Countable Athletically Related Activities

Countable-Athletically Related Activities (CARA) include any required activity with an athletics purpose, involving student-athletes and at the direction of, or supervised by, any member or members of an institution's coaching staff (including strength and conditioning coaches) and must be counted within the weekly and daily limitations of the sport's declared playing season.

NCAA regulations limit the amount of time coaches can require a student-athlete to be involved in CARA each week. Coaches are required to report CARA weekly to the Compliance Office and student-athletes are required to verify the accuracy of the time reported. The following NCAA document sets forth CARA rules and limitations:

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