RULE III: SECTION 21. CAMPS. Students may attend camps (for individuals)
provided they do so individually at their own expense.
Note: During the sports season, no activity is allowed in the same sport,
including but not limited to camps, tryouts, showcases, etc.,
regardless of who sponsors/conducts the event (please refer to
Outside Participation Rule).
During the school year when students attend camps as individuals,
the Fifty Percent Rule will be in effect for team play.
Note: During the school year coaches cannot coach his/her own students
outside the school season.
All individual and team camps sponsored by a school must be held
prior to the starting practice date for fall sports. All-Star Sports Week is a
“dead week” for team camps.
A high school coach may work at team and individual summer camps,
but coaching his/her own players in team competition would count as one
of the allowed four days of competition. (See Entire Rule)
RULE I: SECTION 8. AMATEUR RULE. Only amateurs are eligible. An amateur
is one who does not use his/her knowledge of athletics or athletic skill
for gain. Amateur standing shall be further determined by the following
(a) A student is ineligible if he/she has received money as a prize, or has
sold a prize received in a contest, or has bet on a contest in which he/she
is a participant.
(b) Professionalism is defined as accepting remuneration, directly or
indirectly, for playing on athletic teams and in sports activities or for playing
under an assumed name.
(c) A student who accepts material or financial inducement from any
source is ineligible.
(d) No student shall receive more than actual expenses involved in travel
to and from a contest and necessary meals and lodging in the meantime.
A student shall not at any time receive any portion of a livelihood for
participation in athletics, other than actual expenses for any specific game.
1. A student cannot accept payment for loss of time or wages while
participating in athletics as part of expenses.
2. Reasonable meals, lodging and transportation may be accepted if
such are accepted in service rather than money or some material
3. Students playing on a non-home team which requires boarding
away from home by the week, etc., will be looked upon as violating
the professional rule if board is not paid by his family.
4. A team which plans to divide among its members any surplus either
during or at close of season shall be considered a professional
(e) No award of any kind having a monetary value of more than 50 dollars—
other than medals, trophies, plaques or AHSAA championship rings—shall
be made to students. Violation of this rule on the part of school officials
shall subject the school to suspension for one year. Acceptance of awards
exceeding these limitations shall disqualify a student. Cash awards or
merchandise for athletic performances or participation may not be given.
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