A Reminder as Spring Sports Start Up

With many NCAA, NAIA, and NJCAA spring sport seasons beginning soon, college athletes and parents are reminded that any amount of participation in a game or contest against another team will count as a season of eligibility used.

The only way to get that season “over again” will be through a hardship waiver if the athlete incurs an injury or illness that is serious enough to be documented by a physician as a “season-ending” injury or illness.

There are specific limitations for the number of contests that an athlete can participate in and still qualify for a hardship waiver.  Here’s a link to an article we’ve written on this topic:    http://informedathlete.com/medical-hardship-waivers/

If your student-athlete is considering the possibility of a waiver, here’s more info on how Informed Athlete can help:  http://informedathlete.com/help/ncaa-waivers-for-student-athletes/ or call us at 913-766-1235 for more information.

About Rick Allen

25+ years NCAA Rules Expertise, including Director of Compliance at 2 major DI schools

Former President of National Association for Athletic Compliance (NAAC)

Conducts compliance reviews and audits at NCAA Schools throughout the U.S.

Consulted with NAIA schools transitioning to NCAA membership status

Dad of a DI & DII student-athlete

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