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September 11, 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.
GOOD STUFF SPOTLIGHT: Student Leadership Conference Registration is Open
Registration for the OHSAA Foundation’s Annual Student Leadership Conference is now open! The event, held at the Ohio Union at The Ohio State University, is the largest student leadership conference in the nation, with 1,500 students. It will be held Tuesday, October 3. Details are posted at: http://ohsaa.org/aboutohsaa/ohsaafoundation/studentleadershipconference
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
         Sept. 11 – Membership Status Update
         Sept. 8 – Designated Responsibility at Contests
         Sept. 7 – Arbiter Game Updates
         Sept. 7 – Officials Rating Instructions for Coaches
         Aug. 14 – Competitive Balance Update
         Aug. 11 – ArbiterGame Update and Information
         Aug. 7 – Sports Safety Reminders for 2017-18
         Aug. 7 – Regional Update Meetings Schedule Updated
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 other such initiatives? If so, please email a summary and photos to webmaster@ohsaa.org for possible inclusion in state tournament programs and OHSAA Magazine.
Junior High Cross Country Invitational Information Available 
The Fifth Annual OHSAA Junior High Cross Country Invitational will be held Saturday, Oct. 21, in Lancaster at the Ohio University-Lancaster Campus. Details and registration are now available at: http://www.ohsaa.org/sports/cc
“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
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
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. Mandatory preseason parent meetings information: http://www.ohsaa.org/School-Resources
6. See the respective sport pages at www.OHSAA.org for online rules meetings, OHSAA sport regulations, OHSAA general sports regulations, preseason coaches manuals, etc.
Lindsey’s Law (Sudden Cardiac Arrest) Training Now Available
Lindsay’s Law, Ohio Revised Code 3313.5310, 3707.58 and 3707.59 became effective on August 1, 2017. The Ohio Department of Health, the Ohio Department of Education, the OHSAA, the Ohio Chapter of the American College of Cardiology and other stakeholders jointly developed guidelines and other relevant materials to inform and educate students and youth athletes participating in or desiring to participate in an athletic activity, their parents, and their coaches about the nature and warning signs of sudden cardiac arrest. Check out the information at: http://www.ohsaa.org/medicine
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 all the resources at: http://www.ohsaa.org/School-Resources/InSideOut-Ohio
myOHSAA and Arbiter
A reminder to OHSAA member schools that myOHSAA is used for Participation Cards, Tournament Entry, Officials Tournament Voting and Rating, Staff Management, School Directory Information, Pre-Season Parent Meetings and Football Computer Ratings. In consultation with the OIAAA, the OHSAA was fortunate to find a national company in ArbiterSports to handle scheduling/contracting and assigning. Arbiter, with the NCAA as its majority owner, is provided at no cost for high schools. Schools that choose to use ArbiterPay can save substantial costs despite $1.40 transaction fee per official per contest, which covers all W9’s, the payment itself, 1099 issuance and other record keeping costs.
          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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