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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 at the state level then advance for consideration for Sectional Coach of the Year honors. Winners are chosen through a combination of their coaching accomplishments as well as their contributions outside of competition to help grow their respective sport. These awards are announced during the late fall following the recognized year.

The complete list of honorees from Kentucky for 2020-21 is:

Boys Baseball- Richard Arnold, Trinity (Louisville)
Boys Basketball- Kevin Listerman, Highlands
Girls Basketball- Aaron Beth, Marshall County
Boys Cross Country- Joe Buechler, Holy Cross (Louisville)
Girls Cross Country- Brian Allesandro, Highlands
Girls Field Hockey- Amy Elliott, Kentucky Country Day
Boys Football (11-Player)- Justin Haddix, Boyle County
Boys Golf- James Chaney, Trinity (Louisville)
Girls Golf- Aaron Beth, Marshall County
Boys Soccer- Tom Alexander, South Warren
Girls Soccer- Terry Quigley, Lexington Catholic
Girls Softball- Brittany Braun, Butler
Boys Swimming & Diving- Cole Pleasants, Paul Laurence Dunbar
Girls Swimming & Diving- Rick Stewart, Assumption
Boys Tennis- Tim Dethridge, Greenwood
Girls Tennis- Ann Tramontin, Lexington Catholic
Boys Track & Field (Outdoor)- Lad Dillard, Holy Cross (Louisville)
Girls Track & Field (Outdoor)- Dave Schuh, Bishop Brossart
Girls Volleyball- Molly McDermott, Notre Dame
Boys Wrestling- Bob Davis, Meade County
Boys Archery- Kim Worley, Pulaski County
Girls Archery- Brad Yearsley, Harrison County
Boys Bowling- Drew Ramage, McCracken County
Girls Bowling- Joe Deters, Cooper
Cheer- Beth Bruner, Somerset
Bass Fishing- Sam Castle, Knox Central
Dance and Spirit- Mary Brumley, Madison Central
Esports- Jacob Jury, DuPont Manual

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

The next award level after state coach of the year is sectional coach of the year. The NFHS is divided into eight geographical sections. They are as follows: Section 1 – Northeast (CT, ME, MA, NH, NJ, NY, RI, VT); Section 2 – Mideast (DE, DC, KY, MD, OH, PA, VA, WV); Section 3 – South (AL, FL, GA, LA, MS, NC, SC, TN); Section 4 – Central (IL, IN, IA, MI, WI); Section 5 – Midwest (KS, MN, MO, NE, ND, SD); Section 6 – Southwest (AR, CO, NM, OK, TX); Section 7 – West (AZ, CA, HI, NV, UT); and Section 8 – Northwest (AK, ID, MT, OR, WA, WY).

The NFHS Coaches Association has an advisory committee composed of a chair and eight sectional representatives. The sectional committee representatives evaluate the state award recipients from the states in their respective sections and select the best candidates for the sectional award in each sport category. The NFHS Coaches Association Advisory Committee then considers the sectional candidates in each sport, ranks them according to a point system, and determines a national winner for each of the 20 sport categories, the spirit category and two “other” categories.

– KHSAA –

About the Kentucky High School Athletic Association
The Kentucky High School Athletic Association was organized in 1917 and is the agency designated by the Kentucky Department of Education to manage high school athletics in the Commonwealth. The Association is a voluntary nonprofit 501(c)3 organization made up of 286 member schools both public and non-public. The KHSAA awards 215 state championships to 51 teams and 164 individuals in 13 sports and 6 sport-activities, funds catastrophic insurance coverage for its more than 106,000 rostered member school student-athletes, provides coaching education and sports safety programs for more than 12,000 coaches, and licenses and facilitates the distribution of training material for over 4,000 contest officials.

12/08/21- Spring Practice Reminder Before 12/15/21

Schools are reminded to submit spring practice dates prior to December 15 per Bylaw 23. Failure to submit those dates prior to that date will result in the school NOT being permitted to conduct practice sessions with equipment being worn.

If you have questions about whether or not your dates have been submitted, see the information at https://khsaa.org/12-7-21-spring-practice-dates-for-football-schools-for-2021-2022/

If you have questions about the required structure of the dates, see the information at https://khsaa.org/11-24-21-football-schools-reminded-to-submit-spring-practice-date-options/

If you have not submitted and need to submit your dates, submit them using the online form at https://khsaa.org/fb103-spring-practice-dates-designation/. No other method of date submission will be accepted.

– KHSAA –

About the Kentucky High School Athletic Association
The Kentucky High School Athletic Association was organized in 1917 and is the agency designated by the Kentucky Department of Education to manage high school athletics in the Commonwealth. The Association is a voluntary nonprofit 501(c)3 organization made up of 285 member schools both public and non-public. The KHSAA awards 215 state championships to 51 teams and 164 individuals in 13 sports and 6 sport-activities, funds catastrophic insurance coverage for its more than 106,000 rostered member school student-athletes, provides coaching education and sports safety programs for more than 12,000 coaches, and licenses and facilitates the distribution of training material for over 4,000 contest officials.

The KHSAA staff routinely publishes blog posts to better communicate with its various constituencies and the public. For a list of those blogs, go to http://khsaa.org/news-stats-pubs/sports-blogs/

 

2021-22 KHSAA Competitive Cheer Small, Medium, Large, Super, Coed Division Final Results

2021-22 KHSAA Competitive Cheer Game Day Division Final Results

12/07/21-Spring Practice Dates for Football Schools for 2021-2022

Notes about Day 1 and Prep for 2

Thanks to all of you for day 1! Outstanding day.

Couple of notes.

You should have been copied on the text related to team arrival. There were minor issues yesterday and on the grand scheme of things VERY MINOR. Thanks to all who helped resolution.

Secondly, remember that this is the largest scale event we have used our now four-year old ticket system to manage. We knew there would be issues.

We ask that you continue to stay totally out of conversations about why and how. Our job during this event is to manage the event. If someone has why questions, direct them directly to the Commissioner. No one else please. Gate 4 and 9 did a great job of resolutions yesterday at the huts and will continue to do so. And Carson and Cathy’s help was great with those one or two (literally, one or two) real trouble spots. That’s why those people were asked to do those jobs in all areas.

We know we had issues with commentary by some of the UK part-time staff and some public comments that I will address that with Scott as we go on. Remember our role is to get people in, not turn people away, and 4 and 9 are equipped to handle any dispute resolution. This could be a walkup credit card sale, verification of someone’s prior purchase or even the occasional handling of an “I don’t even have a credit card” sale.

Don’t allow yourself to get sucked into what-if discussions, or how/why/technology/logistics no matter who (and especially with who) that conversation is with. Remember, our number one job is simply to get folks in with respect to these issues.

We have managed extremely large and very small events for more than 100 years and are better prepared than any other group or entity to handle any situations that arise. And remember, simply because you are working, you are not expected to know every single thing. But you all know very well the role you are playing and you do it well! And you do a great job of referring questions as needed!

As we always say, there’s a reason for stripes on roads. It’s to keep people in lanes. And the travel is so much smoother when that occurs.

Thanks again for all of your help!

 

 

Change in Venue Logistics for Teams in State Football Day 2

After Continual Review, Team entry has been revised for Saturday, December 4. THE PRIMARY CHANGE INVOLVED ONLY THE ENTRY OF INDIVIDUALS WITH THE TRAVELING TEAM OFFICIAL PARTY FOR THE HOME TEAMS.

All Home teams (Belfry, Frederick Douglass, and Male) will have the team entry in the area around Gate 9 for the team and team equipment. See the diagram at https://khsaa.org/football/2021/khsaateamspaces.pdf. The team will unload with the equipment coming in the large gate closest the field gate 9, and the individual team members and cheerleaders will enter through gate 9.5. The home teams will use locker rooms 2 and 1 as scheduled.

The visiting teams (Paducah Tilghman, South Warren, and St. Xavier) will continue to unload at Gate 1 on the opposite side of the stadium, with individual entry at Gate 1.5. See the diagram at https://khsaa.org/football/2021/khsaateamspaces.pdf. The team will unload equipment at the large gate at 1, with individual team members in through gate 1.5. The visiting teams will use locker rooms 3 and 4 as scheduled.

These revisions have been made due to the desire of the venue events team and our office to adjust as necessary. This change should ensure a smoother flow into the venue that like most, wasn’t built for consecutive games to be played with locker room space. In addition, this should reduce some of the bottlenecks that occurred yesterday at Gate 1 when the changeover between games occurs.

Band entry will continue to be through gate 1.5 as originally planned and there is no change in ticket entry for patrons holding electronic

General Admission tickets outside of the club areas will continue to be at gates 2, 4 and 9.

Suite holders and club seating will all come in through the Commonwealth Tower Lobby only.

Any ticket resolution issues will continue to be addressed at the Helpful Huts at gates 4 and 9.

12/1/21 - Swimming & Diving Uniform Reminder

The KHSAA office has received some inquiries from coaches and officials about NFHS Swimming uniform Rule 3-3-3 and wanted to send out a note to clarify. Rule 3-3-3 states: 

The uniform consists of a suit and, if worn, cap(s). 

  1. The suit or cap(s) may display the competitor’s name, school name, school nickname and/or the school logo. 
  2. Advertising or name other than that permitted in 3-3-3c is prohibited. 
  3. A single visible manufacturer’s logo/trademark/reference, no more than 2 1/4 square inches with no dimension more than 2 1/4 inches is permitted on each item of the uniform [suit and cap(s)]. 
  4. One American flag, not to exceed 2 inches by 3 inches, maybe worn or occupy space on each item of uniform apparel. By state association adoption, to allow for special occasions, commemorative or memorial patches, not to exceed 4 square inches may be worn on the uniform without compromising its integrity. 
  1. NOTE: The FINA mark, individual barcode and/or the USA Swimming approved checkmark logo on certain suits designating that the suit has been approve for FINA and/or USA Swimming competition is not considered to be a second manufacturer’s logo nore a form of advertising. Such suits with a FINA marking and/or checkmark, if otherwise legal, shall be legal for NFHS (and KHSAA) competition. 

Wearing any caps that have additional wording (i.e. “State Team”, “Varsity Team”) is not legal within this rule and is not acceptable even if it meets the size standard. 

 

– KHSAA –

About the Kentucky High School Athletic Association
The Kentucky High School Athletic Association was organized in 1917 and is the agency designated by the Kentucky Department of Education to manage high school athletics in the Commonwealth. The Association is a voluntary nonprofit 501(c)3 organization made up of 285 member schools both public and non-public. The KHSAA awards 215 state championships to 51 teams and 164 individuals in 13 sports and 6 sport-activities, funds catastrophic insurance coverage for its more than 106,000 rostered member school student-athletes, provides coaching education and sports safety programs for more than 12,000 coaches, and licenses and facilitates the distribution of training material for over 4,000 contest officials.

The KHSAA staff routinely publishes blog posts to better communicate with its various constituencies and the public. For a list of those blogs, go to http://khsaa.org/news-stats-pubs/sports-blogs/

 

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 Kroger Field. Live webcasts of all six games will be available at KHSAA.tv for subscribers to the NFHS Network, with a free audio broadcast available at KHSAA.net. Tickets for the 2021 UK Orthopaedics State Football Finals are available online only and must be purchased in advance of the event at khsaatickets.org.

Friday’s schedule continues at 4 p.m. as Lexington Christian (14-0) faces Beechwood (14-0) in the 2A Championship, followed by Boyle County (13-1) versus Johnson Central (12-2) in the 4A Championship at 8 p.m. Saturday’s slate gets underway at 12 p.m. with Belfry (8-6) squaring off against Paducah Tilghman (8-6) in the 3A title game, followed by South Warren (13-1) versus Frederick Douglass (13-1) in the 5A Championship at 4 p.m. The 2021 UK Orthopaedics State Football Finals conclude Saturday evening at 8 p.m. when Male (13-0) meets St. Xavier (13-1) in the 6A Championship.

Each championship game will be webcast live at KHSAA.tv for subscribers to the NFHS Network (https://www.nfhsnetwork.com/). Subscription plans for the NFHS Network are available for $10.99 a month. A monthly subscription, priced less than the cost of admission to a state championship event, entitles users to every broadcast by the KHSAA and the 45 participating state associations.

A free audio-only feed of the games will also be available online through Mixlr (http://mixlr.com/khsaa/events/), which has a corresponding app available for iOS and Android devices. Live stats for each game will also be available on the Football page at KHSAA.org.

2021 UK Orthopaedics State Football Finals
Championship Program – https://bit.ly/3FYHh06
Video Webcasts – khsaa.tv
Audio Broadcasts – http://mixlr.com/khsaa/events/
Live Stats – http://bit.ly/2SgGWNE
Merchandise – https://bit.ly/2Whv2af

Friday, December 3
12 p.m. (1A) – Russellville vs. Pikeville
4 p.m. (2A) – Lexington Christian vs. Beechwood
8 p.m. (4A) – Boyle County vs. Johnson Central

Saturday, December 4
12 p.m. (3A) – Paducah Tilghman vs. Belfry
4 p.m. (5A) – South Warren vs. Frederick Douglass
8 p.m. (6A) – Male vs. St. Xavier

– KHSAA –

About the Kentucky High School Athletic Association
The Kentucky High School Athletic Association was organized in 1917 and is the agency designated by the Kentucky Department of Education to manage high school athletics in the Commonwealth. The Association is a voluntary nonprofit 501(c)3 organization made up of 286 member schools both public and non-public. The KHSAA awards 215 state championships to 51 teams and 164 individuals in 13 sports and 6 sport-activities, funds catastrophic insurance coverage for its more than 106,000 rostered member school student-athletes, provides coaching education and sports safety programs for more than 12,000 coaches, and licenses and facilitates the distribution of training material for over 4,000 contest officials.

11/30/21 - State Dance Time Schedule Now Available

The time schedules for the 2021-22 KHSAA State Dance Championships have been posted on the KHSAA website. Coaches are encouraged to review this information prior to the state championships.

Detailed Station-By-Station Time Schedule

Timetable for Event

A conference call for participating teams will take place on Monday, December 6 at 2:30 PM (ET). Participating coaches will be sent the virtual meeting invite prior to the meeting. State Championship Instructions are also being finalized and pertinent details/changes will be covered during the conference call. Tickets are also available at khsaatickets.org

Please contact Sarah Bridenbaugh (sbridenbaugh@khsaa.org) should you have any questions.

 

– KHSAA –

About the Kentucky High School Athletic Association
The Kentucky High School Athletic Association was organized in 1917 and is the agency designated by the Kentucky Department of Education to manage high school athletics in the Commonwealth. The Association is a voluntary nonprofit 501(c)3 organization made up of 285 member schools both public and non-public. The KHSAA awards 215 state championships to 51 teams and 164 individuals in 13 sports and 6 sport-activities, funds catastrophic insurance coverage for its more than 106,000 rostered member school student-athletes, provides coaching education and sports safety programs for more than 12,000 coaches, and licenses and facilitates the distribution of training material for over 4,000 contest officials.

The KHSAA staff routinely publishes blog posts to better communicate with its various constituencies and the public. For a list of those blogs, go to http://khsaa.org/news-stats-pubs/sports-blogs/

 

11/30/21 - State Competitive Cheer Time Schedules Now Available

The time schedules for the 2021-22 KHSAA State Competitive Cheer Championships have been posted on the KHSAA website. Coaches are encouraged to review this information prior to the state championships.

Detailed Station-By-Station Time Schedule

Timetable for Event

A conference call for participating teams will take place on Monday, December 6 at 1:30 PM (ET). Participating coaches will be sent the virtual meeting invite prior to the meeting. State Championship Instructions are also being finalized and pertinent details/changes will be covered during the conference call. Tickets are also available at khsaatickets.org

Please contact Sarah Bridenbaugh (sbridenbaugh@khsaa.org) should you have any questions.

 

– KHSAA –

About the Kentucky High School Athletic Association
The Kentucky High School Athletic Association was organized in 1917 and is the agency designated by the Kentucky Department of Education to manage high school athletics in the Commonwealth. The Association is a voluntary nonprofit 501(c)3 organization made up of 285 member schools both public and non-public. The KHSAA awards 215 state championships to 51 teams and 164 individuals in 13 sports and 6 sport-activities, funds catastrophic insurance coverage for its more than 106,000 rostered member school student-athletes, provides coaching education and sports safety programs for more than 12,000 coaches, and licenses and facilitates the distribution of training material for over 4,000 contest officials.

The KHSAA staff routinely publishes blog posts to better communicate with its various constituencies and the public. For a list of those blogs, go to http://khsaa.org/news-stats-pubs/sports-blogs/

 

2021 UK Orthopaedics State Football Finals Worker Assignments and Information

The detailed information below should answer any questions you have, but as always, feel free to reach out for anything else. This is more detail following the earlier “save the date” notice sent to everyone via email. And it is also being sent via text for people like Fred who don’t like email.

