Posted by CIF Guru on April 07, 2018 at 17:16:35:
In Reply to: Re: CIF Transfer Questions posted by Are you serious on April 07, 2018 at 16:39:28:
: : Can my daughter transfer from her current high school to a high school that her club coach is the head coach at? It would be a valid change of residence. Thanks!
: Come on. Of course not. That is undue influence. She will be ineligible. You can transfer anywhere else for any reason as they got rid of athletically motivated transfer rule but there still is undue Influence. You can't follow your club coach and transfer. Period. That doesn't mean it doesn't happen. But if someone turns you in she will be 100 percent out for one year.
: Hope this helps
Hold on there. While the undue influence rule still persists, and there may be a presumption of such undue influence, it's always a rebuttable presumption. In other words, if the club coach had nothing to do with the transfer, offered nothing, said nothing, and that can be proved, the high school might not otherwise question the transfer or rule the player ineligible (since it is the school which, in the first instance enforces the rules). This would require both the outgoing school and the incoming school to agree, but it's not an impossibility as "Are you serious" makes it out to be.
Undue influence requires more than just "being there". It requires inducements made to the player, his parents or guardians that are the prime motivating factors in the transfer.
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