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August IHSA Board Meeting Recap

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The Illinois High School Association (IHSA) Board of Directors met via conference call on Friday, August 17, where the Board acted on the items listed below.


ACTION ITEMS

1. The Board approved a recommendation to accept the following organizations as the official National Governing Bodies as it pertains to By-law 3.101. The organizations are as follows:
Sport-Governing Body
Badminton-USA Badminton
Baseball-USA Baseball
Basketball-USA Basketball (USAB)
Bowling-USA Bowling
Diving-United States Diving, Inc. (USD)
Golf-United States Golf Association (USGA)
Gymnastics-USA Gymnastics
Soccer-United States Soccer Federation (USSF)
Softball-USA Softball
Swimming-United States Swimming, Inc. (USS)
Tennis-United States Tennis Association (USTA)
Track & Field-USA Track & Field (USATF)
Triathlon-USA Triathlon Association
Volleyball-USA Volleyball (USAV)
Water Polo-United States Water Polo, Inc. (USWP)
Wrestling-USA Wrestling

2. The Board approved a recommendation to form a committee to review the IHSA’s Residence (3.030) and Transfer (3.040) By-laws.


ELIGIBILITY RULINGS

1. The Board sustained the Executive Director’s ruling on a student from New Lenox (Providence Catholic). The student was ruled ineligible for non-compliance with IHSA by-laws 3.041 and 3.043.


DISCUSSION ITEMS

At each meeting of the Board of Directors, there are certain items the Board discusses, but upon which no action is taken. The following is a report of those items from the August 17, 2012, agenda:

1. The Board discussed the IHSA’s Return To Play Protocol for head injuries and disallowing a player who has been knocked unconscious. Currently, a player who has lost consciousness can return if the school’s doctor finds that they have not suffered a concussion.

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