During the COVID-19 outbreak, college coaches have come up with new ways to interact with their teams and players. One such way was the implementation of virtually run workouts. Late Monday evening, the NCAA deemed those workouts to be impermissible.
The decision by the NCAA comes after weeks of uncertainty as to what players and coaches could do away from college campuses. The governing body cited safety concerns as one of the main reasons for their decision to ban virtual workouts.
The NCAA also has declared that all workouts must be deemed as voluntary by the end of this month. That decision coincides with the end of the academic calendar.
The ruling has not given any clarity as to when student-athletes will be allowed back on campus for the fall semester and when fall sports will be deemed as "in season."