Because there’s so much misinformation and misunderstanding of the new CIF transfer rule proposals that will be voted on Wednesday at the Southern Section office, CIF’s Thom Simmons has agreed to join us on a special episode of PrepXtra Live to clear up any confusion.
We are aiming to go LIVE at 2 p.m. on Wednesday afternoon and you can watch on any of the SGVN prep sports blogs. Of course, tomorrow is a very fluid for Simmons, so we may have to adjust the time. Stay tuned …
If any of you have questions for Thom Simmons, please submit them to my Twitter handle @ChemicalAT and I will do my best to read/ask them on the air.
The first bit of inclinations as to which way local leagues will be voting on a new transfer rule proposal at Wednesday’s CIF-Southern Section council meeting are starting to trickle in.
A Sierra League representative told the Tribune on Tuesday that league would be casting its vote AGAINST the new 30-day sit-out transfer rule proposal. Meanwhile, a Hacienda League official told our Fred J. Robledo that the Hacienda will be voting IN FAVOR of it.
We will learn more about the reasons why each league feels the way it does at tomorrow’s meeting. But for now it appears that just as in the court of public opinion, many leagues are split over whether to vote in favor or against the proposal.
Aram’s take: I’m not sure why a league like the Sierra, with several schools that historically GET transfers, would be voting AGAINST this new rule. But to each their own. The more I read about this rule, the less earth shattering it seems to be. And the more people I talk to, the more convinced I am that most people don’t truly understand it. The L.A. Times and other media outlets’ scare tactics seem to be rubbing off on some people who clearly haven’t delved deep enough to know the new rule wouldn’t turn prep sports into the Wild West. Wednesday should be VERY INTERESTING.
The landscape of prep sports may change on Wednesday.
That’s the day the (85 or 86) league representatives that comprise the CIF-Southern Section will vote on whether to approve the new transfer rule proposal of a 30-day sit-out period for all transfers.
I will be there to cover the festivities. The meeting begins at 9 a.m. and the new transfer rule proposal is the first item on the agenda.
If the item is approved by the state, it will go into effect for the 2012-13 school year. If it is not approved, things (athletically motivated) will stay the same.
Aram’s take: As you know, I’m a big proponent of this rule. And as you also know, others feel it’s going to ruin everything and prep sports will be doomed.