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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
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic the school year is defined as June 1, 2020 until Labor Day

Important Dates for 2020 – KSHSAA Handbook Rule 10-1-6
The following are summer guidelines for KSHSAA sponsored activities passed by the KSHSAA Board of Directors on May 1:

When permitted by your community’s local health authorities AND your school district administration, while following all group gathering restrictions and social distancing expectations, school employed coaches may begin their summer programs with their prospective student participants no earlier than June 1. As always, participation by a student in the summer program is voluntary. Similarly, schools may choose what, when, and How often programs are available to their students. The following conditions apply for any summer activity taking place in a school facility and/or under the guidance of a school employee:

  1. The first calendar week (minimum five days of conditioning) of a summer activity program for any sport are limited to a maximum of three hours of physical activity per student per day. Physical activity includes any warm-up, stretching, conditioning and weight-lifting activities. Organized competition sanctioned by an outside organization or between students from different schools shall not take place during this time.
  2. Beginning the second calendar week (minimum five days of conditioning) of a summer activity program, cumulative physical activity time as defined in #1 should not exceed five hours per student per day. Organized competition sanctioned by an outside organization or between students from different schools shall not take place during this time.
  3. Students may begin organized competition under the guidance of their school coaches beginning the third week of a summer activity program.
  4. One-week school coach team camps may begin after the ten-day acclimatization period detailed in 1 and 2 above and take place through August 15.
  5. Traditional fall school practices begin, and Handbook restrictions resume, on August 17, 2020. [ 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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