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2014-15 Maurie Test Cheer Results

Maurie Test Cheer Competition Results:

All-Girl Large Results:
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10/22/14 – Information On Ordering Tickets to Russell Athletic/KHSAA State Football Finals

Russell Athletic/KHSAA Commonwealth Gridiron Bowl

It is again time for us to take orders for advance tickets to the Russell Athletic/KHSAA State Football Finals. We hope we can count on your continued support for the twelve teams that make it to the finals. Here are some notes about this year’s finals.

  • The games will be played on Friday, December 5 and Saturday, December 6 at Feix Field, Houchens Industries – L.T. Smith Stadium at Western Kentucky University in Bowling Green;
  • Game times will be 11:00 (3A), 3:00 (2A) and 7:00 (5A) on Friday, and will be 11:00 (1A), 3:00 (4A) and 7:00 (6A) on Saturday. All times are Central Time;
  • The KFCA will be conducting important continuous improvement sessions in conjunction with the finals. Contact Jimmie Reed with the KFCA for details as well as details about the important benefits the organization provides for students;
  • The Club level and VIP chairback seats will have access to the indoor area between and during the games for those that desire to be in there, but seating is limited. Ticketing in the club level sells out quickly most years;
  • If an ordered area is sold out, we will attempt to contact you regarding another location prior to returning your order;
  • We will accept advance orders through November 19, and tickets will be mailed afterward;
  • There are two ways to order tickets to this year’s event;
  • No order will be entered or processed until payment is received; and

We look forward to seeing each of you in Bowling Green.

10/21/14-Information from American Sports Builders, RE: Crumb Rubber

The following information was provided to the KHSAA by representatives of the NFHS in Indianapolis. This is provided for your information.

 

 Associations

ASBA Response to NBC National News Story on Health Effects of Crumb Rubber in Synthetic Turf

Last week a story aired on The NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams and on the Today Show concerning a potential connection between crumb rubber and higher rates of Cancer in soccer goalkeepers. Click here to view a video of that story. 
 

ASBA has relied on and will continue to rely on research of manufacturers and suppliers of these products and independent researchers. The overwhelming weight of the existing research indicates that these products are safe for use, which is consistent with the conclusions of the large numbers of governmental bodies that have considered the issue.  In the absence of further scientific evidence on the issue, ASBA will continue to rely on these sources of information.

We wanted to make you aware of this news story, should you be contacted by your customers or local press.

We have issued a brief statement on the ASBA position which is posted on our website (click here to view). Anyone seeking additional information on the studies that have been conduct ( ed on the health effects of crumb rubber, can visit the STC website at www.syntheticturfcouncil.org 

10/21/14 - NFHS Basketball Rules Interpretations/Clarification/Corrections 2014-25

The NFHS has released its annual early season updates to the rules and interpretations for basketball. For a complete listing, see the NFHS website at http://www.nfhs.org/sports-resource-content/basketball-rules-interpretations-2014-15/ or for a printed copy, go to http://www.khsaa.org//basketball/regularseason/2015/2014-15 BK Interps.pdf.

Please note that the information contains strike-through underline formatting to show what should be deleted (strike through) or added (underlined) to your rules notes and books, but may not represent any change that will be formally adopted in the future.

If you have questions, contact Julian Tackett, KHSAA rules interpreter for basketball at jtackett@khsaa.org, or Assistant Commissioner Angela Passafiume who also helps as basketball interpreter at apassafiume@khsaa.org.

– KHSAA –

The KHSAA staff routinely publishes blog posts to better communicate with its various constituencies and the public. The blogs for specific sports and sport-activities are on that sport or sport activity main page, and there are general information blogs at http://khsaa.org/news-stats-pubs/sports-blogs/

 

 

10/20/14 - KHSAA and Special Olympics Announce New Partnership, Unified Sports Opportunities

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 20, 2014

The Kentucky High School Athletic Association and Special Olympics Kentucky announced a new partnership in a press conference at the KHSAA headquarters on Monday, unveiling plans to develop unified sports opportunities in Kentucky for intellectually disabled student-athletes.

For the last four years, the KHSAA has conducted adapted track and field events at its state meet for physically disabled student-athletes. The new venture with Special Olympics Kentucky will allow for the development of unified sports opportunities in all sports, with intellectually disabled students and students without intellectual disabilities competing together in a mutually beneficial, inclusive experience.

“One of the hallmarks since I have been with the Association has been to offer increased participation opportunities for all students,” said KHSAA Commissioner Julian Tackett. “I am extremely proud that we can focus on another tremendous growth opportunity for participation and help important segments of the student population, both those with intellectual disabilities and their teammates, to experience the invaluable lessons taught through sport and sport-activity. Nothing should be more inclusive than American sport, teammates working together for a common goal, and I believe both groups will learn more from each other than can be taught in any other setting.”

The Special Olympics Unified Sports program combines Special Olympics athletes and athletes without intellectual disabilities (partners) on sports teams for training and competition. Age and ability level matching of Special Olympics athletes and partners, and the Special Olympics athletes/partner ratios are defined on a sport-by-sport basis, in accordance with the Sports Rules.

“This is such an exciting moment for our athletes and our program,” said Trish Mazzoni, President and CEO of Special Olympics Kentucky. “For the first time in our state, our athletes will not only run in the same meets as their classmates who don’t have intellectual disabilities, but as teammates in the same races. We appreciate and applaud Commissioner Tackett and the KHSAA’s vision that Unified Sports can not only build better sports teams and events, but can build better stronger school communities for everyone. We look forward to the 2015 track and field season.”

The increased participation opportunities available through the new partnership will benefit from a commitment by Special Olympics Kentucky to help fund the salaries of coaches participating in the program. For more information on Special Olympics Kentucky, visit www.soky.org.

-KHSAA-

About Special Olympics
Special Olympics is the world’s largest program of sports training and competition for children and adults with intellectual disabilities. Participation in competitive events is open to all individuals eight years of age or older. Training and competition in local, area, state, and national programs is offered year-round in Kentucky in 15 sports. In addition to its traditional sports competitions, Special Olympics also offers early childhood programming through the Young Athletes Program and medical screenings though the Healthy Athletes Initiative. Special Olympics Kentucky has been changing the lives of people with intellectual disabilities in Kentucky for 44 years.

About the Kentucky High School Athletic Association
The Kentucky High School Athletic Association was organized in 1917 and is the agency designated by the Kentucky Department of Education to manage high school athletics in the Commonwealth. The Association is a voluntary nonprofit 501(c)3 organization made up of 277 member schools both public and private. The KHSAA sanctions 43 state championships in 13 sports and 4 sport-activities, licenses and trains over 4,000 officials, provides catastrophic insurance for its more than 70,000 member school student-athletes, as well as overseeing coaching education and sports safety programs.

10/15/14 - Field Hockey Postseason Instructions Posted

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.

– KHSAA –

The KHSAA staff routinely publishes blog posts to better communicate with its various constituencies and the public. The blogs for specific sports and sport-activities are on that sport or sport activity main page, and there are general information blogs at http://khsaa.org/news-stats-pubs/sports-blogs/

 

10/14/14 - Officials Winter Sports Clinics and Deadlines

The mandatory Online KHSAA Rules Clinic for Basketball, Swimming and Wrestling are now available online. Below is additional information and deadlines for Officials:

Basketball

October 6 to December 7 (Officials) – the Basketball Clinic will be online only and may be viewed at no charge during this period.

December 8 to January 11 (Officials) – the Basketball Clinic will be online only and may be viewed for the makeup fee ($100) during this period.

January 12 to February 22 (Officials) – the Basketball Clinic will be online only and may be viewed for the makeup fee ($300) per the Bylaw 27 schedule during this period. After this time, postseason penalties per Bylaw 27 will apply.

Swimming

September 15 to November 23 – the Swimming and Diving Clinic will be online only and may be viewed at no charge during this period.

November 24 to January 11 – the Swimming and Diving Clinic will be online only and may be viewed for the makeup fee ($100) during this period.

January 12 to February 8  – the Swimming and Diving Clinic will be online only and may be viewed for the makeup fee ($300) per the Bylaw 27 schedule during this period. After this time, postseason penalties per Bylaw 27 will apply.

Wrestling

October 6 to December 7 (Officials) – the Wrestling Clinic will be online only and may be viewed at no charge during this period.

December 8 to January 11 (Officials) – the Wrestling Clinic will be online only and may be viewed for the makeup fee ($100) during this period.

January 12 to February 12 (Officials) – the Wrestling Clinic will be online only and may be viewed for the makeup fee ($300) per the Bylaw 27 schedule during this period. After this time, postseason penalties per Bylaw 27 will apply.

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 started). If you experience technical issues, please email rcatron@khsaa.org and he will attempt to provide assistance.

Once you advance to the last slide of the presentation, you will be returned back to the KHSAA website and will receive credit for the clinic (there are no “certificates” for completed online rules clinics). If the presentation is not completed, and you are not taken back to the KHSAA website at the end, you will not receive credit.

Each person that views the clinic must be logged into their own unique account in order to get credit. If the clinic is viewed using anyone else’s email address other than your own (including your administrator’s), you will have to re-take the clinic.

For officials, the clinics are located in the secure area of the officials login site (KHSAA website, not arbitersports). Go to http://officials.khsaa.org, login, and click the link that says View online Sports Rules Clinics for 2014-2015.

If you have trouble logging into the system, contact the KHSAA offices. Good luck during the 2014-15 Season.

– KHSAA –

The KHSAA staff routinely publishes blog posts to better communicate with its various constituencies and the public. The blogs for specific sports and sport-activities are on that sport or sport activity main page, and there are general information blogs athttp://khsaa.org/news-stats-pubs/sports-blogs/

10/11/14 - St. Xavier; Owensboro Catholic's John Augenstein Capture 2014 Boys' Golf Titles

St. Xavier carded a five-over par 293 in both rounds of the 2014 Leachman Buick●GMC●Cadillac/KHSAA Boys’ Golf Championship to finish at 10-over par 586 and claim the team title. McCracken County (301-312) and Franklin County (303-310) shared second place at 37-over par 613.

Owensboro Catholic’s John Augenstein fired a pair of 69′s to finish at six-under par 138 and earn a three-stroke victory over runner-up Spencer McKinney (70-71) of Danville. Five players posted subpar totals for the tournament, with West Jessamine’s Connor Haas (70-73), St. Xavier’s Allen Hamilton (71-72) and Glasgow’s Chase Landrum (74-69) tying for third place at one-under par 143.

Boys’ Golf Award Winners
Leachman Buick•GMC•Cadillac Scholarship – Cody Kellam (Grant County)
Forcht Bank All-Around Excellence Award – Austin Squires (Ryle)
Kentucky National Guard Best and Brightest Award – Chase Wathen (Butler)

Complete results can be found at:

http://khsaa.org/leachmankhsaa-boys-state-golf-results-2014-2015/

-KHSAA-

About the Kentucky High School Athletic Association
The Kentucky High School Athletic Association was organized in 1917 and is the agency designated by the Kentucky Department of Education to manage high school athletics in the Commonwealth. The Association is a voluntary nonprofit 501(c)3 organization made up of 277 member schools both public and private. The KHSAA sanctions 43 state championships in 13 sports and 4 sport activities, licenses and trains over 4,000 officials, provides catastrophic insurance for its more than 70,000 member school student-athletes, as well as overseeing coaching education and sports safety programs.

10/10/14 - Boys' Golf First Round Play Suspended Until 7:15 AM Saturday

6:15 PM (CT) – Play was halted in the first round of the 2014 Leachman Buick-GMC-Cadillac/KHSAA Boys’ Golf State Tournament at 4:44 p.m. on Friday due to heavy rainfall and standing water on the course. After evaluating the course conditions, the decision was made to suspend the completion of the first round until Saturday morning.

In order to allow for proper warm up time, the completion of the first round will begin at 7:15 a.m. (CT), with the practice range opening at 6:30 a.m. There will be a brief meeting for all head coaches at 6:50 a.m. in the main ballroom. 

The championship round will be played on Saturday following the completion of the first
round. Weather permitting, the first round is expected to be completed by 9:30 a.m. (CT), with the second round projected to start at 10:30 a.m. (CT) after the cuts are made.

Live scoring is available for all rounds of play at http://khsaa.org/leachmankhsaa-boys-state-golf-results-2014-2015/ 

Please continue to check khsaa.org for ongoing updates.

