The NCAA Division I Transformation Committee has set forth a series of guidelines for D1 Athletic Departments to meet the ever-evolving landscape of college sports. These new standards include the need for enhanced academic and personal development resources, as well as a focus on mental health and wellness for student-athletes.
Spry is helping athletic departments meet these requirements through a wide range of educational resources specifically designed to help student-athletes excel both on and off the field. In addition, Spry’s educational portal provides comprehensive metrics allowing administrators to track who accessed and reviewed the required content.
Spry’s team of compliance professionals will conduct a comprehensive department review for your athletic department. In addition, Spry will provide necessary compliance education for campus partners such as the Registrar’s Office, Admissions, Financial Aid office, Faculty Athletics Representatives, and other pivotal stakeholders within your institution.
Health and Safety
Spry has also partnered with licensed practitioners to conduct required departmental health and safety reviews. This assessment will go beyond merely checking the box but will provide your department with useful recommendations to assist in your efforts to promote and protect the well-being of all student-athletes. In 2022, more than 60% of college students met the criteria for at least one mental health condition. As such, Spry has also prioritized the delivery of mental health services in our health education curriculum.
Spry’s robust educational library provides training modules across a wide range of topics. These topical areas align with the specific educational initiatives required by the NCAA’s Transformation Committee and are tailored to the needs of student-athletes, coaches, and staff. Industry leaders and content area experts have carefully curated each module to deliver the most relevant information in the following areas:
- Transfer requirements
- Financial literacy
- Professional development
Health and Safety
- Mental health
- Strength and conditioning
- Campus sexual violence prevention/Title IX
- Diversity, equity, and inclusion training
Upon completion of each module, attestations will be automatically generated through Spry’s mobile app for student-athletes and/or staff members to complete. These reports will allow departments to demonstrate compliance while streamlining the administrative burden!
The NCAA’s Transformation Committee’s recommendation will place added responsibilities on Administrators, specifically Compliance personnel. With Spry, administrators can provide resources to help develop a more informed, socially conscious, well-rounded student-athlete! We share in your mission to provide student-athletes with the tools and resources they need to succeed in college and life beyond athletics.
Contact us today to learn how Spry can help your department satisfy the NCAA’s Transformation Committee requirements.