The first (Rule 8.11.0) adds an Honorary Board Member representing the Washington Tribal Schools. Staff meetings, meetings with academic coordinators, and even speaking with our athletic directors came with the question “why”, or “what is wrong”. Roster limitations, roster needs, the availability of players at a position, and the tools that a player may have can all factor into why a player and school may, or may not, fit with one another. I am not and advocate for or against, I am simply asking for opinions and insights on the topic. The Representative Assembly is comprised of 53 (35 high school, 18 middle school) school administrators from each of the nine WIAA districts. deciding to change the date you graduate from high school and/or enter college after you have started the ninth grade Before anyone tries to tell me how many miles they had to walk uphill to school everyday, just remember.... Education is so much more different than even 10 years ago. also, sportsjunkie, if you are by any chance chad dukes, the above assesment applies to you but only in a general sense, not merely as a parent. end of story. For a podcast of the announcement, click here. If you reclassify in the 9th grade or later, NCAA rules require the 16 core credits be completed by the original 12th grade year, or the athlete is ineligible. We live in a PLAY NOW world. I met a 17 year old football player at camp that was entering the 9th grade (2018). They all have different reasons. He was a stud at camp and after speaking with him, I found out why. I noticed how dominating the kid was on the field and how "filled out" he was. "Especially if his corrected class went straight to play at the varsity level." We were on the scene in Brooklyn this past Saturday... With an eventful weekend of baseball at Las Vegas Ballpark in the books, we now take a look back at the standouts from the Fall Underclass Showcase. HERE to login The reasons can vary as to why a player may reclass, but there are rules that must be followed. Let's call it what it is, it is reclassifying for sports. We arent talking soley about the occasional 16 year old Freshman basektball player anymore, it is happening in all sports. Ten years ago I knew of only one parent who decided to reclassify his kid. Any 17 year pld entering 9th grade wouldn't be eligible as a junior or senior. For an amendment to pass, 60 percent approval is needed from the voting members of the Assembly. The next passed Amendment (Rule 17.5.8D) allows an individual who is invited to participate in a national championship event the opportunity to be coached by his/her high school coach. The questions are still asked and explored, but more often than not, coaches do not balk when they hear a player has reclassed. It's a new ball game. While they are getting ready for freshman year in high school, he is still in middle school.....tough decision. By Brandon Hall North Carolina Director of Scouting. Site By: PUREi, Triangle Prospect ID with Advanced Analytics. RENTON, Wash. – The Washington Interscholastic Activities Association (WIAA) has announced nine amendments (rule changes) have passed by members of the Representative Assembly for the 2015-16 school year. Reclassifying for Sports....are parents going too far. Thats where a coach and counselor help in the decision. ACL, Achilles, illness Etc.... 2. In states where Lacrosse is not sanctioned, the kid gets to play 5 years of HS Lacrosse and 5 years of club, hopefully at a Select Club Level that is doing showcases. Do you think that reclassifying for sports is getting out of control? i'll put this straight up, if you reclassify your son or daughter for sports, you are a sh*&ty parent. I am in the process of writing an article for a magazine that is covering this topic and I just wanted to hear from some of you on this site. Of the nine passed amendments, four dealt with high school programs only. In the quest to manage a roster or manage a recruitment period, there has been a rise in the number of players reclassifying their graduation year. Again, the scholarship thing has to be a real possibility. 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By reclassifying the kid goes from middle of the pack to top dog in his class. I have no issue with a student athlete red shirting due to injuries. In one of the cases , my friend, who is a large man and has a high income, has two sons that are less than average in size. I can understand doing this when a child is younger; where there may be social or educational developmental issues, but not for sports. The Dad can afford to send him to any Ivy League school he wants to out of pocket but has decided to take this route. Three of the Amendments that passed apply to both the middle level programs and the high school programs. Reclassifying is simply changing the graduation year. I can understand doing this when a child is younger; where there may be social or educational developmental issues, but not for sports. CLICK HERE to purchase a PBRPlus Subscription, © 2020 Prep Baseball Report. As are many Hockey Freshman. 3. Thanks. I know another set of parents who are overly involved in their sons athletics and have decided the best way for him to improve is to compete with the kids in the class below him. Eventually that kid will have to play against his/her age group and older until they become upperclassmen! I don't see any advantage to reclassifying for sports only a disadvantage athletically and academically! A look at stats leaders from the Trosky Redbirds Scout Day. A talented group of senior backstops who've earned some attention since this showcase. its nothing like seeing a kid who is 17 playing on a 15 under team. Everyone thinks they will go pro after one year!!! Doesn't make any sense to me to reclassify for sports except for an injury. In addition to the Amendments, the high school voters also supported a service fee increase of five dollars per sport and activity and five cents per student. Go figure! The athlete is being held back, thus repeating a grade, i.e., "failing". I don't have a problem with a kid doing a post grad year to get his body or grades together. Would you rather miss a scholarship, take out loans, and put you or your child into debt? Some I agree with and others I dont agree with. Doesn't make sense! I am not Chad Dukes, but thanks for your insight. Speaking as a former college D1 athlete that "redshirted"; I was academically a sophomore, but for football, a freshman. I am saying Harvard vs. Penn State. They will send him to a different middle school to finish up eighth grade so that he will not feel socially out of place. But he is going into his senior year. The final high school only Amendment (Rule 65.3.3) gives 1B schools the choice for varsity volleyball matches to be two-out-of-three, three-out-of-five, or five-out-of-five. I apologize for not responding to your post sooner. They play in the WCAC and in the Bmore league and one plays for an IAC team. They did it to give their kid an opportunity to have another year to get bigger, faster and stronger, but what does that do to them socially? Instant analysis: Three impressions from the Seahawks' Week 7 loss vs. the Cardinals, Report card: Bob Condotta grades the Seahawks' Week 7 overtime loss to the Cardinals, Seahawks-Cardinals GameCenter: Live updates, highlights, how to watch, stream, 'Play of the century': Seahawks' DK Metcalf catches Budda Baker on 90-yard interception return to save a touchdown, Unless the Seahawks defense pulls its weight, you can kiss the Super Bowl goodbye. This is not college and it is not called "red shirting". This post may hit home for a lot of folks on this site as you may know or have a kid that reclassed for sports. Take an extra year of classes specialized to enable success in college. Disclaimer -- I am actively working to reclass my athlete. Find that really hard to believe. Most notable is the change in reclassification cycles from every two years to every four years. You can grow 2-5 inches in a year. Three reasons come to mind.... 1. Some have merit while others do not. In my time as a recruiting coordinator, players that reclassed down a year, taking a fifth year of high school, came with a red flag. These situations usually are addressed around 7th/8th grade. They are from Montgomery , Howard , and PG Counties. Reclassifying comes with no guarantee your child will dominate play and rack up rock star numbers against younger opponents. I have been scouting and recruiting athletes for over 20 years. They have really talked the kid into it and now he is looking forward to the start of eighth grade in an new school. But I would hope that parents reach out and get help from qualified people and NOT just listen to the hype of youth coaches. In the case of reclassifying, a high-school athlete is completing qualifications intended to be finalized over the span of 3½ years (or seven semesters) in three years. Honestly think your exaggerating to make a point.
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