Coaches Participating Against Athletes in The Off-Season

WIAA during Board of Control approved coaching contact days, WIAA rules indicate that coaches may not provide sport instruction to, or   have   coaching contact with   student-athletes during the off-season. This rule and its interpretation had prevented coaches from participating against their   athletes in structured, non-school   league competition, during the off-season. The   WIAA  Board of Control approved a request by the WIAA staff for a change   in   interpretation. The present interpretation allows coaches to participate against their athletes in league competition, organized by a non-school entity, during the off-season. This means a volleyball coach, for example, could be participating in a volleyball league which included his/her volleyball players as members of other teams.

It continues to be a violation of WIAA rules for coaches to participate on the same team as their athletes, in out-of-season play, and to be involved in   playing   pickup activity with their athletes during the off-season except in school sponsored   Open   Gyms. The other obvious exception to this is in the non-school unlimited contact window in all sports except football, during the summertime, when school is not in normal session.

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