10/09/14 - KHSAA Competitive Cheer Squads By Division 2014-15

Squad Divisions for the upcoming KHSAA Competitive Cheer Region and State Championships have been posted on the website. To view, please click the link below.

http://khsaa.org/cheer/squadparticipationbydivisons.pdf

Regional Competitions are Oct. 25-Dec. 7
Regional Instructions Manual
http://khsaa.org/cheer/postseasoninformation.pdf

Regional Sites
http://khsaa.org/cheer/regionsites.pdf

State Competition is Dec. 13, Alltech Arena at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington

 – 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/

 

10/09/14 - Boys' Golf Practice Rounds Have Resumed

11:45 AM (CT) – Practice rounds for the 2014 Leachman Buick-GMC-Cadillac/KHSAA Boys’
Golf State Tournament have resumed after a lengthy weather delay. Despite the delays,
the rules meetings scheduled for 2:30 PM and 6 PM will still be conducted as planned.
Please continue to check khsaa.org for ongoing updates.

The boy’s championship is scheduled to begin Friday morning with the first 18 holes,
followed by the championship round on Saturday. Live scoring will be available for all
rounds of play.

– 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/

 

10/08/14 - Sacred Heart; Shelby County's Madison Thomas Claim 2014 Girls' Golf Titles

Sacred Heart defeated Henry Clay on the first playoff hole, 21-23, to win the 2014 Leachman Buick●GMC●Cadillac/KHSAA Girls’ Golf Championship, after both teams finished with matching 645 totals over 36 holes.

Shelby County’s Madison Thomas fired a 68 in the final round to finish at five-under par 139 (71-68) en route to claiming medalist honors. Elizabethtown’s Lauren Hartlage was the individual runner-up with a one-under par 143 total (72-71).

Award Winners
Leachman Buick•GMC•Cadillac Scholarship – Elsa Moberly (Pulaski County)
Forcht Bank All-Around Excellence Award – Olivia Cason (Owensboro Catholic)
Kentucky National Guard Best and Brightest Award – Margaret Clifton (Henry Clay)

Complete results can be found at:

http://khsaa.org/leachmankhsaa-girls-state-golf-results-2014-2015/

-KHSAA-

About the Kentucky High School Athletic Association
The Kentucky High School Athletic Association was organized in 1917 and is the agency designated by the Kentucky Department of Education to manage high school athletics in the Commonwealth. The Association is a voluntary nonprofit 501(c)3 organization made up of 277 member schools both public and private. The KHSAA sanctions 43 state championships in 13 sports and 4 sport activities, licenses and trains over 4,000 officials, provides catastrophic insurance for its more than 70,000 member school student-athletes, as well as overseeing coaching education and sports safety programs.

10/07/14 - Basketball Online Rules Clinic Notice

The mandatory Online KHSAA Rules Clinic for Basketball is now available online. Below is additional information:

October 6 to December 7 (Officials) – the Basketball Clinic will be online only and may be viewed at no charge during this period.

October 6 to December 14 (Coaches) – the Basketball Clinic will be online only and may be viewed at no charge during this period.

December 8 to January 11 (Officials) – the Basketball Clinic will be online only and may be viewed for the makeup fee ($100) during this period.

December 15 to January 18 (Coaches) – the Basketball Clinic will be online only and may be viewed for the makeup fee ($100) during this period.

January 12 to February 22 (Officials) – the Basketball Clinic will be online only and may be viewed for the makeup fee ($300) per the Bylaw 27 schedule during this period. After this time, postseason penalties per Bylaw 27 will apply.

January 19 to February 22 (Coaches) – the Basketball Clinic will be online only and may be viewed for the makeup fee ($300) per the Bylaw 27 schedule during this period. After this time, postseason penalties per Bylaw 27 will apply.

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 started). If you experience technical issues, please email rcatron@khsaa.org and he will attempt to provide assistance.

Once you advance to the last slide of the presentation, you will be returned back to the KHSAA website and will receive credit for the clinic (there are no “certificates” for completed online rules clinics). If the presentation is not completed, and you are not taken back to the KHSAA website at the end, you will not receive credit.

Each person that views the clinic must be logged into their own unique account in order to get credit. If the clinic is viewed using anyone else’s email address other than your own (including your administrator’s), you will have to re-take the clinic.

For member schools, the clinics are located on the School Log-in Page. To access the clinic, go to http://schools.khsaa.org and — under the section entitled Rules Clinics – click on the link that says “View Online Rules Clinics“. If you have any trouble finding that link, you can type the following URL into your Internet browser: http://schools.khsaa.org/rule_clinics/

 

For officials, the clinics are located in the secure area of the officials login site (KHSAA website, not arbitersports). Go to http://officials.khsaa.org, login, and click the link that says View online Sports Rules Clinics for 2014-2015.

If you have trouble logging into the system, contact the KHSAA offices. Good luck during the 2014-15 Basketball Season.

10/07/14 - Day One Results and Round Two Tee Times for Girls' Golf

Day One Results and Round Two Tee Times for the 2014 Leachman Buick-GMC-Cadillac/KHSAA Girls’ Golf State Tournament are now posted on the KHSAA website. You can view this information by clicking on the following link:

http://khsaa.org/leachmankhsaa-girls-state-golf-results-2014-2015/  

10/07/14 - Dates Set for State Track and Field

The KHSAA would like to announce that the State Track and Field Meet will return to the University of Kentucky in the spring of 2015.  The competition dates and schedule will be as follows:

Friday, May 22nd – Class 2A Competition 

Saturday, May 23rd (morning start) – Class 1A Competition

Saturday, May 23rd (afternoon start) – Class 3A Competition

– KHSAA –

The KHSAA staff routinely publishes blog posts to better communicate with its various constituencies and the public. The blogs for specific sports and sport-activities are on that sport or sport activity main page, and there are general information blogs at http://khsaa.org/news-stats-pubs/sports-blogs/

 

10/07/14 - Field Hockey Information and Videos

As promised, we have been continuing to add information to the field hockey page. This page includes competition rules, season dates for future years, alignment, information for officials, instruction videos, tiebreaker procedure, postseason managers and team instructions as well as links to blogs like this one.

The KHSAA is proud to be involved with the rich tradition of field hockey in Kentucky. Please take a look at the content and contact Angela Passafiume at apassafiume@khsaa.org with suggestions.

Instructions for and about regional managers have been posted.  An email will be sent to all schools when the postseason instructions are posted.

Good luck and we hope to see you all at Bellarmine University on October 25th for the State Quarterfinals.

– KHSAA –

The KHSAA staff routinely publishes blog posts to better communicate with its various constituencies and the public. The blogs for specific sports and sport-activities are on that sport or sport activity main page, and there are general information blogs at http://khsaa.org/news-stats-pubs/sports-blogs/

 

 

10/07/14 - Bowling Rules Clinic is Now Available Online

The mandatory online KHSAA Rules Clinic for the sport activity of Bowling is now online for all coaches (head and assistant) and licensed officials.

HEAD AND ASSISTANT COACHES

  • October 6 to December 14 – the Bowling Clinic will be online only and may be viewed at no charge during this period.
  • December 15 to January 18 – the Bowling Clinic will be online only and may be viewed for the makeup fee ($100) during this period.
  • January 19 to January 25 – the Bowling Clinic will be online only and may be viewed for the makeup fee ($300) per the Bylaw 27 schedule during this period.
  • After January 25, postseason penalties per Bylaw 27 will apply. For schools not entering the playoffs, additional administrative penalties will apply.

PROCEDURES FOR VIEWING

  • 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 started).
  • Once you advance to the last slide of the presentation, you will be returned back to the KHSAA website and will receive credit for the clinic (there are no “certificates” for completed online rules clinics). If the presentation is not completed, and you are not taken back to the KHSAA website at the end, you will not receive credit.
  • Each person that views the clinic must be logged into their account in order to get credit. If taken using anyone else’s e-mail address other than your own (including your administrator’s), you will have to re-take the clinic.

LOCATION

  • For member schools, the clinics are located on the School Log-in Page. To access the clinic, go to http://schools.khsaa.org and — under the section entitled Rules Clinics — click on the link that says “View Online Rules Clinics“. If you have any trouble finding that link, you can type the following URL into your Internet browser: http://schools.khsaa.org/rule_clinics/
  • If you have trouble logging into the system, contact the KHSAA offices.

– KHSAA –

The KHSAA staff routinely publishes blog posts to better communicate with its various constituencies and the public. The blogs for specific sports and sport-activities are on that sport or sport activity main page, and there are general information blogs at http://khsaa.org/news-stats-pubs/sports-blogs/

10/06/14 – Wrestling Online Rules Clinic Now Available

The mandatory Online KHSAA Rules Clinic for the sport of Wrestling is available beginning today, October 6. Below is additional information:

October 6 to December 7 (Officials) – the Wrestling Clinic will be online only and may be viewed at no charge during this period.

October 6 to December 14 (Coaches) – the Wrestling Clinic will be online only and may be viewed at no charge during this period.

December 8 to January 11 (Officials) – the Wrestling Clinic will be online only and may be viewed for the makeup fee ($100) during this period.

December 15 to January 18  (Coaches) – the Wrestling Clinic will be online only and may be viewed for the makeup fee ($100) during this period.

January 12 to February 12 (Officials) – the Wrestling Clinic will be online only and may be viewed for the makeup fee ($300) per the Bylaw 27 schedule during this period. After this time, postseason penalties per Bylaw 27 will apply.

January 19 to February 12 (Coaches) – the Wrestling Clinic will be online only and may be viewed for the makeup fee ($300) per the Bylaw 27 schedule during this period. After this time, postseason penalties per Bylaw 27 will apply.

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 started).

Once you advance to the last slide of the presentation, you will be returned back to the KHSAA website and will receive credit for the clinic (there are no “certificates” for completed online rules clinics). If the presentation is not completed, and you are not taken back to the KHSAA website at the end, you will not receive credit.

Each person that views the clinic must be logged into their account in order to get credit. If taken using anyone else’s e-mail address other than your own (including your administrator’s), you will have to re-take the clinic.

For member schools, the clinics are located on the School Log-in Page. To access the clinic, go to http://schools.khsaa.org and — under the section entitled Rules Clinics – click on the link that says “View Online Rules Clinics“. If you have any trouble finding that link, you can type the following URL into your Internet browser: http://schools.khsaa.org/rule_clinics/

If you have trouble logging into the system, contact the KHSAA offices.

– 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/

10/06/14 - Girls' Golf Practice Rounds Complete; First Round On As Scheduled

6:00 PM (CT) – Monday’s practice round for the 2014 Leachman Buick-GMC-Cadillac/KHSAA Girls’ Golf State Tournament is complete. Tuesday’s first round competition is on as scheduled at this time, starting at 7 a.m. (CT).

Please continue to check khsaa.org for ongoing updates.    

10/02/14 - Pairings and Tee Times Set for State Golf

Pairings and Tee Times for the Leachman Buick●GMC●Cadillac/KHSAA State Golf Championships are now posted on the KHSAA website. You can access this information by going to the following links and clicking on Pairings at the top of the page:

http://khsaa.org/leachmankhsaa-girls-state-golf-results-2014-2015/

http://khsaa.org/leachmankhsaa-boys-state-golf-results-2014-2015/

 

Leachman/KHSAA Boys State Golf Results 2014-2015

Leachman/KHSAA Girls State Golf Results 2014-2015

Field Hockey Region Site Selection Plan

Field Hockey Region Site Selection Plans

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10/01/14 - Volleyball, Soccer Draw Show Scheduled For Thursday at 2 PM

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 1, 2014

The pairings for the 2014 KHSAA Volleyball and 2014 KHSAA Boys’ and Girls’ Soccer State Tournaments will be decided Thursday, October 2 when the annual Draw Show is conducted at the KHSAA Offices at 2 p.m. The Draw Show will be broadcast live online via the KHSAA website at www.khsaa.tv, or can be accessed directly at http://khsaa.tv/2014-khsaa-state-soccer-and-volleyball-draw-show/. Brackets will be posted to the KHSAA/Riherds.com Scoreboard at the conclusion of the broadcast and flat files for print and media purposes will be drafted at that point.

District soccer tournaments begin the week of October 13, with region soccer tournaments getting underway the following week. The Girls’ Soccer Semi-State (Oct. 27) and boys’ Soccer Semi-State (Oct. 28) will be held at host sites, followed by the quarterfinal round on Saturday, Nov. 1 in Lexington. The girls’ and boys’ semifinals will be played on Nov. 5 and Nov. 6, respectively, with the championship games taking place on Saturday, Nov. 8. The state rounds will be played at Henry Clay and Lafayette High School, with the sites to be determined after the fields are set.

Volleyball district tournaments start the week of Oct. 20, followed by the regional tournaments the next week. The KHSAA State Volleyball Tournament will be held at Valley High School in Louisville and begins with first round games on Friday, Nov. 7. Quarterfinal and semifinal action will be held on Saturday, Nov. 8, followed by the championship match on Sunday, Nov. 9.

