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November 18, 2021

HEADLINES

OSAA Foundation Winter Student Assistance
75 sports remain open! Submit names for students in your school to get extra gear this holiday season. Deadline is November 23 if a maximum of 200 students is not met before that.

Guest Coach Alumni Reminder
Guest coaches are limited to three coaching visits during a single sports season and cannot coach in competitions nor participate in scrimmages or drills during practice. Alumni must be an approved coach from the beginning of the season in order to practice with your team. It is a circumvention of the rule and a violation to have alumni approved as coaches only during the time they are home for a vacation/break.

OSAA Foundation Participation Grant
Apply for a grant (up to $10,000) to support initiatives in your school!

Game Balls For Sale (OSAA Foundation)
The OSAA Foundation is selling basketballs, footballs, soccer balls and volleyballs. Click the link, click on the OSAA Foundation Logo. Password is winter2 to enter the collection.

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Announcing a Broadcast Partnership with KOIN, Portland's CW
We are excited to announce a television broadcast agreement with Portland's KOIN and sister station KRCW/Portland's CW. Portland's CW will become the home of OSAA/OnPoint Community Credit Union State Championships in the Portland media market. The partnership will begin this fall with the 6A Football Semifinals and the 6A Football State Championship game. Read more about this exciting partnership.

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Soccer State Championship Stories
Stories from every state championship game this past weekend.

 

November 11, 2021

HEADLINES

Event Management and Ticket Report Form
The online forms are easier than ever for schools to use. See link for step by step instructions.

Winter Digital Rules Books
We will be sending varsity head coaches a digital version to their NFHS Rules Book this week to the e-mail address entered into the OSAA website.

Administrative Assistants Workshop - November 15 & 29
In person workshop designed to get administrative specialists and secretaries aware of all the things the OSAA can offer towards making their jobs a little bit easier. Hosted by Caldera HS and North Valley HS.

OSAA Corner Store
Does your Wresting Team need BIA Supplies? They are available at the OSAA Corner Store.

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DICK's Sporting Goods Discount Days (November 12-15)
Winter practice starts Monday, November 15th!! Get ready for the season with Discount Days at DICK's Sporting Goods throughout Oregon! Take advantage of an exclusive offer from DICK's and save 20% off your entire purchase November 12th through 15th! Download the coupon here.

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Soccer semifinal roundup: Woodburn girls return to 4A final
The Bulldogs knock off top-seeded Gladstone 1-0; Beaverton, Grant girls advance in 6A; Summit, West Linn make 6A boys final.

 

November 4, 2021

HEADLINES

Classification and Districting Committee - November 1 Update
Update from their November 1 meeting. Last public meeting is scheduled for Monday, November 22.

Fall State Championship Participation Certificates
State Championship Participation Certificates can now be accessed. Schools can create activity-specific certificates for each of their student participants. Access is limited to OSAA website user accounts with school administrative access (ADs, Athletic Secretaries, Principals, etc.).

NCAA Guide for College-Bound Student-Athlete
The 2021-22 edition is now available. The guide is designed to assist your contacts with understanding the NCAA, NCAA Eligibility Center registration and academic requirements, and how you can help your student-athletes work toward their collegiate dreams.

OSAA Corner Store
Need additional Winter Rules Books? Does your Wresting Team need BIA Supplies? Order at the OSAA Corner Store.

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Watch Fall State Championships
LIVE via the NFHS Network starting this weekend with volleyball!

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State Championship Previews
Articles on this weekend's Cross Country and Volleyball State Championships.

 

October 28, 2021

HEADLINES

Oregon Coaches Symposium - November 14 @ Wilsonville HS
Cost is $10 per participant and includes registration, on-site box lunch and a Nike Employee Store Pass for the day of the Conference. Pre-registration required by November 8. Check out the schedule and topics at provided link.

Fall Participation Certificates
Sport-specific Participation Certificates can now be accessed. Schools can create certificates for each of their student participants. Access is limited to OSAA website user accounts with school administrative access (ADs, Athletic Secretaries, Principals, etc.).

Update Winter Coaches
Please update your coach contact information on your school's Manage Staff page ASAP so we can communicate with your school personnel throughout the winter. We will be sending varsity head coaches a digital version to their NFHS Rules Book by the first practice date to the e-mail address entered into the OSAA website.

