CIF-Southern Section approves proposal that would change transfer rules

CIF Southern Section

The CIF state Federated Council will vote Friday on a proposal that would dramatically change transfer rules across California.  On Wednesday, leagues in the state’s most powerful section, the CIF-Southern Section, voted 63-12-1 in favor of the proposal that would eliminate the power of all section commissioners to declare student-athletes ineligible when transferring for sports reasons.

Under the proposal that will be voted-on on Friday, athletes and their parents could openly state that they are transferring for athletic reasons and a commissioner won’t declare them ineligible.  After a mandatory sit-out period, the athlete would be allowed to play for his new school.

The LA City Section also supports the proposal.


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