Posted Date: 10/19/2022
A new policy enacted by the OSSAA Board states the following:
SUSPENSION FROM ATHLETIC ACTIVITIES FOR UNSPORTING CONDUCT Any time an egregious act of unsportsmanlike conduct occurs two or more times during the same season, at the same school, in the same activity, the team and/or individual will be suspended from participation in that activity for the remainder of the season. Egregious acts of unsportsmanlike conduct will be defined as instances not within the OSSAA adopted rules of the contest. In the event the second act of misconduct occurs when there are no contests left in the current season, the penalty will be applied to the next season in the same activity. The OSSAA will notify the school that the team and/or individual has been placed on warning after the first offense. Unsportsmanlike acts under this policy will include acts by coaches, players or spectators.
As basketball season approaches, please keep this policy in mind.