High School sports can get really competitive to the point where schools and coaches want athletes from other schools, other towns and even out of state. It actually happens more often than people think. The thing with transfers is pretty simple, an athlete can only transfer schools and be eligible for UHSAA athletics immediately if; the person has a bona fide change in residence, recent divorce or documented hardship. “A hardship is defined ’as an unforeseeable, unavoidable, and uncorrectable act, condition or event which causes the imposition of a severe and non-athletic burden upon the student and/or his/her family.’” Two of the few things that fits into that is bullying and the coaches treating them unfairly. Now if the athlete does not fit into one of those three rules they have to sit out one year meaning if they transfer schools during summer they have to sit out one summer to the next not playing. However they are allowed to practice. This does not include the transfer from junior high to high school.
The schools that twist these rules and fly under them make it unfair for the schools that follow the rules. There are rules set and they are to be followed. There should be more rules or rules that are more intricate that make it impossible for schools like Vivint High School to do these things.