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  • IHSA “ The IHSA serves member schools by providing leadership for equitable participation in interscholastic athletics and activities that enrich the educational experience.” 2007-08
  • INTRODUCTION
    • The purpose of this presentation is to provide an over-view of selected IHSA By-Laws, Policies, and Programs.
    • This information may be incorporated into pre-season meetings for coaches, parents and athletes.
    • If schools have additional questions, they are encouraged to contact an IHSA Administrative Staff member for additional information as needed.  We hope you find this presentation helpful in increasing your understanding of the IHSA.
    • Have a great year!
  • IHSA BY-LAW REVIEW
  • THE FOLLOWING BY-LAWS WILL BE REVIEWED:
    • Qualification of Coaches
    • All Star Teams/Games
    • Coaches Attendance at Rules Meetings
    • Recruiting
    • Scholastic Standing
    • Amateurism
    • Independent Team Participation
    • Coaching School
    • Summer Participation
    • Transportation
    • Open Gym
    • Season Limitation
  • Qualification of Coaches
    • BY-LAW 2.070
      • Head Coaches must hold a valid Illinois Teaching certificate or be ASEP certified.
      • Assistant coaches must hold a valid Illinois Teaching certificate, be ASEP certified or hold a valid Illinois Substitute Teaching certificate.
      • Teachers who retire form an Illinois school are eligile to coach without a valid teaching certificate.
      • This applies to anyone who works with a team as a paid coach or a volunteer coach at a member school.
  • ALL STAR TEAMS/GAMES
    • 2.100 ALL-STAR TEAMS AND GAMES
      • No athletic team from any member school may compete against an “all-star” team. No school official from a member school shall assist, either directly or indirectly, with any contest by an all-star team during the school year, unless the contest is approved by the IHSA Board of Directors.
    • 3.121 ALL-STAR PARTICIPATION
      • No student at a member school shall participate on an all-star team in basketball, football, soccer or volleyball during the student’s high school career until completing their interscholastic athletic eligibility in that particular sport. A student may participate in no more than three (3) all-star contests in a sport.
  • Coaches Attendance at Rules Meetings
    • 2.120 COACHES’ ATTENDANCE AT RULES INTERPRETATION MEETINGS
      • Each member school shall be represented by a member of its coaching staff for the sport/activity at an annual rules interpretation meeting sponsored by the Association in each sport or activity it offers, provided rules interpretation meetings are conducted in that sport or activity. Failure to comply with this requirement may be penalized by the Board of Directors .
  • RECRUITNG
    • 3.070 RECRUITING OF ATHLETES
      • In the enforcement of the rule, member schools shall be responsible for any violation committed by any person associated with the school, including principals, assistant principals, coaches, teachers, any other staff members or students, or any organization having any connection to the school.
  • Recruiting
    • Illegal contact:
      • Contact related to athletic participation with any prospective student or family outside the school and prior to that student’s enrollment at the school by a coach, alumnus or booster, even it the family initiates the contact is illegal .
      • Contact related to athletic participation with a prospective student prior to that student enrolling in your school is illegal .
      • Eighth graders and transfer students must be pre-enrolled for summer participation at your school.
      • Junior High School students who are not yet in high school may not practice or participate on high school teams.
  • Recruiting
    • The following are examples of acceptable practices:
      • Summer camps that are not limited to certain individuals, where all students have an opportunity to attend and access to the same information. Fliers can not be sent to specific individuals.
      • Literature on school events sent to grade schools or junior highs for distribution to all students. Coaches can not go down and pass this information out.
      • Coaches may have one meeting with all 8 th graders that are pre-enrolled to provide information on summer activities.
  • Scholastic Standing
    • 3.020 SCHOLASTIC STANDING
      • 3.021 They shall be doing passing work in at least twenty (20) credit hours of high school work per week.
      • 3.022 They shall, unless they are entering high school for the first time, have credit on the school records for twenty (20) credit hours of high school work for the previous semester . Such work shall have been completed in the semester for which credit is granted or in a recognized summer school program which has been approved by the Board of Education and for which graduation credit is received.
      • 3.023 They shall not have graduated from any four-year high school or its equivalent.
  • AMATEURISM
    • 3.080 AMATEURISM
      • 3.081 For winning or placing in actual athletic competition, a student in a member school may accept a medal, cup, trophy or plaque, from the sponsoring agent regardless of cost.
      • 3.082 Schools may provide an individual or teams that win an IHSA state championship, a ring/memento not to exceed $200 in fair market value. Businesses, booster clubs or other organizations desiring to make contributions toward the purchase of a championship ring/memento must make those contributions to the school.
      • 3.083 A student in a member school may accept any other award for participation in an athletic contest, or for athletic honors or recognition, which does not exceed $75 in fair market value, in the following sports: badminton, baseball, basketball, bowling, cross country, football, golf, gymnastics, soccer, softball, swimming, tennis, track and field, volleyball, wrestling, and any other sport in which the student’s school provides interscholastic competition. In addition, a student in a member school may receive and retain items of wearing apparel which are worn for non-school athletic competition as part of a team uniform provided for and worn by the student during competition.
