The NCAA D-1 Council recently approved a six-week preseason plan for football. But, will it stand now that players are back on campus?
The NCAA has been working on some sort of a plan for the last several weeks. The plan’s final stages were approved on June 17th at the last NCAA D-1 Council meeting.
Under the plan, required summer workouts and coach interactions will start July 13th. From July 13th-23rd, student-athletes may be required to participate in up to eight hours of weight training, conditioning, and film review per week.
Student-athletes will not be allowed to watch more than two hours of film per week.
The required workouts would lead to “enhanced” summer training. The enhanced summer training would be the first part of the six-week plan. In the enhanced summer training phase, the athletes will be given more hours for activities. Athletes will be given 20 hours a week for activities.
The 20-hour activities will go from July 24th to August 6th. Athletes will be given up to eight hours per week for weight training and conditioning. They will also be given up to six hours a week for walk-throughs, which may include the use of a football.
Also, they will be given up to six hours a week for meetings that include film review, team meetings, position meetings, and one-on-one meetings. During this 14 day period, student-athletes are required to take two days off.
After this phase concludes, a normal four-week preseason training camp would begin.
One important note is that the starting date for these segments are varied by the team’s season opener. Teams that start on Labor Day Weekend will be allowed to start the required workouts on July 13th.
Those teams that are starting a week before August 29th will have their activities start on July 6th.
Another big question that will be answered in the coming weeks is if fans will be allowed to attend games this fall. But if there is one certain thing, it is that the NCAA is doing everything they can to have a football season.
Get ready y’all; football is coming back this fall (hopefully).