Field Hockey Blog Updates

09/21/17 – Fall Sports Championship Media Credentials

2017-2018 News Releases

The KHSAA’s online media credentialing system for the Fall Sports Championships is now live, and can be accessed by going to credentials.khsaa.org.

Credentials to each KHSAA state championship event are issued by the KHSAA to working members of the media that regularly cover high school athletics. Credentials must be requested prior to the established deadline for each sport through the online credentialing system (credentials.khsaa.org).

Credentials should be requested by the sports editor/director for all members of his/her organization needing to attend an event. Credentials for freelance photographers and stringers must be requested by the sports editor/director at the outlet the freelancer will be representing. No credentials will be issued outside of the online credentialing system. The KHSAA reserves the right to limit the quantity of credentials issued to media outlets when space is at a premium.

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09/18/17 – Midway University/KHSAA Female Student-Athlete of the Year Nomination

Field Hockey Blog Updates

The KHSAA is excited to open the nomination process for the Midway University/KHSAA Female Student-Athlete of the Year among Field Hockey participants for 2017-2018.

This award is based on athletic and academic achievement as well as community service and leadership. The link to the application contains additional criteria and a form to nominate one female participant from each 2017-2018 team. Nominations must come from a member school, but may be submitted by an administrator, guidance counselor, or coach. Nominations may only be submitted online at http://khsaa.org/ge79-midway-universitykhsaa-female-student-athlete-of-the-year-nomination-form/

The winner, if present, will be recognized at the 2017 KHSAA Field Hockey State Championship at Christian Academy of Lousiville on October 25th. In case the winner does not qualify for the state tournament, representatives from Midway University will present the award at the recipient’s high school at a mutually determined later date.

From the winners selected for each championship, one student-athlete will be selected as the 2017-2018 […]

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08/25/17 – Reminders on Schedules/Rosters/Statistics Entry Requirement

Athletic Department Blog Updates

Please take a moment to review the following reminders on requirements for member schools involving schedules, rosters and statistics.

SCOREBOARD/ROSTER/SCHEDULE
The KHSAA/Riherds.com Scoreboard is provided as a service to schools, student-athletes, media members and the general public. Scoreboard data is copyrighted through a joint partnership with the KHSAA, Frank Riherd and Riherds.com, and the Association thanks them for their efforts in support of this project.

One of the most frequent complaints we hear from the media, general public and our own membership is that the scoreboard contains inaccurate schedules and rosters. As this is often the tool the media uses to cover your programs, this information provides tremendous promotional benefit to your students and school community. It is the responsibility of each school to maintain its schedules and rosters with current and accurate information, including jersey numbers and positions for all listed student-athletes.

At your earliest convenience, please take a moment […]

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08/14/17 – 2017 Field Hockey Online Rules Clinic Now Available

Field Hockey Blog Updates

The mandatory online KHSAA Rules Clinic for the sport of Field Hockey is available beginning August 14. The clinic is required of all officials as well as all coaches at the varsity, junior varsity and freshmen levels, regardless of whether or not the coach receives pay.

Below is additional information:

OFFICIALS

  • August 14 to September 11 (Officials) – the Field Hockey Clinic will be online only and may be viewed at no charge during this period.
  • September 12 to October 1 (Officials) – the Field Hockey Clinic will be online only and may be viewed for the makeup fee ($30) during this period.
  • October 2 to October 8 (Officials) – the Field Hockey Clinic will be online only and may be viewed for the makeup fee ($60) per the Bylaw 27 schedule during this period. After this time, postseason penalties per Bylaw 27 will apply.

COACHES

  • August 14 to September 12 (Coaches) – the Field Hockey […]

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07/20/17 – Heat and Humidity Reminders

Athletic Department Blog Updates

With temperatures rising across the state, now is a good time to remind all of our school administrators and coaches of the requirements of the Heat Index program. No game, or plan for a game, is worth short-cutting this required procedure that is now nearly fifteen years old. Nothing about the program has changed, but with the turnover in coaches (and administrators) perhaps a few heat index reminders are helpful:

  • Heat index requirements and restrictions apply (and have always applied) to outdoor and indoor sports. In many cases during the summer, indoor practice areas (including gymnasiums) are set to be electronically controlled in terms of temperature and coaches must monitor conditions to ensure compliance.
  • While the gold standard for heat index measurement is the wet bulb globe, the KHSAA has adopted the use of the digital sling psychrometer as the measurement instrument for heat index as the next best available and most cost effective […]

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07/18/17 – Board of Control Mandates Face Protection in Softball

2017-2018 News Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 18, 2017

The Board of Control conducted its first organizational meeting of the 2017-18 academic year July 14-15 at the Hotel Covington in Northern Kentucky. Over the course of its two-day meeting, the Board took a progressive step in the area of student-athlete safety by approving a recommendation from staff to mandate the use of face protection in softball for pitchers, first basemen and third basemen. The Board’s action, which follows the recommended use of protective headgear in July of 2014, makes Kentucky the first state to require face protection in high school softball, and continues the KHSAA’s willingness to be at the forefront in regards to player safety, as the Association implemented a pitch count in baseball one year before it was approved at the national level.

