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09/19/19 – Board Approves Next Steps for Potential Lacrosse Sanctioning

2019-2020 News Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 19, 2019

The Board of Control approved a recommendation on Thursday to appoint a sport-specific focus group to study the sanctioning of boys’ and girls’ lacrosse following a survey of the membership. Earlier this month, the Association asked the designated representative for each member school to provide feedback on the possibilities of adding lacrosse as a sanctioned sport in either the fall or the spring. The membership responded positively that they would have a team and enter championship competition if the KHSAA were to conduct a spring lacrosse championship for both boys (56 votes) and girls (54 votes). Interest for a fall championship failed to meet the required 50-school threshold for further consideration.

Following review of the survey, the Board approved a recommendation from staff to form a focus group to confirm genuine interest in schools adding lacrosse should the KHSAA sanction a spring championship, with the earliest implementation being for […]

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09/05/19 – Initial Stat Leader Reports Released for Football, Soccer, Volleyball and Field Hockey

2019-2020 News Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 5, 2019

The first statistical leader reports of the season for football, boys’ and girls’ soccer, volleyball and field hockey have been posted at KHSAA.org. The leader reports will be updated every day at approximately 3 a.m., and will include all teams missing stats for no more than two games (one game in football).

The requirement to enter statistics in volleyball is new for 2019, and follows the addition of baseball, softball and field hockey stats to the KHSAA/Riherds.com Scoreboard during the 2018-19 academic year. Statistical entry, which is now available for all sports on the Scoreboard, has the benefit of allowing member schools to highlight and promote the accomplishments of their student-athletes, which should be a priority for all involved in school-based sports.

Statistical entry is required of all member schools, and those failing to meet the requirement to enter stats are subject to penalties, including fines and other actions […]

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09/03/19 – Soccer Nominations Sought for Male & Female Student Athlete of the Year

Soccer Blog Updates

The KHSAA is excited to open the nomination process for the Midway University/KHSAA Male and Female Student-Athlete of the Year award among Soccer participants for the 2019-2020 school year. 

This award is based on athletic and academic achievement as well as community service and leadership. The link to the application contains additional criteria and a form to nominate one participant from each 2019-2020 team. Nominations must come from a member school, but may be submitted by an administrator, guidance counselor, or coach. Nominations may only be submitted online at https://khsaa.org/ge35-midway-university-khsaa-female-student-athlete-of-the-year-nomination-form/

The winner will be announced early in the postseason and recognized at an awards banquet at Midway University in early June 2020. From the winners selected for each KHSAA championship, one student-athlete will be selected as the 2019-2020 Midway University/KHSAA Student-Athlete of the Year and announced at the banquet. All winners will also receive their recognition at that banquet.

The deadline for nominations for the […]

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08/13/19 – NFHS Part 2 Exam Now Online for FB, FH, SO & VB Officials

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NFHS Part 2 Tests for licensed officials in the sports of Football, Field Hockey, Soccer and Volleyball are now available online. The Part 2 exams, required for postseason eligibility, will be open until Tuesday, August 27 at 11:59 p.m. (ET).

The tests will automatically close at that exact time. Login at https://officials.khsaa.org/authorize/ to take the test. A minimum score of 80 on the exam is required to be considered for assignment to officiate postseason play.

First-year officials are not required to take the exam, however, if any first-year official has completed licensing requirements, the test may be taken.

Any official determined to have been involved in the improper administration of the exam, including taking it for another official or having it taken by another official, will have the score disregarded for the year and be subject to other penalties in compliance with the jurisdiction of the office through the Federal Court Decree.

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08/05/19 – Soccer Online Rules Clinic Now Available for Coaches and Officials

Officials Division Blog Updates

The mandatory Online KHSAA Rules Clinic for the sport of Soccer is available beginning today, August 5. The clinic is required of all officials as well as all coaches at the varsity, junior varsity and freshmen levels whether or not the coach receives pay.

For member schools, the clinics are located on the School Log-in Page. To access the clinic, go to https://schools.khsaa.org and — under the section entitled Rules Clinics — click on the link that says “View Online Rules Clinics“.

For officials, login to the officials’ subdomain at https://officials.khsaa.org

OFFICIALS

  • August 5 to September 2 (Officials) – the Soccer Clinic will be online only and may be viewed at no charge during this period.
  • September 3 to September 22 (Officials) – the Soccer Clinic will be online only and may be viewed for the makeup fee ($30) during this period.
  • September 23 to September 29 (Officials) – the […]

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07/17/19- Heat and Humidity Reminders for Member Schools Representatives

2019-2020 News Releases

With temperatures rising across the state and predictions for record temperatures in the coming days, now is a good time to remind all of our school administrators and coaches of the requirements of the Heat Index and Heat Illness prevention program. The complete program is detailed at https://khsaa.org/common_documents/handbook/policies/policies-heatilllnesspolicy.pdf

No game or plan for a game or practice for a game is worth short-cutting this required procedure that is now more than fifteen years old. Nothing about the program has changed with the exception of the inclusion of the ability to use the wet bulb globe to monitor conditions, but with the turnover in coaches (and administrators) perhaps a few heat index and illness reminders are helpful:

  • Heat index requirements and restrictions apply (and have always applied) to outdoor and indoor sports. In many cases during the summer, indoor practice areas (including gymnasiums) are set to be electronically controlled in terms of temperature and coaches […]

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02/26/19 – Eight Rules Changes Approved in High School Soccer

Soccer Blog Updates

INDIANAPOLIS, IN (February 26, 2019) — Rules related to improperly equipped players and procedures for dropping the ball are among eight rules changes in high school soccer for the 2019-20 season.

The rules changes were recommended by the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) Soccer Rules Committee at its January 28-30 meeting and subsequently approved by the NFHS Board of Directors.

“While there are not any substantial revisions to the rules this year, I believe coaches and players will be pleased with the changes we have made,” said Theresia Wynns, NFHS director of sports and officials education.

Rule 4-3 will now specify that an improperly equipped player will not require teams to play shorthanded. The improperly equipped player will be asked to leave the field when the ball is not in play if the issue cannot be resolved immediately on the field, and the player may be replaced.

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02/19/19 – Board of Control Addresses Future Postseason Formats for Fall Championships

2018-2019 News Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 19, 2019

The Board of Control reviewed postseason formats and state qualifying for several fall sports during its meeting at the KHSAA Offices on Tuesday. Changes to the state golf qualifying process and golf alignment were among the topics discussed, along with the implementation of the RPI during the Football postseason and a revision of the semi-state round for the soccer postseason.

The final action in revising the golf regional alignment, as well as state tournament qualifying, completes nearly a full year of review of the manner in which the postseason championships are conducted in the sport. In past years, the golf format for advancement to the state tournament was for the top two teams from each region (four or five players), along with the top four girls at-large and top three boys at-large from each region, to qualify for state. Following the Board’s decision in January to revise the state […]

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11/15/18 – Board Sets 2019 and 2020 Soccer Season Dates

Soccer Blog Updates

The KHSAA Board of Control conducted its regular meeting on November 14. As part of a comprehensive review of the fall sports, especially in light of the “rollover” of corresponding dates and the potential lateness in the fall for championship meets, the dates were set for the 2019 and 2020 Soccer seasons.

In 2019-20, the Soccer season will begin on NFHS Corresponding Week 6 (Aug. 11-17) with the first contest date of Aug. 12. The postseason will begin with District Tournaments during NFHS Week 14 (Oct. 6-12) followed by Regional Tournaments in Week 15 (Oct. 13-19). The Semi-State and Quarterfinal rounds will take place in Week 16 (Oct. 20-26). The State Tournament will be held Oct. 30, 31 and Nov. 2.

In 2020-21, the season will again begin on NFHS Corresponding Week 6 (Aug. 9-15) with the first contest date of Aug. 10. The postseason will begin with […]

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11/14/18 – Board of Control Adjusts 2019 Fall Seasons, Sets State Championship Sites

2018-2019 News Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Nov. 14, 2018

During the course of its meeting at the KHSAA Offices on Wednesday, the Board of Control made adjustments to the 2019 fall sports seasons and finalized sites for this year’s State Baseball and Swimming & Diving Championships.

For the last several years prior to 2018, the soccer, volleyball and cross country seasons all culminated on the same weekend. With volleyball moving a week earlier in 2018 to avoid a conflict in Louisville with the Breeders’ Cup, the Association had the opportunity to reevaluate the structure of its seasons while also looking to alleviate concerns with competitions on ACT test dates.

With those factors in mind, the Board approved a recommendation to set the start of the 2019 Soccer regular season to begin in NFHS Week 6 (8/11-8/17) and end with the final regular season week in NFHS Week 13 (9/29-10/5). […]

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10/26/18 – KHSAA State Soccer Championships sponsored by the U.S. ARMY ROTC Resume Saturday

2018-2019 News Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 26, 2018

The 2018 KHSAA State Soccer Tournament sponsored by the U.S. ARMY ROTC continues Saturday morning with quarterfinal action at Paul Laurence Dunbar HS and Lafayette HS. Four matches will take place at each site, with the first games of the day starting at 1 p.m. and the last games at each site scheduled for 7 p.m. Advance tickets are available for purchase at KHSAA.org, including an online-only, discounted all-session pass at https://gofan.co/app/school/KHSAA/Soccer.

STATE SOCCER QUARTERFINALS, SATURDAY, OCT. 27
at Paul Laurence Dunbar HS
1 p.m. (BOYS) – Henry Clay vs. Boyd County
3 p.m. (GIRLS) – Highlands vs. Greenwood
5 p.m. (BOYS) – Highlands vs. Daviess County
7 p.m. (GIRLS) – Bethlehem vs. Henderson County

at Lafayette HS
1 p.m. (GIRLS) – Sacred Heart vs. North Laurel
3 p.m. (BOYS) – St. Xavier vs. Corbin
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10/08/18 – Fall Draw Show Set For This Wednesday

2018-2019 News Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 8, 2018

The matchups for the 2018 KHSAA Volleyball, Boys’ and Girls’ Soccer, and Field Hockey State Tournaments will be revealed Wednesday, October 10th when the annual Fall Championship Draw Show is conducted at the KHSAA Offices at 2 p.m. The Draw Show will be broadcast live online by KHSAA.tv through the NFHS Network.

The 2018 KHSAA Field Hockey State Tournament gets underway Saturday, Oct. 20 with quarterfinal action, followed by the semifinals on Monday, Oct. 22 and the championship match on Wednesday, Oct. 24, with all games played at Christian Academy-Louisville. The KHSAA State Volleyball Tournament will be held at Valley High School in Louisville for the seventh-straight year and begins with first round matches on Friday, Oct. 26. Quarterfinal and semifinal action will be held on Saturday, Oct. 27, followed by the championship match on Sunday, Oct. 28.

