ALL-STAR SPORTS WEEK • Alabama All-Star Sports Week • Principal/Athletic Director Conference • Coaches Education Program • Coaches Outreach Summer Conference • Children’s Scholarship Program • Alabama-Mississippi All-Star football and basketball classics • All Sports Mini Clinic Series Sportsmanship Manual and AHSAA Coaches Directory
New Central Board of Control Ed Lathan, Mobile (Vice-President) District 1 Dyneshia Jones, Charles Henderson District 2 Jim Garner, Pleasant Home District 2 Larry Boykin, McIntosh Bi-Districts 1-2 Luke Hallmark, Marengo County BOE District 3 Leonard Riley, Chambers Co. BOE District 4 Mose Jones, AL Johnson Bi-Districts 3-4 Terry Cooper, Mountain Brook District 5 Moe Smith, Glencoe (President) District 6 Cutis Coleman, Huffman Bi-Districts 5-6 Don Cox, Russellville District 7 Janet Latham, Athens District 8 Larry Morris, Scottsboro District 8 Clyde Goode, Hazelwood Bi-Districts 7-8 Craig Pouncey, Montgomery State Dept of Education The main purpose of the Central Board of Control is to hire the executive director, and oversee all processes of the AHSAA.
Partners of the AHSAA - Making a Difference “Profit Sharing”
Concerns with raising Fuel Cost/Adjustments Assigning adjacent Areas in Regions during Championship Games. Assigning Local Association Officials. Mileage allowance .58 per mile. Increase Travel Allowance To Schools approximately 20%
Credit Recovery A maximum of two units (or subjects) earned in an approved summer school may be counted under the Academic Rule. If a unit (or subject) is repeated in summer school, the higher numerical grade for that unit (or subject) may be used to compute the composite grade average. An accredited correspondence course may be accepted by a school system and be one of the two maximum summer units counted for eligibility purposes. The course must be completed before Sept. 1 Units earned through Credit Recovery may also be among the two maximum summer units counted for eligibility purposes. If Credit Recovery is used to make up Carnegie units, they can only be accepted if they are earned through a State Department of Education-approved program.
Dr. Lemak Award, Leadership Conference 10 Schools Receive 1st Lemak AwardThe schools—Aliceville, Glencoe, Hackleburg, Hamilton, Hazlewood, Isabella, Lamar County, Lynn, Mount Hope and Sidney Lanier—each will receive a $2,500 grant to use in its athletic program. Sixteen member schools in the AHSAA applied for the need-based grants. The selections were made by a committee comprised of AHSAA Central Board of Control members.
Coaches Education • Non-faculty coaches and first-time coaches in the AHSAA are required to take two courses – Coaching Principles (NFHS or ASEP) and Sport First Aid (ASEP or PREPARE) – in the Coaches Education Program, after which they are eligible to apply for a coaches card. The courses are recommended for all other coaches. Courses may be taken for Continuing Education Units (CEUs). • All coaches must have an active CPR Certification each year. • Note: Each member school must keep on file in the principals office a verification for each coach that has been certified from 2001-02 to the present (course requirements) and a verification of all coaches CPR certification. Coaches at member schools prior to 2001-02 are exempt from the course requirements.
Transfer Rule • A student is eligible in the school zone in which his/her parents reside (public, private or parochial schools). Any student who completes one year's attendance at a school outside his/her home school zone and fulfills all other requirements becomes eligible in that school. (This does not apply to foreign exchange students.) • A student whose parents make a bona fide move completely out of one school zone into another school zone may transfer all his/her rights and privileges to the member school that serves the area where the parents reside.
Bona Fide Move Rules (It is the new Schools responsibility to verify previous residence.) The following factors are basic guidelines for determining a bona fide move:a. The household furniture of the family must be moved into an unoccupied house or apartment.b. All principal members of the family must reside in the new place of residence c. The original residence should be closed, rented or disposed of and not used by the family. d. Nine months at the new residence will be required to make a move bona fide.Note: If a family moves into a now school zone and remains there for less than nine months, the move will not be considered bona fide and the family's child who is enrolled in the new school zone becomes ineligible there the day the family leaves the new school zone. The student remains ineligible for a full calendar year from the date the family moved out of the new zone. However, if the student did not participate in athletics, the period of ineligibility will be 12 months from the date of the student's enrollment. Custody or legal guardianship set up with anyone will not establish immediate athletic eligibility.
Divorce • The eligibility of a student whose parents are divorced is determined by the following: • (a) If there has been a divorce or a legal separation in a family and sole or physical custody has been awarded by the court granting the divorce to one of the parents, the athletic eligibility of • the student will be established at the school that serves the area where that parent resides. • Note: If joint custody has been awarded and a transfer is involved, the student must attend the new school for one year before becoming eligible. • (b) If it becomes necessary at a later date for the student to reside with the other parent, the move will be accepted as a bona fide move if the court that granted the divorce changes the custody to this parent. This type of move will be accepted for immediate athletic eligibility purposes only one time. Therefore, if a student subsequently decides to return and reside with the first parent in a different school zone, the student will be ineligible for a period of one year. • Custody or legal guardianship assigned to anyone (including relatives) will not establish immediate athletic eligibility.
