Daily Compliance Item- 9.28.16- 17.02.8- Joint Practice Session

The Ocean State University and James River Institute volleyball teams were playing in the same tournament earlier this week. Both teams are not flying home until later tonight, so the coaches would like to have a joint practice session this morning.

Which of the following is true regarding a joint practice session?

A. The joint practice session will count as an intercollegiate competition
B. It is not permissible for two institutions to participate in a joint practice session
C. The joint practice session only counts as an intercollegiate competition if score is kept
D. None of the Above

The answer is A. NCAA Bylaw 17.02.8 states that intercollegiate competition is considered to have occurred when a student-athlete in either a two-year or a four-year collegiate institution does any of the following: (Revised: 1/10/91, 1/16/93, 1/11/94, 1/10/95)

(a) Represents the institution in any contest against outside competition, regardless of how the competition is classified (e.g., scrimmage, exhibition or joint practice session with another institution’s team) or whether the student is enrolled in a minimum full-time program of studies;

(b) Competes in the uniform of the institution, or, during the academic year, uses any apparel (excluding apparel no longer used by the institution) received from the institution that includes institutional identification; or

(c) Competes and receives expenses (e.g., transportation, meals, room or entry fees) from the institution for the competition.

Jennifer M. Condaras
Deputy Commissioner, NCAA Relations & Administration
Colonial Athletic Association

The opinions expressed in the Daily Compliance Item are the author’s and the author’s alone, and are not endorsed by The COLONIAL ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION or JumpForward. The Daily Compliance Item is not a substitute for a compliance office, case specific research, or the NCAA Bylaws. Do some homework, ask around, and get it right.

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