ATHLETE ELIGIBILITY ADVISORY:Reports are circulating of athletes at NCWA institutions competing prior to completing the 14-day wait period mandated in the athlete registration process. Any institutions with student-athletes competing without following the proper registration process will be sanctioned. Additionally, individuals can lose their eligibility for the season. Please see the attached rule below:
Article 2.1 NCWA Requirements for Wrestlers- (7th paragraph)“A student who is enrolled at an NCWA member institution and participates in an open tournament or team competition after the start of the NCWA season, without being properly registered and cleared for competition with the NCWA, will be declared ineligible for the remainder of the season and retroactive to the date of infraction. Team fines for this violation also apply.”
DO NOT ALLOW WRESTLERS WHO HAVE NOT COMPLETED THEIR 14-DAY WAIT PERIOD TO COMPETE - IT MAY COST THEM THE SEASON!
A student-athlete must:
1.) create an account at ncwa.net - linking to your approved team
2.) pay the NCWA dues at that same sight
3.) upload the properly signed waiver form
THEN, the 14-day required practice period begins. Only after all of these steps are complete is an athlete eligible to compete. Any competition prior to that 14 day wait period expiring, even with unattached after his or her name, is an infraction and will be subject to a sanction for team and athlete.