BASKETBALL PHOTOS DUE Please note basketball team photos AND rosters are due by February 16. In an effort to help all member schools, we ask that you enter your rosters now.
For photos, please go to the “Members Only” page on the KHSAA website and use the “Upload Photo” feature. If mailing a photo, the photo MUST BE AN ORIGINAL. Faxed copies, copies of photos, newspaper copies, or laser printer printouts ARE NOT ACCEPTABLE. Failure to submit the photo will result in a fine as permitted by KHSAA Bylaw 33, and this will be administered.
Rosters should also be entered on the “Members Only” page using the “Enter Team Rosters” link.
For assistance with the entry of either item contact Marilyn Mitchell at the Association or firstname.lastname@example.org
FIRST CORBIN FINANCIAL/KHSAA
SPORTSMANSHIP PROGRAM Information for the First Corbin/KHSAA Sportsmanship Program went out to guidance counselors and athletic directors in late January.
One boy and one girl finalist from each region will be invited to attend the Recognition Banquet held May 6, 2007 at the Embassy Suites in Lexington.
Each finalist receives a $200 scholarship with the state winner receiving a $3,000 scholarship, courtesy of First Corbin Financial Corporation.
Individual school winners are due to the KHSAA by March 26, 2007.
KHSAA CHAMPIONSHIP DATES
U of L Ralph Wright Natatorium
Frankfort Convention Center, Frankfort
Houchens Industries/KHSAA Girls’ Basketball
WKU Diddle Arena, Bowling Green
National City/KHSAA Boys’ Basketball
Rupp Arena, Lexington
Slow Pitch Softball
RiverShore Sportsplex, Hebron, KY
Fifth Third/KHSAA Boys’ & Girls’ Tennis
UK Boone/Downing Complex, Lexington
Boys’ & Girls’ Track
Fast Pitch Softball
Skyview Park, Jeffersontown
Fifth Third/KHSAA Baseball
Applebee’s Park, Lexington
REGULATIONS Each year in all National Federation High School sports regulations, one of the main objectives is risk and safety minimization. Included with the 2006-07 Spirit Rule Book mailing to all cheer coaches sent on August 9, 2006, was a letter was regarding specific regulations for cheerleading involved in the sport of basketball. These regulations were outlined in the risk management section of the rule book as follows:
Rule 2-1-8 states: Stunts must not be performed during a basketball or volleyball game when the ball is in play, including free throws in basketball and just prior to the serve in volleyball; Rule 2-1-9 states: Spirit participants must not perform warm up stunts on the court or sideline area during player warm-up if an alternate area is available. If no appropriate alternate area is available, the coach must take reasonable precautions to minimize the risk for participants; Note: See suggestions in Coaches Responsibilities; Rule 2-1-10 states: Spirit participants must remain outside the playing area during a 30-second or less time-out in a basketball game; Rule 2-1-13 states: Spirit participants must not stand behind the free throw lane extended during a basketball game. Rationale: These changes help those schools that have no alternate area/facility/gymnasium to warm up or practice before the game.
There was discussion about the lack of enforcement of these safety restrictions at the January Board of Control meeting. Enforcement is the responsibility of school personnel in their game management obligations during basketball games. Safety is always the most important factor in game management.
Should you have any questions, please contact the Association staff.
REPORTING OF SCORES AND SCHEDULE
ENTRY We ask that member school personnel review your baseball, basketball (boys and girls), and softball schedules to make sure any game updates have been added. Schedules are to be entered on the KHSAA website through the "Member School Only" link.
Please remember to call in the scores of contests to the KHSAA/Riherd's Scoreboard immediately following each contest. The number is 1-800-715-8388 and is toll free.