Presentation on theme: "Louisiana High School Powerlifting Association Est. 1983"— Presentation transcript:
1 Louisiana High School Powerlifting Association Est. 1983
2 The LHSPLA (Louisiana High School Powerlifting Association) Overview - HistoryHow The Association Currently OperatesWhat The LHSPLA Provides Its MembershipPowerlifting Sport SeasonMeetsFeesEligibility Requirements – PaperworkLifting Gear and EquipmentRules of PerformanceSquat, Bench, DeadliftMeet Protocol
3 Overview of the LHSPLA Currently in its 27th year of existence First State Meet held in 1983(46 Male Lifters)2009 Division I/II State Meets376 Boys, 196 Girls – 572 Total LiftersCurrently 60 Member SchoolsPromotes Drug Free High School Powerlifting Across the StateNationally RecognizedAt its inception the LHSPLA based itself on the principles and guidelines that the ADFPA (American Drug Free Powerlifting Association) and USPF (United States Powerlifting Federation) used as guidelines.These organizations have both evolved over the years into the USAPL (USA Powerlifting), the national governing body for drug free powerlifting in the U. S. today.
4 How the LHSPLA Operates Two Levels of CompetitionRegional LevelState LevelMeets are contested and governed by the Association’s Constitution and Official RulebookLifters compete in safe/well-regulated meet conditionsEligibility requirements mirror those of the LHSAASportsmanship is a high priorityCertification program for officials
5 What the LHSPLA provides to its membership: Awards Annual ScholarshipsServes as an adjunct to off-season football programsAllows multi-sport athletes a chance to competeServes as a recruiting base for collegiate Powerlifting programs throughout the State of LouisianaRecognizes Regional and State Records for Both Boy and Girl liftersPut on Clinics such as this one to provide information/coaching tips and official certification opportunities to its member schools.Maintains Association Website –Women's Team1. LSU 66 pts National Champions 2. Texas A&M 48 pts 3. ULL 46 pts. 4. Navy 30 pts. 5. LA Tech 28 pts.Men's Team1. ULL 57 pts National Champions 2. LA Tech 48 pts 3. UTSA 47 pts 4. Army 43 pts 5. LSU 41 ptsComposite1. LSU 107 pts National Champions 2. ULL 103 pts 3. Texas A&M 86 pts 4. LA Tech 76 pts
6 Membership Requirements Annual Association Dues are $100Registers 1 Head Coach and 4 Assistants (only 2 assistant coaches can be non-faculty)Registration FormRegistration forms must be postmarked at least 10 days prior and received at least one calendar week before your regional meet.
7 Powerlifting Season Training begins after Thanksgiving Invitational meets held from late December to Mid-January.All qualifying Regional Meets are contested by mid-FebruaryDivision II State Meet – 1st Weekend in MarchDivision I State Meet – 2nd Weekend in March
8 Meets, Entry Fees, Etc. 3 Regional Meets Venues used to qualify for theLHSPLA Division I or II StateMeetsSouth Regional – Pope John Paul High School, Slidell, LA - January 30th, 2010Central Regional (East/West Combined) - Church Point High School, Church Point, LA – February 5th/6th, 2010North Region – Louisiana Tech University, Ruston, LA February 13th, 2010Entry Fees$20 Per LifterMax 11 Boy, 11 Girl lifters per teamNo more than 2 team members in the same weight classTeams can have fewer than 11 lifters on themEntry Fees offset the costs of Trophies and Awards, Meet Officials and other association operating costs.
9 How Do You Qualify for the State Meet? The top three (3) finishers in each weight class at the Regional meets automatically qualify for the State Meet.Also, the next (3) three lifters in each Division I classification, 5-A, 4-A and 3-A, in each weight class will qualify for the Division I State Meet. (Classification Qualifying for both Boy and Girl Lifters)In Division II, the top three (3) finishers in each weight class automatically qualify for the Division II State Meet. Also, the next three lifters in each Division II class, 2- A and l-A and below, in each weight class will qualify for the Division II State Meet. (Classification Qualifying for both Boy and Girl Lifters)
10 Qualifying Examples QUAL. Name TEAM CLASS REGION WT. CLASS SQUAT BENCH TEAMCLASSREGIONWT. CLASSSQUATBENCHDEADTOTAL$MarkBertelNSHORE5ASOUTH1654652804751220TyTimphonySTP4251801080KyleCosta3752254451045#DevonKennedySLI3852354051025GarlandDarensburgDEST305195480980MatthewBolgianoPJP2A340410975MichaelWilliamsPONTCH300215430945CharlesMillerSTAQ315245AdamLewisAHHS1A345175380900BrockSCC3A360885WalterRichardsonSAL4A210330840DavidSuarez200365810CameronBecnel325800GrantMcGovernNLCS265765NathanMacalusaRUMM270745TaylorNichols205170715AndrewReccota700JordanFernandezCOV685JensinRoussellCHAL185665JacobTriche625KenrockVerretEMHS135545StuartMarinoFONTGarrettLoupe
11 How will you know for sure, or how can you verify, if your lifters have qualified for the state meet?You will receive an from the association with your qualifiers.You can go to the Association’s website, , and check the regional results.Call or your regional directorContact any member of the Executive CommitteeIf there are any discrepancies, they can be easily rectified
12 Eligibility Requirements – Filing Eligibility ARTICLE VIII ELIGIBILITY: The LHSPLA will use the same eligibility criteria as called for in Article I of the by-laws of the Louisiana High School Athletic Association. SECTION 1. Regional Directors must receive a properly completed LHSPLA Eligibility List Form postmarked at least 10 days before and must be received at least one calendar week before Regional meets. Member schools only have to file an LHSPLA Eligibility List Form (Appendage F) for the members of their teams and possible alternates that will compete at a Regional qualifying meet. LHSPLA member schools will have to send in an LHSAA Eligibility Form for Special Education Students to register their special education students. In all cases, the school’s principal must sign these forms (in blue ink), verifying the eligibility of each student athlete listed on these forms. SECTION 2. Teams will be fined using the penalty standards set below. Teams cannot fax in any eligibility information and their school’s principal must sign all eligibility documentation. If a team does not pay their fine and fails to produce an updated or amended eligibility list, signed by the school’s principal in proper order, by the date of the state meet, their team members will not be allowed to lift.
