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Playing and Practice Seasons (Article 17)

Do you know what a “countable athletically related activity” is? Is there a difference between a scrimmage and an exhibition? Do you understand what “skill instruction” entails?

In addition to knowing the number of weeks in a playing season per sport (which can be challenging enough), Bylaw 17 regulates a number of other facets related to the playing season, from sickle cell trait testing to voluntary workouts to what constitutes an “outside competition.”

It’s a lot to comprehend, so we’ve compiled the following resources to make it easier to navigate the playing and practice seasons for the sports your institution sponsors.