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June 24, 2021

HEADLINES

2021-22 Executive Board Roster
New representatives hail from Salem-Keizer, Beaverton and Heppner.

Insert Schedules for 2021-22
Schools are able to input their 2021-22 schedules for team sports in the OSAA website.

OSAA Certificates
All Participation Certificates, Scholar Athlete and Activity Scholar certificates are available until June 30.

2021-22 Winter and Spring Special Districts
Please review where your school is placed and provide feedback by July 12.

Heat Index Notifications
As temperatures increase around the state, sign up for Heat Index Alerts from the automated system.

OSAA Summer Hours
The OSAA is open 7am-4:30pm, Monday-Thursday through July.

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OSAA Corner Store
The 2021-22 rules books, OSAA banners and more available at the OSAA Corner Store.

Did you know: You have access to DICK'S Sporting Goods coupons year round!
Because of DICK'S Sporting Goods gracious support of the OSAA, all ADs, coaches, students, and parents have access to special offers throughout the year. Looking for a new piece of equipment? Need some new shoes or athletic clothing? Start at DICK'S! See all OSAA special offers here.

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June 17, 2021

HEADLINES

Season 4 (Winter) Results - OnPoint Community Credit Union Academic All-State
See where your winter teams placed overall and in their respective classifications! All certificates for Top 10 teams have been emailed to the schools.

Fall Administrator Workshop Registration
Sign up today to register for a required workshop this fall!

Insert Schedules for Fall 2021
Schools are able to input their 2021 Fall schedules for team sports in the OSAA website.

Changing jobs or new to Athletic Directing?
As we try to keep our information up to date, notify Kris Welch if you're a new athletic director or if you're changing jobs over the summer.

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Season 4 Merchandise Available Now!
2021 merchandise for Basketball, Wrestling, Swimming, Cheerleading and Dance/Drill are now available.

School Name Changes and Additions
The OSAA welcomes Nelson HS (6A - Clackamas) and Caldera HS (6A - Bend) starting next year. In addition, two schools have changed their names: Wells HS - formerly Wilson HS; McDaniel HS - formerly Madison HS.

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Football notebook: Bend start-up Caldera goes with Fendall
Neil Fendall leaves Sisters to be first coach of Wolfpack; Sisters, Milwaukie, Redmond, Reynolds, La Salle Prep hire coaches.

 

June 10, 2021

HEADLINES

Important Reminders for 2021-22 School Year
Please note these important reminders for 2021-22 and pass along to the appropriate people in your school/district.

Fall Administrator Workshop Dates
Dates and locations for the 2021 workshops are now available; including virtual options.

Downloadable Certificates
Download the Season 3 & 4 Participation Certificate, OnPoint Community Credit Union Scholar Athlete/ Activity Scholar Certificate and the NFHS Award of Excellence from the OSAA website.

District Athletic Committee Reminder
The earliest a district athletic committee can vote on 2021-22 eligibilities is August 16, 2021.

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NFHS Learn Courses
NFHSLearn.com continues to create FREE new courses each year. Most recently, "The Student Experience" and "Speech & Debate Event Management."

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Wrestling notebook: Once again, Sweet Home 'in the hunt'
Huskies maintain their high standard in 4A; Mauro Michel, two-time state champ at Cascade, returns to Stayton; La Grande shines.

 

June 3, 2021

HEADLINES

Important Reminders for 2021-22 School Year
Please note these important reminders for 2021-22 and pass along to the appropriate people in your school/district.

All 2021 Varsity Athletes Eligible for Moda Health Scholarships
For at least a decade, Moda Health has recognized the Player of the Game / Athlete of the Meet during OSAA State Championships across numerous activities. Without formal Championships this year, all varsity athletes are eligible to apply. Two $1,000 scholarships will be awarded. Applications are due Friday, June 4th. Access the scholarship application here.

Insert Schedules for Fall 2021
Schools are able to input their 2021 Fall schedules for team sports in the OSAA website.

Downloadable Certificates
Download the Season 3 & 4 Participation Certificate, OnPoint Community Credit Union Scholar Athlete/ Activity Scholar Certificate and the NFHS Award of Excellence from the OSAA website.

SPOTLIGHT

DICK's Sporting Goods Discount Days (June 4-7)
Get ready for summer competition 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 June 4th-7th! Download the coupon here.

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2021 Scholar Program Scholarship Winners Announced
Six Incredible Athletic and Activity Scholars Across Oregon Recognized by OnPoint Community Credit Union with Scholarships.

 

May 27, 2021

HEADLINES

Important Reminders for 2021-22 School Year
Please note these important reminders for 2021-22 and pass along to the appropriate people in your school/district.

Adopted Classification and Districting Committee Roster
Group will begin their work in August.

2021 Moratorium Week
The no contact week is scheduled for July 25-31, 2021.

Downloadable Certificates
Download the Season 3 Participation Certificate, OnPoint Community Credit Union Scholar Athlete/ Activity Scholar Certificate and the NFHS Award of Excellence from the OSAA website.

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OSAA Foundation Participation Grant Winners
The OSAA Foundation distributed a total of $49,700 to East Linn Christian, Burns, Lowell, Gresham and Bonanza for this years grant cycle.

