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June 20, 2024

HEADLINES

Important Reminders for 2024-25 School Year
Please note these important reminders for 2024-25 and pass along to the appropriate people in your school/district.

Fall Administrator Workshop Registration
Sign up today to register for a required workshop this fall!

Insert Fall & Winter 2024 Schedules
You are now able to input your team sports schedules to the OSAA website.

Committee and Task Force Updates
Updates from the following groups are available: Rankings Committee & Officials Fee Review Committee

Emergency Action Plan Survey
As our EAP campaign wraps up for the year, your feedback is integral for us to evaluate its effectiveness. We ask that you please take two minutes to fill out the survey.

SPOTLIGHT

2024 OnPoint Scholar Program Scholarship Winners Announced
OnPoint Community Credit Union and the OSAA announced six graduating seniors have won scholarships. The program recognizes graduating Scholar Athletes and Activity Scholars from OSAA member schools with two $10,000 scholarships and four $5,000 scholarships. The two winners of the $10,000 scholarships are Nidhi Nair of Lake Oswego High School and Savannah White of Pleasant Hill High School. The four winners of the $5,000 scholarships are Salahedin Safi of Reynolds High School, Jillian Bremont of Redmond High School, Kale Bingaman of Imbler High School and Linnea Naone of Glencoe High School. OnPoint received more than 450 applications from 164 OSAA member schools. Read More.

Student Scholarship Reminders
Remind your students about two scholarship opportunities, both with deadlines coming in the next few days!
- Moda Health Scholar Athlete Scholarship (Due June 30)
- All Most Valuable Teammates are Eligible for the MVT Scholarships (Due July 3)

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Experienced college athletic administrator joins OSAA team
Lauren Brownrigg named assistant executive director.

NEXT WEEK

June 28 - July 2 - NFHS Summer Meeting

 

June 14, 2024

HEADLINES

Spring Travel Reimbursement
Checks were sent to member schools totaling $305,250 on June 10.

District Hardship Committee Reminder
The earliest a district hardship committee can vote on 2024-25 eligibilities is August 19, 2024.

Committee and Task Force Updates
Updates from the following groups are available: Championship Thresholds Task Force, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee, & Activities Advisory Committee

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Newsletter
The June edition is now available.

SPOTLIGHT

Changing jobs or new to Athletic Directing?
As we try to keep our information up to date, notify Kris Welch if you're a new athletic director or if you're changing jobs over the summer.

Student Scholarship Reminders
Remind your students about two scholarship opportunities, both with deadlines coming in the next few days!
- Moda Health Scholar Athlete Scholarship (Due June 30)
- All Most Valuable Teammates are Eligible for the MVT Scholarships (Due July 3)

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Redmond trainer Wood to be inducted into hall of fame
Cari Wood to punctuate her 31-year career by becoming the first Oregon representative to join the NATA hall of fame in 50 years.

NEXT WEEK

June 19 - OSAA Office Closed
June 20 - OSAA Unified Champion Schools Meeting (Zoom)

 

June 6, 2024

HEADLINES

Important Reminders for 2024-25 School Year
Please note these important reminders for 2024-25 and pass along to the appropriate people in your school/district.

Cooperative & Collective Sponsorships
Friendly reminder to review your cooperative and collective sponsorships before next Fall.

OSAA Summer Hours Begin Next Week
The OSAA offices are open Monday-Thursday from 7am-4:30pm (closed Friday's) through the summer.

Insert Fall & Winter 2024 Schedules
You are now able to input your team sports schedules to the OSAA website.

SPOTLIGHT

All Most Valuable Teammates are Eligible for the MVT Scholarships
In partnership with the Oregon Army National Guard, we are happy to award three $1,000 scholarships. To be eligible, a student must have been nominated as the MVT of their team. The application deadline is Wednesday, July 3. Application can be found here.

All Varsity Participants are Eligible for the Moda Health Scholar Athlete Scholarships
For over a decade, Moda Health has recognized the Player of the Game / Athlete of the Meet during OSAA State Championships across numerous activities. Continuing the practice from last year, all 2023-2024 Varsity participants are eligible to apply for the Moda Health Scholar Athlete Scholarship. Two $1,000 scholarships will be awarded. Applications are due Sunday, June 30th.

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Final Baseball Notebook: 2024 rocked!
Another memorable season in the books, with talent continuing to flourish in the Beaver State.

NEXT WEEK

June 11 - Petition to Play Down Task Force Meeting; Rankings Committee Meeting

 

May 30, 2024

HEADLINES

Important Reminders for 2024-25 School Year
Please note these important reminders for 2024-25 and pass along to the appropriate people in your school/district.

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

Fall Administrator Workshop Registration
Sign up today to register for a required workshop this fall!

OSAA Foundation Equity and Diversity Fund
As you plan for next year, the OSAA Foundation Equity and Diversity fund is here to support schools with up to $2,000 for resources focused on diversity, equity, and inclusion.

SPOTLIGHT

All Varsity Participants are Eligible for the Moda Health Scholar Athlete Scholarships
For over a decade, Moda Health has recognized the Player of the Game / Athlete of the Meet during OSAA State Championships across numerous activities. Continuing the practice from last year, all 2023-2024 Varsity participants are eligible to apply for the Moda Health Scholar Athlete Scholarship. Two $1,000 scholarships will be awarded. Applications are due Sunday, June 30th.

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Softball finals preview: Can Glencoe finish stunning run?
No. 21 seed Crimson Tide collides with reigning champ Sheldon in 6A final; Addisen Fisher-led Bend goes for elusive first title

NEXT WEEK

June 3 - Championship Thresholds Task Force Meeting
June 6 - Officials Fee Review Committee Meeting

 

May 23, 2024

HEADLINES

Summer Activities to Begin Tuesday, May 28
The OSAA Association Year ends Monday, May 27; summer activities can begin Tuesday, May 28.

OnPoint Community Credit Union - Spring Academic All-State Results
Check out where your spring teams finished!

2024 Football Player Safety Coach (PSC) Clinic Schedule
Schedule and sites for the 2024 PSC Clinics are posted. Remember this certification is good for 2 years. If your school already has a certified up-to-date Player Safety Coach, you do not need to attend this training this year, all you would need to do is take the NFHS Football Tackling course, on top of the other annual required courses.

Moratorium Week - July 28-August 3
As schools and programs plan ahead for the summer, the OSAA Moratorium Week is July 28-August 3. School administrations may request modifications to the week by contacting Kyle Stanfield.

SPOTLIGHT

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

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OSAA Job Posting - Assistant Executive Director
The OSAA is seeking an energetic, forward-thinking leader. Deadline to apply is June 3.

