TSSAA Legislative Council Agenda – March 2016


LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL AGENDA
March 16, 2016
Murfreesboro, TN

  1. Roll Call
  2. Approval of Minutes of Last Meeting
  3. Old Business
    1. Proposed Change to the Definition of “Open Facilities”Open Facilities: Permitted at all times except during the Dead Period. Schools may use their facilities for students in their building prior to or at the conclusion of the school day. Coaches may serve in a supervisory capacity only. There is no instruction, no teaching, no coaching, etc. Coaches may not participate or play in any manner. It is a free play type atmosphere. Sport specific skills cannot be taught. ATTENDANCE CANNOT BE MANDATORY.

      Change Open Facilities Definition to read: Permitted year round (Monday through Friday) except during the Dead Period. Schools may use their facilities for students in their building prior to or after the school day. Coaches may serve in a supervisory capacity only. There is no instruction, no teaching, no coaching, etc. Coaches may not participate or play in any manner. It is a free play type atmosphere. Sport specific skills cannot be taught. ATTENDANCE CANNOT BE MANDATORY.

    2. Proposed Change to Article III and Article IV of the TSSAA ConstitutionTennessee High School is requesting that the Legislative Council amend Article III and IV of the TSSAA Constitution to allow three Directors of School (one from each Grand Division) to be elected by the membership as voting members of the TSSAA Board of Control and Legislative Council. The TSSAA staff has worked on the language for these proposed amendments and will explain.
  4. New Business
    1. Proposed Change to Article II, Section 13 (Ineligible Transfer Students) of the TSSAA BylawsHillwood High School is requesting that the Legislative Council change the eligibility rule under Article II, Section 13 of the TSSAA Bylaws.
    2. Proposed Waiver of Article II, Section 21 (TMSAA Independent-Game Participation)The TMSAA Committee is recommending that member middle schools be allowed to waive the independent game rule for one year only in all sports except football and basketball.
    3. Proposed Addition to Article III, Section 7B(1) (Student Athletes Ejected for Unsportsmanlike Conduct in Football)Student-athletes ejected for unsportsmanlike behavior in football receive a one game suspension. Proposed change is that any student-athlete ejected for targeting be given a two game suspension.
    4. Murfreesboro Oakland High School Requests Change in Article IV, Section 8 (TSSAA Sports Calendar) of the TSSAA Bylaws
      1. Redefine definition of off-season to read as follows: Begins with the school’s elimination from post-season tournament play in a particular sport and concludes with the end of that semester.
      2. Starting in the next semester after the off-season, the Open Facilities rule is changed to allow instruction and teaching of sport specific skills by coaches for a 90-minute period per day. No pads are permitted. Helmets may be worn. ATTENDANCE CANNOT BE MANDATORY.
      3. Starting in the next semester after the off-season, the Weight Training/Conditioning rules are changed to allow sports specific weight training/conditioning for all sports and all positions, not just for baseball and softball. ATTENDANCE CANNOT BE MANDATORY.
  5. Litigation Report