Participation Manual

2012 NCAA DIVISION II MEN’S AND WOMEN’S

EAST CROSS COUNTRY REGIONAL

PARTICIPANT MANUAL

 

 

Saturday, November 3, 2012

Mines Falls Park

Hosted by University of Massachusetts Lowell

 

 


Table of Contents

 

NCAA Staff/Committee..................................................................................................... 1

Host Personnel..................................................................................................................... 2

        Championship Websites............................................................................................... 9

Schedule of Events.............................................................................................................. 3

Accommodations...................................................................................................................

Course Diagram.....................................................................................................................

Dressing Rooms.....................................................................................................................

Drug Testing........................................................................................................................ 7

Entry Procedures...................................................................................................................

Declarations......................................................................................................................... 6

Evacuation/Severe Weather Plan...........................................................................................

Finish Line Procedure............................................................................................................

Mandatory Meeting...............................................................................................................

Merchandise...........................................................................................................................

Packet Pick-Up......................................................................................................................

Participant Expectations and Guidelines...............................................................................

Practice Schedule...................................................................................................................

Protest....................................................................................................................................

Sports Information/Results....................................................................................................

Sports Medicine.....................................................................................................................

Team Tents.............................................................................................................................            

Tickets....................................................................................................................................

Transportation/Travel Information.........................................................................................

Uniforms................................................................................................................................


NCAA Staff/Committee

NCAA

Katie Holmes, point person                            Morgan DeSpain

Phone: 317/917-6206                                    Phone: 317/917-6505

Email: kholmes@ncaa.org                            Email: mdespain@ncaa.org

 

NCAA Division II Track and Field Committee

Kristene Kelly, Atlantic Region

Associate Athletics Director

Saint Augustine’s College

Phone:  919/516-4239

Email:  kmkelly@st-aug.edu

 

Amber Feldman, Central Region

Assistant Commissioner

Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association

Phone:  816/421-6422 ext. 204

Email: feldman@themiaa.com

 

Rich Hart, East Region

Assistant Cross Country and Track and Field Coach

Stonehill College

Phone:  508/565-1728

Email:  rhart@stonehill.edu

 

TBD, Midwest Region

 

William Bright Jr., South Region

Assistant Athletics Director

Stillman College

Phone:  205/960-8062

Email:  wbright@stillman.edu

 

Scott Groom, South Central Region

Associate Athletics Director

Metropolitan State College of Denver

Phone:  303/556-4875

Email: cgroom@msudenver.edu

 

Matthew van Lierop, Southeast Region

Head Cross Country and Track and Field Coach

Mount Olive College

Phone:  919/658-7809

Email:  mvanlierop@moc.edu

 

TBD, West Region

Host Personnel[k1] 

 

Championship Websites

The official website for the championships is available at www.NCAA.com and  https://sites.google.com/site/ncaadiicrosscountryeastregion/home


Schedule of Events

 (All Times Are Eastern Standard Time)

 

Saturday, November 2

 

9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.              Course available for practice.

6:00pm-8:00pm           Packet pickup.

UMass Lowell Inn and Convention Center

8:00 p.m.                     Mandatory coaches meeting

UMass Lowell Inn and Convention Center

 

Saturday, November 3

9:00 a.m.                    Course opens to competitors.

Please call (978) 934-2342 for frost warning or severe weather updates on race day if needed.

 

Men’s 10,000-Meter Championship Race

11:40 a.m.                   Men’s competitors called to the start line (approximately 20 minutes to start)

11:44 a.m.                   National Anthem

11:45 a.m.                   Begin clerking procedure

11:50 a.m.                   Second call to the start line (10 minutes to start)

            11:55 a.m.                   Start line is cleared of all non-competitors (5 minutes to start)

            11:57 a.m.                   Runners at the start line for instructions

            12:00 p.m.                   Start of Men’s 10,000 meter championship race

 

Women’s 6,000-Meter Championship Race

12:40 p.m.                   Women’s competitors called to the start line (approximately 20 minutes to start)

            12:45 p.m.                   Begin clerking procedure

            12:50 p.m.                   Second call to the start line (10 minutes to start)

12:55 p.m.                   Start line is cleared of all non-competitors (5 minutes to start)

            12:57 p.m.                   Runners at the start line for instructions

            1:30   p.m.                   Start of Women’s 6,000 meter championship race

           

Immediately following second race, recognition of top runners and teams.

 

Accommodations

The following is a list of area hotels and their contact information.  The institution is responsible for contacting the hotel to make all arrangements and providing the hotel with a rooming list.

