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Monday Minute

November 12, 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.
 
OHSAA RTG Ad for Winter Sports Programs
Schools are encouraged to use the OHSAA’s 2018-19 Respect the Game ad in their winter sports programs. The ad is posted at: https://www.ohsaa.org/Respect-the-Game
 
Basketball Calendar Dates Set for 2019-20; Wrestling Calendar Note
The OHSAA recently confirmed the dates for the 2019-20 girls and boys basketball seasons. The dates are the same as what were previously published in the 2017-18 OHSAA Handbook. The dates for the current 2018-19 season and the 2019-20 season are posted at: https://www.ohsaa.org/calendar/FutureDates
     Those dates were not yet available for publication in the 2018-19 OHSAA Handbook. Note that the dates for the 2020-21 and future seasons have not yet been confirmed. Also note that the 2019-20 season dates for wrestling have not yet been confirmed.
 
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
     Nov. 1 – myOHSAA Update
 
Other Recent Headlines
 
Recent Memos Sent to Coaches
The following memos and bulletins were sent recently to coaches:
     - 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  
 
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 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).
 
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
 
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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     Arbiter Sports Resource Center: https://www.ohsaa.org/SchoolResources/Arbiter
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     Monday Minute Contact: Tim Stried, Director of Communications, tstried@ohsaa.org
     
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