NEXT WEEK

May 27 - Memorial Day (OSAA Office Closed); Last Day of Association Year
May 28 - Baseball & Softball Semifinals; First Day Summer Activities may begin
May 31 - June 1 - Softball State Championships (Eugene)
June 1 - Baseball State Championships (TBD)

 

May 16, 2024

HEADLINES

OSAA Job Posting - Assistant Executive Director
The OSAA is seeking an energetic, forward-thinking leader. Deadline to apply is June 3.

Discriminatory Behavior Procedures Memo
Contains OSAA protocols when a discriminatory behavior is witnessed/reported during a contest.

Officials Fee Review Committee Update
Update from their second meeting. Feedback from member schools is greatly appreciated.

Insert Fall & Winter 2024 Schedules
You are now able to input your team sports schedules to the OSAA website.

SPOTLIGHT

Spring Sports & Activities State Championship Participation Certificates
Schools can create State Championship Certificates for each of their student participants. Access is limited to OSAA website user accounts with school administrative access (ADs, Athletic Secretaries, Principals, etc.)

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Track state preview: LO girls won't let injury 'define' season
Led by Josie Donelson, Lakers determined to win 6A title despite hamstring injury to record-holding sprinter Mia Brahe-Pedersen.

NEXT WEEK

May 20 - 6A, 3A, 2A/1A Baseball/Softball Round 1
May 21 - 5A, 4A Baseball/Softball Round 1; Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee Meeting (Zoom); Activities Advisory Committee Meeting (Zoom)
May 22 - 6A, 3A, 2A/1A Baseball/Softball Round 2
May 23-25 - 6A, 4A/3A/2A/1A Tennis State Championships (Beaverton & Corvallis)
May 24-25 - 5A Tennis State Championships (Beaverton)
May 24 - Baseball/Softball Quarterfinals

 

May 9, 2024

HEADLINES

Executive Board Summary
Summary from the May Board meeting is now available. Items include 24-25 Swimming & Wrestling Special Districts, Budget Recommendations and approved 6A Football Playoff structure.

Petition to Play Down Task Force Update
Update from their latest meeting is now available. Task Force is looking for feedback from the membership.

2024-25 State Championships Calendar
2024-25 Calendar has been approved. Please take special note of the Track and Field and Tennis State Championship Dates.

HomeTown Ticketing Webinar Recording
As postseason approaches, please watch the recording if you anticipate hosting a playoff game throughout the spring.

SPOTLIGHT

NFHS Award of Excellence Certificates
This is a recognition certificate for people involved with your program who have demonstrated outstanding sportsmanship, citizenship, ethics, and integrity. Please use the press release to announce your school's recipients. Access is limited to OSAA website user accounts with school administrative access (ADs, Athletic Secretaries, Principals, etc.)

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Golf notebook: Central Catholic boys win state berth in OT
Rams prevail over Clackamas in overtime at Mt. Hood district tournament; Lake Oswego boys among reigning champ state qualifiers

NEXT WEEK

May 13-14 - Golf State Championships (Creswell, Corvallis, Banks, McKenzie)
May 16 - 4A Baseball/Softball Play Ins; 6A, 3A, 2A/1A Baseball and Softball Cutoff
May 16-18 - Track & Field State Championships (Univ. of Oregon)
May 18 - Tennis Cutoff; 5A, 4A Baseball and Softball Cutoff

 

May 2, 2024

HEADLINES

OSAA Testing Memo
Please be aware of when state championships conflict with spring testing dates for IB, AP, ACT and SAT.

Fall Administrator Workshop Dates/Locations
Memo provides the dates and locations of the Fall Administrator Workshops for your planning purposes.

Officials Fee Review Committee Update
Update from their initial meeting and their focuses in the next schedule.

Spring Sports & Activities State Championship Participation Certificates
Schools can create State Championship Certificates for each of their student participants. Access is limited to OSAA website user accounts with school administrative access (ADs, Athletic Secretaries, Principals, etc.)

SPOTLIGHT

Spring Varsity Coaches, nominate the Most Valuable Teammate (MVT) of your team!
The Most Valuable Teammate program was created through a partnership between the OSAA and the Oregon Army National Guard. Every varsity coach across OSAA member schools will be asked to identify the Most Valuable Teammate (MVT) of their team. Of all MVTs identified by coaches, one will be selected and recognized for each activity. The last day to submit a Spring MVT nomination is June 12th! All MVTs nominated by all coaches will have the opportunity to apply for one of three $1,000 college scholarships (one per season). Submit your MVT!

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Baseball notebook: Take two…and three!
6A top teams Sunset, West Linn and South Salem turn initial wins into sweep times.

NEXT WEEK

May 6 - Executive Board Meeting
May 7 - Golf Cutoff
May 8-11 - Band and Orchestra State Championships (Oregon State Univ.)
May 9 - Officials Fee Review Committee Meeting
May 11 - Track & Field Cutoff

 

April 25, 2024

HEADLINES

Executive Board Agenda
The Executive Board Agenda for the May 6 meeting is now available. Key items include: Budget Committee Recommendations, Manage Staff Requirement, and 6A Football Playoff Structure.

OnPoint Scholar Program Scholarships Totaling $40,000!
OnPoint Community Credit Union will be giving out $40,000 in scholarships for graduating seniors. There will still be six scholarships awarded, two will be $10,000 scholarships and four will be $5,000 scholarships. Students eligible for the Scholar Program can apply now through Tuesday, April 30, 2024! Please let your students know about this excellent opportunity.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Newsletter
The April edition is now available.

ImPACT Invoices
Schools utilizing the OSAA Foundation for ImPACT testing will receive invoices for usage through May 1.

SPOTLIGHT

Settlemier’s Letterman Jackets
Congratulations on your teams and athletes winning various OSAA awards during the 2023-2024 school year! Our partners at Settlemier’s Award Jackets are providing custom patches for all OSAA award and program winners. If interested, please fill out THIS FORM to make your order. All patches are $9.50/item.

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Softball notebook: JC's Buendia threatens state RBI record
Junction City junior Lily Buendia has driven in 61 runs; Pendleton, La Grande split; Scappoose 'moving forward' from forfeits.

NEXT WEEK

April 30 - Petition to Play Down Task Force Meeting (Zoom)
May 2-4 - Choir State Championships (Oregon State Univ.)

 

April 18, 2024

HEADLINES

Pre-Participation Physical Exam Required Form
Last year when the State Board of Education updated the Pre-Participation Physical Exam Form, they gave a one-year grace period for medical providers to begin using the new form. Beginning May 1, 2024, medical providers must use the form dated April 2023.

