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07/18/17 – Required Face Protection Approved in the Sport of Softball

July 18, 2017 Athletic Department Blog Updates


At its July 15 meeting, the Board of Control approved a recommendation from the Commissioner and staff to mandate the use of face protection in softball for pitchers, first basemen and third basemen. The new requirement will go into effect at all levels of play for KHSAA member schools with the upcoming 2018 season. No specific brand was selected or endorsed, but all schools are reminded that all face protection equipment must be worn as intended by the manufacturer. It will also be recommended for immediate implementation to the Middle School Advisory Committee when that body meets during the 2017-2018 school year.

You can view the full press release as well as the Commissioner’s statement by clicking on the following link:

Please be sure to contact Darren Bilberry at the KHSAA if you have any additional questions.


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