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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 2015
Beginning May 23 coaches may coach teams in non-school competitions and/or conduct workouts or practices. Beginning May 24 until July 18 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 18 in any sport.

Beginning July 19 through August 1 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 19 through August 1 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 19 through August 1 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.

August 2 through August 16 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 18. 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 16, 2015. Fall sports practices begin August 17, 2015. continue >>>

7 on 7 Football Passing Leagues

Due to the increasing number of students involved in seven on seven football passing leagues and with the KSHSAA board of directors change in September of 2008, there are many questions that arise from KSHSAA member schools about the application of KSHSAA rules to these leagues. The following questions and answers are designed to help coaches, school administrators and students understand what they may or may not do in connection with these passing leagues. These are the most frequently asked questions and is not intended to be an all-inclusive document. continue >>>

 

 

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