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11/05/19 – State Volleyball Tournament Begins Friday in Louisville

2019-2020 News Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 5, 2019

The 2019 KHSAA State Volleyball Tournament gets underway Friday morning at 9:30 a.m. when Henderson County takes on Greenwood at Valley High School. The last of eight opening round matches will take place at 8 p.m. with Rowan County facing Corbin. Advanced tickets for the state tournament, including a discounted online-only all-session pass, can be purchased at https://gofan.co/app/school/KHSAA.

The state tournament resumes Saturday morning with quarterfinal action starting at 10 a.m., followed by the semifinals beginning at 7 p.m. Saturday night. The championship match will be held Sunday afternoon at 2 p.m.

The Semifinals and Championship of the 2019 KHSAA State Volleyball Tournament will be webcast live at KHSAA.tv through the NFHS Network, which is a subscription-based service. Subscription plans for the NFHS Network are available for $10.99 a month. A monthly subscription, priced less than the cost of admission to a state championship event, entitles users to […]

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10/24/19 – Advance Tickets On Sale for State Volleyball Tournament

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Tickets are now on sale for the upcoming KHSAA State Volleyball Tournament to be played Nov. 8-10 at Valley High School in Louisville.

All tickets are general admission with no-reentry and are priced at $10 each per individual per session. Those 10 years of age and under are admitted free. Tickets may also be purchased at the venue beginning one hour prior to the first match of the session.

An all-session ticket (good for all four sessions of the event) is also available online only and may be purchased in advance of the event for $30. All-session tickets will not be available for purchase at the venue.

Purchase Tickets – http://bit.ly/2BKWbYF

State Tournament Bracket – https://khsaa.org/volleyball/2019/statebracket.pdf

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10/01/19 – Fall Draw Show Set For Wednesday

2019-2020 News Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 1, 2019

The matchups for the 2019 KHSAA Field Hockey, Boys’ and Girls’ Soccer, and Volleyball State Tournaments will be revealed Wednesday, October 2nd when the annual Fall Championship Draw Show is conducted at the KHSAA Offices at 1 p.m. The Draw Show will be broadcast live online by KHSAA.tv through the NFHS Network.

The 2019 KHSAA Field Hockey State Tournament begins Thursday, October 24th with quarterfinal matchups on campus sites. The semifinals and championship will be played Saturday, October 26th and Monday, October 28th at Christian Academy-Louisville.

The 2019 KHSAA State Soccer Championships open with the semi-state matches on Oct. 21-22, followed by the quarterfinals on campus sites from Oct. 24-26. The semifinals (Oct. 30-31) and finals (Nov. 2) will move to Lexington and be played at a Fayette County Public School.

The KHSAA State Volleyball Tournament will be held at Valley High School in Louisville for the eighth-straight […]

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09/30/19 – Official KHSAA RPI Rankings Unveiled

2019-2020 News Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 30, 2019

The first official KHSAA Ratings Percentage Index (RPI) Rankings are now available on the Association’s website (https://khsaa.org/rpi-ratings-percentage-index/) following a thorough development and implementation process. Approved by the Board of Control in January of 2018, the RPI will be incorporated into the football competition rules as a means of seeding Rounds 3, 4, 5. The RPI is simply an informational tool in the other team sports and is provided as a means to increase publicity, interest and promotion.

“It has been an important period the last few weeks experimenting with output formats and screen layouts, while determining what documents were needed to ensure both transparency and replicability. We have continually stressed that as the only official results source, any other data outside of our website should be regarded with skepticism,” said KHSAA Commissioner Julian Tackett. “We are very thankful to our friends with the Colorado High School Athletic Association […]

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RPI Calculation Steps

Baseball Blog Updates

RPI Calculation Example using Ashland Blazer 2018 Football Regular Season

RPI Background

  • RPI stands for “Ratings Percentage Index.” In short, it is a way to measure a team’s strength relative to other teams, based largely on the strength of their schedules.
  • The RPI formula is used by both the NCAA and NAIA, along with many high school associations and among other organizations, as part of their postseason system.
  • RPI is calculated from the team’s Winning Percentage (WP), the Opponent’s Winning Percentage (OWP) and the Opponents’ Opponents’ Winning Percentage (OOWP).
  • The KHSAA is uniquely positioned to be the sole and authenticated source of RPI data due to the maintenance of required score reporting and scoreboard data for Baseball, Basketball, Field Hockey, Football, Soccer, Softball, and Volleyball.
  • These three components are combined to produce the RPI using the following formula:
    • RPI = (WP * WPVAL) + (OWP * OWPVAL) + (OOWP * OOWPVAL)
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09/23/19 – KHSAA and Midway University Expand Student-Athlete Awards Program

2019-2020 News Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 23, 2019

The Kentucky High School Athletic Association and Midway University are expanding their partnership in the Midway University/KHSAA Student-Athlete of the Year Awards program to include recognition for males beginning in the fall of 2019. The program originally began in the spring of 2016 as a way for Midway University to honor female student-athletes, and will now include male and female student-athletes for all KHSAA-sanctioned sports and sport-activities.

