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KSHSAA Regulations During the School Year

Coach
Defined as anyone employed by a school to coach a sport. This includes head, assistant and Rule 10 coaches aides. High school coaches include grades 9-12; middle/junior high school coaches include grades 7-8.

Group Instruction
Defined as two or more students receiving instruction from an instructor during the same period of instruction.

Non-School/Outside Team
Any team that is not part of the school program.

Non-School Team Membership
The number of players allowed on a non-school/outside team during the school year outside the season of sport is based on the previous school year’s roster.

Offseason Conditioning
Offseason conditioning programs must be open to the entire student body, and participants must furnish their own clothing. A school may not offer more than one offseason conditioning program at any given time. Offseason conditioning is limited to “weight training and general agility drills – not sport-specific drills and general running conditioning.”

Open Gym
A school-sponsored open gym must be announced to the entire student body; it cannot be for only a select or designated group of people. NO INSTRUCTION may be given by anyone during an open gym. A coach employed by the school cannot supervise the open gym if the sport they coach is being played. Example: if the batting cages are being used, the baseball/softball coaches cannot organize or supervise the open gym. continue >>>

KSHSAA Regulations During the Summer

Summer
Defined as the Saturday before Memorial Day through Labor Day.

Important Dates for 2016
Beginning May 28 coaches may coach teams in non-school competitions and/or conduct workouts or practices. Beginning May 29 until July 16 coaches may conduct a “one-week coach’s team camp.” Only students enrolled at the school may attend the “coach’s one-week team camp.” No “coaches’ one-week team camps” may take place after July 16 in any sport. KSHSAA catastrophic insurance does not cover a “coach’s one week team camp”.

Beginning July 17 through July 30 basketball coaches are restricted to working with no more than 3 students who initiate a request for individual help/coaching instruction from their coach. Basketball coaches may no longer coach their players in leagues/tournaments. Coaches may supervise an open gym, but no sport-specific instruction may be given.

Beginning July 17 through July 30 football coaches are restricted to working with no more than 5 for 8- man football and 6 for 11-man football when those students initiate a request for individual help/coaching instruction from their coach. Football coaches may no longer coach their players in leagues/tournaments. Coaches may supervise an open gym, but no sport-specific instruction may be given.

Beginning July 17 through July 30 volleyball coaches are restricted to working with no more than 4 students who initiate a request for individual help/coaching instruction from their coach. Volleyball coaches may no longer coach their players in leagues/tournaments. Coaches may supervise an open gym, but no sport-specific instruction may be given.

July 31 through August 13 volleyball, basketball and football coaches may only participate with their athletes in weight lifting and non-sport-specific conditioning. During this two-week period, no other coaching or instruction is permitted by volleyball, football and basketball coaches.

Through Labor Day, coaches in other sports may continue coaching their summer teams, even if that team has potential members of their school team. No coach’s one-week team camp may take place after July 16. Coaches cannot have school team practices or conditioning specific to a single sport. School weight lifting and non-sport-specific conditioning, available for all students in a school, may continue through August 14, 2016. Fall sports practices begin August 15, 2016. [ Continue ]

7 on 7 Football Passing Leagues

THE KANSAS STATE HIGH SCHOOL ACTIVITIES ASSOCIATION DOES NOT REGULATE OR ESTABLISH THE RULES OF PLAY FOR 7-ON-7 PASSING FOOTBALL OR 7-ON-7 FOOTBALL PASSING LEAGUES. CATASTROPHIC INSURANCE MEMBER SCHOOLS OBTAIN THROUGH THE KSHSAA IS NOT AVAILABLE TO ANYONE INJURED WHILE PARTICIPATING IN 7-ON-7 FOOTBALL.

There are some KSHSAA rules that could be violated by a student or coach participating in 7-on-7 Passing Football and there are some KSHSAA rules that could be violated by a member school permitting its facilities or school owned player equipment to be used by participants in 7-on-7 Football Passing Leagues. The following questions and answers are designed to help coaches, students and school administrators avoid any violation of KSHSAA rules. These are the most frequently asked questions and are not intendent to be all inclusive. [ Continue ]

 

 

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