Eliminate the soccer rule regarding the number of high school players.
  • Petitioned Don Hinton

This petition was delivered to:

Executive Director
Don Hinton
President MHSAA Executive Committee
Ronnie Hill
MHSAA Executive Committee
Tracy Cook
MHSAA Executive Committee
Mike Davis
MHSAA Executive Committee
Jeff Gilder
MHSAA Executive Committee
Junior Graham
MHSAA Executive Committee
Charles Hardy
MHSAA Executive Committee
Dr. Marietta James
MHSAA Executive Committee
Ray Morgigno
MHSAA Executive Committee
Dr. Beverly Culley
MHSAA Executive Committee
Larry Dolan
MHSAA Executive Committee
George Graves
MHSAA Executive Committee
Bubba Hathorn
MHSAA Executive Committee
Paul Henry
MHSAA Executive Committee
Anthony Jenkins
MHSAA Executive Committee
Kalvin Robinson
MHSAA Associate Director
Lonnie Tillman
MHSAA Associate Director
Rickey Neaves
MHSAA Assistant Director for Athletics
Diane Bruser
MHSAA Assistant Director for Athletics
Robert Holloway
MHSAA Director of Development and Communications
Todd Kelly
District I Secretary
Larry Williams
District III Secretary
James Nicholson
District V Secretary
Tommy Parker
District VII Secretary
Mike Goff
District II Secretary
Truman Albritton
District IV Secretary
Gale Gregory
District VI Secretary
Jerry Huskey
District VIII
Carl Shepherd

Eliminate the soccer rule regarding the number of high school players.

    1. Pearl Soccer
    2. Petition by

      Pearl Soccer

      Pearl, MS

The Mississippi High School Activities Association has recently voted to revise their rule regarding the number of players on a high school team that may participate on an independent team. The new language of the rule has not been posted. The current rule states that no more than 5 players from a high school team may participate on the same independent team. The rule does not differentiate between DI, DII or DIII teams. All are considered independent teams.

Why is this information important to us? The answer can be found in the current rule, “The penalty for this violation is the loss of high school eligibility of all participants from the school that participated on the team.”

If you would like to review the current rule please click on the following link, http://www.misshsaa.com/LinkClick.aspx?fileticket=uGVcWM3rYiE%3d&tabid=40 the rule can be found on page 17 section P.

We are encouraging all parents to get involved in this and to encourage MHSAA to eliminate soccer from this rule or to modify it so that it does not have such a negative impact on YOUR children playing.

To:
Don Hinton, Executive Director
Ronnie Hill, President MHSAA Executive Committee
Tracy Cook, MHSAA Executive Committee
Mike Davis, MHSAA Executive Committee
Jeff Gilder, MHSAA Executive Committee
Junior Graham, MHSAA Executive Committee
Charles Hardy, MHSAA Executive Committee
Dr. Marietta James, MHSAA Executive Committee
Ray Morgigno, MHSAA Executive Committee
Dr. Beverly Culley, MHSAA Executive Committee
Larry Dolan, MHSAA Executive Committee
George Graves, MHSAA Executive Committee
Bubba Hathorn, MHSAA Executive Committee
Paul Henry, MHSAA Executive Committee
Anthony Jenkins, MHSAA Executive Committee
Kalvin Robinson, MHSAA Executive Committee
Lonnie Tillman, MHSAA Associate Director
Rickey Neaves, MHSAA Associate Director
Diane Bruser, MHSAA Assistant Director for Athletics
Robert Holloway, MHSAA Assistant Director for Athletics
Todd Kelly, MHSAA Director of Development and Communications
Larry Williams, District I Secretary
James Nicholson, District III Secretary
Tommy Parker, District V Secretary
Mike Goff, District VII Secretary
Truman Albritton, District II Secretary
Gale Gregory, District IV Secretary
Jerry Huskey, District VI Secretary
Carl Shepherd, District VIII
We are encouraging MHSAA to eliminate soccer from the rule regarding the number of players on a high school team that may participate on an independent team.

Sincerely,
[Your name]

Recent signatures

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    1. Reached 2,000 signatures
    2. 1683 Supporters!

      Pearl Soccer
      Petition Organizer

      As of 7/23/2013 there are 1683 signatures for a petition to the Mississippi High School Activities Association to "Eliminate the soccer rule regarding the number of players on a team."

      We would like to as many supporting this as possible, so please make sure you share this link with your friends and ask them to share it on Facebook, Twitter, or any other Social Media as well. We're still hoping that local media will pick up on this story so, we're keeping our fingers crossed that a story will develop.

      http://www.change.org/petitions/mississippi-high-school-activities-association-eliminate-the-soccer-rule-regarding-the-number-of-high-school-players

      Thanks for everybody's efforts in support for youth soccer in Mississippi.

      Mississippi High School Activities Association: Eliminate the soccer rule regarding the number of high school players.

      The Mississippi High School Activities Association has recently voted to revise their rule regarding the number of players on a high school team that...

    3. Reached 1,500 signatures
    4. 1204 Signatures

      Pearl Soccer
      Petition Organizer

      As of 7/3/2013 there are 1204 signatures for a petition to the Mississippi High School Activities Association to "Eliminate the soccer rule regarding the number of players on a team."

      We would like to as many supporting this as possible, so please make sure you share this link with your friends and ask them to share it on Facebook, Twitter, or any other Social Media as well. A local Jackson TV station has picked up on this so, we're keeping our fingers crossed that a story will develop. We would love to see South and North Mississippi stations pick this up as well.

      http://www.change.org/petitions/mississippi-high-school-activities-association-eliminate-the-soccer-rule-regarding-the-number-of-high-school-players

      Thanks for everybody's efforts in support for youth soccer in Mississippi.

      Mississippi High School Activities Association: Eliminate the soccer rule regarding the number of high school players.

      The Mississippi High School Activities Association has recently voted to revise their rule regarding the number of players on a high school team that...

    5. Reached 250 signatures

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    Reasons for signing

    • T. Logan Russell MADISON, MS
      • 3 months ago

      I signed the petition last year for all of the reasons other commenters have noted. This post is an inquiry into the current situation. Did MHSAA cut the allowed number of players from 5 down to a lesser number? Is there any indication that MHSAA will do the right thing, meaning completely remove the limitation as pertains to soccer? Have MSA, any clubs or individual schools initiated a legislative remedy (ie a law) to this situation? An update or website/Facebook page where an update is located would be appreciated.

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    • Cathy Chandler SOUTHAVEN, MS
      • 5 months ago

      My plays soccer for high school and D2 teams.

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    • austin malone OLIVE BRANCH MS, MS
      • 5 months ago

      not a good rule for us players that our trying to get better

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    • Brian Ervin CORDOVA, TN
      • 5 months ago

      how is an athelete going to better him or herself if they cant participate in activities outside of school?

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    • Sarah Thompson SOUTHAVEN, MS
      • 5 months ago

      I think this is a stupid rule. Come let the kids play soccer.

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