IHSAA Board of Directors

Minutes of the May 1, 2000 meeting at the IHSAA office

 

ROLL CALL

President Dale Crafton, Vice President Mike Blackburn, Linda Barnett, Curtis Casbon, Dan Cunningham, Priscilla Dillow, Dennis Eller, Phillip Gardner, See Keenan, Al Logsdon, Michael Necessary, Michael Powell, Janis Qualizza, Cecil Raymond, Oren A. Sutherlin, Joseph Trimboli, Cassel White, Directors-Elect Jim Feist, Lee Lonzo, Pam Noble, Commissioner Bob Gardner, Assistant Commissioners Blake Ress, Sandy Searcy, Theresia Wynns, Sports Information Director Jim Russell and Attorney Robert Baker.

MINUTES

The minutes of the May 3, 1999 and Jan. 13, 2000 meetings were recommended for approval. A motion for approval was made by Priscilla Dillow; seconded by Joseph Trimboli; motion passed 17-0.

NECROLOGY SERVICE

Mike Blackburn conducted a necrology service in memory of two former board members. Doug Adams, former principal at Michigan City Rogers High School, served two terms on the board, 1981-88. Forrest "Dusty" Rhode, former principal at Portage High School, also served two terms on the board and was chairman of the Executive Committee in 1991-92 and 1994-95.

URBAN SCHOOL COMMITTEE REPORT

Dale Crafton, chairman of the Urban School Committee, reported on the work of this committee and their recommendations that include a proposal to add urban seats to the Board of Directors. Said proposal appears later on the agenda as an action item.

PROPOSED CHANGES IN THE IHSAA BY-LAWS

Prop. # Art/ Sec. Page Line Description

Rule

1. III 1 3 3 Change: All memberships are voluntary. Any secondary school in the state may become a member of this Corporation by meeting the requirements for membership, by subscribing to all of these rules and regulations of the corporation, and by completing and submitting a membership application form to the Commissioner on or before Sept. 1 of each year. A motion to approve the proposed deletion of the annual membership dues of one dollar fifty cents ($1.50) was made by Dennis Eller; seconded by Joseph Trimboli; motion passed 17-0.

2. III 2 3 4 Change: A school to be eligible for membership in the IHSAA must be accredited by the Indiana Department of Education or by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools provided the school meets the graduation qualifying examination requirements of the state of Indiana.

Oren A. Sutherlin made a motion to amend the proposed change in Article III Section 2 by adding the phrase "provided the school meets the graduation qualifying examination requirements of the state of Indiana." Mike Blackburn seconded the amendment; motion passed 17-0. A motion to pass the proposal as amended was made by Phillip Gardner; seconded by Cassel White; motion passed 17-0.

3. IV 1c 4 New: The urban school districts shall include urban schools in the following counties:

North District Ė Adams, Allen, DeKalb, Fulton, Elkhart, Jasper, Kosciusko, LaGrange, Lake, LaPorte, Marshall, Newton, Noble, Porter, Pulaski, St. Joseph, Starke, Steuben, and Whitley.

Central District Ė Benton, Blackford, Boone, Carroll, Cass, Clinton, Delaware, Fountain, Grant, Hamilton, Hancock, Hendricks, Henry, Howard, Huntington, Jay, Madison, Marion, Montgomery, Miami, Parke, Putnam, Randolph, Tippecanoe, Tipton, Vermillion, Wabash, Warren, Wayne, Wells, and White.

South District Ė Bartholomew, Brown, Clark, Clay, Crawford, Daviess, Dearborn, Decatur, Dubois, Fayette, Floyd, Franklin, Gibson, Greene, Harrison, Jackson, Jefferson, Jennings, Johnson, Knox, Lawrence, Martin, Monroe, Morgan, Ohio, Orange, Owen, Perry, Pike, Posey, Ripley, Rush, Scott, Shelby, Spencer, Sullivan, Switzerland, Union, Vanderburgh, Vigo, Warrick, and Washington.

IV 2c 5 New: An urban school is any school who has self identified by action of the school corporation and meets one of the following criteria:

      1. The high school is in a school corporation with 20% or more students on free or reduced lunch.
      2. The high school is in a school corporation that enrolls 5% or more limited English proficient students as shown on the IDOE language minority totals.
      3. The high school is in a county with a population greater than 70,000.

