17.02.1Countable Athletically Related Activities. The following are considered countable athletically related activities and must be counted in the weekly or daily time limitations specified under Bylaw 22.214.171.124:
Practice, which is defined as any meeting, activity or instruction involving sports-related information and having an athletics purpose, held for one or more student-athletes at the direction of, or supervised by, any members of an institution's coaching staff. Practice is considered to have occurred if one or more coaches and one or more student-athletes engage in any of the following activities:
Field, floor or on-court activity,
up offensive or defensive alignment,
on discussion of strategy related to the sport,
using equipment related to the sport,
Discussions or review of game films, motion pictures or video tapes related to the sport, except for observation of an officiating clinic related to playing rules that is conducted by videoconference and does not require student-athletes to miss any class time, or
Activities conducted under the guise of physical education class work (e.g., any class composed of or including primarily members of an intercollegiate team on a required attendance basis or where the class utilizes equipment for the sport),
Required weight-training and conditioning activities held at the direction of or supervised by an institutional staff member,
Participation in a physical fitness class (including a summer class) conducted by a member of the athletics staff, unless such a class is a regular physical education class listed in the institution's catalog and open to all students. Such a class may not include practice activities conducted under the guise of physical education work,
In sports other than football, participation outside the institution's declared playing season in individual skill-related instructional activities with a member of the coaching staff and that occur at the request of the student-athlete,
In individual sports, participation outside the institution's declared playing season in individual skill-related instructional activities with a member of the coaching staff, except for individual workout sessions during the summer that occur at the request of the student-athlete,
Required participation in camps, clinics or workshops,
Individual workouts required or supervised by a member of the coaching staff, except for those sports subject to the safety exception. A countable coach may design a voluntary general individual workout program for a student-athlete but cannot conduct the individual's workout.
It shall be permissible for strength and conditioning coaches, during vacation periods, to design and conduct specific workout programs for student-athletes, provided such workouts are voluntary and conducted at the request of the student-athlete. Such workouts shall not be considered a countable athletically related activity when conducted by strength and conditioning coaches who are not countable coaches and who perform duties on a department-wide basis.
On-court or on-field activities called by any member or members of a team confined primarily to members of that team that are considered as requistie for participation in that sport (e.g., captain's practices),
Visiting the competition site in the sports of cross country, golf and skiing,
Use of an institution's athletics facilities when such activities are supervised by or held at the direction of any member of an institution's coaching staff. Facilities may be reserved for such use during the academic year. It is not permissible to reserve facilities during the summer, except to participate in permissible individual workouts in individual sports at the request of the student-athlete(s). In the event the use of an institution's facilities is requested by a team composed partly of enrolled student-athletes and partly of individuals not otherwise affiliated with the institution, the use of facilities shall be consistent with policies established for outside groups in general,
Involvement of an institution's strength and conditioning staff with enrolled student-athletes in required conditioning programs. During the academic year, strength and conditioning personnel may monitor, supervise or assist voluntary individual workouts for safety purposes. During vacation periods (e.g., summer), strength and conditioning coaches who are not countable coaches may design and conduct specific workout programs for student-athletes, provided such workouts are voluntary and conducted at the request of the student-athlete.
17.02.13Voluntary 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)
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 who related to the activity. In addition, no athletics department staff member who observes the activity (e.g., strength coach, trainer, manager) may report back to the student-athlete's
coach any information related to the activity,
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 purposed and inform the student-athletes of the time in advance,
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
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.
Team Sports. The following are team sports: Baseball, Basketball, Field Hockey, Football, Rowing, Soccer, Softball, and Volleyball.
Individual Sports. The following are individual sports: Cross Country, Golf, Swimming, Tennis, and Track & Field.
Time Limits for Athletically Related Activities.
In all sports, the following time limitations shall apply:
Daily and Weekly Hour Limitations - Playing Season. A student-athlete's participation in countable athletically related activities shall be limited to a maximum of four hours per day and 20 hours per week.
Multi-sport Participant Exception. For a multi-sport participant, the daily and weekly hour limitations apply separately to each sport in which the student-athlete is a participant.
Golf/Practice Round Exception. A practice round of golf may exceed the four-hours-per-day limitation. A practice round played on the day prior to the start of a golf tournament at the tournament site shall count as three hours, regardless of the actual duration of the round.
Weekly Hour Limitations - Outside of Playing Season.
Outside of the playing season during the academic year, only a student-athlete's participation in countable athletically related activities shall be permitted. A student-athlete's participation in such activities shall be limited to eight (8) hours per week, of which not more than two (2) hours per week may be spent on individual skill workouts and in Division I-A and I-AA football, the viewing of game film. A student-athlete may not participate in any countable athletically related activities outside the playing season during any institutional vacation period (e.g., summer, academic year).
Skill Instruction. Participation in individual skill instruction in sports other than football is permitted outside the playing season if no more than four student-athletes from the same team are involved with their coaches at any time in any facility and the student-athletes request the instruction.
Conditioning Activities. Conditioning drills that may simulate game activities are permissible, provided no offensive or defensive alignments are set up and no equipment related to the sport is used.
Competition Day. All competition and any associated athletically related activities on the day of a competition shall count as three hours regardless of the actual duration of these activities.
Practice Prohibited after Competition. Practice may not be conducted at any time (including vacation periods) following competition, except between contest, rounds or events during multi-day or multi-event competition (e.g., double-headers, rounds of golf)
Required Day Off - Playing Season. During the playing season, all countable athletically related activities shall be prohibited during one calendar day per week, except during participation in one conference and postseason championship and any postseason certified bowl games, and during any participation in NCAA championships.
No Class Time Missed for Practice Activities. No class time shall be missed for practice activities except when a team is traveling to an away-from-home contest and the practice is in conjunction with the contest.
Preseason Off-Campus Intrasquad Games and Practice Activities. Preseason off-campus intrasquad games and preseason publicized off-campus practice activities conducted at a site not normally used by the institution for practice shall be prohibited in all sports.
CONDUCT OF ATHLETIC STAFF
Buckley Amendment. An institution is not permitted to disclose information regarding a student-athlete's:
results of NCAA or institutional drug tests,
academic transcripts from any institution including the University of Louisville,
pre-college test scores and information relating to eligibility of nonstandard testing,
records concerning financial aid,
records concerning campus or home addresses or phone numbers, and
any other papers or information pertaining to his or her NCAA eligibility.
Unethical Conduct. Unethical conduct by a prospective or enrolled student-athlete or a current or former institutional staff member may include, but is not limited to, the following:
refusal to furnish information relevant to an investigation of a possible violation of an NCAA regulation when requested to do so by the NCAA or the individual's institution,
knowing involvement in arranging for fraudulent academic credit or false transcripts for a prospective or an enrolled student-athlete,
knowing involvement in offering or providing a prospective or enrolled student-athlete an improper inducement or extra benefit or improper financial aid,
knowingly furnishing the NCAA or the individual's institution false or misleading information concerning the individual's involvement in or knowledge of matters relevant to a possible violation of NCAA regulation, or
receipt of benefits by an institutional staff member for facilitating or arranging a meeting between a student-athlete and an agent, financial advisor or representative of an agent or advisor (e.g., "runner").
Gambling Activities. Staff members of the athletics department and student-athletes shall not knowingly:
Provide information to individuals involved in organized gambling activities concerning collegiate athletics,
Solicit a bet on any collegiate team,
Accept a bet on any team representing the institution,
Solicit or accept a bet on any collegiate competition for any item that has value,
Participate in any gambling activity that involves collegiate or professional athletics, through a bookmaker, a parlay card, office pool or any other method employed by organized gambling.