Student-Athlete Eligibility

BCSS recognizes the right of all student-athletes to choose which school they attend and which subjects they study. BCSS, however, is charged with the responsibility of drafting, implementing and enforcing rules on eligibility for those student-athletes who seek the privilege of participating in interschool competition. The overriding purpose of these rules is to ensure fair and equitable competition for all student-athletes participating in BCSS activity.

Individual student-athletes must meet the applicable eligibility requirements of BCSS and any applicable sport commission gender-based equity rule to participate in BCSS competition, and be listed on the appropriate roster on the STudent-Athlete Registration System (STARS) to be eligible for competition.

Eligibility Overview 

All student-athletes who intend to or have transferred from their home school after the first day of his/her second year of eligibility will be required to submit transfer documentation, in order to establish their eligibility at the new school. (Please refer to Sec 600 BC School Sports Handbook for additional information.) For more information, please contact the BCSS Office. 

Eligibility Application

The Eligibility Application is on-going throughout the school year. The BCSS Eligibility officer reviews each application on a case by case basis. See Section 642.0 page 67 in the Handbook for more information.

Eligibility Appeals

Eligibility Appeals: Appeals, are used when the Eligibility Officer denies any of the following eligibility form: eligibility application, compliance and authorization, school declaration, international and home study and the school would like to appeal the ruling. These forms are reviewed by the Eligibility Appeals Committee, who meet three (3) times each season of play. The submission and meeting dates are listed below. See Section 643.0 page 68 in the Handbook for more information.


2019-2020 Eligibility Appeal Committee Meeting Dates: 

Deadlines for Submission (Tuesdays 2pm) Meetings (Saturdays)
September 10,2019 September 14, 2019
September 24, 2019 September 28, 2019
October 22, 2019 October 26, 2019
November 19, 2019 November 23, 2019
December 10, 2019 December 14, 2019
January 21, 2020 January 25, 2020
February 25, 2020 February 29, 2020
April 14, 2020 April 18, 2020
May 5, 2020 May 9, 2020


Eligibility Application Grade 7

Grade 7 Eligibility Applications can be made to the Eligibility Officer for an exemption to allow a Grade 7 student-athelte to play for a bantam (grade 8) team where the member school would otherwise not be able to field a team due to insufficeint numbers. Please see section 517.0 page 55 in the BCSS handbook for more information.



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