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07/22/14 – “Grandfathered” List Published for Students Below Grade Seven

July 22, 2014 Athletic Department Blog Updates


This reminder to all member schools. Effective with the start of the 2013-2014 school year, 702 KAR 7:065 was amended to prohibit students below seven (7) from playing high school competition (at any level). The implementation date of the prohibition is the start of the 2014-2015 school year, and those students who had previously participated are to be “grandfathered” in to the new rule. This change is also incorporated into KHSAA Bylaw 4.

On the secure KHSAA site, (bottom left, just above the Football Officials Assignments links), there are links to two important lists. The first of those lists is the list of students who participated in some level of high school play while enrolled in grade 4 during the 2012-2013 school year. The second is the list of students who participated in some level of high school play in grades 4 or 5 during the 2013-2014 school year. PLEASE NOTE THAT THESE LISTS ARE SPORT/SPORT ACTIVITY SPECIFIC and the provision allowing them to continue to play extends only to those specific sports.

These two lists comprise the listing of the only students who beginning in 2014-2015 may participate while being enrolled in grades below grade seven (7). All other participants in any level of high school play (freshman, JV or varsity) must be enrolled in at least grade seven (7).

Thanks for your attention to the phase-in period of this important change.


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