If you have issues contact Julian Tackett at 859-229-3916 or Butch Cope at 859-351-1833. PLEASE CONTACT MYSELF OR MR. COPE BY TUESDAY MORNING IF YOU ARE UNABLE TO WORK ONE OR MORE GAMES. We are fairly short-handed this year and need as much time as possible to move things around. If you would, you can simply send a text confirming that you are working if that works quicker for you. It is important if at all possible that you be available for all games to ensure the best experience for the participants.

As you likely know, Dan White has left our staff and our primary event contacts will be your main contact. We will send a worker’s list out once we see if there are any cancellations. A number of our usual workers will be in different spots this year to help with our transition to GoFan ticketing and we appreciate your flexibility. And we know we have at least one worker on injured reserve this year who will be back with bells on and a new knee next year!

Masks / Face Coverings 
A mask/face covering is required to be worn at all times by all workers when indoors at the stadium unless actively seated eating or drinking. Social distancing should be practiced where practical and feasible

Other COVID-19 Procedures

The procedures and stadium requirements in place for the final UK home game of the year against New Mexico State remain in place for our finals.

Game Schedule
Friday, December 3, 12 p.m., 4 p.m. and 8 p.m.; Saturday, 12 p.m., 4 p.m. and 8 p.m. All times are ET.

Parking
Workers should park in the Green Lot on the Cooper Drive side of the stadium or the Blue Lot on the Alumni Driv. No parking pass is necessary as your credential is valid for parking. If you encounter parking control, tell the attendant that you are picking up will-call credentials.

From the Green Lot, you will need to walk around the stadium to the Alumni Drive side to pick up your credentials as check-in is inside the Commonwealth Tower Lobby between Gates 9 and 11. 

Report Time and Credentials
The Commonwealth Tower Lobby opens two hours before the first game on Friday and two hours before the first game on Saturday.

Field workers (Tim, Rick, Fred, Glenn, Ken, Vaughn, Bruce, Frank, David, Keith, Jimmy, Don, Andy, James, Tony, etc.) are asked to arrive by 8:30 a.m. to help with setup as needed (which is only ninety minutes prior to team arrival). Once the CTL lobby opens,  you can report to the Commonwealth Tower Lobby (South /Alumni Drive side) to get your credentials at Media Check-in (if you haven’t already worked another event), while the rest of the workers are asked to arrive by 9:30 a.m. and report to the same location

Those of you with season-long credentials may use those for admittance. Others will be given credentials when you report. We will need you to check in each day to verify compensation.

Mr. Rob Ullery has coordinated arrival times for the UK Sports Med trainers and Mr. Joe Angolia has coordinated arrival times for those involved with khsaa.tv.

Setup
For those who have volunteered to help with setup on Thursday, our staff will report to the stadium at 11 a.m. We would love any and all help distributing signs, etc. as well as the movement of those pads, etc. but understand if that time makes you unavailable. You will not need to wear a mask during setup if you are outdoors.

Food tickets
Will be available each day at the check-in table inside the Commonwealth Tower Lobby. See Kara Howard. You can get two meal vouchers each day that are to be used at most concession stands for a value of $10 (they will not issue change). There is no hospitality room.

Dress
Bring everything you need for whatever weather eventuality occurs for the weekend.

Field Level
Special note to field level (Tim, Rick, Fred, Glenn, Ken, Vaughn, Bruce, Frank, David, Keith, Jimmy, Don, Andy, James, Tony, etc.), please get with Commissioner Tackett upon arrival to be sure you are aware of logistical changes since last year. There are continued revisions, particularly post-game, as evolution through and after the pandemic.  

Press Box
Special note to press box level, please double check assignments with Joe Angolia upon arrival to ensure smooth operations.

Worker Assignments
The following are basic descriptions of the roles:

  • Clock Operator (2) – On-field operation of play clock and game clock
  • Field Level Assistance (2) – Designated Assistants to help with field-level presentations, etc.
  • Officials PreGame and Chain Crews (3) – Three veteran officials and assigners to help with officials pre-game and facilitate any needs they have.
  • Press Box Assistant (1) – Work with Communications Director for distribution of stats, etc.
  • Public Address (2) – Two announcers, one for game announcing, and one for pre-game and halftime presentations, as well as corporate announcements.
  • Public Address Spotter (2) – Two spotters for PA. 
  • Red Hat/Time Out/Play Clock Coordinator (1) – Coordinate all timeouts to ensure breaks are not prematurely ended by officials
  • Scoreboard and Clock (1) – Person in the press box to handle preset of time intervals, as well as any resets and handling score display and changes.
  • Team Box Security (6) – To ensure that the team box, which has been extended to the 10-yard line on both sides of the field, is regulated, as well as media kept in proper areas and wearing a yellow vest.
  • Team Representative (3) – To be assigned to each team to be with the team from the time they arrive until they leave, 2 per game. These individuals will not have teams in consecutive games. Assignments will be made upon arrival.
  • Technical Director (1) – Coordinate all technical aspects of the interrelationship between scoreboard, announcers and all video elements including advertising
  • WL Stats (3) – retained firm to manage all aspects of Stats and website distribution

Wifi Information
For those desiring to connect, you should receive both an email and a text message this week from UK with your login credentials. The email will be sent from UKwireless@uky.edu with the subject line “Your Account Credentials”, while the text was sent from phone number (859) 687-6557. It may not be intuitive what the message is about, but you will be able to use this example of the text so you will not mistake it for spam: http://j.mp/2YikSq3

These credentials must only be used by the person they were assigned to. If for some reason you did not receive your login credentials, please contact Rob Catron at rcatron@khsaa.org and he will troubleshoot them for you.

The network name that you will connect to will be ATHGUEST
The network will be available in the pressbox, Woodford Club, Wildcat Den, Ticket Booth, and Field Club.
There will be spots on the field where signal may be weak if you are down there.
You may be able to pick it up in other areas of the stadium as well, but there is no guarantee.
Each Account is good for up to 3 devices (laptop, Tablet, Phone, etc)

To Connect:
Connect your device to the ATHGUEST network
At this point, your web browser should open on your device and you should be taken to an authentication page.
If this does not occur, open a web browser on your device and go to the following webpage to force the authentication page to be displayed:
http://www.uky.edu
When the authentication (Login) page appears, enter your supplied username and password.

2021 Championship Pairings

2021-2022 Dance Detailed Order of Appearance

2021-2022 State Dance Time Schedule

2021-2022 Competitive Cheer Order of Appearance

2021-2022 Competitive Cheer Detailed Station Appearance and Time Schedule

2021-2022 Competitive Cheer State Timetable

2021 Team Benches, Lockers, Seating

11/24/21- Football Schools Reminded to Submit Spring Practice Date Options

Per KHSAA Bylaw 23, each school must submit its spring practice dates on or before December 15, 2021, for the spring, 2022 spring practice period. Failure to submit these dates by December 15, per the Bylaw, results in the school not being permitted to conduct spring practice. 

Once submitted, these dates cannot be changed without the request of the member school Principal, and only then, to a period starting with the Monday following the last date of the originally adopted Spring Break for the school. There will be NO extensions due to coaching vacancies, etc. THE SETTING OF THESE DATES IS A FUNCTION OF SCHOOL CALENDAR AND NOT PERSONNEL.

Go to this link —
http://khsaa.org/fb103-spring-practice-dates-designation/ and submit your dates for 2022 on or before December 15, 2021.

The Spring Practice regulations are reprinted below–

Each football school may conduct ten (10) spring practice periods of not more than two (2) hours in length and not more than one practice per day over ten (10) days during three consecutive calendar weeks, which shall be chosen by the school on or before December 15.
Failure to submit the schedule by this date will result in a loss of the ability to conduct spring football practice.
Once dates are established by the school, the dates may not be changed except by request of the member school Principal, and only if the newly requested period begins not later than the Monday following the conclusions of the originally scheduled school spring break.
g) Each football school may elect to conduct spring football practice under the following conditions:
(1) A school may conduct ten (10) spring practice periods of not more than two (2) hours in length and not more than one practice per day over ten (10) days during three consecutive calendar weeks, which shall be chosen by the school on or before December 15;
(2) Failure to submit the schedule by December 15 will result in a loss of the ability to conduct spring football practice;
(3) The three consecutive calendar weeks shall not begin prior to the Monday following the school’s elimination from postseason play in basketball, and shall not conclude later than the last day of school on the original school calendar;
(4) Any period of time when school is not in session on a weekday, including testing and breaks, shall not count as one of the ten (10) permitted days, and practice shall not be conducted on those days;
(5) All equipment authorized by the football playing rules may be used during this period;
(6) There shall be no interscholastic competition during this period, and all participants shall be eligible according to all KHSAA eligibility rules;
(7) After December 15, the dates shall not be changed except by request of the member school Principal, and only if the newly requested period begins not later than the Monday following the conclusions of the originally scheduled school spring break;
(8) Practice sessions shall conform to the following rotation of types of practice;
a. Two days Non-Contact (0-“Air”, 1-“Bags”, 2-“Control”);
b. Two days Contact (3-“Thud”, 4-“Live Action”);
c. One day Non-Contact (0-“Air”, 1-“Bags”, 2-“Control”);
d. Two days Contact (3-“Thud”, 4-“Live Action”);
e. One day Non-Contact (0-“Air”, 1-Bags, 2-“Control”); and
f. Two days Contact (3-“Thud”, 4-“Live Action”);
(9) A student below grade nine or in grade 12 shall not participate;
(10) Only students currently eligible by all KHSAA rules including Bylaws 2 through 12 may participate;
(11) Intrasquad games may be held but shall be counted as one of the ten practice sessions;
(12) Any student who has neither participated in organized competition in a KHSAA-sanctioned winter or spring sport, nor has documentation of supervision by a coach qualified under Bylaw 25 in a minimum of 8 conditioning workouts after the previous season and before the start of spring practice (including competition on a competitive weight lifting team at the school), shall have two (2) days of practice in helmets only and two (2) additional days in shells (helmets and shoulder pads) for acclimation prior to wearing the remainder of the allowable football gear; and
(13) There shall be no mandatory participation (including school or coach imposed penalty) by any person on a spring sports eligibility list (or entering any spring sport scrimmage or contest) or any other student desiring not to participate.

Thanks in advance.

11/22/21- Information to Order Football Finals Tickets

It is again time for us to turn on orders for the 2021 UK Orthopaedics State Football Finals. Here are some notes about this year’s finals and ticket sales:

    • The games will be played at Kroger Field at the University of Kentucky in Lexington.
    • Advance ticket purchases INCLUDE parking charges. There will be no additional parking charge for those holding a pre-purchased ticket as any price is included in the ticket fee.
    • All ticketing is digital-only through GoFan, the official ticket system for the KHSAA.
    • There will be no walk-up cash option for purchasing tickets, the event is digital only!
    • The schedule for this year’s event has games scheduled as follows (All times Eastern):
      • Friday, December 3rd – 1A – 12 PM, 2A – 4 PM, 4A – 8 PM
      • Saturday, December 4th – 3A – 12 PM, 5A – 4 PM, 6A – 8 PM
    • Tickets for the entire event as well as single-game tickets may be ordered online at http://khsaatickets.org
    • After December 1, all seats are solely available as single-game sales through GoFan.
    • Best to download the app for your smartphone to minimize issues.
    • Instructional Videos on Purchasing Tickets

Premium Options-

Longship Club (formerly Woodford Reserve Club) level seats

    • Tickets will be priced at $25 per game or $125 for all six games and each ticket purchased is good for one seat with a full game view as well as seating in reserved seats in the center of the stadium.
    • After December 1, tickets will be single game only.
    • This purchase includes parking charges.
    • Concessions and food items will be available in the club as well as event exhibitors and vendors, but seating is limited and ticketing in the club level sells out quickly most years.

Central Bank Club (formerly Field Level Club) Seats

    • These tickets will be held for the team on the home side (Alumni Drive side) so that the fan base may be behind the team bench.
    • Quantities will be limited to capacity in that section.
    • Tickets are $15 per game.
    • This purchase includes parking charges.
    • Concessions and food items will be available nearby.

General Admission Seats in Remainder of Stadium

  • Tickets are sold for $15 per game or $75 for the entire weekend.
  • These seats are not good for access to the Longship Club.
  • This purchase includes parking charges.
  • Concessions and food items will be available nearby.

We look forward to seeing each of you in Lexington.

11/21/21- State Football Finals Tickets Procedures for 2021

Ticketing, Configuration and Entry

Purchasing Tickets

  • All state football finals tickets will be sold online via GoFan, the KHSAA’s official digital ticket vendor, at khsaatickets.org.
  • Schools already utilizing GoFan will have their school “tagged” as soon as the semifinals are over to help with the ticketing process.
  • Fans are encouraged to purchase their tickets before they arrive to help ensure a smooth entry.
  • There will be no paper tickets sold at the walk-up gate.
  • All tickets sold will be general admission.
  • All state football finals ticket prices are $15 each, plus any applicable credit card and convenience fees, except for the Longship Club (formerly Woodford Reserve Club) where tickets are $25 per game with complete indoor access.
  • Each game is a seperately ticketed event.
  • Sets of tickets for all six games will be available through Tuesday, November 30, 2021.
  • Children five-and-under will be admitted free, but must still “purchase” the free ticket through GoFan.
  • No coaches’ association cards or KHSAA officials’ ID cards will be honored at the gate.
  • GoFan’s training page for buying and transferring the tickets is included as a link at the end of these instructions.
  • Upon entering the stadium, there will be no readmittance without the purchase of a new ticket.

Digital Ticketing Only

  • The KHSAA has transitioned to digital ticketing for all state events this season, including the state football finals.
  • Digital ticketing enhances convenience and safety for all fans, while providing flexibility and safeguarding against counterfeit tickets.
  • Digital tickets will provide quick and contactless entry to Kroger Field, which is the most sanitary and efficient way to enter the stadium.
  • Tickets will only be issued via digital delivery.
  • Ticket holders will access their tickets on their phones and can transfer them electronically to other members in their party when necessary.
  • Mobile help locations will be set up on the exterior of the stadium at the Guest Services booths to assist spectators with Wi-Fi connectivity and accessing their tickets.
  • Spectators are strongly encouraged to download the GoFan mobile app and save the tickets through that app prior to arrival.

BOX OFFICE OPERATIONS

  • No tickets will be sold from the box office or on site.
  • Tickets are available in advance of your arrival and until the entry to the stadium via khsaatickets.org
  • Advance ticket sales will be promoted.
  • There will be a help center /resultion center between gates 9 & 10, and near gate 4.

Seating Bowl Configuration

  • Upper stadium seating will not be utilized and are inaccessible during this event.
  • Only the lower level seating bowl will be utilized for the finals.
  • Seating Configuration maps are located on the KHSAA website.

Club Seating

  • Both clubs are located on the side of the field assigned to the Home Team (highest RPI).

Longship Club

  • The KHSAA will utilize the Longship Club (formerly Woodford Reserve Club) and those premium seats are sold at a higher price.
  • Tickets in the Longship Club has access to a dedicated concession stand and the games can be viewed from inside the club in case of inclement weather.

Central Bank Club

  • The KHSAA will use the Central Bank Club (formerly Field Club) and those will be general admission seats, sold first come, first serve until sales capacity has been reached.
  • Tickets in Central Bank Club do not have a game view from inside the club.
  • The home team (highest RPI) will have a 48-hour window starting Saturday morning using a private link to purchase tickets for the area behind their bench located in the Central Bank Club.
  • After the 48-hour window has ended, the remaining unsold tickets will be listed as available for either team to purchase.

Entering Kroger Field

  • Gates will open one (1) hour prior to kickoff for each game.
  • Ticket holders are encouraged to arrive early.
  • Fans should enter any gate an signage will direct fans to the appropriate side of the stadium.
  • When departing the stadium, fans should exit via the same gate through which they entered.
  • Physical distancing reminders will be visible in gate lines and points of entry to allow the proper distance between fans.
  • All bags must adhere to the UK Athletics Clear Bag policy.
  • All bags and items are subject to being searched.
  • Fans with necessary medical bags will only be permitted through special admissions entry at Gate 9.5.
  • Security at all Kroger Field gates will remain the same as in the past with the security check taking place outside the stadium gates prior to tickets being scanned.
  • Spectators are encouraged not to bring bags to limit the amount of touch points upon entry.

You are subject to being asked these questions at or near the entrance:

  • Do you have a new cough, runny nose, congestion, headache or sore throat unrelated to seasonal allergies?
  • Do you have shortness of breath?
  • Do you have new muscle aches/pain/fatigue unrelated to training/workouts?
  • Have you had nausea, vomiting or diarrhea in the last 24 hours?
  • Have you experienced a new loss of taste or smell?
  • Have you been in close contact with a confirmed or suspected case of COVID-19?
  • Have you had any fever greater than 100.0 or chills in the last 24 hours?
  • Fans are welcome to bring stadium seats or seat cushions to the game; the seats or cushions should be no wider than 18 inches.
  • Exposure to COVID-19 is an inherent risk in any public location where people are present. We cannot guarantee you will not be exposed during your visit to Kroger Field.