  • Independent Team Participation
    • 3.100 INDEPENDENT TEAM PARTICIPATION
      • 3.101 During the school season for a given sport, in a school which maintains a school team in that sport, a student shall not participate on any non-school team, nor as an individual unattached in non-school competition, in that given sport or in any competition that involves the skill of the sport in question. Violation shall cause ineligibility for a period not to exceed 365 days. An exception may be made by the Executive Director under the guidelines adopted by the Board of Directors for competitions sponsored and conducted directly by the National Governing Body or its official Illinois affiliate for the sport.
      • 3.102 Students may participate in a tryout for a non-school athletic team while a member of a high school team in the same sport, provided the tryout is exclusively a demonstration of skills with no practice or instruction involved.
      • 3.103 The phrase, “participate on any non-school team,” as utilized in By-law 3.101, is defined to mean engaging in any team activity.
  • Independent Team Participation
    • 3.100 INDEPENDENT TEAM PARTICIPATION
      • 3.104 In the event a school does not maintain a team which competes during the regular high school season for a sport.
      • 3.105 Students or teams at member schools shall not be permitted to participate on, practice with or compete against any college, junior college or university athletic team.
      • 3.106 To be eligible for a school team in a given sport, students must cease non-school practice and competition in that sport no later than five days after the date on which the school team engages in its first practice or tryout in that sport.
      • 3.107 During the school year, a person who is a coach in any sport at a member school, may be involved in any respect with any non-school team, only if the number of squad members from his/her school which are on the non-school team roster does not exceed one-half the number of players needed to field a team in actual IHSA state series competition in that sport.
  • COACHING SCHOOL PARTICIPATION
    • 3.110 COACHING SCHOOL PARTICIPATION
      • 3.111 During the school year, students shall not participate in any coaching school, camp or clinic for any interscholastic sport or which provides instruction in any skill of an interscholastic sport.
        • A coaching school, camp or clinic is defined as any program, sponsored by an organization or individual, which provides instruction in sports theory and/or skills; which does not culminate in competition, and which is attended by more than two (2) persons from the school which the student attends.
      • 3.112 Students may attend a coaching school, camp or clinic during the summer months provided they do not attend before school is out in the spring or after Sunday of Week Number 5 in the IHSA Standardized Calendar.
  • SUMMER PARTICIPATION
    • 3.150 SPECIAL PROVISIONS FOR SUMMER PARTICIPATION
      • 3.151 Participation by high school students in summer programs must be voluntary.
      • 3.152 Students may participate in summer baseball/softball leagues sponsored by schools, during the period between Monday of Week 49 and Sunday of Week 5 in the IHSA Standardized Calendar.
      • 3.153 Persons who coach a sport have a maximum of 25 days of contact in that sport with students from the schools last day of classes or Monday of Week 49 in the IHSA Standardized Calendar (whichever date is earlier) in the spring each year and Sunday of Week 5 in the IHSA Standardized Calendar.
  • SUMMER PARTICIPATION
    • 3.150 SPECIAL PROVISIONS FOR SUMMER PARTICIPATION
      • 3.155 Schools may conduct coaching schools, camps or clinics during the summer, provided: see notes section
      • 3.156 Students may participate in a summer school class taught by a coach or other faculty member from their school and which offers instruction in interscholastic sports, provided the class is not restricted to students who have been certified eligible for participation in interscholastic athletics and the class is approved by the local Board of Education.
      • 3.157 Schools may not organize or participate against other schools in a football scrimmage or game with the exception of 7-7 (touch only) passing leagues.
  • OPEN GYM
    • 3.160 OPEN GYM LIMITATIONS
      • 3.161 Schools may open their gymnasiums or facilities for recreational activities to students or other persons who reside in or outside their district, under the following conditions:
          • a) There is no coaching or instruction in the skills and techniques in any sport at any time.
          • b) Participation is voluntary and is not required directly or indirectly for membership on a high school squad.
          • c) Comparable opportunities are afforded to all participants.
          • d) Notification of open gym.
  • SEASON LIMITATIONS
    • 2.090 SEASON LIMITATION IN ATHLETIC ACTIVITIES
      • No school belonging to this Association shall organize its teams, practice, scrimmage or participate in any interscholastic sport outside of the season limitations as prescribed in Section 5.000 of these By-Laws;
      • Nor shall any person who coaches any sport at a member school, coach or supervise a non-school team in any interscholastic sport composed of students from that school, except within the guidelines promulgated by the IHSA Board of Directors.
      • Exception: For each sport, a school may hold one informational meeting prior to the start of its season to provide information regarding tryouts, procedures and forms that need to be on file. Coaches or school personnel may not use this meeting to organize out of season programs (example: fall, winter or spring leagues).
  • SEASON LIMITATIONS
    • By-law 5.000
      • This by-law establishes the time period in which each sport and activity can function with school involvement, organization, and supervision. It also provides for the number of contests in which a school (each level) can compete in, exclusive of the IHSA state series.
      • Note 1: Make sure that each level has contracts designated for that level for all contests.
