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Louisiana High School Powerlifting Association Est. 1983
The LHSPLA (Louisiana High School Powerlifting Association) Overview - History How The Association Currently Operates What The LHSPLA Provides Its Membership Powerlifting Sport Season Meets Fees Eligibility Requirements – Paperwork Lifting Gear and Equipment Rules of Performance –Squat, Bench, Deadlift Meet Protocol
Overview of the LHSPLA Currently in its 27 th year of existence –First State Meet held in 1983 (46 Male Lifters) –2009 Division I/II State Meets 376 Boys, 196 Girls – 572 Total Lifters Currently 60 Member Schools Promotes Drug Free High School Powerlifting Across the State Nationally Recognized
How the LHSPLA Operates –Two Levels of Competition Regional Level State Level –Meets are contested and governed by the Association’s Constitution and Official Rulebook –Lifters compete in safe/well-regulated meet conditions –Eligibility requirements mirror those of the LHSAA –Sportsmanship is a high priority –Certification program for officials
What the LHSPLA provides to its membership: Awards Annual Scholarships Serves as an adjunct to off-season football programs Allows multi-sport athletes a chance to compete Serves as a recruiting base for collegiate Powerlifting programs throughout the State of Louisiana Recognizes Regional and State Records for Both Boy and Girl lifters Put on Clinics such as this one to provide information/coaching tips and official certification opportunities to its member schools. Maintains Association Website –
Membership Requirements Annual Association Dues are $100 Registers 1 Head Coach and 4 Assistants (only 2 assistant coaches can be non-faculty) Registration Form Registration forms must be postmarked at least 10 days prior and received at least one calendar week before your regional meet.
Powerlifting Season –Training begins after Thanksgiving –Invitational meets held from late December to Mid- January. –All qualifying Regional Meets are contested by mid-February –Division II State Meet – 1 st Weekend in March –Division I State Meet – 2 nd Weekend in March
Meets, Entry Fees, Etc. 3 Regional Meets Venues used to qualify for the LHSPLA Division I or II State Meets South Regional – Pope John Paul High School, Slidell, LA - January 30 th, 2010 Central Regional (East/West Combined) - Church Point High School, Church Point, LA – February 5 th /6 th, 2010 North Region – Louisiana Tech University, Ruston, LA February 13 th, 2010 Entry Fees $20 Per Lifter – Max 11 Boy, 11 Girl lifters per team – No more than 2 team members in the same weight class – Teams can have fewer than 11 lifters on them Entry Fees offset the costs of Trophies and Awards, Meet Officials and other association operating costs.
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)
How will you know for sure, or how can you verify, if your lifters have qualified for the state meet? 1)You will receive an e- mail from the association with your qualifiers. 2)You can go to the Association’s website, and check the regional results. 3)Call or your regional director 4)Contact any member of the Executive Committee 5)If there are any discrepancies, they can be easily rectified
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.
Eligibility Requirements – Filing Eligibility SECTION 3. List of documents that must be postmarked at least 10 days before and must be received one calendar week before Regional meets, all documents must be completed 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 Coach LHSPLA Registration Form – has to be signed by school’s principal LHSPLA Insurance Information Form – signed by Parent/Guardian LHSPLA Entry Form (Boys/Girls) – no signature necessary, this document can be sent electronically or faxed. SECTION 4. List of documents that are due at weigh-in, all documents must be completed in ink and either signed by the lifters coach or parent/guardian: LHSPLA Equipment Waiver – signed by coach LHSPLA Meet Waiver – signed by parent/guardian and coach ~ SUMMARY OF PENALTIES ~ Fine for failure to file a Meet Entry, School Registration, Insurance and Eligibility Forms in proper order postmarked at least 10 days before and received one calendar week before the Regional Meet - $50
Eligibility Documentation Completed LHSPLA Eligibility List Form You 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.
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: a)LHSPLA Eligibility List Form – has to be signed by school’s principal and Athletic Director and Coach. b)LHSPLA Registration Form – has to be signed by school’s principal c) LHSPLA Insurance Information Form – signed by Parent/Guardian d)LHSPLA Entry Form (Boys/Girls) – no signature necessary Send 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.
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 11 – No more than two (2) lifters per weight class – Lifters can change weight classes at the weigh-in, but must lift in the same weight class that they qualify in at the state meet.
Lifting Gear and Equipment Wrist WrapsLifting Belts Knee Wraps Bench Shirt Lifting Suit Must wear Lifting Suits or Singlets Bench Shirt or regular t-shirt with sleeves Socks, Belts, Footwear, Knee Wraps Examples of Equipment Infractions: Article III, Section 10 – LHSPLA Rulebook Link on LHSPLA website that lists approved supportive equipment.
Rules of Performance – Squat, Bench and Deadlift Squat – Rules of Performance – Causes for Disqualification of lift Bench Press – Rules of Performance – Causes for Disqualification of lift Deadlift – Rules of Performance – Causes for Disqualification of lift
Meet Protocol Rounds System Openers/Changing Openers Submitting next attempts Order of Competition Lifting Order Change Rule – Deadlift State Records
Reasons for Sanctioning –Prestige of being affiliated with and a part of the LHSAA –Member schools are requesting –Clear next step for the sport to advance in the State of Louisiana –Coming before the membership at the January annual meeting.