2015-16 e ligibility s ummary, r ules & r egulations
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- 2015-16 E LIGIBILITY S UMMARY, R ULES & R EGULATIONS
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- Table of Contents M ISSION & V ISION The mission of the NCHSAA is to provide governance and leadership for interscholastic athletic programs that support and enrich the educational experience of students. The vision of the NCHSAA is to be the national model for developing and inspiring greatness through interscholastic athletic experiences.
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- Table of Contents S PORTSMANSHIP Honor Yourself Honor Your Team Honor Your Community Make Good Sportsmanship a HABIT
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- Table of Contents A BBREVIATIONS AED Automated External Defibrillators LEA local education agency NCHSAA North Carolina High School Athletic Association NFHS National Federation of State High School Associations
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- T ABLE OF C ONTENTS AgeAttendanceAcademicsEnrollment and ResidenceNCHSAA RegulationsSports MedicineQuestions & Answers
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- Table of Contents A GE Student may not participate if he/she becomes 19 years of age on or before August 31, 2015.
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- Table of Contents NOTE: Local attendance policy may be more stringent in terms of counting/earning credit for courses. A TTENDANCE Requirements: Set by the LEA The 85% attendance rule is no longer an NCHSAA requirement. Determined by LEA: Excused and unexcused absences Length of day required to be counted in attendance
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- Table of Contents NOTE: Courses must be approved for credit, (i.e., audited courses would not count) A CADEMICS C OURSES Student athletes must pass a minimum load of course work from the previous semester to be eligible at any time during the current semester be enrolled for of the minimum load in current semester if no other designation for regularly enrolled by LEA and meet local promotion standards (set by LEA and/or local school.
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- Table of Contents A CADEMICS M INIMUM L OAD Traditional Five (5) courses in the traditional school schedule. Block Three (3) courses on the block schedule. If the school is on an A/B form of block scheduling, a student must pass six (6) of eight (8) courses during what would traditionally be defined as a semester. This applies to all student athletes, including seniors. No work previously passed by a student may be submitted as part of a minimum load. This applies to all student athletes, including seniors. No work previously passed by a student may be submitted as part of a minimum load.
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- Table of Contents A CADEMICS S UMMER S CHOOL Summer school work used to make up part of the minimum load must be applied to the most recent semester. Credit for summer school work is the determination of the local unit.
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- Table of Contents A CADEMICS A detailed example of the NCHSAA Academic Requirements, inclusive of HYBRID formats, can be found in section 1.1.5 of the NCHSAA Handbook. Local units may be more restrictive, but not less restrictive, in regards to the academic requirements of the NCHSAA.
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- Table of Contents A CADEMICS E LIGIBILITY A student not eligible at the beginning of the semester is not eligible at any time during the semester. EXCEPTION: a student who receives an incomplete or is awaiting a final grade due to EOC re-testing or any other state mandated testing, which causes him/her to fail to meet minimum scholastic requirements is ineligible until the course is satisfactorily completed. Eligibility is restored immediately.
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- Table of Contents E NROLLMENT AND R ESIDENCE Student must be a regularly enrolled member of the schools student body. Student must participate at the school to which he/she is assigned by the local board of education.
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- Table of Contents A legal custodian is a person or agency awarded legal, court- ordered custody of a child. A student may not have two residences for eligibility purposes. E NROLLMENT AND R ESIDENCE
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- Table of Contents E NROLLMENT AND R ESIDENCE The original residence must be abandoned as a residence; that is sold, rented or disposed of as a residence and must not be used as residence by any member of the family. The entire family must make the change and take with them the household goods and furniture appropriate to the circumstances. The change must be made with intent that the move is permanent. In order for a change of residence to be bona fide at least the following facts must exist:
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- Table of Contents E NROLLMENT AND R ESIDENCE W ITHIN S AME LEA A student transferring from a member school to another member school within the same LEA must sit out 365 days for athletic participation. The LEA may create criteria for immediate athletic eligibility for transfers within the LEA.
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- Table of Contents A student transferring from a member school in one LEA to another member school in another LEA (without a bona fide change of residence) must sit out 365 days for athletic participation. Exceptions for immediate athletic eligibility for transfers from one LEA to a different LEA will be heard by a special NCHSAA Transfer Committee. E NROLLMENT AND R ESIDENCE T RANSFER TO D IFFERENT LEA
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- Table of Contents A student is eligible at any school upon initial entry into the ninth grade. E NROLLMENT AND R ESIDENCE
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- Table of Contents E NROLLMENT AND R ESIDENCE Student shall live in the county where non- traditional school is located, or student will live within a 25-mile radius of the non-traditional school as measured by NCHSAA designated computer program. Student is a member of a parochial church and submits authorized pastor verification form. After initial entry into the ninth grade, transfer and boundary criteria shall apply as follows:
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- Table of Contents E NROLLMENT AND R ESIDENCE No student may participate at a second school in the same sport season except in the event of a bona fide change of residence of the parent(s) or legal custodian. Change of schools must be contemporaneous with change of residence.
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- Table of Contents E NROLLMENT AND R ESIDENCE A student is eligible at their assigned school if he/she attended school within that administrative unit the previous two (2) semesters, provided it meets LEA policy.
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- Table of Contents Falsification of information in terms of eligibility will result in the student athlete(s) being declared ineligible for a period of 365 days from the point of notification to the NCHSAA. Student athlete will be prohibited from involvement in all athletic-related activity for the 185-day school year and any school- sponsored activity(s) during the summer. NCHSAA R EGULATIONS I NFORMATION F ALSIFICATION
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- Table of Contents Student must receive a medical examination once every 365 days by a duly licensed physician, nurse practitioner, or physicians assistant. Students absent from athletic practice for five (5) or more days due to illness or injury shall receive a medical release by a physician licensed to practice medicine before re- admittance to practice or contests. NCHSAA R EGULATIONS M EDICAL R EQUIREMENTS
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- Table of Contents No student may be eligible to participate at the high school level for a period lasting longer than eight (8) consecutive semesters beginning with the students first entry into ninth grade or an over-aged seventh or eight grade students participation on a high school team, whichever occurs first. NCHSAA R EGULATIONS P ARTICIPATION
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- Table of Contents NCHSAA R EGULATIONS P ARTICIPATION No student may participate at the high school level for more than four (4) seasons in a sport (one season per year) - i.e., A student could not play fall womens soccer in one state and then play NCHSAA womens soccer in the spring.
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- Table of Contents A student must not be convicted of a felony in this or any other state, or be adjudicated as a delinquent for an offense that would be a felony if committed by an adult in this or any other state. NCHSAA R EGULATIONS P ARTICIPATION
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- Table of Contents Eligible during School Year: A student may not play, practice or be on the roster if ineligible. Eligible during Summer Workouts : A student can participate if: - He/she is enrolled in your school; and - has valid physical on file. NOTE: Any falsification of this documentation makes the student ineligible for summer workouts. NCHSAA R EGULATIONS P ARTICIPATION
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- Table of Contents Managers, statisticians, etc. do not have to meet NCHSAA eligibility standards. There shall be no Sunday practice in any sport. This includes the assembling of athletic squads (full teams or selected individuals) for purposes of viewing films, chalk talks, or other materials pertaining to the coaching of the team. NCHSAA R EGULATIONS T EAM M ANAGEMENT
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- Table of Contents A student may not dress for a game or scrimmage when he/she is not eligible to participate in the game. If a student is ejected, he/she may be in the bench area but may not be in uniform. If a coach is ejected, he/she may not be on the premises during the con
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