The activity program of North Platte High School is a vital part of the educational system and is a great tradition. Our tradition has been to participate in such a way that honor comes to our students, our school and our community. Such a tradition is worthy of the best efforts of all concerned. Participating in school athletics/activities is considered an extension of, but separate from, the regular school program. While the regular curricular program is a right afforded to each student, participation in the extracurricular program is a privilege and as such carries with it certain expectations beyond those found in normal classroom situation.
PHYSICALS ARE ONLY REQUIRED FOR ALL SPORTS, CHEER AND PACERS.
IN ORDER TO REPRESENT A NEBRASKA HIGH SCHOOL IN INTERSCHOLASTIC ACTIVITIES COMPETITION, A STUDENT MUST ABIDE BY ELIGIBILITY RULES OF THE NEBRASKA SCHOOL ACTIVITIES ASSOCIATION. A SUMMARY OF THE MAJOR RULES IS GIVEN BELOW. CONTACT THE PRINCIPAL OR ACTIVITIES DIRECTOR FOR AN EXPLANATION OF THE COMPLETE RULE.
2.2.1 Student must be a bona fide student of their member school and have not graduated from any high school.
2.2.2 After a student's initial enrollment in grade nine, he/she shall be ineligible after eight semesters of school membership beginning with
his/her enrollment in grade nine.
2.3 Student is ineligible if nineteen years of age before August 1 of current school year—age 21 for non-contact Unified Sports athletes.
(Student in grades 7 or 8 may participate on a high school team if he/she was 15 years of age prior to August 1 of current school year.)
2.4.1 Student must be enrolled in some high school on or before the eleventh school day of the current semester.
2.5.1 Student must be continually enrolled in at least twenty credit hours per semester and regular in attendance, in accordance with the school's
attendance policy at the school he/she wishes to represent in interscholastic competition.
2.5.2 Student must have been enrolled and received twenty hours of credit in school the immediate preceding semester.
18.104.22.168 Guardianship does not fulfill the definition of a legal parent. If a guardian has been appointed for a student, the student is eligible in
the school district where his/her legal parent(s) have their domicile. Individual situations involving guardianship may be submitted to the
Executive Director for review and a ruling.
2.6.3 A student entering grade nine for the first time after being promoted from grade eight of a two-year junior high, or a three-year middle
school, or entering a high school for the first time after being promoted to grade ten from a three-year junior high school is eligible. After a
student makes an initial choice of high schools, any subsequent transfer, unless there has been a change of domicile by his/her parents,
shall render the student ineligible for ninety school days. (See May 1 Transfer List bylaw below.)
If a student has participated on a high school team at any level as a seventh, eight, or ninth grade student, he/she has established his/her
eligibility at the high school where he/she participated. If the student elects to attend another high school upon entering ninth or tenth
grade, he/she shall be ineligible for ninety school days.
Student eligibility related to domicile can be attained in the following manners:
22.214.171.124 If the change in domicile by the parents occurs during a school year, the student may remain at the school he/she is attending and be
eligible until the end of the school year or transfer to a high school located in the school district where the parents established their
domicile and be eligible.
126.96.36.199 If the domicile is changed during the summer months and the student is in grade twelve and the student has attended the high school for
two or more years, the student may remain at the high school he/she has been attending and retain eligibility.
188.8.131.52 If a student elects to remain at the high school where he/she initially enrolled after being promoted from grade eight of a middle or junior
high school, or grade nine of a junior high school, he/she is eligible at that school, or is eligible at a high school located within the school
district in which the parents established their domicile.
2.6.10 If the legal parents of a student change their domicile from one school district that has a high school to another school district that has a
high school, the student shall be eligible immediately in the school district where the parents established their domicile.
2.7.7 Nebraska transfer students whose name appears on the NSAA transfer list prior to May 1 shall be eligible immediately in the fall at the
transfer high school. Those students whose name does NOT appear on the NSAA transfer list prior to May 1 shall be ineligible for ninety
school days, with such transfers being subject to hardship waiver guidelines.
2.7.8 Nebraska transfer students must have signed and delivered all forms necessary to make such transfer to the school in which he/she intends
to enroll for the 2019-2020 school year prior to May 1, 2019; for the student to be eligible. The school to which the transfer is being made
must have notified the NSAA office via an NSAA online transfer form, no later than May 1, 2019. The student would become ineligible
for ninety school days the next fall if the student were to change his/her mind and decide not to transfer. If such student were to transfer to
the new school, but later decides to return to his/her former district before 90 school days have elapsed, such student will be ineligible in
the former district for the remainder of the 90 school days, with the ineligibility period commencing at the start of the fall semester. Those
students, who did not have their enrollment forms signed, delivered and accepted prior to May 1, 2019, shall be ineligible for ninety school
days, with such transfers being subject to hardship waiver guidelines.
2.7.9 NEW! Transfer to Home School District. Any student entering high school for the first time after promotion from grade eight who did not initially
enroll in the high school located in the school district where the student's parents have their domicile, or a student who transfers back to a
high school located in the school district where his/her legal parent(s) have established their domicile shall be ineligible for ninety school
3.5 / 3.1 Once the season of a sport begins, a student shall participate in practices and compete only in athletic contests/meets in that sport that are
scheduled by his/her school. Any other competition will render the student ineligible for a portion of, or all of, the season in that sport.
The season of a sport begins with the first date of practice as permitted by NSAA rules.
3.5.1 During the season of a particular sport, athletes participating in that sport for a high school may attend, but may not physically take part,
either as an individual or as a member of a team, in the sport activity in which instruction is being offered in the clinic, camp or school.
*(Refer to 184.108.40.206 for exception in Swimming & Diving.)
3.6 A student shall not participate on an all-star team while a high school undergraduate.
3.7 A student must maintain his/her amateur status
If you do not understand after reading the rules listed above or you need an explanation of other requirements, consult the Jordan Cudney, athletic director.