STADIUM GATES

  • Gates 2, 4 and 9 will be open on game day.
  • The Commonwealth Tower Lobby will also be open for media and Longship Club ticketed patrons.

General Ticket Sales

  • General Admission tickets are $15 in advance of Tuesday of the championship week, and will be $20 the remainder of the week.
  • The home team will have access to the seats adjacent to the Central Bank Field Club on the South Side (Alumni Drive) side behind the team bench for the regular General Admission price.
  • TIckets in the Longship Club will be available for either team to purchase for $25 per seat in advance of Tuesday of the championship week and will be $30 after that point.
  • Tickets are digital only and are encouraged to be purchased in advance using the links on www.khsaatickets.org.
  • Children five (5) and under are admitted free to the General Admission Sections.
  • Any individual not in uniform as a participant or holding a team-party credential will be required to have a ticket for admittance.

Complimentary Tickets/Passes

  • No passes, other than those produced by the Association for the championships, will be honored at the gate.
  • Examples of passes NOT accepted include, principal passes and cards, coach passes and cards, athletic director passes, official passes and any other type of identification.

Wheelchair/A.D.A. Accommodations

  • Accommodations will be made at the venue for persons in wheelchairs and those otherwise unable to utilize the traditional stadium seating.
  • Due to insurance and other concerns, there will be NO patron wheelchairs allowed on field level.
  • All requests for accessible seating shall be handled by the ticketing staff at Gate 9.5.
  • A shuttle will be available for patrons parking in the green accessible parking lot and needing to go to the ticket office.

Clearing The Stands Between Games

  • Each game fits into a distinct, ticketed session. Therefore, audible efforts will be made to clear the stands between games.
  • The Longship and Central Bank Field Club seating areas will be cleared following each game as well.

11/19/21- Continued Supply Chain Issues Related to Basketballs and Delivery

This information was shared by our Kentucky rep for Spalding and wanted to be sure we updated our schools. This week, communication was sent to all dealers with timelines and information. Each of us are familiar with the supply chain issues plaguing so much of our economy and visible each night on the news.

Pete Latkovic, our rep, met many of our ADs at this year’s annual meeting in September and has been a strong supporter of all of your programs. Here was his message – 

I wanted to give you an update on our current basketball shortages. Similar to most companies, global supply chain disruptions have resulted in extended delays. I have just been informed that we will be out of stock on our NFHS stamped balls, LEGACY TF-1000 and PRECISION TF-1000 until January. We have a limited number of balls due in early January but they will not fully cover all the backorders. We anticipate inventory problems on these products for the next few months. Understanding basketball is starting now, I wanted to ensure you were aware and can share this information with your schools. Below is communication that I am planning on sending to all of our dealers by the end of this week.

I apologize for all the issues this causes you and your schools. If you have any questions please let me know.

Further communication went to all of the local dealers late this week stating – 

I wanted to give you an update on our inventory issues with the LEGACY TF-1000 and PRECISION TF-1000. As some of you are aware, we were working on a plan to air in product to service demand before basketball season started. Unfortunately, we were informed today that our factories continue to struggle with shutdowns and/or limited capacities and will not be able to get product out in time. We have some balls on the water and will plan to allocate them to orders based on order entry date. These balls are due in early January. This inventory will not be enough to cover our current open orders. We are still waiting on a full production plan but don’t anticipate more inventory until February.

We have communicated this information to all the state associations which they in turn will communicate with their schools.

We will continue to monitor the situation throughout this first part of the regular season. At this point, there are no changes for postseason, but we will update as the season progresses.

-KHSAA-

About the Kentucky High School Athletic Association
The Kentucky High School Athletic Association was organized in 1917 and is the agency designated by the Kentucky Department of Education to manage high school athletics in the Commonwealth. The Association is a voluntary nonprofit 501(c)3 organization made up of 285 member schools both public and non-public. The KHSAA awards 215 state championships to 51 teams and 164 individuals in 13 sports and 6 sport-activities, funds catastrophic insurance coverage for its more than 106,000 rostered member school student-athletes, provides coaching education and sports safety programs for more than 12,000 coaches, and licenses and facilitates the distribution of training material for over 4,000 contest officials.

2021-2022 Dive of the Week Schedule (6 Dives)

2021-2022 Invitational Regular Season Swimming and Diving Meets

11/10/21 - 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 2020-2021 academic year. In an effort to assist Principals and Athletic Directors in preparing for this report, this checklist of information is provided so that you can spend a few days gathering the required data and information prior to the deadline to complete the report.

The link to submit the financial aid report will become active on November 15th and member schools will have until January 1 to meet the requirement. Gathering this information before clicking the link to submit should allow you to quickly complete the report in an expedited fashion. Assistant Commissioner Sarah Bridenbaugh (sbridenbaugh@khsaa.org) will be the contact for sending out the request for submissions and should be able to address any of your questions.

The following is a list of information you should have available when submitting the 2020-2021 Financial Aid Report:

SCHOOL INFORMATION & TUITION

  • The specific public school district boundary in which your school is physically located
  • Tuition Cost: This includes non-public and out-of-district public school students.
    • This may be tuition collected by the school, tuition collected by the school district, or tuition collected through a third-party billing agency. Please be diligent when researching the answer to this question as we have found that though many public schools do not collect tuition from out-of-district students, the district does collect fees and therefore the restrictions would apply. (This does not include free and/or reduced lunch)
  • Full published amount of tuition due (be sure and include the full amount even if a reciprocal agreement between public school districts exists)
  • Knowledge of any student paying less than full tuition (not specific students’ names at this point)
  • List of tuition reductions offered by the school, which can include:
    • Financial Need (based on third-party analysis)
    • Merit Award (limited and based on approved testing instruments)
    • J-1 or F-1 Foreign Exchange Student
    • Employee Benefit
    • Multiple Child Discount
    • Tuition waiver as part of 157.350 (reciprocal) agreement between adjacent public school districts

FOREIGN EXCHANGE STUDENTS

  • Whether or not your school hosts Foreign Exchange students (J-1 Visa, F-1 Visa)
  • If your school does host Foreign Exchange students, does your school waive the fee/tuition for any of those students?
  • If your school does host Foreign Exchange students, does any student pay less than the full, unsubsidized cost of education? (The full, unsubsidized per capita (for each student) cost of education is the cost of providing education to each student in the school district where the public school is located.)

DORMS (ROOM & BOARD)

  • Room & Board amounts charged to students
  • If any students receive discount housing
  • The amount charged to any student paying less than the full published amount for Room & Board (ist of different amounts if they differ for any student)

MERIT AID 

  • If your school provides Merit Aid
  • Date Merit Aid test was administered
  • Records of any student-athletes who receive Merit Aid beyond 25% of tuition
  • Which Merit Aid test the school-administered, which can include:
    • High School Placement Test (HSPT)
    • Independent School Entrance Exam (ISEE)
    • Education Records Bureau (ERB, CTP)
    • Stanford Achievement Test – 10th Edition
    • Pearson Educations Assessment (PEA)
    • Otis-Lennon School Ability Test (OLSTAT)
    • School and College Ability Test (SCAT)
    • Terra Nova (McGraw-Hill)
    • Iowa Test of Basic Skills (ITBS, Riverside Publishing)
  • # of students (grades 9-12) earning Merit Aid for 2020-21
  • # of athletes (grades 9-12) earning Merit Aid for 2020-21

NEED-BASED FINANCIAL AID

  • If your school provides need-based aid
  • Permitted only if within index limits determined by the approved neutral agency which can include:
    • FACTS Grant in Aid Agency (Lincoln, NE), N/A
    • Financial Aid for Student Tuition (FAST) (Wilmington, DE)
    • Financial Aid Independent Review (FAIR) (Rosemount, MN)
    • Independent School Management (ISM) (Hernando, MS)
    • School and Student Service for Financial Aid (SSSFA) (Princeton, NJ)
    • Tuitions Aid Data Service (TADS) (St. Paul, MN)
  • Process of school policy to determine the amount awarded to each student after need analysis is completed 
  • Do all students receive the same percentage of demonstrated need (if yes, please list the percentage given)?
  • # of students (grades 9-12) earning Need-Based Financial Aid for 2020-21
  • # of athletes (grades 9-12) earning Need-Based Financial Aid for 2020-21

POLICIES AND PROCEDURES

  • Be able to provide the school’s financial aid policy (weblink, copy and paste policies into answers or email policies as an attachment to Mrs. Bridenbaugh)
  • Determine if the school has a written policy for the collection of fees and be able to explain
  • Name/contact information of the administrator overseeing distribution of all aid
  • Determine if the school maintains a list of all sources and activities conducted in efforts to raise funds for financial aid for students and the name/contact information of the person overseeing
  • Determine if there is any financial aid (merit or otherwise) that is awarded to students from a funding source that is not under the custody and control of your school or its governing board. If yes, be able to provide details
  • Determine if any financial aid is given indirectly or directly related to athletic achievement or ability
  • Determine whether there are any instances where a student-athlete may have any part of the financial obligation to the member school paid directly or indirectly by individuals outside of the student’s immediate family

COLLECTION OF PAYMENTS

  • Process of payment collection for tuition and fees for your school
  • If the school utilizes a 3rd party who processes collections and payments, be able to provide company contact information
  • Name/contact information of administrator or school personnel in charge of the collection of fees
  • Policy for handling student-athletes who may be delinquent in payment of tuition and/or fees

FINANCIAL AID TOTALS

  • The total dollar amount of financial obligations that students were unable to meet for 2020-21
  • The total dollar amount of financial obligations that student-athletes were unable to meet for 2020-21
  • Number of student-athletes unable to meet financial obligations for 2020-21
  • Details of any cases where a student-athlete was more than sixty (60) days deficient in the payment of tuition and/or fees

 

-KHSAA-

About the Kentucky High School Athletic Association
The Kentucky High School Athletic Association was organized in 1917 and is the agency designated by the Kentucky Department of Education to manage high school athletics in the Commonwealth. The Association is a voluntary nonprofit 501(c)3 organization made up of 285 member schools both public and non-public. The KHSAA awards 215 state championships to 51 teams and 164 individuals in 13 sports and 6 sport-activities, funds catastrophic insurance coverage for its more than 106,000 rostered member school student-athletes, provides coaching education and sports safety programs for more than 12,000 coaches, and licenses and facilitates the distribution of training material for over 4,000 contest officials.

11/9/21 - Bowling Online Rules Clinic Now Available

The mandatory online KHSAA Rules Clinic for the sport activity of Bowling is available beginning today, November 9. Remember, the clinic is required of all coaches at the varsity, junior varsity, and freshmen levels, and whether or not the coach receives pay.

Below is additional information:

  • November 9 to December 21 – the Bowling Clinic will be online only and may be viewed at no charge during this period.
  • December 22 to January 10 – the Bowling Clinic will be online only and may be viewed for the makeup fee ($100) during this period.
  • January 11 to January 22 – the Bowling Clinic will be online only and may be viewed for the makeup fee ($200) per the Bylaw 27 schedule during this period.
  • After this time, postseason penalties per Bylaw 27 will apply.

The presentation can be viewed on most PC or Mac desktops and laptops, along with many HTML5 enabled mobile devices and tablets (to view system requirements click on the Resources tab from within the clinic once the clinic has started).

You will be required to advance each slide. Once you advance to the last slide of the presentation, you will be returned to the KHSAA website and will receive credit for the clinic (there are no “certificates” for completed online rules clinics). If the presentation is not completed, and you are not taken back to the KHSAA website at the end, you will not receive credit.

You must complete the clinic in one setting. Individuals starting and not completing will have the start of the clinic erased and will have to begin at the start when resuming.

Each person that views the clinic must be logged into their account in order to get credit. If taken using anyone else’s e-mail address other than your own (including your administrator’s), you will have to re-take the clinic.

For member schools, the clinics are located on the School Log-in Page. To access the clinic, go to http://schools.khsaa.org and — under the section entitled Rules Clinics — click on the link that says “View Online Rules Clinics“. If you have any trouble finding that link, you can type the following URL into your Internet browser: http://schools.khsaa.org/rule_clinics/

If you have trouble logging into the system, contact Rob Catron at the KHSAA offices.

– KHSAA –

About the Kentucky High School Athletic Association


The Kentucky High School Athletic Association was organized in 1917 and is the agency designated by the Kentucky Department of Education to manage high school athletics in the Commonwealth. The Association is a voluntary nonprofit 501(c)3 organization made up of 280 member schools both public and non-public. The KHSAA awards 215 state championships to 51 teams and 164 individuals in 13 sports and 6 sport-activities, funds catastrophic insurance coverage for its more than 106,000 rostered member school student-athletes, provides coaching education and sports safety programs for more than 12,000 coaches, and licenses and facilitates the distribution of training material for over 4,000 contest officials.

The KHSAA staff routinely publishes blog posts to better communicate with its various constituencies and the public. For a list of those blogs, go to http://khsaa.org/news-stats-pubs/sports-blogs/

11/08/21 - Dance Semi-State Information, Instructions, & Number of State Advancers Released

Information pertaining to the KHSAA Dance Semi-State competitions for 2021-22 has been posted to the KHSAA website. There are several items for participating schools to review prior to the competition on the Dance page of the KHSAA website. This includes semi-state instructions for managers, participating teams, and fans as well as a detailed time schedule for each semi-state. The KHSAA has also totaled the declarations for Dance for the 2021-22 season. Competitions will remain intra-region at the semi-state level.

INSTRUCTIONS/DECLARATIONS

TICKETS

  • All semi-state dance competition tickets will be sold online via GoFan, the KHSAA’s official digital ticket vendor and can be found at khsaatickets.org
  • There shall be no paper tickets sold at walk-up gate or cash sales of any type.
  • All dance competition ticket prices are $10 each per session, plus electronic transaction fees that are not received by the KHSAA.
  • Children five-and-under will be admitted free, but must still “purchase” the free ticket through GoFan.
  • No coaches’ cards or officials’ ID cards shall be honored at the gate.
  • No screenshots shall be honored at any time.

COACHES BOX

  • As a reminder, in accordance with the Universal Dance Association’s (UDA) Championship Rules, it is required that each team has a responsible adult at the music station that knows the routine and music (no alternates or team members allowed) and is not in the coaching box.
  • This representative is responsible for pressing “play” and should not be one (1) of the six (6) individuals occupying the coaching box.
  • Coaches and alternates must remain in the viewing area on the competition floor.
  • A maximum of six (6) individuals are permitted in the area.
  • No other participants from other squads or individuals will be permitted on the floor.
  • Each participating school can decide who will occupy these seats during their performance, as long as it doesn’t exceed six (6) total (i.e. two (2) alternates, four (4) coaches, two (2) alternates, a choreographer, three (3) coaches).

SEMI-STATE SCHEDULES

STATE ADVANCERS

Declaration numbers by school and by region can be found on the Dance website of the KHSAA. The number of state qualifiers from each region and each division of Dance is also released in this notice. Statewide declarations supported advancers to be pro-rated by region so as not to penalize larger regions. After reviewing the declarations/withdrawals, this chart illustrates the updated number of squads per division and per region that will qualify for state competition: 

  Jazz Hip Hop Pom Game Day
Region Teams Entered Total Advancing to State Teams Entered Total Advancing to State Teams Entered Total Advancing to State Teams Entered Total Advancing to State
1 4 3 10 5 9 5 4 3
2 5 4 16 8 7 4 5 4
3 8 6 7 4 12 7 5 4
4 3 2 5 3 7 4 3 2
Totals 20 15 38 20 35 20 17 13

KHSAA STATE DANCE COMPETITION

  • The 2021-2022 KHSAA State Dance Championships will be held on December 12 at George Rogers Clark High School in Winchester.
  • In the coming weeks, a finalized detailed time schedule will be developed for the state championships. 

 

– KHSAA –

About the Kentucky High School Athletic Association
The Kentucky High School Athletic Association was organized in 1917 and is the agency designated by the Kentucky Department of Education to manage high school athletics in the Commonwealth. The Association is a voluntary nonprofit 501(c)3 organization made up of 285 member schools both public and non-public. The KHSAA awards 215 state championships to 51 teams and 164 individuals in 13 sports and 6 sport-activities, funds catastrophic insurance coverage for its more than 106,000 rostered member school student-athletes, provides coaching education and sports safety programs for more than 12,000 coaches, and licenses and facilitates the distribution of training material for over 4,000 contest officials.