Recent Committee Minutes
Minutes from recent Student Activities Advisory Committee and Equity and Diversity Committee meetings are posted.

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Pre-Order Championship Merchandise
Starting tomorrow (October 29th) you can pre-order your championship gear for Cross Country and Volleyball. Gear can be picked up at the championship! Soccer opens November 5.

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Final Coaches Polls
Available for soccer, cross country and volleyball.

 

October 21, 2021

HEADLINES

HomeTown Ticketing Webinars
Register for an upcoming HomeTown Ticketing Webinar as you prep for the postseason. If you need a recording of the webinar please contact Kathi Fetch.

School Information - Restrictions/Attendance
Linked is the live spreadsheet with school responses from the recent survey. These results will help planning and communicating for upcoming playoffs.

Update Winter Coaches
Please update your coach contact information on your school's Manage Staff page ASAP so we can communicate with your school personnel throughout the winter. We will be sending varsity head coaches a digital version to their NFHS Rules Book by the first practice date to the e-mail address entered into the OSAA website.

OSAA Corner Store
Need additional Winter Rules Books? Does your Wresting Team need BIA Supplies? Order at the OSAA Corner Store.

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Fall Results - OnPoint Community Credit Union Academic All-State
See where your fall teams placed overall and in their respective classifications!

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Boys soccer notebook: Martinez 'on a tear' for Centennial
Eagles senior forward Andrew Martinez has 22 goals this season, giving him 44 goals in his last 21 matches

 

October 14, 2021

HEADLINES

Delegate Assembly October Summary
Summary from their October 11 meeting is now posted. Items include revisions to the Fee Review Committee composition and the addition of a Student Advisory Council.

OSAAtoday Podcast Latest Episode
Chad Doing and Peter Weber discuss the OSAA plan for Fall Championships, how Fall sports are progressing, and the early returns on having students back in sports and at school.

Track & Field State Championship Dates
Due to a scheduling conflict, the OSAA Track and Field State Championships have been moved to May 19-21, 2022. Event remains at the University of Oregon.

Upcoming Freeze Dates
Freeze dates for rankings are coming up. Please update any out-of-state records frequently.

SPOTLIGHT

Why the move to Digital Ticketing?
Starting this Fall, digital tickets will be available for all OSAA events.

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October 13 Volleyball Notebook
Volleyball news and notes from across Oregon.

 

October 7, 2021

HEADLINES

Fall Preselection, Participation and Academic All-State Forms
These forms are due tomorrow (October 8)!

Fall Update - Webinar Recording
Recording from the October 5 webinar put on by the OSAA staff reviewing upcoming playoffs and Executive Board changes.

Oregon Wrestling Weight Monitoring Program - BIA Assessment Training
Sunday, October 24 @ 9am via Zoom. Persons eligible to be trained as OSAA approved assessors include Physicians, registered nurses, licensed practical nurses, certified athletic trainer, physical therapist, physician's assistant, nutritionist, health educator, exercise physiologist, or other persons approved by the OSAA. Contact Brad Garrett with questions.

2021-22 Test Date Reminder
Memo outlines future tests that could conflict with an upcoming state championship.

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Download the OSAA Live App!
Easy access to tickets and exclusive content this playoff season.

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Weekly Coaches Polls
Available in all fall sports. Updated weekly through until the cutoff.

 

September 30, 2021

HEADLINES

Delegate Assembly Agenda and Caucus Items
Includes a Fee Review Committee composition amendment and first readings to add Clay Target League and Ski Racing as emerging activities.

OSAA Foundation Cross Country and Track & Field Grant Recipients
A total of $5,000 will be distributed to Marshfield, Rainier, Creswell, North Douglas, North Medford and Roosevelt High Schools this Fall. Deadline for the Spring application is March 15.

NFHSLearn Free Courses
NFHSLearn continues to create FREE courses for officials, parents, schools, students and coaches.

OSAA Foundation - Baseballs For Sale
The OSAA Foundation is selling new Wilson A1010 Pro baseballs. $40 per dozen. Click the link, click on the OSAA Foundation Logo. Password is baseball to enter the collection.

