The CIF has approved a controversial transfer rule that will make it easier for student-athletes to change high schools.
The old rule forced student-athletes to sit out one year of competition after transferring to another school unless their entire family moved, or they got a hardship waiver.
Under the new rule, a student-athlete can transfer without a family move, and must sit out only the first 30-35 days of any sports season.
Critics, which include coaches, athletic directors, and administrators, say the new rule will basically make California's high school student-athletes free agents.
Supporters say parents should have the right to move their kids to any school in search of better athletic opportunities.
The new rule will be reviewed after one year.