On Tuesday, the NCAA announced it had finalized a proposal for summer athletic activities for men’s and women’s basketball.
The guidelines, which will be voted on tomorrow, would allow coaches to meet with players beginning July 1st. That means John Calipari would get to meet with his Wildcats in just two weeks, though they can’t do on-court practice workouts until July 20th.
Here are all of the key points to know for this proposal:
- Men’s and women’s basketball student-athletes can continue voluntary activities and up to eight hours of virtual nonphysical activities through the reminder of June.
- From July 1-19, voluntary virtual nonphysical activities, enhanced in-person nonphysical activities, weight training and conditioning will be allowed.
- Enhanced in-person nonphysical activities may include, but are not limited to, team meetings, individual meetings and film review. These activities may be initiated by a student-athlete or coach.
- On-court practice activities will not be allowed during this 18-day period. Required summer athletic activities may begin July 20 and can last up to eight weeks until the school’s first day of classes or Sept. 15, whichever is earlier. For UK, August 17th in when classes begin.
- During this period, student-athletes can participate in up to eight hours per week for weight-training, conditioning and skill instruction. The skill instruction cannot exceed more than four hours per week.
- Preseason practice can start 42 days before the school’s first regular-season game. That would be September 29th for the Wildcats, who begin their regular season November 10th vs. the Kansas Jayhawks in the 2020 Champions Classic.