PA Act 66 - Grade Level Retention and the PIAA

PA Act 66 - Grade Level Retention & the PIAA

In light of PA Act 66, the PIAA has not changed their athletic eligibility rules and have indicated that they would not likely be changing their rules. 
 
Key Points
  • A student-athlete gets only six “seasons” to participate beyond the sixth grade. 
  • The six seasons part of the rule deals with seventh- and eighth-grade (junior high) sports.
  • If an athlete played a sport in seventh and eighth grade, then the athlete obviously has only four seasons left to play in high school.
  • students have 6 years of athletic eligibility once their clock starts
  • students that turn 19 before July 1 are not eligibile for that year
 
Please let us know if you have any questions or need further clarification.