For any school wishing to be classified as an urban school, the principal must send a letter of endorsement by the school board by September 1 of any given year. Any school designated as an urban school shall remain so designated unless it withdraws or fails to meet the definition.

IV 3a 5 Change: The Board of Directors shall be comprised of 18 board seats (21 effective in 2001-02). Fifteen board seats shall be filled by any qualified individual (open seats), three board seats shall be filled by any qualified minority (minority seat), and three board seats shall be filled by any qualified urban school representative (effective in 2001-02). The open seats shall be filled by an individual from each of the three classes in each of the five districts. The minority seats shall be filled by a minority from each of the three classes, with selection rotated through each of the five districts. The urban seats shall be filled by an urban school representative, one of which must be someone other than a white male or female, from each of the three urban districts. (In the 2000 election, the North representative shall be someone other than a white male or female.) Board of Directorsí elections is scheduled as follows:

Year

District

2000

North District (three-year term); Central District (two-year term); South District (one-year term).

2001

South District (three-year term).

2002

Central District (three-year term).

2003

North District (three-year term).

IV 3l 6 1 Change: During the annual meeting, the 18 incoming directors (21 incoming directors effective in 2001-02) for the ensuing year shall:

IV 3l(2) 6 1 Change: Select 12 (14 effective in 2001-02) Executive Committee members to succeed the retiring Executive Committee members.

Priscilla Dillow made a motion to amend Article IV, Section 3a of this proposed by-law regarding urban school representation by changing the last two sentences to read "The urban seats shall be filled by an urban school representative, one of which must be someone other than a white male or female, from each of the three urban districts. (In the 2000 election, the North representative shall be someone other than a white male or female." Mike Blackburn seconded the amendment; motion passed 17-0. A motion to pass the proposal as amended was made by Joseph Trimboli; seconded by Al Logsdon; motion passed 17-0.

Phillip Gardner made a motion that a study committee be named to study the issue of realignment of IHSAA districts. Joseph Trimboli seconded the motion; motion passed 17-0. The chairman of the 2000-01 Executive Committee will appoint this committee.

4. 2 3c 13 2 Change: A school shall be assigned to a class by the IHSAA and shall enter the IHSAA tournament in that assigned class unless it notifies the Association, in writing, that it wishes to move up one or more classes. This notification shall (1) accompany the submission of the schoolís enrollment figures and (2) be effective for the succeeding two years. A school may choose to move up in a specific sport/s.

Following a discussion on issues regarding the classification of schools for tournaments, Mike Blackburn made a motion to table this item for further study. Motion was seconded by Michael Powell and passed 16-1 with Eller dissenting.

5. 2 5 13 New: The enrollment figure used for classifying each school in football shall be the larger of (1) the male enrollment in grades 9-11 in their school submitted in accordance with Rule 2-3 or (2) the average male enrollment of their opponents in grades 9-11.

Like the previous item, this proposal deals with the classification of schools for tournaments and, therefore, Priscilla Dillow made a motion to table it for further study. Motion was seconded by Joseph Trimboli and passed 16-1 with Logsdon dissenting.

6. 5 3 19 4 Change: Member school students shall be considered as violating their amateur standing if they participate in athletic activities, tryouts, auditions, practices and games held or sponsored by professional athletic organizations clubs, or their representatives. This rule applies to all sports during the contest season.

A motion to remove some of the restrictions on tryouts and auditions out of season was made by Dennis Eller; seconded by Phillip Gardner; motion passed 17-0.

7. 6 9 21 Delete:

6 10 21 Renumber: to 6.9

6 11 21 Renumber: to 6.10

A motion to eliminate the restriction on schools for accepting awards from outside organizations that have placed All-State or All-American designations on a team was made by Al Logsdon; seconded by Janis Qualizza; motion passed 17-0.

8. 7 1.4 23 Delete:

7 1.5 23 Renumber: to 7-1.4

A motion to approve the deletion of the requirement that head football and boys head basketball coaches be full time employees of the school corporation was made by Cecil Raymond; seconded by Joseph Trimboli; motion failed 7-10 with Barnett, Dillow, Necessary, Qualizza, Raymond, Sutherlin and Trimboli supporting the motion.