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OSAAtoday Podcasts
iHeart Radio's Chad Doing speaks with Peter Weber bi-monthly to provide an inside look on high school activities across the state.

 

May 20, 2021

HEADLINES

CSIET Letter for Administrators
Letter to school administrators regarding the availability and eligibility of international exchange students (J and F) for enrollment.

Insert Schedules for Fall 2021
Schools are able to input their 2021 Fall schedules for team sports in the OSAA website.

Student Athlete Survey
The OSAA and NFHS are partnering with Dr. Timothy McGuine of the University of Wisconsin to help collect data for a study on the impact of restarting high school sports on the health of adolescent athletes.

Performance Rating Certificate
The downloadable Activity Performance Recognition Certificate is now available on the certificates page. Currently applies to Dance/Drill, Cheerleading and Solo Music - will apply to Band/Orchestra and Choir.

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.

Season 3 (Spring) Results - OnPoint Community Credit Union Academic All-State
See where your spring teams placed overall and in their respective classifications! All certificates for Top 10 teams have been emailed to the schools.

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All 2021 Varsity Athletes Eligible for Moda Health Scholarships
For at least a decade, Moda Health has recognized the Player of the Game / Athlete of the Meet during OSAA State Championships across numerous activities. Without formal Championships this year, all varsity athletes are eligible to apply. Two $1,000 scholarships will be awarded. Applications are due Friday, June 4th. Access the scholarship application here.

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Sport Specific Notebooks
Notebooks from Season 3 are available along with upcoming Season 4 activities.

 

May 13, 2021

HEADLINES

Football Ad Hoc Committee Update
The Football Ad Hoc Committee has finalized their recommendations to the Executive Board.

Activity Culminating Week Results
Check out the final results for Cheerleading, Dance/Drill, Solo Music and Speech.

Downloadable Certificates
Download the Season 3 Participation Certificate, OnPoint Community Credit Union Scholar Athlete/ Activity Scholar Certificate and the NFHS Award of Excellence from the OSAA website.

Administrator Workshop, August 10-13
An annual Administrator Workshops will be held each day between August 10 and 13. The hope is to have regional in-person meetings with video conference options.

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Did you know: You have access to DICK'S Sporting Goods coupons year round!
Because of DICK'S Sporting Goods gracious support of the OSAA, all ADs, coaches, students, and parents have access to special offers throughout the year. Looking for a new piece of equipment? Need some new shoes or athletic clothing? Start at DICK'S! See all OSAA special offers here.

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Golf notebook: Deep Summit boys poised to be a force in 2022
Storm looked to end Jesuit's 6A reign, but must to wait a year; another Kennon emerges at Bandon; Sheldon's Lilywhite shines.

 

May 6, 2021

HEADLINES

Executive Board Summary
Summary from the May 3 Executive Board meeting is posted. Key items include newly elected Executive Board Members and acceptance of the budget for 2021-22.

Football Ad Hoc Committee Update
Update from their April 25 meeting.

Season 3 Participation Certificates
The OSAA has created sport specific Certificates of Participation for schools to print off for each of their student participants. Season 3 sports include baseball, softball, track & field, tennis, and golf.

Equity and Diversity Fund Established
The OSAA Foundation has established an Equity and Diversity fund to support schools with additional resources. Review application today!

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OnPoint Community Credit Union Scholar Athlete / Activity Scholar Program - New online fillable certificates
Recognize graduating seniors who have achieved a 3.50 or higher unweighted cumulative GPA and earned a varsity letter in an OSAA-sanctioned sport or competed in an OSAA-sanctioned activity.

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Softball notebook: Retooled Henley just keeps on winning
Hornets, 4A finalists the last three seasons, dominate with new players, coach; Bend's young pitchers mowing down hitters.

 

April 29, 2021

HEADLINES

OSAA Office Closed
Due to an electrical fire, the OSAA Office is closed. The best way to reach a staff member is via e-mail.

PROPOSED Fall 2022 Special Districts
The proposed Special Districts will be voted on by the Executive Board on May 3.

OnPoint Community Credit Union Scholar Program Scholarships - DEADLINE TOMORROW
The application for Scholar Program scholarships is now open! The Scholar Program recognizes graduating seniors who have achieved a 3.50 or higher unweighted cumulative GPA and earned a varsity letter in an OSAA-sanctioned sport or competed in an OSAA-sanctioned activity. Recipients are now eligible to apply for six college scholarships, totaling $14,000! Scholarship applications are now being accepted through TOMORROW. The application is found on the Scholar Program page.

Season 2 (Fall) Results - OnPoint Community Credit Union Academic All-State
See where your fall teams placed overall and in their respective classifications! All certificates for Top 10 teams have been emailed to the schools. Contact Kristie Patterson with questions.

RISE Workshop - Follow Up Handout
Follow up resources from the April 7 Webinar: Sports as a Vehicle for Change.

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April 28 - NFHS Voice
More Officials, Better Fan Behavior Needed in High School Sports.

NFHS Award of Excellence - New online fillable certificate
The certificate is a positive recognition tool for people involved with your program who have demonstrated outstanding sportsmanship, citizenship, ethics, and integrity. Please use the press release to announce your school's recipients.

