LEXINGTON - KHSAA Commissioner Julian Tackett and Assistant Commissioner Angela Passafiume have been selected for oversight positions with the National Association of Sports Officials (NASO) and the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS). Passafiume was appointed to the NFHS Field Hockey Rules committee representing Section 2 during last week’s NFHS Summer Meetings in Denver, Colo., and was also named Chair of the NFHS Officials Association Advisory Committee. Tackett, meanwhile, is one of NASO’s four new elected board members for the upcoming 2013-14 season.
KHSAA Dead Period runs through July 9: As mandated by KHSAA Bylaw 24, the summer Dead Period began June 25 and runs through the end of July 9. During that time, school money cannot be spent, student-athletes and coaches cannot be together except for a very few, limited exceptions, and school facilities, equipment and transportation cannot be used.
A high school facility cannot be used by members of the team during the dead period, Regardless of who is supervising, and who is using, etc. Schools and teams cannot have parents supervise the weight room in place of coaches, or parents can’t supervise fall workouts and practice by team members, with or without the coach. The dead period rule has not changed and this type of activity has NEVER been permitted. Facilities are shut down through midnight on July 9 to students who played on those 9-12 grade teams.
Meetings, even in preparation for the fall season, involving student-athletes and coaches cannot be held during the Dead Period. Tryouts are also forbidden during this time.