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01/12/18 – Board of Control Expands State Archery Format, Reviews Initial Football Realignment Parameters

2017-2018 News Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 12, 2018

During the course of its regularly scheduled meeting at the KHSAA offices on Thursday, the Board of Control approved a proposal from staff to create a new championship opportunity for girls in the sport-activity of Archery. Where previously Archery was conducted as a coed sport, awarding one overall team championship, the regional and state competitions will now award separate team championships for coed and all-girls divisions.

“With the continued growth of Archery since becoming a sanctioned sport-activity six years ago, staff was asked to look into the feasibility of creating a separate all-girls division,” said KHSAA Commissioner Julian Tackett. “The number of female competitors in our member schools and the overwhelming support of this proposal by the advisory committee made for an easy decision to recommend.”

Staff will return to the board in February with a final outline of the […]

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11/02/17 – Fall Championship Weekend Wraps Up Volleyball, Soccer and Cross Country Seasons

2017-2018 News Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 2, 2017

Nine team state titles will be awarded this weekend as the KHSAA’s Fall Championship weekend puts the finishing touches on the 2017 soccer, volleyball and cross country seasons. Six state championship trophies will be up for grabs Saturday during the 2017 KHSAA Cross Country State Meet at the Kentucky Horse Park. Championship action continues that evening with the finals of the girls’ and boys’ state soccer tournaments at Lafayette HS with the first game starting at 5 p.m. The 2017 KHSAA State Volleyball Tournament gets underway Friday morning with first round matches at Valley HS in Louisville and concludes with the championship match at 2 p.m. on Sunday.

KHSAA.tv will produce live webcasts of the championship games of the KHSAA State Soccer Tournament, as well as the semifinals and finals of the KHSAA State Volleyball Tournament. A highlight package of the 2017 KHSAA Cross Country State Meet will […]

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10/26/17 – State Soccer Tournament Continues With Quarterfinal Action Saturday in Lexington

2017-2018 News Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 26, 2017

The 2017 KHSAA State Soccer Tournament resumes Saturday morning with quarterfinal action at Frederick Douglass HS and Lafayette HS in Lexington. Four games will take place at each site, with the first games of the day starting at 12 p.m. and the last games at each site scheduled for 6 p.m.

SATURDAY, OCT. 28 – KHSAA SOCCER QUARTERFINALS
at Lafayette HS
12 p.m. (GIRLS) – Bowling Green vs. West Jessamine
2 p.m. (BOYS) – Daviess Co. vs Perry Co. Central
4 p.m. (BOYS) – Warren Central vs. Campbell Co.
6 p.m. (GIRLS) – Daviess Co. vs Russell

at Frederick Douglass HS
12 p.m. (GIRLS) – Corbin vs. Notre Dame
2 p.m. (BOYS) – St. Xavier vs. Oldham Co.
4 p.m. (BOYS) – Corbin vs. Ryle
6 p.m. (GIRLS) – Sacred Heart vs. Simon Kenton

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10/19/17 Boys’ and Girls’ State Soccer Championship Tickets on Sale Now

Soccer Blog Updates

Fans can now order tickets online to the 2017 KHSAA Boys’ and Girls’ State Soccer Championships being held in Lexington.  The event kicks off with the Quarterfinal round on Saturday, October 28 at 12:00 p.m. There are two sites for the Quarterfinals including Frederick Douglass High School and Lafayette High School. The Semifinals will take place at Lafayette High School at 6:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m with the Boys set for Wednesday, November 1st, and the Girls on Thursday, November 2nd. The Finals will take place at Lafayette High School on Saturday, November 4th with the Boys at 5:00 p.m. and the Girls at 7:00 p.m. 

General Admission tickets are $10 per session.  Children 10 and under are admitted free of charge.

Purchase Soccer Tournament Tickets – Click Here

Riherds/KHSAA Scoreboard Boys Soccer – Click Here

Boys State Tournament Bracket – Click Here

Riherds/KHSAA Scoreboard Girls Soccer – Click Here

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10/09/17 – Volleyball, Soccer, Field Hockey Draw Show Set For Wednesday

2017-2018 News Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 9, 2017

The pairings for the 2017 KHSAA Volleyball, Boys’ and Girls’ Soccer, and Field Hockey State Tournaments will be revealed Wednesday, October 11th when the annual KHSAA Fall Championship Draw Show is conducted at the KHSAA Offices at 11:30 a.m. The Draw Show will be broadcast live online by KHSAA.tv through the NFHS Network.

