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02/15/17 – Board of Control Election Procedures

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BOARD OF CONTROL BALLOT – BOARD OF CONTROL ELECTIONS – INSTRUCTIONS FOR THE BALLOT:

  • Balloting is ONLY done online for these positions.
  • Balloting will be available beginning on Wednesday, February 15.
  • Only the Principal or Designated Representative may vote. The names on file as verified by the KHSAA website at the time of this ballot distribution are listed on the school directory page at http://khsaa.org/general/resources/member-school-directory/.
  • If the wrong individual is listed as the Designated Representative, the correction may be made by anyone with Athletic Director system rights (Principal, AD) prior to the ballot being submitted. For support in making these changes, contact Rob Catron or Marilyn Mitchell at the KHSAA offices.
  • Please clearly vote for one of the following school candidate(s) for the KHSAA Board of Control by logging in to http://schools.khsaa.org/, then select Board of Control Elections in the second column.
  • After marking your ballot, click Submit Vote.
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Important Reminders-Title IX Reports and Rosters

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As the winter sports season draws to a close, and we prepare to open up the 2017 Online Title IX reports for entry, we have discovered that a substantial number of member schools have team related issues that must first be corrected. Specifically, the issue is that a member school will designate that they offer a particular team, but do not have enough players on that team to actually field the team. Please note that new for 2017, the required online Title IX reports will be locked out for entry until a school corrects such team errors.

As a reminder, schools should only have teams loaded into their Primary KHSAA School Database that compete interscholastically against another team at that level. You must play a competitive regular schedule against other schools. Although mistakes do occur on the Varsity level, it is apparent that the vast majority of the issues in the roster system […]

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02/02/17 – 2017 Whitaker Bank/KHSAA Sweet 16® Scholarship Applications Now Open

2016-2017 News Releases

For the fourth year Whitaker Bank, as part of its continuing title sponsorship of the Boys’ Sweet 16®, and the KHSAA will be presenting four one-time $1,500 scholarships. The scholarships are open to high school seniors that participate in KHSAA sanctioned sports and sport-activities.

Deadline for the information to be received by the KHSAA is Feb. 25. There is no limit to the number of applicants from a school.

Winners will be recognized during the 2017 Whitaker Bank/KHSAA Boys’ State Basketball Tournament, March 15-19 in Lexington.

Whitaker Bank/KHSAA Sweet 16® Scholarship Application Forms are only available online and may be completed using the link below:

CLICK HERE TO ACCESS THE APPLICATION AND APPLY FOR THIS SCHOLARSHIP

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01/13/17 – Board Approves Alternative Region Tournament (Team Sports) and Alignment for Region 15

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During the course of its regularly scheduled meeting at the KHSAA Offices on Thursday, the Board of Control approved a requested new trial pilot program for the 15th Region Tournament beginning with the 2017-2018 school year. These changes will not be implemented until the 2017-18 school year, and will have no impact on play for the remainder of 2016-2017. This approved pilot project is for the team sports of baseball, basketball, softball and volleyball. The following post includes segments of the press release issued late yesterday afternoon, as well as additional details for 15th Region schools.

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 […]

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1/13/2017 – Nominations sought for Midway Female Student-Athlete of the Year – Girls’ Basketball

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The KHSAA is excited to open the nomination process for the Midway University/KHSAA Female Student-Athlete of the Year among girls’ basketball participants for 2016-2017.

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 2016-2017 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 St. Elizabeth Healthcare/KHSAA State Basketball Tournament March 8-12 in Highland Heights. In case the winner’s team 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 2016-2017 Midway University/KHSAA Female Student-Athlete of […]

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01/03/17 – ArbiterPay Option for Schools for Payment of Officials

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As was shared with those that were attendance at the Annual Meeting, the KHSAA has now finalized a review and approval giving member schools the option to pay licensed officials online (some schools have already started using this service) through ArbiterPay (A Division of Arbiter Sports).

While the assignment of officials has been done through Arbitersports.com in the past, this added resource (ArbiterPay) has been reviewed and approved by the KHSAA Board of Control and has been given positive referral by the Kentucky State Auditor’s office.

