BYLAWS AMENDMENT 3

SUBJECT: JUNIOR VARSITY AND FRESHMAN SCHEDULING
Amend Article I Section F, Item 1 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 a given term cannot exceed the number of varsity games, contests or playing dates scheduled during that academic year term. 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. 


Sport

Number of Games/Contests/Playing Dates

Baseball

55 contests

Basketball (men’s and women’s)

30 games. A student who participates in a varsity contest and a junior varsity contest, on the same day, and at the same location, is considered to have participated only in one game. A student is limited to participating in no more than 40 games.

Cross country(men’s and women’s)

8 meets

Football

11 games, with a student limited to participating in no more than 15 contests. (This includes varsity, junior varsity, freshman games and scrimmages.)

Golf

14 matches/tournaments

Soccer (men's and women's)

18 games played at any time during the sport season. Three additional dates to be played only after the fall term has concluded. The three additional dates may be played only during weekends and other nonscheduled class dates, according to the academic calendar.

Softball

28 dates

Swimming and diving (men’s and women’s)

12 meets

Tennis

24 dates/tournaments and/or scrimmages (except for the ITA exception listed below).

Indoor track and field (men’s and women’s)

10 meets counted on the basis of an individual student’s participation in the meet

Outdoor track and field (men’s and women’s)

10 meets or (12 meets if indoor track is not sponsored) counted on the basis of an individual student’s participation in the meet

Volleyball

28 dates

Wrestling

20 dates


Intent: To remove the restriction that subvarsity teams (junior varsity, freshman, etc.) schedule no more contests in a given academic term than the varsity team schedules in the same term.
Effective date: August 1, 2015
Submitted by: Conference Commissioners Association