Men’s soccer coaches propose playing season changes

Division 1 Men’s college coaches of the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) launched an informational campaign for a proposed playing season model that addresses the traditional compressed NCAA fall soccer season and tackles issues of health, safety and time demands of student-athletes.

Called the Academic Year Season Model, it would reduce the number of fall games, create a winter break, add games in the spring, reduce weekday games and bring the championship to June.  An informational video on the model is available here.

70% of male players and 90% of Division 1 coaches approved of the extended season model in results of an NCAA survey done earlier this year that focused on school/sports balance and other lifestyle, health, and player development issues. This effort is only to change the D1 men’s season, leaving other NCAA divisions in their current format.

An FAQ on the Academic Year Season Model is available here.

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About Richard Kilwien

Associate AD at the University of Texas at Arlington
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