The KHSAA submitted a proposal to amend the NFHS playing rules at the 2017 NFHS Summer Meeting (June 28-July 2), […]

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05/22/17 – Forde Named Midway University/KHSAA Female Student-Athlete of the Year For 2016-17

2016-2017 News Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 22, 2017

The inaugural yearlong Midway University/KHSAA Female Student-Athlete of the Year program culminated on the campus of Midway University on Monday as Sacred Heart’s Brooke Forde was named the first overall winner. Beginning in May of 2016 with the Bass Fishing State Championship, Midway University presented a Female Student-Athlete of the Year award at each of the KHSAA’s 14 girls’ state championship events, with an overall winner selected following the final championship of the timeframe (2017 State Archery).

The Midway University/KHSAA Female Student-Athlete of the Year award is based upon overall athletic performance (60%), academic achievement (20%) and community service (20%). Students must possess an overall grade point average of 3.0 or better to qualify, and must be academically eligible during the season in which they are nominated. School administrators, coaches and athletic directors nominate student-athletes online at KHSAA.org, and the nominees are voted upon by a closed panel consisting […]

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03/30/17 – KHSAA Revising Office Hours Effective April 3, 2017

2016-2017 News Releases

Effective April 3, 2017, the KHSAA will have new office hours. The office will open each day at 7:30 a.m. and close at 4:00 p.m. ET.

Logistical and traffic issues (both current and anticipated) in the surrounding area near the office, in particular, the opening of the new Frederick Douglass High School have created this necessity.

We appreciate the understanding of our membership and various constituencies.

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01/12/17 – Board of Control Addresses Alignment Issues, Archery Championship

2016-2017 News Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 12, 2017

During the course of its regularly scheduled meeting at the KHSAA Offices on Thursday, the Board of Control addressed alignment issues and championship details in several sports, while also approving a requested new trial pilot program for the 15th Region Tournament.

Following the consolidation of South Floyd and Allen Central High Schools, changes were needed in the basketball alignment (and subsequently the alignments in baseball, softball and volleyball) for the 15th Region. KHSAA Commissioner Julian Tackett attended a meeting of the Superintendents in the impacted districts on January 9 to review options related to the region. Facing challenges like an imperfect geographically aligned region and a pattern of reduced sport offerings by some schools in the region, there were few obvious non-impactful options available. With that in mind, the Superintendents expressed an interest in a multi-year pilot program where their teams would play one less […]

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12/12/16 – Officiate Kentucky Day Information

Baseball Blog Updates

OFFICIATE KENTUCKY DAY
Saturday, July 29
Marriott Downtown – Louisville

You are invited to the first-ever, Officiate Kentucky Day!

What is Officiate Kentucky Day?
Officiate Kentucky Day (OKD) is a one-day gathering of sports and sport activity officials from throughout the Commonwealth to celebrate the officiating industry.  This event allows the KHSAA to partner with the National Association of Sports Officials (NASO) as part of their “state day” program and will showcase nationally known collegiate and professional officials as well as high schools officials to share their knowledge, skills and expertise in officiating.

OKD will be a lead-in to the National Association of Sports Officials (NASO) Summit that will follow July 30-Aug. 1, also at Marriott Downtown in Louisville.  

Legendary sports officials and industry leaders including Jerry Markbriet, Billy Kennedy, Steve Shaw, Joe Crawford, Dean Blandino, Bill Carollo, Scott Green, Marcy Weston, Sandra Serafini, Steve Javie, Tom Lopes, […]

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11/16/16 – Board of Control Extends Sponsorship of Field Hockey For Three Years

2016-2017 News Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 16, 2016

On Wednesday, the Board of Control approved a recommendation from staff to continue the sponsorship of Field Hockey through the 2019 state championship. With Field Hockey just completing its third season as a KHSAA-sponsored sport in October, discussion during the course of the Board’s regularly scheduled meeting at the KHSAA Offices stressed the importance of the field hockey schools and coaches to make progress in expanding the geographic reach of the sport, as that factor will be considered when the sport is re-evaluated in 2019 for further continuation. In addition to its continued sponsorship of Field Hockey, the Board will consider recommendations from staff during its January meeting regarding potential adjustments to the sport’s alignment and state championship format.

