming a fifth-year senior.


1. You may have a team cover the cost of one tryout for up to 48 hours

A CHL team may cover necessary expenses for you to attend a tryout for up to 48 hours (including transportation, lodging, meals, etc.). The 48-hour period begins when you arrive at the tryout location. This is a one-time allowance per team and can be used for a training camp or rookie camp.

2. You may attend for more than 48 hours, but need to cover costs

Should you wish to extend your stay at a CHL training camp beyond 48 hours, you need to be prepared to cover costs from that point on
(including transportation home).


Do not violate NCAA rules by accepting gifts from CHL teams.

If a CHL team gives you a jersey or other gifts you should be prepared to either return those items, compensate the team appropriately or donate them to charity.

Being invited to a CHL training camp can be a great validation of your skills as a hockey player and a good sign of things to come in your hockey career. That career will include a number of choices along the way – we would encourage you to keep your options open so that you have the opportunity to make the bestchoices for you.

Q: What activities by an agent or financial advisor are considered “advising” student-athletes, which does not jeopardize their eligibility, as opposed to “representing” student-athletes, which does jeopardize their eligibility?


A: These situations tend to be fact-specific and depend on specific circumstances. It’s best to use the following as guidance: When you are interacting on a one-on-one basis with student-athletes and providing advice regarding their future, you are likely to be advising them (unless your discussions include an oral or written agreement to represent them now or in the future, even if you do not act upon that agreement). When you are interacting with individuals other than a student-athlete (e.g., third parties) on behalf of or regarding the student-athlete, it is likely that you are representing the student-athlete.

An agent has agreed to provide a student-athlete with remaining eligibility, advice about a professional sports contract. If you have agreed that the player will not have to any fee for the services until the player is drafted by the professional sports team.

Q: Is the players collegiate eligibility in jeopardy?

A: YES the player jeopardizes his eligibility if an agent, advisor or financial advisor provides advice to him about a professional contract with the understanding that he will pay the agent, advisor or financial advisor for such services once he has been drafted by the professional sports organization, regardless of the fact that the agent, advisor or financial advisor provides the service only to student-athletes and has the same fee arrangement for all clients.