Athletic Eligibility

Verification of athletic eligibility of student athletes is the responsibility of each principal of each school.

All participants in contests sponsored by the I.H.S.A.A. must meet the eligibility regulations in each of the following:

  1. Physical Exam
    If you are entering the 7th 9th or 11th grade or you are a transfer student or you have not participated in activities before. NOTE: The physical examination must not be completed before May 15 to be used for the following year.
  2. Age
    A student becomes ineligible for athletics upon completion of the sport season in which he/she turns twenty years of age. This rule is non-appealable.
  3. Number of Semesters of Eligibility
    Participants are allowed eight (8) semesters of eligibility.
  4. Attendance the Previous Semester
    A student on a school team shall be enrolled in the school sponsoring that team unless it is involved in an approved co-operative school program or is in compliance with I.H.S.A.A. Rule 8-14-16.
  5. Foreign Exchange Students
    A foreign exchange student may participate in the host high school athletic program providing the Foreign Exchange Transfer Form has been submitted and filed by principal with I.H.S.A.A. and approved by the Executive Director. The exchange program must be one that is approved by the Council or Standards for International Travel.
  6. Non-Student Participant
    A student who participates in organized non-school sports competition after the starting date of a high school season in that sport, except as provided in Rule 12 (Special Events) is ineligible for the school team for the remainder of that sport.
  7. Academic
    To be academically eligible for athletics, a student must be enrolled full-time and have passing grades and earn credits in at least five (5) full credit subjects, or the equivalency, in that previous semester or grading period for which credit is granted.
  8. Substance Abuse Form
    All participants and their parents or guardians will sign the Substance Abuse Form indicating they have read the form and understand the consequences if the policy is broken.
  9. Insurance
    Parents/Guardians will sign off that they do or do not have medical insurance. If they do not have insurance they will purchase medical insurance recommended by the school district.
  10. Interim Consent Form
    the form must be completed prior to the first practice.
  11. Activities Registration Fee
    the district charges the following fees to play:

7th/8th Grades - $60 per activity | 9th Grade - $60 per activity | Junior Varsity/Varsity - $60 per activity

  1. Athletic Practices
    In order to practice on the first day, students must have ALL of the following forms on file in the training room office.

Insurance form, Up-to-date physical exam, Interim physical/consent form, Substance abuse form