Boys’ Rep Girls’ Rep
Mike Lalonde Judy Selinger
Dryden High School Geraldton High School
807 223 2316
807 223 1270 807 854 0130
Please take the time to read through this document. Should you have any questions, please contact your rep(s).
Notice the new address and contact information for myself. I will have a new position at Dryden High School that took affect January 29. The e mail address remains the same but I do have a new telephone number. Please make the necessary changes to my contact info.
Kudos goes out to Dryden HS for their very successful girls’ and boys’ championships last year. We got a lot of compliments on the event and the web casting. It seems web casting will be catching on and used in many championships to come. To St. Thomas Aquinas for their soccer championship and ideas that will be borrowed in this years’ A and AA championships.
SSSAA will host Boys’ AAA Soccer June 2008
St. Thomas Aquinas will host boys’ A volleyball in November 2008
Beaver Brae HS in Kenora will host girls’AA volleyball (March) and soccer (June) 2009
The three-year calendar is available on the OFSAA website
*The online eligibility is continuing to grow and will be mandatory for all teams that will participate in a Championship beginning in September 2007. We are attempting to invite Steve Sevor to come and do a presentation for the May meeting. We will have something scheduled either way.
*The motion that was submitted in regards to an association that has committed to an event but does not fulfill its commitment and would default their entry to the following year was defeated but did generate a lot of discussion. Many associations already have a mechanism in place when one team declines an entry. The Board of Sanctions will also review the penalty as it was suggested to increase the financial penalty to make it more significant.
*The number of plays dates was defeated strongly as everyone is aware (suspicious) that being used only as guidelines would probably only last for a short time before becoming a policy.
*There was also a motion put forth to give the reps more voting power as it was in the old governance model. As it stands right now, reps only vote on sport specific motions and give input to executive council and then executive council votes.
*Many sport specific motions were passed and the highlighted ones will take effect immediately. The others will be in effect beginning in September.
*Golf will host two Championships in the same year in an attempt to move it to a fall sport. There will be a Championship in May 2007 and another one in October 2007. We will need to schedule these properly!
*The co-ed OFSAA Coaching Symposium 2007 will take place at Brock University on May 3 and 4. Contact Jen Bennett at OFSAA for further information.
REPRESENTATIVES’ COUNCIL, JANUARY 2007
(B) THE FOLLOWING MOTIONS ARE TO BE VOTED ON BY THE
1. TENNIS SPORT ADVISORY COMMITTEE
(a) Motion (Tadros/Robinson)
BE IT RESOLVED THAT effective immediately, Section 3, subsection a) be changed to read: Ranked Division: any player who has won at least one round in a 3 star Ontario Tennis Association (OTA) tournament or higher or equivalent (USTA, European championship, Mid Canadian Open) in the two years prior to the beginning of the school year. Any player who has ever played in a National tennis event or equivalent shall also be considered a ranked player.
(b) Motion (Ochotta/Robinson)
BE IT RESOLVED THAT effective immediately, the last paragraph in section 4 is changed to read: The OFSAA convenors, in consultation with the OTA, shall have the right to move or disqualify players from the non-ranked division to the appropriate ranked division, if available.
(c) Motion (Hawkins/Robinson)
BE IT RESOLVED THAT effective immediately, Section 5, subsection b) is changed to read: Upon approval from the OFSAA Tennis Sport Advisory Committee, the convenor may modify the structure of the festival if there is a lack of entries or inclement weather.
(d) Motion (Ochotta/Tadros)
BE IT RESOLVED THAT effective immediately, Section 8, subsection d) be changed to read, No competitor may enter more than one event (e.g. singles, doubles, mixed doubles). In a doubles or mixed pairing if an individual is ranked, the entire team shall be considered ranked. Players must enter in the same event as they participated in their association.
(e) Motion (Hawkins/Ochotta)
BE IT RESOLVED THAT effective immediately, the second paragraph of section 12 is changed to read: In order to be allowed to play, competitors must dress in proper athletic attire which covers the midsection.
2. BADMINTON SPORT ADVISORY COMMITTEE
(a) Motion (Hennig/Whitney)
BE IT RESOLVED THAT effective immediately, the second paragraph of Section 11 be changed to read: All competitors participating in OFSAA championships must wear protective eyewear whenever they are on the court. Protective eyewear must meet ASTMFEO3 approval.
