Masters of Education in Human Movement, Sport, and Leisure Studies Graduate Projects


Britt Grove


Employee orientation and training is vitally important in today’s world in order for companies and organizations to clearly state their priorities and expectations to their employees. Training upfront when employees are first hired is critical in order to communicate to them what they will be held accountable for along with acclimating them to the organization’s policies and procedures (Lewis, 2008). By providing training to your employees, it can provide a sense of security and reassurance to them and to the organization that they can and will execute their jobs effectively (Martell & Dougherty, 1978) in addition to providing a structured sense of human capital within an organization (McCabe, 2015).

The purpose of the Bowling Green State University Athletic Compliance Coach Handbook is to provide coaches and their staffs with a point of reference to refer to when they have questions regarding a National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) legislation and bylaws. Specifically, this handbook regards the areas of recruiting, National Letters of Intent (NLI), playing and practice seasons, institutional control, ethical conduct, head coach responsibility, and several other important areas of rules education. Moreover, this handbook also serves as a guide on how to access important resources and documents on the software system the athletic department uses called JumpForward. This program is the powerhouse relating to all things athletic compliance including documenting and monitoring recruiting, playing and practice seasons, roster/staff management, and houses all compliance forms. Providing written education materials, such as this handbook, will look to decrease the amount of miscommunication and confusion throughout the athletic department regarding institutional processes and procedures here at Bowling Green State University (BGSU). Subsequently, this goal will ultimately reduce the amount of violation reports that are reported to the NCAA for violating the bylaws and legislation that they set forth as a governing body.


Sungho Cho, J.D. /Ph.D.

Second Reader

Amanda Paule-Koba, Ph.D.








Sport Administration