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04/15/14 – Board of Control Adds Field Hockey For 2014-15; Approves Football Alignment Draft for 2015-18

April 15, 2014 2013-2014 News Releases



During Tuesday’s meeting at the KHSAA Office, the Board of Control approved a motion to add field hockey as a team sport beginning with the 2014-15 season and approved a draft of the football alignment for the 2015-18 seasons to be distributed to the membership for feedback. The addition of field hockey as a female-only team sport, brings the Association’s total number of sports offered to 13 beginning in the fall of 2014, with four additional sport-activities. The Association will work in the coming months to select a site for the 2014 field hockey championship, and put the infrastructure in place for field hockey to be an officially-sponsored KHSAA sport.

The Board approved a draft of the football alignment for the 2015-18 seasons, which was configured after member schools were given the opportunity to declare their desire to “play up” in classification. The draft alignment will be presented to the membership and feedback will be sought through a survey, which will then be presented to the Board of Control during its next scheduled meeting on May 12. Schools are not permitted to sign game contracts for the 2015-18 seasons until the football alignment is finalized, which is expected to take place during the May meeting.

The proposed football draft alignment for the 2015-18 seasons can be found at the following link:

In other Board related action on Tuesday:

? Jeff Saylor (Pineville/Bell County) was voted President-Elect by the Board of Control for the 2014-15 season. Saylor will serve under Carrell Boyd (Princeton/Caldwell County) during the 2014-15 academic year, who will take over for current President Bill Beasley (Henderson/Paducah) in July. 

? The Board approved a change in the structure of coed divisions for Competitive Cheer following feedback from the advisory committee and coaches. Beginning next season, coed competition will be split into two divisions with the first division consisting of teams with 1-3 male student-athletes, and the second division consisting of squads with four-or-more male student-athletes.


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 40 state championships in 12 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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