2021-2022 Semi-State 1 (Region 1 and 2 @ Valley) Dance Detailed Time Schedule

2021-2022 Semi-State 2 (Region 3 and 4 @ GRC) Dance Detailed Time Schedule

2021-2022 Dance Division Declarations by School by Region

2021-2022 Dance Division Declarations by Division by Region

2021-22 Semi-State 1, Region 1 Dance Results (Valley)

2021-22 Semi-State 1, Region 2 Dance Results (Valley)

2021-22 Semi-State 2, Region 3 Dance Results (GRC)

2021-22 Semi-State 2, Region 4 Dance Results (GRC)

2021-22 Region 1 (BK Regions 1/2) Competitive Cheer Results

2021-22 Region 2 (BK Regions 3/4) Competitive Cheer Results

2021-22 Region 3 (BK Regions 5/6) Competitive Cheer Results

2021-22 Region 4 (BK Regions 7/8) Competitive Cheer Results

2021-22 Region 5 (BK Regions 9/10) Competitive Cheer Results

2021-22 Region 6 (BK Regions 11/12) Competitive Cheer Results

2021-22 Region 7 (BK Regions 13/14) Competitive Cheer Results

2021-22 Region 8 (BK Regions 15/16) Competitive Cheer Results

11/05/21 - Competitive Cheer State Advancers Numbers Released

The number of qualifiers for each region and each division of Competitive Cheer is released in this notice. Statewide declarations supported the divisions with more than 16 participating schools entered to be pro-rated by region so as not to penalize larger regions. Any division with less than 16 entries will advance to the KHSAA State Championships provided each squad competes at the region event.  After reviewing the declarations/withdrawals, this chart illustrates the updated number of squads per division and per region that will qualify for state competition. 

 

All-Girls Small – minimum 5, maximum of 15

All-Girls Medium – minimum 16, maximum of 19

All-Girls Large – minimum 20, maximum of 23

All-Girls Super – minimum 24, maximum of 30

Coed Division – 1 or more boys, minimum 5, maximum of 30

Game Day – minimum 5, maximum of 30

Region

Teams Entered

Total Advancing to State

Teams Entered

Total Advancing to State

Teams Entered

Total Advancing to State

Teams Entered

Total Advancing to State

Teams Entered

Total Advancing to State

Teams Entered

Total Advancing to State

1

3

2

2

2

1

1

0

0

2

2

4

2

2

7

3

2

2

1

1

0

0

2

2

15

6

3

4

2

3

2

1

1

1

1

0

0

11

5

4

12

5

3

2

0

0

1

1

1

1

10

4

5

7

3

5

3

0

0

1

1

0

0

9

4

6

11

4

3

2

2

2

0

0

4

4

9

4

7

3

2

2

2

1

1

2

2

3

3

9

4

8

5

2

3

2

3

3

2

2

1

1

8

3

Totals

52

23

23

17

9

9

7

7

13

13

75

32

The 2021-22 KHSAA State Cheer Championships will be held on December 10-11 at George Rogers Clark High School in Winchester. December 10 will feature the Game Day squads and December 11 will feature all other divisions. After all regionals are complete, a finalized detailed time schedule will be developed for the state championships.

 

– KHSAA –

About the Kentucky High School Athletic Association
The Kentucky High School Athletic Association was organized in 1917 and is the agency designated by the Kentucky Department of Education to manage high school athletics in the Commonwealth. The Association is a voluntary nonprofit 501(c)3 organization made up of 285 member schools both public and non-public. The KHSAA awards 215 state championships to 51 teams and 164 individuals in 13 sports and 6 sport-activities, funds catastrophic insurance coverage for its more than 106,000 rostered member school student-athletes, provides coaching education and sports safety programs for more than 12,000 coaches, and licenses and facilitates the distribution of training material for over 4,000 contest officials.

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 home of the event last year, will host four quarterfinal matches on Friday, followed by the semifinals and finals on Saturday.

Tickets for each match are available online only and can be purchased in advance at khsaatickets.org.

Play begins on Friday at Noon ET when West Jessamine and Sacred Heart take the court, followed by Bowling Green versus St. Henry at 2 p.m., Central Hardin versus Montgomery County at 5 p.m. and Boyd County and Mercy bringing the night to a close at 7 p.m.

Saturday’s semifinals will be played at 10 a.m. and Noon, with the championship match scheduled for 7 p.m. that night.

Per local policy, masks/face coverings are required for all those in attendance outside of the exercising athletes and assigned contest officials for the current match.

All seven matches at GRC will be webcast live at KHSAA.tv through the NFHS Network. A free, audio-only feed of the webcast is also available through KHSAA.net and Mixlr (https://mixlr.com/khsaa/), which has a corresponding app available for iOS and Android devices. In addition, live stats for each match will be available on the volleyball page at KHSAA.org.

Subscription plans to the NFHS Network are available for $10.99 a month. A monthly subscription, priced less than the cost of admission to a state championship event, entitles users to every broadcast by the KHSAA and the more than 45 participating state associations. To subscribe to the NFHS Network, visit: https://www.nfhsnetwork.com/subscribe/retail

More information on the State Volleyball Tournament can be found at the links below:

2021 KHSAA State Volleyball Tournament
Tickets – http://khsaatickets.org
Championship Program – https://bit.ly/3bFHIPK
Live Stats – https://bit.ly/3bDOJAU
Video Webcasts – http://khsaa.tv
Audio Broadcasts – http://khsaa.net

-KHSAA-

About the Kentucky High School Athletic Association
The Kentucky High School Athletic Association was organized in 1917 and is the agency designated by the Kentucky Department of Education to manage high school athletics in the Commonwealth. The Association is a voluntary nonprofit 501(c)3 organization made up of 285 member schools both public and non-public. The KHSAA awards 215 state championships to 51 teams and 164 individuals in 13 sports and 6 sport-activities, funds catastrophic insurance coverage for its more than 106,000 rostered member school student-athletes, provides coaching education and sports safety programs for more than 12,000 coaches, and licenses and facilitates the distribution of training material for over 4,000 contest officials.

11/01/21 - Competitive Cheer Regional Information & Instructions Available

Information pertaining to the KHSAA Competitive Cheer Regional competitions for 2021-22 has been posted to the KHSAA website. There are several items for participating schools to review prior to the competition on the Competitive Cheer page of the KHSAA website. This includes regional instructions for managers, participating teams, and fans as well as a detailed time schedule for each region. 

INSTRUCTIONS/DECLARATIONS

TICKETS 

  • All regional competitive cheer competition tickets will be sold online via GoFan, the KHSAA’s official digital ticket vendor.
  • There shall be no paper tickets sold at the walk-up gate.
  • All regional competitive cheer competition ticket prices are $10 each per session, plus electronic transaction fees that are not received by the KHSAA.
  • Children five-and-under will be admitted free, but must still “purchase” the free ticket through GoFan.
  • No coaches’ cards, KHSAA Administrator cards or officials’ ID cards shall be honored at the gate.
  • Tickets are on sale for all regions at khsaatickets.org
  • Team members outside of the participating cheerleaders & coaches listed in the KHSAA database must purchase a ticket. 

COACHES BOX

  • Each regional site will have a “coaching box” of a maximum of 6 seats.
  • Each participating school can decide who will occupy these seats during the school’s performance, as long as it doesn’t exceed six (6) total (i.e. 2 alternates, 4 coaches or 3 alternates, 3 coaches, etc.). 
  • As a reminder, in accordance with Universal Cheer Association’s (UCA) Championship Rules, it is required that each team has a responsible adult at the music station that knows the routine and music (no alternates or team members allowed) and not in the coaching box.
  • This representative is responsible for pressing “play” and should not be 1 of the 6 individuals occupying the coaching box.

REGIONAL SCHEDULES

REGIONAL MANAGER CONTACT INFORMATION

  • The following is regional manager contact information for each region should you have any questions pertaining to your regional event:

Cheer Regions

Site

Date

Manager

Manager Email

1-2

Bowling Green

November 6

Steve Dotson

stephan.dotson@bgreen.kyschools.us

3-4

Valley

November 6

Robert Vinegar

robert.vinegar@jefferson.kyschools.us

5-6

Pulaski County

November 20

Sherry Pardue

spardue64@gmail.com

7-8

Breathitt County

November 20

Jeff Huffman

jeffrey.huffman@carter.kyschools.us

KHSAA STATE COMPETITIVE CHEER COMPETITION

  • Prior to the first regional competition, the chart detailing the number of qualifiers for each region in each division will be posted and sent to participating schools.
  • The 2021-2022 KHSAA State Cheer Championships will be held on December 10-11 at George Rogers Clark High School in Winchester.
  • In the coming weeks, a finalized detailed time schedule will be developed for the state championships. 

 

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About the Kentucky High School Athletic Association
The Kentucky High School Athletic Association was organized in 1917 and is the agency designated by the Kentucky Department of Education to manage high school athletics in the Commonwealth. The Association is a voluntary nonprofit 501(c)3 organization made up of 285 member schools both public and non-public. The KHSAA awards 215 state championships to 51 teams and 164 individuals in 13 sports and 6 sport-activities, funds catastrophic insurance coverage for its more than 106,000 rostered member school student-athletes, provides coaching education and sports safety programs for more than 12,000 coaches, and licenses and facilitates the distribution of training material for over 4,000 contest officials.

2021-2022 Cheer Declaration Totals by Region

Cheer Region Schedule 2021-2022- Regions 1-2 (BK Regions 1-2 and 3-4)

2021-2022 Cheer Division Declarations by School

Cheer Region Schedule 2021-2022- Regions 3-4 (BK Regions 5-6 and 7-8)

Cheer Region Schedule 2021-2022- Regions 5-6 (BK Regions 9-10 and 11-12)

Cheer Region Schedule 2021-2022- Regions 7-8 (BK Regions 13-14 and 15-16)

2021 Fourth Round Pairings

2021 Third Round Football Pairings

2021 RPI Running Bracket Helper - Rounds 3/4

Updated 11/12/21

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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 (REQUIRED)

  • A four (4) year college degree;
  • Professional experience commensurate to job responsibilities;
  • Accurate attention to detail in the completion of projects and meeting deadlines;
  • Ability to adjust and adapt to an ever-changing media market and a rapidly changing organization expanding its past operations, mission, and purpose;
  • Ability and desire to work in a multi-tasking, ever-changing work environment;
  • Ability and desire for statewide travel;
  • Ability and desire to work hours that extends significantly beyond the scheduled work day and work week for the majority of the year;
  • Publications, radio, television or other media relations experience;
  • Effective communication and organizational skills necessary for working with the Association membership, media, the general public, and other groups; and
  • Awareness of sports statistics and records concepts, including verification of performances.

EXPERIENCES TO BE DETAILED IF AVAILABLE (PREFERRED BUT NOT REQUIRED)

  • Public speaking and public/community relations experience;
  • Computer competency and experience using Microsoft Office®;
  • Computer competency and experience using other software including Adobe InDesign® and Photoshop® is preferred;
  • Comprehensive understanding of social media and its strategic use in promotions;
  • Background around education; or high school and/or collegiate athletics experience is preferred;
  • Background in media relations & sports information is desired;
  • Experience with blogging software (WordPress preferred but not required)
  • Experience maintaining website information.

ANTICIPATED RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE POSITION

  • Work directly for the Commissioner of the Association as spokesperson and media relations coordinator;
  • Page layout for all KHSAA publications, magazines, and game programs, including design and mechanical production aspects;
  • Assist designated staff with the compilation of historical association records into a single publication;
  • The routine release of information to all statewide media regarding KHSAA events, meetings, etc., including special announcements as directed by the Commissioner;
  • Coordinate expanded strategies for the use of social media to promote the KHSAA and its activities and events as a member of the internal social media team;
  • Monitor social media traffic relative to the KHSAA and respond if necessary following adopted procedures;
  • Coordinate credential request system for all KHSAA championship events, including production/ordering of all necessary materials;
  • Coordinate entry of contest results on Riherds/KHSAA scoreboard;
  • Liaison for KHSAA internal radio and television network personnel as well as event photographers;
  • Maintain permanent statistical records of results of KHSAA events, including the acquisition of documents and records not yet in KHSAA possession;
  • Coordinate the compilation of electronic fulfillment material with KHSAA outside corporate marketing firm;
  • Assist and work under the direction of appropriate executive staff personnel and the Commissioner at all KHSAA championship events;
  • Assist with coordination of student internship program;
  • Assist with hiring of personnel for KHSAA events to ensure proper statistics and records are maintained;
  • Assist with maintenance of information on KHSAA public-facing website (khsaa.org);
  • Assist with ensuring fulfillment of all sponsor obligations at championships; and
  • Other duties as may be assigned by the Commissioner or detailed in an expanded job description upon employment.

TERMS, SALARY AND BENEFITS

  • The office of the Association is located in Lexington, Kentucky. Significant travel is required.
  • All KHSAA staff are on a Memorandum of Agreement as employees of the Kentucky Educational Development Cooperative (KEDC) and are expected to comply with the policies of that organization.
  • The successful candidate with a four (4) year college degree will qualify for membership in the Kentucky Teachers Retirement System and follow the hiring guidelines of background and criminal records check. Current or retired Kentucky Teacher Retirement System members must comply with all KTRS regulations. The KHSAA may not hire a re-employed retiree working under the provisions and limitations of the Daily Wage Threshold for this position at this time.
  • This is a full-time position, exempt from Federal and State wage and hour laws and not entitled to overtime pay.
  • Salary is set by the Commissioner as approved within the Board of Control adopted budget and is negotiable within the budget amount commensurate with experience.
  • Salary details will be reviewed with candidates selected for an interview prior to the interview process and includes a six-month probationary period.
  • Benefits include individual health insurance through the state health insurance options, KTRS full match and all other KEDC employment benefits.

APPLICATION PROCEDURES

  • This position description is also available on the KHSAA website by CLICKING HERE.
  • Interested applicants should submit a resume and answer specific questions via the online application at the URL below.
  • References may be listed on the resume or included as application comments and the online application presents an opportunity for the submission of reference letters.
  • Applications may only be submitted electronically through the KHSAA website at https://khsaa.org/ge85-application-for-khsaa-executive-staff-position/
  • Specific questions not detailed in this announcement may be directed via email to staffopenings@khsaa.org
  • All references should contain contact information, including cell (if available) and other phone numbers and email addresses.
  • This position is open until filled with no internal applicant and a starting date is negotiable.
  • The Kentucky High School Athletic Association does not discriminate based on race, color, national origin, age, religion, marital status, sex, or disability in employment, educational programs, or activities as outlined in Title IX and Title VI, and in Section 504 and is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

ABOUT THE KHSAA

The Kentucky High School Athletic Association was organized in 1917 and is the agency designated by the Kentucky Department of Education to manage high school athletics in the Commonwealth under 702 KAR 7:065 as empowered by KRS 156.070. The Association is formed as a voluntary nonprofit 501 3(c) organization made up of 286 member schools both public and private. The KHSAA awards 215 state championships to 51 teams and 164 individuals in 13 sports and 6 sport-activities, funds catastrophic insurance coverage for its more than 106,000 rostered member school student-athletes, provides coaching education and sports safety programs for more than 12,000 coaches, and licenses and facilitates the distribution of training material for over 4,000 contest officials, as well as overseeing coaching education and sports safety programs and conducting leadership enhancement programs for interscholastic student-athletes and athletic administrators.

The Association office is located at 2280 Executive Drive in Lexington, KY (40505). More background information can be found about the KHSAA by visiting the KHSAA website at www.khsaa.org

Applications for this position from individuals not offered employment will be considered for any additional similar positions available prior to March 31, 2022, without additional re-listing or re-advertising.

KHSAA Vision – To provide diverse and equitable opportunities for all students to enjoy the privilege of participation in school and education-based sports or sport-activities as part of the educational experience to teach and hone life skills, learn perspective, have fun and develop character.

 KHSAA Mission Statement – To provide governance and leadership to regulate and progressively administer the highest quality interscholastic athletic sports and sport-activities in an efficient manner, and promote the values of participation for all involved in education-based athletics and school-based sports. The KHSAA will work collaboratively with its member schools to recognize and promote the primary focus of high school academic success and college and career readiness for the student participants, risk minimization for all participants in the programs, and ensure the efficient administration of the education-based athletic program in the schools.

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 khsaatickets.org, while live streaming through KYtrackXC and the NFHS Network will also be available on a subscription basis.

The two-day format that debuted last year returns as well with the 2A meet kicking things off at 4 p.m. ET on Friday, Oct. 29. Racing continues on Saturday with the 1A meet at 10 a.m., followed by the 3A meet at 3 p.m.

A full meet schedule is available on the KHSAA website at https://khsaa.org/2021-state-cross-country-meet-schedule/

This is the second year for live streaming of every race on KYtrackXC and the NFHS Network. The partnership of the KHSAA, Milesplit and the NFHS Network has been an integral part of the progression of cross country and track & field in the state of Kentucky.

