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04/11/24 – Bass Fishing Regional Instructions Available

Instructions for KHSAA Regional Bass Fishing Tournaments are now posted on the KHSAA website. Manager information is posted on the KHSAA website and can be found here:   https://khsaa.org/bassfishing/2024/regionalmanagers.pdf Participant Release of...
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04/09/2024- KHSAA Partners with Advance NIL for Comprehensive Education Effort

Lexington, KY – Advance NIL (ADVANCE), an industry leader in Name, Image and Likeness (NIL) Education, Life Skills Programming and Athlete Development, has partnered with The Kentucky High School Athletic Association (KHSAA) to provide its...
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04/02/24- Advisory Concerning Outdoor Sports, Monday April 8

We received late this week, some reminders from our partners at the Kentucky Department for Public Health regarding the Solar Eclipse on Monday. Each school and district will have to make its own decision regarding activity, but there are cautions th...
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04/02/2024- KDPH Resource Documents Related to April 8, 2024 Solar Eclipse

Kentucky Department for Public Health 2024 Solar Eclipse Resources ...
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4/2/24 – KHSAA Archery State Championship Registration Now Open

Registration for the 2024 Boys/Coed and Girls State Archery Championships is now open. Registration shall remain open through Tuesday, April 9, 2024.  Use the links below to register for this event: Boys/Coed Division Girls Division For additiona...
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04/02/24 – Baseball Nominations Sought for Midway/KHSAA Student Athlete-of-the-Year Award

The nomination process for the Midway University/KHSAA Student-Athlete-of-the-Year among Baseball participants for 2023-2024 is now open. This award is based on athletic and academic achievement as well as community service and leadership. The link ...
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4/2/24 – Softball Nominations Sought for Midway/KHSAA Student-Athlete-of-the-Year Awards

The nomination process for the Midway University/KHSAA Student-Athlete-of-the-Year among Softball participants for 2023-2024 is now open. This award is based on athletic and academic achievement as well as community service and leadership. The link ...
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4/1/24 – 2023-2024 Title IX Annual Report and Participation List Submission

Schools are now able to access all of the required online forms to submit their 2023-2024 Title IX Annual Reports. The information in this post presents a summary for each school as you work to complete the required Annual Participation Report as wel...
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2023-2024 Archery State Championship Qualifiers By School

The list of individuals and teams that have qualified for the upcoming Operation UNITE Archery State Championship has been compiled and is now listed on the KHSAA website and can be viewed by going to the following links: https://khsaa.org/2024-comp...
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03/26/24 – Tennis Nominations Sought for Midway/KHSAA Student-Athlete of the Year

The nomination process for the Midway University/KHSAA Male and Female Student Athlete-of-the-Year among Tennis participants for 2023-2024 is now open. This award is based on athletic and academic achievement as well as community service and leaders...
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3/19/24 – Bass Fishing Nominations Sought For Midway/KHSAA Student-Athlete of the Year Awards

The nomination process for the Midway University/KHSAA Male and Female Student-Athlete of the Year Award among Bass Fishing participants for 2023-2024 is now open. This award is based on athletic and academic achievement as well as community service...
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03/18/24- KHSAA Seeks Fifth Assistant Commissioner (new position)

Assistant Commissioner – Job description and application process. The Kentucky High School Athletic Association (KHSAA), a private, non-profit entity designated by the Kentucky Board of Education to manage high school sports and sport-activities in ...
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03/11/2024- Expansion Announced of KHSAA Partnership with ArbiterSports To Include School/Coach Data Management

At its regular meeting in February, the Board heard a report from the Commissioner regarding the KHSAA online data system. The Association has long offered a first-in-class system for its Athletic Directors to manage the vast amount of data related t...
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03/21/24 – Recipients Announced for Ninth Annual Louis Stout Memorial Scholarships

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 21, 2024 Kaydon Custard of Harrison County and Katherine Murphy of Barren County have been selected as recipients of the ninth annual Louis Stout Memorial Scholarships for the 2023-2024 academic year. When former KHSAA ...
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03/09/24 – Spring Esports Enrollment Update + Splatoon 3 and NBA 2K 24 Make it to State

New Spring State League Game Offerings We are happy to announce that we had enough participation to move Splatoon 3 (Nintendo Switch) and NBA2K24 (Playstation 4) from our two regional leagues to the KHSAA State League.  This means that these tw...
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03/08/24 – Competitive Cheer & Dance Tryout Window and Spring Allowances Reminders

As a reminder to KHSAA member schools, there is a specific allowance in Bylaw 23 for Competitive Cheer and Dance teams to have a tryout period in the spring. During April, schools are permitted to designate a single two-week tryout period following w...
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03/07/24 – Track & Field Online Rules Clinic Now Available

The 2024 Online Rules Clinic that is required for all head and assistant coaches and licensed officials in the sport of Track & Field is now available. The clinic is required of all officials as well as all coaches, varsity, junior varsity, and f...
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3/7/24 – Bass Fishing Online Rules Clinic Now Available

The mandatory online KHSAA Rules Clinic for the sports activity of Bass Fishing is available beginning February 28 - March 21. Remember, the clinic is required of all coaches at the varsity, junior varsity, and freshmen levels, and whether or not the...
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3/7/24 – Softball Online Rules Clinic Now Available for Coaches & Umpires

The mandatory online KHSAA Rules Clinic for the sport of Softball is now available. The clinic is required of all officials as well as all coaches (varsity, junior varsity, and freshmen) regardless of whether or not the coach receives pay. OFFICIALS...
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03/07/24 – 2024 KHSAA & UTR Sports Tennis Information

The KHSAA will once again be requiring all tennis schools to be activated on UTR Sports, add full rosters, and report scores this 2024 Spring season.  All tennis schools should do the following ASAP: If your team is already activated from last s...
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03/07/24 – Baseball Online Rules Clinic Now Available for Coaches & Umpires

The mandatory online KHSAA Rules Clinic for the sport of Baseball is now available. The clinic is required of all officials as well as all coaches (varsity, junior varsity, and freshmen) regardless of whether or not the coach receives pay. OFFICIALS...
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03/07/24 – Tennis Online Rules Clinic Now Available

The mandatory online KHSAA Rules Clinic for the sport of Tennis is now available. The clinic is required of all coaches (varsity, junior varsity, and freshmen) regardless of whether or not the coach receives pay. COACHES For member schools, the cli...
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02/29/24 – State Indoor Track & Field Final Details

The competition field is set for the 2024 KHSAA Inaugural State Track & Field Championships presented by UK HealthCare! The KHSAA website has been updated to reflect lane assignments, competitor numbers, etc. Each school should review their stude...
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02/25/24 – Inaugural State Indoor Track & Field Meet Qualifiers

The initial release of state qualifiers for the KHSAA Inaugural State Track & Field Indoor Championships is now available. Changes could occur as coaches MUST double-check for accuracy. An email will be sent once all changes are made and performa...
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02/23/24 – Updated Details for State Indoor Track & Field

Prior to the final release of the Top 50 performances, the KHSAA wanted to try to answer questions that coaches have submitted this week as we head into the final day of the regular season.  REMINDERS/UPDATES The State Meet event-by-event schedu...
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02/21/24 – State Swimming & Diving Final Details

The KHSAA State Swimming & Diving Championships presented by UK HealthCare are being held February 22-24 at the Lancaster Aquatics Center, University of Kentucky. Coaches should review the final information that is available for the State Finals ...
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02/17/24 – State Swimming & Diving Psych Sheet and Meet Information Now Available

First and foremost, the KHSAA would like to thank the State First Round host schools, workers & officials for all of their hard work. The results for all sites of the 2024 KHSAA State First Round Swimming Meets, as well as the Psych Sheet for the...
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02/16/24 – Updated Top Performances for Indoor Track & Field

As we head into the final two weekends of competition, we wanted to update coaches on some details for the KHSAA Indoor Track & Field State Championships.  REMINDERS/UPDATES The event-by-event schedule has been posted: https://ly.khsaa.org/d...
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02/15/24 – State First Round Swimming Final Details

The 2024 KHSAA State First Round Swimming Championships presented by UK HealthCare will be held Feb. 17 at various sites across the state. Final details are available for coaches, athletes and fans. The state instructions are available for review on ...
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02/12/24 – Board of Control Election Procedures

BOARD OF CONTROL BALLOT – BOARD OF CONTROL ELECTIONS - INSTRUCTIONS FOR THE BALLOT: Balloting is ONLY done online for these positions. All schools from Basketball Regions 1 to 8, as well as regions 13 to 16 have at least one election in which t...
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2/12/24 – Archery Regional Instructions Available

Instructions/information for KHSAA Regional Archery Tournaments are now posted on the KHSAA website. Manager information is also posted on the KHSAA website and can be found here: https://khsaa.org/archery/2024/archeryregionalmanagers.pdf Regional ...
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02/12/24 – Brackets Now Available for Boys’/Coed Wrestling Championship

Brackets for the boys'/coed championship have been published to KHSAA.org and TrackWrestling. The brackets were developed based on the random draw table, which can be viewed on the KHSAA website. Qualifiers for the boys’/coed wrestling championship ...
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02/11/24 – State Wrestling Championships Update

First and foremost, the KHSAA would like to thank the region tournament hosts, as well as the coaches and officials for their continued contributions this season. Congratulations to those who have qualified for the 2024 KHSAA State Wrestling Champion...
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02/11/24 – State First Round Swimming Psych Sheets & Information Available

All 2024 Regional Swimming & Diving Meets have concluded and results are now posted to the KHSAA website. The KHSAA Swimming State Qualifiers have been determined for the State First Round. State Finals Diving Qualifiers were released earlier thi...
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2/9/24 – Esports Spring Enrollment Update & Additional Information

I want to keep the line of communication open as our enrollment deadline for the Spring Season is now one week from today, Friday, February 16. I hope you all are having fun and taking advantage of preseason play (which continues through next week)....
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02/02/24 – Indoor Track & Field Updates

As plans continue to be finalized for the Inaugural KHSAA Indoor Track & Field State Championships, the KHSAA has received several inquiries from member schools. In an effort to address the expressed concerns for travel, school transportation ava...
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02/02/24 – Nominations for KHSAA Student Advisory Group-NFHS National Student Leadership Summit Being Accepted

The KHSAA is seeking applications to become a member of its Student Advisory Group for 2024-2025. One of the main duties of the group is the planning and execution of its HYPE Student Leadership Conferences. Those chosen are required to attend the NF...
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2/2/24 – KHSAA / PlayVS Spring 24 Esports Dashboard and Other Updates

I hope your preparations are going well for this season. I'd like to use this opportunity to share a few updates since enrollment closes two weeks from today (2/16). PlayVS is FREE: Beginning this Spring 2024 season, PlayVS will no longer charge co...
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01/31/24 – Diving Postseason Reminders

Diving coaches are reminded that in addition to entering athletes through Hytek, each contestant shall submit a description of dives on www.divemeets.com which includes the number, the position, the degree of difficulty, and the order in which dives ...
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1/30/24 – State Bowling Lane Assignments and Roster By School Posted

The roster by school for the 2024 KHSAA State Bowling Tournament is now available for review on the KHSAA website. The roster listing includes unified & adapted participants and can be found through the links below.  Each school should review it...
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01/26/24 – Bowling State Information

State Instructions, a Time Schedule, and other pertinent information for the 2024 KHSAA State Bowling Tournament are now posted on the KHSAA website. You can view the State Championship Instructions, Time Schedule, ticket information, oil patterns, a...
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01/24/24 – Basketball Nominations Sought for Midway/KHSAA Student Athlete-of-the-Year

The nomination process for the Midway University/KHSAA Female Student Athlete-of-the-Year among boys' and girls' basketball participants for 2023-2024 is now open. This award is based on athletic and academic achievement as well as community service...
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1/24/24 Archery Nominations Sought for Midway/KHSAA Student Athlete-of-the-Year Awards

The nomination process for the Midway University/KHSAA Male and Female Student-Athlete of the Year among Archery participants for 2023-2024 is now open. This award is based on athletic and academic achievement as well as community service and leader...
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01/24/24 – Archery Online Rules Clinic Now Available

The mandatory online KHSAA Rules Clinic for the sport-activity of Archery is now available today, January 24.  The clinic is required of all coaches (varsity, junior varsity, and freshman) whether or not the coach receives pay. The clinics are locat...
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01/24/24- Spring Esports Online Rules Clinic for Coaches Now Available

The online KHSAA Rules Clinic for the spring sport activity of Esports is now available.  This clinic is required of all coaches (varsity, junior varsity, and freshman, paid or unpaid). FOR ATHLETIC DIRECTORS I cannot stress this enough: ...
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01/23/24 – Wrestling Postseason Updates

The KHSAA wanted to update member schools about Wrestling postseason dates and sites. As we approach the first postseason for girls' wrestling as a sanctioned sport, it is imperative that member schools continue to be diligent in maintaining accurat...
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01/22/24 – Postseason Diving Entry Requirements Adjusted Due to Weather

The KHSAA competition rules state that for risk minimization reasons, to be eligible to participate in the KHSAA Regional and State Diving meets, a contestant must have competed in at least four (4) diving meets on a team representing a member school...
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01/18/24 – PlayVS Nintendo Switch System Spring ‘24 Promotion

On the heels of the announcement that PlayVS is now 100% free to play for all KHSAA Member High Schools, we want to make certain that you are aware of an exciting promotional offer.   Offer: High schools enrolling in a Nintendo Game ...
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01/16/24 – Indoor Track & Field State Meet Updates

The inaugural KHSAA indoor Track and Field state championships will take place the first weekend in March at the Norton Healthcare Indoor Track Complex in Louisville. It is important that we get you qualifying details while the final logistics and sc...
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01/11/24 – Swimming & Diving Regional Instructions and Additional Postseason Information

The KHSAA wanted to update member schools about the details available for the postseason in the sport of Swimming & Diving.  REGION SWIM & DIVE All information pertaining to the regional events, including regional instructions for partic...
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01/09/24 – Regional Bowling Entries for Unified & Adapted Athletes

The KHSAA will continue to offer Unified (in partnership with Special Olympics Kentucky) and Adapted events to include regional and state bowling competitions. While most unified and/or adapted athletes have been participating throughout the season, ...
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01/09/24 – Regional Bowling Entries

In preparation for the 2024 Regional Bowling tournaments, the KHSAA wanted to remind member schools of the entry process. The bowling head coach or Athletic Director for each participating member school should designate student-athletes to its postse...
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01/09/24 – REMINDER: KHSAA/PlayVS Spring 2024 Esports Interest Survey with Special Offer

Happy New Year!  I hope everyone had a great holiday season.  The fall Championships at the University of Kentucky were super exciting, and I know everyone is looking forward to this upcoming Spring season. As a reminder, starting S...
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01/08/24 – Applications Being Accepted for Louis Stout Memorial Scholarships for 2023-2024

When former Commissioner Louis Stout passed away in 2012, his widow Anna directed that donations on his behalf go to the Louis Stout Memorial Fund for Students. She felt this was a chance for the KHSAA to honor student-athletes who excel in athletics...
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01/05/24 – Bowling Regional Instructions Available

Instructions/information for KHSAA Regional Bowling Tournaments are now posted on the KHSAA website. Manager information is also posted on the KHSAA website and can be found here: https://khsaa.org/bowling/region/2024/bowlingregionalmanagers.pdf Re...
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01/02/24 – Bowling Postseason Updates

The KHSAA wanted to update member schools about Bowling postseason dates and sites as well as initial information about the upcoming Regional Tournaments: REGIONAL BOWLING Regional Bowling will take place from January 15 – January 30. All 8 ...
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01/01/24 – Wrestling Nominations Sought for Midway/KHSAA Student-Athlete of the Year

The nomination process for the Midway University/KHSAA Male and Female Student Athlete-of-the-Year among wrestling participants for 2023-2024 is now open. This award is based on athletic and academic achievement as well as community service and lead...
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12/18/23 – Swimming & Diving Nominations Sought for Midway/KHSAA Student-Athlete-Of the Year

The nomination process for the Midway University/KHSAA Male and Female Student-Athlete of the Year among Swimming & Diving participants for 2023-2024 is now open. This award is based on athletic and academic achievement as well as community serv...
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12/15/23 – List of Items Needed for Annual Required Financial Aid Report

ALL KHSAA member schools are required to complete the annual financial aid report in compliance with Bylaw 11 for the 2022-2023 academic year. To assist Principals and Athletic Directors in preparing for this report, this checklist of information is ...
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12/15/23 – Nominations Sought For Midway/KHSAA Student-Athlete of the Year

The nomination process for the Midway University/KHSAA Male and Female Student-Athlete-of-the-Year among Bowling participants for 2023-2024 is now open. This award is based on athletic and academic achievement as well as community service and leader...
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12/05/23 – State Outdoor Track & Field Postseason Dates & Reminders

As you plan for spring events in 2024, we would like to remind schools about the postseason dates for outdoor Track & Field. Please make sure all parties involved in planning graduation dates, spring activities, etc. are aware of the postseason d...
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12/14/23 – Wrestling Mat Offer & Scholarship Opportunity

Member schools interested in purchasing a new mat for their wrestling program are encouraged to take advantage of the discount offer from EZ Flex detailed below. Information is also included in this message regarding a new scholarship opportunity cre...
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12/5/23 – Esports Winter Championship Update

The schedule for the 2023 KHSAA Winter Esports Championships Presented by UK HealthCare has been released at khsaa.org. The semifinalists and finalists in each sanctioned offering will compete in person on Tuesday, December 12 at the UKFCU Esports Lo...
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12/4/2023 – KHSAA/PlayVS Spring 2024 Esports Interest Survey With Special Offer

With Fall championships already upon us, we are excited to gear up and plan for the upcoming Spring, 2024 season. As a reminder, our official esports partner, PlayVS, will now offer competition on the platform for an unlimited number of teams and pl...
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11/30/23 – State Archery to be Held at Central Bank Center in Lexington

The Board of Control has approved the location for the Archery State Championships at the Central Bank Center Exhibit Halls in Lexington beginning in 2024. The date of this year's state championship for the sports activity of Archery is Tuesday, Apri...
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11/28/23 – UK Healthcare Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine Seeks Nominations for Kentucky Comeback Athlete of the Year Award

For the eighth year, UK Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine, through its partnership with the KHSAA, seeks nominations for the Kentucky Comeback Athlete of the Year, meeting the following criteria: The nominee must have overcome illness or injury th...
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11/21/2023 – KHSAA Winter Esports State Championship Presented by UK HealthCare Field Is Set

The field is set for the 2023 KHSAA Esports Winter Championships Presented by UK HealthCare following the conclusion of the regular season last week.  This week is a break week for teams to allow them to ready themselves for the upcoming State C...
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11/16/23 – KHSAA Inaugural Indoor Track & Field Meet

As previously approved, the inaugural KHSAA indoor Track and Field state championships will take place on March 2-3 at the Norton Healthcare Indoor Track Complex in Louisville. Norton’s facility has 8 lanes for the 60M races and 6 lanes for all other...
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11/16/23 – Swimming Postseason Updates

At its most recent meeting, the KHSAA Board of Control approved changes to the Swimming State Championship format. First and perhaps most importantly, they approved an increase of the total number of qualifiers advancing from the swimming region mee...
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11/15/23 – Girls’ Wrestling Weight Classes and Season Implementation

Today, the Board of Control took action on a recommendation from staff regarding weight classes for girls' wrestling. Our office received considerable feedback following the results of the survey conducted earlier this fall, which was directed to th...
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11/15/2023 – Esports Spring 2024 Enrollment Is Now Open

On the heels of yesterday's exciting announcement that beginning with the Spring, 2024 season PlayVS has removed their competition fees, Spring 2024 Esports enrollment is now open! For detailed enrollment steps, please refer to the link below: http...
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11/13/2023 – Starting Spring 24, PlayVS and KHSAA Announce That Esports Will be Free To Participate

At both PlayVS and the KHSAA, our goal is to continue to make esports even more accessible, equitable, and inclusive. We want as many students as interested to be able to experience the benefits of esports. With this school year being a mandatory Tit...
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11/14/23 – Basketball Roster/Schedule Entry/Prime Date Reminder

This reminder to Athletic Directors and Basketball Coaches to have your rosters and schedules entered through the school login page of the KHSAA website. With regard to girls' schedules, schools are reminded of the KHSAA Prime Date Board Policy that...
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10/17/23- Wrestling Schools Reminded about Needed Information, Girls’ Wrestling; Wrestling Survey Results

ROSTER UPDATE Member schools are reminded that if you are going to compete in Girls' Wrestling in competition against other girls' wrestling teams, it is imperative that the School Control Panel be updated to indicate that you will be doing such. Mu...
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10/16/23 – KHSAA member school students invited to apply for 2024 Kentucky Ag Athletes-of-the-Year

KDA-KHSAA partnership to award six scholarships to Kentucky student-athletes Kentucky student-athletes who are involved in agriculture are invited to apply for one of six scholarships and recognition as a 2024 Kentucky Ag Athlete of the Year. The p...
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10/16/23- REMINDER- KHSAA to Again Conduct Title IX Meetings, See Registration for 2023-2024

The KHSAA will be conducting two Title IX Webinars for 2023-24 via Zoom. Due to the geographic disparity of those schools being audited this year, it is a positive membership service to conduct these remotely this year. The first will be on Tuesd...
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10/12/23 – KHSAA School Subdomain Control Panel/Sports Offerings Update

The KHSAA School Subdomain has been updated for the 2023-2024 school year to include all new and upcoming sanctioned sports and sport-activities.  You will notice this updated "School Control Panel/Sports Offerings" panel once logged into https:...
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10/11/23 – Bowling Online Rules Clinic Now Available

The mandatory online KHSAA Rules Clinic for the sports activity of Bowling is now available. The clinic is required of head and assistant coaches (varsity, junior varsity, and freshmen) regardless of whether or not the coach receives pay. COACHES F...
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10/11/23 – Wrestling Online Rules Clinic Now Available

The mandatory online KHSAA Rules Clinic for the sport of Wrestling is now available. The clinic is required of all officials as well as all coaches (varsity, junior varsity, and freshmen) regardless of whether or not the coach receives pay. OFFICIAL...
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10/03/23 – KHSAA Hires Longtime Official Scott Bottoms as Supervisor of Officials Licensing

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: OCT. 3, 2023 The Kentucky High School Athletic Association introduced the newest addition to its staff on Tuesday with the hiring of Supervisor of Officials Licensing Scott Bottoms. "Scott Bottoms brings an abundance of exper...
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10/02/23- Board of Control Referendum to the Membership – Bylaw 9

Proposed by the KHSAA Board of Control. Ballot Deadline - October 16, 2023. Amend Bylaw 9, Basketball/Football Contestant On Other Teams, Postseason And All-Star Games, to remove restrictions on organized play in basketball during the school year an...
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9/28/23- Wrestling Class Survey Issued for Member Schools

As authorized by the Board of Control through the Commissioner's office, member schools are requested to respond to two surveys regarding wrestling weight classes for girls' competitions. Bylaw 22, Sec. 5 of the KHSAA Bylaws requires the Association ...
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09/27/23 – Clarifications about Participation in Individual Sports

The KHSAA has received several inquiries pertaining to the participation in individual sports against home school students, club teams, students from other non-member schools or unattached/unaffiliated athletes from its member schools. It is the memb...
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09/29/23 – Tee Times Published for State Golf Final Round

Tee Times for the 2023 Leachman Buick•GMC•Cadillac/KHSAA Boys’ and Girls’ Golf State Final Round presented by UK HealthCare have been posted to the KHSAA website (https://khsaa.org/sports-activities-events/fall/golf/) and can be found on the golf pag...
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09/22/23 – Tee Times Published for State Golf First Round

Tee Times for the 2023 Leachman Buick•GMC•Cadillac/KHSAA Boys' and Girls' Golf State First Round presented by UK HealthCare have been posted to the KHSAA website (https://khsaa.org/sports-activities-events/fall/golf/) and can be found on the golf pag...
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9/21/23 – Kentucky Esports – The Status of League of Legends and Other Titles

League of Legends With a registration deadline of tomorrow, September 22, and the fall/winter season set to start next Monday -- I want to share the status of one of our two longest-standing Esports titles in the state of Kentucky. League of Legend...
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9/19/23- Winter Esports Online Rules Clinic for Coaches Now Available

The mandatory online KHSAA Rules Clinic for the winter sport activity of Esports is now available.  I continue to appreciate the support that you've given me thus far this school year after I assumed the lead manager role for Esports in our offi...
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9/18/2023 – Disabling the Hidden Browser on District-Owned Nintendo Switch Consoles

In a continued effort to communicate eSports best practices for games being played on the Nintendo Switch, and continue the discussion with the Kentucky Department of Education regarding what is and is not permissible on the KY K-12 Internet Service,...
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09/12/23 – Volleyball Nominations Sought for Midway/KHSAA Student Athlete-of-the-Year

The nomination process for the Midway University/KHSAA Female Student Athlete-of-the-Year among Volleyball participants for 2023-2024 is now open. This award is based on athletic and academic achievement as well as community service and leadership. ...
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9/12/23 Soccer Nominations Sought for Midway/KHSAA Student-Athlete of the Year

The nomination process for the Midway University/KHSAA Male and Female Student Athlete-of-the-Year among Soccer participants for 2023-2024 is now open. This award is based on athletic and academic achievement as well as community service and leaders...
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9/11/2023 – Esports in Public Schools on the KY K-12 Internet Service – An Update on the Nintendo Switch Titles

The KHSAA has received feedback from a number of member schools regarding games being played on the Nintendo Switch from their campus. KDE understands and is for KY K-12 students being part of all the different types of KHSAA teams and competitio...
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09/06/23 – Field Hockey Nominations Sought for Midway/KHSAA Student-Athlete of the Year

The nomination process for the Midway University/KHSAA Female Student Athlete-of-the-Year among Field Hockey participants for 2023-2024 is now open. This award is based on athletic and academic achievement as well as community service and leadership...
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09/06/23 – Golf Nominations Sought for Midway/KHSAA Student-Athlete of the Year

The nomination process for the Midway University/KHSAA Male and Female Student Athlete-of-the-Year among Golf participants for 2023-2024 is now open. This award is based on athletic and academic achievement as well as community service and leadershi...
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08/28/23 – PlayVS Fall Intro to Esports Webinar Recording Is Now Available

This email is being sent to all KHSAA member high school Athletic Directors and current Esports Coaches Good afternoon, everyone.  I hope your school year and your Esports program are both off to a great start!  I have had quite a fe...
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08/28/23 – Golf Regional Instructions Available and Postseason Reminders

Instructions for participating in the upcoming regional golf championships have been published online at KHSAA.org (https://ly.khsaa.org/mymw). All coaches and competing schools should take the time to review the instructions carefully, even veteran ...
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08/18/23 – 2023 Fall Esports Enrollment Information

Good afternoon, everyone.  I hope your school year is getting off to a great start! Many of you have already done so, but member schools interested in participating in the 2023 Fall Esports season are encouraged to sign up and begin registering...
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08/18/23- Offer EXTENDED for AED Pricing from CPR of Indiana

ORIGINALLY POSTED JUNE 8, 2023 OFFER EXTENDED THROUGH DECEMBER 1, 2023 A few years ago, CPR Institute of Indiana partnered with the NFHS and subsequently with the KHSAA to offer a huge discount on AED purchases to our schools. After months of worki...
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08/17/23 – Additional Reminder for Schools – Bylaw 9 Basketball Organized Play Prior to Practice

We have had several inquiries about multiple events in the fall for boys' and girls' basketball players who have both been enrolled in grade nine and subsequently represented the school at any level, therefore being subject to Bylaw 9. A student is ...
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08/15/23- Roster/Schedule/Score/Photo, Etc. Reminder for Fall Sports

With fall sports back in full swing, this is a reminder to all coaches and athletic administrators concerning your varsity team schedules, scores, statistics and team photos in the team sports of Field Hockey, Football, Soccer and Volleyball, as well...
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08/14/23 – Competitive Cheer Declaration Form Now Open

The declaration form (CC101) for the sport-activity of Competitive Cheer is now open. Each member school shall only submit one form and you must be signed into the KHSAA School Subdomain to submit. The deadline to complete this form is Friday, Septe...
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08/14/23 – Dance Declaration Form Now Open

The declaration form (DA101) for the sport-activity of Dance is now open. Each member school shall only submit one form and you must be signed into the KHSAA School Subdomain to submit.  The deadline to complete this form is Friday, September 29 Thi...
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08/11/23 – KHSAA HYPE Student Leadership Conferences Registration Now Open

For the 23rd year, the KHSAA will host its HYPE Student Leadership Conference.  Mark your calendars to plan to attend one of the two events scheduled for September 7 or September 8 as both will be held at the Central Bank Center in Lexington WHAT IS...
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08/11/23- Reminders about Approved Amendments to Bylaw 9 for 2023-24 (Basketball Organized Play Prior to Practice)

At the September 22, 2022, Annual Meeting of the membership, the delegates approved an amendment to Bylaw 9 of the KHSAA related to the play of basketball players in competition prior to the start of the season. This change is now in effect. The enti...
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08/07/23- Football Online Rules Clinic for Officials Now Available

The mandatory online KHSAA Rules Clinic for the sport of Football is now available. The clinic is required of all officials as well as all coaches (varsity, junior varsity, and freshman) whether or not the coach receives pay. TO TAKE THE CLINIC, LOG...
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8/7/23- Football Online Rules Clinic for Coaches Now Available

The mandatory online KHSAA Rules Clinic for the sport of Football is now available.  We appreciate your patience while clarifications were compiled regarding one of the rule changes for 2023. The clinic is required of all coaches (varsity, junio...
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08/03/23- Important Changes in the KHSAA Online School Subdomain for 2023-24

Good morning. On behalf of the entire staff, it is our hope that many of you as building and athletic administrators are back and ready to go after the dead period and getting into these first few days of practice. Our golf teams have already begun p...
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07/31/23 – Soccer Online Rules Clinic for Coaches & Officials Now Available

The mandatory online KHSAA Rules Clinic for the sport of Soccer is now available today, July 31.  The clinic is required of all officials as well as all coaches (varsity, junior varsity, and freshman) whether or not the coach receives pay. TO TAKE T...
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07/24/23 – Corresponding Calendar Reminders, Updates, References

At its most recent meeting, the Board of Control approved recommended changes to the Spring Corresponding Dates Calendar impacting Tennis, Track and Field, Softball and Baseball. Please understand that this communication will be more lengthy than nor...
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07/11/2023- Fall Sports Tryout Reminders

Good afternoon to all member schools. This message is intended for all member schools based on multiple inquiries received in the last few days. Please share this with all members of your fall sports coaching staff, and the coaches of Competitive Che...
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05/31/23 – Parking Details for State Track & Field, State Softball

The KHSAA has received the final details for parking on the campus of the University of Kentucky at this year's State Track & Field and State Softball Championships. Coaches and teams are reminded to allow extra time, especially in the Lexington ...
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05/30/23 – State Track & Field Lane Assignments, Starting Heights, Final Details!

The field is set for the 2023 Clark’s Pump-n-Shop State Track & Field Championships presented by UK HealthCare! The meets will be held June 1 – June 3 at the University of Kentucky Track & Field Complex. The KHSAA website has been updated to ...
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05/26/23- 2023 Advanced Athletic Administrators Workshop-August 29

This workshop will be held in Lexington at the Lexington Hilton Downtown and will offer a deep dive into current Constitution and Bylaws provisions, use of forms and operational notes. This meeting will be held on August 29, 2023. This meeting will c...
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05/26/23- 2023 Annual Meeting Set for September

This is intended for all KHSAA member school Superintendents, Principals, and Athletic Directors and the links can be forwarded as needed. ANNUAL MEETING The 2023 Annual Meeting of the membership of the KHSAA is to be held on September 14 at the Ce...
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05/26/23 – Class 3A State Track & Field Performance Listing and Roster by School Available

The performance list and the roster by school for all events, including unified/adapted for Class 3A are posted on the website at the links below.  Changes may occur as coaches and officials have an opportunity to double-check both the performance l...
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05/24/23 – Class 2A State Track & Field Performance Listing and Roster by School Available

The performance list and the roster by school for all events, including unified/adapted for Class 2A are posted on the website at the links below.  Changes may occur as coaches and officials have an opportunity to double-check both the performance l...
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05/24/23- 2023-2024 Regional Meetings for Athletic Administrators

The following is the schedule of meetings for this fall as we rotate into places it may have been a year or two since we have been able to host. Aug 16, 2023, Mayfield High School, Mayfield Aug 17, 2023, Hopkins County Central High School, Madisonv...
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05/24/23 – Class 1A State Track & Field Performance Listing and Roster by School Available

The performance list and the roster by school for all events, including unified/adapted for Class 1A are posted on the website at the links below. Class 2A should be released later tonight and Class 3A tomorrow, after all Class 3A regions finish.  C...
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05/22/23- Guidance Related to 2023 SB145, with revisions to 2021 HB563 (KRS156.070)

Introduction This summarizes interpretive guidance for the member schools of the KHSAA related to SB145, passed in the 2023 General Assembly Regular Session. Inquiries should be directed to Commissioner Julian Tackett (jtackett@khsas.org) or Gener...
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05/16/23- Revised GE04 and Optional PPE01 Released

GENERAL After final clearance and review from the KHSAA / KMA Sports Medicine Committee last Thursday, the revised required GE04 and optional PPE01 have been published on the KHSAA website.  There are notable changes on the forms this ye...
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05/15/23- Reminder about Postseason Rosters, Triple Threat and Academic All-State Awards

POSTSEASON ROSTER With the postseason championships underway, this is a reminder that all eligible participants should have been moved to the postseason roster.  While the postseason roster has no impact on your Title IX report or A...
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05/10/23 – Baseball & Softball End of Season/Beginning of Postseason Updates

Staff managing Baseball and Softball have continued to receive inquiries regarding the ending of the regular season and the beginning of the postseason. A variety of situations were shared with the KHSAA Board of Control at today's meeting. After di...
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05/02/23 – State Bass Fishing Region Results and State Registration

For all teams/boats qualifying for the 2023 KHSAA Bass Fishing State Championships, the registration link has been updated to allow teams to register. The registration deadline is Monday, May 8, 2023. Teams/boats can register by clicking on the State...
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05/02/23 – Tennis Regional Instructions Available and Postseason Reminders

REGIONAL INSTRUCTIONS/POSTSEASON UPDATES Region Tournaments are scheduled for May 12-25. A list of host/region managers can be found through the links below: Boys’ Tennis Managers Girls’ Tennis Managers The region tournament instr...
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04/29/2023 – Bass Fishing State Instructions Available

State Championship Instructions and other pertinent information for the 2023 KHSAA State Bass Fishing Tournament are now posted on the KHSAA website. You can view the State Championship Time Schedule, instructions, and other information by clicking o...
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04/27/23 – Track & Field Regional Instructions Available and Postseason Reminders

REGIONAL INSTRUCTIONS/POSTSEASON UPDATES Region Meets: May 12 – May 25 All 21 region dates and sites are set: REGIONAL MANAGERS The region meet instructions are available for review. Coaches should review prior to entering the regional meet. ...
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Swimming State Schedule Format Survey Questionnaire Distributed to Athletic Directors and Principals

Throughout this year and at meetings held throughout the state, staff has reviewed the logistical issues surrounding the State Swim Meet. Simply put, despite years of adjusting time schedules, there is not a facility in the Commonwealth that can ...
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Important Follow-up Survey – Triennial Survey – Boys/Coed Volleyball, Lacrosse, Team Tennis

Throughout this year, the members of the Board of Control and staff have discussed the Triennial Survey that was completed by the membership at the end of last school year as we have charted the course for the next few years. We have reviewed those f...
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04/17/23 – Suncoast Model SBFPB-10 Bat placed on Non-Approved Bat List

The KHSAA has received official notification from the NFHS announcing that USA Softball, the national governing body utilized by NFHS Softball to certify bats, has placed the Suncoast Model SBFPB-10 bat on the Non-Approved Bat List with Certification...
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04/14/23 – Softball Mid-Season Updates & Interpretations

The KHSAA wanted to update member schools on different topics and questions that have been submitted to the office thus far this softball season.  FACE PROTECTION Since 2018, Kentucky has required the use of face protection for pitchers, first base...
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4/14/23- Basketball Shot Clock Surveys

Two seasons ago, the NFHS gave states discretion in the adoption of the shot clock for competition in Kentucky. For the 2022-23 season, the KHSAA did a survey of its Designated Representatives about the shot clock and there was not a majority desirin...
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04/13/23 – Bass Fishing Regional Instructions Available

Instructions for KHSAA Regional Bass Fishing Tournaments are now posted on the KHSAA website. Manager information is posted on the KHSAA website and can be found here:   https://khsaa.org/bassfishing/2023/regionalmanagers.pdf The KHSAA will also be...
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04/10/23- Reminder about Academic All-State and Triple Threat Awards

REMINDER ABOUT PARTICIPATION AND TITLE IX REPORTS Last week, each member school was sent a notice from Assistant Commissioner Darren Bilberry about the opening of the data entry for the Title IX and Participation Report processes. These annual repor...
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4/6/23 – 2022-2023 Title IX Annual Report and Participation List Submission

Schools are now able to access all of the required online forms to submit their 2022-2023 Title IX Annual Reports. The information in this post presents a summary for each school as you work to complete the required Annual Participation Report as wel...
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04/04/23 – KHSAA State Archery Championships Registration Now Open

Registration for the 2023 Boys/Coed and Girls State Archery Championships is now open. Registration shall remain open through Wednesday, April 12, 2023.  Use the links below to register for this event: Boys/Coed Division Girls Division The top tw...
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03/22/23- Off Season Football Activity and Practice Reminders

Based on a series of inquiries in the last day or so, a couple of reminders are necessary for our football schools in an effort to prevent inadvertent violations of the bylaws surrounding football practice and off-season activity. NONE OF THESE PROVI...
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02/27/23 – Recipients Announced for Eighth Annual Louis Stout Memorial Scholarships

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: FEB. 27, 2023 Cody Ell of South Warren and Laura Neal of Powell County have been selected as recipients of the eighth annual Louis Stout Memorial Scholarships for the 2022-2023 academic year. When former KHSAA Commissioner Lo...
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02/24/23 – Softball Online Rules Clinic Now Available

The 2023 Online Rules Clinic that is required for all head and assistant coaches and licensed officials in the sport of Softball is now available. The clinic is required for ALL coaches at each school, head or assistant, paid or unpaid. As a reminde...
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02/22/23 – Track & Field Online Rules Clinic Now Available

The 2023 Online Rules Clinic that is required for all head and assistant coaches and licensed officials in the sport of Track & Field is now available. The clinic is required for ALL coaches at each school, head or assistant, paid or unpaid. As ...
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02/13/23 – Board of Control Election Procedures