9. 7 1.4 23 Change: Schools must maintain an accurate record of all non-teaching coaches. Approval from the IHSAA is not needed except in the case of basketball or football head coaches who do not hold a valid Indiana teaching license. The Commissioner may approve requests for a period not to exceed one year for basketball or football head coaches. (Head girls basketball coaches hired prior to July 1, 2000 shall not be affected by this rule.)

Priscilla Dillow made a motion to amend this proposal by (1) eliminating the word "boys" as it refers to basketball coaches and (2) grandfathering all head girls basketball coaches who were hired prior to July 1, 2000. Joseph Trimboli seconded the motion that passed 10-7 with Casbon, Crafton, Cunningham, Eller, Keenan, Logsdon and Sutherlin dissenting. A motion to approve the proposal as amended was made by Cecil Raymond; seconded by Joseph Trimboli; motion passed 13-4 with Blackburn, Cunningham, Eller and Sutherlin dissenting.

10. 9 17 27 Move: Member schools may not use students below the ninth grade on their athletic teams in interschool contests. (This was previously under Rule 15-1c.)

9 18 27 Renumber: from 9-17

This proposal does not change any rule; it merely moves this rule to a new, more appropriate location in the by-laws. A motion to approve this move was made by Dennis Eller; seconded the Oren A. Sutherlin; motion passed 17-0.

11. 10 4 30 Move: Team practices out-of-state shall not exceed 120 miles round trip from the Indiana state line. (This was previously under Rule 15-1f.)

This proposal does not change any rule; it merely moves this rule to a new, more appropriate location in the by-laws. A motion to approve this move was made by Mike Blackburn; seconded the Michael Powell; motion passed 17-0.

12. 15 1.1 37 Reorganize: Individual Sports (Cross Country, Golf, Gymnastics, Swimming, Tennis, Track, Wrestling).

      1. Participation in organized non-school sports competition during the authorized contest season, including the IHSAA tournament series, in that sport shall cause such students to become ineligible for their school team in that sport for a period not to exceed 365 days as determined by the Commissioner, unless an outstanding student-athlete waiver for said competition is approved by the coach and principal and is on file in the principals office. A maximum of two waivers may be granted during a contest season.
      2. Student athletes may receive private lessons so long as:
      1. they are not mandated, scheduled or paid for by the school,
      2. no school practices or competitions are missed, and
      3. no student from another school is participating in the lesson.
      1. An outstanding student-athlete may participate as an individual during the authorized contest season of a sport, without loss of interschool eligibility, provided the following criteria are met:
      1. a completed waiver application form signed by the parent, coach and principal is forwarded to the Commissioner seven days prior to
      2. the event and approved by the Commissioner;

      3. certification by State, National or International non-school organization verifying the studentís qualification/s;
      4. arrangements to complete academic lessons, assignments, test/s,
      5. etc. is made in advance;

      6. student may not miss an Association sponsored tournament series or school contest for which he/she is eligible. (It is the philosophy of this Association that students owe loyalty to their school and team.)
      7. student and parent agrees to not accept, directly or indirectly, any awards, gifts, trips, merchandise, etc. which would violate IHSAA Rule 5 (Amateurism) or Rule 6 (Awards, Prizes, Gifts).
      1. Participation of students in an organized athletic competition with or against athletes not belonging to their school counts as one of contests for that season for that student. An organized "scrimmage" or practice with or against athletes not belonging to their school counts as one of contests for that season for that student. The following situations are not considered a violation of this rule:
      1. When a school does not have a team, individual students may practice with another schoolsí team under the supervision of the other schoolís coach provided a written agreement, signed by both principals, is on file in the IHSAA office. Students may only compete in contests representing the school they are attending;
      2. Student athletes may practice in the same facility with athletes from other schools so long as they are doing their own workout under the direct supervision and instruction of their own coach; or
      3. A student athlete may work out on their own in the presence of other athletes so long as the other athletes have not yet reached the ninth grade.
      1. Students who participate in an interschool contest when ineligible other than in scholarship, too many events or similar oversights, become ineligible only in that sport for a time period not to exceed 365 days to be determined by the Commissioner or his designee. When facts are purposely withheld or misrepresented, students become ineligible in all sports for the remainder of the semester and all of their next semester in school unless the school takes appropriate action as determined by the Commissioner.
      2. Students may not participate in try-outs or demonstrations of athletic ability as a prospective college student-athlete.
      3. An ineligible student may practice with the team, but only at home in regular practices. The ineligible student may not appear in an athletic uniform at an interschool contest.

