This is a reminder for Athletic Directors, all baseball coaches and baseball umpires that the deadline to complete the 2014 KHSAA/NFHS online Rules Clinic at no cost is midnight tonight. If you have already completed the clinic, please disregard this reminder.
Below is the information on the clinic that we published in February to assist you in tracking and the remaining schedule.
Athletic Directors – see the information below to assist you in checking on your coaches to make sure they have met the requirement. As a reminder, all coaches (head and assistant) are required to complete the clinic.
The window for the free online clinic is Feb. 3 – April 18.
2/1 to 4/18, for 2014, the Baseball Clinic will be online only and may be viewed by coaches and officials at no charge during this period.
4/19 to 5/10 for 2014, the Baseball Clinic will be online only and may be [...]
As spring sports are now fully in swing, it is time to remind each of you that the annual reports for Title IX and the Participation List are due on April 30.
Again this year, based on feedback from the membership and members of our Athletic Directors Advisory Committee, there have been several system changes to make this task easier. Here are the highlights:
On May 4, the KHSAA will honor the top officials for 2014 at the Association’s 21st Annual Officials Recognition Banquet. The ceremony, conducted at the KHSAA Offices, honors the finalists for each sport in which the KHSAA licenses officials.
Finalists in each sport were selected through a combination of their service to their association and excellence in officiating. One official in each sport will be named “Outstanding Official of the Year” for his/her sport in appreciation for their dedication and service to schools and student-athletes across the state
Outstanding Official Nominees
BASEBALL – Harvey Baxter (Richmond), Jimmy Guerra (Fort Thomas), Chad Hasch (Shepherdsville)
BASKETBALL – Rick Browning (Louisville), Michael Pangallo (Alexandria), David Smithmier (Paducah), Jason Wilkins (Central City)
CHEER – Suzy Edmister (Richmond), Kris Alderman (Morehead)
FOOTBALL – Steve Coleman (Louisville), Terry Flener (Horse [...]
As most of you who are involved in purchasing athletic insurance for districts or schools are aware, the market remains very tough for this specialized type of coverage. For more than 30 years, the most visible benefit to membership in the KHSAA has been the Catastrophic Insurance that is provided to all member schools and funded by the membership dues. As a matter of fact in recent years, the premiums for insurance paid by the Association total almost exactly the same as the total dues received, making it a smart volume purchase for the membership. This excess insurance policy currently has a deductible of $25,000, and each student is required to have basic coverage up to that deductible in order to be eligible to play sports and sports activities per an order of the Kentucky Board of Education approximately twenty years ago.
We are pleased to report that our broker, RJ (Bob) Roberts out if [...]
TO ALL KHSAA FOOTBALL OFFICIALS -
The 8th Region policy board and a group of regional officials are in the early stages of the possible formation of an 8th Region Football Officials Association, and have communicate such interest to the KHSAA. Interested officials should email your contact information (name, phone, email address) to email@example.com. Submitting this information is not a commitment to join that association nor is it a decision to leave another association, but will gauge interest in creating this association before investing resources. Gathering numbers and contact information of interested officials will give us a better understanding of the viability of such an association.
If formed, the 8th Region Football Officials Association could possibly provide officials for the 8th Region schools listed below that have a football program, at one or more levels. As with all other associations, there would be no mandate for a school in the region to use a [...]
Due to the ongoing cold temperatures, we have received several inquiries regarding postponing/canceling contests due to cold weather.
Prior to the officials assuming authority (jurisdiction) per the playing rules, it is the decision of home game management to determine whether or not a contest should be canceled or postponed due to cold temperatures. This decision should be made in consultation with all involved schools, but is ultimately the decision of the home team administration.After a contest has started, or the officials have otherwise assumed authority per the playing rules, contest officials after consulting with coaches and home game management, shall determine whether play should be postponed or canceled.
There are rules contained in the Board of Control adopted policies in Section 32 (on page 34), relative to the payment of umpires/officials should the contest be postponed http://khsaa.org/handbook/20132014/policies.pdf.Please feel free to contact our office if you have any additional questions. [...]
“On Friday, Feb. 21 an unsporting act took place in a boys’ basketball game between Cordia and Perry County Central. The officials assigned to the game ejected one student-athlete from Cordia who was directly involved in the incident and two student-athletes from Perry County Central for leaving the bench area. While video of the incident is available online, KHSAA Board of Control Policies state that the KHSAA staff is limited in the manner in which the video is used during the disciplinary process, unless the contest officials make a request for review of the specific incident. In this instance, the contest officials made no such request and therefore the KHSAA is not permitted to act upon video evidence, and must abide by the minimum required penalty of a two-game suspension for the Cordia player and a one-game suspension for each player from Perry County Central. Administration from Cordia has reported to the KHSAA [...]
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: FEBRUARY 21, 2014
Recently, the KHSAA received a notice and some newspaper clippings about a donation the Fifth Region Officials Association made to the Nelson County schools Youth Services Center. Upon receiving the note, the KHSAA contacted the regional officials associations across the state to find out more about the various ways organizations are giving back to their communities. The overwhelming responses received by the KHSAA are detailed below, but this list is in no way a comprehensive account.
1st Region Baseball – Last season, a small boy was killed in a bus wreck in Carlisle County, and the officials of the Western Kentucky Baseball Association each contributed one game fee ($50) to the family at the regional tournament. This year, the association is starting a Joey Fosko Memorial Scholarship to be given every year to a Region 1 baseball player.
The initial phase of entry for the 2013-2014 Title IX Reports is available and online at schools.khsaa.org. There have been several enhancements this year based on the tour of regional meetings last fall and the great cooperation and feedback from the membership.