Use of School Facilities (Offseason) • During the school year, exclusive of allowable dates, a school’s gymnasium and other facilities may not be open after school for practice and no balls or equipment of any sport may be used to develop skills. • Weight training and conditioning programs are exempt from these restrictions.
Outside Participation Rule • A student who is a member of any school athletic team (grades 7-12) may not participate (includes practice) on a non-school team in the same sport during the school season of that sport. Also, a member of any school athletic team may not participate in an outside sport activity in the same sport during the school season of that sport.Private individual instruction is not considered an outside sports activity. A team's season begins the day of that team's first contest and ends when that team's season has been completed. • A student who violates this rule becomes ineligible to compete on that school team or in that school sports activity for the remainder of that school season. Any student who participates on an outside team after the school sport season begins is ineligible to join that school team for the remainder of the season.
Coaches Restrictions • Roles of Coaches: Outside the sports season during the school year (includes the school day), no coach or non-faculty coach from a school’s staff in any sport may hold organized practice or competition in that sport for students from his/her school or feeder school(s). The only exceptions are the allowable fall evaluation periods for spring sports, the spring evaluation periods for basketball and volleyball and the spring practice periods for football.
Athletic Physical Education Period • During an Athletic Physical Education Period, a ball of any sport may be used but no instruction can be given. • Athletic PE can not be used as a training ground for athletic competition outside of the sports season.
AHSAA Conduct Rule(Effective 2008-09) Coaches and players that are ejected from contests in all sports will receive the following penalties: First Ejection: Minimum $300 fine. (The fine can be reduced one time to $100 if the person fined completes the STAR Behavioral Mode within 10 days of the date of the ejection.) Second Ejection: Minimum one-game suspension and $500 fine Third Ejection: Minimum suspension for the remainder of the season and $750 fine NOTE: If an ejection occurs during the final contest of the season, a monetary fine will be placed on the school according to its severity and what number of ejection it is.
FINE PAYMENT PROCESS • The first step is reporting the violation of ejection to the AHSAA. • Step two will be notification from the AHSAA to the school in writing of the ruling and/or fine with an invoice attached. • A school has 30 days to pay the fine. If an appeal is made, the fine is still due in the 30-day period with any refund sent to the school if the appeal reverses the decision. • If a fine is not paid in 30 days upon notification from the AHSAA, a second letter will be mailed. A school has 10 days from notificaiton in the second letter to pay the fine. If not, then the fine will be doubled.
BEHAVIORAL MODE • Provides schools an opportunity to work closely with students with behavior or control problems. • Allows schools with sportsmanship violations such as ejections to develop a proactive program and thus reduces fines levied against the schools once completed. • If completed within 10 school days the first ejection fine will be reduced from $300 to $100 . Practical Solutions Real Results Meaningful Change
Foreign Exchange Students • A foreign exchange student attending a member school located in the school zone where the host family resides is eligible to receive a waiver of the Transfer Rule for a period of one year. • Foreign Exchange Student Registration (Form 4) • 2008-09 CSIET Advisory List (approved Foreign Exchange programs) CAN NOT BE USED AS A RECRUITING TOOL.
Security for Officials, Teams Security should be provided for officials from the time they arrive at the contest site until they depart from the contest site. They should be provided a dressing area away from other contest participants. A uniformed officer or school staff member should escort the officials to and from the provided dressing area to the contest playing area and back. This should be done at the beginning of the contest, during the contest and at the end of the contest.
Assignment of Officials "The AHSAA is adopting a new assignment procedure for officials in the preliminary rounds of all playoffs in every sport. Officials will be assigned from the closest local associations due to the rise in fuel prices. Other considerations on assignments will become secondary to the mileage issues."
2008 New Playoff Assignment Procedures Baseball 1. First Two Rounds: Associations Assigned Closest To Hosting School without regard to other policies. (Directors Approve Individuals Assigned) 2. Third and Fourth Rounds: Associations Assigned Using All Policies. (Directors Approve Individuals Assigned) 3. Finals: Individuals Selected by State Office. Basketball 1. Area Tournaments: Associations Assigned Closest to Hosting School without regard to other policies. 2. Sub-Region Games: Associations Assigned Closest to Hosting School without regard to other policies. 3. Region Tournament: Individuals Selected By State Office. 4. State Tournament: Individuals Selected By State Office.
