Andy Young
DII NCAA question for College Coaches 1/15/2013 8:15PM Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
I coach at a DII college and I was wondering if anyone could help me with something that has been vexing me for a few months.

We recently had our men's program axed for financial reasons. I wanted to keep helping the guys that stuck around our school. Those guys formed a club team which allows for men and women to join. I was told by our compliance guy that I was not allowed to help with the club team because if women attended practice it would be considered a tryout for them. He said it would be an NCAA violation because you are only allowed to try someone out once.

Now I let my compliance guy know that we have a no cut policy on our women's team and that anyone that wants to walk on can, if they follow the rules. In my opinion I can't imagine I would violate any rules or the spirit of any rules by helping the club team. He didn't agree and said he checked it out.

I don't believe him but I can't seem to find anything about this in the NCAA handbook. I know our volleyball coach also coaches a club team on the HS level as do all of our soccer coaches. Those situations seem to be a lot more controversial then what I want to do yet I was told no and they are allowed to continue to do what they do.

Can anyone help me with any insight into this?
critic 100
RE: DII NCAA question for College Coaches 1/15/2013 9:41PM - in reply to Andy Young Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
Contact another compliance guy at another school.
tadpole advebture
RE: DII NCAA question for College Coaches 1/15/2013 9:44PM - in reply to critic 100 Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
Most compliance guys tell you stuff like that so they can't be held responsible if something happens. Just ignore him.


Read the damn ncaa rules yourself.
happychineseboy
RE: DII NCAA question for College Coaches 1/15/2013 10:22PM - in reply to Andy Young Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
The men's indoor track & field program practices and competes alongside Duquesne's varsity women's indoor track & field program during the winter months and is affiliated with the Intercollegiate Association of Amateur Athletes of America.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Duquesne_Dukes