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KAIAC

Korean-American Interscholastic
Activities Conference

CONSTITUTION

2014-2015 Edition

Mission Statement
KAIAC provides a well-rounded
program of interscholastic
activities for its member
schools.

Serving the DoDDS and the International


Schools of the Republic of Korea
for over 40 years

2010-2015

1995-2007

The KAIAC logo was officially adopted in 1986. That year the conference held a
design contest with all the KAIAC schools encouraged to submit designs. A joint
design submit- ted by a KCA (later TCIS) student and teacher was selected. The
design has essentially remained the same with addition of the mascot names
and the new schools entering the conference. In 2007, a new logo (top left)
was adopted that dropped the school initials and mascots because of the large
number of new schools entering the conference that crowded the logo and
annually required a design revision.

The logo initials KAIAC represent Korean-American Interscholastic Activities


Conference and is sometimes pronounced k-ck, like the boat used to
transverse rapids. The Since 1972 represents the year the conference was
formed. The design includes the silhouette of the Republic of Korea with stars
indicating the major cities where KAIAC schools were initially located, Seoul,
Uijeongbu, Daejeon, Daegu, and Busan. The circle design is used to represent
the conferences unique partnership of DoDDS and international schools, which
is also represented by the two stars in the outer circle.

TABLE OF CONTENTS
Constitution... Pages 6-13

Name of Organization.... Page 6


Purpose & Definition of the Organization.... Page 6
Membership..... Pages 6-7
Governance... Pages 7-10
Council of Heads-of-Schools... Pages 7-9
Governing Board..... Pages 9-10
Officers...... Page 11
Finances.... Page 12
Liability...... Page 12
Amendments.... Page 13
Ratification.... Page 13

By-Laws Pages 14-82

Purpose and Procedures for Amending By-Laws...Page 15


KAIAC Member Schools.... Page 15
KAIAC General Athletic Procedures, Rules,
& Regulations... Pages 15-32
Purpose. Page 15
Applicability.. Page 15
Eligibility Rules. Pages 15-17
General Athletic Guidelines... Pages 17-19
Commissioners, Tournament Directors, and
Score Reporting. Page 19
Referees, Officials, & Scorers Table.. Pages 19-20
Protests.... Page 20
Regular Season Conference Competition Procedures. Pages 20-21
Tournament Competition Procedures.. Pages 21-23
Facilities Fields, Pitches, & Courts. Page 23
Safety Procedures... Pages 23-25
AwardsIndividual & Team.. Pages 25-32
KAIAC Web Site.. Page 32
KAIAC Specific Athletic Procedures, Rules, & Regulations..Pages 33-58
KAIAC Seasonal Sport Schedule.... Page 33
Volleyball.. Pages 33-35
Cross-Country. Pages 35-39
Tennis... Pages 39-41
Basketball. Pages 41-44
Cheerleading... Pages 44-50
Soccer... Pages 51-54
Swimming. Pages 55-58
Wresting, American Football, Softball, & Baseball.... Page 58
KAIAC Instrumental & Choral Music Festivals... Page 59-67
KAIAC Forensics Speech and Debate Competitions.... Pages 68-82

Middle School By-Laws... Pages 83-89


Appendix I -Sample Sports Commissioners End-of-Season Report
End-of-Season Report... Pages 90-91
Appendix II -Sample Cheerleading Competition Forms... Pages 92-93

KAIAC
CONSTITUTION

KOREAN-AMERICAN INTERSCHOLASTIC
ACTIVITIES CONFERENCE

CONSTITUTION

Article I
Name of Organization

The name of the organization shall be the Korean-American Interscholastic


Activities Conference or KAIAC.

Article II
Purpose and Definition of the Organization
1. The purpose or mission of KAIAC is to provide a well-rounded program of
interscholastic activities for its member schools.
2. KAIAC is a non-profit unincorporated organization that qualified schools
voluntarily enter into membership. Member schools will abide by the due
process rulings of the governing board and/or council with the possibility of
appeal to either or both bodies.
3. This constitution is to provide the framework and regulations by which
KAIAC operates.

Article III
Membership
1. Schools seeking membership must be a DoDDS or an international school that
is registered as such by the Korean Ministry of Education and is accredited or
is pursuing accreditation by an established organization such as WASC, NCA,
CIS, or ACSI. The spirit of the conference is that member schools must either
be a DoDDS or an international school.
2. The final determination of whether a school meets KAIAC membership
criteria shall be made by the Heads of School and will include consideration of
the following factors:
a. Percentage of foreign students
b. Percentage of foreign teachers
c. English or international curriculum and standards
d. Accreditation status
e. Post secondary placement of students
f. Designation from the Ministry of Education
3. In order for a school to maintain membership in KAIAC, the school must
fully participate during the school calendar year in the regular season and
end-of-season tournaments in the following six varsity team athletic sports:
varsity boys and girls volleyball; varsity boys and girls basketball; and
varsity boys and girls soccer. Failure to maintain this participation could
result in the school being place on a probationary status for one year. Unforeseen causes will be taken into consideration. Reinstatement to full
member- ship will be determined at the May meeting. A schools
participation should not be limited to these six sports. Schools should make
every effort to participate in all or as many other KAIAC sponsored activities
as possible, including: junior- varsity girls volleyball; junior-varsity boys
and girls basketball; varsity swimming; varsity and open cross-country;
forensics and the music festivals in orchestra, band, and choir.
4. Schools desiring to enter or join the conference must first, petition KAIAC
for probationary status and must be approved by a minimum of 2/3 of the

member schools. This petition must be made at or before the January


meeting to be voted on at that time. The Boards recommendation will be
passed on to the Council of Heads-of-Schools to be approved in March.
Second, the new school must demonstrate for one (1) year that it is capable
of maintaining its participation in the six varsity team sports outlined in
paragraph
5. Failure to maintain this participation, could result in the school losing its
probationary status or having another year added to this status. During the year
of probationary status, the school will be permitted to participate in the regular
season and tournaments and will be eligible for all-conference, all-tournament,
special and scholar-athlete awards. They are also invited to participate in the music
festivals and forensic competitions. During the probationary status, the new
school will be required to pay dues using the formula of member schools in Article
VI; Section I of this constitution. During the year of probationary status, the
school should attend all KAIAC Governing Board meetings but will not have a
vote. In May at the end of the new schools one year probationary status, full
membership may be granted with the approval of 2/3 of all schools. A school may
voluntarily elect to remain on probationary status for more than one year.

Article IV
Governance
Korean-American Interscholastic Activities Conference or KAIAC will be operated
by a two-tier governance structure consisting of a Council of Heads-ofSchools/Superintendents and a Governing Board of two representatives from each
member school, normally the principal and the athletic director or activities director.

Council of Heads-of-Schools
Section IRepresentation
The Council will consist of the Head-of-School from each member school. Although
the Head-of-School may designate alternates to represent him/her, the head of
school/superintendent is strongly encouraged to attend these meetings.

Section IIOperation
1. Meetings

Meetings shall be held two times during the school year (normally August and
May) with a third meeting, if possible, in March. Additional meetings maybe
called on the formal request of a majority of the member schools. The presiding
facilitating head-of-school will notify the member school heads no less than
seven (7) calendar days prior to each meeting.
2. Quorum

The presence of representatives from at least 60% of member schools at any called
or regularly scheduled meeting of the Council of Heads-of-School shall constitute
a quorum sufficient for transacting any business for KAIAC.
3. Voting

a. In general, the council will operate by consensus.


b. In the event that a vote is required, each member school has one (1) vote.
c. In the event that a vote is required, a motion will be passed by a simple
majority with the exception of new applicant schools, annual budget, and
amendments to the constitution.
4. Duties

a. The council will determine whether applicant schools will be granted


membership into KAIAC. Applicant schools will be granted membership
if 2/3 of those member schools represented at the meeting approve.

b. The council has final authority over the granting of candidacy status to
prospective schools, and will consider schools recommended by the
governing board or schools who appeal a decision by the governing board.
c. The council will vote on recommendations from the governing board
regarding any expansion and/or division of the conference. The
council may direct the governing board to address any issues of
concern to the council, and the council may make changes if the
governing board fails to adequately address the issues.
d. The annual budget is submitted to the council by the governing board for
review, revision, and final approval. This includes changing dues or the
formula for determining such fees. Budget approval requires a minimum of a
2/3 approval vote of all member schools present.
e. The governing board submits to the council its recommendations for the
expansion of KAIAC activities or programs. These recommendations must
be approved by 2/3 of the member schools present. The council may direct
the governing board to address any issues of concern to the council, and the
council may make changes if the governing board fails to adequately address
the issues.
f. The council will consider recommendations from the governing board for
amendments to the constitution. In addition, the council may propose
constitutional changes but will not implement changes without an
opportunity for review and recommendation from the governing board prior
to taking action. Approval requires a 2/3 approval vote of all member
schools present.
g. Once per year, usually at its May meeting, the council shall review the
actions taken by the governing board during that school year.
h. The council will vote on the granting of a leave of absence or dissolving
the membership of a school that can no longer maintain its participation in
the conference by a minimum of a 2/3 approval vote of all members
present.
5. Facilitator

a. The council shall have no officers, but at its May meeting will appoint a
facilitator for the following school year.
b. The facilitator will serve for one year. This role will normally rotate among the
heads/superintendents of member schools. The sites of council meetings will
normally follow the rotation of sites of the governing board meetings, but will
be decided upon by the facilitator in consultation with the other heads-ofschools.
c. The facilitators role will be to inform heads of meeting dates and locations
and to convene and facilitate council meetings. He or she will have no
addition powers or duties.
d. The facilitator shall designate a member to serve in the role of acting
secretary. This individual will be responsible for taking minutes of the
council meetings and assisting the facilitator in their distribution.
6. Dissolution

The conference may be abolished by a minimum of a 90% approval vote of


all member schools. All remaining funds in the treasury will be divided
among member schools on the following basis:
a. If the treasury has sufficient funds the current year, student fees shall
be returned as collected. Any remaining monies will be equally divided
among the schools.
b. If the treasury does not have sufficient funds to disburse as identified at

the time of dissolution, then any remaining funds will be apportioned on


the basis of the percent contribution to the treasury in the current year by
the member school.
c. KAIAC outstanding debts will be paid proportionally by member schools. The
proportion will be determined on the basis of the percent of the total dues each
school contributed that year.

Governance
Governing Board
Section IRepresentation
The Governing Board will consist of two representatives from each member school
composed of the principal and the athletic director or activities director. The
principal may designate alternates to represent his/her school at official board
meetings. The Governing Board may also be simply referred to as the Board.

Section IIOperation
1. Meetings

a. Meetings shall be held a minimum of five times during the school year
(once each in August, November, January, March and May).
b. The President must notify the member school principals and athletic directors
no less than seven (7) calendar days prior to each meeting.
c. Additional meetings may be called by the President at his/her discretion or on
the formal request of 60% of the member schools.
2. Quorum

The presence of representatives from at least 60% of member schools, at any


called or regularly scheduled meeting of the conference governing board, shall
constitute a quorum sufficient for transacting any business for KAIAC. If all
member schools are not present and a major voting issue is discussed, the
missing school(s) will be consulted by telephone or e-mail before the final vote
is taken.

Section IIOperation
3. Voting

a. Each school represented at the board meeting will have a maximum of one vote.
b. No individual may cast more than one (1) vote on any single issue.
c. The President of the governing board will vote only in the case of a tie.
Because of this provision, the school which provides the President should send
three people so that two may represent their school.
4. Duties

a. The board will create and approve the scheduling of KAIAC sponsored athletic
contests, athletic tournaments, vocal and instrumental festivals, forensics
contests, and any other sponsored interscholastic events. The specifics of these
tasks may be delegated to a committee or sub-committee, which will report to
the governing board for final approval.
b. The board will create and approve the format and procedures for KAIAC
sponsored athletic contests, athletic tournaments, vocal and instrumental
festivals, forensics contests, and any other sponsored interscholastic events.
The specifics of these tasks may be delegated to a committee or sub-committee
which will report to the governing board for final approval.
c. The board shall serve as a clearinghouse of information on other scheduled
interscholastic events within the conference including, but not limited to Model

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Article IV: Governance/Governing Board (Continued)


United Nations, DoDDS Far East Tournaments, invitational tournaments, Asia
Pacific Activities Conference (APAC) Tournaments/Festivals, Korean Council
of Overseas Schools (KORCOS) Conference, etc.
d. The board shall submit recommendations to the KAIAC Council for final
approval of new interscholastic activity opportunities within the conference.
e. The board shall approve the criteria and procedures for individual student,
coach/sponsor and team all-conference and all-tournament awards.
f. The board will vote on constitutional and by-law amendments which require a
minimum of a 2/3 approval vote of all members present. Any amendment to be
voted on must be circulated in writing to all member schools not less then 30
days in advance of the date of voting. Amendments approved by the governing
board will be submitted to the KAIAC Council for review and consideration.
Approval by the council is required for proposed constitutional amendments to
be enacted. The recommended constitutional amendments should be approved
by the Governing Board at its March meeting and for- warded to the Council in
order for them to be considered for approval at the May meeting.
g. The board will vote to grant provisional candidate status to new schools
wishing to join the conference by a minimum of a 2/3 approval vote of all
member schools present. Schools approved by the board for membership
will be submitted to the council for final consideration. This granting of
candidate status must be made at or before the January meeting to be voted
on at that time. The Boards recommendation will be passed on to the Council
of Heads-of-Schools to be approved in March.
h. The board will develop an annual budget to be approved by the KAIAC
Council. The recommended budget to be sent to the Council requires a
minimum of a 2/3 approval vote of all members present. The recommended
budget for the following school year should be approved by the Governing
Board at its March meeting so it may be forwarded on to the Council for
consideration and final approval at the May meeting.
i. The board holds ultimate authority in determining eligibility to participate in
interscholastic activities. The President of KAIAC may request member
school(s) to provide eligibility documentation for participating students
(i.e. grade point average-G.P.A.) or school generated assessment tool(s),
special student assessment tool(s), suspension and attendance records, or the
number of semesters of participation in athletics).
j. The board will determine whether a member school has violated rules
established under this constitution. Such violations may result in forfeiture of a
league or tournament title or any other honor. A flagrant violation may result in
suspension of that school from participation in that activity or all activities for
the balance of, or a part of, the school year.

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Article V
Officers
Section ITerm and Nomination
The conference Governing Board shall elect a president, secretary, treasurer,
and historian (one each for Blue, Red and White Divisions) from within the board.
An election will be held each year at the May meeting. The term of office extends
from 1 June through 31 May. Nominations for elected positions shall be submitted
to the conference President before the May meeting.

Section IIOfficers Duties


1. President

a. Preside at all conference governing board meetings.


b. Direct the conference governing board so that the provisions of the constitution
are carried out.
c. Serve as a voting member in the case of a tie vote.
d. Serve as a voting member of the protest committee.
e. Prepare and inform all conference board members of proposals and agenda
items for all meetings.
f. Shall prepare an annual budget with the assistance of the treasurer.
g. Communicate on a regular basis with board members on important or special
issues.
h. Oversees the construction and dissemination of the conference schedules.
2. Secretary

a. Record and distribute within ten (10) school days minutes of all conference
board or special meetings.
b. Carry on KAIAC correspondence and maintain records of correspondence for
KAIAC files.
c. Assist the KAIAC Historian in maintaining a history of KAIAC including
individual all-conference and all-tournament awards and team standings.
d. Serve as a voting member.
3. Treasurer

a. Collect and maintain an accounting of yearly dues.


b. Account for conference board funds through the use of a prepared financial
statement and standard accounting procedures. Prepare a financial statement
that be will available to the school representatives at each board meeting.
c. Order and coordinate the distribution of all conference provided awards,
scorebooks, rule books, and other such supplies.
d. Shall assist the President in preparing an annual budget.
e. Assist in any audits as required by Article IV and Article VI of the
KAIAC Constitution.
f. Serve as a voting member.
4. Historian

a. Collect and maintain an electronic record of each sports:


i. Regular season and tournament team finishes and records.
ii. Individual all-conference, all-tournament, and special awards.
iii. Scholar-Athletes, Sportsmanship and Coach-of-the Year awards.
b. Shall receive from each sports commissioner a timely report of all regular
season and tournament records and awards.
c. Serve as a voting school representative member only.


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Article VI
Finances

Section IDues/Fees
Each member school shall pay a tournament fee and annual dues which consists of a
flat fee plus an additional amount per student enrolled in grades 6-12 as of September
15 of that school year. The tournament fee, flat fee, and amount per student will be
determined at the May governing board meeting and will be based upon an approved
budget. Probationary status schools will also be required to pay all dues and fees.
Fees are payable to the KAIAC treasurer by November 1st of each school year. Dues
shall be used to purchase scorebooks, rule books, team and individual awards, fine arts
guest conductor honorariums, printing fees for constitutions, web site fee, and other
supplies. The tournament fees shall pay for referees officiating costs at the three
varsity team sports tournaments held in each of the two divisions.
Section IIAnnual Budget
The KAIAC Governing Board President, with the assistance of the KAIAC Treasurer,
will submit a proposed annual budget for the following school year by the March
meeting. The board will review and endorse the annual budget, which will be submitted to the KAIAC Council for review and consideration for approval. This budget will
include tournament fees and any changing to the dues or the formula for determining
such fees. Budget approval requires a minimum of a 2/3 approval vote of all member
schools present.
Section IIIAudits
Audits will be performed upon dissolution; when loss, theft, or mismanagement
occurs; or as directed by the conference board. Audits will also be performed upon
a change of treasurer.
Section IVDissolution
The conference governing board may be abolished by a minimum of a 90% approval
vote of all of its members. All remaining funds in the treasury will be divided among
member schools on the following basis:
1. If the treasury has sufficient funds the current year, student fees shall be
returned as collected. Any remaining monies will be equally divided among
the schools.
2. If the treasury does not have sufficient funds to disburse as identified at the
time of dissolution, then any remaining funds will be apportioned on the
basis of the percent contribution to the treasury in the current year by the
member school.
3. KAIAC outstanding debts will be paid proportionally by member schools.
The proportion will be determined on the basis of the percent of the total
dues each school has contributed that year.

Article VII
Liability
KAIAC is a non-profit unincorporated organization that qualified schools voluntarily
enter into membership to provide a program of interscholastic activities for their
students. Because of this status, KAIAC and its members cannot be held liable by
individuals, school(s), businesses, or other organizations. KAIAC schools should make
all efforts to inform its constituency that it cannot be held liable for such things as
medical injuries; schedule changes; or official rulings. Member schools must carry
medical and liability insurance to cover their students participation in KAIAC activities
with the exception of DoDDs schools, who have agreed to provide the standard level of
care for anyone that is on the military installation.


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Article VIII
Amendments

This KAIAC Constitution and/or By-Laws may be amended at the annual May
Council meeting with a 2/3 vote of members attending. Those amendments will
become effective the following school year beginning in August. Any amendment
to be voted on must be circulated in writing to all member schools not less then 30
days in advance of the date of voting.

Article IX
Ratification
This constitution shall become effective upon approval of 100% of the conference
governing board. An authorized signature, preferably the high school principal,
from each member school will be required in August of each school year.

SAMPLE RATIFICATION LETTER

KOREAN-AMERICAN INTERSCHOLASTIC
ACTIVITIES CONFERENCE

CONSTITUTIONAL RATIFICATION

Date:

The undersigned member school hereby agrees to abide by


the KAIAC Constitution and By-Laws.

KAIAC is a non-profit unincorporated organization that


qualified schools voluntarily enter into membership.
Member schools agree to abide by the due process rulings
of the governing board with the possibility of appeal.

Representative Signature

KAIAC Member Schools Name

KAIAC

Korean-American Interscholastic
Activities Conference

BY-LAWS
Athletics, Fine Arts
& Middle School

2014-2015 Edition

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Article X
By-Laws

Section IPurpose
These By-Laws are established in order to define the specific rules and guidelines that will
govern KAIAC sponsored athletic and fine arts activities. No By-Law may contravene any
Article of the KAIAC Constitution, but may alter a governing body of rules (i.e. FIFA).
Section IIProcedures for Amending By-Laws
By-Laws shall be added or amended by a 2/3 vote of the governing board members.
Section IIIKAIAC Member Schools
A. The member schools include the DoDDS: Daegu High School; Humphreys High School; Osan American
School; and Seoul American School

International Schools: Asia Pacific International School; Centennial Christian School; Chadwick International;
Dwight School Seoul; Gyeonggi Suwon International School; Pyongtaek International Christian School; International Christian
School-Uijongbu; Korea International School; Korea Kent Foreign School; Seoul Foreign School; Seoul International School;
Taejon Christian International School; and Yongsan International School of Seoul. See contact details pg 94.

B. The member schools will be divided into three divisions (2013-2014):


Blue Division

Red Division

White Division

Daegu High School


Humphreys High School
Osan American School
Seoul American School
Seoul Foreign School
Taejon Christian International School
Yongsan International School-Seoul

Asia Pacific International School


Chadwick International
Gyeonggi Suwon International School
Korea International School
Seoul International School

Dwight School Seoul


International Christian School-Uijeongbu
Korea Kent Foreign School
Pyeongtaek International Christian School

Section IVKAIAC General Athletic Procedures, Rules, and Regulations


A. Purpose
To provide procedures, rules and regulations governing the Korean-American
Interscholastic Activities Conference athletic competitions and activities that will
achieve the recognized educational objectives, promote the traditions of international
sportsmanship and provide enjoyable programs for all participants, spectators, and
supporters.
B. Applicability
1. Will apply to all student-athletes, coaches, officials, and programs of member
schools that participate in the KAIAC sponsored interscholastic athletic
competitions and activities.
2. Will apply to those individual member schools that chose to schedule nonconference competitions and to other schools invited to participate in special
events. Exceptions are granted without KAIAC board approval to member
schools that compete with Korean or other international schools where rules
may vary, but are mutually agreed upon.

C. Eligibility Rules Governing Participation in KAIAC Athletic Activities


These eligibility rules are considered minimum requirements. Member schools
may set higher standards but must meet the minimum KAIAC requirements.
1. The overall intent of KAIAC programs is that they are meant for high school (9th- 12th
grade) students (with the exception of the music and forensics programs). All KAIAC
schools should have as their goal to achieve a totally high school program as soon as they are
able.
2. Seventh and eighth grade students eligibility to play varsity and junior-varsity
will be determined by one of the following:
a) Seventh and eighth grade students from Small Schools are eligible to play
varsity and junior-varsity competition. The names of the middle school students who will be
participating in any KAIAC Blue, Red or White Division activities must be submitted to the
Governing Board and the Blue, Red or White Division athletic directors prior to the
beginning of that athletic season. (See D#2, for definition of Large and Small Schools)
b) Seventh and eighth grade students from Large Schools are not eligible for
varsity and junior varsity athletic competitions. (See D#2, for
definition of Large and Small Schools)

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C. Eligibility Rules Governing Participation in KAIAC Athletic Activities


(Continued)
2c) Seventh and eighth grade students from Large Schools may be granted a waiver
to the ineligibility rule under the following circumstances:
i) There is not sufficient enrollment of 9th 12th grade students in the school to
field a team.
ii) The school does not have a middle school program in which the student could
participate.
d) Prior to the beginning of that athletic season, Large Schools must officially
request a waiver to the seventh and eighth grade ineligibility rule and then
submit the names of middle school students who will be participating in any
KAIAC Blue Division athletic programs to the Governing Board and Blue
Division athletic directors.
3. Seventh and eighth grade students in Small and Large Schools are eligible to
compete in cross-country open runs.
4. Seventh and eighth grade students in Small and Large Schools are eligible to
participate in the forensics competitions.
5. Seventh and eighth grade students in Small and Large Schools are eligible to
participate in the music festivals.
6. Any KAIAC member school may bring a student eligibility or request for exception to
policy to the KAIAC Governing Board. The Governing Board will review these
eligibility issues on a case-by-case basis.
7. A Students is considered eligible, if he/she:
1) Is adjudged academically eligible and physically fit by a member schools
principal and coach/sponsor.
2) Has parental/guardian authorization to participate in the activity.
3) Is a high school student (9th-12th grade). (Exceptions see paragraphs C2-5) (4)
4) Is considered as a full-time student who is fully enrolled in a member school.
An exception can be made for KAIAC Board identified Home-Schooled students.
(See paragraph C13)
5) Has passed a regular physical exam within the 12 months prior to the start of the
athletic season.
6) Has not completed eight consecutive school semesters after entrance into the
ninth grade.
7) Is an eligible seventh and eighth grade student who has not participated as a
seventh and eighth grade student for more than four consecutive semesters.
8) Is not a sixth grade or below student.
9) Has not reached his/her 19th birthday prior to September 1st. If this is the
case, he/she will remain eligible for the remainder of the year.
10) Has not graduated from a U.S. or internationally-based four-year high school.
11) Has not lost amateur athletic standing in the sport which he/she is competing.
12) Has a grade point average that does not fall below 2.0 on a 4.0 scale. Once the
GPA returns to above a 2.0, they are again eligible. For schools without a 4.0
grading scale, the standard for judging eligibility for the school in question will be
presented to the Council for approval. Clarifying Information:
a. The determination of academic eligibility may be adapted by each schools individual grading system and scale; however, it is understood that students must meet
the minimum KAIAC requirements.
b. If a special needs students average falls below a 2.0 GPA, that schools administration in conjunction with the coach, athletic director, or sponsor shall review
his/her case and make the final determination for eligibility. Special needs
students are those students who qualify for an IEP or intervention.

