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December 1, 2022

HEADLINES

Executive Board - December Agenda
The agenda for the second Board Meeting of the year is now posted.

Winter Schedules & Rosters Due
If you haven't already done so, please upload your full varsity team sports schedules & rosters to the OSAA website.

OSAA Corner Store
Need additional Winter Rules Books, BIA supplies or more medals? Order at the OSAA Corner Store.

PROPOSED Fall 2023 Special Districts
Please review your school's placement and provide feedback by December 8.

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Student Assistance Program supports 215 students this Winter
With the help of OnPoint Community Credit Union volunteers, the OSAA Foundation shopped for 215 student this winter through the Student Assistance Program.

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Fall Championship Coverage
Check out all the great coverage of the Fall State Championships on OSAAtoday!

NEXT WEEK

Week of December 5 - No meetings, deadlines or championships

 

November 17, 2022

HEADLINES

2021-22 Computation of ADM
ADM's from the 2021-22 school year have been added to the three-year average (2019-20, 2020-21, 2021-22).

Guest Coach & Alumni Reminder
Guest coaches are limited to three coaching visits during a single sports season and cannot coach in competitions nor participate in scrimmages or drills during practice. Alumni must be approved coaches from the beginning of the season in order to practice with your team. It is a circumvention of the rule and a violation to have alumni approved as coaches only during the time they are home for a vacation/break.

OSAA Equity and Diversity Committee
The OSAA Equity and Diversity Committee continues to discuss efforts and best practices to help better experiences for all at OSAA events. The summary from the most recent meeting held on October 27 is posted.

OSAA Foundation Participation Grant
Submit your grant application by March 13, 2023 to get a chance at up to $10,000 for your school!

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NFHS Learn - Name, Image, Likeness Free Course
The NFHS has produced a new course focusing on Name, Image and Likeness for high school participants and families.

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Football playoff preview: Energized Tualatin ready for Irish
No. 3 Timberwolves take their shot at No. 2 Sheldon in 6A semifinal; Central Catholic squares off with red-hot West Linn.

NEXT WEEK

November 21 - OSAA Foundation / OnPoint Community Credit Union Winter Student Assistance Shopping Event
November 24 - Thanksgiving Day (Office Closed)
November 25-26 - Football State Championships (6A, 5A, 4A, 3A, 2A, 1A-8 Player); Office Closed

 

November 10, 2022

HEADLINES

Update Winter Coaches
Please update your winter coach contact information on your school’s Manage Staff page so we can communicate with your school personnel throughout the winter season. We will be sending varsity head coaches a digital version of their respective sport’s NFHS Rules Book early next week, so ensure your winter coaches’ e-mail addresses are entered into the OSAA website.

Winter Student Assistance Application OPEN
The OSAA Foundation will shop for the first 200 students who fill out the form. Maximum 10 students per school. Deadline November 17 (or when maximum is met).

OSAA Job Posting - Administrative Assistant
The OSAA is seeking a welcoming personality for main reception.

Committee and Task Force Summaries
Minutes/updates from recent committees have been posted. Updates include: Recruitment and Retention Task Force, Activity Advisory Committee & Student Advisory Council.

SPOTLIGHT

DICK's Sporting Goods Discount Days (November 11-14)
Winter practice starts Monday, November 14th!! Get ready for the season with Discount Days at DICK's Sporting Goods throughout Oregon! Take advantage of an exclusive offer from DICK's and save 20% off your entire purchase November 11th through 14th! Download the coupon here.

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Soccer: Semifinal Recaps and Final Preview
Girls and Boys Soccer playoff Roundup: Semifinals.

NEXT WEEK

November 14 - 6A/5A/4A Pilot - Closed Period Begins for Fall and Spring Sports
November 14 - Winter First Practice Date
November 18-19 - Football Playoffs (6A, 5A, 4A, 3A, 2A, 1A-8 Semifinals; 1A-6 Final)

 

November 3, 2022

HEADLINES

Purchase Postseason Tickets Online!
Let your fans know to purchase before they come to skip the lines at any event this postseason. Digital or print at home tickets have no additional fees and allow patrons to walk right to the gate. Help us communicate this message to ensure no one misses a second of action.

Event Management and Ticket Report Form
The online forms are easier than ever for schools to use. See link for step-by-step instructions.

OSAA Job Posting - Administrative Assistant
The OSAA is seeking a welcoming personality for main reception.

New AD and Athletic Assistant Workshops Next Week
Monday, November 7 @ Mazama HS (Klamath Falls); Tuesday, November 8 @ Churchill HS (Eugene). 10am-2pm with lunch provided. Register by contacting Kris Welch.