 

Headquarter Hotel

UMASS Inn & Convention Center
50 Warren St, Lowell MA 01852
#877 886 5422
http://www.acc-umlinnandconferencecenter.com/

$79.00

 

Other Hotels and Restaurants in the Area   

Courtyard Marriott
30 Industrial Ave East, Lowell MA 01852
#800 321 2211
http://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/bosll?groupCode=ncancaA&app=resvlink&fromDate=11/3/12&toDate=11/4/12

Please reference 'NCAA Cross Country' to receive discount

 

Maps, campus information and race preview  

 

https://sites.google.com/site/ncaadiicrosscountryeastregion/home

 

Men’s and women’s course map

 

MEN'S 10K
http://www.everytrail.com/view_trip.php?trip_id=1645355&code=0d45696a46c002d


WOMEN'S 6K
http://www.everytrail.com/view_trip.php?trip_id=1645358&code=3cde1ba0c68250b


Dressing Rooms

Locker Rooms are available at Nashua South High School along with additional bathrooms. Shower space is limited and you must provide your own towel and lock.

 

Drug Testing

All student-athletes are subject to NCAA drug testing at all NCAA championships or in conjunction with all postseason certified events.  The goal of the drug-testing program is to provide safe, fair and equitable competition as well as to protect the health and safety of all NCAA student-athletes participating in NCAA championships and postseason certified events.

 

The drug-testing program involves collecting urine specimens from student-athletes at various times throughout an NCAA championship.  Student-athletes may be selected for drug testing based on their place of finish, playing time, position and/or an approved random selection method.  A student-athlete may be selected for drug testing on more than one occasion during the championship event.  All urine specimens provided by student-athletes are analyzed by a World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) accredited laboratory and the results are then reported to the institution’s director of athletics.

 

The WADA laboratory analyzes each urine specimen for substances and related compounds from a list of banned-drug classes developed by the NCAA Executive Committee.  The NCAA Banned-Drug Classes List is comprised of substances that are performance-enhancing and/or potentially harmful to the health and safety of the student-athlete.  The 2012-13 list includes drugs in the following classes: stimulants, anabolic agents, diuretics and other urine manipulators, peptide hormones, street drugs, beta blockers and alcohol (rifle only) beta-2 agonists and anti-estrogens.  Refer to the 2012-13 Drug-Testing Programs booklet or the NCAA Web site (www.ncaa.org/drugtesting) for the published list of banned drug classes and the procedural guidelines for testing.  Athletic administrators are urged to review the NCAA Drug Education and Testing video, the NCAA Banned Drug Classes List as well as the NCAA Drug-Testing Program booklet with all coaches and student-athletes in advance of any NCAA championship or postseason certified event.  Student-athletes who test positive as a result of a drug test administered by the NCAA or who breach the NCAA drug-testing program protocol shall lose one year of eligibility and shall be charged with the loss of a minimum of one season of competition in all sports.

 

Additional information regarding the NCAA’s championship drug-testing program can be found at www.ncaa.org/drugtesting.

 

Entry Procedures

Coaches will be allowed to submit a maximum of 18 student-athletes on the entry form. Only the 18 student-athletes listed on the entry form may compete in the regional and/or national championships meets. Coaches will not be able to change the 18 student-athletes on the entry form should the team qualify for the national championship meet. Coaches must submit the forms ONLINE by midnight Eastern Time, Wednesday, October 24. Institutions submitting late entries are subject to a fine. Any exceptions to the roster policy will only be considered in extraordinary circumstances and should be addressed in writing to the commit and NCAA championship manager. Each institution should print a copy of its entry forms to hand carry to the regional and national sites.

 

The qualifying finish of teams and individuals at the regional meets will constitute entry into the national meet.  No further entry is required for the national meet.

 

Please follow instructions below to complete your entries for the regional/national championship.).

 

Please note: If you already have a DirectAthletics account for your team, you should login at www.directathletics.com and use your existing account to submit your entries.  The NCAA entry process is no different than submitting entries to other DA meets. If you know you have an account but have forgotten your username/password, you can click the “I forgot my password” link in the login box.

 

STEP 1—Creating a DirectAthletics Account

If you are new to DirectAthletics, you will be able to create an account for your team by following the instructions below:

 

1.      Go to www.directathletics.com/ncaa.html.   

 

2.      On the right side (in the New Account Creation box), select your division.

 

3.      Select your team, choosing only what genders you are submitting entries for.  Enter your contact information—this information will be used only by the NCAA and the meet hosts.  Last, enter the username and password you would like for your account.  Please choose a username that is unique—common usernames like “bears” or “adam” or “track” are likely to be taken.

