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05/06/14 – District and Region Information for Softball Now Posted

Softball Blog Updates

2014 District and Regional Instructions for softball are now posted on the KHSAA website. You can view these instructions by clicking on the following link:

http://khsaa.org/fastpitchsoftball/2014/postseasontournamentinfowithforms.pdf

 

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04/30/14 – Spring Sports Championship Media Credentials

2013-2014 News Releases

The KHSAA’s online media credentialing system for the Spring 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, […]

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04/30/14 – Baseball/Fast Pitch Softball Draw Show This Thursday

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Baseball/Fast Pitch Softball Draw Show This Thursday

The annual Draw Show for the 2014 Rawlings/KHSAA Baseball State Tournament and the Worth/KHSAA Fast Pitch Softball State Tournament will be conducted at the Association’s headquarters on Thursday, May 1 at 2 p.m. The Draw Show will be streamed live online at KHSAA.org, with complete brackets available on the KHSAA website and the KHSAA/Riherds.com Scoreboard following the draw.

The 2014 Rawlings/KHSAA Baseball State Tournament will take place June 2-7 at Whitaker Bank Ballpark in Lexington, while the Worth/KHSAA Fast Pitch Softball State Tournament will be held June 5-7 at Jack C. Fisher Park in Owensboro. 

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04/28/14 – Forcht Bank/KHSAA CLASS Regional Winners Announced; BA/FP Draw Show This Thursday

2013-2014 News Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 28, 2014

Regional Winners Announced For 2014 Forcht Bank/KHSAA CLASS Awards Recognition Program

Thirty-two regional winners have been selected as part of the 2014 Forcht Bank/KHSAA CLASS Awards Recognition Program. The 32 regional winners will each receive a $350 scholarship, an award from Forcht Bank and the KHSAA, and an invitation to the Awards Banquet on Sunday, May 4. One male and one female from the pool of regional honorees will be selected as the statewide winner at the Awards Banquet, with each individual receiving a $3,000 scholarship.

The Forcht Bank/KHSAA CLASS Awards Recognition Program (Citizenship, Leadership, Athletics, Sportsmanship, Scholarship) honors deserving senior student-athletes across the state. This is the 18th year the KHSAA has recognized student-athletes through a scholarship program, which is open to all seniors that have participated in athletics and/or sport-activities (competitive cheerleading, bowling, archery and bass fishing). One male and […]

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03-27-14 Cold Weather Statement for Baseball, Softball and Track

Athletic Department Blog Updates

Due to the ongoing cold temperatures, we have received several inquiries regarding postponing/canceling contests due to cold weather.

Prior to the officials assuming authority (jurisdiction) per the playing rules, it is the decision of home game management to determine whether or not a contest should be canceled or postponed due to cold temperatures. This decision should be made in consultation with all involved schools, but is ultimately the decision of the home team administration.

After a contest has started, or the officials have otherwise assumed authority per the playing rules, contest officials after consulting with coaches and home game management, shall determine whether play should be postponed or canceled.

There are rules contained in the Board of Control adopted policies in Section 32 (on page 34), relative to the payment of umpires/officials should the contest be postponed http://khsaa.org/handbook/20132014/policies.pdf.

Please feel free to contact our office if you have any additional questions. […]

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02/26/14 – Umpire Training Clinic Rescheduled

Softball Blog Updates

The Umpire Training Clinic that was canceled on February 8, 2014 in Ashland due to inclement weather, has been rescheduled for Sunday March 9, 2014 at 2:30 p.m. at Boyd County High School. Registration information for this clinic can be found by clicking on the following link:   http://khsaa.org/fastpitchsoftball/region13-16campbrochure.pdf

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02/13/14 – Umpire Training Clinics

Softball Blog Updates

This is a reminder that the next Umpire Training Clinic will take place this Saturday, February 15 at Larue County High School in the auditorium. Because there are three events taking place at the high school that day you should park in the rear of the building by the baseball field in the gravel parking lot. There will be signs directing you to the outside door and to the auditorium.  If you have difficulty locating the school please contact Rip Collins at 270-268-1335. Below is the link that will provide you with registration information as well as an agenda:   http://khsaa.org/fastpitchsoftball/region5-8campbrochure.pdf

 

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02/07/14 – Umpire Training Clinic Information

Softball Blog Updates

The Umpire Training Clinic that was scheduled for tomorrow February 8, 2014 in Ashland has been canceled due to the possibility of inclement weather. We will reschedule and post the make-up date as soon as possible. The Umpire Training Clinic that was canceled on January 25, 2014 in Hopkinsville due to inclement weather, has been rescheduled for Sunday February 23, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. The link for the registration form for this clinic as well as the clinic scheduled for February 15, 2014 in Hodgenville are listed below:

 http://khsaa.org/fastpitchsoftball/region1-4campbrochure.pdf   http://khsaa.org/fastpitchsoftball/region5-8campbrochure.pdf

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02/04/14 – Softball Online Rules Clinic

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The 2014 Online Rules Clinic that is required for all head and assistant coaches and umpires in the sport of softball is now available.