The 2018 KHSAA State Soccer Tournament sponsored by the U.S. Army […]

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10/01/18 – Soccer District/Region Instructions

Athletic Department Blog Updates

Instructions for the KHSAA Soccer District/Region Tournaments are now posted on the KHSAA website. You can view these instructions by clicking on the following link:

CLICK HERE TO READ DISTRICT/REGION INSTRUCTIONS MANUAL

You can find additional information on the KHSAA website on the Soccer page under “District Tournament Instructions and Information” and “Region Tournament Instructions and Information” respectively.

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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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09/26/18 – Fall Sports Championship Media Credentials

2018-2019 News Releases

The KHSAA’s online media credentialing system for the Fall Sports Championships is now live, and can be accessed by going to credentials.khsaa.org.

Credentials to each KHSAA state championship event are issued by the KHSAA to working members of the media that regularly cover high school athletics. Credentials must be requested prior to the established deadline for each sport through the online credentialing system (credentials.khsaa.org).

Credentials should be requested by the sports editor/director for all members of his/her organization needing to attend an event. Credentials for freelance photographers and stringers must be requested by the sports editor/director at the outlet the freelancer will be representing. No credentials will be issued outside of the online credentialing system. The KHSAA reserves the right to limit the quantity of credentials issued to media outlets when space is at a premium.

Failure to adhere to the KHSAA policies and guidelines, as well as unauthorized use of the media […]

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08/31/18 – Initial Stat Leader Reports Released for Football, Soccer, Field Hockey

2018-2019 News Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 31, 2018

The first statistical leader reports of the season for football, boys’ and girls’ soccer, and field hockey have been posted at KHSAA.org. While in previous seasons the statistical leader reports had been compiled on a weekly basis, the reports will now be updated every day at approximately 3 a.m., allowing for more current and up-to-date information on the KHSAA website.

The requirement to enter statistics in field hockey is new for 2018, but has been in place for several years in football and soccer, and was reiterated to coaches during the online rules clinic. Statistical entry has the benefit of allowing member schools to highlight and promote the accomplishments of their student-athletes, which should be a priority for all involved in school-based sports.

Statistical entry is required of all member schools, and those failing to meet the requirement to enter stats are subject to penalties from the Commissioner, including […]

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08/13/18 – Soccer Part 2 Exam Notice to Officials

Officials Division Blog Updates

The NFHS Soccer Part 2 Test is available to be taken online between midnight Eastern Time on August 13 and 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on August 27. The test will automatically close exactly at that time even if tests are in progress.

Login at https://officials.khsaa.org/ to take the test. A minimum score of 80 on the exam is required to be considered for assignment to officiate postseason play.

First-year officials are NOT required to take the exam, however, if any first-year official has completed licensing requirements, the test may be taken.

Any official determined to have been involved in the improper administration of the exam, including taking it for another official or having it taken by another official, will have the score disregarded for the year and be subject to other penalties in compliance with the jurisdiction of the office through the Federal Court Decree.

There will be no late administration of the Part 2 […]

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08/06/18 – 2018 Soccer Online Rules Clinic Now Available

Athletic Department Blog Updates

The mandatory Online KHSAA Rules Clinic for the sport of Soccer is available beginning today, August 6. The clinic is required of all officials as well as all coaches at the varsity, junior varsity and freshmen levels, regardless of whether or not the coach receives pay.

For member schools, the clinics are located on the School Log-in Page. To access the clinic, go to https://schools.khsaa.org/ and — under the section entitled Rules Clinics — click on the link that says “View Online Rules Clinics“.

For officials, login to the officials’ subdomain at https://officials.khsaa.org/

COACHES

  • August 3 to September 3 (Coaches) – the Soccer Clinic will be online only and may be viewed at no charge during this period.
  • September 4 to September 23 (Coaches) – the Soccer Clinic will be online only and may be viewed for the makeup fee ($100) during this period.
  • September 24 to October 7 (Coaches) […]

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07/23/18 – Eight Student-Athletes Headed to NSLS; Three Staff Members Appointed to NFHS Committees

2018-2019 News Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 23, 2018

Eight student-athletes from across the state will represent the KHSAA at the NFHS National Student Leadership Summit, July 23-25, at the Hyatt Regency in Indianapolis, Ind. The eight student-athletes will form the KHSAA’s Student Advisory Committee for the 2018-19 school year and will assist in the planning and execution of the Hype Student Leadership Conferences in August.

The KHSAA delegates for 2018 are:
Ethan Barnett (St. Mary)
Hannah Heile (Assumption)
Connor (CJ) Johnson (Marshall County)
James Kalso (Muhlenberg County)
Rhiona Marshall (Bryan Station)
Misty Thompson (Fort Campbell)
Brooklyn Willis (Muhlenberg County)
Seth Wright (Lewis County)

This year’s National Student Leadership Summit is the fourth national conference since the program was revived in 2015 (it had been discontinued in 2010). The student-athletes selected to represent their states will split into groups and work through topical discussions on relevant and contemporary issues. The […]

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06/24/18-Dead Period Reminders, Middle and High School

2017-2018 News Releases

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

IT IS REQUESTED THAT ALL SUPERINTENDENTS AND PRINCIPALS, PLEASE FORWARD THIS INFORMATION ANY OF YOUR MIDDLE SCHOOL CONTACTS AS THIS PERIOD APPLIES TO THE MIDDLE SCHOOL LEVEL AS WELL

Dead Period Reminders for Middle and High School:

  • A reminder that the Dead Period for ALL sports and sport-activities 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, team or equipment, transportation, coaches, personnel, maintained or producible log of student-activity or anything else related to the athletic program.
  • School funds may not be expended in support of interscholastic athletics in any KHSAA sanctioned sport during this […]

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06/19/18 – Soccer Officials Camp

Officials Division Blog Updates

Registration is now open for the 2018 KHSAA Soccer Officials Advanced Camp. This year’s camp will be held July 27-28 in Lexington. 

Tentative Agenda

Friday – 12 p.m.-6:00 p.m. Classroom Topics and Review – KHSAA Office
Saturday – 8 a.m. until TBD – On-field evaluation (schedules will be passed out Friday night – no guarantee of scheduled evaluation time) – Site TBD

Camp Fees

$50 Advanced Registration (until July 15)
$75 Late Registration (until July 16 to July 25)

To register and pay (must be done individually), use the link below:
Register/Pay for Camp Click Here

Bluegrass State Games

Please note that you must also register to officiate games for the Bluegrass State Games. For directions on how to register for the Bluegrass State Games, click the link below:

http://media-3.gameofficials.net/Directions_to_Apply_to_Officiate_BGSG_1.pdf 

Housing

Housing is available through the Bluegrass State Games when you officiate. Ensure you have reserved your housing as a part of […]

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06/12/18 – Soccer Officials Shirt

Officials Division Blog Updates

The Kentucky High School Athletic Association worked in conjunction with Smitty’s to manufacture a Soccer officials’ shirt. Below are front/back photos of the finished product.

Inventory is available to official KHSAA licensed vendors.  Currently, the licensed vendors are:

  • Honig’s
  • JK Davis Officials Supplies
  • Ump-attire.com
  • Fifth Region Officials Supplies
  • House of Soccer

Contact vendor information is listed on the officials’ page of the KHSAA website using the following link:  https://khsaa.org/officials/officiating-information/

Postseason:

  • The shirt will be required for all postseason play in 2018.

Regular Season:

For 2018, officials may utilize one of two permissible shirts during the regular season:

  • Option 1-
    Gold soccer officials’ shirt with black pinstripes;
    If the gold […]

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05/14/18 – Hieneman Named Midway University/KHSAA Female Student-Athlete of the Year for 2017-18

2017-2018 News Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 14, 2018

The second annual Midway University/KHSAA Female Student-Athlete of the Year program culminated on the campus of Midway University on Monday as Russell High School’s Sara Hieneman (softball) was named the overall winner for 2017-18. Beginning in May of 2017 with the State Bass Fishing Championship, Midway University presented a Female Student-Athlete of the Year award at each of the KHSAA’s 15 girls’ state championship events, with an overall winner selected following the final championship of the timeframe (2018 State Archery).

The Midway University/KHSAA Female Student-Athlete of the Year award is based upon overall athletic performance (60%), academic achievement (20%) and community service (20%). Students must possess an overall grade point average of 3.0 or better to qualify, and must be academically eligible during the season in which they are nominated. School administrators, coaches and athletic directors nominate student-athletes online at KHSAA.org, and the nominees are voted upon by a […]

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04/09/18- Implementation of HB290, Play Against Home School Individuals

Archery Blog Updates

During its 2018 Regular Session, both houses of the Kentucky General Assembly approved HB290, and the bill was signed into law by the governor on April 2. See the full text of the bill at http://www.lrc.ky.gov/recorddocuments/bill/18RS/HB290/HCS1.pdf with a digest of the proceedings at http://www.lrc.ky.gov/record/18RS/HB290.htm. With the signing by the governor, the bill will go into effect on July 1, 2018, for KHSAA member schools.

The bill will necessitate an amendment to KHSAA Bylaw 22, Sec. 1 (listed at https://khsaa.org/handbook/bylaws/20172018/bylaw22.pdf) and this amendment will be done through the normal regulatory approval process this spring. Member schools will be able to engage in competition, should they choose, against homeschool units or involve homeschool students enrolled in Kentucky beginning with the 2018-2019 school year.

  • This change DOES NOT allow KHSAA member schools to participate against other schools located in located in Kentucky that have chosen not to join the KHSAA.
  • This change DOES NOT allow homeschool students […]

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04/09/18- Reminder About Corresponding Date Rollover – 2018-19 through 2021-22 And Changes in Basketball, Tennis and Track & Field Schedules

Archery Blog Updates

This reminder is for all member schools as scheduling decisions are made relative to 2018-2019 and beyond. Athletic Directors and others scheduling contests should pay close attention to the information at https://khsaa.org/general/resources/corresponding-dates/. These charts are invaluable when scheduling year-to-year. It is critical that athletic directors and athletic administrators ensure that this information is passed on to any coach that assists with scheduling in any sport.

Events that are always held the same time each year, or contests played between opponents regularly at the same time each year, should use the corresponding week numbers for reference when choosing dates, not the relative position within the month. In other words, schools should think in terms of the game always being in week 12, 13, 14, etc., rather than the last weekend in December or first weekend in March. Using the corresponding week numbers will help prevent inadvertent scheduling issues.

For example, a quick look at https://khsaa.org/handbook/correspondingdates/federationcalendar.pdf illustrates a […]

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02/22/18 – 2018-2019 NFHS Soccer Rule Changes

Athletic Department Blog Updates

Soccer teams will be reversing their home and visiting uniforms next year. Effective for the 2018-2019 school year, the home team will now wear dark jerseys and socks while the away team will now wear solid white jerseys and socks.

