… they make a valid residential change and can prove the transfer was not athletically motivated.
What that means is a valid change of residence DOES trump the rule that states an athlete cannot play the same sport in the same season at two different schools. It also trumps the “having a second transfer in the same year” rule.
The first part, changing addresses, will be a lot easier than proving the transfer was not athletically motivated.
“The athletic motivation language isn’t as broad as it used to be, but the athletic motivation language is still in the blue book,” CIF Southern Section Director of Information Thom Simmons said Thursday.
So what about transferring from St. Paul to another private school, like, say, Kurt Scoby trying to go from St. Paul to Bishop Amat? Well, all Scoby has to do is move into ANOTHER attendance area. Not Amat’s attendance area, mind you, but ANY OTHER attendance area beside St. Paul’s.
In the case of private schools, CIF considers to be whatever high school that’s closest to a private school to be that private school’s attendance area. So, I’m assuming the attendance area for St. Paul is Santa Fe High.