• Eligibility


    To be eligible for tryouts, practice, or participation in athletic contests, a player must meet all North Carolina High School Athletic Association (NCHSAA) and Rockingham County Schools (RCS) eligibility requirements and policies:


    AGE – Must not be 19 years of age on or before September 1st of the current school year.


    ATTENDANCE – Must be in attendance 85% of the school days for the previous semester.


    ACADEMIC – Must meet local promotion standards and pass 3 out of 4 courses each semester (See section on Athletic Eligibility Standards)


    ENROLLMENT – Must be a properly enrolled student at the assigned high school.
    MEDICAL EXAMINATION – Must receive a medical examination once every 365 days by a duly licensed physician, nurse practitioner, or physician’s assistant.




    Must not participate at the high school level for a period lasting longer than eight consecutive semesters beginning with the student’s first entry into the 9th grade or participation on a high school team.


    Must not participate at the high school level for more than four seasons in that sport.


    May not play, sit on the bench or practice if ineligible. Ineligible players are not allowed to participate in out-of-season workouts.


    To maintain amateur status, the athlete must not accept money or awards having utilitarian value such as golf balls, clubs, tennis rackets or balls.


    No student shall be permitted to participate in an all-star or bowl games unless it is sanctioned by the North Carolina High School Athletic Association and unless the athlete has completed high school eligibility in that sport.


    May not participate in, practice or play if assigned to In-School Suspension (ISS) or Out-of-School Suspension (OSS).
                            ♦ Any student who is convicted of a crime classified as a felony under North Carolina or federal law, or is adjudicated                                    delinquent for an offense that would be a felony if committed by an adult, is not eligible.


Last Modified on October 2, 2014