Posted by truth on May 26, 2019 at 10:53:51:
In Reply to: Re: CIF rules on AAU players playing high school ball for club coach posted by That sounds stupid on May 26, 2019 at 07:56:30:
: : : : : : Question, what is the rule/s on a high school athlete who plays on an AAU club team and decides to transfer to play for his club coach at a local high school?
: : : : : Depends on if the previous school cares, If he played varsity then 30 day sit out, if the school challenges undue influence by the coach then it could be a full year sit out.
: : : Actually, the rule is very clear. You cannot follow your club coach or any club asst coach on that staff to the high school they currently coach at. It is an automatic loss of Varsity eligibility for 1 calendar year. Even if you move residences, the rule is very clear.
: : : : The SOP is automatic regardless if he played varsity or played freshman. Level is irrelevant. If there is a valid change of residence, then there is no SOP.
: : : : If the kid transfers and is playing for his AAU coach at the new school, I believe it's a 1 year sit out.
: : But the truth is as long as you dont go telling everyone at the school you are leaving then you wont have to worry about it.
: If you don't tell anybody... And, then when you and that coach are exposed! Could mean the "death" penalty for coach and players high school career for "cheating!"
So the bottom line is that kids and their families need to make a good decision on where they decide to go to high school and then stick it out for the 4 years. You're only there for 4 years, so sitting out a season just so you can be with your AAU coach (who may be out at any time, by the way) is just not worth giving up 1/4 of your high school career.
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