Note: All required forms and notifications are expected to be submitted by the announced deadlines. Further details and updated PIAA rules and regulations referred to in this document are available on line at www.piaa.org.
You may not have reached your 19th birthday by the date of June 30 that immediately precedes the beginning of the school year.
In sports where interscholastic competition is limited to grades 7 through 9, you may not have reached your 16th birthday by the date of June 30 that immediately precedes the beginning of the school year.
In sports where interscholastic competition is limited to grades 7 and 8, you may not have reached your 15th birthday by the date of June 30 that immediately precedes the beginning of the school year. (PIAA)
A student must be an amateur. You will lose your amateur status in a sport for one year if:
Consent of Parent/Guardian
A student shall be eligible for participation in each sport only when there is on file with the principal a certificate of consent signed by a parent or guardian. (PIAA)
Any student wishing to participate in practices, inter-school practices, scrimmages and contests for a PIAA-affiliated sports teams must meet the following requirement(s):
Complete a Comprehensive Initial Pre-Participation Physical Exam (CIPPE) performed by an Authorized Medical Examiner (AME) within one calendar year prior to the start of such participation. In addition, the student must submit all properly completed and signed forms related to this CIPPE to the Director of Athletics.
Furthermore, any student with a current CIPPE on file with the Athletic Department who suffers an illness or injury which:
must complete and submit to the Athletic Director the PIAA Comprehensive Pre-participation Physical Re-Evaluation and Re-Certification authorized, medical examiner form.
Period of Participation
You are eligible for practice or participation in interscholastic athletics upon entry into seventh grade. You will lose your eligibility when you reach the end of eight, consecutive semesters beyond the eighth-grade year, without regard to the period of attendance. (PIAA)
A student will lose his/her PIAA eligibility in a sport for one year if he/she participates in an all-star contest in that sport. (PIAA)
A pupil must pursue a curriculum defined and approved by the principal as a full-time curriculum. This curriculum must be approved by and conform to the regulations of the State Board of Education, the Pennsylvania School Code, and any policies established by the local school board.
Eligibility is determined both weekly and by marking period:
A student must maintain a passing average in at least four, full-credit subjects or the equivalent. Eligibility shall be cumulative from the beginning of a grading period, and is reported by the teaching staff on a weekly basis. In the event a student-athlete does not meet this standard on the last school day of the week, he/she shall be ineligible for athletic competition from the Sunday immediately following the report of failure through the next Saturday.
A student-athlete must have passed at least four, full-credit subjects, or the equivalent during the previous grading period in order to be eligible for athletic competition.
A student declared ineligible due to failing grades in a preceding grading period shall be ineligible to participate for the first 15 school days of the next grading period. Eligibility for the first grading period is based on your final grades for the preceding school year. (PIAA)