      • Note 2: This by-law also prevents athletics from becoming an excessively dominant force in the life of students. It serves as a deterrent against school personnel from placing year-round participation demands on students, forcing students to become sport specialists, and not allowing them exposure to a wide variety of experiences.
  • SUMMER FOOTBALL
    • By-law 3.157 For football, schools may not organize or scrimmage against other schools except for 7 on 7 passing leagues. (This includes summer camps and when schools attend college camps)
    • Football Scrimmage Definition
    • Any action, regardless of whether it would involve 11 on 11, 9 on 8, 4 on 4, etc., which simulates any game play conditions where members of one school would be organized against members of one or more schools would be considered a scrimmage.
    • Football Policy #13 A member school may loan or rent any school owned football player protection equipment only to its students for use in summer camps or helmets only to students for use in 7 on 7 passing leagues.
    • Note: Football may utilize equipment for summer contract days provided that the school has approved it.
  • IHSA This presentation only highlights a few of the major issues relating to the IHSA By-Laws. It does not remove the school or coach from the responsibility of reading and understanding all the By-Laws.
  • IHSA POLICY REVIEW
  • THE FOLLOWING BOARD POLICIES WILL BE REVIEWED:
    • Weekly Eligibility Check
    • Sanctioning
    • Travel
    • Geographic Principle
    • Grouping and Seeding
    • Classification
  • Weekly Eligibility:
    • The following procedure should be followed in making the weekly eligibility check:
      • “ Twenty (20) credit hours of high school work” is defined as any combination of subjects, accepted by local high school authorities in determining the requirements for graduation and which accumulates at least two (2) credits or its equivalent per semester.
      • Most important to note is that “passing twenty (20) credit hours per week” is determined by measuring a student’s performance on a cumulative basis from the beginning of a semester through the date on which the check is made. In other words, schools should determine, on each eligibility check date, whether the student’s transcript would contain passing grades in each subject in the event the student should transfer from the school on that date.
  • Weekly Eligibility:
    • Schools are expected to conduct this weekly check in some consistent manner convenient to their individual operations. Student eligibility or ineligibility is then affected on the Monday following the date of the check.
      • For example, consider a school which checks eligibility every Wednesday. Records are processed through the computer and a printout of all athletes’ scholastic standing is given to the athletic director on Thursday.
      • The athletic office reviews the list and reports Thursday afternoon to the principal that a student is not passing twenty (20) hours as of this check.
      • The principal informs student and coaches on Friday morning that the student is not passing the required work and is thus ineligible for one week, beginning the following Monday morning. The student may play in contests held that evening or on Saturday, the next day. However, the entire next week, the student is ineligible.
    • A student becoming scholastically ineligible by the weekly eligibility check must remain ineligible for one full calendar week before possibly becoming eligible again.
  • Sanctioning:
      • Events that require Formal Sanctioning include:
      • a) Any interstate event involving two (2) or more schools which is co-sponsored by or titled in the name of an organization outside the high school community (e.g., a university, a theme park, and an athletic shoe/apparel company).
      • b) Non-bordering events if five (5) or more states are involved.
      • c) Non-bordering events if more than eight (8) schools are involved.
      • d) Any event involving two (2) or more schools that involves a team from a foreign country. The host school should complete the international sanction application. (The exceptions to this rule are Canada and Mexico, which are considered bordering states).
  • Sanctioning:
    • No sanction is required if all competing schools, regardless of the number of competing schools, are from states that border the host state unless the event is co-sponsored by or titled in the name of an organization outside the high school community.
    • Sanctioning Process: An IHSA member school hosting an event under the above listed conditions must complete a NFHS Application for Sanction of Interstate and International Events. The Sanctioning form can be found on the IHSA.org website under the forms link or at NFHS.org. Only a member school of an NFHS member state association, or a school approved by such an association, or such an association itself, is eligible to request sanctioning through the NFHS Interstate Sanctioning Program.
    • Please refer to the IHSA Handbook for further Sanctioning information.
    • Contact Susie Knoblauch for further information.
  • Travel:
    • Schools may travel any distance provided the participating students miss no more than one school day, including travel to and from the competition.
  • Geographic Principle:
    • The cornerstone of IHSA state tournaments has long been geographic assignments to the state series leading to geographic representation at State Final tournaments. The geographical concept was developed to insure that interscholastic participation was compatible with a school’s educational objectives.
    • The geographic concept helped maintain a “reasonableness” to competition and safeguarded key resources such as time and money, while, at the same time, providing for a structure that was equitable to all member schools.
  • Geographic Principle:
    • It is important to note that the interscholastic programs of a school are designed to enrich the educational process (* Note Article 1.140 of the Constitution). The establishment of sound standards and procedures for the regulation and control of interscholastic programs not only provide for fairness and equity, but they also keep the programs in an educational context.
    • The geographic principle is essential to regulating the character of interscholastic competition.
  • Geographic Principle:
    • The Geographic Principle of IHSA State Tournament Series
      • The State Series is designed to determine a State Champion.
