Panhandle Christian Conference: PCC News: PCC Athletic Eligibility Standards

Thursday, February 6
PCC Athletic Eligibility Standards

From the PCC Constitution: 

No student shall be eligible for varsity competition who reaches 19 years of age on or before August 1st.  Junior Varsity shall be limited to students in grades 10 and below who do not reach 16 years of age on or before August 1st.

Student athletes below ninth grade must have completed standard course work for their state and received regular promotion to the next grade.  Student athletes above eighth grade must complete standard course work for their state that leads to at least a standard diploma, and maintain at least a 2.0 cumulative GPA.  Any student who does not meet the criteria of academic eligibility will be ineligible until the discrepancy is considered corrected by that student’s school.

Upon entering the ninth grade, a student shall have four years consecutive years of eligibility, regardless of when the student began to participate in varsity level sports.

Interpreted:

A middle school student must take standard state-approved course work, and must be promoted to and enrolled in the next grade to be eligible to play the next year. 

A middle school student who is repeating last year's grade for any reason is not eligible for athletic competition during the next year, while the grade is being repeated.  If a middle school student transfers into a school and is repeating last year's grade for any reason, that student is ineligible to participate during the next year, while the grade is being repeated.

High school students must take standard state-approved course work that leads toward a regular diploma, and must maintain at least a 2.0 cumulative GPA.

High school student will have four academic years of athletic eligibility that run consecutively from the first enrollment into ninth grade.  A high school student who fails may maintain eligibility for the next year if the cumulative GPA is at least 2.0 and with school approval, but another year of eligibility will be used:  a student who repeats one year in high school would not be eligible to play as a senior.