TO:WPIAL Football Schools
FROM: Tim O’Malley
DATE: July 1, 2008
SUBJ: CONTACT FOOTBALL CAMPS
On Sunday, July 6, 2008 a “Full-Contact” Football Camp is being held at Robert Morris University in Moon Township Pa. It is important that you understand and are aware of the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Associations By-Laws that prohibit participation in Full- Contact football camps. Article XVI, Season and Out of Rules and Regulations, Section 2 C -1 of the PIAA By-Laws states that “a student who participates in organized contact football camps, clinics, drills, practices, inter-school practices, scrimmages, contests, or similar contact activities outside the PIAA-defined football season SHALL BE INELIGIBLE TO PARTICIPATE IN INTERSCHOLASTIC FOOTBALL FOR A PERIOD OF ONE YEAR FORM THE DATE OF SUCH PARTICIPATION.
It is the intent of this memorandum to alert you to the advertised camp and the prohibition placed upon it by the PIAA. Student athletes that participate in this camp regardless, of their knowledge of the rule, will lose one year of interscholastic athletic eligibility. Communicating this reality to your student athletes and football coaching staff members is strongly advised.