The Field Hockey State Tournament gets underway Saturday, Oct. 21 at Assumption Green, with the semifinals (Oct. 23) and championship (Oct. 25) moving to Christian Academy-Louisville. The Soccer State Tournament begins with Semi-State matches at local sites on Oct. 23rd for the boys and Oct. 24th for the girls. The quarterfinals will be played in Lexington at Frederick Douglass and Lafayette High Schools on Saturday, Oct. 28, with all remaining rounds taking place at Lafayette. The Boys’ and Girls’ Soccer Semifinals will be played on Nov. 1-2, respectively, with the finals set for Saturday, Nov. […]

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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.

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

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Midway University/KHSAA Female Student-Athlete of the Year Nominations Girls’ Soccer

Soccer Blog Updates

The KHSAA is excited to open the nomination process for the Midway University/KHSAA Female Student-Athlete of the Year among Soccer 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 Soccer State Championship in Lexington, Kentucky on November 4th. 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 Midway University/KHSAA Female Student-Athlete of […]

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08/28/17-Role of the Home Team, Officials and Coaches in Practice of Sportsmanship at Soccer Contests

Athletic Department Blog Updates

This combination of requirements, recommendations, and best practices supersedes all prior versions of this communication.THE ROLE OF THE HOME TEAM, OFFICIALS AND COACHES IN THE PRACTICE OF SPORTSMANSHIP AT CONTESTS

Background

The practice of good sportsmanship is integral to conducting an interscholastic athletic contest. After reviewing past records of disqualifications and sportsmanship issues involving the KHSAA and its member schools, the KHSAA Board of Control has adopted the following additional recommended procedures for implementation at contests in the sport of soccer.

Home Game Management Responsibilities

  • The Principal of the home team shall designate a game manager on site prior to the start of each contest at a time designated by the KHSAA.
  • The home game manager will meet with the officials during the pre-game period, making the officials aware of his/her primary location for the entire contest.
  • The home game manager is responsible for providing proper security at each event.
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08/31/17- Initial Stat Leader Reports Released for Football, Soccer

2017-2018 News Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 31, 2017

The first weekly statistical leader reports of the season for football and boys’ and girls’ soccer have been posted at KHSAA.org. Statistics are compiled weekly throughout the regular season and will be posted to the KHSAA website every Thursday.

As a reminder, member schools are solely responsible for submitting statistical information. If a school or individual is omitted, or information is not updated, that means the team in question did not update its statistics through the KHSAA’s online system prior to the deadline (12 p.m. each Thursday).

Member schools failing to meet the requirements to enter and maintain rosters, schedules and statistics subject themselves to penalties by the Commissioner, including fines and other actions, within the constraints of Bylaw 27.

The statistical leader reports can be found through the links below:

FOOTBALL
Overall Stats Leaders
http://khsaa.org/football/2017/stats.htm

Class 1A Stats Leaders
http://khsaa.org/football/2017/stats1.htm

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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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Soccer Part 2 Test Available for Officials

Officials Division Blog Updates

This is a reminder to all licensed Soccer Officials that the NFHS Soccer Part 2 Test is available online from Monday, August 14 until Monday, August 28 at 11:59 p.m. (ET). The test will automatically close exactly at that time. Login at http://officials.khsaa.org/authorize/ to take the test. A minimum score of 80 on the exam is required to be considered for assignment to officiate postseason play.

Any official determined to have been involved in the improper administration of the exam, including taking it for another official or having it taken by another official, will have the score disregarded for the year and be subject to other penalties in compliance with the jurisdiction of the office through the Federal Court Decree.

Please also be mindful that the rules clinic for officials remains free online until 11:59 p.m. (ET) on Sept. 4. You will need to login at http://officials.khsaa.org/authorize/ to view the clinic. After September 4, the clinic will […]

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8/08/17 Soccer Online Rules Clinic Now Available

Athletic Department Blog Updates

The mandatory Online KHSAA Rules Clinic for the sport of Soccer is available beginning August 8. The clinic is required of all officials as well as all coaches, varsity, junior varsity and freshman, and whether or not the coach receives pay.

