In several unfortunate situations each year, coaches or athletes with eligibility remaining are ejected near the end of the season, or near the end of the season for violations of Bylaw 15, Sportsmanships. Please note that when that happens, the penalty carries to the next year if the student-athlete remains enrolled, and to the new school if the coach changes jobs/schools.
Please note all rules related to player/coach ejections, including the provisions for varsity and non-varsity ejections, are listed at http://khsaa.org/dq-policy-on-reinstatement-of-disqualified-apolicy-on-reinstatement-of-disqualified-athletes-coaches/, and a complete list from 2013-2014 is listed on the KHSAA website at http://khsaa.org/dq_list_public/. You will need to review this listing to ensure that you properly require athletes and coaches to miss the required contests if in fact they were ejected.
Also note that being ineligible for scrimmages (sitting out) does NOT satisfy any penalty, such must be served at the varsity contest level.
If you have specific questions, please contact Michael Barren (firstname.lastname@example.org) [...]
With the start of a new school year, it’s a good time to remind schools about recent changes in KHSAA Bylaws, and we wanted to remind Administrators and Baseball/Softball Coaches about issues around offseason play (“Fall Ball”) and school facilities.
Bylaw 23, which defines the season and allowable play, was amended at the Annual Meeting in 2012 (approved by member school administrators by a vote of 194-12-1) and changes were approved through the regulatory process and published in the 2013-14 KHSAA Handbook. The primary element of this change was a restriction in the use of school facilities by enrolled student-athletes outside of the season.
This restriction is during the school year, but outside the defined limitation of season where coaches (head/assistant) may not coach players in organized competition on the campus of a member school if such competition involves at least fifty (50) percent of the normal playing squad (5 or more for baseball and [...]
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 6, 2014
Commissioner’s Response to Home School Proposal
“Following the announcement of the bill introduced by Representative Stan Lee (R-Lexington) on Tuesday, our office has received a number of phone calls and emails from media members seeking comment. While this bill was originally reported as a measure to allow home schooled children to play athletics at the middle and high school level, the actual details are much more impactful to education-based athletics and its impact much more pervasive on our member schools. As it is currently drafted, the bill would fundamentally alter high school athletics in the state, as it would allow all nonpublic school student-athletes to attend a nonpublic school and yet compete for public schools at their discretion, if the school in which they are attending (including home school) didn’t offer a specific extracurricular activity.
This proposed act is particularly different [...]
The mandatory online KHSAA Rules Clinic for the sport of Volleyball is now online for all coaches (head and assistant) and licensed officials.
August 4 to September 1 (Officials) – the Volleyball Clinic will be online only and may be viewed at no charge during this period.
August 4 to September 7 (Coaches) – the Volleyball Clinic will be online only and may be viewed at no charge during this period.
September 2 to September 28 (Officials) – the Volleyball Clinic will be online only and may be viewed for the makeup fee ($100) during this period.
September 8 to October 5 (Coaches) – the Volleyball Clinic will be online only and may be viewed for the makeup fee ($100) during this period.
September 29 to October 19 (Officials) – the Volleyball Clinic will be online only and may be viewed for the makeup fee ($300) per the Bylaw 27 schedule during this period. After [...]
The mandatory online KHSAA Rules Clinic for the sport-activity of Competitive Cheer is now online for all coaches (head and assistant) and licensed judges (officials).
August 4 to September 1 (Officials) – the Competitive Cheer Clinic will be online only and may be viewed at no charge during this period.
August 4 to September 7 (Coaches) – the Competitive Cheer Clinic will be online only and may be viewed at no charge during this period.
September 2 to September 28 (Officials) – the Competitive Cheer Clinic will be online only and may be viewed for the makeup fee ($100) during this period.
September 8 to October 5 (Coaches) – the Competitive Cheer Clinic will be online only and may be viewed for the makeup fee ($100) during this period.
September 29 to October 24 (Officials) – the Competitive Cheer Clinic will be online only and may be viewed for the makeup fee ($300) per the Bylaw 27 schedule during [...]
Board of Control Recommends Use of Protective Head Gear in Softball; Makes Football Alignment Adjustment
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 15, 2014
The Board of Control conducted its first meeting of the 2014-15 academic year at the Bank of Kentucky Center in Northern Kentucky on Monday morning. Among the action taken during Monday’s meeting, the Board passed a proposal recommending the use of protective headgear for certain positions in fastpitch softball, finalized specific site selection for the 2014 state soccer tournament, and upheld an appeal by Hazard in regards to the 2015-18 football alignment.
