This is to certify that all student-athletes representing our school are duly-registered in this Association of OFSAA, and are eligible under the Rules and Regulations of our Association and those of OFSAA, and our school will adhere to the OFSAA Supervisory Policy (both outlined below). Students entering this event must have participated as a member of a ‘bona fide school program’ during the current season under the supervision of a teacher-coach in order to be eligible. All student-athletes will compete in their school uniforms.
OFSAA ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS
To represent a school in any OFSAA Championship or OFSAA-approved event a student must:
(i) be eligible for competition under the Constitution, By-Laws and Standing Rules of the Association to which his/her school belongs;
(ii) be certified as eligible by the Principal of the school;
(iii) meet the following age requirements (for individual sports):
Senior the individual’s birth certificate indicates that he/she has not reached his/her 19th birthday by January 1st prior to the start of the school year in which the competition is held.
Junior the individual’s birth certificate indicates that he/she has not reached his/her 15th birthday by January 1st prior to the start of the school year in which the competition is held.
Novice the individual’s birth certificate indicates that he/she has not reached his/her 14th birthday by January 1st prior to the start of the school year in which the competition is held.
(iv) be in Grades 9 - 12;
(v) be eligible for no more than five (5) consecutive years from date of entry into Grade 9;
(vi) be eligible under the OFSAA Transfer Policy.
OFSAA SUPERVISION REQUIREMENTS
A teacher is defined as a member of the Ontario College of Teachers or a holder of an Ontario Teacher’s Certificate or equivalent.
a) For team sports (“A team consists of all athletes from the same school who qualify for Federation competition as a unit…” (reference By-Law 5, Section 3), a teacher from the same school, or a retired teacher, as approved by the principal of the school, must accompany and be responsible for the team.
b) For individual sports (those sports in which athletes from a school qualify for Federation competition as individuals), the principal of the school may designate an adult who is not a teacher to accompany the athletes. In addition, a teacher, or a retired teacher, must be present and on site and designated by the principal to be responsible for the athlete(s).
c) For all sports, where the teacher, as indicated in (a) and (b) above, is not of the same sex as the athlete(s), and where the athlete(s) are required or might be required to stay overnight, a supervisory adult, as approved by the principal of the school, of the same sex as the athlete(s), must be present and available at the accommodation site for the duration of their stay in the accommodation.