 

4.      Click Continue and you will be brought to the default Team Roster page.  You can see what team you are controlling by looking at the Team dropdown on the navigation bar across the top of your account [i.e., Texas (Men)].  If you have a men’s and women’s account, it will usually default to men first.

 

5.      Follow Step 2 below to enter your roster. 

 

STEP 2—Setting Up Your Online Roster

Before submitting your entries for the championships, you must first add all attending student-athletes to your DirectAthletics roster:

 

1.      On the default Team Roster page, click the green “Add Athletes” link above “Welcome to your DirectAthletics account!”

 

2.      Select the number of student-athletes you wish to enter.  You can always add more later.

 

3.      Enter your student-athletes’ first names, last names and school years and click “Submit”.  Please be aware of what gender you are entering—you will complete the roster and entry process for one gender first, and then repeat the process for the other gender (see the Important Notice after Step 3 below)

 

4.      The system will display the student-athletes you have added to your roster.  You are now ready for the final step of Submitting Your Roster/Entries.

 

STEP 3--Submitting Your Roster/Entries

Once your student-athletes are added to your roster, you must submit your roster to the NCAA Division I Championships.

 

1.      Click the HOME tab in the upper left of the site.  Under Upcoming Meets, click the green Register button next to the NCAA Division I Championships.

 

2.      Check off the box for each student-athlete you wish to enter.  You can check the top box to select (or un-select) your entire roster.  If you have left anyone off your roster accidentally, you can add them using the “Add New Entry” box.

 

3.      When you have completed your entries, click “Submit”.  You MUST click “Submit” to submit your entries.

 

4.      You will see your current, submitted entries on the “View Entries” page.  For entry confirmation, click the link for a printable receipt or click the Email Confirmation link at the top of the “View Entries” page.  An Email Confirmation will be sent to the email address in your account.

 

5.      At any time before the entry deadline, you may edit your entries by clicking the “Edit Entries” link next to the meet in the HOME tab.

 

Please note if you are entering Men AND Women, you will now repeat Steps 2 and 3 with the other gender.  Select the opposite gender from the Team dropdown on the navigation bar across the top of your account.  Repeat Steps 2 and 3.  You must request separate email confirmations for Men and Women.

 

REMINDER:  It is the coach’s responsibility to inform the track and field committee immediately if for some reason a student-athlete entered and selected to compete in any national competition cannot compete.

 

Declarations

Declarations will be held from 6:00pm to 8:00pm (Eastern time zone), Saturday, November 3, at the UMass Lowell Inn and Convention Center. Declarations must be made in person. The seven student-athletes competing in the meet must be declared at this time. Coaches can declare student-athletes from the entry roster submitted on Direct Athletics or any other eligible student-athletes. A representative of the student- athletes’ institution must declare for a team/individual. Late declarations will result in a fine.

 

Substitutes

Substitutions are allowed up to 45 minutes before the start of the race at the championships. A certification of illness or injury by the designated meet physician/athletic trainer is required, and the substitution must be approved by the referee. All possible participants must be listed on the team’s mid-season eligibility verification form.


Squad Size

Teams are limited to a maximum of seven competitors.  Institutions entering five to seven runners in the meet must compete as a team. If fewer than five competitors run, they will compete as individuals.

Evacuation/Severe Weather Plan

Lightning Policy

Following NCAA protocol, we will be using WeatherSentry online lightning detection and weather monitoring system. Once lightning enters the 30 mile radius of competition, we will begin preparations to protect the student-athletes and spectators. Once lightning enters an 8 mile radius of our site, competition must stop and student-athletes and spectators will be moved to safe areas. We will not begin any activity until 30 minutes have passed since the last lightning strike inside the warning ring.

Shelter Locations

Shelter is available in Nashua South High School Gymnasium in the same parking lot as Mines Falls Park.

 

Severe Weather Policy

For the safety of all spectators, student-athletes, officials and coaches the following will be used in case of severe weather (e.g., cold temperatures and/or heavy snow):

 

1.      The meet director and NCAA track and field committee will monitor the weather during the week and morning of the championships.

 

2.      A central information location and/or phone number to call for information on delays and/or postponement to the following day. Then the host can leave a message at that number alerting coaches of different start times or a delay in course inspection times due to inclement weather. This number (978) 934-2342 will be placed in the information with the coaches’ packets and on the meet website.  

