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WELCOME CALENDAR PROPOSAL EXISTING PROBLEMS WITH CALENDAR 1. School district calendars have changed recently The school year starts earlier in the fall and ends earlier in the spring Solution : FHSAA athletic calendar should change similarly EXISTING PROBLEMS WITH CALENDAR

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WELCOME

CALENDAR PROPOSAL

existing problems with calendar
EXISTING PROBLEMS WITH CALENDAR
  • 1. School district calendars have changed recently
    • The school year starts earlier in the fall and ends earlier in the spring

Solution: FHSAA athletic calendar should change similarly

existing problems with calendar3
EXISTING PROBLEMS WITH CALENDAR
  • 2. Basketball state series overlaps with FCAT testing
    • This impedes academic progress of these student-athletes

Solution: Move up the basketball season

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EXISTING PROBLEMS WITH CALENDAR
  • 3. Scheduling difficulties brought about by shortened regular seasons
    • Open date in football eliminated 4 years ago
    • Volleyball season shortened due to changes in state series format

Solution: Add 1 week to certain sports regular seasons

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EXISTING PROBLEMS WITH CALENDAR
  • 4. Cross country and swimming & diving championships on the same weekend
    • This forces student-athletes to make an unnecessary choice, especially in mid-size and smaller schools

Solution: Separate these two events

fall sport changes
FALL SPORT CHANGES
  • Football—start practice one week earlier
    • 2-a-day practices could be possible
    • Preseason classics one week earlier
    • First playing date one week earlier
    • Extend regular season to 11 weeks (10 games)
  • State championship games for 6A, 5A, 4A, and 3A held the same weekend
  • State championship games for 1A, 1B, 2A, and 2B may be held one week earlier
    • These classifications have only 8 districts
fall sport changes cont d
FALL SPORT CHANGES Cont’d
  • Volleyball—start practice one week earlier
    • Preseason classics one week earlier
    • First playing date one week earlier
    • Extend regular season one week (previously shortened in 2004)
  • State series remains unchanged
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FALL SPORT CHANGES Cont’d
  • Swimming & Diving—start practice one week earlier
    • First contest date one week earlier
    • Extend regular season one week (previously shortened in 2002)
  • State championship meets remain unchanged
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FALL SPORT CHANGES Cont’d
  • Cross Country—start practice the same week as current calendar
    • First contest date one week later
    • State series (district, region and state) all one week later
  • Golf—start practice one week earlier
    • First contest date one week earlier
    • State series (district, region and state) all one week earlier; state will now have advantage of being played in Daylight Savings Time.
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FALL SPORT CHANGES Cont’d
  • Bowling—remains unchanged
  • Fall Soccer—start practice one week earlier
    • First playing date one week earlier
    • Changes to the state series brought about by change to recognized sport status
winter sport changes
WINTER SPORT CHANGES
  • Basketball, Winter Soccer and Wrestling—start practice one week earlier
    • Preseason classics one week earlier
    • First contest one week earlier
    • State series (district, region, state) all one week earlier
  • Exception: Girls Weightlifting—same as current calendar
    • Otherwise, sectional qualifying meets would be the first week back after winter break
spring sport changes
SPRING SPORT CHANGES
  • Baseball and Softball—start practice one week earlier
    • Preseason classics one week earlier
    • First contest one week earlier
    • State series (district, region, state) all one week earlier
  • Track—start practice one week earlier
    • No change to first contest date or state series dates
  • Tennis, Boys Weightlifting, Boys Volleyball, Girls Flag Football, Water Polo—remain unchanged
    • These sports all finish well before the end of the school year
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IN SUMMARY

FHSAA Board of Directors

FHSAA Staff

Input from stakeholders