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C. Eligibility Rules Governing Participation in KAIAC Athletic Activities


(Continued)
c. At the beginning of the first quarter of each academic year, all students are
considered academically eligible.
(13) Is determined by a member school to fulfilled its requirements for HomeSchooled Student Eligibility. Following this determination of eligibility, a
home-schooled student may participate in KAIAC activities upon officially
informing the KAIAC Governing Board.
D. General Athletic Guidelines
1. KAIAC athletic competition will be divided into three divisions: Blue Division, Red
Division, and White Division for boys and girls volleyball, basketball, and soccer.
There will be one division for athletic competition in tennis, cross-country, and
swimming and also one division for fine arts in band, orchestra, choir, and forensics.
Any changes to divisional membership will be proposed and voted upon by no later than
the March Governing Board meeting to be acted upon for a final determination by the
Council in their May meeting. Changes to divisional membership will be determined
utilizing the following method:
a. Each school will receive points for their placement in each of the major sports
(volleyball, basketball, soccer) for the regular season as well as the tournament. For
example, Blue Division winner of the regular season in boys volleyball will receive 7
points, 2nd place will receive 6 points, etc.
b. The team from a lower division with the most points will be eligible to move to the
next division up. If there is a tie, head to head matches will be the tie-breaker.
c. The team from a higher division with the fewest points will be eligible to move to the
lower division.
d. The ADs of both schools must agree for the movement between divisions to occur. In
case of one of the two schools not wishing to change divisions, the issue will be
submitted to the Heads of School for resolution. Any changes to divisional membership
must be finalized by the Heads Council.
2. The KAIAC conference differentiates between Large Schools and Small Schools
for eligibility issues. A Large School is defined as one having a high school division
with an enrollment of 300 or greater. A Small School is defined as one having a high
school division with an enrollment of less than 300.
3. At the beginning of a sports season, a team should hold a minimum of 10 practice
days for the purpose of conditioning and the safety of the student-athlete. A
maximum of 18 practice days, which includes try-outs and conditioning, are
authorized prior to the first conference game.
a. Athletic practices are defined as instructional sessions with a school
designated adult coach.
b. Out of season interscholastic play and athletic practices are not permitted.
c. Any school involved in a tournament that is part of an established international
league will be allowed three weeks of practice prior to the tournament to prepare for
the tournament. Schools doing so must declare this information to all member
schools.
4. Seniors are not eligible for junior varsity competition.
5. Seventh to eighth grade eligibility to play varsity and junior varsity athletics will
be determined by one of the following:
a. Seventh and eighth grade students from Small Schools are eligible to play varsity
and junior-varsity competition. The names of the middle school students who will
be participating in any KAIAC Division I and II activities must be submitted to the
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of that athletic season. (See D#2, for definition of Large and Small Schools)
b. Seventh and eighth grade students from Large Schools are not eligible for varsity
and junior varsity athletic competitions. (See D#2, for definition of Large and
Small Schools)
c. Seventh and eighth grade students from Large Schools may be granted a waiver to
the ineligibility rule, if both of the following are true:
i) There is not sufficient enrollment of 9th 12th grade students in the school to
field a team.
ii) The school does not have a middle school program in which the student could
participate.
d. Prior to the beginning of that athletic season, Large Schools must officially
request a waiver to the seventh and eighth grade ineligibility rule and then submit
the names of middle school students who will be participating in any KAIAC
Division I athletic programs to the Governing Board and Division I athletic
directors.
6. Seventh and eighth grade students in Small and Large Schools are eligible to compete
in cross-country open runs.
7. Seventh and eighth grade students in Small and Large Schools are eligible to
participate in the forensics competitions.
8. Seventh and eighth grade students in Small and Large Schools are eligible to
participate in the music festivals.
9. Swing players are determined on a game to game basis for those who will play
varsity and junior varsity. These players may play on only one level (varsity or
junior varsity) per day of competition. Small schools with limited rosters may
swing players to complete a full roster. Players who do this may only play a
combined five basketball quarters or five volleyball sets per competition. Overtime
does not count against this total.
10. An individual is considered ineligible if he/she accepts, from any source, an
individual award other than those usually given such as medals, ribbons, jackets,
letters and trophies.
11. Students who are ill or who have an unexcused absence on the day of an
activity will not be permitted to participate in the activity that day.
12. The athletic director of each school will forward a team roster, including players,
coaches, managers, chaperones, with their respective passport numbers to all DoDDS
KAIAC member schools as soon as possible at the beginning of each sports season to
facilitate the securing of base access. Schools should also send bus and van
information including type/make of vehicle, registration, and driver licenses and
insurance information. Member schools who have students from designated
countries may be required to send the appropriate military DCP forms at the
beginning of the school year although this requirement has been waived.
13. The President of KAIAC must be notified of date changes for scheduled
competitions. Any change must be agreed upon by all concerned parties. In the event
of failure to agree on a proposed change, the President will have the final authority to
act to determine a solution or may in serious cases convene a protest committee. The
host school is responsible for notifying officials of all schedule changes.
14. The home team will be responsible for reporting the score and competition details
to the sports commissioner and news media. It is also strongly recommended
that both the home and visiting teams report this information.
15. No less than 30 days before each season, the treasurer shall insure that each school
has in its possession an accurate copy of the official rule book as designated for
that sport. Each school shall notify the conference treasurer of rulebook needs.
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opposing varsity and junior-varsity coaches before each game or match in all sports.
17. Pre-game warm-up music should be appropriate and reviewed by the athletic
director or school administration before playing at KAIAC sponsored events.
18. It is highly recommended that a copy of the latest KAIAC Constitution and ByLaws be kept at the scorers table or be easily accessible for reference at any KAIAC
athletic/activity event.
E. Commissioners, Tournament Directors, and Score Reporting
1. The board will select an athletic director, coach, or other authorized teacher or
staff member to serve as a commissioner for each sport. When there are
multiple divisions within a sport there will be commissioners selected for
each division, boys and girls. Commissioner positions will be rotated through
the conference so no single school is over-tasked.
2. The commissioner will serve in the following tasks:
a. Compiler of regular season results and team standings. These results should
be maintained using the designated KAIAC standings form that will be
displayed on the KAIAC website (Mar, 2014). It is recommended that
these results be sent to all schools and Pacific Stars & Stripes at least once
every one- to two-weeks.
b. Serve as tournament director or the board may designate another person
from the commissioners school or another school to serve in this capacity.
Tournament director responsibilities would include:
(i) Recommending to the board before the beginning of the season the
tournament format.
(ii) With board assistance, set seeding and brackets and communicate this
information to all member schools in an expeditious manner.
(iii) Coordinate the preparation of playing facilities, selection of conference and
all-tournament awards, tournament coaches meeting and hospitality room,
team housing, and other applicable logistics including base access.
(iv) Serve as the authority on the interpretation of procedures and rules during the
tournament.
c. May be called upon as the authority on the interpretation of procedures and
rules during the regular season.
3. The home team athletic director or coach is responsible for reporting the final
varsity and, in some cases, junior varsity scores and pre-determined statistics to
the designated sports commissioner, the KAIAC website (Mar. 2014) and the
Pacific Stars & Stripes sports editor. This is required for all sports seasons. In
addition, it is recommended that both home and away teams send scores and
statistics to ensure accuracy and balanced reporting and recording.
4. Reporting scores, meet, and competition results should take place within 48
hours of the said competition (sports or activities). Reports on forensics
and music should be sent to all participating schools as well as the President
(Mar, 2014).
4. Tournament locations will be determined at the August board meeting for
the following two years. Locations should be rotated as much as possible
with each school (Mar, 2014).
F. Referees, Officials, and Scorers Table
1. United Service For Korea Official Organization (USFKOA) has a contract
with DoDDS and may arrange with the international schools to officiate all regular
season and tournament volleyball, basketball, and soccer games. The only exceptions
to these arrangements are the occasional junior varsity and soccer matches
which may be officiated by local referees (i.e. local Korean officials; military
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school decides not to use USFKOA officials, it will be that schools responsibility
to have certified officials from an association officiate the game/match. These
arrangements should be reported to the USFKOA Detailer and mutually agreed
upon by individual member schools that will be competing.
2. DoDDS has a government contract with USFKOA to officiate all their regular
season volleyball, basketball, and soccer games and some KAIAC tournament
games for those sports. The KAIAC international schools enter into individual
contracts with USFKOA to officiate their schools regular season games and
matches. A standard officiating and transportation fee will be set at the beginning
the school year by USFKOA.
3. The conference season and tournament schedule will be set by the board and
sent to the USFKOA or the association being used by the tournament
host. Detailer by the KAIAC President. USFKOA will do its best to officiate
all games, but may occasionally request that an individual member school
seek alternative referees. It is understood that USFKOA will provide the
number of referees contracted on dates set by the board, but will on rare
occasions due to unforeseen illness, traffic congestion, and scheduling over
sights be unable to fulfill its responsibility. It is understood that USFKOA
will limit the number of such occurrences and will inform the effected
schools as soon as possible with at least two days notice.
4. Any date changes that are made to the board approved season schedule must
first be agreed upon by both competing schools and then immediately be
communicated to the KAIAC President and USFKOA Detailer.
5. Home teams are required to provide a game ball, scoreboard and competent
scoreboard operator (including timer when applicable) and official scorebook
scorer. The scorers and operators may be individuals drawn from a pool of
trained and experienced teachers, parents, or students. The conference has not
established a system of recognition or remuneration for these individuals, but
schools may choose to do so. For KAIAC tournaments, USFKOA may be asked to
provide the official scoreboard operator and the official scorebook scorer.
G. Protests
1. To lodge a protest, a coach must:
a. Notify the opposing coach and officials at the time of the contest of
the decision to protest.
b. Verify the decision to protest by notifying (telephone/e-mail) the
KAIAC President and the involved school by the close of the next
regularly scheduled school day.
c. Present a written statement of the protest to the administration of the
involved schools and the KAIAC President within seven (7) days.
2. The following procedures for resolving protests of competition will be
followed. Note: Judgment rulings of officials are not disputable.
a. A protest committee of three (3) will be formed by the KAIAC President
and consist of the following:
(1) The President of KAIAC (Exception: A principal from a school not
involved in the dispute will be appointed by the President if his or her
school is involved in the protest.)
(2) A league official One not involved in the dispute and preferably
the head of the officials association.
(3) A coach from a school not involved the coach, preferably of a
different sport, will be selected by the KAIAC President.
Note: The head coaches from the teams involved should be
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b. The protest committee of three will:


1) Make all efforts to obtain the necessary facts pertinent to the incident.
2) Recommend, within one week of the formal protest, what action is to be taken.
3) Set a time limit in which the corrective action will take place (i.e. make-up
competition).
4) Inform all schools in the league of the decision made and the action taken.

c. The committees decision will be final and binding.

H. Regular Season Conference Competition Procedures


1. The league standings will only reflect those games played within each division.
Games outside of the division will have no bearing on season record, points, or
standings within the division and will be considered friendly. The Blue champion
will be the team with the best record and/or most points earned in Blue Division
Conference games, etc.
2. Forfeit Procedures
a. Ineligible Players
If a school determines that after an athletic season has begun that one or more
player(s) on its team(s) do not meet the schools and/or the conferences eligibility
rules, then that school will regulate itself and remove those students. The school
then must inform the KAIAC President who would in turn inform the divisions
commissioner and schools. The offending school would be required to forfeit all
games/matches that were played while the ineligible players were participating.
Any awards that would be affected by the forfeiture of games/matches would be
returned to the conference to be redistributed to the appropriate teams.
b. No Show Policy
Any team that is more than 30 minutes late shall be regarded as a no
show and shall forfeit the competition unless one of the following has
occurred. In the event of a postponement due to one of the reasons below,
a new day and time shall be mutually agreed upon by the involved athletic
directors and/or principals. If agreement cannot be reached, the final
decision will be placed into the hands of the KAIAC President or he/she
may consult the governing board.
i. The school coach or athletic director has called ahead to inform the
school that they are en route but are caught in traffic due an accident,
weather, or traffic volume.
ii. An earlier agreement had been secured through a coach, athletic director, or
principal.
iii. The no show is/was caused by accident, disruption of operation due to a
school-wide health related issue, civil disorder, inclement weather, military
base closures, security or traffic conditions alert.
iv. When a match between two schools is not played because of bad weather and it
is impossible to replay the game. The following will hold true: the previous
match played between the two schools will count double for league standings.
3. If at the end of the season two teams have the same conference record, the tie
break procedures found in I.5 will determined conference champion,
placement and tournament seeding (May, 2014).
4. All sports must field a minimum number of participants to be considered for legal
competition (refer to rule books). A forfeit will result. The exception to this rule is
in individual/team sport (tennis, swimming & cross-country), individuals may
participate to maintain conference rankings for the KAIAC tournament.
5. A departure from any adopted, governing rule for KAIAC-sponsored sports should
be made in writing to the President, to the member schools and to the officials
organization before the start of the affected season.
6. KAIAC will normally protect one Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) date per year and
permit teams to either black-out that date or to have late starting times. Either of the
SAT dates in October or November are normally selected. Schools can request by
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7. Friendly matches should be treated as regular conference games or matches in


terms of being punctual for start times and notifying schools and officials of
postponements or cancellations.
I. Tournament Competition Procedures
1. Tournament seeding for team sports and some individual sports will be
based upon on the regular season record taking into account only those
games or matches played in within each division. For ties, the Tiebreak
Procedures are found in I.5.
2. KAIAC tournaments will be offered in all sports unless there are alternative end
of season tournaments being offered that all member schools are eligible to
attend (i.e. Far East, APAC). All KAIAC member schools are expected to
participate in the tournaments. Tournaments are normally scheduled on a
weekend after all conference games have been completed in order to set seeding.
One-day tournaments are held for cross-country, cheerleading, and tennis (with
a second day reserved as a rain date). Two day tournaments are preferred for the
team sports such as volleyball, basketball, and soccer. Swimming is also a
scheduled two day tournament.
3. The tournament format, seeding and bracketing procedures must be set prior to the
beginning of the season and approved by the governing board. The tournament
director is given authority to make minor changes based upon availability of
facilities, weather, team withdrawals and other unforeseen circumstances; however,
format, length of the tournament, and seeding and bracketing changes must go through
the board or be done in consultation with the President. The tournament director
should consult with the KAIAC President prior to instituting any changes.
4. Tournament format for team sports will normally be either modified singleelimination, double-elimination, or pool play with a single-elimination championship. Individual sports such as cross-country, swimming, and tennis will use heats,
divisions, or single elimination types of tournaments. The selection of the tournament
format will normally be based on facilities, time availability, and personnel; however,
it must be determined prior to the beginning of the regular season.
5. *Tie-Breaking Procedures for Tournament Seeding (Order until teams are untied)
1st) Win Loss Record (or in Soccer Points)
2nd) Head-to-head Results
3rd) Points allowed in games between tied teams
4th) Point differential in games between tied teams
5th) Points scored in games between tied teams
6th) Points allowed in all games
7th) Point differential in all games
8th) Points scored in all games
9th) Draw lots
* Taken from APAC Tiebreak Procedures

With sport specific tie-breakers, once a team or teams are removed from the
original tie, the remaining tied teams are subject to examination with the original
order of the tie-breaker procedures.
6. Each tournament site director is responsible for communicating in a timely fashion
the final tournament procedures, seeding and bracketing, housing options, and
base access procedures and meal options where applicable.
7. KAIAC all-conference, all-tournament, special, and coaches awards are normally
selected and presented during the tournament weekend. Swimming and crosscountry are the two exceptions where cumulative regular season results determine
all-conference. One or two coaches meetings are normally scheduled during the
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held immediately following the championship game(s) of the tournament.


8. Any school that pulls out of a KAIAC Tournament two weeks or less before the
event will incur the officials cost of affected games for the tournament plus a $50
fine. This offense is subject to review by the board on a case-by-case basis.
9. The tournament director has the option to produce tournament programs; t-shirts,
patches, or ribbons. Generally, the conference will not be able to reimburse the
hosting school for these extra awards. Some schools have sold t-shirts or
solicited sponsors to pay for t-shirts; patches; and programs. Player of the Game tshirts will be provided by the conference for volleyball, basketball, and soccer
tournaments in each division.
10. Junior-Varsity TournamentsSchools are encouraged to have invitational
junior-varsity tournaments in volleyball, basketball, and soccer where they are
feasible. The costs of such tournaments will be incurred by the hosting school
or by contributions from the participating schools.
11. Although All-Star games are encouraged during the tournaments, the
tournament director, in consultation with the coaches, will determine if it is
feasible to hold such a game/match either after the championship game or some
other time agreed upon by all coaches. Factors such as facility availability,
daylight, return travel time for teams south of Seoul and travel arrangements for
Far East or other post-KAIAC tournaments should be taken into account.
12. As soon as possible after the season ending tournament, that sports
commissioner should send to all the participating divisions schools, the
KAIAC President, the KAIAC Historian, and the KAIAC Web Site Manager
the following report: (See appendix for a sample report)
1) Teams regular season finish and records
2) Teams tournament records
3) All-conference and All-tournament selections
4) Special Awards
5) Coach-of-the Year Award
6) Team Sportsmanship Award
7) Player-of-the-Game winners
8) Topics of discussion from the Coaches meeting that need to be brought to the attention
of the Governing Board

Copies of this report should also be brought to the KAIAC Governing Board
meeting immediately following that sports season. These reports will be
provided through googledocs and will be displayed on the KAIAC
website.
13. Coaches and players are expected to attend the post-tournament coaches
meeting and awards ceremony regardless of whether or not they have a game
on the given day.
J. FacilitiesFields, Pitches, and Courts
KAIAC schools have varied sizes of soccer fields, volleyball, basketball, and
tennis courts. It is understood that KAIAC schools are faced with any number
of site and land restrictions and financial constraints. So long as courts, pitches, or
fields pose no safety hazards, these fields will be accepted for regular season play.
The conference will attempt to hold all tournaments on regulation or close to
regulation courts, pitches, and fields.
K. Safety Procedures
1. Athletic Practices
At the beginning of a sports season, a team should hold a minimum of ten (10) practice
days for the purpose of conditioning and the safety of the student-athlete.
2. Protective Eyewear
Sports goggles or contacts are required for any student needing vision correction for
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3. Medical/First Aid Kits


All teams are required to carry basic medical/first aid kits to all sports events,
both home away. In particular, team should bring adequate athletic tape and prewrap.
4. Nurses and Emergency Care
All schools are encouraged to have a nurse or emergency medical care on-site or
available on-call.
5. Insurance Coverage
All schools must have some form of liability and medical coverage for their students
and for visiting students from other schools.
6. Yellow Dust/Air Quality Procedures

Since there exists an annual health threat of Yellow Dust and poor air
quality in the Republic of Korea, the following procedures will be in
effect:
a. The member schools have set a safe limit of 300 micrograms (yellow
dust) and 150 (CAI) per cubic meter as a cut-off point for permitting
out-of-door athletic competitions. It is also highly recommend that
schools refrain from holding practices when such a level is reached;
however, the each school will individually set those limits.
b. It is the responsibility of the host school to obtain a reading of the yellow
dust and CAI level by 12:00 (noon) in their city or immediate area on the
day of a match (weekday). If the yellow dust level is 300 micrograms or
higher, or the CAI is 150 or higher, the hosting school should inform
the visiting school and officials of the cancellation/postponement of the
match by 12:00 P.M. on the day of the match (weekday).
c. For Saturday matches, a reading should be done early in the morning as
possible but no later than two hours before the match. If the yellow dust
level is 300 micrograms or higher, or the CAI is 150 or highter, the
hosting school should inform the visiting school and USFKOA officials of
the cancellation /postponement of the match ASAP.
d. If yellow dust/CAI cancellations cannot be rescheduled, then matches
will count double for the one that is able to be played on another date.
e. Web Sites that are available to obtain Yellow Dust Levels:
http://www.airkorea.or.kr/airkorea/eng/realtime/main.jsp or www.usfk.mil
7. School-wide Health Related Issues
If a school experiences a major disruption in its operation due to health
related issues such as a serious outbreak of Influenza, H1N1, SARS, or other
illnesses, then the following procedures will apply:
a. Schools should not be penalized or be required to forfeit missed games/
matches due to serious health related disruptions, but the schools should
make good faith efforts to make up missed games/matches.
b. If 50% or more of a seasons KAIAC competitions and events must be
cancelled due to health related disruptions, then the KAIAC Governing
Board will convene an emergency meeting to determine the status of the
season and future actions.
c. If a make up game(s)/match(es) cannot be arranged and the schools have played
once, then the results of the first game/match will be counted double.
d. If there is no room in the schedule to make up either of the missed game(s)/
match(es) (both the home and away games with a specific school), then
ranking and seeding will be determined by winning percentage.
8. Inclement Weather
If during an out-of-door athletic event such as cross-country, tennis, or soccer
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threat exists due to a thunderstorm (with the accompanying lightning and/or


severe wind, rain and hail) or other such severe weather threat, then:
a. The game/match will be immediately suspended and the appropriate shelter
will be taken.
b. The host athletic director and/or administrator will wait a minimum of 30
minutes after the last visible lightning strike or passing of the severe weather
system before continuing the event.
c. If after one hour, the inclement weather situation has not improved sufficiently
to permit the teams to continue, then the game/match will be called off or
cancelled and will be required to be made up at the point where the game/match
was suspended.
d. In the case of cross-country, the entire meet would need to be
rescheduled.
e. In the event that a soccer team is up by 8 or more goals, the mercy rule
will be in affect and the match will be called as final. During the soccer
regular season, if 60 minutes have passed in the match, it will be called
as a final score.
f. If the inclement weather suspension takes place during a KAIAC soccer
tournament, the tournament director can wait at least one additional
hour before suspending the event for the day. This is due to the great
difficulty required to re-schedule a tournament or completing it in less
than two days. For tennis and cross-country, the one-day tournament
could be held the next day on Saturday. During soccer tournament play,
the decision of how to proceed with the affected matches will be made
on-site by the tournament director in consultation with the participating
coaches
L. AwardsIndividual & Team
Unless otherwise noted in the coverage of specific sports, the awards procedures of
KAIAC will utilize the formula known as the Hill Formula, named for the former
TCIS and ICS athletic director, Mr. Mike Hill. The awards will be provided and
funded by the KAIAC budget. The formula for each sport is found on
pages 27-30.
1. Individual Student-Athlete Awards-Conference & Tournament
a. All-Conference selections will be made for each varsity sport prior to or during
any end-of-season tournament.
b. All-Tournament selections will be made in each KAIAC tournament.
c. All-Conference players will be given individual medallions.
d. All-Tournament players will be given individual patches.
e. All-Conference and All-Tournament selections in team sports must have at
least one recipient from each member school within that division. For
individual sports, such as cross-country, tennis, and swimming, representation
from each school on the All-Conference and All-Tournament teams is not
required.
f. The number of All-Conference selections will be based upon:
i) Regular season finish
ii) In the case of a regular season tie, all the tied teams will receive the
specified number of selections.
2. Team Awards - Conference & Tournament
a. KAIAC will award traveling plaques for conference and tournament
championships in all sports with the exception of football, wrestling, softball,
and baseball. The KAIAC conference championship engraved traveling
plaque will be passed from the previous years recipient to that years winner
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remind the previous winners to bring the plaques to the tournament program.
b. Plaques will be awarded for girls and boys varsity Blue, Red and White
Divisions volleyball, basketball, and soccer, two divisions in tennis (March,
2014) and one division in cross-country, and swimming. In addition, there will
be a traveling plaque awarded to the top combined boys and girls swim team.
c. These awards should be proudly displayed at the winning school for one
year and should be cared for in order to preserve the appearance and life of
the plaque. It is recommended that the blue carrying boxes be retained
in order to preserve the appearance of the plaque to better transport it to
the next recipient.
d. In addition to the traveling championship plaques, each sport will award a first,
second, and third-place regular season and tournament teams plaque that will
stay with each the school. Divisions with fewer than 7 teams will only receive
plaques for first and second place regular season and tournament. The
tournament director of a given tournament may decide to order trophies
instead of the standard plaques. In this case, a minimum of the cost of the
plaques must be spent on the awards. Money in the amount of the cost of
the standard plaques will be deposited into the host school account, and the
tournament director may supplement this with his/her own hosting funds
in order to upgrade the team awards. This exception will only apply to
tournament team awards. Receipts must be provided to the President and
Treasurer for record keeping (May, 2014).
3. Hill Formula
The Hill Formula is used to calculate the number of All-Conference and AllTournament selections for each sport. This calculation is obtained by taking
28% of the total number of starters in a sport from all the KAIAC teams.
Example:
6 Teams = 36 Starters X 28% = 10 All-Conference or All-Tournament Players
The top three teams in conference or in the tournament will receive 55% of
the selections. (The formula for each sport is found below)

