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10/06/17 – Board of Control Sets State Soccer Sites, Approves New Member School

October 6, 2017 2017-2018 News Releases



During the course of its regularly scheduled meeting on Sept. 28 at the KHSAA Offices, the Board of Control accepted a membership application from Danville Christian Academy and finalized sites for the 2017 State Soccer Tournament. Danville Christian Academy will begin its two-year probationary period with the current 2017-18 school year, and will be ineligible for postseason competition until the 2019-20 academic year.

Based upon a recommendation from the Commissioner and staff, the Board approved Frederick Douglass and Lafayette High Schools as the sites for the 2017 State Soccer Tournament. The quarterfinal matches will be played at Frederick Douglass and Lafayette on Saturday, Oct. 28, with all semifinal (Nov. 1-2) and championship matches (Nov. 4) taking place at Lafayette.

The Board also approved the passage of the Annual Meeting proposal to the Kentucky Board of Education. The proposal, passed by the membership with a vote of 167-22, would amend Bylaw 23 to remove the second scrimmage restriction from teams that have their first regular season game during week 0 (NFHS Week 7), allowing those teams to play a second scrimmage, which would be limited to allowable contact per the acclimation and acclimatization requirements.

In other action, the Board:

  • Approved a request for exemption to Bylaw 9 for athletes invited to tryout for USA Basketball and the pre-Olympic team levels
  • Discussed various staff initiatives to help recruit, retain and develop officials


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 282 member schools both public and private. The KHSAA sanctions 44 state championships in 13 sports and 5 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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