ArbiterPay Questions
What is ArbiterPay?
ArbiterPay or “RefPay” is the web based software that pays officials electronically through Electronic Funds Transfer (ETF). ArbiterPay is completely integrated with ArbiterOne so school administration can pay officials with the click of a button once the system is properly configured.

What are the benefits of paying officials through ArbiterPay?

  • Can eliminate vouchers
  • Eliminates check processing
  • Eliminates checks to the wrong official
  • Eliminates postage
  • Eliminates lost or stolen checks
  • Eliminates bookkeeping headaches
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  • 12/13/16 – Reminder about Stats Collection REQUIREMENT and Penalties for Noncompliance

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    Beginning next week (week of 12/19), the KHSAA will begin compiling weekly statewide statistical leader reports for boys’ and girls’ basketball. Statistical entry is required of all member schools, and those failing to meet the requirement to enter stats are subject to penalties from the Commissioner, including fines and other actions within the constraints of Bylaw 27.

    Based upon recommendations from the Basketball Advisory Committee during its most recent meeting, the fine for schools not in compliance will be doubled for the 2016-17 season, as it creates a competitive imbalance for those that do participate. The requirement to enter statistics, which has been in place for several years, was reiterated to coaches during the online rules clinic. Statistical entry has the benefit of allowing member schools to highlight and promote the accomplishment of their student-athletes, which should be a priority for all involved in school-based sports.

    The KHSAA will begin invoicing delinquent schools after the first of […]

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    11/18/16 – Important Change in Bylaw 22, Out of State Opponents

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    At the September annual meeting of the membership. the delegates overwhelmingly approved Proposal 10 which removes the requirements in Bylaw 22 that KHSAA member schools only play out of state teams that are members of that state association or eligible to play members of that state association.

    Following review by interpretation and application, this provision shall be implemented immediately. Therefore, as of November 18, 2016, each KHSAA member school may choose, solely at its discretion, whether or not to play against out of state teams (regardless of contest location) who are not members of that state association.

    KHSAA member schools continue to only be able to play schools located in Kentucky and eligible to be members of the KHSAA, that are in fact members of the KHSAA.

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    11/18/16 – Important Change in Interpretation, Bylaw 6, 7 and 8 (student activity while ineligible)

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    At the September annual meeting of the membership. the delegates overwhelmingly approved Proposal 6 which stipulates that the required period of ineligibility of a student-athlete who has been ruled ineligible per Bylaws 6, 7 and 8 is applicable solely to the varsity level.

    Following review, by interpretation and application, this provision shall be implemented immediately in current cases, and efforts will continue to promulgate this change on a permanent basis through the regulatory process. Therefore, as of November 18, 2016, it is the discretion of the member school as to whether or not student-athletes ineligible due to the provisions of Bylaws 6, 7 and 8 are able to be contestants in non-varsity play. This aligns with the discretion afforded local schools to practice student-athletes who may be ineligible due to Bylaw 6, 7 and 8, other than the time periods when due process provisions are being decided.

    Therefore, as of November 18, 2016, it is […]

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    11/18/16- Board of Control Referendum to the Membership – Bylaw 23

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    At its November meeting, the Board of Control gave final approval to the distribution of a referendum of the membership for the purpose of amending Bylaw 23, Limitation of Seasons. At the September annual meeting of the membership, there was a proposal discussed (that subsequently did not pass) that at its core, required that all participants in an open gym be restricted to enrolled students in the member school feeder pattern or present with permission. That proposal contained a variety of aspects and issues and the discussion led to a lack of clarity among the delegates, and ultimately, the resultant vote.

    The overwhelming feedback from the schools both at the meeting and afterward was an approval of closing down the restrictions on open gym as a means of addressing perceived (or real) issues with recruiting (undue influence) and transfers for athletic advantage following participation in such activities. The rationale is straight forward and intended to address concerns many member […]

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    10/19/16 – Commissioner’s Initial Response To 17 RS BR 113

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    “Our Board of Control on behalf of our schools has historically opposed such bills because the Association is in the business of school-based sports, not school-aged sports, and competitive equity is always an issue. Most of those specifics are contained in past blog postings about past bills and proposals.

