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Reverse the New UAAP Residence Rule

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Athletes and sports enthusiasts are up in arms over the UAAP Board’s recent decision to change the residency requirements for student athletes.

The new UAAP rule requires graduating high school students to sit out two years of competition if they come from a UAAP-member high school and choose to go to a different UAAP college.

Even the UAAP’s existing residency requirement of two years for transferring college athletes is an unfair policy for students. A year-in-residency is meant to help the athlete acclimatize to his or her new school and adjust academics-wise. As such, a one-year residency should suffice. Further, any residency rule should not apply to high school students who choose to go to a different college.

The two-year residency rule CURTAILS THE FREEDOM OF YOUNG STUDENT ATHLETES to choose which college he or she wants to study in and play for. It DENIES THEM OF THEIR RIGHTS TO DEVELOP THEIR FULL POTENTIAL, and goes against the Constitutional mandate to promote sports, especially among our youth. The new UAAP rule is an UNREASONABLE LIMIT ON AN ATHLETE’S FREEDOM OF CHOICE AND ACADEMIC FREEDOM to decide which college to enter into.

Please join me and call on the UAAP Board to REVERSE THIS UNJUST RULE, and SUPPORT OUR STUDENTS ATHLETES, instead of holding them back.



Related links:
My open letter to the UAAP Board:

Gretchen Ho and Alyssa Valdez speak out against new UAAP rule:

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