April 2, 2019 FHSAA Weekly Update

FINAL FHSAA Winter Sports Classifications Announced

The Florida High School Athletic Association (FHSAA) announced Monday the FINAL classifications for the following 2019-20 and 2020-21 seasons: basketball, soccer, girls weightlifting and wrestling. As requested by membership, the classifications were determined solely based on each member school's enrollment size.

Click here to find the full release with each sport's classifications.

How Do I Make The Playoffs In Team Sports Next Year?

  1. Play your District Tournament (Seeding determined by using end of the current season MaxPreps Rankings)
  2. The four district champions in each region automatically qualify for playoffs (Seeded 1-4 by MaxPreps Rankings)
  3. Teams 5-8 receive at-large bids via MaxPreps Rankings
  4. Higher Seed Hosts - Regional Tournament seeding determined by using MaxPreps rankings inclusive of regular season and district tournament



Am I required to schedule teams in my district?

NO. You are not required to play regular season district games.

Is it true teams have to play regular-season district games to qualify for their district tournament?

NO. Regular season district games are not required in order to participate in the district tournament. Teams have the freedom to schedule whoever they want in the regular season.

Does this new system encourage member schools to run up the score?

NO. According to the MaxPreps representative who spoke to the FHSAA Board of Directors last year, there is no incentive to run up the score when it comes to MaxPreps rankings.

Could a district champion have to travel to a higher-seeded district runner-up?

NO. The district champions automatically qualify for playoff seeds 1-4. After the district champions are seeded 1-4 via MaxPreps rankings, four at-large teams then qualify for seeds 5-8 via their MaxPreps rankings. The higher seed ALWAYS hosts. 

Will all teams be required to report their scores on MaxPreps?

YES. Scores are required to be inputted in MaxPreps. Member schools who do not input their scores in the regular season will be fined.

Will schools be required to enter stats into MaxPreps with this new system?

NO. Only schools advancing to the Florida High School State Championships will be required to have updated stats on MaxPreps. Member schools who do not input update their stats, rosters and scores in the State Series will be fined $100 per round.

MaxPreps - Team Scores & Stats Reminder

Please remember that it is mandatory that you enter your scores within MaxPreps.  It is also strongly encouraged that you enter your team sports stats throughout the year to assist with the state series.

There are a few ways to enter your scores immediately following your game contest:

1. Click on "Schedule/Results" in your team admin to enter your box score.

2. Use the Teams app to update game results and chat with your parents and athletes for free! Click here for more information. 

3. Enter your scores through one of the 67 different stat companies compatible with MaxPreps across multiple sports.   

Click here to view MaxPreps stat partners.

If you have any questions at all about MaxPreps, please reach out MaxPreps Coach Support at 800-329-7324 x1, visiting 

support.maxpreps.com or Kylie McLarty, FHSAA representative, at kmclarty [at] maxpreps [dot] com or 916-397-8600.

DUE MAY 3 - MANDATORY 2019 Compliance Seminar Registration

The FHSAA Compliance Seminar is a one-day event that is open to all FHSAA member school personnel.  Attendance will be mandatory for member schools in Administrative Sections 1 and 3. In accordance with Policy 5.1.6, all first-year ADs in the state of Florida, regardless of section, must attend an approved seminar.

FHSAA Administrative Section 1:

When:  Thursday, July 18th

Where:  Tallahassee Community College (Tallahassee)

FHSAA Administrative Section 3:

When:  Tuesday, July 23rd

Where:  George Jenkins High School (Lakeland)

Registration Now Open

(Closes Friday, May 3rd): 

NOTE:  Member schools that attend the FIAAA Annual State Conference in May are not required to attend an additional seminar in July.  To receive credit by attending the FIAAA Conference, a member school representative must attend, at a minimum, FHSAA General Session #1, FHSAA Breakout Session #1, FHSAA Breakout Session #2, FHSAA Breakout Session #3 and FHSAA General Session #2.


When:  Friday, May 3rd - Monday, May 6th

Where:  Orlando Airport Marriott Lakeside (Orlando)

If you have any questions regarding the 2019 FHSAA Compliance Seminar, please contact Jordanne Stark at jstark [at] fhsaa [dot] org (jstark [at] fhsaa [dot] org).

Second Annual Florida Student-Athlete Leadership Seminar Registration Now Open

Registration for the 2019 Florida Student-Athlete Leadership Seminar is now open! The seminar will return to West Port High School in Ocala, Florida for the event on July 16, 2019.  The first session will begin at 9 a.m. and the seminar will last until 3 p.m. Schools and parents may register their students for the seminar by clicking the following link, https://form.jotform.com/90494212931152. Registration will be open March 13 - June 3.  The seminar is open to the first 100 student applicants. The cost to attend is $30 per student-athlete which includes a shirt, lunch and a commemorative gift.  Schools and parents will receive an invoice from FHSAA following their registration.  All payments will be due to the FHSAA by June 30, 2019. Please click here for additional information. 

ADAC Meeting Set for Wednesday

The Athletic Directors Advisory Committee meets this Wednesday, April 3, in Gainesville. Click here for the agenda.

Governance Elections Taking Place Now

Governance Elections (Board of Directors, Representative Assembly, and Sectional Appeals Committee) are scheduled to take place on Home Campus - April 8-12.  Ballots will accessible on April 8 at 8:00 a.m.  If you are eligible to vote in one or more elections, you will receive an email the morning of April 8 and have until April 12 to complete your ballot(s).

How to vote:

Log into Home Campus

Hover over the FHSAA Forms link on the left side of the page

Click "Elections"

All elections will show up on the next screen