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06/22/15 – Reminders about Dead Period (Bylaw 24)

June 22, 2015 Athletic Department Blog Updates

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This is being sent to all Principals, Athletic Directors, Superintendents and Coaches of Member Schools. This is being sent via an electronic application and it is possible that any direct replies will not be received by the sender.

A few reminders as the Dead Period is about to begin:

  • A reminder that the Dead Period for ALL sports starts at 12:00:01 a.m. on June 25 and goes through 11:59:59 p.m. on July 9. There is to be no use of school facilities, team uniforms, transportation, coaches, personnel or anything related to the athletic program.
  • School funds may not be expended in support of interscholastic athletics in any KHSAA sanctioned sport during this period.
  • There is to be no communication between coaches and players during this period, including email, social media, texting, phone and all other forms.
  • School representatives may not promote alternative activities during the Dead Period, including promotional specials by local gyms, etc. To do so implies some form of requirement to the recipient.
  • The intent of the period iwhen it was passed nearly unanimously by the membership, was for it to be dead, completely. Best advice to all member school representatives, “if you have to ask, the answer is likely no”. Use these two weeks to recharge batteries, repair facilities, get away from the students (and them away from you). You will have access the following fifty weeks, take these two (plus one extra day) away.

The complete text from the 2014-15 Handbook is listed on the KHSAA website at http://khsaa.org/handbook/bylaws/20142015/bylaw24.pdf

Thanks and enjoy the Dead Period.

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