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09/20/21 – Minimum Time Between Contests at Fall District/Region Postseason Events

September 20, 2021 Athletic Department Blog Updates

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Per the KHSAA’s “Healthy at Sports” guidance document, a recommended minimum time between the start of contests at the district and regional postseason events has been established. These guidelines will also be utilized in planning KHSAA State Championship Events.

At events where more than two schools are involved, it is recommended for there to be time between contests for egress of fans and participants, potential cleaning of common facilities and restrooms, as well as ingress of the teams for the next contest.

When developing brackets for field hockey and volleyball, there should be a minimum of two hours between the start of contests being held on the same day. For example, if the first match of a district tournament doubleheader is scheduled for 5 p.m., the second match should not be scheduled to begin until at least 7 p.m.

For soccer brackets, there should be a minimum of two and a half hours between the start of contests being held on the same day. For example, if the first match of a district tournament doubleheader is scheduled for 5 p.m., the second match should not be scheduled to begin until at least 7:30 p.m.

If for some reason, consecutive football games are scheduled, the minimum should be 3 hours.

For cross country regional meets, one hour between sessions should be the minimum time if separate sessions/divisions are being held. This would be the scheduled time between the start of classes and not between individual races. For example, if the boys’ and girls’ Class 1A races start at 10 a.m., the 2A races at the same site should not begin until 11 a.m.

District and Region Managers in field hockey, soccer and volleyball are reminded to send their completed brackets to brackets@khsaa.org regardless of the sports. Cross country managers should ensure the timeline is adhered to for submission of entries through our partners at milesplit.com.

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