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Florida High School Athletic Association Sanction FAQ

Which events require FHSAA Sanctioning? – Policy 7

  1. Any athletic event hosted by an FHSAA member senior high school in a sanctioned sport which involves three or more schools such as a tournament or meet
  2. Any Meet involving 5 schools or more for the sports of CC, SW, WR, WTB, and TR.
  3. Preseason classic tournaments
  4. Preseason jamborees
  5. Fall or spring football jamborees
  6. Fall or spring classics
  7. Any tournament or meet which is held to determine the champion of a city, county, conference or league.
  8. Any event involving a 3rd Party entity

What are the steps to host an FHSAA Sanction event?

  1. Only FHSAA member schools are allowed to host FHSAA sanctioned events
  2. Member school must compete either AT2 or AT3 form (sport dependent)
  3. Verify membership status of each participating school
  4. Must be an NFHS member or affiliate member
  5. Verify if the event requires an NFHS sanction approval
  6. See below: Which events require NFHS Sanctioning?
  7. Forms must be submitted via C2Cschools.com
  8. Forms are due no later than 30 days prior to the first day of the event

What forms are required for sanctioning?

  1. AT2 - Sports: Baseball (BA), Basketball (BB), Cross Country (CC), Football Jamboree, Soccer (SC), Softball (SB), Swimming and Diving (SW), Girls Volleyball (GVB), Track and Field (TR), Boys Weightlifting (BWT), Wrestling (WR)
  2. AT3 - football classics and bowl games
  3. AT2s & AT3s – any event which have one of the following involved:
  4. Third party promoter or sponsor (Policy 7.1.3 and 7.8)
  5. Forms are due no later than 90 days prior to the event
  6. NFHS sanctioning is required if the event meets the following criteria
  7. Any interstate or international event involving two (2) or more schools which is co-sponsored by or titled in the name of an organization outside the school community (e.g., a college/university, a theme park, an athletic shoe/apparel company)
  8. Events in non-bordering states if more than five (5) or more states are involved
  9. Events in non-bordering states if more than eight (8) schools are involved
  10. Any event involving two (2) or more schools that involves a team from a foreign country. The host school should complete the international sanction application.  This would include any event(s) that involves international traveling teams that play in multiple games in multiple states.  (The exceptions to this rule are Canada and Mexico which are considered "bordering states.")

Which events require NFHS Sanctioning?

  1. Any interstate or international event involving two (2) or more schools which is co-sponsored by or titled in the name of an organization outside the school community (e.g., a college/university, a theme park, an athletic shoe/apparel company)
  2. Events in non-bordering states if more than five (5) or more states are involved
  3. Events in non-bordering states if more than eight (8) schools are involved
  4. Any event involving two (2) or more schools that involves a team from a foreign country. The host school should complete the international sanction application.  This would include any event(s) that involves international traveling teams that play in multiple games in multiple states.  (The exceptions to this rule are Canada and Mexico which are considered "bordering states.")

What are the fees to sanction an FHSAA event for member schools?

9.5.1 A non-refundable administrative fee shall be assessed each school making an application on Form AT2 for approval in the following sports. 

Sport Jamboree/Classic
30 Days Before Event
Tourney/Invitational Event
30 Days Before Event
Tourney/Invitational Event
Less Than 30 Days But More Than 10 Days Before Event
Tourney/Invitational Event
Less Than 10 Days Before Event
Baseball
Basketball
Soccer
Softball
$100 4 or less teams: $100
5-8 teams: $250
9-16 teams: $500
17-20 teams: $750
21-24 teams: $1,000
25-32 teams: $1,500
4 or less teams: $150
5-8 teams: $300
9-16 teams: $550
17-20 teams: $800
21-24 teams: $1,050
25-32 teams: $1,550
4 or less teams: $200
5-8 teams: $350
9-16 teams: $600
17-20 teams: $850
21-24 teams: $1,100
25-32 teams: $1,600
Girls Volleyball
Wrestling
$75 8 or less teams: $100
9-16 teams: $150
17-32 teams: $250
8 or less teams: $150
9-16 teams: $200
17-32 teams: $300
8 or less teams: $200
9-16 teams: $250
17-32 teams: $350
Cross Country
Swimming & Diving
Track & Field
Boys Weightlifting
$50 5-16 teams: $50
17-32 teams: $100
33 or more teams: $250
university/college: $500 (or
$1,000 if tickets sold)
5-16 teams: $100
17-32 teams: $150
33 or more teams: $300
university/college: $ 550 (or
$1,050 if tickets sold)
5-16 teams: $150
17-32 teams: $200
33 or more teams: $350
university/college: $600 (or
$1,100 if tickets sold)
Football Jamboree Spring Game: $150
Fall Game: $450
  Spring Game: $200
Fall Game: $500
Spring Game: $250
Fall Game: $550

 

How is FHSAA sanction payment made?
Once the sanction application is processed and approved, the member school will be invoiced for payment. Payment may only be made by the member school.