With a growing concern to player safety in fastpitch softball, the Board addressed the issue of face/head protection. NFHS Rule 1-8-4 states that defensive players are permitted to wear face/head protection in the field. The Board of Control, based on a proposal from staff, a review of available injury data from the NFHS RIO [...]
During the 7th inning of game 14 of the Worth/KHSAA State Softball Tournament (a consolation bracket elimination contest) a judgement call was made by the umpiring crew which in hindsight, and upon postgame review by the KHSAA staff, was in error. The situation occurred when Johnson Central’s Rachelle Fairchild hit an apparent game-winning home run, but following a brief conference, the crew of officials declared that the hit was a ground rule double instead of the game-winning home run.
“Following today’s game between Ashland Blazer and Johnson Central, KHSAA staff reviewed news footage of the at-bat which was ruled a ground rule double in the seventh inning. With the benefit of slow motion, high definition video, it is clear that the ball left the park on the fly, and a home run should have been ruled,” said KHSAA Commissioner Julian Tackett. “Unfortunately, our umpires don’t have technical access to slow motion, high definition video during [...]
Lane Players Can Release When Free Throw is Attempted in High School Basketball
Players in marked lane spaces will be able to move into the lane when the ball is released by the free-throw shooter beginning with the 2014-15 high school basketball season. Previously, players could not release until the ball touched the ring or backboard or until the free throw ended.
This change in Rule 9-1-4 was one of four major rules changes recommended by the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) Basketball Rules Committee at its April 14-16 meeting in Indianapolis. All recommendations were subsequently approved by the NFHS Board of Directors.
The committee noted that the current rule of players in marked lane spaces not releasing until the ball touches the ring or backboard creates two obstacles for officials: 1) attempting to [...]
TITLE PARTNERSHIP WITH WORTH
When referring to the softball state tournament, the tournament’s full name, the Worth/KHSAA Softball State Tournament should be used in all first references, without exception. In subsequent references, it is acceptable to refer to the tournament as the softball state tournament. KHSAA should not be used when referencing the event unless it is accompanied by Worth. Sponsorship of KHSAA state championship events is vital to the livelihood of the Association. Please help us thank our corporate sponsors by recognizing their commitment to the KHSAA with proper identification of our events in printed materials, broadcasts, etc.
The Worth/KHSAA Softball State Tournament has an event-specific tournament logo which should be used with any accompanying articles, graphics, newscasts, etc. The KHSAA will provide a logo for authorized uses on request.
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Instructions for the 2014 Worth/KHSAA Softball State Tournament have been posted on the KHSAA website. You can view these instructions be clicking on the link below:
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 2013-2014.
The initial registration deadline for the 2014-2015 school year (July 1 to June 30) 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 [...]
Registration for the 2014 KHSAA Volleyball Officials Camps is now open. There will be two camps this year. This camp must be attended once every four years to be eligible for assignment to officiate region or state tournaments beginning in 2014.
July 11-12 – Bowling Green – WKU E.A. Diddle Arena
August 1-2 – Lexington – KHSAA Office w/ Bluegrass State Games
Tentative Agenda – Both Sites/Local Time
6:00-6:15 p.m. – Registration
6:15-7:00 p.m. – Game/Match Management
7:05-7:50 p.m. – Professionalism in Officiating
(Being a good partner/communicating attributes)
7:50-8:00 p.m. – Break
8:00-8:45 p.m. – Proper Mechanics and Rule Applications
8:50-9:35 p.m. – Advanced Officiating
8 a.m. until ?? – Officials on-court evaluations. Officials will work two matches (R1/R2) and be evaluated. There is no guarantee of when you will be [...]
Five-Game Official Positions for Kickoff
A. Before kick:
1. Position: R’s goal yard line on the head linesman’s side just outside hash marks.
2. Count R players.
3. Check positions of other game officials.
4. After ready signs have been received from other game officials, declare the ball ready for play and sound whistle and verify that at least four K players must be on each side of the kicker until the ball is kicked.
5. If short free kick is anticipated:
a. Take position near R’s 10-yard line.
b. Be alert to assist other game officials.
B. After kick:
1. Kick down the middle:
a. Signal clock to start (S #2) when kick is touched other than first touching by K.
b. Pick up runner and [...]
