The North Carolina High School Athletic Association Board of Directors concluded its spring meeting on Wednesday at
the Simon F. Terrell Building by taking a number of actions.
Among the items approved was a strong statement from the Board relative to cost containment measures:
The Sports Medicine Advisory Committee had a March meeting and made several recommendations to the Board which were approved:
more than three a week. It will be governed by the spring sports calendar with the day of starting practice, etc. Two-person and three-person officiating crews will be allowed for regular season but will use three in playoffs. Site for championships is still TBA but Saturday, May 15 is tentative championship date for 2010, with Tuesday/Friday playoff games.
--Approved moving start of winter sports season back to November 1, rescinding earlier action by Board (November 2 for 2009-10 since the first is a Sunday)
--Voted to end an experiment in swimming qualifying procedures and move back to 2007-08 qualifying format for 3-A swimming and add regionals for 1-A/2-A swimming, based on the 3-A format
--The number allowed in skill development in wrestling was moved from seven to eight, since number of weight classes as increased since original number was set
--numbers for the 2-A classification in wrestling are now enough for its own tournament championship, so now there will be four different classification individual wrestling tournament championships; 1-A state tournament will
have eight person state bracket and 1-A will have its own regionals as a result
--sectional basketball for both men and women will be played on Monday, Wednesday and Friday with doubleheaders encouraged to lessen travel
--recommend staff be authorized to increase 1-A dual team tennis bracket based on what numbers may dictate with growth of sport at that classification; current bracket is 16, could go to 24 but not more than 32
--changed the fine from $100 to $500 for a booking agent using a non-registered or non-qualified official
-- Observer staff reports