      • Representation in an IHSA State Final Tournament is determined on a geographic basis — that is, schools advancing to the State Final Tournament qualify from given geographical areas of the state.
      • The number of schools in a State Final Tournament, and levels of competition in the State Series, are determined by the number of schools entered in the series.
      • Schools are assigned to first level tournaments/meets on a geographical basis so that there is a reasonable balance in the number of schools assigned at each first level site.
  • Geographic Principle:
    • The Geographic Principle of IHSA State Tournament Series
      • A. Factors considered in assigning schools to first level tournaments include:
        • Schools willing/eligible/selected to host and their location;
        • Number of schools entered in state series and their locations; and,
        • Classification of schools in the state series.
        • In individual state series tournaments/meets, the number of schools with full teams assigned to the beginning competition is balanced as much as possible.
  • Geographic Principle:
    • The Geographic Principle of IHSA State Tournament Series
      • B. Factors considered in assigning schools to first level tournaments do not include:
        • Won-lost records of the schools;
        • Strengths or weaknesses of the schools in a geographic area;
        • Anticipated or potential revenue; and
        • Individual, private requests of schools and/or coaches.
  • Three and Four Class Grouping and Seeding:
    • 1. Seeding shall occur only at the lowest level of competition, and therefore, neither the super-sectionals nor the state final shall be seeded.
    • 2. The coaches of the schools involved, except in football, where an objective computer-based system shall be used, shall do seeding of each group. When voting on seeds, coaches shall not vote for their own school.
    • 3. In Class 3A and 4A in the Chicago suburban area, all state tournament series will begin with a sectional complex. The sectional complex will utilize true seeds unless conflicts arise from the seeds of the pre-determined hosts.
  • Three and Four Class Grouping and Seeding:
    • 4. In Class 1A, 2A, 3A and 4A, all state series tournaments outside of the Chicago suburban area will begin with geographic regionals.
    • 5. In football only, after the field for each class is determined, schools in each class must be grouped geographically into brackets of 16. If the bracket has more than one game with a travel distance of 150 miles or more, that half of the bracket will be placed in quadrants.
  • Classification
    • The classification of a school shall be determined on the basis of its total student enrollment figure reported to the Illinois State Board of Education in its Fall Housing Report on September 30 of the preceding school year. Schools are required to submit to the IHSA, by October 30, their total student enrollment figure reported to the Illinois State Board of Education in their Fall Housing Report.
    • A multiplier of 1.65 will be added to all non-boundaried schools
    • When two or more schools operate an approved cooperative program in any sport, the host school shall be classified on the basis of this combined total enrollment figure in the sports or activities for which the coop is approved.
    • The classification systems used by Boys Football, Music, and Competitive Cheerleading are unique and are determined by the Terms & Conditions of the respective sport or activity.
  • IHSA This presentation only highlights a few of the major issues relating to the IHSA Policies. It does not remove the school or coach from the responsibility of reading and understanding all the Board Policies.
  • IHSA SPORTSMANSHIP INITIATIVES
  • THE FOLLOWING SPORTSMANSHIP PROGRAMS WILL BE REVIEWED:
    • Sportsmanship of School Representatives
    • Coach/Player Ejection
    • Do What’s Right!
    • Sport A Winning Attitude Award (SAWA)
    • Add A. Tude Mascot
    • Personalized Sportsmanship Banners
  • Sportsmanship of School Representatives:
    • 2.041 Students, school staff, boards of education, spectators and all other persons connected directly or indirectly with a member school shall practice and promote the highest principles of sportsmanship and the ethics of competition in all interscholastic relationships.
    • 2.042 Member schools shall maintain proper crowd control and enforce the principles of good sportsmanship and ethics for all interscholastic activities.
  • Coach/Player Ejection
    • 6.011 Any player ejected from a contest for unsportsmanlike conduct shall be ineligible for the next interscholastic contest at that level of competition, and all other interscholastic contests at any level in the interim, in addition to other penalties the IHSA or the school may assess.
    • 6.012 Any coach ejected from a contest for unsportsmanlike conduct shall be ineligible for the next interscholastic contest at that level of competition, and all other interscholastic contests at any level in the interim, in addition to others penalties the IHSA or the school may assess.
  • IHSA “ Do What’s Right!” Sportsmanship Program
  • “ Do What’s Right!”
    • The “Do What’s Right!” Sportsmanship Program builds upon the IHSA’s current efforts to promote and recognize sportsmanship within our teams, schools and communities. The Program sets minimum guidelines and may be incorporated into a conference’s existing sportsmanship program.
    • Over the past few years, our member schools have voiced an increased desire for greater promotion and recognition of sportsmanship. In response to this demand, an advisory committee was created to explore, evaluate and improve upon the current methods of encouraging and supporting sportsmanship. The committee produced a survey designed to elicit specific feedback from IHSA member school Principals and Athletic Directors.
    • 94% of the respondents indicated that they would support the development of sportsmanship programs at the conference level.
  • IHSA “ Do What’s Right!” Sportsmanship Program
  • “ Do What’s Right!”
