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CIF transfer revisions are approved by State Federated Council [Updated]

May 4, 2012 |  2:30 pm

The State Federated Council on Friday voted in favor of a series of proposals revising CIF transfer rules that could have a major impact on high school sports in Southern California beginning this fall.

Previously, students who transferred without moving were declared ineligible for one year unless they received a hardship waiver. Under the new rule, there will be a sit out period between 30 and 35 days.

Athletes in fall sports will become eligible on Oct. 1, winter sports on Dec. 31 and spring sports on April 1.

The rule takes effect July 1. Students who transferred during the 2011-12 school year and have been denied eligibility can re-apply under the new CIF Bylaw 207.

Also, if a freshman student transferred during or after the 2011-12 school year, that student will have unlimited eligibility at their new school for 2012-13. It will be the last time a freshman has a one-time free transfer under CIF rules.

Also approved was the new Open Division for the state basketball championships. There will be 12 championships next season in boys' and girls' basketball.

-- Eric Sondheimer