BOARD OF CONTROL BALLOT – BOARD OF CONTROL ELECTIONS - INSTRUCTIONS FOR THE BALLOT: Balloting is ONLY done online for these positions. All schools from Basketball Regions 3 and 4, as well as regions 9 to 16 have at least one election in which t...
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03/2/23 – Nominations for KHSAA Student Advisory Group-NFHS National Student Leadership Summit Being Accepted

The KHSAA is seeking applications to become a member of its Student Advisory Group (2023-24). One of the main duties of the group is the planning and execution of its HYPE Student Leadership Conferences. Those chosen are required to attend the NFHS N...
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02/07/23 – Board Finalizes Golf State First Round Sites for 2023

As was released following the KHSAA Board of Control meeting in January, the Board finalized the third of three State First Round Golf Sites for 2023.  Winchester Country Club, which was Site #3 host in 2022, will again be State First Round Site...
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02/05/23 – Swimming & Diving State Meet Psych Sheet & Information Now Available

First and foremost, the KHSAA wants to thank the regional host schools & officials for all of their hard work and success of the regionals this past week. The results for the 2023 KHSAA Regional Swimming & Diving Meets, as well as the Psych S...
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02/01/23 – Wrestling Postseason Updates

The KHSAA wanted to update member schools about Wrestling postseason dates and sites. REGION WRESTLING: Region Wrestling Tournaments can be held Feb. 10-11. The following reflects hosts/sites for the upcoming events: Region Host Scho...
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01/31/23 – Region Diving Update

Due to today's weather, the regional diving events schedules have been adjusted. After confirming with competing schools, Region 7 (boys and girls), Region 2 (girls), and Region 4 (boys) will still compete tonight, January 31, at the University of Lo...
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01/23/23 – Spring Sports Postseason Dates

As you plan for spring events in 2023, we would like to remind schools about the postseason dates for spring sports. Please make sure all parties involved in planning graduation dates, spring activities, etc. are aware of the postseason dates which s...
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01/18/23 – Spring Esports Online Rules Clinic Now Available

The mandatory online KHSAA Rules Clinic for the sport-activity of Esports is available through the KHSAA School Log-in Page. The clinic is required of all coaches (varsity, junior varsity, and freshmen), regardless of whether or not the coach receive...
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1/11/23 – First Phase (T-35 Report) Open For Title IX Reporting Entry FOR 2022-2023

The initial phase of entry for the 2022-2023 Title IX Reports, the ability to enter the financial information from 2021-2022 to be entered on the 2022-2023 form T-35, is available and online at schools.khsaa.org.  T35 EMPHASIS POINTS There has been...
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01/04/22 – Basketball Nominations Sought for Midway/KHSAA Boy/Girl Student Athlete-of-the-Year Award

The nomination process for the Midway University/KHSAA Student Athlete-of-the-Year among boys' and girls' basketball participants for 2022-2023 is now open.  This award is based on athletic and academic achievement as well as community service and l...
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12/27/22 – Wrestling Nominations Sought For Male And Female Midway/KHSAA Student-Athlete Of The Year

The nomination process for the Midway University/KHSAA Male and Female Student Athlete-of-the-Year among wrestling participants for 2022-2023 is now open. This award is based on athletic and academic achievement as well as community service and lead...
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12/18/22 – Applications Being Accepted for Louis Stout Memorial Scholarships for 2022-2023

When former Commissioner Louis Stout passed away in 2012, his widow Anna directed that donations on his behalf go to the Louis Stout Memorial Fund for Students. She felt this was a chance for the KHSAA to honor student-athletes who excel in athletics...
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11/29/22 – Esports Winter Championship Update & Spring Calendar

Teams participating in esports should mark their calendar for Friday, Dec. 16th, as the semifinals and finals in each state-sanctioned offering will be contested that day at the UKFCU Esports Lounge at The Cornerstone on UK's campus. A detailed time...
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11/14/22- Information to Order Football Finals Tickets

It is again time for us to turn on orders for the 2022 UK HealthCare Sports Medicine State Football Finals. Here are some notes about this year’s finals and ticket sales: The games will again be played at Kroger Field at the University of Kentuc...
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11/15/22 – UK Healthcare Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine Seeks Nominations for Kentucky Comeback Athlete of the Year Award

For the seventh year, UK Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine, through its partnership with the KHSAA, seeks nominations for the Kentucky Comeback Athlete of the Year, meeting the following criteria: The nominee must have overcome illness or injury t...
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10/18/22- Enough is Enough: Bad Behavior by Coaches, Parents and Fans Must Stop

Enough is Enough: Bad Behavior by Coaches, Parents and Fans Must Stop By Dr. Karissa Niehoff, Chief Executive Officer of the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS), and Julian Tackett, Commissioner of the Kentucky High School A...
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10/17/22- KHSAA member school students encouraged to apply for 2023 Kentucky Ag Athletes of the Year

KDA-KHSAA partnership to award six scholarships to Kentucky student-athletes Kentucky student-athletes who are involved in agriculture are invited to apply for one of six scholarships and recognition as a 2023 Kentucky Ag Athlete of the Year. The p...
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10/11/22 – Fall Draw Show to Air Wednesday on KHSAA.tv

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: OCT. 11, 2022 On Wednesday, Oct. 12, the pairings for the 2022 KHSAA Field Hockey, Soccer and Volleyball State Tournaments Presented by UK HealthCare will be revealed during the annual Fall Championship Draw Show at 2 p.m. E...
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10/05/22 – Wrestling Online Rules Clinic Now Available

The mandatory Online KHSAA Rules Clinic for the sport of Wrestling is now available. The clinic is required of all officials as well as all coaches (varsity, junior varsity and freshmen), regardless of whether or not the coach receives pay. For memb...
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10/05/22 – Esports Online Rules Clinic Now Available

The mandatory online KHSAA Rules Clinic for the sport-activity of Esports is available through the KHSAA School Log-in Page. The clinic is required of all coaches (varsity, junior varsity, and freshman), regardless of whether or not the coach receive...
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2022 Title IX Workshops

As discussed during the Regional Meetings, the KHSAA will be conducting two Title IX Workshops during the month of October for 2022-23. All member schools are encouraged to attend to gain valuable information in regard to opportunities and benefits, ...
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09/21/22 – Dance Rules Clinic Now Open

The mandatory online KHSAA Rules Clinic for the sport-activity of Dance is available beginning today, September 21. The clinic is required of all coaches (varsity, junior varsity, and freshman) and whether or not the coach receives pay. Below is add...
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09/19/22 – Competitive Cheer Nominations Sought for Midway/KHSAA Student Athlete-of-the-Year Award

The nomination process for the Midway University/KHSAA Student-Athlete of the Year among Competitive Cheer participants for 2022-2023 is now open. This award is based on athletic and academic achievement as well as community service and leadership. ...
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09/06/22 – Dance Declaration Form Now Open

The declaration form (DA101) for the sport-activity of Dance is now open. Each member school shall only submit one form and you must be signed into the KHSAA School Subdomain to submit.  The deadline to complete this form is Saturday, October 1. Thi...
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09/06/22 – Competitive Cheer Declaration Form Now Open

The declaration form (CC101) for the sport-activity of Competitive Cheer is now open. Each member school shall only submit one form and you must be signed into the KHSAA School Subdomain to submit. The deadline to complete this form is Saturday, Oct...
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08/19/22 – HYPE Student Leadership Conferences Registration Now Open

Mark your calendars to plan to attend one of the two KHSAA HYPE Student Leadership Conferences scheduled for September 15 (Bowling Green) and September 16 (Lexington). WHAT IS HYPE? HYPE is a one-day student leadership conference where students wil...
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08/15/22- 2022 KHSAA Annual Meeting Reminder

This is intended for all KHSAA member school Superintendents, Principals, and Athletic Directors and the links can be forwarded as needed. ANNUAL MEETING This reminder that the 2022 Annual Meeting of the membership of the KHSAA is to be held on Sep...
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2022 Advanced Athletic Administrators Workshop

This workshop will be held in Lexington at our offices and will offer a deep dive into current Constitution and Bylaws provisions, use of forms and operational notes. This meeting will be held on September 21. This meeting will count for six hours ...
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07/29/22 – 2022 Fall Esports Enrollment Information

Member schools interested in participating in the 2022 Fall esports season are encouraged to sign up at playvs.com and begin registering for the upcoming season. The registration deadline for the fall season is September 16. Available titles for the ...
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07/29/22 – Dance Postseason Update & Semi-State Hosts Sought

The KHSAA office is accepting applications to host the semi-state rounds of the Dance postseason. Two hosts are needed for the semi-state round and regions can alternate host sites (Region 1 one year and Region 2 site the next) or choose to have a pe...
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07/29/22 – Competitive Cheer Postseason Update & Regional Hosts Sought

The KHSAA office is accepting applications to host the regionals of the Competitive Cheer postseason. Four hosts are needed, and regions can alternate host sites (Region 1 one year and Region 2 site the next) or choose a permanent location based upon...
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07/10/22- Rosters Open for Entry for 2022-23

Good morning. On behalf of the entire staff, it is our hope that many of you as building and athletic administrators are back and ready to go after taking advantage of the only two "down" weeks of the athletics year with the dead period! This year, ...
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07/13/22- 2022-2023 Regional Meetings for Athletic Administrators

This reminder is for all member school Superintendents, Principals and Athletic Directors within the KHSAA.  The following is the schedule of meetings for this fall as we rotate into places it may have been a year or two since we have been able...
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06/23/22 – Board of Control Approves Agreed Order Involving Bowling Green High School

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: JUNE 23, 2022 Compiler's Note: The agreed order was amended at the June 23 Board of Control  meeting and required approval and signatures following; The final document is located on the KHSAA website at https://khsaa.org/...
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06/10/22- Additional Revisions Announced in COVID Return to Play Protocol

Additional changes in guidance from the CDC as well as the conclusion of the 2021-22 competitive year have resulted in additional review by the Association and its sports medicine advisors. The KHSAA KMA Sports Medicine Committee met in late May to c...
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06/13/22- Guidance Related to 2021 HB563 (KRS156.070)

THIS GUIDANCE DOCUMENT NOW SUNSET  AND SUPERSEDED BY 2023 SB145 EFFECTIVE JUNE 29, 2023 Background The Kentucky General Assembly passed House Bill 563 (HB 563) during the 2021 Regular Session, and it became law on June 29, 2021, with full impl...
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06/11/22- Kopser, Gloyd Named 2021-22 Midway/KHSAA Student-Athletes of the Year

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: JUNE 11, 2022 The 2021-22 Midway University/KHSAA Student-Athlete of the Year awards program culminated this week on the campus of Midway University, as Renae Kopser (Ryle) and Ben Gloyd (Mayfield) were recognized as the overa...
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05/31/22 – State Track & Field Lane Assignments, Starting Heights, & Final Details

The field is set for the 2022 Clark's Pump-n-Shop State Track & Field Championships presented by UK HealthCare! The meets will be held June 2 – June 4 at the University of Kentucky Track & Field Complex. The KHSAA website has been updated to ...
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05/19/22 – State Track & Field Instructions Available

State Championship Instructions and other pertinent information for the 2022 Clark's Pump-N-Shop State Track & Field Championships presented by UK HealthCare have been posted on the KHSAA website. The Championships will take place on June 2-4 at ...
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05/18/22 – Title IX Webinar

As was previously announced at the Athletic Director's Conference, the KHSAA will be conducting a brief Title IX Webinar on Wednesday, May 25, 2022, at 10:00 a.m. EST.  As a result of Covid 19, on-site visits in the Title IX Education Program have b...
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05/11/22 – Board Approves Golf State First Round Sites

The KHSAA Board of Control approved site rotations for 2022 and future years for hosts of the First Round of the Leachman Buick-GMC-Cadillac Girls' and Boys' State Golf Tournaments. 2022 State Site#1-Owensboro Country Club (Owensboro) State Site #...
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05/10/22 – Baseball & Softball Season Clarification and Reminders

This communication is published to assist Athletic Directors, Baseball/Softball Coaches, and others in the member schools with regard to the end-of-season questions office staff has been receiving as we are approaching the end of the regular season d...
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05/03/22- Hair Adornment Use Clarified; Shot Clock Guidelines Adjusted in Basketball Rules

INDIANAPOLIS, IN (May 3, 2022) — The allowance of hair adornments made of hard material has been clarified in high school basketball. Adornments made of hard material are permitted provided they are securely fastened close to the head and do not pres...
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05/02/22 – State Bass Fishing Registration, Ticketing, and Region Results

For all teams/boats qualifying for the 2022 KHSAA Bass Fishing State Championship, the registration link has been updated to allow teams to register. The registration deadline is Monday, May 9, 2022. Teams/boats can register by clicking on the follow...
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04/29/2022 – Bass Fishing State Instructions Available

State Championship Instructions and other pertinent information for the 2022 KHSAA State Bass Fishing Tournament are now posted on the KHSAA website. You can view the State Championship Time Schedule, instructions, and other information by clicking o...
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04/26/22 – Spalding Softball for Postseason

In collaboration with Spalding, and for 2022 ONLY, the requirement of the use of a Dudley softball is suspended due to continued issues in the supply chain of getting balls delivered in time for spring championships. Participating teams shall use any...
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04/29/22- Eased Restrictions on Facial Hair Among 2022-23 High School Wrestling Rules Changes

INDIANAPOLIS, IN (April 29, 2022) — High school wrestlers may now have facial hair on the entire face and chin, provided a skin check can still be conducted. Previously, wrestlers were required to be clean shaven with the exception of sideburns and a...
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04/20/22- Reminder about Academic All-State and Triple Threat Awards

As we begin to close out the 2021-2022 school year, I wanted to be sure and remind you of two award options for your students that are in their final phases. ACADEMIC ALL-STATE PROGRAM Again this year, the process for the presentation of the Academ...
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04/18/22- KHSAA Triennial Sports Offering Survey-2021-2022

DUE BY FRIDAY, MAY 6, 2022. You will receive weekly reminders about submission. Every three years, per adopted policy (and state regulation), the KHSAA surveys the membership as to the desire to expand sports offerings. In this manner, the staff and...
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04/18/22 – Pool Markings Focal Point of 2022-23 High School Swimming and Diving Rules Changes

INDIANAPOLIS, IN (April 18, 2022) — A collection of new markings for pool facilities constructed or renovated after January 1, 2023, stands out among the high school swimming and diving rules changes approved for the 2022-23 school year. The marking...
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04/15/22- NCAA Issues Additional COVID Eligibility Guidance for 2023-24

The NCAA today issued the following guidance document to the state associations to reflect changes, updates and allowances for students who will initially enroll in NCAA institutions in the fall of 2023. Please carefully review this material and cont...
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04/13/22 – Bass Fishing Regional Instructions Available

Instructions for KHSAA Regional Bass Fishing Tournaments are now posted on the KHSAA website. Manager information is posted on the KHSAA website and can be found here:   https://khsaa.org/bassfishing/2022/regionalmanagers.pdf Registration Informati...
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04/08/22- Information Relative to Bylaw 7 and CSIET

From the Desk of Chris Page, Executive Director, CSIET The past few years have challenged us to think about how we educate our students in new and different ways. As you look to the 2022-2023 school year, we hope you will continue your important par...
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04/06/22 – Esports Spring Championship Update

In an effort to extend the in-person championship experience to more student-athletes, the KHSAA is finalizing plans with PlayVS and the University of Kentucky to conduct the semifinals and finals on Saturday, April 30th at the UKFCU Esports Lounge a...
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04/05/22 – KHSAA State Archery Championships Registration Now Open

The 2022 KHSAA State Archery Tournament has been added to the NASP site, with links provided below for reference. The event is scheduled for April 19 at Ephram White Gymnasium in Bowling Green, Ky. Coaches must access the created events and register...
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03/28/22 – 2021-2022 Title IX Annual Report and Participation List Submission

Schools are now able to access all of the required online forms to submit their 2021-2022 Title IX Annual Reports. The information in this post presents a summary for each school as you work to complete the required Annual Participation Report as wel...
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03/24/22 – Esports Nominations Sought for Midway/KHSAA Student-Athlete of the Year

The nomination process for the Midway University/KHSAA Male and Female Student-Athlete of the Year Award among esports participants for 2021-2022 is now open. This award is based on athletic and academic achievement as well as community service and ...
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03/21/22 – Nominations for KHSAA Student Advisory Group/NFHS National Student Leadership Summit Now Being Accepted

The KHSAA is seeking applications to become a member of its Student Advisory Group. One of the main duties of the group is the planning and execution of its HYPE Student Leadership Conferences. Those chosen attend the NFHS National Student Leadership...
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03/07/22 – Recipients Announced for Seventh Annual Louis Stout Memorial Scholarships

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 7, 2022 Ella Abney of Frankfort High School and Butler's James Howell have been selected as the recipients of the seventh annual Louis Stout Memorial Scholarships for the 2021-2022 academic year. When former KHSAA Commi...
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02/20/22 – State Wrestling Final Round Update

First and foremost, the KHSAA would like to thank Union County and Great Crossing for hosting the First Round events yesterday, as well as the coaches and officials for their continued contributions this season. The 2022 KHSAA State Wrestling Tournam...
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02/18/22- Football First 2 Rounds of Playoffs, Glove Reminder, Rules Changes

At its regular meeting this week, the Board of Control approved a recommended change in first and second-round playoff bracketing. This change will revise the originally planned start date for adjacent district pairings in those rounds from 2023 to...
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02/17/22- Revised Intentional Grounding, Chop Block Rules Headline 2022 High School Football Rules Changes

INDIANAPOLIS, IN (February 17, 2022) – A new rules exception that allows a passer to intentionally throw an incomplete forward pass for the purpose of conserving yardage, and the redefining of the term “chop block” – both of which are intended to min...
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02/17/22 – Board of Control approves football bracketing adjustments, new President-elect; Reviews potential amendments to Bylaws

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: FEB. 17, 2022 The KHSAA Board of Control conducted its fifth regularly scheduled meeting of the 2021-22 academic year this week at the KHSAA Office, approving adjustments to football bracketing and selecting its 2022-23 Presid...
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02/15/22 – Board of Control Election Procedures

BOARD OF CONTROL BALLOT – BOARD OF CONTROL ELECTIONS - INSTRUCTIONS FOR THE BALLOT: Balloting is ONLY done online for these positions. All schools from Basketball Regions 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8 have at least one election in which to ballot. ...
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02/13/22 – KHSAA State Wrestling First Round Update

First and foremost, the KHSAA would like to thank the regional host schools and officials for all of their hard work and success at the regionals this past weekend. The results for the 2022 KHSAA Regional Wrestling Championships are available on the ...
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02/12/22- Hair Adornment Adjustments, Addition of Team Time-Out Highlight 2022 High School Field Hockey Rules Changes

INDIANAPOLIS, IN (February 11, 2022) — High school field hockey players may now wear adornments in the hair that do not present a risk to themselves, teammates or opponents beginning with the 2022 season. Previously, hair adornments were limited to t...
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02/04/22 – Region Swim Events Update

Due to weather conditions, multiple regions are reporting that it is unlikely they will be able to hold competitions on Saturday. As we said in our call with managers yesterday, it was important to make a determination about the next steps after seei...
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02/03/22 – Region Swim Events Scheduled for 02/04 Postponed

Swimming Regional Managers continue to make changes as they evaluate local conditions and space availability for rescheduling. As changes are made throughout the state, the KHSAA swimming website will be updated. Any changes that regional managers ha...
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02/02/22 – Region Swim & Dive Events Scheduled for 02/03 Postponed

Due to the governor's State of Emergency and out of an abundance of concern for our member schools and student-athletes traveling to KHSAA regional events, the swimming & diving events planned for February 3rd have been postponed across the state...
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02/02/22 – Bowling State Instructions & Oil Patterns Available

State Championship Instructions and other pertinent information for the 2022 KHSAA State Bowling Tournament are now posted on the KHSAA website. You can view the State Championship Time Schedule, instructions, and ticket information by clicking on th...
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01/26/22 – Archery Online Rules Clinic Now Available

The mandatory Online KHSAA Rules Clinic for the sport-activity of Archery is now available. The clinic is required of all coaches (varsity, junior varsity and freshmen), regardless of whether or not the coach receives pay. For member schools, the cl...
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01/26/22 – Archery Nominations Sought for Midway/KHSAA Student-Athlete of the Year

The nomination process for the Midway University/KHSAA Male and Female Student Athlete-of-the-Year among archery participants for 2021-2022 is now open. This award is based on athletic and academic achievement as well as community service and leader...
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01/25/22 – Postseason Track & Field Dates

As you plan for spring events in 2022, we would like to remind schools about the Track & Field postseason dates. Please make sure all parties involved in planning graduation dates, spring activities, etc. are aware of the postseason dates which s...
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01/25/22 – Softball Season Clarifications

The KHSAA has received several inquiries and questions surrounding the recent Board of Control action for Softball. The action taken requires no changes or allowances in dates with the postseason. This action gives softball coaches the same flexibili...
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01/21/22 – Revision to Start of FP Softball Season Coincides with Baseball Change (Revised 01/25/22)

The KHSAA Board of Control conducted its fourth regularly scheduled meeting of the 2021-22 academic year on Wednesday at the KHSAA Office and made some modifications to the playing and postseason schedule for baseball. This change on dates for regula...
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01/21/22 – Board Adopts Mandatory use of UTR (Universal Tennis Rating) for Tennis

The KHSAA Board of Control conducted its fourth regularly scheduled meeting of the 2021-22 academic year on Wednesday at the KHSAA Office and adopted the required use of UTR (Universal Tennis Rating) for Tennis beginning with the 2022 season. What i...
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01/21/22- Jenny Elder, Connor Link join KHSAA Executive Staff

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: JAN. 21, 2022 The Kentucky High School Athletic Association introduced two additions to its Executive Staff this week with the hiring of Event Services and Social Media Director Jenny Elder and Media Relations and Publications...
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01/21/22- Board Adopts Change to Baseball Season for 2022

The KHSAA Board of Control conducted its fourth regularly scheduled meeting of the 2021-22 academic year on Wednesday at the KHSAA Office and made some modifications to the playing and postseason schedule for Baseball. The Board previously approved ...
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01/21/22 – Board of Control Sets State First Round Sites; Regional Postseason Instructions Available

The Board of Control conducted its fourth regularly scheduled meeting of the 2021-22 academic year on Wednesday at the KHSAA Office, approving staff recommendations for the State Wrestling First Round sites. For the upcoming 2022 postseason, Regions ...
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01/20/22- Revisions Announced in COVID Return to Play Protocol

As a result of multiple recent changes and interpretations by the CDC, the KHSAA KMA Sports Medicine Committee met on September 18 to consider revisions to the return to play protocol. Please keep in mind that only the six-day gradual return to play ...
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01/19/22- Board of Control approves expansion of State Qualifiers and Teams, Realignment of Basketball Region 4, Declines to adopt Basketball Shot Clock and Expands Baseball and Softball Seasons

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: JAN. 19, 2022 The KHSAA Board of Control conducted its fourth regularly scheduled meeting of the 2021-22 academic year on Wednesday at the KHSAA Office, approving changes to the golf playoff format, effective fall 2022. The ch...
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01/14/22 – Regional Bowling Entries for Unified & Adapted Athletes

The KHSAA will continue to offer Unified (in partnership with Special Olympics Kentucky) and Adapted events to include regional and state bowling competitions. While most unified and/or adapted athletes have been participating throughout the season, ...
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01/14/22 – Regional Bowling Entries

In preparation for the 2022 Regional Bowling tournaments, the KHSAA wanted to remind member schools of the entry process. The bowling head coach or Athletic Director for each participating member school should designate student-athletes to its postse...
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01/13/22 – Bowling Regional Instructions Available

Instructions for KHSAA Regional Bowling Tournaments are now posted on the KHSAA website. Manager information is posted on the KHSAA website and can be found here: https://khsaa.org/bowling/region/2022/bowlingregionalmanagers.pdf Oil patterns for th...
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01/12/22 – Applications Being Accepted for Louis Stout Memorial Scholarships for 2021-2022

When former Commissioner Louis Stout passed away in 2012, his widow Anna directed that donations on his behalf go to the Louis Stout Memorial Fund for Students. She felt this was a chance for the KHSAA to honor student-athletes who excel in athletics...
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01/06/22- KHSAA member school students encouraged to apply for 2022 Kentucky Ag Athletes of the Year

KDA-KHSAA partnership to award six scholarships to Kentucky student-athletes Kentucky student-athletes who are involved in agriculture are invited to apply for one of six scholarships and recognition as a 2022 Kentucky Ag Athlete of the Year. The p...
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01/05/22 – Bowling Postseason Updates

The KHSAA wanted to update member schools about Bowling postseason dates and sites. REGIONAL BOWLING Regional bowling will take place from January 22 - February 3. All 8 regional bowling sites have been finalized and are listed below for refer...
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01/05/22 – Swimming & Diving Postseason Updates

The KHSAA wanted to update member schools about Swimming & Diving postseason dates and sites. FOR DIVING COMPETITION: Regional Diving will take place on February 2-3 with Regions 1-6 competing on February 2nd and Regions 7-9 competing on Feb...
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01/04/22 – Wrestling Postseason Update, Semi-State Hosts Sought

With the wrestling season in full swing, the Association is looking to solidify postseason plans. With that in mind, our office is accepting applications to host the semi-state rounds of the wrestling postseason. Two hosts are needed for the semi-sta...
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01/04/22 – Tentative Host Sites for Region Swimming & Diving

As of 1/14/22, the following schools are tentative sites for the 2022 Swimming and Diving Regionals. These sites are tentative and subject to change:  Swimming Host School/Site Dates and Times Region 1 Hopkinsville/Hopkin...
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12/28/21 – Wrestling Nominations Sought for Male and Female Midway/KHSAA Student-Athlete of the Year

The nomination process for the Midway University/KHSAA Male and Female Student Athlete-of-the-Year among wrestling participants for 2021-2022 is now open. This award is based on athletic and academic achievement as well as community service and lead...
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12/21/21 – Basketball Schedule Maintenance Updates

As of this morning, access and permissions have been restored for team schedules so that Athletic Directors and Coaches can modify, add and remove games at any time. Any removed game by either Athletic DIrectors or Coaches must include the reason for...
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12/08/21 – UK Healthcare Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine Seeks Nominations for Kentucky Comeback Athlete of the Year Award

For the sixth year, UK Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine, through its partnership with the KHSAA, seeks nominations for the Kentucky Comeback Athlete of the Year, meeting the following criteria: The nominee must have overcome illness or injury tha...
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12/10/22 – List of Items for Annual Required Financial Aid Report

It is now time for ALL KHSAA member schools to complete the required annual financial aid report in compliance with Bylaw 11 for the 2021-2022 academic year. In an effort to assist Principals and Athletic Directors in preparing for this report, this ...
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10/27/21- Immediate Vacancy Announcement for the Position of Communications Director

THE POSITION IS OPEN IMMEDIATELY AND WILL REMAIN OPEN UNTIL FILLED, AND WILL NOT BE FILLED BEFORE NOVEMBER 14, 2021 The Kentucky High School Athletic Association is accepting applications for the position of Communications Director QUALIFICATIONS (...
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10/15/21 – Esports in Public Schools on the KY K-12 Internet Service

The KHSAA has received feedback from a number of member schools regarding connection issues they are encountering when trying to play games on the Nintendo Switch from their campus. The following information is being provided from discussion with the...
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10/11/21 – Fall Draw Show Airing Wednesday on KHSAA.tv

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 11, 2021 On Wednesday, Oct. 13 the pairings for the 2021 KHSAA Field Hockey, Boys’ and Girls’ Soccer and Volleyball State Tournaments will be revealed during the annual Fall Championship Draw Show at 10 a.m. ET. The ...
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10/08/21- Changes in COVID-19 RTA/RTP Implemented Per SMAC Guidance

As they have done since the start of the pandemic, the Sports Medicine Advisory Committee (SMAC) composed of Kentucky Medical Association (KMA) member doctors has held multiple special meetings to continually review the Return to Play Guidance and Re...
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10/07/21 – Wrestling Online Rules Clinic Now Available

The mandatory Online KHSAA Rules Clinic for the sport of Wrestling is now available. The clinic is required of all officials as well as all coaches (varsity, junior varsity and freshmen), regardless of whether or not the coach receives pay. For memb...
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10/04/21-Vacancy Announcement for Entry-Level Event Staff Position(s) (Regular, Full-time)

Kentucky High School Athletic Association. Vacancy Announcement for the position of Event Management Specialist DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION OF RESUMES AND COVER LETTER FOR CONSIDERATION: OCTOBER 31, 2021 The Kentucky High School Athletic Associat...
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10/07/21- Changes in COVID-19 RTA/RTP Implemented

As they have done since the start of the pandemic, the Sports Medicine Advisory Committee (SMAC) composed of Kentucky Medical Association (KMA) member doctors has held multiple special meetings to continually review the Return to Play Guidance and Re...
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10/06/21 – Dance Postseason Championships Dates Adjusted

The KHSAA has spent the last few weeks gathering data from the Dance participating schools about the schedule for 2021-22 Dance championships. It was also critical that the current conditions and concerns around indoor events related to the pandemic ...
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09/01/21 – UPDATED Dance Declaration Form Now Open

The declaration form (DA101) for the sport-activity of Dance is now open. The new deadline to complete this form is Friday, October 29th. Each member school shall only submit one form and you must be signed into the KHSAA School Subdomain to submit. ...
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10/05/21 – Esports Online Rules Clinic Now Available

The mandatory online KHSAA Rules Clinic for the sport-activity of Esports is available through the KHSAA School Log-in Page. The clinic is required of all coaches (varsity, junior varsity, and freshman), regardless of whether or not the coach receive...
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09/20/21 – Minimum Time Between Contests at Fall District/Region Postseason Events

Per the KHSAA’s “Healthy at Sports” guidance document, a recommended minimum time between the start of contests at the district and regional postseason events has been established. These guidelines will also be utilized in planning KHSAA State Champi...
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09/20/21 – Initial RPI Rankings Released for Football

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 20, 2021 The first official KHSAA Ratings Percentage Index (RPI) standings for the 2021 football season have been posted at KHSAA.org for all classes. Due to the limited number of contests for football compared to t...
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09/17/21 – Initial RPI Rankings Released for Field Hockey, Soccer and Volleyball

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 17, 2021 The first official KHSAA Ratings Percentage Index (RPI) standings for the 2021 field hockey, boys’ and girls’ soccer and volleyball seasons have been posted at KHSAA.org. Football’s RPI rankings will be rel...
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09/15/21 – Reminders About Required Title IX Student Interest Survey During 2021-2022, KHSAA Assistance Available

For all KHSAA member schools, 2021-2022 is the year for the biennial student interest survey related to Title IX. None of the basic survey requirements have changed, as you are to survey your students in grades 9 through 11, as well as the identified...
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09/04/21- Reminder about KHSAA Annual Meeting on 9/21

Registration for the KHSAA Annual Meeting on September 21 at the Central Bank Center (fka Lexington Center) remains open at the link below. ANNUAL MEETING INFORMATION The complete memo with links to register etc. for the Annual Meeting (Delegate As...
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09/01/21 – Competitive Cheer Declaration Form Now Open

The declaration form (CC101) for the sport-activity of Competitive Cheer is now open. The deadline to complete this form is Friday, October 1. This is for KHSAA Regional and State Competitions, so please discuss what division(s) your school will be e...
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08/31/21 – 2021 Bylaw 9 Reminder

While there will be an Annual Meeting proposal from the Board regarding Bylaw 9, the provisions remain in place for 2021-22. Please forward as necessary. It is imperative that there be good communication within each school and school s...
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08/09/22 – Tentative Host Sites for 2022 Regionals in Cross Country

*As of 08/09/22, the following schools are tentative sites for the 2022 Cross Country Regionals. ...
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08/24/21 – HYPE Student Leadership Conference Registration Now Open

After the cancellation of last year's conference due to the pandemic, the KHSAA is planning to conduct its HYPE Student Leadership Conference in person on Sept. 24 at Central Bank Center in Lexington.  WHAT IS HYPE? HYPE is a one-day student leader...
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08/24/21 – Social Media Accounts and Websites Impersonating the NFHS Network

We are aware of the issues with scam social media accounts and websites impersonating the NFHS Network to distribute false links to game broadcasts. This is hardly a new problem, but it is continuing to get worse and seems to amplify in advance of Fr...
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08/23/21- Reminder about COVID-19 Return to Play Following Isolation

Recently, there has been misinformation shared among the membership about the Return to Play policy following a positive COVID-19 test. Whether this is a result of misinterpretation or deliberate on the part of some individuals is open for debate. Mo...
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08/18/21- Updates and Reminders on Schedule Change and Score Reporting

First off, thank you to our member schools for your help last year in adjusting to a revised method to report scores and schedule updates to the Riherds / KHSAA Scoreboard. GENERAL NOTES FOR ALL SPORTS Some of the methods will necessarily change in...
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08/13/21- 2021 KHSAA Annual Meeting Reminder

This is intended for all KHSAA member school Superintendents, Principals, and Athletic Directors and the links can be forwarded as needed. ANNUAL MEETING This reminder that the 2021 Annual Meeting of the membership of the KHSAA is to be held on Wed...
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08/10/21- Initial Return to Play Additional Guidance Issued for Fall Sports

Additional guidance for a return to play has been published on the KHSAA website under the COVID-19 Information tab (click Healthy at Sports Documentation-Grades 6-12 link) and can be shared with school administrators. The document has already underg...
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07/27/21- Update and Information Relative to NIL (Name, Image, Likeness) for Kentucky High School Students

At its July 23, 2021 meeting, the KHSAA Board of Control heard an update on recent activity at the intercollegiate level regarding NCAA changes with Name, Image, and Likeness. On June 24, 2021, An Executive Order was entered by Governor Andy Beshear'...
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KHSAA NIL Reference Information Presented to Board of Control 7/23/21

Selected and Specific References to Recent Changes in NIL at NCAA Level ...
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07/27/21- Bylaw and Policy Reminders During 2021-22 School Year

With the start of the 2021-22 school year, several of the pandemic adjustments approved last year have been allowed to sunset. As such, the following areas and reminders are issued to the membership for clarity. Bylaw 2 - Age No student wil...
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07/27/21 – Fall 2021 Esports Enrollment is Open

Esports requires critical thinking, communication, collaboration, and creativity from players to achieve and sustain success. The development of these types of skills benefits students for life. Thousands of schools across the country are already com...
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07/13/21 – Field Event Safety, Uniform Changes Highlight High School Track and Field/Cross Country Rules Revisions

INDIANAPOLIS, IN — Two rules revisions involving the competitor’s uniform, along with procedural changes in several field events designed to reduce the risk of injury, highlight rules changes in high school track and field and cross country for the 2...
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07/12/21 – Player Equipment Changes Highlight Rules Revisions in High School Softball

INDIANAPOLIS, IN — Two significant player equipment changes involving the wearing of head coverings and beads were among the rules revisions approved in high school softball for the upcoming 2022 season. These changes along with six other rules revi...
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07/09/21 – Adjustment Made to Pre-Pitch Sequence in High School Baseball

INDIANAPOLIS, IN — High school baseball pitchers who do not receive signals from the catcher must now simulate taking a sign with one foot on the pitcher’s plate before proceeding with a pitch. This addendum to Rule 6-1-1 was the lone rule change fo...
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07/06/21 – Introductory Esports Course Launched by NFHS Learning Center

INDIANAPOLIS, IN — Boasting an ever-increasing number of participants, esports (or electronic sports) continues to rise as one of the more popular and unique activity programs for high school students. The National Federation of State High School Ass...
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06/28/21 – New “Title IX” Course Added to NFHS Learning Center

INDIANAPOLIS, IN — To educate current and future coaches, administrators, parents and student-athletes on Title IX legislation and its monumental influence on high school activities, the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) ha...
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06/07/21- Lehmkuhler, Smallwood Named Midway/KHSAA Student-Athletes of the Year

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 7, 2021 The 2020-21 Midway University/KHSAA Student-Athlete of the Year awards program culminated on the campus of Midway University on Monday, as Claire Lehmkuhler (Woodford County) and Jackson Smallwood (Grant County) w...
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06/01/21- Entry Open for Member Schools to Designate SB128 Students

Instructions on Designating Members of your roster as SSYP Students It is necessary that you go into the member school database to perform these operations: Login to the school subdomain. NOTE: Only the Principal or AD will have the rights and p...
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06/01/21 – NFHS to Hold Second Annual Virtual National Student Leadership Summit in August

INDIANAPOLIS, IN — For the second straight year, the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) will host world-renowned leadership experts for the NFHS Virtual National Student Leadership Summit (NSLS). The 2021 virtual conference ...
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05/19/21- NCAA Additional Flexibility for High School Seniors in 20-21 Utilizing the SSYP Under SB128

Information relative the additional flexibility granted on May 19, 2021, for 2020-21 seniors who return for supplemental education during 2021-22 is listed in the information at https://bit.ly/3dUJ9us    ...
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High School Basketball Shot Clock

The NFHS recently announced its basketball playing rules changes for 2021-22. We like you, did not know what changes were approved until they were announced. (CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS) Among those changes is the approval of the shot clock, but only if...
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SB128 Decisions Reporting and Relationship to Athletics

As the time has begun for Boards of Education to make final determinations on SB128, we have a form where you can indicate the choice of your board (or school in the case of our non-public schools). By submitting this information to our office i...
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05/10/21- Senate Bill 128: Supplemental School Year Program Additional Guidance Related to NCAA

Information specific to this topic is now included in the compiled SB128 SSYP Informational post at https://bit.ly/3dUJ9us    ...
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04/26/21- Change in Masking Requirements for OUTDOOR Sports and Sport-Activities With Less than 1,000 attendees

Based on today's previously unannounced notice regarding masking from the Governor's Office and the Department for Public Health, immediate changes in all sports and sport-activities conducted outside are being implemented. For all outdoor sports an...
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04/20/21- Change in COVID Guidance for Outdoor Sports and Sport-Activities

ATTENDANCE AT OUTDOOR CONTESTS Following consultation with the Kentucky Department for Public Health and in the review of recent guidance and research, the attendance recommendations for all KHSAA sanctioned play will immediately move to 60% of docu...
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4/20/21 – Separate Weight Classes for Girls, Choice of Weight Classes Established in High School Wrestling

INDIANAPOLIS, IN — States will have a choice of 12, 13 or 14 weight classes for both boys and girls competition in high school wrestling, effective with the 2023-24 season. This will be the first separate weight classes established for girls in high...
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04/15/21 – Standing Forward Takeoffs Approved in High School Swimming and Diving Rules

