Eye of the Tiger

CIF to allow athletically-motivated transfers

%28FILE+PHOTO%2FROBBIE+SHORT%29
(FILE PHOTO/ROBBIE SHORT)

(FILE PHOTO/ROBBIE SHORT)

(FILE PHOTO/ROBBIE SHORT)

JAMIE BATEMAN

Hang on for a minute...we're trying to find some more stories you might like.


Email This Story






Transferring high schools for solely athletic reasons will no longer violate California Interscholastic Federation policy starting in the 2017-18 school year. The CIF passed the new guidelines with a 100-38 vote last Friday.

Despite the rule change, transfers will still be mandated to sit out the first 30 days of the sport they are trying to play.

In the past, however, students could not claim athletics as motivation for a school and if CIF found that the student was actually transferring for athletic reasons when they had listed academic, the student would be suspended for the whole season rather than just 30 days.

Because of the new rule change, students can now list the true motives for their transfer and be protected from further investigation.  

The Sac-Joaquin Section, which houses the Capital Valley Conference and Roseville High School, was one of three sections in the CIF to vote against the transfer rule change. The North Coast and Northern sections also voted against the new rules.

Varsity basketball player junior Joe Cirrincione fears that the new rules will allow student-athletes too much freedom and that they could end up resulting in the decline of fair play and competition, comparing the way future student-athletes might group together at certain schools in order to create strong teams to the formation of “super teams” in the NBA.

“I think that it takes away from the competitiveness of basketball,” Cirrincione said. “I hope that people don’t pull a [Kevin Durant] and create a superteam.”

Leave a Comment

If you want a picture to show with your comment, go get a gravatar.




Navigate Right
Navigate Left
  • CIF to allow athletically-motivated transfers

    Sports

    Slack commits to SLO

  • CIF to allow athletically-motivated transfers

    Sports

    RHS alumnus drafted by Oakland Raiders

  • CIF to allow athletically-motivated transfers

    Sports

    Major changes coming to athletics

  • CIF to allow athletically-motivated transfers

    Sport Opinion

    HS sports experience is unlike any other

  • CIF to allow athletically-motivated transfers

    Fall Sports

    RHS alumnus prepares for NFL draft

  • Sports

    EOTSN: April 20th, 2018

  • CIF to allow athletically-motivated transfers

    Boys Volleyball

    VOLLEYBALL: Varsity team goes 2-4 in invitational tournament

  • CIF to allow athletically-motivated transfers

    Boys Golf

    GOLF: Varsity boys place fifth in CVC league tournament

  • CIF to allow athletically-motivated transfers

    Softball

    SOFTBALL: Varsity girls put up 19 runs, still lose to Consumnes Oaks

  • CIF to allow athletically-motivated transfers

    Baseball

    BASEBALL: Freshman defeat Del Campo, JV and varsity lose