CIF Rule allows wrestlers to compete

All of the tournaments that you listed above fall into the CIF season of sport for wrestling and the athletes would only be allowed to attend fully sanctioned high school meets representing their team.  The athlete is able to compete unattached in certain types of competitions.  Please refer to the bylaws below for further clarification.


A student on a high school team becomes ineligible if the student competes in a contest on an “outside” team, in the same

sport, during the student’s high school season of sport (See Bylaw 504.A). The following exceptions apply:

A. If the outside team has half or more of the team members as stated in the National Federation rules book for

that sport, it shall be considered the same sport. Examples: three-on-three basketball---outside team competition prohibited; two-on-two volleyball---outside team competition permitted.

 B. Flag Football/Beach Volleyball/Slow Pitch Softball

For purposes of this rule, touch football, flag football, beach volleyball and slow pitch softball are considered to be different sports than tackle football, volleyball and softball respectively.

 (Editorial Revision May 2017)

C. Soccer

In the sport of soccer, Bylaw 600 shall be in effect only during the winter high school soccer season. High school soccer programs that compete during the fall or spring season are not subject to Bylaw 600.

 NOTE: For purposes of this section, indoor soccer and futsal are not considered the same sport as soccer.

 D. Swimming and Diving  Swimmers may compete for an amateur team during the season of sport in the USA Swimming Senior National Championship Meet, the USA Swimming Sectional Championship Meet and the USA Swimming Junior Olympic Meet. Divers may compete for an amateur team during the season of sport in the USA National Championships, USA Junior National Championships and any Regional and/or Zone Championship meet that qualifies the diver to  the aforementioned Championships.

 (Editorial Revision May 2017)

 E. Bylaw 600 shall not be in eff ect for those sports conducted outside the State-adopted season of sport.

 F. Spontaneous Recreational Activity

It is permissible for a high school team member to participate in a spontaneous recreational activity or game in which sides or teams are chosen without regard to players representing any group or organization. Such participation would not cause loss of eligibility. (Definition of spontaneous: no prior planning or notice; an unplanned part of another activity which has a primary focus other than the sport.)

 G. Unattached Competition in Individual Sports

(1) An unattached athlete shall not represent any team. Points won by the athlete shall not be credited to any team. An unattached athlete shall not use a uniform which identifies a school or “outside” team. Any violation shall be considered an infraction of Bylaw 600.

(2) Unattached competition is permissible for a student in other than school contests during the season of sport provided the student enters in the individual sports of badminton (singles and doubles), cross country, golf, gymnastics, skiing, swimming and diving (including unattached entry on relays), tennis (singles and doubles), track and field (including unattached entry on relays) and wrestling.

 (3) Certification of Unattached Athletes

No official recognition or certifi cation on the part of the CIF member school or personnel of the CIF member school may be given in order that unattached athletes may participate in contests.

 (4) Representation in CIF Competition Unattached competition is not permitted in any CIF competition (See Bylaw 503.D.). Individuals or teams entered in CIF competition must represent a CIF member school. No other form of representation shall be permitted in CIF competition.

 NOTE: Alpine, Nordic Skiing and Snowboarding are exempt for this Bylaw as the season of sport is not  defi ned and listed under Bylaws 503.D. and 504.H.and that all competitions are done in conjunction  with the Nevada Interscholastic Activities Association.

 (Revised October 2008 Federated Council)


 A. Individual

 (1) First Off ense in High School Career in Any Sport

The student becomes immediately ineligible for participation with his/her high school team for a number of contests equal to twice the number of contests of outside competition in which the student participated.

 (2) Any Subsequent Off ense in High School Career in Any Sport

 The student becomes immediately ineligible for one (1) year (365 days) from the second infraction in all  sports.

 (3) Appeals 

Upon written appeal to the Section commissioner, the student may petition his/her Section for reinstatement of his/her eligibility status.


AIA Rule