This is intended for all KHSAA member school Superintendents, Principals and Athletic Directors and the link can be forwarded as needed.
This reminder that the 2015 Annual Meeting of the membership of the KHSAA is to be held on Thursday, September 10 in the Bluegrass Ballroom on the third floor at the Lexington Center (High Street level,adjacent to the concourse of Rupp Arena). A final agenda will be published in the coming days, but the meeting is expected to begin at approximately 8:00 a.m. ET. and conclude not later than 1:30 p.m.
This specific meeting has continuous improvement/leadership training opportunities in the morning, a discussion period regarding proposals for rules changes, and a meeting where delegates convene to approve or disapprove the proposed KHSAA Constitution and Bylaw changes.
The Hyatt Regency, adjacent to the center, has a small block of rooms available for Wednesday night, September 9, by contacting 859-253-1234 and when transferred to the reservations office, refer [...]
The mandatory Online KHSAA Rules Clinic for the sport of Football is available beginning today, August 11. Below is additional information:
The mandatory Online KHSAA Rules Clinic for the sport of Field Hockey is available beginning today, August 10. Below is additional information:
The mandatory Online KHSAA Rules Clinic for the sport of Volleyball is available beginning today, August 10. Below is additional information:
The mandatory Online KHSAA Rules Clinic for the sport of Soccer is available beginning today, August 10. Below is additional information:
The mandatory Online KHSAA Rules Clinic for the sport of Cross Country is available beginning today, August 10. Below is additional information:
Good morning. This is being composed for all of our administrative contacts at the member schools as an open note of thanks and gratitude.
Over the last week, many of you, and I mean a great many, have taken the time out to call, text, email and send cards of condolence to our office upon learning of the death of our long-time physical plant director John Ginn. He was our own “Wal-Mart greeter” during his 31-year tenure here and knew many of you by face and name from our many meetings and tournaments.
On behalf of all of our entire staff, and Johnny’s family, I just wanted to say a heartfelt thank you. We appreciate your outpouring of concern, and your understanding yesterday when our office was closed to allow for participation in his funeral and burial service.
We are back open on our regular basis and ready to support you as you kick off another fantastic school [...]
This is being sent to all Principals, Athletic Directors, Superintendents and Coaches of Member Schools. This is being sent via an electronic application and it is possible that any direct replies will not be received by the sender.
A few reminders as the Dead Period is about to begin:
The Advanced Camp for Soccer referees will again be held in conjunction with the Bluegrass State Games. We will be taking applications for this camp beginning today. Camp is scheduled for July 24 & 25 and will cost $55 (officials will be compensated for each match officiated by the BGSG).
As in the past, participants will be housed in a dorm on the UK campus (at no cost) through the BGSG organization. For information on the camp, visit our Soccer page on the KHSAA website, where you will find the information for the KHSAA Referee camp (Soccer Referee Camp Information).
You must also [...]
The 2015 KHSAA Volleyball Advanced Officials Camp will be held July 31-Aug. 1 in Lexington in conjunction with the Bluegrass State Games. This camp must be attended once every four years to be eligible for assignment to officiate in region or state tournaments.
July 31-Aug. 1 – Lexington, KHSAA Office & Kentucky Basketball Academy (w/ Bluegrass State Games)
Friday – 6 p.m.-9:30 p.m. Classroom Topics and Review
Saturday – 8 a.m. until TBD – On-court evaluation – two matches (schedules will be passed out Friday night – no guarantee of scheduled evaluation time).
$60 Advanced Registration (until July 13)
$85 Late Registration (until July 14 to July 22)
To register and pay (must be done individually), use the link below:
Register/Pay for Camp Click Here
Housing is up to each individual. Should you need assistance with dorm housing, you may contact Paula Licato who is with UK Dorm Housing for a discounted [...]
DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION OF RESUMES AND COVER LETTER FOR CONSIDERATION: THURSDAY, JUNE 25, 2015
The Kentucky High School Athletic Association is accepting applications for the position of Assistant Commissioner. Due to the provisions of the Federal Court Order (Alston, et. al. vs The KHSAA, et. al.) and the composition of the current staff, this position will be filled by a female.
RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE POSITION
Serve as Assistant Commissioner, employed full-time at the KHSAA offices in Lexington. Duties of the position anticipated to include but are not limited to:
This is a reminder that the instructions for the 2015 Worth/KHSAA State Softball Tournament have been posted on the KHSAA website. You can view these instructions by clicking on the following link and then clicking on State Information and Instructions:
This is being sent to all previously licensed KHSAA officials:
Registration for all officials is now available by clicking the “Officials Login” button at the top of the main KHSAA website, http://www.khsaa.org/. The total registration fee for officials is unchanged from the rates for 2014-2015.