Subscription plans to the NFHS Network are available for $10.99 a month. A monthly subscription, priced less than the cost of admission to a state championship event, entitles users to every broadcast by the KHSAA and the more than 45 participating state associations. To subscribe to the NFHS Network, visit: https://www.nfhsnetwork.com/subscribe/retail

Results will be posted at KHSAA.org following the conclusion of each race. For more information on the State Cross Country Championships, visit the links below:

2021 KHSAA State Cross Country Championships
Tickets – khsaatickets.org
Championship Program – https://bit.ly/3pHPRvr
Entries – https://khsaa.org/cross_country/2021/2021xcentries.pdf
Results – https://khsaa.org/2021-2022-khsaa-state-region-results-entries/

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About the Kentucky High School Athletic Association
The Kentucky High School Athletic Association was organized in 1917 and is the agency designated by the Kentucky Department of Education to manage high school athletics in the Commonwealth. The Association is a voluntary nonprofit 501(c)3 organization made up of 285 member schools both public and non-public. The KHSAA awards 215 state championships to 51 teams and 164 individuals in 13 sports and 6 sport-activities, funds catastrophic insurance coverage for its more than 106,000 rostered member school student-athletes, provides coaching education and sports safety programs for more than 12,000 coaches, and licenses and facilitates the distribution of training material for over 4,000 contest officials.

2021 Championship Timetable

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 of the NFHS Network, with live stats and free audio broadcasts also available at khsaa.org.

Tickets to the state soccer championships are digital-only and can be purchased in advance at khsaatickets.org.

Boys’ semifinal action gets things started on Wednesday as Daviess County (22-1-4) takes on Covington Catholic (13-8-5) at 4 p.m. ET, followed by Paul Laurence Dunbar (20-3-2) facing Elizabethtown (22-3-3) at 7 p.m.

Girls’ semifinals start Thursday afternoon when South Oldham (22-2-0) meets Henderson County (18-4) at 4 p.m., followed by a 7 p.m. meeting between Notre Dame (26-0-1) and West Jessamine (16-6-1).

Both tournaments wrap up on Saturday, Oct. 30 with the boys’ championship being decided first at 4 p.m. and the girls’ set for 7 p.m.

Subscription plans to the NFHS Network are available for $10.99 a month. A monthly subscription, priced less than the cost of admission to a state championship event, entitles users to every broadcast by the KHSAA and the more than 45 participating state associations. To subscribe to the NFHS Network, visit: https://www.nfhsnetwork.com/subscribe/retail

The free audio-only feed of the semifinals and finals will be available online through KHSAA.net and Mixlr (http://mixlr.com/khsaa/), which has a corresponding app available for iOS and Android devices.

More information on the State Soccer Championships can be found at the links below:

2021 KHSAA State Soccer Championships
Tickets – khsaatickets.org
Championship Program – https://bit.ly/3jAYh40
Boys’ Live Stats – https://bit.ly/3baZdr1
Girls Live Stats – https://bit.ly/3Ef6EKn
Video Webcasts – khsaa.tv
Audio Broadcasts – khsaa.net

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About the Kentucky High School Athletic Association
The Kentucky High School Athletic Association was organized in 1917 and is the agency designated by the Kentucky Department of Education to manage high school athletics in the Commonwealth. The Association is a voluntary nonprofit 501(c)3 organization made up of 285 member schools both public and non-public. The KHSAA awards 215 state championships to 51 teams and 164 individuals in 13 sports and 6 sport-activities, funds catastrophic insurance coverage for its more than 106,000 rostered member school student-athletes, provides coaching education and sports safety programs for more than 12,000 coaches, and licenses and facilitates the distribution of training material for over 4,000 contest officials.

10/26/21 - State Cross Country Meet Information

Congratulations to all participants and coaches who have qualified for the 2021 KHSAA State Cross Country Championships. First and foremost, we would like to thank the regional hosts for all of their hard work and the success of the regionals this past weekend. There are several items for your review on the cross country page of the KHSAA website, including the state instructions, course maps, lane assignments, directions to the State Site, and the state meet time schedule. To view these items, go to http://khsaa.org/sports/fall/cross-country/ and choose the “State Meet Information and Instructions” dropdown menu. 

LANE ASSIGNMENTS

Lane assignments have also been posted on the KHSAA Cross Country page and can be viewed under “2021-2022 KHSAA State/Region Results/Entries” at the bottom of the Cross Country page or you can view the links below: 

PARTICIPATING TEAMS CONFERENCE CALL

Participating Teams are also invited to join the KHSAA in a conference call that will take place on Tuesday, October 26th at 2:00 p.m. Details about joining the call have been sent to participating coaches. State Championship details including parking, check-in procedures, ticketing, and other pertinent details related to attending the event will be discussed.

PRACTICE

There will not be any available course time for practice. Course maps are available on the KHSAA website and KHSAA staff will share a video of the course during the conference call.

SCHEDULE/TEAM CHECK-IN

Time Schedule: https://khsaa.org/2021-state-cross-country-meet-schedule/

Team packets will be available for each class at the indicated time. Please do not arrive earlier than the indicated time or during another class as packets will only be available for each respective class in that specific time window. In addition, the 2021 State Meet will once again utilize bib chips and the collection of unused chips is no longer necessary at the team check-in.

As you have read in the instructions, a maximum of two coaches will be allowed on the course again this year. Coaches must be qualified coaches under Bylaw 25 (have had all the proper training, including the sports safety course, online rules clinic, CPR). Our officials ask that coaches be aware of the course and not interfere with any runners.

Please remind your parents that ALL TICKETS must be purchased online! Fans are encouraged to purchase their tickets before they arrive to help ensure a smooth entry. There will be no paper tickets sold at the walk-up gate.

The admission gates will open at 3:00 p.m. for Class 2A, 9:00 AM for Class 1A, and 2:00 PM for Class 3A. Each class is a separately ticketed event. Tickets are available for $12 (which includes the parking fee), with kids 5-and-under, admitted free (but still must “purchase” an online ticket). Fans are reminded that there is no re-entry and that pets are not permitted. Tickets are available in advance for the State Meet. Please visit the following link to purchase tickets: https://gofan.co/app/school/KHSAA

STATE CHAMPIONSHIP EVENT APPAREL

Cross Country championship apparel is on sale now! Participants and fans are encouraged to order their apparel online this year, however there will be sales on site the day of the event. Apparel can be purchased using the following link: Championship Apparel

THE OFFICIAL FUEL FOR THE 2021 KHSAA CROSS COUNTRY STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS

The Happy People Coffee Company of Paris is The Official Fuel for 2021 KHSAA Cross Country State Championships. For bulk/team orders please call 48-72 hours in advance to (859) 340-9097 or (859) 340-4900. Individual orders can be made at www.happypeoplecoffee.com, click on the link for “Order Food”. A copy of the menu will also be included in the team packet. 

 

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About the Kentucky High School Athletic Association
The Kentucky High School Athletic Association was organized in 1917 and is the agency designated by the Kentucky Department of Education to manage high school athletics in the Commonwealth. The Association is a voluntary nonprofit 501(c)3 organization made up of 285 member schools both public and non-public. The KHSAA awards 215 state championships to 51 teams and 164 individuals in 13 sports and 6 sport-activities, funds catastrophic insurance coverage for its more than 106,000 rostered member school student-athletes, provides coaching education and sports safety programs for more than 12,000 coaches, and licenses and facilitates the distribution of training material for over 4,000 contest officials.

The KHSAA staff routinely publishes blog posts to better communicate with its various constituencies and the public. For a list of those blogs, go to http://khsaa.org/news-stats-pubs/sports-blogs/

 

10/24/21 - 2021 State Cross Country Qualifiers

The regional results for Cross Country and the 2021 KHSAA State Qualifiers have been posted on the KHSAA website.

Changes may occur as coaches and officials have an opportunity to double-check both the performance list and the roster by school for accuracy. An email will be sent once all changes are made, and final performance lists and lane assignments are available.

Each school should review their student-athletes and let us know immediately of any necessary changes (i.e. misspelling of names, incorrect grade, etc.) by emailing us at xcresults@khsaa.org. It is important that you send corrections to xcresults@khsaa.org to ensure all parties are aware of the changes.

The deadline for corrections is Monday, October 25 at 9:00 a.m. (Eastern).

For new coaches: Once a student-athlete (or team) is entered into the region they are automatically entered into the state meet if they qualify. Even if your team did not qualify, you may have had an individual that did qualify. Please check the link provided to see if this might be the case. It is the roster by school that tells you if your student-athletes qualified for the state meet.

Class 1A – Performance List and Roster by School

Class 2A – Performance List and Roster by School

Class 3A – Performance List and Roster by School


The State Meet Time Schedule and maps for the Bourbon County Cross Country course are available on the KHSAA Cross Country website. Tickets for the State Cross Country Meet are only available online (which will be digital-only): https://gofan.co/app/school/KHSAA

All coaches should review the State Meet Instructions and be aware of the Participating Teams Conference call at 2 p.m. ET on Tuesday, Oct. 26. Additional instructions for joining the call will be sent to coaches/Athletic Directors. The State Meet instructions have been posted at the following link: https://khsaa.org/cross_country/2021/stateinstructions.pdf 

Congratulations to all of the teams for a great season! Thank you to all of the Regional Managers and Officials for a successful regional weekend. We hope to see everyone at the KHSAA State Championships this upcoming weekend!

 

– KHSAA –

About the Kentucky High School Athletic Association
The Kentucky High School Athletic Association was organized in 1917 and is the agency designated by the Kentucky Department of Education to manage high school athletics in the Commonwealth. The Association is a voluntary nonprofit 501(c)3 organization made up of 285 member schools both public and non-public. The KHSAA awards 215 state championships to 51 teams and 164 individuals in 13 sports and 6 sport-activities, funds catastrophic insurance coverage for its more than 106,000 rostered member school student-athletes, provides coaching education and sports safety programs for more than 12,000 coaches, and licenses and facilitates the distribution of training material for over 4,000 contest officials.

The KHSAA staff routinely publishes blog posts to better communicate with its various constituencies and the public. For a list of those blogs, go to http://khsaa.org/news-stats-pubs/sports-blogs/

10/22/21- FB Update and Playoff Information

Just a quick reminder on a couple of key items as we wind down the regular season.

FIRST-ROUND SCHEDULING AND OFFICIALS

Right now, it looks like we will have 94 first-round playoff games. Even with only five-person officiating crews, it is possible our assigners will have difficulty staffing 94 crews if every one of you insists on playing Friday night.

Please as you consider your game schedules, consider a game date of Thursday or Saturday for at least that first week, particularly if your matchup needs a seven-person crew. We would hate to be in a position of moving those games from this office and feel that you are each aware of the shortage situation going on at this time and can make accommodations due to the situation.

We had a meeting this week with our assigners and to a person, they are trying to limp into the postseason with very short staffing situations. They also express long-term concern that many who have sat out due to COVID may not return.

You can help the situation, particularly that first week, with a mutual agreement to move to another night, and might even find people who would be available that are more highly rated in your eyes.

REMINDER ABOUT RPI and TIES

As was in the post earlier this season, we will as a staff, sort through the litany of special situations after this week’s games to ensure that every team has 11 RPI observations and not more. Please refer again to that post if you have questions, at https://khsaa.org/09-20-21-initial-rpi-rankings-released-for-football/.

For ties, remember the old tiebreaker (point system) is no longer. The final postseason RPI will break any three-way tie that cannot be broken head to head (by one defeating the other two). Be mindful that while numbers after tonight’s games will be a temporary guide, next week’s games could change things (just like last week’s games used to impact ties on the final regular-season night with the old method).

We will follow the information in the post above next weekend, make sure that all areas are resolved, and then release final brackets.

Keep these links handy for review, that will be revised as data changes.

CLICK HERE FOR THREE_WAY AND TWO-WAY TIE RESOLUTION

CLICK HERE FOR DISTRICT GAMES RESULTS OF CONTESTS NOT ABLE TO BE PLAYED DUE TO COVID

CLICK HERE FOR CURRENT RPI INFORMATION AND COVID ADAPTATIONS

CLICK HERE FOR CURRENT RPI STANDINGS

CLICK HERE FOR THE BRACKET BUILDER

CLICK HERE FOR THE DISTRICT STANDINGS

GOOD LUCK AND STAY SAFE!

Two more weeks. Stay safe and we can complete another season pundits didn’t think could happen.

– KHSAA –

About the Kentucky High School Athletic Association
The Kentucky High School Athletic Association was organized in 1917 and is the agency designated by the Kentucky Department of Education to manage high school athletics in the Commonwealth. The Association is a voluntary nonprofit 501(c)3 organization made up of 285 member schools both public and non-public. The KHSAA awards 215 state championships to 51 teams and 164 individuals in 13 sports and 6 sport-activities, funds catastrophic insurance coverage for its more than 106,000 rostered member school student-athletes, provides coaching education and sports safety programs for more than 12,000 coaches, and licenses and facilitates the distribution of training material for over 4,000 contest officials.

The KHSAA staff routinely publishes blog posts to better communicate with its various constituencies and the public. For a list of those blogs, go to http://khsaa.org/news-stats-pubs/sports-blogs/

2021 Football Bracket Builder

Updated after October 29 games.
OFFICIAL

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 khsaatickets.org.

Thursday’s winners advance to the semifinals at Christian Academy-Louisville’s Centurion Field on Saturday, Oct. 23 with the championship scheduled for Monday, Oct. 25 at the same site.

Tonight’s round sees Male visit DuPont Manual, North Oldham head to Sacred Heart, Holy Cross (Lou.) visits Assumption and Christian Academy-Louisville rounds out the bunch with a trip to Ballard. All four games are scheduled for 7 p.m. ET.

Saturday’s semifinals are scheduled for 5 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. at Centurion Field, followed by the final on Monday at 7:30 p.m. All three games at Christian Academy-Louisville will be streamed live online at KHSAA.tv through the NFHS Network, a subscription-based service.

Subscription plans to the NFHS Network are available for $10.99 a month. A monthly subscription, priced less than the cost of admission to a state championship event, entitles users to every broadcast by the KHSAA and the more than 45 participating state associations. To subscribe to the NFHS Network, visit: https://www.nfhsnetwork.com/subscribe/retail

A free audio-only feed of the semifinals and finals will also be available online through KHSAA.net and Mixlr (http://mixlr.com/khsaa/), which has a corresponding app available for iOS and Android devices.

More information on the State Field Hockey Tournament can be found at the links below:

2021 KHSAA State Field Hockey Tournament
Bracket – https://khsaa.org/fieldhockey/2021/fhbracket.pdf
Championship Program – https://bit.ly/3vwzxOU
Live Stats (Semifinals and Final) – https://bit.ly/3m18kkv

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About the Kentucky High School Athletic Association
The Kentucky High School Athletic Association was organized in 1917 and is the agency designated by the Kentucky Department of Education to manage high school athletics in the Commonwealth. The Association is a voluntary nonprofit 501(c)3 organization made up of 285 member schools both public and non-public. The KHSAA awards 215 state championships to 51 teams and 164 individuals in 13 sports and 6 sport-activities, funds catastrophic insurance coverage for its more than 106,000 rostered member school student-athletes, provides coaching education and sports safety programs for more than 12,000 coaches, and licenses and facilitates the distribution of training material for over 4,000 contest officials.

10/30/21- 2021 Final Adjusted Standings (after tie-breakers)

Tie-Breaking Game Results-Non-Played 2021 District Football Contests Due to COVID

To be Updated after October 22 games.
UNOFFICIAL UNTIL ALL REGULAR SEASON GAMES ARE COMPLETED

2021 Football District Three-Way and Two-Way Ties

Updated after October 29 games.
FINAL AS OF 10 A.M. 10/20/21

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 Kentucky Department of Education regarding what is and is not permissible on the KY K-12 Internet Service.

On average, KY K-12 schools get four billion attempted cyberattacks each year. However, during the past 20 months of the pandemic, the number of attempted cyberattacks on KY K-12 schools has significantly increased above that four billion. Given all the new federal relief funds coming to K-12 to help address the pandemic, it is anticipated by national cybersecurity experts, that K-12 will be getting 86% more attempted cyberattacks going forward over the next school year.

Therefore, KDE will be taking measures and actions to further strengthen the KY K-12 cybersecurity defenses going forward. It is important to note that KDE will not do anything that weakens or compromises that cybersecurity defense given all its KY K-12 cloud-based instructional and administrative systems, used daily/hourly by KY K-12 schools, rely on a capable, reliable and stable KY K-12 Internet service.

Therefore, any technology enabled service that uses the KY K-12 Internet service from any KY K-12 public school and district office in KY, must work within the existing KY K-12 cybersecurity design. That means the vendor marketing or selling their product to KY K-12 public schools must make the changes to their product to allow their product to work within that KY K-12 cybersecurity framework and should not be asking any district or the KDE to change or turn off any component of its cybersecurity defense design, so their product/service will work over the KY K-12 Internet service.