 

3.      The games committee will determine whether the start of the meet should be delayed or if the meet should be postponed until the following day.  All consideration should be taken in regards to the policies toward competition on Sunday for each institution.  The games committee at the regional will make their recommendation to the NCAA with the NCAA approving the final plan. 

 

4.      If the race has already begun and would have to be suspended in the middle of the competition, the track and field committee would recommend the following:

 

Men’s 10,000 meter - If competition is suspended before the 3,000 meters mark you may run the same day with a two hour delay.  If competition is suspended after 3,000 meters we would recommend postponement until the next day.

 

Women’s 6,000 meter - If competition is suspended before the 2,000 meters mark you may run the same day with a two hour delay.  If competition is suspended after 2,000 meters we would recommend postponement until the next day.      

 

5.      If necessary, competition may be postponed until Saturday, per NCAA policy, with similar if not the same start times. This information must be communicated with all involved institutions.

 

** Appropriate provisions will be made to the facility to ensure the safety of competitors and spectators.  The games committee reserves the right to make changes to the above policies and schedules as they see fit.

 Finish Line Procedure

We will be using chip timing in the bib numbers so please have your athletes run over both mats at the finish. Also, we do not need anything returned following the race.

 

The order of finish will be verified with Finish lynx system.  Two Lynx cameras will be on each of the finish line mats.  A secondary video system will be used as a backup.  Timing mats will be used on the course at select marks.

 

Runners should continue racing past both sets of mats at the finish line.  Once they have crossed the mats, runners should continue to move through the finish chute as quickly as possible.  Runners need not maintain their order of finish in the chute.  Water and trainers will be available at the end of the finish area.  Coaches and fans can wait for runners outside of the finish. 

Mandatory Meeting

Coaches are required to attend the mandatory coaches meeting on Friday, November 2 at 8:00 p.m.Eastern time zone) at UMass Lowell Inn and Convention Center Prior to the meeting starting coaches may pick up their packets.

erchandise

Merchandise will be available for purchase from at the course Saturday from 10 a.m. through the conclusion of the second race.

Packet Pick-up

Packet pick-up will be held from 6:00pm to8:00 p.m. Eastern Time zone, Saturday, November 3, at the UMass Lowell Inn and Convention Center.


Course maps and descriptions will also be available and host representatives will be there to answer any questions on the course. Coaches with outstanding fines will not receive their packets until the fine is paid. 

 Participant Expectations and Guidelines

Ethical Behavior by Coaches

As a member of the coaching profession, coaches have inherent obligations and responsibilities to the profession, to the student-athletes, and to all those with whom they come into contact. Coaches are expected to be role models and to conduct themselves with integrity and high ethical standards at all times. In order to fulfill these responsibilities, a coach must:

 1.   Per NCAA Bylaw 17.33, conduct all intercollegiate competition in accordance with the playing rules of the Association.

2.   Place the safety and welfare of others ahead of winning and personal prestige.

3.   Treat all people with honesty, fairness and respect. (In particular, such things as vulgar and profane language or taunting, intimidating or baiting opponents or the media, are not acceptable from a coach or a student-athlete.)

4.   Teach and model for student-athletes and staff members’ strict adherence to the rules and regulations of the sport and its governing bodies.

5.   Recognize, accept and teach to the team and the staff that their public behavior projects an image of the program and the university or college they represent. Therefore, behavior should be appropriate and honorable at all times.

Misconduct

Misconduct is defined as “any act of dishonesty, unsportsmanlike conduct, unprofessional behavior or breach of law, occurring from the time the championship field is announced through the end of the championship that discredits the event or intercollegiate athletics.”

 

Public criticism of officials may subject the individual, institution or conference to the misconduct provisions.

 

The games committee is authorized to (1) reprimand publicly or privately, (2) disqualify from future participation and/or (3) ban from subsequent competition a student-athlete or representative of the institution who is guilty of misconduct at any time during the championship.

 

Sports Wagering

The NCAA defines sports wagering as putting something at risk – such as an entry fee or a wager – with the opportunity to win something in return. The NCAA opposes all forms of legal and illegal sports wagering on college sports. Student-athletes and athletics administrators cannot place a sports wager for any NCAA-sanctioned sport. This includes wagering on the intercollegiate, amateur or professional level.

