Daily Compliance Item- 11.29.16- 17.1.7.2- Out of Season Workouts

Ocean State University women’s lacrosse coaches would like to continue with out of season workouts and conditioning up until the beginning of finals week. Is this permissible?

 
No. NCAA Bylaw 17.1.7.2 states that:

 
(a) Sports Other Than Football. Outside of the playing season, from the institution’s first day of classes of the academic year or September 15, whichever occurs earlier, to one week prior to the beginning of the institution’s final examination period at the conclusion of the academic year, only a student-athlete’s participation in required weight training, conditioning and skill-related instruction shall be permitted. A student-athlete’s participation in such activities per Bylaw 17.02.1 shall be limited to a maximum of eight hours per week with not more than two hours per week spent on skill-related workouts. All countable related activities outside the playing season are prohibited one week prior to the beginning of the final examination period for the applicable academic term through the conclusion of each student-athlete’s final exams. (Revised: 4/27/06 effective 8/1/06, 9/22/06)
(b) Bowl Subdivision Football. [FBS] Activities between the institution’s last contest and January 1 are limited to required weight training, conditioning and the review of game film. A student-athlete’s participation in such activities shall be limited to a maximum of eight hours per week, of which not more than two hours per week may be spent on the viewing of film. All activities beginning January 1 and outside the playing season shall be conducted pursuant to Bylaw 17.9.6. (Revised: 12/15/06) (c) Championship Subdivision Football. [FCS] Activities between the institution’s last contest and the start of summer conditioning are limited to required weight training, conditioning and the review of game film. A student-athlete’s participation in such activities shall be limited to a maximum of eight hours per week, of which not more than two hours per week may be spent on the viewing of film. All activities beginning with the start of summer conditioning and outside the playing season shall be conducted pursuant to Bylaws 17.9.6.2 and 17.9.6.4. (Revised: 12/15/06)

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.

Daily Compliance Item- 10.19.16- 17.1.7.2.2, 17.3.3.1 (a)- Conducted in Privacy and Conducted in the View of a General Public Audience

DID YOU KNOW…

There is a difference in the standards of “conducted in privacy” and “conducted in view of a general public audience

To satisfy the standard of “conducted in privacy” an institution must ensure that no one from the general public can view the scrimmages. The facility where the scrimmage is occurring must be closed to the general public and the department of athletics must keep anyone from the general public from entering the gym. Further, the legislation specifically requires an institution to ensure that no one other than department of athletics staff members and those individuals necessary to conduct the practice scrimmage are present.

An institution wants to host an informal men’s basketball scrimmage. Which is the correct standard to apply?

A. Conducted in privacy
B. Conducted in view of a general public audience

The answer is A.

With regard to “conducted in view of a general public audience”and skill-related instruction, the intent of the legislation is to prohibit institutions from creating special activities or events in conjunction with skill-instruction sessions as a way of creating the appearance of full-fledged practice outside of the playing season or creating a celebrity atmosphere during prospective student-athletes’ campus visits.

The legislation does not require complete privacy during skill-related instruction; however, it requires that institutions do not schedule or conduct the sessions in a way in which they become spectator events.

True or False… A member of the general public may walk into a facility and watch skill-related instruction?

The answer is True. A member of the general public could walk into a facility where a team is involved in skill-related instruction on his or her own without the instruction being considered in view of a general public audience. However, an institution could not arrange to conduct skill-related instruction in a facility or at a time in which the institution had reason to believe that the skill instruction session would be conducted in view of a general public audience. For example, it would not be permissible for an institution to conduct skill instruction for its basketball team on the football field immediately following a home football game. This situation would constitute conducting skill-related instruction in view of a general public audience.

NCAA Educational Column- 11/4/14- Viewing Skill-related Instruction Sessions and Informal Basketball Practice Scrimmages (I)- states that NCAA Division I institutions should note that in accordance with NCAA legislation regarding skill instruction and practice scrimmages, an institution may not publicize skill-related instruction that occurs outside the playing season and informal practice scrimmages in basketball. Also, an institution may not conduct skill-related instruction sessions in view of a general public audience. Informal practice scrimmages in basketball must be held in complete privacy.

The following questions and answers are designed to assist member institutions in applying the legislation regarding the viewing of skill-related instruction that is permissible outside the playing season in all sports other than football and informal practice scrimmages in basketball:

Question No. 1: May prospective student-athletes view skill-related instruction while on official or unofficial visits?

Answer: Yes. It is permissible for prospective student-athletes to view skill-related instruction during official or unofficial visits, provided the skill-instruction has not been publicized and is not held in view of a general public audience.