The uniform change was among the new rules announced by the NFHS last week, which can be viewed at: http://www.nfhs.org/articles/homevisiting-uniforms-to-switch-in-high-school-soccer/

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02/14/18 – NFHS Announces KHSAA Coach of the Year Honorees for 2016-17

2017-2018 News Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 14, 2018

As part of its annual recognition program, the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) Coaches Association recently announced its award winners for the 2016-17 seasons. Twenty-five coaches from Kentucky were honored as Coaches of the Year for their respective sports at the state level, while Johnson Central head football coach James Matney was named the NFHS Sectional Coach of the Year.

The NFHS, which has been recognizing coaches through an awards program since 1982, honors coaches in the top 10 girls sports and top 10 boys sports (by participation numbers), and in two “other” sports – one for boys and one for girls – that are not included in the top 10 listings. The NFHS also recognizes a spirit coach as a separate award category. Winners of NFHS awards must be active coaches during the year for which they receive their award.

The next award level after […]

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01/12/18 – Board of Control Expands State Archery Format, Reviews Initial Football Realignment Parameters

2017-2018 News Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 12, 2018

During the course of its regularly scheduled meeting at the KHSAA offices on Thursday, the Board of Control approved a proposal from staff to create a new championship opportunity for girls in the sport-activity of Archery. Where previously Archery was conducted as a coed sport, awarding one overall team championship, the regional and state competitions will now award separate team championships for coed and all-girls divisions.

“With the continued growth of Archery since becoming a sanctioned sport-activity six years ago, staff was asked to look into the feasibility of creating a separate all-girls division,” said KHSAA Commissioner Julian Tackett. “The number of female competitors in our member schools and the overwhelming support of this proposal by the advisory committee made for an easy decision to recommend.”

Staff will return to the board in February with a final outline of the […]

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11/02/17 – Fall Championship Weekend Wraps Up Volleyball, Soccer and Cross Country Seasons

2017-2018 News Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 2, 2017

Nine team state titles will be awarded this weekend as the KHSAA’s Fall Championship weekend puts the finishing touches on the 2017 soccer, volleyball and cross country seasons. Six state championship trophies will be up for grabs Saturday during the 2017 KHSAA Cross Country State Meet at the Kentucky Horse Park. Championship action continues that evening with the finals of the girls’ and boys’ state soccer tournaments at Lafayette HS with the first game starting at 5 p.m. The 2017 KHSAA State Volleyball Tournament gets underway Friday morning with first round matches at Valley HS in Louisville and concludes with the championship match at 2 p.m. on Sunday.

KHSAA.tv will produce live webcasts of the championship games of the KHSAA State Soccer Tournament, as well as the semifinals and finals of the KHSAA State Volleyball Tournament. A highlight package of the 2017 KHSAA Cross Country State Meet will […]

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10/26/17 – State Soccer Tournament Continues With Quarterfinal Action Saturday in Lexington

2017-2018 News Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 26, 2017

The 2017 KHSAA State Soccer Tournament resumes Saturday morning with quarterfinal action at Frederick Douglass HS and Lafayette HS in Lexington. Four games will take place at each site, with the first games of the day starting at 12 p.m. and the last games at each site scheduled for 6 p.m.

SATURDAY, OCT. 28 – KHSAA SOCCER QUARTERFINALS
at Lafayette HS
12 p.m. (GIRLS) – Bowling Green vs. West Jessamine
2 p.m. (BOYS) – Daviess Co. vs Perry Co. Central
4 p.m. (BOYS) – Warren Central vs. Campbell Co.
6 p.m. (GIRLS) – Daviess Co. vs Russell

at Frederick Douglass HS
12 p.m. (GIRLS) – Corbin vs. Notre Dame
2 p.m. (BOYS) – St. Xavier vs. Oldham Co.
4 p.m. (BOYS) – Corbin vs. Ryle
6 p.m. (GIRLS) – Sacred Heart vs. Simon Kenton

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10/19/17 Boys’ and Girls’ State Soccer Championship Tickets on Sale Now

Soccer Blog Updates

Fans can now order tickets online to the 2017 KHSAA Boys’ and Girls’ State Soccer Championships being held in Lexington.  The event kicks off with the Quarterfinal round on Saturday, October 28 at 12:00 p.m. There are two sites for the Quarterfinals including Frederick Douglass High School and Lafayette High School. The Semifinals will take place at Lafayette High School at 6:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m with the Boys set for Wednesday, November 1st, and the Girls on Thursday, November 2nd. The Finals will take place at Lafayette High School on Saturday, November 4th with the Boys at 5:00 p.m. and the Girls at 7:00 p.m. 

General Admission tickets are $10 per session.  Children 10 and under are admitted free of charge.

Purchase Soccer Tournament Tickets – Click Here

Riherds/KHSAA Scoreboard Boys Soccer – Click Here

Boys State Tournament Bracket – Click Here

Riherds/KHSAA Scoreboard Girls Soccer – Click Here

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10/09/17 – Volleyball, Soccer, Field Hockey Draw Show Set For Wednesday

2017-2018 News Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 9, 2017

The pairings for the 2017 KHSAA Volleyball, Boys’ and Girls’ Soccer, and Field Hockey State Tournaments will be revealed Wednesday, October 11th when the annual KHSAA Fall Championship Draw Show is conducted at the KHSAA Offices at 11:30 a.m. The Draw Show will be broadcast live online by KHSAA.tv through the NFHS Network.

The Field Hockey State Tournament gets underway Saturday, Oct. 21 at Assumption Green, with the semifinals (Oct. 23) and championship (Oct. 25) moving to Christian Academy-Louisville. The Soccer State Tournament begins with Semi-State matches at local sites on Oct. 23rd for the boys and Oct. 24th for the girls. The quarterfinals will be played in Lexington at Frederick Douglass and Lafayette High Schools on Saturday, Oct. 28, with all remaining rounds taking place at Lafayette. The Boys’ and Girls’ Soccer Semifinals will be played on Nov. 1-2, respectively, with the finals set for Saturday, Nov. […]

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08/28/17-Role of the Home Team, Officials and Coaches in Practice of Sportsmanship at Soccer Contests

Athletic Department Blog Updates

This combination of requirements, recommendations, and best practices supersedes all prior versions of this communication.THE ROLE OF THE HOME TEAM, OFFICIALS AND COACHES IN THE PRACTICE OF SPORTSMANSHIP AT CONTESTS

Background

The practice of good sportsmanship is integral to conducting an interscholastic athletic contest. After reviewing past records of disqualifications and sportsmanship issues involving the KHSAA and its member schools, the KHSAA Board of Control has adopted the following additional recommended procedures for implementation at contests in the sport of soccer.

Home Game Management Responsibilities

  • The Principal of the home team shall designate a game manager on site prior to the start of each contest at a time designated by the KHSAA.
  • The home game manager will meet with the officials during the pre-game period, making the officials aware of his/her primary location for the entire contest.
  • The home game manager is responsible for providing proper security at each event.
  • The home game manager […]

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Soccer Part 2 Test Available for Officials

Officials Division Blog Updates

This is a reminder to all licensed Soccer Officials that the NFHS Soccer Part 2 Test is available online from Monday, August 14 until Monday, August 28 at 11:59 p.m. (ET). The test will automatically close exactly at that time. Login at http://officials.khsaa.org/authorize/ to take the test. A minimum score of 80 on the exam is required to be considered for assignment to officiate postseason play.

Any official determined to have been involved in the improper administration of the exam, including taking it for another official or having it taken by another official, will have the score disregarded for the year and be subject to other penalties in compliance with the jurisdiction of the office through the Federal Court Decree.

Please also be mindful that the rules clinic for officials remains free online until 11:59 p.m. (ET) on Sept. 4. You will need to login at http://officials.khsaa.org/authorize/ to view the clinic. After September 4, the clinic will […]

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8/08/17 Soccer Online Rules Clinic Now Available

Athletic Department Blog Updates

The mandatory Online KHSAA Rules Clinic for the sport of Soccer is available beginning August 8. The clinic is required of all officials as well as all coaches, varsity, junior varsity and freshman, and whether or not the coach receives pay.

Below is additional information:

OFFICIALS

August 8 to September 4 (Officials) – the Soccer Clinic will be online only and may be viewed at no charge during this period.
September 5 to September 24 (Officials) – the Soccer Clinic will be online only and may be viewed for the makeup fee ($30) during this period.
September 25 to October 1 (Officials) – the Soccer Clinic will be online only and may be viewed for the makeup fee ($60) per the Bylaw 27 schedule during this period. After this time, postseason penalties per Bylaw 27 will apply.

COACHES

August 8 to September 5 (Coaches) – the Soccer Clinic will be online only and […]

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03/30/17 – KHSAA Revising Office Hours Effective April 3, 2017

2016-2017 News Releases

Effective April 3, 2017, the KHSAA will have new office hours. The office will open each day at 7:30 a.m. and close at 4:00 p.m. ET.

Logistical and traffic issues (both current and anticipated) in the surrounding area near the office, in particular, the opening of the new Frederick Douglass High School have created this necessity.

We appreciate the understanding of our membership and various constituencies.

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12/23/16 – 2017 Soccer Advanced Camp with Officiate Kentucky Day

Officials Division Blog Updates

Soccer Officials planning for their summer and advanced camp requirement are advised that for the 2017 season, advanced camp credit will only be awarded for those in attendance at the KHSAA’s Officiate Kentucky Day on July 29 in Louisville.

There will not be any other advanced camp offered for 2017. Those that need camp attendance to be eligible for Region/State assignments in 2017 are required to attend Officiate Kentucky Day. For those still wanting to work the Bluegrass State Games, that opportunity will still be available. However, no credit for the advanced camp will given for that participation.  

Additional information on Officiate Kentucky Day (July 29, 2017) will be posted online at www.officiatekyday.org as finalized. Information on the National Association of Sports Officials Summit (July 30-August 1, 2017) will be posted online at www.naso.org.

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12/12/16- Officiate Kentucky Day Information

Baseball Blog Updates

OFFICIATE KENTUCKY DAY
Saturday, July 29
Marriott Downtown – Louisville

You are invited to the first-ever, Officiate Kentucky Day!

What is Officiate Kentucky Day?
Officiate Kentucky Day (OKD) is a one-day gathering of sports and sport activity officials from throughout the Commonwealth to celebrate the officiating industry.  This event allows the KHSAA to partner with the National Association of Sports Officials (NASO) as part of their “state day” program and will showcase nationally known collegiate and professional officials as well as high schools officials to share their knowledge, skills and expertise in officiating.

