Videos preview ’09 proposals
The 12 legislative proposals scheduled for a vote by Division III members at the 2009 Convention are the subject of a series of educational videos that premiered this week.
The NCAA membership services staff covers three of the proposals in the first video of the series. The other proposals will be addressed in future videos tentatively scheduled in late October and late November.
“It is our hope that this three-part series will help to build understanding of some of the more complex proposals before your arrival in Washington,” Azure Davey, NCAA associate director of membership services and Division III governance liaison, said in an introduction to the first video.
“The video series will detail some specifics with the proposals that will be voted upon and provide the membership with a tutorial on how to read and understand Division III proposals and properly utilize all the resources available in preparation for the 2009 Convention,” said Jay Jones, director of membership services and Division III governance liaison.
The first video is eight minutes long and addresses:
· A proposal cosponsored by the Division III Presidents Council and two member conferences to require head coaches to be certified in first aid, cardiopulmonary resuscitation and use of an automated external defibrillator (AED).
· A proposal sponsored by two conferences to provide an exception to the “tryout” prohibition that would permit an institution to host an event involving prospective student-athletes, as long as it does not involve a varsity sport sponsored by that institution.
· A proposal sponsored by four conferences that would replace an existing exception to the “tryout” prohibition with a new one permitting staff members to be involved in an event sponsored by an institution, provided that the event meets specified conditions.
The video discusses the intent of the proposals and offers examples of how the legislation could be applied, if adopted by the membership.
The video is one of several resources the membership services staff is creating to help institutions’ delegates prepare to vote on the proposals during the Division III business session January 17 in Washington, D.C.
The Official Notice of the Convention, which will include the 12 proposals, will be mailed November 15, and the staff also again will prepare a detailed Q&A to address each proposal. That document will be provided to delegates as they check in at the Convention site.
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