Rankings Committee Update
Update from their first meeting of the year. Committee is looking for feedback on several topics.

Track & Field Volunteers Needed!
We are looking for volunteers to help with the 2024 OSAA / OnPoint Community Credit Union Track and Field State Championships (May 16-18 @ University of Oregon)

Spring 2024 Track & Field / Cross Country Grant Winners
Congratulations to Lowell HS, Estacada HS, Imbler HS, David Douglas HS, St. Mary's HS, Vernonia HS and Horizon Christian (Tual) HS for receiving funding this spring.

SPOTLIGHT

Portable AED's Available - David Heller Foundation
Visit the link to request an AED for your school from the David Heller Foundation.

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Boys tennis: Late rally propels Larsen to tourney title
Jesuit's Reif Larsen rebounds from a third-set deficit to defeat Lincoln's Tiger Semler at Oregon HS Team Tennis Championships.

NEXT WEEK

April 23 - Budget Committee Meeting
April 24 - Golf DMD Training
April 25 - Official's Fee Review Committee Organizational Meeting
April 27 - Solo Music State Championships (Portland); Oregon Girls Sports Leadership Summit & Coaches Symposium

 

April 11, 2024

HEADLINES

Oregon Girls Sports Leadership Summit & Coaches Symposium
April 27 @ Oregon Episcopal School from 9am-3pm. Coaches Symposium Registration can be found HERE. Registration for student-athletes for the Leadership Summit can be found HERE.

Delegate Assembly Summary
Summary from the April 8 meeting is now available.

Winter Travel Reimbursement
Checks were sent to member schools totaling $231,000 on April 1.

Spring Sports & Activities State Championship Participation Certificates
Schools can create State Championship Certificates for each of their student participants. Access is limited to OSAA website user accounts with school administrative access (ADs, Athletic Secretaries, Principals, etc.)

SPOTLIGHT

OnPoint Scholar Program Scholarships Totaling $40,000!
OnPoint Community Credit Union will be giving out $40,000 in scholarships for graduating seniors. There will still be six scholarships awarded, two will be $10,000 scholarships and four will be $5,000 scholarships. Students eligible for the Scholar Program can apply now through Tuesday, April 30, 2024! Please let your students know about this excellent opportunity.

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Golf notebook: Dunn, Sidhu drive Wilsonville girls
Sophomores Evie Dunn, Layla Sidhu have Wildcats tracking toward 5A title; Westview's Yang, Valley Catholic's Zhu shoot 68s

NEXT WEEK

April 13-16 - OADA Conference (Sunriver)
April 18-20 - Speech State Championships (Monmouth)
April 19 - Spring Officials Registration Closes

 

April 4, 2024

HEADLINES

Oregon Girls Sports Leadership Summit & Coaches Symposium
April 27 @ Oregon Episcopal School from 9am-3pm. Coaches Symposium Registration can be found HERE. Registration for student-athletes for the Leadership Summit can be found HERE.

OnPoint Community Credit Union Academic All-State - DUE SATURDAY
The forms to submit your spring activities closes April 6.

Choir/Band/Orchestra State Registration Forms
Form Submission Deadline: Saturday, April 13, 2023 @ 11:59pm.

Scholar Athlete / Activity Scholar Certificates
The Scholar Program recognizes graduating seniors who have achieved a 3.50 or higher unweighted cumulative GPA and earned a varsity letter in an OSAA-sanctioned sport or competed in an OSAA-sanctioned activity. Access is limited to OSAA website user accounts with school administrative access (ADs, Athletic Secretaries, Principals, etc.)

SPOTLIGHT

NFHS Award of Excellence Certificates
This is a recognition certificate for people involved with your program who have demonstrated outstanding sportsmanship, citizenship, ethics, and integrity. Please use the press release to announce your school's recipients. Access is limited to OSAA website user accounts with school administrative access (ADs, Athletic Secretaries, Principals, etc.)

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Track notebook: LO's Donelson takes down 400 record
Josie Donelson clocks 53.53 to break 27-year-old mark; Bauman, Laker boys sizzle; Volle, Gault win Summit multi-event titles

NEXT WEEK

April 6 - Student Leadership Conference (Camp Withycombe, Clackamas); Speech Cutoff; Spring Academic All-State Due
April 8 - Delegate Assembly Meeting (Holiday Inn, Wilsonville); Boys Volleyball First Contest
April 10 - Last Day to Add Contests to Baseball/Softball Schedules
April 11 - OSAA Unified Champin Schools Meeting (Zoom)
April 13 - Band/Orchestra/Choir Cutoff Date
April 13-16 - OADA Conference (Sunriver)

 

March 21, 2024

HEADLINES

Delegate Assembly Agenda
Agenda & Caucus Items for the April 8 meeting has been posted.

Tennis Reporting Reminder
All tennis coaches should have their team roster entered on Tennis Reporting at this time. A reminder that all results must be entered into Tennis Reporting for varsity dual meets and tournaments. View link for instructions on how to register if you haven't done so already.

Choir/Band/Orchestra State Registration Forms
Form Submission Deadline: Saturday, April 13, 2023 @ 11:59pm.

Oregon Girls Sports Leadership Summit Registration
Saturday, April 27 from 9am-3pm at Oregon Episcopal School.

SPOTLIGHT

OSAA Office Closed
The OSAA Office will be closed on Friday, March 29.

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Baseball Notebook: Blanchet does it again
Cavaliers defeat UVC; others news and notes on baseball from around Oregon.

NEXT WEEK

HAVE A GREAT SPRING BREAK!

 

March 14, 2024

HEADLINES

Student Leadership Conference Registration
Be part of the inaugural Student Leadership Conference! April 6 @ 9am in Clackamas. Deadline for student registration is March 29.

Pitch Count Reminders
A reminder that the pitch count is tied to each level in which the contest is played. Please make sure you're submitting the correct pitch count, for the correct player, on the correct game, at the correct level played.

OnPoint Community Credit Union Academic All-State
The forms to submit your spring activities closes April 6.

Deadline for Adding Games to Baseball / Softball Schedules - April 3
Remember that results from contests added to a team's schedule after April 3 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.

SPOTLIGHT

Attached vs. Unattached Competition
Reminder that unattached individuals may not compete against a high school team or individual at a high school event.

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Softball: Oregon City 'determined' in pursuit of first title
Pioneers, who have suffered heartbreaking losses in the last two 6A finals, gear up for another run behind pitcher Lily Riley.

NEXT WEEK

March 18 - Boys Volleyball First Practice Date
March 19 - Spring Rule Book Order Deadline
March 21 - All-State Discussion (Zoom)

 

March 7, 2024

HEADLINES

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

Baseball / Softball Website Reminders
Reminders for schools when managing their schedules online.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Newsletter
The March edition is now available.

