• Athletic Eligibility

    • Must be a properly enrolled student at the time you participate and must be in regular attendance at that school.
    • Must not have more than 13.5 total absences (85% attendance requirement) in the semester prior to athletic participation.
    • Must not have exceeded four (4) consecutive semesters of attendance or have participated more than two (2) seasons in any sport since first entering grade seven (7).
    • Must be less than 15 years of age on or before August 31.
    • Must be domiciled in the school attendance zone or otherwise assigned to the school by the GCS administration.
    • Must be present at school on the day of an athletic contest in order to participate in the event. This includes games and practices.
    • Must pass at least one less course than the number of required core courses each semester and meet promotion standards established by the GCS Board of Education. Promotion is defined as progressing to the next grade.
    • Must have received a medical examination by a licensed physician within the past 365 days. If you miss five (5) or more days of practice due to illness or injury, you must receive a medical release from a licensed physician before practicing or playing.
    • Must not be convicted of a felony in this or any other state or adjudicated as a delinquent for an offense that would be a felony if committed by an adult in this or any other state.
    • Must not accept prizes, merchandise, money, or anything that can be exchanged for money as a result of athletic participation. This includes being on a free list or loan list for equipment, etc.
    • Off Season athletic instruction is limited to the coach and one or multiple participants in small group settings (skill development sessions).
    • May not, as an individual or a team, practice or play during the school day.
    • May not play, practice or assemble as a team with your coach on Sunday.
    • May not dress for a contest, sit on the bench, or practice if you are not eligible to participate.
    • Must not play more than three (2) games in one sport per week (exceptions: Baseball, Softball, Cheerleading, and Volleyball); and not more than one (1) contest per day in the same sport (exceptions: Baseball, Softball, Cheerleading, or Volleyball). Although not typical, NCDPI regulations may allow variance from the weekly limitations in certain situations.