-KHSAA-

About the Kentucky High School Athletic Association
The Kentucky High School Athletic Association was organized in 1917 and is the agency designated by the Kentucky Department of Education to manage high school athletics in the Commonwealth. The Association is a voluntary nonprofit 501(c)3 organization made up of 277 member schools both public and private. The KHSAA sanctions 43 state championships in 13 sports and 4 sport activities, licenses and trains over 4,000 officials, provides catastrophic insurance for its more than 70,000 member school student-athletes, as well as overseeing coaching education and sports safety programs.

09/30/14 - Fall Sports Championship Media Credentials

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, will result in the revocation of the credential and non-issuance of future passes.

DISTRIBUTION POLICY
1 – Credentials will be provided to established and recognized media outlets that cover high school athletics on a regular basis (including, but not limited to, timely reports of regular season competitions);
2 – No athletic recruiting organizations or media outlets that can be construed as recruiting publications will be credentialed;
3 – Media passes will not be issued to persons under 18 years of age (with the exception of a School Media Pass);
4 – Passes may be revoked at any time for behavior deemed inappropriate for the intended use of the pass, including transferring a credential to someone other than its intended recipient, or using the pass to help others gain access to an event. A credential grants the bearer, and only the bearer, access to KHSAA events, and does not include admission for children and family members;
5 – Media members are expected to act professionally and objectively at all times. Cheering or cheerleading during an event is strictly prohibited and can result in removal from the press area;
6 – At any time, the KHSAA may request proof of a media outlets’ legitimacy. To help the KHSAA protect access to its events, media members applying for credentials may be asked to provide samples of their work as well as information such as circulation numbers (newspapers/magazines), Aribtron Ratings numbers or similar information (broadcast), page views/hits (online entities);
7 – Freelance photographers not working for an accredited media outlet will be treated as Commercial Photographers, and will only gain access to an event by paying the media rights fee for the event in question;
8 – Each team advancing to a state championship event can be represented by one (1) broadcast team (radio or online), which will be designated by the participating school’s principal;
9 – Schools are permitted one (1) School Media Pass at each championship event, which is limited to students or full-time staff members at the participating school.

The distribution of credentials is conducted using the following priorities:
1. Daily Newspapers and Wire Services;
2. Statewide Media (TV, etc.);
3. Media Covering Specific Teams on a Regular Basis;
4. Regional Media;
5. All Other Outlets (Non-Broadcast Radio, weekly media, etc.).
Credentials may be issued on a limited basis to valid websites that report timely results. They are not issued to message board websites or to websites that do not regularly contain Kentucky based high school regular season content throughout the year. The KHSAA reserves the right to grant or deny any requests on an individual basis.

OWNERSHIP OF RIGHTS
The intellectual property, corporate, broadcasting and media rights to all State championship rounds of the KHSAA postseason championships belong exclusively to the KHSAA, including titling agreements and sponsorships.

PHOTOGRAPHY
Photography passes are provided to accredited news media outlets in conjunction with print outlets and affiliate websites. Commercial and freelance photographers can obtain fee-based credentials, space permitting. Information regarding rights fee payments will be confirmed through the online credentialing system.

While photographers own the intellectual rights to individual photos, the KHSAA owns the intellectual property rights to all state championship events; therefore photos taken during these games are not for resale by individuals unless the requisite media rights fee has been paid by commercial photographers. By accepting your credential you agree to all KHSAA terms and conditions. The KHSAA reserves the right to deny credentials to commercial and freelance photographers who do not agree to these terms and conditions. Failure to abide by the KHSAA’s policies and procedures could result in having your credential revoked and a loss of access to future events.

– 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/news-and-information/sports-blogs/

09/29/14 - Four Measures Receive Approval at Annual Meeting

At the Annual Meeting of the membership of the KHSAA, four proposals received the votes necessary for approval. The membership was represented by 215 of the schools (out of 277 members), a turnout very comparable to the past few years, with 144 votes (2/3 majority of those present) being required for a proposal to receive approval.

The proposals will now go to the KHSAA Board of Control for a formal recommendation to the Kentucky Board of Education. Absent any procedural snags, the proposals will go to the Kentucky Board of Education for a two-meeting consideration phase, with final approval by the Kentucky Board of Education anticipated in April. Following that consideration, if approved, the proposals will go to the Regulation Review Subcommittee of the Kentucky General Assembly and the Interim Education Committee for final approval with a hopeful effective date of August 1, 2015 for any changes.

The following was the voting for those issues. The “PRE (present)” indicates those that had signed the roll, but did not submit a ballot for the voting session, “ABS (abstain)” was a vote declaring an abstention:

PROPOSAL

 

YES

 

NO

 

ABS

 

PRE

Proposal 2014 – 1

A Proposal to amend Bylaw 7 to make technical corrections and ensure that the F-1 provisions for eligibility are equitable among all member schools.

 

194

 

5

 

0

 

16

Proposal 2014 – 2

A Proposal to amend Bylaw 9 to allow for attendance at specific events by student-athletes held on collegiate campuses.

 

186

 

11

 

2

 

16

Proposal 2014 – 3

A Proposal to amend Bylaw 14 to place the decision of practice by ineligible students, with the exception of those awaiting a ruling from the KHSAA, in the hands of the local school.

 

161

 

37

 

0

 

17

Proposal 2014 – 4

A proposal to create a new bylaw to address requirements for Athletic Directors, renumber remaining bylaws.

 

153

 

46

 

0

 

16

09/29/14 - Regional and State Information for Bass Fishing

The dates and sites for the 2015 KHSAA Bass Fishing Regional Tournaments and State Tournament have been set. See the listing and schedule below:

2015 KHSAA Bass Fishing Locations

Region

Date

Lake

Marina

Marina Address

Region 1

Saturday, April 18

Lake Barkley

Kuttawa Harbor Marina

1709 Lake Barkley Drive, Kuttawa, KY

Region 2

Saturday, April 18

Herrington Lake

Chimney Rock Ramp

250 Chimney Rock Road, Harrodsburg, KY

Region 3

Saturday, April 18

Lake Cumberland

Conley Bottom Resort

736 Hwy 1275, Monticello, KY

Region 4

Saturday, April 18

Cave Run Lake

Cave Run Marina

Scotts Creek Ramp, 4325 KY 801 South, Morehead, KY

State Championship

Friday/Saturday, May 15-16

Kentucky Lake

Kentucky Dam Marina

466 Marina Drive, Gilbertsville, KY

09/26/14 - KHSAA Annual Meeting of Delegates Monday At Lexington Center

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 26, 2014

The KHSAA Annual Meeting of Delegates will take place Monday, Sept. 29 at the Lexington Center. The day’s agenda will include three breakout sessions for athletic directors starting at 8:15 a.m., followed by the business meeting at 11:15 a.m. Each KHSAA member school is represented by one delegate at the Annual Meeting that can vote on all proposals for change to KHSAA rules and regulations.

This year’s breakout sessions will include a presentation on starting and developing sport-activities, a segment by the Taylor Hooton Foundation on the education and the dangers of using appearance and performance enhancing drugs, and an update from Mark Rothberg on the NFHS Network and the School Broadcast Program.

An agenda for the Annual Meeting can be found here:
http://khsaa.org/annualmeeting/20142015/delegate_assembly_order.pdf

A breakdown of each proposal by KHSAA Commissioner Julian Tackett is available at the following link:
http://khsaa.org/09172014-proposal-by-proposal-analysis-of-2014-annual-meeting-proposals/

-KHSAA-

About the Kentucky High School Athletic Association
The Kentucky High School Athletic Association was organized in 1917 and is the agency designated by the Kentucky Department of Education to manage high school athletics in the Commonwealth. The Association is a voluntary nonprofit 501(c)3 organization made up of 277 member schools both public and private. The KHSAA sanctions 43 state championships in 13 sports and 4 sport activities, licenses and trains over 4,000 officials, provides catastrophic insurance for its more than 70,000 member school student-athletes, as well as overseeing coaching education and sports safety programs.

09/25/14 - Instructions for State Golf

State Participant Information for the Leachman Buick●GMC●Cadillac/KHSAA State Golf Championships are now posted on the KHSAA website. You can access this information as well as all other information for the State Championships by going to the following link and clicking on the heading State Information, Instructions and Forms:

http://khsaa.org/sports/fall/golf/

Please be sure to share this information with participants, parents, and fans. Thank you.  

09/17/2014 - Proposal by Proposal Analysis of 2014 Annual Meeting Proposals

This is the second part of a two-part effort to talk about the 2014 KHSAA Annual Meeting. Because of the vast turnover in athletic administrators this year, and in order to help you prepare, this information is being sent well in advance of this year’s meeting to allow for review and discussion. Please feel free to contact the office with any questions.

Final preparations are underway for the 2014 Annual Meeting at the Lexington Center on September 29. Staff is busily making final updates to the documents related to the meeting, and posting them on the KHSAA website with updates nearly every day.

During the morning sessions, there are three great workshops.

  • Veteran Athletic Directors and sport-activity participants will have a panel discussion regarding adding new programs, including the obstacles you might face from school administration, your local board or school based group, and your community;
  • Dan Schuester of the NFHS Coaching Education Department will conduct a great session updating the delegates about the  about options available for continued training and representatives of the NFHS Network will talk about opportunities to utilize the School Broadcast Program to enhance your school; and
  • Damian Martinez, Educational Program Manager for the Taylor Hooton Foundation will present “Hoot’s Chalk Talk”, a research based presentation on the use of Appearance and Performance Enhancing Drugs (including over the counter dietary supplements) and anabolic steroids.

There are only four (4) proposals on the agenda to change the bylaws of the KHSAA this year. The Board has done its required due diligence and many of the possible proposals that were discussed were not formalized until further data can be gathers. The proposals are detailed at http://khsaa.org/annualmeeting/20142015/annualmeetingproposals.pdf. Two of these came from the Board of Control’s required Annual Review and those represent the very few issues that have arisen in the last year for which the Board seeks the approval of the schools in finding a remedy. Two of the proposals come from the member schools, with each of them designed to address a specific issue among the membership. Below is a detailed description of each of the proposals.

PROPOSAL 1 – Is a proposal from the Board of Control to make technical revisions to the foreign exchange rules of the Association. With the proliferation of F-1 VISA students (6,000 just a few years ago, nearly 100,000 last year), this is an area ripe for problems if not addressed on the front end. This proposal will ensure that ALL member schools are treated in the same manner with respect to F-1 students, these students will be afforded one and only one year of eligibility (if the required year of ineligibility is waived). Current Federal regulations create the situation where a nonpublic school enrolling multiple year F-1 students can have a significant athletic advantage over a public school. It is important for competitive balance, that these provisions remain the same. This ensures that domestic transfers and foreign exchange transfers are treated in a like manner. The remainder of the changes to Bylaw 7 are technical in nature.

PROPOSAL 2 –  Is a proposal from Paul Laurence Dunbar High School on behalf of the Kentucky Association of Basketball Coaches. This proposal attempts to correct an inequity where girls basketball players have a fall exposure opportunity not available to boys basketball players, without opening up the fall to full scale outside play. The change would allow boys basketball players to attend a camp after school has started (and through August 31, or the first few days of September if August did not end on a Saturday). These exposure events are technically “camps” within the Division I regulations, and afford students a chance to attend a full day of activities at a potential school, with only that school’s coaches in attendance, and be evaluated against like-talented students. This allows for the recruiting possibilities for the student, without allowing other leagues and entities that do not serve the same mission and purpose as school-based sport. While there are proponents for total elimination of the rule, discussion with many administrators and coaches leads to a consensus that fixing this problem for boys will help with the inequity without changing the allowances for girls (the one weekend in September per NCAA women’s recruiting rules) and without causing further issues.

PROPOSAL 3 – Is proposed by the KHSAA Board of Control to return the issue of practice while ineligible back to the local school level. This is the way the rule read for many years, with only transferring students having to wait while their eligibility was being determined. Much like the delegate decision a couple of years ago to allow the local school to decide when a student should be ineligible due to conduct issues, this change would allow the local schools, through its policies and procedures, to decide if a student who is academically ineligible or ineligible due to bylaws other than 6, 7 or 8, is allowed to practice. The restriction would still be statewide in that students who are not eligible due to transfer (Bylaws 6, 7 and 8) would not be able to practice in any official practice with the team.

PROPOSAL 4 – The final proposal comes from the Kentucky High School Athletic Directors Association. This group has worked tirelessly over the last few years to re-invent itself, and ensure that the perception and reality of the organization is one of professional development and improvement for the athletic administrator. Despite their key role in the conduct of interscholastic sports and in the lives of more than 74,000 young people who participate in high school sports and sport-activities, there are no standard requirements for Athletic Directors. In many parts of this state, this leaves the AD alone fighting to be treated as an administrative professional in the school and in the district, and leaves some to question the necessity for the position and its tasks. This first step would establish baseline criteria for ADs, leaving the hiring and compensation properly at the local level, but place continuing education in the Association requirements. Properly and adequately trained and updated ADs are a vital part of the conduct of the interscholastic athletic program, and vital for the successful participation opportunities for Kentucky’s students.