Below is additional information:

OFFICIALS

August 8 to September 4 (Officials) – the Soccer Clinic will be online only and may be viewed at no charge during this period.
September 5 to September 24 (Officials) – the Soccer Clinic will be online only and may be viewed for the makeup fee ($30) during this period.
September 25 to October 1 (Officials) – the Soccer 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 September 5 (Coaches) – the Soccer Clinic will be online only and […]

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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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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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05/10/17 – Board of Control Addresses Championship Sites for Football, Girls’ Basketball, Dance

2016-2017 News Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 10, 2017

The Board of Control addressed future locations of the KHSAA state football finals, girls’ basketball Sweet Sixteen®, and Dance during Wednesday’s meeting at the KHSAA offices, awarding championships to Kroger Field, BB&T Arena, Rupp Arena and the new Frederick Douglass High School.

After hearing proposals from representatives of Bowling Green, Highland Heights, and Lexington, the Board authorized the Commissioner to enter into contract negotiations for the 2017 and 2018 State Football Finals with the University of Kentucky to be played at Kroger Field in Lexington. For the last eight years, the football finals were played at Houchens-LT Smith Stadium on the campus of Western Kentucky University, but WKU’s football success within their conference resulted in the order of games being reshuffled at the last minute during each of the last two years due to the C-USA Championship game.

“While we are eternally grateful for the efforts of our tremendous […]

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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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12/23/16 – 2017 Soccer Advanced Camp with Officiate Kentucky Day

Officials Division Blog Updates

Soccer Officials planning for their summer and advanced camp requirement are advised that for the 2017 season, advanced camp credit will only be awarded for those in attendance at the KHSAA’s Officiate Kentucky Day on July 29 in Louisville.

There will not be any other advanced camp offered for 2017. Those that need camp attendance to be eligible for Region/State assignments in 2017 are required to attend Officiate Kentucky Day. For those still wanting to work the Bluegrass State Games, that opportunity will still be available. However, no credit for the advanced camp will given for that participation.  

Additional information on Officiate Kentucky Day (July 29, 2017) will be posted online at www.officiatekyday.org as finalized. Information on the National Association of Sports Officials Summit (July 30-August 1, 2017) will be posted online at www.naso.org.

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The KHSAA staff routinely publishes blog posts to better communicate with its various constituencies and the public. For a list […]

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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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11/03/16 – Nine Team State Titles Up For Grabs During Fall Championship Weekend

2016-2017 News Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 3, 2016

A total of nine teams will earn the title of state champion on Saturday and Sunday as the KHSAA’s Fall Championship weekend wraps up the 2016 soccer, cross country and volleyball seasons. Six state champions will be crowned Saturday morning during the 2016 KHSAA Cross Country State Meet at the Kentucky Horse Park. Championship action continues that evening in Lexington with the finals of the girls’ and boys’ state soccer tournaments at Bryan Station HS with the first game starting at 5 p.m. The 2016 KHSAA State Volleyball Tournament begins Friday morning with first round matches at Valley HS in Louisville and concludes with the championship match at 2 p.m. on Sunday.

KHSAA.tv will produce live webcasts of the championship games of the KHSAA State Soccer Tournament, as well as the quarterfinals, semifinals and finals of the KHSAA State Volleyball Tournament. A highlight package of the 2016 KHSAA Cross Country State […]

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10/28/16 – KHSAA State Soccer Tournament Continues Saturday With Quarterfinal Action in Lexington

2016-2017 News Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 28, 2016

The 2016 KHSAA State Soccer Tournament continues tomorrow morning with quarterfinal action at Paul Laurence Dunbar HS and Lafayette HS in Lexington. Four games will take place at each site, with the first games of the day scheduled for 12 p.m. and the final contest set for 6 p.m. To view the official championship program for the 2016 KHSAA State Soccer Tournament, visit https://goo.gl/fIftNo.

SATURDAY, OCT. 29 – KHSAA SOCCER QUARTERFINALS
at Lafayette HS
12:00 p.m. – BOYS – Louisville Collegiate vs. Covington Catholic
2:00 p.m. – GIRLS – Simon Kenton vs. Lawrence County
4:00 p.m. – GIRLS – Greenwood vs. Owensboro Catholic
6:00 p.m. – BOYS – South Laurel vs. Paul Laurence Dunbar

at Paul Laurence Dunbar HS
12:00 p.m. – GIRLS – Russell vs. Lexington Catholic
2:00 p.m. – BOYS – North Hardin vs. Perry County Central
4:00 p.m. – BOYS – South Warren vs. […]

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10/10/16 – Reminder of Soccer Postseason Tie Breaker Procedures

Soccer

As the Soccer postseason begins, every contest from this point forward shall have a winner to determine which team advances in the tournament. If the score is tied following the end of regulation, two five-minute sudden victory overtime periods shall be played. If either team scores during one of the sudden victory periods, the contest is over.