INDIANAPOLIS, IN — In an effort to increase participation in high school swimming and diving, standing forward takeoffs have been approved, effective with the 2021-22 school year. This significant addition to high school diving was one of several ru...
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04/12/21- Senate Bill 128: Supplemental School Year Program Guidance for Sports and Sport-Activities

For a complete list of the provisions and information related to the implementation of SB128 and the SSYP, please see the following document- CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE COMPLETE DOCUMENT...
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04/11/21- Reminders about Off-season Team Sport Allowances and Restrictions

With the conclusion of basketball season, member schools are reminded of the regulations regarding off-season play. There have been no additional adjustments enacted, considered or contemplated at this time by the Commissioner's office or the Board o...
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04/06/21 – Reducing Injury Risk During Inversions, Release Stunts and Tosses Focus of 2021-22 High School Spirit Rules Changes

INDIANAPOLIS, IN — Adjusted points of contact that reduce injury risk during inversions and release stunts and tosses are the most notable revisions in the 2021-22 high school spirit rules. At its recent virtual meeting, the National Federation of S...
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04/05/21- Spring Sports Guidance Revision

TEMPERATURE CHECK AT CONTESTS AND PRACTICES Following consultation with the Kentucky Department for Public Health and in the review of recent guidance and research, the requirement for monitoring the temperatures of attendees at athletic practices a...
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03/23/21 – Nominations for KHSAA Student Advisory Group/NFHS National Student Leadership Summit Now Being Accepted

The KHSAA is seeking applications to become a member of its Student Advisory Group.  One of the main duties of the group is the planning and execution of its HYPE Student Leadership Conferences.  Those chosen attend the NFHS National Student Leadersh...
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03/22/21 – Last Call for Complete Sets of Tickets to KHSAA Boys’ Sweet 16® Presented by UK HealthCare & Orthopaedics

A limited number of sets of tickets (books of seats for the entire tournament) are available for the KHSAA Boys’ Sweet 16® Tournament presented by UK HealthCare and Orthopaedics. The tournament will be held from March 31 to April 3. Due to current CO...
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03/16/21 – Esports Nominations Sought for Midway Student-Athlete of the Year Awards

This message is being sent to Athletic Directors and Head Coaches in the sport-activity of Esports ... The nomination process for the Midway University/KHSAA Male and Female Student-Athlete of the Year Award among Esports participants for 2020-2021 ...
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03/10/21 – Bass Fishing Nominations Sought for Midway Student-Athlete of the Year Awards

The nomination process for the Midway University/KHSAA Male and Female Student-Athlete of the Year Award among Bass Fishing participants for 2020-2021 is now open. This award is based on athletic and academic achievement as well as community service...
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03/09/21- Seeded District Reminders

Over the last couple of days, we have had several questions regarding district seeding and it is best that we summarize a few things before the deadline to play those games tomorrow. Nothing about this information is new, but these do represent the n...
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02/24/21 – Bass Fishing Rules Clinic Now Available

The mandatory online KHSAA Rules Clinic for the sport-activity of Bass Fishing is available beginning today, February 24, 2021. Remember, the clinic is required of all coaches at the varsity, junior varsity, and freshmen levels, regardless of whether...
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02/21/21- District and Region Basketball Scheduling of Games

As we continually review public health data, consult with the Department for Public Health, and refer to our own “Healthy at Sports” guidance document, a standard minimum time between the start of contests at the district and regional postseason even...
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02/20/21- Interim Guidance Regarding Spring Sports Travel

While spring sports guidance is in final production, the office has received several inquiries regarding travel for spring sports. There will effectively be no changes from the winter sports guidance and each guidance document will include enhancemen...
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02/15/21 – Board of Control Election Procedures

BOARD OF CONTROL BALLOT – BOARD OF CONTROL ELECTIONS - INSTRUCTIONS FOR THE BALLOT: Balloting is ONLY done online for these positions. All schools from Basketball Regions 1, 2, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15 and 16 have at least one election in whic...
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02/18/21 – Esports Rules Clinic Now Available

The mandatory online KHSAA Rules Clinic for the sport-activity of Esports is now available online. Remember, the clinic is required of all coaches at the varsity, junior varsity, and freshmen levels, regardless of whether or not the coach receives pa...
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02/08/21 – Face Masks, Religious Headwear Major Topics of 2021 Field Hockey Rules Changes

INDIANAPOLIS, IN — Guidance for the use of face masks and the allowance of religious headwear to be worn during play without state association consent are among the most significant rules changes that will take effect with the 2021 high school field ...
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02/05/21 – Blocking Below the Waist in Free-Blocking Zone Addressed in High School Football Rules

INDIANAPOLIS, IN – The rule regarding blocking below the waist in the free-blocking zone in high school football has been revised for the upcoming 2021 season. This rule change was recommended by the National Federation of State High School Associat...
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01/28/21 – NFHS Announces Universal Tennis as New Official Partner

INDIANAPOLIS, IN — The National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) has announced a new official partnership with Universal Tennis, a global online platform for connecting players, coaches, clubs and federations to grow the sport. Un...
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02/04/21 – Religious Headwear Permitted Without State Association Approval in High School Volleyball

INDIANAPOLIS, IN — High school volleyball players will no longer need to obtain state association approval to wear religious headwear during competition. The rule change highlights three changes approved for the 2021-22 season. The National Federati...
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02/04/21 – 2020-2021 Title IX Annual Report and Participation List Submission

Schools are now able to access all of the required online forms to submit their 2020-2021 Title IX Annual Reports. The information in this post presents a summary for each school as you work to complete the required Annual Participation Report as wel...
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02/03/21 – Archery Nominations Sought for Male and Female Midway Student-Athlete of the Year Awards

The nomination process for the Midway University/KHSAA Male and Female Student-Athlete of the Year Award among Archery participants for 2020-2021 is now open. This award is based on athletic and academic achievement as well as community service and ...
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02/03/21 – Archery Rules Clinic Now Available

The mandatory online KHSAA Rules Clinic for the sport-activity of Archery is available beginning today, February 3, 2021. Remember, the clinic is required of all coaches at the varsity, junior varsity, and freshmen levels, regardless of whether or no...
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01/29/21 – Applications Being Accepted for Louis Stout Memorial Scholarships for 20-21

When former Commissioner Louis Stout passed away in 2012, his widow Anna directed that donations on his behalf go to the Louis Stout Memorial Fund for Students. She felt this was a chance for the KHSAA to honor student-athletes who excel in athletics...
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01/26/21- Reminders about Sports and Sport-Activity Return to Play

In the past couple of weeks, there have been several questions regarding the COVID-19 Return to Play protocol. There have been no changes to the protocol since it was adopted early part of the fall prior to the start of play, but the questions coming...
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01/26/21- Basketball Nominations Sought for Male and Female Midway Student Athlete-of-the-Year Awards

The nomination process for the Midway University/KHSAA Male and Female Student-Athlete-of-the-Year among rostered Basketball participants for 2020-2021 is now open. This award is based on athletic and academic achievement as well as community servic...
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01/25/21 – List of Items for Annual Required Financial Aid Report

As you may recall, the 2019-20 financial aid report was delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. It is now time for ALL KHSAA member schools to complete the required annual financial aid report in compliance with Bylaw 11 for the 2019-2020 academic year...
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1/25/21 – First Phase (T-35 Report) Open for Title IX Reporting Entry for 2020-2021 and Student Survey Administration

The initial phase of entry for the 2020-2021 Title IX Reports, the ability to enter the financial information from 2019-20 to be entered on the 2020-2021 form T-35, is available and online at schools.khsaa.org. There have been only minimal changes ba...
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12/17/20 – New NFHS Learning Center Course – “The Student Experience” – Relays Participation Benefits to Students

INDIANAPOLIS, IN — The National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) has announced “The Student Experience” – a free student-centered course focused on the long-term benefits of education-based activities participation – as a new addit...
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12/15/20 – Visual, Technical Revisions Offer Improved User Experience to NFHS Learning Center’s ‘Sudden Cardiac Arrest’ Course

INDIANAPOLIS, IN — Revisions recently introduced to “Sudden Cardiac Arrest” aligns one of the NFHS Learning Center’s most significant courses with recent updates to its other offerings. Currently available to take free of charge, the revised “Sudden...
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12/2/20- Reminder about Great Offer from Partner Midway University

Exclusive KHSAA Tuition Discount As a member of the KHSAA network of coaches and administrators, Midway University is proud to offer a 15% tuition reduction of all online undergraduate programs and graduate programs* to all employees, coaches, athle...
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11/20/20- Winter Indoor Sports Delayed, Information for Member Schools

With the Governor's School Closing Order of this past Wednesday (details of which can be seen here) along with the Board of Control decision to delay the start of the indoor winter sports seasons to January 4 (details of which can be seen here), chan...
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11/15/20- Exclusive KHSAA Tuition Discount

As a member of the KHSAA network of coaches and administrators, Midway University is proud to offer a 15% tuition reduction of all online undergraduate programs and graduate programs* to all employees, coaches, athletic directors, and officials and t...
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11/11/20 – Esports Online Rules Clinic For Coaches Now Available

The esports online rules clinic is now available at khsaa.org and required of all member school head and assistant coaches (varsity, junior varsity and freshmen), regardless of whether or not the coach receives pay. With the esports rules clinic bein...
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10/27/20 – NFHS Learning Center Releases New Content for Parents, Offers NFHS National Parent Credential

INDIANAPOLIS, IN — The National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) has announced additional parent-centered content on the NFHS Learning Center, along with the NFHS National Parent Credential certification for those who complete the ...
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10/20/20- Adopted Revisions to Football Alignment for 2021 and 2022, Removal of Scheduling Embargo

At its most recent meeting, the KHSAA Board of Control approved the mid-alignment adjustments to the football alignment for 2021 and 2022. With the school enrollments that were received for 2019-20 (the pre-Covid second-month reports were utilized as...
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2021 and 2022 Approved Alignment of Teams – Football

CURRENT ALIGNMENT OF TEAMS – FOOTBALL – 2019 THROUGH 2022 PLAYING SEASONS The Kentucky High School Athletic Association shall sponsor postseason competition in football provided that there is sufficient interest of the membership to participate in t...
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10/16/20- COVID Basketball Information and Update

As we prepare for the start of official practice on October 26, reminders are in order for all involved. This was previously distributed to all schools earlier this month, but all representatives would be advised to be sure you are familiar. The...
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10/15/20 – KHSAA Cross Country State Meet Details & Location

As we approach the Cross Country postseason, the KHSAA wanted to update the membership regarding postseason meets for the sport of Cross Country.  STATE MEET SITE The 2020 KHSAA State Cross Country Meet will be held at the Bourbon County Cross...
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10/12/20- Postseason Soccer, Volleyball, Field Hockey Situations and Questions

As we head into the postseason, we know our managers and member schools are working extremely hard to protect opportunities for students during this strange time while at the same time, juggling near-daily changing data to help make current decisions...
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10/07/20- Football Updates and Scheduling Information including Tiebreaker for Games Not Played

This is being sent to all member schools through the Principal, Athletic Director, and the Football Coach of record, with a courtesy copy to member school Superintendents.  Please forward as necessary. This notice is related solely to 2020 Footb...
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10/02/20 – NFHS Learning Center Adds New Officiating Courses for Soccer, Track and Field

INDIANAPOLIS, IN — In support of its commitment to high school officials’ education, the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) has announced two new free courses have been published to the online NFHS Learning Center – “Officia...
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10/01/20- Celebrating Return to Play During National High School Activities Month (Op-Ed Column)

By Karissa Niehoff, Executive Director of the National Federation of State High School Associations and Julian Tackett, Commissioner of the Kentucky High School Athletic Association.       The COVID-19 pandemic has certainly caused...
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10/1/20-2020 Basketball Rules Clinic Available Online for Officials and Coaches

The mandatory Online KHSAA Rules Clinic for the sport of Basketball is now available. 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. Because of the nat...
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09/24/20 – NFHS, NFL Announce Partnership to Promote High School Football

INDIANAPOLIS, IN — The National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) and the National Football League (NFL) have announced a first-ever partnership aimed at promoting the growth, understanding and support for football at the high schoo...
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09/23/20 – Archery and Bass Fishing Participation Update

Following last week's Board of Control meeting, we continue to receive inquiries regarding the sport-activities of Archery and Bass Fishing. Though both have an initial published practice date of October 1, they are classified as spring sport-activit...
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09/18/20- Urgent Reminder on COVID Cancellations in Football, Soccer and Volleyball

REVISED 10/1/20- Just a quick reminder on the score and schedule entry for COVID related cancellations IN ALL SPORTS on the KHSAA Scoreboard (Field Hockey, Football, Soccer, and Volleyball for the fall, 2020 seasons). As with a lot of things related...
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09/17/20- RPI Impact on Cancelled Contests/Open Dates

UPDATED: 10/1/20 As reviewed at the July Board of Control meeting, the following procedure will apply to canceled games during the COVID-19 pandemic with respect to the calculation of RPI. These provisions are subject to revision during the pandemic...
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09/16/20- Board of Control Approves Dates for Winter Sports to Begin Practice

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 16, 2020 The KHSAA Board of Control held its second regularly-scheduled meeting of the 2020-21 academic year Wednesday morning, approving practice and competition dates for the winter sports and sport-activities of b...
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09/11/20- COVID-19 RELATED PSA/PUBLIC ADDRESS ANNOUCEMENTS

The following scripts for announcements can be used without attribution by local public address announcers, member schools and broadcasters. Many are sourced from the CDC in Atlanta as part of their efforts related to the global pandemic. Feel free t...
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09/10/20- CPR of Indiana again offers KHSAA Members Discounted AED program

The KHSAA is proud to again partner Bill Callahan and the CPR Institute of Indiana to offer the chance for KHSAA member schools to purchase Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) at a deeply discounted price for a limited time. The program has been...
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08/31/20- Clarifications Around Board of Control Approved Waiver of Bylaw 9

REVISED 9/16/20 PER BOARD ACTION REGARDING BASKETBALL PRACTICE STARTING As most school representatives are aware of information already distributed by this office following the meeting, the Board of Control approved a waiver of certain parts of Byla...
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08/29/20- Clarifications, Corrections and Revisions of to Healthy at Sports Stage 3-Fall Sports Return to Competition

For those who have printed copies of the draft and want to preserve that copy with any changes that have been made. “ALL SPORTS GUIDANCE” “ALL SPORTS GUIDANCE” In “INTRODUCTION” Change “collaboration” to “consultation” in fifth paragra...
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08/27/20 – Field Hockey Return to Play Guidance

Draft guidance for a return to play was published on the KHSAA website yesterday under the COVID-19 Information tab and shared with school administrators.  Keep in mind that this guidance is draft as the situation remains fluid as it has been si...
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08/27/20 – Soccer Return To Play Guidance

Draft guidance for a return to play was published on the KHSAA website yesterday under the COVID-19 Information tab and shared with school administrators.  Keep in mind that this guidance is only a draft as the situation remains fluid as it has ...
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08/27/20 – Football Return To Play Guidance

Draft guidance for a return to play has been published on the KHSAA website under the COVID-19 Information tab and shared with school administrators.  Keep in mind that this guidance is draft as the situation remains fluid as it has been since M...
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08/27/20 – Cross Country Return to Play Guidance

Draft guidance for a return to play was published on the KHSAA website yesterday under the COVID-19 Information tab and shared with school administrators. Keep in mind that this guidance is a draft and the situation remains fluid, as it has been sinc...
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08/27/20 – Volleyball Return To Play Guidance

Draft guidance for a return to play was published on the KHSAA website yesterday under the COVID-19 Information tab and shared with school administrators.  Keep in mind that this guidance is draft as the situation remains fluid as it has been si...
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08/27/20 – Volleyball & Field Hockey Scheduling Clarification Contests Per Week

The KHSAA office has received several inquiries on the Healthy at Sports guidance approved by the KHSAA Board with regard to the maximum contests per week in the sports of Volleyball and Field Hockey and tournament participation. Volleyball – The li...
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08/25/20- Covid-19 Resumption Documents (8/20, Revised 8/20, 9/20, 10/20, 11/20, 12/20, 2/21, 3/21)

Complete Guidance for Fall Sports, Documents by Sport and Section, Healthy at Sports Stage 3-Performance, Return to Practice and Competition: Fall Sports, 8/24 and beyond Fall Sports Winter Sports and Sport-Activities Spring Sports an...
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08/25/20- Frequently Asked Questions Regarding Resumption of Sport and Sport-Activities (Updated 10/13)

UPDATED 10/13/20 Are there Limitations on Competitors in Various Sports? Yes. In an effort to help ensure appropriate social distancing, the following restrictions and adaptations were approved for the fall sports, in most cases matching existing p...
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08/21/20- Restart of the Opportunity to Practice and Play Sports

This is being sent to all KHSAA member schools through the Principal and Athletic Director. It is also as a courtesy, copied to Superintendents.   Good afternoon. As most of you are aware, the KHSAA Board of Control voted yesterday to stay on ...
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08/20/20- Board of Control Upholds Decision to Begin Fall Sports September 7

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 20, 2020 The Board of Control held a virtual Zoom meeting Thursday morning, affirming its July position by a 16-2 vote to begin practice for fall sports on August 24th with competition starting the week of September 7th...
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8/18/20 – Soccer Online Rules Clinic for Coaches and Officials Now Available

As coaches and officials begin to prepare for hopefully the beginning of the season, the mandatory Online KHSAA Rules Clinic for the sport of Soccer was available beginning yesterday, August 17.  The clinic is required of all officials as well as all...
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08/18/20-2020 Football Rules Clinic Available Online for Officials and Coaches

The mandatory Online KHSAA Rules Clinic for the sport of Football is now available. 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. Because of the natur...
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08/04/20- The Planned Return of Interscholastic Athletics Challenges Us All

As the start of the school year approaches, there has been a lot of focus on whether students should go back to school and if interscholastic athletics should return. Some think we should just stay inside our homes for months at a time. Others ...
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08/03/20- Middle School Interscholastic Athletics Reminders and Interim Guidance for 2020-21

This document is as of August 3, 2020, and in effect until further altered, revised, or superseded. Senior high school administrators in receipt of this notice should ensure that this information is forwarded to those involved in middle school athlet...
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07/31/20- Bylaw and Policy Revisions/Waivers Due to Covid-19

THIS POST IS OBSOLETE AS OF THE CONCLUSION OF THE 2020-21 SCHOOL YEAR AND IS MAINTAINED ONLY FOR HISTORICAL PURPOSES The following Bylaw and policy considerations and revisions were reviewed by the Commissioner and approved by the Board of Control d...
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08/03/20- Questions and Answers Regarding NFHS Network Pixellot Program

This document represents questions received from KHSAA member schools and districts since the start of the Pixellot donation program. This program was first announced in a post and email from the KHSAA on July 14, 2020. That post is archived at https...
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07/31/20- Update for Member Schools Regarding Fall Sports and Current Activity

THIS POST IS OBSOLETE AS OF THE CONCLUSION OF THE 2020-21 SCHOOL YEAR AND IS MAINTAINED ONLY FOR HISTORICAL PURPOSES Greetings to all related constituents and constituent groups. While Joe Angolia from our office previously distributed a summary of ...
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08/03/20 – ACT Releases Additional Test Dates for 2020-21

Recently, the ACT released information about adding additional testing dates for the 2020-21 school year. As you plan for the upcoming year, it is important to note these dates. Administrators, coaches, student-athletes, and parents should record the...
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07/21/20 – ‘First Aid, Health and Safety’ Revisions Provide Updated Content for Learning Center Core Course

INDIANAPOLIS, IN (July 21, 2020) — Revisions to “First Aid, Health and Safety” – one of two core courses in the NFHS Learning Center – have been completed to provide relevant, up-to-date content to the 10-unit course. The other core course is “Fundam...
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07/14/20- Pixellot Offer-Webcasting/Webinar

As you may have heard last week, the NFHS Network announced the “High School Support Program” that will enable its member schools that currently lack webcast production capabilities to stream athletic contests. We are excited to not only ensure that ...
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07/14/20 – NFHS-AMSSM Guidance for Assessing Cardiac Issues in High School Student-Athletes with COVID-19 Infection

INDIANAPOLIS, IN — An expert medical task force appointed by the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) and the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine (AMSSM) has issued guidance for assessing potential cardiac issues in h...
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07/13/20- NFHS Network Pixellot Offer/Program/Webinar

Dear Superintendents, Principals, and Athletic Directors, As you may have heard last week, the NFHS Network announced the “High School Support Program” that will enable its member schools that currently lack webcast production capabilities to stre...
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07/07/20 – NFHS Network Offers Schools Two Free Production Units to Stream Events Through “High School Support Program”

INDIANAPOLIS, IN (July 7, 2020) — As high schools nationwide continue to deal with the fallout from COVID-19 and make plans for the restarting of activities this fall, the NFHS Network – the leader in streaming live and on-demand high school sports –...
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07/06/20 – ‘COVID-19 for Coaches and Administrators’ Course Now Available from NFHS Learning Center

INDIANAPOLIS, IN (July 6, 2020) — In an effort to address the challenges of returning to high school athletics and activities amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) Learning Center has collabora...
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07/06/20 – High School Field Hockey Eyewear Rule Altered for 2020 Season

INDIANAPOLIS, IN — In response to longstanding concerns regarding the wearing of goggles in high school field hockey, the NFHS Board of Directors approved a change in the eyewear rule that will take effect with the upcoming 2020 season. Rule 1-6-5 i...
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06/25/20 – NFHS Learning Center’s ‘The Collapsed Athlete’ Explains Development, Implementation of EAPs

INDIANAPOLIS, IN (June 25, 2020) — “The Collapsed Athlete,” a free online course centered around developing and practicing Emergency Actions Plans (EAP), is the most recently launched course from the National Federation of State High School Associati...
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06/18/20 – NFHS to Halt Printing of Spring Sports Rules Publications; 2020 Rules to be Used in 2021 Season

INDIANAPOLIS, IN — Due to the cancellation of spring sports at high schools across the country, the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) will not be publishing new rules (both print and digital) for 2021 in the sports of baseb...
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06/12/20 – NFHS National Student Leadership Summit Going Virtual for 2020

KHSAA member schools are once again invited to select student-athletes to participate at no cost in the National Federation of High School Associations' National Student Leadership Summit.  This is a great opportunity for students from all backgroun...
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06/10/20 – NFHS Learning Center Unveils School Honor Roll Program

INDIANAPOLIS, IN — The National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) has created the NFHS School Honor Roll, a national recognition program designed to promote professional development for high school coaches through the completion of ...
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06/05/20 – NFHS to Host First Virtual National Student Leadership Summit

INDIANAPOLIS, IN (June 4, 2020) — The NFHS hopes to reach thousands of high school students from across the nation July 20-22 with its first virtual National Student Leadership Summit (NSLS). This year’s summit marks the 13th national conference for...
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05/12/20 – Financial Aid Report Postponed until Fall

Annually, in compliance with Bylaw 11, a Financial Aid Report is required to be submitted by all KHSAA member schools. The submissions for the 2019-20 school year will not be required until later this summer as school resumes. With the current global...
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05/11/20 – Game Forfeiture Process Clarified in 2020-21 High School Basketball Rules Changes

INDIANAPOLIS, IN (May 11, 2020) — Beginning next year, high school basketball rules will further clarify when a contest is to be forfeited, including if a qualified individual is not present to coach. A proposal for a national rule mandating a shot ...
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04/30/20- Covid-19 End-of-Year Resources and Guidance

04/30/20- Recommended Guidance issued by the Kentucky Department of Education on end-of-year procedures. Several schools have requested information on best practices for return of school-issued sports equipment, uniforms, and other important materia...
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04/30/20- Reminder about 2019-2020 Title IX and Participation List Submission, Deadline Extended to May 31

This should present a summary for each school to complete the required Participation Report as well as the Title IX report for 2019-20. The deadline has been extended to May 31, 2020. The online system is currently available for entry. If you...
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04/29/20- Revised Covid-19 Policies and Guidance Issued, May 1 to May 31

THESE REVISIONS ARE IN PLACE FOR THE PERIOD OF MAY 1 to MAY 31. THESE POLICIES WILL BE REVIEWED REGULARLY FOR EXTENSION AFTER THAT PERIOD OR REVISION DURING THAT PERIOD AS NECESSARY AS STATE, FEDERAL AND CDC POLICIES AND DIRECTIVES CHANGE RESTRIC...
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04/28/20 – 2020-21 High School Wrestling Rules Changes Address Weigh-In Procedures, Hair-Length Restrictions

INDIANAPOLIS, IN (April 28, 2020) — As the result of a concerted effort to accommodate the growing number of female wrestlers, the 2020-21 high school wrestling rules changes are headlined by significant adjustments to weigh-in protocol and appropria...
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04/14/20 – High School Swimming/Diving Rules Changes Clarify Proper Race Finish, Official Timing Procedures

INDIANAPOLIS, IN (April 14, 2020) — Providing more clarity on a proper race finish and official timing procedures are among the noteworthy high school swimming and diving rules changes for the 2020-21 school year. These topics were among those discu...
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04/06/20 – Esports Nominations Sought for Male and Female Midway Student-Athlete of the Year

While spring sports and sport-activities are currently suspended, Midway University is continuing with its recognition of the outstanding talents of student-athletes who participate in these programs. The nomination process for the Midway University/...
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04/06/20 – Bass Fishing Nominations Sought for Male and Female Midway Student-Athlete of the Year

While spring sports and sport-activities are currently suspended, Midway University is continuing with its recognition of the outstanding talents of student-athletes who participate in these programs. The nomination process for the Midway University/...
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03/26/20 – Risk Minimization Remains Theme of 2020-21 High School Spirit Rules Changes

INDIANAPOLIS, IN (March 26, 2020) — High school spirit rules changes for the 2020-21 school year remain centered on increasing safety for cheerleading and dance teams across the country. This year, minimizing injury risk for stunting personnel and d...
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03/30/20- Status of KHSAA Sponsored Events and Deadlines

Updated: 3/31/20, 8:00 a.m. This information is solely a summary of KHSAA events. Other specific information concerning options including the required Coronavirus Shutdown Period is listed elsewhere on the KHSAA website at https://khsaa.org/athletic...
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03/25/20 – Officiating Courses Available for Free Through July 1 on the NFHS Learning Center

INDIANAPOLIS, IN (March 25, 2020) — Current high school sports officials, as well as individuals interested in joining the officiating ranks, will be able to access online education courses on the NFHS Learning Center for free through July 1. Since ...
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03/19/20- Spring Sport-Activity Tryout Window Postponed

The KHSAA was made aware of communication sent to member schools from Varsity Spirit (specifically Universal Cheer Association and Universal Dance Association) about "virtual tryouts". This notification was not approved by the KHSAA and as a reminder...
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03/18/20- Refund Options, 2020 Girls’ and Boys’ State Basketball Tournaments

Today (March 18) should have been a day of celebration. Newly crowned Mingua Beef Jerky/KHSAA girls' state tournament champions and other participants should have been celebrating in their local communities. Downtown Lexington and the entire state sh...
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03/16/20- Update on KHSAA Office Opening/Closing and Staff Availability

In partnership with our State Department of Education, the Governor's office, our member schools, the NFHS and similar to many other state associations, KHSAA staff has been directed to work remotely from home until at least April 10 (revised 4/2/20)...
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02/17/20 – Dropped Ball Procedure Amended in High School Soccer

INDIANAPOLIS, IN (February 14, 2020) – Beginning next season, changes to the conditions and procedure for restarting play with a dropped ball will take effect in high school soccer. The dropped ball procedure was among 15 rules changes made by the N...
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02/13/20 – Board of Control Election Procedures

BOARD OF CONTROL BALLOT – BOARD OF CONTROL ELECTIONS - INSTRUCTIONS FOR THE BALLOT: Balloting is ONLY done online for these positions. All schools have at least one election in which to ballot, except for public schools in regions 9, 10, 11, an...
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02/06/20 – Additional Timing Changes on Play Clock Approved in High School Football Rules

INDIANAPOLIS, IN (February 6, 2020) — In an effort to eliminate a potential timing advantage gained by the defensive team in high school football, the play clock will be set to 40 seconds – effective with the 2020 season – when an official’s time-out...
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02/06/20 – High School Field Hockey Moves from Halves to Quarters in 2020 Season

INDIANAPOLIS, IN (February 6, 2020) — High school field hockey games will be played in four quarters instead of two halves beginning with the 2020 season. This significant change was one of several rules revisions recommended by the National Federat...
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01/30/20 – Roster Submissions a Focus for 2020-21 High School Volleyball Rules Changes

INDIANAPOLIS, IN (January 30, 2020) — Revised rules for roster submissions and penalties assessed to the team bench are among the most prominent high school volleyball rules changes for the upcoming 2020-21 season. At its annual meeting January 5-7 ...
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01/23/20 – NFHS Releases “Beyond The Scoreboard,” Second Video Resource for Adult Fan Behavior at Events

INDIANAPOLIS, IN (January 23, 2020) — The National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) has released “Beyond The Scoreboard,” the second installment of its new video series centered on correcting negative adult fan behavior at high sch...
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11/22/19-Applications Being Accepted for Louis Stout Memorial Scholarships for 19-20

When former Commissioner Louis Stout passed away in 2012, his widow Anna directed that donations on his behalf go to the Louis Stout Memorial Fund for Students. She felt this was a chance for the KHSAA to honor student-athletes who excel in athletics...
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11/21/19 – NFHS Announces Plans to Launch “Center for Officials Services”

INDIANAPOLIS, IN (November 21, 2019) — The National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) will be launching an online platform for high school officials, effective with the 2020-21 school year. The NFHS Center for Officials Services, w...
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11/19/19- First Phase (T35 Report) Open for Title IX Reporting Entry for 2019-20

The initial phase of entry for the 2019-2020 Title IX Reports, the ability to enter the financial information from 2018-19 to be entered on the form T-35, is available and online at schools.khsaa.org. There have only minimal changes based on the grea...
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11/01/19- UK Orthopedics and Sports Medicine Seeks Nominations for Kentucky Comeback Athletes of the Year

UK Orthopedics and Sports Medicine, through its partnership with the KHSAA, seeks nominations for the Kentucky Comeback Athletes of the Year. This year, winners will be named for both male and female comeback athletes. Athletes should meet the follow...
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11/06/19- High School Football Playoffs—A Community Happening

By Karissa Niehoff, Executive Director of the National Federation of State High School Associations and Julian Tackett, Commissioner of the Kentucky High School Athletic Association. Many people would agree that their years in high school were ...
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10/11/19 – NFHS Understanding Copyright and Compliance Course Required for Cheer & Dance Coaches

This is a reminder that all KHSAA Cheer and Dance Coaches (Head and Assistant, paid or unpaid) must complete the NFHS Music Copyright Course "Understanding Copyright and Compliance". This course is free and 100% online and is required whether or...
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Kentucky High School Scoreboard Show

The Kentucky High School Scoreboard Show airs every Friday night starting at 10 p.m. (ET).  The Scoreboard Show recaps all of the night’s action from across the Bluegrass. The show can be heard online at WLAP.com, or via WLAP Radio 630 through t...
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09/23/19- KHSAA and Midway University Expand Student-Athlete Awards Program

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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 19, 2019 The Board of Control approved a recommendation on Thursday to appoint a sport-specific focus group to study the sanctioning of boys’ and girls’ lacrosse following a survey of the membership. Earlier this mon...
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09/05/19- Interest Survey-Championship-KHSAA Lacrosse

As we have detailed in the regional meetings, the Board of Control desires additional feedback and clarification from schools on a prior triennial survey. This survey deals with LACROSSE and one response will be accepted per school. Duplicate respo...
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09/05/19- State Tennis Team Championship Survey Information

As we have detailed in the regional meetings, the Board of Control desires additional feedback and clarification from schools on a prior survey. This survey deals with TENNIS and one response will be accepted per school. Duplicate responses will be d...
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09/03/19 – Reminders about Required Title IX Student Interest Survey During 2019-20, KHSAA Assistance Available

For all KHSAA member schools, 2019-2020 is the year for the biennial student interest survey related to Title IX. None of the basic survey requirements have changed, as you are to survey your students in grades 9 through 11, as well as the identified...
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08/29/19 – First Time “Coaching Cross Country” Course Now Available in NFHS Learning Center

INDIANAPOLIS, IN (August 29, 2019) — For the first time, cross country coaches now have a learning resource through “Coaching Cross Country,” an online education course available through the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS...
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08/24/19- Parents and Adult Fans: The Biggest Challenge Facing High School Sports Today

By Karissa Niehoff, Executive Director of the National Federation of State High School Associations and Julian Tackett, Commissioner of the Kentucky High School Athletic Association. Inappropriate adult behavior at high school athletic events in ...
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08/21/19- KHSAA to Host Middle School AD Workshop

For the first time, the KHSAA will conduct a workshop specifically designed for Middle School Athletic Administrators (ADs). The workshop will be held at the KHSAA offices in Lexington, 2280 Executive Drive, on Monday, September 16. The workshop will...
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08/21/19- Reminder about KHSAA Annual Meeting, Newer Athletic Administrators Workshop

As was noticed in two July 31 memos to our membership, registration for both the newer Athletic Administrators Workshop on September 17 and the KHSAA Annual Meeting on September 18. For those that desire housing, there is a block of rooms being held ...
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08/21/19- Reminder about Title IX Specific Workshops

As was previously announced at our Regional Meetings, the KHSAA will be conducting two Title IX Workshops for 2019-20. The first will be on Friday morning, September 13 at Caldwell County High School in Princeton at 8:30 a.m. Central Time. The second...
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06/21/19- Ferguson tabbed Midway University/KHSAA Female Student-Athlete of the Year for 2018-19

Ferguson tabbed Midway University/KHSAA Female Student-Athlete of the Year for 2018-19 June 21, 2019 The third annual Midway University/KHSAA Female Student-Athlete of the Year program concluded when the award winners from the past year were invite...
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08/15/19- CPR of Indiana again offers KHSAA Members Rare Discounted AED program

The KHSAA is proud to again partner Bill Callahan and the CPR Institute of Indiana to offer the chance for KHSAA member schools to purchase Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) at a deeply discounted price for a limited time. The program has been...
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08/09/19- Football Contact Practice Reminder

This notice to all schools that offer football within the Association in response to a variety of inquiries. Per Bylaw 23 (Limitation of Seasons), coaches should note that per the bylaw, once the first interscholastic activity occurs in pads (scrimm...
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08/09/19- Final Reminder, 2019-2020 Regional Meetings of the Membership

As was noticed on the July 17 memo, the regional meetings of the membership begin on Monday, August 12. This meeting is one of the very few requirements for maintaining membership in good standing with the KHSAA. The first meeting will be held at Gl...
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08/08/19 – Reminder about Schedules, Stats Collection Requirement and Renewed Penalties for Noncompliance

Entering the 2019-20 academic year, the Association will have an increased emphasis on the collection of statistical data in its team sports and the requirement of member schools to submit information in a timely manner. During the course of the 2018...
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08/07/19 – HYPE Student Leadership Conferences Registration Now Open

Registration is now open for the 2019 KHSAA HYPE Student Leadership Conferences.  DATES Thursday, August 29 and Friday, August 30 (two separate individual one-day conferences) LOCATION Lexington Convention Center (430 W. Vine St., Lexington, next...
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07/30/19- Advanced Athletic Director Training Institute

This is intended for all KHSAA member school Superintendents, Principals, and Athletic Directors and the links can be forwarded as needed. ATHLETIC DIRECTOR INSTITUTE The 2019 KHSAA Athletic Director Institute will be held at the KHSAA offices in L...
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07/30/19-Reminder about NCAA Recruiting Windows and KHSAA Bylaw 9

We have received several inquiries about upcoming "recruiting" events being held during the month of August. With various start dates for school in Kentucky, Bylaw 9 can impact the eligibility of students and in many cases, without their advance kn...
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07/30/19- 2019 KHSAA Annual Meeting Reminder

This is intended for all KHSAA member school Superintendents, Principals, and Athletic Directors and the links can be forwarded as needed. ANNUAL MEETING This reminder that the 2019 Annual Meeting of the membership of the KHSAA is to be held on Wed...
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07/17/19- 2019-2020 Regional Athletic Administrators Meetings of Membership

This reminder is for all member school Superintendents, Principals and Athletic Directors within the KHSAA.  For the fall of 2019, the KHSAA will again conduct a series of eight regional meetings to help our athletic administrators meet the mem...
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07/17/19- Heat and Humidity Reminders for Member Schools Representatives

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....
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07/16/19 – “Coaching Field Hockey” Course Added to NFHS Learning Center

INDIANAPOLIS, IN (July 16, 2019) — Field hockey coaches can now take advantage of a new coaching resource, “Coaching Field Hockey,” an online education course available through the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) Learning...
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06/27/19 – New Definition for Damaged Bats Highlights High School Softball Rules Changes

INDIANAPOLIS, IN (June 27, 2019) —A new definition for a damaged bat is one of three high school softball rules changes for the 2020 season. The three rules changes recommended by the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) Soft...
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06/27/19 – Assisting Injured Athletes, Expansion of Exchange Zones Among Rules Changes in Track and Field/Cross Country

INDIANAPOLIS, IN (June 27, 2019) — The expansion of exchange zones in short relay events, which does not require tracks to be repainted/resurfaced, as well as assisting injured athletes, are among the rules changes for high school track and field and...
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06/27/19 – Expanded Designated Hitter Role Coming to High School Baseball

INDIANAPOLIS, IN (June 27, 2019) — The role of the designated hitter in high school baseball has been expanded to give coaches an additional option for the 2020 season. The revision to Rule 3-1-4 was the only change recommended by the National Feder...
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06/13/19 – Field Hockey Goalkeeping Course Added to NFHS Learning Center

INDIANAPOLIS, IN (June 13, 2019) — “Coaching Field Hockey: Goalkeeping,” an online education course produced in partnership with USA Field Hockey, has been added to the available courses on the NFHS Learning Center at www.NFHSlearn.com. “Coaching Fi...
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05/29/19 – Triple Threat, Academic All-State Honorees Finalized for 2018-19

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 29, 2019 The Kentucky High School Athletic Association today announced final counts for its “Triple Threat Award” and “Academic All-State” recognition programs for the 2018-19 academic year. In its second year of existence...
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Academic All State Honoree Listing Announced

Initiated in 1985, the KHSAA annually awards to students in the state of Kentucky “Academic All-State” recognition in conjunction with a corporate partner. The awards, in the form of certificates, are presented to students who have maintained a minim...
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05/15/19 – Several Equipment Changes Highlight High School Basketball Rules Changes

INDIANAPOLIS, IN (May 15, 2019) — Five of the seven rules changes in high school basketball concern player equipment, including new uniform provisions that will be required in the 2024-25 season. All seven rules revisions recommended by the National...
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2019-2020 Approved KHSAA J-1/F-1 Exchange Agencies

