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WIAA Board of Control Holds January Meeting

Thursday, January 27th, 2022 -- 8:44 AM


The WIAA Board of Control approved a number of fall sport coaches’ recommendations at its January meeting Wednesday.   The Board approved recommendations originated and advanced by the fall coaches’ or officials’ advisory committees following review by the executive staff, Sports Advisory Committee and the Advisory Council.

Language was added to the WIAA adaptation of National Federation of State High School Associations volleyball rules to allow teams to remain on the same bench throughout the match if coaches and officials agree. Otherwise, NFHS rules state teams will switch benches after each set.  The Board also approved separating the boys and girls sectional doubleheader, which places the boys’ matches back at schools sponsoring boys volleyball.

Two recommendations for change in the football regulations received Board support for implementation in 2022. The first adds language that prohibits an 8- or 11-player program from rescheduling another opponent in the same week it forfeited a game for any reason. The second approved recommendation in football eliminates the allowance for issuing equipment and testing on Monday prior to the first allowed practice on Tuesday, effective in the fall of 2022.

In golf, the boys and girls regulations will be edited to allow a maximum of 15 meets if one of the meets is scheduled on a non-school day. The former language provided 15 meets only if one was scheduled on a Saturday.

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