What is the NHIAA rule regarding club sports (i.e. AAU or USA)?

 

Student athletes may not miss a high school athletic event (game, practice, tournament, etc) for club sports.  The Penalty for doing so is a four-match suspension or 3 weeks, whichever is greater.  An excerpt from the NHIAA Handbook:

Sect. 7 Non-School Competition, Paragraph A:

“…Whenever a conflict arises between the high school team practice/competition and an out-of-school
practice/competition on the same day, the high school team practice/competition must be honored by
the student athlete. Priority must be given at all times to the high school team, its practices, and its
contests unless a waiver has been granted by the principal and athletic director. It is expressly
understood that waivers shall not be granted on a regular basis and shall only be granted in
extraordinary circumstances.

Penalties: Any student athlete who violates this rule, unless a waiver has been granted as stated above,
for the first time shall be declared ineligible for the next four (4) consecutive interscholastic events or
three (3) weeks of a season in which the student athlete is a participant, whichever is greater. This
Penalty is effective from the date of his or her last participation in a high school sport. Any student
athlete who violates this rule a second time or subsequent time shall be declared ineligible for
participation in any high school sport for the balance of the school year.”

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