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HILL FORMULA - VOLLEYBALL


ALL-CONFERENCE & ALL-TOURNAMENT SELECTIONS
Number of Teams in Number of Players
Division
on Starting Team

Total Number of
Players in Division

# All-Conference/
# All-Tournament

Number of Selections Per


Team by Finish

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7/7

1st - 3
2nd - 2

3rd - 4th - 1

30

8/8

1st - 3
2nd - 2

3rd - 5th - 1

36

10/10

1st - 3
2nd - 2

3rd - 6th - 1
+1 Vote

42

12/12

1st - 4
2nd - 3

3rd - 7th - 1

48

13/13

1st - 4
2nd - 3

3rd - 8th - 1
+1 Vote

54

15/15

1st - 4
2nd - 3

3rd - 2
4th - 9th - 1

10

60

17/17

1st - 4
2nd - 3

3rd - 2
4th - 10th - 1
+1 Vote

11

66

18/18

1st - 4
2nd - 3

3rd - 2
4th - 11th - 1
+1 Vote

12

72

20/20

1st - 5
2nd - 4

3rd - 2
4th - 12th - 1

SPECIAL AWARDS: MVP; Best Hitter; Best Passer; Best Server; Best Setter;
Coach-of-the-Year

HILL FORMULA -TENNIS


ALL-CONFERENCE & ALL-TOURNAMENT SELECTIONS
Number of Teams in Number of Players
Division
on Starting Team

Total Number of
Players in Division

# All-Conference/
*# All-Tournament

Number of Selections
Per Team by Finish

28

8/*8

1st - 3
2nd - 2

3rd - 4th - 1
+1 Vote

35

10/*8

1st - 4
2nd - 3

3rd - 5th - 1

42

12/*8

1st - 4
2nd - 3

3rd - 2
4th - 6th - 1

49

14/*8

1st - 4
2nd - 3

3rd - 2
4th - 7th - 1
+1 Vote

56

16/*8

1st - 5
2nd - 4

3rd - 2
4th - 8th - 1

63

18/*8

1st - 5
2nd - 4

10

70

20/*8

1st - 5
2nd - 4

3rd - 3
4th - 10th - 1
+1 Vote

11

77

22/*8

1st - 6
2nd - 5

3rd - 3
4th - 11th - 1

12

84

24/*8

1st - 6
2nd - 5

3rd - 4
4th - 12th - 1

3rd - 2
4th - 9th - 1
+1 Vote

* ALL-TOURNAMENT based on seven final tournament finishers + 2nd Place First Seed Singles
SPECIAL AWARDS: MVP (1st Place First Seed Singles); 2nd Place First Seed Singles; Coachof-the-Year

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4. All-Conference & All-Tournament Awards for each Sport

HILL FORMULA - CROSS-COUNTRY


ALL-CONFERENCE & ALL-TOURNAMENT SELECTIONS
Number of Teams in Number of Runners on
Division
Starting Team

Total Number of
Runners in Division

# All-Conference/
# All-Tournament

*Number of Selections Per


Team by Finish
* ALL-CONFERENCE: 1st - 3 2nd - 2;
Remaining based on individual
standings

20

6/6

25

7/7

30

8/8

35

10/10

40

11/11

45

13/13

10

50

14/14

11

55

15/15

12

60

17/17

* ALL-TOURNAMENT
BASED ON FINAL
TOURNAMENT FINISH
*ALL-CONFERENCE
SELECTIONS MUST HAVE RUN
IN AT LEAST 3/4 OF
SEASON MEETS

SPECIAL AWARDS: MVR (Usually 1st Place Tournament Finisher); Coach-of-the-Year

HILL FORMULA -BASKETBALL


ALL-CONFERENCE & ALL-TOURNAMENT SELECTIONS
Number of Teams in Number of Players on Total Number of
Players in Division
Division
Starting Team

# All-Conference/
*# All-Tournament

Number of Selections
Per Team by Finish

20

6/6

1st - 2
2nd - 4th - 1

25

7/7

1st - 2
+1 Vote
2nd - 5th - 1

30

8/8

1st - 2
+1 Vote
2nd - 6th - 1

35

10/10

1st -3

40

11/11

1st -3
2nd - 2

3rd-8th - 1

45

13/13

1st -3
2nd - 2

3rd-9th - 1
+1 Vote

10

50

14/14

1st -3
2nd - 2

3rd-10th - 1
+1 Vote

11

55

15/15

1st -3
2nd - 2

3rd-11th - 1
+1 Vote

12

60

17/17

1st -4
2nd - 3

3rd-12th - 1

3rd-7th-1 2nd - 2

SPECIAL AWARDS: MVP; Top Gun (Statistical Top Average Scorer-Minimum of two (2)
games); Top Rebounder (Statistical); Best Defender; Coach-of-the-Year

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4. All-Conference & All-Tournament Awards for each Sport

HILL FORMULA - CHEERLEADING


ALL-STAR SELECTIONS
Number of Teams
Division

in

Number of Cheerleaders/
Team

Total Number of
Cheerleaders in Division

# All-Star
Selections

Based on #
Participants
SPECIAL AWARDS: MVC, 1st, 2nd, & 3rd Place Varsity Tournament Team Awards
1st & 2nd Place JV Tournament Team Awards

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HILL FORMULA - SOCCER


ALL-CONFERENCE & ALL-TOURNAMENT SELECTIONS
Number of Teams in
Division

Number of Players on Total Number of


Players in Division
Starting Team

# All-Conference/
*# All-Tournament

Number of Selections
Per Team by Finish

11

44

12/12

1st - 5
2nd - 3
3rd - 2

4th - 1
+1 Vote

11

55

15/15

1st - 6
2nd - 4
3rd - 2

4th - 2
5th - 1

11

66

19/19

1st - 7
2nd - 5
3rd - 3

4th - 2
5th - 1
6th - 1

11

77

22/22

1st - 7
2nd - 5
3rd - 4

4th - 2
5th - 7th - 1
+1 Vote

11

88

25/25

1st - 8
2nd - 6
3rd - 4

4th - 2
5th - 8th - 1
+1 Vote

11

99

28/28

1st - 9
2nd - 7
3rd - 5

4th - 2
5th - 9th - 1

10

11

110

31/31

1st - 9
2nd - 7
3rd - 5

4th - 3
5th - 2
6th - 10th - 1

11

11

121

34/34

1st - 10
2nd - 8
3rd - 5

4th - 3
5th - 2
6th - 11th - 1

12

11

132

37/37

1st - 10
2nd - 8
3rd - 6

4th - 4
5th - 2
6th - 12th - 1

SPECIAL AWARDS: MVP; Best Offensive Player; Best Defensive Player; Top Goalkeeper;
Coach-of-the-Year

HILL FORMULA - FORENSICS


ALL-CONFERENCE & ALL-TOURNAMENT SELECTIONS

Number of Events

# All-Conference (Patches)

11-14

Number of Events

# All-Tournament (Medals)

40

Number of Selections Per Team by Finish


1st - 4
2nd - 3

3rd - 2
4th - 8th - 1

Number of Selections
1st Place Finisher each event
2nd Place Finisher each event
3rd Place Finisher each event
4th Place Finisher two Debate events only
Duo & two Debates have two competitors each)

SPECIAL AWARDS: Coach-of-the-Year; 1st, 2nd, & 3rd Place Tournament Team Awards

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4. All-Conference & All-Tournament Awards for each Sport

HILL FORMULA - SWIMMING


ALL-CONFERENCE & ALL-TOURNAMENT SELECTIONS
Number of Teams in
Division

Number of Swimmers
on Team

Total Number of
Swimmers

# All-Conference
Selections

*Number of Selections Per


Team by Finish

12

48

13

* AT will be based on top 3


individual event finishers or
winning relay

12

60

17

* AC should be based on actual


# swimmers

12

72

20

12

84

24

12

96

27

12

108

30

10

12

120

34

11

12

132

37

12

12

144

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SPECIAL AWARDS: MVS

5. All-Tournament Special Awards

For each KAIAC athletic tournament, individual athletes will be singled out for special
performances. These awards are voted upon by the coaches or come from official
statistics. The coach must be present at the post-tournament meeting in order for his/
her vote to be counted. All special award winners would also be considered AllTournament so they would automatically receive an All-Tournament patch. The
following ballot format may be used for all special awards.
SAMPLE SPECIAL AWARDS BALLOT

KAIAC SOCCER TOURNAMENT


MVP BALLOT

SCHOOL CASTING VOTE:


Each team is permitted two (2) votes. Please vote for one player from your team
(optional) and one player from another team (required). You may vote for two (2)
players that are not from your school.

Players Name and/or Jersey Number

School

1)

2)

Name of Voting Coach


(Please Print)

Signature of Voting Coach


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L. AwardsIndividual & Team (Continued)


The following are guidelines that should be used for each special award
a. Volleyball
1) Statistical - Will be selected based on best statistics for the
tournament in the specific category.
-Hitter
-Server
2) Votes - Will be selected based on a vote. Each school will be able
to nominate. Pertinent statistics can be shared during the
nomination process. A vote will then taken anonymously. If there is
a tie, there will be a revote between only the tied individuals.
-MVP
-Passer
-Setter
b. Tennis - MVP will be the first seed champion and Runner-Up will be the
first seed tournament runner-up.
c. Cross Country - MVR will be the championship race winner.
d. Basketball
1) Statistical - Will be selected based on best statistics for the
tournament in the specific category.
-Rebounder
-Top Gun
2) Votes - Will be selected based on a vote. Each school will be able
to nominate. Pertinent statistics can be shared during the
nomination process. A vote will then taken anonymously. If there is
a tie, there will be a revote between only the tied individuals.
-MVP
-Defender
e. Cheerleading - MVC will be the highest individual point-scorer.
f. Soccer
1) Votes - Will be selected based on a vote. Each school will be able
to nominate. Pertinent statistics can be shared during the
nomination process. A vote will then taken anonymously. If there is
a tie, there will be a revote between only the tied individuals.
-MVP
-Defender
-Offensive Player
-Goalkeeper
g. Swimming - MVS will be the highest point-scorer. In case of a tie, there
will be co-MVS awards. (May, 2014)
6. Team Sportsmanship Award

At each KAIAC team-type tournament a Sportsmanship Award will be


awarded. The award will honor the team that best demonstrates one or more of
the ideals of sportsmanship on and off the court. The ideals of sportsmanship
are fairness, civility, honesty, unselfishness, respect and responsibility. This
award is not meant to be a consolation award to the team with the worst
tournament record but is truly meant to recognize the team that shows the best
sportsmanship during the tournament. The USFKOA will co-sponsor this team
award. Each head coach will vote for one team, other than his own, that best
exemplified the characteristics of good sportsmanship. The tournament
officiating referees will each vote for the team they believe best exemplified the
characteristics of good sportsmanship. The criteria for the KAIAC Tournament
Team Sportsmanship Award are:

a. Respect The recipient team should show respect for the officials, the
coaches, and the opponent. The officials should be recognized as impartial
arbitrators who are trained to do their job. Sportsmanship implies the
willingness to accept and abide by the decisions of the officials. Teams who
constantly argue calls with the officials should not be considered for the
sportsmanship award. The proper appeal process should be followed according to the sport (i.e. in volleyball only the captain is allowed to address a


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concern to the official). Teams should likewise treat their opponents with
respect in the way they behave toward them before, during and after the game.
b. Integrity The recipient team should be fair and courteous. They should
play according to the rules and the spirit of the game, acting honorably not
only to their team, but also to their opponents. The recipient team should
accept both victory and defeat with pride and compassion, never being
boastful or bitter.
c. Perseverance The recipient team is in pursuit of worthy objectives in
spite of opposition, difficulty, injuries or discouragement and exhibits
patience and fortitude to try again when confronted with mistakes or
failures.
d. Self-discipline The recipient team should demonstrate: hard work;
commitment to purpose; striving for improvement; refraining from
inappropriate behavior; maintaining self-control at all times; and doing
their best.
7. Commissioners End-of-Season Sports Awards Report

As soon as possible after the season ending tournament (within 48


hours), that sports commissioner should send to all the participating
divisions schools, the KAIAC President, the KAIAC Historian, and the
KAIAC Web Site Manager the following report: (See appendix for a
sample report)
1) Teams regular season finish and records
2) Teams tournament records
3) All-conference and All-tournament selections
4) Special Awards
5) Coach-of-the Year Award
6) Team Sportsmanship Award
7) Player-of-the-Game winners
8) Topics of discussion from the Coaches meeting that need to be brought to the attention
of the Governing Board

Copies of this report should also be brought to the KAIAC Governing


Board meeting immediately following that sports season.

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L. AwardsIndividual & Team (Continued)


8. Coach-of-the Year Award
The Coach-of-the Year award will be given to a boys and girls Blue, Red and White
division coach. The purpose of the award is to recognize the coach who has done the best
job with his/her team and has done the most to promote the sport and good sportsmanship
during the regular season. This coach does not necessary have to be the winningest
coach or coach of the championship team. A plaque will be given at that sports
tournament awards program. When voting for this award, each participating school will
be given one vote. The coach with the largest number of votes will be the winner.

The Coach-of-the Year should:


1) Promote good sportsmanship
2) Demonstrate consistency in all areas
3) Accomplish the most with talent available
4) Teach team fundamentals
5) Demonstrate excellence in execution of play
6) Teach team work
7) Promote team spirit and enthusiasm

9. Tournament Player-of-the-Game T-Shirt Awards


a. Each of the two competing teams during a tournament game/match should award
one "Player of the Game/Match" T-Shirt.
b. The coach of each team will inform the tournament director or his/her representtative who that player is as soon as possible after the game/match. They should
also give the size of the t-shirt they need. The t-shirts should given to the players
immediately after that game/match. It is recommended to not wait until the end of
the day or tournament.
c. If possible, it is recommended to announce those "Players of the Game/Match"
over a P.A. system soon after the tournament game/match as possible.
d. The tournament director should include a list of the "Players of the Games/
Matches" in the Commissioners End-of-Season Sports Awards Report
e. Tournament directors might want to designate one person to handle this "Player
of the Game/Match" process at each site.
f. Criteria for the "Player of the Game/Match" Award is probably self-explanatory,
but the recommended award criteria is:
i) The player who contributed most to the victory or the player who contributed
most to the team's effort.
ii) The player who demonstrated the best team work;
iii) The "Unsung hero" who doesn't always get the recognition but consistently
contributes.
iv) The player who demonstrated good sportsmanship.
It is highly recommended that the coach "spread the wealth around" to as many of his/
her players as possible. A player should not receive the award more than once per
tournament, but is eligible to receive the award during other sports season tournaments.

10. KAIAC Scholar-Athlete Award


Each year, member schools are given the opportunity to present a prestigious award
in the form of an attractive plaque to a deserving boy and girl scholar-athlete from their
institution in recognition of the accomplishments both in the classroom and on the
courts, courses, fields, or pools. The award does not have to be presented by a school
if there are no student-athletes which meet the criteria.

The criteria for the award are:


(i) Presented to one boy and one girl enrolled in a KAIAC member school.
(ii) Must be a junior (11th grader) or senior (12th grader).
(iii) Must have maintained a 3.5 grade point average (4.0 scale) for the first
three quarters of that school year.
(iv) Must have lettered in at least two varsity sports or two of the highest level
of sports offered at the member school during that school year.

M. KAIAC Web Site


KAIAC has developed a world-wide web site to carry information and to promote the
conference. The site highlights the athletic, musical, and forensics performances and
accomplishments of students from the KAIAC schools. The site requires the assistance of all
schools to maintain the site with accurate and up-to-date information.

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Section VKAIAC Specific Athletic Procedures, Rules, & Regulations

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KAIAC SEASONAL SPORT SCHEDULE


SEASON

SPORT

FALL Sept.Oct.

VOLLEYBALL-Girls

VOLLEYBALL-Boys

TENNIS-Boys

TENNIS-Girls

X-COUNTRY-Boys

Open Runners

X-COUNTRY-Boys

Open Runners

BASKETBALL-Boys

BASKETBALL-Girls

*CHEERLEADING
Boys & Girls

SOCCER-Boys

SOCCER-Girls

**SWIMMING-Boys

**SWIMMING-Girls

WINTER
Nov./Dec.-Feb.

* Cheerleading practice may


begin in the fall to
accommodate football & as
i it l b

SPRING
March-April

**Swimming practice may


begin at the beginning of
the winter sports season.

VARSITY

JR. VARSITY

Optional

A. Volleyball
The USA Volleyball rules will be followed with limited exceptions. Modifications to
the USAV rules will be decided at the KAIAC board level. KAIAC competes in three
divisions (Blue, Red, and White) with both boys and girls teams.
The following are important rule clarifications and modifications of note:

1. Team Roster, Uniforms, and Order of Games

A maximum of 12 players may suit up for each varsity and junior-varsity conference
and tournament match. A roster of team members will be presented at the official
scorers table and to the opposing varsity and junior-varsity coaches before each
match. The team members should wear like-colored and design uniforms with easily
read numbers on the front and back of the top. The only exception would be the
Libero player (see Paragraph A-6). The established order of matches will be: 1)
girls junior varsity; 2) girls varsity; 3) boys varsity; 4) boys junior varsity (if
played). Exceptions to this order can be made with the approval of the two opposing
teams and the referee detailer within 48-hours of the matches or when the school has
two courts available.
2. Pre-Game Procedures

Prior to each match, referees will re-check the height of nets and pressure of the
match ball. Coaches and officials will meet prior to the match to discuss any
procedures and local facilities and conditions that might influence play. The
referees and the team captains will also meet just prior to the match to discuss any
procedures; local facilities and conditions that might influence play; and coin
toss to determine first service. If needed, a coin toss will be done prior to any
3rd or 5th deciding set. A warm-up time of approximately 15 minutes will begin a

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soon as both teams take the court. After the initial coin toss, the head referee
will supervise the warm-up periods with the serving team having the use of the
court first with a five-minute warm-up. The final five-minutes is for both teams to
practice serving simultaneously. The captains can elect to have separate warm- up
periods with only one team on the court at a time.

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3. Starting Times:

a. Start times: Weekdays 3:30 P.M.

Saturday 9:00 A.M.

4. Floor Captain

The player captain on the court will serve as the official spokesperson with the
referee when questions about a call, procedure or request for rotation check. The
team captain is permitted to stop play to ask a question of the referee so long as
the service whistle has not blown. The captain is not limited to the number of
times that he/she can stop play to ask the referee for an explanation on the
application or interpretation of the rules.
5. Substitutions

There are no restrictions as to the number of entries for each player and a maximum
of 12 team substitutions are permitted per set. Substitution of players may be
made on the request of either the playing captain on the court or a coach off the
court when the ball is dead and when recognized by either referee.
6. Swing Players

Swing players are determined on a game to game basis for those who
will play varsity and junior varsity. These players may play on only one level,
varsity or junior varsity, per day of competition. Small schools with limited
rosters may swing players to complete a full roster. Players who do this may
only play a combined five volleyball sets (junior-varsity + varsity = 5 sets) per
head-to-head competition. A varsity starting player may not start a juniorvarsity match.
7. Scoring for Varsity & Junior-Varsity Matches

Varsity matches will be played best 3 out of 5 sets to 25 points rally scoring. The
winning team must take the set by 2 points. A deciding fifth set will be played to
15 points rally scoring. Again, the winning team must take the set by 2 points. The
final score has no ceiling. Junior varsity matches will be played best 2 out of 3 sets
to 25 points rally scoring. The winning team must take the set by 2 points. A deciding
third set will be played to 15 points rally scoring. Again, the winning team must take
the set by 2 points. The final score has no ceiling.
8. Double-Header Matches

Periodically, because of scheduling difficulties two teams may mutually agree to


play two matches in one day. If such matches are played on a weekday, varsity and
junior varsity will play best 2 out of 3 sets to 25 points rally scoring. The winning
team must take the set by 2 points. A deciding third set will be played to 15 points
rally scoring. Again, the winning team must take the set by 2 points. The final score
has no ceiling. If such matches are played on a Saturday or there are two separate
courts in which to play, varsity will be play best 3 out of 5 sets to 25 points rally
scoring. The winning team must take the set by 2 points. A deciding fifth set will
be played to 15 points rally scoring. Again, the winning team must take the set by 2
points. The final score has no ceiling. A Saturday junior-varsity match will remain
best 2 out of 3 sets.
9. Player Unsportsmanlike Behavior

A players behavior that the referee would judge to be a disruptive influence on the
match or be considered unsportsmanlike can result in a yellow or red card. The
yellow card is considered a warning. A second yellow card or red card will result in
that player being ineligible to continue play. If a player receives a red card during
any set, he will be ineligible to play the remainder of that match and the next
match, either regular season or tournament. An official may give a red card at any

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A. Volleyball (Continued)
time, but a second yellow card is automatically counted as a red card for any one
player in a game. The offending individual will be asked to leave the playing area.
The name of the offending player will be sent to the KAIAC President by the referee
in order to inform the conference schools.
10. Coaching

Coaching will be permitted from the sideline of the court. This is interpreted to
mean that the team may receive instructions from the bench area.
11. Coachs Unsportsmanlike Behavior

Unsportsmanlike coaching, which would be any action the referee judged to be


a disruptive influence on the match, will not be permitted. Examples include
tactics designed to delay the game, continual jumping up from the bench, pacing
the bench area, loud or abusive language, comments to opposing teams,
throwing of objects, or displaying temper or disgust in any overt manner.
Disruptive or un-sportsmanlike coaching as interpreted by the referee may result
in a yellow or red card. A second yellow card or red card received anytime
during the game will result in that individual being ineligible to coach the
remainder of that match and the entire next match, either regular season or
tournament. The offending individual will be asked to leave the playing area.
The name of the offending coach will be sent to the KAIAC President by the
referee in order to inform the conference schools.
12. KAIAC Tournaments

a. Blue, Red and White tournaments for boys and girls will be held at the end
of the conference season utilizing the Tournament Competition Procedures
found in IV.I. All KAIAC teams will participate in the KAIAC post-season
tournaments.
b. If at the end of the season two teams have the same conference record,
they will be declared co-champions or co-holders of that place and
seeding will be determined by the Tie-Breaking Procedures found in
IV.I.5.
13. Line Judges

Each school may choose to pay line judges through the referee association for home
matches. If they are unable to acquire line judges through the association, they may
choose to pay or volunteer line judges from their own staff or student population.
These line judges should be trained in exactly what they are expected to perform
during a match. Each athletic director should inform all opposing schools and KSOA
at the beginning of the season whether or not line judges will be used. All calls made
by these judges may be overruled by the floor or net referee.
14. Ceiling Rule

When the ball hits the ceiling at any time during a rally, the ball will be out of
bounds. (May, 2013)
B. Cross-Country
KAIAC cross-country is NOT covered by National High School Federation Rules, but
instead, by the following rules:
1. Course