The Board also made a determination on Wednesday regarding the future alignment of the yet-to-be-named Fayette County High School, which will open during the 2017-18 academic year. Those placements […]

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10/20/16 – Field Hockey State Tournament Begins Saturday; 2017 HOF Press Conference This Sunday

2016-2017 News Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 20, 2016

The bracket is set for the 2016 KHSAA Field Hockey State Tournament, which begins Saturday afternoon with quarterfinal action at Assumption Green in Louisville. Christian Academy-Louisville (20-4-1) will take on Atherton (19-4-1) at 2 p.m. in the first match of the day, followed by DuPont Manual (18-5-2) against Mercy (8-9-1) at 4 p.m.

Defending state champ Sacred Heart (20-5) will face Presentation (9-13) at 6 p.m., with Assumption (21-3-1) and Kentucky Country Day (9-7) squaring off in the final match of the day at 8 p.m. A complete bracket can be found at http://khsaa.org/fieldhockey/2016/fhbracket.pdf

The semifinals and finals of the state tournament will move to Bellarmine University, with the semifinal games set for 6 p.m. and 7:45 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 24. The championship game will be played Wednesday, Oct. 26 at 6 p.m. The semifinals and championship game will be webcast live through the NFHS Network (http://www.nfhsnetwork.com/), with links […]

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09/22/16 – Volleyball, Soccer, Field Hockey Draw Show Set For 3:30 PM Friday

2016-2017 News Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 22, 2016

The pairings for the 2016 KHSAA Volleyball, Boys’ and Girls’ Soccer, and Field Hockey State Tournaments will be determined Friday, September 23rd when the annual KHSAA Fall Championship Draw Show is conducted at the KHSAA Offices at 3:30 p.m. The Draw Show will be broadcast live online through the NFHS Network (www.nfhsnetwork.com) with a link to the network available at khsaa.org.

District soccer tournaments begin the week of October 10th, with region soccer tournaments getting underway the following week. The Girls’ Soccer Semi-State (Oct. 24) and Boys’ Soccer Semi-State (Oct. 25) matches will be held at host sites, followed by the quarterfinal round on Saturday, Oct. 29 in Lexington. The girls’ and boys’ semifinals will be played on Nov. 2 and Nov. 3, respectively, with the championship games taking place on Saturday, Nov. 5. All games will take place at Fayette County public high schools, with specific times and locations […]

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09/22/16 – Board of Control Approves Unified/Adapted Opportunities in Bowling; Alters State Tennis Format

2016-2017 News Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 22, 2016

During its regularly scheduled meeting at the KHSAA Offices on Wednesday, the Board of Control approved a proposal to add Unified and Adapted opportunities in the sport-activity of Bowling, beginning with the 2017 state championship. Bowling will be the second KHSAA offering to include Unified and Adapted opportunities, joining Track & Field which began including Unified events in 2015 following a joint partnership between KHSAA and Special Olympics Kentucky. The Unified Bowling events will be added to the singles competition on Feb. 9, with a final schedule to be announced at a later date. Unified sport allows for combined competition involving intellectually disabled students and non-intellectually disabled counterparts, while adapted sport allows for participation by those with physical disability.

“One of the most gratifying things we have been able to do in the past few years is the addition of adapted and unified track and field events,” said KHSAA Commissioner Julian […]

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08/01/16 – 2016 Field Hockey Online Rules Clinic Now Available

Athletic Department Blog Updates

The mandatory Online KHSAA Rules Clinic for the sport of Field Hockey is available beginning August 1. The clinic is required of all officials as well as all coaches at the varsity, junior varsity and freshmen levels, and whether or not the coach receives pay.

Below is additional information:

OFFICIALS

  • August 8 to August 29 (Officials) – the Field Hockey Clinic will be online only and may be viewed at no charge during this period.
  • August 30 to September 25 (Officials) – the Field Hockey Clinic will be online only and may be viewed for the makeup fee ($30) during this period.
  • September 26 to October 2 (Officials) – the Field Hockey Clinic will be online only and may be viewed for the makeup fee ($60) per the Bylaw 27 schedule during this period. After this time, postseason penalties per Bylaw 27 will apply.