OSAA Foundation Participation Grant
Submit your grant application by March 15, 2024 to get a chance at up to $10,000 for your school!

SPOTLIGHT

OnPoint Prize for Excellence in Education
Nominate an outstanding educator by April 9!

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Basketball State Championship Coverage
View the recaps from Week 1 and previews for Week 2.

NEXT WEEK

March 11 - Spring First Contest Date
March 12 - Solo Music State Championship Cutoff
March 13 - Title IX 101 for Athletic Staff (Zoom)
March 15 - OSAA Foundation Participation Grant Due
March 15-16 - Dance/Drill State Championships (Salem)

 

February 29, 2024

HEADLINES

Baseball & Softball Varsity Schedules Due
Varsity schedules are due to the OSAA website by the first spring contest date (March 11)

Petition to Play Down Task Force
Summary from their February 13 meeting. Task Force supports significant changes to the process and is looking for school feedback.

Insert Fall 2024 Schedules
You are now able to input your team sport 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.

SPOTLIGHT

OSAA 2023-2024 Sponsored Programs & Scholarships
Click the link below to see some highlighted OSAA sponsored programs and scholarships! Find information about scholarship offerings and easily nominate your schools, student-athletes, and coaches for our programs by scanning the QR codes embedded. For a more effective approach, print out the pdf and post it inside your coach/AD offices!

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Cheerleading: Four first-time state champions crowned
Three state champions retained their titles from last year in the OSAA championships Feb. 9-10 at Oregon City High School.

NEXT WEEK

March 4 - OSAA Foundation Spring Student Assistance Shop Event
March 5 - Spring Emergency Action Plan Day
March 6-9 - 5A Basketball State Championships (Linfield University); 6A Basketball State Championships (University of Portland)
March 7-9 - 4A Basketball State Championships (Forest Grove HS)
March 8 - OSAA Foundation Track & Field / Cross Country Fund - Spring Applications Due

 

February 22, 2024

HEADLINES

Moratorium Week - July 28-August 3
As schools and programs plan ahead for the summer, the OSAA Moratorium Week is July 28-August 3. School administrations may request modifications to the week by contacting Kyle Stanfield.

Student Leadership Conference Registration
Be part of the inaugural Student Leadership Conference! April 6 @ 9am in Clackamas. Deadline for student registration is March 29.

Update Spring Coaches
Please update the information on the OSAA website ASAP so we can communicate with your school personnel throughout the spring. We will be sending varsity head coaches a digital version to their NFHS Rule Book by the first contest date to the e-mail address in our database.

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

SPOTLIGHT

DICK's Sporting Goods Discount Days (February 23-25)
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 February 23rd through 25th! Download the coupon here.

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State swimming finals: Bend girls leave 5A field in wake
Lava Bears win nine of 11 events to repeat as champions; Caldera's McKean crushes state records; Jesuit, Newport complete sweeps.

NEXT WEEK

February 25 - OADA League Rep Meeting (Corvallis HS)
February 26 - Spring First Practice Date; Closed Period Begins for Fall and Winter Coaches (6A-5A-4A)
February 27 - 6A Boys Basketball Round 1
February 28-March 2 - 1A Basketball State Championships (Baker)
February 29-March 2 - 2A Basketball State Championships (Pendleton); 3A Basketball State Championships (Coos Bay/North Bend)
March 1 - 5A, 4A Boys Basketball Round 1; 6A Boys Basketball Round 2
March 2 - 5A, 4A Girls Basketball Round 1; 6A Girls Basketball Round 2; Dance/Drill Cutoff

 

February 15, 2024

HEADLINES

Spring Plan Books Posted
Plan books for Baseball, Softball, Golf (B&G), Track & Field (B&G) and Tennis (B&G) have been posted in preparation for the upcoming season.

Winter 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.)

Complimentary Rules Books
The spring complimentary rules books have been shipped. Schools receive a complimentary rules book for each OSAA-sanctioned activity they have registered for.

2023-24 State Championship Calendar - Updated
Updates include location for the Solo Music State Championships (Portland State University) and the Speech State Championship returning to Thursday-Saturday.

SPOTLIGHT

DICK's Sporting Goods Discount Days (February 23-25)
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 February 23rd through 25th! Download the coupon here.

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Girls basketball notebook: No. 5 Wilsonville hitting stride
Wildcats have won 13 of 14 since struggling with tough early schedule; Amity pays back Jefferson; CV's Starwalt sizzles.

NEXT WEEK

February 19 - Presidents Day
February 20 - 3A, 1A Boys Basketball Round 1; 4A Basketball League Play Concludes
February 21 - 3A, 1A Girls Basketball Round 1
February 22-24 - Wrestling State Championships (Veterans Memorial Coliseum)
February 23 - 2A Boys Basketball Round 1; 3A, 1A Boys Basketball Round 2; 4A Basketball Play In Games; Winter Academic All-State Deadline
February 24 - 2A Girls Basketball Round 1; 3A, 1A Girls Basketball Round 2; 6A, 4A Basketball Cutoff

 

February 9, 2024

HEADLINES

Executive Board Summary
Summary from the February 5 meeting is now available. Items include adopted Football Ad Hoc Recommendations and 2A/1A Baseball and Softball playoff allocations.

Upcoming Forms Registration and Form Deadlines
OnPoint Community Credit Union Academic All-State - February 23; Dance/Drill Registration Form - March 2

Spring Activities and Cooperative/Collective Sponsorships
View your school page to ensure your signed up for the correct activities and any Cooperative or Collective Sponsorship requests have been completed.

Baseball/Softball Rule of 8 for 3A-1A Pitchers
Baseball and softball coaches may begin pitching instruction and throwing workouts with pitchers and catchers only (maximum of eight total per day) two weeks prior to the Spring Sports first practice date.

SPOTLIGHT

Winter Varsity Coaches, nominate the Most Valuable Teammate (MVT) of your team!
The Most Valuable Teammate program was created through a partnership between the OSAA and the Oregon Army National Guard. Every varsity coach across OSAA member schools will be asked to identify the Most Valuable Teammate (MVT) of their team. Of all MVTs identified by coaches, one will be selected and recognized for each activity. The last day to submit a Winter MVT nomination is April 10! All MVTs nominated by all coaches will have the opportunity to apply for one of three $1,000 college scholarships (one per season). Submit your MVT!

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Wrestling notebook: Time to make a move
News and notes from across Oregon in wrestling.

NEXT WEEK

February 12 - Introduction to IWannamaker Golf Scoring System (Zoom)
February 13 - Petition to Play Down Task Force Meeting (Hybrid)
February 15 - Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Meeting (Zoom)
February 16-17 - Swimming State Championships (THPRD); 6A, 5A Boys and 4A/3A/2A/1A Girls Wrestling Districts
February 17 - Wrestling Cutoff; 3A, 2A, 1A Basketball Cutoff

 

February 1, 2024

HEADLINES

Football Ad Hoc Committee Update
Update from their final meeting. Recommendations now forwarded to the OSAA Executive Board Meeting on February 5.

OSAA Beyond the Scoreboard Coaching Course
For first time spring coaches to complete the Interscholastic Coaching Course requirement.

HomeTown Ticketing Webinar Recording
As postseason approaches, please watch the recording if you anticipate hosting a playoff game throughout the winter.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Newsletter
The February edition is now available.

SPOTLIGHT

MacTarnahan Scholarship Program 2024
Organized by the Oregon Sports Hall of Fame. Six $3,000 scholarships are available for graduating seniors.

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Dance/Drill: Gresham hosts first competition of 2024
Sherwood sets the tone, taking first in three categories.

NEXT WEEK

February 4 - National Girls & Women in Sports Day Brunch/Luncheon and Awards Celebration (10:30am @ Oregon Episcopal School)
February 5 - OSAA Executive Board Meeting (OSAA Office, Wilsonville)
February 8 - Girls Flag Football Meeting (Hybrid Format)
February 9-10 - Cheerleading State Championships (Oregon City High School); 4A, 3A, 2A/1A Boys & 6A/5A Girls Wrestling Districts
February 10 - Swimming Cutoff

 

January 25, 2024

HEADLINES

Executive Board Agenda
The Executive Board Agenda for the February 5 meeting is now available. Key items include: Adoption of 2024 Football Special Districts and 2A/1A Baseball & Softball Playoff Allocations.

Cheerleading State Championship Schedule & Tickets Posted
Championship is Friday-Saturday, February 9-10 at Oregon City HS.

Basketball State Championships Information
Brackets and schedules have been posted for all classifications.

Dance/Drill Registration Form
State Championship registration will open January 31. Deadline to register is March 2.

SPOTLIGHT

Winter Varsity Coaches, nominate the Most Valuable Teammate (MVT) of your team!
The Most Valuable Teammate program was created through a partnership between the OSAA and the Oregon Army National Guard. Every varsity coach across OSAA member schools will be asked to identify the Most Valuable Teammate (MVT) of their team. Of all MVTs identified by coaches, one will be selected and recognized for each activity. The last day to submit a Winter MVT nomination is April 10! All MVTs nominated by all coaches will have the opportunity to apply for one of three $1,000 college scholarships (one per season). Submit your MVT!

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Crater and Wilsonville high school educators honored by NFHS
2023-24 Performing Arts Educator Awards announced

NEXT WEEK

January 31 - Golf Advisory Committee Meeting (Zoom)
February 1 - Boys Volleyball Registration Deadline

 

January 18, 2024

HEADLINES

Football Ad Hoc Committee Update
Update from their January 10 meeting, next meeting is January 24.

OnPoint Community Credit Union Academic All-State
The forms to submit your winter activities closes February 23.

High School Tennis Coaches Workshop
Saturday, February 10 at the Salem Tennis and Swim Club.

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.

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Set up to Stream Your Games Next Fall!
OSAA schools can get two free Pixellot cameras and free installation. E-mail Oregon representative Rebecca Stewart from the NFHS Network directly to take advantage of this offer!

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2022-23 National Coaches of the Year announced
Two from Oregon selected by the NFHS Coaches Association.

NEXT WEEK

January 24 - Football Ad Hoc Committee Meeting (OSAA Office)
January 25 - Unified Champion Schools Meeting (Zoom)

 

January 11, 2024

HEADLINES

Insert Fall 2024 Schedules
You are now able to input your soccer and volleyball schedules to the OSAA website.

NFHS Heart of the Arts and Spirit of Sport Awards
These awards are given by section and nationally. Deadline for submissions is February 1, 2024.

Fall Travel Reimbursement
Checks were sent to 172 member schools totaling $288,750 this past week.

OSAA Corner Store
Need additional Spring Rules Books? Order at the OSAA Corner Store.

SPOTLIGHT

OSAA Foundation Cross Country and Track & Field Grant
$12,000 is available for distribution this spring focusing on Track & Field programs. Deadline for Spring is March 8.

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Jan. 9 2024 Statewide Boys Basketball Coaches Polls
The best boys basketball teams, according to coaches, from across the Beaver State

NEXT WEEK

January 16 - Petition to Play Down Committee (Wilsonville); Cheerleading Cutoff Date; Swimming District Meet Director Meeting (Online)
January 19 - Baseball and Softball Commissioner Clinics (Wilsonville)

 

January 4, 2024

HEADLINES

Winter Preselection, Participation, and Academic All-State Forms
Preselection and Participation Forms are due January 12; Academic All-State due February 23.

Deadline for Adding Games to Basketball Schedules - January 10
Remember that results from contests added to a team's schedule after January 10 shall not be included in the rankings. NOTE: contests at tournaments are not affected by this policy.

Board Policy Reminder - Modifications to Address Conflicts with Religious Beliefs
Please notify OSAA by January 15 if you have Winter State Championship participants who may have a possible modification request.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Newsletter
The January edition is now available.

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OSAA Foundation Participation Grant
Submit your grant application by March 15, 2024 to get a chance at up to $10,000 for your school!

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Girls basketball notebook: Willamette grows into contender
Wolverines, who beat Benson in the POA Holiday Classic, rise to No. 2 in 6A poll; Henley edges Banks on late shot, goes to 11-0

NEXT WEEK

January 10 - Football Ad Hoc Committee Meeting (Wilsonville); Last Day to Add Basketball Games to Schedules

 

December 21, 2023

HEADLINES

Football Ad Hoc Committee Update
Update from their initial work session. Upcoming meetings are January 10 and 24.

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee Update
Update from their December 13 meeting is now posted. Next meeting is February 15.

Petition to Play Down Task Force Update
Summary from their December 5 meeting is now posted. Next meeting is January 16.

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

SPOTLIGHT

Receive a free Annual Subscription to the NFHS Network
Athletic Directors in Oregon are eligible to receive a free Annual Subscription to the NFHS Network. With your subscription, you have access to content from over 200 schools in Oregon, 10,000 high schools nation-wide and all OSAA post-season content. Contact Rebecca Stewart to request your promo code.

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Boys basketball notebook: Summit's Carmichael torches Grant
Storm's Pearson Carmichael posts school-record 42 points in 79-60 win; Woodburn upsets Wilsonville; McDaniel ends long skid.

