05/18/15 – Board of Control Approves Compliance Forms for Football Revisions

May 18, 2015 Athletic Department Blog Updates

With the approval of the sweeping changes in football contact rules, the Board of Control has approved three forms which are to be used by schools to monitor practice limitations, participation limitations, etc. These forms are NOT to be submitted to the KHSAA at this time, but a random ten (10) percent of the membership will be audited for compliance and penalized under Bylaw 27 if unable to verify that the rules are being followed. 

The new forms are:

FB137 – An optional form which may be used by schools and districts to ensure that coaches are aware of the new restrictions. The form allows for a preseason signature by the coaches (all coaches, head and assistant, paid or unpaid) verifying understanding of the USA Football definitions and contact restrictions. The form then also allows for a postseason signature indicated that the rules have been adhered to throughout the season. This form is located at http://www.khsaa.org/forms/fb137.docx (Word version) and http://www.khsaa.org/forms/fb137.pdf (PDF version). 

FB136 – A required form for each contest (freshman, JV and varsity) indicated play by each player to monitor the new restriction on quarters. Each player is limited to eight quarters per week in games, from Friday through the following Thursday, starting with the Friday of Week 0. If games have quarters that are six minutes or less, each quarter played counts as one-half of a quarter toward the eight-quarter limit. Any game with periods longer than six minutes counts as a full quarter for each quarter played. By rule, overtime is an extension of the 4th quarter and does not count as an additional period(s). This form is located at http://www.khsaa.org/forms/fb136.docx (Word version) and http://www.khsaa.org/forms/fb136.pdf (PDF version). 

FB135 – A required form that allows coaches/administrators to log the actions at practice. It is on this form that schools can log the amount of contact (to enforce the 90-minute restriction on non-game days after the start of scrimmages), as well as the other contact and equipment restrictions. The form wa also created to combine with the heat index form so that duplicate data didn’t need to be kept. This data (contact, etc.) must be maintained and this form allows a convenient one-stop location. Coaches should check with school and district administrators to ensure the desired method of data collection in that school/district. This form is located at http://www.khsaa.org/forms/fb135.docx (Word version) and http://www.khsaa.org/forms/fb135.pdf (PDF version).