Hope to see you in Lexington!

09/17/14 - Reminder about Importance of Annual Meeting

Love this time of year. School has started, the fields and courts are in use every night, and we get to continuously hear about the great things done by our student-athletes. And again this year, we are privileged to have just completed another circuit around the state holding regional meetings about KHSAA operations, online data management and Title IX.

But now its time to deal with some of the “business issues” surrounding the KHSAA. And a lot of that business is accomplished through the Annual Meeting. Truth be told, other than the championship final events and recognition ceremonies, this event continues to be one of my favorites. Our staff gets to sit down and meet with those people in the trenches at the local schools, and talk about issues facing both groups. Our philosophies and perspectives are different, so too naturally are our opinions.

This two-part article will attempt to first lay the groundwork for the meeting, and then secondarily, it will discuss in a little more detail in the second edition, each of the four proposals to be considered at the KHSAA Annual Meeting on September 29 which have been posted on the KHSAA website (General/Regulations, Annual Meeting, 2014-15, Information on Proposals and Procedural Rules).

The Board of Control is required, per Section 2 of 702 KAR 7:065, to review the rules of the KHSAA and recommend any changes to the membership. As Commissioner, many of these initiatives come from our staff based on year round input from our membership and study, and are thoroughly reviewed by the Board over a series of about six months worth of meetings and discussions. While it would be nice to have the luxury of leaving the rules alone for a length of time, such is simply not possible. And certainly this is not the time for us to fight long and hard to maintain the 1985 status quo. That would certainly not be in everyone’s best interest.

It is very difficult in one or two lines of rationale, to fully describe the hours and days of thought and discussion that goes on among the membership, among the Board of Control and among the staff, before a proposal actually makes it to the agenda. In this year alone, more than a dozen subjects were considered, with the Board choosing to author only two proposals, and the membership submitting two additional proposals. And when the membership considers each proposal, we are hopeful that you are mindful that these proposals must be approved by our membership but then have a long way to go to be implemented, including final approval by the legislature in Frankfort.

The vast majority of the legislature (Kentucky General Assembly), I am sure, would rather deal with the more serious issues they fight every day in Frankfort than to get involve with athletics. Success and achievement in the General Assembly many times turns on compromise, while most in athletics feel there has to be a winner and a loser. These two diverse schools of thought mean that sometimes, everyone won’t agree. Such was the case in the mid-2000s, when the membership of the KHSAA discussed various proposals which would have either 1) segregated its championships based on school types, or 2) controlled the eligibility of high school students based on the type of middle school the student attended. To say that neither of these options were looked upon favorably by the General Assembly members would be a tremendous understatement. While those troubled waters have calmed for now, this started the Association and its member schools down a path wherein everything about the daily operations (including the eligibility rules) continue to be subject to increased scrutiny.

In the next segment, I will share with you background on the four specific proposals on this year’s agenda. In the meantime, be sure and refer to past blogs and emails, or go to the website and click General/Regulations, Annual Meeting, 2014-15 and see the information about this year’s meeting, including the designation of a delegate.

09/16/14 - Clarification on skills and rules

Suzi Stammer has asked the KHSAA to share the following information with coaches and officials. Information such as this should help the coaches when teaching and the officials when applying the rules and evaluating the skills within field hockey.

There has been some confusion surrounding the skill of air dribbling. It’s understandable because it is a newer skill which can be very effective if done properly and safely.

Here are some guidelines for you to use when a player uses an air dribble. And let me also say that it is not illegal or a foul to dribble the ball in the air.
 
1. Danger is always our first consideration so consider where the dribble is starting from. If the player is all by herself approaching defenders, does she keep the ball low, or is she dribbling at waist height? If she is keeping the ball low, the onus is on the defender to attempt to tackle it safely. She may not swing her stick wildly at the ball in the air. She may attempt to play the ball safely when it is off of the attacker’s stick. But, if she tackles badly and this leads to the ball popping up dangerously or, she has interfered with the attacker’s stick, the foul is the defenders for her poor tackle causing the foul or dangerous play.
 
If the player is dribbling the ball at waist height and approaches a defender(s), common sense rules and she must dribble at a lower, safer height.
 
2. Next, where is she attempting to air dribble? I have seen the technique being most useful when trying to beat a defender one on one in field play but it is also a great way to bring the ball into the circle along the end line.
 
When it is during field play, the ball must be dribbled safely as above, and the onus is still on the defender to get into position to try and make a safe tackle. If the defender fouls, don’t forget to apply the advantage rule unless of course there is danger involved.
 
If the attacker is air dribbling into the circle, the ball must remain low because of the number of people in the small space. It can be done. And even though our middle schoolers are getting more skilled all of the time, I would be exceptionally careful when judging this skill in a middle school game. I fully expect there to be some players at the high school level who are adept at this skill.
 
I hope this gives some clarity to this skill and things to keep in mind when you see it.

09/16/14 - Wrestling Fall Clinic Information for Officials

Reminder that the fall clinic for wrestling officials will take place on Saturday, September 27, 2014 at the Four Points by Sheraton Lexington located at 1938 Stanton Way Lexington 40511.

This meeting does not count toward the mandatory online rules clinic requirement.

The agenda is as follows: 2014-15 KWOA Fall Clinic Agenda

Saturday – September 27th

9:00 – 9:30 am: Registration – Mike Ford / Chris Reeves

09:30 – 09:40 am: Welcome / Introductions – Chris Shaw

9:40 – 10:00 am: Website / Facebook / Email / Interaction – Andrew Dennison

10:00 – 10:20 pm: Arbiter Program – David Wolterman

10:20 – 10:30 pm: Break

10:30 – 10:50 pm: Referees and their Duties – Rocky Durham

10:50 – 11:10 pm: Weigh-In Procedure – Eric Friddle / Mike Ford / Chris Reeves

11:10 – 12:20 pm: Lunch

12:20 – 12:40 pm:  Escapes & Reversals – Garrett Scotty / Kenny Lonkard

12:40 – 1:30 am: Coach/Official Roundtable (Rules Change & POE) – Jim Shaw

1:30 – 1:50 pm:  Mechanics – Jim Hardin

1:50 – 2:50 pm: General Membership Meeting – Chris Shaw

2:50 – 3:10 pm: Break

3:10 – 3:20 pm: Meet your Assigning Secretaries

3:20 – 3:40 pm: Coaches Ethics – Kenny Lonkard

3:40 – 4:00 pm: Stalling – Garrett Pikul / Julian Finley

4:00 – 4:20 pm: Break / Door Prizes – Rocky Durham

4:20 – 4:40 pm: Closing Remarks – Chris Shaw

Presentations will be approximately 15 minutes w/ 5 minutes of Q&A at the end

Please direct any questions about the clinic to Chris Shaw - wcshaw01@gmail.com

 

09/16/14 - Competitive Cheer Squad Division Declaration Notice

Attention Cheer Coaches:

An e-mail was sent today (Sept. 16) with instructions for your school principal or athletic director to respond to the KHSAA Competitive Cheer Squad Division Declaration Survey. Please get with your administrators regarding your school’s response with regard to participation in KHSAA Region and State Competitions.

This is the official and only source to declare a division for KHSAA postseason.  Any other response to declaring a division other than through this survey is not valid. 

Deadline for response is Wednesday, Oct. 1. No adjustments will be made to squad divisions following the Oct. 1 deadline for any reason. Keep in mind that if you have a injury and are not able to replace the injured member from your roster, you will still compete in the same division, just with fewer participants.

Also, note that following the Oct. 1 deadline, withdrawal from KHSAA Region or State for any reason will result in no out-of-state travel for squads and include a fine under Bylaw 27.

Following the deadline, the squads by division will be posted on the KHSAA website.

– KHSAA –

The KHSAA staff routinely publishes blog posts to better communicate with its various constituencies and the public. The blogs for specific sports and sport-activities are on that sport or sport activity main page, and there are general information blogs at http://khsaa.org/news-stats-pubs/sports-blogs/

 

 

 

09/16/14 - Annual Meeting Registration/Room Reminder

This reminder that the KHSAA Annual Meeting will be Monday, September 29 at the Lexington Center. For those who have not registered, please do so ASAP by going to the link at https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/201415AnnualMeeting.

The Hyatt Regency (adjacent to the center) has a block of rooms available, and the deadline for reserving a room has been extended to FRIDAY, September 19. Please book your room by that time 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 rate.

Thanks in advance for your participation. The schedule of meetings and breakout sessions is being finalized in the next day or so, and will be distributed to give you further information.

We look forward to seeing each of you.

09/15/14 - Swimming and Diving Rules Clinic Now Online

The mandatory online KHSAA Rules Clinic for the sport of Swimming and Diving is now online for all coaches (head and assistant) and licensed officials.

HEAD AND ASSISTANT COACHES

  • September 15 to November 30  – the Swimming and Diving Clinic will be online only and may be viewed at no charge during this period.
  • December 1 to January 18  – the Swimming and Diving Clinic will be online only and may be viewed for the makeup fee ($100) during this period.
  • January 19 to February 8  – the Swimming and Diving Clinic will be online only and may be viewed for the makeup fee ($300) per the Bylaw 27 schedule during this period.
  • After February 8, postseason penalties per Bylaw 27 will apply. 

LICENSED OFFICIALS

  • September 15 to November 23 – the Swimming and Diving Clinic will be online only and may be viewed at no charge during this period.
  • November 24 to January 11 – the Swimming and Diving Clinic will be online only and may be viewed for the makeup fee ($100) during this period.
  • January 12 to February 8  – the Swimming and Diving Clinic will be online only and may be viewed for the makeup fee ($300) per the Bylaw 27 schedule during this period.
  • After this time, postseason penalties per Bylaw 27 will apply.

PROCEDURES FOR VIEWING

  • 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 started).
  • Once you advance to the last slide of the presentation, you will be returned back to the KHSAA website and will receive credit for the clinic (there are no “certificates” for completed online rules clinics). If the presentation is not completed, and you are not taken back to the KHSAA website at the end, you will not receive credit.
  • Each person that views the clinic must be logged into their account in order to get credit. If taken using anyone else’s e-mail address other than your own (including your administrator’s), you will have to re-take the clinic.

LOCATION

  • For member schools, the clinics are located on the School Log-in Page. To access the clinic, go to http://schools.khsaa.org and — under the section entitled Rules Clinics — click on the link that says “View Online Rules Clinics“. If you have any trouble finding that link, you can type the following URL into your Internet browser: http://schools.khsaa.org/rule_clinics/
  • For officials, login to http://officials.khsaa.org, click on the link entitled “View online Sports Rules Clinics for 2014-2015″ under the Rules Clinic heading.  
  • If you have trouble logging into the system, contact the KHSAA offices.

– KHSAA –

The KHSAA staff routinely publishes blog posts to better communicate with its various constituencies and the public. The blogs for specific sports and sport-activities are on that sport or sport activity main page, and there are general information blogs athttp://khsaa.org/news-stats-pubs/sports-blogs/

2014 KHSAA State Results/Stats

2014 KHSAA State Results/Stats

09/15/14 - Tackett to Receive Award From Kentucky Medical Association

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 15, 2014

KHSAA Commissioner Julian Tackett will be awarded the 2014 Kentucky Medical Association Debra K. Best Outstanding Layperson Award during the KMA’s President’s Installation and Awards Dinner in Louisville on Monday night. The Debra K. Best Outstanding Layperson Award is presented to a non-physician in Kentucky who has made outstanding contributions in the field of public health and/or medical care.

“I am certainly honored to receive this award, but it would not be possible without the contributions of the outstanding physicians and consultants who help us develop policies to protect student-athletes,” said Tackett.

Through Tackett’s leadership, the KHSAA has stayed at the forefront among state associations in developing guidelines and raising awareness for the prevention and care of heat illness and concussions. More information on KHSAA safety policies can be found at http://khsaa.org/special-programs/sports-safetysports-medicine/.

-KHSAA-

About the Kentucky High School Athletic Association
The Kentucky High School Athletic Association was organized in 1917 and is the agency designated by the Kentucky Department of Education to manage high school athletics in the Commonwealth. The Association is a voluntary nonprofit 501(c)3 organization made up of 277 member schools both public and private. The KHSAA sanctions 43 state championships in 13 sports and 4 sport activities, licenses and trains over 4,000 officials, provides catastrophic insurance for its more than 70,000 member school student-athletes, as well as overseeing coaching education and sports safety programs.