15 1.2 37 Reorganize: Team Sports (Baseball, Basketball, Football, Soccer, Softball and Volleyball)

a. Participation in organized non-school sports competition during the authorized contest season, including the IHSAA tournament series, in that sport shall cause such students to become ineligible for their school team in that sport for a period not to exceed 365 days as determined by the Commissioner, unless an outstanding student-athlete waiver for said competition is approved by the coach and principal and is on file in the principal's office. A maximum of two waivers may be granted during a contest season.

      1. Student athletes may receive private lessons so long as:
      1. they are not mandated, scheduled or paid for by the school,
      2. no school practices or competitions are missed, and
      3. no student from another school is participating in the lesson.

c. Participation of students in an organized athletic competition with or against athletes not belonging to their school constitutes a game. An organized "scrimmage" or practice with or against athletes not belonging to their schools is considered a game.

d. Students who participate in an interschool contest when ineligible other than in scholarship, too many events or similar oversights, become ineligible only in that sport for a time period not to exceed 365 days to be determined by the Commissioner or his designee. When facts are purposely withheld or misrepresented, students become ineligible in all sports for the remainder of the semester and all of the next semester in school unless the school takes appropriate action as determined by the Commissioner.

      1. Coaches of grades 9-12 may not coach organized non-school sports competition during the authorized contest in that sport in grades 9-12.
      2. Students may not participate in try-outs or demonstrations of
      3. athletic ability as a prospective college student-athlete.

      4. An ineligible student may practice with the team, but only at home in regular practices. The ineligible student may not appear in an athletic uniform at an interschool contest.

15 1.3 38 Renumber: from 15-1.1

15 1.4 38 Renumber: from 15-1.2

This proposal is a reorganization of Rule 15-1 with the intent of clarifying the rule. A motion for approval was made by Oren A. Sutherlin; seconded by Priscilla Dillow; motion passed 17-0.

13. 15 2.2a(5) 38 Delete:

15 2.3a(8) 39 Delete:

15 2.4a(8) 40 Delete:

Renumber: remaining items in 15-2.2a; 15-2.3a; and 15-2.4a

15 3.3c(7) 42 Delete:

15 3.4a(8) 43 Delete:

Renumber: remaining items in 15-3.3c and 15-3.4a

A motion to eliminate the restriction on camps and clinics regarding paid spectator admissions was made by Michael Powell; seconded by Joseph Trimboli; motion passed 17-0.

14. 15 3.3c(11) 43 Change: For all school sponsored camps and camps for fall sports, attendance must be terminated prior to Monday, Week 4. For non-school sponsored camps in other sports, attendance must be terminated prior to Monday, Week 5. (See IHSAA calendar for week numbers.)

15 3.4a(12) 43 Change: Clinics for sports that are contested in the fall, attendance must be terminated prior to Monday, Week 4. For all other sports, attendance at clinics must be terminated prior to Monday, Week 5. (See IHSAA calendar for week numbers.)

A motion to allow students to participate in non-school camps during Week 4 in all sports other than fall sports was made by Al Logsdon; seconded by Janis Qualizza; motion passed 17-0.

15. 17 8.1 51 3 Change: Except with respect to Rules 4, 12 and 18, the Commissioner, his designee or the Committee shall have the authority to set aside the effect of any Rule when the affected party establishes, to the reasonable satisfaction of the Commissioner, his designee or the Committee, all of the following conditions are met:

      1. Strict enforcement of the Rule in the particular case will not serve to accomplish the purpose of the Rule;
      2. The spirit of the rule has not been violated; and
      3. There exists in the particular case circumstances showing an undue hardship that would result from enforcement of the Rule.

