FHSAA Board Implements Editorial Changes To Administrative Policies

GAINESVILLE, Fla. - In its penultimate meeting of the 2015-2016 school year, the Florida High School Athletic Association’s (FHSAA) Board of Directors approved editorial changes to many of its policies at its April 25 meeting.

In its annual review of rules and procedures, numerous policies were approved to be edited in order to clarify and unite current and practiced language. This approval was done to help improve the administration of interscholastic athletics in the FHSAA’s member schools, as well as substantive changes that clarify language and changes in current language.

A complete list of approved policy changes can be found here.

Included in this is a change to Administrative Policy 7.2.1, which references applications to multi-team events and tournaments. Starting with the 2016-17 school year, schools must submit sanctioning forms for in-season tournaments electronically online utilizing the official FHSAA process, which is currently C2CSchools.com.

In addition to editorial changes, the Board approved changes to the Participation Physical Evaluation form (EL2) as well as the Consent & Release from Liability Certificate (EL3). The Board combined the EL3, EL3CH and EL3CH Addendum into one form, and added one paragraph on page two under the heading “Statement of Student-Athlete Responsibility.” For the EL2 form, the student’s name was added to the top of page three.

For the new EL2 form, click here. For the new EL3 form, click here.

In wrestling news, the Board agreed to discuss the possibility of creating a dual state wrestling tournament at its June 13-14 meeting. There, the Board will be presented with additional research as well as survey results from wrestling coaches and athletic directors, before deciding on whether or not to implement a wrestling dual-team state championship.

It was also announced that Trinity Catholic High School athletic director Tommy Bond had been awarded a seat on the Section Appeals Committee as a representative of Section 2.