AHR Hockey is NCAA Compliant
AHR Hockey is proud to announce that we have meet all of the requirements set fourth by the NCAA for being a scouting service in the sport of ice hockey. The NCAA changed section 13.14.3 of the Div. 1 manual to detail that schools may ONLY subscribe to scouting services that meet the stringent criteria for being such.
“AHR Hockey is proud to be a NCAA compliant scouting service.” stated AHR Hockey Head Scout Eric Krupka “The NCAA took steps to make sure there aren’t websites just listing players names and calling themselves a scouting service. There has to be actual scouting analysis beyond just publishing a name. At AHR we have more scouting notes and players profiles then any other scouting service in ice hockey, either print or web-based.”
With this announcement comes another that AHR Hockey will be setting up a recruiting portion of the website, dedicated to players learning about all options available to them in ice hockey. These options will be set fourth in a way that is positive and speaks to the benefits of each path the player might take. AHR Hockey will not facilitate a NCAA vs CHL battle. Each side will be asked to provide material for players to look over as the to what each path can do for your hockey career. AHR Hockey will also be asking individual leagues to provide material as well, as to how they can further a players career path. Additionally AHR Hockey will be producing a series of podcasts with persons from the CHL, NCAA, USHL, NAHL, BCHL etc.. speaking about their leagues so players can hear about what positive advantages they offer. All of the podcasts will be offered free of charge, as well as all other AHR Hockey scouting podcasts from the past and going forward will be available for all to listen to at their leisure.
What is NCAA Compliance
In January 2010 the NCAA changed the rules on what NCAA programs could spend their recruiting budget on, and one of those things was scouting services. A NCAA program may ONLY subscribe to a “scouting service” that is compliant with the rules below. As of this printing it is our understanding that AHR Hockey is the only scouting service to be compliant and meet all of the criteria set fourth for being such.
13.14.3 Recruiting or Scouting Services. An institution may subscribe to a recruiting or scouting service involving prospective student-athletes, provided the institution does not purchase more than one annual subscription to a particular service and the service: (Adopted: 1/1/02, Revised: 1/16/10)
(a) Is made available to all institutions desiring to subscribe and at the same fee rate for all subscribers;
(b) Publicly identifies all applicable rates;
(c) Disseminates information (e.g., reports, profiles) about prospective student-athletes at least four times per
(d) Publicly identifies the geographical scope of the service (e.g., local, regional, national) and reflects broad-based coverage of the geographical area in the information it disseminates;
(e) Provides individual analysis beyond demographic information or rankings for each prospective student-athlete in the information it disseminates; (Revised: 4/13/10)
(f ) Provides access to samples or previews of the information it disseminates before purchase of a subscription;
(g) Provides video that is restricted to regularly scheduled (regular-season) high school, preparatory school or two-year college contests and for which the institution made no prior arrangements for recording. (Note: This provision is applicable only if the subscription includes video services.)
18.104.22.168 Effect of Violation. Violations of Bylaw 13.14.3 and its subsections shall be considered institutional violations per Constitution 2.8.1; however, such violations shall not affect the prospective student-athlete’s eligibility. (Adopted: 8/5/04)