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Weekly Announcements

October
31

LAST NEWSLETTER; STAY CONNECTED WITH KSHSAA WEBSITE
This is the last volleyball newsletter for the 2016 KSHSAA season. Please read carefully and don’t forget to stay connected with the KSHSAA volleyball site throughout the year for information regarding:

  • 2017-2018 NFHS rule changes
  • KSHSAA Volleyball policy changes/updates
  • Dates for Officials face-to-face Rules Meetings, August 2017
  • Information /dates for the Officials Clinics in August, 2017
  • Coaching School dates and clinicians/content; etc.

STATE TOURNAMENT RESULTS
The 2016 KSHSAA State Volleyball Tournaments are history! There are 8 new state champion teams. Brackets and scores are available via the KSHSAA website and additional info will be located soon. The "Top 4 per Classification" results are:

  • 6A = 1. Olathe-Northwest; 2. OP-Blue Valley West; 3. Shawnee Mission-East; 4. Manhattan
  • 5A = 1. Tecumseh-Shawnee Heights; 2. Lenexa-St. James Academy; 3. OP-St. Thomas Aquinas; 4. Emporia
  • 4ADI = 1. Rose Hill; 2. Shawnee Mission-Miege; 3. Andover-Central; 4. Paola
  • 4ADII = 1. Topeka-Hayden (repeat); 2. Concordia; 3. Nickerson; 4. Baxter Springs
  • 3A = 1. Silver Lake; 2. Hesston; 3. Cheney; 4. Douglass
  • 2A = - 1. Olathe-Heritage Christian Academy; 2. Claflin-Central Plains; 3. Belleville-Republic Co.; 4. Rosalia-Flinthills
  • 1ADI = 1. Centralia; 2. Hanover; 3. Goessel; 4. Kiowa-South Barber
  • 1ADII = 1. Axtell; 2. Grainfield-Wheatland/Grinnell; 3. Otis-Bison; 4. Waverly

THANKS TO STATE TOURNAMENT OFICIALS ( INCLUDED 2 1ST TIME STATE OFFICIALS)
Congratulations to all state tournament officials on a job well done! These exciting state tournaments are a product of teamwork and KSHSAA registered officials play an valuable role: from the 48 KSHSAA registered officials who served as the primary contest officials to the countless other registered officials who served as line judges, score keepers, timers and libero trackers. Thanks for your gold medal teamwork!

We are pleased that 2 registered officials worked their first state tournament this past week-end. The time and energy that officials commit to interscholastic volleyball is appreciated and rewarded via the member schools vote of confidence.

SCHOOL RECOMMENDATION VOTES AVAILABLE FOR 30 DAYS
Volleyball officials are reminded that you may access the school recommendations/votes you received for the 2016 season FOR 30 FOLLOWING THE CONCLUSION OF THE SEASON. Please go to the KSHSAA website and login as an official, going to your own personal page. Remember, school recommendations are only available to those officials who qualified to work post-season tournaments.

MATCH CONTRACTS FOR THE 2017 SEASON
Soon, League Commissioners and/or School Athletic Directors will be extending contracts for matches and tournaments for the 2017 volleyball season. MANY CONTRACTS ARE BEING MADE VIA THE ARBITER ASSIGNING SYSTEM. ALL CONTRACTS, REGARDLESS, SHOULD BE MADE IN WRITING AND CLEARLY IDENTIFY THE DETAILS OF THE CONTEST - Date, Location, Starting Time, Level of Play (i.e., HS, Jr. High, Jr. Varsity, etc.), Number of Matches, Salary per Match, Mileage Reimbursement (optional in some leagues/schools), etc.

  • Officials, you are responsible & encouraged to contact league commissioners and/or school Athletic Directors regarding your availability & interest in working matches.

NFHS SURVEY AVAILABLE EARLY NOVEMBER
Once again, the NFHS Volleyball survey will be available to all registered officials and KSHSAA HS and MS coaches. This survey provides everyone a voice in the NFHS Volleyball rules: feedback on the changes implemented for the 2016-2017 season as well as your input on potential changes for the future. Watch for an email from the KSHSAA soon regarding the survey. YOUR PARTICIPATION IS VALUABLE & STRONGLY ENCOURAGED!

IDEAS FOR RULE CHANGES WELCOME
All officials & coaches who would like to suggest a rule change that is not a part of the survey are encouraged to contact Cheryl Gleason at the KSHSAA (785-273-5329); cgleason@kshsaa.org. Recommendations for NFHS playing rules are needed by 11/15. Coaches, recommendations for the KSHSAA volleyball program are always welcome and will be forwarded to the KCA volleyball representative for a survey item.

OFF-SEASON PREPARATION - WHAT'S YOUR GOAL FOR 2017?
Preparation in athletic officiating is never ending. Preparation cannot be limited to the period during which matches are played. The season is too short and the matches too few to achieve the necessary proficiency. The officials approach (attitude) to officiating will, in large measure, determine the degree and extent of preparation.
Officials off-season preparation should include, but is not limited to, the following:

  • Maintain a physical conditioning program
  • Replace/repair officiating gear (uniform, equipment)
  • Attend camps/clinics; Stay abreast of the latest offensive/defensive systems
  • Review procedures, become reacquainted with the academics of officiating
  • Take time for philosophical reflection

There are no shortcuts to becoming a competent and complete official. Preparation is a result of unremitting thought, study, review and labor.

REGISTER FOR THE 2017-18 SEASON
In the spring of 2017 the KSHSAA will mail registration materials to all 2016-2017 registered officials. These materials allow officials to register for the 2017-18 school year. Officials who were registered during the 2016-2017 school year and who register for the following school year will have from June 1 to until July 14 to register at the current rate of $50 for 1 sport and $25 for each additional sport. Beginning July 15, experienced officials (those registered during the 2016-17 season) will pay a $70 fee for 1 sport and $25 for each additional sport.

UPDATE ADDRESS/PERSONAL INFO CHANGES
Officials are reminded that if you have a change of address or change in your name, phone number, email address, etc. you are responsible to go to your personal page on the KSHSAA website and make the appropriate change. In addition, all officials are strongly encouraged to post an appropriate personal photo on this site.
Remember –the KSHSAA cannot contact you if you don’t let us know of any contact changes.

WANTED: OFFICIALS FOR 2017-2018
This season there were 834 KSHSAA registered volleyball officials. While the registered numbers may still seem rather large, if you consider how many volleyball matches take place across the state on any given night or week-end, there continues to be an ongoing need to recruit new officials to fill the needs of the member schools. During the off-season, all officials are encouraged to promote among friends, former coaches and players, etc. the opportunity to register as an official in the 2017 season. PLEASE REFER INTERESTED INDIVIDUALS TO THE OFFICIALS BROCHURE on the KSHSAA website

THANKS FOR SERVING KSHSAA SCHOOLS
On behalf of the KSHSAA membership, thanks for serving as a KSHSAA registered volleyball official. School activities are an exciting part of the school year. Athletic officials play a valuable role in providing a consistent interpretation of the rules and ensuring that the activity is played in an educational environment.

We look forward to your service in the 2017 season!

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