COACHES

  • August 8 to August 29 (Coaches) – the Field Hockey Clinic will be […]

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07/28/16 – Board of Control Finalizes Championship Dates for Football, Field Hockey

2016-2017 News Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 28, 2016

The Board of Control conducted its first meeting of the 2016-17 season on Tuesday and Wednesday at the Louisville Marriott Downtown. During the course of the two-day session, the board participated in a comprehensive orientation for all Board members and an extensive review of the due process procedure under KRS Chapter 13B. Among the action taken during Wednesday’s full meeting, the Board approved a final championship schedule for the 2016 Russell Athletic/KHSAA Commonwealth Gridiron Bowl and set the dates and sites for the 2016 State Field Hockey Tournament.

The 2016 Russell Athletic/KHSAA Commonwealth Gridiron Bowl will tentatively be held Dec. 2-4 at Houchens Industries-L.T. Smith Stadium at Western Kentucky University. The format for this year’s football finals will have the Class 1A and 4A championship games on Friday, Dec. 2nd, followed by Class 3A and 6A on Saturday, Dec. 3rd, and Class 2A and 5A on Sunday, Dec. 4th. Game times […]

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07/25/16 – Reminder about Heat Index Procedures – FB & FH

Athletic Department Blog Updates

While the media coverage has been great about our schools and their compliance with the mandated heat index monitoring and activity adjustment protocols, it is important that our Football and Field Hockey programs be reminded of important subtleties within the procedures.

When no additional protective equipment is being worn (i.e Football has on helmet only or Field Hockey does not have the goalie in protective gear), the threshold of 104-degree heat index is the point at which all activity must stop. But it is important as we face the hottest week of the year thus far, that all be reminded that once football adds shoulder pads or the field hockey goalie puts on gear, that threshold drops to 99 degrees. No activity can continue above a 99-degree heat index if that additional gear is being worn. The same is true for any school-based activity in baseball and softball (due to catching gear) at other times of […]

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KHSAA Sports Contacts, 2016-2017 and beyond

Archery Blog Updates

  Primary Event Contact Secondary Event Contact Primary Playing Rules Interpreter Secondary Playing Rules Interpreter Golf DB SB DB SB Field Hockey SB DB SB DB Volleyball BC DB BC DB Soccer MB CC CC MB Cross Country SB MB SB MB Football JT BC JT BC Competitive Cheer BC SB BC SB Bowling SB MB SB MB Swimming and Diving DB BC DB BC Wrestling MB SB MB SB Basketball JT BC JT BC Archery MB DB MB DB Bass Fishing DB SB DB SB Tennis MB BC MB BC Track and Field SB DB SB DB Softball DB MB DB MB Baseball BC SB BC SB           Lacrosse MB DB N/A N/A Rifle Marksmanship DB MB N/A N/A Trap Shooting Study MB DB N/A N/A Dance BC SB BC SB

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04/22/16 – Reminder Bylaw 23 Limitation of Seasons

Athletic Department Blog Updates

This is a reminder to all administrators and coaches concerning Bylaw 23, Limitation of Seasons. KHSAA staff members have received several inquiries about permitted activity,  specifically concerning fall sports and practice/tryouts for the fall. The same principle and rule would apply to any “tryout” in any sport or sport-activity that is not held during the period defined by Bylaw 23.

The first official tryout/practice date for 2016 football is July 10.  For the other fall sports/sport-activities (Soccer, Golf, Field Hockey, Volleyball, Cross Country, Competitive Cheer), the first official practice date is July 15. Only after these dates can anything mandatory be required of team members or potential team members. 

Until the day following the last day of school or May 31 (whichever is earliest), coaches are permitted to provide instruction and be involved with team members (provided such is approved by the principal), but continue to be restricted in “competitive” situations with other schools unless they are […]

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10/26/15 – 2016 State Bass Fishing Site Announced, Upcoming KHSAA.tv Webcast and Audio Schedule, Lincoln County Sanctioned

2015-2016 News Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 26, 2015

During its meeting at the KHSAA Offices on October 20th, the Board of Control reviewed site options for the 2016 KHSAA Bass Fishing Championships. After examining options across the state, the Board ultimately elected to keep this year’s event at the Kentucky Dam Marina in Gilbertsville due to success of the event in its first three years, and strong support from local organizers and sponsors. The Board also asked the Commissioner to seek proposals for an additional three years from both the area near Lake Barkley and Kentucky Lake, as well as the Lake Cumberland region.