Winter Plan Books Posted
Plan books for Swimming, Wrestling, Basketball, Dance/Drill and Cheerleading are now posted.

OSAA Corner Store
Does your Wresting Team need BIA Supplies? They are available at the OSAA Corner Store.

SPOTLIGHT

Partner with the Oregon Army National Guard!
The Oregon Army National Guard is interested in partnering with your school. They offer team partnerships, including banners at your field and in your gym. They also can facilitate team bonding retreats and leadership workshops for coaches, captains, or the whole team. The Oregon Army National Guard has also partnered with the OSAA to create the Most Valuable Teammate award. Have you nominated a member of your team? Connect HERE!

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Volleyball: Oregon State Championships at a glance
We preview all 48 teams vying for state titles this weekend.

NEXT WEEK

November 7 - New AD Workshop and Assistant Workshop (Klamath Falls)
November 8 - Soccer Semifinals, New AD and Assistant Workshop (Eugene)
November 10 - OACA Executive Board Meeting (Spring)
November 11-12 - Football Playoffs
November 12 - Soccer State Championships

 

October 28, 2022

HEADLINES

Fall Participation Certificates
Sport-specific Participation Certificates can now be accessed. Schools can create certificates for each of their student participants. Access is limited to OSAA website user accounts with school administrative access (ADs, Athletic Secretaries, Principals, etc.)

New Name, Image, Likeness (NIL) Page
Resources were collected to help support schools, families, and students when it comes to NIL.

Update Fall Rosters
For playoff teams, please update your rosters with accurate information of players, numbers, positions etc.

Endowment Game Clarifications
Endowment games are at the varsity level only, no additional play dates are available at the sub-varsity level.

SPOTLIGHT

Watch Playoff Games on NFHS Network!
Follow the action live from around the state and see who advances in each bracket.

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Final Coaches Polls
Available for soccer, cross country and volleyball.

NEXT WEEK

October 31 - Football Sub-Varsity Cutoff, New AD & Assistants Workshop (Pendleton)
November 1-2 - Boys Soccer Playoffs
November 2-3 - Girls Soccer Playoffs
November 4-5 - Volleyball State Championships, Football Playoffs, Soccer Quarterfinals
November 5 - Cross Country State Championships

 

October 20, 2022

HEADLINES

OnPoint Community Credit Union - Academic All-State Results
See where your fall teams finished!

HomeTown Ticketing Webinar Recording
If you missed a fall webinar, check out the recording here to prep for playoffs.

OSAA Corner Store
Need additional Winter Rules Books? Does your Wresting Team need BIA Supplies? Order at the OSAA Corner Store.

Update Winter Coaches
Please update your coach contact information on your school's Manage Staff page ASAP so we can communicate with your school personnel throughout the winter. We will be sending varsity head coaches a digital version to their NFHS Rules Book by the first practice date to the e-mail address entered into the OSAA website.

SPOTLIGHT

Download the OSAA Live App!
Easy access to tickets and exclusive content this playoff season.

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Season-long and weekly football stat stars -- thru 7 weeks
The best performers in Oregon, both week-by-week and for the season.

NEXT WEEK

October 25 - 4A Soccer Rankings Freeze; 5A,4A,2A Volleyball Cutoff; 6A, 3A/2A/1A Soccer Cutoff
October 26 - 6A,3A,1A Volleyball Round 1
October 27 - OSAA Equity and Diversity Committee Meeting
October 29 - 4A Soccer Play-In Games; 5A,4A Soccer Cutoff; 6A, 3A/2A/1A Soccer Round 1; Cross Country Cutoff; Varsity Football Cutoff; Volleyball Playoffs

 

October 13, 2022

HEADLINES

Delegate Assembly Summary
Summary from their October meeting is available. Highlighted items include 2023-25 Officials Fee Schedule and revised Awards Rule.

OSAA Playoffs - Ticketing
Schools hosting playoff games will need to be prepared to scan digital tickets and allow cash purchases per Senate Bill 1565. Be aware of ticket price changes for 2022-23.

Upcoming Freeze Dates
Freeze dates for rankings are coming up. Please update any out-of-state records frequently.

2022-23 Test Date Reminder
Memo outlines future tests that could conflict with an upcoming state championship.

