Beginning on Monday, all NCAA student-athletes will be able to convene electronically in a more extensive fashion than they have since the beginning of the coronavirus gathering restrictions.
The NCAA announced on Thursday that they will now permit teams to require up to eight hours per week of nonphysical virtual activities such as film review and team meetings, as long as student-athletes receive one day off per week.
When winter and spring sports were initially canceled, all sports were considered out-of-season, limiting the amount of time coaches could require their teams to meet. All required physical activities continue to be prohibited.
“This change not only allows coaches to continue to educate their student-athletes but also fosters the connectivity that comes with team-based activities,” Division I council chair M. Grace Calhoun said. “Regular, individual check-ins between student-athletes and coaches remain permissible and are encouraged.”
The change will run through at least May 31, when it will be re-evaluated by the Division I committee.