  1. Any game offered by PlayVS to school districts must work over the existing KY K-12 cybersecurity design framework of the KY K-12 Internet service in order to be played from a school facility;
  2. If a game needs a weak cybersecurity defense environment from the location that it’s being played from in order to work, that game will not work over the existing cybersecurity framework for the KY K-12 Internet services provided to each school district. Therefore either (a) the vendor selling that game needs to change their product so it will work over the cybersecurity defense framework for the KY K-12 Internet services or (b) that game will need to be played from a location and Internet service (e.g., a home, an Internet hotspot) that doesn’t use the KY K-12 Internet service.

Right now, it appears the Nintendo Smash Brothers game will either require the vendor selling it to make significant changes to their product/service so it works over the increased cybersecure defense for the KY K-12 Internet service or this game needs to be played from a location (home, Internet hotspot) that does not use or connect to the KY K-12 Internet service.

In short, the KDE will not be turning off, changing or compromising any component of its existing KY K-12 cybersecurity defense design, or significantly increasing the risk/probability of a successful cybersecurity attack, for its KY K-12 schools so an esport game can be played over the KY K-12 Internet service from a KY K-12 school building.

Going forward, teams have the ability to compete from a remote location off campus or through use of an internet hotspot. However, there is a cybersecurity and a cybersafety aspect that must also be met if the district is providing/paying for any Internet service (i.e., Internet hotspots) on or off the school campus that is being used by any KY K-12 student, teacher or staff member for a school related activity.

Internet hotspots paid for by school districts (1) can’t create a hole in the KY K-12 cybersecurity defense and (2) must meet the KY K-12 Internet cybersafety law requirements. Obviously, if a KY K-12 student is using a student/parent paid for Internet service (e.g., regular wired Internet service, wireless hotspot) from a location beyond the school campus, then neither 1 or 2 mentioned above needs to be considered.

From a KY K-12 cybersecurity perspective, a Nintendo Switch is only to be connected to an external Internet hotspot service that is not at the same time connected/bridged to the district’s internal LAN or the KY K-12 Internet service. KDE does not want an Internet hotspot on the school campus to create a hole in its KY K-12 cybersecurity defense system for a cybercriminal to exploit.

From a KY K-12 cybersafety perspective, a 1998 state law (i.e., Senate Bill 230) and the subsequent state regulation that came from that law (i.e., 701 EDUCATION AND WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT CABINET – KEN Chapter: \701\005.120 (ky.gov) requires every KY K-12 public school to be going through an Internet content management filtering system for cybersafety purposes for school related activities while using state or school district provided/paid for Internet service on the school campus. This includes Internet hotspots paid for and provided by school districts to be used by students for the purposes of esports. Therefore, if the district is paying for an Internet hotspot service that is being used by KY K-12 students, teachers and staff on or off the school campus for a school related activity like eSports, then that Internet service has to be using and going through an approved KY K-12 Internet content/filtering management system as well.

Questions regarding the use of an Internet hotspot should be directed to your district’s CIO/EdTech staff.

-KHSAA-

About the Kentucky High School Athletic Association
The Kentucky High School Athletic Association was organized in 1917 and is the agency designated by the Kentucky Department of Education to manage high school athletics in the Commonwealth. The Association is a voluntary nonprofit 501(c)3 organization made up of 286 member schools both public and non-public. The KHSAA awards 215 state championships to 51 teams and 164 individuals in 13 sports and 6 sport-activities, funds catastrophic insurance coverage for its more than 106,000 rostered member school student-athletes, provides coaching education and sports safety programs for more than 12,000 coaches, and licenses and facilitates the distribution of training material for over 4,000 contest officials.

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 show will be broadcast live online by KHSAA.tv through the NFHS Network from the KHSAA offices.

The 2021 KHSAA Field Hockey State Tournament begins on Thursday, Oct. 21 with quarterfinal games being played on campus sites. Play continues with the semifinals and championship on Saturday, Oct. 23 and Monday, Oct. 25 at Christian Academy-Louisville.

Soccer’s state championships open with semi-state matches on Oct. 18-19, followed by a second round of semi-state play on Oct. 21-23. Both initial rounds will be played on campus sites. The semifinals (Oct. 27-28) and finals (Oct. 30) will be played in Lexington at Frederick Douglass High School.

The draw for the KHSAA State Volleyball Tournament will wrap up the show with the initial semi-state round being played at campus sites on Nov. 1, followed by the final eight teams heading to George Rogers Clark High School in Winchester. Quarterfinal matches are scheduled for Friday, Nov. 5 with the semifinals and final playing out on Saturday, Nov. 6.

Per the September Board of Control meeting, soccer and volleyball will conduct random draws for the semi-state rounds with Regions 1-8 and 9-16 in random pods. The Ratings Percentage Index will play a role, with the highest-rated team being the home team.

KHSAA.tv will have a live webcast of each contest played at the central tournament location, with all matches streamed live through the NFHS Network, which is a subscription-based service. Subscription plans to the NFHS Network are available for $10.99 a month. A monthly subscription, priced less than the cost of admission to a state championship event, entitles users to every broadcast by the KHSAA and the more than 45 participating state associations. To subscribe to the NFHS Network, visit: https://www.nfhsnetwork.com/subscribe/retail

A free audio-only feed of the webcast games will also be available online through KHSAA.net and Mixlr (http://mixlr.com/khsaa/), which has a corresponding app available for iOS and Android devices.

Brackets for each tournament will be posted to the KHSAA/Riherds.com Scoreboard at the conclusion of the Draw Show with printable PDF files available on the homepage of each sport.


-KHSAA-

About the Kentucky High School Athletic Association
The Kentucky High School Athletic Association was organized in 1917 and is the agency designated by the Kentucky Department of Education to manage high school athletics in the Commonwealth. The Association is a voluntary nonprofit 501(c)3 organization made up of 285 member schools both public and non-public. The KHSAA awards 215 state championships to 51 teams and 164 individuals in 13 sports and 6 sport-activities, funds catastrophic insurance coverage for its more than 106,000 rostered member school student-athletes, provides coaching education and sports safety programs for more than 12,000 coaches, and licenses and facilitates the distribution of training material for over 4,000 contest officials.

 

State Soccer Draw and Pairings

Bracket will be posted following draw show

10/12/21 - NFHS Understanding Copyright & 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 not a team competes in KHSAA competition. This course from the NFHS is geared toward music teachers, spirit coaches (cheer and dance) and school administrators. Understanding Copyright and Compliance is available through the NFHS Learning Center at www.NFHSLearn.com.

The course explores copyright laws and how those laws impact the interscholastic community and the course was produced with the assistance of NAME (National Association for Music Education) and USA Cheer. It also expands on topics such as fair use, public domain, copyright infringement penalties and much more. Spirit squads, as well as Dance teams, are increasingly met with copyright infringement claims and this course is a tool to assist cheer and dance coaches in education on the topic. This course will show what you can do and what you need permission to do. It’s all black and white, and it’s all cited back to the copyright law. In particular, there is considerable focus on “mash-ups” and using the material in a different way than originally intended by the composer, author or artist.

Additional information regarding the pitfalls of failing to adhere to license agreements is available on the KHSAA Cheer and Dance web pages. If you have previously taken this course, you have completed the requirement at this time as the course material has not changed since the requirement began in 2017-18.

A list of currently certified spirit coaches (both cheer and dance) can be found here:

Click Here to see the List of Certified Cheer and Dance Coaches

A reminder that this list is not automatically updated when coaches complete the course. This list will be updated periodically and is cross-referenced to coaches listed in the KHSAA database for each respective sport-activity.

 

– KHSAA –

About the Kentucky High School Athletic Association
The Kentucky High School Athletic Association was organized in 1917 and is the agency designated by the Kentucky Department of Education to manage high school athletics in the Commonwealth. The Association is a voluntary nonprofit 501(c)3 organization made up of 286 member schools both public and non-public. The KHSAA awards 215 state championships to 51 teams and 164 individuals in 13 sports and 6 sport-activities, funds catastrophic insurance coverage for its more than 106,000 rostered member school student-athletes, provides coaching education and sports safety programs for more than 12,000 coaches, and licenses and facilitates the distribution of training material for over 4,000 contest officials.

The KHSAA staff routinely publishes blog posts to better communicate with its various constituencies and the public. For a list of those blogs, go to http://khsaa.org/news-stats-pubs/sports-blogs/.

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 Recommendations (RTA/RTP). As a result of those continued meetings and review of current and evolving literature, changes have been made to the RTA/RTP and RTA/RTP form and those changes are located at https://khsaa.org/resources/Covid19/CovidResumptionofSports/ApprovedVersion/kma-covid-rtp-algorithm.pdf. For districts that have summarily adopted the “KHSAA” recommendations, these changes should be considered immediate.

Since the beginning of the pandemic, this group has been passionate advocates for the students being involved in sport due to the physical, emotional, mental and spiritual benefits, but also for safety in mitigating the spread of the virus. They are also keenly aware of the first priority of nearly everyone in the education community, that being a full year of in-person instruction and doing nothing to purposely jeopardize that objective.

The RTA/RTP protocol has been in place since July of 2020 when it was recommended by the SMAC to the KHSAA Board of Control and the six-day gradual return to play requirement adopted. Since that time, this group and hundreds of other medical groups around the country have studied data and evaluated the results to ensure the delicate balance between the need for athletics and any risks that participation presents.

Based on the most recent data, substantial changes have been made in the protocol including:

  • The policy now allows athletes in low cardiopulmonary demand sports (specifically, Golf, Archery, Bass Fishing, Bowling, Esports, Rifle Marksmanship, Trap Shooting) can now be handled in a somewhat different manner than the other sports and sport-activities. This will allow the start of the six-day return to play period prior to the end of the isolation period IF AND ONLY IF recommended by the treating physician and if the athlete was asymptomatic or had mild symptoms. This means that some of the RTA/RTP days in those sports or activities could actually run concurrently with days in isolation at the provider’s discretion.
  • The policy also allows the athlete in the other sports or activities to have the RTA/RTP period shortened  IF AND ONLY IF recommended by the treating physician and if the athlete was asymptomatic or had mild symptoms
  • In addition, requested clarifications have been made as to who should supervise the RTA/RTP period as well as clearing up other questions that have arisen and adapting the RTA/RTP forms to conform.

We are thankful for their continued guidance as you work with your athletes to ensure the proper RTA/RTP period is managed appropriately to balance the health issues from known positive cases with the intense desire to participate in sports and activities. This information should be helpful in helping you ensure that local policies, developed in conjunction with your local and state health authorities, are accurate and up to date.

The revised form is located at the KHSAA website at https://khsaa.org/resources/Covid19/CovidResumptionofSports/ApprovedVersion/kma-covid-rtp-algorithm.pdf

Thanks to these members of KMA for their continued work on behalf of your students and to each of you for your continued efforts during these trying times.

One valuable piece that came to light during this research was a great article from the American Academy of Pediatrics that also may help with questions you receive about what to do with your athletes during that positive test period. Please see the entire article at https://www.aap.org/en/pages/2019-novel-coronavirus-covid-19-infections/clinical-guidance/covid-19-interim-guidance-return-to-sports/

– KHSAA –

About the Kentucky High School Athletic Association
The Kentucky High School Athletic Association was organized in 1917 and is the agency designated by the Kentucky Department of Education to manage high school athletics in the Commonwealth. The Association is a voluntary nonprofit 501(c)3 organization made up of 286 member schools both public and non-public. The KHSAA awards 215 state championships to 51 teams and 164 individuals in 13 sports and 6 sport-activities, funds catastrophic insurance coverage for its more than 106,000 rostered member school student-athletes, provides coaching education and sports safety programs for more than 12,000 coaches, and licenses and facilitates the distribution of training material for over 4,000 contest officials.

 

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

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

OFFICIALS

  • October 6 to January 3 (Officials) – the Wrestling Clinic will be online only and may be viewed at no charge during this period.
  • January 4 to January 23 (Officials) – the Wrestling Clinic will be online only and may be viewed for the makeup fee ($30) during this period.
  • January 24 to January 30 (Officials) – the Wrestling Clinic will be online only and may be viewed for the makeup fee ($60) per the Bylaw 27 schedule during this period. After this time, postseason penalties per Bylaw 27 will apply.

COACHES

  • October 6 to January 4 (Coaches) – the Wrestling Clinic will be online only and may be viewed at no charge during this period.
  • January 5 to January 24 (Coaches) – the Wrestling Clinic will be online only and may be viewed for the makeup fee ($100) during this period.
  • January 25 to February 7 (Coaches) – the Wrestling Clinic will be online only and may be viewed for the makeup fee ($200) per the Bylaw 27 schedule during this period.

After this time, postseason penalties per Bylaw 27 will apply.

The presentation can be viewed on most PC or Mac desktops and laptops, along with many HTML5 enabled mobile devices and tablets (to view system requirements click on the Resources tab from within the clinic once the clinic has started).

You will be required to advance each slide. Once you advance to the last slide of the presentation, you will be returned to the KHSAA website and will receive credit for the clinic (there are no “certificates” for completed online rules clinics). If the presentation is not completed, and you are not taken back to the KHSAA website at the end, you will not receive credit.

You must complete the clinic in one setting (veterans will remember there was no intermission during the in-person meetings either). Individuals starting and not completing will have the start of the clinic erased and will have to begin at the start when resuming.

Each person that views the clinic must be logged into their account in order to get credit. If taken using anyone else’s e-mail address other than your own (including your administrator’s), you will have to re-take the clinic.

If you have trouble logging into the system, contact Rob Catron at the KHSAA offices.

– KHSAA –

About the Kentucky High School Athletic Association
The Kentucky High School Athletic Association was organized in 1917 and is the agency designated by the Kentucky Department of Education to manage high school athletics in the Commonwealth. The Association is a voluntary nonprofit 501(c)3 organization made up of 286 member schools both public and non-public. The KHSAA awards 215 state championships to 51 teams and 164 individuals in 13 sports and 6 sport-activities, funds catastrophic insurance coverage for its more than 106,000 rostered member school student-athletes, provides coaching education and sports safety programs for more than 12,000 coaches, and licenses and facilitates the distribution of training material for over 4,000 contest officials.

10/07/21 - Cross Country Postseason Updates

As we are a few weeks away from the postseason, the KHSAA wanted to send out some updates on the Cross Country postseason. While regional sites have been set for some time, final details have been determined by local hosts. All information pertaining to the regional events, including regional instructions for participating teams, can be found here: 

Cross Country Regional Managers & Meet Information

Cross Country Regional Meet Instructions

Regionals will take place on October 22-23. The KHSAA Cross Country State Championships will take place once again at the Bourbon Country Cross Country Course in Paris, KY on October 29-30. Class 2A will kick things off on Friday afternoon with Classes 1A and 3A to compete on Saturday. The tentative time schedule has been posted: https://khsaa.org/2021-state-cross-country-meet-schedule/

The staff is working on details for the postseason and any updates/changes will be communicated accordingly. State meet qualifiers will be determined on Sunday, October 31, and released via the KHSAA website. There are no changes to the qualifying procedure and for 2021 the State qualifying process for Cross Country will be:

  • 1 full team enters the Region Meet, 1 team advances.
  • 2-3 full teams enter the Region Meet, 2 teams advance.
  • 4-5 full teams enter the Region Meet, 3 teams advance.
  • 6-7 full teams enter the Region Meet, 4 teams advance.
  • 8-10 full teams enter the Region Meet, 5 teams advance.
  • 11 or more full teams enter the Region Meet, 6 teams advance.
  • After the teams qualifying for State are determined, the top five (5) individuals from teams NOT advancing to State will qualify for the State Meet as individuals. 

Any Cross Country specific questions should be sent to Assistant Commissioner Sarah Bridenbaugh (sbridenbaugh@khsaa.org).

 

– KHSAA –

About the Kentucky High School Athletic Association

The Kentucky High School Athletic Association was organized in 1917 and is the agency designated by the Kentucky Department of Education to manage high school athletics in the Commonwealth. The Association is a voluntary nonprofit 501(c)3 organization made up of 286 member schools both public and non-public. The KHSAA awards 215 state championships to 51 teams and 164 individuals in 13 sports and 6 sport-activities, funds catastrophic insurance coverage for its more than 106,000 rostered member school student-athletes, provides coaching education and sports safety programs for more than 12,000 coaches, and licenses and facilitates the distribution of training material for over 4,000 contest officials.

The KHSAA staff routinely publishes blog posts to better communicate with its various constituencies and the public. For a list of those blogs, go to http://khsaa.org/news-stats-pubs/sports-blogs/

 

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 Association is accepting applications for the position of Event Management Specialist. This is an entry-level administrative-level position for the KHSAA with focused duties primarily around the championships conducted by the Association.

