A manager is an individual who performs traditional managerial duties (e.g., equipment, laundry, hydration) and meets the following additional criteria:
(a) In sports other than basketball, the individual shall be appointed as a manager within seven years of the individual’s initial full-time collegiate enrollment. (e.g., military service, religious mission) are excepted from the application of the seven-year period];
(b) The individual shall be a full-time undergraduate or graduate student at the institution for which the individual serves as a manager, except that during the individual’s final semester or quarter of a degree program, the individual may be enrolled in less than a full-time program of studies, provided the individual is carrying (for credit) the courses necessary to complete the degree requirements;
(c) The individual may participate in limited on-court or on-field activities during practice (e.g., assist with drills, throw batting practice) or competition (e.g., assist with warm-up activities) involving student-athletes on a regular basis;
(d) The individual shall not provide instruction to student-athletes;
(e) The individual shall not participate in countable athletically related activities (e.g., practice player); and (f) The individual shall forfeit any remaining eligibility in the sport at the institution where the individual serves as a manager.