Originally Posted by Youknow
What are the OHSAA rules for a high school coach coaching the same kids in AAU games or practices?
Here is the rule itself about Coaches coaching their own Student athletes.
7.5) Regulations Permitting Coaches to Coach Their Own Student-Athletes on Non-School Teams
Outside of the School Team’s Season (10-Day Rule)
7.5.1) Team and Selected Individual Sports – Members of a school team’s coaching staff in the
team sports of baseball, basketball, field hockey, football, ice hockey, lacrosse, soccer, softball
and volleyball and the individual sports of cross country, track and field and wrestling
may coach students from their school teams for a maximum of 10 days from June 1 through
July 31. In addition:
a.) The 10-day limitation applies to the entire coaching staff. Each individual coach is not
entitled to 10 different days for coaching. Ten days refers to any amount of time utilized
during those 10 days (i.e. the regulation does NOT permit 240 total hours of coaching…
10 days of 24 hours each).
b.) In the sport of football, only non-contact football is permitted.
c.) The Board of Directors may further limit the number of contact days during this period
as specified in the specific sports regulations.
d.) See General Sports Regulation 8.2.1 for regulations pertaining to out-of-season instruction,
which is different than this regulation on coaching.
Exception 1: A paid or unpaid school (interscholastic) coach employed by a Board of Education
or other governing board may coach students from his/her school teams without
limitation from June 1 through July 31 so long as the 50 percent limitation is observed. See
General Sports Regulation 7.3.1 for more details on the 50 percent limitation.
Exception 2: So long as the 50 percent limitation is observed, a paid or unpaid school (interscholastic)
coach employed by a Board of Education or other governing board may coach
students from his/her school teams team in a national qualifying tournament after July 31
until the team is eliminated from the tournament but no later than Labor Day.
2016-2017 GENERAL SPORTS REGULATIONS
Exception 3: Coaches employed by a Board of Education or other governing board to coach
students in 7th and 8th grade may coach students from his/her school team without limitation
so long as the 50 percent limitation is observed.
Exception 4: Graduating seniors are exempt from the 50 percent participation limitation
and may be coached by a coach employed by a Board of Education or other governing board
once the graduating senior’s school season in the same sport has been completed.
7.5.2) Selected Individual Sports – Members of a school team’s coaching staff in the individual
sports of bowling, golf, gymnastics, swimming and diving and tennis may coach students
from their school teams outside the school (interscholastic) season. In addition:
a.) Students from school teams shall not be required to attend the coaching instruction.
7.6) Regulation Limiting Coaches to Coach Their Own Student-Athletes on Non-School Teams
Outside of the School Team’s Season (“All-Star” Games)
7.6.1) Interscholastic team coaches may coach players from his or her school in special “All-Star”
contests. Coaches are permitted to coach in “All-Star” contests if they meet all the following
a.) Participants shall be selected from at least four schools.
b.) All participants shall be graduating seniors or students completing their athletic eligibility
at the end of the semester.
c.) Participants shall not participate until after they have participated in their final contest for
Note on “All-Star” Games: “All-Star” games are non-interscholastic events by rule. Student-athletes
in team sports who wish to participate in one of these “all-star” competitions
outside the school season may do so without jeopardy to eligibility provided the students
maintain compliance with General Sports Regulation 7.3.