The course will be 5,000 meters or 3.1 miles in length. The course may include
level, incline, straight, curved, dirt, grass, asphalt or any combination of these
type of surfaces. All efforts should be made to make the course as simple and as
safe as possible. Safety hazards from vehicular traffic, pedestrians, loose gravel
or stones, and low hanging branches should be avoided or adequate protection
provided. No course should intentionally include dangerous portions or more than
reasonable safety hazards. The visiting teams should receive course maps prior to
the meet.
2. Pre-Meet Procedures and Preparations

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B. Cross-Country (Continued)
a. Course should be laid out well in advance including approval from
appropriate post, base, or local officials.
b. The course should be accurately measured and clearly marked with cones,
flags, and/or spray paint.
c. Host schools must provide a course map using Google Earth or something
similar at least one week prior to hosting a meet. Course maps must have mile and
kilometer markers labeled for distance.
d. Host schools must clearly communicate what their end of race procedures will be at
least one week prior to hosting a meet.
e. If a team from a group not participating in an official meet wishes to participate,
they must notify the host at least one week in advance.
f. Arrangements should be made to have adequate marshals on-site for marking the
course; for safety; and for recording the finish times. Marshals could be a mix of
students, parents, and teachers.
g. Water stations should be available at the start/finish line and when possible at
the half-way point.
h. Bathroom or locker room facilities should be provided near the meet site.
i. A nurse or source of medical care should be available on or near the meet site.
j. If possible, an official scorers table will be set-up for team registration; time
recording and reporting; team tabulation; and medical assistance.
k. It is recommended that a chute be created with plastic cones for runners to finish
in order to facilitate time recording. (See page 30 for illustration)
l. It is highly recommended that a tape digital timer and back-up stop watches be
used for meets.
m. Finishing sticks (numbered tongue depressors or Popsicle sticks) are a
recommended method to assist in keeping track of the order of finish and
times. Each finisher will be handed a numbered stick as he/she crosses the
finish line.
n. Other useful materials for the meet include plastic cones; walkie-talkies; marshal
shirts; megaphone; starters gun; large timer; banners and awards such as
certificates; ribbons; patches; or medals. Regular season meet awards will be at
the hosting schools expense.
3. Meet Schedules and Order of Races

a. KAIAC has only one division for cross-country which includes separate boys
and girls teams both small and large schools running in competition with one
another. There will be regular season duel meets held between participating
schools. Times and number of finishers should be kept on a meet form with each
team receiving a copy before leaving the area or no later than the Friday after a
Wednesday meet or the Monday after a Saturday meet.
b. Groups will officially compete in four out of six meets to determine conference
standings.
c. Each groups second and fourth official meet will be scored against both the
opposing group and their own group.
d. Weekday meets will normally begin at 3:30 P.M. and Saturday meets at 10:00
A.M. The order of the races shall be as follows:
1) Female division
2) Male division
3) Open division (male and female). Varsity runners may not run in open races,
whether as a cool down or to encourage other runners.
4) If the multiple team meets are small enough and the numbers are not
overwhelming, races may be combined with the scorers distinguishing between
runners for tabulation.
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B. Cross-Country (Continued)
Each school must enter their runners on the KAIAC XC Google doc to assign a
permanent number for the given year. If the coach/AD cannot get access to the
document, the roster should be sent to the season commissioner, who will assign
numbers and send the numbers back to the coach/AD. A roster of team runners
should be presented at the official scorers table when the team arrives. The boys
and girls varsity teams will be made up of five to seven runners from each
school. Other runners may run as exhibition runners but must be marked in such a
way as to be distinguished from the designated runners. The designated runners
may be changed from race to race up to the time of lining up for the start of the
race. The first five runners of a team will make up the score of that team with the
remaining two runners being used to bump up the score of the other
team. A team with less than five varsity runners in a race will have to forfeit the
competition between teams, however, the runners finishes and times will be
counted toward conference rankings. Any number of boys and girls runners may
participate in the open run. The team members should wear like-colored and design
uniforms.
5. Team Scoring Dual Races and Invitationals

a. Dual Race multiple races can be scored in any meet. Regardless of the number
of schools involved in the meet, scoring will only involve two schools
at a time. Runners will earn from one point to fourteen points for their team point
total, depending on the order in which they finish between the two competing
schools.
b. The runner from the school that finishes first between two competing schools, will
earn one point for that school, regardless of where that runner finishes in the meet.
The next runner to finish will earn two points, three for the next runner, and so on
until all varsity runners have been scored up to the maximum fourteen.
c. To calculate team scores, the first five runners from each school will be tallied for
that teams score. The sixth and seventh runners from each team do not earn
points for their team but increase the score of the other team if they finish ahead
of any of that teams first five runners.
d. The winning team of the race is the team with the lower point total.
e. Tie breakers:
1) In the event of a tie, the team whose sixth place runner finishes first wins. That
is, if both teams have 28 points after tallying the points for each teams first
five runners, and team Bs sixth place runner finished in 10th place and team
As sixth place runner finished in 12th place, team B is the winner. If a team
only has five runners, then the team with six runners wins.
2) If the tied teams only have five runners, then the first four runners are tallied to
determine the winner.

Team A

Team B

Teams First Place Runner

Teams Second Place Runner

Teams Third Place Runner

Teams Fourth Place Runner

Teams Fifth Place Runner

11

Teams Sixth Place Runner

12

10

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Team A

Team B

Teams Seventh Place Runner

13

14

Team Total Score

28

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6. Invitational Scoring

This is the format used for the KAIAC tournament. Each runners place of finish is
the point total earned for his or her team. Teams will not be isolated to score against
each other as all teams compete against each other. The first five runners to finish
for each team will make up that teams total, thus scores will be much higher than in
dual races. The tie-breaker is the first sixth place finisher between tied teams.
7. Violations

Runners are permitted to stop or walk during the course of the race but they may not
cut corners or deviate from the laid out course. Runners may not be assisted toward
the finish of a race by fellow competitors, coaches, or spectators. If a runner does
not start or finish a race, that athletes score (only for all-conference
calculations) in another race that was scored against the same teams will be
double counted (Mar, 2014).
8. Coaching

Coaching is permitted along the sidelines and at the start/finish line. This is
interpreted to mean that the runner may receive instructions from the sidelines
only.
9. Meet/Race Procedures

The meet will generally begin with the calling of all teams together to explain the
procedures to be used; an introduction of the timers and meet officials, the starting
directions including the gun or horn; and the school teams competing. Following
the meets races, the hosting school is encouraged to recognize the runners in
some manner. Races should be started and finished in the manner that is similar to
what is diagramed below. Runners should line-up single file as a team with the
first runner just behind the starting line. Runners should be approximately
18 inches apart to minimize bumping off the starting line.
STARTING LINE SET-UP

Team
A

Team Team Team Team


B
C
D
E

FINISH LINE SET-UP


Stick or Bib
Marshal

Coaches

Official
Timers

Finish Line

Official
Timers

Cone
Runners
Chute

Starting Line

Race
Direction

Race
Direction

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B. Cross-Country (Continued)
10. KAIAC Tournaments

The boys and girls varsity tournaments will be run as one division with both small
and large schools running in competition with one another. Each school will only be
permitted seven runners in each race. If time and space allow, an open race with
exhibition runners will take place. The tournament will be held at the end of the
conference season utilizing the Tournament Competition Procedures found in Section
IV. I.
C. Tennis
The United States Tennis Association (USTA) rule book shall be followed unless
superseded by the specific conference guidelines described below.
1. Match Schedules

KAIAC has two divisions for tennis, which includes separate boys and girls teams.
The Blue Tennis Division includes: KIS, SAHS, SFS, SIS, TCIS, YISS. The Red
Tennis Division includes: CI, DHS, GSIS, HHS, OAHS (Mar, 2014). Weekday
matches will normally begin at 3:30 P.M. or earlier to take advantage of the maximum
sunlight and Saturday meets at 9:00 A.M. If a school cannot accommodate a 3:30 P.M.
or a 9:00 A.M. start time, then they should notify the opposing school well in advance
of the meet with at least a 48-hour minimum notice.
2. Conference Match Format

a. A maximum of 14 (7 boys and 7 girls for each team) may dress for a
conference match.
b. The format for the conference duels will be three singles and two doubles
matches.
c. A team will be required to have seven players in order to compete in a conference
match consisting of 3 singles and the 2 doubles. No player will be permitted to play
more than one singles or one doubles match. In addition, no singles player will be
permitted to play doubles in the same conference match.
d. Teams that do not have seven players will have to forfeit those matches.
e. A five-minute warm-up period will be allowed before each match begins.
f. The home team will present their line-up to the visiting team. The visiting
team will then match up their line-up to the home team. It is expected that the
top seeded positions are filled first with coaches playing their top players as 1st
seed and follow through 3rd best as 3rd seed singles.
g. Adjustments as seeding or position may be made from conference match to
match.
h. Line-up adjustments may be made in the course of a conference match if a team has
already won three matches and if both coaches agree to these changes. Reminder:
Making numerous changes during the course of the season may jeopardize a player
seeding in the conference tournament which requires that he/she play at least 50% of
his/her matches in a particular seed.
i. When a singles player is unable to attend a match due to temporary circum- stances,
any player may take his/her spot for that match. If that given player has been
permanently removed from the team, all singles players under the said player must
move up for the remainder of the season and the remaining players must move up. If
this takes place at the beginning of the season, all players must move up. If this takes
place in the 2nd half of the season, all singles players must move up, and doubles may
remain the same. As always, all teams are expected to honor the rules and must use all
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C. Tennis (Continued)
of fairness.
3. Facilities and Equipment

a. The hosting team should provide at least three courts with regulation markings and
a playing surface of composition, cement, asphalt, or hard clay.
(See page 17 for additional comments on facilities)
b. If only two courts are available, boys and girls will start equally with one team
on each court.
c. The home team will provide a new can of three balls for each of the five
matches. The minimum quality of balls utilized must be comparable to the
Nassau Korean brand.
d. Under normal conditions, only the coaches, managers, and those players in
competition should be on the fence-in courts or sidelines. All other players
waiting for their next match and spectators should be watching outside the
fenced-in tennis courts.
4. Scoring
a. The match will consist of an eight-game pro-set where a player must win

8 games by at least a 2 game margin. At 8 all, a 12 point tie-breaker will be used. b. If


a problem arises on the scoring or disagreement on calls, the coaches from
both teams will decide on a fair method to complete that match.
c. In disputes relating to line calls, after a player has made three challenges to his/her
opponents line calls he/she has the right to ask for a line judge. This line judge
needs to be a person agreed upon by both coaches
d. Doubleheaders Matches If because a scheduling problem or weather
postponement, it becomes necessary for two teams to hold a double-header, then
a 6-game pro-set with 12 point tiebreaker will be employed.
5. Interruptions to Play

a. If only two courts are available, boys and girls will start equally with one team on
each court.
b. In case of darkness or bad weather, the home coach calls the match. The match is
considered final with the score at that point, including the game or games that were in
progress at the time the match was called.
c. When a match between two schools is not played because of bad weather and it is
impossible to make up, then the previous match played between the two schools will
count for double for conference standings.
d. Doubleheaders Matches If because a scheduling problem or weather
postponement it becomes necessary for two teams to hold a double-header, then a 6game pro-set with 12 point tiebreaker will be employed.
6. Coaching

During a match, coaches may sit between courts and consult with players for one
minute during the change over of ends. Coaches should be careful not to abuse this rule.
7. Uniforms

Tennis uniforms of like-color and design are recommended to create team spirit and to
present a quality and class to the sport.
8. KAIAC Tournament

a. The boys and girls varsity tournaments will be run as one division with both small
and large schools in competition with one another. The tournament will actually be setup to be held in one-day, preferably a Friday, with a second day, Saturday, held as a
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courts and rain.


C. Tennis (Continued)
b. The years tennis commissioner/tournament director is responsible for collating all
conference results and drawing up the initial seeding for the tournament. See page13 for
details of tournament directors duties.
c. The conference tournament will have 3 singles matches (1st, 2nd, & 3rd Seeds)
and 2 doubles matches (1st & 2nd Seeds).
d. One point will be awarded for each win. In case of a tie in team points, the team with
the least number of games lost will be the winner. If a player receives a bye, he/she
will receive 2 points upon winning the first match. A loss will yield no points.
e. Tournament scoring should be the same as conference games, an 8-game
pro-set whereby a player must win 8 games by 2 games. At 8 all, a 12 point tiebreaker is used.
f. The placement of players for the tournament will be as follows:
1) A player should play the position he/she played for at least 50% of his/her regular
season.
2) A player may move up but not down.
3) A players seeding will be based on his/her season record for the position he/she is
playing in the tournament. Only matches played will count towards seedings in the
KAIAC tournament.
4) Seeding will be determined by winning percentages. If winning percentages are
equal, then head-to-head competition results will be used.
5) All seeding and positioning for doubles are figured the same as for singles. Since
many doubles teams switch partners, each players record must be considered
separately.
6) A maximum of five minutes for warm-up is allowed on the court of play. Players
must be ready to begin play at the designated time.
7) All players should report in to the tournament director at least 15 minutes
before designated times. It is the responsibility of the winning player to
report the score of his/her match to the tournament score table.
8) If a coach enters a player in a bracket lower than he/she should be (#1 player
in either singles or doubles is entered at #2 in either singles or doubles), that
team will forfeit all points won in both brackets.
9) Season singles record is for singles only. Season doubles record is for
doubles only. Example: a player can play #1 singles all season and can play
#2 doubles in the tournament if he/she has played #2 doubles at least 50% of
the time.
10) When a singles player who played a majority of the regular season at a given seed
is unable to play in the tournament due to temporary circumstances, any player may
take his/her spot in the tournament. This player will be seeded last for their
respective bracket. If that given seed has been permanently removed from the team
(suspension, transfer, etc), all singles players under the said player must move up
and an alternate may be placed at the 3rd singles seed. All players moving up will
automatically be the last see for their respective bracket unless a consensus is
reached by the coaches prior to the tournament.
D. Basketball
High School Federation rules will be employed throughout the conference season and will
be followed with limited exceptions. Modifications to the Federation rules will be decided at
the KAIAC board level. KAIAC competes in three divisions (Blue, Red, and White) with
both boys and girls teams. The following are important rule clarifications and
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D. Basketball (Continued)
1. Team Roster, Order of Games, and Uniforms

A maximum of 12 players may suit up for each varsity and junior-varsity conference
and tournament games. A roster of team members will be presented at the official
scorers table and to the opposing varsity and junior-varsity coaches before each
match. The established order of matches will be: 1) girls junior-varsity; 2) boys
junior-varsity; 3) girls varsity; 4) boys varsity. Exceptions to this order can be
made with the approval of the two opposing teams and the referee detailer within 48
hours of the matches or when the school has two courts available. When two courts
are available efforts will be made to alternate games so varsity and junior-varsity
coaches may assist each other. The team members should wear like-colored and
design uniforms with easily read numbers on the front and back of the top.
Contrasting colors will be worn for games as follows unless mutually agreed upon by
both teams:

TEAM

WHITE or LIGHT COLOR

BLACK or DARK COLOR

HOME TEAM

Weekdays (Wed. & Fri.)

Saturdays

VISITING TEAM

Saturdays

Weekdays (Wed. & Fri.)

2. Pre-Game Procedures

Prior to each match referees will re-check the condition of the court and the
pressure of the game ball. Coaches and officials will meet prior to the match to
discuss any procedures and conditions that might influence play. The referees and
the team captains will also meet just prior to the game to discuss any procedures
and conditions that might influence play. A warm-up time of approximately 15minutes will begin as soon as both teams take the court. Warm-up time will
include stretching, drills, and shooting. A No Dunk rule is in effect during the
warm-ups. Warm-ups may have to be altered depending on teams arrival times on
the court. For players, warm-up time should not be less than 10 minutes.
3. Substitutions

There are no restrictions as to the number of substitutions or the number of entries for each
player. Substitutions may be made during dead balls when signaled on the court by the
referee. Substitutes must first check-in with the official table and scorer
before entering the game.
4. Swing Players

Swing players are determined on a game to game basis for those who will
play varsity and junior-varsity. These players may play on only one level, varsity
or junior varsity, per day of competition. Small schools with limited rosters
may swing players to complete a full roster. Players who do this may only play a
combined five quarters (junior varsity + varsity = 5 quarters) per
head-to-head competition. The overtime period will be an extension of the fourth
quarter and not affect the eligibility of a player concerning the five-quarter rule.
A varsity starting player may not start a junior-varsity match. Violating any of these
swing player rules could result in the forfeiture of a game.
5. Starting Times, Length of Games, Shot Clocks, and Running Clocks

a. Start times: Weekdays 3:30 P.M.


b. Length of the Games:

Saturday 9:00 A.M.

TEAM

QUARTERS GAME TOTAL OVER-TIME

BETWEEN
QUARTERS

HALF-TIME

Jr.-Varsity

6 Minutes

24 Minutes

4 Minutes

1 Minute

10 Minutes

Varsity

8 Minutes

32 Minutes

4 Minutes

1 Minute

10 Minutes

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D. Basketball (Continued)
c. Shot Clocks: All Blue Division schools will be required to have a shot clock.
Although not required in the other two divisions, two teams can mutually agree to
use the shot clock. The shot clocks for boys and girls games will be 30-seconds. A
special timer must be provided. The two shot clocks should be hung, one each, near
the basket at a height easily seen or placed on the floor on each end of the court.
d. Running Clocks: A running clock will normally not be utilized except if the Mercy
Rule is in effect (See Mercy Rule). If a running clock is utilized the clock will
continue to run during all out-of-bounds plays, foul shots, foul calls by the official,
and after scores. The only time the clock will stop is during time outs called by teams
or the referees.
6. Mercy Rule

In basketball, the Mercy Rule will go into effect when one team takes a 40-point lead
over the other. Once the Mercy Rule is in effect, it will continue for the remainder of
the game or until the opposing team closes the score to 20 points or under. If the 40point or more lead is at half-time or at any time in the 2nd half, the trailing team will have
the following options: 1) Freeze the score and the game is officially over, but the teams
will continue to scrimmage as a friendly; 2) Call the game over; 3) Continue the game
with the final score reflected at the end of regulation time.
Once the Mercy Rule is in effect the following will take place:
1) Running Clock will take effect for the remainder of the game.
2) The leading team must take all starters off the court and bring in the 2nd team.
3) The leading team must stop any half-court or full-court presses.
4) The leading team must not fast-break up the court.
5) The leading team will play zone defense.
6) The shot clock will keep running.
If option 3 (above) is chosen by the trailing team, the Mercy Rule procedures will
discontinue once the lead has come to within 20 points. The Mercy Rule
procedures will re-start if and when the lead is back to 40 points.
7. Player Unsportsmanlike Behavior

Any players behavior that the referee would judge to be a disruptive influence on the
game or considered unsportsmanlike can result in a technical foul. A second technical
foul call on the same player will result in that player being ineligible to continue play.
The offending individual will be asked to leave the playing area.

8. Coaching

Coaching will be permitted from the sideline of the court. This is interpreted to mean that
the team may receive instructions from the bench area.

9. Coachs Unsportsmanlike Behavior

Unsportsmanlike coaching would be any action the referee judged to be a disruptive


influence on the game and will not be permitted. Examples include tactics designed to
delay the game, continual jumping up from the bench, pacing the bench area, loud or
abusive language, comments to opposing teams, throwing of objects, or displaying
temper or disgust in any overt manner. Disruptive or unsportsmanlike coaching as
interpreted by the referee may result in a technical foul. A second technical foul would
result in that individual being ineligible to coach the remainder of that game. The
offending individual will be asked to leave the playing area.

10. KAIAC Tournaments

Blue, Red, and White tournaments for boys and girls will be held at the end of the
conference season utilizing the Tournament Competition Procedures found on
pages 15-16. Some seasons when a post-conference tournament cannot be
scheduled due to Far East or APAC conflicts, a pre-season tournament can be held.
All KAIAC teams will participate in the KAIAC post-season tournaments.
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D. Basketball (Continued)
be declared co-champions or co-holders of that place and seeding will be
determined by the Tie-Breaking Procedures found in IV.I.5.
b. The tournament will either be modified single elimination or double elimination.
This decision will be made by the board at their meeting before the start of the
season.
c. Prior to the beginning of the tournament, all coaches must submit the names and
the numbers of the 12 players who will compete in the tournament. Once this
list has been submitted no additions or changes may be made.
d. A 30-second shot clock is required in Blue Division and recommended in Red and
White Division tournaments. (See paragraph D.5c on page 35 for set-up and use.)
e. The tournament will be played using 8-minute quarters and/or a running clock
may be used for the preliminary round of games or the losers bracket games. If the
running clock is used the procedure found in paragraph D.5d on page 35 should
be used with the addition that the last two minutes of the second and fourth quarters
the running clock be turned off and revert to the stop and start clock.
f. Throughout the KAIAC Tournament, the upper bracket will be considered the
home team and will wear white or a light color uniform.
g. If during the tournament an IF game is necessary, it will consist of two
periods of ten minutes with a running clock. If the score is still tied after the
two periods, there will be an additional period of five minutes with a
running clock. If the score is still tied then additional five minute periods
will be played until there is a winner.
E. Cheerleading
Cheerleading is an opportunity for students to support and represent the schools
athletics program. It demands athleticism and enthusiasm. KAIAC encourages the
participation of girls and boys in cheerleading. Cheerleading will compete as two
levels based on specific criteria. Spirit and safety guidelines for cheerleading are set in
the National Federation of High School Spirit/Cheer Rulebook (www.nfhs.org). The
other governing board that will be used for rules and guidelines is the American
Association of Cheer Coaches and Administrators (www.aacca.com). Cheerleading
squads are permitted to practice year-round as a Cheer or Spirit Club and perform
only at home games during intermissions or half- times of any sport. The Official
Cheerleading Season will be the basketball season and cheerleaders are only
officially to cheer for those games. The one exception to this policy is that DoDDS
may perform and compete during the fall football season. The KAIAC Team and AllStar Cheerleader competition
will usually take place following the regular basketball season.
1. Roster Size

a. No more than twelve (12) cheerleaders, including the mascot, are permit- ted
on court for KAIAC basketball games.
b. Schools may have varsity and junior-varsity of any size so long as the
number of cheerleaders never exceeds 12 on the court during the
game or at the tournament competition. The only exception is regular season
half-time routines when the number may exceed 12 when it poses no safety
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Approved Cheerleaders Location on a Basketball Court

Cheerleading
Squad of 12

Cheerleading Squads
should not cheer in this area

Cheerleading
Squad of 12

Teams Cheering Fans

2. Practices

Cheerleading squads are permitted to practice year-round as a Cheer or Spirit Club


and perform only at home games during intermissions or half- times of fall or even
spring sports. Cheerleader squad must hold a minimum of ten practice days before
the regular basketball season for the purpose of conditioning and the safety of the
student-athlete. The Official KAIAC Cheerleading Season will be the basketball
season and cheerleaders are only officially to cheer for those games. The one
exception to this policy is that DoDDS may perform and compete during the fall
football season. The KAIAC Team and All-KAIAC Cheerleader competition will
usually take place following the regular basketball season.
3. Game Attendance

a. Cheerleading squads should attend all home games.


b. Visiting teams may bring cheerleading squads for Friday and Saturday games.
Cheerleading squads are given the option to travel for weekday games at the
discretion of that schools athletic director and administration.
c. Cheerleading squads must have attended at least 80% of the regular seasons
KAIAC varsity basketball games in order to be eligible to participate in the
KAIAC season ending cheerleading competition.
d. Schools must turn in a roster 30 days prior to the KAIAC season ending
competition to the hosting school with alternates in case of injury.
e. Cheerleaders must cheer for both boys and girls teams in the Blue Division.
4. Game Procedures

a. The home team squad and coach should assist the visiting squad in finding locker
rooms, pointing out where visiting team and fans should sit and any special local
procedures.
b. Home teams, whenever possible, should try to provide a public address system and
CD/MP3 player for the visiting cheerleading teams. However,
squads should not assume that all schools can provide sound equipment
so they should come prepared with a CD/MP3 player for half-time routines.
c. Cheerleaders should stand on the sidelines of the court nearest their team and
fans. Although squads are no longer required to form an L shape on the sidelines,
they should not extend their line under the backboard so as to possibly distract a freethrow shooter. It is understood that each schools gym is different and that squads
should only cheer in safe areas that will result in minimum distraction to the game
and fans.
d. If the coaches and referees are in agreement, cheerleaders may alternate coming onto
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E. Cheerleading (Continued)
cleared the floor by the buzzer, so as to prevent delays in the start-up of the game.
e. Half-time routines should be no longer than 3-minutes in length, not including the
time for placing mats on the floor, with the visiting team going first. The home
team squad should sit as a team near mid-court to encourage and cheer for the
visiting team. Half-time routines may include more than twelve cheerleaders so
long as it does not present either a safety issue or impede the normal functions of
the facility during half-time.
5. Safety

