The Ohio High School Athletic Association board of directors approved a recommendation Thursday to reinstate the 10-day rule for team sport coaches starting June 1.
The rule, otherwise known as General Sport Reglation 7.5.1, says 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 may coach students from their school teams for a maximum of 10 days between June 1 through July 31, the time when students are out of school.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 10-day limitation was suspended in 2020 and 2021. The board of directors lifted that suspension on Thursday.
The 10-day maximum applies to the entire coaching staff and not each individual coach. The maximum does not translate to hours.
The regulation also says the 10-day maximum only applies to a coaching staff that is working with more than 50% of their student-athletes at one time.
Only non-contact football is permitted during the 10 days, according to the OHSAA. Student-athlete participation is not mandatory from June 1 to July 31.
The Ohio High School Athletic Association board of directors approved a recommendation Thursday to reinstate the 10-day rule for team sport coaches from June 1 through July 31.