HISTORICAL TEAM MATRIX
A major change to help the membership is with the T2 form data. Previously, questions were asked regarding the T2 and the addition of new sports that required research and data collection each year. With the rapid turnover in ADs and Principals, the data received on the T2 form, which helps a school assess its potential compliance with Test 2 of Title IX, was inaccurate at best. To help with this problem, a new form is added that must be [...]
The Umpire Training Clinic that was scheduled for tomorrow February 8, 2014 in Ashland has been canceled due to the possibility of inclement weather. We will reschedule and post the make-up date as soon as possible. The Umpire Training Clinic that was canceled on January 25, 2014 in Hopkinsville due to inclement weather, has been rescheduled for Sunday February 23, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. The link for the registration form for this clinic as well as the clinic scheduled for February 15, 2014 in Hodgenville are listed below:http://khsaa.org/fastpitchsoftball/region1-4campbrochure.pdf http://khsaa.org/fastpitchsoftball/region5-8campbrochure.pdf
This is just a reminder that the next Umpire Training Clinic will be conducted this Saturday, February 1, 2014 at 9:00 a.m. EST at Bourbon County Middle School (Auditorium). Below is the link for the registration form:
Registration Information for the Umpire Training Clinics Scheduled for Saturday February 1, 2014 and Saturday February 8, 2014 have now been posted on the KHSAA website. You can access this information by clicking on the following links:
Please note that the Region 9-12 clinic that was to take place at Bourbon County High School on February 1, 2014 will now take place at Bourbon County Middle School in the auditorium. This change in location has also been updated on the registration form.
The dates and locations for the 2014 Umpire Training Clinics have been set:
Regions 1-4 Saturday, January 25, 2014 – Christian County Middle School, Hopkinsvillle
Regions 5-8 Saturday, February 15, 2014 – LaRue County High School, Hodgenville
Regions 9-12 Saturday, February 1, 2014 – Bourbon County High School, Paris
Regions 13-16 Saturday, February 8, 2014 – Championship Fast Pitch, Ashland
Registration information for the first clinic scheduled for Saturday January 25, 2014 can be accessed by clicking on the following link:
Registration information for the remaining three clinics will be posted next week.
Our hope is that your basketball season is off to a good start. We have updated and added a resource for Athletic Directors and Coaches on the general information tab of the basketball page to help with clock keeper guidelines and the nearly new point differential rule. Please take the time to print this document and place it on the scorer’s table to be utilized by your scorer’s table crew.
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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/
The Basketball part 2 exam is available beginning today until Sunday, December 15th at midnight eastern standard time. There will be no way for anyone to take the test after the deadline. It is highly recommended that all registered officials take the part 2 exam, which is one of the requirements to be able to officiate in any postseason contest. The part 2 also allows for officials to obtain a level 2 or level 3 rating with the KHSAA (for details see the KHSAA Officials Guidebook page 8 - khsaa.org/Publications/officialsguidebook/20132014/officialsguidebook.pdf).
Please remember that you must login to the officials page of the KHSAA website. If you cannot remember your password, please choose the reset your password (in blue).
Good luck on the test and this season!
KHSAA Partners With First String Media, PrepSpin.com For Enhanced Web Streaming Network
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: DECEMBER 3, 2013
Through a new venture launched prior to the start of the 2013-14 season, the KHSAA has transitioned its online video broadcast network (KHSAA.tv) to an internal operation through a new partnership with First String Media and PrepSpin.com. After outsourcing its championship webcasts in previous seasons, this year’s championship events will feature live video streaming and highlight packages produced internally through the new partnership. Live video streaming, archived broadcasts and highlight packages will remain free of charge through the Association’s website.
KHSAA.org will remain the exclusive home for live video streaming of KHSAA Championship events, with live championship coverage of 11 events, and post-event highlight packages provided for six other sports and sport-activities. Live video streaming will be available for a total of 41 games during the 2013-14 season through KHSAA.org. The KHSAA video webcasts are available on all platforms and mobile devices. Fans will also be able to purchase DVD copies of each broadcast through the KHSAA site.
The new venture will also allow the KHSAA to full participate in the recently launched NFHS Network, as archived games can be shared with the NFHS Network for increased exposure. The NFHS also has the option to produce its own live video broadcast for any games or tournament rounds which the KHSAA elects not to do so. Interested advertisers should contact Associate Commissioner Butch Cope at the KHSAA offices.
Live video coverage will be available at KHSAA.org for both of the upcoming championship events in December. The championship games for all six classes of the 2013 Russell Athletic/KHSAA Commonwealth Gridiron Bowl (Dec. 6-7) at Houchens Industries/L.T. Smith Stadium in Bowling Green will be streamed live at KHSAA.org, as will the second annual KHSAA Competitive Cheer Championships on Saturday, Dec. 14 at Alltech Arena.
All-Session packages and single-game tickets for the 2013 Russell Athletic/KHSAA Commonwealth Gridiron Bowl (Dec. 6-7) are available for purchase through Ticketmaster, which can be accessed from the KHSAA.org homepage.
2013 Russell Athletic/KHSAA Commonwealth Gridiron Bowl
(live audio and video streaming available for all games through KHSAA.org)
Friday, Dec. 6
11 a.m. – Mayfield vs. Williamsburg (1A)
3 p.m. – Wayne County vs. Belfry (3A)
7 p.m. – Meade County vs. Scott County (6A)
Saturday, Dec. 7
11 a.m. – DeSales vs. Newport Central Catholic (2A)
3 p.m. – Collins vs. Highlands (4A)
7 p.m. – Bowling Green vs. Pulaski County (5A)
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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 277 member schools both public and private. The KHSAA sanctions 40 state championships in 12 sports and 4 sport activities, licenses and trains over 4,000 officials, provides catastrophic insurance for its more than 70,000 member school student-athletes, as well as overseeing coaching education and sports safety programs.