“We value our partnership with the KHSAA as we expand our on-campus offerings to include male students and male sports and look forward to continuing to get our message out across the Commonwealth to even more student-athletes and potential students,” said Midway University President John P. Marsden, Ph.D.

“It is exciting to expand our relationship with Midway University to coincide with its own expansion of sports offerings,” said KHSAA Commissioner Julian Tackett. “This was already a tremendous partnership through its effort to […]

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9/9/19 – Volleyball Nominations Sought for Midway Student Athlete-of-the-Year Award

Volleyball Blog Updates

The KHSAA is excited to open the nomination process for the Midway University/KHSAA Male and Female Student-Athlete of the Year among volleyball participants for 2019-2020. Midway University has expanded its partnership to include both male and female nominations for 2019-2020.

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 […]

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

Field Hockey Blog Updates

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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08/12/19 – Volleyball Online Rules Clinic Now Available for Coaches & Officials

Officials Division Blog Updates

The mandatory Online KHSAA Rules Clinic for the sport of Volleyball is available beginning today, August 12. 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.

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 12 to September 16 (Officials) – the Volleyball Clinic will be online only and may be viewed at no charge during this period.
September 17 to October 6 (Officials) – the Volleyball Clinic will be online only and may be viewed for the makeup fee ($30) during this period.
October 7 to Oct. 13 (Officials) – the Volleyball Clinic will […]

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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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02/01/19 – 2019-20 High School Volleyball Rules Changes Impact Uniforms, Prematch Protocol

Athletic Department Blog Updates

INDIANAPOLIS, IN (February 1, 2019) — An overhaul of uniform-related rules and an adjustment to team roster submissions were among the most notable rules changes identified for the 2019-20 high school volleyball season.

All rules changes were recommended by the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) Volleyball Rules Committee at its January 6-8 meeting in Indianapolis and subsequently approved by the NFHS Board of Directors.

“The sport of volleyball continues to be in a really good place,” said Lindsey Atkinson, NFHS director of sports and liaison to the Volleyball Rules Committee. “The rules committee focused its changes this year on improving the administration of the match by taking into account the feedback it received via the 2018 NFHS Volleyball Rules Questionnaire.”

The changes in uniform rules are a part of Rule 4-2, which reorganizes the uniform rule to improve understanding and eliminate solid-colored uniform requirements.

Rule 4-2-1, which permits teammates to wear like-colored […]

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11/15/18 – Board Confirms Volleyball Dates 2019 & 2020

Volleyball Blog Updates

The KHSAA Board of Control, at its November meeting, confirmed competition dates for the 2019 and 2020 seasons as a part of a review of all fall championship dates.

In 2019-20, the season will begin on NFHS Corresponding Week 7 (Aug. 18-24) with the first contest date of Aug. 19. The postseason will begin with District Tournaments during NFHS Week 16 (Oct. 20-26) followed by Regional Tournaments in Week 17 (Oct. 27-Nov. 2). The State Tournament will be held Nov. 8-10 at Valley High School in Louisville.

In 2020-21, the season will begin on NFHS Corresponding Week 7 (Aug. 16-22) with the first contest date of Aug. 17. The Postseason will begin with District Tournaments during NFHS Week 16 (Oct. 18-24) followed by Regional Tournaments in Week 17 (Oct. 25-31). The State Tournament will be held Nov. 6-8 at Valley High School in Louisville.

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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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10/25/18 – Volleyball State Tournament Begins Friday at Valley HS

2018-2019 News Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 25, 2018

The 2018 KHSAA State Volleyball Tournament returns to Valley High School this weekend (Oct. 26-28), with first round action beginning Friday morning when Corbin takes on McCracken County at 9:30 a.m. The opening round concludes Friday night with Paintsville vs. Southwestern at 8 p.m. The state tournament resumes Saturday morning with quarterfinal action starting at 10 a.m., followed by the semifinals beginning at 7 p.m. Saturday night. The championship match will be held Sunday afternoon at 2 p.m.

Advanced tickets for the state tournament can be purchased at https://gofan.co/app/school/KHSAA, including an online-only, discounted all-session pass.

The Quarterfinals, Semifinals and Final of the 2018 KHSAA State Volleyball Tournament will be webcast live at KHSAA.tv through the NFHS Network, which is a subscription-based service. Subscription plans for the NFHS Network are available for $9.95 a month.

A monthly subscription, priced less than the cost of admission to a state championship […]

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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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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.

