17-B-02 Frequency of Play – Lacrosse

On March 13, 2017, in Bylaws Proposals, by Jen Saab

Amend Bylaws Article I Section F, Item 2 as follows:

  1. The maximum number of varsity games, contests or playing dates an institution may schedule is listed below. The number of junior varsity or freshman games, contests or playing dates scheduled during the academic year cannot exceed the number of varsity games, contests or playing dates scheduled during that academic year. 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 (this includes varsity, junior varsity, freshman, etc.), excluding NAIA-approved postseason participation.

 

In the sports of baseball, cross country, golf, lacrosse, soccer, softball, swimming and diving, tennis, indoor track, outdoor track, volleyball and wrestling, an institution is allowed one exhibition competition per season. In the sport of competitive cheer and dance, an institution is allowed one cheer exhibition competition and one dance exhibition competition per season. The competition must meet the definition of an exhibition under Article V, Section B, item 6 of the NAIA bylaws. The exhibition competition will count as one varsity game, contest or playing date within the limits stated above. 

  1. 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.

Intent: To allow lacrosse teams three extra scrimmage dates to be played prior to the end of the fall term, in addition to the existing 18 games and 2 scrimmage dates that can be utilized at any point during the sport’s 24-week season.

Effective date: August 1, 2017

Submitted by: Women’s Lacrosse Coaches Association

Co-sponsored by: Mid-South Conference

 

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