FHSAA News Alerts

ATHLETIC SERVICES

Reminders:

  • Districts for Girls Volleyball run from October 24-28. During that week, please be aware that no results should be reported and posted to the brackets except for the District Championship games, which are the responsibility of the District Host.  This is very important in order to ensure that the brackets are correct! 
  • State entry lists for ALL sports besides competitive cheerleading must be sent to the District Host…not an FHSAA member. To reiterate, the ONLY sport you are required to send a state entry list to an FHSAA member is competitive cheerleading and that person is Jamie Rohrer.
  • State entry lists for swimming/diving and girls volleyball are due Monday, October 17 by midnight!
  • Ejections and Appeals – If you wish to appeal an ejection, an AT 15 form must be filled out. This form must be signed by the Athletic Director, Principal and District Level Administrator (Superintendent or County Athletic Director) or Governing Body Representative. If the appeal is because the incident did not occur or was not egregious, video is the best thing to submit. Also, please include what actions the school has taken to prevent a similar incident from occurring in the future.

ELIGIBILITY AND COMPLIANCE

FHSAA Review Bylaw 9.3.2 and GA5

Join us for a Webinar on October 18

Space is limited.
 Reserve your Webinar seat now at: 
https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/368532193

The purpose of this webinar is to provide guidance on the application of Bylaw 9.3.2 relative to students changing schools after establishing their residence at a school.  Staff will also review form GA5 prior to the November deadline for submitting proposals to amend Bylaws/Policies of the FHSAA.

Title: FHSAA Review Bylaw 9.3.2 and GA5
Date: Tuesday, October 18, 2011
Time: 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM EDT

After registering you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the Webinar.

For more information contact: Eligibility and Compliance Services Department

Fall Ball Compliance – Policy 22 Review: Member schools are encouraged to review Policy 22 as it relates to “FALL BALL” activities.  A growing number of teams are participating under the auspices of Policy 22, but the teams are not fully compliant.  Primary issues concerning compliance: the teams are playing in events not sanctioned by a governing body to which the team is registered AND some leagues have been formed by member schools.  (Contact: Eligibility and Compliance Services Department at compliance [at] fhsaa [dot] org)

International and Out-of-State Teams Participating In Tournaments: The AT2S and AT3S forms (supplemental form forms used for sanctioned tournaments, games, meets) require compliance verification for out-of-state teams and international teams.  Member schools hosting such teams must be sure to verify invited teams comply with Bylaw 8.3. (Contact: Eligibility and Compliance Department at compliance [at] fhsaa [dot] org)

2012-13 FHSAA Bylaw Proposals: The deadline for submitting recommendations to create new bylaws, modify or delete existing bylaws is NOVEMBER 1, 2011.  School FHSAA Representatives must submit their recommendation(s) using Form GA5.  This form is accessible via C2CSchools.com.  (Contact: Eligibility and Compliance Services Department at eligibility [at] fhsaa [dot] org or compliance [at] fhsaa [dot] org)

COMMUNICATIONS

*FHSAA Network* – The FHSAA and PlayOn! Sports (PlayOn) yesterday announced the launch of the FHSAA Network, a partnership providing multi-platform distribution of Florida high school sports content. The new Internet video portal for the FHSAA Network, www.FHSAAsports.com, will host all events produced through the partnership. Many events will be streamed live, and all events will be archived and made available on demand. There will be no charge for fans to view content. The FHSAA Network will commence this fall with coverage of the state championships in boys and girls swimming and diving, girls’ volleyball, and football. Additional coverage throughout the year will feature a wide range of both boys and girls sports in Florida. To read the entire press release, clickHERE.

Barrington Christian (Florida City) suspended by FHSAA

Barrington Christian (Florida City) has been suspended from all interscholastic competition. If your school is set to play Barrington Christian, those contests are hereby cancelled and the contracts are considered null and void. When the headline on www.FHSAA.org has disappeared, that means the school has been cleared and reinstated for competition.

Reminders:

  • Hall of Fame nominations – A nomination to the Florida High School Athletic Hall of Fame must be received in the FHSAA Office by Tuesday, November 1, 2011 to be considered for the Class of 2012.These forms must be sent by mail, overnight carrier or hand-delivered. Nomination forms sent by fax or via e-mail will NOT be accepted. For nomination instructions and the form, please use the following link:http://www.fhsaa.org/sites/default/files/orig_uploads/special_programs/hof/forms/hof_form_instructions.pdf.
  • Student population report – The 2011 student population report is now available for all senior high/combination schools to be filled out. Middle school/junior high members DO NOTsubmit this report. Please read all instructions carefully. The form is the same as last year where it also asks for an average of non-standard students for the past two school years. Your school’s name will disappear from the dropdown menu upon successful completion.Pay attention to which school you are choosing! Several member schools around the state of the same or very similar names. The school’s city is after each school name for reference. The deadline to report your school’s student population is Friday, November 4, 2011 at 5 p.m. EST.
  • Entering tournaments on C2C – Games and tournaments are entered exactly the same way in Competition Wizard. If it is a multi-day tournament, set the End Date to the appropriate end date. When adding the opponent(s), instead of adding one opponent, add all of the teams attending the tournament. Please note that a competition name is not automatically added. You will have to give the competition a name. Once the tournament is on your schedule, the host school can click the ‘Matchups’ tab and add the matchups (i.e. Team A vs. Team B).

Sportsmanship – As of Week 13, we have had 158 total ejections. That is an average of 27 per week. Two areas of major concern is fighting (throwing a punch is most common) and profanity. Help us with your student-athletes so we can keep them in the game!

The Georgia High School Association has shared some sportsmanship points with us that they received at a recent sportsmanship summit at the Siegel Institute for Leadership, Ethics, and Character at Kennesaw State University. Over the next several alerts, we will share some of these with you. Apply these points as you see fit.

·         Sportsmanship is basically good citizenship demonstrated in the athletic arena and it applies to: player to player interactions, coach/player to official interactions; and fan behavior.

·         Sportsmanship is a concrete measure of a person’s understanding of and commitment to: fair play, ethical behavior, integrity.

·         Sportsmanship is the antithesis of “gamesmanship” in which competition takes on a Machiavellian philosophy – any means necessary to achieve the desired goal is acceptable.