SPOTLIGHT

Phoenix HS receives Equity and Diversity Grant
Phoenix High School and the Skyline Conference will be conducting an equity and sportsmanship summit. Apply for a $2,000 grant today!

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Football: 2A clash of unbeatens in Eastern Oregon
Upstart Weston-McEwen looking to make a statement at home against No. 1 Heppner.

 

September 23, 2021

HEADLINES

Oregon Wrestling Weight Monitoring Program - BIA Assessment Training
Sunday, October 24 @ 9am via Zoom. Persons eligible to be trained as OSAA approved assessors include Physicians, registered nurses, licensed practical nurses, certified athletic trainer, physical therapist, physician's assistant, nutritionist, health educator, exercise physiologist, or other persons approved by the OSAA. Contact Brad Garrett with questions.

Update Out-of-State Records
Please make sure you regularly update the records of teams your school has played from out-of-state.

Endowment Game Ticket Report
A reminder to please use the new Endowment Game Ticket Report when submitting endowment game gate receipts.

HomeTown Ticketing for OSAA Playoffs
HomeTown ticketing has some great resources to get you prepared for hosting an OSAA playoff game. Check out the link or contact regional representative Dakota Romine.

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S.T.A.R. Announcements
Public address scripts, promotional videos and artwork assets are available.

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Girls soccer: Nationally ranked Jesuit goes 'into the unknown'
Starting four freshmen and two sophomores, the three-time reigning 6A champion Crusaders have much to learn about themselves.

 

September 16, 2021

HEADLINES

Executive Board Summary
Summary from their September 13 meeting is now available. Items include 3A/2A/1A Boys and Girls Soccer playoff qualifications, 1A 8-player Football playoff qualifications and adoption of 2021-22 championship ticket prices.

Board Policy Reminder - Modifications to Address Conflicts with Religious Beliefs
Please notify OSAA by October 1 if you have Fall State Championship participants who may have a possible modification request.

Complimentary Rules Books
The winter complimentary rules books begin shipping this week. Schools receive a complimentary rules book for each OSAA-sanctioned activity they have registered for. If you have any questions, please contact Kristie Patterson.

OSAA Corner Store
We have rules books, banners and more available at the OSAA Corner Store.

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Help the OSAA Celebrate 50 Years of Title IX!
Throughout this school year, the OSAA will celebrate and remember those that stood out on the field or court and those that help create opportunities for girls in Oregon. We need your help identifying athletes, teams, individuals, and moments in Oregon history related to Title IX! Please fill out the linked form to share information for your school or community.

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September 9, 2021

HEADLINES

Classification and Districting Committee
Their next public meeting on Monday, September 13. To register to participate or submit correspondence please e-mail Brad Garrett.

Fall Preselection, Participation and Academic All-State Forms
These forms are now open for you to submit your information. Deadline October 8.

Fall Plan Books Posted
Plan books for fall activities are available. Also, district alignments and playoff qualifications.

Enter Game Results by 10pm
Please report all scores by 10pm the day of the contest. For volleyball, please do not enter any pool play matches/results.

SPOTLIGHT

Air Quality Guidelines Reminder
As air quality can change unexpectedly, reference the policy and levels of activity permitted.

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Cross Country Stories/Results/Features
OSAAtoday welcomes writer Andrew Millbrooke. He will be covering cross country throughout the fall.

 

September 2, 2021

HEADLINES

September Executive Board Agenda
Agenda now posted for their first meeting of 2021-22 on September 13. Items include Fall Playoff Allocations and State Championship Committee Roster approval.

S.T.A.R. Nomination Form
This form is for schools to nominate other schools, communities, and individual programs for exhibiting the traits of S.T.A.R. (Safety, Tolerance, Acceptance, Respect) sportsmanship expectations. Your nomination will be shared with the coach and principal of the school you nominate.

Title IX Review and Resources Webinar
Tuesday, September 28th at 1pm. K.T. Emerson (OSAA) and Kate Hildebrandt (ODE) will review the basics of Title IX as well as share resources available for schools. The webinar will last approximately one hour and it will include scenarios as well as a question and answer time.