If the score still remains tied following the overtime periods, the contest will be decided by kicks from the mark (penalty kicks). Each team will select five different kickers to take a penalty kick. The team scoring the greatest number of kicks shall be declared the winner and advance.

If the score remains tied after the five kicks, each team will select five different kickers and the kicks from the mark shall continue in sudden victory format. The kicks shall continue in this alternating fashion until a winner is determined.   

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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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08/15/16 – Soccer Part 2 Test Now Available

Officials Division Blog Updates

The Soccer Part 2 Test will be available online from midnight Eastern Time on August 15 through midnight Eastern Time on August 29. The test will automatically close exactly at that time. Login at http://officials.khsaa.org/authorize/ to take the test. A minimum score of 80 on the exam is required to be considered for assignment to officiate postseason play.

Any official determined to have been involved in the improper administration of the exam, including taking it for another official or having it taken by another official, will have the score disregarded for the year and be subject to other penalties in compliance with the jurisdiction of the office through the Federal Court Decree.

Please also be mindful that the rules clinic remains free online through midnight Eastern Time September 5. You will need to login at http://officials.khsaa.org/authorize/ to view the clinic. After September 5, the clinic will be available online but only with the […]

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08/01/16 – 2016 Soccer Online Rules Clinic Now Available

Athletic Department Blog Updates

The mandatory Online KHSAA Rules Clinic for the sport of Soccer 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 1 to August 29 (Officials) – the Soccer Clinic will be online only and may be viewed at no charge during this period.
  • August 30 to September 25 (Officials) – the Soccer Clinic will be online only and may be viewed for the makeup fee ($30) during this period.
  • September 26 to October 2 (Officials) – the Soccer 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 1 to August 29 (Coaches) – […]

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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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06/17/16 – Soccer Officials Advanced Camp Registration Open

Officials Division

Registration is now open for the 2016 KHSAA Soccer Officials Advanced Camp. This year’s camp will be held July 22-23 in Lexington. Licensed officials are required to attend this camp once every four years to be eligible to work Region/State postseason contests.

Tentative Agenda

Friday, July 22 – 1 p.m.-7:00 p.m. – Classroom Topics and Review at the KHSAA Office
Saturday, July 23 – 8 a.m. until TBD – Field evaluations – To be scheduled around your assignments at the Bluegrass State Games

Camp Fees

$60 Advanced Registration (until July 15)
$85 Late Registration (July 16 to July 21)

To register for the Advanced Camp and pay (must be done individually), use the following link: Click Here To Register/Pay for Camp 

Bluegrass State Games

Please note you must also register to officiate games for the Bluegrass State Games. For directions on how to register for the Bluegrass State Games, click here

Housing

Housing is available at no cost through the […]

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2016-2017 Official Ball Adoptions

Athletic Department Blog Updates

Reminder to school administrators about the primary points of the KHSAA and its ball adoption agreements.

In an effort to offset the services and events provided by the KHSAA and eliminate passing on a great deal of additional cost to the membership, the association has long entered into official ball adoption agreements. The provisions of these agreements are similar and official ball numbers are listed in the table below.

The following provisions are in place in each of the listed sports:

  • A brand specific requirement is in place. For example, the Select Sport soccer ball is required for all use in postseason play (all levels). However, the ball does NOT have to be the Royale model. Specific models are the choice of the member school, however, the administrators should be mindful that dealer price points will likely be in place to encourage the use of the specific model.
  • For all levels of postseason play, the brand specific requirement is in place.
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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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11/05/15 – Cross Country, Soccer and Volleyball Champions Decided This Weekend

2015-2016 News Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 5, 2015

Championship trophies will be awarded to nine teams this weekend as the 2015 KHSAA Soccer and Volleyball State Tournaments, and the KHSAA Cross Country State Meet are conducted in Lexington and Louisville. Saturday morning will see six state champions crowned in cross country at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, followed by the boys’ and girls’ soccer state championships that evening at Paul Laurence Dunbar High School. The 2015 KHSAA Volleyball State Tournament begins Friday morning with first round matches at Valley High School in Louisville, and concludes with the championship match on Sunday at 2 p.m.