A student-athlete involved in sports wagering on the student-athlete’s institution permanently loses all remaining regular-season and postseason eligibility in all sports. A student-athlete who is involved in any sports wagering activity that involves college sports or professional athletics, through Internet gambling, a bookmaker, a parlay card or any other method employed by organized gambling, will be ineligible for all regular-season and postseason competition for at least one year.

In championships in which a bracket format is used, student-athletes, coaches and administrators may not participate in bracket competitions where there is both a required entry fee and an opportunity to win a prize. Student-athletes and administrators may participate under current NCAA rules, in bracket contests where there is no entry fee but a possibility of winning a prize. Some NCAA member schools, however, have chosen to ban student-athletes from participating in these types of bracket contests.

 

Tobacco Ban

The use of tobacco products is prohibited by all game personnel (e.g., coaches, trainers, managers and game officials) in all sports during practice and competition. Uniform penalties (as determined by the applicable rules-making committees and sports committees with rules-making responsibilities) shall be established for such use.

The use of tobacco products by a student-athlete is prohibited during practice and competition. A student-athlete who uses tobacco products during a practice or competition shall be disqualified for the remainder of that practice or competition.

 

Practices

The course will be available for practice from 9:00am – 6:00pm, Saturday, November 3. The course will be officially marked by Friday afternoon.

 

Protest Procedures/Appeals

All protests shall be written on the carbon copy NCAA Cross Country/Track and Field Protest Form, which will be located at the finish line. One copy shall be posted, and the other copies shall be given to the referee. The referee’s decision shall be written on each copy of the protest. One copy shall be returned to the protesting coach, and the other copy shall be placed in the committee’s files. A $50 deposit is required for all protests and appeals, which will be returned if the protest is successful in reversing the official decision, or if the appeal is granted. Protests will be accepted up to 30 minutes after the posting of the results of the last events.

 

Sports Information/Results

        Via the Internet - NCAA.com is where results can be found after the completion of each race. Results will be up real time at www.plattsys.com

 

        Contact Chris O’Donnell at UMass Lowell) for more information at Christopher_Odonnell@uml.edu

Sports Medicine

Ambulance

An ambulance will be on site during the Championship. 

 

Athletic Trainers

Certified athletic trainer(s) shall be available in the athletic training facility and assist the participating institutions’ sports medicine staff. Certified athletic trainer(s) shall be on site for each scheduled competition. Physician(s) shall be on-call or on site for all practice and game days, depending on the sport. When applicable, the host institutions shall provide specialty physicians (e.g., dermatologists, orthopedic, ophthalmologist), dentist, x-ray technicians, emergency medical technicians (EMTs) or licensed massage therapists. Trainers are available at UMass Lowell on Saturday if you need to see one please call Gary Gardner at (978) 873-1454.

 

Athletic Training Hours at UMass Lowell

Friday              9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Saturday          9:00 am – 3:00 pm

 

The training room is located at UMass Lowell on Friday and Saturday the training room at Nashua South High School will be available on Sunday. The training room is equipped with ice any other modalities you will have to contact Gary Gardner. There will also be a training area set up on the course Sunday.  If you have any special needs, please Artie Poitras at (978) 934-2321or by email at J_Poitras@uml.edu

 

Concussion Management

The NCAA has adopted legislation that requires all active member institutions to have a concussion management plan for their student-athletes. Participating institutions shall follow their concussion management plan while participating in NCAA championships. If a participating team lacks appropriate medical staff to activate its concussion management plan, the host championship concussion management plan will be activated.

 

The legislation notes, in part, that a student-athlete who exhibits signs, symptoms or behaviors consistent with a concussion shall be removed from athletics activities (e.g., competition, practice, conditioning sessions) and evaluated by a medical staff member (e.g., sports medicine staff, team physician) with experience in the evaluation and management of concussions; a student-athlete diagnosed with a concussion is precluded from returning to athletics activity for at least the remainder of that calendar day; and medical clearance for return to athletics activity shall be determined by the team physician or the physician’s designee from the student-athlete’s institution. In the absence of a team physician or their designee, the NCAA tournament physician will examine the student-athlete and will determine medical clearance.

 

A concussion is a brain injury that may be caused by a blow to the head, face, neck or elsewhere on the body with an “impulsive” force transmitted to the head. Concussions can occur without loss of consciousness or other obvious signs. A repeat concussion that occurs before the brain recovers from the previous one (hours, days or weeks) can slow recovery or increase the likelihood of having long-term problems. In rare cases, repeat concussions can result in brain swelling, permanent brain damage and even death.

