Status: Adopted Final
Intent: To specify that legislation applicable to the Olympic Games and Olympic teams and athletes shall apply to the Paralympic Games and Paralympic teams and athletes; further, to specify that legislation applicable to the Pan American Games shall apply to the Parapan American Games.
A. Bylaws: Amend 11, as follows:
11 Conduct and Employment of Athletics Personnel
[11.01 through 11.6 unchanged.]
11.7 Limitations on the Number and Duties of Coaches and Noncoaching Staff Members.
11.7.1 Designation of Coaching Category. An individual who coaches and either is uncompensated or receives compensation or remuneration of any sort from the institution, even if such compensation or remuneration is not designated for coaching, shall be designated as a head coach, assistant coach, volunteer coach, graduate assistant coach or student assistant coach by certification of the institution.
220.127.116.11 Countable Coach. An institutional staff member or any other individual outside the institution (e.g., consultant, professional instructor) with whom the institution has made arrangements must count against coaching limits in the applicable sport as soon as the individual participates (in any manner) in any of the following:
[18.104.22.168-(a) through 22.214.171.124-(c) unchanged.]
[126.96.36.199.1 through 188.8.131.52.2 unchanged.]
184.108.40.206.3 Replacement for National or, Olympic or Paralympic Team Coaches. An institution may replace a coach temporarily or on a limited basis when that coach takes a leave of absence to participate on or to coach a national team or, Olympic or Paralympic team, provided the replacement is limited to a one-year period and the coach who is replaced performs no recruiting or other duties on behalf of the institution.
[11.7.2 through 11.7.6 unchanged.]
B. Bylaws: Amend 16, as follows:
16 Awards, Benefits and Expenses for Enrolled Student-Athletes
[16.01 through 16.7 unchanged.]
16.8 Expenses Provided by the Institution for Practice and Competition.
16.8.1 Permissible. An institution, conference or the NCAA may provide actual and necessary expenses to a student-athlete to represent the institution in practice and competition (including expenses for activities/travel that are incidental to practice or competition). In order to receive competition-related expenses, the student-athlete must be eligible for competition. [D]
220.127.116.11 Other Competition. During an academic year in which a student-athlete is eligible to represent an institution in athletics competition (or in the following summer), an institution may provide actual and necessary expenses related to participation in the following activities: [R]
(b) The Olympic Games, Paralympic Games, Pan American Games, Parapan American Games, World Championships, World Cup, World University Games (Universiade) and World University Championships or the junior level equivalent competition (e.g., Youth Olympic Games, Junior World Championships, U19 World University Games) and specific competition (e.g., Olympic or Paralympic Trials) from which participants may directly qualify for such events; and
(c) National team tryout competition events to determine members of a national team that will participate in the Olympic Games, Paralympic Games, Pan American Games, Parapan American Games, World Championships, World Cup, World University Games (Universiade) or World University Championships or the junior level equivalent competition, including events from which participants are selected for another tier of tryout competition or events from which final selections are made for the national team .
[16.9 through 16.12 unchanged.]
Source: Atlantic Coast Conference, Big 12 Conference, Big Ten Conference, Pac-12 Conference and Southeastern Conference
Proposal Category: Amendment
Topical Area: Athletics Personnel and Awards, Benefits and Expenses
Rationale: In June 2019, the United States Olympic Committee announced that it had formally changed its name to the United States Olympic and Paralympic Committee. The change represented the USOPC's continued support and inclusion of Paralympic athletes. In partnership with the USOPC, NCAA legislation should be updated to reflect similar support and inclusion of Paralympic athletes. Paralympic student-athletes have voiced the need to include Paralympic references throughout NCAA legislation. The same benefits and opportunities that are afforded to Olympic Games and Pan American Games participants should be provided to student-athletes who participate in the Paralympic Games and Parapan American Games.
Estimated Budget Impact: Potential increase to the extent expenses are provided to Paralympic student-athletes to participate in other permissible competition.
Impact on Student-Athlete's Time (Academic and/or Athletics): None.
|Nov 1, 2019:||Submitted to National Office|
|Nov 11, 2019:||In Progress|
|Dec 16, 2019:||Ready for Vote|
|Jan 15, 2020:||Adopted Final|
|I||11||Conduct and Employment of Athletics Personnel|
|I||11.7||Limitations on the Number and Duties of Coaches and Noncoaching Staff Members.|
|I||11.7.1||Designation of Coaching Category.|
|I||18.104.22.168.3||Replacement for National or Olympic Team Coaches.|
|I||16||Awards, Benefits and Expenses for Enrolled Student-Athletes|
|I||16.8||Expenses Provided by the Institution for Practice and Competition.|