Category: Article I, Section H

  • Additional Scrimmage Dates for Lacrosse, Softball, & Women’s Volleyball

    Bylaw: Article I, Section H, Item 2 “The following number of scrimmage dates per sport will be allowed in addition to the maximum number of varsity games, contests, or playing dates which an institution may schedule or in/on which a student may compete.” Interpretation In addition to the frequency of play limits listed in Article […]

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  • Calculating Forfeits & Rescheduled Games into FOP Limits

    Bylaw: Article I, Section H, Item 1 “The maximum number of varsity games, contests or playing dates an institution may schedule is listed in Article I, Section H, Item 1… Further, no student may compete in a sport in an academic year in more than the number of games, contests or playing dates listed below […]

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  • Extended Games & Frequency of Play Limits

    Bylaw: Article I, Section H, Item 1 “The maximum number of varsity games, contests or playing dates an institution may schedule is listed in Article I, Section H, Item 1… Further, no student may compete in a sport in an academic year in more than the number of games, contests or playing dates listed below […]

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  • Soccer Games and Additional Soccer Dates

    Bylaw: Article I, Section H, Item 1 For the sport of soccer, the frequency of play limits state: “18 games played at any time during the sport season. Three additional dates to be played only after the fall term has concluded. The three additional dates may be played only during weekends and other nonscheduled class […]

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  • 7 on 7 Soccer Competitions

    Bylaw: Article I, Section H, Item 1 “The maximum number of varsity games, contests or playing dates an institution may schedule is listed in Article I, Section G, Item 1… . Further, no student may compete in a sport in an academic year in more than the number of games, contests or playing dates listed […]

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  • Joint Practice

    Bylaw: Article I, Section H, Item 6 “Practice will be defined as follows: An activity organized and/or directed by an identified member of the coaching staff of that sport in which appropriate equipment is used or instruction and/or evaluation of the athlete takes place.” Interpretation Any time sport-specific activities are performed between or against competitors […]

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  • Definition of a Practice

    Bylaw: Article I, Section H, Item 6 “Practice will be defined as follows: An activity organized and/or directed by an identified member of the coaching staff of that sport in which appropriate equipment is used or instruction and/or evaluation of the athlete takes place.” Interpretation The definition of practice has two components: an activity organized […]

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  • Competitive Cheer and Competitive Dance Camps

    Bylaw: Article I, Section H, Item 6 “Practice will be defined as follows: An activity organized and/or directed by an identified member of the coaching staff of that sport in which appropriate equipment is used or instruction and/or evaluation of the athlete takes place.” Interpretation If a Competitive Cheer or Competitive Dance camp occurs on […]

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  • Practice and Competition Breaks During Natural Disasters

    Bylaw: Article I, Section H, Item 5 “There shall be no more than three break periods during the 24 weeks. NAIA-approved postseason participation shall not be counted as part of the 24-week period. A week is defined as Monday (12:00 a.m.) through Sunday (11:59 p.m.). Any practice or competition during this period shall constitute one […]

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  • 24-Week Season Exemption – Approved Postseason

    When a conference, A.I.I., or unaffiliated grouping qualifying competition occurs, any practice activities occurring during the week(s) of the competition will be exempt. Once teams are selected for NAIA national championship competition, institutions not selected must cease practice activities or comply thereafter with the restrictions of the 24-week rule. Any regular season or non-qualifying events […]

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