Announcements and Important Events
PART IV: RULES AFFECTING AN INDIVIDUAL
STUDENT-ATHLETE OR COACH
45. Loyalty to the High School Team: Bona Fide Team Members I
A bona fide member of the school team is a student who is consistently present for,
and actively participates in, all high school team sessions (e.g. practices, tryouts,
competitions). Bona fide members of a school team are precluded from missing a high
school practice or competition in order to participate in a non-school athletic
activity/event in any sport recognized by the MIAA. Students cannot be given
special treatment (late arrival, early dismissal, etc.) for non-school athletic
First Offense: Student athlete is suspended for 25% of the season (see chart on Rule
62). Second Offense: Student athlete is suspended for an additional 25% of the season,
and is ineligible for tournament play immediately upon confirmation of the violation.
See Rule 96 for additional tournament restriction and Rule 86 for waiver guidelines.
45.1 A student-athlete must be a Team Member for 50% of the regular season
schedule for that sport to participate in any MIAA Tournament
competition (team member: any student athlete who attends practices or
games for his/her sport teams – e.g. Freshman basketball player moved
to JV and then Varsity).