WHAT ARE PLAYING RULES? Playing rules are what happens on the field, court, pool, pitch, mat, rink, lane, track, slope or range when an opponent and officials are present. Playing rules are the same for all three divisions.
Playing rules are what happens on the field, court, pool, pitch, mat, rink, lane,
track, slope or range when an opponent and officials are present.
Playing rules are the same for all three divisions.
Playing rules are the same for regular-season and championship competition.
2010-11 WRESTLING COMMITTEE CHAIRS
Derek van derMerwe
Division I chair
Central Michigan University
DOUG PETERS, Division II chair
Minnesota State University Moorhead
JEFF SWENSON, Division III chair
National Coordinator of Officials
Weight Management Program Liaison
Certified Athletic Trainer Liaison
NCAA STAFF LIAISONS
Division I Championships (primary)
Division I Championships (secondary)
Division II Championships
Division III Championships
Playing Rules Administration
INFORMATION GATHERING STAGE – Year One
During the season, the secretary-rules editor and committee members compile hot topics
(comments, ideas, questions) from coaches, commissioners and athletics administrators.
A rules proposal may be forwarded to any committee member for consideration. A rules
survey is available in January to determine how the membership feels about certain issues.
ANNUAL MEETING – Year One
The Wrestling Committee meets to discuss championships issues,
survey results and rules proposals, and agrees on proposed changes.
COMMENT PERIOD – Year One
A list of proposals approved by the Wrestling Committee is sent to coaches and
conference commissioners for feedback. This two-week comment period allows
the membership to see and respond to the exact language of the proposals.
PROP APPROVAL – Year One
The Playing Rules Oversight Panel (PROP) reviews the proposals
and comments from the membership. PROP’s charge is to look at the proposals
for financial implications, safety concerns and harm to the image of the game.
Items approved by PROP are incorporated into the rules book.
TWO-YEAR RULES BOOK – Year One
A complimentary copy of the Wrestling Rules and Interpretations book is sent to
head coaches and conference commissioners. The book is available in pdf online at
www.NCAApublications.com. Additional books may be ordered by calling 888/388-9748.
INFORMATION GATHERING STAGE – Year Two
During the season, the secretary-rules editor and
committee members compile topics of interest.
ANNUAL MEETING – Year Two
The committee meets to discuss championships issues and rules
for future consideration. Committee submits a report to PROP.