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Monday Minute

May 13, 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.
 
Member School Updates
Referendum voting and District Athletic Board ballots close at 4:00 PM this Wednesday, May 15. Results will be announced Thursday. School principals must log into their myOHSAA account and handle any messages in the dashboard prior to voting. School administrators were also sent information regarding the annual NFHS participation survey, along with the opening of the 2019-20 school year in myOHSAA to register for sports and tournaments next school year. A reminder that OHSAA certificates for end-of the-year awards and instructions for the board resolution cards are also now posted in myOHSAA.
 
Varsity Football Schedules Due in Arbiter by May 15
High school athletic administrators are asked to input their school’s 2019 varsity football schedule into Arbiter by May 15.
 
Spring Edition of OHSAA Magazine
This week member schools will receive several copies of the spring edition of OHSAA Magazine. Feature articles include students from Lancaster, Coldwater, Bowling Green, Liberty-Benton, Norwalk and Nordonia. The magazine is also posted at: https://ohsaa.org/magazine
 
New Op-Ed from the NFHS
How are tomorrow’s leaders being groomed to make decisions that provide the perspective, balance and strength of character that today’s advanced world needs? The answer is by participating in school sports like the ones offered by the schools in Ohio. The latest editorial piece from the NFHS is now posted at: https://bit.ly/2VyjlNr
 
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
     April 30 – myOHSAA Update for May 2019
     April 17 – myOHSAA Update for High Schools
     April 17 – myOHSAA Update for Junior Highs
     March 9 – myOHSAA Update for April 2019
     March 8 – OHSAA SEI Awards
 
Recent Memos Sent to Coaches
The following memos and bulletins were sent recently to coaches:
     - Girls and Boys Basketball Memos: https://ohsaa.org/sports/boysbasketball
     - Football Weekly Word: 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: https://www.ohsaa.org/Equipment
Coaches Corner (includes clinics): https://www.ohsaa.org/Coaches-Corner 
 
Board of Directors Meeting Minutes
Minutes from OHSAA Board of Directors meeting, including the April 11 meeting, are posted at: https://www.ohsaa.org/BODmtg
 
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!
 
Emergency Contact Forms
High schools are asked to log into myOHSAA and verify their Emergency Contact Forms for upcoming tournaments.
 
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 regulations: http://bit.ly/2vYXfUW  
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.
 
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 Q&A 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).
 
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 OHSAA’s Sportsmanship, Ethics and Integrity Committee has revised the school awards program. New this school year is the availability of six grants that member schools, conferences or OHSAA officials associations can earn to fund sportsmanship initiatives. 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
 
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 – Jacki Windon (jwindon@ohsaa.org).
 
Stay Connected
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     Monday Minute Contact: Tim Stried, Director of Communications, tstried@ohsaa.org
     
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