Posted by Parent in need of advice on November 15, 2022 at 21:01:23:
In Reply to: Re: Transfer questions posted by Truth on November 11, 2022 at 14:41:24:
: : : : : : : : Can anyone direct me to where I can find the definitive rules on transferring to another school and how it affects eligibility in sports. I need to know what the options are for my son as we are very likely to be exiting his current school. We can't go to the AD at the school he's currently at, as we don't want rumors to start until we have all the facts and are ready to make the move.
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: : : : : : : : I'd welcome any pointers to the correct information on these transfer rules. Thank you.
: : : : : : : If you're 100% going to transfer, DO NOT LET HIM PLAY A SINGLE MINUTE ON THE TEAM AT HIS CURRENT SCHOOL. Unless your family moves (valid change of address), if your son steps foot onto the court in a regular season game (starting Monday), regardless of what level (yes, even in a FR game), he will be ineligible at the new school for 12 months.
: : : : : : : If your family unit moves, that is a different story. He'll be able to play. But just know, that if you have one foot in and one foot out.. "we're outta here, just not sure when/where yet.." you're going to cost your kid an entire calendar year of eligibility if he plays one second. Just quit the team and make your decision. It's what's best for him and for the other kids who he's turning his back on.
: : : : : : That is true what is listed above.
: : : : : Thank you very much for your response. You are kind to offer your perspective. May I ask if my child plays this season at a public school and then decides to enroll in a private school, does the same restriction apply to participate on the basketball team?
: : : : : I would still like a referral to someplace or organization where I could read the actual rules. If anyone can point me in that direction, I'd be grateful.
: : : : Your answer is already provided. IF HE PLAYS ONE MINUTE, PUBLIC or PRIVATE, than leaves to another school, he sits until 12/25/23, period and bottom line.
: : : : Drop by this Friday or even next week. Return the school uniform and move on. Do not go into the gym. No need to say anything. Just move on!
: : : : Your second sentence again was answered. Call CIF and ask them directly.
: : : : King James Version, Book of James: A double minded man is unstable in all his ways
: : : : Life is yes or no. The maybe, kinda sorta people get crushed in life.
: : : Call the CIF office in ask someone directly without giving them your name..
: : The CIF-SS (or LA City Section) offices will NOT provide advice or interpretation of the rules for parents. That's not the CIF's function, nor do they view that as their role.
: : You can find the rules applicable to transferring and eligibility in the CIF-SS's "BlueBook" which is available online at this link:
: : https://cifss.org/blue-book-contents/
: : The rules regarding transfers can be generally found at Article 20, "Eligibility Requirements" and specifically at Bylaw 207 which discusses Transfer Eligibility.
: : There is also a very helpful FAQ section appended to each of the Bylaws that give pertinent examples and hypotheticals that will assist you in getting a better understanding of the rules.
: : Hope this helps. Good luck to you and your son.
: Pretty simple rule.. If you play this season and then decide to transfer, the kid will sit out the first half of the season next year- unless your family unit moves. Whether it's public or private is 100% irrelevant.
Just a follow up to thank all that contributed to this conversation. We found the source we were looking for and I very much appreciate the opinions that were shared as well. Many thanks!
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