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February 23, 2017

HEADLINES

Playoff and Endowment Game Gate Revenue
A reminder that gate receipts from OSAA playoff and Endowment games are due to the OSAA office one week after the event.

Discount Ticket Order Form
Now available for winter activities for member schools to purchase.

Associate Member School Reminder
Are there students from other schools participating for you? Make sure they are signed up with the OSAA before participation.

Baseball/Softball Lineup Cards
Baseball and Softball Lineup Cards are now available for purchase.

SPOTLIGHT

Marine Corp Semper Fidelis All-American Program
Apply or nominate someone today at sfaap.marines.com. Application deadlines Februay 28, 2017.

 

February 16, 2017

HEADLINES

Executive Board February 13 Summary
Includes actions taken by the Executive Board at their third meeting.

Student Activities Advisory Committee (SAAC) - January 31 Meeting Minutes
The minutes from the second SAAC meeting of the year are now available.

Register to View Upcoming C&D Meeting
Register to view and interact with the next Classification and Districting meeting on February 27.

2017 Summer Internship Opportunities
Paid internship opportunities through the OSAA for high school or college students.

SPOTLIGHT

NASPAA - Public Address Announcers Discounts
Get valuable tools from the NASPAA.

 

February 9, 2017

HEADLINES

Classification and Districting Update
Update from their fourth public meeting which includes two draft concepts and football classified differently.

Baseball and Softball Memos
Baseball and Softball reminders are now posted.

Spring Plans Now Posted
Baseball, Softball, Tennis, Golf, and Track & Field information is now posted for the season.

2017 Fall Districts / Schedule Input
Fall districts are approved and schedules can be input for fall activities.

SPOTLIGHT

Winter Academic All-State Submissions - Deadline Extended
These forms are due on the OSAA website by February 28.

 

February 2, 2017

HEADLINES

Rankings Committee - January 24 Update
Review from first meeting of the school year, including a request for feedback on several rankings concepts.

Winter Academic All-State Submissions
These forms are due on the OSAA website by February 24.

Women in Sports Career Seminar
High school females are welcome to attend, hosted by the GNAC.

"We Are #1!" Student Section Video Contest
Are you the best student section in the state? Voting Closes March 17!

SPOTLIGHT

OGA Club Swap
Trade in old junior clubs for new ones at the OGA Club Swap on March 4.

 

January 26, 2017

HEADLINES

February 13 Executive Board Agenda
Outlines items for third Executive Board meeting of the year.

Discount Ticket Order Form
Now available for winter activities for member schools to purchase.

Automated Sports Broadcasting
Have hands free, automated production on the NFHS Network.

20% off at all Dick's Sporting Goods (February 18-19)
Take advantage of this 20% off coupon at all Oregon locations.

SPOTLIGHT

OSAA Foundation partners with Providence Sports Medicine
Providence Sports Medicine to provide free ImPACT post testing to OSAA Foundation schools.

 

January 19, 2017

HEADLINES

Register to View Upcoming C&D Meeting
Register to view and interact with the next Classification and Districting meeting on January 30.

NFHS National Awards
The NFHS endorses two awards annually. Please see the NFHS Awards on the link provided for the Spirit of Sport Award and Heart of the Arts Award. Deadline is January 25.

Practice Model Reminder
A reminder that a student may not practice or participate in a contest for more than six consecutive days without a rest day.

OSAA Foundation Participation Grant
Could your school use $10,000? The Participation Grant application has now been released for 2017-18, deadline February 10.

SPOTLIGHT

Two Oregon Coaches Receive National Honors
Don Berger (North Salem) and Scott Ball (Westside Christian) were names National Coaches of the Year by the NFHS.

 

January 12, 2017

HEADLINES

Watch Upcoming C&D Meeting
Register with Brad Garrett to view and interact with the next Classification and Districting meeting on January 30.

Oregonian Cup - Fall Points Standings
See where your school ranks at the conclusion of the Fall Season in activities and academics.

Oregon Women's Sports Leadership Network Workshop
Flyer outlines the upcoming OWSLN Workshop taking place on Saturday, January 28. Please make sure all of your female coaches receive this information. Contact Anna Maria Lopez at St. Mary's Academy or Cindy Simmons at OSAA with questions.

Winter Preselections and Participation Forms
Forms are due January 20.

SPOTLIGHT

Start a Unified Sports Team in your School
If interested in starting a program, contact Jean Hansen of Special Olympics Oregon.

 

January 6, 2017

HEADLINES

Winter Preselections and Participation Forms
These forms are due January 20.

Deadline for Adding Games to Basketball Schedules - January 9
Remember that results from contests added to a team's schedule after January 9 vs. any team shall not be included in the rankings. NOTE: Contests not affected by this policy include bracketed contests at tournaments, league tiebreakers, and district/league tournaments.

