Basketball
Basketball

Weekly Announcements

November
17

 

 

FIRST DAY OF HIGH SCHOOL PRACTICES
November 17, 2014 is the first day of high school practices. Once a student begins practicing with the school team they may no longer play or practice with a non-school team. Players who are still practicing with the football team may not begin basketball practice until their season is completed. (KSHSAA Rule 33-2-1)

OFFICIAL AND COACHES ON-LINE RULE MEETING - LAST DAY NOVEMBER 19
The on-line meeting option for coaches and officials will be available until November 19. DO NOT wait until the last day or days to complete the meeting. Follow the directions sent in the test packet carefully. The meeting seems to work best on mobile devices such as a tablet, I-pad or Smart-phone.

TEST ANSWERS DUE BY MONDAY, NOVEMBER 24
All head coaches (HS/MS) and KSHSAA registered officials are required to take the 2014-15 NFHS Basketball Rules exam. Answers are to be submitted on-line per instructions accompanying the exam and are due NO LATER THAN MONDAY, November 24. The 100 question NFHS test was mailed to all school Athletic Directors on September 16, 2014. Officials receive the test in their packet with the rule books. Each coach/official will answer 50 of the 100 questions.

MIDDLE SCHOOL/JUNIOR HIGH REGULATIONS
With some schools having split seasons for basketball there are frequently questions about when a player becomes a member of the school team. They become a member of the team when they begin practicing with the team. When school practices start players may no longer play or practice on a non-school team. After the school season is over, players wanting to participate on a non-school team are restricted to no more than 3 from the same school squad during the previous season.
Middle school/Junior High players are limited to 16 games and may play in no more than 6 quarters a night.

LETTER OF PERMISSION FROM KSHSAA REQUIRED - NFHS RULE 3-5
Coaches and officials are reminded that players with special equipment (artificial limb. hearing transmitter, etc.) must have a letter of permission from the KSHSAA. The coach will be responsible to have this letter with them and will be asked to show it to officials at each contest. Basketball uniform/equipment rules do not permit the wearing of soft headgear.

KSHSAA POSITION ON THE USE OF SOFT OR PADDED HEADGEAR
Student-athletes participating in sports in which soft or padded headgear is illegal by NFHS rules, are required to obtain a KSHSAA letter of exception to be allowed to wear these products (this equipment is legal in soccer per NFHS rule). In order for the KSHSAA to grant an exception to allow a student to wear a soft headgear device, a signed statement from the student’s physician must be submitted to the Association stating the reason the soft headgear is necessary. If the soft headgear is being prescribed for concussion prevention or safety reasons, the statement must indicate the student-athlete is cleared for participation with or without the soft headgear. Requests for a KSHSAA letter of exception for soft headgear for concussion preventive purposes will not be granted without this language in the physician’s note.
There is no medical or scientific evidence that soft or padded headgear products are effective at preventing concussions. These products do not address the proposed mechanism of concussion – acceleration, deceleration, and rotational forces acting on the brain. Both the NFHS and KSHSAA sports medicine advisory committees support this position.
The KSHSAA and its sports medicine advisory committee continue to monitor current concussion research and will continually work to provide the most up-to-date information to its member schools.<<< continue >>>

 

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Current Boys Champions Current Girls Champions

6A

5A

4A-Div I

4A-Div II

3A

2A

1A-Div I

1A-Div II

OP-Blue Valley Northwest

Lansing

McPherson

Eudora

Hesston

St. John-Hudson

Melvern-Marais Des Cygnes Vly.

Beloit-St. Johns

6A

5A

4A-Div I

4A-Div II

3A

2A

1A-Div I

1A-Div II

Wichita-South

Leavenworth

SM-Bishop Miege

Carbondale-Santa Fe Trail

Hesston

Claflin-Central Plains

Hoxie

Baileyville-B&B


[Previous State Champions]


[Previous State Champions]

 
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