SPOTLIGHT

Oregon Esports Registration for FREE Fall Exhibition Now Open
The OSAA has partnered with Playfly Esports as the preferred esports provider of the Association through June 2025. Playfly Esports will help gauge the interest and feasibility of high school esports in Oregon while providing a comprehensive scholastic esports solution which includes competition, curriculum, and coaches’ resources. Upcoming informational sessions will answer any questions and help with registration:

Registration Workshop Session 1 -- 10/14/22 @ 3:00PM - 4:30PM PT (drop in at any convenient time)
Registration Workshop Session 2 -- 10/17/22 @ 3:00PM - 4:30PM PT (drop in at any convenient time)

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Boys soccer notebook: Arellano threatens state goals record
With 81 career goals, Pleasant Hill senior Adrian Arellano is within three of the all-time state mark with three matches to play.

NEXT WEEK

October 16 - BIA Assessors Workshop
October 20 - 4A Volleyball Freeze Date
October 20 - Reimbursement Review Task Force Meeting
October 21 - Student Advisory Council Meeting
October 22 - 4A Volleyball Play-In Games; 6A,3A,1A Volleyball Cutoff Date

 

October 6, 2022

HEADLINES

Fall Preselection, Participation and Academic All-State Forms - TOMORROW
These forms are open now. Due date is TOMORROW (October 7).

Reimbursement Review Task Force Update
Update from their initial work session. Any feedback from the membership would be appreciated.

Oregon Wrestling Weight Monitoring Program - BIA Assessment Training
Sunday, October 16 @ 1:30pm. Persons eligible to be trained as OSAA approved assessors include Physicians, registered nurses, licensed practical nurses, certified athletic trainer, physical therapist, physician's assistant, nutritionist, health educator, exercise physiologist, or other persons approved by the OSAA. Contact Kris Welch with questions.

Endowment Game Ticket Report
A reminder to please use the Endowment Game Ticket Report when submitting endowment game gate receipts.

SPOTLIGHT

Multiple Team Rosters & QR Codes
Schools can easily provide fans quick access to mobile team rosters accessible from any smart device. With printable QR codes, people can access your program’s rosters and see the day’s contest rosters from their phones. Instead of printing out copies of team rosters for every game, just print out a few pages with your team’s QR code and let your fans access team information digitally.

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Cross country notebook: Gorze in fine form after busy summer
Crater senior Tyrone Gorze setting course records as he rides momentum of national 5K title; Milwaukie's Law wins Washington meet.

NEXT WEEK

October 10 - Delegate Assembly Meeting (Wilsonville)
October 14 - LTC 502 (Online and OSAA Office)
October 14 - OSAA Office Closed
October 16 - BIA Assessors Workshop

 

September 29, 2022

HEADLINES

Delegate Assembly Agenda and Caucus Items
Agenda for the October 10th meeting is now posted along with the caucus items to discuss with your league.

Fall Preselection, Participation and Academic All-State Forms
These forms are open now. Due date is October 7.

Oregon Wrestling Weight Monitoring Program - BIA Assessment Training
Sunday, October 16 @ 1:30pm. Persons eligible to be trained as OSAA approved assessors include Physicians, registered nurses, licensed practical nurses, certified athletic trainer, physical therapist, physician's assistant, nutritionist, health educator, exercise physiologist, or other persons approved by the OSAA. Contact Kris Welch with questions.

Update Out-of-State Records
Please make sure you regularly update the records of teams your school has played from out-of-state.

SPOTLIGHT

2023 MacTarnahan Scholarship
Six $3,000 scholarships available through the Oregon Sports Hall of Fame and Museum.

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Football Week 5 preview: Willamina off and running in 2A
No. 7 Bulldogs, with running back Jacob Hadley, take on No. 5 Colton in battle of unbeatens; Week 5 slate features TRL openers.

NEXT WEEK

October 3 - Title IX Seminar (Wilsonville)

 

September 22, 2022

HEADLINES

Officials Fee Review Committee Update
Recommendation now heads to the October Delegate Assembly meeting for approval.

Sign up for LTC 502!
LTC 502: Strategies for Organizational Management is a great course for beginning AD's to take. Register today for the October 14 class!

Fall 2022 Track & Field / Cross Country Grant Winners
Congratulations to Pleasant Hill, Klamath Union, Sprague, Sisters, Phoenix and Philomath for receiving funding this Fall. $5,000 more dollars available this spring.

Update Wrestling Coaches Information
With wrestling starting in less than 2 months, schools will be wanting to get ready to input all of their wrestling data into Trackwrestling. Those access codes will be sent to each school and it is imperative that the correct coach gets the access. Please update your staff ASAP.

SPOTLIGHT

Pixellot Offer
Current Pixellot offer includes two free camera, free installation and flexible revenue sharing. E-mail new representative Matt Faulkner from the NFHS Network directly to take advantage of this offer!

