Div 1 Eligibility- Year off- Surgery

Javizzle

New User
Hey everyone,
Question for you guys. So, I was trying to figure out what the deal with div 1 eligiblity is. I want to take a year off in between high school and college because I'm getting surgery pretty soon. My birthday is in November, so i'd be able to play juniors till october of 2012. Am I still eligible for div 1?

Thanks
 

ClarkC

Hall of Fame
Your year off after high school will count as your redshirt year in college. There is an outside chance that you could appeal for an extra year of eligibility due to medical reasons if you had to miss another year while in college. Basically, you have 4 years eligibility in the 5 years that follow your high school graduation: 4 years playing, 1 year redshirting.
 

tennismom42

Semi-Pro
Hey everyone,
Question for you guys. So, I was trying to figure out what the deal with div 1 eligiblity is. I want to take a year off in between high school and college because I'm getting surgery pretty soon. My birthday is in November, so i'd be able to play juniors till october of 2012. Am I still eligible for div 1?

Thanks
You are in the graduating class of 2012 or 2011? Will you have a traditional graduation date (May or June)?

My son is in Division 1 & had a horrific tennis accident. I'll spare you the details so you don't lose your cookies. He played last Fall. He had surgery in January. It was done athroscopically (spelling?) and was not invasive. This is key to you. Any other surgery type is going to cost you a year.

My son came out of surgery without stitches, without pain killer, without Rx antibiotics. None were necessary and that's typical of athroscopic surgery. I suggest you get a 2nd opinion or contact your insurance. Aim for athroscopic surgery instead.

My son was competing again in 6 weeks post-surgery. I wish you the same.
 
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kflat

New User
I know on my team (d1) there was a kid who did 4 years highschool, one year at bollettieris, then played all 4 years for college. maybe the rules have changed though since he graduated two years ago.

also i know you can play in matches during the fall and stil get a medical redshirt for the spring season, as one of my teammates is contemplating
 

Javizzle

New User
You are in the graduating class of 2012 or 2011? Will you have a traditional graduation date (May or June)?

My son is in Division 1 & had a horrific tennis accident. I'll spare you the details so you don't lose your cookies. He played last Fall. He had surgery in January. It was done athroscopically (spelling?) and was not invasive. This is key to you. Any other surgery type is going to cost you a year.

My son came out of surgery without stitches, without pain killer, without Rx antibiotics. None were necessary and that's typical of athroscopic surgery. I suggest you get a 2nd opinion or contact your insurance. Aim for athroscopic surgery instead.

My son was competing again in 6 weeks post-surgery. I wish you the same.
I am in the graduating class of 2011 and I do have a traditional graduation date. Though my birthday is in November, I just realized that university apps are due (for the most part) January 1st of the year one plans to attend. So Even If I took a year off, the only time I would save is between september to january.
 
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