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#294 Roster Management Q. I'd like to rescind a scholarship to one of my returning players - can I do that?

Yes, a player's scholarship can be rescinded anytime after the conclusion of the job change period and prior to signings starting during the following recruiting period. Note that you must have seasons remaining on your account before you can rescind a scholarship. Simply click on 'rescind scholarship' next to the player's name in the coach's office.

Keep in mind, that rescinding a scholarship of a player that you signed for no fault of the player may make recruiting for your school more difficult in the future as no kid will want to play at a program which isn't loyal to it's players. You do not receive any additional recruiting money when you rescind a scholarship. Also, cutting a player could cause other players to leave as well.

#295 Roster Management Q. Can I offer a walk on a scholarship? What happens if I don't?
  A. Yes, once recruiting begins and before job offers are extended to coaches at the end of the season, you can offer a walkon a scholarship. If you do not offer a walkon a scholarship - he will not be on your roster for the next season.
#297 Roster Management Q. I'm trying to rescind a scholarship but my athletic director keeps denying my request. Why?
  A. Your athletic director will not allow you to rescind a scholarship if you already have multiple non-scholarship players on your team. He wants you to sign some players before he's going to approve you opening another scholarship.
#300 Roster Management Q. How does 'redshirting' a player work?

The term "redshirt" is used to describe a student-athlete who does not participate in competition in a sport for an entire academic year and thereby does not use one of his 4 years of athletic eligibility. Here are the rules for redshirting:

Any given player can only be "redshirted" once in his career
A player can have a redshirt year any of his four years
A player can be tagged as a redshirt if:

  • The coach has seasons remaining on his account
  • The player has not yet played a single minute that season
  • He has not already been redshirted at some point in his career
  • No one else is currently being redshirted
  • The National Championship game has not yet been played
- Any player who has been tagged as a redshirt can be untagged at anytime during the season.
- Teams can redshirt a max. of 1 player per season.
- Redshirted players will still practice with the team
- Redshirted players will NOT dress for the game, meaning no matter the situation, they will not be used in a game.
- Exhibition games do NOT count when determining redshirt eligibility.
#301 Roster Management Q. Can we assume that promising a starting spot or minutes to someone, then redshirting him, will have a negative impact on his Work Ethic?
  A. Yes, good assumption. A player will almost definitely react negatively to a redshirt in this situation.
#303 Roster Management Q. Will this make the total roster size 13 if we redshirt someone? Or will it stay at 12? (i.e. we'll have one fewer player available for the season)
  A. No, you'll play with 11.
#304 Roster Management Q. Will all players who have had a redshirt season return for a 5th year?
  A. No, not all players who have a 5th year of eligibility will return. Every player that has a chance to return will make this decision based upon many factors, not the least of which is playing time the past season.
#331 Roster Management Q. What is a medical hardship waiver?
  A. A medical hardship waiver can be given to a player by the WCAA who has missed a significant portion of the season because of an injury. It provides for an extra year of eligibility for the player similar to a redshirt.
#332 Roster Management Q. Who is eligible for a medical hardship waiver?
  A. Players are eligible if they have participated in less than 20% of the scheduled season (5 games) and the illness or injury occurs in the first half of the season. The illness or injury must result in an incapacity to compete for the remainder of the season. Players who have already had a redshirt season or a prior waiver are not eligible.
#333 Roster Management Q. How does a player apply for the medical hardship waiver?
  A. An application on the player's behalf will automatically be submitted to the WCAA by his school's member conference. No action is required by the coach, nor is it his decision. The waivers are handed out by the WCAA at the conclusion of the season.
#848 Roster Management Q. What determines how a player on my team will react to being redshirted?

A player's reaction is based on the player's class, his recruiting position rank, and how he ranks on his team, (so if he's one of the worst on the roster he's more likely to accept it).

Also, his reaction (whether he's upset or accepts it) will always be the same as it was the first try for a given season. So there won't be any benefit to removing and applying it multiple times. However, if you do apply it multiple times, and he's not happy about it, his work ethic drop will likely be much more drastic the more attempts that are made.

#864 Roster Management Q. Can an Academic Ineligible player take a redshirt?
  A. No. You cannot redshirt a non-qualifier. Players have 5 calendar years to complete 4 years of eligibility.

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