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Monday Minute

Nov. 18, 2019

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 and more.
Coaches Online Rules Meeting Deadline Reminder
Later this week, the OHSAA will send a reminder to those schools that have not yet had their head coaches complete the online rules meeting in swimming and diving, ice hockey and gymnastics. Last week, the OHSAA sent memos regarding the basketball and bowling online rules meetings. Coaches that do not complete the online rules meeting cannot coach in the postseason tournament.
Tournament Officials Voting Reminder
A reminder to high school Athletic Directors to submit the REQUIRED OHSAA tournament officials voting ballots no later than 11:59 p.m. on December 2 to avoid a penalty.  Please login to myOHSAA, access the high school’s account and click the “Tournament Officials Voting by ADs” link in the left column to review the ballots.
Basketball Foundation Games and Program Ad
Schools participating in an OHSAA Foundation Basketball Game are asked to send photos and a brief description to the OHSAA for possible use in future publications and on the OHSAA’s social media. Please send content to Tim Stried at tstried@ohsaa.org. In addition, schools are encouraged to use the OHSAA’s Respect the Game program ad in their winter sports programs. The ad is available for download at: https://www.ohsaa.org/Respect-the-Game
Start Date Change for Track & Field Practice
At its October meeting, the OHSAA Board of Directors approved a change to the start date for track and field practice in 2020. Practice may now begin on February 24, which coincides with the practice start date for softball, baseball and lacrosse.  
Start Date for 2020 Football Practice
The start date for football practice for the 2020 season will be Saturday, August 1, which is the same date as all other fall sports. Previously, the start date was listed as TBA for football. In addition, there is no longer a mandatory off day on Sunday, August 2.
Football State Championship Tickets 
Two all-session ticket options are now on sale for the 2019 OHSAA football state championship games in Canton, Dec. 5-7. The Stadium Club all-session ticket package includes access to the indoor club level during each game and outdoor premium cushioned seats. The Stadium Club package also includes complimentary admission to the Pro Football Hall of Fame adjacent to the stadium. The Stadium Club packages are $140 each. Also on sale are all-session general admission tickets, which do not include indoor access or complimentary Hall of Fame access. They sell for $85 each. A limited number of VIP parking passes will go on sale soon. Single-game tickets go on sale in late October. The all-session ticket packages are available at: www.profootballhof.com/tickets
Arbiter for Varsity Schedules; MaxPreps for Coaches and Sports Information
For those sports that have officials’ ratings, Athletic Administrators are required to have varsity schedules (and officials assigned) in their Arbiter Game account, which is provided by the OHSAA. In addition, coaches are encouraged to use the resources available through MaxPreps for sports information items like rosters, results and stats. MaxPreps is the OHSAA’s official partner for stats and scores. Please see the Sept. 23 memo linked below for details.
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. 15 – Winter Sports Rules Meetings
Recent Memos Sent to Coaches
The following sports had memos or bulletins recently sent to coaches:
OHSAA Posting Boards, Coaches Corner and Calendars
Equipment Classifieds: https://www.ohsaa.org/Equipment
Reminders for All Schools, Coaches and Student-Athletes
1. All student-athletes must have a pre-participation physical: https://www.ohsaa.org/medicine/physicalexamform
2. All coaches, paid and volunteer, must be certified by the ODE (see Coaches Corner)
3. OHSAA inclement weather regulations: https://www.ohsaa.org/sports/inclementweatherpolicy
4. OHSAA heat, concussion and other sports safety regulations: https://www.ohsaa.org/sportssafety   
5. Lindsay’s Law (Sudden Cardiac Arrest) information: https://www.ohsaa.org/medicine
6. Mandatory preseason parent meetings information: https://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.
Officials Needed!
Like most states, Ohio has a shortage of contest officials. Anyone interested in becoming a licensed official should visit https://www.ohsaa.org/Officiating to get started. Coaches and school administrators – please urge people to become an official if you think they would be a good fit to give back to the game and contribute to the mission of interscholastic athletics!
myOHSAA and Arbiter
OHSAA member schools use myOHSAA for Participation Cards, Tournament Entry, Officials Tournament Voting and Rating, Staff Management, School Directory Information and more. ArbiterSports is used to handle scheduling/contracting and assigning. Please visit: http://www.ohsaa.org/SchoolResources/Arbiter or OHSAA staff members Brenda Murray (bmurray@ohsaa.org) and Ronald Sayers (rsayers@ohsaa.org). Specific support questions for Arbiter should be sent to support@arbitersports.com or by telephone at 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: https://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 – Ronald Sayers (rsayers@ohsaa.org).
Stay Connected
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