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Tennis: Mid-Valley schools strike a competitive balance
With many programs depleted from the COVID-19 crisis, Mid-Willamette and Salem-Keizer schools find a way to level the court.

 

April 22, 2021

HEADLINES

OHA County Risk Level - MOVEMENT WEEK
The latest County Risk Level Summary Chart has been updated and is effective beginning Friday, April 23 and remains in effect through Thursday, May 6. (See * for exceptions).

Delegate Assembly Meeting Summary
Summary from their April 5 meeting is now available. Includes important updates and Executive Board elections.

Executive Board Agenda
The agenda for their May 3 meeting is now posted.

OHA Call to Action for Schools
Equip your coaches, athletic directors, and adult advisors for extra-curricular activities in suicide prevention as student athletes return to play.

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Spring Sport Preselection, Participation & Academic All-State Forms Open
Deadline for submission is April 30.

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Girls track notebook: Lake Oswego freshmen dazzle in debut
Sprinter Mia Brahe-Pedersen sets state freshman records in the 100, 200; Cascade's Gates soars; OC's Daniel a triple threat.

 

April 15, 2021

HEADLINES

Student Reclassification Reminders
This memo addressed the numerous inquiries over the past couple of weeks regarding students and families exploring the idea of repeating the same grade level.

Spring Sport Preselection, Participation & Academic All-State Forms Open
Deadline for submission is April 30.

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.

Classification & Districting, State Championship Committee Interest
If you're interested in serving on either one of these upcoming committees, please contact Kyle Stanfield.

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Season 2 (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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Dance: Senior Spotlights
Highlighting incredible seniors and their plans after high school.

 

April 8, 2021

HEADLINES

OHA County Risk Level - MOVEMENT WEEK
The latest County Risk Level Summary Chart has been updated and is effective beginning Friday, April 9 and remains in effect through Thursday, April 22. (See * for exceptions).

Schedules and Scores
In an attempt to be the most up-to-date source of high school activities, we ask that you please continually update your schedules and input your scores.

NFHS Award of Excellence - New online fillable certificate
The certificate is a positive recognition tool for people involved with your program who have demonstrated outstanding sportsmanship, citizenship, ethics, and integrity. Please use the press release to announce your school's recipients.

OHA Call to Action for Schools
Equip your coaches, athletic directors, and adult advisors for extra-curricular activities in suicide prevention as student athletes return to play.

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Season 2 Merchandise Available Now!
2021 merchandise for Cross Country, Football, Volleyball and Soccer are now available.

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Football: For Newberg, 'it's time to see if we made that jump'
Fast-rising Tigers earn a showdown with 6A power West Linn, one of the marquee games of a loaded Week 6 schedule.

 

April 1, 2021

HEADLINES

RISE to Win Workshop
The final RISE workshop of the year will take place on Wednesday, April 7 at 2pm. This workshop is titled: Sports and activities as a Vehicle for Change. Register here.

Season 3 Plan Books Updated
Plan books for Season 3 activities have been updated. Please visit the specific activity page for more information.

NFHS honors Oregon arts and music educators
Clackamas speech coach and David Douglas music coordinator among award winners.

OnPoint Community Credit Union Scholar Program Scholarships
The application for Scholar Program scholarships is now open! The Scholar Program recognizes graduating seniors who have achieved a 3.50 or higher unweighted cumulative GPA and earned a varsity letter in an OSAA-sanctioned sport or competed in an OSAA-sanctioned activity. Recipients are now eligible to apply for six college scholarships, totaling $14,000! Scholarship applications are now being accepted through April 30. The application is found on the Scholar Program page.

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DICK's Sporting Goods Discount Days (April 2, 3 & 5)
It's 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 April 2nd, 3rd, and 5th! Download the coupon here.

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OSAA returns Season 3 culminating weeks to the schools
Schools will have more flexibility to plan events and maximize participation for spring sports, the executive board decides.

 

March 18, 2021

HEADLINES

Delegate Assembly Agenda and Caucus Items
Agenda for their April 5 meeting is now posted. Please provide feedback to your Delegate Assembly Representative.

NFHS Implicit Bias Course
New to NFHSLearn is a free Implicit Bias course.

Schedules and Scores
In an attempt to be the most up-to-date source of high school activities, we ask that you please continually update your schedules and input your scores.

OSAA Honors Hillsboro Stadium
The OSAA recognized Hillsboro Stadium with the NFHS Award of Outstanding Service for their support of Oregon High School Activities.

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Nominate A Team for March 2021 Les Schwab Team of the Month
One team from each classification will be recognized as the Team of the Month. Each winner of the award will receive a commemorative trophy and $100 will be donated to the team's program, courtesy of Les Schwab Tires. Nominate an outstanding team by 3/25 for the March 2021 Les Schwab Team of the Month award. See the February 2021 winners here.

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Volleyball Notebook: March 17
News and notes from around the Oregon volleyball world.

 

March 11, 2021

HEADLINES

OHA County Risk Level - MOVEMENT WEEK
The latest County Risk Level Summary Chart has been updated and is effective beginning Friday, March 12 and remains in effect through Thursday, March 25. (See * for exceptions).

Fall Sport Preselection, Participation & Academic All-State Forms Open
Deadline for submission is March 19.