Cheerleaders and coaches must follow the safety guidelines outlined in the
National Federation of High School Spirit/Cheer Rulebook (www.nfhs.org)and the
American Association of Cheer Coaches and Administrators (www.aacca.com). This
information is updated every year, and the conference will provide the coach with the
rulebook. Pay special attention to these guidelines:
a. Coaches should regularly receive training in basic safety as well as in specific
cheer safety.
b. Stunts should be learned progressively, based on the coachs assessment of
the cheerleaders abilities. Stunts should never be performed or practiced
without a coachs supervision.
6. KAIAC Tournament Competition

a. A KAIAC cheerleading tournament competition (including varsity and juniorvarsity competitions) will be held on a date established by the host school,
preferably coinciding with the basketball tournaments (same dates), but
different locations.
b. A panel of four (4) judges will be hired for the year-ending KAIAC
competition. If a panel of hired judges is not able to be secured, then a panel
of judges from participating schools will be assembled.
c. Requirements for All-KAIAC Performances
i. Participants must declare their intent to tryout two weeks prior to the event.
ii. Only three (3) Level 1 cheerleaders from each school may try out for AllKAIAC.
iii. The number of top scorers that receive all-Tournament patches will be
determined base on the number of participants in the all-KAIAC competition.
iv. Each participant must perform the following:
1) Individual tumbling pass with a minimum requirement of a cartwheel.
2) Individual jump sequence of 3 jumps
3) Cheer with fellow participants from the same school. All participants will
perform the same cheer provided by the host schools Commissioner.
v. All-KAIAC scoring rubric and judging sheets will be provided to all competing
schools. Copies are located on pages 89-90 of the Constitution.
d. Each school must declare prior to the beginning of the regular season whether they
will compete in Level 1 or Level 2 for the competition. This should be reported to the
commissioner for that year.
e. Each year the host school and participating schools will follow the KAIAC
Competition Rules and Regulations set out below. The host school will be required to
provide the KAIAC rubric sheet that explains the scoring and the scoring sheets to
each participating school. These can be found on pages 89-90 of this book. The
rubric and score sheets are based on the UCA guidelines. The host school each year
will receive the Competition checklist as seen on page 91 and a copy of the KAIAC
Cheer Competition Host School Folder that will give all pertinent details and original
handouts to be copied for each participating school. The folder is to be given to the
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E. Cheerleading (Continued)
meeting.
7. KAIAC Cheer Competition Rules and Regulations (Adapted from UCA
Competition Document)
a. General Rules:
i. School Divisions:
1) Level 1 Division:

9th-12th grade
Maximum of 16 members which may include up to 3 males
Above basic tumbling level (round-off toe touch, front walkover,
aerial, front & back handspring, back tuck, layout)
Above basic stunting level (prep to extension, full-up extension,
prep level one-leg, one-leg extension, inversion)
Above basic jump level (herkie, hurdler, toe touch, pike, sequence
combinations)
Above entry-level experience
2) Level 2 Division:

7th-12th grade. Large schools may not utilize 7th and 8th graders.
Maximum of 16 members which may include up to 3 males
Basic tumbling level (forward roll, cartwheel, round-off)
Basic stunting level (thigh stand, shoulder sit, elevator, prep to
extension)
Basic jump level (herkie, toe touch)
Entry-level experience
ii. School Representation and Team Participation
1) All members of the cheerleading squad must be current members of the
official school spirit squad and must attend the school they are
representing.
2) Individuals are NOT permitted to compete on two School Teams.
3) Teams may participate in more than one competition during the season.
4) The team and each participating member/coach should constantly
display good sportsmanship throughout the entire performance in regards
to respect for themselves, other teams and the viewing audience of all ages.
Teams should refrain from any taunting, bragging, or suggestive
expressions or gestures as well as discrimination of any nature.
5) We recommend that the team and each of its members display an overall
appearance conducive to serving as public representatives and ambassadors
of their school in regards to grooming, traditional and appropriate attire,
conservative make-up, uniformity, etc.
iii. Uniform Guidelines
1) All participant uniforms must cover the midriff when standing at
attention. Covered midriff does include flesh or nude-colored body suits
and liners; however, fringe would not count as a cover.
2) Any team in violation of the uniform guidelines will be assessed a five
(5) deduction.
iv. Time Limitations - Performance Routine
1) Each teams presentation must include at least one cheer or sideline
chant. The musical portion must not exceed one minute and thirty seconds.
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with the first movement, voice, or note of music, whichever comes first.
2) If a team exceeds the time limit, a penalty will be assessed for each
violation. Three (3) -point deductions for 1 5 seconds over, Five (5)-point
deduction for 6-10 seconds over and Seven (7) point deduction for 11
seconds and over.
3) The routine time limit is 2:30. Acknowledging the potential variance
caused by human reaction speed and sound system time variations, judges
will not issue a deduction until their stopwatches show a time of 2:33.
4) Because penalties are severe, it is recommended that all teams time their
performance several times prior to competition and leave a several second
cushion to all for variations in sound equipment.
5) Introductions

All introductions (tumbling, entrances, chants, spell outs, etc. are


considered part of the routine and will be timed as part of the
performance.
All team breaks, rituals and traditions need to take place prior to
entering the mat.
Teams should take the floor immediately with spirit and
enthusiasm, but without excessive gestures. Example: chest bumps,
hugs, handshakes, etc.
All teams should refrain from any type of excessive celebration
following the teams performance. Any team in violation will
receive a ONE-point deduction.
There should not be any organized exits or other activities after the
official ending of the routine.
v. Music - Performance Routine
1) Teams may use an unlimited number of songs in their routine at all
competitions.
2) NHSCC MUSIC GUIDELINES -- All music used by teams competing
must be licensed by ASCAP, BMI or SESAC.
vi. Competition Performance Area - Performance Routine
1) Participants must start in the competition area with at least one
foot on the ground.
2) Teams may line up anywhere inside the competition area.
KAIAC Competitions comply with the NFHS & AACCA surface
ruling that school based programs may not compete on a spring floors.
3) Approximate floor size will be 54 feet wide by 42 feet deep (9 strips).
4) Any team member stepping outside or touching outside the performance
area will cause the squad to receive a .5 penalty per occurrence.
5) A penalty will be assessed when any ONE full hand, foot or body part
touches outside of the performance surface.
Signs or props may be placed or dropped outside the competition area
by a team member who must remain inside the competition area.
8. Interruption of Performance
a. Unforeseen Circumstances
i. If, in the opinion of the competition officials, a teams routine is interrupted
because of failure of the competition equipment, facilities, or other factors
attributable to the competition rather than the team, the team affected should STOP
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ii. The team will perform the routine again in its entirety, but will be evaluated
ONLY from the point where the interruption occurred. The degree and effect of
the interruption will be determined by the competition officials.
b. Fault of Team
i. In the event a teams routine is interrupted because of failure of the teams own
equipment, the team must either continue the routine or withdraw from the
competition.
ii. The competition officials will determine if the team will be allowed to perform
at a later time. If decided by officials, the team will perform the routine again in
its entirety, but will be evaluated ONLY from the point where the interruption
occurred.
c. Injury
i. The only persons that may stop a routine for injury are: a) competition officials,
b) the advisor / coach from the team performing or c) an injured individual.
ii. The competition officials will determine if the team will be allowed to perform
at a later time. If the competition officials allow a routine to be performed at a later
time, the spot in the schedule where the re-performance is to take place is at the
sole discretion of competition officials. The team may perform the routine again
in its entirety, but will be evaluated ONLY from the point where the interruption
occurred.
iii. The injured participant that wishes to perform may not return to the
competition floor unless:
1) The competition officials receive clearance from, first, the medical
personnel attending to that participant, the parent (if present) AND THEN
the head coach/advisor of the competing team.
2) If the medical personnel do not clear the participant, the participant can
only return to the competition if a parent or legal
guardian in attendance signs a return to participation waiver.
3) In the event of a suspected concussion, the participant cannot return to
perform without clearance from a licensed medical professional that has
training related to head injuries, even with
a waiver from a parent or legal guardian.
9. How to Handle Procedural Questions
a. Rules and Procedures: Any questions concerning the rules or procedures of the
competition will be handled exclusively by the advisor / coach of the team and will
be directed to the Competition Director. Such questions should be made prior to
the teams competition performance.
b. Performance: Any questions concerning the teams performance should be made
to the Competition Director immediately after the team's performance and/or
following the outcome of the competition.
10. Interruptions and/or Rulings
Any interpretation of these Rules and Regulations or any decision involving any
other aspect of the competition will be rendered by the KAIAC Rules Cheer
Committee. The KAIAC Cheer Rules Committee will render a judgment in an effort
to ensure that the competition proceeds in a manner consistent with the general spirit
and goals of the competition. The KAIAC Cheer Rules Committee will consist of the
Competition Director, Head Judge, and a designated competition official.
11. Sportsmanship
All participants agree to conduct themselves in a manner displaying good
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exit from the performance area as well as throughout the routine. The advisor and
coach of each team are responsible for seeing that team members, coaches, parents
and other persons affiliated with the team conduct themselves accordingly. Severe
cases of unsportsmanlike conduct are grounds for disqualification.
12. Deductions
Any team in violation of these Rules and Regulations or any of the above mentioned
guidelines will be assessed a ten point (10) deduction for each violation. This
deduction does not apply to violations mentioned above that are designated a lesser
point value.
13. Disqualifications
Any team that does not adhere to the terms and procedures of these "Rules and
Regulations" will be subject to disqualification from the competition, will
automatically forfeit any right to any prizes or awards presented by the competition.
14. Finality of Decisions
By participating in this competition, each team agrees that the decisions by the judges
will be final and results may ONLY be reviewed for clarification. Each team
acknowledges the necessity for the judges to make prompt and fair decisions in this
competition and each team therefore expressly waives any legal, equitable,
administrative or procedural review of such decisions.
15. Scores and Rankings
Individual score sheets are for the exclusive use of each particular judge. Each judge
has the responsibility and authority to review and submit his or her final scores and
rankings prior to the final tally of the scores for all teams. Scores and rankings will be
available only to coaches or captains at the conclusion of the competition.
16. Judging Criteria
The judges will score teams using the criteria listed on the KAIAC score sheet
adapted from UCA score sheet). Each team will be evaluated on a 100-point system.
Cheer will count for 35 points and 65 points for the
Music section of the routine. Each section will be averaged and then combined for the
final score. Any deductions or violations will be taken off of the final averaged score.
For more information on scoring, score sheet and judging criteria, please visit
uca.varsity.com.
17. Safety Rules - Rules subject to change by AACCA. Go to www.AACCA.org for
updates (Rules as of 2012-2013)
18. Awards - First, second, and third, place awards will be presented to the top three
Level 1 schools. First and second place awards will be given to the top two Level 2
teams.
F. Soccer
FIFA rules will be followed for regular season and tournament matches with
exceptions noted in the guidelines given here. KAIAC competes in three
divisions (Blue, Red, White) with both boys and girls teams.
The following are important rule clarifications and modifications of note:
1. Team Roster, Uniforms, and Equipment

KAIAC only participates officially in varsity boys and girls soccer, but teams may
play friendly junior-varsity or B team games. A maximum of 22 players may
suit up for each varsity and junior-varsity conference and tournament match. A
roster of team members will be presented to the opposing coach or, if applicable, the
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colored and design uniforms with easily read numbers on the front and back of the
jersey. It is highly recommended that teams have home and away uniforms, one
white or light-colored jerseys and the other dark colored jerseys. The important rule
is that the opposing teams have a very distinct contrasting color uniform. It is
advised that coaches contact teams in advance to assure the color contrast. Teams
should bring pennies with them for situations where opposing uniform colors are
not contrasting enough. The only exception would be the goal-keeper uniform that
should contrast with other players. All players are required to wear shin guards for
their safety and protection. Goalkeepers should have gloves while playing goal.
2. Facilities

The pitch should be a grass, sand or artificial surface that is smooth and free of rocks
or other objects that might result in injury. The pitch should have two official size
goals in good repair with nets free of holes. The pitch should be lined with white
chalk or paint to conform with official dimensions. Corner flags should be installed at
corner kick areas. Water and medical kit should be available on or near the field. Onthe-field benches and a scoreboard would be helpful. (See page 17 for additional
comments on facilities)
3. Order of Matches

Matches will be played with girls varsity first followed by the boys varsity team.
Any junior-varsity matches will be played after the completion of all varsity matches
that day. Junior-varsity matches will only be played on Fridays and Saturdays, light
permitting.
4. Pre-Game Procedures

Prior to each match, referees will re-check the field conditions, lines, goal nets and
the pressure of the match ball. Coaches and officials will meet prior to the match to
discuss any procedures and local facilities and conditions that might influence play.
The referees and the team captains will also meet just prior to the match to check
uniforms and equipment and discuss any procedures or local facilities and
conditions that might influence play. A coin toss will be done to determine who
will have the ball first and what goal will be defended. A warm-up time of
approximately 15 minutes will begin as soon as both teams take the field. Warm-up
time will include stretching, passing, drills, and finish with shooting on goal. Warmup may have to be altered depending on teams arrival times on the field. For
players, warm-up time should not be less than 10 minutes.
5. Length of Matches and Starting Times

The varsity matches will consist of two halves of 40-minutes for the girls and
boys matches. The referees will keep the official time on the field and will add
injury and time-outs to the length of the game. There will be ten minute halftimes. During the regular season conference play, games ending in a tie at
the end of regulation time will remain as such. Junior-varsity matches will play
two halves of 30-minutes for boys and girls with a five minute half-time.
Starting times for weekday matches at the beginning of the season in March will
be 3:00 P.M. and Saturday matches are 9:00 A.M. Beginning in April, a school
may adjust the starting times to 3:30 P.M. Of course, schools with lighted fields
may begin at 3:30 P.M. for the entire season. In any case, the hosting school
must notify the visiting school(s) and referees at the beginning of the season.
6. Scoring

During the regular season for team standing, the following points will be awarded:
Win = 3 points Tie = 1 point Loss = 0 points
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points, they will be declared co-champions or co-holders of that place and seeding
will be determined by the Tie-Breaking Procedures found on page 16.
7. Field Captain

The player captain on the field will serve as the official spokesperson with the
referee when there are questions about a call or procedures.
8. Substitution

Boys and girls soccer substitutions are not to exceed three (3) substitutions at
any one time with unlimited substitutions permitted for each game. Free
substitutions are permitted during dead ball situations. Only the team which
has possession may stop play to substitute. If this occurs, then the other team is
permitted to substitute at the same time.
9. Swing Players

If junior-varsity match is played on same day as a varsity with the same


school, that player may only play a combined three halves (junior-varsity +
varsity = 3 halves). A varsity starting player may not start a junior-varsity
match.
10. Mercy Rule

The Mercy Rule will go into effect when one team takes an 8-goal lead or
differential over the other. Once the Mercy Rule is in effect: 1) the leading team
should clear its bench and make substitutions and/or player repositionings that will
prevent the intentional running-up of a score; 2) the rule will continue for the
remainder of the match even if the other team closes the score below 8-goals. If the 8goal or more lead is at half-time, the referee will ask the trailing team: 1) Freeze the
score and the game is officially over, but the teams will continue to scrimmage as a
friendly; 2) Call the game over; 3) Continue the game with the final score reflected
at the end of regulation time.
11. Player Unsportsmanlike Behavior

A players behavior that the referee would judge to be a disruptive influence on the
match or be considered unsportsmanlike can result in a yellow or red card. The
yellow card is considered a warning with a second yellow card or red card
resulting in that player being ineligible to continue play. If a player receives a red
card at any time during a match, he/she must leave the field immediately and is
ineligible to play the remainder of that match and the entire next match, either
regular season or tournament. An official may give a red card at any time, but a
second yellow card is automatically counted as a red card for any one player in a
game. The offending individual will be asked to leave the playing area and the
team will play with one less player. The name of the offending player will be sent
to the KAIAC President by the referee in order to inform the conference schools.
12. Coaching

Coaching will be permitted from the sideline of the field. This is interpreted to
mean that the team may receive instructions from the bench area.
13. Coachs Unsportsmanlike Behavior

Unsportsmanlike coaching, which would be any action the referee judged to be a


disruptive influence on the match, will not be permitted. Examples include tactics
designed to delay the game, continual jumping up from the bench, pacing the
bench area, loud or abusive language, comments to opposing teams, throwing of
objects, or displaying temper or disgust in any overt manner.
Disruptive or unsportsmanlike coaching as interpreted by the referee may
result in a yellow or red card. The yellow card is considered a warning with a
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continue coaching. If a coach receives a red card during a match, he/she must leave
the field immediately and is ineligible to coach the remainder of that match and the
entire next match, either regular season or tournament. The
name of the offending coach will be sent to the KAIAC President by the
referee in order to inform the conference schools.
14. KAIAC Tournaments

Blue, Red, and White Division tournaments for boys and girls will be held at the
end of the conference season utilizing the Tournament Competition Procedures
found in IV.I. All KAIAC teams will participate in the KAIAC post-season
tournaments.
a. Prior to the beginning of the KAIAC Tournament, all coaches will submit the
names and numbers of a maximum of twenty-two (22) players who will compete
in the tournament. Once this list has been submitted, there will be no additions or
changes made to the roster.
b. The tournaments will be modified single-elimination or double elimination. Each
team will be guaranteed at least two games.
c. Tournament matches will consist of two halves of 40-minutes for both boys and
girls. The length of the halves my be altered to accommodate availability of
facilities and daylight hours, but must go through the Governing Board or be
done in consultation with the President and the approval of all the participating
tournament schools.
d. Tournament seeding is based on the teams regular season record and finish.
Seeding takes into account only those matches played within each division.
e. If at the end of the season two teams have the same conference record, they will
be declared co-champions or co-holders of that place and seeding will be
determined by the Tie-Breaking Procedures found in IV.I.5.
f. Throughout the KAIAC Tournament, the upper bracket will be considered the
home team and will wear white or a light color uniform.
g. If a player or coach receives a red card during a tournament match, he/ she
must leave the field and he/she is ineligible to play for the remainder of that
match and the entire next match.
h. During tournament play, ties will be settled with either two (2) five-minute
overtimes or by a shoot-out. The decision of tie-breaking format will be
decided at the Governing Board meeting or in consultation with the with the
President and the approval of all the participating tournament schools.
i. The penalty shoot-out will follow these procedures:
(1) Each team will nominate five (5) players from those who were on field
when the game finished to take one penalty shot each.
(2) Each team will take alternate penalty shots and the team with the greatest number
of goals scored at the end of five (5) penalty shots will be declared the winner.
(3) If the score is still a draw after the five (5) penalties, the game will be decided by a
sudden death shootout. Each team will take alternate penalty shots until one side
misses.
(4) Players participating in the sudden death penalty shootout cannot come from the
origin- nal five penalty takers. These players must have been on the field when the
game finished.

j. If during the KAIAC Tournament there is an if game, it will consist of two (2)
10 minute halves each way. If the scores are still even, there will be one additional
10 minute over time. If the scores are still even, the championship will be decided
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G. Swimming
U.S. Swimming Rules and Regulations will be employed throughout the
conference season and will be followed with limited exceptions. Modifications
to the U.S. Swimming Rules will be decided at the KAIAC board level.
Swimming competes in one division with both boys and girls teams.
1. Swimming Season

The official KAIAC swimming season is the spring. Teams must hold a
minimum of ten (10) practice days before the season for the purpose of
conditioning and the safety of the student-athlete. Swim teams are permitted
to conduct practices starting at the beginning of the winter sports season. The
KAIAC season will consist of 2 conference swim meets which will be held
primarily on Saturday mornings, with alternate dates on Wednesday
afternoons/evenings. Smaller invitational meets (no more than 5 per team)
may be scheduled by schools as well. The final meet will be the KAIAC
Tournament with a program to include the full range of events covered within
the season.
2. Team Roster

High school students should primarily make up a swim team. If the team can
not be filled with high school swimmers, the school must request a waiver
from the board to use 7th & 8th grade students. A maximum of 12 girls and 12
boys may swim at each meet. There is no minimum number of swimmers
required to constitute a team. Smaller schools are encouraged to fill as many
events as possible. In an all-team meet, each school can enter up to three
swimmers per event and up to two relay teams in each listed relay. An
individual swimmer is limited to swimming three individual events and once
in each of the freestyle and medley relays. In an invitational meet, the host
school will determine the numbers of events per swimmer and swimmers per
event.
3. Exhibition Swimmers

a. "Exhibition" swimmers are not eligible to swim for points.


b. Each school is permitted an additional two (2) girls and two (2) boys to be
entered as "exhibition" swimmers only (in addition to the maximum team
size of twenty-four). Hence, a total of twelve (12) competition girls and
twelve (12) competition boys would only be eligible to swim for competition points and two (2) exhibition girls and two (2) exhibition boys
would be eligible to swim as exhibition only for each team.
c. No exhibition relay teams will be permitted in the all-team meets. The
host of each invitational meet will determine whether exhibition relays will
be allowed and how many.
d. The additional two (2) boy and two (2) girl "exhibition" swimmers are
permitted to enter in any event of their choice even if the team has the maximum number of three (3) individual entries for that event.
e. Competition swimmers who are swimming for competition points and have
entered in less than three (3) individual events, may also swim as an "exhibition"
swimmer in any other event/s as long as they do not exceed the maximum
number of three (3) individual events.
f. In the invitational meets, the host will determine the allowed number of
exhibition swimmers.
4. Meet Starting Times

Swim meets being held on Saturday mornings will run from 11:00 A.M. to
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the first event commencing at 11:00 A.M. The starting time of each swim meet will be
confirmed by the host school at the commencement of the season.
5. Hosting of Meets

The hosting of swim meets is to be shared between the participating schools.