    • The “Do What’s Right!” Sportsmanship Program builds upon the IHSA’s current efforts to promote and recognize sportsmanship within our teams, schools and communities. The Program sets minimum guidelines and may be incorporated into a conference’s existing sportsmanship program.
    • Over the past few years, our member schools have voiced an increased desire for greater promotion and recognition of sportsmanship. In response to this demand, an advisory committee was created to explore, evaluate and improve upon the current methods of encouraging and supporting sportsmanship. The committee produced a survey designed to elicit specific feedback from IHSA member school Principals and Athletic Directors.
    • The Do What’s Right! Program is sponsored by Walgreens
    • NEW: DWR! Division Workshops, DWR! Sports Person of the Year and DWR! Poster Contest
  • “ Do What’s Right!”
    • The Committee discussed the formation of the DWR! seven divisional Summits. The tentative dates for the summits are September 16, 17, 18, 23, 24 and 25, 2008 from 9 am to 1 pm.
    • a. Each school in the division is requested to bring a total of 2 boys and 2 girls who are sophomores and juniors as well as 3 adults in leadership roles such as: Superintendent, Principal, Athletic Administrator, Booster Club President, Student Council Advisor, Head Coach and Assistant Coach.
    • b. Hold the summits every other year. During the off year each member school will receive DWR! Program binders to use during the school year.
    • c. Tentative Time Schedule:
    • 8:00am-9:00am Check in
    • 9:00-9:30 Opening Session
    • 9:40–10:25 Session 1
    • 10:35 – 11:20 Session 2
    • 11:30 – 12:25 Session3
    • 12:25- 1:00 Working lunch and final session
    • d. Suggested session monitors and speakers are students from leadership conference, high school administrators and coaches.
    • e. Recommended session titles are: DWR! Body (drug testing, health and wellness, DWR! School (SI article, individual school practices and solutions), DWR! State (create ideas for statewide manual).
  • IHSA Initiatives                                          "Do What's Right" Program HOME | Announcements | Site Index | Links | Contact Us Administration | Initiatives | Schools | Officials | Media | Merchandise   "Do What's Right!" HOME PROGRAM FORMS EXPECTATIONS Sportsmanship Banners & Coaches Box Decals                                                                                          State FinalSportsmanship Banner Recipients Add A. Tude Photo Album Add A. Tude Handbook Schedule Add A. Tude Download Add A. Tude Graphics                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     The IHSA promoting good sportsmanship in youth athletics with Add A. Tude! The Add A. Tude mascot appears at state tournaments during the school year, and could appear at your next high school event. For information on how to book the Add A. Tude costume please click here .
  • “ Do What’s Right!”
  • State Final Sportsmanship Banner
  • “ Do What’s Right!”
    • Over the past two years schools and conferences worked on the following:
      • Reviewed and familiarized themselves with the Program and its registration and nomination processes.
      • Set the groundwork for fully implementing the “Do What’s Right!”.
      • Designated a conference representative to serve as a contact as well as to submit the award winner(s) name(s) to the IHSA.
      • Reviewed the “Do What’s Right!” Sportsmanship Expectations for member schools.
  • Do What’s Right! Sportsmanship Expectations
    • 1. Accept and understand the seriousness of their responsibility, and the privilege of representing their school and community.
    • 2. Learn the rules of the game thoroughly and discuss them with parents, fans, and fellow students.
    • 3. Treat opponents the way they would like to be treated, as a guest or friend.
    • 4. Never direct remarks at opponents in a taunting manner.
    • 5. Wish opponents good luck before the game and congratulate them in a sincere manner following either a victory or defeat.
  • Sportsmanship Expectations for Member Schools
    • 6. Respect the integrity and judgment of the game officials.
    • 7. Display great effort and hustle on the field or floor.
    • 8. Play unselfishly in such a way as to build up their team, without drawing unnecessary attention to themselves.
    • 9. Yield to the authority and direction of all floor officials, bench officials, school personnel and coaches.
  • “ Do What’s Right!” Full Implementation
    • The 2008-2009 school year marks the second full year of implementation of the “Do What’s Right!” Program.
    • Conferences must register with the IHSA by October 1 of each year to be eligible for the:
      • State Finals Sportsmanship Award
      • Annual Conference Sportsmanship Award
      • Sport Season Conference Sportsmanship Award certificate.
      • Sports Person of the Year Award
    • The IHSA will provide the Regular Season Sportsmanship Award certificates and the State Finals Sportsmanship Award banners.
  • Annual Conference Sportsmanship Award
  • Sport Season Conference Award Certificate
  • Sport Season Conference Award Sample Ballot
    • ALL CONFERENCE SAMPLE BALLOT
    • 1. 5. 9.
    • 2. 6. 10.
    • 3. 7. 11.
    • 4. 8. 12.
    • *Vote for twelve (12) – The top 8 are considered 1st Team.