OKD will be a lead-in to the National Association of Sports Officials (NASO) Summit that will follow July 30-Aug. 1, also at Marriott Downtown in Louisville.  

Legendary sports officials and industry leaders including Jerry Markbriet, Billy Kennedy, Steve Shaw, Joe Crawford, Dean Blandino, Bill Carollo, Scott Green, Marcy Weston, Sandra Serafini, Steve Javie, Tom Lopes, […]

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11/03/16 – Nine Team State Titles Up For Grabs During Fall Championship Weekend

2016-2017 News Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 3, 2016

A total of nine teams will earn the title of state champion on Saturday and Sunday as the KHSAA’s Fall Championship weekend wraps up the 2016 soccer, cross country and volleyball seasons. Six state champions will be crowned Saturday morning during the 2016 KHSAA Cross Country State Meet at the Kentucky Horse Park. Championship action continues that evening in Lexington with the finals of the girls’ and boys’ state soccer tournaments at Bryan Station HS with the first game starting at 5 p.m. The 2016 KHSAA State Volleyball Tournament begins Friday morning with first round matches at Valley HS in Louisville and concludes with the championship match at 2 p.m. on Sunday.

KHSAA.tv will produce live webcasts of the championship games of the KHSAA State Soccer Tournament, as well as the quarterfinals, semifinals and finals of the KHSAA State Volleyball Tournament. A highlight package of the 2016 KHSAA Cross Country State […]

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10/28/16 – KHSAA State Soccer Tournament Continues Saturday With Quarterfinal Action in Lexington

2016-2017 News Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 28, 2016

The 2016 KHSAA State Soccer Tournament continues tomorrow morning with quarterfinal action at Paul Laurence Dunbar HS and Lafayette HS in Lexington. Four games will take place at each site, with the first games of the day scheduled for 12 p.m. and the final contest set for 6 p.m. To view the official championship program for the 2016 KHSAA State Soccer Tournament, visit https://goo.gl/fIftNo.

SATURDAY, OCT. 29 – KHSAA SOCCER QUARTERFINALS
at Lafayette HS
12:00 p.m. – BOYS – Louisville Collegiate vs. Covington Catholic
2:00 p.m. – GIRLS – Simon Kenton vs. Lawrence County
4:00 p.m. – GIRLS – Greenwood vs. Owensboro Catholic
6:00 p.m. – BOYS – South Laurel vs. Paul Laurence Dunbar

at Paul Laurence Dunbar HS
12:00 p.m. – GIRLS – Russell vs. Lexington Catholic
2:00 p.m. – BOYS – North Hardin vs. Perry County Central
4:00 p.m. – BOYS – South Warren vs. […]

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10/10/16 – Reminder of Soccer Postseason Tie Breaker Procedures

Soccer

As the Soccer postseason begins, every contest from this point forward shall have a winner to determine which team advances in the tournament. If the score is tied following the end of regulation, two five-minute sudden victory overtime periods shall be played. If either team scores during one of the sudden victory periods, the contest is over.

If the score still remains tied following the overtime periods, the contest will be decided by kicks from the mark (penalty kicks). Each team will select five different kickers to take a penalty kick. The team scoring the greatest number of kicks shall be declared the winner and advance.

If the score remains tied after the five kicks, each team will select five different kickers and the kicks from the mark shall continue in sudden victory format. The kicks shall continue in this alternating fashion until a winner is determined.   

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09/22/16 – Volleyball, Soccer, Field Hockey Draw Show Set For 3:30 PM Friday

2016-2017 News Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 22, 2016

The pairings for the 2016 KHSAA Volleyball, Boys’ and Girls’ Soccer, and Field Hockey State Tournaments will be determined Friday, September 23rd when the annual KHSAA Fall Championship Draw Show is conducted at the KHSAA Offices at 3:30 p.m. The Draw Show will be broadcast live online through the NFHS Network (www.nfhsnetwork.com) with a link to the network available at khsaa.org.

District soccer tournaments begin the week of October 10th, with region soccer tournaments getting underway the following week. The Girls’ Soccer Semi-State (Oct. 24) and Boys’ Soccer Semi-State (Oct. 25) matches will be held at host sites, followed by the quarterfinal round on Saturday, Oct. 29 in Lexington. The girls’ and boys’ semifinals will be played on Nov. 2 and Nov. 3, respectively, with the championship games taking place on Saturday, Nov. 5. All games will take place at Fayette County public high schools, with specific times and locations […]

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08/15/16 – Soccer Part 2 Test Now Available

Officials Division Blog Updates

The Soccer Part 2 Test will be available online from midnight Eastern Time on August 15 through midnight Eastern Time on August 29. The test will automatically close exactly at that time. Login at http://officials.khsaa.org/authorize/ to take the test. A minimum score of 80 on the exam is required to be considered for assignment to officiate postseason play.

Any official determined to have been involved in the improper administration of the exam, including taking it for another official or having it taken by another official, will have the score disregarded for the year and be subject to other penalties in compliance with the jurisdiction of the office through the Federal Court Decree.

Please also be mindful that the rules clinic remains free online through midnight Eastern Time September 5. You will need to login at http://officials.khsaa.org/authorize/ to view the clinic. After September 5, the clinic will be available online but only with the […]

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08/01/16 – 2016 Soccer Online Rules Clinic Now Available

Athletic Department Blog Updates

The mandatory Online KHSAA Rules Clinic for the sport of Soccer is available beginning August 1. The clinic is required of all officials as well as all coaches at the varsity, junior varsity and freshmen levels, and whether or not the coach receives pay.

Below is additional information:

OFFICIALS

  • August 1 to August 29 (Officials) – the Soccer Clinic will be online only and may be viewed at no charge during this period.
  • August 30 to September 25 (Officials) – the Soccer Clinic will be online only and may be viewed for the makeup fee ($30) during this period.
  • September 26 to October 2 (Officials) – the Soccer Clinic will be online only and may be viewed for the makeup fee ($60) per the Bylaw 27 schedule during this period. After this time, postseason penalties per Bylaw 27 will apply.

COACHES

  • August 1 to August 29 (Coaches) – […]

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KHSAA Sports Contacts, 2016-2017 and beyond

Archery Blog Updates

  Primary Event Contact Secondary Event Contact Primary Playing Rules Interpreter Secondary Playing Rules Interpreter Golf DB SB DB SB Field Hockey SB DB SB DB Volleyball BC DB BC DB Soccer MB CC CC MB Cross Country SB MB SB MB Football JT BC JT BC Competitive Cheer BC SB BC SB Bowling SB MB SB MB Swimming and Diving DB BC DB BC Wrestling MB SB MB SB Basketball JT BC JT BC Archery MB DB MB DB Bass Fishing DB SB DB SB Tennis MB BC MB BC Track and Field SB DB SB DB Softball DB MB DB MB Baseball BC SB BC SB           Lacrosse MB DB N/A N/A Rifle Marksmanship DB MB N/A N/A Trap Shooting Study MB DB N/A N/A Dance BC SB BC SB

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06/17/16 – Soccer Officials Advanced Camp Registration Open

Officials Division

Registration is now open for the 2016 KHSAA Soccer Officials Advanced Camp. This year’s camp will be held July 22-23 in Lexington. Licensed officials are required to attend this camp once every four years to be eligible to work Region/State postseason contests.

Tentative Agenda

Friday, July 22 – 1 p.m.-7:00 p.m. – Classroom Topics and Review at the KHSAA Office
Saturday, July 23 – 8 a.m. until TBD – Field evaluations – To be scheduled around your assignments at the Bluegrass State Games

Camp Fees

$60 Advanced Registration (until July 15)
$85 Late Registration (July 16 to July 21)

To register for the Advanced Camp and pay (must be done individually), use the following link: Click Here To Register/Pay for Camp 

Bluegrass State Games

Please note you must also register to officiate games for the Bluegrass State Games. For directions on how to register for the Bluegrass State Games, click here

Housing

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2016-2017 Official Ball Adoptions

Athletic Department Blog Updates

Reminder to school administrators about the primary points of the KHSAA and its ball adoption agreements.

In an effort to offset the services and events provided by the KHSAA and eliminate passing on a great deal of additional cost to the membership, the association has long entered into official ball adoption agreements. The provisions of these agreements are similar and official ball numbers are listed in the table below.

The following provisions are in place in each of the listed sports:

  • A brand specific requirement is in place. For example, the Select Sport soccer ball is required for all use in postseason play (all levels). However, the ball does NOT have to be the Royale model. Specific models are the choice of the member school, however, the administrators should be mindful that dealer price points will likely be in place to encourage the use of the specific model.
  • For all levels of postseason play, the brand specific requirement is in place.
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04/22/16 – Reminder Bylaw 23 Limitation of Seasons

Athletic Department Blog Updates

This is a reminder to all administrators and coaches concerning Bylaw 23, Limitation of Seasons. KHSAA staff members have received several inquiries about permitted activity,  specifically concerning fall sports and practice/tryouts for the fall. The same principle and rule would apply to any “tryout” in any sport or sport-activity that is not held during the period defined by Bylaw 23.

The first official tryout/practice date for 2016 football is July 10.  For the other fall sports/sport-activities (Soccer, Golf, Field Hockey, Volleyball, Cross Country, Competitive Cheer), the first official practice date is July 15. Only after these dates can anything mandatory be required of team members or potential team members. 

Until the day following the last day of school or May 31 (whichever is earliest), coaches are permitted to provide instruction and be involved with team members (provided such is approved by the principal), but continue to be restricted in “competitive” situations with other schools unless they are […]

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11/05/15 – Cross Country, Soccer and Volleyball Champions Decided This Weekend

2015-2016 News Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 5, 2015

Championship trophies will be awarded to nine teams this weekend as the 2015 KHSAA Soccer and Volleyball State Tournaments, and the KHSAA Cross Country State Meet are conducted in Lexington and Louisville. Saturday morning will see six state champions crowned in cross country at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, followed by the boys’ and girls’ soccer state championships that evening at Paul Laurence Dunbar High School. The 2015 KHSAA Volleyball State Tournament begins Friday morning with first round matches at Valley High School in Louisville, and concludes with the championship match on Sunday at 2 p.m.

KHSAA.tv will produce live webcasts of the championship games of the KHSAA State Soccer Tournament, as well as the quarterfinals, semifinals and finals of the KHSAA State Volleyball Tournament. A highlight package of the 2015 KHSAA Cross Country State Meet will be available at KHSAA.tv following the event. A free live audio […]

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10/26/15 – 2016 State Bass Fishing Site Announced, Upcoming KHSAA.tv Webcast and Audio Schedule, Lincoln County Sanctioned

2015-2016 News Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 26, 2015

During its meeting at the KHSAA Offices on October 20th, the Board of Control reviewed site options for the 2016 KHSAA Bass Fishing Championships. After examining options across the state, the Board ultimately elected to keep this year’s event at the Kentucky Dam Marina in Gilbertsville due to success of the event in its first three years, and strong support from local organizers and sponsors. The Board also asked the Commissioner to seek proposals for an additional three years from both the area near Lake Barkley and Kentucky Lake, as well as the Lake Cumberland region.