    The sponsor’s passion for the subject is evident as well as his willingness to listen to feedback by the changes made in the current version from past versions. This version is much more targeted to the specific issue of home school participation in high school athletics and sport-activities that our office sponsors.

    We are hopeful that he recognizes the open door for revision and enhancement to ensure that there are not unintended consequences. We welcome not only the chance to sit and discuss the issues and technical wording but perhaps further share concerns about the lack of standards for home school education in our Commonwealth that makes equitable […]

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    Regional BK Officials Rotation (Updated 7/31/16)

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    09/09/16 – KHSAA to Participate in “Team Up, Speak Up to Fight Concussions” on September 13

    2016-2017 News Releases

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    The Concussion Legacy Foundation has created the first ever national concussion education day, scheduled for Tuesday, Sept. 13. On Team Up Day, millions of athletes will hear a speech from their coach, captain and medical team that encourages them to Team Up & Speak Up to Fight Concussions, with the specific message that a good teammate looks out for concussions in their teammates, and has a responsibility to speak up to a coach or other adult if they think their teammate has a concussion.

    Organizations representing over 1 million athletes have already signed on to Team Up Day, and the goal is that all 44 million youth athletes hear this message this year. The growing list of participating organizations includes the National Federation of State High School Associations, USA Rugby, the American Hockey Coaches Association, California Interscholastic Federation, Idaho High […]

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    08/31/16 – Annual Meeting Reminders

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    With the KHSAA Annual Meeting of schools two weeks away, here are some important reminders.

    HYATT HOUSING

    The Hyatt Regency, adjacent to the center, has a small block of rooms available for September 13, by contacting 859-253-1234 and when transferred to the reservations office, refer to the KHSAA block of rooms (“KHSAA Athletic Meeting”) for the KHSAA block of rooms at $127 per night. Reservations at the Hyatt should be made by September 6, 2016 as the block will close at that time. Please be mindful that with other meetings in town that day, prompt room requests would be helpful in ensuring a room is available.

    PROPOSALS

    The summary of the proposals has been online for a couple of weeks at http://khsaa.org/annualmeeting/20162017/annualmeetingproposals.pdf. More details and descriptions will be posted as the meeting nears as always. Please see the website at http://khsaa.org/general/day-to-day/annual-meeting-information/. We are reviewing the proposals in detail at the region meetings and can clarify any issues […]

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    09/01/16 – Athletic Director Approved Continuous Improvement Hours

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    Bylaw 25, Sec. 5. POST HIRE REQUIREMENTS AND REQUIREMENTS FOR CONTINUING DUTIES AS AN ATHLETIC DIRECTOR
    Available Tract of Leadership and Continuous Improvement Hours

    KHSAA

    NIAAA Leadership Options

    FOUNDATION

    OPERATIONS AND MANAGEMENT

    08/22/16 – 2016 KHSAA Annual Meeting and First AD Institute

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    This is intended for all KHSAA member school Superintendents, Principals, and Athletic Directors and the links can be forwarded as needed.

    ANNUAL MEETING

    This reminder that the 2016 Annual Meeting of the membership of the KHSAA is to be held on Wednesday, September 14 in the Bluegrass Ballroom on the third floor at the Lexington Center (High Street level,adjacent to the concourse of Rupp Arena). A final agenda will be published in the coming days, but the meeting is expected to begin at approximately 8:30 a.m. ET. and conclude not later than 1:00 p.m. Details and requirements for the Annual Meeting Delegate are summarized below. To submit the name of your delegate, go to http://khsaa.org/ge38-annual-meeting-delegate-designation/

    ATHLETIC DIRECTOR INSTITUTE

    The first KHSAA Athletic Director Institute will be held at the KHSAA offices in Lexington on Tuesday, September 13. Designed for those ADs with five or fewer years of experience, this meeting will begin with registration around 9:30, conclude before 4:00 and […]

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    08/10/16 – 2016-2017 Regional Athletic Administrators Meetings, Including Regs and Current Undertakings, Online School System, Title IX

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    This reminder is for all member school Superintendents, Principals and Athletic Directors within the KHSAA.