Case BL-7-2- What are the approved J-1 VISA programs for Foreign Exchange Students? Students holding a J-1 VISA issued by the U.S. Department of State and placed in KHSAA member schools through a CSIET approved agency may be declared eligible by th...
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04/29/19- Getting Smart but Acting Foolishly: There is a Solution (Op-Ed Column)

By Karissa Niehoff, Executive Director of the National Federation of State High School Associations and Julian Tackett, Commissioner of the Kentucky High School Athletic Association. We communicate on smartphones, drive smart cars, make purchases us...
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04/25/19 – Additional Time Given to Evaluate Head, Neck Injuries in High School Wrestling

INDIANAPOLIS, IN (April 25, 2019) — In an ongoing effort to minimize the risk of injury in high school wrestling, additional time will be given to evaluate head and neck injuries when an appropriate health-care professional is present at a match. In...
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Ball Adoptions for 2019-2020 and Beyond

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...
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04/22/19 – Six Rules Changes Approved in High School Swimming, Diving

INDIANAPOLIS, IN (April 22, 2019) — Effective with the 2019-20 high school season, a legal finish now requires the competitor to contact either the touchpad or the finish end coinciding with the individual stroke of the race. With this change, swimme...
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04/01/19 – List of Items for Annual Required Financial Aid Report

It is once again that time of year for ALL KHSAA member schools to complete the required annual financial aid report in compliance with Bylaw 11. This report is required of ALL KHSAA member schools. In an effort to assist Principals and Athletic Dire...
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03/19/19- Reminder about 2018-2019 Title IX and Participation List Submission

With spring sports in full swing and most schools getting ready to take some form of spring break, it is time to remind each of you that the annual reports for Title IX and the Participation List are due on April 30. If you have specific question...
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03/19/19- Golf Realignment and Format Status

September, 2018 - Board begins discussions surrounding golf realignment and tournament qualification. Realignment was viewed as long overdue and the Board and staff have spent a great deal of time discussing the state golf tournament and the best...
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01/28/19- Preliminary Information About Calculating the RPI

PRELIMINARY BASICS ABOUT THE RPI (Based on the CHSAA model, final details will be released by KHSAA when the RPI is released) NOTE: As of September 30, 2019, this information is superseded by the final release by the KHSAA of official information an...
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Basic Explanation and Plan, the New RPI to be used for Football

More Details about the Use of the RPI (Football Only) The RPI will be published beginning following football week 6. Publishing prior to that date will likely lead to incomplete data. Football RPI is frozen after Week 11, the end of the regular...
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02/15/19 – Board of Control Election Procedures

BOARD OF CONTROL BALLOT – BOARD OF CONTROL ELECTIONS - INSTRUCTIONS FOR THE BALLOT: Balloting is ONLY done online for these positions. Balloting is available beginning on February 15. Only the Principal or Designated Representative may vote. ...
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2/14/19- Reminder to Schools about Esports Rosters and Information

For the 2018-2019 school year, KHSAA member schools participating in the sport-activity of esports through the KHSAA/PlayVs partnership are required to enter and maintain their teams, coaches and participants in the KHSAA member school database. THIS...
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02/12/2019-Commissioner’s Statement on NFHS Football Rule Change Related to Replay

KHSAA staff is aware of the rule change and thankfully, we were part of the discussion. At this point, there are no plans to implement replay for our state football championship games, which is likely the only round in which we would consider it at t...
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02/05/19 – Esports Spring Season Participation Deadline February 8

Season Zero ended last week with Boyle County High School taking home the first KHSAA esports state title. Congratulations to Coach Laymon and the BoCo Gold team. The livestream of the state championship match is available at https://www.khsaa.tv Th...
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02/01/19 – 2019-20 High School Volleyball Rules Changes Impact Uniforms, Prematch Protocol

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 recomm...
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01/31/19 – Criteria for Completing Penalty Corner Among 2019 High School Field Hockey Rules Changes

INDIANAPOLIS, IN (January 31, 2019) — Rules regarding the completion of a penalty corner were among the changes for the 2019 high school field hockey season. All rules changes were recommended by the National Federation of State High School Associat...
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1/24/19- Dear Mom and Dad, and in some cases, School Personnel: Cool it (Op-Ed Column)

By Karissa Niehoff, Executive Director of the National Federation of State High School Associations and Julian Tackett, Commissioner of the Kentucky High School Athletic Association. If you are the mother or father of a high school athlete he...
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01/11/19 – Esports Season Zero Playoff Info, Spring Season Update

The playoffs for Esports Season Zero are underway! Congratulations to Wolves Blue from Wolfe County High School for an undefeated regular season. They will face off against BoCo Black from Boyle County High School in the semifinals next week. A huge...
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12/14/18 – Swimming & Diving Updates & Reminders

There are a variety of reminders and updates included below for Swimming & Diving Coaches and participants. The information below supersedes any previous communication/interpretation issued. Regular Season Schedule for Both Swimming and Diving ...
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12/11/18 – New ACL Injury Prevention Course Available on NFHS Learning Center

INDIANAPOLIS, IN (December 11, 2018) — A new online education course regarding ACL injury prevention is now available on the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) Learning Center, thanks to a partnership between the NFHS and Ho...
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12/12/18 – Reminder about Stats Collection REQUIREMENT and Penalties for Noncompliance

Starting next week, the KHSAA will begin compiling daily statewide statistical leader reports for boys’ and girls’ basketball. The reports will be updated every day at approximately 3 a.m., allowing for more current and up-to-date information to be d...
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12/10/18- Early Season Basketball/Wrestling Interpretations

This is being posted on the KHSAA basketball and wrestling web pages, as well as being distributed to all schools, basketball officials, and basketball assigners via email. As we begin the basketball and wrestling seasons, three issues have been con...
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12/04/18- Football Schools Required to Submit Spring Practice Date Options

Per KHSAA Bylaw 23, each school must submit its spring practice dates on or before December 15, 2018, for the spring, 2019 spring practice period. Failure to submit these dates by December 15 will result in the school not being permitted to conduct s...
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12/03/18- First Phase (T35 Report) Open for Title IX Reporting Entry for 2018-19

The initial phase of entry for the 2018-2019 Title IX Reports, the ability to enter the financial information from 2017-18 to be entered on the form T-35, is available and online at schools.khsaa.org. There have only minimal changes based on the grea...
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11/20/18- Kentucky Student-Athletes Invited to Apply for 2019 Kentucky Ag Athletes of the Year

Kentucky senior student-athletes with ties to agriculture may apply for one of six scholarships and the honor of being recognized as a 2019 Kentucky Ag Athlete of the Year. The program is a partnership of the Kentucky High School Athletic Associatio...
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11/20/18-Applications Being Accepted for Louis Stout Memorial Scholarships for 18-19

When former Commissioner Louis Stout passed away in 2012, his widow Anna directed that donations on his behalf go to the Louis Stout Memorial Fund for Students. She felt this was a chance for the KHSAA to honor student-athletes who excel in athletics...
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11/18/18- Update on Golf Alignment and Tournament Format Project

It is recommended that this information is shared with all those that are interested, including coaches while realizing that any official response from the member school should come from the Designated Representative per Bylaw 1. For its last two me...
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11/09/18- Growing Up in the Digital Age (Op-Ed Column)

By Karissa Niehoff, Executive Director of the National Federation of State High School Associations and Julian Tackett, Commissioner of the Kentucky High School Athletic Association From the Greatest Generation to Baby Boomers, Generation X to Mille...
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10/24/18- New Feature in School System to Create Academic All State Certificates

After receiving considerable positive feedback at this year's regional meetings, the feature has been added to the school login system to create the Academic All-State Certificates at your school. This will allow member schools to print these awards ...
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10/08/18- UK Orthopedics and Sports Medicine Seeks Nominations for Kentucky Comeback Athlete of the Year

UK Orthopedics and Sports Medicine, through its partnership with the KHSAA, seeks nominations for the Kentucky Comeback Athlete of the Year, meeting the following criteria: The nominee must have overcome illness or injury that affected their abil...
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10/08/18- 2018-2019 Basketball Rules Clinic Available Online for Officials and Coaches

The mandatory Online KHSAA Rules Clinic for the sport of Basketball is now available following a minimal delay for system maintenance. The clinic is required of all officials as well as all coaches, varsity, junior varsity and freshman, and whether o...
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10/01/18 – Soccer District/Region Instructions

Instructions for the KHSAA Soccer District/Region Tournaments are now posted on the KHSAA website. You can view these instructions by clicking on the following link: CLICK HERE TO READ DISTRICT/REGION INSTRUCTIONS MANUAL You can find additional inf...
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09/28/18 – National High School Activities Month to Spotlight Benefits of High School Activity Programs

INDIANAPOLIS, IN (September 28, 2018) — The annual celebration of National High School Activities Month begins next week for the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) and its 51 state high school associations. The month-long ce...
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09/13/18- Reminder about Annual Meeting

With the KHSAA Annual Meeting of schools next week, this reminder about designating the delegate for your school. DELEGATE DESIGNATION AND OTHER DETAILS If you haven’t already done so, please be sure and designate your school’s delegate.  To submit...
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09/06/18 – “Protecting Students from Abuse” Online Course Available Through NFHS Learning Center

INDIANAPOLIS, IN (September 6, 2018) — The National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS), in collaboration with the U.S. Center for SafeSport (The Center), has developed an online education course titled “Protecting Students from Abuse...
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08/28/18 – Competitive Cheer Online Rules Clinic Now Available for Coaches

The mandatory Online KHSAA Rules Clinic for the sports activity of Competitive Cheer was available beginning Monday, Aug. 27. The clinic is required of all coaches (varsity, junior varsity, and freshman) and whether or not the coach receives pay. Fo...
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08/28/18- Advanced Athletic Director Training Institute

This is intended for all KHSAA member school Superintendents, Principals, and Athletic Directors and the links can be forwarded as needed. ATHLETIC DIRECTOR INSTITUTE The 2018 KHSAA Athletic Director Institute will be held at the KHSAA offices in L...
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08/28/18- 2018 KHSAA Annual Meeting Reminder

This is intended for all KHSAA member school Superintendents, Principals, and Athletic Directors and the links can be forwarded as needed. ANNUAL MEETING This reminder that the 2018 Annual Meeting of the membership of the KHSAA is to be held on Wed...
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08/27/18- KHSAA Partners with CPR of Indiana and KMA to Promote Rare Discounted AED program

As has been noted to the attendees at the fall Regional Meetings, the KHSAA is proud to partner with the CPR Institute of Indiana to offer the chance for member schools to purchase Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) at a deeply discounted price...
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08/27/18 – KHSAA Participation Numbers Reach Record Levels In 2017-18

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 27, 2018 Student-athlete participation in Kentucky High School Athletic Association sports and sport-activities reached record levels in 2017-18 with 106,214 rostered participants across the KHSAA’s 13 sports and fiv...
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08/24/18- Reminder about Title IX Specific Workshops

As was previously announced at our Regional Meetings, the KHSAA will be conducting a Title IX Workshop on Thursday, September 6, at 8:30 a.m. ET  at Valley High School in Louisville and Tuesday, September 11 at 8:30 a.m. ET at Somerset High School. T...
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08/22/18- Basketball Interpretation Relative to Bylaw 9 Due to Changes in NCAA Women’s Recruiting Calendar

Due to changes in the NCAA recruiting calendar for women, an interpretation is necessary to KHSAA Bylaw 9 and this interpretation supersedes Case Situation BL-9-6 from the 2017-18 KHSAA Handbook. Bylaw 9 states that athletes who have previously BOTH...
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06/06/18 – Three Revised Online Courses, Including “Concussion in Sports,” Available for Free on NFHS Learning Center

NFHS NEWS RELEASE INDIANAPOLIS, IN (June 6, 2018) — In an ongoing effort to educate high school coaches, student-athletesand parents regarding all aspects of concussions, the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) and the Cente...
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08/13/18 – HYPE Student Conference Registration Now Open

Registration is now open for the 2018 KHSAA HYPE Student Leadership Conferences.  DATES Monday, August 27 - Lexington Convention Center (430 W. Vine St., Lexington, next to Rupp Arena) - Bluegrass Ballroom Tuesday, August 28 - Lexington Conventio...
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08/01/18- Memo and Update to KHSAA Football Assigning Secretaries

7-PERSON MECHANICS I have waited on the NFHS for most of the summer, originally expecting their new 7-person manual back in May only to find last week at our meeting that the publication likely won't be ready until September. It is somewhat of a ...
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07/31/18 – Reminder About Bylaw 9 Restrictions

As the summer comes to a close, the KHSAA wanted to remind Athletic Directors, coaches, student-athletes, and parents about Bylaw 9, which has been in place for many years. Bylaw 9 restricts student-athletes in basketball and football, who after enro...
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07/17/18- Reminder about Bylaw 24 and Organized Boys’ Basketball Play in July

There were several inquiries today concerning boys' basketball events in July. Schools are reminded that due to the provisions of Bylaw 24, there can be no organized play by boys' basketball teams during July. This restriction does NOT apply to girls...
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07/17/18- 2018-2019 Regional Athletic Administrators Meetings of Membership

This reminder is for all member school Superintendents, Principals and Athletic Directors within the KHSAA.  For the fall of 2018, the KHSAA will again conduct a series of eight regional meetings to help our athletic administrators meet the membersh...
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07/10/18- Rosters Open for Entry for 2018-19

Good afternoon. On behalf of our entire staff, we hope many of you as building and athletic administrators are back and ready to go after taking advantage of the only two "down" weeks of the athletics year with dead period! This year, there have bee...
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06/15/18- Reminders about Off Season Football Practice, Workouts and Equipment

Recently, the KHSAA office staff has received several inquiries about football camps and other activities. As the summer vacation period continues, it seems prudent to issue a few reminders to keep everyone informed. None of these procedures have cha...
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06/15/18 – Cheer Competition Clarification/Survey Notes

The staff at the KHSAA has been made aware of a survey that has been distributed to selected cheer coaches regarding a possible new statewide competition to be conducted by the State Coaches Association (KAPOS). It is likely that this survey informat...
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06/06/18- Sport Activity Specific Dead Period Reminders

As the dead period approaches, it is important to remind all coaches about sport-activities (bowling, competitive cheer, dance, archery, bass fishing) during the dead period. The sport-activity specific contacts at the KHSAA are Michael Barren (mbarr...
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06/05/18 – Bylaw 6 (Transfer Rule) Reminders

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 5, 2018 The KHSAA has received several inquiries from various parts of the state relative to the potential transferring of student-athletes among and between KHSAA member schools. With the end of the school year upon us, ...
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05/20/18- eKnowledge SAT/ACT prep Project

For 14 years, eKnowledge SAT/ACT Prep Project have teamed up to donate over 225,000 programs worth over $55,000,000 to students and families in over 40 countries. The resource is available and they can get it at your landing page: www.eknowledge.com/...
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05/18/18- Background and Criteria for Triple Threat Award

In an effort to continue the national emphasis and the KHSAA’s own efforts to de-emphasize sports specialization in the athletic culture, the Commissioner's office launched the “Triple Threat Award” program in May of 2018 to recognize those students ...
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05/10/18 – Board Approves Changes to Dance Championships

The KHSAA Board of Control, at its May Meeting, approved changes to the Dance postseason as well as approved the date and site for the 2018 State Dance Championships. Following the Oct. 1 declaration by participating schools, there will be four Sect...
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05/10/18 – Board Finalizes Cheer Postseason

The KHSAA Board of Control, at its May meeting, finalized changes to the structure and advancement to the competitive cheer postseason.  To assist in the prevention of automatic qualifiers at Region/State for cheer, the 16 regions will be combined to...
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04/18/18 – Nominations For Midway Female Student-Athlete of the Year – Track & Field

The KHSAA is excited to open the nomination process for the Midway University/KHSAA Female Student-Athlete of the Year among Track & Field participants for 2017-18. The award is based on athletic and academic achievement as well as community ser...
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04/09/18 – NFHS Music Copyright Course Required for Cheer/Dance Coaches

At its July Board of Control meeting, the Board approved a recommendation that would require completion of the new NFHS Music Copyright Course for KHSAA Cheer and Dance Coaches (Head and Assistant). Because of delays in rolling the course out this ye...
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03/27/18- Reminder about 2017-2018 Title IX and Participation List Submission

With spring sports in full swing and most schools ready to take some form of spring break, it is time to remind each of you that the annual reports for Title IX and the Participation List are due on April 30. If you have specific questions about ...
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02/22/18 – 2018-2019 NFHS Soccer Rule Changes

Soccer teams will be reversing their home and visiting uniforms next year. Effective for the 2018-2019 school year, the home team will now wear dark jerseys and socks while the away team will now wear solid white jerseys and socks. The uniform chang...
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02/15/18 – Board of Control Election Procedures

BOARD OF CONTROL BALLOT – BOARD OF CONTROL ELECTIONS - INSTRUCTIONS FOR THE BALLOT: Balloting is ONLY done online for these positions. Balloting is available beginning on Wednesday, February 15. Only the Principal or Designated Representative...
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01/18/18-Football Alignment Update and Opportunity to Play Into a Higher Class and Withdraw from District

January 22, 2018 TO: Superintendents, Principals, Athletic Directors and Designated Representatives of Football Playing Schools FR: Commissioner Julian Tackett RE: Update on the Drafting of 2019 through 2022 Football Alignment, Opportunity to With...
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01/19/18 – Become an Official – Stay Connected to High School Sports

By Bob Gardner, Executive Director of the National Federation of State High School Associations and Julian Tackett, Commissioner of the Kentucky High School Athletic Association. They don’t normally make the headlines, their names are not in the box...
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Vacancy Announcement for Classified Support Staff Position(s) (Regular, Part-time)

The KHSAA, a private, non-profit entity designated by the Kentucky Board of Education to manage high school sports and sport-activities in the Commonwealth, has an immediate need to fill at least two openings on its support (classified) staff for Adm...
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12/12/17-Applications Being Accepted for Louis Stout Memorial Scholarships

When former Commissioner Louis Stout passed away in 2012, his widow Anna directed that donations on his behalf go to the Louis Stout Memorial Fund for Students. She felt this was a chance for the KHSAA to honor student-athletes who excel in athletics...
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12/12/17-Schools Requested to Submit Form GE81 for Future Offerings

Every three years, per adopted policy, the KHSAA surveys the membership as to the desire to expand and/or continue sports and sport-activity offerings.  In this manner, the staff and Board of Control can continue to be pro-active in terms of offeri...
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11/09/17- Bylaw 9 Rulings

Recently, the ruling officer for Bylaw 9 handed down sanctions to student-athletes from Lafayette, Frederick Douglass, Scott County, Montgomery County and South Laurel after school administrators proactively self-reported violations to the Associatio...
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11/02/17- First Phase (T35 Report) Open for Title IX Reporting Entry for 2017-18

The initial phase of entry for the 2017-2018 Title IX Reports, the ability to enter the financial information from 2016-17 to be entered on the form T-35, is available and online at schools.khsaa.org. There have only minimal changes based on the grea...
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10/11/17- 2017-2018 Basketball Rules Clinic Online Now

The mandatory online KHSAA Rules Clinic for the sport of Basketball is now online for all coaches (head and assistant) and licensed officials. HEAD AND ASSISTANT COACHES The clinic is required for ALL coaches at each school, head or assistant, p...
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10/05/17-Reminder about KHSAA Title IX Workshop

As was previously announced, the KHSAA will be conducting a Title IX Workshop on Thursday, October 12, 2017, at 8:30 a.m. CT in Gilbertsville at the Kentucky Dam Village Green Room.The focus of this meeting will be the elements of Title IX as it rela...
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09/22/17-UK Orthopedics and Sports Medicine Seeks Nominations for Kentucky Comeback Athlete of the Year

UK Orthopedics and Sports Medicine, through its partnership with the KHSAA, seeks nominations for the Kentucky Comeback Athlete of the Year, meeting the following criteria: The nominee must have overcome illness or injury that affected their abil...
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09/04/17-Annual Meeting Reminders

With the KHSAA Annual Meeting of schools two weeks away, this reminder about designating the delegate for your school. DELEGATE DESIGNATION AND OTHER DETAILS If you haven't already done so, please be sure and designate your school's delegate. The p...
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08/28/17-Role of the Home Team, Officials and Coaches in Practice of Sportsmanship at Soccer Contests

This combination of requirements, recommendations, and best practices supersedes all prior versions of this communication.THE ROLE OF THE HOME TEAM, OFFICIALS AND COACHES IN THE PRACTICE OF SPORTSMANSHIP AT CONTESTS Background The practice of good ...
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09/01/17 – Reminder about Shortened and Interrupted Football Games

In light of the large number of calls and emails this week and with the vast amount of turnover in athletic administrators and coaches, a reminder about the Competition Rules is in order for Football. Interrupted games are not new and this weekend's ...
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08/30/17-Rescheduled Football Games Due to Anticipated Weather

This notice is being sent to all KHSAA football schools. With likely inclement weather, many of our football schools are moving their Friday night games to Thursday or Saturday. Please take a look at the football schedule for this weekend at https...
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08/28/17 – 2017 KHSAA Annual Meeting Registration Reminder

This is intended for all KHSAA member school Superintendents, Principals, and Athletic Directors and the links can be forwarded as needed. ANNUAL MEETING This reminder that the 2017 Annual Meeting of the membership of the KHSAA is to be held on Wed...
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08/28/17 – Reminders about Required Title IX Student Interest Survey During 2017-18, KHSAA Assistance Available

For all KHSAA member schools, 2017-2018 is the year for the biennial student interest survey related to Title IX. None of the basic survey requirements have changed, as you are to survey your students in grades 9 through 11, as well as the identified...
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05/23/17- Forde Named Midway University/KHSAA Female Student-Athlete of the Year For 2016-17

Forde Named Midway University/KHSAA Female Student-Athlete of the Year For 2016-17 May 23, 2017 The inaugural yearlong Midway University/KHSAA Female Student-Athlete of the Year program culminated on the campus of Midway University on Monday as Sac...
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08/16/17 – High School Activities Bring Communities Together!

By Bob Gardner, Executive Director of the National Federation of State High School Associations and Julian Tackett, Commissioner of the Kentucky High School Athletic Association. Tailgates. Pep rallies. Friday night lights. The new school year is he...
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08/10/17 – 2017-2018 Regional Athletic Administrators Meetings of Membership

This reminder is for all member school Superintendents, Principals and Athletic Directors within the KHSAA.  For the fall of 2017, the KHSAA has revised the manner in which it conducts its regional workshops and meetings. The old "region meeting, da...
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8/08/17 Soccer Online Rules Clinic Now Available

The mandatory Online KHSAA Rules Clinic for the sport of Soccer is available beginning August 8. The clinic is required of all officials as well as all coaches, varsity, junior varsity and freshman, and whether or not the coach receives pay. Below i...
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08/08/17-Football Rules Clinic Available Online for Officials and Coaches

The mandatory Online KHSAA Rules Clinic for the sport of Football is now available following a minimal delay for system maintenance. The clinic is required of all officials as well as all coaches, varsity, junior varsity and freshman, and whether or ...
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08/08/17 – NFHS Announces Football Publication Corrections and Interpretations

Each licensed official and each head coach have received the NFHS Rules and Case Books by now. Several of you have also purchased the Rules By Topic and other publications from Referee Enterprises. You will find the minimal amount of corrections to ...
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05/23/17 – Dance State Competition FAQs

KHSAA DANCE Frequently Asked Questions (as of August 18, 2017) The following is a FAQ for Dance. Refer to the Competition Rules that will be published in the KHSAA Handbook and on the Association website for more information. The Competition Rules ...
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05/10/17-Reminders about Students Practicing/Playing While Ineligible

Recently, the Commissioner's office has been made aware of several questions and concerns regarding various approved changes to the eligibility rules of the KHSAA. A reminder to all involved is that once a proposal receives the requisite vote of the ...
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05/12/17 – State Dance Competition

Following is a link to the news release that was posted following yesterday's KHSAA Board of Control meeting concerning the 2017 KHSAA State Dance Competition. News Release In addition, coaches should be mindful of the following: COMPETITION The...
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03/30/17 – KHSAA Revising Office Hours Effective April 3, 2017

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,...
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03/30/17 – Reminders about Title IX and Participation List Submission for 16-17

As spring sports are now fully in swing, it is time to remind each of you that the annual reports for Title IX and the Participation List are due on April 30. If you have specific questions about Title IX and the law itself, any of our Assistant ...
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02/09/17 – Important Reminders-Title IX Reports and Rosters

As the winter sports season draws to a close, and we prepare to open up the 2017 Online Title IX reports for entry, we have discovered that a substantial number of member schools have team related issues that must first be corrected. Specifically, th...
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02/02/17 – 2017 Whitaker Bank/KHSAA Sweet 16® Scholarship Applications Now Open

For the fourth year Whitaker Bank, as part of its continuing title sponsorship of the Boys’ Sweet 16®, and the KHSAA will be presenting four one-time $1,500 scholarships. The scholarships are open to high school seniors that participate in KHSAA sa...
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01/16/17- Reminder about Religious Uniform Accommodations

Frequently in the NFHS Playing rules, there is a reference to the prohibition on items being worn by participants without documented evidence provided by the state association. For example, in NFHS Basketball Rule 3-5-4e(b), there is a statement all...
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1/13/2017 – Nominations sought for Midway Female Student-Athlete of the Year – Girls’ Basketball

The KHSAA is excited to open the nomination process for the Midway University/KHSAA Female Student-Athlete of the Year among girls' basketball participants for 2016-2017.This award is based on athletic and academic achievement as well as community se...
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01/03/17 – ArbiterPay Option for Schools for Payment of Officials

As was shared with those that were attendance at the Annual Meeting, the KHSAA has now finalized a review and approval giving member schools the option to pay licensed officials online (some schools have already started using this service) through Ar...
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11/18/16 – Important Change in Bylaw 22, Out of State Opponents

At the September annual meeting of the membership. the delegates overwhelmingly approved Proposal 10 which removes the requirements in Bylaw 22 that KHSAA member schools only play out of state teams that are members of that state association or eligi...
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11/18/16 – Important Change in Interpretation, Bylaw 6, 7 and 8 (student activity while ineligible)

At the September annual meeting of the membership. the delegates overwhelmingly approved Proposal 6 which stipulates that the required period of ineligibility of a student-athlete who has been ruled ineligible per Bylaws 6, 7 and 8 is applicable sole...
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11/18/16- Board of Control Referendum to the Membership – Bylaw 23

At its November meeting, the Board of Control gave final approval to the distribution of a referendum of the membership for the purpose of amending Bylaw 23, Limitation of Seasons. At the September annual meeting of the membership, there was a propos...
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09/09/16 – KHSAA to Participate in “Team Up, Speak Up to Fight Concussions” on September 13

 The Concussion Legacy Foundation has created the first ever national concussion education day, scheduled for Tuesday, Sept. 13. On Team Up Day, millions of athletes will hear a speech from their coach, captain and medical team that encourages t...
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08/31/16 – Annual Meeting Reminders

With the KHSAA Annual Meeting of schools two weeks away, here are some important reminders.HYATT HOUSINGThe Hyatt Regency, adjacent to the center, has a small block of rooms available for September 13, by contacting 859-253-1234 and when transferred ...
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09/01/16 – Athletic Director Approved Continuous Improvement Hours

Bylaw 25, Sec. 5. POST HIRE REQUIREMENTS AND REQUIREMENTS FOR CONTINUING DUTIES AS AN ATHLETIC DIRECTORAvailable Tract of Leadership and Continuous Improvement HoursKHSAAAnnual Meeting (4 hours)New Athletic Director Institute (6 hours)Region Meeting ...
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08/22/16 – 2016 KHSAA Annual Meeting and First AD Institute

This is intended for all KHSAA member school Superintendents, Principals, and Athletic Directors and the links can be forwarded as needed.ANNUAL MEETINGThis reminder that the 2016 Annual Meeting of the membership of the KHSAA is to be held on Wednesd...
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08/10/16 – 2016-2017 Regional Athletic Administrators Meetings, Including Regs and Current Undertakings, Online School System, Title IX

This reminder is for all member school Superintendents, Principals and Athletic Directors within the KHSAA.For the fall of 2016, the KHSAA is again scheduling an Athletic Administrator Workshop in eight areas of the state. The content for this non-ma...
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08/10/16 – HYPE Student Leadership Conferences Registration Now Open

Registration for the  2016 KHSAA HYPE Student Leadership Conferences is now open. This year's conferences will be Tuesday, August 30 at the Lexington Convention Center and Wednesday, August 31 at the Ramada Plaza Hotel & Conference Center in Loui...
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08/01/16 – 2016 Cross Country Rules Clinic Now Available Online

The mandatory online KHSAA Rules Clinic for the sport of Cross Country is available beginning today, August 1. Remember, the clinic is required of all officials as well as all coaches at the varsity, junior varsity and freshmen levels, and whether or...
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08/01/16 – 2016 Field Hockey Online Rules Clinic Now Available

The mandatory Online KHSAA Rules Clinic for the sport of Field Hockey is available beginning August 1. The clinic is required of all officials as well as all coaches at the varsity, junior varsity and freshmen levels, and whether or not the coach rec...
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08/01/16 – 2016 Soccer Online Rules Clinic Now Available

The mandatory Online KHSAA Rules Clinic for the sport of Soccer is available beginning August 1. The clinic is required of all officials as well as all coaches at the varsity, junior varsity and freshmen levels, and whether or not the coach receives ...
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08/01/16 – 2016 Golf Online Rules Clinic Now Available

The mandatory Online KHSAA Rules Clinic for the sport of Golf is available beginning August 1. The clinic is required for all head and assistant coaches.  August 1 to August 15 – the Golf Clinic will be online only and may be viewed at no charge ...
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08/01/16 – 2016 Football Rules Clinic Now Available Online

The mandatory Online KHSAA Rules Clinic for the sport of Football is available beginning August 1. THOUGH THERE ARE MINIMAL RULE CHANGES, one is major to the way the game is coached and officiated and both groups should take the clinic as soon as pos...
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07/25/16 – Important Reminder to Update School Personnel Information

As we approach the start of the sports seasons and school year, it is critical that all schools have coaching lists and information up to date, as well as administrators and non-coaches.All content in the data system is accessible solely through the ...
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07/25/16 – Reminder about Heat Index Procedures – FB & FH

While the media coverage has been great about our schools and their compliance with the mandated heat index monitoring and activity adjustment protocols, it is important that our Football and Field Hockey programs be reminded of important subtleties ...
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07/11/16 – Important Reminders About the Start of Football Practice

These reminders are critically important as we transition to the start of football practice for the 2016 season. This notice and all provisions supersede any and all previous communication regarding practice rules and regulations.The following provis...
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Ruling Officer Assignments – 2016-17

    Primary Secondary 2 Age-For documented waiver due to retention per the state exception, contact the ruling officer. There is no ruling in any other circumstances as the bylaw is state law Barren Bilberry 3 Enrollm...
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KHSAA Sports Contacts, 2016-2017 and beyond

  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 ...
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06/27/16 – Rosters Open for Entry for 2016-2017

While many of you as athletic administrators are taking advantage of about the only two "down" weeks of the year with dead period, still others prefer to use this time to begin work on rosters. There will be additional enhancements to the roster and ...
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06/22/16 – Reminder about Equipment Issuance During Dead Period (USA Football)

The KHSAA offices have received several inquiries regarding participation by students in USA Football's National Development Games. According to their verification letter, there are six different options to attend. We had asked at least two member sc...
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2016-2017 Official Ball Adoptions

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, ...
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05/13/16 – Kentucky-Indiana Basketball All Star Information

In conjunction with the Bluegrass Sports Commission, the information below relative to the Kentucky-Indiana All-Star series is listed below. Please consider attending this historic event that is being managed by our partners at the Bluegrass Sports C...
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05/13/16 – Huddle Event Tickets Available to Member Schools

Member schools are reminded that Huddle provides event tickets for you to use throughout the year. Huddle is the only ticket provider endorsed by the KHSAA. As you plan for 2016-17, you should likely include them in your plans and order early!It is l...
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KHSAA Official Ball Products – 2016-2017 (effective May 12, 2016)

SportBrandModelTermBaseballSpaldingTF Pro HS Baseball (41-100HS)2016-2019Basketball-BSpaldingTF1000 Classic (74-7849)2016-2019Basketball-GSpaldingTF1000 Class 28.5 (74-7839)2016-2019FootballSpaldingAlpha -72-67582016-2019SoccerSelect SportRoyale2...
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04/22/2016 – Nominations Sought for Midway Female Student-Athlete of the Year – Bass Fishing

The KHSAA is excited to open the nomination process for the Midway University/KHSAA Female Student-Athlete of the Year among Bass Fishing participants for 2015-16.The award is based on athletic and academic achievement as well as community service an...
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04/22/16 – Reminder Bylaw 23 Limitation of Seasons

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...
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04/20/16 – Great Offer From Our Friends at Subway Restaurants

Subway Restaurants has been a proud corporate partner with the KHSAA. In fact, you will notice in most of their stores, a window sticker indicating their support of the great activities of the KHSAA and their partnership.This year, they are offering ...
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04/15/16 – 2015-2016 Financial Aid Survey

All schools, public and nonpublic, are required annually to report detailed financial information to the KHSAA as per Bylaw 11. This report is required of all member schools. It is important to note that if tuition is charged for any reason to any st...
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04/12/16 – Reminders about Title IX and Participation List Submission

As spring sports are now fully in swing, it is time to remind each of you that the annual reports for Title IX and the Participation List are due on April 30.If you have specific questions about Title IX and the law itself, any of our Assistant Commi...
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04/04/16 – Reminder about Revised OAG 15-022 Opinion and 7/8 Grade Students

Most school entities have been notified from a variety of sources about an important ruling that came from the Attorney General (KYAG) recently regarding KHSAA Bylaw 4 as it relates to KRS 156.070 (2)(c) (the complete text of KRS 156.070 is located a...
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12/10/14 – Compiled Uniform Rules and Questions

Due to the fact that there is no single resource from which an athletic administrator can become informed about the rules governing uniforms for each of the OHSAA-sponsored sports, this document will summarize both the OHSAA General Sports Regulation...
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01/29/16 – KHSAA Board Adopts Baseball Pitch Count Restrictions with Mandated Rest

At its January meeting, the KHSAA Board of Control had a second and final reading and adopted a pitch count limitation beginning with the 2016 baseball playing season. The Board adopted the proposal in response to concerns regarding student safety ex...
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01/19/16 – Whitaker Bank/KHSAA Sweet 16® Scholarship Application Now Open

For the third year Whitaker Bank, as part of its continuing title sponsorship of the Boys’ Sweet 16®, and the KHSAA will be presenting four one-time $1,500 scholarships. The scholarships are open to high school seniors that participate in KHSAA sanct...
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12/28/15 – Board of Control Nominations Sought

Per the provisions of Article IV, Section 2-B, of the KHSAA Constitution, this is to advise you that the term of office for Board of Control members will expire June 30, 2016. The terms of Board members Donna Bumps (at-large, Regions 1-8), Jeff Saylo...
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11/09/15 – Phase I of 2015-16 Title IX Reporting Open for Entry, Changes in System

The initial phase of entry for the 2015-2016 Title IX Reports, the ability to enter the financial information from 2014-15 to be entered on the form T-35, is available and online at schools.khsaa.org. There have been several enhancements this year ba...
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11/3/15 – Final Opportunity to Edit Fall 2015 Sport Coaching Rosters

As part of the Annual Title IX and Participation Reports, the coaching roster is reviewed and totals are placed on the T35 report form. Though these totals are not a conclusive indicator of Title IX compliance (or lack of compliance) in any way, they...
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11/03/15 – NFL Releases New Study on Helmets

The NFHS recently shared with the KHSAA an item from the NFL. The NFL recently released the results from a joint study with the NFLPA that looked at what football helmets best reduced the severity of impact. The performance of the 17 football helmets...
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11/03/15 – Grant Funding Opportunity for Athletic Training – Secondary Schools

The Kentucky High School Athletic Association has long recommended and continues to recommend, that medical coverage be present at all athletic practices and contests. Because of the unique skill set of Certified/Licensed Athletic Trainers it is reco...
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09/21/15 – Reminder of Bylaw 15 – Practice of Sportsmanship – Removal of Team

It is the clear obligation of principals, coaches, and all official representatives of member schools to practice the highest principles of sportsmanship and the ethics of competition in all interscholastic relationships with fans, officials, players...
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09/04/15 – Reminder about Heat Index/Drones at Competition

This notice is being sent to all member schools and specific licensed officials.HEAT INDEXWhile 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 r...
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09/05/15 – Proposal by Proposal Analysis of 2015 Annual Meeting Proposals

This is the second part of a two-part effort to talk about the 2015 KHSAA Annual Meeting. Because of another vast turnover in athletic administrators this year, and in order to help you prepare, this information is being sent well in advance of this ...
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09/04/15 – Yearly Reminder about Importance of Annual Meeting

This is a great time of year. The school year has started, the fields and courts are in use every night, and we get to continuously hear about the great things done by our student-athletes, coaches, officials and member schools. And again this year, ...
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08/28/15 – Eligibility Reminder-Foreign Exchange and Non-Exchange Students

With the busy start of school upon us, we wanted to take this opportunity to remind you of the bylaws ( Bylaw 7 & 8) that govern the use of student/athletes that desire to participate in high school athletics, but are not citizens of the United S...
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08/31/15 – Assistance Needed with School Broadcast Program

Good afternoon. During 2013-14, the KHSAA partnered with the NFHS to become a member of the NFHS Network. This network, powered by PlayOn Sports, is a joint venture of nearly 40 state high school associations to aggregate content from all states and ...
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08/28/15 – SAT/ACT Donation Project

Below you will find a link to information about a special offer you and any of your students may use to receive discounted access to an online (or DVD) ACT and/or SAT study guide to help students prepare for the ACT and/or SAT test. This program is o...
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08/18/15 – Reminder about 2015 Annual Meeting of the Membership of KHSAA

This is intended for all KHSAA member school Superintendents, Principals and Athletic Directors and the link can be forwarded as needed.This reminder that the 2015 Annual Meeting of the membership of the KHSAA is to be held on Thursday, September 10 ...
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08/14/15 – Association to Sponsor Intense Voluntary Training For Newer Athletic Administrators

The KHSAA will conduct a training session for newer Athletic Directors on Wednesday, September 9, the day prior to the KHSAA Annual Meeting, from 1:00 to 4:45. The New Athletic Directors Institute will be held in Lexington at the KHSAA offices. This ...
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08/14/15 – 2015-2016 Athletic Administrators Meetings, Including Regs, Rosters, Title IX

