instruction or competition once the season officially begins, and outside group instruction or competition may not commence until the school team has been completely eliminated from further participation in the sport.
A season begins the day of opening practice as permitted by the NSAA rules rather than the first day of interscholastic competition.
The division of sports seasons shall be as follows: No school shall register more than one varsity team per sport and no student shall participate simultaneously in more than one sport per season. Note: Week designations are for the standardized calendar. The standardized calendar usually begins with the first full week in July. APPROVED RULINGS AND INTERPRETATIONS FOR 188.8.131.52 If a student is participating in one sport during a sports season and decides to quit that sport and participate in another sport during the same season, the student shall be restricted from practice and competing for seven school days. No student who has practiced or competed in one sport will be allowed to switch to another sport if the district or state meet in the student’s former sport is in progress or has been completed or a season has ended.
If a student participates in two sports simultaneously during a sports season, that student shall become ineligible to participate in the district and/or state contest during that sports season.
NSAA ATHLETIC BYLAWS – 3.2 – OUT OF SEASON PROGRAMS
A member school shall not provide support, hold an organized practice or enter students in any non-high school competition in NSAA sponsored sports outside of the defined NSAA season.
APPROVED RULINGS AND INTERPRETATIONS FOR 3.2 Faculty vs. student, alumni vs. student, or parent vs. student contests are not permissible during the season of the sport involved. If such contests are held out- of-season, the organized practice rule must be followed.
3.2.1 “School-Year, Out-of-Season” Definition. “School-year, out-of-season” is defined as that period of time during the school year in which no organized practice can be conducted. The “school-year, out-of-season” period begins on the first day of fall practice and runs until the first allowable date of practice in that sport, and the period after a team or individual has been eliminated from further