TSSAA Board of Control Agenda – August 2016

August 15, 2016
Hermitage, TN

  1. Roll Call
  2. Approval of Minutes
  3. Sites for Tournaments and Meets
    It has been the policy of the Board of Control to authorize the Executive Director to select sites and make plans for conducting regional and state tournaments or meets in golf, tennis, cross country, track and field, baseball, softball, volleyball, wrestling, soccer, and bowling
  4. Financial Report for Baseball
  5. Financial Report for Softball
  6. Financial Report for Soccer
  7. Financial Report for Track and Field
  8. Financial Report for Tennis
  9. Spring Fling Report
    The staff will provide an update of the 2016 Spring Fling and will provide a financial report. We will also include financial information from the 2015 Spring Fling in order to make a comparison.
  10. Auditor’s Report of the 2015-16 School Year
    If available, we will provide copies of the official audit for the 2015-2016 school year to the Board of Control at the August 15th meeting, along with a complete review of the auditor’s report. We will provide this information in our next meeting if the auditor has not completed the report.
  11. 2016-17 TSSAA Budget
    If our audit has been completed, we will submit a proposed budget for the 2016-2017 school year. The proposed budget must be approved by the Board of Control.
  12. Cooperative Programs Approved during the 2015-16 School Year
  13. Marketing Program Update
  14. Student Services/The Right Team Update
  15. A.F. Bridges Sportsmanship Awards Program
    We have begun selecting the 27 member schools that will receive our sportsmanship awards for the 2015-2016 school year. A complete report will be given to Board members. The Board voted to allocate $27,000.00 to provide scholarships for student-athletes in the 27 schools during their June meeting. The Board needs to make a determination on how these funds will be distributed.
  16. NFHS Coaches Award Program
    There will be awards given for coaches of the year (male and female) from each state, section, and at the national level, as well as contributor of the year. A list of our state award recipients for 2015-16 will be given to members of the Board.
  17. Report on Officials’ Basketball Camps
  18. Approval for Financial Aid for the 2016-17 School Year
  19. Update on Regional Basketball Sites for the 2016-17 School Year
  20. Administrators’ Meetings Schedule for 2016-17
  21. BlueCross BlueShield Championship Update
    We have completed the fifth year of this award sponsored by our corporate sponsors, BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee.
  22. Technology Update
  23. Role of Sports Medicine Advisory Committee
  24. Closing of George Washington Carver High School
  25. Closing of Memphis Northside High School
  26. Assignors’ Fees
  27. Baseball Pitch Count
    The NFHS Baseball Rules Committee passed a policy which states that all state associations must develop its own pitching restriction policy based on the number of pitches thrown during a game to afford pitchers a required rest period between pitching appearances. Staff has been working with TACA and will update the Board.
  28. Football Practice Regulations
    In July, our office was made aware that some schools were engaging in 7 on 7 Football Competition without requiring players to wear helmets. For player safety, the staff is recommending it be added to the “Football Regulations” that it is required that helmets be worn during any football practice or activity that involves contact, including 7 on 7 competition.
  29. Football Regulations (Clocks and Fields)
  30. McCallie and Baylor School Appeal DII Football Classification
    McCallie School and Baylor School are asking the Board of Control to reconsider their decision to accept the DII Committee/Staff recommendation to have 3 classes – split evenly.
  31. Litigation Report
  32. Offical Appeals & Hardship Appeals