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

Officials Division Blog Updates

The NFHS Volleyball 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 […]

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08/06/18 – Volleyball Online Rules Clinic for Coaches & Officials Now Available

Athletic Department Blog Updates

The mandatory Online KHSAA Rules Clinic for the sport of Volleyball is available beginning today, August 6. 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.

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

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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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06/12/18 – Volleyball Officials Camp Registration Now Open

Officials Division Blog Updates

Registration is now open for the 2018 KHSAA Volleyball Officials Camp.  This year’s camp will be held August 3-4 in Lexington.  

Tentative Agenda
Friday – 6 p.m.-9:30 p.m. Classroom Topics and Review Karen McNaught, NFHS Volleyball Rules Committee – KHSAA Office
Saturday – 8 a.m. until TBD – On-court evaluation – two matches (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

Housing
Housing is up to each individual. Should you need assistance with dorm housing, you may contact Shannon Cantrell who is with UK Dorm Housing for a discounted rate. Contact her at uksch@uky.edu or apply online at https://uky.irisregistration.com/Register?code=Individual.

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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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03/12/18 – Elliott County’s Molly Skaggs Selected NFHS Section 2 Spirit of Sport Award Winner

2017-2018 News Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 12, 2018

INDIANAPOLIS, IN — Molly Skaggs, a student-athlete at Elliott County High School, has been selected as the 2018 Section 2 recipient of the “National High School Spirit of Sport Award” by the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS).

The National High School Spirit of Sport Award was created by the NFHS to recognize those individuals who exemplify the ideals of the spirit of sport that represent the core mission of education-based athletics.

A standout five-year varsity letter winner, team captain and starting setter in the sport of volleyball at Elliott County High School, Skaggs’ accomplishments are incredible when one considers that she was born without feet. Skaggs’ right leg ends just below the knee and her left leg just above the ankle, and she wears prosthetic legs. A multi-sport athlete growing up, Skaggs developed a passion for the sport of volleyball. As an eighth-grader, she learned that […]

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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.

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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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10/19/17 – State Volleyball Tournament Tickets On Sale Now

Volleyball Blog Updates

Fans can now order tickets online to the 2017 KHSAA State Volleyball Tournament.  The event will be held Nov. 3-5 at J.C. Cantrell Gymnasium on the campus of Valley High School in Louisville.

General Admission tickets are $10 per session.  An all-session ticket is available only online for $30.  Children 10 and under are admitted free of charge.

Purchase Volleyball Tournament Tickets – Click Here

Riherd’s/KHSAA Scoreboard – Click Here

State Tournament Bracket – Click Here

Volleyball Homepage – 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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08/14/17 – Volleyball Part 2 Test Available for Officials

Volleyball Blog Updates

This is a reminder to all licensed Volleyball Officials that the NFHS Volleyball 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. 11. You will need to login at http://officials.khsaa.org/authorize/ to view the clinic. After September […]

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08/08/17 – Volleyball Online Rules Clinic Now Available

Officials Division Blog Updates

The mandatory Online KHSAA Rules Clinic for the sport of Volleyball 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 11 (Officials) – the Volleyball Clinic will be online only and may be viewed at no charge during this period.
September 12 to October 1 (Officials) – the Volleyball Clinic will be online only and may be viewed for the makeup fee ($30) during this period.
October 2 to October 8 (Officials) – the Volleyball 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 12 (Coaches) – the Volleyball 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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01/16/17 – Board Approves 2018 Volleyball Dates/Alignment Changes

Volleyball Blog Updates

The KHSAA Board of Control recently approved a change in the dates for the 2018 State Volleyball postseason (2018-19 school year), along with alignment changes in the 13th and 15th regions.  

The city of Louisville will be hosting the Breeders’ Cup races at Churchill Downs November 2-3, 2018.  With housing expected to be at a premium due to the conflict, staff worked with the Volleyball Advisory Committee, Louisville Convention & Visitor’s Bureau and Jefferson County Public Schools to adjust the postseason schedule. The Board approved a one-year adjustment to the postseason schedule as follows:
First Practice – July 15, 2018 (no change)
First Contest – August 13, 2018 (no change)
Last Date to Play Seeded Contest – Wed., Oct. 3, 2018
District Tournament – October 8-13, 2018
Regional Tournaments – October 15-20, 2018
State Tournament – Valley High School (Louisville), Oct. 26-28, 2018

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01/12/17 – Board of Control Addresses Alignment Issues, Archery Championship

2016-2017 News Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 12, 2017

During the course of its regularly scheduled meeting at the KHSAA Offices on Thursday, the Board of Control addressed alignment issues and championship details in several sports, while also approving a requested new trial pilot program for the 15th Region Tournament.