    • TEAM SPORTSMANSHIP (Rank top three)
    • 1. (WORTH 3 POINTS)
    • 2. (WORTH 2 POINTS)
    • 3. (WORTH 1 POINT)
  • Sport Season Conference Award Tally Sample W-Latham TF North Pecatonica Flanagan Mt. Pulaski Columbia Total Points Boys Basketball Girls Basketball Football Girls Volleyball Boys Soccer
  • Independent School Information
    • Because the Program has among its characteristics strong conference elements (i.e., selection, reporting, etc.), a distinction is made between schools within a conference and independent schools with no conference affiliation.
    • Registered conference affiliated schools are eligible to earn each of the three awards described above, while registered independent schools are only eligible to earn a State Finals Sportsmanship Award.
    • Independent schools must register annually by October 1 with the IHSA to be eligible for the State Final Sportsmanship award consideration.
  • SAWA Certificate
  • “ Do What’s Right!” Sportsmanship Banners
  • IHSA STUDENT RECOGNITION
  • THE FOLLOWING STUDENT RECOGNITION OPPORTUNITIES WILL BE REVIEWED:
    • IHSA Scholastic Achievement Award
    • IHSA Team Recognition
    • IHSA All-State Academic Program
  • Scholastic Achievement Award and Criteria
    • The IHSA will provide certificates of recognition to all students who meet the criteria following the completion of their 5th or 7th semester in high school.
    • This year's certificates have a new design and will be printed with flat ink. Schools can use their laser printers on the new certificates.
      • 1.) The student must currently be a junior or a senior in an IHSA member school.
      • 2.) The student must have completed at least one full season in an IHSA interscholastic activity in good standing.
      • 3.) The student must have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.5 on a 4.0 scale, or the equivalent on a alternate scale, after the 5th or 7th semester.
  • IHSA Scholarship Recognition Pins
    • Available to schools are the Scholarship Recognition Pins for $1.00 each .
    • The pins are designed to easily attach to articles of clothing and are another way to recognize the academic achievements of students who participate in interscholastic programs in IHSA member schools
    • To receive the Scholarship Recognition Pins, payment must be made at the time of ordering.
    • You can download this form on the IHSA website.
  • Team Academic Achievement Award
    • This award recognizes those teams that maintain a grade point average of 3.0 or higher throughout their respective season.
    • Every IHSA member school should have received the Team Award in the All-School Mailing at the start of the 2001-2002 school year. This 13” high x 10 ½” wide walnut finished plaque, comes with 15 individual plates with adhesive backing to be placed on the plaque as teams qualify.
    • When one of your qualifying teams achieves a 3.0 grade point average for their entire season, a representative at your school will simply have the sport and year engraved on the plate and attached to the plaque.
    • A seasonal report will be submitted to the IHSA informing the IHSA of the number of teams recognized during each season. The form for this report can be found on the IHSA website.
  • Team Academic Achievement Award – Participants and Guidelines
    • Any IHSA Member School whose varsity team/group achieves a grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 or higher (Non-Weighted) collectively.
    • Teams that cooperatively sponsor an activity must include GPA’s of each participating school’s varsity team members.
    • This is a Varsity Team Award; the team/group grade averages must include EVERY member of the official varsity team. Team Managers are NOT to be included. For those sports/activities without a varsity designation, the team entered for the IHSA State Series qualifies.
    • The grade point average for all varsity teams must be computed on a Non-Weighted 4.0 system. (A= 4, B =3, C=2, D=1).
    • The grade point average of sports such as Baseball, Basketball, Football, Soccer, Softball, and Volleyball, must include EVERY member of the team that enters the first level of state qualifying competition.
  • Team Academic Achievement Award – Participants and Guidelines
    • While every member of the official varsity team must be included, there are also a minimum number of students that must be on the team to qualify for this award. In the sports/activities where individual and team honors are available the board of directors has determined that the following minimum number of students must be included to be eligible for this award:
    • Boys Gymnastics = 15 Girls Gymnastics = 10
    • Golf = 6 Tennis = 6
    • Track & Field = 14 Cross Country = 7
    • Swimming & Diving = 9
    • Debate = 5 IE Speech = 7
    • Chess = 6 Scholastic Bowl = 5
  • Team Academic Achievement Award – Participants and Guidelines
    • Forms can be found online at the IHSA website www.ihsa.org and available for submission after each of the three Sports/Activities Seasons (Fall, Winter, Spring) .
    • The roster, including all varsity team members will be submitted with each individual members’ GPA and the team total GPA. The Principal from each school will need to verify that the information submitted is accurate.
    • Eligible teams/groups will submit application for recognition to the IHSA according to the following schedule:
    • All Fall Sports/Activities Submit By January 15th
    • All Winter Sports/Activities Submit By April 15
    • All Spring Sports/Activities Submit By June 30
  • All-State Academic Team
    • To be eligible for consideration for selection to the team, a student in an IHSA member school must have a minimum Grade Point Average (GPA) of at least 3.5 on a 4.0 scale after the seventh semester.
    • Nominees must have participated in at least two (2) IHSA-sponsored activities (athletics and/or non-athletics) during the last two school years, and must have demonstrated outstanding citizenship during his/her high school career.
    • Each IHSA member school can nominate one male and one female student.