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September 20 Volleyball Notebook
News and notes from across Oregon in volleyball.

NEXT WEEK

September 26 - 6A-5A-4A Open Period Begins
September 26 - Reimbursement Review Task Force Meeting
September 28 - Activities Advisory Committee Meeting
September 29 - OSAA Office Hours (7:30am)
September 29 - Title IX Seminar (Pendleton)
September 30 - Delegate Assembly New Member Orientation

 

September 15, 2022

HEADLINES

Joint Statement from OSAA, ODE, COSA, SBE, and OSBA
Committing to proactive measures to end harassment and bullying at student activities and athletics.

Executive Board Summary
Summary from their September 12 meeting. Highlighted items include 3A/2A/1A Soccer Playoff Allocations, Spring Special Districts, Wrestling & Dance/Drill State Championship Venues.

Spring and Activity Special Districts
Approved alignments for the spring of 2023.

Endowment Game Ticket Report
A reminder to please use the new Endowment Game Ticket Report when submitting endowment game gate receipts.

SPOTLIGHT

REVISED 2022-23 State Championship Calendar
Updated from the recent OSAA Executive Board meeting.

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Basketball: OSAA board votes to adopt shot clock
Starting in 2023-24, Oregon varsity teams will play with a 35-second shot clock

NEXT WEEK

September 22 - OSAA Office Hours (7:30am)

 

September 8, 2022

HEADLINES

Air Quality, Heat Index and Interrupted Contests
Starting today and through the weekend, increased smoke and heat will take over most of Oregon. Please visit the Health and Safety page for resources. In addition, potential electrical outages may be scheduled in response to fire danger, please reference the Interrupted Contest information in the handbook for protocols.

Fall Preselection, Participation and Academic All-State Forms
These forms are open now. Due date is October 7.

2022 OSAA/ODE Title IX Seminars
This year, the OSAA and the Oregon Department of Education (ODE) will provide three opportunities for in-person Title IX seminars to review the basics of Title IX. We will also discuss best practices for schools and athletics programs as well as updated OCR and ODE guidance for schools. Register today!

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.

SPOTLIGHT

Nominate a Student for the Toyota Athlete of the Week!
Each week throughout the school year, Toyota and the OSAA will recognize varsity athletes that exhibited an outstanding performance during the previous week. All qualifying students will be in good academic standing, show leadership qualities and serve as role models in their communities. Nominate students each week by Tuesday at 12pm.

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Football Week 2 preview: No. 2 West Linn, No. 6 Sheldon clash
Lions, Irish both coming off running-clock wins in Week 1; Central Catholic faces nation's No. 1; Jesuit, Lakeridge square off.

NEXT WEEK

September 12 - Executive Board Meeting
September 13 - Sports Medicine Advisory Committee Meeting
September 14 - OAOA Board Meeting
September 15 - OSAA Office Hours (7:30am)
September 15 - OACA Executive Board Meeting
September 15 - Equity and Diversity Committee Meeting

 

September 1, 2022

HEADLINES

Executive Board Agenda
September 12 Board Meeting Agenda is posted. Items include Spring and Winter Special Districts and a vote on the shot clock in Basketball.

S.T.A.R. Nomination Form
This form is for schools to nominate other schools, communities, and individual programs for exhibiting the traits of S.T.A.R. (Safety, Tolerance, Acceptance, Respect) sportsmanship expectations. Your nomination will be shared with the coach and principal of the school you nominate.

Pixellot Offer
Current Pixellot offer includes two free camera, free installation and flexible revenue sharing. E-mail Tyler Koller from the NFHS Network directly to take advantage of this offer!

OSAA Corner Store
Additional 2022-23 Rules Books are available to order. Cutoff to order fall rule books is September 20. Plus, OSAA banners and more at the OSAA Corner Store. Please contact Kyle with any questions.

SPOTLIGHT

Open Dates
View the open dates page for schools looking for contests or create a post if you're looking for a contest.

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Coaches Polls Available
Check out Coaches polls in Cross Country, Soccer, Volleyball and Football.

NEXT WEEK

September 5 - OSAA Office Closed (Labor Day)
September 8 - 7:30am OSAA Office Hours
September 8 - Officials Fee Review Committee Meeting

 

August 26, 2022

HEADLINES

Contest Scores due 10pm daily
Friendly reminder that scores are due to the OSAA website by 10pm on the day the contest/match was played.

Fall Schedules & Rosters Due
If you haven't already done so, please upload your full varsity team sports schedules to the OSAA website.

Associate Member School Update
If you have students participating from Associate Members, their school must be listed prior to participation.