Following the consolidation of South Floyd and Allen Central High Schools, changes were needed in the basketball alignment (and subsequently the alignments in baseball, softball and volleyball) for the 15th Region. KHSAA Commissioner Julian Tackett attended a meeting of the Superintendents in the impacted districts on January 9 to review options related to the region. Facing challenges like an imperfect geographically aligned region and a pattern of reduced sport offerings by some schools in the region, there were few obvious non-impactful options available. With that in mind, the Superintendents expressed an interest in a multi-year pilot program where their teams would play one less […]

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12/21/16 – 2017 Volleyball Advanced Camp with Officiate Kentucky Day

Officials Division

Volleyball 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.

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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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 – Volleyball Part 2 Test Now Available

Officials Division Blog Updates

The Volleyball 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 Volleyball Online Rules Clinic Now Available

Officials Division Blog Updates

The mandatory Online KHSAA Rules Clinic for the sport of Volleyball is available beginning August 1. 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 1 to September 5 (Officials) – the Volleyball Clinic will be online only and may be viewed at no charge during this period.
September 6 to October 2 (Officials) – the Volleyball Clinic will be online only and may be viewed for the makeup fee ($30) during this period.
October 3 to October 9 (Officials) – the Volleyball 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 September 5 (Coaches) – the Volleyball Clinic will be online only and may […]

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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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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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05/27/16 – Volleyball Officials Advanced Camp Registration Open

Officials Division Blog Updates

Registration is now open for the 2016 KHSAA Volleyball Officials Advanced Camp.  This year’s camp will be held July 29-30 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 – 6 p.m.-9:30 p.m. Classroom Topics and Review – KHSAA Office
Saturday – 8 a.m. until TBD – On-court evaluation – two matches (schedules will be passed out Friday night – no guarantee of scheduled evaluation time). – Kentucky Basketball Academy

Camp Fees
$60 Advanced Registration (until July 15)
$85 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

Housing
Housing is up to each individual. Should you need assistance with dorm housing, you may contact Paula Licato who is with UK Dorm Housing for a discounted rate. Contact her at paula.licato@uky.edu or by calling […]

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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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10/06/15 – Volleyball District/Region Tournament Manual Now Posted

Volleyball Blog Updates

The District/Region Volleyball Tournament Manager and Team Instructions Manual has been updated and posted on the KHSAA website.  To view the manual, please use the link below.  You can access the manual under either the District or Region Tournament Information pulldown menus.

http://khsaa.org/sports/fall/volleyball/

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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.
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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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09/04/15 – 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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08/10/15 – Volleyball Rules Clinic Now Online

Officials Division Blog Updates

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

OFFICIALS

  • August 10 to August 31 (Officials) – the Volleyball Clinic will be online only and may be viewed at no charge during this period.
  • September 1 to October 5 (Officials) – the Volleyball Clinic will be online only and may be viewed for the makeup fee ($30) during this period.
  • October 6 to October 17 (Officials) – the Volleyball 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 Volleyball Clinic will be online only and may be viewed at no charge during this period.
  • September 8 to October 5 (Coaches) – the Volleyball Clinic will be online only and may be viewed for the makeup fee ($100) during this period.
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06/08/15 – Volleyball Officials Advanced Camp Date Set

Officials Division Blog Updates

The 2015 KHSAA Volleyball Advanced Officials Camp will be held July 31-Aug. 1 in Lexington 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. 

Camp Date/Site
July 31-Aug. 1 – Lexington, KHSAA Office & Kentucky Basketball Academy (w/ Bluegrass State Games)

Tentative Agenda
Friday – 6 p.m.-9:30 p.m. Classroom Topics and Review
Saturday – 8 a.m. until TBD – On-court evaluation – two matches (schedules will be passed out Friday night – no guarantee of scheduled evaluation time).

Camp Fees
$60 Advanced Registration (until July 13)
$85 Late Registration (until July 14 to July 22)

 

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

Housing
Housing is up to each individual. Should you need assistance with dorm housing, you may contact Paula Licato who is with UK Dorm Housing for a discounted […]

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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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11/05/14 – State Volleyball Tournament Tickets On Sale / Tourney Info

Volleyball Blog Updates

Tickets to the 2014 KHSAA State Volleyball Tournament are now on sale through the KHSAA website. The event is scheduled for Nov. 7-9 at J.C. Cantrell Gymnasium on the campus of Valley High School in Louisville. Single session tickets are $10 or an all-session pass (good for all four sessions) can be purchased for $30. Tickets will also be avaialble at the door.  Gates open one hour prior to first serve each session.

Action begins at 9:30 a.m. on Friday and concludes with the championship match at 2 p.m. on Sunday. In addition, the Kentucky Volleyball Coaches Association will recognize regional player and coach of the year honorees between the semifinal matches Saturday evening. Members in attendance of the 25th Anniversary State Volleyball Tournament champions from Notre Dame will be recognized at Sunday’s final.  

