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To those with NCAA Eligibility questions - 

There have been questions regarding NCAA eligibility. Please review this page. If you have additional concerns, please contact your NCAA compliance officer.

1. Athletes should create their own teams.

2. Do not use their school banner, name or colors - pick a name - for example - “Flying Turkeys"

3. The coach does not make this an obligation - This can not be mandatory.

4. The coach is not the main contact - Each team needs to to have a team contact.

5. The coach does not force the competition on any of the athletes and it’s purely voluntary - Cant be forced on your athletes.

NCAA rules state:

17.02.19 Voluntary Athletically Related Activities. In order for any athletically related activity to be considered "voluntary," all of the following conditions must be met: (Adopted: 4/18/01, Revised: 4/29/04 effective 8/1/04)

(a) The student-athlete must not be required to report back to a coach or other athletics department staff member (e.g., strength coach, trainer, manager) any information related to the activity. In addition, no athletics department staff member who observes the activity (e.g., trainer, manager) may report back to the student-athlete's coach any information related to the activity;

(b) The activity must be initiated and requested solely by the student-athlete. Neither the institution nor any athletics department staff member may require the student-athlete to participate in the activity at any time. However, it is permissible for an athletics department staff member to provide information to student-athletes related to available opportunities for participating in voluntary activities (e.g., times when the strength and conditioning coach will be on duty in the weight room or on the track). In addition, for students who have initiated a request to engage in voluntary activities, the institution or an athletics department staff member may assign specific times for student-athletes to use institutional facilities for such purposes and inform the student-athletes of the time in advance;

(c) The student-athlete's attendance and participation in the activity (or lack thereof) may not be recorded for the purposes of reporting such information to coaching staff members or other student-athletes; and

(d) The student-athlete may not be subjected to penalty if he or she elects not to participate in the activity. In addition, neither the institution nor any athletics department staff member may provide recognition or incentives (e.g., awards) to a student- athlete based on his or her attendance or performance in the activity.

 

Division 1:

17.31.1.8 Competition as Individual/Not Representing Institution. It is permissible for a student-athlete to participate in outside competition as an individual during the academic year in the student-athlete's sport, as long as the student-athlete represents only himself or herself in the competition and does not engage in such competition as a member of or receive expenses from an outside team.

 

Division 2:

14.7.3.4 Competition as Individual/Not Representing Institution. It is permissible for a student-athlete to participate in outside competition as an individual during the academic year in the student-athlete's sport, provided the student-athlete: (Revised: 1/16/16 effective 8/1/16)

(a) Is academically and athletically eligible for intercollegiate competition;

(b) Represents only himself or herself in the competition; and

(c) Does not engage in such competition as a member of or receive expenses from an outside team.

 

Division 3:

14.7.2.5 Competition as Individual/Not Representing Institution. It is permissible for a student-ath- lete to participate in outside competition as an individual during the academic year in the student-athlete’s sport, as long as the student-athlete represents only himself or herself in the competition and does not engage in such competition as a member of or receive expenses from an outside team