  • All-State Academic Team
    • The All-State Academic Team includes one male and one female senior student from each of the seven (7) IHSA Board of Directors statewide geographic divisions, plus 12 at large selections. Another 50 students earned honorable mention.
    • Twenty-six (26) outstanding young people attending Illinois High School Association (IHSA) member schools are named to the Illinois High School Association (IHSA) All-State Academic Team.
    • The twenty-six members and their guest are invited to the annual recognition banquet where each member receives an award recognizing their achievement.
  • All-State Academic Team
    • Each member school will receive two applications, that will be sent out from the IHSA office around January 1st.
    • Applications must be returned to the IHSA office by March 1st to be considered.
    • The selection committee will meet about a week after the applications are due. Students named to the team and honorable mentions will be notified following the selection meeting.
    • Each member school will receive two applications, that will be sent out from the IHSA office around January 1st.
    • Applications must be returned to the IHSA office by March 1st to be considered.
    • The selection committee will meet about a week after the applications are due. Students named to the team and honorable mentions will be notified following the selection meeting.
  • IHSA SPORTS MEDICINE
  • THE FOLLOWING SPORTS MEDICINE INFORMATION WILL BE REVIEWED:
    • Steroids Initiative
    • Lightning Policy
    • Heat Precautions
  • 2.170 DISTRIBUTION OF STEROIDS AND PERFORMANCE ENHANCING DRUGS
    • 2.171 No coach, administrator, school official or employee, or booster club/support group member may sell, distribute, or promote the use of any anabolic steroids or performance-enhancing dietary supplements to students at member schools.
    • 2.172 A coach, administrator, school official or employee, or booster club/support group member may provide only permissible nutritional supplements to students at any time for the purpose of providing additional calories and electrolytes, provided they do not contain any dietary supplements banned by the Association. Permissible nutritional supplements are identified according to the following classes: Carbohydrate/electrolyte drinks, energy bars, carbohydrate boosters and vitamins and minerals.
  • Steroids Initiative
    • The IHSA continues to believe that education about PED’s and supplements is the key.
    • The Illinois School Code was amended in 2005, requiring schools to provide steroid education to student-athletes.
    • IHSA/NFHS partnered last year on a special DVD “Make the Right Choice”.
  • Steroids Initiative
    • In 2006, the IHSA is providing 4 stand alone units on steroids to member schools.
      • www.ihsa.org (look under SMAC Special Topics)
    • Currently there is no banned list
    • Each school’s Code of Conduct/Athletic Policy should be addressing this issue.
    • The IHSA is exploring a testing program.
  • Heat Precautions
    • Although deaths from heat illness are rare, constant surveillance and education are necessary in order to maintain the safety and health of student-athletes. The following practices should be observed in order to prevent any form of heat illness.
      • Prevention of health illness begins with aerobic conditioning, which provides partial acclimation to the heat.
      • Clothing and protective gear can increase heat stress. Frequent rest periods should be scheduled so that the gear and clothing can be loosened to allow heat loss.
      • To identify heat stress conditions, regular measurements or environmental conditions are recommended. Dehydration must be avoided. Fluid replacement must be readily available. Student-athletes should be encouraged to drink as much and as frequently as comfort allows. This includes both before and after practice.
  • Heat Precautions continued
      • Recording the body weight of each student-athlete before and after practice(s), progressive loss of body fluids and be detected and overcome .
      • Some student-athletes may be more susceptible to heat illness than others, and coaches need to be aware of such situations. Susceptible individuals include those who have inadequate aerobic fitness, excess body fat, a history of heat illness, poor rehydration habits, and a tendency to push themselves to capacity without proper fluid rehydration.
      • Athletes participating outdoors in hot, humid weather or indoors, in non-air conditioned or poorly ventilated gyms are susceptible to heat related illness. While it is the responsibility of each school participating in an IHSA contest to allow adequate acclimatization to the heat prior to the contest, it is the authority of the local manager to adjust or alter a contest based on the environment.
      • Athletes should drink one or two cups of water in the hour preceding competition and continue drinking during the activity every 15-20 minutes.
  • Severe Weather Policy
    • In June, the IHSA Board of Directors modified the previous policy.
    • State series contests must be suspended if:
      • Thunder is heard
          • OR
      • Cloud to Ground lightning is observed
  • Severe Weather Policy
    • If suspended, play must remain so until at least 30 minutes after the last incidence of thunder or lightning.
    • Local managers and officials must work together to protect the safety of participants.
  • Severe Weather Policy
    • Schools are encouraged to review their evacuation plans to verify their accuracy.
    • Safety must always be a priority at inter-scholastic events.
  • IHSA STATE SERIES REMINDERS
  • THE STATE SERIES REMINDERS WILL BE REVIEWED:
    • Entry and Withdrawal Procedures and Deadlines
    • Seed Meeting Summary Sheets
    • Review Terms and Conditions
    • Team Data/Pictures/Cut-lines
    • Managers Responsibilities/Officials Fees
    • Officials Ratings/Top 15 Lists
  • Entry and Withdrawal Procedures and Deadlines
    • All member schools must enter their school into the state series competition through the IHSA School Center on the IHSA Website at www.ihsa.org . The deadline for entry for Fall Sports is September 1, for Winter Sports is November 1 and for Spring is February 1 of each year.