6. Assistance at Meets

A minimum of two (2) officials are required from all participating teams at each swim
meet. These officials may be teachers, older responsible students or interested parents.
The number of people required will be confirmed by the host school and
communicated to well in advance of each meet.
7. Program of Events

There will be one all-team meet for the A format and one for the B format listed in
Section G.21. The host school will determine the format for the invitational meets.
All meets will be run as Timed Finals events.
8. Entry Procedure

For all meets (invitational, all-team, and the tournament), all teams must use Team
Manager to email their entries to the host school. The host school will designate the
time these entries are due.
9. Scratch Procedures

Any known scratchings should be given in writing to the official recorder on


arrival at the venue, or where necessary, as soon as possible, prior to the event
being run. No substitutions can be made on race day for individual events once
entries are finalized. Relay team members may be changed on the day of
competition providing only the listed alternates are used and an up-to- date list is
given to the official recorder prior to the event.
10. Number of Swimmers per event

For invitational meets, the host school will determine the number of swimmers per
event and the number of relays to be entered. For all-team meets and the tournament,
each participating school may enter up to three swimmers per event. Each school is
able to enter two teams for each of the relay races, the Medley and the Freestyle relays.
A swimmer can only swim once in each of the relay events.
11. Seeding the Heats
Meet Manager will be used for setting up the meet, for seeding the heats, and for
reporting the results. Meets will be run with the slowest heats first and the fastest
heats last. Usual conventions will be followed with regards to placing swimmers in
lanes and is to be consistent throughout the season.
12. Event Winners

The swimmers times from the heats will determine the winner and places for that
event. Heats will be held with no finals. The winner of the event will be the fastest
swimmer of all the heats held. If a school is manually timing swimmers,
3 timekeepers per lane is preferred with the median time recorded. That is, if
there were three times of 30.97s, 31.04s and 31.35s, the fastest and slowest times
are eliminated and the middle time is recorded. If two timekeepers are used, then
the average time of the two times should be recorded. When using stopwatches, a
Chief Judge shall determine overall places and the times should reflect these.
13. Point Scoring

Each individual swimmer will be awarded points depending on his/her overall


placing in each event, according to his/her place when all the heats of that event are
compared.
14. Awarding of Points

Points earned in the individual events will be 20 points for first place; 18 for
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the 18th place. The scoring for that event would be: 20, 18, 16, 15, 14, 13, 12, 11,
10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1. Points earned in the relay events will be double that of
individual events. Point scoring will similarly range from 40 points for first place;
36 points for second, and so on. The scoring for that event would be: 40, 36, 32,
30, 28, 26, 24, 22, 20, 18, 16, 14, 12, 10, 8, 6, 4, 2.
15. Swim Meet Winners

The winning school for a particular swim meet will be the team that accrues the
most points after the completion of all races. The following categories will be
used: Girls Team, Boys Team, Combined Swim Team.
16. Conference Standing

The Conference standings will be determined by the two all-team meets held during
the season. The results of these two meets will be compiled to deter mine the
Conference Champions in the three categories: Boys Team, Girls Team, and
Combined Team.
17. Results

A full set of results including Meet Results, Team Scores (Boys, Girls, and Combined),
Individual Scores (Boys and Girls), and Progressive KAIAC Records will be generated
at the conclusion of each of the all-team meets. The host school of each all-team or
invitational meet will forward this information to each participating school.
18. KAIAC Swimming Coordinator

The following set of tasks needs to be completed throughout the season, by the
KAIAC Swimming Coordinator:
a. Maintain a full set of results for each Swim Meet including meet results, team
scores, individual scores, and Progressive KAIAC Records.
b. Organize Girls, Boys, and Combined Team scores and rankings in tables for the
Conference.
c. Organize Individual swimmers (Girls and Boys) scores and rankings in tables
for the Conference.
d. Maintain the Progressive KAIAC Records and update the KAIAC records at the
end of each Swim Meet.
e. Organize Conference Awards and Tournament Awards and new Record Holder
certificates presented at the conclusion of the season.
f. Report meet results, in conjunction with the meet hosts, to the KAIAC
President. This report should include team results as well as all-KAIAC
honors (for the final meet).
19. Records

KAIAC Records established for each of the events during the swimming season will
be recognized and will be updated at the end of each all-team swim meet. KAIAC
records can only be broken at the two all-team meets and the tournament.
20. U.S. Swimming Technical Rules

The technical rules of swimming are designed to provide fair and equitable
conditions of competition and to promote uniformity in the sport. Each
swimming stroke has specific rules designed to ensure that no swimmer gets an
un- fair competitive advantage over another swimmer. Trained officials observe
the swimmers during each event to ensure compliance with these technical rules. If
a swimmer commits an infraction of the rules, that person will be disqualified from
that event which means he/she will not receive an official time nor be eligible for
an award in that event. Disqualifications may result from actions such as not
getting to the starting blocks on time, false starting, walking on or pushing off the
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U.S. Swimming Rules and Regulations govern very specifically the start; stroke;
kick; turns; and finish for the breaststroke; butterfly, backstroke; free style;
individual medley; and relays. These rules will be distributed or are available on
USS website.
21. KAIAC Starting Rules

Subject to the discretion of the referee/starter, a false start/infraction occurs


when a swimmer:
a. Unnecessarily delays in reporting for the start, or in assuming a starting
position;
b. Leaves the mark before the starting signal;
c. Does not remain motionless immediately prior to the start. Other swimmers are to
be released by the starters command, Stand up.
d. Swimmers are allowed one false start /infraction. If the swimmer has a second
false start/infraction, the swimmer or team will be disqualified.
22. KAIAC Swimming Meets

The program of the invitational meets will be determined by the host school. One
of the all-team meets will be Program A, the other will be Program B. The
KAIAC tournament will be the Full Program across two days
(See Below)

PROGRAM
A

PROGRAM
B

200 Free
200 Medley Relay
100 Back
50 Breast
100 IM
50 Free
100 Fly
200 Free Relay

200 IM
200 Medley Relay
50 Free
100 Breast
50 Back
100 Free
50 Fly
200 Free Relay

FULL
PROGRAM

(Day One)
200 Free
100 Back
50 Breast
100 IM
50 Free
100 Fly
200 Medley Relay

(Day Two)
200 IM
50 Fly
100 Free
50 Back
100 Breast
200 Free Relay

H. Wrestling, American Football, Softball, and Baseball


Not all KAIAC schools participate in wrestling, football, softball, baseball, and
track & field. The DoDDS members do participate in all of these sports and have
established rules and regulations for play that are not presently addressed in the
KAIAC By-Laws. International schools who choose to participate in these athletic
events will follow these rules and regulations established by DoDDS until which
point the KAIAC fully institutes these sports.

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Section VIKAIAC Music Festivals


A. KAIAC Large Group Festival Procedures
1. Format:

The High School KAIAC Festival is an adjudicated performance for each schools
whole ensemble. Students should be prepared to perform 2 or 3 contrasting pieces
at a particular grade level appropriate to the level of the ensemble. Each ensemble
performance will be immediately followed by a clinic. Directors will have the
choice of receiving a rating of Platinum, Gold, Silver, Bronze, or Merit.
Alternatively, directors can choose to only have comments. Each guest ensemble
will be required to watch at least one other ensemble either before or after their
performance.
2. Benefits:

An adjudicated festival helps to build each schools music program by creating


performance goals for the whole ensemble. It creates team building, leadership
skills, and important ensemble skills such as balance and blend within the group. It
also helps to build camaraderie between students and develop pride in themselves,
their ensemble, and their school. The students will have the opportunity to receive
feedback from highly qualified adjudicators and meet and hear other accomplished
ensembles.
3. Festival Schedule:

Each group will have 5 half-hour slots of activities from the time they arrive.

Arrival, unpacking and storage of cases


Warm-up room warm-up exercises, tuning and preparation for performance
Performance adjudicated performance on stage
Clinic a 20 25 min clinic with one of the adjudicators
Audience ensembles will have the opportunity to watch other schools perform
(This could also happen at the beginning or end, depending on performance time.)
Example Ensemble Schedule:

School

Arrival

Audience

Warmup

Performance

Clinic

Audience

Departure

School1

8:15am

N/A

8:30am

9:00am

9:30am

10:00am

10:30orstay
andwatch

School2

8:45am

9:00am

9:30am

10:00am

10:30am

11:00am

11:30orstay
andwatch

School3

9:15am

9:30am

10:00am

10:30am

11:00am

11:30am

12:00pm

School4

9:45am

10:00am

10:30am

11:00am

11:30am

N/A

12:00pm

School5

10:15am

10:30am

11:00am

11:30am

12:00pm

N/A

12:30pm

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4. Ratings and Repertoire:

a. Adjudicators rate participating ensembles using Platinum, Gold, Silver, Bronze


& Merit standards of excellence. The number and level of awards presented in
any category will be at the sole discretion of the adjudicators.
b. Directors may decide to register their ensemble as NR (no rating). NR
Ensembles will receive a certificate of participation as well as the customary
clinic following their performance.
c. One selection may come from the graded repertoire list provided. This will
depend on the decision for the given year by the music representatives.
d. Ensembles should perform between 8 and 20 minutes of contrasting repertoire.
e. A Merit rating would mean that the ensemble did not receive a passing grade.
The adjudicators will each give a rating on the adjudication sheet provided. With
3 adjudicators giving ratings, an ensemble could receive two Gold ratings and
one Silver, for example. In that situation the final rating would be the best 2 out
of 3, so the ensemble would receive a Gold rating on the certificate. The final
rating will be an average of the three ratings.
f. The ratings should not be based on a specific calculation of marks for the
performance categories as this leads to schools competing for number one. The
highest rating a school could receive would be a Triple Platinum rating. Not a 49
out of 50 for example.
Concert Band Rubric Example:
Category

Bronze

Silver

Gold

Platinum

Pitch

Ensembleisunableto
performmanyofthenotes
andrhythmsaccurately.

Ensembleperformssomeof
thenotesandrhythms
accurately.

Ensembleperformsmostof
thenotesandrhythms
accurately.

Ensembleconsistently
performsthenotesand
rhythmsaccurately.

Ensemblereadsandperforms
gradelevelappropriate
rhythmswithinconsistency
andhesitationinmaintaining
asteadybeat.

Ensemblereadsandperforms
gradelevelappropriate
rhythmswithno
inconsistencyandlittle
hesitationinmaintaininga
steadybeat.

Ensemblereadsandperforms
gradelevelappropriate
rhythmswhilemaintaininga
steadybeat.

Accuracy

Rhythmic
Accuracy

Ensembleisunabletoread
orperformanyofthe
rhythmsappropriatetothe
gradelevel.

Dynamics

Attentiontodynamic

Dynamiclevelsfluctuate

Dynamiclevelsare

Dynamiclevelsare

levelsisnotobvious.

butcanbediscerned.

typicallyaccurateand
consistent.

obvious,consistent,andan
accurate

interpretationofthe

styleofmusic.

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Articulation

Balance&
Blend

ToneQuality

Intonation

Fewsecureattacks.

KAIAC BY-LAWS
Attacksaresometimes
Attacksareusually

Secureattacks.

Markingsaretypically

secure,butmarkings

secure,thoughthere

Markings(staccato,

notexecutedaccurately.

areoftenexecuted

mightbeanisolated

legato,slur,accents,

accuratelyasdirected

error.Markingsare

etc.)areexecuted

bythescoreand/orthe

executedaccuratelyas

accuratelyasdirected

conductor.

directedbythescoreand/or
theconductor.

bythescoreand/orthe
conductor.

Littleattentiongivento
balance,blend.Listening
skillsaremissingandno
attentionisfocusedonthe
overallsound.

Dominancebyoneormore
playersorsectionscreates
occasionalbalanceproblems.

Usuallyaccurate,musical
harmonicblend.

Musicalandaccurate
harmonicbalanceandblend
throughout.

Ensembleusesairthatis
toofast,producingasound
thatis"shrill"orusesair
thatistooslowproducinga
soundthatis"breathy".

Ensembleusesappropriate
airspeedtoproduceasound
thatispureandsustainedfor
thenotesofthemiddle
registerbuthasdifficulty
withthenotesofthelowand
highregisters.

Ensembleusesappropriate
airspeedproducingasound
thatispureandsustainedfor
thenotesofthemiddleand
lowregistersbuthas
difficultywiththenotesof
thehighregister.

Ensembleusesappropriate
airspeedproducingasound
thatispureandsustainedfor
thenotesofthelow,middle,
andhighregisters.

Intonationproblemson
manynotes.Pitch
adjustmentsarestill
developing.

Intonationproblemsonsome
notes.Pitchadjustmentsare
stilldeveloping.

Minimalintonation
difficulties.Pitchadjustments
areusuallysuccessful.

Accurateintonationinall
rangesandregisters.Pitch
adjustmentsareconsistently
successful.

Littleifanyattentionto
musicalinterpretation,
style,phrasing,tempo,or
emotionalinvolvement.

Developingmusical
interpretationandstylewith
limitedphrasing,contrasts
andemotionalinvolvement.

Usuallymusicalinterpretation
oftherepresentedtime
period/stylewithmusical
phrasing,tempoand
emotionalinvolvement.

Consistentmusical
interpretationofthe
representedtime
period/stylewithmusical
phrasing,tempoand
emotionalinvolvement.

Studentsaretalkingon
stage,aredisorganized,
improperlydressed,and
distracted.

Someofthestudentsdisplay
properposture,followthe
conductor,makeappropriate
eyecontactandaredressed
appropriately.

Mostofthestudentsdisplay
properposture,followthe
conductor,makeappropriate
eyecontactandaredressed
appropriately.

Studentsdisplayproper
posture,followthe
conductor,makeappropriate
eyecontactandaredressed
appropriately.

Theintendedtimbresare
broughtoutthroughoutthe
composition.

Musicality

Performance
Etiquette

5. Adjudicators:

a. A festival should have 4 adjudicators who will rotate through the adjudication
tables and clinic. There will be three tables set up apart from each other where
the adjudicators will listen and make comments about the performance. The 4th
adjudicator will be in a clinic. The adjudicator at table 3 will be the adjudicator
to take the performing ensemble to the clinic session and work with the ensemble
on details and comments about the performance.
b. At least one adjudicator should give comments verbally into a voice recorder to
be given to the director after the performance. This adjudicator will still write
down a rating on the adjudication sheet, but will not be required to write down
comments as they will be recorded.

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Sample Adjudicator Schedule:

Adjudicator

Table 1 Table 2 Table 3 Clinic

Table 1 Table 2 Table 3 Clinic

Adjudicator A

9:00

9:30

10:00

10:30

11:00

(School 1)

(School 2)

(School 3)

(School 3)

(School 5)

9:00

9:30

10:00

10:30

11:00

(School 1)

(School 2)

(School 2)

(School 4)

(School 5)

9:00

9:30

10:00

10:30

11:00

11:30

(School 1)

(School 1)

(School 3)

(School 4)

(School 5)

(School 5)

10:00

10:30

10:30

(School 3)

(School 4)

(School 4)

Adjudicator B

Adjudicator C

Adjudicator D

6. No Rating Option:

The director of a developing ensemble may choose to only receive comments on


the performance. In this situation the ensemble director will receive feedback on
the performance but will not issue a rating.
7. Awards and Certificates:

Every ensemble that receives a rating of bronze will receive a certificate with
their rating on it. Ensembles that receive a silver rating will receive a small
plaque with their rating on it. Ensembles that receive a gold rating or platinum
rating will receive a large plaque with their rating on it.
8. The Adjudicators Honor Award:

a. To receive an Adjudicators Honor Award at the Festival for a student, the


director of that student must send in the name and instrument ahead of time.
This is an optional award given at the directors discretion.
b. This award is for a student who demonstrates exceptional promise and ability in
performance on their instrument. The student you select should excel musically,
take on a leadership role and be deserving of recognition.
Sample Certificates:

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9. Audio/Video Requirements:

Each ensemble will be video recorded and then delivered to the director of each
ensemble. Voice recorders will also be required for one of the adjudicators. The
recorded comments and video recording should be given to the director upon
leaving the festival.
10. Registration Package:

Each director should receive a registration package outlining the festival format
and with any relevant instructions and performance times.
11. Registration Procedures:

a. The hosting school will have a registration desk set up at the arrival doors of the
festival with two attendants. The registration desk attendant will have a large
envelop for each school containing the registration forms and 3 copies of the
adjudication forms filled out and ready to go. The director will then give three
original copies of the scores to the attendant to place into the envelope. The
attendant will ensure that a student escort stays with the group and directs them to
each festival location.
b. The registration attendant must then take the envelope and bring the ensemble
bios and Honor Award to the emcee and bring the stage layout forms to the stage
crew. The attendant will then bring the adjudication sheets and scores to the

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A. KAIAC Large Group Festival Procedures(Continued)


judges tables.
c. After the performance the attendant will collect the adjudication sheets and
scores from the judges and review the adjudication sheets to ensure the adjudicator
gave comments and a rating. While the group is in the clinic the attendant will
collect the video recording and audio comments and put everything into the
envelope. Finally the attendant will ensure that the performance certificate is
included and the appropriate rating is on the certificate.
12. Student Escorts:

Each school ensemble or group will have a student or volunteer to stay with the
group and direct them to the different festival locations.
13. Festival Forms:

The director of each ensemble is responsible to provide all the festival forms by the
due date. These include an Ensemble Biography Form, Stage Layout Form, Honor
Award Nominee Form, and General information Form.
14. Emcee:

There should be a teacher or administrator emcee to introduce each performing


group and the repertoire to be performed. The emcee will also read out the
ensemble biography and introduce the judges each time. Finally the emcee will call
up the adjudicator from table 3 to present the Adjudicators Honor Award
immediately after finishing the repertoire on stage. The emcee should receive
ensemble bios ahead of time to practice pronunciation where needed.
15. Stage Crew:

There should be a group of 4-5 competent music students provided to set up the
stage quickly before each ensemble performance. The stage crew will receive
stage layout forms to indicate ensemble stage requirements.
16. Festival Food:

Meal options are at the discretion of the hosting school. They may offer a snack
table or make contact with the school cafeteria. The hosting school must inform
festival participants of the options available well ahead of time to allow for schools
to adjust their meal schedule accordingly.
17. Group Photos:

It is recommended that a photographer be hired to take group photos after each


group has finished. The directors will then have the option of purchasing the
photos.
18. Festival Deadlines:

It is essential that strict deadlines be put in place to assure a smooth running


festival both on the part of the hosting school and the festival participants. These
deadlines will be set by the KAIAC music coordinator.
B. High School National Honor Festival

Each year KAIAC and KIMEA (Korea International Music Educators Association)
will co-sponsor a two-day honor music festival for high school (9th-12th grade) that
includes band, choir, and orchestra.
1. Purpose:

a. Provide a high-quality musical experience for the best international high school
students in all of Korea. This musical opportunity provides a more

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B. High School National Honor Festival (Continued)

challenging musical experience.


b. Provide a sense of pride and accomplishment for the students who have earned a
spot in the National Honor Festival through an audition process.
Provide an opportunity for students to collaborate with students from all over
Korea.
c. Attract the most talented music students in Korea.
d. Attract high quality English-speaking clinicians/conductors.
e. Provide a performance opportunity for students outside of a school setting.
2. Date:

a. The National Honor Festival will be a Friday/Saturday event either the 1st or 2nd
weekend after the KAIAC basketball tournament, avoiding the Lunar New Year
holiday. This weekend will be free from other KAIAC events.
b. Music directors will meet in the spring to organize the next years National
Music Honor Festival. The meeting will decide:
1) Host school/schools for rehearsals
2) Guest directors
3) Festival schedule
c. Performance literature will be decided by the guest conductors.
d. Dress code All black, concert dress
e. Audition material and guidelines
1) Students will make recordings using the AMIS audition material and
guidelines.
2) Audition materials will be available by May of the previous year.
3) All recordings will be mailed to the host school by the end of the 1st week in
November.
4) Audition panels will be organized to rank the auditions and decide the total
number of students into each honor ensemble.
5) All judging will be blind. The judges will not know the name of the student or
which school they are from.
3. Funding:

KAIAC will provide no more than 50 percent of the funding for the National
Honor Festival with the understanding that KAIAC students will represent at least
50 percent of the students in the festival. KIMEA (Korea International Music
Educators Association) will provide the rest of the funds.
4. Awards

All awards will be presented to individuals and/or schools as approved by the


KAIAC governing board. Students selected to the National Honor Festival will
receive patches. Samples below:

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C. Middle School Honor Festivals

KAIAC BY-LAWS

Each year KAIAC and KIMEA (Korea International Music Educators Association)
will co-sponsor three one-day honor music festivals for middle school- one festival
for MS band, one festival for MS choir, and one festival for MS orchestra.
1. Date:

Music directors will meet in the spring to organize the next years Middle School
Festival. The meeting will decide:
a. Host school
b. Guest directors
c. Festival schedule
d. Performance literature
2. Dress code:

Students will pay a fee to receive t-shirts for the festival.


3. Meeting:

Music directors will meet during the year to discuss instrumentation, student
numbers, and other festival details.
D. KAIAC Music Coordinator

Will be elected by a majority vote of the KAIAC music teachers at the March
KAIAC meeting.
1. Term:

a. The KAIAC Music Coordinator will serve from July 1st to the following June
30th.
b. The same person can be re-elected as the KAIAC Music Coordinator.
2. Qualifications:

a. Must be a music director at a KAIAC member school.


b. Must be in their second year as a member of KAIAC music.
3. Duties:

a. Confirm the dates and locations of all the KAIAC music festivals with all the
KAIAC music directors by the second Friday in September.
b. Confirm the dates and locations of all the KAIAC music festivals with the
KAIAC president by the last Friday in September.
c. Update the Directory of KAIAC Music Teachers.
d. Communicate with the KAIAC webmaster relevant information regarding all
KAIAC music festivals.
e. Communicate with the host director of each KAIAC music festival throughout
the year leading up to each festival.
f. Attend as many of the KAIAC music festivals as possible.
g. Write a KAIAC music budget proposal that will be presented at the March
KAIAC board meeting, unless the proposal is the same as the current year.
h. Work with the KAIAC music directors to make proposed changes to the KAIAC
constitution. The proposed changes will be presented at the March KAIAC
board meeting.
i. Report results (including all-KAIAC selections and team results) to the
KAIAC President within 48 hours of each festival.
j. Write a report that details the activity of KAIAC music throughout the whole
school year. This report will be presented at the May KAIAC board meeting.

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k. Chair the March KAIAC music meeting and any other KAIAC music meeting as
needed.

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Section VIIKAIAC Forensics (Speech & Debate) Competitions


A. Purpose
The ultimate goal of the forensics competition is to promote and improve students
presentation and oral skills. The following procedures and guidelines govern the KoreanAmerican Interscholastic Activities Conference speech and debate competitions.
B. Guidelines
1. Meets: KAIAC will annually hold a minimum of three two-day conference speech
and debate meets and one two-day culminating tournament meet. Friday evening will
be designated for the Individual Event section of the meet, while Saturday is
designated for the Debate Section of the meet. The conference tournament should be
held in the early spring season.
2. High School and Middle School Participation: The meets are designed for high
school students (grades 9-12); however, mature seventh and eighth grade students
are permitted to participate and may assist a school in beginning its forensics
program. Seventh and eighth graders will not be eligible to participate in any NFL
competitions.
3. Coaches Meetings: Speech and debate coaches will meet at the invitation of the
KAIAC governing board or in late spring and early fall as part of the KAIAC
governing board meeting. Coaches will also meet at each tournament. The purpose
of the meetings will be to decide on the tournament dates and locations, debate
topics, rule changes, clinics, and any other business. The Head of Forensics for that
year will post minutes on the KAIAC Speech and Debate wiki as well as send email
notification of the minutes.
4. Entries: Each school is allowed a maximum of three competitors per event per
tournament. In the case of duo interpretation and debate, the maximum is three teams
of two competitors per school per tournament. There is no minimum number of
entrants for any event or overall.
5. Meet Procedures:
a. Registration: Hosting schools will send out tournament entry forms and
information at least two weeks before the event.
b. Entry Forms: Each school must e-mail or fax a copy of its entry form for each
tournament no later than the Friday before the tournament dates.
b. Tournament Entry Fees: Tournament Entry Fees of 5,000 won per student will be
charged to defray the costs of hosting the tournament.
d. Judging: Each school will be responsible to provide up to four judges for each
tournament, as follows:
IE Judging Requirements:
Events Entered Judges Needed
1
1
2 or 3
2
4 or 5
3
6 or 7
4
8 or 9
5
Debate Judging Requirements:

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B. Guidelines (Forensics, Continued)


Teams Entered Judges Needed
1
1
2-4
2
5-6
3
1) The first judge may NOT be a coach. Judges must be available all day. Failure to
bring enough judges will cost an additional W100,000 per missing judge per day.
2) Training of judges is the individual school coachs responsibility prior to the
tournament; however, the tournament host will try to provide some assistance in
training at tournaments.
e. Timekeeping & Timekeepers: Timekeepers will be provided by the host schools
as possible.
f. Audiences: Only coaches are allowed to sit in on rounds. Competitors in that
round, timekeepers, and judges are the only other people permitted in the room,
unless authorized by the tournament host and approved by the judge in that round.
Audiences should show respect towards all competitors (i.e. brief, polite applause
after speeches), but they should not be a distraction to the competitors (no posters
or banners are permitted to cheer on a specific competitor or team). Finals and
semi-finals will have open seating for all that can fit in the room, but once the
doors close nobody may enter unless they are double-entered. No one is permitted
to leave in the middle of a round.
g. Finals: In IE the top six competitors in each event will make it to the finals. In
debate, the third and fourth-place teams in the preliminary rounds will make it to
the semi-finals, while the first- and second place teams in the preliminary rounds
will make it to the finals. The winner of the semi-finals will be awarded third place
and the loser fourth place; the winner of the finals will be awarded first place and
the loser second place.
h. Responsibilities of Shared Tournaments:

Site Host

Room allocation and


maps
Arrange for Food Service
on site
Student timers and
training of timers
Supplies (signage, pens,
timing devices)
Arrange for Emergency
Judges (back ups)

