Right now, the Alabama Scholastic Competition Association is discussing our current policies regarding players competing in our state tournaments. As of now, our rules specifically state
A number of coaches have asked us to consider amending this rule to allow students who are in middle school to "play up" at the JV or Varsity levels for the school their MS feeds into should the coach desire them to do so. Others disagree, and think that there are plenty of opportunities for students to play up at invitationals and national events. I'm interested in hearing from the community at large what the policies are in other states regarding this issue. Do other states have age limits on team members at these levels? If you are a Middle School player, would you be allowed to play for your middle school at MS State, then for your future high school in the same year at JV (and potentially Varsity) State? Are there caps on the number of years a player is eligible at any given level?Players must be enrolled at the represented school or, if their school has no program for their grade level, must play for a direct feeder school which does compete, and must be in one of the grades specified for their level of competition (5,6,7, or 8 for middle school, 9 or 10 for Junior Varsity, and 9,10,11, and 12 for high school).
No school may enter more than one team for each level of play.
Thanks in advance for sharing your state's policies!