I can't find a direct rule, although incoming freshman have to be careful about what travel teams they play on, some big bruhaha about school coaches coaching travel and stealing transfers or recruiting incoming players.
Generally around the country, the rostering is not the issue: The student can't play in a travel event when a school team event conflicts.
Some have district rules (not state) and they may differ. Private schools tend to have their own rules (most ban travel entirely).
In any case, very hard for the HS coach to enforce. If you are a good player, the HS coach wants you, even if you break a rule![/QUOTE]
Yeah so what if he might be found using an ineliglble player and have to forfiet the wins up to that point. (sarcasm)
Really a HS coach might not care if you are breaking an eligibility rule. Then why do they even pay attention to the academic eligible lists, why not just play the best kids regardless of grades. Heck who cares if they even go to the school, HS coaches don't care if rules are broken. Come on, really? Do you want to rethink that statement?
Pitch2Fast - Florida Girls Fastpitch Softball ForumIs there a rule in the state of Florida pertaining to a girl being rostered on a travel ball team during her high school season?
Legal scrutiny? A coach has the authority to establish the rules for her program. Once invited to join her team, you're agreeing to follow her rules. If her rules include 'no playing for another, competitive softball team during the HS season', then that's the rule. If a player elects to violate that rule, then in doing so the player would be accepting whatever consequences that might bring, including the loss of playing time or dismissal from the team.Seems like it would be tough for a school banning a legal activity outside of school hours (that's not what it says, but that's what it means) to stand up to legal scrutiny.