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September 10, 2018

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.
 
Sept. 10 Deadline for Schools to Enter or Withdraw from Upcoming Golf Tournaments
A reminder that Monday, September 10, at 11:59 PM is the deadline for schools to enter or withdraw from the upcoming girls and boys golf tournaments without incurring a fine.
 
Student Leadership Conference Registration
The 2018 title is “Dare 2 Be Great” and OHSAA member schools are invited to send their student-athletes who demonstrate or have potential for leadership roles at their school. The conference will be held at the Ohio Union on the campus of The Ohio State University on Tuesday, Oct. 2. To register for the conference, please visit: http://www.ohsaaforms.org/meetings/LeadershipConference/registration.asp.
More information is posted at: https://bit.ly/2Pcfora
 
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
     Aug. 15 and 17 – Memos Regarding Competitive Balance Lawsuit: https://bit.ly/2vP6loU and https://bit.ly/2BtyqHt
 
Coming Soon!
The following items are among the planned correspondence going to school administrators in the coming days:
     - Catastrophic insurance updates
     - Competitive balance roster collection for football, volleyball and soccer
     - Memo to Athletic Directors from OHSAA Executive Director Jerry Snodgrass
     - Middle School Cross Country Invitational registration opening
     - Updates on fines and Arbiter fees
     - OHSAA Partners with MaxPreps for sports information
 
Recent Memos Sent to Coaches
The following memos and bulletins were sent recently to coaches:
     - Football Updates: https://www.ohsaa.org/sports/football
     - This Week in Volleyball: http://www.ohsaa.org/sports/volleyball/TWIV
     - Golf Coaches Memos: https://ohsaa.org/sports/golf
 
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
 
Sportsmanship Program Grants Available for 2018-19
The Ohio High School Athletic Association’s Sportsmanship, Ethics and Integrity Committee has revised the school awards program.
New this school year is the availability of up to six grants that member schools, conferences or OHSAA officials associations can earn
to use for funding sportsmanship initiatives. The purpose of the grant is to support efforts to improve good sporting behavior and the
contest experience for all participants, fans and officials. Programs that address improving the sporting behavior exhibited by
students, fans, and/or participants will be given the highest consideration. Each grant is $500.
     Details are posted at: http://www.ohsaa.org/RTG/SEI
 
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).
 
 
Stay Connected
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