Re: Transfer-Eligibility Question?

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Posted by coach on April 27, 2020 at 07:43:38:

In Reply to: Re: Transfer-Eligibility Question? posted by Parent on April 26, 2020 at 13:17:43:

: : Unless he plays varsity he will be ok - sit out rule applies only to varsity level eligibility. If he is a varsity-level player he may be eligible after the first semester. A final thought is that if his new school offers an academic program he wants that wasn’t offered at his previous school , he can claim transfer for academic purposes and become immediately eligible.

: My son didn't play much but he lettered as a freshman, so he would have to observe the sit out period.I am just wondering what happens if we transfer and there is no 20-21 season? would 20-21 count as his sit out or would he have to observe it in 21-22 when he's a junior?

The sit-out rule is really pretty simple. If the kid played- ANY LEVEL- even 1 minute of a regular season game- then if he transfers he has to sit (has been until 1st game after Christmas in recent years) if he's going to play varsity. He can play JV or whatever else and not lose any time. But if he played 1 minute of Freshman basketball then leaves, the sit out rule applies... UNLESS the family unit moved (no longer tied to previous residence and has moved to a new location). That's it. You can claim a "hardship" but that's all up for review. Good luck with that.

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