Administrative Host

Contact schools regarding registration


Collect registration
Schedule rounds
Create badges
Run Tab room
Run Opening (training- judges/student
meetings) and Closing Ceremony (awards)
Print and Copy Ballots
Print Certificates
Find Extra Judges needed to run a tournament
Pay for Hospitality food and all catering needs
Pay for emergency judges supplied by host
location
Write topics and draws: extemp, impromptu,
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B. Guidelines (Forensics, Continued)
6. Awards:
a. Meet Awards: The cost of awards for regular season meets will be incurred by the
hosting school. The conference will supply the final end-of-year all-conference
patches and all-tournament medals.
b. KAIAC Conference Awards: All-conference patches will be awarded to
individual participants based upon team finish during the end-of-season
tournament. Team finish is determined by sweepstakes points (See Section VI,
D12) earned at this tournament. All-conference recipients will be selected by the
school coach. There will be plaques presented to the first, second, and third
place teams.
Teams receive All-Conference awards based on the following chart:
Team Finish
Number of All-Conference Awards
st
1
4
nd
2
3
rd
3
2
th
4
1
Other Places
1

c. KAIAC Tournament Awards: Individual tournament medals will be presented to


the students who were the first, second, and third-place winners in each of the
individual events and first, second, third, and fourth-place winners in the three
debate events. There will be plaques presented to the first, second, and third-place
teams.
d. KAIAC Appreciation Award: The Forensics Coordinator will be recognized by
an award given at the season-end tournament award ceremony.
e. KAIAC Forensics Coordinator: Each year at the last coaches meeting of the year,
the coaches will elect an Assistant Coordinator of KAIAC Forensics for the
following school year. The Assistant Coordinator will become the Coordinator the
following school year (if still in position). If the Assistant Coordinator is no longer
available to KAIAC forensics, the coaches will elect both a Coordinator and an
Assistant Coordinator for the following school year. The Coordinator, assisted by
the Assistant Coordinator, will:
1) Ensure that this constitution is followed,
2) Provide direction, in consultation with coaches, as issues arise,
3) Head dispute resolution,
4) Interact with the KAIAC President as needed.
5) Report results of each Forensics competition, in conjunction with the host
school, to the KAIAC President within 48 hours of the competition. This
report should include team results as well as all-KAIAC honors (Mar, 2014).
7. Changes to Constitution: Changes to the constitution shall be made by majority
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be written up as an addendum, to be posted on the forensics wiki, and shall be in
force for the following school year as part of this constitution. These same changes
will be submitted to KAIAC governing board before the March KAIAC meeting to
be incorporated into the on-line and printed constitution.
B. Guidelines (Forensics, Continued)
8. School Numbers: Permanent school numbers are assigned for consistency and
clarity. School numbers are: 1. Korea International School (KIS), 2. Asia Pacific
International School (APIS), 4. Seoul International School (SIS), 5. Taejon Christian
International School (TCIS), 6. Yongsan International School of Seoul (YISS), 7.
Gyeonggi-Suwon International School (GSIS), 8. Seoul Foreign School (SFS), 9.
Dwight School Seoul (DSS). Numbers will be assigned to schools that join KAIAC
forensics.
C. General Rules
1. Events: KAIAC Forensics meets and tournament shall consist of Solo Interpretation,
Duo Interpretation, Poetry, Prose, Oratory, Extemporaneous, Impromptu, Public
Forum Debate, and Parliamentary Debate.
2. Entrants: Each KAIAC school is limited to three entrants or pairs per event.
3. Double Entry: Students may triple enter with a few exceptions.
a. Students may not double enter in 2 IE and 1 debate format.
b. Extemporaneous speakers may not double enter in an individual event.
Entry in one IE and one debate format is considered double entry, and the student may
not enter into a second IE event.
4. Eligibility: See KAIAC rules on pages 9-11.
5. Registration: The registration deadline for weekend tournaments is 3:00 P.M., the
Monday prior to the tournament.
6. Entry Fee: The cost is W5,000 won per competitor.
7. Suggested Penalty Fee: The host school imposes no penalty fee on participating
schools for canceling an entrant after the Monday deadline. However, it is suggested
that schools on their own charge their students who cancel after the deadline a fee of
50,000 won to discourage such cancellations.
8. Forfeit: A contestant who does not appear at the scheduled time to speak shall be
marked last. A debate team more than 5 minutes late shall forfeit the decision. The
host may waive these penalties for valid reasons.
9. Judge Penalty: Failure to meet the judging requirements will cost an additional
W100,000 per missing judge.
10. Protests: A committee of three individuals consisting of the Forensics Coordinator,
the Host, and the previous host or other coach if unavailable, shall have full power to
adjudicate any protest, dispute, or interpretation of the rules. Protests in Individual
Events must be filed before the awards ceremony. Protests in Debate Events must be
filed prior to the beginning of final rounds. The majority decision is final. All
protests and decisions must be submitted in writing or email to the KAIAC President
within 5 working days.
11. Retrieval: The use by entrants of any electronic retrieval system (recording or
information retrieval system, i.e., laptop, cell phone, ipad) is prohibited during any
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for the sole purpose of keeping time. Materials printed from on-line services are
permitted in public forum debates and the extemporaneous prep room only.
Electronically retrieved evidence used must conform to the citation standard of the
Modern Language Association.
D. Meets & Tournament
1. Invitations: A host school should send out invitations at least a month prior to the
meet/tournament. All KAIAC schools should be invited to tournaments. The Head
of KAIAC Forensics should maintain a current mailing list of KAIAC coaches
emails and post this list to the forensics wiki. The Head should also maintain a list of
coaches cell phone numbers to improve communication within the forensics
community, and this list should also be posted to the wiki. All tournament forms
should be taken from the wiki, not past emails, to ensure that the most up-to-date
forms are being used. The Coordinator should ensure that the wiki is passed on year
to year.
2. Hosting: All KAIAC schools should take their turn to host a meet so the burden is
not placed on a few schools.
3. Cost: The fee for participation at a KAIAC Forensics Tournament shall be W5,000
won per person.
4. Entrants: Students may double-enter at KAIAC forensics tournaments but no
student may triple-enter.
5. Registration Table: Upon arrival at the host school the coach of each school must
pay fees for his/her team and produce copies of all interpretation scripts.
6. Topics: Prepared topic for the public forum debate format should be decided on by a
quorum of coaches (one school = one vote), so that all debaters have at least three
weeks to prepare for the debate. Parliamentary debate topics, impromptu speech
topics, and extemporaneous questions are left to the discretion of the host school.
7. Pairing/Assignments:
a. Individual Events: All rounds should have no more than seven contestants. All
Preliminary rounds will be preset.
b. Debate Power Matching: Third round will be power-matched based upon the
results of the first round. Fourth preliminary round will be preset based upon the
results of the second round.
8. Byes: At the beginning of the tournament byes will be randomly assigned.
During the tournament byes will be drawn from teams losing to a team still
undefeated. In the event no teams that remain have lost to undefeated teams, or
teams losing to undefeated teams that have had previous byes, a blind draw shall take
place among all once-defeated teams which have had no bye. Byes are determined
before any other pairings occur. No school may refuse a bye. No team may have
more than one bye.
9. Elimination Rounds: Elimination rounds are those rounds that follow the regular
rounds. In the case of individual events there are final rounds, and for debate there
are semi-finals and finals.
a. Individual Event Elimination Rounds.
1) Approximately six competitors will make it to finals in their respective
events. Six is an approximation: If seven or fewer competitors are present in
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need for seven finalists due to a close tie of finalists, seven is permissible. This
decision is left to the discretion of the meet or tournament host.
2) Breaking: Speaker ranks will be averaged. Lowest averages break. In case of

D. Meets & Tournament (Forensics, Continued)


ties speaker points are referenced. Lowest speaker points (see ballots) will
advance. If there is still a tie, the place is given to the contestant preferred by two
of the three judges. (At least three judges must be present during finals.) If a tie
cannot be broken by judges preference, break the tie with reciprocal fractions. If
a tie cannot be broken, both competitors will advance.
Reciprocal fractions: 1=1.00 2=.50 3=.33 4=.25 5=.20
b. Debate Event Elimination Rounds.
1) In debate, the third and fourth-place teams in the preliminary rounds will make
it to the semi-finals, while the first and second-place teams in the preliminary
rounds will make it to the finals. The winner of the semi-finals will be awarded
third place and the loser fourth place; the winner of the finals will be awarded first
place and the loser second place.
2) Selection. Teams are selected based on the following tie-breaking system, in
order:
a) wins
b) lowest speaker rankings
c) number of ballots won (when there are multiple judges)
d) head-to-head competition
e) opponents record.
3) If ties cannot be broken then winners will be selected by a coin toss.
10. Sweepstakes Points: Sweepstakes points are awarded in accordance with the
following table:

Place
Individual Event Points
st
1
5
nd
2
4
rd
3
3
th
4
2
th
5
1
th
6
Other Finalists
1

Debate Points
5
4
3
2
1
1

11. Point Announcements: Sweepstakes points will be announced at the season-ending


conference tournament.
12. Photography: Photographic and video recording of all rounds is prohibited.

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E. Individual Events
Individual events include: Solo Interpretation; Duo Interpretation; Poetry; Prose;
Oratory; Extemporaneous; and Impromptu.
1. Solo & Duo Interpretation Rules
a. Divisions: Separate contests shall be conducted in Solo and Duo Interpretation,
E. Individual Events (Forensics, Continued)
each presented as memorized selections and without the use of physical objects or
costumes.
b. Selection Rules: Selections used in these contests shall be cuttings from published,
printed novels, short stories, plays, screenplays, or poetry. Cuttings should have
literary merit. Cuttings must be from a single work of literature. Selections that
have an ISBN number or can be found on the internet are considered published. A
selection that is available on an open forum such as a blog is acceptable so long as
the selection was not written by the performer. It is up to the coach to pick quality
pieces and to source them. High school publications and recorded material that are
not printed or published are unacceptable. Adaptations may be made for the
purpose of transition. Any questions as to the acceptability of a piece may be
brought before the Coordinator prior to the tournament. Violation of selection
rules disqualifies the performer. A selection may not violate copyright laws.
c. Performance: In Duo Interpretation each of the two performers may play one or
more characters, so long as performance responsibility in the cutting remains as
balanced as possible. If the selection is prose or poetry and contains narration,
either or both of the performers may present the narration. During the presentation
the team in Duo or the contestant in Solo must name the author and the book or
magazine from which the cutting was made. All students must remain in the room
during the round, unless double-entered.
d. Script: Entrants in Duo and Solo will not be allowed to compete without handing
in a copy of the script at registration. No script may be used during the
presentation.
e. Time: Presentation shall be no longer than 8 minutes, introduction included. The
penalty for going over 30 seconds is that the participant may not receive a number
one ranking.
f. Props: Performers may not use any props other than their own bodies.
g. Movement: There should be no excessive movement during solo or duo
interpretation. Movement is restricted to within one square meter of floor.
h. Interaction: In Duo Interpretation performers may not look directly at each other
nor touch each other, except during the introduction.
i. Denial of first place. Performers who violate any of performance rules in
paragraphs c, d, e, f, g, or h above may not receive first place.
2. Prose & Poetry Rules
a. Definition of Prose and Poetry: Prose expresses thought through language
recorded in sentences and paragraphs, either fiction, such as short stories and
novels, or non-fiction, such as articles, essays, journals, and biographies. No
plays, screenplays, or speeches may be used. Poetry expresses ideas, experience,
or emotion through the creative argument of words, according to their sound,
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this post-modern world, it can be difficult to determine whether a piece is poetry
or prose, example: prose-poems. Therefore, the ultimate determinant of whether a
piece is poetry or prose is the author's original intent, if determinable.
b. Selections. Selections used in these contests shall be cuttings from published,
E. Individual Events (Forensics, Continued)
printed works. Cuttings should have literary merit. Prose cuttings must be from a
single work of literature, but poetry selections may include one or several poems.
Selections that have an ISBN number or can be found on the internet are
considered published. A selection that is available on an open forum such as a
blog is acceptable so long as the selection was not written by the performer. It is
up to the coach to pick quality pieces and to source them. Adaptations may be
made for the purpose of transition. Any questions as to the acceptability of a piece
may be brought before the Coordinator prior to the tournament. A student may not
use the same selection for prose or poetry that he/she used in Duo or Solo at any
tournament.
c. Presentation: The performer should read the piece from a manuscript in a folder,
not from a book or a magazine. The title and author must be identified in the
introduction. No lectern may be used during the presentation. All students must
remain in the room during the round, unless double-entered.
d. Script: Entrants in Prose or Poetry will not be allowed to compete without handing
in a copy of the script at registration.
e. Time: Presentations shall be no longer than 6 minutes, introduction included. The
penalty for going 30 seconds over is that the participant may not receive a number
one ranking.
f. Movement: Other than the introduction, movement is restricted to the rotation of
the feet and or taking a step forward or backward.
g. Stance: No lectern may be used during presentation.
h. Denial of first place. Performers who violate any of presentation rules in
paragraphs c, d, e, f, or g above may not receive first place.
3. Oratory Rules
a. Contest: This contest shall be comprised of only memorized orations composed by
the contestant and not used in any previous contest year. No visual aids or
podiums are permitted.
b. Subject: Any appropriate subject may be used, but the orator must be truthful. Any
non-factual reference, especially a personal one, must be so identified.
c. Quotation: Not more than 125 words of the oration may be direct quotation from
any other speech or writing and such quotations shall be identified in a printed
copy of the oration supplied prior to registration. Extensive paraphrasing from
other sources is prohibited.
d. Script: An orator will not be allowed to compete without handing in a copy of the
script at registration.
e. Time: Presentations shall be no longer than 8 minutes, introduction included. The
penalty for going over 30 seconds is that the participant may not receive a number
one ranking.
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4. Extemporaneous Rules
A copy of these rules shall be made available to the extemporaneous drawing room.
a. Topics: Each topic must be in the form of a question. The contents of the list shall
E. Individual Events (Forensics, Continued)
not be disclosed except as contestants draw topics. There shall be a new subject
area and new topics for each round. Topics may be used only once in a
tournament. Topics may come from any of the following list of subject areas.
Subject areas should be rotated from tournament to tournament.
Korean Peninsula
China, Japan, and Russia
South and SE Asia
Middle East and North Africa
Saharan and Sub-Saharan Africa
Europe
North America
South America
The Pacific Region
International Organizations & Treaties, Wars
b. Topic Sources: All questions will be drawn from current periodicals such as The
Economist, Newsweek International, and Time Asia. Current is defined as
within three months of the competition.
c. Drawing: 30 minutes before the round is to begin the first speaker shall draw three
topics, choose one, and return the other two. Other contestants shall draw in like
manner, in the order of speaking, at intervals of seven minutes.
d. Rooms. There shall be separate presentation and prep rooms. Having drawn their
topic, students will withdraw to the prep room to prepare their speech. Students
must remain in the prep room until 5 minutes before it is time to speak. A
contestant may not leave the prep room without first checking out with the
proctor. A student leaving without permission will be ranked last in that round.
e. Preparation: In the prep room the contestant shall prepare a speech without
consultation and without reference to prepared notes. Students may consult
published books, magazines, newspapers, and journals or articles, provided:

They are originals or photocopies of originals.


Original articles or copies are intact and uncut.
There is no written material on original copies.
Topical index without annotation is allowed.
1) No other material shall be allowed in the extemp room other than those stated
above. Extemporaneous speeches, handbooks, briefs, and outlines shall be
barred from the extemp prep room. Underlining or highlighting on materials
will be allowed if done in only one color on each article or copy. No electrical
retrieval device may be used, but printed material from on-line computer
services may be used. Source citations, if such materials are used, must have

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date, page and title on each page.


2) Violations of preparation rules will result in disqualification.
f. Notes: Entrants may write notes on one side of a 4-inch by 6-inch note card and
use these notes during the speech. The student must provide their own card.
g. No Podium or Stopwatch. No podium, stopwatch or other aides are allowed.
E. Individual Events (Forensics, Continued)
h. Time: Presentations shall be no longer than 7 minutes, introduction included. The
penalty for going over 30 seconds is that the participant may not receive a number
one ranking.
i. No Dual Entry. A performer in Extemporaneous Speaking may not enter into
another IE event.
j. Denial of first place. Performers who violate any of presentation rules in
paragraphs d, e, g, h, or i above may not receive first place.
5. Impromptu Rules
a. Topics: Unlike extemporaneous speaking, each topic does not have to be in the
form of a question. Some topics will be as short as a single word. The contents of
the list shall not be disclosed except as contestants draw topics. There shall be a
new subject area for each round. Topics will come from any of the following list of
format areas:

Quotations & Proverbs


Abstract words
Events
Famous People
Public Policy

b. Drawing: Three minutes before the round is to begin, the first speaker shall draw
three topics, choose one, and return the other two. Other contestants shall draw in
like manner, in the order of speaking, as the monitor calls next speakers.
c. Preparation: As soon as a topic is chosen, the contestant shall have 3 minutes to
prepare a speech without consultation and without reference to prepared notes.
Speakers may not use any outside materials to prepare. Students may not ask for
definitions, and dictionaries may not be used.
d. Room. All students must remain in the room during the entire round. A contestant
may not leave the prep room without first checking out with the proctor. A student
leaving without permission will be ranked last in that round.
e. Notes: Students can write notes during the prep time but may not use any notes
during the speech. Students must provide their own note-taking materials. No notes
shall be used during the presentation.
f. Time: Presentations shall be no longer than 5 minutes, introduction included. The
penalty for going over 30 seconds is that the participant may not receive a number
one ranking.
g. No Podium or Stopwatch. No podium, stopwatch or other aides are allowed.
h. Denial of first place. Performers who violate any of presentation rules in
paragraphs c, e, f, or g above may not receive first place.
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seven contestants. Preliminary rounds will be preset using the following standards
as possible (in order of importance): that students from the same school do not
compete against one another, that contestants do not compete against the same
group of students, and that contestants do not have a judge from their own school.
F. Debate Events
Debate events include Public Forum debate and Parliamentary debate.
1. Public Forum Debate Rules
a. Teams: Teams are two-on-two with each speaker giving two speeches.
b. Sides: Sides will be predetermined by the tab room so that each contestant team has
equal opportunity to argue Pro and Con during preliminary rounds (with
exceptions for an uneven number of rounds or byes).
c. Judging. Judging should focus first on arguments and second on presentation.
d. Civility. Contestants are expected to treat other teams with respect at all times
during the debate.
e. Prep Time. Each team is allowed 2 minutes prep time to be split up as decided by
the team.
f. Crossfire. Debate competitors will stand at their desks during crossfire. The purpose
of crossfire is to clarify areas of clash, not to be physically intimidating. There will
be no note-passing during crossfire. Conversations between teammates, either
written or oral, should not happen during crossfire, but rather during prep time
prior to crossfire.
g. Restrictions on New Arguments. New arguments may be introduced only during
four-minute speeches. New arguments made during 2- and 1-minute speeches
should be ignored.
h. Materials: Public Forum teams may use prepared notes, copies of books,
magazines, or web pages, and other evidence prepared beforehand. Electronic
devices may not be used other than a stopwatch or stopwatch app. Students may
monitor their time while speaking using a stopwatch or stopwatch app.
i. Format:
Speaker
Minutes
First Pro Constructive
4
First Con Rebuttal
4
Crossfire between First
3
Pro and First Con
Second Pro Rebuttal
4
Second Con Rebuttal
4
Crossfire between Second
3
Pro and Second Con
First Pro Summary
2
First Con Summary
2
Grand Crossfire-3
All Four Debaters
Second Pro Final Focus
1
Second Con Final Focus
1

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F. Debate Events (Continued)


2. Parliamentary Debate Rules
a Teams: Teams are two-on-two with each speaker giving two speeches.
b. Sides: Sides will be predetermined by the tab room so that each contestant team has
equal opportunity to argue Government and Opposition during preliminary rounds
(with exceptions for an uneven number of rounds or byes).
c. Impromptu: All parliamentary debates will be impromptu. For these debates,
students
get 20 minutes to prepare and are limited to the resources of a dictionary, almanac,
blank paper and writing utensils. Electronic devices may not be used other than a
stopwatch or stopwatch app. Students may unofficially monitor their time while
speaking using a stopwatch or stopwatch app.
d. Judging. Judging should focus first on arguments and second on presentation.
e. Civility. Contestants are expected to treat other teams with respect at all times
during the debate.
f. Point of Information (POI): During the six and eight minute speeches, after the first
minute and before the final minute of the speech, the opposing team may politely
interrupt, saying, Point of information or On that point. The speaker will
decide whether to accept the POI or not. Once recognized by the speaker, the
questioner may pose a question. Questioners should not make statements, but only
ask a question. The speaker is expected to answer two questions during his/her
speech. Those asking questions should limit themselves to two to three questions
per speech. One more or less may be workable, but more or less than that is not
appropriate. Too many POIs is considered barracking, and is not allowed.
Questions must be polite and civil.
g. First speeches for both sides are intended to be thorough constructive cases.
Opposition may directly attack the proposition case during this speech, but this is
not a requirement.
h. Second speeches on both sides are intended to counter the points of the other side.
These speeches should both attack the opponents case and reinforce the arguments
of your side.
i. Final speeches are used to explain the key clashes in the debate. Show the judge
where key clashes have occurred and offer up more evidence/reasoning on why
your team is winning the clashes. There are no POIs during clash speeches.
j. Restrictions on New Arguments. New arguments may be introduced only during 6
minute speeches. New arguments made during 8- and 2-minute speeches should be
ignored.
k. Format.
Speaker
Minutes
6
PrimeMinister(Government)Case

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LeaderoftheOppositionCase/Rebuttal
6
DeputyPrimeMinister(Government)Rebuttal
8
2ndOppositionRebuttal
8
LeaderoftheOppositionClash
2
DeputyPrimeMinister(Government)Clash
2
3. Lincoln-Douglas Debate Rules
a. Resolution: Two resolutions are published by KAIAC during the academic
year. The first will apply to the Fall tournaments, and the second will apply to
the Spring tournaments. All rounds of debate will debate the same resolution.
b. Positions, Speech Order, and Speech Times: The affirmative and negative
positions are each debated by a single debater. The affirmative speaker will
make three speeches; the negative speaker will make two. The affirmative
speaker speaks first and last. In addition, there are two cross examination
periods of three minutes each, following the affirmative constructive and
negative constructive speeches.
ative Constructive

es

xamination

es

e Constructive

es

xamination

es

mative Rebuttal
e Rebuttal
mative Rebuttal

es
es
es

c. Prep Time: Each debater is allowed 3 minutes of prep time, to be utilized for
preparation by each debater at her/his discretion before any of her/his
speeches.
d. Sides: Sides will be predetermined by the tab room so that each debater has
equal opportunity to argue AFF and NEG during preliminary rounds (with
exceptions for uneven number of rounds or byes). For semi-finals and finals
rounds sides will be determined first based on whether or not the debaters
have debated against each other previously, and the opposite position will be
assigned if possible. If they have not previously met, sides may be determined
by a coin toss in the round. Note: the coin toss is to determine sides, not to
allow either debater a choice of sides.
e. Judging: The winning debater is decided according to who best upholds their
value, meets the burden to prove the validity of his or her side of the resolution,
and succeeds in communicating this to the judge.

