I know in Ohio, the Ohio High School Athletic Association (OHSAA) does not allow a student who is playing for a school team to play or practice with their TB team during that time. From Feb 20 (I think) until June 1 (or whenever their state run ends), the players are off limits to their TB coaches. There are also some rules about how many players from one school can be on the same TB team and how much contact the school coach can have during the "off season". I don't know all the specifics yet, but I hope to before my DD hits HS.
...personally...Im not a fan of HS ball....around here its glorified REC league...know of a team of 13yr olds that could beat 99% of the HS teams here
Here in California, kids are not permitted to participate in any games, tournaments, or practices outside if their school if they are rostered on a school team.
This does not prevent travel ball organizations from putting teams together or having "clinics" (often including several "clinics" a week after HS practice), however you won't see any substantial tournaments until the HS season is over at the 16u and older levels (hence the huge divide between 14u teams in spring/summer).
I'm talking about a state-wide regulation by a rule-making body; that could be subject to legal challenge. While I am personally against kids playing both.....I also feel that a public run organization (state HS athletic commission) has NO business telling a kid what they can and can't do outside of school time as long as it's not illegal.
Originally Posted by SoftSocDad
A coach's own personal rules for the time? That's fine with me.
Last edited by TheRogue; 12-22-2011 at 12:04 PM.