TO PURCHASE TICKETS
http://www.eventbrite.com/e/2014-khsaa-state-volleyball-championship-tickets-13823782305

TOURNAMENT INFORMATION
http://khsaa.org/sports/fall/volleyball/

 
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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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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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08/16/14 – 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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08/08/14 – Volleyball Reminders / Clarifications

Volleyball Blog Updates

Following are some reminders for Athletic Directors, Volleyball Coaches and Officials:

1) The Board established prior to last year, a standard warm-up time before matches.  Following is the adopted scheduled:

15 Minutes
4-5-5-1
4 Minutes of Shared Court
5 Minutes Court – Serving Team
5 Minutes Court – Receiving Team
1 Minute – back to bench

2) Remember if you haven’t done so already, please make sure your schedules are entered on the Riherd’s/KHSAA Scoreboard.

3) Beginning with the 2014-15 school year, Baden is the official volleyball of the KHSAA.

Any ball used in regular season play must have the NFHS Authenticating Mark (the KHSAA logo is not the NFHS Authenticating Mark).

In all KHSAA District, Regional and State Tournament play, the use of a Baden ball (Perfection VX5EC-210-leather or composite) with the NFHS mark is required. At State, the Baden Red, White & Blue ball will be used.

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08/04/14 – Volleyball Rules Clinic Now Online

Officials Division Blog Updates

The mandatory online KHSAA Rules Clinic for the sport of Volleyball is now online for all coaches (head and assistant) and licensed officials. 

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

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

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

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

September 29 to October 19 (Officials) – the Volleyball Clinic will be online only and may be viewed for the makeup fee ($300) per the Bylaw 27 schedule during this period. After […]

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07/21/14 – Volleyball 2014-15 Reminders, Baden Official Ball

Volleyball Blog Updates

Now that practice is in full swing, here are some reminders heading into the 2014 playing season:

July 15 – Practice Begins

August 4 – Online Rules Clinic for Officials and All Coaches (Head and Assistant) begins

August 18 – First Volleyball Contest

October 15 – Last Date for a Seeded Match

October 20-25 – District Tournaments

October 27-Nov. 1 – Region Tournaments

Nov. 7-9 – State Tournament – Valley HS, Louisville

Finally, a reminder that Baden is now the official volleyball of the KHSAA and must be used in District, Region and State Tournament play. The model is Perfection VX5EC-210 (Leather or Composite). The KHSAA will use a Red, White and Blue ball in the postseason.

 

– 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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05/23/14 – Volleyball Officials Camp Registration Now Open

Officials Division Blog Updates

Registration for the 2014 KHSAA Volleyball Officials Camps is now open.  There will be two camps this year.  This camp must be attended once every four years to be eligible for assignment to officiate region or state tournaments beginning in 2014.

July 11-12 – Bowling Green – WKU E.A. Diddle Arena
August 1-2 – Lexington – KHSAA Office w/ Bluegrass State Games

Tentative Agenda – Both Sites/Local Time
Friday’s Schedule
6:00-6:15 p.m. – Registration
6:15-7:00 p.m. – Game/Match Management
7:05-7:50 p.m. – Professionalism in Officiating
                              (Being a good partner/communicating attributes)
7:50-8:00 p.m. – Break
8:00-8:45 p.m. – Proper Mechanics and Rule Applications
8:50-9:35 p.m. – Advanced Officiating

Saturday’s Schedule
8 a.m. until ?? – Officials on-court evaluations.  Officials will work two matches (R1/R2) and be evaluated.  There is no guarantee of when you will be […]

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05/07/14 – Volleyball Officials Camp Dates Set

Officials Division Blog Updates

The dates and sites for the 2014 KHSAA Volleyball Officials Camps have been set.  This camp must be attended once every four years to be eligible for assignment to officiate in region or state tournaments beginning in 2014.  There are two camps scheduled this year.  Details and registration information are being finalized, however we wanted to go ahead and alert you of the dates and sites.

Camp Dates/Sites
July 11-12 – Bowling Green, WKU E.A. Diddle Arena (w/ WKU Team Camp)
Aug. 1-2 – Lexington, KHSAA Office & Kentucky Basketball Academy (w/ Bluegrass State Games)

Tentative Agenda
Friday – 6 p.m.-9:30 p.m. Classroom Topics and Review
Saturday – 8 a.m. until TBD – On-court evaluation – two matches (schedules will be passed out Friday night – no guarantee of scheduled evaluation time).

Camp Fees
$60 Advanced Registration (until June 26 for Bowling Green/July 17 for Lexington)
$85 Late Registration (until July 8 for Bowling Green/July […]

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04/03/14 – Baden Perfection Series Volleyball Named Official Ball of KHSAA

2013-2014 News Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: APRIL 3, 2014

High-quality, multi-colored Baden Perfection VX5EC-210 game ball delivers maximum playability and performance

RENTON, Wash. – Baden Sports, Inc., today announced its premium Baden Perfection® series volleyball has been selected by the Kentucky High School Athletic Association (KHSAA) as the official ball for postseason play beginning with the 2014-15 school year.