Question No. 2: May individuals accompanying prospective student-athletes on official or unofficial visits (e.g., parent, sibling, coach) view skill-related instruction?

Answer: Yes. It is permissible for individuals accompanying prospective student-athletes on official or unofficial visits to view skill-related instruction, provided the skill instruction has not been publicized and is not held in view of a general public audience.

Question No. 3: May an institution invite individuals (e.g., boosters, high school coaches) to watch a team’s skill-related instruction or in basketball, an informal practice scrimmage?

Answer: No, if an institution were to invite an individual or individuals to a skill-related instruction session or an informal practice scrimmage it would be considered publicizing the activity, which is prohibited by the legislation.

Question No. 4: May a member of the general public walk into a facility and watch skill-related instruction?

Answer: Yes. A member of the general public could walk into a facility where a team is involved in skill-related instruction on his or her own without the instruction being considered in view of a general public audience. However, an institution could not arrange to conduct skill-related instruction in a facility or at a time in which the institution had reason to believe that the skill instruction session would be conducted in view of a general public audience. For example, it would not be permissible for an institution to conduct skill instruction for its basketball team on the football field immediately following a home football game. This situation would constitute conducting skill-related instruction in view of a general public audience.

Question No. 5: May prospective student-athletes in basketball view an informal practice scrimmage while on official or unofficial visits?

Answer: Yes. Basketball prospective student-athletes (and those individuals accompanying the prospective student-athlete) are permitted to view informal practice scrimmages while on an official or unofficial visit.

Question No. 6: What is the difference between the standards of “conducted in privacy” and “conducted in view of a general public audience”?

Answer: Informal practice scrimmages in basketball must be conducted in privacy. To satisfy this standard, an institution must ensure that no one from the general public can view the scrimmages. The facility where the scrimmage is occurring must be closed to the general public and the department of athletics must keep anyone from the general public from entering the gym. Further, the legislation specifically requires an institution to ensure that no one other than department of athletics staff members and those individuals necessary to conduct the practice scrimmage are present.

In contrast, the legislation regulating skill-related instruction specifies that skill related instruction sessions shall not be conducted in view of a general public audience. The intent of the legislation is to prohibit institutions from creating special activities or events in conjunction with skill-instruction sessions as a way of creating the appearance of full-fledged practice outside of the playing season or creating a celebrity atmosphere during prospective student-athletes’ campus visits.

The legislation does not require complete privacy during skill-related instruction; however, it requires that institutions do not schedule or conduct the sessions in a way in which they become spectator events. [References: NCAA Bylaws 17.1.7.2.2 (skill instruction — sports other than baseball and football), 17.1.7.2.3 (skill instruction — baseball), 17.3.3.1-(a) (practice scrimmage), 17.3.5.3-(h) (practice scrimmage), and staff interpretation (3/15/2013)]

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.

Daily Compliance Item- 10.6.16- 17.1.7.4.2- Cancelled Competition and Required Day Off

The women’s soccer team at James River Institute has a home game tomorrow night. With Hurricane Matthew looming off the coast, there is a chance the game will not be completed and/or played at all. Both teams would like to play the game if possible. Which of the following is true regarding the required day off?

 

A. Regardless of whether the game is cancelled prior to the competition being considered a completed event, the student-athletes cannot use that day as a day off.

 

B. If the competition is cancelled after the teams have warmed up but prior to the start of the game, the student-athletes may count the day as a required day off as long as they do not participate in any further countable athletically related activities.

 

C. If the game is cancelled prior to the competition being considered a completed event, the student-athletes may use the day as their required day off as long as they do not participate in any further countable athletically related activities.

 

D. Both B and C

 

The answer is D. NCAA Bylaw 17.1.7.4.2 states that when an institution’s competition is canceled prior to the start of competition or canceled prior to the competition being considered a completed event in accordance with the playing rules of that sport, an institution may use that day as its required day off, provided the institution does not engage in any further countable athletically related activities during that day. (Adopted: 1/16/93)

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.

Daily Compliance Item- 10.5.16- 17.1.7.4- Required Day Off

The track and field coaches at Ocean State University are planning out the practice schedule for the remainder of the fall term. Because class schedules vary so much, some of the student-athletes are not able to practice at the same time or even on the same day. If the student-athletes are practicing on different days, is it permissible for them to serve the required day off on different days?

Yes. NCAA Staff Interpretation- 8/25/04- Required Days Off Apply Individually (I) states that the required day or days off per week (i.e., one per week during the playing sea¬son and two per week outside the playing season during the academic year) may apply individually to each student-athlete (as opposed to requiring the entire team to take the same day or days off per week). [References: Division I Bylaws 17.1.5.4 (required days off — playing season) and 17.1.5.5 (required days off — outside of the playing season) and a 3/24/93 staff interpretation, item b, which has been archived.]

