Release clause added to #NewUAAPRule
MANILA, Philippines -- High school players transferring from one UAAP school to another for college need not undergo two years of residency if they are able to secure a release from their mother school, the league said in an official statement Monday, May 13.
According to UAAP president Nilo Ocampo, the board approved the explanatory rule to the residency requirement during its Annual Board Meeting last April 24.
"An incoming collegiate athlete who is a high school graduate from a UAAP Member University and enrolled in another Member University shall take a mandatory two-year residency, except when a prior release is issued by the Member University for the athlete concerned," said the statement.
The development, coming on the heels of a senate hearing spearheaded by Senator Pia Cayetano, gives athletes a chance to transfer schools without having to sit out two years provided that they secure a release.
Ocampo added that the UAAP might be the one to provide the release form to student-athletes, who will then seek the approval of people concerned.
According to the statement, "the release form shall be duly signed by any UAAP Board Member of the Member University concerned."
The #NewUAAPRule will be implemented immediately in Season 76 (School Year 2013-14). - Rappler.com