Daily Compliance Item- 8/14/14- 17.1.7.4.3- Day Off Requirement During Preseason

Here is an outline of the Ocean State University (OSU) Field Hockey team’s schedule:
August 4th- report for preseason practice
August 5th- first day of preseason practice
August 15th- preseason scrimmage against Bay State College
August 25th- first day of classes
August 29th- first regular season contest
 
Which of the following is true regarding the one day off per week legislation?
A.  OSU is required to provide student-athletes with one day off per week starting August 5th.
B.  OSU is required to provide student-athletes with one day off per week following the August 15th scrimmage.
C.  OSU is required to provide student-athletes with one day off per week following the first day of classes on August 25th.
D.  None of the above.
 
The answer is C NCAA Staff Interpretation- 2/26/14- Calculation of Time Limits for Athletically Related Activities (I)- states that daily and weekly hour limitations and the one day off per week requirement do not apply when a preseason scrimmage/exhibition game in field hockey or soccer or an alumni match in women’s volleyball occurs prior to the institution’s first day of classes or the first scheduled contest or date competition, whichever is earlier.
NCAA Bylaw 17.1.7.4.3– An institution is not required to provide student-athletes with one day off per week during preseason practice that occurs prior to the first day of classes, or the first scheduled contest, whichever is earlier.(Adopted: 1/10/92)

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