Athletics Eligibility

Athletic Forms

 

NCCA offers a wide variety of high school athletics. We are a member of the Georgia Independent Christian Athletic Association (GICAA).

A packet of forms are available on the website,  from the athletic office or school office and must be completed and returned before students are eligible to participate in any athletic practices or games.

 

Eligibility

NCCA athletes must be academically eligible to participate in our athletic program. With the exception of full-time NCCA students, athletes must submit grades and sample course work each quarter for all classes to insure that they are eligible to play.

To be academically eligible to participate, a student must:

1. To be eligible to participate, practice and/or try out in interscholastic activities, a student must be academically eligible.

2. Students must take three classes at NCCA to be considered as a full-time student for athletics only as dictated by the GICAA. If only taking three classes, he/she must be passing all three classes to be eligible to play. If a student is taking four or more classes, he/she can only fail one class in order to remain eligible to participate.

3. If a student is not eligible after the first semester, he/she may be allowed to become eligible after the third nine weeks of the second semester.

4. A student must be taking the appropriate number of subjects each year to be on track to graduate in four years from the school or homeschool program.

5. A Student has eight consecutive semesters (4 consecutive years) of eligibility from the date of entry into the 9th grade to be eligible for interscholastic competition. Eligibility in the 7th grade will be for 1 year only for varsity. Eligibility in the 8th grade will be for 1 year only for varsity. Which means, a 7th or 8th grader who participates on the varsity level cannot repeat the 7th or 8th grade and play on the varsity level again in the same grade.

6. Summer school credits are limited to two credits. Cases with extreme circumstances can be appealed to the Dispute Committee and this rule will not have any affect on credits schools count towards graduation.

7. No fifth year senior may participate in sports.

 

Transfer eligibility

1. A student who transfers from one GICAA member school to another GICAA member school without a legitimate move is ineligible for interscholastic participation for one full calendar year.

2. Any move that is not legitimate and is made for the purpose of creating eligibility will be considered illegal. The student will be ineligible at any GICAA school for a period of one calendar year unless there are extenuating circumstances in which case the Dispute Committee would have to rule.

3. A legitimate move is defined as the following: The family of the student moves closer to the school to which they are transferring than they were to the previously enrolled school. The new residence must be nearer to the school to which they are transferring than the residence was.

4. If a parent is a full-time employee of a GICAA member school and changes schools as a coach or a full-time employee, then the child of the employee can compete at the new school without losing eligibility. (Full-time employee is considered 20 or more work hours per week.)

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