The California Interscholastic Federation has taken the power of ruling on transfers out of the hands of section commissioners.
On Friday, the CIF Federated Council voted 100-38 in favor of allowing students to transfer for any reason, including sports. Under the old rule, each section commission could deny eligibility to a student that transferred for athletically-motivated reasons.
The state’s governing body did not change the residency requirements. Student-athletes will still have a sit-out period, if they don’t move into their new school district. Also, student-athletes will not be allowed to follow a coach to another school and recruiting is still not allowed under the changes adopted Friday.