Although as proposed does not impact K-4th, will stay grade based. really only 5-7th impacted. For 8th they plan to move the date back to 3/1 but allow anyone who petitions that is older to play because if they are in 8th grade and older there is no where else to go. That is what CONNY is voting on.
And the irony is 8th & 9th grade is where the age based system is needed most. A combination of reclassifying, 9th grade early recruiting, some kids maturing earlier than others, and parents 'gaming' the current system convinced that playing down an age is the way to go....
Yup. On the CONNY site it says the proposal is to move 8th grade back to 3/2001. I hope that's a typo and they meant 3/2002 or you will have 16 year olds playing with 13 year olds!
It is 3/02, however, anyone older can petition to play and it is expected they will be allowed.