17 8.3 52 8 Change: An affected party, or party whom wishes to bring a hardship situation to the attention of the Commissioner, his designee or the Committee, shall do so at the time a matter is referred to the Association under Rule 17-2.4 or Rule 17-2.5 or, if the matter is not so referred, during the investigation, but prior to a decision, under Rule 17-3; for good cause shown and/or because of circumstances outside the control of the affected party, an affected party may bring a hardship situation to the attention of the Committee during the review process under Rule 17-4 for the first time, except for hardships under Rule 17-8.5. Under any circumstance, however, the appropriate time for a hardship application is when the hardship situation is discovered. The student, coach, school or affected party under circumstances, which would constitute either ineligibility or a Rule or decision violation, should always make request for a hardship exception prior to any action or participation.

17 8.5 52 New: In addition to the foregoing, in transfer cases under Rule 19-6, the Commissioner, his designee or the Committee shall have the authority to set aside the effect of the transfer rule and grant a student full eligibility following a transfer if (a) the student establishes, to the reasonable satisfaction of the Commissioner, his designee or the Committee, that the transfer is in the best interest of the student and there are no athletic related motives surrounding the transfer, and (b) the principals of the sending and receiving schools each affirm in writing that the transfer is in the best interest of the student and there is no athletic related motives surrounding the transfer.

A motion to adopt the recommended change (effective July 1, 2000) in Rule 17-8 (hardship) was made by Dennis Eller; seconded by Curtis Casbon; motion passed 17-0.

16. 17 9 52 New: The Commissioner, his designee or the Committee may in individual cases, upon written request, declare eligible a student who would otherwise be ineligible under Rule 12 if all of the following conditions are met:

      1. the student has not graduated from high school;
      2. the student establishes, to the reasonable satisfaction of the Commissioner, his designee or the Committee, that he or she has, or had, a disability as defined in the Individuals With Disabilities Education Act, 20 U.S.C. ß 1403(3);
      3. the student establishes, to the reasonable satisfaction of the Commissioner, his designee or the Committee either: (1) the student had an I.E.P. and was meeting the requirements of the I.E.P., yet is unable to graduate from high school within eight semesters after entering ninth grade, primarily because of the disability; or (2) the student did not have an I.E.P. and is unable to graduate from high school within eight semesters after entering the ninth grade, primarily because of the disability; and,
      4. the student establishes, to the reasonable satisfaction of the Commissioner, his designee or the Committee that the studentís participation would not constitute an undue risk to the health and safety of other participants or provide the student or the studentís team an undue competitive advantage. Without limiting the evidence that may be considered, the Commissioner, his designee or the Committee, may consider the following in determining whether the studentís participation would constitute an undue risk to the health and safety of other participants or provide the student or the studentís team an undue competitive advantage: (1) whether the student has presented a report from a physician regarding the studentís height, weight and whether the student is likely to pose an undue risk to the safety and health of other participants; the student shall submit to an independent medical examination by a physician selected and paid for by the Association at the request of the Commissioner, his designee or the Committee; (2) whether the student has previously participated in the sport for which eligibility is sought, or a similar sport, and if so, how many years and at what level the student has participated and whether the studentís skill level is such that the student was ever a member of the starting team or was a recipient of league or other honors as a result of previous participation in the sport; (3) whether the student has competed in a prior state tournament series competition (either in an individual sport or in a team sport), and particularly at the championship level; and (4) whether the sport is a contact or a non-contact sport.

A motion to add the above language, dealing with individuals with disabilities, to the by-laws was made by Cassel White; seconded by Mike Blackburn; motion passed 17-0.

17. 17 10 52 New: Review by Case Review Panel

17 10.1 52 New: Right to Review of Final Association Decision by Parent of a Student

      1. The Association shall have a case review panel ("Panel") which shall review the final application or interpretation of any rule of the Association to a student when the studentís parent disagrees with a final decision of the Association. The Panel shall be bound by these procedural rules and the substantive rules of the Association when reviewing any final decision of the Association.
      2. A parent shall have the right to do one of the following: (1) accept the Associationís final decision, (2) take legal action without first referring the case to the Panel, or (3) refer the case to the Panel.
      3. The Association must implement the decision of the Panel on each Case.