Starting this fall, all postseason matches in Kentucky will be contested using Baden’s highest-quality, multi-colored game ball, the Baden Perfection® VX5EC-210, featuring a red, white and navy color pattern. Constructed using full-grain, pre-sorted leather and a new tanning process for increased durability, the ball is designed for maximum playability and includes Baden’s Stealth Soft-Valve System™ for consistent hitting and comfort.

Baden will provide a complimentary volleyball to each KHSAA member school as part of the adoption.

“We take great pride in designing products with […]

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03/24/14 – Baden New Official Volleyball of KHSAA

Athletic Department Blog Updates

At a special meeting on March 20th, the KHSAA Board of Control approved a five-year contract with Baden Sports to be the official ball for postseason play in Volleyball beginning with the 2014-2015 school year. Those of you planning to make your ball purchases for the upcoming season should note that the Baden ball model that will be used in the postseason is the Perfection VX5EC-210 volleyball (red, white and blue). In addition, Baden will be sending a complimentary ball to each member school. Please contact the KHSAA with any questions.

– 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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11/11/13 – 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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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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08/26/13 – 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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05/24/13 – Reminder Volleyball Important Dates for 2013-2014

Volleyball Blog Updates

This is a reminder of important dates for Volleyball for the 2013-2014 school year.

First Official Start of Practice – July 15

First Contest Date – Aug. 19

District Tournaments – Oct. 21-26

Region Tournaments – Oct. 28-Nov. 2

State Tournament – Nov. 8-10 – Valley HS, Louisville

 

 

 

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04/15/13 – Board Approves Extension of State Volleyball Tournament

Volleyball Blog Updates

Beginning in 2013, the State Volleyball Tournament Championship match will be conducted on Sunday afternoon following action taken by the KHSAA Board of Control on Monday.  After review of the Sunday play for the Boys’ State Basketball Tournament, the Board approved the move. Previously, the State Quarterfinals, State Semi-finals and the State Championship were staged all on Saturday.  

Following is the tentative schedule for the 2013 State Volleyball Tournament scheduled for Nov. 8-10 at Valley High School in Louisville:

Friday, Nov. 8
First Round
10 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 1 p.m., 2:30 p.m., 4 p.m., 5:30 p.m., 7 p.m., 8:30 p.m.
Saturday, Nov. 9
Quarterfinals
10 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 1 p.m., 2:30 p.m.
Semi-finals
7 p.m. and 8:30 p.m.
Sunday, Nov. 10
Championship at 2 p.m.

 

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04/15/13 – Board of Control Approves Moving KHSAA Sweet 16® Finals To Sunday

2012-2013 News Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 15, 2013

After reviewing the 2013 KHSAA Boys’ Sweet 16®, the Board of Control voted today in favor of a proposal to move the championship games of the boys’ and girls’ Sweet 16® to Sunday starting in 2014. The format change allows for the semifinals to be conducted as a standalone event on Saturday, and gives the participants more time to prepare and recuperate leading up to the championship game. 

“We examined the format of our basketball tournaments from a number of different perspectives, and in the end, felt like it was time to move the championship game to Sunday. Separating the championship game from the semifinals, really makes an event out of the Saturday games for those final four teams,” said KHSAA Commissioner Julian Tackett. “We think the added rest leading up to the championship game will not only benefit the health and safety of the students, it […]

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03/18/13 – Inaugural KHSAA Archery Championships; KY HS Volleyball Teams Raise Money Through Dig Pink®; KHSAA To Host 2017 NASO Summit

2012-2013 News Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: MARCH 18, 2013

First-Ever KHSAA Archery Championships Begin Today In Louisville

The inaugural KHSAA Archery State Championships begin this week (March 18-19) at the Kentucky International Convention Center in Louisville (221 Fourth Street). In its first year as a KHSAA-sponsored sport activity, the Association has partnered with the KY National Archery in the Schools Program (NASP) to manage the KHSAA State Championship in conjunction with the National Field Archery Association Championships in Louisville.

The competition begins at 3 p.m. on Monday, with Tuesday’s action scheduled to begin at 9 a.m. Over 1,000 student-athletes are expected to participate in the event, as qualifiers for the tournament include the regional team champions and all squads that scored over 3,000 points at the regional competition. Male and female individuals placing 1st through 5th also qualified for the KHSAA State Championship.