Catastrophic Injury Report
To submit a report of a catastrophic injury from your school please visit National Center for Catastrophic Sport Injury Research (NCCSIR) website.

Fall Reimbursements to be Sent
Checks totaling $276,635 will be sent to 206 schools the week of January 9.

SPOTLIGHT

OSAA Foundation Participation Grant
Could your school use $10,000? The Participation Grant application has now been released for 2017-18, deadline February 10.

 

December 16, 2016

HEADLINES

Classification and Districting Update
Update from their third public meeting which includes two draft concepts and football classified differently.

Guest Coach and Alumni Reminders Memo
Memo is a review of OSAA guest coach guidelines and alumni practicing restrictions.

Winter Preselections and Participation Forms
These forms are due January 20.

Free SAT/ACT Prep Testing
Eknowledge is providing resources to students to prepare for the SAT/ACT.

SPOTLIGHT

OSAA Office Holiday Closure December 24-January 3
On behalf of the OSAA staff and OSAA Executive Board, we wish you and yours a safe and happy holiday season ~ Peter Weber

 

December 8, 2016

HEADLINES

Executive Board December 5 Summary
Includes actions taken by the Executive Board at their second meeting.

Watch Upcoming C&D Meeting
Register to view and interact with Monday's Classification and Districting meeting.

Basketball Score Reporting
As we move into a new season, please remember to submit your scores to the OSAA website by 10pm the day of the contest.

Cheerleading Registration Form
Registration deadline is January 18 at 4pm.

SPOTLIGHT

USA Football Protect Friday Night
Statement from USA Football on reserving Friday nights for high school football.

 

December 1, 2016

HEADLINES

Deadline for Adding Games to Basketball Schedules - December 19
Remember that results from contests added to a team's schedule after December 19 vs. a team more than one classification away shall not be included in the rankings. NOTE: contests at tournaments are not affected by this policy.

Update Winter Coaches
Please update the information on the OSAA website so we can communicate with your school personnel throughout the winter.

NFHS National Awards
The NFHS endorses two awards annually. Please see the NFHS Awards on the link provided for the Spirit of Sport Award and Heart of the Arts Award.

Dance / Drill Registration Form
Registration deadline is December 16 at 4pm.

SPOTLIGHT

"We Are #1!" Student Section Video Contest
Are you the best student section in the state? The contest has changed this year, there's now only one submission period. Submission due March 17th!

 

November 23, 2016

HEADLINES

Playoff and Endowment Game Gate Revenue
A reminder that gate receipts from OSAA playoff and Endowment games are due in the OSAA office one week after the event.

Basketball Pep Band Reminders
This document addresses OSAA policies relating to basketball pep bands.

Basketball Holiday Tournament Brackets
E-mail Kris Welch your holiday tournament brackets so the OSAA Website is up to date over the break.

$1.5 Million for Team Sports from DICK'S Sporting Goods
The Dick's Sporting Goods Foundation wants to support a sports project in your school.

SPOTLIGHT

Happy Thanksgiving!
On behalf of the entire OSAA Staff, thank you for all that you do for the students throughout our state. We wish you and yours a Happy Thanksgiving - Peter Weber

 

November 18, 2016

HEADLINES

Classification and Districting Update
Update from their second public meeting and two draft concepts.

December 5 Executive Board Agenda
Outlines items for second Executive Board meeting of the year.

2016-17 Basketball Reminders Memo
Basketball information is now posted for the season.

Guest Coach and Alumni Reminders Memo
Memo is a review of OSAA guest coach guidelines and alumni practicing restrictions.

SPOTLIGHT

OGA Winter Series
Attention golfers, stay competitive over the winter with the OGA Winter Series.

 

November 10, 2016

HEADLINES

Proposed 2017 Fall Special Districts
These districts are PROPOSED. Send feedback to OSAA prior to December 1.

Winter Sports Varsity Team Schedules due November 30
Along with winter schedules, schools need to update school/coach information.

Attn: Graduating Athletes
Remind your graduating student athletes they can keep in the game by becoming an official.

OSAA Foundation Participation Grant
Could your school use $10,000? The Participation Grant application has now been released for 2017-18, deadline February 10.

SPOTLIGHT

Oregon Sports Hall of Fame Scholarship
The MacTarnahan Scholarship Program gives away six $3,000 annually.

 

November 3, 2016

HEADLINES

New AD Workshop
We encourage new AD's to take advantage of this opportunity.

Student Activities Advisory Committee (SAAC) - September 27 Meeting Minutes
The minutes from the first SAAC meeting of the year are now available.

Co-ops for Winter Activities
If you are anticipating in co-oping an activity this winter, please confirm we have received your paperwork. (View Team Pages)

NFL Grant for Trainers
Schools can apply for funding for a trainer through the NFL Foundation.

