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)
• OTHER REQUIREMENTS –
♦ 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.