//
You are reading...
College Sports, Division III

New NCAA Division III Interpretation: Contest/Date of Competition and Athletically Related Activity Limitations Applicable to Varsity and Junior Varsity Teams

On March 20, 2012, the Interpretations and Legislation Committee issued an interpretation concerning athletically related activity limitations applicable to varsity and junior varsity teams. Specifically, the committee determined that “multiple squad levels in one sport (e.g., varsity soccer, junior varsity soccer, or freshman soccer) at a member institution may participate separately in the prescribed number of contests or scrimmages during the traditional segment with outside competition; however, during the nontraditional segment, all levels of teams within a sport (e.g., varsity or subvarsity squads) shall be treated as the same sport.”

This interpretation referenced NCAA III Bylaws 17.1.4.4 (nontraditional segment limitations for baseball, field hockey, lacrosse, soccer, softball and volleyball), 17.2.5.1 (maximum limitations — institutional), 17.3.5.1 (maximum limitations — institutional), 17.4.5.1 (maximum limitations — institutional), 17.5.5.1 (maximum limitations — institutional), 17.7.5.1 (maximum limitations — institutional), 17.8.5.1 (maximum limitations — institutional), 17.9.5.1 (maximum limitations — institutional), 17.10.5.1 (maximum limitations — institutional), 17.11.5.1 (maximum limitations — institutional), 17.12.5.1 (maximum limitations — institutional), 17.13.5.1 (maximum limitations — institutional), 17.14.5.1 (maximum limitations — institutional), 17.15.5.1 (maximum limitations — institutional), 17.16.5.1 (maximum limitations — institutional), 17.18.5.1 (maximum limitations — institutional), 17.19.5.1 (maximum limitations — institutional), 17.20.5.1 (maximum limitations — institutional), 17.21.5.1 (maximum limitations – institutional), 17.22.5.1 (maximum limitations — institutional), 17.26.5.1 (maximum limitations — institutional) and an official interpretation (4/13/06, Item No. 4), which has been archived.

In light of this interpretation, the Michael L. Buckner Law Firm recommends institutions’ athletics compliance: a) include the interpretation in the next scheduled rules-education session for the athletics staff and coaches; and b) review current practice and playing season procedures regarding sport programs with both varsity and junior varsity teams.

Advertisements

About Justin P. Sievert, Esquire

Bar Admissions (North Carolina, Florida and Tennessee) Practice Area (College Sports Law)

Discussion

No comments yet.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: