(2-24-18) The Ohio High School Baseball Coaches Association is hoping a proposal to extend the baseball season by one week will be approved the OHSAA Board of Directors, below is an email and the plan proposed by the group.
Last year the extending the season was voted down by the OHSAA Board of Directors.
OHSBCA Board Members and District Reps,
Last week on 2/14 Frank Gamble our OHSAA Consultant, Dr. Jimmy Onate from Ohio State University and myself presented at the OHSAA Board Workshop Meeting on extending our baseball season by 1 week. As most of you know we tried last year to extend it by 2 weeks and that proposal was voted down. We listened to the concerns from many people including the OHSAA and came back this year with a new proposal of extending the season by 1 week.
I’m emailing you guys now because we need your help getting the word out to your districts coaches that you represent. We had a really good meeting with the OHSAA last week and we really feel we have a good chance to get this passed. The OHSAA Board President and Commissioner Dr. Ross both told us though its ultimately going to come down to what the AD’s and Principals say. They both agreed this is a good proposal and that it makes sense but they represent the AD’s and Principals in the state of Ohio and if they don’t get on board with it they won’t pass it.
***With that in mind what we need is for you to stress to your districts coaches that they need to ACTUALLY HAVE A FACE TO FACE MEETING WITH THEIR AD AND PRINCIPAL and explain to them why we need to get this passed. Most of them don’t care about it or understand why its needed and will just vote no regardless. We need to make them understand why its very important to HS Baseball in Ohio.
Jerry Snodgrass from the OHSAA is going to be sending out the survey to Coaches, AD’s and Principals sometime in the next week so its very important we get this information out NOW to all of our coaches. If it comes back with a high percentage in favor from all 3 we feel it will pass but if its comes back again like it did the last time with the AD’s and Principals not having a high percentage in favor it has no chance.