Football 1. First Two Rounds: Associations Assigned Closest To Hosting School without regard to other policies. (Directors Approve Individuals Assigned) 2. Third and Fourth Rounds: Associations Assigned Using All Policies. (Directors Approve Individuals Assigned) 3. Finals: Individuals Selected by State Office. Soccer 1. Sub-State Round One: Associations Assigned Closest to Hosting School without regard to other policies. (Directors Approve Individuals Assigned) 2. Sub-State Round Two: Associations Assigned Closest to Hosting School without regard to other policies. (Directors Approve Individuals Assigned) 3. State Tournament: Individuals Selected By State Office.
Softball 1. Section Tournaments: Associations Assigned Closest to Hosting School without regard to other policies. (Directors Approve Individuals Assigned) 2. Region Tournaments: Associations Assigned Closest to Hosting School without regard to other policies. (Directors Approve Individuals Assigned) 3. State Tournament: Individuals Selected By State Office. Volleyball 1. Area Tournaments: Associations Assigned Closest to Hosting School without regard to other policies. (Directors Approve Individuals Assigned) 2. Region Tournaments: Associations Assigned Closest to Hosting School without regard to other policies. (Directors Approve Individuals Assigned) 4. State Tournament: Individuals Selected By State Office.
Wrestling 1. Section Tournaments: Associations Assigned Closest to Hosting School without regard to other policies. (Directors Approve Individuals Assigned) 2. State Tournament: Individuals Selected By State Office. Track 1. Section Meets: Associations Assigned Closest to Hosting School without regard to other policies. (Directors Approve Individuals Assigned) 2. State Meets: Individuals Selected By State Office. When the document states without regard to other policies, it means the following assignment policies which have been used in the past where appropriate: 1. Neither school contracts during the season with the assigned association. 2. The mixed crew policy signifying a crew mixed racially. 3. Allowing a scratch procedure. 4. Not repeating an association to the same school during the playoffs. 5. Assign associations based on quantity of qualified members.
Online Referee Management Solutions What is RefPay? A new system where schools, conferences and officials associations transfer funds electronically. The most common use will be for schools and associations to pay officials’ game fees.
Online Referee Management Solutions For Schools and Officials Security RefPay was designed to protect your data. Our 128-bit encrypted website uses the same technology as most online banks. Arbiter employee access to RefPay information is completely restricted and all accounts audited daily. RefPay funds are kept in an FDIC-insured account with a fully-accredited and trusted local bank. The employees involved with RefPay have been bonded.
Online Referee Management Solutions The Arbiter Customer Support Phone Number is: 800-576-2799.The RefPay Customer Support Phone Number is: 877-773-3729. The AHSAA Phone Number is: 334-263-6994.
Proposal Process 2007-08 Legislative Proposals • 15 Proposals submitted for a vote • 177 Schools voted on these proposals • No proposals passed with 2/3rds vote from the Legislative Council • Coaches can view the proposals on-line, but only principals can actually submit the school vote to the State Office through the on-line procedure
Content Management NEW ONLINE REQUIREMENTS FOR ALL SPORTS POSTING SCHEDULES Schools must go online to the AHSAA website Member Section and enter season schedules for all sports by the deadline dates listed below for sports in each quarter. Failure to do so will result in a fine of $100 assessed to the school. Schools should go online and make any schedule changes immediately as they occur. Deadlines for posting schedules: March 1 – fall sports (football, volleyball, cross country, swimming) Sept. 15 – winter sports (basketball, wrestling)Jan. 15 – spring sports (baseball, softball, outdoor track, soccer, golf and tennis)
Content Management NEW ONLINE REQUIREMENTS FOR ALL SPORTS POSTING SCORES Schools are also required to post scores of contests online immediately following all contests in the regular season (and within 24 hours after regular season tournaments). Results must be posted no later than 30 minutes following a regular season contests. Failure to do so could result in a fine of $25 assessed to the school. In post-season playoffs, failure to report scores in the same manner will result in a $100 fine assessed to the school. Instructions will be posted on the AHSAA website Member Section.
Content Management NEW ONLINE REQUIREMENTS FOR ALL SPORTS CHAMPIONSHIP PROGRAM INFORMATION Information pertinent to the championship programs of all sanctioned sports will now be made available on the AHSAA website. All these details previously appeared in the fall, winter and spring sports books which are no longer being published. Details outlining the fall and winter sports will be available online Aug. 1. The spring sports details will be available Sept. 1. Note: The AHSAA Handbook will continue to be published and furnished to all member schools.
BRYANT-JORDAN PROGAM • Named for former Alabama football coach Paul “Bear” Bryant and former Auburn football coach Ralph “Shug” Jordan. • This unique program honors 48 regional scholar-athlete winners and 48 student achievement winners – one each from AHSAA’s eight districts in each of six classifications. • $700,000 in scholarships to be distributed this year. 1,926 student athletes have received more than $6,690,000 in scholarship assistance. • 23rd annual Awards Banquet and Ceremony was April 14 at Birmingham Sheraton Hotel Ballroom. • Nine Alabama colleges and universities participate by offering a total of 19 renewable tuition scholarships to Bryant-Jordan winners.