(b) Motion (Meijer/King-Taylor)
BE IT RESOLVED THAT effective immediately, that the following paragraph be added to the end of Section 17: At OFSAA championships where medical personnel are available, only the referee, official and the medical personnel shall attend to an on-court injured student-athlete during match play. No other parties shall attend to the student-athlete or they will otherwise risk default of match.
(c) NOTICE OF MOTION FOR JUNE 2007 (Meijer/Vandergheynst)
BE IT RESOLVED THAT OFSAA Badminton scoring will be aligned to the IBF/Badminton Canada regulations by the 2007/2008 year provided that IBF/Badminton Canada stay with their regulation.
This is a new rally point scoring system for badminton
3. BOYS’ BASKETBALL SPORT ADVISORY COMMITTEE
(a) Motion (Barrett / Oliveri)
Whereas, it is important to create a memorable experience for all participants; and whereas adding a consolation round will increase the costs for hosts;
BE IT RESOLVED THAT where possible the convenors of the “A” championships guarantee 3 games for all participants.
4. GIRLS’ BASKETBALL SPORT ADVISORY COMMITTEE
(a) Motion (Morale/Stiefelmeyer)
Section 5. Seeding: be changed to read:
(a) Seeding shall be done by the Tournament Committee in consultation with the OFSAA office and the Chairperson of the OFSAA Sport Advisory Committee for Girls’ Basketball:
For the Girls’ A & AA Championship The top half of the field shall be seeded by the Tournament Committee based on that season’s tournament results, league records, and previous performances of the team and/or Association in OFSAA competition. The remaining unseeded teams shall be drawn randomly by the Sport Advisory Committee Chairperson
Note: The entire draw for the A & AA championships may be seeded at the discretion of the convenor with approval from the SAC Chair.
For the Girls’ AAA & AAAA Championship the entire draw shall be seeded by the Tournament Committee based on that season’s tournament results, league records, and previous performances of the team and/or Association in OFSAA competition.
4. BOYS’ & GIRLS’ BASKETBALL SPORT ADVISORY COMMITTEE
(a) Motion (Grantis/Lafontaine)
Whereas, FIBA rules as a philosophy is fundamental for the long term athlete development of student athletes in Ontario and whereas the Sport Advisory Committees for both Boys’ and Girls’ Basketball recognizes the benefit of the rules without the need for shot clocks, lines and specific uniform numbers;
BE IT RESOLVED THAT the OFSAA Boys’ and Girls’ basketball playing regulations implement full FIBA rules, with the following exceptions: Four quarters of eight minutes in duration, no shot clock, use of NFHS federation key, use of FIBA and or NFHS uniform numbers.
(b) Motion (Stiefelmyer/Morale)
Whereas both Basketball SAC committees feel that the FIBA rules are fundamental to long term athlete development and that the use of the shot clock is embedded within all the various rule sets (NFHS, FIBA, CIS, NCAA, NBA etc.)
AND, whereas the use of the shot clock to be included within the future rule set provided that it would be financially feasible; BE IT RESOLVED THAT OFSAA put forth a subcommittee to investigate funding sources for the provision of shot clocks in high schools and for the subcommittee to report back to the Representatives Council.
(c) Motion (Barrett / Coyle)
BE IT RESOLVED THAT the following paragraph be added to the end of the fourth paragraph in section 10: If any team is in violation of the above, a technical foul will be assessed. All infractions will be noted on the game sheet. If the infraction occurs after the game, the penalty shall be carried over to the next game.
5. VOLLEYBALL SPORT ADVISORY COMMITTEE
(a) Motion (Leidl / Bartlett)
BE IT RESOLVED THAT the championship semi-finals at OFSAA shall be three (3) out of five (5) sets
(b) Motion (Corrente / Huddleston)
BE IT RESOLVED THAT effective immediately, that the following paragraph be added to the end of Section 10, subsection c: Teams in violation of 10c will be warned verbally on the first violation and shall be recorded in the remarks section on the score-sheet. Subsequent infractions during that event shall carry a one point penalty. Second violations will be forwarded to the OFSAA Sanctions Committee. Violations may be reported to the first official by the organizing committee and must be recorded on the score-sheet.