17 10.2 52 New: Case Review Panel

The case review Panel shall be comprised of nine (9) members including:

      1. eight (8) members appointed by the Indiana Superintendent of Public Instruction ("Superintendent") with the following qualifications:
      1. four (4) parents of high school students,
      2. two (2) high school principals, and
      3. two (2) high school athletic directors, who shall serve a four-year term. Any member who ceases to meet these qualifications shall cease to be a member of the Panel, and the Superintendent shall appoint a replacement member to serve out the remainder of the term. The Superintendent shall appoint fifty percent (50%) of the initial members for terms of two (2) years, so that terms of the Panel are staggered, and
      1. The superintendent, or a designee, who shall be the chairperson of the Panel.

17 10.3 52 New: Panel Meetings

      1. The Panel must meet monthly, unless there are no cases before the Panel. The Panel may meet more frequently at the call of the chairperson. However, the chairperson must call a meeting within five (5) business days after the Panel receives a case in which time is a factor in relation to the scheduling of an athletic competition.
      2. A quorum of the Panel is five (5) members. The affirmative vote of five (5) members of the Panel is required for the Panel to take action.
      3. Upon receipt of a case, the Panel must do the following: (1) collect testimony and information from both the Association and the parent, and (2) place the case on the Panelís agenda and consider the case at a meeting of the Panel.
      4. The Association shall pay all costs attributable to the operation of the Panel, including travel and per diem for Panel members.

17 10.4 52 New: Panel Decision

      1. The Panel make one (1) of the following decisions:
      1. uphold the Associationís decision,
      2. modify the Associationís decision, or
      3. nullify the Associationís decision.
      1. A decision of the Panel applies only to the case before the Panel and does not affect any rule of the Association or decision under any rule concerning any student other than the student whose parent referred the case to the Panel.
      2. If the studentís parents or the Association disagrees with the Decision of the Panel, either may seek a further review through court.

A motion to insert language into the by-laws regarding the "Case Review Panel" that was enacted by the Indiana General Assembly was made by Joseph Trimboli; seconded by Dan Cunningham; motion passed 17-0.

18. 18 1 53 2 Change: To be eligible scholastically, students must have received passing grades at the end of their last grading period in school in at least seventy percent (70%) of the maximum number of full credit subjects (or the equivalent) that a student can take and must be currently enrolled in at least seventy percent (70%) of the maximum number of full credit subjects (or the equivalent) that a student can take. Semester grades take precedence. (Effective at the end of the first grading period in 2000-01.)

18 4 54 1 Change: Scholastic deficiencies caused by the inability of a student to pass seventy percent (see 18-1) or the equivalent .

For schools who are not on a traditional six or seven period day, the current language in the by-laws does not address their daily schedule. This proposal is more adaptable to all formats. A motion to approve the proposed changes in Rule 18-1 was made by Michael Powell; seconded by Al Logsdon; motion passed 17-0.

19. 19 2c 58 New: The student obtained full eligibility under the foreign exchange student exception, 19-6.1(m), and the student continued in attendance at the member school after the initial year of eligibility.

19 6.1m 60 Change: The student is a qualified foreign exchange student under Rule 19-7 who has attended a member school for less than one year.

19 7.1c 60 New: The student, in writing, (i) agrees that full eligibility under the foreign exchange exception is for a maximum of one (1) year and is conditioned upon the studentís commitment to attend a member school for no more than one (1) school year, and (ii) agrees that any continued attendance at the school beyond the initial year will be treated by the Association as attendance following a transfer without a change of residence by the parent(s)/guardian(s).

19 7.1d 60 Renumber: from 19-7.1c.

A motion to approve the new wording in Rules 19-6 and 19-7 (effective July 1, 2000) to more specifically clarify that an approved foreign exchange students eligibility is for a maximum of one year was made by Phillip Gardner; seconded by Al Logsdon; motion passed 17-0.

20. 19 6.2 60 3 Change: A student who transfers without a corresponding change of residence to a new district or territory by the studentís parent(s)/guardian(s) may be declared to have limited eligibility in any sport he/she participated in during the previous 365 days.

