WESTFIELD HIGH SCHOOL

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Eligibility Requirements

The New Jersey State Athletic Association has adopted the following regulations concerning a student-athlete's eligibility for participation in high school athletics. These eligibility rules apply to all freshman, sophomore, junior varsity, and varsity teams. They are as follows:

1. A student is considered ELIGIBLE if he or she has not reached the age of 19 before September 1st. For freshman teams, a student is considered ELIGIBLE if he or she has not passed the age of 16 before September 1st.

2. A student is considered ELIGIBLE for a fall or winter sport if he or she has passed 27.5 credits during the immediately preceding academic year. This rule does not apply to freshmen. A student is considered ELIGIBLE for a spring sport if he or she has passed 13.75 credits at the close of the preceding semester.

3. A student is ELIGIBLE for a total of 8 semesters (4 years) from the time he or she first enters ninth grade. A student is NOT ELIGIBLE after the class in which a student originally enrolled graduates.

4. Any student who is a member of an NJSIAA team and competes in an adult league or nonschool competition any time of the year and accepts prize money or merchandise as a prize, or pay for play, immediately becomes INELIGIBLE for one year.


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