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.

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.

Summer Daily Compliance Item- 7.24.15- 17.02.18- Awards for Summer Voluntary Workouts

Several baseball student-athletes that are enrolled in summer school at Ocean State University have been participating in voluntary workouts in the weight room.  The strength coaches have been present for safety purposes.  To help motivate the student-athletes to work hard, the strength coaches would like to create awards for attendance and meeting specific goals.
Is this permissible?
No.  NCAA Bylaw 17.02.18 state that in order for any athletically related activity to be considered “voluntary,” all of the following conditions must be met:  (Adopted:  4/18/01, 4/29/04 effective 8/1/04)
(a)  The student-athlete must not be required to report back to a coach or other athletics department staff member (e.g., strength coach, trainer, manager) any information related to the activity.  In addition, no athletics department staff member who observes the activity (e.g., trainer, manager) may report back to the student-athlete’s coach any information related to the activity;
(b)  The activity must be initiated and requested solely by the student-athlete.   Neither the institution nor any athletics department staff member may require the student-athlete to participate in the activity at any time.  However, it is permissible for an athletics department staff member to provide information to student-athletes related to available opportunities for participating in voluntary activities (e.g., times when the strength and conditioning coach will be on duty in the weight room or on the track).  In addition, for students who have initiated a request to engage in voluntary activities, the institution or an athletics department staff member may assign specific times for student-athletes to use institutional facilities for such purposes and inform the student-athletes of the time in advance;
(c)  The student-athlete’s attendance and participation in the activity (or lack thereof) may not be recorded for the purposes of reporting such information to coaching staff members or other student-athletes; and
(d)  The student-athlete may not be subjected to penalty if he or she elects not to participate in the activity.  In addition, neither the institution nor any athletics department staff member may provide recognition or incentives (e.g., awards) to a student-athlete based on his or her attendance or performance in the activity.
[Note:  Coaching staff members may be present during permissible skill-related instruction pursuant to Bylaws 17.1.6.2.2 and 17.1.6.2.3] 
Jennifer M. Condaras 
Associate Commissioner
BIG EAST Conference

Summer Daily Compliance Item- 6.8.15- 17.1.7.2.1.5.2- Football Summer Activities

Flanker and Tight End are football student-athletes at Ocean State University.  Flanker and Tight are participating in voluntary conditioning activities in the weight room this week.  If Flanker and Tight are working out at the same time as other student-athletes who are participating in required athletic activities, can the coaches be present?
 
No.  NCAA Educational Column- 6/27/14-  NCAA Division I Football Summer Athletic Activities (Editor’s Note:  This educational column was updated April 15, 2015 with the addition of Question Nos. 25 and 26 to provide additional clarification to the membership.  The original posting date was kept for ease of reference.) (I) – states that  the following questions and answers are intended to assist the membership in applying NCAA Division I legislation as it relates to summer athletic activities in football.
 
The following questions and answers are intended to assist the membership in applying NCAA Division I legislation as it relates to summer athletic activities in football.

Question No. 1: Does the eight-week period for required summer athletics activities need to coincide with the designated eight weeks for the summer conditioning period?

Answer: Yes. Except for this eight-week period, all remaining days from the conclusion of the academic year and the institution’s reporting date for preseason practice shall be considered student-athlete discretionary time.

Question No. 2: When may an institution begin to conduct summer athletics activities with its football student-athletes? When must summer athletics activities end?

Answer: Summer athletics activities may begin the day following the institution’s spring commencement exercises. Summer athletics activities must end by the start of the preseason. Note that unless a student-athlete meets the exception to the summer-school requirement, workouts are only permissible during the time period (term or terms) in which the student-athlete is enrolled, which includes only the time from the opening day of classes through the last day of final exams for each applicable term.

Question No. 3: Is it permissible for football student-athletes to engage in both voluntary and required activities during this eight-week period?

Answer: Yes.

Question No. 4: Is it permissible to conduct required summer athletics activities the week before finals and during the final exam period of the summer term(s)?

Answer: Yes, if those weeks fall within the eight-week period designated by the institution.

Question No. 5: May coaches be present during and/or conduct weight training and conditioning activities that are part of the eight hours per week of required summer athletics activities?

Answer: Yes, provided only football student-athletes participating in the eight hours per week of required summer athletics activities are present.

Question No. 6: If a coach engages in film review with a student-athlete at the student-athlete’s request during the eight week period, must the time count toward the eight hours per week limitation and toward the week’s permissible two hours of film review?

