What will the NCAA do with satellite camps? That’s a question that has been debated for months.
According to a report from The Virginian-Pilot’s Harry Minium, there are a couple of options for change on the table.
The NCAA is reportedly considering banning them altogether and instead working on a collaboration with the NFL, which could potentially spawn sponsored events at NFL team training facilities.
Under the current format, college coaches have a 30-day window to conduct camps at high schools throughout the country.
Even if satellite camps, in their current form, do survive, it appears as though there may be a change in the window the can be conducted. The report indicates that the 30-day time frame could be replaced by a much tighter 10-day window.
Some more information from Minium’s report:
The NCAA would mandate counseling on recruiting and academics at its satellite camps, and is considering compensating low-income athletes for the cost of traveling to the camps.
The proposal was among dozens of potential football rules changes discussed at the recent Conference USA spring meetings. Copies of the proposals were obtained from ODU by The Virginian-Pilot under the Freedom of Information Act.
It is becoming clear that change is on the way for the current setup. It will be interesting to see how this shakes out during the coming weeks.
A NFL spokesman told Pro Football Talk they have not been approached to sponsor any satellite camps or work with the NCAA on forming one.