NEXT WEEK

No Meetings Scheduled - Happy Holidays!

 

December 14, 2023

HEADLINES

Executive Board Summary
Summary from the December meeting is now available. Items include schools moving classifications, league realignments at the 2A & 3A levels and Fall 2024 special districts.

2024-25 Regular Districts
Adopted districts starting in the Fall of 2024. Primarily changes at the 3A, 2A and 1A classifications.

Cheerleading State Championship Registration
All entries must be submitted by 4:00 PM Tuesday, January 16, 2024. Scheduling note: all Gameday Performances will be Friday, February 9.

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.

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Winter Preselection, Participation, and Academic All-State Forms
Preselection and Participation Forms are due January 12; Academic All-State due February 23.

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Wrestling notebook: December 14
News and notes from across Oregon in wrestling.

NEXT WEEK

December 23 - January 2 - OSAA Office Closed

 

December 7, 2023

HEADLINES

Deadline for Adding Games to Basketball Schedules - December 14
Remember that results from contests added to a team's schedule after December 14 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.

Winter Preselection and Participation Forms
Forms are due January 12.

OSAA Foundation Participation Grant
Submit your grant application by March 15, 2024 to get a chance at up to $10,000 for your school!

NFHS Heart of the Arts and Spirit of Sport Awards
These awards are given by section and nationally.

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Student Assistance Program supports 173 students this Winter
With the help of OnPoint Community Credit Union volunteers, the OSAA Foundation shopped for 173 student this winter through the Student Assistance Program.

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Dance/Drill: Teams shine at Putnam, West Albany
Sprague, Parkrose win two categories each at Putnam; Lebanon claims three categories at West Albany competition

NEXT WEEK

December 11 - Executive Board Meeting (Wilsonville)
December 12 - Winter Rule Book Order Deadline
December 13 - OAOA Board Meeting (Wilsonville)
December 14 - Football Ad Hoc Committee Meeting (Wilsonville), Last Day to Add Contests to your Basketball schedules

 

November 30, 2023

HEADLINES

Executive Board Agenda
The December 11 Executive Board Agenda is posted. Items include Football first contest date revision, Girls Wrestling Special Districts, Computation of ADM review and league realignment proposals.

Website Reminders - Schedules/Rosters/Results
If you haven't already done so, please upload your full varsity team sports schedules & rosters to the OSAA website. In addition, a friendly reminder that scores are due to the OSAA website by 10pm on the day the contest was played.

Basketball Tournament Brackets
E-mail Peter Weber your tournament brackets so the OSAA Website is up to date throughout the year.

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Newsletter
December edition is now available.

SPOTLIGHT

Fall Varsity Coaches, nominate the Most Valuable Teammate (MVT) of your team!
The Most Valuable Teammate program was created through a partnership between the OSAA and the Oregon Army National Guard. Every varsity coach across OSAA member schools will be asked to identify the Most Valuable Teammate (MVT) of their team. Of all MVTs identified by coaches, one will be selected and recognized for each activity. The last day to submit a Fall MVT nomination is December 6! All MVTs nominated by all coaches will have the opportunity to apply for one of three $1,000 college scholarships (one per season). Submit your MVT!

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

NEXT WEEK

December 5 - Petition to Play Down Task Force Meeting

 

November 16, 2023

HEADLINES

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.

PROPOSED Fall 2024 Special Districts
Please review your placement and provide feedback by November 29.

S.T.A.R. School Application
Complete the application to be recognized as a S.T.A.R. School! The application process asks school administrators to reflect on current practices for event management as well as assess areas where improvements can be made to create the best environment for all to thrive. S.T.A.R. Schools will be indicated by a S.T.A.R. logo on their school’s page on the OSAA website.

Basketball Shot Clock Resources
As schools prepare for basketball season to start, please check out the resources on the basketball pages.

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DICK's Sporting Goods Discount Days (November 17-20)
Winter practice starts Monday! 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 17th through 20th!

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Football semifinal preview: West Linn-CC showdown on tap
Central Catholic gunning for No. 1 Lions as unbeatens clash in 6A semifinal rematch; Sherwood's defense to be tested by Tualatin.

NEXT WEEK

November 23-24 - OSAA Office Closed
November 24-25 - Football State Championships

 

November 9, 2023

HEADLINES

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 13 (or when maximum is met).

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Newsletter
November edition is now available.

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 information regarding a digital version to their NFHS Rules Book.

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

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DICK's Sporting Goods Discount Days (November 17-20)
Winter practice starts Monday! 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 17th through 20th!

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Soccer semifinal roundup: Cleveland advances to first final
No. 4 Warrior girls blank West Linn 3-0, will play PIL rival Grant for 6A title; Lakeridge, Jesuit prevail in 6A boys semifinals.

NEXT WEEK

November 13 - Winter First Practice Date; Closed Period begins for 6A,5A,4A
November 15 - OSAA Foundation Winter Student Assistance Shop Event
November 17-18 - Football Semifinals

 

November 2, 2023

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.

OnPoint Community Credit Union extends agreement with OSAA
Five years added to OnPoint's role as title sponsor for Oregon high school state championships

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

SPOTLIGHT

Fall Varsity Coaches, nominate the Most Valuable Teammate (MVT) of your team!
The Most Valuable Teammate program was created through a partnership between the OSAA and the Oregon Army National Guard. Every varsity coach across OSAA member schools will be asked to identify the Most Valuable Teammate (MVT) of their team. Each MVT will receive a commemorative co-branded item that celebrates this honor. Of all MVTs identified by coaches, one will be selected and recognized for each activity. All MVTs nominated by all coaches will have the opportunity to apply for one of three $1,000 college scholarships (one per season). Submit your MVT!

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Football playoff preview: Surging Thurston has pieces in place
The Colts, who have won seven in a row since an 0-2 start, meet Dallas in 5A first round; LO-Jesuit, Nelson-Wells on 6A slate

NEXT WEEK

November 7 - Soccer Semifinals; Sports Medicine Advisory Committee Meeting
November 8 - Boys Volleyball Informational Session (1pm and 8pm)
November 10-11 - Football Quarterfinals
November 11 - Soccer State Championships

 

October 26, 2023

HEADLINES

2022-23 Computation of ADM
ADM's from the 2022-23 school year have been added to the three-year average (2020-21, 2021-22, 2022-23).

Petition to Play Down Task Force
Summary from their second meeting is now available.

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.)

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

SPOTLIGHT

NFHS Network Pixellot Offer
Get ready for basketball! Two free cameras plus free installation. Check the link to contact the Oregon sales representative.

