Can D-1 women's hockey players transfer and play the next season at the new college or do they have to sit out a year. I was told the WCHA restricts transfers within the WCHA. Do any other conferences have transfer restrictions?
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Last edited by UCONN FAN; 02-03-2014 at 09:51 AM.
There is not a good one size fits all answer. Only sit rules I know about for sure is the within WCHA one, and any move to or within the CIS. (The CIS one is actually changing next season, at which point you can move from the NCAA to the CIS without sitting a year.).
There are other factors, like the departing school having to sign off (Witness the player that went from UVM to Cornell a few years ago and had to sit a year). If there is a rule in HE, it is relatively new. Pretty sure it did not exist 4 or 5 years ago, but there was talk at the time of bringing it in. Not sure if the HE "sits" from the past where due to the rule, or the lack of sign-off from the various schools.
To the best of my knowledge there is no ECAC sit rule, but also know that there are a myriad of Ivy rules over and above the ECAC/NCAA rules (red shirting for example).
If you are even thinking making a move, your best course of action is to check with the current schools compliance officer. They will be able to tell you A: what the rules are, and B: if the current school would support the move, as they have to sign off on it, before you can even entertain a conversation with another school.
Last edited by OnMAA; 02-03-2014 at 12:56 PM. Reason: spelling
A: A violation of NCAA rules, nixing any chance of an approval for the transfer
B: Even if you get a transfer, may cost the player a year if the "release" school decides to give you a hard time.
Therefore stand by my previous suggestion/advice. If you are seriously thinking about transferring, would check with the current schools compliance officer first before you engage any conversation with another school. It is a slippery slope either way, so think twice and hard before making any such move.
[Insert "player to be named later" joke of your choosing here]*
HockeyEast33 then wrote: " if you're at a school with no scholarships or not on one, that is a different story, but the coaches will certainly cut your playing time and ignore you in most cases - they are there to win and kids who are leaving aren't going to help them do that in the future."
Boy, I think that may have been the case with Young....towards the end of the season I kept asking myself "why has this kid's ice time been cut back so much? Nagging injury? Nasty biochem tests to study for?" but now I surmise she had done the ethical thing and let the cat out of the bag before the season ended. Does anybody know if that's true?
* Not a joke, but in Rev. Rul. 67-380, 1967-2 C.B. 291 the IRS held that while the trade of a second baseman for a left handed relief pitcher would constitute a Section 1231(b) tax-free like-kind exchange, the trade of a left fielder for a used bus would not. Unfortunately, the Rev. Rul. did not provide the name of any real-world outfielders who have been traded for buses.
Last edited by Watson Rink; 02-03-2014 at 01:26 PM.
Hard to imagine a kid telling their school "I want to shop around" when they have abslutely no idea if there might be a spot for them anywhere else - who would advise that, NCAA rules or not!!??? Most kids in this situation are probably riding the pine, so it is not like another school is going to drop some other kid for them on the spur of the moment. And the next season team is already set by April (after the season) - they would have to luck into a spot somewhere else.
Even at the prep school level, I know of parents/kids who expressed interest in moving to another prep school, NAHA or the Shamrocks mid-season and they ended up suddenly having an attitude problem and rarely seeing the ice again even though they were clearly in the top half or higher of the players on the team. One prep school coach I know of at least had the decency to play the kid against the two schools the player wanted to transfer to, but sat her the rest of the games.
Okay, so what about transfers from DI to DIII? There are always several of those each year.
And what about transfers from DIII to DI? Does that ever happen? Is there a sit out rule? Can DI coaches recruit DIII players?
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