Following discussion, a motion to table this proposal was made by Priscilla Dillow; seconded by Curtis Casbon; motion passed 17-0.

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A motion to delete jamborees from the football rules was made by Dennis Eller; seconded by Joseph Trimboli; motion passed 17-0.

22. 50 Chart 65 Football Delete: 8 + 1J or

54 7 73 Change: A team may play in (a) a controlled scrimmage between two IHSAA member schools on Friday or Saturday, Week 6; or (b) two quarters in a varsity jamboree on Saturday, Week 6. A player must have participated in five (5) days of full contact practice under the direct supervision of the high school coaching staff in order to be eligible for a scrimmage. A player must have participated in ten (10) days of practice eight (8) of which must be full contact practices under the direct supervision of the high school coaching staff, in order to be eligible for a jamboree.

A motion to approve allowing schools to participate in either a football jamboree or scrimmage was made by Dennis Eller; seconded by Curtis Casbon; motion failed 0-17.

23. 50 1 65 Realign: There shall be ten separate days of organized practice under the direct supervision of the high school coaching staff by each player preceding the date of participation in interschool contests. Only one practice may be counted for any one day.

50 1.1 65 Reword: Individual student athletes moving directly from one sport season to the next sport season may be eligible to participate in a following season contest after five separate days of organized practice under the direct supervision of the high school coaching staff.

50 1.2 65 New: Student athletes, having successfully completed basic training with a branch of the United States military during a sports practice or contest season, may be eligible to participate in a contest after five separate days of organized practice under the direct supervision of the high school coaching staff.

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101 1 80 Realign: There shall be ten separate days of organized practice under the direct supervision of the high school coaching staff by each player preceding the date of participation in interschool contests. Only one practice may be counted for any one day.

101 1.1 80 Reword: Individual student athletes moving directly from one sport season to the next sport season may be eligible to participate in a following season contest after five separate days of organized practice under the direct supervision of the high school coaching staff.

101 1.2 80 New: Student athletes, having successfully completed basic training with a branch of the United States military during a sports practice or contest season, may be eligible to participate in a contest after five separate days of organized practice under the direct supervision of the high school coaching staff.

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Al Logsdon made a motion to amend the proposal with regard to Rules 50-1.2 and 101-1.2 to read "Student athletes, having successfully completed basic training with a branch of the United States military during a sports practice or contest season, may be eligible to participate in a contest after five separate days of organized practice under the direct supervision of the high school coaching staff." Dennis Eller seconded the motion to amend the proposal; motion passed 17-0. A motion to approve the amended proposal was made by Dennis Eller; seconded by Dan Cunningham; motion passed 17-0.

24. 52 13 69 4 Add: A player must have participated in five days of organized practice under the direct supervision of the high school coaching staff in order to be eligible for a scrimmage. The five days of organized practice may be waived for those athletes coming directly from a fall sport.

102 11 82 4 Add: A player must have participated in five days of organized practice under the direct supervision of the high school coaching staff in order to be eligible for a scrimmage. The five days of organized practice may be waived for those athletes coming directly from a fall sport.

A motion to approve the elimination of the required practice days for participation in a scrimmage was made by Mike Blackburn; seconded by Michael Necessary; motion failed 0-17.

25. 54 4 72 4 Change: All organized football practices by players or teams shall be limited to the period beginning Monday of IHSAA calendar Week 5 and terminating on the date the team is eliminated. The first two days shall be non-contact practices limited to two 90-minute sessions per day or less with a two-hour break between sessions. There shall be no live contact between participants and protective equipment is limited to helmet, shoes, shoulder pads and mouthpieces. Footballs may be used. The two days are to be used primarily for physical conditioning, sprints, agility drills, etc.

A motion to add shoulder pads to equipment that football players can wear in non-contact practices was made by Dan Cunningham; seconded by Al Logsdon; motion passed 17-0.

26. 54 7 73 Renumber from Rule 50; Note 3: The last date for ninth grade and reserve football is Thursday, Week 16.

This proposal does not change any rule; it merely moves this rule to a new, more appropriate location in the by-laws. A motion to approve this move was made by Janis Qualizza; seconded the Joseph Trimboli; motion passed 17-0.