This reminder is for all member school Superintendents, Principals and Athletic Directors within the KHSAA.For the fall of 2015, the KHSAA is again scheduling an Athletic Administrator Workshop in eight areas of the state. The content for this non-ma...
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08/07/15 – HYPE Student Conferences Registration Now Open

Registration for the 2015 KHSAA HYPE Student Leadership Conferences is now open and available online.To register, click here.  Registration is on a first-come first-served basis as the Lexington conference is usually at capacity.DATE/TIME/LOCATIONLEX...
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08/04/15 – An Open Note of Gratitude and Thanks

Good morning. This is being composed for all of our administrative contacts at the member schools as an open note of thanks and gratitude.Over the last week, many of you, and I mean a great many, have taken the time out to call, text, email and send ...
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07/31/15 – Reminder to Update School Coach/Roster Information

As we approach the start of the sports seasons, it is critical that all schools have coaching lists and information up to date, as well as competition rosters. A roster, including coaches names and a valid playing roster, must be entered prior to any...
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06/24/15 – Rosters Reset, Ready for 2015-16, Reminders about Requirements for Eligibility

Welcome back for the 2015-2016 School Year!Before any work begins for the 2015-16 year, a person in the school with Athletic Director level access must initialize rosters as detailed below before rosters can be updated and subsequently, rosters and s...
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06/22/15 – AMLE To Produce Inclusion Webinar

AMLE Webinar: Social Inclusion and Young AdolescentsAugust 5, 20154-5:00 p.m. EDT Join AMLE (Association of Middle Level Educators), Special Olympics Project UNIFY® and middle level practitioners to learn about social inclusion and its importance for...
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06/22/15 – Reminders about Dead Period (Bylaw 24)

This is being sent to all Principals, Athletic Directors, Superintendents and Coaches of Member Schools. This is being sent via an electronic application and it is possible that any direct replies will not be received by the sender.A few reminders as...
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06/08/15 – KHSAA Seeks Applicants for Assistant Commissioner (Female)

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION OF RESUMES AND COVER LETTER FOR CONSIDERATION: THURSDAY, JUNE 25, 2015The Kentucky High School Athletic Association is accepting applications for the position of Assistant Commissioner. Due to the provisions of the Federal Cou...
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05/18/15 – Board of Control Approves Compliance Forms for Football Revisions

With the approval of the sweeping changes in football contact rules, the Board of Control has approved three forms which are to be used by schools to monitor practice limitations, participation limitations, etc. These forms are NOT to be submitted to...
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05/15/15 – Hotels for State Track and Field and Call for Volunteers

We have made some adjustments with hotels in the area for state track and track and field championships next weekend.  If you are still needing to book rooms for your teams the Clarion now has additional rooms available as well as the Campbell House....
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04/22/15-Final Changes Adopted for Football in Response to NFHS Task Force Recommendations

At its regular meeting on April 21, the KHSAA Board of Control adopted policy changes including emergency changes to the bylaws and policies of the KHSAA related to football practice. The draft of changes was released to the membership in March for c...
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04/22/15-Football Equipment Timelines

Below is an interpretative listing of the various equipment periods. Any conflict with Bylaw 23, Section 6 (Football) will yield to the Bylaw 23 section for enforcement :PRE-SEASON (POST DEAD PERIOD) ACCLIMATIZATION AND ACCLIMATION THROUGH THE END OF...
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04/22/15-Final Bylaw 23 Changes Necessary Due to Emergency Adoption of NFHS Task Force Recommendations

Below is the revised wording of Bylaw 23, Section 6 (Football), as a results of its emergency adoption due to the recommendations of the NFHS Trask Force: Sec. 6) Sports Specific Limitations- Footballa) Organized practice shall be structured in foot...
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04/20/15 – Updated Physical History and Exam, Permission Forms Posted

Thanks to great work by various groups, we are able to get revised physical and permission forms online a couple of weeks early this year as many of you plan for next year. All old forms that have been completed remain valid for the one year plus one...
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04/14/15 – Reminders about Title IX and Participation List Submission Due April 30

As spring sports are now fully in swing, it is time to remind each of you that the annual reports for Title IX and the Participation List are due on April 30. If you have specific questions about Title IX and the law itself, any of our Assistant C...
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03/10/15 – CLASS Awards Recognition & Scholarship Program Information

Information for the 2015 Forcht Bank/KHSAA CLASS Awards Recognition & Scholarship Program has been posted on the KHSAA website at the link below. Each school may nominate one boy and one girl as the school winner. School winners are eligible for...
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02/24/15 – FAQs Unified Track and Field

PLAYING UNIFIED A common question from students “Can I play too?”  YES, you can!   UNIFIED TRACK & FIELD 2014-15 For the past several years the KHSAA has offered exhibition events in Track and Field for students in wheelchairs.  Those events ...
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02/20/15-Board Ballot Instructions

BOARD OF CONTROL BALLOT – BOARD OF CONTROL ELECTIONS - INSTRUCTIONS FOR THE BALLOT: Balloting is ONLY done online for these positions. Only the Principal or Designated Representative may vote. The names on file as verified by the KHSAA website...
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01/26/15 – Winter Sports Championship Media Credentials

The KHSAA’s online media credentialing system for the Winter 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 ...
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01/08/15 – Reminder on Bylaw Ineligibility from Last Date of Varsity Participation

With the beginning of the second semester, we wanted to remind you again about the change within Bylaw 6 dealing with the period of ineligibility (for those students subject to the provisions of Bylaw 6) that went into effect on August 1, 2014.   Pr...
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01/06/15 – Reminder about Stats Collection REQUIREMENT and Penalties for Non Compliance

Beginning next week (week of 1/12), we will begin compiling weekly statewide statistical leader reports. With this first compilation, any school that has NOT reported statistics for one or more games will be penalized. The likely first step will be a...
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01/06/15 – Phase I of 2014-15 Title IX Reporting Open for Entry, Changes in System

The initial phase of entry for the 2014-2015 Title IX Reports, the ability to enter the financial information from 2013-14 to be entered on the form T-35, is available and online at schools.khsaa.org. There have been several enhancements this year ba...
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01/05/15 – Whitaker Bank/KHSAA Sweet 16® Scholarship Application

For the second year, Whitaker Bank, as part of its continuing title sponsorship of the Boys' Sweet 16®, and the KHSAA will be presenting four one-time $1,500 scholarships. The scholarships are open to high school seniors that participate in KHSAA san...
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11/03/14 – High School Playoff Contests Asked to Honor Veterans

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 hig...
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11/01/14 – Final End of Season FB TieBreaker Results

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 1, 2014 The calculations for the three-way tie-breaker in football have been posted online at  http://www.khsaa.org/football/2014/threewaytiebreakertodate.pdf. Playoff pairings as well as the instructions and details...
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10/31/14 – Reminders about Football Playoffs and Final Regular Season Week

This is going to ALL KHSAA football playing schools. If it doesn't apply to you, please disregard. As we prepare for potentially 95 games to be played during week 1 of the playoffs, we ask for your cooperation as we try and pull final brackets toget...
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10/25/14-Interim Football TieBreaker Calculations Posted

The three-way tiebreaker calculations through play of October 24, 2014 have been posted on the KHSAA website. Viewers should be mindful that: The calculations are tentative and are not final until the final game is played; Most teams likely have...
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10/22/14 – Information On Ordering Tickets to Russell Athletic/KHSAA State Football Finals

It is again time for us to take orders for advance tickets to the Russell Athletic/KHSAA State Football Finals. We hope we can count on your continued support for the twelve teams that make it to the finals. Here are some notes about this year's fi...
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10/21/14-Information from American Sports Builders, RE: Crumb Rubber

The following information was provided to the KHSAA by representatives of the NFHS in Indianapolis. This is provided for your information.     ASBA Response to NBC National News Story on Health Effects of Crumb Rubber in S...
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09/30/14 – Fall Sports Championship Media Credentials

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...
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09/29/14 – Four Measures Receive Approval at Annual Meeting

At the Annual Meeting of the membership of the KHSAA, four proposals received the votes necessary for approval. The membership was represented by 215 of the schools (out of 277 members), a turnout very comparable to the past few years, with 144 votes...
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09/17/2014 – Proposal by Proposal Analysis of 2014 Annual Meeting Proposals

This is the second part of a two-part effort to talk about the 2014 KHSAA Annual Meeting. Because of the vast turnover in athletic administrators this year, and in order to help you prepare, this information is being sent well in advance of this year...
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09/17/14 – Reminder about Importance of Annual Meeting

Love this time of year. School has started, the fields and courts are in use every night, and we get to continuously hear about the great things done by our student-athletes. And again this year, we are privileged to have just completed another circu...
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09/16/14 – Annual Meeting Registration/Room Reminder

This reminder that the KHSAA Annual Meeting will be Monday, September 29 at the Lexington Center. For those who have not registered, please do so ASAP by going to the link at https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/201415AnnualMeeting. The Hyatt Regency (adj...
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08/31/14 – Reminder about 2014 Annual Meeting of KHSAA High Schools

This is intended for all KHSAA member school Superintendents, Principals and Athletic Directors and the link can be forwarded as needed. The 2014 Annual Meeting of the membership of the KHSAA is to be held on Monday, September 29 in the Thoroughbred...
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09/05/14 – Update on Bylaw 6 Transfer Requests/Rulings/Forms

We wanted to update Athletic Administrators on a couple of recent changes with regard to submission of Bylaw 6 Domestic Student Transfer Request Forms and, with the turnover of administrators, also remind you of some tips that will help in the review...
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09/05/14 – Middle School Athletics and “Who we can play”

We have received several inquiries on the middle school regulation (702 KAR 7:065) and which school(s) that middle school teams can and cannot compete against in contests. To assist schools, the following clarifications are being provided to help add...
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09/05/14 – Reminder about Ruling Officers for 2014-15

The first line of rulings concerning KHSAA Bylaws 2 through 14 is to contact the ruling officer with information. In many cases, that consists of sending in a requisite form, as well as any other information that might be needed. For the 2014-15 sch...
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08/23/14 – Reminder about Interrupted Football Games

In light of the large number of calls and texts on night 1 of high school football and in light of the vast amount of turnover in athletic administrators and coaches, a reminder about the Competition Rules is in order. Interrupted games are not new, ...
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08/22/14 – Heat Index Reminder, All Sports but Particularly Football Contests Played 8/22 and 8/23

With tonight being the first permissible night for football contests, this notice and directive is important to help ensure the health and safety of the competitors. Due to the extremely low temperatures that have existed throughout most of fall prac...
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08/21/14 – Scoreboard/Rosters/Statistics Reminder

With the 2014-15 school year underway, not to mention a large number of administrators and coaches holding new positions across the state, now is a good time to pass along a few reminders for the fall sports season in regards to schedules, statistics...
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08/16/14 – Reminder about Carryover Ejections from 2013-2014

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 pena...
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08/11/14 – Reminder on “Fall Ball” and Facilities

With the start of a new school year, it's a good time to remind schools about recent changes in KHSAA Bylaws, and we wanted to remind Administrators and Baseball/Softball Coaches about issues around offseason play ("Fall Ball") and school facilities....
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08/11/14 – Handbook Final Revisions in Progress

This notice to all interested parties. The 2014-15 Handbook is in final process with the final adjustments being made to directory listings, records and published interpretations. The Handbook documents in final form should be published by Friday, Au...
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08/08/14 – Reminders Regarding Bylaw 9 and Play Once School Starts

Bylaw 9 has been in place for many years, and restricts players in basketball and football, who have not yet both been in grade nine and played for a high school team at some level,  from playing in outside competition once the school year begins, ...
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08/06/14 – Reminders and Updates – Online roster system

Based on the number of calls that we have received concerning the start of the school year roster initialization and the eligibility and roster requirement, we wanted to send a brief clarification. Please contact IT Director Rob Catron (rcatron@khsaa...
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08/05/14 – 2014-2015 Athletic Administrators Meetings, Including Title IX

This reminder is for all member school Superintendents, Principals and Athletic Directors within the KHSAA. For the fall of 2014, the KHSAA is again scheduling an Athletic Administrator Workshop in eight areas of the state. The content for this non-...
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08/04/14 – HYPE Student Conference Registration Now Available

Registration for the 2014 KHSAA HYPE/Student Leadership Conferences is now open and available online. To register, click here. DATE/TIMELEXINGTON - Monday, August 25 - 8 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. (ET) BOWLING GREEN – Tuesday, Aug. 26 - 8 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. (...
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07/01/2014 – DQ Policy – Policy on Reinstatement of Disqualified Athletes/Coaches

Case BL-15-6- What is the member school obligation in the case of an unreported disqualification? KHSAA member school representatives are obligated to impose the minimum suspension penalty for the ejection per these published guidelines, even in t...
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07/27/14 – Reminder about Changes in Scrimmage Regulations and Playing Teams from Outside the United States

Two changes have been made for the 2014-2015 school year. One affects preseason scrimmages and what teams can be played by the KHSAA member schools, and the second change affects foreign teams coming into Kentucky to play our member schools in any sp...
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07/27/14 – Welcome Back to all Member Schools

Welcome back for the 2014-2015 School Year! We hope you have a great, if not far too short, summer and are ready to get going for 2014-2015. There are a great many changes for 2014-15. In many cases, we will be sending those to you in short snippets...
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07/25/14 – July, 2014 Board of Control Meeting Review

The following is a review of the items discussed at the July, 2014 KHSAA Board of Control Meeting and the status of those issues. The Board meets six times per year, and each time, the membership will be updated as far as actions by the Board. While ...
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07/23/14 – Bylaw 6 Transfer Form Reminder

As part of the recently approved changes to the Bylaws that have been given final legislative approval, Bylaw 6 has been revised to reflect the past action of the Delegate Assembly and these revisions change the period of ineligibility for students w...
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07/22/14 – Reminder about Changes to Bylaw 3, Limit of Four Years Enrollment

By virtue of action taken at the 2013 KHSAA Annual meeting of its high school membership, Bylaw 3 was amended to change the starting date for the four-year period of eligibility to the student's first entry in grade nine. Previously, the rule stated ...
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07/22/14 – “Grandfathered” List Published for Students Below Grade Seven

This reminder to all member schools. Effective with the start of the 2013-2014 school year, 702 KAR 7:065 was amended to prohibit students below seven (7) from playing high school competition (at any level). The implementation date of the prohibition...
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07/22/14 – Rosters Reset, Ready for 2014-15, Reminders about Requirements for Eligibility

Welcome back for the 2014-2015 School Year! Before any work begins for the 2014-15 year, a person in the school with Athletic Director level access  must initialize rosters as detailed below before rosters can be updated and subsequently, rosters an...
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07/21/14 – Football Individual Minimum Practice Reminder

With the change back to August 1 for the first day of practice in pads (anything other than shoulder pads, following the minimum three days of helmets only and minimum of three days of helmets and shoulder pads), several coaches have inquired about t...
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07/17/14 – NFHS Rules News Release and Pole Vault Collar Reminder

The NFHS released the following rules changes for the 2014-2015 season.  We wanted to share this information with you as the lifting of the jewelry restriction will go into effect immediately, including the fall 2014 Cross Country season, as it is a ...
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05/21/14 – May, 2014 Board of Control Meeting Review

The following is a review of the items discussed at the May KHSAA Board of Control Meeting and the status of those issues. The Board meets six times per year, and each time, the membership will be updated as far as actions by the Board. While many of...
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04/30/14 – April 2014 Board of Control Meeting Review

The following is a review of the items discussed at the April KHSAA Board of Control Meeting and the status of those issues. The Board meets six times per year, and each time, the membership will be updated as far as actions by the Board. While many ...
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04/18/14 – Deadline for Free Baseball Clinic Tonight

This is a reminder for Athletic Directors, all baseball coaches and baseball umpires that the deadline to complete the 2014 KHSAA/NFHS online Rules Clinic at no cost is midnight tonight.  If you have already completed the clinic, please disregard thi...
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04/15/14 – Board of Control Approves Addition of Field Hockey

The Board of Control approved the addition of Field Hockey as a KHSAA sanctioned sport for the fall of the 2014-2015 school year. Though the sport has been played in Jefferson County for over 50 years and in Oldham County for most of the past 10 year...
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04/10/14 – Reminders about Title IX and Participation List Submission Due April 30

As spring sports are now fully in swing, it is time to remind each of you that the annual reports for Title IX and the Participation List are due on April 30. If you have specific questions about Title IX and the law itself, any of our Assistant C...
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04/09/14 – Roster Maintenance, 2014 Title IX/Participation Entry

Later this week, the balance of the reporting mechanisms will be released regarding this year's Title IX and participation reports. These reports are required of ALL KHSAA member schools annually. There are two important reminders and items schools m...
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04/07/14 – Positive Changes on the Catastrophic Insurance Front

As most of you who are involved in purchasing athletic insurance for districts or schools are aware, the market remains very tough for this specialized type of coverage. For more than 30 years, the most visible benefit to membership in the KHSAA has ...
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04/07/14 – Reminder on Interrupted Baseball Games

This is a reminder to Athletic Directors and Baseball Coaches regarding interrupted games. 1) If a game is interrupted in tournament play or regular season play, and is subsequently to be completed, it will be reset at the same point once play resum...
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03/31/14 – Important Survey Available Concerning Swimming Facilities

It has been nearly twenty years since a complete facility inventory/assessment has been conducted in our state regarding competitive swimming pools and available resources for high school competitions. As swimming continues to grow, it is important t...
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03/31/14 – Review of March 20, 2014 Special KHSAA Board of Control Meeting

The following is a review of the items discussed at the March Special KHSAA Board of Control Meeting called by President Bill Beasley and the status of those issues. The Board meets six times per year, and each time, the membership will be updated as...
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03-27-14 Cold Weather Statement for Baseball, Softball and Track

Due to the ongoing cold temperatures, we have received several inquiries regarding postponing/canceling contests due to cold weather. Prior to the officials assuming authority (jurisdiction) per the playing rules, it is the decision of home game man...
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03/24/14 – Baden New Official Volleyball of KHSAA

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...
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02/18/14 – Phase 1 of Title IX Reports for 2014 include New Historical Matrix (T-2 Chart) and T35 Revisions

The initial phase of entry for the 2013-2014 Title IX Reports is available and online at schools.khsaa.org. There have been several enhancements this year based on the tour of regional meetings last fall and the great cooperation and feedback from th...
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02/24/14 – Roster Entry Reminder – Post Season

This is a reminder about eligibility for postseason play in all sports, with today's focus being on basketball. Today is the first day of basketball postseason and to be eligible to play in postseason, a student must be on ONE of the online rosters f...
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02/01/14 – January, 2014 Board of Control Meeting Review

The following is a review of the items discussed at the January, 2014 KHSAA Board of Control Meeting and the status of those issues. The Board meets six times per year, and each time, the membership will be updated as far as actions by the Board. Whi...
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1/15/13 – Singles Bowlers Welcome and Bowling Regional Information

This is important information for all schools to read as we have had an incident where a student tried to enter themselves into the postseason bowling tournament without his school's knowledge.  With the addition of singles only entries, we have seen...
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01/10/13 – Whitaker Bank/KHSAA Sweet 16® Scholarship Application

As was announced in December, Whitaker Bank has signed on to be title sponsor of the Boys' Sweet 16®.  Within the title sponsorship, Whitaker Bank and the KHSAA will be presenting four one-time $1,500 scholarships.  The scholarships are open to high ...
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12/23/13 – Important Notes for all Coaches and Officials to Read – Clarifications on Announcers, Fouls, and Long Switches

Announcers ClarificationWe have received several questions regarding what is allowed to be spoken by announcers during a live ball. Though this rule and its interpretations are not totally new, it has been reported that some announcers were not follo...
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12/20/13 – Limitation of Seasons, Rosters, and Regular Season Competition Structure

The KHSAA is excited to announce that we currently have 107 schools participating in high school bowling.  With the growth of bowling also come growing pains.  We hope that this and future communications is helpful to students, coaches and administra...
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12/04/13 – Scorer’s Table Reference Available

Our hope is that your basketball season is off to a good start. We have updated and added a resource for Athletic Directors and Coaches on the general information tab of the basketball page to help with clock keeper guidelines and the nearly new poin...
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11/21/13 – Changes to Track Site Selection Plan

After fantastic feedback on the Cross Country Super Regionals and a great crowd and weather at the state Cross Country meet, we feel it is time to catch everyone up on what has been going on behind the scenes in regards to track regional sites.   Sc...
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11/13/13- Revision in Track and Field Season, 2014 ONLY

At the November 11, 2013 meeting, the KHSAA Board of Control approved an allowance for Track and Field teams for the 2014 season only, to allow normal "regular season" meets to be run AFTER the regional meets, provided these regular season meets are ...
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11/13/13- Assignment of Postseason Basketball Officials, 2014-2016

The Commissioner has announced the assignment designation for officials for postseason basketball tournaments for the 2013-2014 through 2015-2016 playing seasons. This announcement continues the recent practice of advising both local associations and...
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11/12/13- November Board of Control Meeting Review

The following is a review of the items discussed at the November KHSAA Board of Control Meeting and the status of those issues. The Board meets six times per year, and each time, the membership will be updated as far as actions by the Board. While ma...
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11/11/13- Movement of Schools in Alignment, Basketball 15th Region

At its regular meeting on Monday, October 11, the Board of Control voted to approve the unanimous request of the seven public school superintendents in the Basketball 15th region to make two alignment changes in an effort to balance the number of tea...
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10/09/13 – Commissioner Issues Clarification about Postgame Activity, Corrections to Erroneous Media and Social Media Reports

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

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 po...
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10/01/13 – September Board of Control Meeting Review

The following is a review of the items discussed at the September KHSAA Board of Control Meeting and the status of those issues. The Board meets six times per year, and each time, the membership will be updated as far as actions by the Board. While m...
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09/21/13 – Where to send XC and Track Results

Beginning with the 2013-2014 school year, both Cross Country and Track and Field results will be tracked and accessed through the http://ky.milesplit.com/ website.  The website is free for all schools and is a great way to track your student athletes...
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09/20/13 – Bowling Changes Regarding Start Date and Singles Entry

Changes to the 2013-2014 bowling season: The start to the season, for the purposes of Bylaw 23 (Limitation of Seasons), is now October 1st, which is a change from the past two years October 15th date.  This was brought to the bowling advisory commit...
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09/19/13 – Commissioners Remarks to the 2013 Annual Meeting

At the request of the membership, the capsule of the remarks made by the Commissioner to the 2013 Annual Meeting are contained below. As we start this session, I would like to do something different this year. Instead of talking to you about our str...
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09/13/13 – Proposal by Proposal Analysis of 2013 Annual Meeting Proposals

This is the second part of a two-part effort to talk about the 2013 KHSAA Annual Meeting. During the morning sessions, there are three great workshops. Veteran maintenance and grass/grounds experts Bucky Trotter and Dr. A.J. Powell will conduct a se...
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09/11/13 – Reminder about Schools Being Encouraged to Participate in Annual Meeting

This is always a great time of year. School has started, the Friday night lights are on, the fields and courts are in use every night. And again this year, we are privileged to be completing another circuit around the state holding regional meetings ...
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09/03/13 – KHSAA Academic All-State Certificates Available

This notice is being sent to all member school Principals and Athletic Directors: Initiated in 1985, the KHSAA annually awards to students "Academic All-State" recognition.  The awards are based on cumulative grade point average from the time of enr...
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08/28/13 – KHSAA and KHSADA Partner to Help Provide Title IX Book for Schools

The KHSAA is proud to partner with the Kentucky High School Athletic Directors to make available to our membership a copy of an extraordinary publication related to Title IX. Title IX and Interscholastic Athletics, How it All works - in Plain English...
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08/27/13 – Reminder about Regional Meetings

The regional meeting schedule has been posted online for a number of weeks. Remember that these meetings are optional, provide a specified number of leadership hours and focus on KHSAA bylaws, the school data system, and the Title IX and Participatio...
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08/27/13 – Member School Menu Page Refinements

As you log into your KHSAA Member School account (effective Tuesday, August 27) you will notice a refinement of the grouping and arrangement of links with the most frequently used links in the left most column of the page. The flow of the first thre...
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08/26/13 – Video Replay and Video Board Reminders for Schools

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 re...
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08/20/13 – Agenda for 2013-14 Optional KHSAA Administrators Workshop

Check in: 8:00 a.m., Workshop: 8:15 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Introduction of Presenters Evaluation Form KHSAA and its role with KDE and KBE KHSAA Prime Date Requirement Primer on KHSAA Bylaws Cheerleading and its role within the School KHSAA Curren...
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08/13/13 – Reminder about 2013 KHSAA Annual Meeting

This is intended for all KHSAA member school Superintendents, Principals and Athletic Directors and the link can be forwarded as needed. The 2013 Annual Meeting of the membership of the KHSAA is to be held on Thursday, September 19 in the Thorobred ...
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08/10/13 – NOCSAE Position Statement Revised Again Helmet Attachments, Clarification for Coaches and Officials

NOCSAE, National Operating Committee on Standards for Athletic Equipment, has again revised its position statement regarding Helmet Attachments. The complete position statement is located on their web site, and available  CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE LATES...
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08/10/13 – July Board of Control Meeting Review

The following is a review of the items discussed at the July KHSAA Board of Control Meeting and the status of those issues. The Board meets six times per year, and each time, the membership will be updated as far as actions by the Board. While many o...
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08/28/13 – XC and TR Regional Host Form, Changes, and Information

With the new alignment in Track and Cross Country came the opportunity to make adjustments to our postseason (regional) competitions. Managing 21 sites (3 classes and 7 regions) continued to have complications, including but not limited to, collectio...
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08/05/13 XC and Track Regional Sites Selected

With the new track and field alignment comes additional changes.  As schools know all postseason sites are set by the KHSAA for all sports.  The new alignment gave the KHSAA an opportunity to coordinate the post season assignments differently than in...
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08/02/13 – Regional Series of Meetings Scheduled Again for 2013-2014

This reminder is for all member school Superintendents, Principals and Athletic Directors within the KHSAA. For the fall of 2013, the KHSAA is again scheduling an Athletic Administrator Workshop in eight areas of the state. The content for this non-...
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08/02/13 – Rosters Open for Editing/Required for Competition

Welcome back for the 2013-2014 School Year! In an effort to ensure that we start the school year with an accurate Overall Athletic Roster, we have implemented again an initial step that an administrator with Athletic Director level access  must perf...
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08/02/13 – KHSAA Student Leadership Conference Information

The KHSAA, for the 13th year, will be sponsoring its HYPE Student Leadership Conference.  We will again be conducting two events this year.  We realize August is a busy time of the year with the start of school, but hope you are able to take advantag...
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07/22/13 – Approved Alignment of Cross Country and Track, 2013-2014 and beyond

APPROVED ALIGNMENT OF TEAMS, 2013-2014 CROSS COUNTRY AND TRACK The Board of Control conducted its July meeting on Monday at the Bank of Kentucky Center on the campus of Northern Kentucky University.  Following months of review, a survey of the memb...
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07/11/13 Track Season Date Changes Pending

Over the past months, staff has spent quite a bit of time reviewing future plans in Track and Field. We were very concerned about the fact that due to natural calendar rollover situations, the track season was going to be shortened in 2014 and 2015. ...
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07/1/13 – Update on Middle School Regulation

As the amendments to 702 KAR 7:065 work their way through the administrative review process, I/we have been asked to hold off in any communication that could be considered final as well as development of additional material until the regulation is ap...
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06/21/13 – Conversion Chart 2012-2013 Bylaws vs. 2013-2014 Bylaws

CONVERSION CHART – 2012-2013 BYLAWS VS. 2013-2014 BYLAWSDue to significant changes approved by the membership, it was necessary to reorder many of the bylaws of the KHSAA. Below is a cross reference chart. You can also find this chart in PDF format...
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06/19/13 – Boys Basketball Exemption Application

Bylaw 9 prohibits student-athletes who have been enrolled in grade nine who then play for a school from participating in outside organized competition from the first day of school through the end of the postseason. Instructional clinics and classroom...
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05/24/13 – Financial Aid Survey Information

The Part 2 Financial Aid Survey is now available - http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/W3GRQ29   You are receiveing the Part 2 Financial Aid Survey becaue you answered yes to the question "Does your school or school district charge tuition to any student...
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05/16/13 – May Board of Control Meeting Review

I want to issue a review of items discussed at each of the Board of Control meetings and status of issues. With the Board meeting six times per year, it is critical that the membership be updated on a consistent manner as far as actions by the Board....
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04/21/13 – Changes to KHSAA High School Rules Approved by KBE

Each year, the KHSAA must submit through KDE, any requested changes to 702 KAR 7:065 effecting governance of high school athletics. Pursuant to KRS 156.070 (2), the Kentucky Board of Education is responsible for all levels of interscholastic athletic...
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04/19/13 – Limitation of Seasons Discussion – Possible Reduction of Contests to be Proposed

The following is an excerpt from the Board meeting summary of the April, 2013 Board of Control meeting. At its April meeting, the Board continued its discussion regarding game limits for the sports of the KHSAA.  The Board had asked staff to researc...
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04/02/13 – Reminders about Title IX and Participation List Submission Due April 30

As basketball season is now complete and spring may finally arrive in the coming days, it is time to remind each of you that the annual reports for Title IX and the Participation List are due on April 30. If you have specific questions about Title IX...
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04/01/13 – Huddle Tickets Provides Free Event Tickets For Use by Member Schools

In connection with the KHSAA, Huddle Inc. is offering its complimentary ticket program to every member school in Kentucky for the 2013-2014 school year.  Huddle is the only ticket provider endorsed by the KHSAA. It is likely you have already been co...
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03/25/13 – Clarification on Cold Weather Participation

The office has received several calls from people asking about a "Cold Weather Index" to parallel the existing Heat Index rules and regulations. At the present time, such an index does not exist in terms of a policy to eliminate participation at cert...
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03/06/13 – Tennis Post Season

Good morning, several people have inquired as to which Ball will be used at this years state championships, we just finished the bid process and we have chosen the "Wilson Championship Balls". As a reminder, the BOC stopped providing Balls for the re...
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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

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 w...
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10/25/12 – Commissioner’s Statement on the Passing of Former Commissioner Billy V. Wise, updated with arrangements

COMMISSIONER’S STATEMENT ON THE PASSING OF BILLY V. WISE Billy V. Wise, who served as the fourth Commissioner of the Kentucky High School Athletic Association from 1991-1994 and spent twenty-five years with the KHSAA, passed away early Thursday afte...
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10/26/12 – KHSAA Tabs Angolia As Its New Communications Director

KHSAA TABS ANGOLIA AS ITS NEW COMMUNICATIONS DIRECTOR LEXINGTON, Ky. - Kentucky High School Athletic Association (KHSAA) Commissioner Julian Tackett today announced the hiring of Joe Angolia as the organization's new Communications Director. Angolia...
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10/04/12- Congratulations to All Principals as October is National Principal’s Month

For more information, watch the video below, or go to http://principalsmonth.org/. Thanks to all member school Principals for your work!   ...
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9/20/12 – New Free NFHS Coaching Education Course Helps with NCAA Eligibility Center

The NFHS and NCAA have jointly announced a new course through their learning center that helps fully explain the requirements related initial collegiate eligibility. This FREE course should be viewed by Athletic Directors and Guidance Counselors who ...
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09/20/12 – NFHS Releases Opposition to Proposed 10-month Soccer Schedule for U.S. Soccer

The NFHS, supported by the member state associations including the KHSAA, has released a position opposing the new 10-month schedule proposed by the U.S. Soccer Development Academy. This proposed schedule is an effort to force kids to choose between ...
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09/16/12 – Details about Louis Stout Memorial Fund

The family of former KHSAA Commissioner Louis Stout has established a memorial fund in lieu of flowers. Mrs. Anna Stout has requested that donations be made to the Louis Stout Memorial Fund for Students, c/o KHSAA, 2280 Executive Drive, Lexington, KY...
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9/18/12 – Annual Meeting Voting Results Announced

Voting Results for the 2012 Annual Meeting have been announced based on voting conducted September 18, 2012. Complete results can be found at http://khsaa.org/annualmeeting/20122013/finalvotingtallysheet2012.pdf RESULTS OF VOTING – SEPTEMBER 18, 201...
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9/18/12 – Commissioner’s Remarks to 2012 KHSAA Annual Meeting

Commissioner’s Remarks General Session, 2012 KHSAA Annual Meeting   When I sat down a few weeks ago and discussed the board’s evaluation from last year and plans for the coming year, I was again told to take those thoughts to the membership this morn...
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09/17/12 – Disqualifications Down in 2011-2012 School Year

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: SEPTEMBER 17, 2012 DISQUALIFICATIONS DOWN IN 2011-2012 SCHOOL YEARMore student-athletes and coaches were able to see the conclusion of their teams’ contests during the 2011-2012 school year.  A total of 481 student-athletes a...
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9/14/12 – Proposal by Proposal Analysis of 2012 Annual Meeting Proposals

This is the second part of a two-part effort to talk about the 2012 KHSAA Annual Meeting. There are nine proposals on the agenda this year. All but one are part of the Board's required Annual Review and the vast majority are attempts to modernize th...
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9/14/12 – KHSAA Annual Meeting – Your Chance to be Involved!

This is a great time of year. In all areas of the state, school has started. The Friday night lights are lit, the fields and courts are in use every night (and seems like 24 hours in some areas and schools). And this year, we have just completed a ci...
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9/14/12 – Sport Activity Survey Input Needed

In order for plans to be made, regions to be drawn and competition rules to be developed, it is important that we know whether or not your school intends to compete in the four sport-activities championships for 2012-2013. Please complete the questio...
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9/13/12 – Southern HS Regional Meeting Cancelled

The final regional meeting, originally scheduled for September 22 at Southern HS has been cancelled due to a lack of advance registered attendees. Based on input from the membership, this meeting may be rescheduled for later in the school year. We ap...
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09/09/12 – Commissioner’s Statement, Including Funeral Arrangements and Donation Designation, on the Passing of Louis Stout

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: SEPTEMBER 9, 2012COMMISSIONER’S STATEMENT ON THE PASSING OF LOUIS STOUTLouis Stout, who served as the fifth Commissioner of the Kentucky High School Athletic Association from 1994-2002, passed away early Sunday morning followin...
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09/07/12 – Reminder about Weather Interrupted Football Games

Based on the number of inquiries in the last few hours, it seems prudent to remind schools and officials about the required procedures involving interrupted football games. Basically, there is no such thing as a no contest. Regardless of how long or...
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9/5/12 – Proposals Online for Annual Meeting

The Proposals for the 2012 Annual Meeting of the membership have been posted again online at the Annual Meeting link. They had been taken down for a few days while the file format was repaired to make sure they appeared in the correct order. Find the...
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9/4/12 – Reminder about KHSAA Annual Meeting

This is the second reminder about this year's KHSAA Annual meeting. It's each school's opportunity to have a say in the rules of the Association for the future. In addition, there will be professional development opportunities in the morning as usual...
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8/21/12 – Agenda for Optional AD Workshop Posted

Below is the agenda.  2012-13 OPTIONAL KHSAA ADMINISTRATORS WORKSHOP Check in: 7:30 a.m., Workshop: 8:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Lunch will be from 12:00 to 12:45 for those that have indicated they will stay  Session I - Welcome, Introductions and Part ...
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8/16/12 – Courage in Munich Seminar to Georgetown College

Rarely do high school students have the opportunity to hear about an important chapter in world history straight from the people who made it, but such an opportunity will present itself to Kentucky youngsters on Friday, Aug. 24, at Georgetown College...
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8/16/12 – KHSAA Seeks Applicants for Communications Director (fka Sports Information Director)

 Kentucky High School Athletic Association Vacancy Announcement for the position of Communications Director (fka Sports Information Director) DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION OF RESUMES AND COVER LETTER FOR CONSIDERATION: SEPTEMBER 7, 2012 POSTING REVISED...
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08/13/12 – Regional Series of Meetings Scheduled

This reminder is for all member school Superintendents, Principals and Athletic Directors within the KHSAA. For the fall of 2012, the KHSAA has reinstituted an Athletic Administrator Workshop. The content for this non-mandatory workshop expand this ...
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08/13/12- Annual Meeting Reminders

This is intended for all KHSAA member school Superintendents, Principals and Athletic Directors and the link can be forwarded as needed. The 2012 Annual Meeting of the membership of the KHSAA is to be held on Tuesday, September 18 in the Thorobred m...
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8/10/12 – “Fall Ball” and Bylaw 25 Reminders

We have had several inquiries from Administrators and Coaches with regard to coaches involvement during the school year with members of their team (or other interscholastic teams within the school).  These issues have been particularly brought to lig...
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07/15/12 – Reminder about Case BL-25-14 (Open Gym/Field), Out of Season Restrictions

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 ...
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7/5/12 – Dead Period Final Days Reminder

This is not intended to accuse any specific school or system, but to issue a genuine reminder. All member school administrators would be well served to forward this to all of your coaches on record. DEAD PERIOD REMINDER On several occasions in th...
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5/14/12 – Annual Participation List Due May 30

  The KHSAA has completed the final development of the electronic participation list submission. This task, which used to take hours for some to compile and is required of each school each year, should just be a couple of clicks away for all ...
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Commissioner’s Remarks, 2011 KHSAA Annual Meeting

Commissioner's Remarks General Session, 2011 KHSAA Annual Meeting When I sat down a few weeks ago with our new board president and discussed the board's evaluation from last year and plans for the coming year, he told me he thought I might ...
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2011 Annual Meeting – Proposal by Proposal

This is the second part of a two-part effort to talk about the 2011 KHSAA Annual Meeting. There are twelve proposals on the agenda this year. Seems like about the right number, but very few if any are really significant in that implementation will...
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Annual Meeting – Every School’s Chance for Involvement!