KHSAA.tv will produce live webcasts of the championship games of the KHSAA State Soccer Tournament, as well as the quarterfinals, semifinals and finals of the KHSAA State Volleyball Tournament. A highlight package of the 2015 KHSAA Cross Country State Meet will be available at KHSAA.tv following the event. A free live audio […]

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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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10/11/15 – 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.
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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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09/21/15 – Reminder of Bylaw 15 – Practice of Sportsmanship – Removal of Team

Athletic Department Blog Updates

It is the clear obligation of principals, coaches, and all official representatives of member schools to practice the highest principles of sportsmanship and the ethics of competition in all interscholastic relationships with fans, officials, players, coaches, official representatives of member schools, and the general public.

Knowledge and understanding of all aspects of the Sportsmanship rule outlined in Bylaw 15 are essential for all parties involved in the sporting event, including, players, coaches, school administrators and officials.

One aspect of this Bylaw that has recently become a concern involves coaches who have removed their team from the floor or field prior to completion of the contest and without the permission of officials.  

Please make sure you are aware of Case BL-15-11 :

Removal of a team from the floor or field without the permission of the official(s) is a violation of Bylaw 15, Practice of Sportsmanship. A school or school representative violating this rule may be suspended or otherwise penalized. If the game is called because of […]

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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. 

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08/25/15 – Initial Football, Soccer Statistical Leader Reports Available

2015-2016 News Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 25, 2015

The weekly statistical leader reports for football and boys’ and girls’ soccer have been updated at KHSAA.org. Statistics are compiled weekly throughout the regular season and will be posted to the KHSAA website every Tuesday.

As a reminder, member schools are solely responsible for submitting statistical information. If a school or individual is omitted, or information is not updated, that means the team in question did not update its statistics through the KHSAA’s online system prior to the deadline.

Beginning last season, as contained in Bylaw 27, the requirements to enter and maintain rosters, schedules and statistics was enforced more rigorously by the KHSAA. This enforcement subjects member schools to penalties by the Commissioner, including fines and other actions, within the constraints of Bylaw 27.

The statistical leader reports can be found through the links below:

FOOTBALL
Overall Stats Leaders
http://khsaa.org/football/2015/stats.htm

Class 1A Stats Leaders
http://khsaa.org/football/2015/stats1.htm

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08/21/15 – Reminder about Statistics Entry – Soccer and Football

Football Blog Updates

STATISTICS REMINDER
Game by game statistical entry for teams and individuals is required in the sports of football, basketball and soccer, which will be used to compile a list of statewide leaders, and can also be sent to local media outlets (with only specific schools) upon request.

For soccer, individual goal scoring and assist categories are the only categories compiled at this time and, therefore, the only required categories for individuals.

Please note this compilation is a great service to the membership and its student-athletes and is routinely touted by college recruiters as a valued source of information when they contact our office.

At this time, the software and data infrastructure do not exist for volleyball and field hockey compilation, but this is under development for the 2016-17 season.

See the note at the end of this post regarding failure to maintain current contest-by-contest statistics.

PENALTIES FOR NONCOMPLIANCE
Beginning last season, as contained in Bylaw 27, the requirements to enter […]

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08/10/15 Soccer Rules Clinic Now Available

Officials Division Blog Updates

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

OFFICIALS

  • August 10 to August 31 (Officials) – the Soccer Clinic will be online only and may be viewed at no charge during this period.
  • September 1 to September 28 (Officials) – the Soccer Clinic will be online only and may be viewed for the makeup fee ($30) during this period.
  • September 29 to October 10 (Officials) – the Soccer 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 Soccer Clinic will be online only and may be viewed at no charge during this period.
  • September 8 to October 5 (Coaches) – the Soccer Clinic will be online only and may be viewed for the makeup fee ($100) during this period.
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07/31/15 – Heat Index Reminder for Soccer

Soccer Blog Updates

With the temperatures continuing into the nineties this week, we would like to remind everyone of the Heat Index guidelines for Soccer. Please review the KMA/KHSAA Heat Index Chart for determining Reduction in Activity located at: http://khsaa.org/sportsmedicine/heat/heatindexchartcolor.pdf. These guidelines shall be adhered to with no exceptions.

Specifically, in games where the heat index has been determined to be 95 or higher, play will stop at the next natural stoppage after the 20 minute mark of each half of play to allow student-athletes and officials to take a mandatory 10-minute heat water break. The restart will remain the same as it normally would have occurred. Contest officials will get heat index information from game management before the start of the contest and will then implement the timeout procedures by notifying the coaches at the required pre-game meeting. Under NO circumstances, shall play continue past the 30 minute mark without the stoppage.

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