(5-6-22) The Indiana High School Athletic Association (IHSAA) Executive Committee has decided it is not important enough to vote on a request by the Indiana High School Volleyball Coaches Association (IHSVCA) tournament seeding proposal.

By doing nothing….they basically said NO to the proposal. The IHSVCA proposed three total items…one passed the other one was discussed with two votes held…both of them failed.

IHSAA Executive Committee – Minutes
Tuesday, May 3, 2022
Indianapolis, Indiana

The IHSAA continues to believe that seeding is not in the spirit of the association. So why did the 19 members of the executive committee decide not to vote on the item. It is time to let all of the member schools have the opportunity to vote on seeding?

Has there ever been a statement on seeding being a ‘taboo’ in Indiana, the volleyball seeding proposal was a very simple form and not a complicated process.

The IHSAA Ping-Pong Seeding Formula –

About the Draw
To conduct the random drawing for state tournaments, the IHSAA places ping-pong balls representing each school in a given sectional into a lottery-style air mix machine. A motorized fan in the bottom of the machine blows the balls around the inside of the transparent container and air then forces each ball up through a tube in random order. For example, the first ball retrieved from the machine will be the visiting team in game one with the second ball representing the home team in game one. The third ball to come out is the visitor in game two and the fourth ball the home team in game two. That same method is followed through all 64 sectionals and eight semi-states

Why in the world should a ping-pong ball machine be used to select brackets?

Meanwhile IHSAA member schools that are successful in winning state titles, etc are punished by the success factor and moved up a class. Does the IHSAA want to punish programs who win, no seeding does exactly that as well.

Time to implement seeding.

Ask your association leaders the following —-

Do the schools work for the association or does the association work for the schools.