Practice and Playing Seasons

Each sport must declare an official practice and playing season at the beginning of the academic year. The NCAA has regulations that state the parameters in determining the practice and playing season for Division I basketball, football, track and field and all other sports. An In-Season and Out-of-Season declaration will be determined by the head coach.

During the playing season (In-Season), a student-athlete's participation is limited to a maximum of four hours per day (exception for a golf practice round), for a total of 20 hours per week. One day off must be provided within every seven-day period. A day of competition is equivalent to a three-hour block of time, no matter how long or how short the actual duration of competition. A student-athlete representative for a team (i.e. a captain) will be asked to sign a practice log weekly (In-Season Log) for all required countable, permissible, athletically related activities that take place for the team while "In-Season."

Outside of the playing season (Out-of-Season), a student-athlete's participation is limited to a total of eight hours of strength, conditioning and agility workouts. Within the eight-hour limit, student- athletes (not including football) may request (voluntarily) up to two hours of individual skill training in their sport. Each student-athlete will be asked to sign a weekly practice log (Out-of-Season Log) for all required countable, permissible, athletically related activities that take place during each seven-day period. By signing the practice log, the student-athlete verifies that the activities required are permissible.

For more details on what is considered to be countable, athletically related activity, student-athletes should contact the assistant athletic director for compliance.