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October 16, 2017

The #OHSAA Monday Minute

A Weekly Update from the Ohio High School Athletic Association
Greetings from the OHSAA! Please see below for a snapshot of recent memos, important reminders, updates, links to the OHSAA’s posting boards, a feature article and more.
“Volley for the Cure” and “Kick for the Cure” Events
Is your school participating in “Volley for the Cure” or “Kick for the Cure” events, or similar initiatives? If so, please email a summary and photos to webmaster@ohsaa.org for possible inclusion in state tournament programs and OHSAA Magazine.
Recent Memos and Announcements Sent to Member Schools
Note: These and other items emailed to schools are posted on the front page of OHSAA.org within the “bulletin board” section
       Oct. 12 – Winter Sports Online Rules Meetings
         Oct. 6 – Sudden Cardiac Arrest Memo
         Oct. 3 – Competitive Balance Updates
         Sept. 21Junior High Quarterly Memo
         Sept. 11Membership Status Update
         Sept. 8Designated Responsibility at Contests
         Sept. 7Arbiter Game Updates
         Sept. 7Officials Rating Instructions for Coaches
Junior High Cross Country Invitational Information Available 
The Fifth Annual OHSAA Junior High Cross Country Invitational will be held Saturday, Oct. 21, at the Ohio University-Lancaster Campus. Details and registration are now available at: http://www.ohsaa.org/sports/cc
GOOD STUFF SPOTLIGHT: Rivals Team Up to Support Student Battling Cancer
When the maroon-and-gold Watterson Eagles hosted the red-and-blue Hartley Hawks in a Central Catholic League football showdown Oct. 6, fans on the sidelines were sporting unlikely colors: black and orange. The Bishop Watterson faithful — students, coaches, parents and others — wore black T-shirts as part of a special homecoming “blackout.” No One Fights Alone. The message on the front of those T-shirts is a rallying cry for Troy Stemen, a Watterson student and football player who in early May learned that he has a high-risk leukemia. Allison Ward from the Columbus Dispatch has the story here: http://www.dispatch.com/entertainmentlife/20170929/two-rival-high-schools-raise-money-for-football-player-with-cancer
OHSAA Posting Boards, Coaches Corner and Calendars
Equipment Classifieds:  http://www.ohsaa.org/Equipment
Coaches Corner (includes clinics): http://www.ohsaa.org/Coaches-Corner
OHSAA Calendars: http://ohsaa.org/Calendar
“Respect the Game” Program Ads and PSAs Available 
Member schools are asked to utilize the OHSAA’s “Respect the Game” ad in their fall sports programs, along with audio and video Public Service Announcements within their school broadcasts, announcements, public address systems and video boards. Those items are available for free download at: http://www.ohsaa.org/Respect-the-Game
Reminders for All Schools, Coaches and Student-Athletes
1. All student-athletes must have a pre-participation physical: http://www.ohsaa.org/medicine/physicalexamform
2. All coaches, paid and volunteer, must be certified by the ODE: http://www.ohsaa.org/Coaches-Corner
3. OHSAA inclement weather regulations: http://www.ohsaa.org/sports/inclementweatherpolicy
4. OHSAA heat regulations: http://bit.ly/2vYXfUW  
5. Lindsay’s Law (Sudden Cardiac Arrest) information: http://www.ohsaa.org/medicine
6. Mandatory preseason parent meetings information: http://www.ohsaa.org/School-Resources
7. See the respective sport pages at www.OHSAA.org for online rules meetings, OHSAA sport regulations, OHSAA general sports regulations, preseason coaches manuals, etc.
InSideOut Coaching Initiative Spreading Across Ohio
The InSideOut Initiative focused on transforming the culture of the high school “win-at-all-costs” mentality is launching in Ohio with the support of the OHSAA, National Football League Foundation and other local and national organizations. The initiative takes a critical look at interscholastic athletics by encouraging a system that focuses on the development of the educational, social and emotional well-being of each student-athlete. Check out: http://www.ohsaa.org/School-Resources/InSideOut-Ohio
myOHSAA and Arbiter
OHSAA member schools use myOHSAA for Participation Cards, Tournament Entry, Officials Tournament Voting and Rating, Staff Management, School Directory Information, Pre-Season Parent Meetings and Football Computer Ratings. ArbiterSports is used to handle scheduling/contracting and assigning. Arbiter is provided at no cost for high schools. The OHSAA website has posted a Questions and Answers section and the latest Arbiter information at http://www.ohsaa.org/SchoolResources/Arbiter with OHSAA staff members Brenda Murray (bmurray@ohsaa.org) and Jacki Windon (jwindon@ohsaa.org) responding to various questions via email or telephone (614-267-2502). Specific software support questions should go directly to Arbiter by email (support@arbitersports.com) or telephone (1-800-311-4060).
Competitive Balance Contacts
If school administrators have questions on how students should be tiered, please reference the Competitive Balance resource center posted an OHSAA.org: http://www.ohsaa.org/School-Resources/Competitive-Balance-Resource-Center or contact: Public School contact – Kristin Ronai (kronai@ohsaa.org) / Non-Public School contact – Bob Goldring (bgoldring@ohsaa.org) / Arbiter/roster data contact – Jacki Windon (jwindon@ohsaa.org).
Stay Connected
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