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2011 NCAA Division III Legislative Action Items

We have outlined the following proposals that were adopted during the 2011 NCAA Convention (held in January, 2011) for coaches’ review. Additional proposals that were discussed (and either adopted or defeated) can be found here or directly at the NCAA website: http://www.ncaa.org/wps/wcm/connect/public/NCAA/Resources/Latest+News/2011
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Proposal No. 2011-7 (as amended by Proposal No. 7-1) Playing and Practice Seasons – Athletically Related Activities – Certified Strength and Conditioning Personnel Monitoring and Conducting Workouts – Regular Academic Year

Effective date: August 1, 2011.

Source: Presidents Council [Management Council (Interpretations and Legislation Committee)]

Intent: To permit certified strength and conditioning personnel to conduct voluntary workouts for all student-athletes only during the institution’s regular academic year.

Convention action: Adopted by roll-call vote, 339-128-3.

Proposal No. 2011-14 Amateurism – Exception for Prize Money for Enrolled Student-Athletes – Outside the Playing Season During the Institution’s Official Summer Vacation Period – Individual Sports

Effective date: Immediate.

Source: Presidents Council [Management Council (Interpretations and Legislation Committee)].

Intent: To permit a student-athlete in an individual sport to accept prize money based on his or her place finish or performance in an open athletics event (an event that is not invitation only), provided the competition occurs outside the institution’s playing season during the institution’s official summer vacation period, the prize money does not exceed actual and necessary expenses and is provided only by the sponsor of the open event.

Convention action: Adopted by roll-call vote, 359-105-2.