2014 Playing Season and Final Stats/Results

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10/22/14 – Information On Ordering Tickets to Russell Athletic/KHSAA State Football Finals

Russell Athletic/KHSAA Commonwealth Gridiron Bowl

It is again time for us to take orders for advance tickets to the Russell Athletic/KHSAA State Football Finals. We hope we can count on your continued support for the twelve teams that make it to the finals. Here are some notes about this year’s finals.

  • The games will be played on Friday, December 5 and Saturday, December 6 at Feix Field, Houchens Industries – L.T. Smith Stadium at Western Kentucky University in Bowling Green;
  • Game times will be 11:00 (3A), 3:00 (2A) and 7:00 (5A) on Friday, and will be 11:00 (1A), 3:00 (4A) and 7:00 (6A) on Saturday. All times are Central Time;
  • The KFCA will be conducting important continuous improvement sessions in conjunction with the finals. Contact Jimmie Reed with the KFCA for details as well as details about the important benefits the organization provides for students;
  • The Club level and VIP chairback seats will have access to the indoor area between and during the games for those that desire to be in there, but seating is limited. Ticketing in the club level sells out quickly most years;
  • If an ordered area is sold out, we will attempt to contact you regarding another location prior to returning your order;
  • We will accept advance orders through November 19, and tickets will be mailed afterward;
  • There are two ways to order tickets to this year’s event;
  • No order will be entered or processed until payment is received; and

We look forward to seeing each of you in Bowling Green.

10/21/14-Information from American Sports Builders, RE: Crumb Rubber

The following information was provided to the KHSAA by representatives of the NFHS in Indianapolis. This is provided for your information.

 

 Associations

ASBA Response to NBC National News Story on Health Effects of Crumb Rubber in Synthetic Turf

Last week a story aired on The NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams and on the Today Show concerning a potential connection between crumb rubber and higher rates of Cancer in soccer goalkeepers. Click here to view a video of that story. 
 

ASBA has relied on and will continue to rely on research of manufacturers and suppliers of these products and independent researchers. The overwhelming weight of the existing research indicates that these products are safe for use, which is consistent with the conclusions of the large numbers of governmental bodies that have considered the issue.  In the absence of further scientific evidence on the issue, ASBA will continue to rely on these sources of information.

We wanted to make you aware of this news story, should you be contacted by your customers or local press.

We have issued a brief statement on the ASBA position which is posted on our website (click here to view). Anyone seeking additional information on the studies that have been conduct ( ed on the health effects of crumb rubber, can visit the STC website at www.syntheticturfcouncil.org 

10/21/14 - NFHS Basketball Rules Interpretations/Clarification/Corrections 2014-25

The NFHS has released its annual early season updates to the rules and interpretations for basketball. For a complete listing, see the NFHS website at http://www.nfhs.org/sports-resource-content/basketball-rules-interpretations-2014-15/ or for a printed copy, go to http://www.khsaa.org//basketball/regularseason/2015/2014-15 BK Interps.pdf.

Please note that the information contains strike-through underline formatting to show what should be deleted (strike through) or added (underlined) to your rules notes and books, but may not represent any change that will be formally adopted in the future.

If you have questions, contact Julian Tackett, KHSAA rules interpreter for basketball at jtackett@khsaa.org, or Assistant Commissioner Angela Passafiume who also helps as basketball interpreter at apassafiume@khsaa.org.

– KHSAA –

The KHSAA staff routinely publishes blog posts to better communicate with its various constituencies and the public. The blogs for specific sports and sport-activities are on that sport or sport activity main page, and there are general information blogs at http://khsaa.org/news-stats-pubs/sports-blogs/

 

 

10/20/14 - KHSAA and Special Olympics Announce New Partnership, Unified Sports Opportunities

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 20, 2014

The Kentucky High School Athletic Association and Special Olympics Kentucky announced a new partnership in a press conference at the KHSAA headquarters on Monday, unveiling plans to develop unified sports opportunities in Kentucky for intellectually disabled student-athletes.

For the last four years, the KHSAA has conducted adapted track and field events at its state meet for physically disabled student-athletes. The new venture with Special Olympics Kentucky will allow for the development of unified sports opportunities in all sports, with intellectually disabled students and students without intellectual disabilities competing together in a mutually beneficial, inclusive experience.

“One of the hallmarks since I have been with the Association has been to offer increased participation opportunities for all students,” said KHSAA Commissioner Julian Tackett. “I am extremely proud that we can focus on another tremendous growth opportunity for participation and help important segments of the student population, both those with intellectual disabilities and their teammates, to experience the invaluable lessons taught through sport and sport-activity. Nothing should be more inclusive than American sport, teammates working together for a common goal, and I believe both groups will learn more from each other than can be taught in any other setting.”

The Special Olympics Unified Sports program combines Special Olympics athletes and athletes without intellectual disabilities (partners) on sports teams for training and competition. Age and ability level matching of Special Olympics athletes and partners, and the Special Olympics athletes/partner ratios are defined on a sport-by-sport basis, in accordance with the Sports Rules.

“This is such an exciting moment for our athletes and our program,” said Trish Mazzoni, President and CEO of Special Olympics Kentucky. “For the first time in our state, our athletes will not only run in the same meets as their classmates who don’t have intellectual disabilities, but as teammates in the same races. We appreciate and applaud Commissioner Tackett and the KHSAA’s vision that Unified Sports can not only build better sports teams and events, but can build better stronger school communities for everyone. We look forward to the 2015 track and field season.”

The increased participation opportunities available through the new partnership will benefit from a commitment by Special Olympics Kentucky to help fund the salaries of coaches participating in the program. For more information on Special Olympics Kentucky, visit www.soky.org.

-KHSAA-

About Special Olympics
Special Olympics is the world’s largest program of sports training and competition for children and adults with intellectual disabilities. Participation in competitive events is open to all individuals eight years of age or older. Training and competition in local, area, state, and national programs is offered year-round in Kentucky in 15 sports. In addition to its traditional sports competitions, Special Olympics also offers early childhood programming through the Young Athletes Program and medical screenings though the Healthy Athletes Initiative. Special Olympics Kentucky has been changing the lives of people with intellectual disabilities in Kentucky for 44 years.

About the Kentucky High School Athletic Association
The Kentucky High School Athletic Association was organized in 1917 and is the agency designated by the Kentucky Department of Education to manage high school athletics in the Commonwealth. The Association is a voluntary nonprofit 501(c)3 organization made up of 277 member schools both public and private. The KHSAA sanctions 43 state championships in 13 sports and 4 sport-activities, licenses and trains over 4,000 officials, provides catastrophic insurance for its more than 70,000 member school student-athletes, as well as overseeing coaching education and sports safety programs.

10/15/14 - Field Hockey Postseason Instructions Posted

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.

– KHSAA –

The KHSAA staff routinely publishes blog posts to better communicate with its various constituencies and the public. The blogs for specific sports and sport-activities are on that sport or sport activity main page, and there are general information blogs at http://khsaa.org/news-stats-pubs/sports-blogs/

 

10/14/14 - Officials Winter Sports Clinics and Deadlines

The mandatory Online KHSAA Rules Clinic for Basketball, Swimming and Wrestling are now available online. Below is additional information and deadlines for Officials:

Basketball

October 6 to December 7 (Officials) – the Basketball Clinic will be online only and may be viewed at no charge during this period.

December 8 to January 11 (Officials) – the Basketball Clinic will be online only and may be viewed for the makeup fee ($100) during this period.

January 12 to February 22 (Officials) – the Basketball Clinic will be online only and may be viewed for the makeup fee ($300) per the Bylaw 27 schedule during this period. After this time, postseason penalties per Bylaw 27 will apply.

Swimming

September 15 to November 23 – the Swimming and Diving Clinic will be online only and may be viewed at no charge during this period.

November 24 to January 11 – the Swimming and Diving Clinic will be online only and may be viewed for the makeup fee ($100) during this period.

January 12 to February 8  – the Swimming and Diving Clinic will be online only and may be viewed for the makeup fee ($300) per the Bylaw 27 schedule during this period. After this time, postseason penalties per Bylaw 27 will apply.

Wrestling

October 6 to December 7 (Officials) – the Wrestling Clinic will be online only and may be viewed at no charge during this period.

December 8 to January 11 (Officials) – the Wrestling Clinic will be online only and may be viewed for the makeup fee ($100) during this period.

January 12 to February 12 (Officials) – the Wrestling Clinic will be online only and may be viewed for the makeup fee ($300) per the Bylaw 27 schedule during this period. After this time, postseason penalties per Bylaw 27 will apply.

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 started). If you experience technical issues, please email rcatron@khsaa.org and he will attempt to provide assistance.

Once you advance to the last slide of the presentation, you will be returned back to the KHSAA website and will receive credit for the clinic (there are no “certificates” for completed online rules clinics). If the presentation is not completed, and you are not taken back to the KHSAA website at the end, you will not receive credit.

Each person that views the clinic must be logged into their own unique account in order to get credit. If the clinic is viewed using anyone else’s email address other than your own (including your administrator’s), you will have to re-take the clinic.

For officials, the clinics are located in the secure area of the officials login site (KHSAA website, not arbitersports). Go to http://officials.khsaa.org, login, and click the link that says View online Sports Rules Clinics for 2014-2015.

If you have trouble logging into the system, contact the KHSAA offices. Good luck during the 2014-15 Season.

– KHSAA –

The KHSAA staff routinely publishes blog posts to better communicate with its various constituencies and the public. The blogs for specific sports and sport-activities are on that sport or sport activity main page, and there are general information blogs athttp://khsaa.org/news-stats-pubs/sports-blogs/

10/11/14 - St. Xavier; Owensboro Catholic's John Augenstein Capture 2014 Boys' Golf Titles

St. Xavier carded a five-over par 293 in both rounds of the 2014 Leachman Buick●GMC●Cadillac/KHSAA Boys’ Golf Championship to finish at 10-over par 586 and claim the team title. McCracken County (301-312) and Franklin County (303-310) shared second place at 37-over par 613.

Owensboro Catholic’s John Augenstein fired a pair of 69′s to finish at six-under par 138 and earn a three-stroke victory over runner-up Spencer McKinney (70-71) of Danville. Five players posted subpar totals for the tournament, with West Jessamine’s Connor Haas (70-73), St. Xavier’s Allen Hamilton (71-72) and Glasgow’s Chase Landrum (74-69) tying for third place at one-under par 143.

Boys’ Golf Award Winners
Leachman Buick•GMC•Cadillac Scholarship – Cody Kellam (Grant County)
Forcht Bank All-Around Excellence Award – Austin Squires (Ryle)
Kentucky National Guard Best and Brightest Award – Chase Wathen (Butler)

Complete results can be found at:

http://khsaa.org/leachmankhsaa-boys-state-golf-results-2014-2015/

-KHSAA-

About the Kentucky High School Athletic Association
The Kentucky High School Athletic Association was organized in 1917 and is the agency designated by the Kentucky Department of Education to manage high school athletics in the Commonwealth. The Association is a voluntary nonprofit 501(c)3 organization made up of 277 member schools both public and private. The KHSAA sanctions 43 state championships in 13 sports and 4 sport activities, licenses and trains over 4,000 officials, provides catastrophic insurance for its more than 70,000 member school student-athletes, as well as overseeing coaching education and sports safety programs.

10/10/14 - Boys' Golf First Round Play Suspended Until 7:15 AM Saturday

6:15 PM (CT) – Play was halted in the first round of the 2014 Leachman Buick-GMC-Cadillac/KHSAA Boys’ Golf State Tournament at 4:44 p.m. on Friday due to heavy rainfall and standing water on the course. After evaluating the course conditions, the decision was made to suspend the completion of the first round until Saturday morning.

In order to allow for proper warm up time, the completion of the first round will begin at 7:15 a.m. (CT), with the practice range opening at 6:30 a.m. There will be a brief meeting for all head coaches at 6:50 a.m. in the main ballroom. 

The championship round will be played on Saturday following the completion of the first
round. Weather permitting, the first round is expected to be completed by 9:30 a.m. (CT), with the second round projected to start at 10:30 a.m. (CT) after the cuts are made.

Live scoring is available for all rounds of play at http://khsaa.org/leachmankhsaa-boys-state-golf-results-2014-2015/ 

Please continue to check khsaa.org for ongoing updates.

