Title V and Season of Sport

BOARD OF GOVERNORS OF THE CALIFORNIA COMMUNITY COLLEGES REVISIONS TO TITLE 5 REGULATIONS: COURSE REPEATABILITY

 

Section 55000 of article 1 of subchapter 1 of chapter 6 of division 6 of title 5 of the California Code of Regulations is amended to read:

 

(q) “Intercollegiate athletic course” is a course in which a student athlete is enrolled to participate in an organized competitive sport sponsored by the district or a conditioning course which supports the organized competitive sport.§ 55041. Repeatable Courses

 

(2) Intercollegiate athletics, as defined in section 55000; and 9. Section 58162 of article 5 of subchapter 2 of chapter 9 of division 6 of title 5 of the California Code of Regulations is amended to read:

 

§ 58162. Intercollegiate Athletics.

 

(a) State apportionment may be claimed for the attendance of students enrolled in approved courses of intercollegiate athletics, as defined in section 55000, which are otherwise eligible for state assistance.

 

3.1 SEASON OF SPORT

 

 A season of sport may consist of two (2) distinct segments as follows: (Adopted & effective 11/2/12)

 

 A. Traditional–This (practice and competition) segment begins with the sport specific first permissible practice opportunity as identified in Bylaw 3.11 and coincides with the conclusion of the CCCAA state championship(s). (Adopted & effective 11/2/12)

 

 B. Non-Traditional–This (practice and scrimmage) segment is identified within a specified timeframe for those sports approved by the CCCAA Board and as designated in Bylaw 3.17.1. (Adopted & effective 11/2/12) Statement of Clarification: There will be no organized outside practice and/or competition involving students with eligibility remaining during the academic year (as defined by California Title 5 regulations) except as provided during the season of sport identified in Bylaw 3.11 and 3.17.1.

 

 (See CCCAA Bylaw 3.5.2 for definition of “practice.” See CCCAA Bylaw 3.2 for definition of “contest.”) (Adopted & effective 11/2/12) 

 

3.5 

 

PRACTICE 3.5.1.

 

 Pre-participation Screening Exam (PPE)

 

 A. The student athlete will complete the PPE prior to any practices or any intercollegiate competitions.

 

 B. Student athletes shall complete a thorough pre-participation examination. This screening shall be performed by a licensed physician or other qualified medical personnel who are under the supervision of a licensed medical physician. The PPE shall include: (1) Medical examination (2) Orthopedic examination (3) Review of history/paperwork screen July 2015 Edition 79 B 3 

 

Contests and Seasons of Sport CALIFORNIA COMMUNITY COLLEGE ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION CONSTITUTION AND BYLAWS 

 

C. The student athlete health PPE form should provide a medical history designed to detect conditions that will determine an athlete’s fitness to engage in sports. In no way is the review of history to be misconstrued as a complete health physical examination PPE. (Bylaw 3.5.1 moved from Bylaw 9.3.1 with revision. adopted & effective 10/17/08) 

 

3.5.3 

 

Any meeting, activity, or instruction of more than one (1) member of varsity or separate squads held at the direction of, or supervised by, any employee or representative of the college and occurring within the time periods identified in Bylaw 3 shall be considered a practice. Practice also includes field or floor practice, chalk talks, lectures, demonstrations, and showing of game or training films, etc. There shall be no time period in which practice may occur except that which is identified under CCCAA Bylaw 3.11, 3.17 and 3.19. (Adopted 3/28/13 effective 7/1/13) (Revised & effective 8/27/14)

  

3.6 PHYSICAL EDUCATION CLASSES

 

 Classes designed as off-season conditioning/skill development for intercollegiate athletes which are conducted outside of the normal season of competition must be credit courses and meet the criteria listed below. Classes conducted during the summer session must also meet the criteria listed below: (Adopted & effective 11/2/12) (Adopted 3/28/13 effective 7/1/13) A. The class is listed in the current college catalog. B. No intercollegiate competition is allowed, including “field trips.” C. Football shoulder pads and helmets shall be used only during the fall sport season. 

  

3.19.2 Time Limits for Athletically Related Activities 

 

In all sports, the following time limitations shall apply: A. Maximum 175 contact hours outside the season of sport as defined in Bylaw 3.11 (from the day after last the day of postconference competition through the day prior to the first day of practice) not to exceed twelve (12) hours during any given week. 

 

1. If an intercollegiate sport class is designed for enrollment during the sport season as indicated in Bylaw 3.11, those activities taking place on the scheduled dates/ times of the class (as stated in the institution’s class schedule) that occur prior to the end of the stated term yet extend beyond the last date of postconference competition for that sport, are not subject to this bylaw.

 

 B. Weekly Hour Limitations–Outside of the Competitive Playing Season: Outside of the competitive playing season, during the duration of each institution’s academic term, only a student-athlete’s participation in countable athletically related activities shall be permitted. A student-athlete’s participation in such activities shall be limited to a maximum of twelve (12) hours per week.

 

 C. Time in classes that qualifies as countable athletically related activities for student athletes shall count towards these hour limitations. D. Computation of Day: A “day” shall be defined as a calendar day (12:00 AM through 11:59 PM).

