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01/25/22 – Softball Season Clarifications

January 25, 2022 Athletic Department Blog Updates


The KHSAA has received several inquiries and questions surrounding the recent Board of Control action for Softball. The action taken requires no changes or allowances in dates with the postseason. This action gives softball coaches the same flexibility as the baseball coaches to start both the regular season and the postseason early rounds earlier if that works for them. This does not result in any changes in allowable regular-season competition unless that is the wish of the schools in a district or region. 

The below information should help clarify further on any dates. 

Important dates for the 2022 Softball season:

  • First Date of Practice: Feb. 15 (No Change)
    • Scrimmages may occur any time after the first official practice date
  • First Allowable Contest Date: March 14
  • District Tournaments: May begin as early as May 16, but no change from prior schedule is required. In addition, districts can vote by majority to play the earlier permitted weekend should they choose to do so. 
  • Region Tournaments: May begin as early as May 23, but no change from prior schedule is required. Region Tournaments should be concluded no later than June 2. In addition, regions can vote by majority to play prior to May 23rd should they choose to do so and must simply notify the Association.
  • State First Round: Will return to John Cropp Stadium, UK, Lexington
    • (Blind draw Regions 1-16) on June 3-4. 
  • State Tournament Quarterfinals, Semifinals, and Final: June 10-12 (John Cropp Stadium, UK). 



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 284 member schools, both public and non-public. The KHSAA awards 215 state championships to 51 teams and 164 individuals in 13 sports and six sport-activities, funds catastrophic insurance coverage for its more than 106,000 rostered member school student-athletes, provides coaching education and sports safety programs for more than 12,000 coaches and licenses, and facilitates the distribution of training material for over 4,000 contest officials.


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