LIKELY RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE POSITION

  • Work directly for the Commissioner of the Association as well as assisting the Associate Commissioner, Assistant Commissioners, General Counsel and Communications Director and other members of the staff.
  • Page layout for all KHSAA instructions related to managing the district, region, semi-state (state rounds hosted by member schools) championship events to include directives for managers, participating teams, workers and officials, including all aspects of design and mechanical production of these documents.
  • Compilation of material and records related to the site selections and seeding plans of all district and region tournaments in all championships.
  • Contact with and logistical arrangements for workers and volunteers at all KHSAA state championship events, including compensation and attendance records, in collaboration with assigned Executive Staff supervisors for that event.
  • Facilitate/coordinate the transportation of the equipment needed for championship events including driving rental trucks up to 24 feet in length.
  • Coordinate Board of Control reports regarding ticket sales at KHSAA championships, including collection and storage of all levels of play in all sports.
  • Serve as backup to Communications Director in the event of overlapping scheduled events.
  • Assist as assigned by the Communications Director with the entry of contest schedules, out-of-state opponents, regular-season tournaments, brackets and results on KHSAA/Riherds scoreboard and other necessary operation locations.
  • Assist as assigned by the Communications Director with other association publications, recognition of special groups, pre-event signage, and pre and post-game media gatherings at championships, monitoring of information on KHSAA website (khsaa.org), and monitoring of social media channels as time permits.
  • Assist appropriate executive staff personnel at each of the KHSAA championship events as directed by that staff member or the Commissioner.
  • Other duties as may be assigned by the Commissioner or detailed upon employment.

QUALIFICATIONS (REQUIRED)

  • A completed four-year college degree, with a preference for Business Administration, Sports/Athletics Administration, Education, Educational Administration or another field closely related to the activities of the KHSAA.
  • Professional experience commensurate with job responsibilities.
  • Computer competency and experience, particularly experience using Microsoft Office®.
  • Accurate attention to detail in the completion of projects and meeting deadlines.
  • Ability to adjust and adapt to a multi-tasking, rapidly changing organization expanding its past operations, mission and purpose.
  • Ability and desire for statewide travel that frequently extends beyond the workday.
  • Effective communication and organizational skills that are necessary for working with the Association membership and the ability to collaborate with other staff members in a professional manner.

EXPERIENCES TO BE DETAILED IF AVAILABLE (PREFERRED BUT NOT REQUIRED)

  • A background in sports information or in a position requiring knowledge and work around multiple sports is highly preferred.
  • Experience with the Adobe Creative Suite of products (InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator and others) is highly preferred)
  • Previous experience driving large vehicles.
  • Publications, radio, television, media, public speaking and public/community relations experience.
  • Understanding of social media and its use in promotions and its value in the business world today.
  • Computer competency and experience using the Google Apps product suite (Gmail, google drive, docs, sheets, keep notes, etc.) is highly preferred.
  • Experience maintaining or monitoring content on a website or website information.
  • Awareness of sports statistics and records concepts, including verification of performances.

TERMS, SALARY, AND BENEFITS

  • The office of the Association is located in Lexington, Kentucky and the staff members are employees of the Kentucky Educational Development Cooperative (KEDC).
  • This is a full-time position, exempt from Federal and State wage and hour laws and not entitled to overtime pay.
  • Significant hours of work beyond the typical workday including multiple weekends per year should be anticipated due to event schedules and ongoing responsibilities.
  • The successful candidate will qualify for membership in the Kentucky Teachers Retirement System (KTRS) and shall follow the hiring guidelines of background and criminal records check as required by the Kentucky Educational Development Cooperative (KEDC).
  • This position is a certified position within the context of KTRS. Under current law, the KHSAA may not hire a re-employed KTRS retiree working under the provisions and limitations of the Daily Wage Threshold in this position and that member be able to continue drawing a retirement payment.
  • Salary is set within a range established by the Commissioner and has been approved by the Board of Control as part of the KHSAA budget.
  • Experience will be considered within the constraints of the approved salary.
  • Benefits for this position currently include paid individual health insurance through state insurance plan, KTRS full match, social security and medicare withholdings and full match, paid sick and annual leave including the accrual of unused sick leave with limitations subject to KEDC policies, KTRS statutes and regulations..

APPLICATION PROCEDURES

  • Interested applicants should submit a resume and answer specific questions via the online application at the URL below.
  • References may be listed on the resume or included as application comments and the online application presents an opportunity for the submission of reference letters.
  • Applications may only be submitted electronically through the KHSAA website at https://khsaa.org/ge85-application-for-khsaa-executive-staff-position/.
  • Specific questions not detailed in this announcement may be directed via email to staffopenings@khsaa.org. All inquiries must be submitted to this email and emails to specific individuals will likely not receive a response.
  • All references should contain contact information including cell (if available) and other phone numbers, and email addresses.
  • Within the application, candidates should detail specific experience participating in, officiating or coaching sports or sport activities.
  • It is desired that employment starts not later than December 6, 2021. However, the start date for the successful candidate will be negotiable upon selection..

ABOUT THE KHSAA

  • The Kentucky High School Athletic Association was organized in 1917 and is the agency designated by the Kentucky Department of Education to manage high school athletics in the Commonwealth under 702 KAR 7:065 as empowered by KRS 156.070.
  • The Association is formed as a voluntary nonprofit 501 3(c) organization made up of 286 member schools both public and private. The KHSAA awards 215 state championships to 51 teams and 164 individuals in 13 sports and 6 sport-activities, funds catastrophic insurance coverage for its more than 106,000 rostered member school student-athletes, provides coaching education and sports safety programs for more than 12,000 coaches, and licenses and facilitates the distribution of training material for over 4,000 contest officials, as well as overseeing coaching education and sports safety programs and conducting leadership enhancement programs for interscholastic student-athletes and athletic administrators.
  • The Association office is located at 2280 Executive Drive in Lexington, KY (40505). More background information can be found about the KHSAA by visiting the KHSAA website at www.khsaa.org

The Vision of the KHSAA is to provide diverse and equitable opportunities for all students to enjoy the privilege of participation in school and education-based sports or sport-activities as part of the educational experience to teach and hone life skills, learn perspective, have fun and develop character.

 The Mission of the KHSAA is to provide governance and leadership in order to regulate and progressively administer the highest quality interscholastic athletic sports and sport-activities in an efficient manner, and promote the values of participation for all involved in education-based athletics and school-based sports. The KHSAA will work collaboratively with its member schools to recognize and promote the primary focus of high school academic success and college and career readiness for the student participants, risk minimization for all participants in the programs, and ensure the efficient administration of the education-based athletic program in the schools.

 

This position announcement is archived as a PDF file at  /staff/khsaaeventmanagementad2021.pdf

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 be reviewed as well as the strong survey response for staff to consider an alternative date, particularly in light of the lateness of the 2021 championships. Many of our schools have followed up to the survey indicating their concerns about the final schedule even though the dates selected were in fact the originally requested dates when Dance was originally adopted. Many schools reported significant conflicts with any potential February dates as did UDA representatives. Keep in mind that the availability of judges and the dates of national events for both the National Dance Alliance (NDA) and Universal Dance Association (UDA) were vital factors in finalizing the postseason schedule. 

This final schedule also attempts to take into account the availability of judging and staffing resources which are vital to managing these events at the optimal level for students.

After much deliberation and the consideration of alternatives, the following schedule is set for the KHSAA Dance postseason for 2021-22 as revised from the original dates: 

KHSAA Semi-State Dance Competitions

  • Regions 1-2: November 21 at Valley High School
  • Regions 3-4: November 20 at George Rogers Clark High School 

KHSAA State Dance Championships

  • December 12 at George Rogers Clark High School 

With this movement of the semi-state competitions (formally regions) and the KHSAA state championships, the declaration form (DA101) has been reopened and schools may edit/add/delete divisions up until Friday, October 29th. If you have already submitted a declaration for your school and you do not have any changes, there are no further steps to complete at this time. If you do enter a new DA101, your prior submission will be disregarded.

This year, the maximum number of performances each school is allowed to enter is three (3), so long as the third routine is Game Day. Once declarations have been tallied after the deadline, a detailed schedule and state advancement chart will be developed and distributed. 

LINK TO INFORMATION REGARDING HOW TO DECLARE

Please contact Assistant Commissioner Sarah Bridenbaugh (sbridenbaugh@khsaa.org) should you have any questions or to change/edit/delete your declaration.

 

– KHSAA –

About the Kentucky High School Athletic Association
The Kentucky High School Athletic Association was organized in 1917 and is the agency designated by the Kentucky Department of Education to manage high school athletics in the Commonwealth. The Association is a voluntary nonprofit 501(c)3 organization made up of 286 member schools both public and non-public. The KHSAA awards 215 state championships to 51 teams and 164 individuals in 13 sports and 6 sport-activities, funds catastrophic insurance coverage for its more than 106,000 rostered member school student-athletes, provides coaching education and sports safety programs for more than 12,000 coaches, and licenses and facilitates the distribution of training material for over 4,000 contest officials.

The KHSAA staff routinely publishes blog posts to better communicate with its various constituencies and the public. For a list of those blogs, go to http://khsaa.org/news-stats-pubs/sports-blogs/.

 

 

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.

Below is additional information:

OFFICIALS

  • October 6 to January 15 (Officials) – the Basketball Clinic will be online only and may be viewed at no charge during this period.
    January 16 to February 4 (Officials) – the Basketball Clinic will be online only and may be viewed for the makeup fee ($30) during this period.
    February 5 to February 11 (Officials) – the Basketball Clinic will be online only and may be viewed for the makeup fee ($60) per the Bylaw 27 schedule during this period. After this time, postseason penalties per Bylaw 27 may apply.

COACHES

  • October 6 to January 16 – the Basketball Clinic will be online only and may be viewed at no charge during this period.
  • January 17 to February 5 – the Basketball Clinic will be online only and may be viewed for the makeup fee ($100) during this period.
  • February 6 to February 19 – the Basketball Clinic will be online only and may be viewed for the makeup fee ($200) per the Bylaw 27 schedule during this period.
  • After this time, postseason penalties per Bylaw 27 will apply.

The presentation can be viewed on most PC or Mac desktops and laptops, along with many HTML5 enabled mobile devices and tablets (to view system requirements click on the Resources tab from within the clinic once the clinic has started).

You will be required to advance each slide. Once you advance to the last slide of the presentation, you will be returned to the KHSAA website and will receive credit for the clinic (there are no “certificates” for completed online rules clinics). If the presentation is not completed, and you are not taken back to the KHSAA website at the end, you will not receive credit.

You must complete the clinic in one setting (veterans will remember there was no intermission during the in-person meetings either). Individuals starting and not completing will have the start of the clinic erased and will have to begin at the start when resuming.

Each person that views the clinic must be logged into their account in order to get credit. If taken using anyone else’s e-mail address other than your own (including your administrator’s), you will have to re-take the clinic.

For member schools, the clinics are located on the School Log-in Page. To access the clinic, go to http://schools.khsaa.org and — under the section entitled Rules Clinics — click on the link that says “View Online Rules Clinics“. If you have any trouble finding that link, you can type the following URL into your Internet browser: http://schools.khsaa.org/rule_clinics/

If you have trouble logging into the system, contact Rob Catron at the KHSAA offices.

 

– KHSAA –

About the Kentucky High School Athletic Association

The Kentucky High School Athletic Association was organized in 1917 and is the agency designated by the Kentucky Department of Education to manage high school athletics in the Commonwealth. The Association is a voluntary nonprofit 501(c)3 organization made up of 285 member schools both public and non-public. The KHSAA awards 215 state championships to 51 teams and 164 individuals in 13 sports and 6 sport-activities, funds catastrophic insurance coverage for its more than 106,000 rostered member school student-athletes, provides coaching education and sports safety programs for more than 12,000 coaches, and licenses and facilitates the distribution of training material for over 4,000 contest officials.

The KHSAA staff routinely publishes blog posts to better communicate with its various constituencies and the public. For a list of those blogs, go to http://khsaa.org/news-stats-pubs/sports-blogs/

10/06/21 - Swimming & Diving Online Rules Clinic Now Available

The mandatory Online KHSAA Rules Clinic for the sport of Swimming & Diving 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.

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

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

OFFICIALS

  • October 6 to December 25 (Officials) – the Swimming & Diving Clinic will be online only and may be viewed at no charge during this period.
  • December 26 to January 14 (Officials) – the Swimming & Diving Clinic will be online only and may be viewed for the makeup fee ($30) during this period.
  • January 15 to January 21 (Officials) – the Swimming & Diving Clinic will be online only and may be viewed for the makeup fee ($60) per the Bylaw 27 schedule during this period. After this time, postseason penalties per Bylaw 27 will apply.

COACHES

  • October 6 to December 26 (Coaches) – the Swimming & Diving Clinic will be online only and may be viewed at no charge during this period.
  • December 27 to January 15 (Coaches) – the Swimming & Diving Clinic will be online only and may be viewed for the makeup fee ($100) during this period.
  • January 16 to January 29 (Coaches) – the Swimming & Diving Clinic will be online only and may be viewed for the makeup fee ($200) per the Bylaw 27 schedule during this period. After this time, postseason penalties per Bylaw 27 will apply.

The presentation can be viewed on most PC or Mac desktops and laptops, along with many HTML5 enabled mobile devices and tablets (to view system requirements click on the Resources tab from within the clinic once the clinic has started).

You will be required to advance each slide. Once you advance to the last slide of the presentation, you will be returned to the KHSAA website and will receive credit for the clinic (there are no “certificates” for completed online rules clinics). If the presentation is not completed, and you are not taken back to the KHSAA website at the end, you will not receive credit.

You must complete the clinic in one setting (veterans will remember there was no intermission during the in-person meetings either). Individuals starting and not completing will have the start of the clinic erased and will have to begin at the start when resuming.

Each person that views the clinic must be logged into their account in order to get credit. If taken using anyone else’s e-mail address other than your own (including your administrator’s), you will have to re-take the clinic.

If you have trouble logging into the system, contact Rob Catron at the KHSAA offices. 

 

– KHSAA –

About the Kentucky High School Athletic Association

The Kentucky High School Athletic Association was organized in 1917 and is the agency designated by the Kentucky Department of Education to manage high school athletics in the Commonwealth. The Association is a voluntary nonprofit 501(c)3 organization made up of 286 member schools both public and non-public. The KHSAA awards 215 state championships to 51 teams and 164 individuals in 13 sports and 6 sport-activities, funds catastrophic insurance coverage for its more than 106,000 rostered member school student-athletes, provides coaching education and sports safety programs for more than 12,000 coaches, and licenses and facilitates the distribution of training material for over 4,000 contest officials.

The KHSAA staff routinely publishes blog posts to better communicate with its various constituencies and the public. For a list of those blogs, go to http://khsaa.org/news-stats-pubs/sports-blogs/

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.

This is for KHSAA Regional and State Competitions, so please discuss what division(s) your school will be entering as there will be no adjustments to divisions once the entries are posted. Each member school Athletic Director or Head Coach shall only submit one form per school and must be signed into the KHSAA School subdomain to declare. You can find DA101 on the school subdomain under the dropdown menu “Forms and Reports” and under “Dance Forms”.

A couple of important notes: 

  • Semi-State 1 (Regions 1-2): November 21 at Valley High School
  • Semi-State 1 (Regions 3-4): November 20 at George Rogers Clark High School 
  • State: December 12 at George Rogers Clark High School 
  • **This year, the max number of performances each school is allowed to enter is three (3), so long as the third routine is Game Day.

Please contact Assistant Commissioner Sarah Bridenbaugh (sbridenbaugh@khsaa.org) should you have any questions.

 

– KHSAA –

About the Kentucky High School Athletic Association
The Kentucky High School Athletic Association was organized in 1917 and is the agency designated by the Kentucky Department of Education to manage high school athletics in the Commonwealth. The Association is a voluntary nonprofit 501(c)3 organization made up of 285 member schools both public and non-public. The KHSAA awards 215 state championships to 51 teams and 164 individuals in 13 sports and 6 sport-activities, funds catastrophic insurance coverage for its more than 106,000 rostered member school student-athletes, provides coaching education and sports safety programs for more than 12,000 coaches, and licenses and facilitates the distribution of training material for over 4,000 contest officials.

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 receives pay.

To access the clinic, go to https://schools.khsaa.org/ and — under the section entitled Rules Clinics — click on the link that says “View Online Rules Clinics“.

Below is additional information:

  • September 27 to November 2 – the Esports Clinic will be online only and may be viewed at no charge during this period.
  • November 3 to November 22 – the Esports Clinic will be online only and may be viewed for the makeup fee ($100) during this period.
  • November 23 to December 6 – the Esports Clinic will be online only and may be viewed for the makeup fee ($200) per the Bylaw 27 schedule during this period.

