I’ve talked to a few coaches who are quite happy about this ruling.
There are some who believe this could put a damper, or even an end eventually to club sports, although I’m not ready to buy that just yet.
My Question: What are your thoughts? Will this help every team and school, or just a select few? Also, what about coaches in one sport wanting to practice or work out at certain times, and a player has a game in another sport? Will this do away with the multi-sport athlete?
Click below to read the CIF-Southern Section press release.
LOS ALAMITOS For the first time in 32 years the CIF Southern Section will eliminate out-of-season restrictions on coaches working with their student-athletes.
In a 41-37 vote of the CIF Southern Section Council, Rule 313 of the CIF Southern Section Constitution and By-Laws (otherwise known as the Bluebook) will be eliminated from the by-laws beginning July 1, 2008.
Rule 313, otherwise referred to as the Association Rule read:
During the school year, prior to the established date for authorized before and after-school practice in a particular sport and following an individuals or teams last authorized competition, a student may receive athletic instruction in a CIF Southern Section approved sport only during one regularly scheduled physical education period in which the student is enrolled and earning credit for that particular sport. (Note: Before and after-school practice is authorized in all sports from May 12, 2008 until the close of school, maximum 15 days.)
The rule, in effect, eliminated any type of contact between an individual sports coach and a student-athlete in that sport during the school year and outside of the season of sport except for one hour. The responsibility will now rest with individual schools on how much contact a coach and student-athlete can have during the school year.
In other CIF-SS Council matters a proposal that would have separated public and private schools in championship playoffs in all sports was withdrawn by the league (Century) that had proposed it with the understanding that it could be presented as a first-read item again in October.
Another item i saw on Freddy’s blog concerns the public vs. private fiasco.
A proposal that would have separated public and private schools in championship playoffs in all sports was withdrawn by the league (Century) that had proposed it with the understanding that it could be presented as a first-read item again in October.