The initial registration deadline for the 2015-2016 school year (July 1, 2015 to June 30, 2016) is midnight on June 30. After June 30th, a $25 late fee will be assessed until August 14th. Beginning August 15th, a $50 late fee will be accessed AND officials who miss the initial deadline to register will be prohibited from participating in the postseason in those levels of sports or sport-activities where late licensing officials are specifically prohibited from assignment.
If you choose to mail the information form and include a check to the KHSAA there will again be an additional $10 charge.
To register, choose the Officials Login button at the top right of the [...]
Instructions for District and Regional Tournaments in the sport of softball have been posted on the KHSAA website. You can view these instructions by clicking on the following link:
This is a reminder to Coaches, Officials and Administrators with regard to interrupted games. During the regular season, including district seeded games, for games that are interrupted due to weather or darkness and called (ended) by the umpire, the game is final if it meets NFHS rules requirements for a shortened game — at least 4 1/2 innings with the home team ahead or five full innings. (Baseball Rule 4-2-2, 4-2-3; Softball Rule 4-2-2, 4-2-3).
For postseason (District, Region and State), all games must be played to completion by rule.
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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/
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 28, 2015
The annual Draw Show for the 2015 Rawlings/KHSAA Baseball State Tournament and the Worth/KHSAA Softball State Tournament will be conducted at the Association’s headquarters on Wednesday, April 29 at 2 p.m. The Draw Show will be streamed live online at KHSAA.tv, with complete brackets available on the KHSAA website and the KHSAA/Riherds.com Scoreboard following the draw.
The 2015 Rawlings/KHSAA Baseball State Tournament will take place June 1-6 at Whitaker Bank Ballpark in Lexington, while the Worth/KHSAA Softball State Tournament will be held June 4-6 at Jack C. Fisher Park in Owensboro.
Spring Championship Media Credential Applications
Media members interested in applying for credentials to any of the KHSAA’s Spring Championship events can visit credentials.khsaa.org to submit an online application.
Credentials to each KHSAA state championship event are issued by the KHSAA to working members of the media that regularly cover high school athletics. Credentials must be requested prior [...]
Long-time KHSAA Administrative Support Specialist Phyllis Sallee is retiring from the KHSAA after many years of faithful service. As such, the KHSAA will be looking to fill a total of two positions, Mrs. Sallee’s and another that had been vacant approximately one month. “Phyllis has been a tremendously valuable member of our staff and has served in a support capacity for several staff members during her tenure. Her work ethic is second to none, and we will certainly miss her going forward,” according to KHSAA Commissioner Julian Tackett. “We wish her the best of health and happiness and a great enjoyable retirement.”
Persons interested in applying for either position should see the full notice at http://www.khsaa.org/staff/JobAnnouncementforSupportStaff2015.pdf.
The Part 2 Exam for Baseball and Softball are now available online through midnight Eastern Time on Sunday, April 5. There will be no way for anyone to take the test after the deadline. It is highly recommended that all registered officials take the part 2 exam.
Login to http://officials.khsaa.org/authorize/ to take the part 2 exam. A minimum score of 80 on the exam is one of the requirements to be assigned to officiate 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 Handbook beginning page 5 – Officials Guidebook Policies).
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). This will take you through the steps to reset your password.
Good luck on the test and this season!
Commissioner Julian Tackett issued the following statement upon the death of Ira Combs-
“Ira Combs was a larger than life figure whose regular appearance at the Sweet 16 was a source of personal pride, as was his legendary work with the Joe B. Hall Classic and other high school events on an annual basis. His year-round work supporting the mountain schools, and all KHSAA schools, as well as his beloved UK Wildcats was truly a labor of love. Just yesterday, Ira stopped by press row and commented favorably on the revised press row setup, while leaving me with another commemorative pin. His passing is further proof that life is fragile and you should cherish every moment. To his beloved Dilce Combs brethren and his brothers and entire extended family, we offer our sympathies and prayers. RIP Ira.”
The Softball Umpires Clinic scheduled for Saturday March 7, 2015 at Franklin County High School has been cancelled due to inclement weather. If you had planned on attending and did not receive my e-mail from earlier this morning, please contact me at your earliest convenience. Thanks. Darren