February 3 – April 18 –  the Softball Clinic may be viewed by coaches and officials at no charge during this period.

April 19 – May 10 – the Softball Clinic may be viewed by coaches and officials for the makeup fee ($100) during this period.

May 11 – May 18 – the Softball Clinic may be viewed by coaches and officials for the makeup fee ($300) per the Bylaw 27 schedule during this period. After this time, postseason penalties per Bylaw 27 will apply.

The presentation can be viewed from any computer, and is a web-based flash video product that should be viewable through any web browser.  Once you advance to the last slide of the presentation, correspondence is automatically generated to the KHSAA so that you can receive credit. If […]

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1/31/14 – Umpire Training Clinic

Softball Blog Updates

This is just a reminder that the next Umpire Training Clinic will be conducted this Saturday, February 1, 2014 at 9:00 a.m. EST at Bourbon County Middle School (Auditorium). Below is the link for the registration form:

http://khsaa.org/fastpitchsoftball/region9-12campbrochure.pdf

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1/17/14 – Umpire Training Clinics

Softball Blog Updates

Registration Information for the Umpire Training Clinics Scheduled for Saturday February 1, 2014 and Saturday February 8, 2014 have now been posted on the KHSAA website. You can access this information by clicking on the following links:

http://khsaa.org/fastpitchsoftball/region9-12campbrochure.pdf

http://khsaa.org/fastpitchsoftball/region13-16campbrochure.pdf

Please note that the Region 9-12 clinic that was to take place at Bourbon County High School on February 1, 2014 will now take place at Bourbon County Middle School in the auditorium. This change in location has also been updated on the registration form.    

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1/10/14 – Umpire Training Clinics

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The dates and locations for the 2014 Umpire Training Clinics have been set:

Regions 1-4 Saturday, January 25, 2014 – Christian County Middle School, Hopkinsvillle  

Regions 5-8 Saturday, February 15, 2014 – LaRue County High School, Hodgenville

Regions 9-12 Saturday, February 1, 2014 –  Bourbon County High School, Paris

Regions 13-16 Saturday, February 8, 2014 –  Championship Fast Pitch, Ashland 

Registration information for the first clinic scheduled for Saturday January 25, 2014 can be accessed by clicking on the following link:  

http://khsaa.org/fastpitchsoftball/region1-4campbrochure.pdf

Registration information for the remaining three clinics will be posted next week.  

 

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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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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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08/30/13 – Reminder on “Off Season” during school year limitations

Softball Blog Updates

This is a reminder to all softball coaches and administrators with regard to limitations to “off season” during the school year activities (“Fall Ball”).  We have received some reports of schools using school uniforms and other identifying apparel which is prohibited.  

Please review and be mindful of the stipulations.

Case BL-23-14- What are the restrictions during the school year outside of the defined Limitation of Seasons (off-season) when the school’s team members are participants or school coaches are involved?

Coaching is defined as any activity by the coach at a time the athletes are participating in skills (either preparatory or specific to that sport) in a setting in which skills are taught, refined, or practiced. Coincidental participation by a coach and an athlete in a sport such as a golf outing, where the coach and athlete(s) are not entered as a entry or group, or in an activity such as distance running with many […]

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08/13/13 – New Softball Required for Postseason

Softball Blog Updates

Due to the merger of Rawlings and Worth, the Worth softball is now the official softball for the KHSAA. Worth is the ball that will be required for all post season competition including District and Regional Tournaments as well as the State Tournament beginning with the 2014 season. During the regular season there is no mandated ball other than any ball used must bear the NFHS authenticating mark. The State Championship title will also reflect the change and referenced Worth/KHSAA Fast Pitch Softball State Championship. The model number for the new softball is:

PX2RYL-KY

You can view the flyer for the new ball on the KHSAA website by clicking on the following link:

http://khsaa.org/fastpitchsoftball/worthflyer.pdf

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05/20/13 – 2014 KHSAA Hall of Fame Press Conference; BA/FP District Tournaments; Spring Sport Media Credentials

2012-2013 News Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 20, 2013 

2014 KHSAA Hall of Fame Press Conference Set For June 2

The Kentucky High School Athletic Association will hold a press conference on Sunday, June 2 at 1:30 p.m. to announce the KHSAA Hall of Fame Class of 2014. The Hall of Fame announcement will take place at the KHSAA Offices in Lexington (2280 Executive Drive), and will be streamed live online at khsaa.tv.

The KHSAA will hold its annual Hall of Fame Golf Scramble on Tuesday, June 18 at the Marriott Griffin Gate Golf Course in Lexington. The event begins with a shotgun start at 8 a.m., followed by a luncheon at 1:15 p.m. The golf scramble is open to the public at a cost of $85 per person, or $300 for a foursome. Interested parties should contact Assistant Commissioner Angela Passafiume.

