9. All-Star Competition

ARTICLE 9

ALL-STAR COMPETITION

900. PARTICIPATION

A. A graduating senior is any student who has started his/her seventh semester of eligibility and has completed the 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 CIF 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:

2014 June 11

2015 June 10

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 or more high schools, or from one or more CIF leagues, or from one or more CIF 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. VIOLATIONS

A. School: Violations of bylaw 900, All-Star Competition 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 contest 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 California Interscholastic Federation athletic contests for up to one year following the date of the infraction is verified.

902. GRADUATES

High school graduates are not eligible for California Interscholastic Federation competition and are not subject to California Interscholastic Federation rules. A "recent graduate" game is outside the jurisdiction.