    For the fall of 2016, the KHSAA is again scheduling an Athletic Administrator Workshop in eight areas of the state. The content for this non-mandatory workshop will include instructional sessions on managing the coach and player data for your school, an update on the operations and projects around the KHSAA and many elements related to Title IX and those required reports and functions. These sessions will begin with check-in at 8 a.m. and continue through 12:30 p.m. This schedule continues to allow for the host school to easily accommodate the end of the school day, and the attendees to get on the road and back to their schools.

    A final schedule for each day will be sent to all registered attendees. This session would be invaluable for all Principals and ADs as they familiarize or re-familiarize themselves with the Bylaws and tournament rules, […]

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    08/10/16 – HYPE Student Leadership Conferences Registration Now Open

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    Registration for the  2016 KHSAA HYPE Student Leadership Conferences is now open. This year’s conferences will be Tuesday, August 30 at the Lexington Convention Center and Wednesday, August 31 at the Ramada Plaza Hotel & Conference Center in Louisville.  

    Breakout sessions will include Team Building with Kara Mattingly of Asbury University, Communication & Team Building with Dr. Greg Dale of Duke University and Social Identity with Omari Pearson of Passion to Purpose. The keynote speaker will be Patrick George.

    The conference format/schedule has changed from recent years. Capacity at both conferences is 300 and each school may bring up to 10 student-athletes to participate. 

    REGISTRATION
    Registration is now open until capacity is reached (300) or Aug. 25.  Each school may bring up to 10 students. To register for either conference click here.

    DATE/TIME/LOCATION
    Lexington – Tuesday, August 30 – 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. (ET)
    Louisville – Wednesday, August 31 – […]

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    08/01/16 – 2016 Cross Country Rules Clinic Now Available Online

    Athletic Department Blog Updates

    The mandatory online KHSAA Rules Clinic for the sport of Cross Country is available beginning today, August 1. Remember, 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

    COACHES

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

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    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

    COACHES

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

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    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

    COACHES

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

    Athletic Department Blog Updates

    The mandatory Online KHSAA Rules Clinic for the sport of Golf is available beginning August 1. The clinic is required for all head and assistant coaches. 

    The presentation can be viewed on most PC or Mac desktops and laptops, along with many HTML5 enabled mobile devices and tablets (to view system requirements click on the Resources tab from within the clinic once the clinic has […]

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

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    The mandatory Online KHSAA Rules Clinic for the sport of Football is available beginning August 1. THOUGH THERE ARE MINIMAL RULE CHANGES, one is major to the way the game is coached and officiated and both groups should take the clinic as soon as possible. Remember, 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

    07/25/16 – Important Reminder to Update School Personnel Information

    Athletic Department Blog Updates

    As we approach the start of the sports seasons and school year, it is critical that all schools have coaching lists and information up to date, as well as administrators and non-coaches.

    All content in the data system is accessible solely through the school login subdomain at http://schools.khsaa.org/. On that page are invaluable video links to assist with “how to” of the subdomain.

    It is critical that you update your non-coach data, such as the Principal, Athletic Director, Superintendent, Bookkeeper, Title IX Contacts and others. The link to update this information is located at http://schools.khsaa.org/admin_personnel/ or click on the link entitled “Maintain School Admin Personnel And Coaches” from the main page at http://schools.khsaa.org/ and then select “Maintain School/School System Non-Coaching Personnel”. A few important notes:

    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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    07/11/16 – Important Reminders About the Start of Football Practice

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    These reminders are critically important as we transition to the start of football practice for the 2016 season. This notice and all provisions supersede any and all previous communication regarding practice rules and regulations.