Adding Rosters to Website
Add team sport rosters to the OSAA website for easy access and media support.

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Customized Sportsmanship Flyers
Visit the sportsmanship page and hit the button to download your flyer customized with your school logo and colors!

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Volleyball Notebook - August 31
Volleyball news and notes from across Oregon.

 

August 27, 2021

HEADLINES

Fall Schedules Due
If you haven't already done so, please upload your full varsity team sports schedules to the OSAA website.

Associate Member School Update
If you have students participating from Associate Members, their school must be listed prior to participation.

Adding Event Broadcast to Contests
Schools can add event broadcasts to team sport contests. Streaming a game or broadcasting over the radio? Add your event broadcast to the OSAA website.

2020-21 Ejection Free Schools
These schools were ejection free last year, great work!

SPOTLIGHT

Important Pixellot Information - NFHS Network
Pre-season checklist for current Pixellot users and promotion to get Pixellot cameras for your school.

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Coaches Polls Available
Check out the most up-to-date coaches polls from OSAAtoday!

 

August 19, 2021

HEADLINES

Classification and Districting Committee
Their first public meeting is on Monday, August 23. To register to participate or submit correspondence please e-mail Brad Garrett.

Update Staff and Contacts
Please update your coaches staff contact information for the OSAA to communicate throughout the year.

OSAA going 100% Digital Tickets in Playoffs and Championships
The OSAA will be moving solely to digital tickets this championship season. If your school is interested in integration, please contact Dakota Romine.

2021 Moda Scholarship Winners
Moda Health congratulates Nina Takahashi (Southridge) and Tate Reese (Sunset) for winning these awards.

SPOTLIGHT

Updated Contact for NFHS Network
Please contact Stephen Christiensen, new Regional Manager for the NFHS Network with questions.

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For some, wildfire smoke throws shade on start of fall practice
As schools eagerly anticipate a normal 2021-22, teams in parts of southern and central Oregon are forced to alter their plans.

 

August 12, 2021

HEADLINES

Spirit Safety Course
The 2021-22 OSAA Spirit Safety Course is now available. Remember that all cheer and dance coaches must be fully certified, including Spirit Safety, prior to assuming coaching duties.

Fall Student Assistance Application OPEN
The OSAA Foundation will be able to shop for the first 200 students who fill out the form. Maximum 10 students per school. Deadline August 20.

2021-22 Activity Calendar
The adopted 2021-22 state championship calendar is posted.

ImPACT Concussion Management Rates for 2021-22
The rates through the OSAA Foundation for this year will be $1.45 per pre test and $7 for post tests. Schools will be invoiced only for the tests they use on May 1, 2022.

Fall Officials Needed!
Registration is now open for soccer, football and volleyball. Please encourage anyone interested in your community to sign up to become an official!

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DICK's Sporting Goods Discount Days (August 13-16)
Fall practice starts Monday, August 16th!! Get ready for the season with Discount Days at DICK's Sporting Goods throughout Oregon! Take advantage of an exclusive offer from DICK's and save 20% off your entire purchase August 13th through 16th! Download the coupon here.

Endowment Games are Back!
Schools can sign up to play an additional contest in nearly every activity as an OSAA Foundation Endowment Game/Contest.

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August 5, 2021

HEADLINES

Fall Administrator Workshop Registration
Sign up today to register for a required workshop next week!

Executive Board Summary - July Work Session
Includes several adoptions for 2021-22 highlighted by added Board Policy - Hair Adornments and Board Policy requiring a minimum of five days of practice before competition.

Classification and Districting Memo
Memo highlights the significant changes to the process as they begin their work on August 9.

Order Additional Rules Books
A complimentary rule book for each activity will be provided in August but if your school wants to order more please visit the OSAA Corner Store. Click on the appropriate season you wish to order from and follow the directions to check out.

FREE NFHS Virtual National Student Leadership Summit
The NFHS is looking for student leaders and staff from across the country to be part of this FREE summit August 8-10, 2021.

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OSAA Foundation Cross Country and Track & Field Grant
$5,000 is available for distribution this fall focusing on Cross Country programs.

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Hood River Valley nationally recognized
Honored as a 2021 recipient of the NIAAA Quality Program Award.