13 Eligibility Requirements – Filing Eligibility SECTION 3. List of documents that must be postmarked at least 10 days before andmust be received one calendar week before Regional meets, all documents must becompleted in ink and signed by the school’s principal in blue ink:LHSPLA Eligibility List form – has to be signed by school’s principal, AD and CoachLHSPLA Registration Form – has to be signed by school’s principalLHSPLA Insurance Information Form – signed by Parent/GuardianLHSPLA Entry Form (Boys/Girls) – no signature necessary, this document can be sentelectronically or faxed.SECTION 4. List of documents that are due at weigh-in, all documents must becompleted in ink and either signed by the lifters coach or parent/guardian:LHSPLA Equipment Waiver – signed by coachLHSPLA Meet Waiver – signed by parent/guardian and coach~ SUMMARY OF PENALTIES ~ Fine for failure to file a Meet Entry, School Registration, Insurance and EligibilityForms in proper order postmarked at least 10 days before and received onecalendar week before the Regional Meet - $50
14 Eligibility Documentation Completed LHSPLA Eligibility List FormYou only have to register the students using the LHSPLA Eligibility List Form that are going to lift or might be an alternate for your team. LHSPLA Eligibility List Form is located on the LHSPLA website.
15 Required Documentation The following forms must be sent to the Regional Director postmarked at least 10 days prior and received at least one calendar week before your respective regional meet in proper order:LHSPLA Eligibility List Form – has to be signed by school’s principal and Athletic Director and Coach.LHSPLA Registration Form – has to be signed by school’s principalLHSPLA Insurance Information Form – signed by Parent/GuardianLHSPLA Entry Form (Boys/Girls) – no signature necessarySend Eligibility Information and Forms directly to your Regional Director.If your required forms or not filled out properly your school will get fined. ($50.00 fine if they are late, another $50.00 fine is they are filled out improperly)All forms must have the required signatures on them (Principal or Coach) to be accepted as properly completed.
16 Other Required Paperwork Items Meet waivers – must be turned in at the weigh-in, individual lifters cannot weigh-in until their meet waivers are received by meet management. Must be signed by the Parent/Guardians and Coach – Faxed Copies WILL NOT be accepted.Equipment Waivers – can either be mailed in with entries or turned in at the weigh-in. Must be filled out properly and signed by the Head Coach.Entries – All entries must be postmarked at least 10 days prior to the date of the Regional meet and be received at least one calendar week before the meet. ($50.00 fine if they are late)Each team can have up to 11 boy or girl lifters.A team can be made up of fewer than 11No more than two (2) lifters per weight classLifters can change weight classes at the weigh-in, but must lift in the same weight class that they qualify in at the state meet.
17 Lifting Gear and Equipment Knee WrapsLifting SuitMust wear Lifting Suits or SingletsBench Shirt or regular t-shirt with sleevesSocks, Belts, Footwear, Knee WrapsExamples of Equipment Infractions:Article III, Section 10 – LHSPLA RulebookLink on LHSPLA website that lists approved supportive equipment.Wrist WrapsLifting BeltsBench Shirt
18 Rules of Performance – Squat, Bench and Deadlift Causes for Disqualification of liftBench PressDeadlift
19 Meet Protocol Rounds System Openers/Changing Openers Submitting next attemptsOrder of CompetitionLifting OrderChange Rule – DeadliftState Records
20 Reasons for Sanctioning Prestige of being affiliated with and a part of the LHSAAMember schools are requestingClear next step for the sport to advance in the State of LouisianaComing before the membership at the January annual meeting.