Ohio High School Cross Country Coach
As an Ohio high school cross country coach I think cross country should be treated the same as the other twenty-two OHSAA sponsored sports where the team divisional assignment is determined by the single gender rule (2-1-1) not combined (boys and girls) enrollment. As a cross country coach I would like to see the below bylaw be used to determine divisional assignments for 2014.
BYLAW 2 — CLASSIFICATION AND ORGANIZATION
Section 1 — Classification of Schools
2-1-1 Boy’s classification shall be determined by the total number of boys enrolled in grades 9-10-11. Girl’s classification shall be determined by the total number of girls enrolled in grades 9-10-11.
On April 26, 2011 then president of the Ohio Track and Cross Country Coaches Association, Scott Dorne, wrote the OHSAA Board of Directors “It is quite clear though that our membership finds the idea of using a single divisional assignment for a school not in the best interest of the student-athletes and their coaches in the sport of cross country. Moving programs out of their natural division creates competitive advantages/disadvantages and does not solve the problem.”
__ I feel my team was negatively affected by the combined enrollment rule and feel cross
country should be treated the same as the other 22 OHSAA sports (the combined
enrollment caused teams to move down or up a division taking a spot away from an athlete
or my team and perhaps caused an imbalance in divisional assignments)
___ I feel the combined enrollment rule had no impact on my team , but feel cross country
should be treated the same as the other 22 OHSAA sports.
___ I feel my team benefited because of the combined enrollment rule but feel cross country
should be treated the same as the other 22 OHSAA sports
School _________________________ Division ___I ___II ___III
Head Coach Name_____________________________
Head Coach Signature_________________________ Date_____________________
Assistant Coach Signature________________________ Date_____________________
___I am the head coach for both the Boys and Girls teams and have ___ assistant coaches
I am the head coach for the ____ Boys team - _____ Girls teams
Please return to: Cross Country Coach, PO Box 238, Granville, OH 43023
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