(c) Motion (MacLean / Aubertin)
BE IT RESOLVED THAT effective immediately, the first sentence in section 5 subsection a) is changed to read: The field shall be seeded by a committee organized by the Convenor.
(d) Motion (Morton / Niro)
BE IT RESOLVED THAT effective immediately, the following phrase be added as section 5 subsection b iv): – association and geographical balance.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED THAT the sentence following section 5 subsection iii) be eliminated in its entirety: The remaining position shall be filled by the seeding committee based on geographical balance.
(e) Motion (Niro / MacLean)
BE IT RESOLVED THAT effective immediately, the following paragraph be added as section 5 subsection c): Placement of seeded teams:
FOR 16 & 20 TEAM DRAWS with 4 courts:
Pool A Pool B Pool C Pool D
1 3 2 4
6 8 5 7
11 9 12 10
16 14 15 13
20 19 18 17
(f) Motion (Morton / Aubertin)
BE IT RESOLVED THAT effective immediately, the paragraph following section 9, subsection iii) be move to precede section 9, subsection a): When applying the tie breaking rules, one should follow this sequence: (i) When two teams are tied, the tie breaking criteria are applied one after the other until the tie is broken; (ii) When three or more teams are tied, the tie breaking criteria are applied one after the other until all teams are ranked.
(g) Motion (Aubertin / Niro)
BE IT RESOLVED THAT effective immediately, the phrase following section 9, subsection a. e) be amended to read: NO TEAM SHALL BE ELIMINATED FROM CHAMPIONSHIP PLAY OR FROM CONTINUATION IN CONSOLATION PLAY (IN A 20-TEAM DRAW) BY RATIO OF POINTS FOR/AGAINST.
(h) Motion (Morton / MacLean)
Whereas the warm-up time for participating teams is sufficient and whereas participating teams do not need another opportunity to practice their serves, BE IT RESOLVED THAT effective immediately, the section 9, subsection e (i.) be amended to read: Warm-ups will consist of a 5-5-5 format.
(i) Motion (Morton / MacLean)
BE IT RESOLVED THAT effective immediately, the section 9, subsection e (ii) be amended to read: Five (5) minutes will be a common time for on court warm-up; five (5) minutes for team serving first at net; five (5) minutes for team receiving first at net.
(j) Motion (Aubertin / Wood-Cotton, NOSSA)
BE IT RESOLVED THAT playing regulation 9, Rules and Officials; be amended by adding the following to the list of exceptions as section m): Libero Player – The player that is designated as the libero for any set may be team captain or game captain.
(k) Motion (Aubertin / Wood-Cotton, NOSSA)
BE IT RESOLVED THAT Playing Regulation 9, Rules and Officials, be amended by adding the following to the list of exceptions as section n): Game Procedures – When the first referee signals for the teams to change court at the end of a set, the teams may go directly to their bench and then proceed to the team bench on the other side of the court.
(l) Motion (Beresford / Huddleston)
Whereas in some cases, the warm-up uniform can also be classified as part of the appropriate team uniform; and whereas in order to provide further clarification for enforcement of uniform policy
BE IT RESOLVED THAT effective immediately, the section 10, subsection c) be amended to read: Student-athletes must remain fully clothed in an appropriate team uniform in the competition area, AND use the designated locker room or change area to change to and from competition attire. Incidents of non-compliance shall be forwarded to the Competitions Committee for resolution.
6. BOYS’ HOCKEY SPORT ADVISORY COMMITTEE
(a) Motion (Lyttle/Stanlick)
BE IT RESOLVED THAT effective immediately section 8 (b) Eligibility be amended by adding the following to the end of the sentence: “…or any league deemed equivalent to “A”, “B”, “C” or “D”.
