The Part 2 Exam for Basketball and Wrestling is now available online through midnight Eastern Time on Sunday, December 14. 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!
Registration for the 2014 KHSAA Baseball Umpires Advance Camp is now open. This camp must be attended once every four years to be eligible for assignment to umpire region or state tournaments.
Saturday, February 14 – West Jessamine High School, Nicholasville
$50 early registration before Feb. 2.
$75 late registration after Feb. 2 until Feb. 12.
Clarence Coleman – 36 year veteran; KHSAA Assigning Secretary, Kentuckiana Baseball Umpires Association
Keith Morgan – 37 year veteran; Umpire, Central Kentucky Umpires Association
Keith Shartzer – 40 year veteran; Umpire, Kentuckiana Umpires Association
Andy Strain – 37 year veteran; Umpire, Tri-State Officials Association
Kyle McNeely – Former Chair NFHS Baseball Rules Committee and OHSAA Director of Officials’ Development for baseball.
Tentative Topics & Agenda (Times are ET)
8-8:30 a.m. – Registration
8:30-9 a.m. – Welcome, Introductions, Review Agenda
9-9:15 a.m. – KHSAA Associate Commissioner Butch Cope
9:15-11:30 a.m. – [...]
The NFHS has a new look and this new look which includes an updated and user friendly webpage for officials. We wanted to share this information with you as this is a good way to stay up to date on information that the NFHS publishes in the way of news article and rules updates.
To access the link go to nfhs.org, hover over the NFHS for you at the top of the page, then choose officials.
The direct link is NFHS Officials link
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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 mandatory Online KHSAA Rules Clinic for Basketball is now available online. Below is additional information:
October 6 to December 7 (Officials) – the Basketball Clinic will be online only and may be viewed at no charge during this period.
October 6 to December 14 (Coaches) – the Basketball Clinic will be online only and may be viewed at no charge during this period.
December 8 to January 11 (Officials) – the Basketball Clinic will be online only and may be viewed for the makeup fee ($100) during this period.
December 15 to January 18 (Coaches) – the Basketball Clinic will be online only and may be viewed for the makeup fee ($100) during this period.
January 12 to February 22 (Officials) – the Basketball Clinic will be online only and may be viewed for the makeup fee ($300) per the Bylaw 27 schedule during this period. After this time, postseason penalties per Bylaw 27 [...]
At the Annual Meeting of the membership of the KHSAA, four proposals received the votes necessary for approval. The membership was represented by 215 of the schools (out of 277 members), a turnout very comparable to the past few years, with 144 votes (2/3 majority of those present) being required for a proposal to receive approval.
The proposals will now go to the KHSAA Board of Control for a formal recommendation to the Kentucky Board of Education. Absent any procedural snags, the proposals will go to the Kentucky Board of Education for a two-meeting consideration phase, with final approval by the Kentucky Board of Education anticipated in April. Following that consideration, if approved, the proposals will go to the Regulation Review Subcommittee of the Kentucky General Assembly and the Interim Education Committee for final approval witha hopeful effective date of August 1, 2015 for any changes.
The following was the voting for those issues. The [...]
This is the second part of a two-part effort to talk about the 2014 KHSAA Annual Meeting. Because of the 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 2014 Annual Meeting at the Lexington Center on September 29. 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.
During the morning sessions, there are three great workshops.
Reminder that the fall clinic for wrestling officials will take place on Saturday, September 27, 2014 at the Four Points by Sheraton Lexington located at 1938 Stanton Way Lexington 40511.
This meeting does not count toward the mandatory online rules clinic requirement.
The agenda is as follows: 2014-15 KWOA Fall Clinic Agenda
Saturday – September 27th
9:00 – 9:30 am: Registration – Mike Ford / Chris Reeves
09:30 – 09:40 am: Welcome / Introductions – Chris Shaw
9:40 – 10:00 am: Website / Facebook / Email / Interaction – Andrew Dennison
10:00 – 10:20 pm: Arbiter Program – David Wolterman
10:20 – 10:30 pm: Break
10:30 – 10:50 pm: Referees and their Duties – Rocky Durham
10:50 – 11:10 pm: Weigh-In Procedure – Eric Friddle / Mike Ford / Chris Reeves
11:10 – 12:20 pm: Lunch
12:20 – 12:40 pm: Escapes & Reversals – Garrett Scotty / Kenny Lonkard
12:40 – 1:30 am: [...]
The mandatory online KHSAA Rules Clinic for the sport of Swimming and Diving is now online for all coaches (head and assistant) and licensed officials.
HEAD AND ASSISTANT COACHES
As some of you may know, Johnny Ginn’s wife, Billie, passed away Wednesday night after a battle with cancer. Arrangements for Billie Ginn are as follows:
Visitation will be held from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Sunday, September 7, 2014 at Kerr Brothers Funeral Home (3421 Harrodsburg Rd., Lexington, KY 40513).
The service will be held Monday, September 8, 2014 at 10:30 a.m., also at Kerr Brothers Funeral Home, with interment at the Lexington Cemetery.
Memorials or donations can be made to the Arlington Christian Church Choir (1206 North Limestone, Lexington, KY 40505).
Johnny’s home address is:
419 Parkview Ave.
Lexington, KY 40505
We would like to remind all Football, Soccer, Field Hockey, Cross Country and Volleyball officials that the part 2 exam, which is a requirement to officiate a postseason contest in Football, Soccer, Field Hockey and Volleyball, is ending this Sunday, August 31st at midnight est.
Also, the free period for the required online rules clinic ends for all fall sports officials in Football, Soccer, Field Hockey, Cross Country and Volleyball on Monday, September 1. Beginning September 2 there will be a $100 charge to view the clinic. If you have started and not finished the clinic, this will serve as your final reminder.
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: