What does KHSAA statement mean?

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    What does KHSAA statement mean?

    Are players not allowed to work out with other players on their own? What about hitting coaches or pitching coaches for individual instruction if the coaches arenít from their HS team?

    Honestly it looks like all HS spring sports are done. But what about kids that aspire to play after HS?
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    Quote Originally Posted by maysvilleky View Post
    Are players not allowed to work out with other players on their own? What about hitting coaches or pitching coaches for individual instruction if the coaches aren’t from their HS team?

    Honestly it looks like all HS spring sports are done. But what about kids that aspire to play after HS?
    The way I understand it, all the things you mention are ok, as long as you aren't doing the private instruction with your HS coaches (paid or volunteer), or using school facilities/equipment. Organized games are also a no no.

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    That’s what I thought but the memo seemed to indicate you can’t do anything with your teammates.

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    That's not how I read it. You can't do any "organized or semi-organized activity where school personnel are involved". As long as you're not using school facilities/equipment, uniforms and your coaches aren't there (or organizing it)or being informed of performance, you should be free to workout as you please.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rjs4470 View Post
    That's not how I read it. You can't do any "organized or semi-organized activity where school personnel are involved". As long as you're not using school facilities/equipment, uniforms and your coaches aren't there (or organizing it)or being informed of performance, you should be free to workout as you please.
    The whole purpose of the Dead Period that the KHSAA has put in place is to prevent groups from gathering, in my opinion. If there are student-athletes (more than 2 at a time) "gathering" to do workouts/condition ("practice") they are defeating the purpose and basically saying they are above the suggested policy put in place.
    I don't think it matters where it is, if players are getting together in groups of 3 or more they are in violation in my opinion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jahearme View Post
    The whole purpose of the Dead Period that the KHSAA has put in place is to prevent groups from gathering, in my opinion. If there are student-athletes (more than 2 at a time) "gathering" to do workouts/condition ("practice") they are defeating the purpose and basically saying they are above the suggested policy put in place.
    I don't think it matters where it is, if players are getting together in groups of 3 or more they are in violation in my opinion.
    Athletes can "get together" in the summer dead period as well but not using school properties, equipment, etc, and no instruction from staff.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jahearme View Post
    The whole purpose of the Dead Period that the KHSAA has put in place is to prevent groups from gathering, in my opinion. If there are student-athletes (more than 2 at a time) "gathering" to do workouts/condition ("practice") they are defeating the purpose and basically saying they are above the suggested policy put in place.
    I don't think it matters where it is, if players are getting together in groups of 3 or more they are in violation in my opinion.
    I don't disagree with you in the sense that guys should not be organizing pickup games or practices with a bunch of guys. I also really don't see a huge problem if a handful of guys want to get together and throw (away from and not on school property), and try to stay in shape in case the season is able to start up again

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    Quote Originally Posted by sweet16 View Post
    Athletes can "get together" in the summer dead period as well but not using school properties, equipment, etc, and no instruction from staff.
    I think everyone can agree this isn’t comparable to the summertime Dead Period.

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    So is there a verdict on what players can do?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jahearme View Post
    I think everyone can agree this isn’t comparable to the summertime Dead Period.
    Agree that it is different but you can’t patrol a couple of kids getting together to play catch it hit in a batting cage at their home.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sweet16 View Post
    Agree that it is different but you can’t patrol a couple of kids getting together to play catch it hit in a batting cage at their home.
    Exactly right.
    This is unlikely, but hopefully parents will use some common sense.

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    Quote Originally Posted by maysvilleky View Post
    So is there a verdict on what players can do?
    My guess is no verdict. LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by 4 Quarters View Post
    My guess is no verdict. LOL
    I'm not sure of the confusion. Players will always be free to work out on their own or even in groups as long as those workouts aren't organized or supervised by coaches and not done using school equipment or facilities. And No playing in organized games while in season. It's not that hard to figure out. If you think you might be in violation, you probably are, so don't do it.

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    Are you talking about the "parents" who let their kids go to the beach for Spring Break?

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    Quote Originally Posted by OfficialFan22 View Post
    Are you talking about the "parents" who let their kids go to the beach for Spring Break?
    Those are the ones!

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