OSAA Corner Store
Additional 2022-23 Rules Books are available to order. Cutoff to order fall rule books is September 20. Plus, OSAA banners and more at the OSAA Corner Store. Please contact Kristie with any questions.

SPOTLIGHT

OSAA Foundation Cross Country and Track & Field Grant
$5,000 is available for distribution this fall focusing on Cross Country programs. Deadline for Fall is September 1.

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OSAA training takes proactive step against discriminatory acts
The association mandates an online training course for schools and officials in an effort to interrupt and prevent incidents.

NEXT WEEK

September 1 - First Contest Date for Football
September 1 - 7:30am OSAA Office Hours
September 1 - Track & Field / Cross Country Grant Due

 

August 18, 2022

HEADLINES

OSAA Staff Launches Office Hours
As an additional way to serve the membership, an OSAA Assistant Director will be available for administrators each Thursday from 7:30am-8am to answer questions. Begins August 25, links to the meeting sent the week of.

Fall Student Assistance Application OPEN
The OSAA Foundation will shop for the first 200 students who fill out the form. Maximum 10 students per school. Deadline August 22 (or when maximum is met).

Spirit Safety Course
The 2022-23 OSAA Spirit Safety Course is now available. Remember that all cheer and dance coaches must be fully certified, including Spirit Safety, prior to assuming coaching duties.

OSAA Corner Store
Additional 2022-23 Rules Books are available to order. Cutoff to order fall rule books is September 20. Plus, OSAA banners and more at the OSAA Corner Store. Please contact Kristie with any questions.

SPOTLIGHT

Sign up for Digital Ticketing
The OSAA will be utilizing Hometown Ticketing for digital tickets this year. If your school is interested in digital ticketing for your own events, contact Ryan Gates.

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2021-2022 Moda Health scholarship winners announced
OSAA and Moda Health announce winners of the 2021-2022 Player of the Game / Athlete of the Meet Scholarships.

NEXT WEEK

August 25 - First Contest Date for Volleyball, Soccer & Cross Country
August 25 - First Jamboree Date for Football
August 25 - 7:30am OSAA Office Hours

 

August 12, 2022

HEADLINES

Heat Index / Alerts
As official practice begins Monday and temperatures remain hot, please reference the Heat Index and if practice needs to be modified.

Update Fall Coaches
Please update your coach contact information on your school’s Manage Staff page ASAP so we can communicate with your school personnel throughout the fall. We will be sending varsity head coaches a digital version to their NFHS Rules Book by the first practice date to the e-mail address entered into the OSAA website.

2022-23 State Championship Calendar
Updated from the OSAA Executive Board Workshop in July.

Fall Officials Needed!
Registration is now open for soccer, football and volleyball. Please encourage anyone interested in your community to sign up to become an official!

SPOTLIGHT

DICK's Sporting Goods Discount Days (August 12-15)
Fall practice starts Monday, August 15th!! Get ready for the season with Discount Days at DICK's Sporting Goods throughout Oregon! Take advantage of an exclusive offer from DICK's and save 20% off your entire purchase August 12th through 15th! Download the coupon here.

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Girls basketball notebook: Pivot pays off for OSU-bound Shuler
Barlow's Kennedie Shuler turns focus to hoops, lands scholarship with Beavers; Clackamas' Mogel to UP; Gervais hires Sandoval

NEXT WEEK

August 15 - Fall First Practice Date
August 15 - Practice Limitation Rule (6A-5A-4A Pilot) - Closed Period begins for Winter and Spring Coaches

 

August 4, 2022

HEADLINES

Fall Administrator Workshop - NEXT WEEK!
Sign up today to register for a required workshop next week!

Executive Board Summary
Summary from their July meeting is posted. Highlights include new required training, AQI revisions and several adjustments to align with state legislation.

Air Quality Guidelines
Its important to review the updated Air Quality Guidelines and be cognizant of rapid air quality changes.

OSAA Corner Store
Additional 2022-23 Rules Books are available to order. Plus OSAA banners and more at the OSAA Corner Store. Please contact Kristie with any questions.

SPOTLIGHT

OSAA Foundation Cross Country and Track & Field Grant
$5,000 is available for distribution this fall focusing on Cross Country programs. Deadline for Fall is September 1.

DICK's Sporting Goods Discount Days (August 12-15)
Fall practice starts Monday, August 15th!! Get ready for the season with Discount Days at DICK's Sporting Goods throughout Oregon! Take advantage of an exclusive offer from DICK's and save 20% off your entire purchase August 12th through 15th! Download the coupon here.

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