SPOTLIGHT

Oregon Sports Awards - Fall At Large Nomination Form
Deadline November 8. See nomination criteria here. Contact Alissa Hettinga of Etzel with questions.

 

October 27, 2016

HEADLINES

Classification and Districting Update
Update from their first public meeting and two draft concepts.

Playoff and Endowment Game Gate Revenue
A reminder that gate receipts from OSAA playoff and Endowment games are due in the OSAA office one week after the event.

Free SAT/ACT Prep Testing
Eknowledge is providing resources to students to prepare for the SAT/ACT.

OSAA Intern - Jeff Thies
Jeff Thies (University of Portland) joins the OSAA staff this year.

SPOTLIGHT

OSAA & Wilson Extend Partnership
Adds the Wilson Soccer Ball as the official ball starting in 2017.

 

October 20, 2016

HEADLINES

Carl's Jr. Scholastic Star Fall Results
The Fall Results for the Academic All-State have been released. See where your school finished!

Winter Plans Now Posted
Basketball, Swimming and Wrestling information is now posted for the season.

Winter Rule Book Order Form
Extra rule books available for winter activities.

Discount Ticket Order Form
Now available for fall activities for member schools to purchase.

SPOTLIGHT

20% off at all Dick's Sporting Goods (November 12-13)
Take advantage of this 20% off coupon at all Oregon locations.

 

October 13, 2016

HEADLINES

Delegate Assembly October 10 Summary
Includes adoption of OSAA Handbook and two modifications effective immediately.

#MyReasonWhy
Participation in school sports and activities is a great foundation for success. We're partnering with the NFHS to feature students who love what they do. Check out the link and encourage your students to share their stories! #MyReasonWhy

Golf Distance Measuring Devices
Distance measuring devices to be allowed starting in the 2017 golf season.

NFHS National Awards
The NFHS endorses two awards annually. Please see the NFHS Awards on the link provided for the Spirit of Sport Award and Heart of the Arts Award.

SPOTLIGHT

Varsity School Spirit Awards
Does your school have great school spirit? Nominate the best spirit to Varsity!

 

October 6, 2016

HEADLINES

2015-16 Computation of ADM
Enrollment figures with ADM adjustments from the 15-16 year. To be reviewed by the Classification and Districting Committee.

Classification and Districting Update
Update from their initial work session. Update includes future meeting dates.

SAT/ACT Testing Memo
Remember some SAT and ACT testing dates conflict with OSAA State Championships.

Discount Ticket Order Form
Now available for fall activities for member schools to purchase.

SPOTLIGHT

Play It Forward Award
Nominate one of your students to be the Play It Forward Athlete of the Year.

 

September 28, 2016

HEADLINES

Delegate Assembly - October 10 Agenda
Includes Caucus Group discussion topics and several action items.

OSAA Rule of the Week (Video)
Describes the four caucus items for the upcoming Delegate Assembly meeting.

Fall Preselections, Participation, and Academic All-State Submissions
These forms are due on the OSAA website by October 7.

NFHS Publication - High School Today
This monthly NFHS publication is available digitally.

SPOTLIGHT

Positive Coaching Alliance - Double-Goal Coach Award
50 high school coaches will receive this honor. Nominate one of your coaches today!

 

September 23, 2016

HEADLINES

Fall Preselections, Participation, and Academic All-State Submissions
These forms are due on the OSAA website by October 7.

RPI Cutoff Date Approaching
Any game entered into the system after September 26 will not be counted in the rankings.

2018 Wrestling State Championship
The dates for the 2018 Wrestling State Championships have been changed due to a conflict at Veteran's Memorial Coliseum.

Oregon Wrestling Convention
The annual Oregon Wrestling Convention will be conducted October 7-8 at McNary High School in Salem. Tim Shiels - NCAA Coordinator of Officials will be the lead clinician. All levels of officials and coaches are encouraged to attend.

SPOTLIGHT

Sports Nutrition Instagraphics
From recovery nutrition to bone health, check out these instagraphics!

 

September 15, 2016

HEADLINES

Executive Board September 12 Summary
Includes actions taken by the Executive Board at their first meeting.

Board Policy Reminder - Modifications to Address Conflicts with Religious Beliefs
Please notify OSAA by October 1 if you have Fall State Championship participants who may have a possible modification request.

Out-of-State Contests
Please update your out-of-state opponent's records regularly.

Wrestling Regional Meet Director Information Request
Please download this spreadsheet, input your event/contact information, and email the completed file to kristiep@osaa.org.

SPOTLIGHT

"We Are #1!" Student Section Video Contest
Are you the best student section in the state? Upload your video for consideration!

 

September 8, 2016

HEADLINES

OSAA State Rules Interpreter Bulletins
Informational bulletins are released multiple times during the season and can be found on each of the fall sports webpages at Football, Soccer, Volleyball.

