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Outside Competition

The NCAA has rules about student-athlete's participation in outside competition (either individual competition or competition representing an outside team). In order to ensure that any outside competition is permissible, the Compliance Office requires that student-athletes complete and submit an Outside Competition Form.

In general, outside competition is subject to the following rules:

  1. With some exceptions, student-athletes may not compete on an outside team during the academic year. To determine whether a student-athlete's outside competition meets one of the exceptions under NCAA rules, please contact the Compliance Office.
  2. Student-athletes competing on outside amateur teams may not receive any benefits from those teams except for actual and necessary expenses for competition.
  3. Student-athletes may participate in individual competition during the academic year, if it has been approved by Compliance. In order for competition to be considered individual outside competition, a student-athlete may not receive any expenses associated with the competition from an outside team or the NAAA and may not participate as a representative of any outside team.
  4. Student-athletes should not miss class for outside competition or for practice with outside teams.
  5. Student-athletes participating in outside competition may not receive any expenses from the NAAA for the competition, such as travel expenses, uniforms, or coaching. If the NAAA provides these expenses the student-athlete is considered to be representing Navy in the competition and the competition must be counted toward the maximum competition limit established by the NCAA.
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