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Tuesday, Jan. 24

GCAA Convention Day Two Recap

Division I Breakout

Extra Postseason Event
Dave Paterson and Joe Feaganes brought up for discussion the possibility of trying to add an extra postseason event for those teams that do not qualify for NCAA Regionals.

Outside Consultants (Psychologists, Fitness)
Ernest Ross reported that his compliance office stated this was not allowable unless the were categorized as volunteer coaches and was seeking feedback from how other schools handled.  Others stated that they were not allowed to let the consultants work with student-athletes at the golf course and others had to se-up the consultants as Life Skills programs.  NCAA clarification is needed for differing opinions.

24 Days vs. Nine Three-Day Tournaments
There was much discussion for and against the proposal considering schools being allowed to compete in nine three-day tournaments.  Many felt that the proposal would favor schools with less restrictive missed-class policies.  All agreed that the legislation as currently written was not as it was originally sponsored to NCAA.

Recruiting Calendar
Discussion included creation of a recruiting calendar which would include a dead period. The Coaches Congress will look into the issue.