Answer: Yes. If a coach is present for film review, the activity is not considered voluntary. Therefore, only a football student-athlete participating in the eight hours per week of required summer athletics activities may participate and the activity must count toward the student-athlete’s eight hours per week limitation and toward the student-athlete’s permissible two hours of film review for the week.

Question No. 7: If an institution has multiple summer sessions, do the eight weeks of required summer athletics activities have to be continuous?

Answer: No. The eight weeks do not have to be consecutive or continuous. However, unless a student-athlete meets the exception to the summer-school requirement, workouts are only permissible during the time period (term or terms) in which the student-athlete is enrolled, which includes only the time from the opening day of classes through the last day of final exams for each applicable term.

Question No. 8: Are there exceptions for the service academies for situations when their student-athletes are assigned to summer work at a location (e.g., military base) that is separate from the service academy? May the coaching staff conduct workouts with those student-athletes assigned to another area of the country?

Answer: If a student-athlete is enrolled in a summer-school session, or meeting an exception to the enrollment requirement, it is permissible for the coaching staff to conduct workouts at the assigned location.

Question No. 9: Must incoming student-athletes (freshmen and transfers) sign the drug-testing consent form before participating in required summer athletics activities?

Answer: No. Summer drug testing is part of the previous academic year testing.

Question No. 10: Must an incoming student-athlete be certified as eligible to practice in order to participate in required summer athletics activities?

Answer: No.

Question No. 11: Are institutions required to provide student-athletes any days off during the eight weeks in which they are participating in required summer athletics activities?

Answer: No. There is no requirement to provide a day (or days) off during the eight weeks of required activities. However, student-athletes are limited to a maximum of eight hours per week, with not more than two hours per week spent on film review.

Question No. 12: May an institution conduct required summer athletics activities on a vacation day during the summer?

Answer: Yes. However, the activities must count toward the eight hours per week limitation and any film review must also count toward the week’s permissible two hours of film review.

Question No. 13: May student-athletes participate in unlimited hours of countable activities with their coaches during an institutional vacation period (e.g., Memorial Day, Independence Day) while engaging in required summer athletics activities?

Answer: No, a student-athlete engaging in required summer athletics activities is limited to a maximum of eight hours per week with not more than two hours per week spent on film review.

Question No. 14: May a student-athlete who has been certified as a nonqualifier participate in required summer athletics activities during the summer prior to initial full time enrollment at the certifying institution?

Answer: Yes, provided he is enrolled in summer school and the activities are conducted during the time period (term or terms) in which the student-athlete is enrolled, which includes only the time from the opening day of classes through the last day of final exams for each applicable term.

Question No. 15: If a student-athlete was certified as a nonqualifier during the academic year, when may he begin to engage in required summer athletics activities after the year in residence?

Answer: Such a student-athlete may begin to participate in required summer athletics activities the day following the institution’s spring commencement exercises, provided the student-athlete is enrolled in summer school or meets the exception to summer school enrollment.

Question No. 16: Does a student-athlete’s temporary certification period begin when he starts participating in required summer athletics activities?

Answer: No.

Question No. 17: May a student-athlete who is enrolled in consecutive summer-school sessions during the same summer (e.g., the first and second summer-school sessions) engage in required summer athletics activities during the time in between sessions?

Answer: Only student-athletes who met the exception to summer-school enrollment at the end of the preceding regular academic term (e.g., spring semester, spring quarter) may engage in required summer athletics activities between terms.

Question No. 18: How does the required summer athletics activities legislation apply to an institution that offers only one summer session, and the session lasts less than eight weeks?

Answer: Prospective student-athletes (freshmen or transfers) are only permitted to participate in required athletics activities during the time period (term) in which the student-athlete is enrolled, which includes only the time from the opening day of classes through the last day of final exams for the term. Continuing student-athletes would be subject to the same application as prospective student-athletes unless they meet the appropriate provisions of the exception to summer-school enrollment. A continuing student who meets the exception may continue to engage in any remaining portion of the eight weeks of required summer athletics activities until the day before the first day of classes for the fall term.

Question No. 19: May coursework from an early summer-school session (e.g., first four-week session) from that same summer be considered when determining whether a student-athlete is meeting the exception to the summer-school requirement for the remaining weeks of the required summer athletics activities?

Answer: No. In order to meet the exception to summer-school enrollment, the student-athlete must have successfully completed the applicable academic requirements by the end of the preceding regular academic term (e.g., spring semester, spring quarter).

Question No. 20: May remedial, tutorial or noncredit courses be used to satisfy the requirements of the exception to summer-school enrollment?