 

 E. Definition of Nontraditional Day: All nontraditional scrimmages and any associated athletically related activities, including associated travel, on the day of the scrimmage shall not count toward the weekly hour limitation.

 

 F. Definition of Week: A “week” shall be defined as seven (7) consecutive days of a given week, beginning on Sunday and ending on Saturday. G. Hour limitation record: Each institution shall maintain a record of each team’s countable athletic related activities. 

 

3.19.2 Time Limits for Athletically Related Activities

 

 In all sports, the following time limitations shall apply:

 

A. Maximum 175 contact hours outside the season of sport as defined in Bylaw 3.11 (from the day after last the day of postconference competition through the day prior to the first day of practice) not to exceed twelve (12) hours during any given week.

 

1. If an intercollegiate sport class is designed for enrollment during the sport season as indicated in Bylaw 3.11, those activities taking place on the scheduled dates/ times of the class (as stated in the institution’s class schedule) that occur prior to the end of the stated term yet extend beyond the last date of postconference competition for that sport, are not subject to this bylaw.

 

(b) State apportionment for students in courses of intercollegiate athletics shall not be claimed for more than 350 hours of attendance for each enrolled student in each fiscal year for each sport in which the student participates. Of the 350 hours of attendance, no more than 175 hours can be claimed for student enrollment in courses dedicated to the sport, and no more than 175 hours can be claimed for student enrollment in courses that focus on conditioning or skill development for the sport. Note: Authority cited: Sections 66700 and 70901, Education Code. Reference: Section 70901

1.5.6

All college athletic department personnel, volunteers, representatives, and those agents who are approved by the athletic director or designee to be involved in the athletic program shall complete, with a minimum score of 80 percent, the CCCAA Online Compliance Rules Exam and attend a certification and information meeting regarding the Constitution and Bylaws at least once a year. (See Bylaw 2.8.2) Those completing the full exam for their position with a minimum score of 90 percent shall be eligible to take a reduced 20-question exam the following year. The exam is designed to be educational, and it is not intended to be punitive. (Adopted & effective 6/24/11) (Adopted & effective 12/5/11) (Adopted 3/28/13 effective 7/1/13) (Adopted 6/12/15 effective 7/1/15)

3.2 SCHEDULED CONTESTS

A game, meet, match, scrimmage, or any other engagement between individuals and/or teams representing one or more collegiate institutions or other teams/individuals not affiliated with the college(s) on a given day shall be considered a scheduled contest.

3.3 SCRIMMAGE

3.3.1

Any practice activity among two (2) or more teams or individuals from different colleges or other teams/individuals not affiliated with the college(s) that begins and ends on the same day shall be considered a scrimmage.

3.3.2 For scrimmages:

A. No official score or statistics shall be kept or reported.

B. Coaches are permitted on the playing surface. 84 California Community College Athletic Association Constitution & Bylaws - July 2017

C. Substitution is unlimited.

D. Officials may be used and paid.

E. Can be scheduled after the CCCAA practice/scrimmage “may begin date,” and prior to the individual college’s first game, meet, or match. The date may be found in the Sport Season Chart, Bylaw 3.11.

F. Will count in the allowable number of contests for that sport.

G. Should appear on the schedule and be denoted as a scrimmage for all colleges involved.

H. Do not count as participation by the student at the California community college level, but do count as contests in the sport season’s total number of contests. (Adopted 4/4/14 effective 7/1/14)

I. Do not count as participation by the student at the NCAA Division I and Division II level provided he/she does not participate in more than two such scrimmages, including the Non-Traditional Season, per academic year. (Adopted 4/4/14 effective 7/1/14) J. No admission is charged. (Adopted 4/4/14 effective 7/1/14)

K. No official time is kept. (Adopted 4/4/14 effective 7/1/14)

3.5.2

The first date of CCCAA-allowable practice is as follows:

⇒ August 15—All fall sports except football (For football, see Bylaw 3.12)

⇒ October 1—Basketball (Adopted 4/1/10 effective 7/1/10)

⇒ January 15—All spring sports If any of the above dates falls on a Sunday, then, for that year, the first date of CCCAA-allowable practice for those sports will be on Monday, the sixteenth (16th).

3.5.3

Any meeting, activity, or instruction of more than one (1) member of varsity or separate squads held at the direction of, or supervised by, any employee or representative of the college and occurring within the time periods identified in Bylaw 3 shall be considered a practice. Practice also includes field or floor practice, chalk talks, lectures, demonstrations, and showing of game or training films, etc. There shall be no time period in which practice may occur except that which is identified under CCCAA Bylaw 3.11, 3.17 and 3.19. (Adopted 3/28/13 effective 7/1/13) (Revised & effective 8/27/14)

3.5.7

Involvement of Institutional Staff No employee or representative of a member institution may be involved in any capacity (e.g., coach, official, player or league/team administrator) at any time during the academic year, vacation periods, and summer with an outside team that involves more than one (1) student-athlete with remaining eligibility from that institution except as provided through exceptions contained within this Constitution and Bylaws. (Revised & effective 8/27/14)