Tickets to the event are $5 per day as set by the NASP, […]

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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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    1/29/13 – NFHS Volleyball Rules Changes for 2013-14 Announced

    Volleyball Blog Updates

    Rules changes for Volleyball for 2013-2014 have been announced by the NFHS.  Please use the link below to review.

    http://www.nfhs.org/content.aspx?id=8422

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    01/28/13 – Board of Control Approves Basketball Region I, Statewide Wrestling Realignments

    2012-2013 News Releases

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 28, 2013

    The KHSAA Board of Control approved new alignments for Basketball Region I and all eight Wrestling regions during its January meeting at the KHSAA office on Monday.

    Following the consolidation of schools in McCracken County, KHSAA Commissioner Julian Tackett and area Board of Control members met with representatives from the first region in Mayfield. With all Region I schools in attendance, the feedback from the meeting was to realign within the region, and not bring additional teams into the region. Three options for realignment were presented following the meeting in Mayfield. On Monday, the Board voted to approve Option A for the 20013-14 season (detailed below), which will also be applied to baseball, softball, soccer and volleyball:

    District 1 – Carlisle County, Fulton City, Fulton County, Hickman County

    District 2 – Ballard Memorial, Graves County, Mayfield

    District 3 – Community Christian, McCracken County, Paducah Tilghman, St. Mary

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    1/28/13 – Freshmen Match Play Scoring Adjusted / Region 1 Alignment

    Volleyball Blog Updates

    The KHSAA Board of Control, at its January meeting, made a revision in the volleyball match format for freshmen contests.  Beginning with the 2013-14 school year (2013 season), freshmen match format will mirror junior varsity.  Match play will be best two (2) sets of three (3) to 21, rally score, with all sets to 21.  Member schools may agree in advance during regular season play on alternate scoring formats, but may not exceed two of three sets to 21.

    There was no change to junior varsity or varsity match format/scoring.

    Region 1 Volleyball Alignment
    The Board of Control also approved the alignment of teams in Region 1 to begin with the 2013-2014 school year due to the consolidation of Reidland, Heath and Lone Oak to form McCracken County.  These decisions are never easy and seldom unanimously accepted, but this one was made smoother by the great cooperation and feedback from the member schools in Region […]

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    11/6/12 – State Volleyball Photos

    Volleyball Blog Updates

    Congratulations to all the teams that participated in this year’s State Volleyball Tournament.  Go to the link below to view photos from this year’s event.  Thank you to all for a great volleyball season!

    http://khsaa.zenfolio.com/

     

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    10/22/12 – KHSAA State Volleyball This Weekend

    2012-2013 News Releases

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  OCTOBER 22, 2012

    KHSAA STATE VOLLEYBALL THIS WEEKEND

    For the third consecutive year the KHSAA State Volleyball Tournament will be played in Louisville but the action shifts to a different venue.

    The 2012 edition of the KHSAA State Volleyball Tournament will be contested at the new Cantrell Gymnasium on the campus of Valley High School on Friday and Saturday, Oct. 26-27. The first match between 13th Region champion Corbin and First Region champion Lone Oak begins at 10 a.m. on Friday. A total of eight first-round matches will be played on Friday. Quarterfinal action begins on Saturday morning at 9 a.m., with the semifinals slated for 3 p.m. and 4:30 p.m.

    The championship match will begin at 8 o’clock Saturday night.  Assumption is the two-time defending champion of the event.

    The state bracket with each matchup can be found at http://khsaa.org/httpdocs/volleyball/2012/statebracket.pdf.

    Fans may purchase advance tickets for each session or the […]

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    10/2/12 – State Volleyball Bracket Times Released

    2012-2013 News Releases

    Times have been set for the 2012 KHSAA State Volleyball Tournament to be held at J.C. Cantrell Gymnasium on the campus of Valley High School in Louisville.  Region vs. Region match-ups were conducted online back on Sept. 7.  For the State Tournament Bracket, go to the link below:

    http://khsaa.org/httpdocs/volleyball/2012/statebracket.pdf

     

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    9/19/12-Volleyball 2013 Important Dates

    Volleyball Blog Updates

    With the shift in calendar and moving of the championship a week later, I wanted to be sure that Coaches and Administrators are aware of important dates for volleyball for the 2013-14 school year.  Following are the dates as published in this year’s KHSAA Handbook in the Corresponding Dates Section:

    2013 Playing Season
    First Date of Practice: July 15
    First Contest Date: Aug. 19
    Last Date for Seeded District Contest:  Oct. 16
    District Tournaments: Oct. 21-26
    Region Tournaments: Oct. 28-Nov. 2
    State Tournament: Nov. 8-9

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    9/14/12 – Reminder Volleyball Match Scoring Options

    Volleyball Blog Updates

    It has been reported to the office that there is some level of confusion and/or possible miscommunication among coaches and administrators regarding volleyball match length. For that reason, I think it is worth reiterating a few things about volleyball matches and scoring.

