Website & Video Use
The CWPA maintains all rights to league competition. Institutions may stream their games with permission from the conference and retain revenue generated from the broadcast provided the CWPA does not plan to stream the games directly.
Use During Game
Video may not be used to determine the outcome of a protest, whether a goal was scored, or any other issue arising in the game, regardless of whether it clarifies a situation or not.
Video may be used in the case of violence or in the circumstance when an alleged incident is missed by the referees, provided a visible injury resulted. Circumstance is defined as an action that was unique in its severity, or one that injured another player, requiring a decision by the Head Official regarding whether additional sanctions are necessary during the tournament in order to protect the other athletes.
The video must be made available to the head referee within five minutes of the game’s conclusion. The head referee in consultation with the Coordinator of Officials and/or Commissioner will make a determination within ten minutes. Unless the video conclusively shows otherwise, the judgment of the officials at the time the incident occurred takes priority in the situation. The head referee will be responsible for making the determination regarding whether the video is conclusive.
After the Game
Video may be submitted to the CWPA office for the purpose of reviewing acts of violence, in order to determine if additional sanctions are warranted. All video must be submitted to the office in a reasonable amount of time following the game. For tournaments ending on Sunday, this would mean no later than the week after the tournament.
Unless the video conclusively shows otherwise, the judgment of the officials at the time the incident occurred takes priority in the situation. The Commissioner, in consultation with the Coordinator of Officials, will be responsible for making the determination regarding whether the video is conclusive. Any observations from the video will then be forwarded to the appropriate Governance Council for their decision.
All content posted on the CWPA website must be approved by the Director of Communications, including any images, video, or written content. The CWPA will routinely post stories and content from member institution’s websites with credit provided for its origin.