California changes transfer rules

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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.

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