“It is always good when multiple quality facilities and communities are interested in hosting our championships. The event has been wildly successful in terms of administration in its three years in the Kentucky Lake area and during that time of year, has offered our participants great opportunities for success in landing quality fish,” said Commissioner […]

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10/22/15 – Bracket Set For 2015 KHSAA Field Hockey State Tournament

2015-2016 News Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 22, 2015 The field is set for the 2015 KHSAA Field Hockey State Tournament, which begins with the quarterfinal round on Saturday at Bellarmine University’s Owsley B. Frazier Stadium. Saturday’s action begins at 2 p.m. with Christian Academy-Louisville (16-5) versus Louisville Collegiate (7-10) at 2 p.m., followed by DuPont Manual (15-4-2) against Ballard (10-8) at 3:45 p.m. The quarterfinal round continues with defending state champion Assumption (23-1) facing Mercy (17-9) at 5:30 p.m., and concludes with Sacred Heart (19-6-1) squaring off against Presentation (6-12) at 7:15 p.m. A complete bracket can be found at the following link: http://khsaa.org/fieldhockey/2015/fhbracket.pdf The state tournament resumes with semifinal games on Monday, October 26th at 5:30 p.m. and 7:15 p.m. Thursday’s championship game is set for 8 p.m. The semifinals and championship game will be webcast live through the NFHS Network with links available at KHSAA.tv. Subscription plans for the NFHS Network include a […]

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10/11/15 – Reminder – Fall Postseason Eligibility Limited To Those On Postseason Roster

Cross Country Blog Updates

This reminder to all athletic directors, principals, and coaches at KHSAA member schools. Only those students who are indicated with a checkmark in the “postseason roster” column are eligible to compete in KHSAA sanctioned postseason competition. The following are quick reminders to take the steps necessary to complete this task, and will only work if you have administrator rights (principal/AD) or coach that has roster rights granted by an administrator:
  • On the school’s login menu (http://schools.khsaa.org/), click on the link that says maintain specific team roster.
  • Select the green box for the varsity team, and you will see the current roster of the varsity displayed.
  • At the top or bottom of that listing, click on assign/unassign players.
  • DO NOT ADD ATHLETES TO THE VARSITY COLUMN AT THIS POINT IN THE SEASON.
  • At the top of the roster column (under level) will be a link to initialize your postseason roster. Clicking on this link […]

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10/01/15 – Volleyball, Soccer, Field Hockey Draw Show set for Friday at 10 AM

2015-2016 News Releases

The pairings for the 2015 KHSAA Volleyball, 2015 KHSAA Boys’ and Girls’ Soccer, and the 2015 KHSAA Field Hockey State Tournaments will be determined Friday, October 2 when the annual KHSAA Fall Championships Draw Show is conducted at the KHSAA Offices at 10 a.m. The Draw Show will be broadcast live online through the NFHS Network (www.nfhsnetwork.com) with a link to the network available at www.khsaa.org. Direct links to the broadcast will be distributed via social media as the webstream schedule is finalized. Brackets will be posted to the KHSAA/Riherds.com Scoreboard at the conclusion of the broadcast with flat files for print and media purposes available on the homepage for each sport.

District soccer tournaments begin the week of October 12, with region soccer tournaments getting underway the following week. The Boys’ Soccer Semi-State (Oct. 26) and Girls’ Soccer Semi-State (Oct. 27) matches will be held at host sites, followed by the quarterfinal round […]

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10/01/15 – Riherds.com to Sponsor Above and Beyond Awards at All State Championship Events

2015-2016 News Releases

Riherds.com, a Kentucky-based company headquartered in Smiths Grove specializing in trophies, awards, name tags and signs, will provide the “Above and Beyond” award at each KHSAA state championship event for 2015-16. Riherds.com is proud to be the Official Supplier of Trophies and Awards to the Kentucky High School Athletic Association.

The award is given to a participant at each KHSAA championship event and will be awarded from the pool of candidates nominated by participating school representatives. The award is based on five attributes: Citizenship, Leadership, Athletics, Sportsmanship and Scholarship.

Nominated students should exemplify these five attributes by:

  • Playing the game/competition by the rules.
  • Treating game officials, coaches and competitors with due respect as fellow human beings.
  • Taking victory and defeat without undue emotionalism.
  • Controlling of tempers at all times on and off the playing field.
  • Being positive with officials, coaches and competitors, without criticism for things that occur during the contest.
  • Cooperating with the coaches, officials and fellow players in trying to promote good sportsmanship.
  • Being […]

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09/30/15 – Fall Sports Championship Media Credentials

2015-2016 News Releases

The KHSAA’s online media credentialing system for the Fall Sports Championships is now live. Media members can visit credentials.khsaa.org to apply for credentials online.