Post Your Open Dates
A new feature has been added to the OSAA website allowing schools to post open dates on their sport schedules. Check out www.osaa.org/open-dates for a list of open date postings.

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

SPOTLIGHT

Easily Monitor Spectator Entry with Touchless Ticketing
HomeTown Ticketing, the Official Ticketing Partner of the OSAA, provides a safe, touchless ticketing option that can help you control the number of tickets for any event. Learn the full benefits by contacting Dakota Romine, Relationship Manager.

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Get the latest OSAA news and stories!
With new articles going up daily, OSAAtoday is the place for the latest OSAA news and stories from around the state.

 

March 4, 2021

HEADLINES

Fall Sport Preselection, Participation & Academic All-State Forms Open
Deadline for submission is March 19.

Cheerleading Spirit Safety Course
Remember that all cheer coaches must be fully certified, including Spirit Safety, prior to assuming coaching duties or beginning stunting with their programs. If you wish to stunt this year, the Cheerleading Stunting course is now available to complete.

Equity and Diversity Fund Established
The OSAA Foundation has established an Equity and Diversity fund to support schools with additional resources. Review application today!

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

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Download the OSAA Live app!
Stay connected to your team with the OSAA Live mobile app. OSAA Live features scores and schedules for all teams and leagues across Oregon. Read the latest prep news and information. Search OSAA Live in the App Store or on Google Play to download today.

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Officials shortage to bring about 'creative scheduling'
Registration numbers are down for high school sports officials in Oregon as Season 2 gets started this week.

 

February 25, 2021

HEADLINES

OHA County Risk Level - MOVEMENT WEEK
County data was updated earlier this week. Any adjustment to your county's risk level regarding indoor and outdoor recreation takes effect this Friday and remains in place for two weeks.

Update Coaches Information
Please update the information on the OSAA website ASAP so we can communicate with your school personnel throughout the year. We will be sending varsity head coaches a digital version to their NFHS Rule Book by the first contest date to the e-mail address in our database.

Associate Member School Reminder
Are there students from other schools participating for you? Make sure they are signed up with the OSAA before participation.

Website Reminders
When filling in your football and volleyball schedules you can now denote what type they are; Fall team sport schedules are due Monday.

SPOTLIGHT

Easily Monitor Spectator Entry with Touchless Ticketing
HomeTown Ticketing, the Official Ticketing Partner of the OSAA, provides a safe, touchless ticketing option that can help you control the number of tickets for any event. Learn the full benefits by contacting Dakota Romine, Relationship Manager.

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OSAA returns Season 2 'culminating week' to schools
Executive board decides to give schools chance to create their own local, regional events.

 

February 19, 2021

HEADLINES

COVID Preparedness Checklist
Developed to help schools navigate the responsibilities when hosting an event.

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.

OSAA Webinars and Presentations
All of the OSAA webinars and presentations are posted. Including the most recent COVID Preparedness for Season 2 webinar.

Event Streaming via NFHS Network
As events near consider streaming your games through the NFHS Network. Linked is the e-mail to Oregon contact (Sean Hennessy.)

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Nominate A Team for February 2021 Les Schwab Team of the Month
One team from each classification will be recognized as the Team of the Month. Each winner of the award will receive a commemorative trophy and $100 will be donated to the team's program, courtesy of Les Schwab Tires. Nominate an outstanding team by 2/25 for the February 2021 Les Schwab Team of the Month award. See the January 2020 winners here.

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NFHS celebrates high school leaders during Black History Month
A message from Dr. Karissa L. Niehoff, NFHS Executive Director.

 

February 11, 2021

HEADLINES

OHA County Risk Level - MOVEMENT WEEK
County data was updated earlier this week. Any adjustment to your county's risk level regarding indoor and outdoor recreation takes effect this Friday and remains in place for two weeks.

Executive Board Summary
Summary from the February 8th Executive Board meeting is posted.

Updated Testing Memos
The Testing Overlap Memo has been updated with new culminating week event dates and testing dates.

Alternate Season Request Form
If your school or region is looking to move an activity season to a different point in the calendar please use this form.

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DICK's Sporting Goods Discount Days (February 12-15)
It's 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 February 12th-15th! Download the coupon here.

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Football outlook brightens as state eases contact restrictions
The OHA revises its guidance for outdoor contact sports, opening the door for the football season to begin as scheduled March 1.

 

February 4, 2021

HEADLINES

Risk Level Infographic
Infographic was developed to provide a visual to the current guidance set forth by the Governor and Oregon Health Authority (OHA).

OSAA Foundation Distributes 2020 Cross Country and Track & Field Grant
Alsea, Milo Adventist, Gresham, Days Creek and North Lake were all recipients of this year grants.

Season 2 Schedules
Due to the OSAA website by Monday, March 1.

Updated NCAA Guidance
The NCAA has updated its International Guide and Initial-Eligibility brochure for domestic students.

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Learn about Safe Digital Ticketing from HomeTown Ticketing
Are you ready to bring touchless ticketing to your school? Did you miss the informational webinar last week? Watch the 20 minute webinar from HomeTown Ticketing, the Official Ticketing Partner of the OSAA, here.

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Wrestling: Imbler coach Hislop humbled by national honor
Doug Hislop, who began coaching in northeast Oregon in 1970, is the NFHS national wrestling coach of the year for 2019-20.

 

January 28, 2021

HEADLINES

OHA County Risk Level - MOVEMENT WEEK
County data was updated earlier this week. Any adjustment to your county's risk level regarding indoor and outdoor recreation takes effect this Friday and remains in place for two weeks.

Executive Board Agenda
The agenda for their February 8th meeting is now posted.

Oregon Women Sports Leadership Network Workshop
The OWSLN Workshop is on February 6 - register today!

ImPACT Testing
Available through the OSAA Foundation again this year. To help remote testing, instructions for student to access testing at home can be found HERE.

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Upcoming RISE to Win Workshops
Two upcoming workshops to get on your calendar: February 10 @ 2pm (Perspective Taking) and April 7 @ 2pm (Sports as a Vehicle for Change.) Click the link to register!

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Dance: Centennial's Ellett receives national coaching award
Anne Ellett, Centennial's coach since starting the program in 1966, is the 2019-20 NFHS National Spirit Coach of the Year

 

January 21, 2021

HEADLINES

Equity and Diversity Fund Established
The OSAA Foundation has established an Equity and Diversity fund to support schools with additional resources. Review application today!

Mental Health Webinar
The Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions is conducting a webinar titled "Psychological Effects of COVID-19 on Adolescent Athletes" on February 9 and 15.

OSAAtoday Podcast
Peter Weber joins host Chad Doing from 620-AM Rip City Radio to discuss the latest with the Sports and Activities.

Ready to bring touchless ticketing to your school?
HomeTown Ticketing is the nation's leading digital event management platform focused on serving high schools and colleges, and the official digital ticketing partner of the OSAA. HomeTown has helped thousands of schools prepare for and host successful events using proprietary capacity management tools, passcodes, and touchless ticketing offered at no cost to the schools. Are you ready to bring touchless ticketing to your school? Join us on January 26th, 2021 @ 2:00pm to learn more about our digital ticketing partner HomeTown Ticketing. Register for the webinar here or contact HomeTown today.

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Nominate A Team for January 2021 Les Schwab Team of the Month
One team from each classification will be recognized as the Team of the Month. Each winner of the award will receive a commemorative trophy and $100 will be donated to the team's program, courtesy of Les Schwab Tires. Nominate an outstanding team by 1/26 for the January 2021 Les Schwab Team of the Month award. See the December 2020 winners here.

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January 14, 2021

HEADLINES

OHA County Risk Level - MOVEMENT WEEK
County data was updated earlier this week. Any adjustment to your county's risk level regarding indoor and outdoor recreation takes effect this Friday and remains in place for two weeks.

Update Coaches Information
Please update the information on the OSAA website ASAP so we can communicate with your school personnel throughout the year. We will be sending varsity head coaches a digital version to their NFHS Rule Book by the first contest date to the e-mail address in our database.

Equity and Diversity Newsletter
Monthly newsletters on equity and diversity are being sent the first of every month. Check out the Equity and Diversity section of the OSAA website for archived posts.

Oregon Women Sports Leadership Network Workshop
The OWSLN Workshop is on February 6 - register today!

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NFHS National Awards - Deadline January 31
The NFHS endorses two awards annually. Please see the NFHS Awards on the link provided for the Spirit of Sport Award and Heart of the Arts Award.

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Alphabet Stories
The goal of "Alphabet Stories" is to write one noteworthy athletics-related story about each OSAA-member school.

 

January 7, 2021

HEADLINES

Risk Level Infographic
Infographic was developed to provide a visual to the current guidance set forth by the Governor and Oregon Health Authority (OHA).
NOTE: Guidelines for K-12 School Sports are now based on a county's COVID-19 risk level (lower, moderate, high, extreme). Guidelines for K-12 School Sports is no longer tied to a school's instructional model. Refer to ODE guidance for reopening to in-person instruction for additional information on school operations.

Updated FAQ's
Have been published after the changes to state guidance late last year. Contact Executive Staff with any questions.

Season 1 Plan Books Updated
Plan books for Season 1 activities have been updated. Please visit the specific activity page for more information.

Updated NCAA Eligibility Center Resources
The High School Counselor Guide and the Registration Checklist have been updated.

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2021 MacTarnahan Scholarship
Six $3,000 scholarships are available to Oregon high school seniors graduating in the year 2021.

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

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Wildwood Running emerges as resource for female runners
High school coaches Robyn McGillis, Marie Davis Markham join forces for support program that addresses issues unique to girls.

 

December 17, 2020

HEADLINES

OHA County Risk Level - MOVEMENT WEEK
County data was updated earlier this week. Any adjustment to your county's risk level regarding indoor and outdoor recreation takes effect this Friday and remains in place for two weeks.

2020-21 Calendar Revised
The activities calendar has been revised to reflect recent changes.

Endowment Games Suspended for 2020-21
Due to the modifications of seasons, Endowment Games have been suspended for this academic year. Please plan accordingly when scheduling contests.

OSAA Office Closure
The OSAA office will close on December 24, 2020 and reopen January 4, 2021. Happy Holidays!

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Toyota Tuesday Trivia Starts December 22 - Play for a Chance to Win a 2021 Rav4 XLE
In partnership with your local Toyota Dealers, we are launching Toyota Tuesday Trivia. Each week through June 15, a new trivia question will be placed on the OSAA Live mobile app. Each correct answer earns one entry for a chance to win! One person will be selected at random to complete an on-court or on-field promotion. If completed successfully, that individual will win a new 2021 Toyota Rav4 XLE. Download the OSAA Live mobile app today to play! Official Contest Rules

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Prep notebook: New athletic center a boon for La Salle Prep
Falcons upgrade in a big way with a 3,200-square foot facility; Phoenix rallies around turf project; Glide gets a new track.

 

December 10, 2020

HEADLINES

Executive Board Summary
Summary from their December 7 meeting which included the modification to the activities calendar.

Recording and Powerpoint from OSAA Update (December 9 & 10)
For administrators with questions regarding updated ODE and OHA guidance and updated OSAA schedule.

Guest Coach Alumni Reminder
Guest coaches are limited to 3 coaching visits during a single sports season and cannot coach in competitions nor participate in scrimmages or drills during a practice. Alumni must be an approved coach from the beginning of season in order to practice with your team.

Update Coaches Information
Update your coaches contact information so we can communicate about important news throughout the school year.

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Upcoming RISE to Win Workshops
Two upcoming workshops to get on your calendar: February 10 @ 2pm (Perspective Taking) and April 7 @ 2pm (Sports as a Vehicle for Change.) Click the link to register!

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OSAA moves back start to February, keeps three-season plan
Altered calendar shortens seasons to six weeks; football practices begin Feb. 8 with first games scheduled for March 1.

 

December 3, 2020

HEADLINES

RISE Workshop Handout
Handout from the November 18 webinar titled "Understanding our Identities."

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

NFHS National Awards
The NFHS endorses two awards annually. Please see the NFHS Awards on the link provided for the Spirit of Sport Award and Heart of the Arts Award.

OSAA Corner Store
Need an additional Rules Books? They are available at the OSAA Corner Store. Season 3 order deadline is December 9.

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Three Schools Receive Equity and Diversity Grants
Century, Bonanza and Lakeridge all received $2,000 grants in the month of November. Apply today!

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Barlow choir goes virtual with holiday tradition
Unable to perform their usual holiday tour, Barlow students find a different way to spread cheer.

 

November 19, 2020

HEADLINES

Executive Board Agenda
The agenda for their December 7th meeting is now posted.

AD Workshop Webinar Posted
The webinar and documents from the October AD Workshops are available for download.

NFHS National Awards
The NFHS endorses two awards annually. Please see the NFHS Awards on the link provided for the Spirit of Sport Award and Heart of the Arts Award.

Equity and Diversity Fund Established
The OSAA Foundation has established an Equity and Diversity fund to support schools with additional resources. Review application today!

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Nominate A Team for November Les Schwab Team of the Month
One team from each classification will be recognized as the Team of the Month. Each winner of the award will receive a commemorative trophy and $100 will be donated to the team's program, courtesy of Les Schwab Tires. Nominate an outstanding team by 11/23 for the November Les Schwab Team of the Month award. See the October 2020 winners here.

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November 12, 2020

HEADLINES

Sport/Activity Contingency Groups
Rosters, meeting recaps and supporting materials available. Provide feedback to the director in charge of the activity.

Guest Coach Alumni Reminder
Guest coaches are limited to 3 coaching visits during a single sports season and cannot coach in competitions nor participate in scrimmages or drills during a practice. Alumni must be an approved coach from the beginning of season in order to practice with your team.

Become a Sports Official
Get back in the game and be part of the sport you love; become a sports official!

NCAA Eligibility Center Webinar
November 7 webinar regarding navigation of initial eligibility during COVID-19 has been posted. View under "Beyond High School: College Bound Student Information" at the link provided.

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Nominate A Team for November Les Schwab Team of the Month
One team from each classification will be recognized as the Team of the Month. Each winner of the award will receive a commemorative trophy and $100 will be donated to the team's program, courtesy of Les Schwab Tires. Nominate an outstanding team by 11/23 for the November Les Schwab Team of the Month award. See the October 2020 winners here.

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Cross country: Top runners maintaining their stride
6A powers Jesuit, Franklin among those staying sharp during the shutdown by seeking out time trials, virtual meets, races.

 

October 29, 2020

HEADLINES

Computation of ADM
Enrollment figures with ADM adjustments from the 19-20 year.

Cross Country and Track and Field Fund
Grant opportunity supporting Cross Country and Track and Field through the OSAA Foundation.

New AD Workshops Scheduled
Online New AD Workshops are scheduled for November 17-18 and December 1-2. Take advantage of this great opportunity to learn more about the OSAA and receive LTC 502. Register today!

OSAA Essential Webinars
Throughout the summer the OSAA produced a number of webinars covering a variety of topics and relevant information for Athletic Directors. Check them out!

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OnPoint Financial Education Drawing for Schools
OnPoint has worked hard to complement state standards by creating a teacher resource page filled with articles, courses, and activities for teachers and students that align with Oregon's financial literacy standards. To give thanks and appreciation to our local schools and educators, OnPoint Community Credit Union is hosting a drawing for a chance to win money for you ($100) and your school ($500). Please enter by TOMORROW Friday, October 30 at 5:30 pm PDT (official contest rules). Share with your peers and educator network to encourage them to enter! If you have questions about the drawing or the teacher resources, please contact OnPoint.

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Suicide awareness is key pitch for Churchill's Lydon
UO-bound baseball standout Carson Lydon joins forces for a billboard campaign to combat the growing mental health crisis.

 

October 22, 2020

HEADLINES

Register for Administrator Workshop - Next Week
Scheduled for October 27, 28 and 29. Please see the link for times.

SAT/ACT Prep from eKnowledge
Help your students prepare for the SAT/ACT tests with these discounts from eKnowledge.

OSAAtoday Podcast Returns for Second Season
Peter Weber joined new host Chad Doing from 620-AM Rip City Radio to discuss the latest with the Sports and Activities for the school year & addresses different questions and concerns from parents across the state.

Equity and Diversity Newsletter
Monthly newsletters on equity and diversity are being sent the first of every month. Check out the Equity and Diversity section of the OSAA website for archived posts.

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Get 2 FREE Pixellot automated production units
Free Pixellot units are available for schools that do not currently have Pixellot Systems in their main gym and stadium. The school just pays a one-time installation fee.

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Rising from the ashes, Phoenix 'overwhelmed' by support
Buoyed by donations, the school's athletics and activities are re-engaging in the aftermath of a devastating wildfire.

 

October 15, 2020

HEADLINES

OSAA COVID-19 Updates - October 15
Memo to schools regarding Executive Board action and clarifications/reminders on Governor's Office and Oregon Health Authority restrictions.

Delegate Assembly Meeting Summary
Summary from their October 12 meeting is now available. Includes a number of adopted amendments and important feedback on upcoming seasons.

RISE to Win Workshop
RISE a national nonprofit that educates and empowers the sports community to eliminate racial discrimination, champion social justice and improve race relations. RISE will host an interactive 90-minute workshop for athletics directors and other stakeholders on November 18, 2020 at 2pm. Register here.

OSAA Corner Store
Order additional Fall Rules Books (Cross Country, Volleyball, Soccer and Football). Deadline is October 19. Contact Kristie Patterson with any questions.

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The Les Schwab Team of the Month is back!
Although activities may be limited right now, teams across the state have continued to stay engaged in the classroom and work hard. One team from each classification will be recognized. Each winner of the award will receive a commemorative trophy and $100 will be donated to the team's program, courtesy of Les Schwab Tires. Nominate an outstanding team by 10/26 for the October Les Schwab Team of the Month award.

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Lincoln County schools tee up golf community partnership
The district combines with five local courses to offer free golf to all students, giving them a 'mental break from their day.'

 

October 8, 2020

HEADLINES

Racial Equity in School Athletics and Activities Training
20-minute online course aimed at starting the conversation at your school, with your coaches and your students on ways to better the experience for all participants, but especially for our students of color across the state of Oregon.

Administrator Workshops Rescheduled
Rescheduled for October 27, 28 and 29. Please see the link for times.

Updated Testing Memos
Updated memo that details potential conflicts with SAT/ACT, IB, and AP testing dates and culminating week events.

OSAA Corner Store
Order additional Fall Rules Books (Cross Country, Volleyball, Soccer and Football). Deadline is October 19. Contact Kristie Patterson with any questions.

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Get 2 FREE Pixellot automated production units
Free Pixellot units are available for schools that do not currently have Pixellot Systems in their main gym and stadium. The school just pays a one-time installation fee.

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For Washington schools, joining OSAA opens new frontier
Two years after Hermiston bolts to the WIAA, six Washington schools cross the Columbia River and join the 1A Big Sky League.

 

October 1, 2020

HEADLINES

Delegate Assembly Agenda and Caucus Items
Agenda for their October 12 meeting is now posted. Please provide feedback to your Delegate Assembly Representative.

Administrator Workshops Rescheduled
Rescheduled for October 27, 28 and 29. Please see the link for times.

NFHS Learn Programs
NFHS Learn has over 50 free courses on its platform. Continue your growth and education on NFHSLearn.com

OSAA Corner Store
Order additional Fall Rules Books (Cross Country, Volleyball, Soccer and Football). Deadline is October 19. Contact Kristie Patterson with any questions.

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Equity and Diversity Fund Established
The OSAA Foundation has established an Equity and Diversity fund to support schools with additional resources. Review application today!

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OSAA Foundation Establishes Emergency Response Fund
Fund is aimed to help high school communities bounce back from disastrous events.

 

September 24, 2020

HEADLINES

Season 1 Plan Books Posted
Plan books for Season 1 activities are now posted. Please visit the specific activity page for more information.

NCAA Eligibility Webinar
"Navigating Initial Eligibility during COVID-19" exclusive for high school administrators. October 1, 11am PST.

OSAA Foundation Emergency Response Fund
The OSAA Foundation has established the Emergency Response Fund to help schools and communities bounce back from disasters in their area. Currently, the OSAA Foundation has provided a GoFundMe donation option for those school communities (i.e. Santiam, Phoenix, McKenzie) affected by the current wildfires.

OSAA Corner Store
Order additional Fall Rules Books (Cross Country, Volleyball, Soccer and Football). Deadline is October 19. Contact Kristie Patterson with any questions.