27. 56 4 74 Change: The maximum number of halves in which a student may participate, excluding the IHSAA tournament series, shall be: (a) 36 halves and no tournament; OR (b) 32 halves and 1 tournament;

106 4 85 Change: The maximum number of halves in which a student may participate, excluding the IHSAA tournament series, shall be: (a) 36 halves and no tournament; OR (b) 32 halves and 1 tournament;

A motion to increase the number of halves a student may participate in during the soccer season was made by Phillip Gardner; seconded by Priscilla Dillow; motion passed 17-0.

28. 60 7 77 New: Prior to competing in a meet, all wrestlers and schools must comply with all of the standards outlined in the Associationís weight control program including:

      1. Administering skin-fold measurements prior to the start of the competition season (Sat., Week 20),
      2. Minimum body fat standards of 7% for males and 12% for females, must be met unless both a licensed physician and the parent/s make a successful appeal,
      3. When losing weight to reach a projected minimum allowable weight, a student athleteís average weight loss shall not be more than one-half pound per day.

A motion to approve adding minimum body fat standards for wrestling eligibility was made by Phillip Gardner; seconded by Dan Cunningham; motion passed 17-0.

RESOLUTION

That the by-laws, rules, and regulations contained in and as stated by the 1999-2000 printed booklet of the Indiana High School Athletic Association, Inc., entitled "By-Laws and Articles of Incorporation" be and the same are hereby approved and declared to be the official Indiana High School Athletic Association, Inc., By-Laws, as amended, and subject to further amendments by the Board of Directors.

A motion to approve the resolution verifying the IHSAA By-Laws and Articles of Incorporation as the official rules governing the IHSAA was made by Michael Powell; seconded by Michael Necessary; motion passed 17-0.

2000-01 BOARD OF DIRECTORS ELECTIONS

Dennis Eller nominated Cecil Raymond for president of the IHSAA Board of Directors; Janis Qualizza seconded the nomination. Joseph Trimboli nominated Oren A. Sutherlin for president of the IHSAA Board of Directors; Dan Cunningham seconded the nomination. Dennis Eller made a motion that nominations be closed; seconded by Phillip Gardner. Oren A. Sutherlin was elected president of the 2000-01 Board of Directors.

Oren A. Sutherlin nominated Cecil Raymond for vice president of the IHSAA Board of Directors; Joseph Trimboli seconded the nomination. Dennis Eller made a motion that nominations be closed; seconded by Dan Cunningham. Cecil Raymond was elected vice president of the 2000-01 Board of Directors by acclamation.

CERTIFICATION OF THE 2000-01 EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

A motion was made by Mike Blackburn to approve IHSAA Board of Directors members from the Class of 2001 and the Class of 2002 to be on the 2000-01 Executive Committee. Phillip Gardner seconded the motion; motion passed 17-0. The 2000-01 Executive Committee will consist of:

Class of 2001 Ė Mike Blackburn, Dale Crafton, Dan Cunningham, Sue Keenan, Janis Qualizza, and Steve Riordan.

Class of 2002 Ė Linda Barnett, Dennis Eller, Michael Necessary, Cecil Raymond, Oren A. Sutherlin and Joseph Trimboli.

2000-01 EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE ELECTIONS

Oren A. Sutherlin nominated Dale Crafton to serve as chairman of the Executive Committee; Dennis Eller seconded the nomination. Joseph Trimboli made a motion that nominations be closed; seconded by Dennis Eller. Dale Crafton was elected chairman of the 2000-01 Executive Committee by acclamation.

Janis Qualizza nominated Mike Blackburn for vice chairman of the Executive Committee; Michael Powell seconded the nomination. Dennis Eller made a motion that nominations be closed; seconded by Joseph Trimboli. Mike Blackburn was elected vice chairman of the 2000-01 Executive Committee by acclamation.

 

 

A motion to adjourn this meeting of the IHSAA Board of Directors was made by Dennis Eller; seconded by Joseph Trimboli; motion passed 17-0. The next regularly scheduled meeting of the IHSAA Board of Directors will be on April 30, 2001.