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 12, 2014
During Tuesday’s scheduled meeting at the KHSAA Office, the Board of Control awarded the girls’ basketball state tournament to the Bank of Kentucky Center and Northern Kentucky University for 2016 and 2017, while extending the stay of the Worth/KHSAA Softball State Tournament at Jack C. Fisher Park in Owensboro for four more years (2015-18). In addition, the Board approved a final draft of the football alignment for the 2015-18 seasons which can be found at this link: http://goo.gl/rZfNWC.
“It speaks volumes to the growth and progress of female athletics in this state that we received two very strong proposals for both championships, where in the past there might not have been much interest. It bodes very well for the future of female athletics in Kentucky,” said KHSAA Commissioner Julian Tackett. “In terms of the girls’ basketball championship, the Board was of [...]
Please take time to mark your calendars for this year’s Referee’s camp! The dates and site for the 2014 KHSAA Soccer Officials Camp have been set. The Advanced Camp for Soccer referees will again be held in conjunction with the Bluegrass State Games. This camp must be attended once every four years to be eligible for assignment to officiate in region or state tournaments. Details and registration information are being finalized, however we wanted to go ahead and alert you of the dates and site.
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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 dates and sites for the 2014 KHSAA Volleyball Officials Camps have been set. This camp must be attended once every four years to be eligible for assignment to officiate in region or state tournaments beginning in 2014. There are two camps scheduled this year. Details and registration information are being finalized, however we wanted to go ahead and alert you of the dates and sites.
July 11-12 – Bowling Green, WKU E.A. Diddle Arena (w/ WKU Team Camp)
Aug. 1-2 – Lexington, KHSAA Office & Kentucky Basketball Academy (w/ Bluegrass State Games)
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 June 26 for Bowling Green/July 17 for Lexington)
$85 Late Registration (until July 8 for Bowling Green/July [...]
2014 District and Regional Instructions for softball are now posted on the KHSAA website. You can view these instructions by clicking on the following link:
The KHSAA’s online media credentialing system for the Spring Sports Championships is now live. Media members can visit credentials.khsaa.org to apply for credentials online.
Credentials to each KHSAA state championship event are issued by the KHSAA to working members of the media that regularly cover high school athletics. Credentials must be requested prior to the established deadline for each sport through the online credentialing system (credentials.khsaa.org).
Credentials should be requested by the sports editor/director for all members of his/her organization needing to attend an event. Credentials for freelance photographers and stringers must be requested by the sports editor/director at the outlet the freelancer will be representing. No credentials will be issued outside of the online credentialing system. The KHSAA reserves the right to limit the quantity of credentials issued to media outlets when space is at a premium.
Failure to adhere to the KHSAA policies and guidelines, [...]
Baseball/Fast Pitch Softball Draw Show This Thursday
The annual Draw Show for the 2014 Rawlings/KHSAA Baseball State Tournament and the Worth/KHSAA Fast Pitch Softball State Tournament will be conducted at the Association’s headquarters on Thursday, May 1 at 2 p.m. The Draw Show will be streamed live online at KHSAA.org, with complete brackets available on the KHSAA website and the KHSAA/Riherds.com Scoreboard following the draw.
The 2014 Rawlings/KHSAA Baseball State Tournament will take place June 2-7 at Whitaker Bank Ballpark in Lexington, while the Worth/KHSAA Fast Pitch Softball State Tournament will be held June 5-7 at Jack C. Fisher Park in Owensboro.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 28, 2014
Regional Winners Announced For 2014 Forcht Bank/KHSAA CLASS Awards Recognition Program
Thirty-two regional winners have been selected as part of the 2014 Forcht Bank/KHSAA CLASS Awards Recognition Program. The 32 regional winners will each receive a $350 scholarship, an award from Forcht Bank and the KHSAA, and an invitation to the Awards Banquet on Sunday, May 4. One male and one female from the pool of regional honorees will be selected as the statewide winner at the Awards Banquet, with each individual receiving a $3,000 scholarship.
The Forcht Bank/KHSAA CLASS Awards Recognition Program (Citizenship, Leadership, Athletics, Sportsmanship, Scholarship) honors deserving senior student-athletes across the state. This is the 18th year the KHSAA has recognized student-athletes through a scholarship program, which is open to all seniors that have participated in athletics and/or sport-activities (competitive cheerleading, bowling, archery and bass fishing). One male and [...]