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OSAA Essential Webinars
Throughout the summer the OSAA produced a number of webinars covering a variety of topics and relevant information for Athletic Directors. Check them out!

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OSAA racial equity training builds on 'heightened awareness'
New online course to create dialogue, help eradicate discrimination at events.

 

September 17, 2020

HEADLINES

Executive Board Summary
September 14 meeting summary is now available. Key items include adoption of Wrestling, Speech, Band and Choir Special Districts and a number of proposals forwarded to the October Delegate Assembly Meeting.

Updated OSAA FAQ's
Updated FAQ's from questions received from member schools.

Looking for ways to continue to educate your athletes and coaches?
Join us on a Zoom Webinar to explore the many resources available to continue engaging and educating our athletes. You will hear from OSAA staff members K.T. Emerson and Kelly Foster, Oregon Athletic Directors Sandy Luu and Kate Williams, and Spencer Gordon from the Positive Coaching Alliance. The webinar will be Wednesday, September 30 from 2:30-3:30pm. Click the link to register.

OSAA Corner Store
Order additional Fall Rules Books (Cross Country, Volleyball, Soccer and Football). Deadline is October 19. Contact Kristie Patterson with any questions.

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HomeTown Ticketing Provides Safe Ticketing Solutions for Districts and Schools
As we continue to prepare for the revised upcoming seasons, it is apparent that we need to provide more digital solutions to serve our schools, students and fans. As you review your options for ticketing and event management, we would recommend following suit with us by utilizing the services of HomeTown Ticketing, the Official Ticketing Partner of the OSAA. Register for a HomeTown Ticketing Webinar on September 22nd at 1pm PST. Zoom Online Meeting Link.

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What good can come of it!
OSAA Foundation seeks to knock down entry barriers and increase participation.

 

September 10, 2020

HEADLINES

Oregon Health Authority (OHA) FAQ's
OHA has issued Statewide Reopening Guidance FAQ's for K-12 School Sports, Limited Return to Play (updated 9/4/2020).

Air Quality and Heat Index
Reference guidelines for both Air Quality and Heat Index.

Administrative Assistants Workshop - September 24
A workshop for building relationships and to get administrative specialists and secretaries aware of all the things the OSAA can offer towards making their jobs a little bit easier.

OSAA Corner Store
Order additional Fall Rules Books (Cross Country, Volleyball, Soccer and Football). Deadline is October 19. Contact Kristie Patterson with any questions.

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Custom Sportsmanship Flyer
Head to the Sportsmanship Resource page to download a custom sportsmanship flyer for your school!

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They did what?!!! Oregon's astounding prep sports records
Weekly articles about some of the incredible records in the state of Oregon.

 

September 3, 2020

HEADLINES

Executive Board - September Agenda
The agenda for the September 14 Executive Board Meeting has been posted.

Entering Schedules for Season 1
Schools are welcome to use the OSAA website for scheduling contests in permitted activities. When adding a contest, a "Season 1" button has been added under "Contest Type."

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

Revised 2020-21 Activities Calendar
Reposted in PDF format to print or download.

Endowment Games Suspended for 2020-21
Due to the modifications of seasons, Endowment Games have been suspended for this academic year. Please plan accordingly when scheduling contests.

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Download the OSAA Mobile App!
The OSAA LIVE app is available in the Google Play and App Store.

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August 28, 2020

HEADLINES

School Metric Dashboard by County
The dashboard uses Oregon Health Authority data and is hosted by Willamette ESD.

Spirit Safety Course
A recording of the 2020-21 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.

Sport/Activity Contingency Groups
Rosters, meeting recaps and supporting materials available. Provide feedback to the director in charge of the activity.

OSAA Corner Store
2020-21 Rules Books are now available at the OSAA Corner Store. Contact Kristie Patterson with any questions.

2020 Oregon Coaches Symposium Series Completed - Archived Presentations Available
The annual Coaches Symposium presented by ePledgeDrive featured speakers on leadership, medical issues, equity and diversity, social media, treatment of officials, suicide awareness, character education, parents, student-athlete mental health, and legal issues. Speakers included Pat Casey from Oregon State, Mark and Kym Hilinski from the Tyler Hilinski Foundation, Larry Doty, Tom Johnson, and many more. If you missed or want to re-watch any presentations, click the link above.

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2020 Moda Scholarship Winners
Moda Health congratulates Tana'ya Brown (Toledo) and Mizeal Harris (La Salle Prep) for winning these awards.

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Updated OHA guidance creates more options for Season 1
Unlike in the spring, the state will allow schools with only distance learning to participate in certain sports activities.

 

August 14, 2020

HEADLINES

Executive Board Summary - July Work Session
Includes a number of modifications for 2020-21 and the addition of a score differential policy in team sports.

Fall Administrator Workshop - Postponed
Workshops have been postponed until later this fall. We will send you those dates as soon as we have them.

Home School Testing Reminder
Home school students must have taken the annual test on or before August 15 in order to participate in OSAA activities during the following school year.

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

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20% off at all Dick's Sporting Goods (August 21-24)
Take advantage of this 20% off coupon at all Oregon locations.

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Framework in place, coaches, athletes eager to move forward
High school sports community begins to digest the OSAA's plan for 2020-21, which features condensed seasons starting in January.