Students are not required to enroll in a Hallstrom academic class to participate on a Rockford FIRE sports team.
ALL players must be home schooled for at least 51% of their current education. Full eligibility requirements may be found here. By registering for Rockford FIRE, you are agreeing that your student is eligible according to NCHC standards. If your player is not eligible according to these standards, the entire program can be removed from the conference. If you have a question about eligibility, please contact your team’s coach.
Students who are enrolled in a Hallstrom academic class:
Once a student has been listed as a ninth grader, that student will be limited to the next four consecutive seasons of participation. A tenth-grade student has three more seasons of participation. An eleventh-grade student has two more seasons of participation. A twelfth- grade student has one season to participate.
Any student reaching the age of 19 prior to September 1 shall not be eligible for participation in Rockford FIRE sports.
Once a student has graduated or gone through a graduation ceremony, he/she will no longer qualify for a Rockford FIRE sports team regardless of his/her age.
Any student who is under disciplinary action and transfers from a public, private, or another home school program/co-op must wait one year before he/she is eligible to participate in Rockford FIRE sports.
Each player must receive a medical examination once every 365 days by a duly licensed physician, nurse practitioner, or physician’s assistant. These physicals must be submitted to the appropriate FIRE team coach.