Fall Preselections & Participation, and Academic All-State Submissions
These forms are open and are due on the OSAA website by October 7.

League Meetings
OSAA staff will be reaching out to see if your league is interested in receiving an OSAA update at one of your upcoming meetings.

OSAA Rule of the Week
Answers questions about Endowment Games and how to apply for an Endowment Game.

SPOTLIGHT

OSAA Foundation Distributes Cleats
Nearly 200 pairs of football cleats were distributed this week. Help support these great initiatives!

 

September 1, 2016

HEADLINES

OCAMP Return to Learn Materials
Resources for administrators, coaches, parents and students regarding return protocol after a concussion; more info available at cbirt.org/ocamp.

Fall Preselections & Participation, and Academic All-State Submissions
These forms open on September 5 and are due on the OSAA website by October 7.

Initial BIA Assessor Training Workshop Registration
Any person who wishes to assess wrestlers minimum wrestling weight will need to complete an online assessor profile form and attend an initial training workshop on Sunday, October 16 from 9am-1pm at the OSAA Office in Wilsonville.

Spirit Safety Certification
Make sure your Cheer and Dance/Drill coaches are Spirit Safety Certified (please note: the guest coach rule applies to both cheer and dance/drill).

SPOTLIGHT

Carl's Jr. joins list of OSAA Sponsors
OSAA partners with Carl's Jr. Restaurants for Academic All-State Program.

2016-17 OSAA Internship Posted
Open to high school junior or seniors and college students. Deadline September 10, 2016.

 

August 25, 2016

HEADLINES

September 12 Executive Board Agenda
Outlines items for first Executive Board meeting of the year on Monday, September 12.

Update Staff and School Contacts
Video takes you step by step on how to update your school's information.

Enter Game Results by 10pm
Video shows you how to enter scores. For volleyball, please do not enter any pool play matches/results.

NFHS Sanctioning
Be sure to look over the guidelines for sanctioning an event.

SPOTLIGHT

ImPACT Concussion Management Testing
If your school is interested in implementing ImPACT this year, discounted rates are available through the OSAA Foundation.

 

August 18, 2016

HEADLINES

Heat Index Alerts
Unseasonably high temperatures are expected this week and into the fall. Sign up for automatic reminders for your regional heat index and modify practice accordingly.

OSAA Rule of the Week
Video walks you through the heat index calculator, how to sign up for heat alerts and how you should modify practice per the practice model.

Free Courses Provided by the NFHS
21 FREE courses are now offered by the NFHS.

Regular District Athletic Committees
Contact Cindy Simmons with corrections.

SPOTLIGHT

Follow the OSAA on Social Media
Like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter and Instagram.

 

August 11, 2016

HEADLINES

Fall Sports Varsity Team Schedules due August 25
Along with fall schedules, schools need to update school/coach information.

Cooperative Sponsorship Reminder
Make sure all co-op paperwork is submitted and the co-op shows on your team page prior to August 25.

OSAA Rule of the Week
Important reminders as we start this Fall 2016.

Order 2016-17 NFHS Rule Books
Each school gets one free rule book per activity, order additional ones here.

SPOTLIGHT

20% off at all Dick's Sporting Goods (August 13-14)
Take advantage of this 20% off coupon at all Oregon locations.

 

August 4, 2016

HEADLINES

July 27 Executive Board Summary
Includes revised Gender Identity Participation and Rankings policies, along with 3A Wrestling Special Districts.

Basketball 3-Person Officiating Crews in the OSAA Post-Season
Outlines the usage of 3-person crews in the 2017 OSAA post-season for the 6A, 5A and 4A classifications.

Fall Plans, Districts and Reminder Memo's Now Posted
Cross Country, Volleyball, Soccer and Football information is now posted for the season.

Home School Testing Reminder
Home school students must have taken the annual test on or before August 15 in order to participate in OSAA activities during the following school year.

Sign up for an AD Workshop Webcast
AD workshops are next week, if you need to sign up for a webcast presentation please contact Kelly Foster.

SPOTLIGHT

20% off at all Dick's Sporting Goods (August 13-14)
Take advantage of this 20% off coupon at all Oregon locations.

 

July 21, 2016

HEADLINES

July 27 Executive Board Agenda
Agenda includes proposals to amend two Board Policies, adopt 3A Wresting Districts and review two new full member applications.

NFHS Track & Field, Baseball and Softball Rule Changes
Links describe the NFHS rules changes in the aforementioned activities.

2016-17 Administrator Workshop Memo - Format Change
The Eligibility/Transfer Tutorials will focus on those rules specifically. Anyone is welcome, new AD's are strongly encouraged to attend.

SPOTLIGHT

Important Calendar Reminders
Moratorium Week is next week (July 24-30), Fall first practice date is August 15 and the first fall jamboree and/or contest date is August 25.