Answer: Yes, provided such courses meet the requirements of NCAA Bylaw 14.4.3.4.4.

Question No. 21: Must a student-athlete who has just completed four semesters or six quarters have declared a degree program (and have completed 50 percent of the program) in order to meet the exception to summer-school enrollment?

Answer: No. Pursuant to Bylaw 14.4.3.1.7, a student-athlete must designate a degree program prior to participation in competition that occurs during or immediately before the third year of enrollment. Further, pursuant to Bylaw 14.4.3.1.7, during the first two years of enrollment, a student-athlete may use credits acceptable toward any of the institution’s degree programs. Therefore, a student-athlete may fulfill the 50 percent requirement based on credits acceptable toward any of the institution’s degree programs.

Question No. 22: Must a student-athlete who has just completed eight semesters or 12 quarters have completed all of the baccalaureate degree requirements for the student-athlete’s specific degree in order to meet the exception to the summer-school enrollment requirement?

Answer: Yes. After completing eight semesters or 12 quarters, a student-athlete who has not completed all of the baccalaureate degree requirements for his specific degree must be enrolled in summer school in order to participate in summer athletics activities.

Question No. 23: May an institution provide room and board to returning student-athletes to participate in required summer athletics activities if the individuals are not enrolled in summer school?

Answer: No. It is not permissible to provide room and board to student-athletes who are not enrolled in summer school. Room and board may be provided, pursuant to Bylaw 15.2.8, to student-athletes who are enrolled in summer school.

Question No. 24: May an institution provide training table meals to student-athletes who are participating in required summer athletics activities?

Answer: No.

Question No. 25: May an institution provide meals incidental to participation to student-athletes who are participating in required summer athletics activities?

Answer: Yes.  However, institutions should note meals incidental to participation should not be used as a replacement for room and board for student-athletes who are not enrolled in summer school or otherwise not receiving room and board as part of their summer financial aid award and may only be provided during the period in which student-athletes are engaged in required summer athletics activities. Snacks may continue to be provided at any time.

Question: 26:  May an institution use the Student Assistance Fund to provide meals and lodging to student-athletes who are participating in required summer athletics activities, but are not enrolled in summer school because they meet the academic requirements exception?

Answer: Yes, provided institutional and conference policies related to the use of the Student Assistance Fund allow the fund to be used for such purposes. 

Question No. 27: Is it permissible to provide entertainment to student-athletes who are participating in required summer athletics activities?

Answer: No. Bylaw 16.7 does not apply to summer athletic activities.
Question No. 28: Is it permissible for a student-athlete to engage, either concurrently or separately, in both required summer athletics activities in football and permissible practices for a foreign tour?
Answer: Yes, provided the student-athlete is eligible to participate in both activities. However, if a student-athlete is only eligible for either the foreign tour or the required summer activities in football, he may only engage in the activity for which he is eligible.
Question No. 29: Does participation in summer athletics activities trigger transfer status pursuant to Bylaw 14.5.2?
Answer: No, participation in summer athletics activities does not trigger transfer status.
[References: NCAA 12.7.3.1 (content and purpose), Bylaws 13.11.3.10 (required summer athletic activities — national service academies — incoming freshmen – bowl subdivision football), 14.02.11.1 (academic year of residence), 14.3.4 (residence requirement — nonqualifier), 14.3.5.1 (participation prior to certification), 14.4.3.1.7 (hours earned or accepted for degree credit), 14.4.3.5.4 (remedial, tutorial and noncredit courses), 15.2.8 (summer financial aid), 16.5.2 (permissible housing and meals), 16.7 (entertainment in conjunction with practice or competition), 16.8.1 (permissible expenses for practice and competition), 16.11.1.8 (student assistance fund), 17.1.7.2.1.5.2 (summer athletic activities — football), 17.1.7.2.1.5.3 (exception to summer school enrollment — academic requirements – basketball and football), 17.1.7.2.1.5.3.1 (application to transfer student-athletes), 17.1.7.2.2 (skill instruction — sports other than baseball and football), 17.1.7.3.3 (definition of week), 17.1.7.3.6 (vacation periods and between terms), 17.9.6 (out of season athletically related activities), 17.9.6.1 (conditioning activities – bowl subdivision), 17.9.6.2 (conditioning activities – championship subdivision), 17.9.6.5 (summer practice), 17.29.1.4 (foreign tour – eligibility of student-athletes), 17.29.1.4.1 (incoming-student participation) and 17.29.1.5 (practice limitation)] 
Jennifer M. Condaras 
Associate Commissioner
BIG EAST Conference