After this time, postseason penalties per Bylaw 27 will apply.
The presentation can be viewed on most PC or Mac desktops and laptops, along with many HTML5 enabled mobile devices and tablets (to view system requirements click on the Resources tab from within the clinic once the clinic has started).

You will be required to advance each slide. Once you advance to the last slide of the presentation, you will be returned to the KHSAA website and will receive credit for the clinic (there are no “certificates” for completed online rules clinics). If the presentation is not completed, and you are not taken back to the KHSAA website at the end, you will not receive credit.

You must complete the clinic in one setting (veterans will remember there was no intermission during the in-person meetings either). Individuals starting and not completing will have the start of the clinic erased and will have to begin at the start when resuming.

Each person that views the clinic must be logged into their account in order to get credit. If taken using anyone else’s e-mail address other than your own (including your administrator’s), you will have to re-take the clinic.

If you have trouble logging into the system, contact the KHSAA office.

– KHSAA –

About the Kentucky High School Athletic Association
The Kentucky High School Athletic Association was organized in 1917 and is the agency designated by the Kentucky Department of Education to manage high school athletics in the Commonwealth. The Association is a voluntary nonprofit 501(c)3 organization made up of 286 member schools both public and non-public. The KHSAA awards 215 state championships to 51 teams and 164 individuals in 13 sports and 6 sport-activities, funds catastrophic insurance coverage for its more than 106,000 rostered member school student-athletes, provides coaching education and sports safety programs for more than 12,000 coaches, and licenses and facilitates the distribution of training material for over 4,000 contest officials.

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 the 16th-consecutive season the KHSAA has brought its championships to the club. The girls’ tournament is up first with the opening round at 7 a.m. CT on Tuesday, Oct. 5, followed by the final 18 holes starting at 7:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 6. Boys’ action begins on Friday, Oct. 8, with championship play wrapping up on Saturday, Oct. 9.

Tickets are required for all spectators at this year’s tournaments and are available online only at khsaatickets.org. There will be no on-site cash or credit card sales, and fans are encouraged to purchase their tickets in advance to expedite the admission process. Tickets will be redeemed on patrons’ phones on the path towards holes one and 10.

For the second straight year, the KHSAA will utilize Golf Genius for tournament scoring with one player from each group entering scores from a mobile device after each hole. Live scores entered by the players will be considered unofficial, as players will be required to finalize their round in the official scoring area following completion of their 18 holes.

Marshall County looks to repeat as girls’ team state champions after winning the 2020 event with a score of 619 (314-305), which was 43 strokes in front of its nearest competition. Apollo’s Macey Brown took girls’ medalist honors with a two-round 145 (71-74). Trinity (Lou.) captured the boys’ team state title a year ago by shooting a 614 (300-314), edging Taylor County by four strokes. Jay Nimmo of Marshall County was the individual champion after carding a three-under par 141 (68-73) before ultimately claiming the title in a playoff.

Tee times and pairings for each event can be found through the tournament central link below, which will also be the source for live scoring throughout the championships. To track live scores, fans can also download the Golf Genius app and use the IDs KHSAABOYS21 and KHSAAGIRLS21 to access the respective tournaments.

2021 Leachman Buick•GMC•Cadillac/KHSAA State Golf Championships
Tournament Central – https://khsaa.org/2021-leachman-buick-gmc-cadillac-khsaa-state-golf-results-entries/
Tournament Program – https://bit.ly/3BfBBx3
Golf Genius App – https://apple.co/3jq8iPi

-KHSAA-

About the Kentucky High School Athletic Association
The Kentucky High School Athletic Association was organized in 1917 and is the agency designated by the Kentucky Department of Education to manage high school athletics in the Commonwealth. The Association is a voluntary nonprofit 501(c)3 organization made up of 285 member schools both public and non-public. The KHSAA awards 215 state championships to 51 teams and 164 individuals in 13 sports and 6 sport-activities, funds catastrophic insurance coverage for its more than 106,000 rostered member school student-athletes, provides coaching education and sports safety programs for more than 12,000 coaches, and licenses and facilitates the distribution of training material for over 4,000 contest officials.

GE35 – Midway University/KHSAA Student-Athlete of the Year Nomination Form

  • Varsity high school student-athletes (Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors & Seniors*) competing in the 19 officially recognized KHSAA sports and sport-activities are eligible to compete for the Midway University/KHSAA Student-Athlete of the Year Award.
  • Each Student-Athlete of the Year in each sport or sport-activity will then be eligible for the annual Midway University/KHSAA Female and Male Student-Athlete of the Year Award.
  • This awards will be presented at a banquet on Midway University’s campus in Midway, Kentucky in late spring or early summer.
  • School administrators and/or coaches can nominate any qualified high school student-athlete.
  • Nomination deadlines for each sport will be detailed in notification to each school but in general, will be twenty-one days prior to the first day of regional competition in each sport and sport-activity.
  • Nominations become the exclusive property of Midway University & KHSAA and will not be returned. All nominations must be made online.
  • Players can be nominated and win in more than one sport and are eligible to be nominated and win in multiple years of competition.
  • Athlete Information

  • This field is used for contact by Midway University in case of needed clarification
  • Please enter cell phone number
  • High School Information

  • Please enter a number from 3.0 to 4.0.
  • Nominator/Coach Information

  • Please enter nominator cell phone for clarification of items or notification
  • Recommendation Questions

  • Supporting Material

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10/01/21- Football Nominations Sought For Midway Student Athlete-of-the-Year Awards

The KHSAA is excited to open the nomination process for the Midway University/KHSAA Male and Female Student-Athlete of the Year among Football participants for 2021-2022. Midway University previously expanded its partnership to include both male and female nominations.

This award is based on athletic and academic achievement as well as community service and leadership. The link to the application contains additional criteria and a form to nominate one participant from each 2021-2022 team. Nominations must come from a member school, but can be submitted by an administrator, guidance counselor, or coach. Nominations may only be submitted online at https://khsaa.org/ge35-midway-university-khsaa-student-athlete-of-the-year-nomination-form/

The winner will be announced early in the postseason and current plans call for the winners to be recognized at an awards banquet at Midway University in early summer 2022. From the winners selected for each KHSAA championship, one student-athlete will be selected as the 2021-2022 Midway University/KHSAA Student-Athlete-of-the-Year and announced at the banquet. All winners will also receive their recognition at that planned banquet.

The deadline for nominations for the Midway University/KHSAA Student-Athlete of the Year (male and female) in the sport of Football is November 1, 2021. We look forward to your participation!

– KHSAA –

The Kentucky High School Athletic Association was organized in 1917 and is the agency designated by the Kentucky Department of Education to manage high school athletics in the Commonwealth. The Association is a voluntary nonprofit 501(c)3 organization made up of 286 member schools both public and non-public. The KHSAA awards 215 state championships to 51 teams and 164 individuals in 13 sports and 6 sport-activities, funds catastrophic insurance coverage for its more than 106,000 rostered member school student-athletes, provides coaching education and sports safety programs for more than 12,000 coaches, and licenses and facilitates the distribution of training material for over 4,000 contest officials.

The KHSAA staff routinely publishes blog posts to better communicate with its various constituencies and the public. For a list of those blogs, go to http://khsaa.org/news-stats-pubs/sports-blogs/

2021 State Cross Country Meet Schedule

09/06/21 - Volleyball Nominations Sought for Midway/KHSAA Student Athlete-of-the-Year Award

The nomination process for the Midway University/KHSAA Male and Female Student-Athlete of the Year among volleyball 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 to the application contains additional criteria and a form to nominate one participant from each 2021-2022 team. Nominations must come from a member school, but can be submitted by an administrator, guidance counselor, or coach. Nominations may only be submitted online at https://khsaa.org/ge35-midway-university-khsaa-female-student-athlete-of-the-year-nomination-form/.

The winner will be announced early in the postseason and recognized at an awards event at Midway University in early summer 2022. From the winners selected for each KHSAA championship, one student-athlete will be selected as the 2021-2022 Midway University/KHSAA Student-Athlete of the Year announced at the event. All individual winners will also receive their recognition awards at that time.

The deadline for nominations for the Midway University/KHSAA Student-Athlete of the Year in the sport of Volleyball is Oct. 3. We look forward to your participation.

– KHSAA –

The Kentucky High School Athletic Association was organized in 1917 and is the agency designated by the Kentucky Department of Education to manage high school athletics in the Commonwealth. The Association is a voluntary nonprofit 501(c)3 organization made up of 280 member schools both public and non-public. The KHSAA awards 215 state championships to 51 teams and 164 individuals in 13 sports and 6 sport-activities, funds catastrophic insurance coverage for its more than 106,000 rostered member school student-athletes, provides coaching education and sports safety programs for more than 12,000 coaches, and licenses and facilitates the distribution of training material for over 4,000 contest officials.

09/23/21 - New Wrestling Alignment Approved for 2021-22

During the course of its meeting at the KHSAA offices on Wednesday, the Board of Control approved a new wrestling draft alignment that will go into effect for the 2021-22 season. The Board considered multiple options and reviewed past participation data from the regional tournaments before making its final determination.

The immediate implementation for the new alignment was supported by a survey conducted by the Kentucky Wrestling Coaches Association, which showed 78 percent of its responses in favor of the alignment going into effect this year (73 of 94 responses).

The alignment will be updated at KHSAA.org in the coming days but can be viewed here.

Additionally, the Board approved a recommendation regarding the wrestling postseason to hold two semi-state events prior to the final weekend of the state tournament. The semi-state events will be conducted as Regions 1-4 and 5-8, with seeded pairings and wrestling to eight places, with the top eight advancing to state. As more details are finalized, that information, along with sites for the semi-state round, will be published. The semi-state events are currently scheduled for Feb. 18-19, followed by the state tournament final rounds on Feb. 25-26 at George Rogers Clark HS.

As a reminder to all coaches heading into the upcoming season, a recent rule change by the NFHS afforded states the ability to choose the number of weight classes for both boys’ and girls’ competition between 12, 13 or 14 classes with new class boundaries in each. A survey was conducted of the member schools to determine their preference and the results were approved at the May 2021 Board of Control meeting. That survey showed that the majority of KHSAA schools favored keeping 14 weight classes for the boys (46 in favor of 14, 23 in favor of 12, 7 in favor of 13). The majority favored 12 classes for events held exclusively for females (30 schools favoring 12 classes, 8 favoring 13 weight classes and 29 favoring 14 classes).

The survey called for immediate implementation of new weight classes proposed by the NFHS based on the survey results with evaluation after the 23-24 season and such recommendation was approved by the Board of Control. During the rules clinic and in follow-up communication, we will continue to offer guidance for travel to other states that may or may not use the new class boundaries during the phase-in period for the new weight classes as well as emphasize the necessity for accurate data within the weight management system.

For the upcoming season, the weight classes will be:

BOYS
14 Weight Classes – 106, 113, 120, 126, 132, 138, 144, 150, 157, 165, 175, 190, 215, 285

GIRLS
12 Weight Classes – 100, 107, 114, 120, 126, 132, 138, 145, 152, 165, 185, 235

– KHSAA-

About the Kentucky High School Athletic Association
The Kentucky High School Athletic Association was organized in 1917 and is the agency designated by the Kentucky Department of Education to manage high school athletics in the Commonwealth. The Association is a voluntary nonprofit 501(c)3 organization made up of 285 member schools both public and non-public. The KHSAA awards 215 state championships to 51 teams and 164 individuals in 13 sports and 6 sport-activities, funds catastrophic insurance coverage for its more than 106,000 rostered member school student-athletes, provides coaching education and sports safety programs for more than 12,000 coaches, and licenses and facilitates the distribution of training material for over 4,000 contest officials.

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 season.

After considering multiple options and reviewing past participation information, the Board approved a Final Alignment Map of Teams to be implemented for 2021-22. The KHSAA website will be updated in the coming days to reflect the adopted alignment.

“We have had the good fortune of great communication with the current leadership of our wrestling coaches association and know that not only were they ready for realignment, but they also wanted it implemented for this school year,” said KHSAA Commissioner Julian Tackett. “Their excellent communication and gathering of information helped aid the process of realignment. Clearly important to the coaches and match managers was a balancing of sorts in terms of the number of competitors in each region to help with competition logistics. Their input was invaluable.”

The Board also made a final decision on not to conduct a championship in boys’ and girls’ lacrosse this school year with the Board deferring that consideration to the May Board meeting for a possible 2022-23 implementation.

“We have communicated with our schools repeatedly to accurately gauge their interest, and at this point, there simply are not 50 schools desiring a championship,” said Tackett. “We know it is growing, but we also know our school athletic administrators are stretched extremely thin right now scheduling and re-scheduling, and the timing for adding something new probably isn’t the best.”

The Board had asked staff to remind member schools of the requirements for sports sanctioning at its last meeting in July. Since then, the data had not changed with 40 girls’ schools and 39 boys’ schools reporting a desire to participate, short of the 50 required per Board of Control policy.

“The 50 requirement represents less than 20 percent of the membership, and it is our obligation to continue to monitor their interest as we do with other sports,” said Tackett. “We will still have staff assigned to facilitate both boys’ and girls’ lacrosse as it continues to grow.”

A list of the sports offered (including several that do not have a championship due to their numbers) is listed on the KHSAA website.

A date was set for the Fall Draw Show, which will take place on Tuesday, Oct. 12. The Board accepted a report on the procedures for soccer and volleyball conducting random draws for the semi-state rounds with Regions 1-8 and 9-16 in random pods. The Ratings Percentage Index (RPI) standings will play a role in those sports with the highest-rated team being the home team. The draw for field hockey will also be completed, with region winners being drawn to host region runners-up in the eight-team state event.

Staff gave updates to the Board on the ongoing fall seasons, highlighting that championship play is quickly approaching.

  • The state golf championships return to Bowling Green Country Club with the girls playing Oct. 5-6 and the boys’ Oct. 8-9.
  • Cross Country returns to the Bourbon County Cross Country Course in Paris on Oct. 29-30.
  • Field Hockey’s Oct. 23 semifinals and Oct. 25 finals are at Christian Academy of Louisville.
  • Soccer’s Oct. 27 boys’ and Oct. 28 girls’ semifinals and Oct. 30 finals are at Frederick Douglass in Lexington.
  • Volleyball will play its quarterfinals through finals at George Rogers Clark in Winchester on Nov. 5-6.

In other action Wednesday, the Board:

  • Accepted a report on COVID-19 related cancelations following reminders that there is no waiver of forfeits for games unable to be played due to the virus for 2021-22. This includes the postseason as any withdrawal after the Friday before the postseason begins will be a bye/forfeit and the team will not be replaced.
  • Accepted a report about potential revisions to the Kentucky Medical Association’s (KMA) Return to Play protocol that is currently under review and expected to be finalized by the end of September.
  • Heard a report on new member schools with Highlands Latin being in its first year of postseason eligibility this school year. Five others – Trinity Christian, Somerset Christian, North Hardin Classical Christian, Foundation Christian, and CornerStone Prep – will be eligible in 2022-23. The newest member, Heritage Christian, will be eligible for postseason play in 2023-24.
  • Accepted a report on the status of officials licensing. Numbers are still extremely low compared to the 2019-20 season, and it was emphasized that it will take a team effort between assignors, school administrators, coaches and staff to recruit new officials, retain officials and get those who haven’t renewed to come back to officiating.

-KHSAA-


About the Kentucky High School Athletic Association
The Kentucky High School Athletic Association was organized in 1917 and is the agency designated by the Kentucky Department of Education to manage high school athletics in the Commonwealth. The Association is a voluntary nonprofit 501(c)3 organization made up of 285 member schools both public and non-public. The KHSAA awards 215 state championships to 51 teams and 164 individuals in 13 sports and 6 sport-activities, funds catastrophic insurance coverage for its more than 106,000 rostered member school student-athletes, provides coaching education and sports safety programs for more than 12,000 coaches, and licenses and facilitates the distribution of training material for over 4,000 contest officials.

2021 Leachman/KHSAA Boys State Golf Info, Tee Times, Practice and Results

2021 Leachman/KHSAA Girls State Golf Info, Tee Times, Practice and Results

2021 Leachman/KHSAA Girls State Golf Team and Individual Leaderboard

2021 Leachman/KHSAA Boys State Golf Team and Individual and Leaderboard

2021-2022 State Golf Championships Awards and Honors

2021 Leachman Buick•GMC•Cadillac/KHSAA State Golf Championship Scholarship winners

Girls’ Scholarship Winner – Taylor Messer, Clay County

Boys’ Scholarship Winner – Gage Gregory, Wayne County

2021-2022 Girls State Tournament Qualifiers

2021-2022 Girls Region Results

2021-2022 Boys State Tournament Qualifiers

2021-2022 Boys Region Results

OPTION 1 - Wrestling Schools Realignment

OPTION 2 - Wrestling Schools Realignment (KWCA Draft)

Current Map of Wrestling Schools


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