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October 25 volleyball playoff recaps
Who won first-round matches on Wednesday? Results and highlights inside.

NEXT WEEK

October 30 - Sub Varsity Football Cutoff
October 31-November 1 - Girls Soccer Playoffs
November 1-2 - Boys Soccer Playoffs
November 3-4 - Volleyball State Championships (Forest Grove, Springfield, Ridgeview)
November 4 - Cross Country State Championships (Lane Community College), Soccer Quarterfinals

 

October 19, 2023

HEADLINES

OSAA Beyond the Scoreboard Coaching Course
New option for first time coaches to complete the Interscholastic Coaching Course requirement.

HomeTown Ticketing Webinar Recording
As postseason approaches, please watch the recording if you anticipate hosting a playoff game throughout the fall.

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 information regarding a digital version to their NFHS Rules Book.

SPOTLIGHT

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

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Soccer notebook: Marist girls cruise toward playoffs
The reigning 4A champion Spartans, behind 40 goals from Oregon-bound Cloe Chase, have extended their winning streak to 29 games.

NEXT WEEK

October 23 - New Athletic Director Workshop (Wilsonville)
October 24 - 5A, 4A, 2A Volleyball Cutoff; 6A, 3A/2A/1A Soccer Cutoff; Administrative Assistants Workshop (Wilsonville)
October 25 - 6A, 3A, 1A Volleyball Round 1
October 27 - Basketball Commissioners Clinic
October 28 - 5A, 4A Soccer Cutoff; 6A, 3A/2A/1A Soccer Round 1; Cross Country Cutoff; Varsity Football Cutoff; Volleyball Playoffs

 

October 12, 2023

HEADLINES

Delegate Assembly Summary
Summary from the October 9 meeting is now available.

S.T.A.R. School Application
Complete the application to be recognized as a S.T.A.R. School! The application process asks school administrators to reflect on current practices for event management as well as assess areas where improvements can be made to create the best environment for all to thrive. S.T.A.R. Schools will be indicated by a S.T.A.R. logo on their school’s page on the OSAA website.

Oregon Emergency Action Day - October 18
On Wednesday, October 18, join the OSAA in participating in a state-wide Emergency Action Plan Day where fall programs practice executing their emergency action plans.

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

SPOTLIGHT

Updated Playoff Reimbursement Formula
Revisions were adopted by the OSAA Executive Board in September.

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OSAA recognizes boys volleyball as emerging activity
The association will evaluate the sport's viability to become fully sanctioned.

NEXT WEEK

October 15 - BIA Assessment Training
October 18 - Emergency Action Plan Day
October 19 - Title IX Office Hours; Petition to Play Down Task Force
October 21 - 4A Volleyball Play Ins; 6A, 3A, & 1A Volleyball Cutoff

 

October 5, 2023

HEADLINES

Fall Preselection, Participation and Academic All-State Forms Due
These forms are due tomorrow, October 6.

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Newsletter
October edition is now available.

Oregon Wrestling Weight Monitoring Program - BIA Assessment Training
Sunday, October 15 @ 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.

Winter Officials Needed!
Registration is now open for basketball and wrestling. Please encourage anyone interested in your community to sign up to become an official!

SPOTLIGHT

Fall Varsity Coaches, nominate the Most Valuable Teammate (MVT) of your team!
The Most Valuable Teammate program was created through a partnership between the OSAA and the Oregon Army National Guard. Every varsity coach across OSAA member schools will be asked to identify the Most Valuable Teammate (MVT) of their team. Each MVT will receive a commemorative co-branded item that celebrates this honor. All MVTs selected by all coaches will have the opportunity to apply for one of three $1,000 college scholarships (one per season). Of all MVTs identified by coaches, one will be selected and recognized for each activity. Submit your MVT!

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Football stat stars -- Week 5 and season-to-date
OSAAtoday takes a look at those football players who shined statistically in Week 5 and are shining season-to-date.

NEXT WEEK

October 9 - Delegate Assembly Meeting (9am - Holiday Inn, Wilsonville)
October 13 - OSAA Office Closed, Wrestling Commissioners Clinic

 

September 28, 2023

HEADLINES

Delegate Assembly Agenda
The agenda and caucus items for the October 9 meeting are now available.

Petition to Play Down Task Force Summary
Task Force held their initial work session. Next meeting is October 19.

Oregon Wrestling Weight Monitoring Program - BIA Assessment Training
Sunday, October 15 @ 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.

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.

SPOTLIGHT

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

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September 27 volleyball notebook
News and notes from around the volleyball world, in Oregon.

NEXT WEEK

October 2 - New Athletic Director / Administrative Assistants Workshop (Eugene)
October 6 - OnPoint Fall Academic All-State, Preselection, and Participation Forms Due

 

September 21, 2023

HEADLINES

Fall Preselection, Participation and Academic All-State Forms
These forms open next week. Due date is October 6.

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

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

NFHS Learn Courses
NFHS Learn has dozens of free courses for administrators, coaches, and students.

SPOTLIGHT

Generate new revenue through our partners at the NFHS Network
Schools that stream on the NFHS Network have several options to generate more revenue for their programs: through the subscriptions they share and school-controlled advertising within your stream.

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Cross country notebook: Resnik, Campbell trade victories
S. Albany's Matthew Resnik, Zander Campbell duel at back-to-back invites; Central Catholic boys, LO girls prevail at Meriwether.

NEXT WEEK

September 25 - Open Period Begins for Winter and Spring Activities (6A, 5A, 4A Classifications)
September 27 - Last day to add contests to Fall Schedules, Activities Advisory Committee Meeting
September 29 - Delegate Assembly - New Member Orientation (Zoom)

 

September 14, 2023

HEADLINES

Executive Board Meeting Summary
Summary from their September meeting includes New Playoff Reimbursement Formula, 1A-6 Player Football Team Size, and defined information for schools looking to play down in football.

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Newsletter
September edition is now available.

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

Fall 2023 Track & Field / Cross Country Grant Winners
Congratulations to Four Rivers Charter, La Pine HS, Ridgeview HS, Riverside HS (WLWV), Banks HS, Santiam Christian, Cascades Academy, Warrenton HS, Yamhill-Carlton HS, Sandy HS, South Umpqua HS, Henley HS, and Gervais HS for receiving funding this Fall. $12,000 more dollars available this spring.

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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Soccer notebook: Explosive McLoughlin seeks another shot
Pioneer boys, small-school runners-up last year, are back nearly intact; No. 1 Jesuit boys fall; Marist's Chase stacking goals.

