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09/23/20 – Archery and Bass Fishing Participation Update

September 23, 2020 Archery Blog Updates

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Following last week’s Board of Control meeting, we continue to receive inquiries regarding the sport-activities of Archery and Bass Fishing. Though both have an initial published practice date of October 1, they are classified as spring sport-activities by the Association.

It remains RECOMMENDED that the activities on campus be focused on the current season sports (fall at this point) and not on sports for other seasons (winter and spring sports) so as to lessen virus exposure and allow for a carefully measured return to in-person learning where and when local districts have made that decision.

For both Archery and Bass Fishing, practice and workouts are at the discretion of each member school.

For KHSAA sport-activities, catastrophic insurance coverage only applies to the postseason (regional and state championships). Participation in all other competitions is at the discretion of each member school without the benefit of catastrophic insurance provided by the Association.

For Archery:

  • Note that the limitation of seasons (Bylaw 23) does not impact participation in the in-school program with NASP.
  • All administrators should insist on compliance with the NASP standards for social distancing, detailed at https://bit.ly/3kzhfpH
  • The NASP in-school program is NOT required of member schools in order to participate in the KHSAA region and state, however, the KHSAA and its member schools may use NASP guidelines as a model framework for competition.
  • Careful attention should be paid to Case Situation 23-5 to ensure there is clear separation for non-school competition.

For Bass Fishing:

  • All administrators should insist on compliance with the standards for resumption at both https://bit.ly/3iLCJin and https://bit.ly/35Oqz4P
  • Careful attention should be paid to Case Situation 23-5 to ensure there is clear separation for non-school competition.

Dates for the region and state competitions will be determined by the Board of Control at a future meeting.

-KHSAA-

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 280 member schools both public and non-public. The KHSAA awards 215 state championships to 51 teams and 164 individuals in 13 sports and 6 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.

The KHSAA staff routinely publishes blog posts to better communicate with its various constituencies and the public. For a list of those blogs, go to http://khsaa.org/news-stats-pubs/sports-blogs/.

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