10/09/14 - KHSAA Competitive Cheer Squads By Division 2014-15

Squad Divisions for the upcoming KHSAA Competitive Cheer Region and State Championships have been posted on the website. To view, please click the link below.

http://khsaa.org/cheer/squadparticipationbydivisons.pdf

Regional Competitions are Oct. 25-Dec. 7
Regional Instructions Manual
http://khsaa.org/cheer/postseasoninformation.pdf

Regional Sites
http://khsaa.org/cheer/regionsites.pdf

State Competition is Dec. 13, Alltech Arena at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington

 – 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/

 

10/09/14 - Boys' Golf Practice Rounds Have Resumed

11:45 AM (CT) – Practice rounds for the 2014 Leachman Buick-GMC-Cadillac/KHSAA Boys’
Golf State Tournament have resumed after a lengthy weather delay. Despite the delays,
the rules meetings scheduled for 2:30 PM and 6 PM will still be conducted as planned.
Please continue to check khsaa.org for ongoing updates.

The boy’s championship is scheduled to begin Friday morning with the first 18 holes,
followed by the championship round on Saturday. Live scoring will be available for all
rounds of play.

– 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/

 

10/08/14 - Sacred Heart; Shelby County's Madison Thomas Claim 2014 Girls' Golf Titles

Sacred Heart defeated Henry Clay on the first playoff hole, 21-23, to win the 2014 Leachman Buick●GMC●Cadillac/KHSAA Girls’ Golf Championship, after both teams finished with matching 645 totals over 36 holes.

Shelby County’s Madison Thomas fired a 68 in the final round to finish at five-under par 139 (71-68) en route to claiming medalist honors. Elizabethtown’s Lauren Hartlage was the individual runner-up with a one-under par 143 total (72-71).

Award Winners
Leachman Buick•GMC•Cadillac Scholarship – Elsa Moberly (Pulaski County)
Forcht Bank All-Around Excellence Award – Olivia Cason (Owensboro Catholic)
Kentucky National Guard Best and Brightest Award – Margaret Clifton (Henry Clay)

Complete results can be found at:

http://khsaa.org/leachmankhsaa-girls-state-golf-results-2014-2015/

-KHSAA-

About the Kentucky High School Athletic Association
The Kentucky High School Athletic Association was organized in 1917 and is the agency designated by the Kentucky Department of Education to manage high school athletics in the Commonwealth. The Association is a voluntary nonprofit 501(c)3 organization made up of 277 member schools both public and private. The KHSAA sanctions 43 state championships in 13 sports and 4 sport activities, licenses and trains over 4,000 officials, provides catastrophic insurance for its more than 70,000 member school student-athletes, as well as overseeing coaching education and sports safety programs.

10/07/14 - Basketball Online Rules Clinic Notice

The mandatory Online KHSAA Rules Clinic for Basketball is now available online. Below is additional information:

October 6 to December 7 (Officials) – the Basketball Clinic will be online only and may be viewed at no charge during this period.

October 6 to December 14 (Coaches) – the Basketball Clinic will be online only and may be viewed at no charge during this period.

December 8 to January 11 (Officials) – the Basketball Clinic will be online only and may be viewed for the makeup fee ($100) during this period.

December 15 to January 18 (Coaches) – the Basketball Clinic will be online only and may be viewed for the makeup fee ($100) during this period.

January 12 to February 22 (Officials) – the Basketball Clinic will be online only and may be viewed for the makeup fee ($300) per the Bylaw 27 schedule during this period. After this time, postseason penalties per Bylaw 27 will apply.

January 19 to February 22 (Coaches) – the Basketball Clinic will be online only and may be viewed for the makeup fee ($300) per the Bylaw 27 schedule during this period. After this time, postseason penalties per Bylaw 27 will apply.

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 started). If you experience technical issues, please email rcatron@khsaa.org and he will attempt to provide assistance.

Once you advance to the last slide of the presentation, you will be returned back to the KHSAA website and will receive credit for the clinic (there are no “certificates” for completed online rules clinics). If the presentation is not completed, and you are not taken back to the KHSAA website at the end, you will not receive credit.

Each person that views the clinic must be logged into their own unique account in order to get credit. If the clinic is viewed using anyone else’s email address other than your own (including your administrator’s), you will have to re-take the clinic.

For member schools, the clinics are located on the School Log-in Page. To access the clinic, go to http://schools.khsaa.org and — under the section entitled Rules Clinics – click on the link that says “View Online Rules Clinics“. If you have any trouble finding that link, you can type the following URL into your Internet browser: http://schools.khsaa.org/rule_clinics/

 

For officials, the clinics are located in the secure area of the officials login site (KHSAA website, not arbitersports). Go to http://officials.khsaa.org, login, and click the link that says View online Sports Rules Clinics for 2014-2015.

If you have trouble logging into the system, contact the KHSAA offices. Good luck during the 2014-15 Basketball Season.

10/07/14 - Day One Results and Round Two Tee Times for Girls' Golf

Day One Results and Round Two Tee Times for the 2014 Leachman Buick-GMC-Cadillac/KHSAA Girls’ Golf State Tournament are now posted on the KHSAA website. You can view this information by clicking on the following link:

http://khsaa.org/leachmankhsaa-girls-state-golf-results-2014-2015/  

10/07/14 - Dates Set for State Track and Field

The KHSAA would like to announce that the State Track and Field Meet will return to the University of Kentucky in the spring of 2015.  The competition dates and schedule will be as follows:

Friday, May 22nd – Class 2A Competition 

Saturday, May 23rd (morning start) – Class 1A Competition

Saturday, May 23rd (afternoon start) – Class 3A Competition

– KHSAA –

The KHSAA staff routinely publishes blog posts to better communicate with its various constituencies and the public. The blogs for specific sports and sport-activities are on that sport or sport activity main page, and there are general information blogs at http://khsaa.org/news-stats-pubs/sports-blogs/

 

10/07/14 - Field Hockey Information and Videos

As promised, we have been continuing to add information to the field hockey page. This page includes competition rules, season dates for future years, alignment, information for officials, instruction videos, tiebreaker procedure, postseason managers and team instructions as well as links to blogs like this one.

The KHSAA is proud to be involved with the rich tradition of field hockey in Kentucky. Please take a look at the content and contact Angela Passafiume at apassafiume@khsaa.org with suggestions.

Instructions for and about regional managers have been posted.  An email will be sent to all schools when the postseason instructions are posted.

Good luck and we hope to see you all at Bellarmine University on October 25th for the State Quarterfinals.

– KHSAA –

The KHSAA staff routinely publishes blog posts to better communicate with its various constituencies and the public. The blogs for specific sports and sport-activities are on that sport or sport activity main page, and there are general information blogs at http://khsaa.org/news-stats-pubs/sports-blogs/

 

 

10/07/14 - Bowling Rules Clinic is Now Available Online

The mandatory online KHSAA Rules Clinic for the sport activity of Bowling is now online for all coaches (head and assistant) and licensed officials.

HEAD AND ASSISTANT COACHES

  • October 6 to December 14 – the Bowling Clinic will be online only and may be viewed at no charge during this period.
  • December 15 to January 18 – the Bowling Clinic will be online only and may be viewed for the makeup fee ($100) during this period.
  • January 19 to January 25 – the Bowling Clinic will be online only and may be viewed for the makeup fee ($300) per the Bylaw 27 schedule during this period.
  • After January 25, postseason penalties per Bylaw 27 will apply. For schools not entering the playoffs, additional administrative penalties will apply.

PROCEDURES FOR VIEWING

  • 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 started).
  • Once you advance to the last slide of the presentation, you will be returned back to the KHSAA website and will receive credit for the clinic (there are no “certificates” for completed online rules clinics). If the presentation is not completed, and you are not taken back to the KHSAA website at the end, you will not receive credit.
  • Each person that views the clinic must be logged into their account in order to get credit. If taken using anyone else’s e-mail address other than your own (including your administrator’s), you will have to re-take the clinic.

LOCATION

  • For member schools, the clinics are located on the School Log-in Page. To access the clinic, go to http://schools.khsaa.org and — under the section entitled Rules Clinics — click on the link that says “View Online Rules Clinics“. If you have any trouble finding that link, you can type the following URL into your Internet browser: http://schools.khsaa.org/rule_clinics/
  • If you have trouble logging into the system, contact the KHSAA offices.

– KHSAA –

The KHSAA staff routinely publishes blog posts to better communicate with its various constituencies and the public. The blogs for specific sports and sport-activities are on that sport or sport activity main page, and there are general information blogs at http://khsaa.org/news-stats-pubs/sports-blogs/

10/06/14 – Wrestling Online Rules Clinic Now Available

The mandatory Online KHSAA Rules Clinic for the sport of Wrestling is available beginning today, October 6. Below is additional information:

October 6 to December 7 (Officials) – the Wrestling Clinic will be online only and may be viewed at no charge during this period.

October 6 to December 14 (Coaches) – the Wrestling Clinic will be online only and may be viewed at no charge during this period.

December 8 to January 11 (Officials) – the Wrestling Clinic will be online only and may be viewed for the makeup fee ($100) during this period.

December 15 to January 18  (Coaches) – the Wrestling Clinic will be online only and may be viewed for the makeup fee ($100) during this period.

January 12 to February 12 (Officials) – the Wrestling Clinic will be online only and may be viewed for the makeup fee ($300) per the Bylaw 27 schedule during this period. After this time, postseason penalties per Bylaw 27 will apply.

January 19 to February 12 (Coaches) – the Wrestling Clinic will be online only and may be viewed for the makeup fee ($300) per the Bylaw 27 schedule during this period. After this time, postseason penalties per Bylaw 27 will apply.

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 started).

Once you advance to the last slide of the presentation, you will be returned back to the KHSAA website and will receive credit for the clinic (there are no “certificates” for completed online rules clinics). If the presentation is not completed, and you are not taken back to the KHSAA website at the end, you will not receive credit.

Each person that views the clinic must be logged into their account in order to get credit. If taken using anyone else’s e-mail address other than your own (including your administrator’s), you will have to re-take the clinic.

For member schools, the clinics are located on the School Log-in Page. To access the clinic, go to http://schools.khsaa.org and — under the section entitled Rules Clinics – click on the link that says “View Online Rules Clinics“. If you have any trouble finding that link, you can type the following URL into your Internet browser: http://schools.khsaa.org/rule_clinics/

If you have trouble logging into the system, contact the KHSAA offices.

– 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/

10/06/14 - Girls' Golf Practice Rounds Complete; First Round On As Scheduled

6:00 PM (CT) – Monday’s practice round for the 2014 Leachman Buick-GMC-Cadillac/KHSAA Girls’ Golf State Tournament is complete. Tuesday’s first round competition is on as scheduled at this time, starting at 7 a.m. (CT).

Please continue to check khsaa.org for ongoing updates.    

10/02/14 - Pairings and Tee Times Set for State Golf

Pairings and Tee Times for the Leachman Buick●GMC●Cadillac/KHSAA State Golf Championships are now posted on the KHSAA website. You can access this information by going to the following links and clicking on Pairings at the top of the page:

http://khsaa.org/leachmankhsaa-girls-state-golf-results-2014-2015/

http://khsaa.org/leachmankhsaa-boys-state-golf-results-2014-2015/

 

Leachman/KHSAA Boys State Golf Results 2014-2015

Leachman/KHSAA Girls State Golf Results 2014-2015

Field Hockey Region Site Selection Plan

Field Hockey Region Site Selection Plans

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10/01/14 - Volleyball, Soccer Draw Show Scheduled For Thursday at 2 PM

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 1, 2014

The pairings for the 2014 KHSAA Volleyball and 2014 KHSAA Boys’ and Girls’ Soccer State Tournaments will be decided Thursday, October 2 when the annual Draw Show is conducted at the KHSAA Offices at 2 p.m. The Draw Show will be broadcast live online via the KHSAA website at www.khsaa.tv, or can be accessed directly at http://khsaa.tv/2014-khsaa-state-soccer-and-volleyball-draw-show/. Brackets will be posted to the KHSAA/Riherds.com Scoreboard at the conclusion of the broadcast and flat files for print and media purposes will be drafted at that point.

District soccer tournaments begin the week of October 13, with region soccer tournaments getting underway the following week. The Girls’ Soccer Semi-State (Oct. 27) and boys’ Soccer Semi-State (Oct. 28) will be held at host sites, followed by the quarterfinal round on Saturday, Nov. 1 in Lexington. The girls’ and boys’ semifinals will be played on Nov. 5 and Nov. 6, respectively, with the championship games taking place on Saturday, Nov. 8. The state rounds will be played at Henry Clay and Lafayette High School, with the sites to be determined after the fields are set.

Volleyball district tournaments start the week of Oct. 20, followed by the regional tournaments the next week. The KHSAA State Volleyball Tournament will be held at Valley High School in Louisville and begins with first round games on Friday, Nov. 7. Quarterfinal and semifinal action will be held on Saturday, Nov. 8, followed by the championship match on Sunday, Nov. 9.