This is a great time of year. In all areas of the state, school has started. The Friday night lights are lit up, the fields and courts are in use every night (and seems like 24 hours in some areas and schools). But then reality sets in, and its time ...
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Officials Division Blog

03/21/24 – NFHS Bat Compliance Update Warstic Bonesaber-3 Baseball Bat

The KHSAA received the following from the NFHS office regarding the Warstic Bonesaber-3 Baseball Bat. FOLLOW-UP CLARIFICATION FROM THE NFHS TO THE BELOW POST For clarification, the Warstic Bonesaber -3 non-wood baseball bat with the factory handle ...
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3/7/24 – Softball Online Rules Clinic Now Available for Coaches & Umpires

The mandatory online KHSAA Rules Clinic for the sport of Softball is now available. The clinic is required of all officials as well as all coaches (varsity, junior varsity, and freshmen) regardless of whether or not the coach receives pay. OFFICIALS...
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03/07/24 – Baseball Online Rules Clinic Now Available for Coaches & Umpires

The mandatory online KHSAA Rules Clinic for the sport of Baseball is now available. The clinic is required of all officials as well as all coaches (varsity, junior varsity, and freshmen) regardless of whether or not the coach receives pay. OFFICIALS...
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11/07/23 – KHSAA Announces RefReps Partnership to Address Officials Shortage

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: NOV. 7, 2023 As part of a collective effort to address the shortage of licensed officials in Kentucky, the Kentucky High School Athletic Association has partnered with an officiating education company called RefReps, as announ...
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10/11/23 – Basketball Online Rules Clinic Now Available

The mandatory online KHSAA Rules Clinic for the sport of Basketball is now available. The clinic is required of all officials as well as all coaches (varsity, junior varsity, and freshmen) regardless of whether or not the coach receives pay. OFFICIA...
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07/31/23 – Field Hockey Online Rules Clinic Now Available

The mandatory online KHSAA Rules Clinic for the sport of Field Hockey is now available through the KHSAA School Log-in page. The clinic is required of all officials and all coaches (varsity, junior varsity, and freshmen), regardless of whether or not...
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07/31/23 – Volleyball Online Rules Clinic for Coaches & Officials Now Available

The mandatory online KHSAA Rules Clinic for the sport of Volleyball is now available.  The clinic is required of all officials as well as all coaches (varsity, junior varsity, and freshman) whether or not the coach receives pay. OFFICIALS TO TAKE T...
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07/31/23 – Soccer Online Rules Clinic for Coaches & Officials Now Available

The mandatory online KHSAA Rules Clinic for the sport of Soccer is now available today, July 31.  The clinic is required of all officials as well as all coaches (varsity, junior varsity, and freshman) whether or not the coach receives pay. TO TAKE T...
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06/30/23 – Officials Supervisor of the Year Announced

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: JUNE 30, 2023 Each year, the Kentucky High School Athletic Association honors the top officials for the 10 sports in which it licenses officials, as well as a single supervisor of officials from among those sports. Finalists i...
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05/10/23 – Board of Control Accepts Reports of Member Survey Results, State Legislation, Officials Licensing

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: MAY 10, 2023 The KHSAA Board of Control conducted its final regularly scheduled meeting of the 2022-23 academic year on Wednesday in Lexington, accepting reports of several member surveys and ballots regarding both new and exi...
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03/22/23 – NFHS Part 2 Exam for Officials in Baseball, Softball and Track Now Online

NFHS Part 2 Exams for licensed officials in the sports of Baseball, Softball, and Track are now available online. The Part 2 Exams will be open until 11:59 p.m. (ET) based on the following schedules: Track: Monday, May 1 Baseball: Monday, May 8 S...
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02/22/23 – Baseball Online Rules Clinic for Coaches & Officials Now Available

The mandatory online KHSAA Rules Clinic for the sport of Baseball is now available today, February 22.  The clinic is required of all officials as well as all coaches (varsity, junior varsity, and freshman) whether or not the coach receives pay. For...
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Notice to Officials for Changes for 2023-24 Licensing

Thank you for your interest in licensing as a sports official. We shared earlier in the year with the local Assigners that the Association is working towards moving licensing, clinics, etc. that would be executed through the Arbiter system. We ar...
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11/21/22 – NFHS Part 2 Exam for Officials in BK, SW & WR Now Online

NFHS Part 2 Exams for licensed officials in the sports of Basketball, Swimming, and Wrestling are now available online. The Part 2 Exams will be open until 11:59 p.m. (ET) based on the following schedules: Swimming & Diving:  Monday, Jan. 23...
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10/17/22 – Separate Licensing and Testing Created for Diving for 2022-23

Effective with the 2022-2023 school year, Diving will now be a separate license for officials and a separate version of the NFHS testing used for the KHSAA Part 1 and Part 2 tests. The NFHS Exam has been split into two distinct exams, one for Div...
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09/13/22 – Board of Control Approves Amended Sanctioning Policy, Expansion of Officials Licensing

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: SEPT. 13, 2022 The KHSAA Board of Control conducted its second regularly scheduled meeting of the 2022-23 academic year on Tuesday in Lexington, approving an amended sponsorship policy for potential new sports and sport-activi...
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09/01/22 – NFHS Decertified Use of Matte Military Green Stinger Bat

The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) has advised the NFHS that on the basis of the performance testing by Washington State University Sports Science Laboratory, the BBCOR decertification process has been implemented for the Matte Milit...
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08/08/22 – NFHS Part 2 Exams for Licensed Officials in FH, FB, SO & Now Available

NFHS Part 2 exams for licensed officials in the sports of Field Hockey, Football, Soccer, and Volleyball are now available online. The Part 2 Exams will be open until 11:59 p.m. (ET) based on the following schedules. Soccer - Monday, September 26...
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08/03/22 – Field Hockey Rules Clinic Now Available for Coaches and Officials

The mandatory online KHSAA Rules Clinic for the sport of Field Hockey is now available. The clinic is required of all officials as well as all coaches (varsity, junior varsity and freshman) whether or not the coach receives pay. For member schools, ...
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08/03/22- Football Clinic Availability Reminder for Officials and Coaches

Though the clinic has been online for access since July 27, the mandatory online KHSAA Rules Clinic for the sport of Football is officially available today, August 3.  The clinic is required of all officials as well as all coaches (varsity, juni...
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08/03/22 – Volleyball Online Rules Clinic For Coaches & Officials Now Available

The mandatory online KHSAA Rules Clinic for the sport of Volleyball is now available today, August 3.  The clinic is required of all officials as well as all coaches (varsity, junior varsity and freshman) whether or not the coach receives pay. For m...
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08/03/22 – Soccer Online Rules Clinic For Coaches & Officials Now Available

The mandatory online KHSAA Rules Clinic for the sport of Soccer is now available today, August 3.  The clinic is required of all officials as well as all coaches (varsity, junior varsity and freshman) whether or not the coach receives pay. For membe...
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06/09/22 – Volleyball Officials Uniform Update

In 2021, the NFHS volleyball rules concerning the color of the officials' uniform (Rules 5-3-1, 5-3-1 Notes) changed to allow state association adoption the color may be gray and/or bright blue (cyan) in addition to the traditional white polo-style s...
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02/23/22 – Baseball Rules Clinic for Coaches & Officials Now Available

The mandatory online KHSAA Rules Clinic for the sport of Baseball is now available today, Feb. 23.  The clinic is required of all officials as well as all coaches (varsity, junior varsity, and freshman) whether or not the coach receives pay. For mem...
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10/05/21- Basketball Online Rules Clinic Now Available

The mandatory online KHSAA Rules Clinic for the sport of Basketball is available beginning October 5. Remember, the clinic is required of all coaches at the varsity, junior varsity, and freshmen levels, and whether or not the coach receives pay. Bel...
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08/09/21 – Officials Licensing Remains Open in All Sports

We know some may have chosen to sit out last year due to COVID-19 and others may still be waiting, licensing numbers remain low in most sports and areas of the state. Assigners are busy scheduling for the fall season so as the online rules clinics ar...
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08/09/21 – NFHS Officials Part 2 Exam Now Online for FB, FH, SO & VB

Please note that the NFHS Part 2 exams 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 consideration, will be open until Monday, Au...
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08/09/21 – Soccer Rules Clinic for Coaches & Officials Now Available

The mandatory online KHSAA Rules Clinic for the sport of Soccer is now available today, August 9.  The clinic is required of all officials as well as all coaches (varsity, junior varsity, and freshman) whether or not the coach receives pay. For memb...
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08/09/21 – Volleyball Rules Clinic for Coaches & Officials Now Available

The mandatory online KHSAA Rules Clinic for the sport of Volleyball is now available today, August 9.  The clinic is required of all officials as well as all coaches (varsity, junior varsity and freshman) whether or not the coach receives pay. For m...
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08/09/21 – Cross Country Online Rules Clinic Now Available

The mandatory online KHSAA Rules Clinic for the sport of Cross Country is available beginning today, August 9. Remember, the clinic is required of all coaches at the varsity, junior varsity, and freshmen levels, and whether or not the coach receives ...
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08/09/21 – Field Hockey Online Rules Clinic Now Available

The mandatory online KHSAA Rules Clinic for the sport of Field Hockey is available beginning today, August 9. Remember, the clinic is required of all coaches at the varsity, junior varsity, and freshmen levels, and whether or not the coach receives p...
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08/09/21 – Golf Online Rules Clinic Now Available

The mandatory Online KHSAA Rules Clinic for the sport of Golf is now available beginning today, August 9. The clinic is required of all coaches (varsity, junior varsity, and freshman) and whether or not the coach receives pay. For member schools, th...
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08/04/21- Football Online Rules Clinic Now Available

The mandatory online KHSAA Rules Clinic for the sport of Football is available beginning today, August 4. Remember, the clinic is required of all coaches at the varsity, junior varsity, and freshmen levels, and whether or not the coach receives pay. ...
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07/13/21 – Spring Officials, Supervisor of the Year Winners Announced

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 13, 2021 Each year, the Kentucky High School Athletic Association honors the top officials for the 10 sports in which it licenses officials. Finalists in each sport are selected through a combination of not only on-field/...
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07/07/21 – Official of the Year Winners Announced for Winter Sports

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 7, 2021 Each year, the Kentucky High School Athletic Association honors the top officials for the 10 sports in which it licenses officials. Finalists in each sport are selected through a combination of not only on-field/c...
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06/23/21 – Official of the Year Winners Announced for Fall Sports

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 23, 2021 Each year, the Kentucky High School Athletic Association honors the top officials for the 10 sports in which it licenses officials. Finalists in each sport are selected through a combination of not only on-field/...
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03/22/21 – NFHS Officials Part 2 Exam Now Online for BA, FP, TR

NFHS Part 2 exams for licensed officials in the sports of Baseball, Fast Pitch Softball, and Track & Field are now available online. The Part 2 exams will be open until Monday, April 5 at 11:59 p.m. (ET).  After not being able to be on the field ...
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03/17/21 – Baseball Playing Rules COVID Guidance Clarifications

We have received inquiries about the COVID-related modifications to NFHS rules published within the Baseball Healthy at Sports Return to Competition Guidance as well as what was published in the online rules clinic that was finalized in mid-February....
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02/22/21 – Baseball Online Rules Clinic Now Available

The 2021 Online Rules Clinic that is required for all head and assistant coaches and licensed officials in the sport of Baseball is now available. The clinic is required for ALL coaches at each school, head or assistant, paid or unpaid. As a reminde...
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01/06/21 – First Field Hockey Officials Course Introduced by NFHS Learning Center

INDIANAPOLIS, IN — In an expansion of its officiating courses, the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) recently introduced the fast-paced sport of field hockey to the online NFHS Learning Center with its “Officiating Field Ho...
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12/18/20 – NFHS Center for Officials Services Continues to Expand Outreach, Services to Nation’s Contest Officials

INDIANAPOLIS, IN — The National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) continues to expand its outreach and services to contest officials nationwide through development of the NFHS Center for Officials Services (COS). The NFHS COS, with...
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11/23/20 – NFHS Officials Part 2 Exam Now Online for BK, SW, WR

We hope our officials continue to be safe and healthy as we look forward to a return to winter sports.    Please note that the NFHS Part 2 exams for licensed officials in the sports of Basketball, Swimming, and Wrestling are now available online. Th...
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11/18/20 – NFHS Learning Center Debuts New Video for Electronic Whistle Use in Volleyball

INDIANAPOLIS, IN — As part of its continued effort to educate officials on new procedures and protocol in officiating, the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) has debuted a new instructional video on the online NFHS Learning ...
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11/2/20 – Swimming Rules Clinic for Coaches and Officials Now Online

Now that the Healthy at Sports for Swimming has been published, the mandatory Online KHSAA Rules Clinic for the sport of Swimming is now available. The clinic is required of all officials as well as all coaches, varsity, junior varsity, and freshman,...
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10/1/20-2020 Basketball Rules Clinic Available Online for Officials and Coaches

The mandatory Online KHSAA Rules Clinic for the sport of Basketball is now available. 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. Because of the nat...
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08/17/20 – Officials Incident Reports 101

Reprinted with written permission from Referee magazine.  For subscription information contact Referee magazine at 800--733-6100 or visit referee.com. OFFICIAL INCIDENT REPORTS 101 If unsporting acts require the submission of an incident repor...
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8/18/20 – Soccer Online Rules Clinic for Coaches and Officials Now Available

As coaches and officials begin to prepare for hopefully the beginning of the season, the mandatory Online KHSAA Rules Clinic for the sport of Soccer was available beginning yesterday, August 17.  The clinic is required of all officials as well as all...
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08/18/20-2020 Football Rules Clinic Available Online for Officials and Coaches

The mandatory Online KHSAA Rules Clinic for the sport of Football is now available. 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. Because of the natur...
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08/18/20 – Volleyball Online Rules Clinic for Coaches & Officials Now Available

As coaches and officials begin to prepare for hopefully the beginning of the season, the mandatory Online KHSAA Rules Clinic for the sport of Volleyball was available beginning yesterday, August 17.  The clinic is required of all officials as well as...
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08/10/20 – NFHS Officials Part 2 Exam Now Online for FB, FH, SO & VB

We hope our officials continue to be safe and healthy as we continue a return to sports.  Please note that the NFHS Part 2 exams for licensed officials in the sports of Football, Field Hockey, Soccer, and Volleyball are now available online. The Par...
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06/18/20 – NFHS to Halt Printing of Spring Sports Rules Publications; 2020 Rules to be Used in 2021 Season

INDIANAPOLIS, IN — Due to the cancellation of spring sports at high schools across the country, the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) will not be publishing new rules (both print and digital) for 2021 in the sports of baseb...
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06/08/20 – Officiating Supervisor of the Year Award Winner Selected

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 8, 2020 Despite the unfortunate cancellation of the spring sports season, the Association will still honor the outstanding work and commitment to student-athletes put forth by licensed officials in each spring sport. Each...
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05/18/20 – Official of the Year Winner Announced for Softball

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 18, 2020 Despite the unfortunate cancellation of the spring sports season, the Association will still honor the outstanding work and commitment to student-athletes put forth by licensed officials in each spring sport. In r...
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05/14/20 – Official of the Year Winner Announced for Baseball

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 14, 2020 Despite the unfortunate cancellation of the spring sports season, the Association will still honor the outstanding work and commitment to student-athletes put forth by licensed officials in each spring sport. In r...
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05/12/20 – Official of the Year Winner Announced for Track & Field

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 12, 2020 Despite the unfortunate cancellation of the spring sports season, the Association will still honor the outstanding work and commitment to student-athletes put forth by licensed officials in each spring sport. In r...
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05/06/20 – Official of the Year Winner Announced for Basketball

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 6, 2020 Following the completion of the 2020 KHSAA Basketball season, the Association has chosen the finalists for the sport's Official of the Year Award. Of the 1,782 licensed officials in basketball, Raymond Lightfoot (F...
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05/04/20 – Official of the Year Winner Announced for Swimming

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 4, 2020 Following the completion of the 2020 KHSAA Swimming & Diving season, the Association has chosen the finalists for the sport's Official of the Year Award. Of the 204 licensed officials in swimming, Ruth Ann Bode...
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05/01/20 – Official of the Year Winner Announced for Wrestling

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 1, 2020 Following the completion of the 2020 KHSAA Wrestling season, the Association has chosen the finalists for the sport's Official of the Year Award. Of the 94 licensed officials in wrestling, Brett Branson (Cincinnati...
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03/25/20 – Officiating Courses Available for Free Through July 1 on the NFHS Learning Center

INDIANAPOLIS, IN (March 25, 2020) — Current high school sports officials, as well as individuals interested in joining the officiating ranks, will be able to access online education courses on the NFHS Learning Center for free through July 1. Since ...
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03/23/20 – NFHS Part 2 Exam Now Online for Baseball & Softball Umpires

The NFHS Part 2 Tests for licensed officials in the sports of Baseball and Softball are now available online.  Even during what we hope is a short time, while there are currently no games being played, officials may use this tool to increase the...
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03/03/20 – SAFETY NOTICE – Bat Decertified and Ruled Non-Compliant for NFHS Rules; NOCSAE Ball Reminder, Middle School Play

Louisville Slugger Meta 33" Bat Not legal The KHSAA received notification Monday afternoon from the NFHS that the Washington State University Sports Science Laboratory has advised that the BBCOR decertification review process had been implemented fo...
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02/25/20 – Safety Concerns and Baseball Requirements for 2020 season

In 2017, the NFHS adopted a playing rule dealing with safety and ball manufacturing that beginning Jan. 1, 2020, all baseballs used for high school competition shall meet the NOCSAE (National Operating Committee on Standards for Athletic Equipment) s...
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02/24/20 – Baseball Online Rules Clinic Now Available

The 2020 Online Rules Clinic that is required for all head and assistant coaches and licensed officials in the sport of Baseball is now available. The clinic is required for ALL coaches at each school, head or assistant, paid or unpaid. HEAD AND ASS...
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01/30/20 – Official of the Year Winner Announced for Football

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 30, 2020 Following the completion of the 2019 KHSAA Football season, the Association has chosen the finalists for the sport's Official of the Year Award. Of the 938 licensed officials in football, Shaun Williams (Lewis...
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11/25/19 – NFHS Part 2 Exam Now Online for BK, SW/D & WR Officials

NFHS Part 2 Tests for licensed officials in the sports of Basketball, Swimming & Diving and Wrestling are now available online. The Part 2 exams, required for postseason eligibility, will be open until Monday, December 9 at 11:59 p.m. (ET). The ...
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11/21/19 – NFHS Announces Plans to Launch “Center for Officials Services”

INDIANAPOLIS, IN (November 21, 2019) — The National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) will be launching an online platform for high school officials, effective with the 2020-21 school year. The NFHS Center for Officials Services, w...
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08/13/19 – NFHS Part 2 Exam Now Online for FB, FH, SO & VB Officials

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

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

The mandatory Online KHSAA Rules Clinic for the sport of Soccer is available beginning today, August 5. The clinic is required of all officials as well as all coaches at the varsity, junior varsity and freshmen levels whether or not the coach receive...
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04/28/19 – Official of the Year Winners Announced

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 28, 2019 The KHSAA honored the top officials for 2019 during the Association’s 26th Annual Officials Recognition Banquet today at the Association's headquarters. The ceremony recognized the finalists for each sport o...
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04/16/19 – Official of the Year Candidates Announced

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 16, 2019 The KHSAA will honor the top officials for 2019 on April 28th at the Association’s 26th Annual Officials Recognition Banquet. The ceremony, conducted at the KHSAA Offices, honors the finalists for each sport...
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03/18/19 – NFHS Part 2 Exam Online for Baseball and Softball Officials

NFHS Part 2 Tests for licensed officials in the sports of Baseball and Softball are now available online. The Part 2 exams, required for postseason eligibility, will be open until Monday, April 1 at 11:59 p.m. (ET). The tests will automatically clos...
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02/11/19 – Baseball Online Rules Clinic Now Available

The 2019 Online Rules Clinic that is required for all head and assistant coaches and licensed officials in the sport of Baseball is now available. The clinic is required for ALL coaches at each school, head or assistant, paid or unpaid. HEAD AND ASS...
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11/27/18 – NFHS Part 2 Exam Online for Basketball, Wrestling and Swimming & Diving Officials

NFHS Part 2 Tests for licensed officials in the sports of Basketball, Wrestling and Swimming & Diving are now available online. The Part 2 exams, required for postseason eligibility, will be open until Monday, Dec. 10 at 11:59 p.m. (ET). The tes...
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10/08/18- 2018-2019 Basketball Rules Clinic Available Online for Officials and Coaches

The mandatory Online KHSAA Rules Clinic for the sport of Basketball is now available following a minimal delay for system maintenance. The clinic is required of all officials as well as all coaches, varsity, junior varsity and freshman, and whether o...
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10/01/18 – Swimming & Diving Rules Clinic Now Online

The mandatory Online KHSAA Rules Clinic for the sport of Swimming & Diving is available beginning today, October 1. The clinic is required of all officials as well as all coaches, varsity, junior varsity and freshman, and whether or not the coach...
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08/13/18 – Volleyball Part 2 Exam Notice to Officials

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...
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06/19/18 – Soccer Officials Camp

Registration is now open for the 2018 KHSAA Soccer Officials Advanced Camp. This year's camp will be held July 27-28 in Lexington.  Tentative Agenda Friday - 12 p.m.-6:00 p.m. Classroom Topics and Review - KHSAA Office Saturday - 8 a.m. until TBD...
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01/19/18 – Softball Umpire Advanced Camp Registration Now Open

Registration for the 2018 KHSAA Softball Umpires Advanced Camp is now open. This camp must be attended once every four years to be eligible for assignment to umpire in the postseason. Attendance at this camp will qualify through 2021. Attendance at O...
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01/19/18 – Baseball Umpire Advanced Camp Registration Now Open

Registration for the 2018 KHSAA Baseball Umpires Advance Camp is now open. This camp must be attended once ever four years to be eligible for assignment to umpire in the postseason.  Attendance at this camp will qualify through 2021.  Attendance at O...
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11/27/17 – NFHS Part 2 Exam Online for Basketball, Wrestling and Swimming Diving Officials

NFHS Part 2 Tests for licensed officials in the sports of Basketball, Wrestling and Swimming & Diving are now available online.  The Part 2 exams, required for postseason eligibility, will be open until Monday, Dec. 11 at 11:59 p.m. (ET). The te...
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10/11/17- 2017-2018 Basketball Rules Clinic Online Now

The mandatory online KHSAA Rules Clinic for the sport of Basketball is now online for all coaches (head and assistant) and licensed officials. HEAD AND ASSISTANT COACHES The clinic is required for ALL coaches at each school, head or assistant, p...
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Soccer Part 2 Test Available for Officials

This is a reminder to all licensed Soccer Officials that the NFHS Soccer Part 2 Test is available online from Monday, August 14 until Monday, August 28 at 11:59 p.m. (ET). The test will automatically close exactly at that time. Login at http://offici...
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8/08/17 Soccer Online Rules Clinic Now Available

The mandatory Online KHSAA Rules Clinic for the sport of Soccer is available beginning August 8. The clinic is required of all officials as well as all coaches, varsity, junior varsity and freshman, and whether or not the coach receives pay. Below i...
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08/08/17 – Volleyball Online Rules Clinic Now Available

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. Bel...
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08/08/17-Football Rules Clinic Available Online for Officials and Coaches

The mandatory Online KHSAA Rules Clinic for the sport of Football is now available following a minimal delay for system maintenance. The clinic is required of all officials as well as all coaches, varsity, junior varsity and freshman, and whether or ...
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08/01/17-Football Officiating Crew Communication Devices Guidelines and Restrictions

KHSAA VARSITY FOOTBALL OFFICIALS WIRELESS CREW COMMUNICATION DEVICES – GUIDELINES AND REQUIREMENTS With continued changes in technology, communication devices worn by officials are becoming more and more common place. While most understand that the...
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07/29/17 – KHSAA Recognizes Top Officials During Officiate Kentucky Day

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 29, 2017 With nearly 700 officials in attendance for the first-ever Officiate Kentucky Day, the KHSAA honored its top officials of the 2016-17 season during the day’s festivities at the Marriott Louisville Downtown. The t...
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07/26/17 – KHSAA To Host Officiate Kentucky Day This Saturday In Louisville

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 26, 2017 The KHSAA will host the first-ever Officiate Kentucky Day on Saturday, July 29 at the Marriott Louisville Downtown in conjunction with the 2017 National Association of Sports Officials (NASO) Annual Summit (Ju...
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05/01/17 – 2017 Officiate Kentucky Day Reminder

Officials are reminded that Officiate Kentucky Day (OKD) will take place on Saturday, July 29th in Louisville. Space for this event is limited (and is already more than 50% sold out) and registration will be accepted on a first-come, first-served bas...
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04/14/17 – NFHS Part 2 Exam Online for Track & Field Officials

This email is being sent to all licensed Track & Field Officials. The Track & Field Part 2 Test is now available online from April 14 until Friday, April 28 at 11:59 p.m. (ET). The test will automatically close exactly at that time. Login at...
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03/30/17 – KHSAA Revising Office Hours Effective April 3, 2017

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,...
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03/21/17 – Softball Part 2 Test Now Available

The NFHS Softball Part 2 Test will be available online from Monday, March 20th, until Monday, April 3rd 11:59 p.m. EST. The test will automatically close at this time. Officials can login at http://officials.khsaa.org/authorize/ to take the test. A m...
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03/20/17 – Baseball Part 2 Test Now Available

The Baseball NFHS Part 2 Test will be available online from March 20 until 11:59 p.m. (ET) on Monday, April 3. The test will automatically close at that exact time. Login at http://officials.khsaa.org/authorize/ to take the test. A minimum score of 8...
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01/30/17 – Baseball Online Rules Clinic Now Available

The 2017 Online Rules Clinic that is required for all head and assistant coaches and licensed officials in the sport of Baseball is now available. COACHES DEADLINE January 30 - April 10 – the Clinic may be viewed by coaches at no charge during t...
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01/16/17- Reminder about Religious Uniform Accommodations

Frequently in the NFHS Playing rules, there is a reference to the prohibition on items being worn by participants without documented evidence provided by the state association. For example, in NFHS Basketball Rule 3-5-4e(b), there is a statement all...
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01/03/17 – ArbiterPay Option for Schools for Payment of Officials

As was shared with those that were attendance at the Annual Meeting, the KHSAA has now finalized a review and approval giving member schools the option to pay licensed officials online (some schools have already started using this service) through Ar...
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12/23/16 – 2017 Soccer Advanced Camp with Officiate Kentucky Day

Soccer Officials planning for their summer and advanced camp requirement are advised that for the 2017 season, advanced camp credit will only be awarded for those in attendance at the KHSAA's Officiate Kentucky Day on July 29 in Louisville.There will...
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12/12/16- Officiate Kentucky Day Information

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 act...
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11/28/16 – Basketball Part 2 Test Reminder

The NFHS Basketball Part 2 Test is available online from midnight Eastern Time on November 27 through midnight Eastern Time on December 12. The test will automatically close exactly at that time even if tests are in progress. Login at http://official...
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12/14/16 – 2017 Baseball Advanced Umpires Camp with Officiate Kentucky Day

Baseball Umpires planning their spring and advanced camp requirement are advised that for the 2017 season, advanced camp credit will be awarded for those in attendance at the KHSAA's Officiate Kentucky Day on July 29 in Louisville.There will not be a...
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10/03/16- 2016-2017 Basketball Rules Clinic Online Now

The mandatory online KHSAA Rules Clinic for the sport of Basketball is now online for all coaches (head and assistant) and licensed officials.HEAD AND ASSISTANT COACHESThe clinic is required for ALL coaches at each school, head or assistant, paid of ...
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08/15/16 – Soccer Part 2 Test Now Available

The Soccer Part 2 Test will be available online from midnight Eastern Time on August 15 through midnight Eastern Time on August 29. The test will automatically close exactly at that time. Login at http://officials.khsaa.org/authorize/ to take the tes...
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08/15/16 – Volleyball Part 2 Test Now Available

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...
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08/15/16 – Part 2 Football Test Reminder

The 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 mi...
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08/01/16 – 2016 Cross Country Rules Clinic Now Available Online

The mandatory online KHSAA Rules Clinic for the sport of Cross Country is available beginning today, August 1. Remember, the clinic is required of all officials as well as all coaches at the varsity, junior varsity and freshmen levels, and whether or...
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08/01/16 – 2016 Field Hockey Online Rules Clinic Now Available

The mandatory Online KHSAA Rules Clinic for the sport of Field Hockey is available beginning August 1. The clinic is required of all officials as well as all coaches at the varsity, junior varsity and freshmen levels, and whether or not the coach rec...
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08/01/16 – 2016 Soccer Online Rules Clinic Now Available

The mandatory Online KHSAA Rules Clinic for the sport of Soccer is available beginning August 1. The clinic is required of all officials as well as all coaches at the varsity, junior varsity and freshmen levels, and whether or not the coach receives ...
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08/01/16 – 2016 Golf Online Rules Clinic Now Available

The mandatory Online KHSAA Rules Clinic for the sport of Golf is available beginning August 1. The clinic is required for all head and assistant coaches.  August 1 to August 15 – the Golf Clinic will be online only and may be viewed at no charge ...
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08/01/16 – 2016 Competitive Cheer Online Rules Clinic Now Available

The mandatory Online KHSAA Rules Clinic for the sport activity of competitive cheer is available beginning August 1. The clinic is required of all officials (judges) as well as all coaches, varsity, junior varsity and freshman, and whether or not the...
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08/01/16 – 2016 Volleyball Online Rules Clinic Now Available

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. Bel...
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08/01/16 – 2016 Football Rules Clinic Now Available Online

The mandatory Online KHSAA Rules Clinic for the sport of Football is available beginning August 1. THOUGH THERE ARE MINIMAL RULE CHANGES, one is major to the way the game is coached and officiated and both groups should take the clinic as soon as pos...
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06/17/16 – Soccer Officials Advanced Camp Registration Open

Registration is now open for the 2016 KHSAA Soccer Officials Advanced Camp. This year's camp will be held July 22-23 in Lexington. Licensed officials are required to attend this camp once every four years to be eligible to work Region/State postseaso...
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05/27/16 – Volleyball Officials Advanced Camp Registration Open

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 pos...
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3/03/16 – Softball Umpire Clinic

This is a reminder that the 2016 KHSAA Softball Umpire Clinic will be Saturday, March 5, 2016 at Franklin County High School. This clinic must be attended once every four years to be eligible for assignment to umpire region or state tournaments, but ...
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02/09/16 – Softball Umpires Camp Registration Now Open

Registration for the 2016 KHSAA Softball Umpires Advanced Camp is now open. This camp must be attended once every four years to be eligible for assignment to umpire region or state tournaments.Camp DateSaturday, March 5, 2016LocationFranklin County H...
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02/02/16 – Softball Online Rules Clinic Now Available

The 2016 Online Rules Clinic that is required for all head and assistant coaches and licensed officials in the sport of Softball is now available.Coaches DeadlineFebruary 1 – March 7 – the Clinic may be viewed by coaches at no charge during this peri...
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02/01/16 – Baseball Online Rules Clinic Now Available

The 2016 Online Rules Clinic that is required for all head and assistant coaches and licensed officials in the sport of Baseball is now available.Coaches DeadlineFebruary 1 – March 7 – the Clinic may be viewed by coaches at no charge during this peri...
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01/04/16 – Baseball Umpire Advanced Camp Registration Now Open

Registration for the 2016 KHSAA Baseball Umpires Advance Camp is now open. This camp must be attended once every four years to be eligible for assignment to umpire region or state tournaments.Camp Date Saturday, February 13 - Hopkins Co. Central High...
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10/06/15- Basketball Rules Clinic Online for 15-16

The mandatory online KHSAA Rules Clinic for the sport of Basketball is now online for all coaches (head and assistant) and licensed officials.HEAD AND ASSISTANT COACHESThe clinic is required for ALL coaches at each school, head or assistant, paid of ...
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08/11/15 – Football Rules Clinic Now Available Online

The mandatory Online KHSAA Rules Clinic for the sport of Football is available beginning today, August 11. Below is additional information:OFFICIALSAugust 10 to August 31 (Officials) – the Football Clinic will be online only and may be viewed at no c...
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08/10/15 Field Hockey Rules Clinic Now Available

The mandatory Online KHSAA Rules Clinic for the sport of Field Hockey is available beginning today, August 10. Below is additional information:OFFICIALSAugust 10 to August 31 (Officials) – the  Field Hockey Clinic will be online only and may be viewe...
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08/10/15 – Volleyball Rules Clinic Now Online

The mandatory Online KHSAA Rules Clinic for the sport of Volleyball is available beginning today, August 10. Below is additional information:OFFICIALSAugust 10 to August 31 (Officials) – the Volleyball Clinic will be online only and may be viewed at ...
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08/10/15 Soccer Rules Clinic Now Available

The mandatory Online KHSAA Rules Clinic for the sport of Soccer is available beginning today, August 10. Below is additional information:OFFICIALSAugust 10 to August 31 (Officials) – the Soccer Clinic will be online only and may be viewed at no charg...
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08/10/15 – Cross Country Rules Clinic Now Available

The mandatory Online KHSAA Rules Clinic for the sport of Cross Country is available beginning today, August 10. Below is additional information:OFFICIALSAugust 10 to September 7 (Officials) – the Cross Country Clinic will be online only and may be vi...
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06/10/15 – Soccer Referee’s Advanced Camp for 2015

The Advanced Camp for Soccer referees will again be held in conjunction with the Bluegrass State Games. We will be taking applications for this camp beginning today. Camp is scheduled for July 24 & 25 and will cost $55 (officials will be compensa...
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06/08/15 – Volleyball Officials Advanced Camp Date Set

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 ...
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05/26/2015 – Officials registration is now open

This is being sent to all previously licensed KHSAA officials:Registration for all officials is now available by clicking the "Officials Login" button at the top of the main KHSAA website, http://www.khsaa.org/. The total registration fee for officia...
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3/23/15 Part 2 Test is now available for Softball, Baseball and Track and Field

The Part 2 Exam for Baseball, Softball and Track and Field are now available online through midnight Eastern Time on Sunday, April 5. There will be no way for anyone to take the test after the deadline. It is highly recommended that all registered of...
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03/06/15 – Advanced Clinic for Softball Umpires Cancelled

The Softball Umpires Clinic scheduled for Saturday March 7, 2015 at Franklin County High School has been cancelled due to inclement weather. If you had planned on attending and did not receive my e-mail from earlier this morning, please contact me at...
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02/22/15 – Softball Umpires Advanced Camp Early Registration

This is just a reminder that early registration for the Softball Umpires Advanced Camp will end on Saturday February 28th. After this date the cost will go from 46.00 to the late registration fee of 71.00. The late registration deadline is Thursday M...
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2/5/15 – Softball Umpires Advanced Camp Registration Now Open

Registration for the 2015 KHSAA Softball Umpires Advanced Camp is now open. This camp must be attended once every four years to be eligible for assignment to umpire region or state tournaments. Camp Date Saturday, March 7, 2015 Location Franklin ...
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02/04/15 – Reminder Baseball Online Rules Clinic Available

The 2015 Online Rules Clinic that is required for all head and assistant coaches and licensed officials in the sport of Baseball is now available. Coaches Deadline February 2 – March 8 – the Clinic may be viewed by coaches at no charge during this ...
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12/01/14 – Officials Part 2 Exam Available for Basketball and Wrestling

The Part 2 Exam for Basketball and Wrestling is now available online through midnight Eastern Time on Sunday, December 14. There will be no way for anyone to take the test after the deadline. It is highly recommended that all registered officials tak...
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11/24/14 – Baseball Umpires Advanced Camp Registration Now Open

Registration for the 2015 KHSAA Baseball Umpires Advance Camp is now open. This camp must be attended once every four years to be eligible for assignment to umpire region or state tournaments.Camp Date Saturday, February 14 - West Jessamine High Scho...
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11/13/14 – NFHS Officials Publications Information

The NFHS has a new look and this new look which includes an updated and user friendly webpage for officials. We wanted to share this information with you as this is a good way to stay up to date on information that the NFHS publishes in the way of ne...
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10/07/14 – Basketball Online Rules Clinic Notice

The mandatory Online KHSAA Rules Clinic for Basketball is now available online. Below is additional information: October 6 to December 7 (Officials) – the Basketball Clinic will be online only and may be viewed at no charge during this period. Octo...
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09/16/14 – Wrestling Fall Clinic Information for Officials

Reminder that the fall clinic for wrestling officials will take place on Saturday, September 27, 2014 at the Four Points by Sheraton Lexington located at 1938 Stanton Way Lexington 40511. This meeting does not count toward the mandatory online rules...
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09/15/14 – Swimming and Diving Rules Clinic Now Online

The mandatory online KHSAA Rules Clinic for the sport of Swimming and Diving is now online for all coaches (head and assistant) and licensed officials. HEAD AND ASSISTANT COACHES September 15 to November 30  – the Swimming and Diving Clinic will ...
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08/29/14 – Part 2 Exam Ends Sunday; Free Clinic Ends Monday

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,...
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08/22/14 – KHSAA Licensed Officials Vendors

Four years ago the KHSAA opened the door to multiple uniform vendors for our officials convenience in price and in location. Please help us honor the contracts these vendors have agreed to, adhered to, and pay for as they are proud to be the official...
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08/04/14 – Volleyball Rules Clinic Now Online

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 c...
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08/04/14 – Competitive Cheer Rules Clinic Now Online

The mandatory online KHSAA Rules Clinic for the sport-activity of Competitive Cheer is now online for all coaches (head and assistant) and licensed judges (officials).  August 4 to September 1 (Officials) - the Competitive Cheer Clinic will be onlin...
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06/05/14 – NFHS Basketball Rule Changes for 2014-2015

Lane Players Can Release When Free Throw is Attempted in High School Basketball Players in marked lane spaces will be able to move into the lane when the ball is released by the free-throw shooter beginning with the 2014-15 high school basketball se...
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05/21/14 – Officials Licensing for 2014-2015

This is being sent to all previously licensed KHSAA officials: Registration for all officials is now available by clicking the "Officials Login" button at the top of the main KHSAA website, http://www.khsaa.org/. The total registration fee for offic...
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05/23/14 – Volleyball Officials Camp Registration Now Open

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. J...
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05/22/14 – 2014 NFHS Kickoff Coverage

  Five-Game Official Positions for Kickoff  I. KICKOFF II. REFEREE A. Before kick: 1. Position: R's goal yard line on the head linesman's side just outside hash marks. 2. Count R players. 3. Check positions of other game officials. 4. After r...
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05/07/14 – Soccer Referee’s Advanced Camp

Please take time to mark your calendars for this year’s Referee’s camp! The dates and site for the 2014 KHSAA Soccer Officials Camp have been set. The Advanced Camp for Soccer referees will again be held in conjunction with the Bluegrass State Games....
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05/07/14 – Volleyball Officials Camp Dates Set

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 sched...
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04/28/14 – Arbiter Reports Emailing Issue with Assigners who use Yahoo or AOL

Officials and Assigners: The KHSAA received this email from Arbiter.  We wanted to make sure that you are aware of the situation. EMAIL: We are currently experience higher rates of email delivery failure for assigners using Yahoo or AOL email addre...
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04/18/14 – Deadline for Free Baseball Clinic Tonight

This is a reminder for Athletic Directors, all baseball coaches and baseball umpires that the deadline to complete the 2014 KHSAA/NFHS online Rules Clinic at no cost is midnight tonight.  If you have already completed the clinic, please disregard thi...
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04/10/14 – KHSAA Announces Official of the Year Nominees For 2013-14

