Eligibility and Policies

Eligibility and Policies

Age Limits
There is an age limit on interscholastic competition. You may not have reached your 19th birthday by June 30 immediately preceding the school year. (The 15th birthday where competition occurs in grades 7 and 8.)

No Physical – No Practice
Every student athlete must have a physician’s certificate and parent’s or guardian’s certificate signed by a licensed physician and the parent or guardian before that student is eligible for practice or competition. No student may practice or compete until they have fulfilled this requirement.

Any student participating in a co-curricular activity must attend school for a minimum half-day session in order to participate in the co-curricular activity for that day. State attendance policy recognizes 10:30 a.m. as the half-day cut off for attendance purposes.

Other Eligibility Requirements
The student athlete must fulfill the requirements of the school, as well as those of the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association (PIAA) and/or the Western Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic League (WPIAL).

Hampton student athletes must be passing a minimum of four (4) full credit subjects, not be failing more than one course, on a weekly basis, and have a minimum GPA of 2.0. The school administration may revoke the privilege of participating in athletics at any time for disciplinary reasons, flagrant misconduct, poor sportsmanship, excessive absenteeism, and/or failure to meet minimum scholastic eligibility standards. External suspensions are considered absences from school and are applied to the eligibility requirement. Eligibility shall be cumulative from the beginning of a grading period and reported on a weekly basis. Eligibility for the first grading period is based on final grades for the preceding school year. Failure to meet this requirement will result in loss of a student’s eligibility for the first ten (10) school days of the next grading period beginning on the first day report cards are issued.

A student shall be ineligible if he or she has been in attendance more than eight (8) semesters beyond the eighth grade, or played four seasons beyond the eighth grade in any one form of interscholastic athletics. Hardship cases may result in an exception to this rule.