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KAIAC

Korean-American Interscholastic
Activities Conference

CONSTITUTION
& BY-LAWS

2015-2016 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 7-13

Name, Purpose & Definition of Organization..... Page 8


Membership..... Pages 8-9
Governance.. Pages 9-12
Council of Heads-of-Schools... Pages 9-11
Governing Board..... Pages 11-12
Officers...... Page 13
Finances.... Page 14
Liability...... Page 14
Amendments.... Page 15
Ratification.... Page 15

By-Laws Pages 16-115

Purpose and Procedures for Amending By-Laws... Page 17


KAIAC Member Schools.... Page 17
KAIAC General Athletic Procedures, Rules, & Regulations. Pages 17-34
Purpose. Page 17
Applicability.. Page 17
Eligibility Rules. Pages 17-19
General Athletic Guidelines... Pages 19-21
Commissioners & Tournament Directors Page 21
Referees, Officials, & Scorers Table.. Page 22
Protests & Appeals .... Page 22
Regular Season Conference Competition Procedures. Pages 23-24
Tournament Competition Procedures.. Pages 24-35
Facilities Fields, Pitches, & Courts. Page 25
Safety Procedures... Pages 26
AwardsIndividual & Team.. Pages 27-34
KAIAC Web Site.. Page 34
KAIAC Sponsored & Sanctioned Activites.. Pages 35-36
KAIAC Specific Athletic Procedures, Rules, & Regulations. Pages 37-58
KAIAC Seasonal Sport Schedule.... Page 37
Volleyball.. Pages 37-39
Cross-Country. Pages 39-43
Tennis... Pages 43-45
Basketball. Pages 45-48
Cheerleading... Pages 48-60
Soccer... Pages 60-63
Swimming. Pages 63-67
Wresting, American Football, Softball, & Baseball.... Page 67
KAIAC Instrumental & Choral Music Festivals... Pages 68-75
KAIAC Forensics Speech and Debate Competitions.... Pages 76-90
KAIAC Chess Competitions. Pages 91-97

Middle School By-Laws...... Pages 98-114


Appendix I Sample Sports Commissioners Season Report.. Pages 114-5
Member Schools Information Page 116

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. Un-foreseen
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 February
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
5. 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

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Article IV: Governance/Council (Continued)


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:
5. If the treasury has sufficient funds the current year, student fees shall

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Article IV: Governance/Council (Continued)


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 four times during the school year
(once each in August, November, February 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

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Article IV: Governance/Governing Board (Continued)


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
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 than 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 forwarded 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. 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. Oversee 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 and Sportsmanship 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 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

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KAIAC
BY-LAWS

KAIAC BY-LAWS

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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 DoDDS (US Department of Defense Dependents Schools):
Daegu High School; Humphreys High School; Osan American School; and Seoul American School

and International Schools: Asia Pacific International 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, Cheongna Dalton School (probationary) See contact details pg 116.

B. The member schools will be divided into three divisions (2013-14):


Blue Division

Red Division

White Division

- Daegu High School

- Asia Pacific International School

- Dwight School Seoul

- Humphreys High School

- Chadwick International

- International Christian School-

- Osan American School

- Gyeonggi Suwon International

- Seoul American School

School

- Seoul Foreign School

- Korea International School

- Taejon Christian International

- Seoul International School

School
- Yongsan International School-Seoul

Uijeongbu
- International Christian SchoolPyeongtaek
- Korea Kent Foreign School
- Cheongna Dalton School
(probationary)

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.
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1. The overall intent of KAIAC programs is that they are meant for high school (9 -12
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

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C. Eligibility Rules (Continued)


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)
c) 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.
e) Seventh and eighth grade students in Small and Large Schools are eligible to
participate in cross-country open runs, forensics competitions, and music festivals.
3. Seniors are not eligible for junior varsity competition.
4. Any KAIAC member school may bring a student eligibility issue 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.
5. A Student 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 C.2-5) (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 C.13)
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 not earned an unexcused absence for the day of a competition.
13) 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

