Tranfers increase in August in Southern Section and City Section
The first data on transfers under the new CIF transfer policy has been released by the Southern Section and City Section, and it shows an increase in athletes moving from the previous time period a year ago.
The reason could be athletic directors turning in paper work sooner because the sports season began a week earlier for football and classes also started earlier at some schools.
In the Southern Section, there were 1,339 transfers submitted in August compared to 971 in August of 2011. In the City Section, there were 131 transfers compared to 87 in 2011.
A major increase for the Southern Section was for new sophomores exercising their one-time free transfer that won't be available for the current freshman class. There were 368 transfers submitted last month from sophomores to be compared to 288 last year in August.
Also of note is that 184 athletes transferred without moving and are part of the new sit-out period, where they will become eligible on Oct. 1 for fall sports.
-- Eric Sondheimer