Florida High School Athletic Association Sanction FAQ

What defines a “Host” of an event?

7.1.2.1 A member school is considered a host when it organizes, produces and manages the event on campus or through rights to use an off campus facility and provides all event staff, officials, ticket sales, insurance, concessions and parking. In addition, the Host would retain all event revenue.

7.1.2.2 Colleges, Universities, and/or Third Party entities, including private corporations and non-profit organizations requesting to host events must enter into a contract directly with the FHSAA for sanction approval. – See Third Party Events.

Which events require FHSAA Sanctioning? – Policy 7

  1. Preseason classic game or tournament
  2. Preseason jamborees
  3. Football bowl game
  4. Nationally televised events
  5. Any event involving a Third Party entity

What are the steps to host a FHSAA Sanctioned event?

  1. Only FHSAA member schools or third party sponsors are allowed to host FHSAA sanctioned events
  2. Member school must complete AT2 form (including football)
  3. Member school must complete AT2S form ONLY if it is third party event or nationally televised event
  4. Verify membership status of each participating school
  5. Must be an NFHS member or affiliate member
  6. Verify if the event requires an NFHS sanction approval
    1. See below: Which events require NFHS Sanctioning?
  7. Forms must be submitted via http://www.fhsaa.org/sites/default/files/at2-fillable_0.pdf
  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 (FB), Soccer (SC), Softball (SB), Swimming & Diving (SW), Girls Volleyball (GVB), Track & Field (TR), Boys Weightlifting (BWT), Wrestling (WR)
  2. AT2S – any event which have one of the following involved:
    a. Third party promoter or sponsor (Policy 7.6) (Please see Third Party Events tab for more information)
    b. Nationally televised event (Policy 7.7)
  3. Forms are due no later than 30 days prior to the event
  4. NFHS sanctioning is required if the event meets the criteria noted below in Which events require NFHS sanctioning

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.")

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.
    1. 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.

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:

Event BA, BB, SC, SB VBG, WR CC, SW, TR, WTB FB
Preseason Classic - 30 days before event with 4 or fewer teams $100
$50 each additional team
$75
$50 each additional team
$50
$100 for event with more than 4 teams
20% of gate or flat fee of:
5A-8A: $1,150
1A, 3A, 4A: $750
2A: $450
Host MUST file FB4
Football Jamboree - 30 days before event N/A N/A N/A Fall: $450
Spring: $150
Bowl Game - 30 days before event N/A N/A N/A 8% of gate
Host MUST file FB3
Spring Classic - 30 days before event N/A N/A N/A 20% of gate or flat fee of:
5A-8A: $600
1A, 3A, 4A: $350
2A: $200
Host MUST file FB4
Late Fees - All events 10-29 days before: $50
Less than 10 days before: $100
10-29 days before: $50
Less than 10 days before: $100
$50
$100 for event with more than 4 teams
10-29 days before: $50
Less than 10 days before: $100

 

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?
Please visit www.nfhs.org for most current fees.

How is NFHS payment made?
Please visit www.nfhs.org for most current fees.