9. All-Star Competition

ARTICLE 9 ALL-STAR COMPETITION 900.

PARTICIPATION

A.           A graduating senior is any student who started his/her seventh semester of eligibility and completed the current school year season of sport prior to the high school all-star competition in that sport.

B.           For graduating seniors only, high school all-star competition (including practices and/or tryouts) may not begin until the conclusion of the last Section or State contest in that sport.

C.           Undergraduates (grades 9-11) are prohibited from participating in high school all-star competition (including practices and/or tryouts) from September 1 through the completion of the last CIF-scheduled sanctioned event for that school year.

                            

                                           NOTE:   2019 May 29

                                                          2020 June 3

             

D.           For purposes of interpreting the CIF All-Star Bylaw, high school all-star competition in any game, contest, or exhibition (including practices and/or tryouts) in which teams compete and the team participants include students from CIF member schools selected on a basis that involves, but may not necessarily be limited to, their high school athletic accomplishments. The following guidelines are to be considered in determining whether the activity is high school all-star competition:

(1)          If the team name or activity includes “all-star” in its title, it shall be considered “all-star” competition unless it qualifies otherwise by these guidelines;

(2)          If a team includes high school participants and the team purports to represent outstanding players from any community, county, State or geographical region, it shall be considered          “all-star” competition unless it qualifies otherwise by these guidelines;

(3)          If a team includes high school participants and the team represents itself in name, publicity, or programs as being composed of outstanding players from two (2) or more high schools, or from one (1) or more CIF leagues, or from one (1) or more Sections, it shall be considered “all-star” competition unless it qualifies otherwise by these guidelines;

                             (4)          If no admission charge is made nor donation solicited for the activity, it shall not be considered “all-star” competition;

(5)          If the team(s) represents an organized sports association, religious organization, or municipal recreation department and the team(s) is comprised solely of current participants in ongoing leagues or divisions of that organization, it shall not be considered “all-star” competition;

(6)          If the team(s) is comprised solely of current members of an incorporated athletic club, it shall not be considered “all-star” competition.

              (Revised May 2003 Federated Council)

901.        PENALTIES FOR VIOLATIONS OF BYLAW 900

A.           School
Violations of Bylaw 900 may cause the school involved to be suspended from membership in the CIF. Participation by member schools, by their school officials, or by any employee of the school, directly or indirectly, in the furnishing of school facilities or equipment, management, organization, supervision, player selection, coaching, or promotion in connection with any prohibited contests shall be considered a violation of Bylaw 900. The period of suspension shall be determined by the Federated Council. Suspended schools shall apply to the Federated Council for reinstatement.

B.           Student
Any student taking part in a prohibited all-star contest or similar contest shall be barred from all CIF athletic contests for up to one (1) year following the date the infraction is verified.