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 10, 2014 On May 4, the KHSAA will honor the top officials for 2014 at the Association’s 21st Annual Officials Recognition Banquet. The ceremony, conducted at the KHSAA Offices, honors the finalists for each sport in whic...
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03/28/14 – Football 8th Region Official Association Interest

TO ALL KHSAA FOOTBALL OFFICIALS - The 8th Region policy board and a group of regional officials are in the early stages of the possible formation of an 8th Region Football Officials Association, and have communicate such interest to the KHSAA. Inter...
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03/25/14 – Baseball, Softball, and Track and Field Part 2 exam available

The Baseball, Softball, and Track and Field part 2 exams are available. They were opened yesterday and will remain open until Sunday, April 6th at midnight eastern standard time. It will not be possible to take the exam after the deadline. It is h...
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02/24/14 – Asst. Commissioner’s Comments on Cordia-Perry County Central Incident

"On Friday, Feb. 21 an unsporting act took place in a boys’ basketball game between Cordia and Perry County Central. The officials assigned to the game ejected one student-athlete from Cordia who was directly involved in the incident and two student-...
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02/21/14 – KHSAA Officials Division-Local Associations Give Back

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: FEBRUARY 21, 2014  Recently, the KHSAA received a notice and some newspaper clippings about a donation the Fifth Region Officials Association made to the Nelson County schools Youth Services Center. Upon receiving the note, th...
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12/04/13 – Scorer’s Table Reference Available

Our hope is that your basketball season is off to a good start. We have updated and added a resource for Athletic Directors and Coaches on the general information tab of the basketball page to help with clock keeper guidelines and the nearly new poin...
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12/02/13 – Basketball Part 2 Exam Available

The Basketball part 2 exam is available beginning today until Sunday, December 15th at midnight eastern standard time. There will be no way for anyone to take the test after the deadline. It is highly recommended that all registered officials take th...
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05/20/13 Officials Registration is Open for 2013-2014 School Year

Registration for all officials is now available at http://khsaa.org/.  Please note that there has been an increase in the administrative fee due to increased cost in criminal records checks.  The total registration fee for officials in their first sp...
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05/14/13 – Basketball Officials Camp Requirement Postponed

Beginning in 2014, the KHSAA will re-institute a requirement for officials to attend an instructional camp once every four years in order to officiate various levels of postseason play, with a four-year phase-in period. Though we had talked about the...
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05/09/13 – NFHS Basketball Rules Changes for 2013-2014

Head coaches in high school basketball will be allowed to come onto the court in an effort to break up a fight or keep a situation from escalating. Previously, the head coach could only enter the court if beckoned by an official. This revision to Ru...
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03/25/13 – Clarification on Cold Weather Participation

The office has received several calls from people asking about a "Cold Weather Index" to parallel the existing Heat Index rules and regulations. At the present time, such an index does not exist in terms of a policy to eliminate participation at cert...
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03/18/13 – Part II Exam for Spring Officials is Now Open

For all baseball, softball, and track and field officials, the Part 2 Exam is now available online through midnight Eastern Time on Sunday, March 31.   Login to http://officials.khsaa.org/authorize/ to take the test.  A minimum score of 80 on the ex...
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03/18/13 – NFHS Baseball Part 2 Test Now Online

This is a reminder to all umpires that the NFHS Part 2 Exam is now open and available online.  A reminder, you must score at least 80 on the Part 2 Exam to be eligible for the postseason.  The window to take the test will close at midnight on Sunday,...
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01/30/13 Exos Braces Worn on The Forearm or Wrist Ruled are Illegal for Basketball

Our office has been contacted several time regarding the Exos Brace being worn on the forearm or wrist.     NFHS Basketball Rule 3-5 article 2a states: A guard, cast or brace made of hard or unyielding substance, such as, but not limited to, leath...
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12/21/12 – Originially posted 10/25/12 – BK Official Scorekeeper Shirts and Running Clock Clarification

We have received many calls asking about the official scorekeeper shirt.  The new rule reads that the official scorekeeper must wear a black and white garment to identify themselves at the table for players and officials benefit.  The KHSAA supports ...
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12/11/12 – Baseball Umpire Camp Information

Registration information for the 2013 KHSAA Baseball Umpire Camp has been posted on the KHSAA website.  Go to this link for more information. http://khsaa.org/httpdocs/baseball/umpirescamp.pdf  ...
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12/07/12 Part 2 Testing Ends Sunday

The Part 2 testing period will end this Sunday, December 9 at midnight eastern time.  There will be no make up period for any reason.  If you have not logged in to begin the test we suggest you do that today during business hours.  Our office will be...
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11/26/12 – Basketball and Wrestling Officials Part 2 Test Now Available

The Part 2 Exam is now available online through midnight Eastern Time on Sunday, December 9. Login to http://officials.khsaa.org/authorize/ to take the test.  A minimum score of 80 on the exam is required to be assigned to officiate postseason pla...
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09/07/12 – Reminder about Weather Interrupted Football Games

Based on the number of inquiries in the last few hours, it seems prudent to remind schools and officials about the required procedures involving interrupted football games. Basically, there is no such thing as a no contest. Regardless of how long or...
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06/21/12 Registration Deadline and Uniform Update

We wanted to remind you all that the deadline to register "on time" is midnight on June 30, 2012.   If you do not meet the "on time" registration deadline it means a couple of things:1) you will be charges a $25 late fee to register after June 302) ...
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06/11/12 Officials Welcome

Welcome to the KHSAA Officials Blog. We hope this this becomes a new and easy way to share information with all of our officials in a more relaxed manner.  This blog will allow us to share information with all of you about items that concern official...
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Sports Information and Media Blog

04/10/24 – Basketball Official of the Year Announced

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: APRIL 10, 2024 Each year, the Kentucky High School Athletic Association honors the top officials for the 10 sports in which it licenses officials. Finalists in each sport are selected through a combination of not only on-field...
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04/10/24 – Media Credentials Now Available for Spring Championships

The KHSAA’s online media credentialing system for 2024 spring state championships (archery, esports, bass fishing, tennis, track, softball, baseball) is now live and can be accessed via credentials.khsaa.org. Credentials to each KHSAA state champion...
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04/09/2024- KHSAA Partners with Advance NIL for Comprehensive Education Effort

Lexington, KY – Advance NIL (ADVANCE), an industry leader in Name, Image and Likeness (NIL) Education, Life Skills Programming and Athlete Development, has partnered with The Kentucky High School Athletic Association (KHSAA) to provide its...
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04/08/24 – NFHS Announces Soccer Playing Rule Changes

Revisions Made in Fouls and Misconduct Rule in High School Soccer FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE INDIANAPOLIS – Rule 12 of the NFHS Soccer Rules Book on Fouls and Misconduct has been revised and reorganized and includes a new section on “Stopping a Promisin...
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04/08/24 – SWIMMING & DIVING OFFICIAL OF THE YEAR ANNOUNCED

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: APRIL 8, 2024 Each year, the Kentucky High School Athletic Association honors the top officials for the 10 sports in which it licenses officials. Finalists in each sport are selected through a combination of not only on-field ...
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04/08/24 – Initial RPI Rankings Released for Baseball and Softball

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 8, 2024 The first official KHSAA Ratings Percentage Index rankings for the 2024 baseball and softball season have been posted. Initial RPI rankings can be found through the links below: Baseball Softball RPI Ba...
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04/02/24- Advisory Concerning Outdoor Sports, Monday April 8

We received late this week, some reminders from our partners at the Kentucky Department for Public Health regarding the Solar Eclipse on Monday. Each school and district will have to make its own decision regarding activity, but there are cautions th...
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04/02/2024- KDPH Resource Documents Related to April 8, 2024 Solar Eclipse

Kentucky Department for Public Health 2024 Solar Eclipse Resources ...
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04/01/24 – Initial Stat Leader Reports Available for Baseball, Softball

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 1, 2024 The first official KHSAA statistical leader reports for the 2024 baseball and softball season have been posted. Stat leader reports will be updated every day at approximately 3 a.m. ET and will include all teams...
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04/01/24 – Wrestling Official of the Year Announced

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: APRIL 1, 2024 Each year, the Kentucky High School Athletic Association honors the top officials for the 10 sports in which it licenses officials. Finalists in each sport are selected through a combination of not only on-field ...
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03/18/24- KHSAA Seeks Fifth Assistant Commissioner (new position)

Assistant Commissioner – Job description and application process. The Kentucky High School Athletic Association (KHSAA), a private, non-profit entity designated by the Kentucky Board of Education to manage high school sports and sport-activities in ...
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03/11/24 – Mingua Beef Jerky Girls’ Basketball Sweet 16® to Tip Off at Rupp Arena

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: MARCH 11, 2024 The 2024 Mingua Beef Jerky Girls’ Basketball Sweet 16® is set to return to Rupp Arena at Central Bank Center in Lexington starting Wednesday, March 13, at 11 a.m. ET. All 15 games of the tournament will be broa...
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03/21/24 – Recipients Announced for Ninth Annual Louis Stout Memorial Scholarships

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 21, 2024 Kaydon Custard of Harrison County and Katherine Murphy of Barren County have been selected as recipients of the ninth annual Louis Stout Memorial Scholarships for the 2023-2024 academic year. When former KHSAA ...
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03/01/24 – Inaugural Indoor Track & Field State Championships to Debut in Louisville

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: MARCH 1, 2024 The inaugural KHSAA Indoor Track & Field State Championships presented by UK HealthCare are set to debut at the Norton Healthcare Sports & Learning Center in Louisville this weekend. Both the Class 3A an...
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02/21/24 – Sweet 16® Media Credential Applications Now Open

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: FEB. 21, 2024 The KHSAA’s online media credentialing system for the 2024 Mingua Beef Jerky Girls’ Basketball Sweet 16® and the 2024 UK HealthCare Boys’ Basketball Sweet 16® is now live and can be accessed via credentials.khsaa...
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02/20/24 – Board of Control Approves Draft of 2025, 2026 Football Alignment

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: FEB. 20, 2024 The KHSAA Board of Control conducted its fifth regularly scheduled meeting of the 2023-24 academic year on Tuesday in Lexington, approving an initial draft football realignment that would be effective for two yea...
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02/16/24 – Swimming State First Round to Start Saturday

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: FEB. 16, 2024 The KHSAA Swimming & Diving State Championships presented by UK HealthCare will open with state swimming first round competition across three different sites on Saturday, Feb. 17. Participants from Regions 1...
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02/14/24 – Boys’/Coed, Inaugural Girls’ Wrestling State Championships to Begin in Lexington

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: FEB. 14, 2024 The KHSAA Wrestling State Championships presented by UK HealthCare are set to return to Alltech Arena at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, taking place in full over three days from Thursday, Feb. 15, to Satur...
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02/08/24 – NFHS Announces Football Playing Rule Changes

Home Team Uniform Requirements Clarified in High School Football Rules FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE INDIANAPOLIS – Language in the 2024 NFHS Football Rules Book will be changed in an effort to ensure consistent interpretation of the rule regarding require...
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02/08/24 – NFHS Announces Volleyball Playing Rule Changes

Line Judge Procedure Modified in High School Volleyball FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE INDIANAPOLIS – Line judges will be required to change sides of the court between sets when teams remain on the same bench. The change in officiating procedure highlights ...
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02/05/24 – Sweet 16® Draw Show to Air Feb. 12 on NFHS Network

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: FEB. 5, 2024 Pairings for the 2024 Mingua Beef Jerky Girls’ Basketball Sweet 16® and the UK HealthCare Boys’ Basketball Sweet 16® will be unveiled on Monday, Feb. 12, at 1 p.m. ET on the KHSAA's annual Sweet 16® Draw Show. Th...
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02/02/24 – NFHS Announces Field Hockey Playing Rule Changes

Standard Procedure Added for Penalty Corners in High School Field Hockey FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE INDIANAPOLIS – A change in high school field hockey rules for 2024 establishes a standardized procedure for the starting of penalty corners. This revisi...
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02/02/24 – Nominations for KHSAA Student Advisory Group-NFHS National Student Leadership Summit Being Accepted

The KHSAA is seeking applications to become a member of its Student Advisory Group for 2024-2025. One of the main duties of the group is the planning and execution of its HYPE Student Leadership Conferences. Those chosen are required to attend the NF...
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02/02/24 – Introducing the Dawahares/KHSAA Hall of Fame Class of 2024

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: FEB. 2, 2024 The Kentucky High School Athletic Association will induct its Class of 2024 into the Dawahares/KHSAA Hall of Fame presented by Roberts Insurance on Sunday, April 28, at the Central Bank Center Ballroom in Lexingto...
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02/01/24 – Bowling State Championships Return to Jeffersontown Next Week

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: FEB. 1, 2024 Championship season will officially kick off this calendar year with the 2024 KHSAA Bowling State Championships presented by UK HealthCare next week in Jeffersontown, taking place Feb. 5-7 at Kingpin Lanes. The t...
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01/17/24 – Board of Control Looks Ahead to Winter State Championships

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: JAN. 17, 2024 The KHSAA Board of Control conducted its fourth regularly scheduled meeting of the 2023-24 academic year on Wednesday in Lexington, approving status reports regarding upcoming winter state championships and items...
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11/16/24 – Start of Regularly Scheduled Board of Control Meeting Delayed Two Hours Due to Weather

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: JAN. 16, 2024 The start of this week's fourth regularly scheduled KHSAA Board of Control meeting of the 2023-24 academic year has been delayed two hours due to severe weather conditions. The Board will meet Wednesday, Jan. 17...
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01/08/24 – Applications Being Accepted for Louis Stout Memorial Scholarships for 2023-2024

When former Commissioner Louis Stout passed away in 2012, his widow Anna directed that donations on his behalf go to the Louis Stout Memorial Fund for Students. She felt this was a chance for the KHSAA to honor student-athletes who excel in athletics...
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01/04/24 – The Dairy Alliance Champions High School Athletics With Nature’s Drink

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: JAN. 4, 2024 The Dairy Alliance, a leader in the dairy industry raising awareness about the nutritional and wellness advantages of dairy milk, is teaming up with the Kentucky High School Athletic Association to be its Official...
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01/02/24 – Initial RPI Rankings Released for Basketball

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: JAN. 2, 2024 The first official KHSAA Ratings Percentage Index rankings for the 2023-24 basketball season have been posted. Initial RPI rankings can be found through the links below: Boys' Basketball Girls' Basketball ...
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12/18/23 – Initial Stat Leader Reports Released for Basketball

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: DEC. 18, 2023 The first official KHSAA statistical leader reports for the 2023-24 basketball season have been posted. Stat leader reports will be updated every day at approximately 3 a.m. ET and will include all teams missing...
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12/13/23 – Two KHSAA Coaches Tabbed as NFHS Section II Coaches of the Year

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: DEC. 13, 2023 Two KHSAA coaches earned 2022-23 Section II Coach of the Year honors from the National Federation of State High School Associations Coaches Association. Whitley County baseball head coach Jeremy Shope and South O...
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12/11/23 – Football Official of the Year Announced

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: DEC. 11, 2023 Each year, the Kentucky High School Athletic Association honors the top officials for the 10 sports in which it licenses officials. Finalists in each sport are selected through a combination of not only on-field ...
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12/06/23 – Tedi Henderson of DuPont Manual Selected to NFHS National Student Advisory Council

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: DEC. 6, 2023 Tedi Henderson of DuPont Manual was selected to the inaugural NFHS National Student Advisory Council, which is planned for launch in January 2024. Henderson is one of 16 students nationwide selected to the newly ...
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12/06/23 – George Rogers Clark to Host Cheer, Dance State Championships Over Weekend

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: DEC. 6, 2023 The 2023-24 KHSAA Competitive Cheer State Championships presented by UK HealthCare and the 2023-24 KHSAA Dance State Championships presented by UK HealthCare are set to return to George Rogers Clark in Winchester ...
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12/04/23 – Media Credentials Now Available for Winter Championships

The KHSAA’s online media credentialing system for 2023-24 winter state championships (competitive cheer, dance, esports, wrestling, swimming & diving) is now live and can be accessed via credentials.khsaa.org. The media credentialing system for ...
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11/29/23 – UK HealthCare Sports Medicine Football State Finals to Kick Off at Kroger Field

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: NOV. 29, 2023 The 2023 UK HealthCare Sports Medicine Football State Finals will kick off this weekend with all six championship games at Kroger Field on the University of Kentucky campus in Lexington. Action gets underway on ...
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11/28/23 – UK Healthcare Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine Seeks Nominations for Kentucky Comeback Athlete of the Year Award

For the eighth year, UK Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine, through its partnership with the KHSAA, seeks nominations for the Kentucky Comeback Athlete of the Year, meeting the following criteria: The nominee must have overcome illness or injury th...
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11/21/23 – Volleyball Official of the Year Announced

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: NOV. 21, 2023 Each year, the Kentucky High School Athletic Association honors the top officials for the 10 sports in which it licenses officials. Finalists in each sport are selected through a combination of not only on-field ...
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11/21/23 – Soccer Official of the Year Announced

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: NOV. 21, 2023 Each year, the Kentucky High School Athletic Association honors the top officials for the 10 sports in which it licenses officials. Finalists in each sport are selected through a combination of not only on-field ...
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11/17/23- Vacancy Announcement for Office Manager (Regular, Full-time) – Search Extended

The Kentucky High School Athletic Association (KHSAA), a private, non-profit entity designated by the Kentucky Board of Education to manage high school sports and sport-activities in the Commonwealth, has an immediate need to fill the position of Off...
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11/16/23 – Field Hockey Official of the Year Announced

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: NOV. 16, 2023 Each year, the Kentucky High School Athletic Association honors the top officials for the 10 sports in which it licenses officials. Finalists in each sport are selected through a combination of not only on-field ...
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11/15/23 – Board of Control Adopts Changes to State Formats For Swimming, Indoor Track & Field, Girls’ Wrestling; Sets State Archery Site, Accepts Results of Bylaw 9 Amendment

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: NOV. 15, 2023 The KHSAA Board of Control conducted its third regularly scheduled meeting of the 2023-24 academic year on Wednesday in Lexington, approving changes to the Swimming State Championship format and event implementat...
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11/13/2023 – Starting Spring 24, PlayVS and KHSAA Announce That Esports Will be Free To Participate

At both PlayVS and the KHSAA, our goal is to continue to make esports even more accessible, equitable, and inclusive. We want as many students as interested to be able to experience the benefits of esports. With this school year being a mandatory Tit...
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2023 KHSAA Football Third-Round Playoff Pairings Released

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: NOV. 11, 2023 Matchups for all six classes have been set for the third round of the 2023 KHSAA Football Playoffs, which concluded the opening two rounds of regionally based play last Friday. Third-round matchups, formatted wi...
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11/07/23 – KHSAA Announces RefReps Partnership to Address Officials Shortage

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: NOV. 7, 2023 As part of a collective effort to address the shortage of licensed officials in Kentucky, the Kentucky High School Athletic Association has partnered with an officiating education company called RefReps, as announ...
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11/6/23- 5 Tips for Creating a Culture of Caring in Our High Schools

By Dr. Karissa Niehoff, Chief Executive Officer of the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS), and Julian Tackett, Commissioner of the Kentucky High School Athletic Association Participants in high school sports and performing ...
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10/29/23 – Volleyball State Tournament to Start On Monday

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: OCT. 29, 2023 The 2023 KHSAA Volleyball State Tournament presented by UK HealthCare will begin at multiple campus sites around the state on Monday, Oct. 30, culminating in a central location at George Rogers Clark in Wincheste...
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10/27/23 – Cross Country State Championships Return to Kentucky Horse Park

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: OCT. 27, 2023 The 2023 KHSAA Cross Country State Championships presented by UK HealthCare are set to return to the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington on Saturday, starting with the Class 1A races at 10 a.m. ET (boys) and 10:45 a...
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10/18/23 – Field Hockey State Tournament to Begin In Louisville

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: OCT. 18, 2023 The 2023 KHSAA Field Hockey State Tournament presented by UK HealthCare will begin at multiple sites around the city of Louisville this week, culminating in a central location at Christian Academy-Louisville for ...
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10/16/23 – KHSAA member school students invited to apply for 2024 Kentucky Ag Athletes-of-the-Year

KDA-KHSAA partnership to award six scholarships to Kentucky student-athletes Kentucky student-athletes who are involved in agriculture are invited to apply for one of six scholarships and recognition as a 2024 Kentucky Ag Athlete of the Year. The p...
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10/16/23 – Soccer State Tournaments to Kick Off Around the State

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: OCT. 16, 2023 The 2023 KHSAA Soccer State Tournaments presented by UK HealthCare will kick off at multiple sites around the state this week, culminating in a central location for the final rounds in Lexington on Oct. 25-28 at ...
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10/06/23 – KHSAA Announces 2022-23 NFHS State Coaches of the Year

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: OCT. 6, 2023 As part of its annual awards program, the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) Coaches Association recognizes Coach of the Year honorees from each state. Those named Coach of the Year at th...
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10/03/23 – KHSAA Hires Longtime Official Scott Bottoms as Supervisor of Officials Licensing

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: OCT. 3, 2023 The Kentucky High School Athletic Association introduced the newest addition to its staff on Tuesday with the hiring of Supervisor of Officials Licensing Scott Bottoms. "Scott Bottoms brings an abundance of exper...
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09/26/23 – Fall Draw Show to Air Thursday On KHSAA.tv

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: SEPT. 26, 2023 On Thursday, Sept. 28, the pairings for the 2023 KHSAA Field Hockey, Soccer and Volleyball State Tournaments presented by UK HealthCare will be revealed during the annual Fall Championship Draw Show at 1:30 p.m....
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09/23/23 – Fall State Championships to Begin On Golf Course

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: SEPT. 23, 2023 The 2023-24 KHSAA state championship season will kick off with the 2023 Leachman Buick•GMC•Cadillac Golf State Championships presented by UK HealthCare. The multi-week event will begin Sept. 25-27 with first-rou...
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09/22/23 – Media Credentials Now Available for Fall Championships

The KHSAA’s online media credentialing system for fall state championships (golf, field hockey, soccer, cross country, volleyball, football) is now live and can be accessed via the following link: credentials.khsaa.org Credentials to each KHSAA stat...
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09/13/23 – Board of Control Approves Distribution of Bylaw 9 Referendum, Adjusts Swimming & Diving Starting Date

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: SEPT. 13, 2023 The KHSAA Board of Control conducted its second regularly scheduled meeting of the 2023-24 academic year on Wednesday in Lexington, approving the distribution of a member school referendum regarding Bylaw 9, an ...
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09/12/23 – Initial RPI Rankings Released for Football, Volleyball, Field Hockey

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: SEPT. 12, 2023 The first official KHSAA Ratings Percentage Index rankings for the 2023 football, volleyball and field hockey seasons have been posted on KHSAA.org. Initial RPI rankings can be found through the links below: ...
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09/05/23 – Initial Stat Leader Reports Released for Football, Volleyball, Field Hockey; RPI Rankings Released for Soccer

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: SEPT. 5, 2023 The first official KHSAA statistical leader reports for the 2023 football, volleyball and field hockey seasons, as well as the initial KHSAA Ratings Percentage Index rankings for the 2023 soccer season, have been...
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08/28/23 – Initial Stat Leader Reports Released for Soccer

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: AUG. 28, 2023 The first official KHSAA statistical leader reports for the 2023 soccer season have been posted at KHSAA.org. Stat leader reports will be updated every day at approximately 3 a.m. ET and will include all teams m...
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08/23/23- Review Complete for End of Somerset-Perry County Central Football Contest

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 23, 2023 A statement from the Commissioner's Office: This information issues football playing rules interpretations and approved administrative remedies proposed by the local assigning secretary involving a crew of sev...
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08/11/23 – KHSAA HYPE Student Leadership Conferences Registration Now Open

For the 23rd year, the KHSAA will host its HYPE Student Leadership Conference.  Mark your calendars to plan to attend one of the two events scheduled for September 7 or September 8 as both will be held at the Central Bank Center in Lexington WHAT IS...
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08/11/23- Reminders about Approved Amendments to Bylaw 9 for 2023-24 (Basketball Organized Play Prior to Practice)

At the September 22, 2022, Annual Meeting of the membership, the delegates approved an amendment to Bylaw 9 of the KHSAA related to the play of basketball players in competition prior to the start of the season. This change is now in effect. The enti...
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07/27/23 – Cross Country State Championships to Return to Kentucky Horse Park in 2023-24

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: JULY 27, 2023 After a three-year stint at the Bourbon County Cross Country Course in Paris, the KHSAA Cross Country State Championships will return to the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington starting in 2023-24. "We would like t...
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07/24/23- Vacancy Announcement for Supervisor of Officials Licensing (Regular, Part-time)

The KHSAA, a private, non-profit entity designated by the Kentucky Board of Education to manage high school sports and sport-activities in the Commonwealth, has an immediate need to fill the part-time position of Supervisor of Officials Licensing. Th...
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07/24/23- Vacancy Announcement for Office Manager (Regular, Full-time)

The KHSAA, a private, non-profit entity designated by the Kentucky Board of Education to manage high school sports and sport-activities in the Commonwealth, has an immediate need to fill the position of Office Manager and Administrative Assistant to ...
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07/24/23 – Corresponding Calendar Reminders, Updates, References

At its most recent meeting, the Board of Control approved recommended changes to the Spring Corresponding Dates Calendar impacting Tennis, Track and Field, Softball and Baseball. Please understand that this communication will be more lengthy than nor...
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07/18/23 – Board of Control Conducts First Meeting of 2023-24

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: JULY 18, 2023 The KHSAA Board of Control conducted its first regularly scheduled meeting of the 2023-24 academic year on Tuesday in Newport, approving revisions to spring 2024 state championship dates, adopting "playing-up" ru...
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07/11/23 – NFHS Announces Track & Field Rule Changes

New Examples of False Starts Adopted in High School Track and Field Rules FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE INDIANAPOLIS – In an effort to more clearly define false starts in high school track and field events, two new starting violations have been adopted for...
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07/10/23 – NFHS Announces Softball Playing Rule Changes

Changes in Pitching Delivery Requirements Approved in High School Softball FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE INDIANAPOLIS – Beginning next year, pitchers in high school softball will be allowed to disengage both feet from the playing surface if the pivot foot ...
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07/10/23 – NFHS Announces Baseball Playing Rule Changes

Electronic Communication Devices from Dugout to Catchers to be Permitted in High School Baseball FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE INDIANAPOLIS – The use of a one-way communication device between a coach in the dugout and a team’s catcher for the purposes of c...
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06/30/23- Assistant Commissioner Darren Bilberry Receives NFHS Citation for Section 2

KHSAA Assistant Commissioner Darren Bilberry was one of eight individuals recognized on June 30, 2023 at the NFHS Annual Summer Meeting in Seattle. The eight 2023 state association Citation recipients are Larry White, Section 1, retired executive dir...
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06/30/23 – Officials Supervisor of the Year Announced

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: JUNE 30, 2023 Each year, the Kentucky High School Athletic Association honors the top officials for the 10 sports in which it licenses officials, as well as a single supervisor of officials from among those sports. Finalists i...
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06/30/23 – Official of the Year Winner Announced for Baseball

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: JUNE 30, 2023 Each year, the Kentucky High School Athletic Association honors the top officials for the 10 sports in which it licenses officials. Finalists in each sport are selected through a combination of not only on-field ...
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06/30/23 – Official of the Year Winner Announced for Softball

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: JUNE 30, 2023 Each year, the Kentucky High School Athletic Association honors the top officials for the 10 sports in which it licenses officials. Finalists in each sport are selected through a combination of not only on-field ...
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06/30/23 – Official of the Year Winner Announced for Track & Field

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: JUNE 30, 2023 Each year, the Kentucky High School Athletic Association honors the top officials for the 10 sports in which it licenses officials. Finalists in each sport are selected through a combination of not only on-field ...
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06/08/23 – How to Watch Baseball, Softball State Tournaments on KHSAA.tv

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: JUNE 8, 2023 The 2022-23 athletic season will officially come to a close this weekend as the semifinal and final rounds of the 2023 Clark's Pump-N-Shop Baseball and Softball State Tournaments presented by UK HealthCare wrap up...
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06/06/23 – Johnson, Ferree Named 2022-23 Midway/KHSAA Student-Athletes of the Year

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: JUNE 6, 2023 The 2022-23 Midway University/KHSAA Student-Athlete of the Year awards program culminated this week on the campus of Midway University, as Rafaella Johnson of Elizabethtown (Cross Country) and George Ferree of Tri...
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05/31/23 – Track & Field, Baseball, Softball to Wrap Up 2022-23 Championship Season

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: MAY 31, 2023 The final state championship events of the 2022-23 school year are set to kick off in Lexington this week. The 2023 Clark's Pump-N-Shop Track & Field State Championships, 2023 Clark's Pump-N-Shop Baseball Sta...
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05/29/23 – Tennis State Championships Start Tuesday

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: MAY 29, 2023 The 2023 KHSAA Tennis State Championships presented by UK HealthCare return to the Lexington area on Tuesday, with first serve scheduled for 8 a.m. ET and competition running throughout the morning, afternoon and ...
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05/22/23- Update on Site for State Baseball First and Second Rounds

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: MAY 22, 2023 The first and second rounds of the 2023 Clark's Pump-N-Shop Baseball State Tournament presented by UK HealthCare will now be played at the recently renovated home of the Lexington Counter Clocks on June 1, 2 and 3...
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05/15/23 – NFHS Announces Basketball Playing Rule Changes

Free Throw Procedures and Foul Administration Amended in 2023-24 High School Basketball Rules Changes FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE INDIANAPOLIS – Beginning next year, high school basketball teams will shoot two free throws for common fouls when in the “bo...
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05/10/23 – Board of Control Accepts Reports of Member Survey Results, State Legislation, Officials Licensing

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: MAY 10, 2023 The KHSAA Board of Control conducted its final regularly scheduled meeting of the 2022-23 academic year on Wednesday in Lexington, accepting reports of several member surveys and ballots regarding both new and exi...
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05/09/23 – Catch the Bass Fishing State Championships This Weekend on Kentucky Lake

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: MAY 9, 2023 The 2023 KHSAA Bass Fishing State Championships presented by UK HealthCare will cast on Kentucky Lake on May 12-13 in Calvert City. The two-day event will crown an inaugural girls' state champion in addition to a ...
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05/04/23 – Spring Draw Show Tabbed for May 9 on NFHS Network

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: MAY 4, 2023 The pairings for the 2023 Clark's Pump-N-Shop Baseball and Softball State Tournaments presented by UK HealthCare will be decided during the KHSAA's annual Spring Championship Draw Show on Tuesday, May 9, at 1:30 p....
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05/02/23 – NFHS Announces Wrestling Rule Changes

Changes in High School Wrestling Rules Include Allowance of Six Matches in One Day of Competition FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE INDIANAPOLIS – High school wrestlers will be able to wrestle in six matches in any one day of competition beginning with the 202...
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05/01/23 – KHSAA Student Advisory Group Selected for National Student Leadership Summit

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: MAY 1, 2023 Sixteen student-athletes from across the Commonwealth of Kentucky have been named members of the 2023-24 KHSAA Student Advisory Group. The leaders will represent the KHSAA at the NFHS National Student Leadership Su...
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04/24/23 – Esports Spring State Championships to Be Held Wednesday at UK

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: APRIL 24, 2023 After kicking off 2022-23 state competition with last December's winter event, five more state champions will be crowned at the 2022-23 KHSAA Esports Spring State Championships presented by UK HealthCare inside ...
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04/17/23 – Archery State Championships Take Aim Tuesday in Bowling Green

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: APRIL 17, 2023 The 2023 KHSAA Archery State Championships presented by UK HealthCare are set to take off Tuesday, April 18, at Ephram White Gymnasium in Bowling Green. Gates will open for participants at 7 a.m. CT and for spe...
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04/14/23- NFHS Announces Swimming & Diving Rule Changes

Risk Minimization Focus of 2023-24 High School Swimming and Diving Rules Changes FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE INDIANAPOLIS (April 14, 2023) – Swimming stroke changes and a new penalty for close diving board proximity stand out among the high school swimmi...
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04/13/23 – Media Credentials Now Available for Spring Championships

The KHSAA’s online media credentialing system for spring state championships (archery, esports, bass fishing, tennis, track & field, baseball, softball) is now live and can be accessed via the following link: credentials.khsaa.org Credentials to...
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04/11/23 – Two KHSAA Coaches Earn NFHS Section II Coach of the Year Honors

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: APRIL 11, 2023 Two KHSAA coaches earned 2021-22 Section II Coach of the Year honors from the National Federation of State High School Associations Coaches Association. Conner boys' cross country head coach Ian Johnstone and Ba...
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04/03/23 – Initial RPI Rankings, Stat Leader Reports Available for Baseball, Softball

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: APRIL 3, 2023 The first official KHSAA Ratings Percentage Index (RPI) rankings and the initial stat leader reports for the 2023 baseball and softball seasons are now available. All data is based solely upon the statistical inf...
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03/29/23 – Official of the Year Winner Announced for Basketball

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: MARCH 29, 2023 Each year, the Kentucky High School Athletic Association honors the top officials for the 10 sports in which it licenses officials. Finalists in each sport are selected through a combination of not only on-field...
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03/29/23 – Official of the Year Winner Announced for Wrestling

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: MARCH 29, 2023 Each year, the Kentucky High School Athletic Association honors the top officials for the 10 sports in which it licenses officials. Finalists in each sport are selected through a combination of not only on-field...
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03/29/23 – Official of the Year Winner Announced for Swimming & Diving

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: MARCH 29, 2023 Each year, the Kentucky High School Athletic Association honors the top officials for the 10 sports in which it licenses officials. Finalists in each sport are selected through a combination of not only on-field...
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03/24/23 – NFHS Announces Competitive Cheer, Dance Rule Changes

Released Inversions, Tosses to Stunts Highlight High School Spirit Rules Changes for 2023-24 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE INDIANAPOLIS (March 24, 2023) – Two major rules changes for the 2023-24 high school spirit season involve released inversions and tos...
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03/23/23- Basketball Scheduling and Corresponding Dates Reminders for 2023-24 and 2024-25

Nearly two years ago, the Board of Control approved revisions to the corresponding date calendar for basketball necessitated by the annual rollover of calendar dates, the periodic movement of the NCAA championships calendar and the availability of po...
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03/22/23- Off Season Football Activity and Practice Reminders

Based on a series of inquiries in the last day or so, a couple of reminders are necessary for our football schools in an effort to prevent inadvertent violations of the bylaws surrounding football practice and off-season activity. NONE OF THESE PROVI...
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03/13/23 – UK HealthCare Boys’ Sweet 16® to Tip Off at Rupp Arena

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: MARCH 13, 2023 The 2023 UK HealthCare Boys’ Basketball Sweet 16® is set to return to Rupp Arena at Central Bank Center in Lexington starting Wednesday, March 15, at 11 a.m. ET. All 15 games of the tournament will be broadca...
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03/07/23 – Mingua Beef Jerky Girls’ Sweet 16® to Tip Off at Rupp Arena

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: MARCH 7, 2023 The 2023 Mingua Beef Jerky Girls’ Basketball Sweet 16® is set to return to Rupp Arena at Central Bank Center in Lexington starting Wednesday, March 8, at 11 a.m. ET. All 15 games of the tournament will be broa...
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03/02/23- NFHS Announces Soccer Playing Rule Changes

Fouls and Misconduct Clarifications Headline High School Soccer Rules Changes for 2023-24 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE INDIANAPOLIS (March 2, 2023) – High school soccer officials will now have a set of criteria to consider when determining misconduct for ...
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02/27/23 – Recipients Announced for Eighth Annual Louis Stout Memorial Scholarships

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: FEB. 27, 2023 Cody Ell of South Warren and Laura Neal of Powell County have been selected as recipients of the eighth annual Louis Stout Memorial Scholarships for the 2022-2023 academic year. When former KHSAA Commissioner Lo...
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02/22/23 – Board of Control Approves Adoption of Girls’ Wrestling

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: FEB. 22, 2023 The KHSAA Board of Control conducted its fifth regularly scheduled meeting of the 2022-23 academic year on Wednesday in Lexington, approving the adoption of girls' wrestling, the solicitation of a site to hold th...
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02/20/23 – Sweet 16® Media Credentials Now Available

The media credentialing system for the 2023 Mingua Beef Jerky Girls’ Basketball Sweet 16® and the 2023 UK HealthCare Boys’ Basketball Sweet 16® is now available online and can be accessed via the following link: credentials.khsaa.org This year’s eve...
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02/16/23 – Wrestling State Championships to Kick Off at First Round Sites

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: FEB. 16, 2023 The 2023 KHSAA Wrestling State Championships presented by UK HealthCare will begin with the State First Round on Feb. 18 at both Atherton in Louisville and Ryle in Union. The event will conclude with the State F...
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02/14/23 – Swimming & Diving State Championships Ready to Start in Lexington

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: FEB. 14, 2023 The 2023 KHSAA Swimming & Diving State Championships presented by UK HealthCare are scheduled to take off Feb. 16-18 inside the Lancaster Aquatic Center at the University of Kentucky in Lexington. The three-...
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03/2/23 – Nominations for KHSAA Student Advisory Group-NFHS National Student Leadership Summit Being Accepted

The KHSAA is seeking applications to become a member of its Student Advisory Group (2023-24). One of the main duties of the group is the planning and execution of its HYPE Student Leadership Conferences. Those chosen are required to attend the NFHS N...
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02/07/23- NFHS Announces Field Hockey Playing Rule Changes

Loose Equipment in Field of Play Ruled as Foul in High School Field Hockey Rules FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE INDIANAPOLIS (Feb. 7, 2023) – A change in high school field hockey rules for 2023 defines loose equipment in the field of play as a foul when the...
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02/03/23- NFHS Announces Volleyball Playing Rule Changes

Coaching Protocols and Jewelry Allowances Highlight 2023-24 Volleyball Rules Changes FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE INDIANAPOLIS (Feb. 3, 2023) – The expansion of the coaching zone beyond the end line of the volleyball court and the allowance of one assista...
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02/03/23 – Sweet 16® Draw Show Set for Feb. 15 on NFHS Network

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: FEB. 3, 2023 Pairings for the 2023 Mingua Beef Jerky Girls’ Basketball Sweet 16® and the UK HealthCare Boys’ Basketball Sweet 16® will be drawn Wednesday, Feb. 15, at 1 p.m. ET on the KHSAA's annual Sweet 16® Draw Show. The d...
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02/03/23 – Bowling State Championships Head to Kingpin Lanes in Jeffersontown

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: FEB. 3, 2023 The 2022-23 KHSAA Bowling State Championships presented by UK HealthCare are set to take place Feb. 6-8 at Kingpin Lanes in Jeffersontown. The three-day event will begin with Unified and Adapted competition on Mo...
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02/02/23- NFHS Announces Football Playing Rule Changes

