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01/28/13 – Tie Break Protocol For Post Season

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In action today by the KHSAA Board of Control, the post season tournament tie break protocol will change from a full third set tie break procedure to a “Super Tie Breaker.” This change was recommended by the Sports Medicine Committee and the KHSAA staff to fulfill the rule changes that the USTA have implemented this year to provide ample “rest and recovery”  time for student athletes playing more than one match a day. In this tie break protocol, the first player or doubles team to 10 points, and ahead by 2, wins the match. It is scored as 1-0 with the score in parenthesis, for example 6-4,4-6,1-0 (10-7).  

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01/7/13 – Heflin Named NFHS National Coach of the Year, First Basketball Stats, KHSAA Competitive Cheer Championships

2012-2013 News Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: JANUARY 7, 2013

NFHS NAMES LONE OAK’S LARRY HEFLIN ONE OF 22 NATIONAL COACHES OF THE YEAR

Lone Oak High School girls tennis coach Larry Heflin has been named one of 22 National Coaches of the Year by the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) for the 2011-12 academic year. In 40 years as head coach, Heflin has guided Lone Oak to more state championships (11) than any other girls program in the state, the last of which came in 2012.

In addition to his 11 state titles, Heflin has led Lone Oak to eight runner-up finishes, helping him garner a spot in the USTA Kentucky Tennis Hall of Fame in 2012. In 2006, he was given the Garnis Martin Outstanding Coach of the Year award by the Kentucky High School Athletic Director’s Association and the Kentucky High School Coaches Association. He was previously named the National High […]

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

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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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05/18/12 – 2012 KHSAA State Tennis Tournaments May 17-19

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2012 KHSAA State Tennis Tournaments UK Boone/Downing Tennis Center and Shillito Park May 17-19 NO PETS ALLOWED!!!

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05/15/12 – Last Minute State Notes

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The seed meeting went well and I want to thank those Regional representatives who traveled to Lexington yesterday to help “their kids” get a shot at a seed. Their work can be found on the State Tennis page http://www.khsaa.org/tennis/2012/index.html . I would like to point out some last minute items for you to keep in mind. First, we no longer require a coaches meeting on the Wednesday night before we begin. You will need to check in with either Butch Cope (at Shillito) or myself (at UK) to obtain your coaches credentials. You will sign in and be given your wrist band that will be recognized by the USTA official as being an authorized coach. It will also gain you free admission on both Friday and Saturday. Remember, you must WEAR THE ARMBAND AT ALL TIMES. Don’t worry; they are made of the same stuff (tyvek) that they wrap […]

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05/09/12 – State Instructions

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I know that you are busy making plans for your teams trip to the State Championships here in Lexington. I want to remind you to take a close look at the State Tournament Instructions that can be found on our Tennis page. In there you will find several things that must be done prior to the beginning of the Championships. One example of an action item for you to take care of prior to coming to Lexington is getting your Coaching credentials. I have cut and pasted that section for your attention:  Who Can Coach? In prior years a decision was made to allow enough coaches to be on site for each participant/team that is involved.  For instance, if a school has one girls’ participant in singles competing at Shillito and one girls’ doubles team participating at Shillito, we will allow two coaches passes  for that team.  If, for example, a school has two girls’ singles players participating and two doubles teams participating, […]

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05/01/12 – Assistant Coaches

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Now that we are less than a week from the beginning of the post season, let me take this opportunity to remind you that any individual who wishes to “coach” in the post season must be recognized as a Coach by the School they are representing. It is easy for a tournament manager to look up who the Head coach is, they simply have to go to our website and look in the “coach/administrator listings” http://www.khsaa.org/publiccoaches.html   or the “Member School Directory” http://www.khsaa.org/directory/ What causes a problem is verification of the “assistant” coaches. We cannot waive the KHSAA Bylaw 27 requirement regarding the qualifications for high school coaches (i.e. Coaching Education Course requirement, Medical Symposium requirement, 64 College Credit Hours requirement, First Aid/CPR requirements, and others in Bylaw 27). If you are bringing “Assistant” coaches with you to […]

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04/24/12 – Post Season Instructions

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Good morning, The sun is bright and it looks like another great day to play Tennis. I can’t believe we are getting ready for our post season tournaments. Many of you veterans know that the information for post season play ( regional and state) can be found on our web site:  http://www.khsaa.org/tennis/ . For those of you who are new to the coaching ranks, please make yourself familiar with our Tennis page and the different links to Tournament instructions and forms. You will also find helpful links to maps and the schedule of events for the State Championships. I’m excited to announce that the State Championships will have a new site for Thursday’s play. As you know on the first day of play, due to the large number of matches, we divide our tournament field by gender and have one group at UK, with the other group playing at an alternative site, then on Friday, we bring everyone to the UK complex. This year we will be using the City of Lexington’s […]

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03/01/12 – Welcome to KHSAA Tennis Notes

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Welcome!      We have begun a new season and with it comes a new method of communication between our office and the member schools. When our Boss first told us to create a Blog, I panicked. I’m not a writer. But here we go with my first post! When I was teaching, I had to explain to my students the Kentucky Department of Educations terms: Novice, Apprentice, Proficient and Distinguished. I told my students that they should think in terms of an imaginary trip and how to get from here to the Beach. A “Novice” writer would get you lost. An “Apprentice” writer will get you there, but it will take days and you will hate the trip. A “Proficient” writer will be like MapQuest, they will get you there in the shortest time possible. But a “Distinguished” writer will not only get you there, but you will enjoy the journey. Unlike my Boss, I’m not […]

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