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OHSAA Board of Directors Meeting Highlights - 05/16-13

By Michael Beaven Published: May 16, 2013

Here is a new press release from the OHSAA:

COLUMBUS , Ohio – The Ohio High School Athletic Association Board of Directors met Thursday morning at the OHSAA office for its regularly scheduled May meeting. The following are highlights from the meeting. The complete set of meeting minutes will be posted later at

- The OHSAA’s new school administrators workshop will be held Tuesday, August 6, in Columbus . The workshop, which can also be attended by veteran administrators, is held to explain OHSAA regulations and answer commonly asked questions. Registration information will be sent to schools later this month.

- The OHSAA has updated its annual“Eligibility Guides” for high schools and middle schools (two separate guides) and posted them on the eligibility page at The OHSAA has also created a new preseason meeting video presentation that will be posted on the OHSAA website for all member schools to use in their mandatory preseason meetings with student-athletes and parents. The video will serve the 2013-14 and 2014-15 school years.

- 17 member schools were recently penalized for committing infractions of OHSAA bylaws or sports regulations. The list of schools and their infractions and penalties is always included in the complete meeting minutes posted at, but media may obtain the information in advance of the minutes being posted by contacting Tim Stried, OHSAA Director of Information Services.

- By a 5-4 vote, the board approved a proposal from the golf coaches association that will allow one designated coach per school per event to speak with his or her players any time on the course except on any green or in any sand bunker. Pace of play regulations will still be enforced. Previously, coaches could only talk with their players between the green and next tee.

- By a 9-0 vote, the board approved a proposal from the golf coaches association that permits the use of USGA-approved range finders. Note that communications devices are still not permitted, meaning that range finders that are cell phone apps are not permitted.

- The presidents of the various Ohio coaches associations met at the OHSAA April 3 for OHSAA updates and announcements to report back to their members.

- The board approved the 2013-14 OHSAA general sports regulations and the sport-by-sport regulations. The regulations will be published in the annual OHSAA Handbook and posted at



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