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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.
c. At the beginning of the first quarter of each academic year, all students are
considered academically eligible.
14) Is determined by a member school to have fulfilled its requirements for
Home- Schooled 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. 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
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D. General Athletic Guidelines (continued)


does not count against this total.
5. 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.
6. 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.
7. 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.
8. 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.
9. A roster of team members will be presented at the official scorers table and to the
opposing varsity and junior-varsity coaches before each game or match in all sports.
10. Pre-game warm-up music should be appropriate and reviewed by the athletic
director or school administration before playing at KAIAC sponsored events.
11. 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.
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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).
a) Reports on forensics and music should be sent to all participating schools as
well as the President (Mar, 2014).
b) Reports must include any cards or ejections from the competition. (May 15)
5. 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
active duty; Military Welfare Recreation staff; and qualified teachers). If a
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 other 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
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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 & Appeals
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. In coordination with their AD, 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
present to clarify their position, but they will not vote.
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.


3. APPEALS and REVIEWS (May 2015)

a. Coaches may appeal the 2nd game suspension from a Red Card by
1. providing video evidence to review the infraction
2. following the Protest procedures detailed above.
b. Particularly violent or unsportsmanlike conduct by players or coaches
may be reviewed by committee as above and may be subject to further
penalty based on the committees ruling.

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
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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.
c. The Official score from a forfeit will be: Soccer 1-0; Basketball 2-0; Volleyball
sets 3-0 (2-0 JV)
3. If at the end of the season two teams have the same conference record, the tie
break procedures found in I.5 will determine 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. Recommended start time
for these dates is 3:30pm. Other start times may be set upon mutual agreement of the
schools involved. (May 2015)
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.
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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 (in VB: Sets Record between tied
teams, then points allowed)
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 awards are normally selected and
presented during the tournament weekend. Swimming and cross- country are the
two exceptions where cumulative regular season results determine all-conference.
One or two coaches meetings are normally scheduled during the tournament
weekend to complete the selection process. An awards ceremony is 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
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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. Within 48 hours after the season ending tournament, that sports commissioner
should send the following report to all the participating divisions schools, the
KAIAC President, the KAIAC Historian, and the KAIAC Web Site Manager:
(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) Team Sportsmanship Award
6) Player-of-the-Game winners
7) 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 sport 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
KAIAC competition in the following sports: volleyball, basketball and soccer.
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 outof-door athletic competitions. It is also highly recommended that schools
refrain from holding practices when such a level is reached; however, the
each school will individually set those limits.
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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 higher, 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://eng.airkorea.or.kr 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
it is determined by the host athletic director and/or administrator that a safety
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
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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 29-32.
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 patches.
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
during that sports tournament awards program. Tournament directors should
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 first,
and second-place regular season and tournament team plaques that will stay
with each the school. (May 2015) Non-divisional Sports will receive additional
third-place season and tournament plaques. 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
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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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4. All-Conference & All-Tournament Awards for each Sport

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

24

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

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

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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

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

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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

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HILL FORMULA - CHEERLEADING


ALL-STAR SELECTIONS
Number of Teams
Division

in

Number of Cheerleaders/
Team

Total Number of
Cheerleaders in Division

12

# All-Star
Selections

Based on #
Participants

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

HILL FORMULA - FORENSICS


ALL-CONFERENCE & ALL-TOURNAMENT SELECTIONS
Number of Events

# All-Conference (Patches)

11-14

Number of Events

# All-Tournament (Patches)

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)

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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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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. 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. Note: the MVP must be selected from the
All-Tournament team.

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 (must be selected from the All-Tournament list (M15))
-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 (must be selected from the All-Tournament list (M15))
-Defender
e. 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 (must be selected from the All-Tournament list (M15)))
-Defender
-Offensive Player
-Goalkeeper
f. 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
concern to the official). Teams should likewise treat their opponents with
respect in the way they behave toward them before, during and after play.