    The following provisions should be noted at all times:

    Ruling Officer Assignments – 2016-17

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        Primary Secondary 2 Age-For documented waiver due to retention per the state exception, contact the ruling officer. There is no ruling in any other circumstances as the bylaw is state law Barren Bilberry 3 Enrollment Years Cope Bilberry 4 Enrollment Required Cope Bilberry 5 Academics Bridenbaugh Cope 6 Domestic Transfer Bilberry Cope 7 Foreign Exchange Barren Bridenbaugh 8 Foreign Transfer Barren Bridenbaugh 9 BK/FB Outside Team Bridenbaugh Cope 10 Awards Cope Bridenbaugh 11 Financial Aid Bridenbaugh Cope 12 Physician Consent Bilberry Barren 13 Baseball Agreement Cope Barren 14 Other Eligibility Rules Bilberry Barren   Primary would always consult secondary for any adverse ruling and review, possibly also with counsel       Secondary would issue all rulings when Primary is 1) taking vacation leave or 2) out of town more than one day for a state event to which he/she is assigned             Share via emailShare on Twitter Share

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    KHSAA Sports Contacts, 2016-2017 and beyond

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      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 Share via email Share via emailShare on Twitter Share

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    06/27/16 – Rosters Open for Entry for 2016-2017

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    While many of you as athletic administrators are taking advantage of about the only two “down” weeks of the year with dead period, still others prefer to use this time to begin work on rosters. There will be additional enhancements to the roster and school system that are currently in final development, and schools will be notified later in the summer of those options. However based on several requests, the roster entry has been opened.

    The KHSAA system (which is the ONLY system for roster and schedule entry that meets KHSAA rules and requirements), is now back online after our summer roster rollover process.

    Here are the recommended steps for getting started for 2016-2017:

  • Login to your KHSAA Member High School Account on the school login system
  • Go to your Maintain Member School Information (non-personnel) page located in the Primary School Database Operations section of links (direct link http://schools.khsaa.org/schools_update/).
  • Ensure that all of your sports offerings for 2016-2017 are correct.
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  • 06/22/16 – Reminder about Equipment Issuance During Dead Period (USA Football)

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    The KHSAA offices have received several inquiries regarding participation by students in USA Football’s National Development Games. According to their verification letter, there are six different options to attend. We had asked at least two member schools to seek clarifications regarding equipment, but none responded, so today, staff contacted USA Football directly for clarification. Following that clarification, here are the provisions that have been determined. These provisions apply ONLY to 2016, as likely additional restrictions will be added to football rules to clarify (and likely restrict) this for the future years.

    2016-2017 Official Ball Adoptions

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    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:

    05/13/16 – Kentucky-Indiana Basketball All Star Information

    2015-2016 News Releases

    In conjunction with the Bluegrass Sports Commission, the information below relative to the Kentucky-Indiana All-Star series is listed below. Please consider attending this historic event that is being managed by our partners at the Bluegrass Sports Commission.

    The 76th annual Kentucky vs. Indiana All-Star Game will be played on Sunday June 12th at Bellarmine University. The Girls will play at 1pm and the Boys at 3:30pm.

    Tickets are $12 and can be ordered at bluegrasssports.org or by calling 859-286-5152. They will be on sale for $15 at the door.

    The 2016 Boys Kentucky All-Star team is Coached by Wayne Breeden, Rodney Woods, Dom Fucci and Bart Rison:
    Trey Blevins, Wayne County
    Alex Cook, Male
    Tyrik Edwards, Christian County
    Mason Faulkner, Caverna
    Quentin Goodin, Taylor County
    Connor McKim, St. Xavier
    Tyler Sharpe, Bullitt East
    Caleb Taylor, South Laurel
    Isaiah Tisdale, Henry Clay
    Ben Weyer, Newport Central Catholic
    Carson Williams, Owen County
    Darius Williams, […]

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    05/13/16 – Huddle Event Tickets Available to Member Schools

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    Member schools are reminded that Huddle provides event tickets for you to use throughout the year. Huddle is the only ticket provider endorsed by the KHSAA. As you plan for 2016-17, you should likely include them in your plans and order early!

    It is likely you have already been contacted by someone on Huddle’s staff. If not, we encourage each school to contact Huddle at 678-218-0909 or order online at www.huddleinc.com/ticket.html.

    Over the past decade, Huddle Inc. has provided over 1 billion complimentary tickets to high schools across the country. If you are unfamiliar with their program, please see the following features:

    The KHSAA appreciates Huddle providing this service to our member schools and its continued support of the Association.

