Two Varsity Games in One Day

D1nwobb

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Is there anything in the OHSAA regulations that prohibits a team from playing two varsity games in one day. I know it's allowable in Indiana but recall when it has happened in Ohio.
 
 
Is there anything in the OHSAA regulations that prohibits a team from playing two varsity games in one day. I know it's allowable in Indiana but recall when it has happened in Ohio.
The OHSAA basketball regulation that "A student shall not be permitted to participate in more than six quarters during any one day." would appear to prohibit playing two games in one day now. But during covid, OHSAA did allow teams to play two games in one day to makeup games cancelled due to quarantine. I am not sure if any teams played doubleheaders that year.
 
As part of that rule change during covid, they allowed players to participate in no more than eight quarters during any one day. Reverted to six the following year.
 
So, in theory, a school with a deep bench could play two games? Group A players play three quarters of game one. Get replaced then play three quarters of game two?
 
So, in theory, a school with a deep bench could play two games? Group A players play three quarters of game one. Get replaced then play three quarters of game two?
They could......

However, a coach and/or AD won't be around long if this happens more than once.
 
It used to be done at the state tournament in the 1930s. I don't see why it would be that big of a deal if it happened today. Teams play more than one game at camps and during summer leagues, not to mention that most players have done it for years in AAU. Six quarters adds up to 48 minutes, aren't all practices longer than that?
 
You are permitted to play two games in a day. However, no player can play more than the 6 allowed quarters that day.

CJ's girls did it years ago at a tournament in Florida. The flights were delayed by weather so the tournament delayed their first round game to the next morning, but they had to play the second round game the same day. They did it by balancing the quarters (only allowed 5 back then) and won both games.
 
I don't know if you are referring to Trotwood playing in Alabama last Wednesday but they had to play twice and played a total of three games down there finishing 1-2. The crazy part is since they're an OHSAA school they still had to play by Ohio rules so the kids could only play six quarters for the whole day. The kicker is this, I was told Alabama has the same rule however, in tournaments(Exception) Alabama teams are allowed to play more than six quarters in one day. IMO, totally unfair, OHSAA should lift the six quarter rule in out of state tournaments, you're putting your teams at a disadvantage.
 
I don't know if you are referring to Trotwood playing in Alabama last Wednesday but they had to play twice and played a total of three games down there finishing 1-2. The crazy part is since they're an OHSAA school they still had to play by Ohio rules so the kids could only play six quarters for the whole day. The kicker is this, I was told Alabama has the same rule however, in tournaments(Exception) Alabama teams are allowed to play more than six quarters in one day. IMO, totally unfair, OHSAA should lift the six quarter rule in out of state tournaments, you're putting your teams at a disadvantage.
Are we even sure the OHSAA actually likes teams playing out of state tournaments?
 
It used to be done at the state tournament in the 1930s. I don't see why it would be that big of a deal if it happened today. Teams play more than one game at camps and during summer leagues, not to mention that most players have done it for years in AAU. Six quarters adds up to 48 minutes, aren't all practices longer than that?

Kentucky still does this many years. They play the state semifinals in the morning/early afternoon and then the finals that same night.

 
I don't know if you are referring to Trotwood playing in Alabama last Wednesday but they had to play twice and played a total of three games down there finishing 1-2. The crazy part is since they're an OHSAA school they still had to play by Ohio rules so the kids could only play six quarters for the whole day. The kicker is this, I was told Alabama has the same rule however, in tournaments(Exception) Alabama teams are allowed to play more than six quarters in one day. IMO, totally unfair, OHSAA should lift the six quarter rule in out of state tournaments, you're putting your teams at a disadvantage.
Or maybe just don't go to an event where you know you're going to play 2 games in one day. There are a lot of other events that a team could go to and not have that issue.
 
Or maybe just don't go to an event where you know you're going to play 2 games in one day. There are a lot of other events that a team could go to and not have that issue.
That too! I wondered why they got in that tourney if they knew that, maybe they didn't.
 
Or maybe just don't go to an event where you know you're going to play 2 games in one day. There are a lot of other events that a team could go to and not have that issue.
Why not go. Great experience for some kids that have never left Dayton. Good competition. Plus they day they played twice they went 1-1.
 
Why not go. Great experience for some kids that have never left Dayton. Good competition. Plus they day they played twice they went 1-1.
I didn't say they shouldn't go to an event. Just doesn't make sense to go that one to play games when you have to play with a short bench and not have your team at full strength for all the games
 
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