-KHSAA-

About the Kentucky High School Athletic Association
The Kentucky High School Athletic Association was organized in 1917 and is the agency designated by the Kentucky Department of Education to manage high school athletics in the Commonwealth. The Association is a voluntary nonprofit 501(c)3 organization made up of 277 member schools both public and private. The KHSAA sanctions 43 state championships in 13 sports and 4 sport activities, licenses and trains over 4,000 officials, provides catastrophic insurance for its more than 70,000 member school student-athletes, as well as overseeing coaching education and sports safety programs.

09/30/14 - Fall Sports Championship Media Credentials

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, will result in the revocation of the credential and non-issuance of future passes.

DISTRIBUTION POLICY
1 – Credentials will be provided to established and recognized media outlets that cover high school athletics on a regular basis (including, but not limited to, timely reports of regular season competitions);
2 – No athletic recruiting organizations or media outlets that can be construed as recruiting publications will be credentialed;
3 – Media passes will not be issued to persons under 18 years of age (with the exception of a School Media Pass);
4 – Passes may be revoked at any time for behavior deemed inappropriate for the intended use of the pass, including transferring a credential to someone other than its intended recipient, or using the pass to help others gain access to an event. A credential grants the bearer, and only the bearer, access to KHSAA events, and does not include admission for children and family members;
5 – Media members are expected to act professionally and objectively at all times. Cheering or cheerleading during an event is strictly prohibited and can result in removal from the press area;
6 – At any time, the KHSAA may request proof of a media outlets’ legitimacy. To help the KHSAA protect access to its events, media members applying for credentials may be asked to provide samples of their work as well as information such as circulation numbers (newspapers/magazines), Aribtron Ratings numbers or similar information (broadcast), page views/hits (online entities);
7 – Freelance photographers not working for an accredited media outlet will be treated as Commercial Photographers, and will only gain access to an event by paying the media rights fee for the event in question;
8 – Each team advancing to a state championship event can be represented by one (1) broadcast team (radio or online), which will be designated by the participating school’s principal;
9 – Schools are permitted one (1) School Media Pass at each championship event, which is limited to students or full-time staff members at the participating school.

The distribution of credentials is conducted using the following priorities:
1. Daily Newspapers and Wire Services;
2. Statewide Media (TV, etc.);
3. Media Covering Specific Teams on a Regular Basis;
4. Regional Media;
5. All Other Outlets (Non-Broadcast Radio, weekly media, etc.).
Credentials may be issued on a limited basis to valid websites that report timely results. They are not issued to message board websites or to websites that do not regularly contain Kentucky based high school regular season content throughout the year. The KHSAA reserves the right to grant or deny any requests on an individual basis.

OWNERSHIP OF RIGHTS
The intellectual property, corporate, broadcasting and media rights to all State championship rounds of the KHSAA postseason championships belong exclusively to the KHSAA, including titling agreements and sponsorships.

PHOTOGRAPHY
Photography passes are provided to accredited news media outlets in conjunction with print outlets and affiliate websites. Commercial and freelance photographers can obtain fee-based credentials, space permitting. Information regarding rights fee payments will be confirmed through the online credentialing system.

While photographers own the intellectual rights to individual photos, the KHSAA owns the intellectual property rights to all state championship events; therefore photos taken during these games are not for resale by individuals unless the requisite media rights fee has been paid by commercial photographers. By accepting your credential you agree to all KHSAA terms and conditions. The KHSAA reserves the right to deny credentials to commercial and freelance photographers who do not agree to these terms and conditions. Failure to abide by the KHSAA’s policies and procedures could result in having your credential revoked and a loss of access to future events.

– 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/news-and-information/sports-blogs/

09/29/14 - Four Measures Receive Approval at Annual Meeting

At the Annual Meeting of the membership of the KHSAA, four proposals received the votes necessary for approval. The membership was represented by 215 of the schools (out of 277 members), a turnout very comparable to the past few years, with 144 votes (2/3 majority of those present) being required for a proposal to receive approval.

The proposals will now go to the KHSAA Board of Control for a formal recommendation to the Kentucky Board of Education. Absent any procedural snags, the proposals will go to the Kentucky Board of Education for a two-meeting consideration phase, with final approval by the Kentucky Board of Education anticipated in April. Following that consideration, if approved, the proposals will go to the Regulation Review Subcommittee of the Kentucky General Assembly and the Interim Education Committee for final approval with a hopeful effective date of August 1, 2015 for any changes.

The following was the voting for those issues. The “PRE (present)” indicates those that had signed the roll, but did not submit a ballot for the voting session, “ABS (abstain)” was a vote declaring an abstention:

PROPOSAL

 

YES

 

NO

 

ABS

 

PRE

Proposal 2014 – 1

A Proposal to amend Bylaw 7 to make technical corrections and ensure that the F-1 provisions for eligibility are equitable among all member schools.

 

194

 

5

 

0

 

16

Proposal 2014 – 2

A Proposal to amend Bylaw 9 to allow for attendance at specific events by student-athletes held on collegiate campuses.

 

186

 

11

 

2

 

16

Proposal 2014 – 3

A Proposal to amend Bylaw 14 to place the decision of practice by ineligible students, with the exception of those awaiting a ruling from the KHSAA, in the hands of the local school.

 

161

 

37

 

0

 

17

Proposal 2014 – 4

A proposal to create a new bylaw to address requirements for Athletic Directors, renumber remaining bylaws.

 

153

 

46

 

0

 

16

09/29/14 - Regional and State Information for Bass Fishing

The dates and sites for the 2015 KHSAA Bass Fishing Regional Tournaments and State Tournament have been set. See the listing and schedule below:

2015 KHSAA Bass Fishing Locations

Region

Date

Lake

Marina

Marina Address

Region 1

Saturday, April 18

Lake Barkley

Kuttawa Harbor Marina

1709 Lake Barkley Drive, Kuttawa, KY

Region 2

Saturday, April 18

Herrington Lake

Chimney Rock Ramp

250 Chimney Rock Road, Harrodsburg, KY

Region 3

Saturday, April 18

Lake Cumberland

Conley Bottom Resort

736 Hwy 1275, Monticello, KY

Region 4

Saturday, April 18

Cave Run Lake

Cave Run Marina

Scotts Creek Ramp, 4325 KY 801 South, Morehead, KY

State Championship

Friday/Saturday, May 15-16

Kentucky Lake

Kentucky Dam Marina

466 Marina Drive, Gilbertsville, KY

09/26/14 - KHSAA Annual Meeting of Delegates Monday At Lexington Center

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 26, 2014

The KHSAA Annual Meeting of Delegates will take place Monday, Sept. 29 at the Lexington Center. The day’s agenda will include three breakout sessions for athletic directors starting at 8:15 a.m., followed by the business meeting at 11:15 a.m. Each KHSAA member school is represented by one delegate at the Annual Meeting that can vote on all proposals for change to KHSAA rules and regulations.

This year’s breakout sessions will include a presentation on starting and developing sport-activities, a segment by the Taylor Hooton Foundation on the education and the dangers of using appearance and performance enhancing drugs, and an update from Mark Rothberg on the NFHS Network and the School Broadcast Program.

An agenda for the Annual Meeting can be found here:
http://khsaa.org/annualmeeting/20142015/delegate_assembly_order.pdf

A breakdown of each proposal by KHSAA Commissioner Julian Tackett is available at the following link:
http://khsaa.org/09172014-proposal-by-proposal-analysis-of-2014-annual-meeting-proposals/

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About the Kentucky High School Athletic Association
The Kentucky High School Athletic Association was organized in 1917 and is the agency designated by the Kentucky Department of Education to manage high school athletics in the Commonwealth. The Association is a voluntary nonprofit 501(c)3 organization made up of 277 member schools both public and private. The KHSAA sanctions 43 state championships in 13 sports and 4 sport activities, licenses and trains over 4,000 officials, provides catastrophic insurance for its more than 70,000 member school student-athletes, as well as overseeing coaching education and sports safety programs.

09/25/14 - Instructions for State Golf

State Participant Information for the Leachman Buick●GMC●Cadillac/KHSAA State Golf Championships are now posted on the KHSAA website. You can access this information as well as all other information for the State Championships by going to the following link and clicking on the heading State Information, Instructions and Forms:

http://khsaa.org/sports/fall/golf/

Please be sure to share this information with participants, parents, and fans. Thank you.  

09/17/2014 - Proposal by Proposal Analysis of 2014 Annual Meeting Proposals

This is the second part of a two-part effort to talk about the 2014 KHSAA Annual Meeting. Because of the vast turnover in athletic administrators this year, and in order to help you prepare, this information is being sent well in advance of this year’s meeting to allow for review and discussion. Please feel free to contact the office with any questions.

Final preparations are underway for the 2014 Annual Meeting at the Lexington Center on September 29. Staff is busily making final updates to the documents related to the meeting, and posting them on the KHSAA website with updates nearly every day.

During the morning sessions, there are three great workshops.

  • Veteran Athletic Directors and sport-activity participants will have a panel discussion regarding adding new programs, including the obstacles you might face from school administration, your local board or school based group, and your community;
  • Dan Schuester of the NFHS Coaching Education Department will conduct a great session updating the delegates about the  about options available for continued training and representatives of the NFHS Network will talk about opportunities to utilize the School Broadcast Program to enhance your school; and
  • Damian Martinez, Educational Program Manager for the Taylor Hooton Foundation will present “Hoot’s Chalk Talk”, a research based presentation on the use of Appearance and Performance Enhancing Drugs (including over the counter dietary supplements) and anabolic steroids.

There are only four (4) proposals on the agenda to change the bylaws of the KHSAA this year. The Board has done its required due diligence and many of the possible proposals that were discussed were not formalized until further data can be gathers. The proposals are detailed at http://khsaa.org/annualmeeting/20142015/annualmeetingproposals.pdf. Two of these came from the Board of Control’s required Annual Review and those represent the very few issues that have arisen in the last year for which the Board seeks the approval of the schools in finding a remedy. Two of the proposals come from the member schools, with each of them designed to address a specific issue among the membership. Below is a detailed description of each of the proposals.

PROPOSAL 1 – Is a proposal from the Board of Control to make technical revisions to the foreign exchange rules of the Association. With the proliferation of F-1 VISA students (6,000 just a few years ago, nearly 100,000 last year), this is an area ripe for problems if not addressed on the front end. This proposal will ensure that ALL member schools are treated in the same manner with respect to F-1 students, these students will be afforded one and only one year of eligibility (if the required year of ineligibility is waived). Current Federal regulations create the situation where a nonpublic school enrolling multiple year F-1 students can have a significant athletic advantage over a public school. It is important for competitive balance, that these provisions remain the same. This ensures that domestic transfers and foreign exchange transfers are treated in a like manner. The remainder of the changes to Bylaw 7 are technical in nature.

PROPOSAL 2 –  Is a proposal from Paul Laurence Dunbar High School on behalf of the Kentucky Association of Basketball Coaches. This proposal attempts to correct an inequity where girls basketball players have a fall exposure opportunity not available to boys basketball players, without opening up the fall to full scale outside play. The change would allow boys basketball players to attend a camp after school has started (and through August 31, or the first few days of September if August did not end on a Saturday). These exposure events are technically “camps” within the Division I regulations, and afford students a chance to attend a full day of activities at a potential school, with only that school’s coaches in attendance, and be evaluated against like-talented students. This allows for the recruiting possibilities for the student, without allowing other leagues and entities that do not serve the same mission and purpose as school-based sport. While there are proponents for total elimination of the rule, discussion with many administrators and coaches leads to a consensus that fixing this problem for boys will help with the inequity without changing the allowances for girls (the one weekend in September per NCAA women’s recruiting rules) and without causing further issues.

PROPOSAL 3 – Is proposed by the KHSAA Board of Control to return the issue of practice while ineligible back to the local school level. This is the way the rule read for many years, with only transferring students having to wait while their eligibility was being determined. Much like the delegate decision a couple of years ago to allow the local school to decide when a student should be ineligible due to conduct issues, this change would allow the local schools, through its policies and procedures, to decide if a student who is academically ineligible or ineligible due to bylaws other than 6, 7 or 8, is allowed to practice. The restriction would still be statewide in that students who are not eligible due to transfer (Bylaws 6, 7 and 8) would not be able to practice in any official practice with the team.

PROPOSAL 4 – The final proposal comes from the Kentucky High School Athletic Directors Association. This group has worked tirelessly over the last few years to re-invent itself, and ensure that the perception and reality of the organization is one of professional development and improvement for the athletic administrator. Despite their key role in the conduct of interscholastic sports and in the lives of more than 74,000 young people who participate in high school sports and sport-activities, there are no standard requirements for Athletic Directors. In many parts of this state, this leaves the AD alone fighting to be treated as an administrative professional in the school and in the district, and leaves some to question the necessity for the position and its tasks. This first step would establish baseline criteria for ADs, leaving the hiring and compensation properly at the local level, but place continuing education in the Association requirements. Properly and adequately trained and updated ADs are a vital part of the conduct of the interscholastic athletic program, and vital for the successful participation opportunities for Kentucky’s students.