Credentials to each KHSAA state championship event are issued by the KHSAA to working members of the media that regularly cover high school athletics. Credentials must be requested prior to the established deadline for each sport through the online credentialing system (credentials.khsaa.org).

Credentials should be requested by the sports editor/director for all members of his/her organization needing to attend an event. Credentials for freelance photographers and stringers must be requested by the sports editor/director at the outlet the freelancer will be representing. No credentials will be issued outside of the online credentialing system. The KHSAA reserves the right to limit the quantity of credentials issued to media outlets when space is at a premium.

Failure to adhere to the KHSAA policies and guidelines, as well as unauthorized use of the media credential, […]

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09/28/15 – Regional Instructions for Field Hockey

Field Hockey Blog Updates

Instructions for the KHSAA Regional Field Hockey Tournaments are now posted on the KHSAA website. You can view these instructions by clicking the following link:

http://khsaa.org/fieldhockey/postseasoninstructions.pdf

– KHSAA –

The KHSAA staff routinely publishes blog posts to better communicate with its various constituencies and the public. For a list of those blogs, go to http://khsaa.org/news-stats-pubs/sports-blogs/

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09/14/15 – Clarification on Obstruction Rule

Field Hockey Blog Updates

It has come to our attention that there has been some misunderstanding lately in regards to the obstruction rule, so we wanted to take a moment to review the topic with all coaches and officials.

The following post from the KY Field Hockey Umpires Association that serves as a good refresher for all coaches and officials:

Rule 9.12: –
Players must not obstruct an opponent who is attempting to play the ball.

Guidance: 

  • Players obstruct if they: back into an opponent; physically interfere with the stick or body of an opponent; or shield the ball from a legitimate tackle with their stick or any part of their body.
  • A stationary player receiving the ball is permitted to face in any direction.
  • A player with the ball is permitted to move off with the ball in any direction except bodily into an opponent, or into a position between the ball and an opponent who is within playing distance of the ball and attempting […]

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09/04/15 – Reminder about Heat Index/Drones at Competition

Athletic Department Blog Updates

This notice is being sent to all member schools and specific licensed officials.

HEAT INDEX
While we have been blessed with a relatively cool summer, such is likely not to be the case this weekend and early next week. Keep in mind that the Heat Index regulations are always in place, with mandatory recording of temperatures and humidities to determine if any activity needs to change. The quick reference chart is located at http://khsaa.org/sportsmedicine/heat/heatindexchartcolor.pdf but schools as always are responsible for complete policy adherence, not just what is on the chart. 

For Field Hockey, Soccer, Cross Country, Golf and even Volleyball (if played in a facility without air conditioning), all play must be suspended when the Heat Index reaches 104 degress. When the heat index is above 99, mandatory water breaks every 30 minutes for at least 10 minutes in duration are required, along with all other stipulations in the heat index guidelines. 

For Football, the threshold temperature for […]

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08/10/15 Field Hockey Rules Clinic Now Available

Field Hockey Blog Updates

The mandatory Online KHSAA Rules Clinic for the sport of Field Hockey is available beginning today, August 10. Below is additional information:

OFFICIALS

  • August 10 to August 31 (Officials) – the  Field Hockey Clinic will be online only and may be viewed at no charge during this period.
  • September 1 to October 5 (Officials) – the Field Hockey Clinic will be online only and may be viewed for the makeup fee ($30) during this period.
  • October 6 to October 17 (Officials) – the Field Hockey Clinic will be online only and may be viewed for the makeup fee ($60) per the Bylaw 27 schedule during this period. After this time, postseason penalties per Bylaw 27 will apply.

COACHES

  • August 10 to September 7 (Coaches) – the Field Hockey Clinic will be online only and may be viewed at no charge during this period.
  • September 8 to October 5 (Coaches) – the Field Hockey Clinic will be online only […]

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07/07/15 – Field Hockey Reminders and Training/Classroom Sessions

Field Hockey Blog Updates

The rule books for Field Hockey were mailed to coaches and officials this past week.

The mandatory Online Rules Clinics in the sport of Field Hockey for coaches and officials will be available for viewing at no charge between August 10, 2015 and September 7, 2015.

  • The Regional Tournaments will take place the week of October 18 through October 24.    
  • Rule Books for Field Hockey were mailed the week of July 13 to all participating schools and officials.