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    KHSAA Official Ball Products – 2016-2017 (effective May 12, 2016)

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    SportBrandModelTermBaseballSpaldingTF Pro HS Baseball (41-100HS)2016-2019Basketball-BSpaldingTF1000 Classic (74-7849)2016-2019Basketball-GSpaldingTF1000 Class 28.5 (74-7839)2016-2019FootballSpaldingAlpha -72-67582016-2019SoccerSelect SportRoyale2014-2017SoftballSpaldingDudley Thunder Heat-Polycore (43-147)2016-2019VolleyballBadenPerfection VX5EC-210 (Leather or Composite)2014-2019 Share via emailShare on Twitter Share
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    04/22/2016 – Nominations Sought for Midway Female Student-Athlete of the Year – Bass Fishing

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    The KHSAA is excited to open the nomination process for the Midway University/KHSAA Female Student-Athlete of the Year among Bass Fishing participants for 2015-16.

    The award is based on athletic and academic achievement as well as community service and leadership. The link to the application contains additional criteria and form to nominate one female participant from each 2016 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 KHSAA State Bass Fishing Championship on May 14 in Benton, KY. 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 2016-2017 Midway University/KHSAA FemaStudent-Athlete of the Year. That award […]

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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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    04/20/16 – Great Offer From Our Friends at Subway Restaurants

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    Subway Restaurants has been a proud corporate partner with the KHSAA. In fact, you will notice in most of their stores, a window sticker indicating their support of the great activities of the KHSAA and their partnership.

    This year, they are offering to directly help our membership by giving back to the local communities. Many of our schools have a camp for the specific sport, and often get t-shirts printed. Subway, through its ad agency, has a promotional special solely for KHSAA members in the counties listed on the flier at http://khsaa.org/specialprograms/corporatepartners/subway/subway2016shirtpromo.pdf. They have created a system whereby in exchange for a logoed t-shirt for your campers, each camper would also receive a Subway gift card. 

    Complete details are in the flier at http://khsaa.org/specialprograms/corporatepartners/subway/subway2016shirtpromo.pdf. Please direct all questions to Erin Boedecker at the Asher Agency at the number listed on the flier.

    Subway is a proud corporate partner of the KHSAA and the KHSAA very much values […]

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    04/15/16 – 2015-2016 Financial Aid Survey

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    All schools, public and nonpublic, are required annually to report detailed financial information to the KHSAA as per Bylaw 11. This report is required of all member schools. It is important to note that if tuition is charged for any reason to any student (including out of district students, etc.), a complete response is required.

    The link to the survey has been sent to the Principal of record and the Athletic Director has been notified. It is important to note that failing to complete this report this year will result in a possible penalty by the association.

    If you have questions, feel free to contact Assistant Commissioner Sarah Bridenbaugh or Assistant Commissioner Mike Barren at the KHSAA. The deadline to complete the survey is May 6, 2016.

     

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    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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    04/12/16 – Reminders about Title IX and Participation List Submission

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    As spring sports are now fully in swing, it is time to remind each of you that the annual reports for Title IX and the Participation List are due on April 30.

    This year, based on feedback from the membership, there have been minimal system changes to make this task easier. Here are the highlights:

    04/04/16 – Reminder about Revised OAG 15-022 Opinion and 7/8 Grade Students

    Athletic Department Blog Updates

    Most school entities have been notified from a variety of sources about an important ruling that came from the Attorney General (KYAG) recently regarding KHSAA Bylaw 4 as it relates to KRS 156.070 (2)(c) (the complete text of KRS 156.070 is located at http://www.lrc.ky.gov/statutes/statute.aspx?id=39992).

    The KHSAA had long opined, on advice from the KYAG’s and all parties that have served as KHSAA counsel, that member school Boards of Education and Site Based/School Based councils could not unilaterally restrict the playing of students in 7th and 8th grade on the grades nine through 12 teams or from playing on teams at both levels. The KYAG office had contended through two opinions (OAG-90-87 and OAG 92-98) that by extension, these entities represented the same prohibited groups as specified in the statute (The state board or any agency designated by the state board to manage interscholastic athletics). This prohibition was previously published in the contents of Bylaw 4 […]

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