Hope to see you in Lexington!

09/17/14 - Reminder about Importance of Annual Meeting

Love this time of year. School has started, the fields and courts are in use every night, and we get to continuously hear about the great things done by our student-athletes. And again this year, we are privileged to have just completed another circuit around the state holding regional meetings about KHSAA operations, online data management and Title IX.

But now its time to deal with some of the “business issues” surrounding the KHSAA. And a lot of that business is accomplished through the Annual Meeting. Truth be told, other than the championship final events and recognition ceremonies, this event continues to be one of my favorites. Our staff gets to sit down and meet with those people in the trenches at the local schools, and talk about issues facing both groups. Our philosophies and perspectives are different, so too naturally are our opinions.

This two-part article will attempt to first lay the groundwork for the meeting, and then secondarily, it will discuss in a little more detail in the second edition, each of the four proposals to be considered at the KHSAA Annual Meeting on September 29 which have been posted on the KHSAA website (General/Regulations, Annual Meeting, 2014-15, Information on Proposals and Procedural Rules).

The Board of Control is required, per Section 2 of 702 KAR 7:065, to review the rules of the KHSAA and recommend any changes to the membership. As Commissioner, many of these initiatives come from our staff based on year round input from our membership and study, and are thoroughly reviewed by the Board over a series of about six months worth of meetings and discussions. While it would be nice to have the luxury of leaving the rules alone for a length of time, such is simply not possible. And certainly this is not the time for us to fight long and hard to maintain the 1985 status quo. That would certainly not be in everyone’s best interest.

It is very difficult in one or two lines of rationale, to fully describe the hours and days of thought and discussion that goes on among the membership, among the Board of Control and among the staff, before a proposal actually makes it to the agenda. In this year alone, more than a dozen subjects were considered, with the Board choosing to author only two proposals, and the membership submitting two additional proposals. And when the membership considers each proposal, we are hopeful that you are mindful that these proposals must be approved by our membership but then have a long way to go to be implemented, including final approval by the legislature in Frankfort.

The vast majority of the legislature (Kentucky General Assembly), I am sure, would rather deal with the more serious issues they fight every day in Frankfort than to get involve with athletics. Success and achievement in the General Assembly many times turns on compromise, while most in athletics feel there has to be a winner and a loser. These two diverse schools of thought mean that sometimes, everyone won’t agree. Such was the case in the mid-2000s, when the membership of the KHSAA discussed various proposals which would have either 1) segregated its championships based on school types, or 2) controlled the eligibility of high school students based on the type of middle school the student attended. To say that neither of these options were looked upon favorably by the General Assembly members would be a tremendous understatement. While those troubled waters have calmed for now, this started the Association and its member schools down a path wherein everything about the daily operations (including the eligibility rules) continue to be subject to increased scrutiny.

In the next segment, I will share with you background on the four specific proposals on this year’s agenda. In the meantime, be sure and refer to past blogs and emails, or go to the website and click General/Regulations, Annual Meeting, 2014-15 and see the information about this year’s meeting, including the designation of a delegate.

09/16/14 - Clarification on skills and rules

Suzi Stammer has asked the KHSAA to share the following information with coaches and officials. Information such as this should help the coaches when teaching and the officials when applying the rules and evaluating the skills within field hockey.

There has been some confusion surrounding the skill of air dribbling. It’s understandable because it is a newer skill which can be very effective if done properly and safely.

Here are some guidelines for you to use when a player uses an air dribble. And let me also say that it is not illegal or a foul to dribble the ball in the air.
 
1. Danger is always our first consideration so consider where the dribble is starting from. If the player is all by herself approaching defenders, does she keep the ball low, or is she dribbling at waist height? If she is keeping the ball low, the onus is on the defender to attempt to tackle it safely. She may not swing her stick wildly at the ball in the air. She may attempt to play the ball safely when it is off of the attacker’s stick. But, if she tackles badly and this leads to the ball popping up dangerously or, she has interfered with the attacker’s stick, the foul is the defenders for her poor tackle causing the foul or dangerous play.
 
If the player is dribbling the ball at waist height and approaches a defender(s), common sense rules and she must dribble at a lower, safer height.
 
2. Next, where is she attempting to air dribble? I have seen the technique being most useful when trying to beat a defender one on one in field play but it is also a great way to bring the ball into the circle along the end line.
 
When it is during field play, the ball must be dribbled safely as above, and the onus is still on the defender to get into position to try and make a safe tackle. If the defender fouls, don’t forget to apply the advantage rule unless of course there is danger involved.
 
If the attacker is air dribbling into the circle, the ball must remain low because of the number of people in the small space. It can be done. And even though our middle schoolers are getting more skilled all of the time, I would be exceptionally careful when judging this skill in a middle school game. I fully expect there to be some players at the high school level who are adept at this skill.
 
I hope this gives some clarity to this skill and things to keep in mind when you see it.

09/16/14 - Wrestling Fall Clinic Information for Officials

Reminder that the fall clinic for wrestling officials will take place on Saturday, September 27, 2014 at the Four Points by Sheraton Lexington located at 1938 Stanton Way Lexington 40511.

This meeting does not count toward the mandatory online rules clinic requirement.

The agenda is as follows: 2014-15 KWOA Fall Clinic Agenda

Saturday – September 27th

9:00 – 9:30 am: Registration – Mike Ford / Chris Reeves

09:30 – 09:40 am: Welcome / Introductions – Chris Shaw

9:40 – 10:00 am: Website / Facebook / Email / Interaction – Andrew Dennison

10:00 – 10:20 pm: Arbiter Program – David Wolterman

10:20 – 10:30 pm: Break

10:30 – 10:50 pm: Referees and their Duties – Rocky Durham

10:50 – 11:10 pm: Weigh-In Procedure – Eric Friddle / Mike Ford / Chris Reeves

11:10 – 12:20 pm: Lunch

12:20 – 12:40 pm:  Escapes & Reversals – Garrett Scotty / Kenny Lonkard

12:40 – 1:30 am: Coach/Official Roundtable (Rules Change & POE) – Jim Shaw

1:30 – 1:50 pm:  Mechanics – Jim Hardin

1:50 – 2:50 pm: General Membership Meeting – Chris Shaw

2:50 – 3:10 pm: Break

3:10 – 3:20 pm: Meet your Assigning Secretaries

3:20 – 3:40 pm: Coaches Ethics – Kenny Lonkard

3:40 – 4:00 pm: Stalling – Garrett Pikul / Julian Finley

4:00 – 4:20 pm: Break / Door Prizes – Rocky Durham

4:20 – 4:40 pm: Closing Remarks – Chris Shaw

Presentations will be approximately 15 minutes w/ 5 minutes of Q&A at the end

Please direct any questions about the clinic to Chris Shaw - wcshaw01@gmail.com

 

09/16/14 - Competitive Cheer Squad Division Declaration Notice

Attention Cheer Coaches:

An e-mail was sent today (Sept. 16) with instructions for your school principal or athletic director to respond to the KHSAA Competitive Cheer Squad Division Declaration Survey. Please get with your administrators regarding your school’s response with regard to participation in KHSAA Region and State Competitions.

This is the official and only source to declare a division for KHSAA postseason.  Any other response to declaring a division other than through this survey is not valid. 

Deadline for response is Wednesday, Oct. 1. No adjustments will be made to squad divisions following the Oct. 1 deadline for any reason. Keep in mind that if you have a injury and are not able to replace the injured member from your roster, you will still compete in the same division, just with fewer participants.

Also, note that following the Oct. 1 deadline, withdrawal from KHSAA Region or State for any reason will result in no out-of-state travel for squads and include a fine under Bylaw 27.

Following the deadline, the squads by division will be posted on the KHSAA website.

– KHSAA –

The KHSAA staff routinely publishes blog posts to better communicate with its various constituencies and the public. The blogs for specific sports and sport-activities are on that sport or sport activity main page, and there are general information blogs at http://khsaa.org/news-stats-pubs/sports-blogs/

 

 

 

09/16/14 - Annual Meeting Registration/Room Reminder

This reminder that the KHSAA Annual Meeting will be Monday, September 29 at the Lexington Center. For those who have not registered, please do so ASAP by going to the link at https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/201415AnnualMeeting.

The Hyatt Regency (adjacent to the center) has a block of rooms available, and the deadline for reserving a room has been extended to FRIDAY, September 19. Please book your room by that time 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 rate.

Thanks in advance for your participation. The schedule of meetings and breakout sessions is being finalized in the next day or so, and will be distributed to give you further information.

We look forward to seeing each of you.

09/15/14 - Swimming and Diving Rules Clinic Now Online

The mandatory online KHSAA Rules Clinic for the sport of Swimming and Diving is now online for all coaches (head and assistant) and licensed officials.

HEAD AND ASSISTANT COACHES

  • September 15 to November 30  – the Swimming and Diving Clinic will be online only and may be viewed at no charge during this period.
  • December 1 to January 18  – the Swimming and Diving Clinic will be online only and may be viewed for the makeup fee ($100) during this period.
  • January 19 to February 8  – the Swimming and Diving Clinic will be online only and may be viewed for the makeup fee ($300) per the Bylaw 27 schedule during this period.
  • After February 8, postseason penalties per Bylaw 27 will apply. 

LICENSED OFFICIALS

  • September 15 to November 23 – the Swimming and Diving Clinic will be online only and may be viewed at no charge during this period.
  • November 24 to January 11 – the Swimming and Diving Clinic will be online only and may be viewed for the makeup fee ($100) during this period.
  • January 12 to February 8  – the Swimming and Diving Clinic will be online only and may be viewed for the makeup fee ($300) per the Bylaw 27 schedule during this period.
  • After this time, postseason penalties per Bylaw 27 will apply.

PROCEDURES FOR VIEWING

  • 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 started).
  • Once you advance to the last slide of the presentation, you will be returned back to the KHSAA website and will receive credit for the clinic (there are no “certificates” for completed online rules clinics). If the presentation is not completed, and you are not taken back to the KHSAA website at the end, you will not receive credit.
  • Each person that views the clinic must be logged into their account in order to get credit. If taken using anyone else’s e-mail address other than your own (including your administrator’s), you will have to re-take the clinic.

LOCATION

  • For member schools, the clinics are located on the School Log-in Page. To access the clinic, go to http://schools.khsaa.org and — under the section entitled Rules Clinics — click on the link that says “View Online Rules Clinics“. If you have any trouble finding that link, you can type the following URL into your Internet browser: http://schools.khsaa.org/rule_clinics/
  • For officials, login to http://officials.khsaa.org, click on the link entitled “View online Sports Rules Clinics for 2014-2015″ under the Rules Clinic heading.  
  • If you have trouble logging into the system, contact the KHSAA offices.

– KHSAA –

The KHSAA staff routinely publishes blog posts to better communicate with its various constituencies and the public. The blogs for specific sports and sport-activities are on that sport or sport activity main page, and there are general information blogs athttp://khsaa.org/news-stats-pubs/sports-blogs/

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09/15/14 - Tackett to Receive Award From Kentucky Medical Association

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 15, 2014

KHSAA Commissioner Julian Tackett will be awarded the 2014 Kentucky Medical Association Debra K. Best Outstanding Layperson Award during the KMA’s President’s Installation and Awards Dinner in Louisville on Monday night. The Debra K. Best Outstanding Layperson Award is presented to a non-physician in Kentucky who has made outstanding contributions in the field of public health and/or medical care.

“I am certainly honored to receive this award, but it would not be possible without the contributions of the outstanding physicians and consultants who help us develop policies to protect student-athletes,” said Tackett.

Through Tackett’s leadership, the KHSAA has stayed at the forefront among state associations in developing guidelines and raising awareness for the prevention and care of heat illness and concussions. More information on KHSAA safety policies can be found at http://khsaa.org/special-programs/sports-safetysports-medicine/.

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About the Kentucky High School Athletic Association
The Kentucky High School Athletic Association was organized in 1917 and is the agency designated by the Kentucky Department of Education to manage high school athletics in the Commonwealth. The Association is a voluntary nonprofit 501(c)3 organization made up of 277 member schools both public and private. The KHSAA sanctions 43 state championships in 13 sports and 4 sport activities, licenses and trains over 4,000 officials, provides catastrophic insurance for its more than 70,000 member school student-athletes, as well as overseeing coaching education and sports safety programs.

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