      • Late Entries:
      • a. Any attempt to enter a sport or activity on-line after the established deadlines will be denied. Schools that wish to enter after the deadline will be considered late. To be considered for late entry, the Principal/Official Representative must contact the IHSA administrative officer in charge of that sport or activity. The penalty for late entry shall be a payment of $100.00 for that sport/activity by the school.
      • Breach of Contract By-law 6.041 (Withdrawal Procedure)
      • a. To withdraw without penalty, the Principal must notify the IHSA Office, in writing, of the school’s withdrawal from the respective sport prior to the seeding meeting date and/or the date the List of Participants is due for that sport.
      • b. If a school withdraws after the seeding meeting date/List of Participants due date but before the first competition, the school will be charged a $100 penalty and, if applicable, the cost of game officials and the host school guarantee provided for in the Terms & Conditions.
      • c. If a school does not officially withdraw prior to the first competition and/or does not
      • show up for competition, the school will be charged a $100 penalty, the cost of game
      • officials and the host school guarantee according to the Terms & Conditions for the respective sport.
  • Seed Meeting Summary Sheets
    • All representatives must submit a Season Summary Sheet to the seed meeting host by the designated deadline for each sport.
    • One coach or an official representative from each school who has submitted the IHSA Season Summary Sheet will be allowed to vote.
    • Coaches who have not submitted the Season Summary Sheet will be involved in this meeting only as observers and will not be allowed to vote or participate in any of the discussion.
  • General Reminders:
    • Review Terms and Conditions every year in preparation for the season.
    • Review the Sport School and Manager Manual sent annually to participating schools.
      • The information contained in the sports manual is to assist Athletic Directors and Coaches during the regular season and post season.
      • Complete all tasks by the printed deadlines for ease in administration of the sport.
  • Officials Top 15 Lists
    • Top 15 list must be submitted by all schools, assigners and associations.
    • Each school will submit the top 15 on line in the school center. (Fall sports by September 7, Winter sports by December 7 and Spring Sports by April 7) (Can enter now if you choose).
    • Assigners and Associations will submit the top 15 list through the officials center. Schools will submit through schools center.
    • Last year we received top 15 list from only 42% of the schools, 65% of the assigners and 62% of the recognized associations.
  • Officials Ratings
    • It is very important that all schools rate the officials for each contest. This information is used in assigning officials to post season tournaments. The more ratings we have the better job we can do assigning officials.
    • Last year schools turned in approximately 60% of the ratings that should have been done.
    • Coaches need to finish the rating for Fall sports by December 15, Winter sports by April 15 and Spring sports by June 15 th .
  • IHSA Process for Change
  • Setting the Stage
    • The IHSA
      • IHSA is governing organization for 754 high schools, 600,000 students, 14,000 officials.
      • IHSA needs clear by-laws, rules, policies and procedures to operate properly.
      • These rules have a profound effect on a school.
      • This is a Principal’s organization.
    • Rules
      • We can’t do much without them.
      • They allow us to operate on a daily basis.
      • Keep us focused on our mission and function
  • By-Laws
    • By-laws govern high school participation in athletics and activities.
    • By-laws are written and adopted by member school Principals.
    • A Principal can amend a current by-law or propose a new by-law.
    • By-laws govern high school participation in athletics and activities.
    • By-law proposals must be submitted by a Principal.
    • The deadline to submit the proposals is Oct 16.
    • That date is published in the school calendar.
  • By-Laws and the Legislative Commission
    • Legislative Commission reviews all submitted by-law proposals.
    • It screens the proposals, discusses them at town meetings, and determines which proposals will get out of the committee.
    • Those proposals that get out of the committee are voted on by the membership.
    • Each school’s Official Representative (often times the principal) gets to vote on these proposals.
    • Those proposals that pass by a majority become effective the following school year.
  • Policies and Procedures
    • Policies are the standards and principles upon which IHSA operates.
    • Policies are made by the Board of Directors and can be reviewed at anytime.
    • On sensitive issues, the Board gathers feed back from Principals before approving a final policy.
    • Procedures act as the “how to get it done” part of the policies.
  • Terms and Conditions
    • Changes to the Terms and Conditions begin with an advisory committee.
    • Any school representative can submit changes to their respective advisory committee either through their liaison or the IHSA staff.
    • Recommendations are due prior to the date of the committee meeting.
    • Those dates are published and can be found on the IHSA web site.
    • The recommendations and minutes will be posted on the website for membership. Feedback is appropriate.
    • The recommendations will also go through the IHSA staff, Athletic Administrators Advisory Committee, and then to the Board.
    • Board takes action on the recommendations.
  • IHSA Governance
    • Understand role of By-laws, Policy and Terms and Conditions.
      • Terms and Conditions recommendations can not change by-laws or policy.
        • For example: season limitation
      • Policy can not change by-laws.
      • By-laws can change everything