NEXT WEEK

September 18 - New Athletic Director / Administrative Assistants Workshop (Klamath Falls)
September 21 - Petition to Play Down Task Force Meeting (9am Zoom), Title IX 101 for Athletic Staff Webinar (10am Zoom), Girls Flag Football Informational Webinar (11:30am Zoom)

 

September 7, 2023

HEADLINES

Fall Preselection, Participation and Academic All-State Forms
These forms open next week. Due date is October 6.

Updated Testing Memo
Memo shows conflicts between SAT, ACT, IB and AP tests and OSAA State Championships.

OSAA Foundation Equity and Diversity Fund
The OSAA Foundation Equity and Diversity fund is here to support schools with up to $2,000 for resources focused on equity and diversity. Review application 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

Sign up for Digital Ticketing
The OSAA will be utilizing Hometown Ticketing for digital tickets to all playoff games this winter. If your school is interested in digital ticketing for your own events, contact Jessy Muth.

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Football Week 2 preview: Sherwood looks to take next step
No. 9 Bowmen seek 'clean' game against Clackamas; Week 2 slate includes West Linn-Sheldon, Central-Catholic-Jesuit, 2A showdown.

NEXT WEEK

September 11 - Executive Board Meeting
September 12 - Sports Medicine Advisory Committee Meeting
September 13 - Last day to add a contest vs. a team more than one classification away

 

August 31, 2023

HEADLINES

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.

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

Unmanned Aerial Systems
The use of drones (unmanned aerial systems) are prohibited during any events.

Student Advisory Council Nomination Form
Nominate a student from your school for the Student Advisory Council!

SPOTLIGHT

Receive a free Annual Subscription to the NFHS Network
Athletic Directors in Oregon are eligible to receive a free Annual Subscription to the NFHS Network. With your subscription, you have access to content from over 200 schools in Oregon, 10,000 high schools nation-wide and all OSAA post-season content. Contact Rebecca Stewart to request your promo code.

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

NEXT WEEK

September 4 - OSAA Office Closed (Labor Day)

 

August 24, 2023

HEADLINES

Executive Board Agenda
September 11 Board Meeting Agenda is posted. Items include Spring and Winter Special Districts and the updated Playoff Reimbursement Formula.

Fall Schedules & Rosters Due TODAY
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.

PROPOSED Boys Wrestling Districts
Please review and provide feedback of any potential changes by Friday, September 8.

SPOTLIGHT

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.

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Girls cross country: Tight-knit La Grande aims for encore
The loaded Tigers, who bring back all of the scorers from their first title team, appear primed to duplicate their feat

NEXT WEEK

August 31 - First Football Contest Date

 

August 18, 2023

HEADLINES

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

Spirit Safety Course
The 2023-24 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.

PROPOSED 2024 Spring Special Districts
Please review and provide feedback of any potential changes by Friday, September 8.

OSAA Corner Store
Additional 2023-24 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.

SPOTLIGHT

Set up to Stream Your Games This Fall!
Current Pixellot offer includes two free camera, free installation and flexible revenue sharing. E-mail Oregon representative Rebecca Stewart from the NFHS Network directly to take advantage of this offer!

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Oregon’s returning volleyball stat leaders
Who will emerge this year to lead their teams to glory?

NEXT WEEK

August 24 - Fall First Contest (Volleyball, Soccer, Cross Country), First Jamboree Date (Football)
August 25 - Fall OSAA Foundation Track & Field/Cross Country Fund Applications Due

 

August 11, 2023

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 information regarding a digital version to their NFHS Rules Book.

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!

NFHS Network - Back to School Checklist
The NFHS Network has recently released software updates in preparation for the '23-'24 School Year that improves picture quality and gives your school expanded abilities to proactively manage the Pixellot cameras. Please review the link for testing instructions.

SPOTLIGHT

DICK’S Sporting Goods Discount Days
Fall practice starts Monday, August 14th!! Get ready for the season with OSAA Discount Days at all DICK’S Sporting Goods locations throughout Oregon! Take advantage of an exclusive offer from and save 20% off your entire purchase from Friday, August 11th through Monday, August 14th!

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OSAA unveils 'Beyond the Scoreboard' coach certification
First-year coaches now can choose between the new course and an NFHS course to fulfill a one-time requirement.

NEXT WEEK

August 14 - Fall First Practice Date
August 14 - Practice Limitation Rule (6A-5A-4A) - Closed Period Begins for Winter and Spring Coaches.

 

August 3, 2023

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 adopted 14 weight classes in wrestling, wrestling participation alignment and revised rankings dates.

OSAA Beyond the Scoreboard Coaching Course
New option for first time coaches to complete the Interscholastic Coaching Course requirement.

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

SPOTLIGHT

OSAA Foundation Cross Country and Track & Field Grant
$12,000 is available for distribution this fall focusing on Cross Country programs. Deadline for Fall is August 25.

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Player of the Game / Athlete of the Meet Scholarship Winners
OSAA and Moda Health Announce Winners of the 2022-2023 Player of the Game / Athlete of the Meet Scholarships

NEXT WEEK

August 8 - 8:30am AD Workshop (Clackamas)
August 9 - 8:30am AD Workshop (Medford, Bend), 12:30pm AD Workshop (OSAA Office / Zoom)
August 10 - 8:30am AD Workshop (Pendleton, Eugene)
August 11 - 8:30am AD Workshop (OSAA Office / Zoom)

 

June 29, 2023

HEADLINES

New Pre-Participation Physical Exam Form
The State Board of Education updated the Pre-Participation Physical Exam Form, effective May 2023. Medical providers conducting physicals after May 1, 2023, and prior to May 1, 2024, may use either the form dated May 2017, or the form dated April 2023. On or after May 1, 2024, medical providers must use the form dated April 2023.

Heat Index Notifications
As temperatures increase around the state, sign up for Heat Index Alerts from the automated system.

OSAA Foundation Participation Grant
Congratulations to Pendleton, Lyle, North Douglas, Culver, North Bend and Springfield High School's for receiving funding for their projects.

Fall Administrator Workshop Registration
Sign up today to register for a required workshop this fall!

OSAA Corner Store
The 2023-24 Rules Books are available to order. Shipments to begin August 1. OSAA banners and more available at the OSAA Corner Store. Please contact Randi with any questions.

Spring Reimbursement Sent
$273,132 was sent to 211 member schools earlier this month.

SPOTLIGHT

OSAA Cup Final Standings
See where your school finished! Congratulations to all schools who had incredible years in the classroom and on the field of play. Sponsored by Pacific Office Automation.

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Subscribe to OSAAtoday
Subscribe to the weekly Round-Up filled with OSAAtoday stories!

NEXT WEEK

July 3, 4 & 7 - OSAA Office Closed