While WIAA rules prohibit schools giving students special treatment or privileges on a regular basis to enable them to participate in non-school athletic activities, NSD understands that occasionally non-school teams participate in events specifically designed to give athletes exposure to college opportunities and potential scholarships.
Per WIAA guidelines, student athletes will automatically be allowed to miss team practice(s) or competition(s) to participate in one non-school athletic event per high school sport season. Prior e-mail notification to the school’s Athletic Director is required.
A student may petition to miss team practice(s) or competition(s) for a second non-school event given that the event is designed to showcase the athlete for potential recruiting or scholarship awards. This petition must be submitted either in writing or by e-mail to the district athletic director (email@example.com) no later than two-weeks before the scheduled absence.
No petitions will be granted for absences during scheduled post season competition. While up to two absences are allowable, team attendance rules that apply to all students will be enforced (e.g.- sitting the first half of the next competition).
A third event absence will result in the athlete becoming ineligible for the remainder of that sport season.
Detailed guidelines and requirements for non-school athletic participation are available on the district’s website at https: //www1.nsd.org/schools/enrichment-activities/athletics/eligibility
Non-School Competition Procedure Full Document