    Though the NFHS playing rules call for volleyball matches to be best 3 of 5 sets to 25 (with the 5th game to 15), which is the format to be used in postseason play, the Board of Control approved provisions that would allow for schools, by mutual agreement, to continue playing 2 of 3 sets to 25 during the regular season.

    In addition, the Board of Control approved MANDATORY warm-up time parameters (shortening previous practices with regard to warm-up) and required formats for non-varsity matches.  All of these changes were designed to constrain the overall match time, particularly if schools played the NFHS 3 of 5 scoring and a triple header was scheduled.

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    09/04/12 – Volleyball, Soccer Draw Show to Air on Friday

    2012-2013 News Releases

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: SEPTEMBER 4, 2012

    Volleyball, Soccer Draw Show to Air on Friday

    Volleyball and soccer postseason tournaments may not begin until October 8 but teams will soon find out the region it will face in the first round of the state tournament should it advance.

    The draws for the 2012 KHSAA State Volleyball and KHSAA Boys’ and Girls’ State Soccer Tournaments will be conducted on Friday, Sept. 7 at 2 p.m. at the KHSAA Office in Lexington. The draw show will air live on www.khsaa.tv.

    Brackets will be posted to the Riherd’s/KHSAA Scoreboard and the KHSAA website at the conclusion of the program.

    The KHSAA State Volleyball Tournament moves to the new gymnasium at Valley High School in Louisville this year. The tournament had been contested at Bellarmine University’s Knights Hall the past two years. The tournament will be played on Friday and Saturday, Oct. 26-27.

    The tournaments for boys’ and girls’ soccer […]

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    8/27/12 – Reminder 3 Team Districts Mandatory Seeding

    Volleyball Blog Updates

    This is a reminder to teams in three team districts the mandatory seeding procedure adopted by the Board of Control.  There is no option to vote to use an alternate plan in a three team district.  This is also addressed in the online Rules Clinic viewed by coaches.  Below is the seeding procedure:

    For district tournaments with three teams, the district tournament shall be seeded in accordance with the following three-team seeding regulations:
    1) Each team in a three-team district is required to play the other two teams in the district         in two contests each year, at mutually agreed sites. These games will produce a uniform means of ranking the teams by seed within these districts.
    2) The team with the highest seed (one seed) receives a bye in the district tournament, and advances to the championship game.
    3) The remaining two teams would play in the ?rst round of the district […]

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    8/17/12 – Reminder Free Online Volleyball Rules Clinic Deadline

    Volleyball Blog Updates

    Coaches and Volleyball Officials are reminded the deadline for the mandatory KHSAA online Volleyball Rules Clinic is midnight (ET) on Wednesday, Aug. 22 (If you have already completed the clinic, you may disregard this notice). 

    After August 22, the clinic will be available through midnight, September 14, but only with the late-payment fine of $100.  From September 15 through October 5, the late fine is $300.  Following Oct. 5 there is no opportunity to take the clinic and officials and coaches that do not complete the exam will not be eligible to officiate/coach during the postseason.

    You must be logged on either through the school login (coaches) or officials login (officials) to receive credit.  If you view the public (no log in required) version of the clinic, you do not receive credit.

    For Coaches:
    Athletic Directors can track your completion of the course by going to the school login page and viewing the link “Maintain School […]

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    08/15/12 – Reminder about Rosters and Stats

    2012-2013 News Releases

    Now that contests have been completed and individual statistics can be entered, there are steps to be taken to open and initialize rosters. This step was clearly detailed in the August 7 blog entry available at http://khsaa.org/87-2012-2013-rosters-available-to-be-opened-and-edited/. Your AD will need to follow these steps prior to the entry of new players or editing of the current roster. All of this has to be done before stats can be entered on a game-by-game basis.

    The first week of volleyball statistics will be published on Thursday, Aug. 23.
    The first week of soccer statistics will be published on Thursday, Aug. 30
    The first week of football statistics will be published on Thursday, Sept. 6

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    07/24/12 – Championship Weekend Created for Fall Sports

    2012-2013 News Releases

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: JULY 24, 2012

    CHAMPIONSHIP WEEKEND CREATED FOR FALL SPORTS
    Beginning in the fall of 2013 the first weekend of November will have a championship feel unlike any other in the Association’s 95-year history. The KHSAA Board of Control approved a measure at its July meeting to create a fall sports weekend of championships as five separate team championships will be decided on the same Saturday.
    The final championship contests for volleyball, boys’ and girls’ cross country, as well as boys’ and girls’ soccer will be awarded on Nov. 9, 2013. The new series of championships will be held in week 18 of the NFHS corresponding date calendar.
    The decision to create a fall weekend of champions received support for several reasons, among them the fact it cuts down on scheduling conflicts for member schools, unlike when the championships are conducted on three separate weekends. Similar events also have been […]

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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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