Institute a Clock

On September 20, 2019, in Competitive Experience Recommendations, by Scott Harold

Current State: A clock is not currently used to limit competitive advantage.   Modification: Institute a clock that would allow five years to compete, regardless of ongoing attendance, upon identification at any post-secondary institution. Include a list of enumerated exceptions that would “pause” a student’s clock (e.g. pregnancy, debilitating illness, military service, missions trip, etc.). […]

Raise the Standard for Outside Competitive Experience

On September 19, 2019, in Competitive Experience Recommendations, by Scott Harold

Current State: Seasons of competition are charged for participation in “elite-level” competition, as defined by the evaluative criteria. The criteria restrict students who have competed in high-level experiences. However, the current approach also has a variety of drawbacks: The criteria can result in students being charged for experiences that are not considered high-level by sport […]

Honor Charges by Other Association

On September 19, 2019, in Competitive Experience Recommendations, by Scott Harold

Current State: The NAIA takes at face value seasons of intercollegiate competition charged by other athletics associations.   Modification: None. Continue to charge seasons of competition if charged by another association.   Intent: To continue to respect the decisions of fellow athletic associations, and to uphold the integrity of the NAIA brand and reputation.   […]

Minimum Participation Requirements for Intercollegiate Seasons

On September 19, 2019, in Competitive Experience Recommendations, by Scott Harold

Current State: Seasons of competition are currently charged for any singular moment of participation in an intercollegiate contest. An exception is in place for students who compete “unattached.” Layers of non-linear rules (e.g., 12-month window, summer competition after May 15, different thresholds of charging for individual vs. team sports, unattached exception, Post-Secondary Amateur Year (PSAY), […]

Maximum Seasons of Competition

On September 19, 2019, in Competitive Experience Recommendations, by Scott Harold

Current State: Seasons of competition are limited to four years of athletic competition.   Modification: None. The committee recommends a maximum of four seasons of competition be maintained. However, the reasons for which those seasons are charged needs to be modified.   Intent: To continue to limit student-athlete participation to four years. The limitation encourages […]