Blanket Waiver for Managers Enrolled at a Different Institution -- Approved for 2018-19 Academic Year
The NCAA Division I Interpretations Committee has issued a determination that requires a student to be enrolled full time at the certifying four-year institution to meet the requirements of the manager legislation as specified in NCAA Bylaw 11.01.7. This determination overturned the staff confirmation [Reference: 12/6/18] which permitted managers to be enrolled at any four-year institution. The academic and membership affairs staff approved a blanket waiver for the remainder 2018-19 academic year that permits an individual to continue serving as a manager if he or she is enrolled as a full-time student at any four-year institution and meeting the additional requirements of the manager legislation.
In granting the blanket waiver, the staff noted:
1. Relief is provided for the remainder of the 2018-19 academic year only.
2. The blanket waiver addresses any detrimental reliance on the staff determination [Reference: 12/6/18], which permitted managers to be enrolled full time at any four-year institution.
3. The blanket waiver provides institutions with appropriate flexibility for the remainder of the 2018-19 academic year.
4. The blanket waiver provides institutions with adequate time to ensure effected managers are meeting the legislation for the 2019-20 academic year.
11.01.7 Manager. [A] A manager is an individual who performs traditional managerial duties (e.g., equipment, laundry, hydration) and meets the following additional criteria:(Adopted: 1/16/10 effective 8/1/10, Revised: 4/29/10 effective 8/1/10, 8/7/14)
(a) The individual shall be a full-time undergraduate or graduate student (see Bylaws14.2.2 and 22.214.171.124.5), except that during his or her final semester or quarter of a degree program, he or she may be enrolled in less than a full-time program of studies, provided he or she is carrying (for credit) the courses necessary to complete the degree requirements;
(b) The individual may participate in limited on-court or on-field activities during practice (e.g., assist with drills, throw batting practice) or competition (e.g., assist with warm-up activities) involving student-athletes on a regular basis;
(c) The individual shall not provide instruction to student-athletes;
(d) The individual shall not participate in countable athletically related activities (e.g., practice player) except as permitted in Bylaw 11.01.7-(b); and
(e) In baseball, the individual shall forfeit any remaining eligibility in the sport at the institution at which the individual serves as a manager.