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f. Speaker Points: Speaker points are awarded to each debater. Clarity, civility,
and style are important, and should be the basis for awarding speaker points.
Speakers will receive between 20 and 30 points, unless a debater is egregiously
rude or offensive, or particularly unintelligible. Speaker points should be
awarded using the following scale:
20-21 (Needs Work) 22-23 (Below Average) 24-26 (Average) 27-28 (Above
Average) 29-30 (Outstanding)
g. Civility: Each debater is expected to treat her/his opponent with respect at all
times during the debate.
h. Electronic Devices: Electronic devices may not be used other than a stopwatch
or stopwatch app. Students may unofficially monitor their time while speaking.
i. Time Signals: Silent time signals will be given by the timekeeper at 1 minute
intervals, then at :30, :15, :05, and when time is expired. The debater may
finish a sentence at that point, but may not otherwise continue speaking
beyond the time limit.
j. Form: The Affirmative debater sits on the left, and the Negative debater sits on
the right (from the judges perspective, while facing the debaters). Debaters
should rise and move to the lecturn/podium to speak. The constructive
speakers remain at the podium while questioned during cross examination.
Debaters should address the judge at all times, and not face their opponent.
k. Case: Both affirmative and negative debaters will present a case, in
affirmation or negation of the resolution, respectively, which is presented in the
affirmative constructive speech and the negative constructive speech,
respectively.
l. Value: Lincoln Douglas debate is values debate. Each debater (both affirmative
and negative) will state a value in the opening lines of their case, which aligns
with their arguments (contentions) in support or negation of the resolution.
The value must be upheld throughout the debate.
m. Criterion: The criterion provides a measurement to determine whether or not
the value is being met. The criterion is stated following the value.
n. Dropped arguments: If an argument is dropped by a debater in any speech, it
may not be picked up again in a subsequent speech and if it is, should not be
considered in weighing the decision.
o. New arguments: New arguments may not be introduced in the rebuttal
speeches and if they are, should not be considered in weighing the decision.
p. Cross Examination: Cross examination should be civil and address the judge
(the debaters should not face each other). The debater conducting the cross
examination should be asking the questions. Arguments made or weaknesses
revealed during the cross examination period need to be restated in a speech in
order to be considered by the judge (May, 2014).
G. Sample Forensic Meet/Tournament Format
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tournaments. Actual times are likely to vary and are provided by the host school on their
registration form.
1. Friday Night Individual Events
2:30 -3:00
Arrive at host school and registration
3:00
Welcome Meeting for Students
3:00
Training for Timers
3:00
Judges meeting
3:15
Extemp Draw
3:30
Round 1
4:30
Round 2
5:30
Round 3
6:30-7:00
Dinner available for purchase
7:00
Finals round
8:15
Awards
2. Saturday Debate Events
8:00-8:15
Registration
8:15
Training for new judges
8:30
Welcome Meeting for Students
8:30
Judges meeting
8:30
Training for Timers
9:00
Round 1 (preset)
10:05
Round 2 (preset)
11:15
Round 3 (delayed power match rd1)
Lunch 12:15
12:45
2:15
3:30

(Lunch will be available beginning 11:45)


Round 4 (delayed power match based on results of rd 1&2)
Debate Finals (3-4 semis, 1-2 finals)
Awards

MIDDLE SCHOOL

BY-LAWS

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KAIAC MIDDLE SCHOOL BY-LAWS

Section VIII
Middle School By-Laws
KAIAC Middle School Athletic and Activities
1. Name of Organization
The name of the organization shall be the Middle School Korean-American Interscholastic
Activities Conference or M.S. KAIAC.
2. Mission Statement
The mission of Middle School KAIAC is to provide middle school students with enjoyable
athletic experiences, opportunity to develop athletic and life skills, and experience success
through knowledgeable instruction and positive role models.
3. Purpose and Definition of the Organization
KAIAC establishes an official athletic and activities program for middle schools;
however, it will be separate from the present high school program. It will stress
participation and instruction and de-emphasize competition. The middle school program
will be coordinated and supported by a sub-committee of the KAIAC Governing Board
The KAIAC dues will help support some of the M.S. KAIAC expenses.
a. M.S. KAIAC is a non-profit unincorporated organization that qualified schools
voluntarily enter into membership. Member schools will abide by the due
process rulings of the governing board and/or council with the possibility
of appeal to either or both bodies.
b. Only KAIAC member schools will be permitted to participate in KAIAC
M.S. Jamborees and activities.
c. These By-Laws provide the framework, procedures, rules and regulations governing the M.S. KAIACs athletic jamborees and activities that will achieve the recognized educational objectives.
4. Philosophy
To provide Middle School students with enjoyable experiences, the opportunity to
develop athletic and life skills, and experience success through knowledgeable instruction
and positive role models
a. Enjoyable Experiences: The emphasis is on enhancing student self-esteem and
increasing their interest and ability in sports and other activities.
b. Opportunity to Participate in Jamborees: Participants will have the opportunity to play
against teams from other schools in the M.S. KAIAC community.
c. Develop Skills: Participants will be taught personal commitment, fundamental skills,
life skills, team work, sportsmanship and a sense of fair play.
d. Experience Success: Participants will be placed on teams where their ability levels and
grade levels are evenly mixed. There will be no stacking of the teams. Participants will
experience the benefits of being part of a team.
e. Knowledgeable Instruction: The coaches will have a basic understanding of the
Middle School jamboree philosophy and will work with athletes to improve their
athletic and teamwork skills.
f. Positive Role Model: The athletes will be guided in the personal disciplines of playing
team and individual sports. The coaches will motivate participants to give their best effort
no matter the outcome. The coaches will exemplify the highest sportsmanship behavior at
all times
5. Membership and Voting
a. Membership: In order to maintain membership in M.S. KAIAC, the school must
first be a member of the KAIAC Conference, and then, send a representative who fully
participates in the first and last M.S. KAIAC meeting of the year. Each participating
school should make every effort to host at least one jamboree per year.
b. Voting: Most decisions will be by consensus; however, when a vote is required
each participating school in M.S. KAIAC will have one vote and a simple majority
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Section VIIIKAIAC Middle School Athletic and Activities (Continued)


6. General Middle School KAIAC Jamboree Guidelines
a. Participants will have the opportunity to play against teams from other
schools in the M.S. KAIAC.
b. In line with the M.S. Philosophy, all M.S. sports are held in a jamboree format.
Middle School Jamboree philosophy applies to all sports.
(See KAIAC Middle School By-Laws, Article 4: Philosophy)
c. The purpose of the jamboree format is to provide students with the opportunity
to put into practice all the skills they are learning.
d. The M.S. KAIAC member schools have an agreement that jamboree formats may have
to vary due to safety and facility restrictions of individual schools.
e. Two weeks prior to the first jamboree, participating schools will post on
http:\\msathletics.wikispaces.com the number of teams and A.M. and P.M. preference
for each jamboree. Information (A.M./P.M. start time; number of teams; etc.)
will be sent out to jamboree participants eight days prior to the date of the jamboree.
f. Safety procedures outlined in the KAIAC By-Laws on pages 17-18 should be followed
for all M.S. KAIAC Jamborees.
g. All teams will play an equal number of games. No playoffs or elimination of teams will
occur in the jamborees.
h. School coaches should ensure that all members of their team receive equal playing
time throughout the jamboree.
i. Teams must be composed of a mixture of grade levels and abilities. No cuts should be
made based on athletic ability.
j. No stacked or star-studded teams will be permitted to participate in the jamborees.
k. All schools should submit base access rosters to SAMS and OAMS at least two weeks
prior to commencement of each season. It is best to include all middle school students,
teachers, high school coaches, parents and bus drivers.
l. Where possible, adult coaches should be assigned to each team for supervision.
m. Each team will need to provide referee(s) at specified times throughout the day.
n. The use of high school student referees are permitted but he/she must referee with a
second high school student.
o. Overall team results will not be recorded.
p. When applicable, an official timekeeper keeps game running time. There is a minimum
of 5 minutes between games.
q. Ejection Procedure: Any player can be ejected from a game for poor sportsmanship,
showing flagrant disrespect for the officials and repeated violations or reckless play.
r. Jewelry or other like accessories should not be worn at any time during athletic
competitions.
7. Soccer Jamboree Format
a. Soccer is a gender specific sport.
b. Rosters for teams should be approximately 10 to 14 players. Teams may have
less, but for fairness to the players, having a squad of less than fourteen
ensures players more opportunity to play.
c. Players on the Field: Seven players including the goalie
d. Rules of Emphasis
i. Throw-ins - both hands behind head and both feet on the ground
ii. Soccer Attire
iii. Athletic or Soccer Shoes
iv. Shin Guards mandatory for participation
v. Goalie Gloves highly recommended
vi. Goalie Jersey must be a different color
vii. Off-SidesWill not be called unless cherry picking occurs (Standing by the goal
during game waiting for the pass)
viii. Deliberate Hand balls

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Section VIIIKAIAC Middle School Athletic and Activities (Continued)


7. Soccer Jamboree Format
ix. Major Fouls
Unnecessary physical contact
Kicking or attempting to kick an opponent
Striking or attempting to strike an opponent
Pushing an opponent
Charging an opponent
Tripping or attempting to trip an opponent
Jumping at an opponent
Holding an opponent
Slide Tackling will NOT be permitted
x. Substitution
Only during dead ball(Goalie possession does not constitute a dead ball)
Must be quick-if game play stops for longer than 10 seconds the referee
will resume play with the current players.
8. Swimming Jamboree Format
a. Swimming is a mixed gender sport.
b. Schools having more than one team must have equal swimming ability throughout
the teams. All M.S. students may be included regardless of ability but must attend
middle school practices in order to participate in meets.
c. Times will be posted, but swimmers are not ranked.
d. Swimmers should be given an explanation of errors but will not be disqualified.
Feedback sheets should go to the schools coaches and they will have the responsibility to
present them to their swimmers.
e. Relay teams may be seeded as a team in the same manner as individual heats.
Different schools may join their swimmers together to complete a relay or have
mixed sexes to complete relays. This may be done at the coaches discretion.
f. Distance events may be offered at the end of the meet.
g. Hy-Tek Meet Manager results should be sent to participating teams as soon as
possible after the event.
j. The meet host will take the utmost care in ensuring the safety of all participants.
9. Volleyball Jamboree Format
a. Volleyball is a mixed gender sport.
b. Teams must be composed of a mixture of grade levels with a minimum of two
girls on the court at any given time.
c. Rules of Emphasis
i. No obvious carries (hand open behind the head when moving the ball forward
looks like a throw).
ii. No obvious lifts (catch and throw).
iii. No double hits.
iv. No touching the net.
v. No stepping over line under net.
vi. Games to 25 point, win by 2 points.
vii. After 5 consecutive serves by one server, serving team must rotate to continue
the serve.
viii. Servers must wait for the whistle and stay behind the service line (some discretion on
half courts)
ix. No back row spiking in front of the 10 ft line (estimate on half court)
x. Net will be set at female height 2.24 meters (7 4 5/8)

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Section VIIIKAIAC Middle School Athletic and Activities-(Continued)


10. Basketball Jamboree Format
a. Basketball is a gender specific sport.
b. Rosters for teams should be approximately 8-10 players. Teams may have less,
but for fairness to the players, having a squad of less than ten ensures players
more opportunity to play.
c. Players on the Court: Five
d. Rules of Emphasis
i. Double dribble
ii. Traveling
iii. Obvious reaching in
iv. Carrying the ball (for better players)
v. Unnecessary roughness
vi. No Full Court Press/Defense once possession is clearly established (discretion of
referee)
vii. Obvious 3-second rule students standing under the basket for an inappropriate
length time
viii. Moving screen the person setting the screen must have both feet on the floor
ix. Zone presses are illegal. First offense results in warning. Second offense results in
foul shot.
x. Foul shot and Shooting rules
aa). Non-shooting fouls - the team that is fouled gets the ball out of bounds.
bb). Shooting foul
* On a made basket basket counts and fouled team gets the ball
out-of-bounds.
* On a missed basket the team gets a foul shot and retains the ball.
cc). All foul shots will take place at the end of the game. Foul shots must be
rotated between all team members.
11. Cross-Country Jamboree Format
a. Cross-country is a mixed gender sport.
b. Distances shall be arranged in increasing order for jamborees.
12. Spelling Bee
a. The middle school spelling bee is a mixed gender activity.
b. The sponsoring school will set rules and will use a format similar to the
Scripps National (U.S.) spelling bee.
13. Forensics
a. The middle school forensics festival is a mixed gender activity.
b. The sponsoring school will use National Forensic League (NFL) rules as a
guideline for its festivals. Rule exceptions will be determined by the coaches prior
to the festival.

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Section VIIIKAIAC Middle School Athletic and Activities (Continued)

Middle School Korean-American Interscholastic


Activities Conference (M.S. KAIAC)

Standards of Conduct
for Coaches

Created by the M.S. KAIAC Coaches, Principals, and Coordinators


Behavior/conduct of coaches will be maintained at the highest level.

As a M.S. KAIAC Coach I agree to:


Treat competitors, athletes, officials, and fans with courtesy and respect
Continually strive to help the athletes improve, both in the classroom and in
the athletic arena.
Represent our team and school in a positive and responsible manner.
Model and exhibit the principles of good sportsmanship in all contests and
practices.
Create fair and equal teams (No stacking, 6th, 7th and 8th graders on every
team)
Make sure that all members of your team receive equal playing time through
out the jamboree.
Cooperate with my athletes, other coaches, and opponents. I understand that
without them we would not have a game.
Remember that the goals of the game are to have fun, improve the athletes
skills, and feel good. I will not show off or try to get the most points.

Coach for the fun of it, and the love of the sport.
Coaches who are unable to follow these standards will not be permitted to
participate.

I have read and understand the above statements. I will adhere to the standards
of conduct to the best of my ability.

Coachs Name:

Coachs Signature:

Telephone:

E-mail:

H.P.

Date:

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Section VIIIKAIAC Middle School Athletic and Activities (Continued)

Middle School Korean-American Interscholastic


Activities Conference (M.S. KAIAC)

Standards of Conduct
Middle School Student-Athletes

Created by the M.S. KAIAC Coaches, Principals, and Coordinators


Behavior/conduct of students during on/off campus activities will be maintained
at the highest level.

As a M.S. KAIAC student-athlete I agree to:


Treat competitors, teammates, coaches, officials, and fans with courtesy and
respect
Continually strive to improve, both in the classroom and in the athletic arena.
Represent our team and school in a positive and responsible manner.
Maintain a healthy and productive lifestyle, and refrain from the use of all
controlled substances, alcohol, and tobacco products.
Model and exhibit the principles of good sportsmanship in all contests and
practices.
Cooperate with my coach, teammates, and opponents. I understand that with
out them we would not have a game.
Work equally hard for myself, and my team. I realize that my teams
performance will benefit and so will my own.
Remember that the goals of the game are to have fun, improve my skills, and
feel good. I will not show off or try to get the most points.

Play for the fun of it, and for the love of the game,
not just please my parents or coach.
Students who are unable to follow these standards will not be permitted to
participate.
I have read and understand the above statements. I will adhere to the standards
of conduct to the best of my ability.
Student Name:

Student Signature:

Parent Name:

Parent Signature:

Telephone:

E-mail:

H.P.

Date:

Appendix I
Sample Sports Commissioners End-of-Season Report (Page 1)

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Sample Sports Commissioners End-of-Season Report (Page 2)

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KAIAC CHEER COMPETITION 2010


DEGREE OF DIFFICULTY DESCRIPTIONS

Jumps: *Jump combinations and full-team/multi-person jumps are more difficult to


coordinate then individual jumps.
Least difficult

1-2
Tuck

Most
difficult
10

5-6

Star or
spread eagle

Double
hook, box

Side hurdler
(Herkie)

Front Hurdler

Toe Touch

Double 9

Pike

Tumbling: *Jump combinations and full-team/multi-person jumps are more difficult to coordinate then individual jumps.

Least difficult

Most difficult

1-2

Rolls of any kind Cartwheels Round-offs

5-6
Walk-overs
Front or back

7
Round off, back
hand spring

8
Standing back or
front hand sprinq

tucks

10

More advanced

Stunts: *Cradling out of any stunt is more difficult than coming off the front. * It is harder to stick a stunt and hold it than to move
through it. * Pyramids may fit in anywhere along the continuum depending on the stunts that are involved in them. Generally,
pyramids are harder to put up due to the number of people to coordinate.

Least
difficult
2
1
Any Shoulder sit
or stand
thigh
stand
stunt

10
9
4
7
5
6
8
Transition
Full
Twist up
Prep or Prep level stunts
Twist up or Full level
Basket
stunts
half
stunts
down
toss and or down
(liberty or prep extension
extension to full extension
(pendulum,
(awesome, variations to/from
to/from
extension
smoosh)
liberty)
prep

Suggested marks for Execution of Stunts


Stunts 1-3
Minor
Major
Stunts 4-6
Minor
Major
Stunts 7-10
Minor
Major

Most difficult

fumbles deduct 2-4 marks


fumbles or incorrect dismounts deduct 4-8 marks
fumbles deduct 1-3 marks
fumbles or incorrect dismounts deduct 4-8 marks
fumbles deduct .05-2 marks
fumbles or incorrect dismounts deduct 3-8 marks

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KAIAC CHEER COMPETITION ROUNTINE CRITERIA DESCRIPTIONS

1
Entire squad has excellent
form and precision at ALL
times; perfectly
synchronized

9
8
Good form and/or
precision, but not
perfect; 1-2 incidents
of someone being
out of sync

7
6
Fair form and/or
precision; 3-4
incidents of someone
being out of sync

4
5
Poor form and/or
precision; 5-6
precision
mistakes

3
2
More than 6
mistakes by one
or more
members

JUMPS

Entire squad executes


EXCELLENT jumps

All but 1 or 2
members executed
excellent
jumps OR entire
squad executed
GOOD jumps.

Half of the squad


executed excellent
jumps OR entire
squad executed
OKAY jumps

Fewer than half


of squad
executed
GOOD jumps

Only 1 or 2
members jumped
wel.

All were FAIR to


POOR jumpers

TUMBLING

Entire squad tumbled; at


least half did round-off
back handspring

Entire squad tumbled; 1 member tumbled


at least 1 member did well (round off back
handspring) but the
round off back
rest of the squad did
handspring; others
nothing OR entire
did something less
squad did either round
difficult
offs or cartwheels

Entire squad did


forward rolls

Only 1-2 members


did
cartwheels, others
did nothing

No on did any
tumbling at all

DANCE

Dance portion of routine is


creative and
well
4-5 mounts, all excellently
executed with
perfect timing,
including the
dismount

Good chorography

Fair choreography

Poor choreography

2-3 mounts, all


excellently executed
OR 4-5 mounts with
one fall or wrong
timing

1 mount excellently
executed OR 4-5
mounts with 2 falls or
wrong timing OR 2-3
mounts with 1fall

1 mount executed
fairly OR any
number of mounts
but more than 2
falls or wrong
timing

Very poor
choreography.
No creativity
1mount poorly
executed

No dance
element in
the routine.
Routine
contained no
mounts at all

FORMATION/
SPACING

Lots of variety: many


different formations.
Straight lines.

Good formations but


not enough variety.
Or lines not always
straight

Fair formations. Not


much variety. Lines
often not straight.

Very few formation


changes.
Straight lines
are rare.

Only one or two


different
formations. No
straight lines.

Same formation
throughout
routine.

DIFFICULTY

One or more FULL


extension mount(s) and lor
advanced stunts/tosses,
complicated dance
movements, and difficult
tumbling (more than 1 or 2
members)

At least one full


Extension mount or
basket toss.
Complicated dance
movements
throughout.

Only mid-extension
mounts or similar. (No
full extension. No
basket toss) some
complicated dance
moves.

Easy mounts(not even No mounts.


a mid). Simple dance Simple dance
with easy
movements.

No mounts.
Easy
dance and
cheer.

PERFECTION
OF ROUTINE

Perfect

Almost perfect,
very few
noticeable
mistakes.

Few minor mistakes


or 1 major mistakerecovered well.

Many minor mistakes


OR 1 major
mistake not
handled well

Several minor
mistakes or 2
major
mistakes.

Needs a lot
more
practic
e to be
perfect

SHOWMANSHI Excellent,very
P, SPIRIT,
enthusiastic, entire squad
VOICE
has high energy

Good,quite
enthusiastic,
everyone smiles
throughout

Fair, only some of


squad is enthusiastic,
only some smile at
times

Most of squad hardly


every smiles, a few
make faces
after mistakes

All make faces OR


no
one
smiles, low
energy

Must, very timid


or
bored
expressions.

OVERALL
WOW!
CREATIVITY &
CHOREOGRA
PHY

Great!

Good!

Poor

Very poor

MOTIONS
TECHNIQUE
SYNCHRONIZ
ATION

MOUNTS

Fair

KAIAC MEMBER SCHOOLS


INFORMATION

Blue

Daegu American High School


Mascot: "Warriors" School Colors: Green and White
Department of Defense Dependents School (DoDDS)
Website: http://www.daegu-un.pac.dodea.edu
Mailing Address: Camp George, Unit #15623, APO, AP 96218
Telephone Number: (053) 473-4354

Osan American High School


Mascot: "Cougars" School Colors: Sky Blue & White
Department of Defense Dependents School (DoDDS)
Website: http://www.osan-hs.pac.dodea.edu
Mailing Address: Osan Air Base, Unit #2037, APO, AP 962780005
Telephone Number: (031) 661-9098

Chadwick International
Mascot: Dolphins School Colors: Blue & White
International School (Independent)
Website: http://www.chadwickinternational.org/
Mailing Address: 17-4 Songdo Dong, Yeonsu Gu,
Incheon, Republic of Korea 406-840
Telephone Number: (032) 250-5000

Seoul American High School


Mascot: "Falcons" School Colors: Royal Blue & White
Department of Defense Dependents School (DoDDS)
Website: http://www.seoul-hs.pac.dodea.edu
Mailing Address: Yongsan South Post, Unit #15549, APO, AP
96205-5549

Telephone Number: (02) 797-3666

Seoul Foreign School

Mascot: "Crusaders School Colors: Red & White


International School (Christian)
Website: http://www.seoulforeign.org
Mailing Address: 55-1 Yonhi-3-Dong, Sodaemun
Gu, Seoul, Republic of Korea 120-823
Telephone Number: (02) 330-3100

Taejon Christian International School


Mascot: "Dragons" School Colors: Gold &
Black International School (Christian)
Website: http://www.tcis.or.kr
Mailing Address: 709 Yong-San Dong, Yuseong Gu,
Daejeon, Republic of Korea 305-500
Telephone Number: (042) 620-9000

Gyeonggi Suwon International School


Mascot: Knights School Colors: Purple &
Gold International School (Christian)
Website: http://www.gsis.sc.kr
Mailing Address: 29-3 Young Tong Dong, Young Tong
Gu, Suwon, Republic of Korea 443-808
Telephone Number: (031) 695-2800

Korea International School


Mascot: "Phoenix" School Colors: Royal Blue & White
International School (Independent)
Website: http://www.kis.or.kr
Mailing Address: 373-6 Baekhyun-Dong,
Bundang Gu, Seongnam-si, Gyeonggi-do,
Republic of Korea 463-420
Telephone Number: (031) 789-0509

Seoul International School


Mascot: "Tigers" School Colors: Orange & Black
International School (Independent)
Website: http://www.siskorea.or.kr
Mailing Address: 388-14 Bokjeong-Dong, Sujeong Gu
Seongnam, Gyeonggi-do, Republic of Korea 461-200
Telephone Number: (031) 750-1200

Yongsan International School of Seoul


Mascot: "Guardians School Colors: Navy Blue, Red & White
Network of International Christian Schools (NICS)
Website: http://www.yisseoul.org
Mailing Address: 10-213 Hannam-2 Dong,Yongsan Gu,
Seoul, Republic of Korea 140-210
Telephone Number: (02)797-5104

International Christian School-Uijongbu


Mascot: "Eagles" School Colors: Red, White & Royal
Blue
Network of International Christian Schools (NICS)
Website: http://www.ics-ujb.org
Mailing Address: 375-2 Nok Yang Dong
Uijeongbu, Republic of Korea 480-600
Telephone Number: (031)855-1276

Humphreys High School


Mascot: Blackhawks School Colors: Black & Gold
Department of Defense Dependents School (DoDDS)
Website:
http://www.dodea.edu/pacific//korea/UASGHumphreys/Hump
hreysHS/
Mailing Address:
Telephone Number:

Red
Asia Pacific International School
Mascot: "Green Hawks" School Colors: Green & Gold
International School (Christian)
Website: http://www.apis.seoul.kr
Mailing Address: 820 Wolgye 2-dong, Nowon-gu
Seoul, Republic of Korea 139-724
Telephone Number: (02) 907-2747

Dwight School Seoul


Mascot: Lions School Colors: Navy Blue & Scarlet Red
International School (Independent)
Website: http://www.dwight.or.kr
Mailing Address:1582-1 Sangnam Dong, Mapo Gu,
Seoul, Republic of Kore 121-835
Telephone Number: (02) 6920-8600

Pyongtaek International Christian School


Mascot: "Conquerors" School Colors: Royal Blue &
Silver
Network of International Christian Schools (NICS)
Website: http://icsptk.org
Mailing Address: 367-3 Shindae Dong, P.O. Box 24
(450-600) Pyongtaek, Republic of Korea 450-820
Telephone Number: (031) 651-1376

Korea Kent Foreign School


Mascot: Merlins School Colors: Red & Black
International School (Independent)
Website: http://www.kkfs.org
Mailing Address: 619-30 Guui-Dong, Kwang
Jin Gu, Seoul, Republic of Korea 143-200
Telephone Number: (02) 2201-7091

Asia Pacific International School Green Hawks


Chadwick International Dolphins
Daegu High School Warriors
Dwight School Seoul Lions
Gyeonggi Suwon International School Knights
Humphreys High School Blackhawks
International Christian School-Uijongbu Eagles
Korea International School Phoenix
Korea Kent Foreign School Merlins
Osan American School Cougars
Pyongtaek International Christian School Conquerors
Seoul American School Falcons
Seoul Foreign School Crusaders
Seoul International School Tigers
Taejon Christian International School Dragons
Yongsan International School of Seoul Guardians