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December 4, 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.
On Sunday, Dec. 10, the Fort Loramie High School boys and girls basketball programs got together to shop for the Salvation Army. This is the fourth-consecutive year the programs have been able to give back to the Fort Loramie community and help spread the holiday cheer. With the help of a $2,000 donation, both programs were able to go to Walmart and purchase items the Sidney Salvation Army needed the most such as curling irons, hair dryers, toys, socks and underwear. Boys head coach Corey Britton stated, “It is great to see our seniors participate in such a generous gesture. We hope our players understand the importance of this activity.” Carla Siegel, girls head coach, added, “It was a great experience for our program to join the boys in this awesome event. Teaching our young ladies the value of giving back to the community is a blessing.”
BASKETBALL: OHSAA Foundation Games Benefitting Those in Need Around Ohio
Many schools across Ohio are participating in OHSAA Foundation Games, which are basketball games connected to a community service project or donation effort. Per the OHSAA Basketball Regulations, each team is permitted a maximum of five scrimmages plus one Preview. Member schools may elect to participate in a Foundation Service Week game by substituting one of their five allotted scrimmages for participation in a Foundation Game. Foundation Games may be played anytime from the team’s last pre-season scrimmage until the first Sectional Tournament game. If conducted outside the normal 22 games permitted by OHSAA Regulations, Foundation Games are considered to be exhibition in nature, conducted under all normal playing rules but the win/loss does not count toward the team’s record. Donation to the OHSAA Foundation is $250.00 per team. Teams may elect to dedicate a regular-season contest as a Foundation Game. The OHSAA Foundation will help publicize the event and provide uniform waivers for the special event, if requested. School Application: http://www.ohsaa.org/Portals/0/OHSAAFoundation/Foundation-Game-Application.pdf
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. 8 Designated Responsibility at Contests
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. 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 and roster data contact – Jacki Windon (jwindon@ohsaa.org).
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