Today is the last daily compliance item for the 2011-12 academic year. I really appreciate all the great feedback and suggestions that many of you provided throughout the year!
Have a great summer everyone! The emails will begin again in August.
The men’s basketball coaches at Ocean State University are planning their skill instruction sessions for the summer. Are they required to provide the current student-athletes with a day off?
No. NCAA Educational Column- 5/8/12- NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Legislation- addresses the following question:
Question: Are institutions required to provide a day off (or two days off) per week to student-athletes who are participating in required summer athletic activities?
Answer: No. There is no requirement to provide a day (or days) off during the eight weeks of required activities
NCAA Bylaw 22.214.171.124.1.1.4 states that in men’s basketball, a student-athlete who is enrolled in summer school may engage in required weight-training, conditioning and skill-related instruction for up to eight weeks (not required to be consecutive weeks). Participation in such activities shall be limited to a maximum of eight hours per week with not more than two hours per week spent on skill-related instruction. An individual who is not eligible to use the exception to summer school enrollment (Bylaw 126.96.36.199.188.8.131.52) may participate only during the period of the institution’s summer term or terms (opening day of classes through last day of final exams) in which he is enrolled.