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1 Illinois High School Association

2 Introduction to IHSA What is the IHSA? - I llinois H igh S chool A ssociation Who are members? over 760 public and private high schools in the - - state of Illinois (show map) Where are IHSAs headquarters located? - Bloomington, Illinois

3 Introduction to IHSA How is the IHSA Governed? - one executive director and six assistant executive directors - full time staff of 27 What does the IHSA govern? - the IHSA regulates interscholastic competition for girls and boys, as well as non-athletic activities

4 Girls Athletics IHSA offers 13 statewide championship series. In five of the 13 series, competition is conducted in two (Class A and Class AA) enrollment classifications, while the remaining series are not classified. Two-class state series are conducted in Cross Country, Volleyball, Basketball, Track & Field and Softball.

5 Girls Athletics Girls Athletics Sponsored by IHSA? The series (and the year in first state championship was crowned) are: Badminton (1977), Basketball (1977), Bowling (1973), Cross Country (1979), Gymnastics (1977), Soccer (1988), Softball (1976), Swimming & Diving (1975), Tennis (1972), Track & Field (1973), Volleyball (1975) and Water Polo (2002).

6 Girls Athletics Calendar Fall, Winter, Spring sports? The series are conducted during the school year as follows: Fall Golf, Tennis, Cross Country, Swimming & Diving, and Volleyball;GolfTennisCross CountrySwimming & DivingVolleyball Winter Bowling, Gymnastics, and Basketball;BowlingGymnasticsBasketball Spring Track & Field, Badminton, Soccer, Water Polo, and Softball.Track & FieldBadmintonSoccer Water PoloSoftball

7 Boys Athletics IHSA offers 13 statewide championship series. In seven of the 13 series, competition is conducted in two (Class A and Class AA) enrollment classifications. A seventh, Football, is conducted in eight classes, while the remaining series are not classified. Two-class state series are conducted in Golf, Cross Country, Soccer, Wrestling (Dual Meet and Individual), Basketball, Track & Field and Baseball.

8 Boys Athletics Boys Athletics Sponsored by IHSA? The series (and the year the first state champion was crowned) are: Baseball (1940), Basketball (1908), Bowling (2003), Cross Country (1946), Football (1974), Golf (1916), Gymnastics (1952), Soccer (1972), Swimming & Diving (1932), Tennis (1912), Track & Field (1893), Volleyball (1992), Water Polo (2002), Individual Wrestling (1937) and Dual Meet Wrestling (1984).

9 Boys Athletics Calendar Fall, Winter, Spring Sports? The series are conducted during the school year as follows: Fall Golf, Soccer, Cross Country, and Football;GolfSoccerCross CountryFootball Winter Swimming & Diving, Wrestling, and Basketball and Bowling;Swimming & DivingWrestling BasketballBowling Spring Tennis, Track and Field, Gymnastics, Volleyball, Water Polo, and Baseball.TennisTrack and FieldGymnastics VolleyballWater PoloBaseball

10 Non-Athletic Activities What are the non-athletic IHSA activities? It offers state championships in five-class Music competition in Solo/Ensemble Contest and Organization Contests; one-class Speech (Debate, Drama/Group Interpretation, Individual Events), team Chess, and two-class Scholastic Bowl for all students.MusicSpeechChessScholastic Bowl

11 IHSA Qualifications for Coaches The Illinois High School Association has taken a direct interest in the qualifications of coaches at member high schools throughout the state of Illinois The IHSA bylaws serve to provide the best qualified high school coaches for member schools (hopefully)

12 IHSA Q & As (Q) Define full-time teacher? (A) A full-time teacher is a certified person who is on a member schools payroll and teaches at least five (5) clock hours per day in that member school

13 Student Teachers (Q) May a student-teacher assist with the coaching of an athletic team? (A) Yes, provided it is part of the student teaching experience

14 Student Teachers (Q) May student-teachers be paid for assisting with the coaching of athletic teams? (A) No, unless the person who is student teaching is at least 19 years old and has completed an IHSA-approved coaching education program

15 Volunteer Coaches (Q) May a person volunteer to coach without pay at a member school? (A) Yes. However, whether a person is paid to coach or is a non-paid volunteer, the person must have completed an IHSA-approved coaching education program

16 IHSA Q & As (Q) Must certified teachers be given priority for coaching assignments at a member school? (A) Yes. If a school is then unable to fill a coaching position with a person acceptable to the schools Board of Education or governing board, non-certified persons who have completed a coaching education program may be used as coaches

17 IHSA Q & As (Q) Is there an age minimum for non- faculty and/or non-certified personnel who coach? (A) 19 years of age

18 IHSA Q & As (Q) May a college student or other alumnus participate in a school team practice? (A) No. A person who is not a student at the school and is not qualified and approved by the school as a coach under the provisions of this by-law may not participate in practice.

19 IHSA Q & As (Q) Can persons who are not certified teachers, but are at least 19 years old be a head coach? (A) Yes. Provided they successfully complete an IHSA-approved coaching education program.

20 Coaching Education Program (Q) What are curriculum components of an IHSA-approved coaching education program? (courses) (A) Sports Management, Sports Medicine, Liability, Philosophy, Child Development, IHSA Guidelines, Psychology

21 IHSA.org? The official Web Site contains "anything you'd ever want to know about the IHSA" and then some! -IHSA policies and by-laws -Real Time Tickers for almost all state final tournaments, -the Officials Department (8,500+ officials) -The IHSA Constitution and Board Policies -Much more info


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