“It is always good when multiple quality facilities and communities are interested in hosting our championships. The event has been wildly successful in terms of administration in its three years in the Kentucky Lake area and during that time of year, has offered our participants great opportunities for success in landing quality fish,” said Commissioner […]

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10/11/15 – Reminder – Fall Postseason Eligibility Limited To Those On Postseason Roster

Cross Country Blog Updates

This reminder to all athletic directors, principals, and coaches at KHSAA member schools. Only those students who are indicated with a checkmark in the “postseason roster” column are eligible to compete in KHSAA sanctioned postseason competition. The following are quick reminders to take the steps necessary to complete this task, and will only work if you have administrator rights (principal/AD) or coach that has roster rights granted by an administrator:
  • On the school’s login menu (http://schools.khsaa.org/), click on the link that says maintain specific team roster.
  • Select the green box for the varsity team, and you will see the current roster of the varsity displayed.
  • At the top or bottom of that listing, click on assign/unassign players.
  • DO NOT ADD ATHLETES TO THE VARSITY COLUMN AT THIS POINT IN THE SEASON.
  • At the top of the roster column (under level) will be a link to initialize your postseason roster. Clicking on this link […]

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10/01/15 – Volleyball, Soccer, Field Hockey Draw Show set for Friday at 10 AM

2015-2016 News Releases

The pairings for the 2015 KHSAA Volleyball, 2015 KHSAA Boys’ and Girls’ Soccer, and the 2015 KHSAA Field Hockey State Tournaments will be determined Friday, October 2 when the annual KHSAA Fall Championships Draw Show is conducted at the KHSAA Offices at 10 a.m. The Draw Show will be broadcast live online through the NFHS Network (www.nfhsnetwork.com) with a link to the network available at www.khsaa.org. Direct links to the broadcast will be distributed via social media as the webstream schedule is finalized. Brackets will be posted to the KHSAA/Riherds.com Scoreboard at the conclusion of the broadcast with flat files for print and media purposes available on the homepage for each sport.

District soccer tournaments begin the week of October 12, with region soccer tournaments getting underway the following week. The Boys’ Soccer Semi-State (Oct. 26) and Girls’ Soccer Semi-State (Oct. 27) matches will be held at host sites, followed by the quarterfinal round […]

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10/01/15 – Riherds.com to Sponsor Above and Beyond Awards at All State Championship Events

2015-2016 News Releases

Riherds.com, a Kentucky-based company headquartered in Smiths Grove specializing in trophies, awards, name tags and signs, will provide the “Above and Beyond” award at each KHSAA state championship event for 2015-16. Riherds.com is proud to be the Official Supplier of Trophies and Awards to the Kentucky High School Athletic Association.

The award is given to a participant at each KHSAA championship event and will be awarded from the pool of candidates nominated by participating school representatives. The award is based on five attributes: Citizenship, Leadership, Athletics, Sportsmanship and Scholarship.

Nominated students should exemplify these five attributes by:

  • Playing the game/competition by the rules.
  • Treating game officials, coaches and competitors with due respect as fellow human beings.
  • Taking victory and defeat without undue emotionalism.
  • Controlling of tempers at all times on and off the playing field.
  • Being positive with officials, coaches and competitors, without criticism for things that occur during the contest.
  • Cooperating with the coaches, officials and fellow players in trying to promote good sportsmanship.
  • Being […]

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09/30/15 – Fall Sports Championship Media Credentials

2015-2016 News Releases

The KHSAA’s online media credentialing system for the Fall Sports Championships is now live. Media members can visit credentials.khsaa.org to apply for credentials online.

Credentials to each KHSAA state championship event are issued by the KHSAA to working members of the media that regularly cover high school athletics. Credentials must be requested prior to the established deadline for each sport through the online credentialing system (credentials.khsaa.org).

Credentials should be requested by the sports editor/director for all members of his/her organization needing to attend an event. Credentials for freelance photographers and stringers must be requested by the sports editor/director at the outlet the freelancer will be representing. No credentials will be issued outside of the online credentialing system. The KHSAA reserves the right to limit the quantity of credentials issued to media outlets when space is at a premium.

Failure to adhere to the KHSAA policies and guidelines, as well as unauthorized use of the media credential, […]

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09/21/15 – Reminder of Bylaw 15 – Practice of Sportsmanship – Removal of Team

Athletic Department Blog Updates

It is the clear obligation of principals, coaches, and all official representatives of member schools to practice the highest principles of sportsmanship and the ethics of competition in all interscholastic relationships with fans, officials, players, coaches, official representatives of member schools, and the general public.

Knowledge and understanding of all aspects of the Sportsmanship rule outlined in Bylaw 15 are essential for all parties involved in the sporting event, including, players, coaches, school administrators and officials.

One aspect of this Bylaw that has recently become a concern involves coaches who have removed their team from the floor or field prior to completion of the contest and without the permission of officials.  

Please make sure you are aware of Case BL-15-11 :

Removal of a team from the floor or field without the permission of the official(s) is a violation of Bylaw 15, Practice of Sportsmanship. A school or school representative violating this rule may be suspended or otherwise penalized. If the game is called because of […]

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09/04/15 – Reminder about Heat Index/Drones at Competition

Athletic Department Blog Updates

This notice is being sent to all member schools and specific licensed officials.

HEAT INDEX
While we have been blessed with a relatively cool summer, such is likely not to be the case this weekend and early next week. Keep in mind that the Heat Index regulations are always in place, with mandatory recording of temperatures and humidities to determine if any activity needs to change. The quick reference chart is located at http://khsaa.org/sportsmedicine/heat/heatindexchartcolor.pdf but schools as always are responsible for complete policy adherence, not just what is on the chart. 

For Field Hockey, Soccer, Cross Country, Golf and even Volleyball (if played in a facility without air conditioning), all play must be suspended when the Heat Index reaches 104 degress. When the heat index is above 99, mandatory water breaks every 30 minutes for at least 10 minutes in duration are required, along with all other stipulations in the heat index guidelines. 

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08/25/15 – Initial Football, Soccer Statistical Leader Reports Available

2015-2016 News Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 25, 2015

The weekly statistical leader reports for football and boys’ and girls’ soccer have been updated at KHSAA.org. Statistics are compiled weekly throughout the regular season and will be posted to the KHSAA website every Tuesday.

As a reminder, member schools are solely responsible for submitting statistical information. If a school or individual is omitted, or information is not updated, that means the team in question did not update its statistics through the KHSAA’s online system prior to the deadline.

Beginning last season, as contained in Bylaw 27, the requirements to enter and maintain rosters, schedules and statistics was enforced more rigorously by the KHSAA. This enforcement subjects member schools to penalties by the Commissioner, including fines and other actions, within the constraints of Bylaw 27.

The statistical leader reports can be found through the links below:

FOOTBALL
Overall Stats Leaders
http://khsaa.org/football/2015/stats.htm

Class 1A Stats Leaders
http://khsaa.org/football/2015/stats1.htm

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08/21/15 – Reminder about Statistics Entry – Soccer and Football

Football Blog Updates

STATISTICS REMINDER
Game by game statistical entry for teams and individuals is required in the sports of football, basketball and soccer, which will be used to compile a list of statewide leaders, and can also be sent to local media outlets (with only specific schools) upon request.

For soccer, individual goal scoring and assist categories are the only categories compiled at this time and, therefore, the only required categories for individuals.

Please note this compilation is a great service to the membership and its student-athletes and is routinely touted by college recruiters as a valued source of information when they contact our office.

At this time, the software and data infrastructure do not exist for volleyball and field hockey compilation, but this is under development for the 2016-17 season.

See the note at the end of this post regarding failure to maintain current contest-by-contest statistics.

PENALTIES FOR NONCOMPLIANCE
Beginning last season, as contained in Bylaw 27, the requirements to enter […]

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08/10/15 Soccer Rules Clinic Now Available

Officials Division Blog Updates

The mandatory Online KHSAA Rules Clinic for the sport of Soccer is available beginning today, August 10. Below is additional information:

OFFICIALS

  • August 10 to August 31 (Officials) – the Soccer Clinic will be online only and may be viewed at no charge during this period.
  • September 1 to September 28 (Officials) – the Soccer Clinic will be online only and may be viewed for the makeup fee ($30) during this period.
  • September 29 to October 10 (Officials) – the Soccer Clinic will be online only and may be viewed for the makeup fee ($60) per the Bylaw 27 schedule during this period. After this time, postseason penalties per Bylaw 27 will apply.

COACHES

  • August 10 to September 7 (Coaches) – the Soccer Clinic will be online only and may be viewed at no charge during this period.
  • September 8 to October 5 (Coaches) – the Soccer Clinic will be online only and may be viewed for the makeup fee ($100) during this period.
  • October 6 to October […]

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07/31/15 – Heat Index Reminder for Soccer

Soccer Blog Updates

With the temperatures continuing into the nineties this week, we would like to remind everyone of the Heat Index guidelines for Soccer. Please review the KMA/KHSAA Heat Index Chart for determining Reduction in Activity located at: http://khsaa.org/sportsmedicine/heat/heatindexchartcolor.pdf. These guidelines shall be adhered to with no exceptions.

Specifically, in games where the heat index has been determined to be 95 or higher, play will stop at the next natural stoppage after the 20 minute mark of each half of play to allow student-athletes and officials to take a mandatory 10-minute heat water break. The restart will remain the same as it normally would have occurred. Contest officials will get heat index information from game management before the start of the contest and will then implement the timeout procedures by notifying the coaches at the required pre-game meeting. Under NO circumstances, shall play continue past the 30 minute mark without the stoppage.

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06/10/15 – Soccer Referee’s Advanced Camp for 2015

Officials Division Blog Updates

The Advanced Camp for Soccer referees will again be held in conjunction with the Bluegrass State Games. We will be taking applications for this camp beginning today. Camp is scheduled for July 24 & 25 and will cost $55 (officials will be compensated for each match officiated by the BGSG).

As in the past, participants will be housed in a dorm on the UK campus (at no cost) through the BGSG organization. For information on the camp, visit our Soccer page on the KHSAA website, where you will find the information for the KHSAA Referee camp (Soccer Referee Camp Information).

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01/28/15 – Board of Control Approves Revised Archery Competition Rules and Alignment for 2015

2014-2015 News Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 28, 2015

The KHSAA Board of Control finalized competition rules and a new alignment for the sport-activity of Archery in a meeting at the Association’s headquarters on Wednesday morning. After extensive review, the newly approved competition rules for Archery, which include the elimination of charging competitors to compete at tournaments and the desire to conduct an autonomous state championship, will go into effect this season.