The 2014 Hall of Fame banquet is scheduled for Sunday, April 27 in the […]

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04/22/13 – KHSAA Bass Fishing Championship This Week; Top Officials Honored By KHSAA; Baseball-Softball Draw Show Tomorrow

2012-2013 News Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 22, 2013
 

First KHSAA Bass Fishing State Championship This Weekend At KenLake Marina

The first-ever KHSAA Bass Fishing State Championship will take place this weekend (April 26-27) at the KenLake Marina in Hardin. Forty-five teams advanced from the four regional tournaments to the state championship, which begins Friday morning with the opening day boat launch at 7 a.m. (CT). Each two-person team is allotted eight hours on the lake, with the weigh-in beginning at approximately 3 p.m.

The tournament format will be repeated on Saturday, with the boats launching in reverse order from day one. Each team can turn in a maximum of five fish each round, with each day’s catch counting towards the team’s total for the competition. All fish will be kept in a live well once caught and released immediately following the weigh-in. Trophies and medals will be given to the top three team finishers, in addition […]

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03/25/13 – Clarification on Cold Weather Participation

Athletic Department Blog Updates

The office has received several calls from people asking about a “Cold Weather Index” to parallel the existing Heat Index rules and regulations. At the present time, such an index does not exist in terms of a policy to eliminate participation at certain temperature combinations. However, the NFHS Sports Medicine Committee, as part of its 4th edition Sports Medicine Handbook provided to the member schools, has set up best practices documentation and suggestions to dealing with extreme cold. The recommendations are posted on the KHSAA web site at /sportsmedicine/nfhs/coldweatherrecommendations.pdf Please feel free to use this valuable resource document. If you need additional copies of the Sports Medicine Handbook, contact Marilyn Mitchell (mmitchell@khsaa.org) at the KHSAA offices.

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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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    08/16/12 – Update in Regards to Post Season Field Specifications

    Softball Blog Updates

    Please click on the following link to view the revised field specifications for the post season in regards to maximum fence distance recommendations:

     http://www.khsaa.org/fastpitchsoftball/sitespecifications.pdf

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    8/10/12 – “Fall Ball” and Bylaw 25 Reminders

    Athletic Department Blog Updates

    We have had several inquiries from Administrators and Coaches with regard to coaches involvement during the school year with members of their team (or other interscholastic teams within the school).  These issues have been particularly brought to light with respect to baseball and softball programs.

    Coaching is defined as any activity by the coach at a time the athletes are participating in skills (either preparatory or specific to that sport) in a setting in which skills are taught, refined, or practiced. Coincident participation by a coach and an athlete in a sport such as a golf outing, where the coach and athlete(s) are not entered as a entry or group, or in an activity such as distance running with many runners but no direct coaching, would not specifically be considered coaching.
    The “off-season” is the period during the school year for each sport or sport/activity that is outside the defined start and […]

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    7/25/12 “Hit By Pitch” Procedure Revised in High School Softball for 2013

    2012-2013 News Releases

    Batters in high school softball no longer will have to make an attempt to avoid being hit by a pitch in order to be awarded first base. This revision to Rule 8-1-2 was one of four rules changes approved by the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) Softball Rules Committee at its June 11-13 meeting in Indianapolis. All rules changes were subsequently approved by the NFHS Board of Directors. Click here for more details

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    07/15/12 – Reminder about Case BL-25-14 (Open Gym/Field), Out of Season Restrictions

    Athletic Department Blog Updates

    Case BL-25-14- What are the restrictions during the school year outside of the defined Limitation of Seasons (off-season) when the school’s team members are participants or school coaches are involved?
    Coaching is defined as any activity by the coach at a time the athletes are participating in skills (either preparatory or specific to that sport) in a setting in which skills are taught, refined, or practiced. Coincident participation by a coach and an athlete in a sport such as a golf outing, where the coach and athlete(s) are not entered as a entry or group, or in an activity such as distance running with many runners but no direct coaching, would not specifically be considered coaching.
    The “off-season” is the period during the school year for each sport or sport/activity that is outside the defined start and end dates for the sport or sport/activity as detailed in Bylaw 25. The restrictions begin on the first […]

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    Rawlings / KHSAA State High School Fastpitch Softball Tournaments

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    Rawlings / KHSAA State High School Fastpitch Softball Tournaments
    Jack C. Fisher Park
    Owensboro, KY
    June 6-9, 2012

    Eventbrite - 2012 Rawlings/KHSAA State Fastpitch Softball Championship

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    05/3/12 – Fast Pitch Softball Postseason Tournament Instructions

    Softball Blog Updates

    The online instructions for the Fast Pitch Softball District and Regional Tournaments are now posted on the KHSAA website. You can access these instructions by clicking on the following link:

     http://www.khsaa.org/fastpitchsoftball/

     Please feel free to contact me if you have any additional questions. Darren

     

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    04/20/12 – Board of Control Approves Post Season Field Specifications for Fast Pitch Softball

    Softball Blog Updates

    On Monday April 16, the KHSAA Board of Control approved the following site specifications for the post season in the sport of Fast Pitch Softball. Beginning in 2012-2013, schools wishing to host District and Regional Tournaments should make sure that their fields meet the following specifications:  

    http://www.khsaa.org/fastpitchsoftball/sitespecifications.pdf

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