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L. AwardsIndividual & Team (Continued)


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. 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
representative 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 be 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.
g. It is highly recommended that the coach "spread the wealth around" to as many of
is/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 season tournaments.
8. 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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N. KAIAC Sponsored and Sanctioned Activities


The following is a list of KAIAC sponsored and KAIAC sanctioned events. KAIAC
sponsored events are paid for (awards & referees) through the KAIAC budget. KAIAC
sanctioned events are events that are approved to use the KAIAC name and
logo. KAIAC sanctioned events are invitational and should include invitations to all
member schools. As invitational events, non-KAIAC schools may be invited; however,
the host of the event should be a KAIAC member school and all member schools should
receive an invitation. These sanctioned events may require entry fees per school or
student to help offset the cost of hosting.
KAIAC Sponsored Events:
Girls Varsity Volleyball Tournaments
Boys Varsity Volleyball Tournaments
Girls Varsity Tennis Tournaments
Boys Varsity Tennis Tournaments
Cross Country Championship Meet
Girls Varsity Basketball Tournaments
Boys Varsity Basketball Tournaments
Cheerleading Competition
Girls Varsity Soccer Tournaments
Boys Varsity Soccer Tournaments
Swimming Championship Meet
Band, Orchestra, Choir Festivals
National Honors Music Festival
Final Forensics Competition
MS Sports Clinics

KAIAC Sanctioned Events:


Girls JV Volleyball Tournament
Boys JV Volleyball Tournament
Girls JV Basketball Tournament
Boys JV Basketball Tournament
Girls JV Soccer Tournament
Boys JV Soccer Tournament
MS Volleyball Jamborees
MS Basketball Jamborees
MS Soccer Jamborees
MS Table Tennis Jamborees
MS Swimming Meets
MS Cross Country Meets
MS Tennis Competitions
ES Volleyball Jamborees
ES Basketball Jamborees
ES Soccer Jamborees
Age Group Chess Competitions (pending)
Business Preparation Club (pending)
Badminton Tournaments (pending)
HS Dance Competition (pending)
HS Track Meets
Mu Alpha Theta Math Competitions

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1. In order for events to be included or added to the KAIAC sanctioned list, the
following procedure must occur:
a. Representatives(s) must prepare a presentation for the governing board providing proof
of 1) participation of KAIAC schools, 2) longevity of the event, 3) rules and guidelines
by which the event will abide.
b. Representative(s) of the event must present to the board no later than the March
meeting demonstrating proof of these two items with hard numbers.
c. The governing board must vote to add the activity to the list.
2. In order for events to be moved from the sanctioned to the sponsored list, the
following procedures must occur:
a. The event must have been on the sanctioned list for at least two years.
b. Representative(s) of the event must prepare a presentation for the governing board
providing proof of continued participation by at least half of the member schools.
c. Representative(s) must present to the governing board no later than the March meeting
demonstrating proof of participation and longevity. This presentation should include
reasoning as to why the event needs KAIAC sponsorship to continue.
d. Representative(s) must present a detailed list of procedures, rules and standards on
which the event will abide that will be added to the KAIAC By-Laws. Formatting should
follow what is already in the By-Laws. This proposal should include host-school
procedures, rules, start times, facility requirements, chair and host responsibilities, order
of events, awards (team/individual).
e. The governing board must vote to add the activity to the list of sponsored events.
f. The Heads Council must vote to finalize the sponsorship list.
g. A chairperson for the event must be appointed and his/her name and contact
information sent to the board.

KAIAC BY-LAWS

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
spirit club

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

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KAIAC BY-LAWS

A. Volleyball (Continued)
3rd or 5th deciding set. A warm-up time of approximately 15 minutes will begin a
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.
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

KAIAC BY-LAWS

A. Volleyball (Continued)
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
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 individuals coach will report the name and number of the offending player to
their AD, the Sport Commissioner, and the KAIAC President. The Commissioner
will inform the relevant conference schools for upcoming matches.