Updated competition rules and a revised alignment for Archery can be found at the following link:
http://khsaa.org/handbook/competitionrules/arcompetitionrules.pdf

The 2015 KHSAA Archery State Championship will be held Thursday, April 23rd at the Kentucky Basketball Academy in Lexington.

In other action taken on Wednesday, the Board of Control:

• Accepted a recommendation from staff to modify the field size requirements for hosting regional soccer tournaments. Following the Board’s acceptance, the minimum field width requirement to host a regional soccer tournament will be reduced to a range of […]

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11/05/14 – Cross Country, Soccer and Volleyball Champions All Crowned This Weekend

2014-2015 News Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 5, 2014

Nine state championships will be decided this weekend as the KHSAA Soccer and Volleyball State Tournaments, and the KHSAA Cross Country State Meet are conducted in Lexington and Louisville. Saturday morning will see six state champions crowned in Cross Country at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, followed by the boys’ and girls’ soccer state championships that evening at Henry Clay High School. The 2014 KHSAA Volleyball State Tournament begins Friday morning with first round matches at Valley High School in Louisville, and concludes with the championship match on Sunday at 2 p.m.

The KHSAA Soccer State Tournament resumes Wednesday and Thursday night at Henry Clay HS with the girls’ and boys’ semifinals starting at 6 p.m. Sacred Heart and Owensboro Catholic will square off in Wednesday’s first semifinal match, followed by South Oldham and Notre Dame at 8 p.m. On Thursday, South Oldham will take on Scott at […]

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11/03/14 – High School Playoff Contests Asked to Honor Veterans

2014-2015 News Releases

KHSAA State High School Events Honoring Veterans At Events Closest To Veterans Day

Through the efforts of a veteran and concerned individual by the name of Robert Williams of Menlo Park, California, there is now a national movement to have every high school and college in the United States honor all veterans and active duty military at events near Veteran’s Day. This is a great way to recognize our veterans and active duty military and hopefully reinforce to all the importance of their sacrifices and the meaning of Veteran’s Day. The KHSAA is grateful to be able to participate.

Again this year, for the first round of the football playoffs at home sites November 7 and 8, each home school is asked to request all veterans and active duty military in attendance to stand and be recognized for their contributions.

For the KHSAA State Cross Country meet on Saturday morning, November 8, there will be an […]

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10/27/14 – Fall Sports Postseason In Full Swing; Hopkinsville Penalized for Bylaw Violations

2014-2015 News Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 27, 2014

Fall Sports Postseason In Full Swing

With the Leachman Buick•GMC•Cadillac/KHSAA Golf State Championships already in the books, the postseasons for the remaining KHSAA fall sports are in full swing. The inaugural KHSAA Field Hockey State Championship resumes tonight with semifinal action at Bellarmine University. Assumption takes on Sacred Heart at 5:30 p.m. followed by DuPont Manual against Mercy at 7 p.m. Live stats and a live webcast for each game will be available at KHSAA.org. The KHSAA Field Hockey State Championship game will be played Wednesday, Oct. 29 at 7 p.m.

The KHSAA Boys’ and Girls’ Soccer State Tournament begins tonight with girls’ semi-state games at campus sites, followed by the boy’s semi-state games tomorrow evening. The KHSAA Soccer State Tournament Quarterfinals will take place Saturday, Nov. 1 with the boys’ games at Henry Clay HS and the girls’ games at Lafayette HS in Lexington.

Volleyball Region Tournaments began […]

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10/01/14 – Volleyball, Soccer Draw Show Scheduled For Thursday at 2 PM

2014-2015 News Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 1, 2014

The pairings for the 2014 KHSAA Volleyball and 2014 KHSAA Boys’ and Girls’ Soccer State Tournaments will be decided Thursday, October 2 when the annual Draw Show is conducted at the KHSAA Offices at 2 p.m. The Draw Show will be broadcast live online via the KHSAA website at www.khsaa.tv, or can be accessed directly at http://khsaa.tv/2014-khsaa-state-soccer-and-volleyball-draw-show/. Brackets will be posted to the KHSAA/Riherds.com Scoreboard at the conclusion of the broadcast and flat files for print and media purposes will be drafted at that point.

District soccer tournaments begin the week of October 13, with region soccer tournaments getting underway the following week. The Girls’ Soccer Semi-State (Oct. 27) and boys’ Soccer Semi-State (Oct. 28) will be held at host sites, followed by the quarterfinal round on Saturday, Nov. 1 in Lexington. The girls’ and boys’ semifinals will be played […]

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NFHS Rules Interpretations for Soccer 2014

Soccer Blog Updates

The NFHS has released its annual early season interpretations for Soccer. For a complete listing, see the NFHS website at http://www.nfhs.org/sports-resource-content/soccer-rules-interpretations-2014-15/ or for a printed copy, go to http://www.khsaa.org/soccer/2014/2014-15 soccer interps.pdf

 

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09/03/14 – First Football, Soccer Statistical Leader Reports Released

2014-2015 News Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 3, 2014

The initial weekly statistical leader reports for football and boys’ and girls’ soccer have been posted to KHSAA.org. Statistics are compiled weekly throughout the regular season and will be posted to the KHSAA website every Tuesday (Soccer) and Wednesday (Football).

As a reminder, member schools are solely responsible for submitting statistical information. If a school or individual is omitted, or information is not updated, that means the KHSAA did not receive a report prior to the deadline. Beginning with 2014-2015, as contained in Bylaw 27, the requirements to enter and maintain rosters, schedules and statistics will be enforced more rigorously by the KHSAA. This enforcement will subject the member schools to penalties by the Commissioner, including fines and other actions, within the constraints of Bylaw 27.

The statistical leader reports can be found through the links below:

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08/29/14 – Part 2 Exam Ends Sunday; Free Clinic Ends Monday

Cross Country Blog Updates

We would like to remind all Football, Soccer, Field Hockey, Cross Country and Volleyball officials that the part 2 exam, which is a requirement to officiate a postseason contest in Football, Soccer, Field Hockey and Volleyball, is ending this Sunday, August 31st at midnight est.

Also, the free period for the required online rules clinic ends for all fall sports officials in Football, Soccer, Field Hockey, Cross Country and Volleyball on Monday, September 1. Beginning September 2 there will be a $100 charge to view the clinic. If you have started and not finished the clinic, this will serve as your final reminder.

 

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08/21/14 – Heat Index Reminder for Soccer

Soccer Blog Updates

With Temperatures reaching into the nineties for many areas across the Commonwealth this week, I would like to remind all of you of our Heat Index guidelines for Soccer:

Please review the KMA/KHSAA Heat Index Chart and the levels of reduction in activity as warranted. You must adhere to these restrictions. (http://khsaa.org/sportsmedicine/heat/heatindexchartcolor.pdf )

In games where the heat index has been determined to be 95 or higher, play will stop at the 20-minute mark of each half of play to allow student-athletes and of?cials to take a mandatory 10-minute heat timeout and water break. Contest of?cials will get heat index information from game management before the start of the contest and will then implement the timeout procedures by notifying the coaches at the required pre-game meeting.

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08/16/14 – Reminder about Carryover Ejections from 2013-2014

Athletic Department Blog Updates

In several unfortunate situations each year, coaches or athletes with eligibility remaining are ejected near the end of the season, or near the end of the season for violations of Bylaw 15, Sportsmanships. Please note that when that happens, the penalty carries to the next year if the student-athlete remains enrolled, and to the new school if the coach changes jobs/schools. 

Please note all rules related to player/coach ejections, including the provisions for varsity and non-varsity ejections, are listed at http://khsaa.org/dq-policy-on-reinstatement-of-disqualified-apolicy-on-reinstatement-of-disqualified-athletes-coaches/, and a complete list from 2013-2014 is listed on the KHSAA website at http://khsaa.org/dq_list_public/. You will need to review this listing to ensure that you properly require athletes and coaches to miss the required contests if in fact they were ejected. 

Also note that being ineligible for scrimmages (sitting out) does NOT satisfy any penalty, such must be served at the varsity contest level.

If you have specific questions, please contact Michael Barren (mbarren@khsaa.org) […]

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08/04/14 – Soccer Online Rules Clinic Now Available

Soccer Blog Updates

The mandatory Online KHSAA Rules Clinic for the sport of Soccer is available beginning today, August 4. Below is additional information:

August 4 to September 1 (Officials) – the Soccer Clinic will be online only and may be viewed at no charge during this period.

August 4 to September 7 (Coaches) – the Soccer Clinic will be online only and may be viewed  at no charge during this period.

September 2 to September 28 (Officials)  – the Soccer Clinic will be online only and may be viewed  for the makeup fee ($100) during this period.

September 8 to October 5 (Coaches)  – the Soccer Clinic will be online only and may be viewed  for the makeup fee ($100) during this period.

September 29 to October 12 (Officials)  – the Soccer Clinic will be online only and may be viewed  for the makeup fee ($300) per the Bylaw 27 schedule during this period. After this time, postseason penalties per […]

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07/15/14 – Pre Season Reminders for Soccer

Soccer Blog Updates

The 2014 season officially began July 15 with the start of preseason practice, that means we are receiving some questions in the office about certain items. Below is just a short checklist of things to keep in mind as you go forward.

  • The Soccer Rules Clinic will again be online and open for you to take beginning August 4th. Please make sure you and your assistant coaches take the online course.
  • Check with your Athletic Director to make sure you and your staff are up to date with the Sports Safety Course.
  • The first date for Regular season competition is August 18th.
  • Please note the host site specifications for postseason play in soccer. The approved document establishes separate guidelines for host sites at the district and region/semi-state level. The specifications are listed at. http://khsaa.org/soccer/soccersitespecifications.pdf
  • Regular season field specifications including field markings are found in the NFHS rule book and are posted online at […]

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07/15/14 – Board of Control Recommends Use of Protective Head Gear in Softball; Makes Football Alignment Adjustment

2014-2015 News Releases

Board of Control Recommends Use of Protective Head Gear in Softball; Makes Football Alignment Adjustment

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 15, 2014

The Board of Control conducted its first meeting of the 2014-15 academic year at the Bank of Kentucky Center in Northern Kentucky on Monday morning. Among the action taken during Monday’s meeting, the Board passed a proposal recommending the use of protective headgear for certain positions in fastpitch softball, finalized specific site selection for the 2014 state soccer tournament, and upheld an appeal by Hazard in regards to the 2015-18 football alignment.

