BYLAWS AMENDMENT 6
SUBJECT: ALL-STAR COMPETITIONS
Add Article I, Section F, Item 7 as follows:
7. All-Star Competitions:
a. A student-athlete may represent his/her NAIA institution in an all-star competition under the following conditions:
i. The student is eligible for NAIA participation during the term in which the all-star contest occurs, or
ii. The all-star contest occurs during the academic year, or subsequent summer, in which the student completes his/her fourth season of competition and/or 10th semester/15th quarter term of attendance.
b. A student is limited to participating in
all-star competition for a particular sport on no more than two dates
between August 1st and May 15th. There is no limit on the number of
all-star contests in which a student may participate between May 16th
and July 31st.
c. Any or all expenses related to travel,
meals and lodging for the competition may be paid by the
student-athlete, his/her NAIA institution, affiliated conference or
certified football conference, or the host of the all-star competition.
d. All-star contests in the sports of
baseball, basketball, football, soccer, softball and volleyball will
not count toward team or individual contest limits in Article I,
Section F, Item 1 of the NAIA bylaws. Practice activities in these
sports directly related to the all-star competition, and consisting
only of all-star competition participants, shall not count toward any
team’s 24-week season provided such activities occur no more than five
days prior to the start of the competition.
e. All-star contests in all other sports shall
count against frequency of play and scheduling limits listed in this
section of the NAIA Bylaws.
f. NAIA coaches may administer, direct and/or
conduct all-star related practice and game activities that involve
student-athletes identified with other institutions. Such actions by a
coach will not be considered violations of NAIA recruiting or tryout
regulations, and will not trigger the notification requirement in
Article II, Section D, Item 1.
g. All-Star competitions may not use the NAIA
or Champions of Character trademarks without prior approval of the
National Administrative Council. The terms and conditions of such
approval are established by National Administrative Council Policy.
Intent: To allow a NAIA student-athlete to represent the student’s
institution in all-star competition in the sports of baseball,
basketball, football, soccer and volleyball.
Effective date: August 1, 2015
Submitted by: Appalachian Athletic Conference
Co-sponsor: The Sun Conference