Saturday, February 22, 2020






AHSAA Central Board Approves Adjustment to Volleyball Season Playoff Schedule

At Board meeting Wednesday

   MONTGOMERY – The Alabama High School Athletic Association Central Board of Control approved Wednesday at its Winter Board Meeting an adjustment to the volleyball season and post-season schedule, providing more time between area tournament, regional tournament and state tournament play.
    The adjustments were made at the request of the Volleyball Coaches Committee. Next fall, the area tournaments will be played the week of October 12-17 with the regional tournaments being played Wednesday, Oct. 21 through Friday, Oct. 23. The AHSAA Elite Eight State Tourney will be played Oct. 28-29.
     “The Volleyball Coaches Committee unanimously recommended the changes,” AHSAA Assistant Director Denise Ainsworth told the Central Board. “Volleyball’s entire playoffs have been over a 10-day period and this will give the schools more time between the different levels. It also gets the regional off Saturday, Oct. 24, which is an important ACT testing date.”
      The Central Board approved a third site for AHSAA Regional Cheer competition and approved a concept to require mandatory background checks on contest officials beginning with the 2020-21 school year.
      The Board also approved a transition from C2C Schools to Dragonfly Content Management Software for member schools beginning with the 2020-21 school year.
        The Central Board reviewed legislative proposals that were submitted in January by member schools prior to the board meeting.  The AHSAA Legislative Council will vote on the proposals at April’s Legislative Council meeting. Schools are being surveyed this month for their input.
       In other Central Board action:

  • Approved Northside Methodist Academy of Dothan for Associate membership beginning with the 2020-21 school year.
  • Approved expenses for the upcoming 2020 State Basketball Tournament.
  • Reviewed football playoff comparison financial data (first four rounds).
  • Heard a report from Daniel Smith and Michael McGreevey of Knight-Eady concerning the 2020 State Basketball Tournament.
  • Approved financial reports for the 2019 regional and state volleyball, cross country and swimming championships and the Alabama-Mississippi All-Star football game.
  • Approved the NFHS COS Officials registration system beginning with the 2020-21 school year.
  • Discussed District and Central Board representation and rotation.
  • Heard a report from the Publication Committee concerning eBook costs.

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