With a growing concern to player safety in fastpitch softball, the Board addressed the issue of face/head protection. NFHS Rule 1-8-4 states that defensive players are permitted to wear face/head protection in the field. The Board of Control, based on a proposal from staff, a review of available injury data from the NFHS RIO […]

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05/29/14 – Soccer Referee’s Advanced Camp

Soccer Blog Updates

The Advanced Camp for Soccer referees will again be held in conjunction with the Bluegrass State Games. We will be taking applications for this camp beginning today. Camp is scheduled for July 25 & 26 and will cost $55 (officials will be compensated for each match officiated by the BGSG).

As in the past, participants will be housed in a dorm on the UK campus (at no cost) through the BGSG organization. For information on the camp, visit our Soccer page on the KHSAA website: http://www.khsaa.org/soccer/campbrochure.pdf
There you will find the information for the KHSAA Referee camp.

You must also work a few of the bluegrass games as a part of this camp. To do that you will need to register with them. The link for information can be found on our website at http://khsaa.org/soccer/bgsg_referee_application.pdf If you have further questions, please feel free to contact me here at the office at […]

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05/07/14 – Soccer Referee’s Advanced Camp

Officials Division Blog Updates

Please take time to mark your calendars for this year’s Referee’s camp! The dates and site for the 2014 KHSAA Soccer Officials Camp have been set. The Advanced Camp for Soccer referees will again be held in conjunction with the Bluegrass State Games. This camp must be attended once every four years to be eligible for assignment to officiate in region or state tournaments. Details and registration information are being finalized, however we wanted to go ahead and alert you of the dates and site.

  • Camp Dates/Site: July 25-26, 2014 – KHSAA Offices in Lexington, Bluegrass State Games sites in Lexington and Versailles.

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03/24/14 – Select Sport Chosen as Official Ball for Soccer Postseason

Athletic Department Blog Updates

At a special meeting on March 20th, the KHSAA Board of Control approved a contract with Select Sport as the official ball for postseason play in Soccer beginning with the 2014-2015 school year. Those of you planning to make your ball purchases for the upcoming season should note that the Select ball model that will be used in the post season is the Royale (9 different colors). Additionally, if you choose to purchase either the Select 10 or the Royale, and purchase 12 balls, your school can receive 2 balls (same style or better) for free. (Fax a copy of the dealer invoice to 1-866-356-1919 to receive balls). – KHSAA – 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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12/03/13 – KHSAA Partners With First String Media, PrepSpin.com For Enhanced Web Streaming Network

2013-2014 News Releases

KHSAA Partners With First String Media, PrepSpin.com For Enhanced Web Streaming Network

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: DECEMBER 3, 2013

Through a new venture launched prior to the start of the 2013-14 season, the KHSAA has transitioned its online video broadcast network (KHSAA.tv) to an internal operation through a new partnership with First String Media and PrepSpin.com. After outsourcing its championship webcasts in previous seasons, this year’s championship events will feature live video streaming and highlight packages produced internally through the new partnership. Live video streaming, archived broadcasts and highlight packages will remain free of charge through the Association’s website.

KHSAA.org will remain the exclusive home for live video streaming of KHSAA Championship events, with live championship coverage of 11 events, and post-event highlight packages provided for six other sports and sport-activities. Live video streaming will be available for a total of 41 games during the 2013-14 season through […]

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11/22/13 – On-Demand Printing For KHSAA Championship Programs

2013-2014 News Releases

Updated commemorative copies of each completed KHSAA fall championship event are now available for on-demand printing through TheBookPatch.com. Full color and black-and-white versions of this year’s championship programs (Golf, Cross Country, Soccer and Volleyball) are all available for purchase.

Commemorative editions of each championship program from the 2012-13 season are also available through TheBookPatch.com, along with the 2013-14 KHSAA Events Calendar and 2013-14 Handbook.

A complete list of KHSAA programs available for sale can be found at:

http://www.thebookpatch.com/BookStoreResults.aspx?search=KHSAA&ddl=authors

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11/14/13 – State Soccer Pictures

Soccer Blog Updates

The following link will give you access to all of the photos from the 2013  State Tournament Final Four that are available for purchase: khsaaphotos.org  http://khsaa.zenfolio.com/f498738267

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11/11/13 – KHSAA Wraps Up Successful Fall Championship Weekend

2013-2014 News Releases

KHSAA Wraps Up Successful Fall Championship Weekend

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: NOVEMBER 11, 2013

A total of nine team and six individual state champions were crowned on Saturday and Sunday as part of the KHSAA’s first-ever three-sport Fall Championship weekend. Big turnouts at Paul Laurence Dunbar High School, the Kentucky Horse Park and Valley High School made the weekend an overwhelming success as fans showed up in droves to watch the soccer, volleyball and cross country state championships.

Saturday’s festivities began with the 2013 KHSAA Cross Country State Meet at the Kentucky Horse Park. Bishop Brossart opened the day by claiming the 1A Boys’ title, edging St. Henry District by 15 points (85 to 100). Louisville Collegiate junior Matthew Bode won the Boys’ 1A Race with a time of 16:15.46. On the 1A Girls’ side, St. Henry District won its third-straight team title with 51 total points. Danville’s […]

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11/04/13 – Cross Country, Soccer and Volleyball Champions Crowned This Week

2013-2014 News Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: NOVEMBER 4, 2013

Soccer Championships Resume Wednesday, Thursday Night

The 2013 KHSAA Boys’ and Girls’ Soccer Championships continue Wednesday and Thursday night at Paul Laurence Dunbar, leading up to Saturday’s championship matches. Wednesday’s Boys’ Semifinal action begins with Henderson County vs. Paul Laurence Dunbar at 6 p.m., followed by Trinity (Louisville) vs. Bowling Green at 8 p.m. The Girls’ Championship picks up Thursday night with semifinal action pitting Sacred Heart against Oldham County at 6 p.m., and the defending champion Tates Creek Lady Commodores against Notre Dame at 8 p.m.

Both championship bouts will be played on Saturday, Nov. 9, with the boys’ game at 5 p.m. and the girls’ title match at 7 p.m. Live webcasts of the Semifinals and Championship games will be available at KHSAA.tv.

Brackets for the boys’ and girls’ soccer championships are available at the links below:

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10/28/13 – Soccer Championships Begin Tonight; VB and XC Regionals This Week

2013-2014 News Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: OCTOBER 28, 2013 

2013 KHSAA Soccer Championships Begin Monday and Tuesday

The 2013 KHSAA Boys’ and Girls’ Soccer Championships begin tonight and tomorrow with the Semi-State Round on campus sites. Teams advancing from the Semi-State Round will travel to Lexington on Saturday, Nov. 2nd for the quarterfinals, with the boys’ games taking place at Henry Clay and the girls’ matches slated for Lafayette.

The semifinals and finals will be played at Paul Laurence Dunbar, with the boys competing on Wednesday, Nov. 6 and the girls playing on Thursday, Nov. 7. Both championship bouts will be held on Saturday, Nov. 9, with the boys’ game at 5 p.m. and the girls’ title match at 7 p.m. Live webcasts of the Semifinals and Championship games will be available at KHSAA.tv. 

Brackets for the boys’ and girls’ soccer championships are available at the […]

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10/17/13 – Fall Sports Championship Media Credentials

2013-2014 News Releases

The KHSAA’s online media credentialing system for the Fall Sports Championships is now live. Media members can visit credentials.khsaa.org to apply for credentials online.   Credentials to each KHSAA state championship event are issued by the KHSAA to working members of the media that regularly cover high school athletics. Credentials grant the bearer, and only the bearer, access to KHSAA championship events, and are non-transferable.   Credentials must be requested prior to the established deadline for each sport through the online credentialing system (credentials.khsaa.org). Credentials should be requested by the sports editor/director for all members of his/her organization needing to attend an event. Credentials for freelance photographers and stringers must be requested by the sports editor/director at the outlet the freelancer will be representing. No credentials will be issued outside of the online credentialing system. The KHSAA reserves the right to limit the quantity of […]

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10/09/13 – Commissioner Issues Clarification about Postgame Activity, Corrections to Erroneous Media and Social Media Reports

Athletic Department Blog Updates

First, for those who may choose to read no further, there has never been a ban or prohibition on postgame handshakes or other types of good sporting behavior by the KHSAA, its Commissioner or its Board of Control. Nor has such a ban been proposed. There is no ban or prohibition on such activity today or contemplated for the future.

This message has been composed entirely by the Commissioner of the KHSAA. I do not want any room for misinterpretation or anyone else being accused of being involved. As the Commissioner, I take very seriously my role to ensure clear, concise and accurate communication regarding the expectations for our membership, participants, coaches, officials and all involved.

However, yesterday (10/8), at best a poorly worded and at worst, an incomplete, notice was sent from me to the member schools regarding postgame activity. Regardless of the number of people who had written […]

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10/08/13 – Commissioner’s Directive on Postgame Activity

Athletic Department Blog Updates

For those that may choose to read only the first few lines, it is worth reiteration. THERE IS NO BAN OR PROHIBITION ON POSTGAME HANDSHAKES. Has not been considered, contemplated or reviewed as an option.

Several sports have “traditions” regarding postgame handshakes, etc. by team members (both en masse and as individuals), but none of them have such action dictated by playing rules. While it is an obvious sign of sportsmanship and civility, many incidents have occurred both in Kentucky (more than two dozen in the last three years in Kentucky alone) and throughout the country, where fights and physical conflicts have broken out during these postgame handshakes. And this is not restricted to specific sports. In our state alone, incidents in soccer, football and volleyball have occurred this fall.

