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Eligibility

Eligibility

     

All Students will have a total of 6 consecutive semesters of eligibility.

 Eligibility begins as soon as a student enters any state recognized educational

 program.

 

If a school receives a student from a non-traditional setting (homeschooled), they should report the information to the Executive Director once a decision is made about grade placement.  Eligibility will be determined by Executive Committee.

         

  1. A student may not be 16 on or before May 1st of the school year of participation.

 

  1. A student is immediately eligible for participation upon entering the 6th grade. After the first semester, aforementioned students must meet the requirement of passing 83% of their classes.  Under no circumstances shall 5th graders be allowed to participate.

 

  1. Any student participating must have medical insurance. If the student has a family policy, there must be an insurance waiver on file.

 

  1. A student must have an annual physical exam on file with their respective school prior to participating in any practice or contest. Physical exams are in effect for that entire school year. Cheerleaders are included in this requirement.

 

  1. A student must pass 83% of their courses during each grading period  (semester or quarter) in order to be eligible.

 

A student may attend an accredited summer school and receive credit in order to achieve eligibility requirements. Summer school is an extension of the last quarter or semester. Eligibility is established on the first day of the new quarter or semester. A student who is ineligible can regain eligibility on or after the first day of the new quarter or semester.

 

  1. An ineligible student may regain eligibility by passing five (5) subjects, with eligibility being restored on the first day of the new quarter/semester.

 

  1. The “migratory rule”.. IF a child does not physically move he/she must begin on the first day of school in order to be eligible to participate in extracurricular activities. If a child decides to change schools after he/she is enrolled in school, he/she will be eligible only if the Athletic Director and Principal losing the student approve the move. The Athletic Director and Principal have the right of refusal at any time. In the event of refusal the executive committee will rule on any controversial issue that may arise. The committee ruling will stand and be binding with no right of appeals.

 

  1. Eligibility lists will be provided to the Executive Director at least 3 days prior to the first regular season game.  An updated list should also be submitted if changes occur after the beginning of a grading period. Schools may call in the additions/changes and submit the changes in writing.

 

  1. Member schools may not participate in any type of interscholastic scrimmage or practice against another school or team. This rule will apply to those schools that have grades 6-12 on the same campus. Additionally, teams may not practice against a team from a higher level.

 

  1. No middle school athlete participating on a middle school team will be allowed to participate or practice with a junior varsity team prior to, or during the middle school season for that particular sport.  

 

  1. Eighth grade students who are not eligible for middle school participation are also not eligible for participation at the junior varsity level. Schools may submit hardships to the Executive Director.  Eighth-grade students in a feeder school for a member school may participate on one sub-varsity team, but never on a varsity team. This will be on a ‘per sport’ basis.

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