Pac-12 Suspends Organized Team Activities Through End of May

In a statement released on Monday, the Pac-12 announced the suspension of organized team activities is extended through May 31.

The conference says the decision came after a meeting with its CEOs. There are some exceptions based on “student-athlete well-being” and there will be periodic re-evaluations over the coming weeks “should circumstances warrant a change in policy.”

Key elements of the continued suspension includes no in-person activities and workouts. The full statement can be seen at the bottom of this post.

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Pac-12 statement on student-athlete athletic activities

SAN FRANCISCO – The Pac-12 announced today that following a meeting of its CEOs, it has made the decision to extend its previously announced suspension of organized team activities through May 31, with certain limited exceptions based upon student-athlete well-being, and with periodic re-evaluations over the coming weeks should circumstances warrant a change in policy.

Key elements of the suspension include the following:

  • No organized, in-person team activities of any type;
  • No in-person voluntary workouts, film study sessions, meetings, technique drills or practices of any type;
  • Virtual or online supervised voluntary workouts and skill instruction are not permitted, regardless of location;
  • Virtual group activities, including film study, are permitted to two (2) hours per week for football and four (4) hours per week for all other sports.  We are appealing to the NCAA to increase the two-hour football limit in the near future;
  • Coaches can recommend written, self-directed workout plans, and taped demonstration videos on workout plans are allowed in order to demonstrate proper form and technique;
  • In-person, on-campus nutrition may be provided in circumstances where student-athletes are unable to leave campus, and off-campus nutrition is limited to distribution of products normally available on campus;
  • It is fully permissible to provide non-athletically related support to student-athletes, including sports medicine treatments, physical therapy and rehabilitation; academic support; and mental health and wellness support; and
  • It is permissible for institutions to provide off-campus student-athletes with apparel and personal equipment that is regularly available to student-athletes when they are on campus for conditioning workouts.  It is not permissible to rent, purchase or arrange for conditioning or strength training equipment or machines.

A full copy of the Pac-12 policy can be found here: Pac-12 Pandemic Policy (PDF)

The Pac-12 and its member universities will continue to make the health and well-being of student-athletes and all those associated with our athletic programs our number one priority.  We also committed to doing our part to support our communities and to limit the spread of COVID-19.

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