What are the fees to sanction an NFHS event?
$100 if the application is received 60 days or more prior to the event date
$200 if application is received 15-59 days prior to the event date ($100 application fee plus $100 penalty)
$200 penalty if the application is received less than 15 days prior the event date plus an additional $100 penalty for not forwarding the list of actual entries 20 days prior to the event date for a total of $300 ($100 application fee plus $200 penalty)

How is NFHS payment made?
The sanction application payment will only be accepted by credit card or electronic check.  The list of invited schools/states will not be forwarded or appear on the NFHS website until the payment is made.
Master Card, Visa and American Express are the only credit cards accepted for payment.

What forms are required to play an out of state school, which is a member of their NFHS State association?
Once the school membership has been verified as either a member of the NFHS or an Affiliate member of the NFHS, you will need to sign a contract with the out of state school.

What forms are required if I have a 3rd Party Sponsor?
AnAT2 or AT3 Form along with the required supplemental form AT2S or AT3S must be submitted it your event is sponsored by a 3rd Party entity.

What constitutes a Third Party Special Event?
7.8 Third Party Special Events.
Member schools that enter into an agreement with a for profit third party entity (i.e. but not limited to, KSA Events, ESPN, Paragon Sports, etc.) who sponsors or organizes a game or tournament involving one or more FHSAA member schools must obtain permission to participate a minimum of 90 days prior to the event by filing a Form AT2 or AT3 along with the required supplemental form AT2S or AT3S.

All such events hosted within the state of Florida must include the FHSAA as a party to the contract with the third party promoter and the administrative fee due to FHSAA shall be individually negotiated for each event with a minimum fee equivalent to 20% of gate receipts for non-televised events, or a minimum fee equivalent to 25% of gate receipts for televised events unless otherwise approved by the Executive Director.

A member school who files a form AT2 or AT3 on behalf of a promoter is fully responsible for all financial obligations of the event in regard to payment to the FHSAA. This policy applies only to national promoters and does not apply to locally televised regular season events.

2013-14 Event Sanction Fees for Third Party Direct Contract with FHSAA
A Third Party Direct Event is any high school athletic event conducted by a corporation or promoter involving one or more FHSAA member schools or one or more NFHS member schools (from outside the State of Florida) or any combination thereof, where the event sponsor is requesting an FHSAA or NFHS sanction of the event. A non-refundable administrative fee shall be assessed to corporations or promoters requesting an FHSAA sanctioning of such events.  Fees for these events are listed below.
 
The event may not be sanctioned by an FHSAA member school.  The Corporation or Promoter is required to request sanction of the event directly with the FHSAA and responsible to pay the sanction fee directly to the FHSAA. The corporation or promoter must enter into a written agreement with the FHSAA providing terms, proof of insurance and fee to be provided to the FHSAA in exchange for FHSAA’s official sanction of the event.
 
To view fees: click here

What must my school do to play an out of state team for a regular season game?

  1. The out of state school state association membership must be verified.
    1. http://www.nfhs.org/content.aspx?id=3419
  2. Once membership with an NFHS state association or Affiliate NFHS member association is verified. You must have the out of state school sign a game contract.

How does NFHS event registration/sanctioning work?

Registration can be completed online at www.nfhs.org

The event registration and approval process generally follow these steps:

  1. The Event Manager creates the event and uploads an initial list of invited schools.
  2. The hosting State Association submits their approval for the event.
  3. The Event Manager pays any fees.
  4. The invited State Associations submit their approval for the event.
    • The Event Manager coordinates with the State Associations to meet any requirements along with submitting updated and final lists of invited schools.
  5. After all State Associations have approved the event, the NFHS submits their approval.

Where are approved/not approved sanctions posted on the FHSAA website?
1. http://www.fhsaa.org/sports/sanctioned-events
2. Each sport has an individual link on its page listed under the tab “Sanctioned Events”

Who do I contact if I have questions about sanctions?
Shanell Young (ext. 310), Director of Athletics and Sheila Gallino (ext. 360), Athletic Services Assistant – sanctions [at] fhsaa [dot] org