Month: July 2022

  • Transfer Residency Casebook Examples

    Transfer – Participation at Four-Year and Two-Year Schools Case: A student competed at a four-year institution for one year. The following year, he transferred to a two-year institution where he competed. The student has not identified at any other schools. The student is now transferring to an NAIA institution. Does the 16-week residency requirement apply? […]

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  • Participation Prior to Enrollment in the Fall

    Approved Ruling: When an institution has scheduled an intercollegiate contest prior to the opening of school in the fall, a student shall be allowed to represent the institution although the student is not officially identified at the time of participation. The NAIA Official Eligibility Certificate must be filed with the eligibility chair with the column […]

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  • Recruitment: Responding to Contact

    Responding to Contact from Student, Representative of a Student, Potential Student-Athletes, & When Notification is not Required NAIA Bylaws Article II, Section D, Item 1 states,“If, during the school year or summer vacation period, the athletics director, faculty athletics representative, or coach of a member institution is contacted or becomes aware of contact by an […]

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  • Prospective Student-Athletes: Tryouts, Camps/Clinics, & Practice During Academic Term

    Tryouts Approved Ruling: Tryouts of prospective students, in accordance with NAIA Bylaws, shall not constitute practice per Article I, Section H, Item 6, although institutional team members may be involved. Such activity if conducted outside of the team’s 24-week season will not trigger the 24-week season. Tryouts may occur at any point throughout the calendar […]

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  • Coaches and Dual Roles

    This article addresses questions of whether an NAIA coach can hold a separate role outside of their NAIA institution, such as, acting as a scout or an agent for a professional sport organization or, coaching a high school or club team, etc. This information can be found in Article I Section X: Staff Members Representing Professional […]

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