7. NORDIC SPORT ADVISORY COMMITTEE
All of the motions below are “effective immediately”
(a) Motion (d’Arras/Wrigley)
Section 3 Events: The events to be conducted are:
First Day: Boys’ Junior and Senior Nordic Individual
Junior and Senior Nordic Team
Girls’ Junior and Senior Nordic Individual
Junior and Senior Nordic Team
Second Day: Boys’ Junior and Senior Nordic Team Sprint Relays
Girls’ Junior and Senior Nordic Team Sprint Relays
Junior and Senior Nordic Combined Team (two day total)
On the second day, at the discretion of the convenor, an Exhibition Relay event…… (This paragraph from original regulations remains) PASSED
(b) Motion (d’Arras/Wrigley)
Section 4: Meet Structure:
The competition shall take place….. (Highlighted section already in the regulations.)
Nordic Individual and Nordic Team course distances shall be as follows:
Senior Boys 8km or + 2km
Junior Boys 5km or + 1km
Senior Girls 5km or + 1km
Junior Girls 4km or + 1km
“Relays should reflect the recommendations…..” be changed to read;
Nordic Team Sprint Relays should be on a course, equal in length for all the above categories, of approximately 800 meters. Convenors shall take into account time and difficulty of the chosen course and shall, at their discretion, set the exact distances. PASSED
(c) Motions (Moon/Doughty)
Section 5 Entry (d) be changed to read: Teams shall be made up as follows:
Boys’ Team: minimum of 4, maximum of 5
Girls’ Team: minimum of 4, maximum of 5
Combined Team: One Boys’ Team (as outlined above) and one Girls’ Team (as outlined above)
Add after (d);
Add (e) only schools with a Team placing after the first day may enter a Sprint Relay Team in the second day. Sprint Relay Teams must be declared from any 4 of the 5 eligible skiers at the end of the first day, at a time designated by the convenor. Substitutions and change of order on Sprint Teams between the Preliminary heats and Sprint Finals are permitted and must be declared to the Convenor up to one hour before the Sprint Final.
Re-letter the section accordingly.
Section (e) be changed to read; “for the First Day Individual and Nordic Team event, substitutions can be made only from the Association’s eligibility list. Except for medical reasons, all substitutions must be made the evening before the race” PASSED
(d) Motion (MacMillan/Moon)
Section 8 (c) be changed to read, 8c) within each of the groups of the Nordic Individual event, a full random draw will be used.
Section 9, be changed to read; 9a) In the Nordic Individual event, the Individual placing shall be determined by time. 9b) In the Nordic Team event on the first day, Team placing shall be determined by adding up the placing of the four fastest Team members in the Individual event. The lowest total will determine the Team event winner who will receive one point. The second lowest total shall be second in the Team event and will receive two points, and so on. No Team with three or fewer members shall receive a place or points.
9c) i) The Nordic Team Sprint Relay event shall be a series of elimination sprint relays. For each category the Sprint Teams will be divided into two heats. Sprint Teams with an odd number placing from 9b) above will race in the first Preliminary Team Sprint Relay and Sprint Teams with an even numbered placing from 9b) above will race in the second Preliminary Team Sprint Relay. ii) The first four Sprint Teams in each of the two Preliminary heats will advance to race together in a Sprint Final. iii) If in either of the Preliminary heats there is a tie for the fourth place position then both Sprint Teams will advance. iv)The Nordic Team Sprint Relay will be conducted by running the Preliminary heats for all categories, followed by the Sprint Finals for all categories at start times published beforehand by the Convenor. 9d) i) Team placing from 9b) will be used to rank the lane selection order for the Preliminary Team Sprint Relays. If in this ranking a tie occurs, the fastest time of the fourth skier in the Team event on the first day will be used to break the tie. ii) Lane selection for the Sprint Final will be in the order of the finish in the Preliminary heats. If in this ranking for lane selection a tie occurs, then the placing from 9b) will be used and the higher ranked Team from the first day results shall have priority in lane selection. iii) Lane selection will take place 5 minutes before the start of any relay. 9e) Nordic Team Sprint Relay placing will be determined, and points awarded as in 9(b), first through eighth, by the order of finish in the Sprint Final. However in the case of a tie described in 9c) iii) such that additional Sprint Teams advance, this paragraph and the calculation of placing will be modified as required for the situation. All remaining placings and points will be determined by the Sprint Teams’ times in the Preliminary heats. 9f) The Nordic Combined Team placing will be determined by adding the points in 9b) from both boys’ and girls’ in the Nordic Team event and the same Teams’ points in 9e) from both boys’ and girls’ in the Nordic Team Sprint Relay. The lowest total will determine the Nordic Combined Team winner. The second lowest total shall be second in the Nordic Combined Team event and so on. Combined Teams must have a placing in both the Boys’ and Girls’ Nordic Team event on the first day and both the Boys’ and Girls’ Nordic Team Sprint Relays on the second day, in order to be eligible for the Nordic Combined Award. 9g) All Individuals who fail to complete the Nordic Individual event on the first day due to lost or broken equipment will receive a place one greater than the last proper place. 9h) Where a tie exists in the final placing of any event (Individual, Team, Team Sprint Relay and Combined) the same placing and points shall be awarded and the subsequent placing and points will not be awarded. Medals and ribbons will be awarded at a later date. PASSED
8. FIELD HOCKEY SPORT ADVISORY COMMITTEE
(a) Motion (Major/Cunningham-Reimann)
Section 8 Rules & Officials, (e) be added;
(e) Number of Players: Each team may register and dress a maximum of twenty
(20) players. Only eligible players are permitted to attend the banquet.