Unfortunately, the adrenaline and effort required to participate in the sport sometimes seems to deplete the supply of judgement available to participants. And this can […]

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10/07/13 – 2013 Leachman/KHSAA Golf Championships; Frankfort High To Celebrate Soccer History

2013-2014 News Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: OCTOBER 7, 2013

2013 Leachman Buick•GMC•Cadillac/KHSA Golf State Championships This Week

The KHSAA will award its first state championship trophies of the 2013-14 season this week when the 2013 Leachman Buick•GMC•Cadillac/KHSAA Golf State Championships visit the Bowling Green Country Club. The boys’ championship (Oct. 7-9) will start off the week with a practice round on Monday. First Round play will begin at 7 a.m. on Tuesday, with the final round beginning at 8 a.m. on Wednesday. Live scoring for both tournaments will be available through GolfStat.com, with the boys’ results available at:
http://khsaa.org/leachmankhsaa-boys-state-golf-results-2013-2014/

The practice round for the girls’ championship (Oct. 10-12) will take place on Thursday, followed by first round play at 7 a.m. on Friday. Saturday’s championship round will begin at 8 a.m. Live scoring for the girls’ tournament can be found at:
http://khsaa.org/leachmankhsaa-girls-state-golf-results-2013-2014/

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10/07/13 – Post Season Officials Reminders

Soccer Blog Updates

The Post Season is a week away! Congratulations to those of you selected to work the post season. There are a few key things to keep in mind that you should make note of…. Tie games…..No game ends in a tie, please print the  tie break protocol from our web site:  http://khsaa.org/soccer/overtimeprocedure.pdf  and go over this with your AR’s before the match, so that everyone is on the same page. Inclement weather…..In accordance with the playing rules, 15 minutes prior to the contest beginning, and during the contest, the officials shall make determinations as to stoppage of play. It is the duty of the tournament manager in consultation with the officials, participating teams and the KHSAA, to make decisions with regards to re-start or re-scheduling in the event of stoppage or postponement and ensure that all teams, media outlets and schools are properly notified. Officials you are to make note  of time in match, possession […]

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09/30/13 – Golf Regionals Underway; KHSAA To Honor Past Championship Teams

2013-2014 News Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: SEPTEMBER 30, 2013


Golf Regionals Monday and Tuesday; Leachman/KHSAA State Golf Championship Next Week

Golfers from around the state will vie for a spot in the first state championship event of the 2013-14 season as regionals are held Monday (boys) and Tuesday (girls) throughout the Commonwealth. The 2013 Leachman Buick-GMC-Cadillac/KHSAA State Golf Championships will take place next week at the Bowling Green Country Club. The boys’ championship will be held Oct. 7-9, followed by the girls’ event Oct. 10-12.

Results from the regionals will be posted to the golf home page at KHSAA.org as soon as they become available. Pairings and tee times will also be available online, with live scoring for the events available through GolfStat.com.


KHSAA To Honor Silver, Golden Anniversary Teams At Fall Championships

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09/09/13 – Annual Meeting Of Delegates Approaching; VB/SO Draw Show Set For Oct. 14

2013-2014 News Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: SEPTEMBER 9, 2013

Annual Meeting Of Delegates Set For Thursday, Sept. 19

The KHSAA Annual Meeting of Delegates will take place Thursday, Sept. 19 at the Lexington Center. Each KHSAA member school is represented by one delegate at the Annual Meeting that can vote on all proposals. A detailed listing of all proposals for change to KHSAA rules will be made available on the KHSAA website in the coming days.

More information about the Annual Meeting can be found at:
http://khsaa.org/general/annual-meeting-information/

Volleyball, Soccer Draw Show Scheduled For Oct. 14

The pairings for the 2013 KHSAA Volleyball and 2013 KHSAA Boys’ and Girls’ Soccer State Tournaments will be decided Monday, October 14 when the annual Draw Show is conducted at the KHSAA Offices. The Draw Show will be broadcast live online with a link […]

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08/27/13 – Heat Index Reminder

Soccer Blog Updates

With Temperatures reaching into the nineties for many areas across the Commonwealth this week, I would like to remind all of you of our Heat Index guidelines for Soccer:

 In games where the heat index has been determined to be 95 or higher, play will stop at the 20 minute mark of each half of play to allow student-athletes and of?cials to take a mandatory 10-minute heat timeout and water break. Contest of?cials will get heat index information from game management before the start of the contest and will then implement the timeout procedures by notifying the coaches at the required pre-game meeting.

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08/26/13 – Video Replay and Video Board Reminders for Schools

Athletic Department Blog Updates

USE AND REVIEW OF VIDEO OF SCRIMMAGES AND CONTESTS, USE OF VIDEO BOARDS

REMINDER ABOUT TAPING WITHOUT PERMISSION (FROM BYLAW 15)
Sec. 2) Illegal Equipment/Videotaping
a) It shall also be considered a violation of this rule if any school or school representative(s) uses or allows the use of illegal equipment which gains a competitive advantage in the contest and which is expressly prohibited by the rules adopted for that sport.
b) This shall also include the on-site recording of past or future opponents in any electronic form without the expressed consent of all involved teams.
c) A violation of this provision may result in penalization by the Commissioner’s office in accordance with the provisions of this bylaw and in accordance with KHSAA Bylaw 27.
Case BL 15-14- Is it a violation for a school to videotape an opponent without permission or use otherwise illegal equipment such as cleats […]

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08/23/13 – Soccer Sportsmanship

Soccer Blog Updates

The practice of good sportsmanship is integral to conducting an interscholastic athletic contest. After reviewing the Disqualification reports from the first three days of the season, we have 25 student/athletes or Coaches that have been removed from their games. Granted, a few of these are due to second cautions of reckless play, but far too many of these are for dissent, vulgar/profane language or fighting. After discussing this with the Commissioner, I want to remind you that this type of behavior will not be tolerated. The Board of Control has empowered the Commissioner to add additional fines to the school for repeated offences that show a lack of institutional control. I am fairly confident that those coaches who don’t have these issues arise in their programs are as tired as I am with listening to people say “that’s Soccer”. It is a great game and it doesn’t have to be played in an unsporting manner. […]

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07/29/13 – Rule 4-1-1c Socks and Things Applied

Soccer Blog Updates

The season is officially under way with two more weeks of practice before contests can begin! We just completed the Officials Advanced camp in conjunction with the Bluegrass State Games. What a great weekend for Soccer, a touch of rain for the first game Saturday gave way to a beautiful weekend. I saw a lot of good play for this time of preseason and the Referees were on top of their game too. One issue that came up  was players adding tape to their socks. As you will read in the rule book and hear me cover in the rules clinic, it must be of SIMILAR color to the sock to which it is applied. A few coaches tried to explain that they felt it was not “tape” and/or was made by “Nike” so the rule did not apply. The KHSAA interpretation of this rule as well as the NFHS is that regardless of the […]

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05/31/13 – Referee’s Advanced Camp

Soccer Blog Updates

Today’s Blog is geared towards our officials. Please take time to mark your calendars for this year’s Referee’s camp! The Advanced Camp for Soccer referees will again be held in conjunction with the Bluegrass State Games. We will be taking applications for this camp beginning today. Camp is scheduled for July 26 & 27 and will cost $65 (officials will be compensated for each match officiated by the BGSG).  As in the past, participants will be housed in a dorm on the UK campus (at no cost) through the BGSG organization.   For information on the camp visit our Soccer page on the KHSAA web site:  http://www.khsaa.org/soccer/campbrochure.pdf There you will find the information and application for the KHSAA Referee camp. You must also work a few of the bluegrass games as a part of this camp. To do that you will need to register with them. On our Soccer page you will find a link (http://khsaa.org/soccer/bgsg_referee_application.pdf) to information […]

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04/16/13 – Regional Tournament Sites

Soccer Blog Updates

Now that we have had a year to settle into our new Soccer Alignment , we are going to make a slight change that will benefit all of us. Most of us have found the process for determining the regional site somewhat cumbersome and confusing to say the least. As we do with other teams sports ( Baseball, Basketball etc.) The Commissioner shall determine region tournament sites. Schools interested in hosting a region tournament shall submit their request through the defined site selection process . Normally we ask the teams to declare a site plan for future tournaments at the meeting prior to the regional tournament each year. Due to the fact that we must all plan well in advance of this years tournament  we are asking you to meet as a collection of regional Coaches and/or Athletic Directors and select a site for this years Regional Tournament. Please forward your requests as a region to this office. But remember , the […]

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04/08/13 – Team Camps & Scrimmages

Soccer Blog Updates

Coaches as you make your summer plans, keep in mind the Bylaws and how they may impact those plans. I received a copy of an email that has made its way around to the Soccer Coaches in Kentucky, it is from one of our state colleges advertising their “Team camp”. If you take your team to a team camp that overlaps the beginning of the season ( July 15th) you could run a danger of exceeding your two (2) scrimmage limit before the first session of the camp ends on the first day. Some of these camps will have your players involved with other schools in small sided games ( i.e. 3v3) and/or full sided scrimmages. Both of these activities count towards that limit. Remember Bylaw 25 Limitation of Seasons states: Sec. 7) Sports Specific Limitations- Soccer- Boys and Girls…. b) There shall be no more than two (2) scrimmages or practice games prior to the first regular season contest of that year. The only exception to […]

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03/05/13 – Question of the Day

Soccer Blog Updates

In less than 24 hours, I have been asked by four different coaches whether girls on their varsity teams can play JV Boys soccer too. It seems some club coaches have been telling the girls that their best chance for improvement is to play against the boys. Regardless of the motivation to play on both teams,the Board of Control has set policy for this issue, copied below is that policy for Soccer. You may find this in the Handbook, look under Board Policy E) Soccer 1) If a school sponsors both a boys and girls team in soccer,  students may only play for the gender speci? c team (girls may  only play for the girls’ team, boys may only play for the boys’  team. 2) If a school sponsors only a boys team and does not sponsor a  girls team, female students may […]

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02/04/13 – Schools Aligned in 3-team Districts

Soccer Blog Updates

At its meeting last week, the KHSAA Board of Control approved a staff recommendation to give teams in three-team districts options as to the scheduling of required games. This option had been suggested by several athletic administrators at KHSAA member schools to address scheduling concerns. Three-team districts in soccer,  will continue to be seeded by rule. However, the districts will decide (by majority vote) if they play each other twice, or once during regular season. This change should be considered as plans are made for 2013-2014 schedules and play.

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02/04/13 – Board of Control approves change in 3-team district regulations for BA, BK, FP, SO and VB effective 2013-2014

Athletic Department Blog Updates

At its meeting last week, the KHSAA Board of Control approved a staff recommendation to give teams in three-team districts options as to the scheduling of required games. Three-team districts in baseball, basketball, soccer, softball and volleyball will continue to be seeded by rule. However, the districts will decide (by majority vote) if they play each other twice, or once during regular season.

  • For districts that play only once, the only conceivable tie is a three-way tie with each team having a 1-1 record. If that is the case, the district shall be decided by blind draw of those three teams, with the first team drawn being the number one seed.
  • For districts that play twice each year, the system (including tiebreakers) remains the same as it is in 2012-2013.
  • As districts conduct meetings to decide scheduling and site selection plan options for next year and beyond, discussion should include these decisions as well for all […]

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    12/10/12 – Uniform Reminder and Interpretation

    Soccer Blog Updates

    It’s that time of year when many of you are discussing your budgets with your Athletic Directors and some are ordering new kits for the fall. Keep in mind, this fall we will play under the change to Rule 4-1 in regards to the color of home jerseys and socks. The home team shall wear solid white jerseys and solid white socks, and the visiting team shall wear dark jerseys and socks.  Also, those players who are getting ready to purchase a new set of shinguards  it is now required that the NOCSAE seal and height range shall be permanently marked on the front of the shinguard.  On a side note, those of you who have players who like to wrap tape on the outside of their socks for various reasons; The KHSAA will require that the color of the tape must match the color of the sock, therefore, only white tape will be permitted on the home socks.

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