FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 5, 2015
Commissioner’s Response to Home School Proposal:
“Following the announcement of the bill (BR396) introduced by Representative Stan Lee (R-Lexington) and others on October 30, our office has again received a number of phone calls and emails from media members seeking comment. The proposal as drafted is not a measure to simply allow participation by home schooled students despite any title reference to Tim Tebow, who participated as a home schooled student in Florida. In fact, the actual bill, http://www.lrc.ky.gov/record/16rs/HB76.htm, is much more impactful and potentially harmful to education-based athletics and its impact is much more pervasive on our member schools. As it is currently drafted, the bill would fundamentally alter high school athletics and erode the school-based model in our state, as it would allow all nonpublic school student-athletes to attend a nonpublic school (even a KHSAA member school) and yet compete for public schools at their discretion, if the school in [...]
The mandatory online KHSAA Rules Clinic for the sport of Basketball is now online for all coaches (head and assistant) and licensed officials.
HEAD AND ASSISTANT COACHES
Riherds.com, a Kentucky-based company headquartered in Smiths Grove specializing in trophies, awards, name tags and signs, will provide the “Above and Beyond” award at each KHSAA state championship event for 2015-16. Riherds.com is proud to be the Official Supplier of Trophies and Awards to the Kentucky High School Athletic Association.
The award is given to a participant at each KHSAA championship event and will be awarded from the pool of candidates nominated by participating school representatives. The award is based on five attributes: Citizenship, Leadership, Athletics, Sportsmanship and Scholarship.
Nominated students should exemplify these five attributes by:
This is the second part of a two-part effort to talk about the 2015 KHSAA Annual Meeting. Because of another vast turnover in athletic administrators this year, and in order to help you prepare, this information is being sent well in advance of this year’s meeting to allow for review and discussion. Please feel free to contact the office with any questions.
Final preparations are underway for the 2015 Annual Meeting at the Lexington Center on September 10. Staff is busily making final updates to the documents related to the meeting, and posting them on the KHSAA website with updates nearly every day. We will again have workshop sessions in the morning, however, we have restructured the schedule to allow the combined groups to be involved in all of the workshops. This will allow for much more consistent interaction with presenters will allowing ample time for guests to visit the exhibit booths.
During the morning sessions, there [...]
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 [...]