The NCAA Division III Management Council Subcommittee for Legislative Relief (SLR, formerly ARS) may issue a blanket waiver in order to temporarily provide relief from NCAA legislation for specific extenuating circumstances that have a reasonably demonstrated widespread impact. Please note that the following summary of waivers is for a specific division (Division III), a specific time period and for a specific set of circumstances. If the waiver circumstances and the time period of the waiver apply, submission of a separate waiver application is not necessary. If an institution, conference or committee's circumstances do not meet the requirements of, or are dissimilar to, the blanket waiver, a Legislative Relief waiver application will need to be filed with the NCAA staff.
NCAA Division III Management Council Subcommittee for Legislative Relief Approves Blanket Waiver for NCAA Bylaw 188.8.131.52 (required day off, all sports). March 3, 2016.
NCAA Division III Management Council Subcommittee for Legislative Relief approved a blanket waiver to allow NCAA Division III institutions to apply the required day off legislation to individual track and field student-athletes, as opposed to applying the legislation to the team as a whole, through the conclusion of the 2017 NCAA Convention.
In granting this waiver, the NCAA Division III Management Council Subcommittee for Legislative Relief noted:
- Division III indoor and outdoor track and field teams have increased difficulty in accommodating the number of different disciplines within the sport and different training regimens;
- Division III institutions and conferences intend to sponsor legislation at the 2017 NCAA Convention to provide an exception to allow indoor and outdoor track and field teams to apply the required day off individually.
See Case No. 872381 in Requests/Self-Reports Online (RSRO) via the search tab.