Changes in Basic Spot for Penalty Enforcement Headline 2023 High School Football Rules Changes FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE INDIANAPOLIS, IN (February 2, 2023) – A notable change to Rule 10 of the NFHS Football Rules Book will eliminate the excessive pena...
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01/25/23 Archery Nominations Sought for Midway/KHSAA Student Athlete-of-the-Year Awards

The nomination process for the Midway University/KHSAA Male and Female Student-Athlete of the Year among Archery participants for 2022-2023 is now open. This award is based on athletic and academic achievement as well as community service and leader...
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01/20/23 – Dawahares/KHSAA Hall of Fame Reveals Class of 2023

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: JAN. 20, 2023 The Kentucky High School Athletic Association will induct its Class of 2023 into the Dawahares/KHSAA Hall of Fame presented by Roberts Insurance on Sunday, April 30, at the Central Bank Center Ballroom in Lexingt...
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01/18/23 – Board of Control Approves Football Realignment, RPI Revision, Jenkins Placement in Region 14

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: JAN. 18, 2023 The KHSAA Board of Control conducted its fourth regularly scheduled meeting of the 2022-23 academic year on Wednesday in Lexington, approving football realignment and revisions to the RPI calculations, as well as...
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2023 Approved Final Football Alignment for 2023 and 2024 Playing Seasons

Class 1A 1- Ballard Memorial, Caverna, Fulton County, Russellville 2- Bethlehem, Campbellsville, Holy Cross (Louisville), Kentucky Country Day 3- Bellevue, Dayton, Newport, Newport Central Catholic 4- Bishop Brossart, Holy Cross (Covington), Ludl...
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2023 DRAFT Football Alignment for Final Consideration

Class 1A 1- Ballard Memorial, Caverna, Fulton County, Russellville 2- Bethlehem, Campbellsville, Holy Cross (Louisville), Kentucky Country Day 3- Bellevue, Dayton, Newport, Newport Central Catholic 4- Bishop Brossart, Holy Cross (Covington), Ludl...
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12/20/22 – Initial RPI Rankings, Stat Leader Reports Released for Basketball

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: DEC. 20, 2022 The first official KHSAA Ratings Percentage Index (RPI) Rankings and the initial stat leader reports of the 2022-23 boys' and girls' basketball seasons are now available. The RPI is a tool developed for all team...
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12/19/22 – KHSAA Announces NFHS State Coach of the Year Honorees for 2021-22 Seasons

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: DEC. 19, 2022 As part of its annual awards program, the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) Coaches Association recognizes Coach of the Year honorees from each state. Those named Coach of the Year at t...
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12/18/22 – Applications Being Accepted for Louis Stout Memorial Scholarships for 2022-2023

When former Commissioner Louis Stout passed away in 2012, his widow Anna directed that donations on his behalf go to the Louis Stout Memorial Fund for Students. She felt this was a chance for the KHSAA to honor student-athletes who excel in athletics...
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12/15/22 – Esports Winter State Championships to Cap Off Calendar Year

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: DEC.15, 2022 In the KHSAA's final state championship event of the 2022 calendar year, five state champions will be determined with the 2022-23 KHSAA Esports Winter State Championships presented by UK HealthCare inside the UKFC...
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12/08/22 – Competitive Cheer, Dance State Championships Return to George Rogers Clark

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: DEC. 8, 2022 The 2022-23 KHSAA Competitive Cheer and Dance State Championships presented by UK HealthCare are set to return to George Rogers Clark in Winchester this weekend. The KHSAA Competitive Cheer State Championships wi...
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12/07/22 – Official of the Year Winner Announced for Football

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: DEC. 7, 2022 Each year, the Kentucky High School Athletic Association honors the top officials for the 10 sports in which it licenses officials. Finalists in each sport are selected through a combination of not only on-field p...
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12/07/22 – Media Credentials Now Available for Winter Championships

The KHSAA’s online media credentialing system for winter sports championships (competitive cheer, dance, eSports, bowling, swimming & diving, wrestling) is now live and can be accessed via the following link: credentials.khsaa.org Credentials to...
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12/01/22 – UK HealthCare Sports Medicine Football State Finals Return to Kroger Field

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: DEC. 1, 2022 The 2022 UK HealthCare Sports Medicine Football State Finals will kick off the first of six championship games at Kroger Field on the University of Kentucky campus in Lexington on Friday. Reigning Class 1A state ...
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11/17/22- Rupp Arena Signs Multi-Year deal to Continue Partnership with KHSAA

Lexington, KY (November 17, 2022) – The OVG360 managed Rupp Arena is proud to partner with KHSAA to extend the contract to host KHSAA Boys Sweet 16 Tournament and KHSAA Girls Sweet 16 Tournament, keeping the tournament in Central KY for at least 3 mo...
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11/16/22 – Board of Control Approves Items Passed at Annual Meeting, Distribution of Enrollment Information, Wrestling State First Round Site

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: NOV. 16, 2022 The KHSAA Board of Control conducted its third regularly scheduled meeting of the 2022-23 academic year on Wednesday in Lexington, approving items passed at the 2022 Annual Meeting of Schools and the authorizatio...
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11/16/22 – Clark’s Pump-N-Shop Expands Partnership as Official Fuel of KHSAA

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: NOV. 16, 2022 Clark's Pump-N-Shop and the KHSAA announced Wednesday that they have expanded their existing partnership to make Clark's Pump-N-Shop the Official Fuel of the KHSAA through 2025. "The partnership with Clark's Pum...
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11/14/22- Information to Order Football Finals Tickets

It is again time for us to turn on orders for the 2022 UK HealthCare Sports Medicine State Football Finals. Here are some notes about this year’s finals and ticket sales: The games will again be played at Kroger Field at the University of Kentuc...
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11/15/22 – UK Healthcare Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine Seeks Nominations for Kentucky Comeback Athlete of the Year Award

For the seventh year, UK Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine, through its partnership with the KHSAA, seeks nominations for the Kentucky Comeback Athlete of the Year, meeting the following criteria: The nominee must have overcome illness or injury t...
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11/10/22 – Official of the Year Winner Announced for Volleyball

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: NOV. 10, 2022 Each year, the Kentucky High School Athletic Association honors the top officials for the 10 sports in which it licenses officials. Finalists in each sport are selected through a combination of not only on-field ...
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11/02/22 – Volleyball State Tournament to Continue at George Rogers Clark

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: NOV. 2, 2022 For the third consecutive year, the final rounds of the KHSAA Volleyball State Tournament Presented by UK HealthCare will wrap up at George Rogers Clark in Winchester. Cardinal Arena will host four quarterfinal ma...
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11/01/22 – Official of the Year Winner Announced for Soccer

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: NOV. 1, 2022 Each year, the Kentucky High School Athletic Association honors the top officials for the 10 sports in which it licenses officials. Finalists in each sport are selected through a combination of not only on-field p...
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11/01/22 – Official of the Year Winner Announced for Field Hockey

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: NOV. 1, 2022 Each year, the Kentucky High School Athletic Association honors the top officials for the 10 sports in which it licenses officials. Finalists in each sport are selected through a combination of not only on-field p...
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10/27/22 – Cross Country State Championships to Be Held at Bourbon County XC Course

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: OCT. 27, 2022 For the third year in a row, the KHSAA Cross Country State Championships Presented by UK HealthCare will be held at the Bourbon County XC Course in Paris. Fans can purchase digital tickets for each class of races...
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10/25/22 – Soccer State Tournaments to Conclude This Week at Frederick Douglass

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: OCT. 25, 2022 The semifinal and final rounds of the 2022 KHSAA Soccer State Tournaments Presented by UK HealthCare will come to an end this week at Frederick Douglass in Lexington. The girls' tournament will kick things off o...
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10/22/22 – Field Hockey State Tournament to Conclude at Christian Academy-Louisville

The semifinals of the ninth annual KHSAA Field Hockey State Tournament Presented by UK HealthCare are scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 22, at Christian Academy-Louisville. The first match, featuring Christian Academy-Louisville vs. Assumption, is schedu...
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10/18/22- Enough is Enough: Bad Behavior by Coaches, Parents and Fans Must Stop

Enough is Enough: Bad Behavior by Coaches, Parents and Fans Must Stop By Dr. Karissa Niehoff, Chief Executive Officer of the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS), and Julian Tackett, Commissioner of the Kentucky High School A...
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10/17/22- KHSAA member school students encouraged to apply for 2023 Kentucky Ag Athletes of the Year

KDA-KHSAA partnership to award six scholarships to Kentucky student-athletes Kentucky student-athletes who are involved in agriculture are invited to apply for one of six scholarships and recognition as a 2023 Kentucky Ag Athlete of the Year. The p...
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10/11/22 – Fall Draw Show to Air Wednesday on KHSAA.tv

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: OCT. 11, 2022 On Wednesday, Oct. 12, the pairings for the 2022 KHSAA Field Hockey, Soccer and Volleyball State Tournaments Presented by UK HealthCare will be revealed during the annual Fall Championship Draw Show at 2 p.m. E...
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10/02/22 – Leachman/KHSAA Golf State Finals Head to Bowling Green

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: OCT. 2, 2022 The state championship slate for the 2022-23 academic year will crown its first champions with the finals of the 2022 Leachman Buick•GMC•Cadillac Golf State Championships Presented by UK HealthCare this week at ...
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09/23/22 – Media Credentials Now Available for Fall Championships

The KHSAA’s online media credentialing system for fall sports championships (golf, soccer, field hockey, cross country, volleyball, football) is now live and can be accessed via the following link: credentials.khsaa.org Credentials to each KHSAA Sta...
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09/19/22 – Initial RPI Rankings Released for Football

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: SEPT. 19, 2022 The first official KHSAA Ratings Percentage Index (RPI) rankings for the 2022 football season have been posted for all classes at KHSAA.org. Due to the limited number of contests for football compared to the ot...
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09/13/22 – Board of Control Approves Amended Sanctioning Policy, Expansion of Officials Licensing

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: SEPT. 13, 2022 The KHSAA Board of Control conducted its second regularly scheduled meeting of the 2022-23 academic year on Tuesday in Lexington, approving an amended sponsorship policy for potential new sports and sport-activi...
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09/07/22 – Initial RPI Rankings, Stat Leader Reports Released for Volleyball, Soccer, Field Hockey; Stat Leader Reports Released for Football

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: SEPT. 7, 2022 The first official KHSAA Ratings Percentage Index (RPI) rankings and the initial statistical leader reports for the 2022 volleyball, soccer and field hockey seasons, as well as the initial statistical leader repo...
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09/07/22 – Volleyball Nominations Sought For Midway/KHSAA Student Athlete-of-the-Year Award

The nomination process for the Midway University/KHSAA Student Athlete-of-the-Year among volleyball participants for 2022-2023 is now open.  This award is based on athletic and academic achievement as well as community service and leadership. The li...
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09/06/22 Soccer Nominations Sought for Midway/KHSAA Student Athlete-of-the-Year Awards

The nomination process for the Midway University/KHSAA Male and Female Student-Athlete of the Year among Soccer participants for 2022-2023 is now open. This award is based on athletic and academic achievement as well as community service and leaders...
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09/02/22 – Golf Nominations Sought for Male & Female Midway/KHSAA Student Athlete-of-the-Year Awards

The nomination process for the Midway University/KHSAA Male and Female Student-Athlete of the Year among golf participants for 2022-2023 is now open.  This award is based on athletic and academic achievement as well as community service and leadersh...
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08/19/22 – HYPE Student Leadership Conferences Registration Now Open

Mark your calendars to plan to attend one of the two KHSAA HYPE Student Leadership Conferences scheduled for September 15 (Bowling Green) and September 16 (Lexington). WHAT IS HYPE? HYPE is a one-day student leadership conference where students wil...
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08/08/22- Scam Social Media Account Response

The KHSAA and NFHS are aware of the many phishing attempts made by fake social media accounts. Scammers create these accounts to trick users into sharing posts that contain links to malicious sites and disclosing personal information. The scam accoun...
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07/25/22- Reminders About Realignment/Reclassification Processes for 2023-24 and beyond (FB, TR, XC)

As discussed at the 7/22/22 Board of Control meeting, the process for realignment in the classified sports remains unchanged from various updates since 2021. The new alignments will be completed during the 2022-23 school year, to be implemented for 2...
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07/22/22- Board of Control conducts first meeting of 2022-23 year

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: JULY 22, 2022 The KHSAA Board of Control conducted its first regularly scheduled meeting of the 2022-23 academic year this week in Louisville, one of the six scheduled meetings throughout the school calendar. After compl...
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07/14/22- Guidance for Officials, Rule Organization Focal Points of 2023 Track and Field/Cross Country Rules Revisions

INDIANAPOLIS, IN (July 14, 2022) — Rules providing consistency and guidance to meet referees were among focal points addressed in the eight rules changes for the 2023 high school track and field and cross country seasons. Two of the most notable cha...
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07/12/22- Jewelry Permitted in 2023 High School Softball Rules Changes

INDIANAPOLIS, IN (July 12, 2022) — The NFHS Softball Rules Committee has approved the wearing of jewelry in the sport, effective with the 2023 season. Previously, only medical and religious medals were permitted. The removal of the previous Rule 3-2...
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07/11/22- Prohibition of Jewelry Removed in High School Baseball Rules

INDIANAPOLIS, IN (July 11, 2022) — High school baseball players and coaches will be permitted to wear jewelry in 2023 after the NFHS Baseball Rules Committee voted to remove its prohibition from the rules. Previously, only medical and religious medal...
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06/28/22 – Official of the Year Winners Announced for Winter, Spring Sports

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: JUNE 28, 2022 Each year, the Kentucky High School Athletic Association honors the top officials for the 10 sports in which it licenses officials. Finalists in each sport are selected through a combination of not only on-field ...
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06/23/22 – Board of Control Approves Agreed Order Involving Bowling Green High School

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: JUNE 23, 2022 Compiler's Note: The agreed order was amended at the June 23 Board of Control  meeting and required approval and signatures following; The final document is located on the KHSAA website at https://khsaa.org/...
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06/22/22 – Board of Control to Hold Special Meeting on Thursday

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: JUNE 22, 2022 The KHSAA Board of Control is scheduled to hold a special meeting on Thursday, June 23, at 10 a.m. ET inside the KHSAA Office in Lexington. The Board will meet to consider a proposed agreed order addressing an a...
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06/10/22- Additional Revisions Announced in COVID Return to Play Protocol

Additional changes in guidance from the CDC as well as the conclusion of the 2021-22 competitive year have resulted in additional review by the Association and its sports medicine advisors. The KHSAA KMA Sports Medicine Committee met in late May to c...
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06/13/22- Guidance Related to 2021 HB563 (KRS156.070)

THIS GUIDANCE DOCUMENT NOW SUNSET  AND SUPERSEDED BY 2023 SB145 EFFECTIVE JUNE 29, 2023 Background The Kentucky General Assembly passed House Bill 563 (HB 563) during the 2021 Regular Session, and it became law on June 29, 2021, with full impl...
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06/11/22- Kopser, Gloyd Named 2021-22 Midway/KHSAA Student-Athletes of the Year

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: JUNE 11, 2022 The 2021-22 Midway University/KHSAA Student-Athlete of the Year awards program culminated this week on the campus of Midway University, as Renae Kopser (Ryle) and Ben Gloyd (Mayfield) were recognized as the overa...
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06/08/22 – 2022 Clark’s Pump-N-Shop Baseball, Softball State Tournaments to Conclude This Weekend

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: JUNE 8, 2022 The 2022 Clark's Pump-N-Shop Baseball State Tournament presented by UK HealthCare and the 2022 Clark's Pump-N-Shop Softball State Tournament presented by UK HealthCare are each set to conclude at the Barnhart Fami...
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06/02/22 – Track & Field, Baseball, Softball Set to Kick Off in Lexington

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: JUNE 2, 2022 The final state championship events of the 2021-22 school year are set to kick off on the University of Kentucky campus in Lexington this week with the 2022 Clark's Pump-N-Shop Track & Field State Championship...
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05/31/22 – KHSAA Tennis State Championships Presented by UK HealthCare to Begin Tuesday

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: MAY 31, 2022 The 2022 KHSAA Tennis State Championships presented by UK HealthCare are scheduled to begin Tuesday at 8 a.m. ET. The first and second rounds of the boys’ competition will kick off at the Hilary J. Boone Tennis Co...
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05/17/22 – Baseball, Softball State Tournament Draw Show Set for Thursday

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: MAY 17, 2022 Pairings for the 2022 Clark's Pump-N-Shop Baseball State Tournament Presented by UK HealthCare and the 2022 Clark's Pump-N-Shop Softball State Tournament Presented by UK HealthCare will be revealed Thursday, May 1...
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05/12/22 – Bass Fishing State Championship to Begin Friday at Kentucky Dam Marina

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: MAY 12, 2022 The ninth annual KHSAA Bass Fishing State Championship is set to begin Friday at the Kentucky Dam Marina in Gilbertsville. The two-day event will start each morning with the boat launch from Kentucky Dam Marina at...
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05/12/22 – Board of Control approves girls’ basketball hosting extension, volleyball schedule adjustment, state first-round golf format

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: MAY 12, 2022 The KHSAA Board of Control conducted its final regularly scheduled meeting of the 2021-22 academic year this week at the KHSAA Office, approving a variety of items that affect 2022-23 and beyond. The Board agreed...
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05/03/22- Hair Adornment Use Clarified; Shot Clock Guidelines Adjusted in Basketball Rules

INDIANAPOLIS, IN (May 3, 2022) — The allowance of hair adornments made of hard material has been clarified in high school basketball. Adornments made of hard material are permitted provided they are securely fastened close to the head and do not pres...
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04/28/22 – Spring 2022 KHSAA Esports State Championships Presented by UK HealthCare Slated for Saturday

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: APRIL 28, 2022 The Spring 2022 KHSAA Esports State Championships Presented by UK HealthCare will take place at the University of Kentucky Federal Credit Union Esports Lounge at The Cornerstone on Saturday, starting at 10 a.m. ...
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04/27/22 – KHSAA Student Advisory Group Tabbed for National Student Leadership Summit

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: APRIL 27, 2022 Eleven student-athletes from across the Commonwealth of Kentucky have been named members of the 2022-23 KHSAA Student Advisory Group. The leaders will represent the KHSAA at the NFHS National Student Leadership ...
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04/19/22 – Archery State Championships to Begin Tuesday in Bowling Green

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: APRIL 19, 2022 The 2022 KHSAA Archery State Championships will take place at Ephram White Gymnasium in Bowling Green on Tuesday. Competition will get underway at 9:30 a.m. CT. Following the event, full results will be posted o...
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04/18/22 – Pool Markings Focal Point of 2022-23 High School Swimming and Diving Rules Changes

INDIANAPOLIS, IN (April 18, 2022) — A collection of new markings for pool facilities constructed or renovated after January 1, 2023, stands out among the high school swimming and diving rules changes approved for the 2022-23 school year. The marking...
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04/15/22- NCAA Issues Additional COVID Eligibility Guidance for 2023-24

The NCAA today issued the following guidance document to the state associations to reflect changes, updates and allowances for students who will initially enroll in NCAA institutions in the fall of 2023. Please carefully review this material and cont...
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04/13/22 – Media Credentials Now Available for Spring Championships

The KHSAA’s online media credentialing system for spring sports championships (archery, esports, bass fishing, tennis, track & field, softball, baseball) is now live and can be accessed by going to credentials.khsaa.org. Credentials to each KHSA...
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04/11/22 – Official of the Year Winners Announced for Fall Sports

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: APRIL 11, 2022   Each year, the Kentucky High School Athletic Association honors the top officials for the 10 sports in which it licenses officials. Finalists in each sport are selected through a combination of not only ...
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04/11/22 – Initial RPI Rankings, Stat Leader Reports Released for Baseball, Softball

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: APRIL 11, 2022   The first official KHSAA Ratings Percentage Index (RPI) Rankings and the initial stat leader reports for the 2022 baseball and softball seasons have been posted at KHSAA.org. The RPI (https://khsaa.org/...
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04/11/22 – Baseball Nominations Sought for Midway/KHSAA Student Athlete-of-the-Year Award

The nomination process for the Midway University/KHSAA Student-Athlete-of-the-Year among Baseball participants for 2021-2022 is now open. This award is based on athletic and academic achievement as well as community service and leadership. The link ...
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04/08/22- Information Relative to Bylaw 7 and CSIET

From the Desk of Chris Page, Executive Director, CSIET The past few years have challenged us to think about how we educate our students in new and different ways. As you look to the 2022-2023 school year, we hope you will continue your important par...
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03/21/22 – Nominations for KHSAA Student Advisory Group/NFHS National Student Leadership Summit Now Being Accepted

The KHSAA is seeking applications to become a member of its Student Advisory Group. One of the main duties of the group is the planning and execution of its HYPE Student Leadership Conferences. Those chosen attend the NFHS National Student Leadership...
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03/16/22 – UK HealthCare Boys’ Sweet 16® set to return to Rupp Arena at Central Bank Center

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: MARCH 16, 2022 The 2022 UK HealthCare Boys’ Basketball Sweet 16® is set to return to Rupp Arena at Central Bank Center starting Wednesday, March 16, at 11 a.m .ET. Fans can follow all the action through live webcasts at KHS...
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Hair Adornments, Padding Requirements Among Risk-Based Rules Changes Set for High School Spirit in 2022-23

INDIANAPOLIS, IN (March 11, 2022) — In consideration of expanded inclusivity, rules allowing securely affixed hair adornments such as beads and other devices were recently adopted for the 2022-23 high school spirit season. The change allowing for su...
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03/09/22 – Mingua Beef Jerky Girls’ Sweet 16® set to return to Rupp Arena at Central Bank Center

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: MARCH 9, 2022 The 2022 Mingua Beef Jerky Girls’ Basketball Sweet 16® is set to return to Rupp Arena at Central Bank Center starting Wednesday, March 9, at 11 a.m .ET. Fans can follow all the action through live webcasts at ...
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03/08/22 – Ron Kordes Joins National High School Hall of Fame Class of 2022

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: MARCH 8, 2022 Assumption volleyball head coach Ron Kordes will become the 11th individual from Kentucky to be inducted into the National Federation of State High School Associations National High School Hall of Fame on July 1 ...
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03/07/22 – Recipients Announced for Seventh Annual Louis Stout Memorial Scholarships

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 7, 2022 Ella Abney of Frankfort High School and Butler's James Howell have been selected as the recipients of the seventh annual Louis Stout Memorial Scholarships for the 2021-2022 academic year. When former KHSAA Commi...
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03/03/22- Hair Adornments Permitted in High School Soccer

INDIANAPOLIS, IN (March 3, 2022) – Hair adornments, including beads, may be worn by high school soccer players beginning next fall, provided they are secured in a bun and do not present a safety hazard to the player, teammates or opponents. This cha...
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02/25/22- UK HealthCare Boys’ Sweet 16® Tickets on Sale Now!

Tickets for the 2022 UK HealthCare Boys' Sweet 16® State Basketball Tournament are on sale NOW. Go to www.khsaatickets.org to place your order. The bracket for the tournament is at the end of this post. Working closely with our partners at Rupp Aren...
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02/24/22 – Wrestling State Championships set to begin

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: FEB. 25, 2022 The 2022 KHSAA Wrestling State Championships are set to begin Friday in Winchester at George Rogers Clark. Each bout of the two-day competition will be broadcast live by Trackwrestling and available at KHSAA.tv f...
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02/23/22 – 2022 Dawahares/KHSAA Hall of Fame Class Announced

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: FEB. 23, 2022 The Kentucky High School Athletic Association will induct its Class of 2022 into the Dawahares/KHSAA Hall of Fame presented by Roberts Insurance on Sunday, May 15, in the Central Bank Center Ballroom in Lexington...
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02/20/22 – Sweet 16® online media credential system now live

The online media credentialing system for the 2022 Mingua Beef Jerky Girls’ Basketball Sweet 16® and the 2022 UK HealthCare Boys’ Basketball Sweet 16® is now available online and can be accessed by going to credentials.khsaa.org. Both of this year’s ...
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02/19/22 – St. Xavier, Sacred Heart earn team titles at 2022 Swimming & Diving State Championships

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: FEB. 19, 2022 The 2022 KHSAA Swimming & Diving State Championships Presented by UK HealthCare concluded this weekend inside the Lancaster Aquatic Center at the University of Kentucky in Lexington. St. Xavier earned the Bo...
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02/19/22- Girls’ Sweet 16® Tickets on Sale Now!

Tickets for the 2022 Mingua Beef Jerky Girls' Sweet 16® State Basketball Tournament are on sale NOW. Go to www.khsaatickets.org to place your order. The bracket for the tournament is at the end of this post. Working closely with our partners at Rupp...
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02/17/22- Revised Intentional Grounding, Chop Block Rules Headline 2022 High School Football Rules Changes

INDIANAPOLIS, IN (February 17, 2022) – A new rules exception that allows a passer to intentionally throw an incomplete forward pass for the purpose of conserving yardage, and the redefining of the term “chop block” – both of which are intended to min...
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02/17/22 – Swimming State Championships continue Friday, Saturday

The 2022 KHSAA Swimming & Diving State Championships Presented by UK HealthCare continue with the Boys' and Girls' Swimming State Championships on February, Feb. 18, and Saturday, Feb.19, respectively, inside the Lancaster Aquatic Center at the U...
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02/17/22 – Board of Control approves football bracketing adjustments, new President-elect; Reviews potential amendments to Bylaws

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: FEB. 17, 2022 The KHSAA Board of Control conducted its fifth regularly scheduled meeting of the 2021-22 academic year this week at the KHSAA Office, approving adjustments to football bracketing and selecting its 2022-23 Presid...
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02/12/22- Hair Adornment Adjustments, Addition of Team Time-Out Highlight 2022 High School Field Hockey Rules Changes

INDIANAPOLIS, IN (February 11, 2022) — High school field hockey players may now wear adornments in the hair that do not present a risk to themselves, teammates or opponents beginning with the 2022 season. Previously, hair adornments were limited to t...
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02/11/22 – Diving State Championships Begin Saturday

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: FEB. 11, 2022 The KHSAA Diving State Championships will take place Saturday, Feb. 12, at the Falling Springs Center in Versailles. Gates will open and tickets will go on sale for fans at 9 a.m. ET. Team points accumulated duri...
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02/11/22- Relaxed Hair Adornment, Uniform Rules Among Administrative Changes Set for High School Volleyball in 2022

INDIANAPOLIS, IN (February 10, 2022) — Hair adornments such as beads are now legal in high school volleyball as long as they are securely fastened and do not endanger other players. This rule change, along with eliminating manufacturer reference...
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02/09/22 – KHSAA Bowling State Championships Conclude at Executive Strike & Spare

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: FEB. 9, 2022 The 11th annual KHSAA Bowling State Championships concluded at Executive Strike & Spare in Louisville on Wednesday. Paul Laurence Dunbar (Boys' Team), Broox Golden of Paul Laurence Dunbar (Boys' Singles), Grav...
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02/08/22 – Sweet 16® Draw Show to Air Feb. 11 on CW Lexington, KHSAA.tv

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: FEB. 8, 2022 Pairings for the 2022 Mingua Beef Jerky Girls’ Basketball Sweet 16® and the UK HealthCare Boys’ Basketball Sweet 16® will be revealed Friday, Feb. 11, at 12:30 p.m. ET when the annual Sweet 16® Draw Show is tele...
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02/05/22 – Bowling State Championships to begin Monday at Executive Strike & Spare

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: FEB. 5, 2022 The 11th annual KHSAA Bowling State Championships return to Executive Strike & Spare on Feb. 7-9 in Louisville. The girls’ team and singles competition will open the three-day event with the girls’ team compet...
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02/01/22 – Winter Sports Championship Credentials

The KHSAA’s online media credentialing system for Winter Sports Championships (Bowling, Wrestling, Swimming & Diving) is now live and can be accessed by going to credentials.khsaa.org. Credentials to each KHSAA State Championship event are issue...
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01/21/22 – Revision to Start of FP Softball Season Coincides with Baseball Change (Revised 01/25/22)

The KHSAA Board of Control conducted its fourth regularly scheduled meeting of the 2021-22 academic year on Wednesday at the KHSAA Office and made some modifications to the playing and postseason schedule for baseball. This change on dates for regula...
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01/21/22- Jenny Elder, Connor Link join KHSAA Executive Staff

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: JAN. 21, 2022 The Kentucky High School Athletic Association introduced two additions to its Executive Staff this week with the hiring of Event Services and Social Media Director Jenny Elder and Media Relations and Publications...
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01/21/22- Board Adopts Change to Baseball Season for 2022

The KHSAA Board of Control conducted its fourth regularly scheduled meeting of the 2021-22 academic year on Wednesday at the KHSAA Office and made some modifications to the playing and postseason schedule for Baseball. The Board previously approved ...
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01/20/22- Revisions Announced in COVID Return to Play Protocol

As a result of multiple recent changes and interpretations by the CDC, the KHSAA KMA Sports Medicine Committee met on September 18 to consider revisions to the return to play protocol. Please keep in mind that only the six-day gradual return to play ...
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01/19/22- Board of Control approves expansion of State Qualifiers and Teams, Realignment of Basketball Region 4, Declines to adopt Basketball Shot Clock and Expands Baseball and Softball Seasons

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: JAN. 19, 2022 The KHSAA Board of Control conducted its fourth regularly scheduled meeting of the 2021-22 academic year on Wednesday at the KHSAA Office, approving changes to the golf playoff format, effective fall 2022. The ch...
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01/12/22 – Applications Being Accepted for Louis Stout Memorial Scholarships for 2021-2022

When former Commissioner Louis Stout passed away in 2012, his widow Anna directed that donations on his behalf go to the Louis Stout Memorial Fund for Students. She felt this was a chance for the KHSAA to honor student-athletes who excel in athletics...
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01/06/22- KHSAA member school students encouraged to apply for 2022 Kentucky Ag Athletes of the Year

KDA-KHSAA partnership to award six scholarships to Kentucky student-athletes Kentucky student-athletes who are involved in agriculture are invited to apply for one of six scholarships and recognition as a 2022 Kentucky Ag Athlete of the Year. The p...
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12/28/21 – Wrestling Nominations Sought for Male and Female Midway/KHSAA Student-Athlete of the Year

The nomination process for the Midway University/KHSAA Male and Female Student Athlete-of-the-Year among wrestling participants for 2021-2022 is now open. This award is based on athletic and academic achievement as well as community service and lead...
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12/21/21 – Initial Basketball RPI Rankings, Stat Leaders Released

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 21, 2021 The first official KHSAA Ratings Percentage Index (RPI) Rankings and the initial stat leader reports of the 2021-22 basketball season are now available on the Association’s website. The RPI (https://khsaa.or...
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12/15/21 – PlayVS/KHSAA Esports Winter State Championships Decided Thursday at UK

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 15, 2021 Four state champions will be determined Thursday afternoon as the PlayVS/KHSAA Esports Winter State Championships head to the UKFCU Esports Lounge at The Cornerstone on UK’s campus. Tickets to the event are o...
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12/09/21 – State Competitive Cheer, State Dance Championships Start Friday at George Rogers Clark

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 9, 2021 Ten state championship trophies will be claimed this weekend in Winchester as George Rogers Clark High School hosts the 2021-22 KHSAA State Competitive Cheer (Dec. 10-11) and 2021-22 KHSAA State Dance Champion...
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12/08/21 – UK Healthcare Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine Seeks Nominations for Kentucky Comeback Athlete of the Year Award

For the sixth year, UK Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine, through its partnership with the KHSAA, seeks nominations for the Kentucky Comeback Athlete of the Year, meeting the following criteria: The nominee must have overcome illness or injury tha...
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12/08/21- KHSAA Announces NFHS State Coach of the Year Honorees for 2020-21 Seasons

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 8, 2021 As part of its annual awards program, the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) Coaches Association recognizes Coach of the Year honorees from each state. Those named Coach of the Year a...
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12/01/21 – 2021 UK Orthopaedics State Football Finals Begin Friday at Kroger Field

For Immediate Release: December 1, 2021 The 2021 UK Orthopaedics State Football Finals begin Friday morning at 12 p.m. with the first of the weekend’s six championship games as Russellville (12-1) takes on Pikeville (13-2) in the 1A title bout at Kr...
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11/03/21 – State Volleyball Tournament Picks Back Up Friday at George Rogers Clark

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 3, 2021 For the second straight year, the remaining rounds of the KHSAA State Volleyball Tournament will play out at George Rogers Clark High School in Winchester. GRC’s Cardinal Arena, which became just the ninth hom...
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10/27/21- Immediate Vacancy Announcement for the Position of Communications Director

THE POSITION IS OPEN IMMEDIATELY AND WILL REMAIN OPEN UNTIL FILLED, AND WILL NOT BE FILLED BEFORE NOVEMBER 14, 2021 The Kentucky High School Athletic Association is accepting applications for the position of Communications Director QUALIFICATIONS (...
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10/28/21 – KHSAA State Cross Country Championships Return to Bourbon County XC Course

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 28, 2021 For the second straight year, the KHSAA State Cross Country Championships will be held at the Bourbon County Cross Country Course in Paris. Fans can purchase digital tickets for each class of races at khsaatic...
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10/26/21 – KHSAA State Soccer Championships Resume This Week at Frederick Douglass

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 26, 2021 The 2021 KHSAA State Soccer Championships resume this week as play moves to Frederick Douglass High School for the boys’ and girls’ semifinals and finals. All six games will be webcast live by KHSAA.tv as part...
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10/21/21 – Field Hockey State Tournament Starts Tonight at Campus Sites

The eighth annual KHSAA Field Hockey State Tournament gets started tonight with four quarterfinal matchups at campus sites. Tickets for the state tournament, including tonight’s quarterfinals, are available digital-only and can be purchased at khsaat...
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10/11/21 – Fall Draw Show Airing Wednesday on KHSAA.tv

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 11, 2021 On Wednesday, Oct. 13 the pairings for the 2021 KHSAA Field Hockey, Boys’ and Girls’ Soccer and Volleyball State Tournaments will be revealed during the annual Fall Championship Draw Show at 10 a.m. ET. The ...
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10/08/21- Changes in COVID-19 RTA/RTP Implemented Per SMAC Guidance

As they have done since the start of the pandemic, the Sports Medicine Advisory Committee (SMAC) composed of Kentucky Medical Association (KMA) member doctors has held multiple special meetings to continually review the Return to Play Guidance and Re...
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10/04/21-Vacancy Announcement for Entry-Level Event Staff Position(s) (Regular, Full-time)

Kentucky High School Athletic Association. Vacancy Announcement for the position of Event Management Specialist DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION OF RESUMES AND COVER LETTER FOR CONSIDERATION: OCTOBER 31, 2021 The Kentucky High School Athletic Associat...
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10/01/21 – Leachman/KHSAA State Golf to Kick Off the 2021-22 State Championships Next Week

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 1, 2021 The state championship slate for the 2021-22 academic year gets started next week with the 2021 Leachman Buick•GMC•Cadillac/KHSAA State Golf Championships (Oct. 4-9) at the Bowling Green Country Club. This is...
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09/22/21 – Board of Control Approves Changes to Wrestling Alignment for 2021-22

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 22, 2021 The Board of Control held its second meeting of the 2021-22 academic year on Wednesday at the KHSAA offices, during which it approved a draft wrestling alignment that will go into effect for the 2021-22 se...
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09/20/21 – Initial RPI Rankings Released for Football

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 20, 2021 The first official KHSAA Ratings Percentage Index (RPI) standings for the 2021 football season have been posted at KHSAA.org for all classes. Due to the limited number of contests for football compared to t...
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09/17/21 – Initial RPI Rankings Released for Field Hockey, Soccer and Volleyball

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 17, 2021 The first official KHSAA Ratings Percentage Index (RPI) standings for the 2021 field hockey, boys’ and girls’ soccer and volleyball seasons have been posted at KHSAA.org. Football’s RPI rankings will be rel...
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09/01/21 – Stat Leader Reports for Field Hockey, Football, Soccer and Volleyball Now Available

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 1, 2021 The first statistical leader reports of the season for field hockey, football, boys’ and girls’ soccer and volleyball are available to view at KHSAA.org. The reports include all teams missing stats for no mor...
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08/24/21 – HYPE Student Leadership Conference Registration Now Open

After the cancellation of last year's conference due to the pandemic, the KHSAA is planning to conduct its HYPE Student Leadership Conference in person on Sept. 24 at Central Bank Center in Lexington.  WHAT IS HYPE? HYPE is a one-day student leader...
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08/18/21- Updates and Reminders on Schedule Change and Score Reporting

First off, thank you to our member schools for your help last year in adjusting to a revised method to report scores and schedule updates to the Riherds / KHSAA Scoreboard. GENERAL NOTES FOR ALL SPORTS Some of the methods will necessarily change in...
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08/06/21 – Angolia, White Promoted to New Roles at the KHSAA

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 6, 2021 KHSAA Commissioner Julian Tackett today announced the promotion of two members of the KHSAA staff to new positions. Communications Director Joe Angolia will move to serve as an Assistant Commissioner following t...
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07/27/21- Update and Information Relative to NIL (Name, Image, Likeness) for Kentucky High School Students

At its July 23, 2021 meeting, the KHSAA Board of Control heard an update on recent activity at the intercollegiate level regarding NCAA changes with Name, Image, and Likeness. On June 24, 2021, An Executive Order was entered by Governor Andy Beshear'...
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07/26/21 – Board of Control to Determine Lacrosse Sanctioning in September

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 26, 2021 The Board of Control conducted its organizational meeting for the 2021-22 academic year on Friday, July 23rd in Newport, during which time it heard various operational reports and status updates from KHSAA staff....
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07/13/21 – Spring Officials, Supervisor of the Year Winners Announced

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 13, 2021 Each year, the Kentucky High School Athletic Association honors the top officials for the 10 sports in which it licenses officials. Finalists in each sport are selected through a combination of not only on-field/...
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07/07/21 – Official of the Year Winners Announced for Winter Sports

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 7, 2021 Each year, the Kentucky High School Athletic Association honors the top officials for the 10 sports in which it licenses officials. Finalists in each sport are selected through a combination of not only on-field/c...
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07/06/21 – Introductory Esports Course Launched by NFHS Learning Center

INDIANAPOLIS, IN — Boasting an ever-increasing number of participants, esports (or electronic sports) continues to rise as one of the more popular and unique activity programs for high school students. The National Federation of State High School Ass...
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06/23/21 – Official of the Year Winners Announced for Fall Sports

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 23, 2021 Each year, the Kentucky High School Athletic Association honors the top officials for the 10 sports in which it licenses officials. Finalists in each sport are selected through a combination of not only on-field/...
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