OHSAA Reinstates the 10-day coaching limit

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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.
 

Upside

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"The 10-day maximum applies to the entire coaching staff and not each individual coach. The maximum does not translate to hours."

There was an area coach that interpreted the rule as being 10 days and used his entire 240 hours.
 

bcw

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“More than 50% at one time”. So this means you can work with half the roster for an hour then the other half for the next hour with no restrictions?
 
“More than 50% at one time”. So this means you can work with half the roster for an hour then the other half for the next hour with no restrictions?
I think this refers to the old rule which is 50% of what it takes to play a game. ie baseball has 9 players, so you could work with 4 which is less than 50%.
Clarification is needed. The article makes it sound like 50% of total roster. That would change from school to school and doesn't make a whole lot of sense. Who would be "on the roster" for certain in June and July?
 
“More than 50% at one time”. So this means you can work with half the roster for an hour then the other half for the next hour with no restrictions?
The 50% rule is for students from the same school participating on a club team together. So for example, in softball/baseball no more than 4 students from 1 school can play on the same club team.

off season “skills training” is a different matter. So again, for baseball/softball coaches can do off season training with up to 6 athletes at a time.

For football, that number is 7. so you can have 1 coach work with 7 athletes at a time. You could have multiple coaches work with multiple athletes in multiple locations at one time as long as the total number is not more than 7 simultaneously. You can however work with those 7 athletes then bring in a different set of 7 athletes once finished.
 
I think this refers to the old rule which is 50% of what it takes to play a game. ie baseball has 9 players, so you could work with 4 which is less than 50%.
Clarification is needed. The article makes it sound like 50% of total roster. That would change from school to school and doesn't make a whole lot of sense. Who would be "on the roster" for certain in June and July?
That 50% rule is outlined in the general sports regulations.
 
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