Homeschooled young men from the ages of 13 to 18 as of September 1st of the current academic year are eligible for play on the HCYA Eagles in both the fall and spring of that academic year. In other words, to be eligible for Fall and/or Spring , a player must have turned 13 on or before September 1, . A player who turns 19 on or after September 2, is eligible to play in the Fall of and the Spring of , but a player who turns 19 on or before September 1, is not eligible for Fall or beyond.
HCYA is for homeschooled students who have not yet graduated from high school. For purposes of eligibility, “homeschooling” is defined to mean that a student’s education is parent-directed. As such, the parents shall be involved in their child’s education by assuming the role of principal or headmaster, thereby (1) setting the date and requirements for high school graduation; (2) selecting and approving course materials and study schedules; and (3) selecting tutors, correspondence courses, videos, computer courses and similar resources for their child’s education.
To clarify, parents need not provide all of the instruction, but they must be directing the young man’s education. Participation in local educational “co-op” programs or concurrent/”dual credit” enrollment in college courses do not disqualify a player, as long as the criteria above are met.