Additional training/classroom session opportunities for officials and coaches in the sport of Field Hockey will be conducted this fall. Attendance at any of the sessions listed below will not take the place of the online clinic.

  • Saturday July 25, 2015 at Trager Stadium at the University of Louisville at 5:00 p.m EST 
  • Saturday August 1, 2015 at the Assumption Green at 11:00 a.m. EST.

There will also be classroom sessions for officials to discuss officiating techniques, rules, game management etc. These classroom sessions […]

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06/23/15 – Clarification on 7 v 7 games for Field Hockey

Field Hockey Blog Updates

We wanted to update you on a change in interpretation and a clarification on 7 v 7 games for Field Hockey. 

It is correct that a 7v7 game is legal per the NFHS rule book and is allowed during preseason and regular season play. After be asked by several schools about the 7v7 tournaments that they run, our initial interpretation was that this would only be allowed in preseason events.  After further investigation into the rules and discussion among executive staff members and with schools we realized that the rulebook does allow for 7v7 competition by rule and that this format is not only acceptable at any time during the season, but can be useful especially when starting and the growing of new programs.

With that being said, here are some items schools will also need to take into consideration when considering participation in 7v7 contest:

1) There is no change on how preseason competition (scrimmages) would need […]

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06/08/15 – KHSAA Seeks Applicants for Assistant Commissioner (Female)

2014-2015 News Releases

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION OF RESUMES AND COVER LETTER FOR CONSIDERATION: THURSDAY, JUNE 25, 2015

The Kentucky High School Athletic Association is accepting applications for the position of Assistant Commissioner. Due to the provisions of the Federal Court Order (Alston, et. al. vs The KHSAA, et. al.) and the composition of the current staff, this position will be filled by a female.

RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE POSITION
Serve as Assistant Commissioner, employed full-time at the KHSAA offices in Lexington. Duties of the position anticipated to include but are not limited to:

  • Managing all facets of assigned sports. The successful applicant will be assigned a minimum of two sports and/or sport-activities. At present, those assigned sports will be Field Hockey (fall), Cross Country (fall), Bowling (winter) and Track and Field (spring)
  • Those duties include but are not limited to:
    • Serving as the association’s staff interpreter for playing rules, including the potential review of a film/video and play situations, rules questions, and serving as […]

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06/08/15 – KHSAA Assistant Commissioner Passafiume Accepts Athletic Director Job At Assumption

2014-2015 News Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 8, 2015

KHSAA Assistant Commissioner Angela Brown Passafiume, a 1989 graduate of Assumption High School who has served as Assistant Commissioner with the Association since July of 2010, will return to Assumption this fall as its Athletic Director, as announced today in this joint release by the KHSAA and Assumption. Passafiume previously served as Athletic Director at Assumption from 2003 to 2010.

“We are thrilled to welcome Angela back to Assumption High School,” stated Assumption High School President Mary Lang. “Her commitment and dedication to interscholastic athletics is unparalleled. Angela brings with her an incredible wealth of experience and expertise to this role, as well as a passion for Assumption, and we are elated to have someone of Angela’s caliber to lead our Athletic Department.”

As Athletic Director at Assumption, Passafiume will oversee a full program of 15 varsity sports and work to maintain the integrity of the program while promoting the integral part that […]

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02/24/2015 – KHSAA Scoreboard for Field Hockey Now Available

Field Hockey Blog Updates

Several coaches and athletic directors asked about adding the field hockey scoreboard to the KHSAA scoreboard function this past season.  As schools know technology takes time. We are happy to announce that the ground work has been completed and schools may now enter their Field Hockey schedules.  Once logged in to the schools page, schools may begin entering their varsity schedules.  The public will not be able to see schedules quite yet, but that work will be completed before the season begins in the fall.

 

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12/23/14 – Field Hockey Scheduling Information

Field Hockey Blog Updates

Holiday Greetings to all of you!

We understand that coaches are working on their schedules for next season and have questions about dates and numbers of games to schedule.  The KHSAA does have that information already published in the 2014-2015 handbook so we wanted to share those links with schools.

The competition rules explain that teams will be allowed 24 games next season.  

Field Hockey Competition Rules

The corresponding dates calendar shows the planned season dates as it corresponds with the NFHS calendar for the next several years.  The dates for the season and postseason are listed here.  At this time we are still working with Bellarmine on the State Tournament dates. We will keep you abreast of any changes that may be necessary.  Also, the Apple tournament was moved back a week, so the start of season appears to be early.  

