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KSHSAA Regulations During the School Year

Coach
Defined as anyone employed by a school to coach a sport. This includes head, assistant and Rule 10 coaches aides. High school coaches include grades 9-12; middle/junior high school coaches include grades 7-8.

Group Instruction
Defined as two or more students receiving instruction from an instructor during the same period of instruction.

Non-School/Outside Team
Any team that is not part of the school program.

Non-School Team Membership
The number of players allowed on a non-school/outside team during the school year outside the season of sport is based on the previous school year’s roster.

Offseason Conditioning
Offseason conditioning programs must be open to the entire student body, and participants must furnish their own clothing. A school may not offer more than one offseason conditioning program at any given time. Offseason conditioning is limited to “weight training and general agility drills – not sport-specific drills and general running conditioning.”

Open Gym
A school-sponsored open gym must be announced to the entire student body; it cannot be for only a select or designated group of people. NO INSTRUCTION may be given by anyone during an open gym. A coach employed by the school cannot supervise the open gym if the sport they coach is being played. Example: if the batting cages are being used, the baseball/softball coaches cannot organize or supervise the open gym. continue >>>

KSHSAA Regulations During the Summer

Summer
Defined as the Saturday before Memorial Day through Labor Day.

Important Dates for 2021 – KSHSAA Handbook Rule 10-1-6
Beginning May 29 through July 18 coaches may coach teams in non-school competitions and/or conduct workouts/practices. Beginning May 30 until July 17 coaches may conduct a “one-week coach’s team camp.” Only students enrolled at the school may attend the “coach’s one-week team camp.” No “coaches’ one-week team camps” may take place after July 17 in any sport. KSHSAA catastrophic insurance does not cover a “coach’s one week team camp”.

2021 SUMMER MORATORIUM
June 28-July 4, 2021 is the summer moratorium. There shall be NO school related athletic activities. During this time coaches (licensed teacher coaches and coach aides employed by member schools) shall be prohibited from engaging in any type of activity involving student athletes whether it be practice, training, weight-lifting, conditioning, competition or travel. All member school athletic facilities will be closed during this period to school personnel and students grades 7-12. If member school athletic facilities also serve as non-school community recreation facilities, these facilities may remain open during the moratorium so long as no school teams are playing and no school coaches are coaching the teams/individuals. During this one-week dead period, students may attend camps or competitions but may not do so with their school coaches. This moratorium does not impact fine arts or spirit activities. [ Continue ]

Coaches’ One-Week Summer Camps (Rule 30-1-6):

Article 6: No school-organized spring or summer practice or school-organized summer camps shall be permitted (see Rule 20-1-1e, Awards).

  1. A coach may organize and administer a one-week (per sport) camp for his/her players only, provided the following guidelines are met:
    1. The school shall not be involved other than to approve the use of facilities, use of football helmets, dates and to be assured by the coach there will be no violations of KSHSAA rules and/or regulations.
    2. It shall be conducted following the Saturday before Memorial Day and conclude before Sunday of Standardized Calendar Week #3.
    3. Member schools, the coaches and coaches’ aides they employ may not conduct contact football camps.
    4. School uniforms or player equipment (with the exception of helmets during the coach’s one-week team football camp) may not be used. If school facilities (gymnasiums, fields, balls, mats, etc.) are used, the coach must lease them per board of education policy.
    5. Use of school-owned football helmets at the school coach’s non-contact one-week camp is permitted if approved by the local Board of Education (Rule 30-1-6(4)a).
    6. No coach or other school representative may require or, by implication, direct a student to attend a sports camp as a condition of team membership the following year.
    7. A student shall not receive pay or expenses for working at a camp involving a sport in which he/she participates.
    8. The camp program shall not include any type of competition with teams of another camp.
    9. All school coaches may hold only voluntary weight training and conditioning beginning Sunday of SCW #5 through and including Sunday of SCW #7. No school team practices shall be permitted until Monday of SCW #7.
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7 on 7 Football Passing Leagues

THE KANSAS STATE HIGH SCHOOL ACTIVITIES ASSOCIATION DOES NOT REGULATE OR ESTABLISH THE RULES OF PLAY FOR 7-ON-7 PASSING FOOTBALL OR 7-ON-7 FOOTBALL PASSING LEAGUES. CATASTROPHIC INSURANCE MEMBER SCHOOLS OBTAIN THROUGH THE KSHSAA IS NOT AVAILABLE TO ANYONE INJURED WHILE PARTICIPATING IN 7-ON-7 FOOTBALL.

There are some KSHSAA rules that could be violated by a student or coach participating in 7-on-7 Passing Football and there are some KSHSAA rules that could be violated by a member school permitting its facilities or school owned player equipment to be used by participants in 7-on-7 Football Passing Leagues. The following questions and answers are designed to help coaches, students and school administrators avoid any violation of KSHSAA rules. These are the most frequently asked questions and are not intendent to be all inclusive [ Continue ]

 

 

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