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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 individuals coach will report the name and number of the offending player
to their AD, the Sport Commissioner, and the KAIAC President. The
Commissioner will inform the relevant conference schools for upcoming
matches.
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,
final season standings (May 2014) and tournament 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

KAIAC BY-LAWS

B. Cross-Country (Continued)
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.

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2. Pre-Meet Procedures and Preparations

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.

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B. Cross-Country (Continued)
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.
4. Team Roster and Uniform

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

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Team A

Team B

Teams Fifth Place Runner

11

Teams Sixth Place Runner

12

10

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 circumstances,
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
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C. Tennis (Continued)
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. Division Tournaments should plan to be held in one-day, preferably a Friday, with a


second day, Saturday, held as a rain date. A modified two-day tournament is optional
depending on available courts and rain.
b. The Division tennis commissioner/tournament directors are responsible for collating
all conference results and drawing up the initial seeding for the tournament. See page13
for details of tournament directors duties.

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C. Tennis (Continued)
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 modifications
of note:
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
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D. Basketball (Continued)
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

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
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D. Basketball (Continued)
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.
a. If at the end of the season two teams have the same conference record,
final season standings (May 2014) and tournament seeding will be determined
by the Tie-Breaking Procedures found in IV.I.5.

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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).
1. Roster Size

a. Regular Season Games - Schools may have varsity and junior-varsity of


any size so long as the number of cheerleaders never exceeds 12 on the
sidelines during the game. The only exception is half-time routines when
the number may exceed 12 when it poses no safety hazard.
b. At the end of season competition the roster size may not exceed 16
members.
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

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E. Cheerleading (Continued)
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 must attend all home games and must cheer for both boys and
girls teams.
b. Visiting teams are encouraged to 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 basketball games in order to be eligible to participate in the KAIAC
season ending cheerleading competition. This is based on an honor system
which coaches and teams are responsible to uphold.
d. Schools must turn in a roster prior to the KAIAC season ending competition to
the hosting school with alternates in case of injury.
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
the court between quarters and during one-minute time-outs, but they must have
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.
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:

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E. Cheerleading (Continued)
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 Competition

a. A KAIAC cheerleading competition (including varsity and junior-varsity


competitions) will be held on a date established by the host school, preferably
coinciding with the basketball tournaments (same dates), but at different
locations.
b. Judges & Spotters:
i. A panel of three (3) judges minimum will be hired for the KAIAC
competition. Suggestion: If a panel of hired judges cannot be secured,
then a panel of judges from participating schools will be assembled and
the competition may be conducted as an exhibition / festival / showcase
with feedback being provided by the panel.
ii. An additional penalty judge will also be hired.
iii. 2 spotters will also be provided (can be hired).
d. Each school must declare one month prior to the competition 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. The host school each year will receive a Competition
checklist 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 host school at the fall KAIAC AD 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)

