Stride is a track and field student-athlete at Ocean State University. This weekend the men’s and women’s track and field teams will be competing in the Ocean State Invitational meet. In this competition, Stride will be participating in the 100m, 400m and long jump. Here is Stride’s schedule for the meet:
Friday- 100m, 400m
Saturday- no competition
Sunday- long jump
Since Stride is not competing in any events on Saturday, can his coach provide instruction that day for an hour to help prepare for the long jump event?
Yes. NCAA Staff Interpretation- 7/19/91- Practice following an event in a multi-day competition– addresses a member institution’s coach providing monitored instruction or assistance to a student-athlete subsequent to the completion of the student-athlete’s first event in a multi-event competition that has a scheduled day off prior to the next event; determined that such an arrangement would be permissible, provided the next event is considered part of the multi-day or multi-event competition; further noted that any practice during the scheduled day off between events in a multi-day competition would be bound by the daily hour limitations.