a quick question concerning rules, regulations and policies of the North Carolina High School Athletic Association
Q: I am ineligible during the fall semester, but I want stay in shape and participate in the baseball off-season skill development workouts we are having now since I plan to play baseball. Is that legal?
A: The answer is no. Rule 2.3.14 in the current edition of the NCHSAA Handbook speaks to the sports season concept, off-season skill development and related issues. Rule 2.3.14.i.1 describes this situation specifically: “ineligible players are NOT allowed to participate in off-season skill development sessions, but could participate in summer workouts with an up-to-date physical.” So a student-athlete in this situation could not participate in off-season skill development sessions held during the academic year, but could participate in summer workouts if there were an up-to-date physical.