For further details please refer to the “NCAA Sports Medicine Handbook Guideline on Concussions” online at www. NCAA.org/health-safety.

 

Medical Examinations

As the event sponsor, the NCAA seeks to ensure that all student-athletes are physically fit to participate in its championships and have valid medical clearance to participate in the competition. The NCAA tournament physician, as designated by the host school, has the unchallengeable authority to determine whether a student-athlete with an injury, illness or other medical condition (e.g., skin infection) may expose others to a significantly enhanced risk of harm and, if so, to disqualify the student-athlete from continued participation. For all other instances, the student-athlete’s on-site team physician can determine whether a student-athlete with an injury or illness should continue to participate or is disqualified. In the absence of a team physician, the NCAA tournament physician will examine the student-athlete and has valid medical authority to disqualify him or her if the student-athlete’s injury, illness or medical condition poses a potentially life threatening risk to himself or herself. The chair of the governing sports committee (or a designated representative) shall be responsible for administrative enforcement of the medical judgment, if it involves disqualification.

 

Team Tents

Tents can be set up anywhere on the fields that is not on the course or insides the track fence.

 

 

Transportation/Travel Information

All transportation needs will be the responsibility of the participating team. 

 

Directions to Course

The Championship course is Mines Falls Park/Nashua South High School   driving directions to the course can be here https://sites.google.com/site/ncaadiicrosscountryeastregion/directions

 

Uniforms

When engaged in competition, each competitor must wear an official team uniform with components governed by the rules or be subject to disqualification. Wearing any part of the official team competition uniform illegally while in the area of competition shall lead to a warning by the nearest official that repeated violation may result in disciplinary action. A report of uncorrected violations shall be made to the referee and offending competitor’s coach. Uniforms for all cross country student-athletes must meet the following criteria:

  1. A uniform consists of two school-issued components–shorts or briefs, and a top. A one-piece body suit is acceptable as a combination of the two components. Any outer garment (i.e., sweat pants, tights) that is school-issued becomes the official uniform, when worn.
  2. The uniform must be of a material and design deemed to not be objectionable or offensive by the athletics department of the issuing institution.
  3. The uniform top must, by design and size, cover the full length of the torso, meeting or hanging below the waistband of the bottoms, while the competitor is standing, and allow for competitors’ numbers to be placed above the waist, front and back.
  4. Uniform tops must be worn so to not obscure hip numbers.
  5. Additional visible clothing is an undergarment. It must be worn under the uniform and be of a solid color.
  6. The use of, or wearing of, artificial noisemakers by competitors is prohibited.
  7. All cross country team members must wear uniforms clearly indicating, through color, logo and combination of all worn outer garments, that members are from the same team.
  8. Visible undergarments on top (e.g. t-shirts) worn by team members must be of an identical solid color. Visible undergarments on the bottom (e.g. tights of any length) must be of an identical solid color.

 

No watches may be worn by the competitors during competition.

 

Logo Policy

An institution’s official uniform (including numbered racing bibs and warm-ups) and all other items of apparel (e.g., socks, headbands, T-shirts, wristbands, visors or hats, swim caps and towels) that are worn by student-athletes in competition shall bear only a single manufacturer’s or distributor’s normal label or trademark (regardless of the visibility of the label or trademark), not to exceed 2 ¼ inches in area (i.e., rectangle, square, parallelogram) including any additional material (e.g., patch) surrounding the normal trademark or logo. The logo or trademark must be contained within a four-sided geometrical figure (i.e., rectangle, square or parallelogram).

 

In addition, an institution’s official uniform, including sideline bibs, cannot bear a design element similar to the manufacturer’s that is in addition to another logo or that is contrary to the size restriction.

 

A student-athlete representing an institution in intercollegiate competition is limited to wearing apparel items that include only the logo (not to exceed 2¼ square inches) of an apparel manufacturer or distributor.  The student-athlete may not wear any apparel that identifies another entity other than the student-athlete’s institution.

 

These restrictions apply to all apparel worn by student-athletes during the conduct of competition, which includes any pregame or postgame activities.

 

This bylaw will be strictly enforced at all NCAA championships and the names of individuals and institutions that are not in compliance with this bylaw shall be forwarded to the NCAA enforcement staff.

 

For more information regarding players’ equipment and uniforms, refer to Rule 4 of the 2012-2013 NCAA Rules and Interpretations book.

 

Student-athletes competing in an intercollegiate soccer championship shall wear the official uniform of their institution in competition and related ceremonies.  This applies to both warm-ups and competitive uniforms.



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