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2 NCAA Division III Bylaw 17 Jeff Myers Jean Orr May 15, 2012

3 Division III Bylaw 17 The Facelift

4 Bylaw 17 Agenda: – New Format of Bylaw 17. – Topics of Focus. Defining the Playing Season. Contests. Out-of-Season Activities. Nontraditional Segment. – Questions/Concerns/User-Feedback.

5 Bylaw 17 Session Outcomes: – Navigate new format of Bylaw 17. – Provide feedback to NCAA Division III staff regarding Bylaw 17 format. – Understand relevant legislation and hot topics regarding Bylaw 17.

6 Philosophy Statement Old language: Encourage participation by maximizing the number and variety of athletics opportunities. New language: Encourage participation by maximizing the number and variety of sports offerings through broad-based athletics programs. NCAA Division III Proposal No. 2012-1

7 Bylaw 17 New Format

8 General Sports Legislation. – Location of general regulations: Beginning of Bylaw 17. – Objectives: Eliminate inconsistencies and redundancies; Simplify and make more user-friendly; and Make minimal number of substantive changes.

9 New Format General Sports Legislation – Six Primary Areas. 1. Playing Season (Bylaw 17.1.1). 2. Computing Playing Seasons (Bylaw 17.1.2). 3. Postseason Activities (Bylaw 17.1.3). 4. Practice, Contest and Dates of Competition Limits (Bylaw 17.1.4). 5.Out-of-Season Activities (Bylaw 17.1.5). 6. Waivers and Conditions of Participation (Bylaw 17.1.6).

10 New Format Sport-Specific Legislation. – Location of sport-specific regulations: Sport-specific Bylaw 17 legislation remains in same location (e.g., Bylaw 17.2 – Baseball). – Objectives: Clarify legislation that applies to specific sport(s). Distinguish between legislation that applies to all sports.






16 Bylaw 17 – Topics Overview. 1. Defining the Playing Season. 2. Contests. 3. Out-of-Season Activities. 4. Nontraditional Segment.

17 Defining the Season Three General Categories: 1.Segment sports; 2.Split season sports; and 3. Winter championship sports.

18 Defining the Season Determining Start Dates Practice Start Date Calculator – Where to find: Home Legislation and Governance Committees Division III General Information tdate

19 Defining the Season Football AcclimatizationOPTIONS: On field – Three hours. Walk through – One hour. Testing session – One hour. On field – Two hours. Walk through – One hour. Three hour recovery after a testing or on field session. OR

20 Defining the Season First PracticeFirst Competition BasketballOctober 15November 15 Ice hockeyOctober 15 WrestlingOctober 10November 1* Other winter sports September 7 or first day of class (whichever is earlier) Winter Championships

21 Contests

22 Contests Football Scrimmage When can I conduct a football scrimmage with the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics school in the neighboring town? Can I announce the scrimmage on our institutions website?

23 Contests Scrimmages/Exhibitions Questions: What is a scrimmage, exhibition, practice- scrimmage, or exhibition- scrimmage? Can I publicize the event? Can I keep score? New Legislation: – Consistency of terms. – No prohibition against official scoring – any sport. – No prohibition against publicity – any sport. – Do not need to adhere to playing rules.

24 Contests Postseason Tournaments Need to Ask: Are they exempted from the contest limits? Are they exempted from the weeks limits? Proposal No. 2012-10 Bylaws 17.1.3 and

25 Out-of-Season Activities

26 Out-of-Season Activities Conducting Workouts What are the conditions for institutions conducting out-of-season workouts? – Voluntary. – Active strength and conditioning certification. – Academic year. – Active CPR, First Aid and AED use certification (effective 8/1/12). Proposal No. 2012-5 Bylaws 11.1.6, and 17.02.13 Education Columns: 01/14/09, 01/18/11 and 01/18/12 Official Interpretations: 03/25/11 and 05/08/12

27 Out-of-Season Activities Workout Programs Your strength and conditioning coach has made available to student-athletes an out of season workout program that allows the student-athletes to report their results and based on the reports, the program details the next workout. Is this a voluntary workout even though the student- athletes are reporting their results? Maybe.

28 Out-of-Season Activities Field Maintenance Monday is the day off for baseball student-athletes. The coach and players routinely work on the baseball diamond during that day to prepare for the mid-week game. Is this permissible?

29 Out-of-Season Activities Field Maintenance No. Any work performed by a student-athlete that is required, supervised or monitored by a coaching staff member is an athletically related activity. Staff Interpretation: 10/20/11

30 Nontraditional Segment

31 Nontraditional Segment Multiple Teams/One Sport How do I conduct my nontraditional segment if I have a varsity and junior varsity program? – Nontraditional segment limitations apply to all levels (e.g., freshman, junior varsity, varsity) in a sport. Official Interpretation: 03/20/12 Educational Column: 01/06/07

32 Nontraditional Segment Individual vs. Team Limits I conduct each week of my baseball fall season as follows: – Pitchers and catchers practice on Monday and Thursday. – Rest of team practices on Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday. – Is this permissible? – No. The institution has practiced five days during the nontraditional segment and only permitted four practices per week. Bylaw

33 Nontraditional Segment Competition Limits I conduct a 60-minute women's varsity lacrosse game and simultaneously conduct a 60-minute junior varsity game. Is this permissible? Yes. The institution is permitted two regulation lacrosse contests or 120 minutes of competition. Bylaw

34 Nontraditional Segment Competition Limits What if I cannot conduct varsity and junior varsity lacrosse games at the same time, but conduct them on consecutive days, for example: – Varsity plays a 60-minute game on Monday. – Junior varsity plays a 60-minute game on Tuesday. Is this permissible? No. Institution is allowed one date of competition overall, not per team. Bylaw and (e)

35 Nontraditional Segment Alumni Contest What are the limitations on conducting an alumni game in the nontraditional segment? For example, we want to conduct a 30-inning baseball game with our alumni to commemorate the 30 th anniversary of our first NCAA appearance. Is this permissible? Yes. Must count as one of the 16 days of athletically related activity but not subject to limits associated with one date of competition. Bylaw – (b) (Exceptions) Staff Interpretation: 05/12/10

36 Nontraditional Segment Outside Competition You have just started your nontraditional segment in soccer and you are missing your best player. She is studying abroad this semester and you text her, wishing her well. She replies the experience is great, and she just scored three goals on her club team. Any concerns? A: Potentially.

37 Nontraditional Segment Football Football Strength and Conditioning Period. – Not a nontraditional segment. – Limited skill instruction. – No equipment except footballs.

38 Questions?Concerns?User-Feedback?

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