Field Hockey Corresponding Dates

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10/29/14 – Assumption Defeats Mercy, 4-0, To Capture 1st KHSAA Field Hockey State Title

2014-2015 News Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 29, 2014

Assumption made history on Wednesday night at Bellarmine University’s Owsley B. Frazier Stadium, scoring a 4-0 victory over Mercy to capture the first-ever KHSAA Field Hockey State Championship. The Rockets took a 1-0 lead into the half off a goal by Elizabeth Allgeier, and added three more goals in the second half to claim the state title.

Emma Spinetto scored the Rockets’ 2nd goal in the 45th minute off an assist by tournament most valuable player Bailey Higgins. Allgeier assisted on a goal by Kennedy Frantz in the 52nd minute to make it a 3-0 contest, before Erika Cooper capped off the scoring with an unassisted goal in the 55th minute.

Higgins was joined on the All-Tournament team by fellow Rockets Rebecca Theineman and Allgeier. Mercy’s Kylee Daugherty, Amy Edgerton and Olivia Hennis were also named to the All-Tournament team after leading the Jaguars to a state runner-up finish.

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10/27/14 – Fall Sports Postseason In Full Swing; Hopkinsville Penalized for Bylaw Violations

2014-2015 News Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 27, 2014

Fall Sports Postseason In Full Swing

With the Leachman Buick•GMC•Cadillac/KHSAA Golf State Championships already in the books, the postseasons for the remaining KHSAA fall sports are in full swing. The inaugural KHSAA Field Hockey State Championship resumes tonight with semifinal action at Bellarmine University. Assumption takes on Sacred Heart at 5:30 p.m. followed by DuPont Manual against Mercy at 7 p.m. Live stats and a live webcast for each game will be available at KHSAA.org. The KHSAA Field Hockey State Championship game will be played Wednesday, Oct. 29 at 7 p.m.

The KHSAA Boys’ and Girls’ Soccer State Tournament begins tonight with girls’ semi-state games at campus sites, followed by the boy’s semi-state games tomorrow evening. The KHSAA Soccer State Tournament Quarterfinals will take place Saturday, Nov. 1 with the boys’ games at Henry Clay HS and the girls’ games at Lafayette HS in Lexington.

Volleyball Region Tournaments began […]

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10/23/14 – Pairings Set For 2014 KHSAA Field Hockey State Championships

2014-2015 News Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 23, 2014

The matchups for the first-ever KHSAA Field Hockey State Championships were decided Thursday night when the quarterfinal draw was conducted at Assumption Green. Quarterfinal action begins Saturday at 2 p.m. when Assumption takes on Ballard at Owsley B. Frazier Stadium on the campus of Bellarmine University. Sacred Heart will face Presentation at 3:45 p.m., followed by DuPont Manual versus Louisville Collegiate at 5:30 p.m. and Christian Academy-Louisville against Mercy at 7:15 p.m. A full bracket for the championship can be found at http://khsaa.org/fieldhockey/2014/fhbracket.pdf

The semifinals will be played at 5:30 p.m. and 7:15 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 27, with the finals scheduled for 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 29. Live webcasts of the semifinals and finals will be available at KHSAA.org, along with live stats for each game of the tournament.

Quarterfinals – Saturday, Oct. 25
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10/23/14 – State Field Hockey Draw and Advanced Ticket Sales

Field Hockey Blog Updates

Congratulations to all field hockey schools on a great season. The state draw will take place tonight at the Assumption Green at 7:00pm.  There will be a soccer game taking place, so schools should be sure to arrive early as parking will be a premium. 

Advanced tickets are on sale now at  http://2014khsaafieldhockey.eventbrite.com. Please forward this link to fans as many will like to be able to print their ticket at home and be able to enter immediately at the gate. 

Also remind fans that once they are admitted for entry there is no re-entry upon leaving. Tickets are $10 and 10 and under are free.

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10/15/14 – Field Hockey Postseason Instructions Posted

Field Hockey Blog Updates

The postseason instructions for field hockey have been posted on the KHSAA.org website. These instructions are for teams in both the regional and state tournaments. Please be sure to read over all of the instructions as some of this information will be new for schools this season.  The instruction address various topics such as admission, field access, school photographers credentialing, etc

khsaa.org/fieldhockey/2014/postseasoninstructions.pdf

The state draw will take place on Thursday, October 23rd at 7:00pm. Assumption Green at the corner of newburg Road and Champions Trace.

If school have questions please contact Assistant Commissioner, Angela Passafiume at the office or by emailing her at apassfiume@khsaa.org.

Good luck to all schools as they compete in the regional tournaments beginning Monday.

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