Update: The NCBA Executive Committee agreed to permit NCBA boxers to compete in the Olympic Trial Qualifers. However, any boxer that advanced beyond the first round would be up for eligibility review. Example considerations would be number of bouts won and the level of competition.
Jim McNally and a few other coaches have expressed a desire to create a rule allowing NCBA Boxers to compete in the Olympic Trials Qualifer without losing NCBA eligibility. Our rule in the past has been that NCBA boxers that compete in an advancing tournament or any event that might result in any national ranking would make that boxer ineligible for the NCBA (specifically regional and national championship participation). Please see the proposal that Coach McNally provided:
Proposal: To allow NCBA boxers who still have eligibility to compete in Olympic qualifying tournaments every four years when they come up.
For example, USAB is hosting Pathway to the Podium Olympic qualifying tournaments this spring and summer.
Rational: it would be great for a collegiate boxer to say they qualified for the Olympic trials.
However, if they were to win and make the Olympic team, they forfeit the rest of their NCBA eligibility. This does not allow them to compete in any other open class national tournaments like the Golden Gloves, US Championships, national PAL or the Ringside Tournament.