Refer to SAC
9. GIRLS’ GOLF SPORT ADVISORY COMMITTEE (Austin/Wilson)
(a) “To adopt the attached playing regulations of the OFSAA Girls’ Golf Festival”
(Appendix I) PASSED
10. GYMNASTICS SPORT ADVISORY COMMITTEE (Gautier/Fahey)
(a) To adopt the attached changes and appendices to the playing regulations of the OFSAA Gymnastics Championship (Appendix II) PASSED
Proposed changes to the “Meet Regulations” portion of the Girls’ Gymnastics
Constitution (pages 1-10 of the full document) based on the meeting of the SAC
Committee on Monday November 13th.
Note that proposed changes to the apparatus specific requirements (pages 11 onwards) have been listed separately.
Section 4 Entry (b) (ii), the last sentence currently reads:
All Level 6 competitors are eligible for OFSAA and must compete in all four (4) events. Be changed to read:
All Level 6 competitors are eligible for OFSAA and must compete in at least two (2) events.
Motion (Oude-Reimerink/ Fahey)
Section 9 Competitive Division, the preamble reads: Gymnasts are registered in gymnastics programs as recreational or competitive gymnasts (Interclub, Provincial, and National). Be changed to read: Gymnasts are registered in gymnastics programs as recreational or competitive gymnasts (current classifications OCP levels 1-10, old classifications Interclub, Provincial, National).
Section 9 Competitive Division (a): The competitive divisions shall be named Levels l, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. For clarification purposes: Levels 1-5 may enter one or more events; Level 6 gymnasts must compete in all four events. Be changed to read: The competitive divisions shall be named Levels l, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. For clarification purposes: Levels 1-5 may enter one or more events; Level 6 gymnasts must compete in at least two events.
Section 9 under “Artistic Gymnastics Experience”, Amend all references to “Interclub competition” to read “Interclub competition (OCP levels 24)”
Amend all references to “Provincial competition” to read “Provincial competition (OCP levels 5 or higher)”
Section 9 Competitive Division, under “Starting Points”, Amend all references to “Interclub competitor” to read “Interclub competitor (OCP levels 24)”
Amend all references to “Provincial competitor” to read “Provincial competitor (OCP levels 5 or higher)”
Motion (Oude-Reimerink/ Fahey)
Section 11 Scoring: Be changed to read: An Event Champion will be declared on each event for each level. That person will be the individual receiving the highest raw score in each event in each level. School team champions shall be declared for Levels 1-5, using the totals of the best two (2) scores in each event.
Motion (Oude-Reimerink/ Fahey)
Section 12 (a) (ii): In Level 6, OFSAA medallions shall be presented to the first, second and third place all- round finishers; ribbons to the fourth through eighth place all-round finishers. To be eligible for any awards the gymnast must compete in all four events unless injured. Injury must be verified by a medical authority. Be changed to:
In Level 6, OFSAA medallions shall be presented to the first, second and third place finishers in each event. To be eligible for any awards the gymnast must compete in at least two events unless injured during the meet. Injury must be verified by a medical authority.