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Entry-level experience
E. Cheerleading (Continued)
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.
Total time limit is two minutes and thirty seconds. The timing will begin
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.
3) 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.
4) Introductions
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.
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.
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.
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ruling that school based programs may not compete on a spring floor.
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
the routine.
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:
a) 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.
b) 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.
c) 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
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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
sportsmanship throughout the competition with positive presentation upon entry and
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. 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.
13. 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.
14. 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.
15. Judging Criteria
The judges will score teams using the criteria listed on the KAIAC score sheet. Each
team will be evaluated on a 100-point system.
Any deductions or violations will be taken off of the final score.
16. Safety Rules - Rules subject to change by AACCA. Go to www.AACCA.org for
updates
17. Awards - First, second, and third, place awards will be presented to the top three
Level 1 schools. First, second and third place awards will be given to the top three
Level 2 teams.
18. ALL-KAIAC CHEERLEADING COMPETITION GUIDELINES (2015)
a. Explanation: At the KAIAC Competition Cheerleaders will have the
opportunity to compete individually for All-KAIAC recognition.
b. Participants
i Up to 3 members of any Varsity squad
ii Coaches may choose the participants or they may be nominated
by their teammates.
c. Skills to be performed
i A spirited entrance of some sort (may include tumbling)
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iii A UCA style cheer (a video will be provided prior to the competition)
iv A UCA style 32-count dance (a video will be provided prior to the
competition)
d. Schedule
i The competition will take place after the Varsity finals
e. Procedures
i The All-KAIAC Competition will be patterned after the All-American
tryouts that typically happen during UCA summer camps.
ii All participating cheerleaders will sit together on the mat/floor.
iii Each cheerleader will tryout in a group of 4.
iv Tryout groups will be a mix of 4 cheerleaders from different schools. For
example, if a school sends 3 (three) cheerleaders to participate in AllKAIAC, they wont perform with each other; they will be split up and
will perform with cheerleaders from other schools.
v The cheer and dance will be choreographed by an outside source and
will be uploaded to the KAIAC Cheerleading website approximately 2
weeks before competition takes place.
vi. All-KAIAC scoring rubric and judging sheets will be provided to all
competing schools. Copies are located at the end of this section.
f. Awards
i The 12 best cheerleaders will be chosen by the judges based on the
score sheet below. There will be no ranking of these 12.
ii The top 12 will each receive an All-Tournament Patch.

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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
official scorers table before each match. The team members should wear likecolored 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
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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
If at the end of the regular season two teams have the same number of possible
points, final season standings (May 2014) and tournament seeding will be determined
by the Tie-Breaking procedures found in IV.I.5.
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 individuals coach will report the name
and number of the offending player to their AD, the Sport Commissioner, and
the KAIAC President. The Commissioner will inform the relevant conference
schools for upcoming matches. The second game suspension may be
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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 second yellow card or
red card resulting in that individual being ineligible to 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 schools AD 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 may 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, final
season standings (May 2014) and tournament 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/coach 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 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
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(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 original 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 by
the shoot-out procedures outlined above in 14i.
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
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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
approximately 2:00 P.M. The pool will be available for warm-up at 9:30 A.M. with
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.

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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
second; 16 for third; 15 for fourth, decreasing by one for each successive place to
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.

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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
bottom of the pool, pulling on the lane lines, or having unsportsmanlike behavior.
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
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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, Baseball, Track & Field


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 the rules and regulations established by DoDDS until such point
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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

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.

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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
Pitch
Accuracy

Bronze

Silver

Gold

Platinum

Ensembleisunableto
performmanyofthenotes
andrhythmsaccurately.

Ensembleperformssomeof
thenotesandrhythms
accurately.

Ensembleperformsmostof
thenotesandrhythms
accurately.

Ensembleconsistently
performsthenotesand
rhythmsaccurately.

Rhythmic
Accuracy

Ensembleisunabletoread
orperformanyofthe
rhythmsappropriatetothe
gradelevel.

Attentiontodynamic
levelsisnotobvious.

Ensemblereadsandperforms
gradelevelappropriate
rhythmswithinconsistency
andhesitationinmaintaining
asteadybeat.

Ensemblereadsandperforms
gradelevelappropriate
rhythmswithno
inconsistencyandlittle
hesitationinmaintaininga
steadybeat.
Dynamiclevelsare
typicallyaccurateand
consistent.

Ensemblereadsandperforms
gradelevelappropriate
rhythmswhilemaintaininga
steadybeat.

Attacksareusually
secure,thoughthere
mightbeanisolated
error.Markingsare
executedaccuratelyas
directedbythescoreand/or
theconductor.
Usuallyaccurate,musical
harmonicblend.

Secureattacks.
Markings(staccato,
legato,slur,accents,
etc.)areexecuted
accuratelyasdirected
bythescoreand/orthe
conductor.
Musicalandaccurate
harmonicbalanceandblend
throughout.
Theintendedtimbresare
broughtoutthroughoutthe
composition.
Ensembleusesappropriate
airspeedproducingasound
thatispureandsustainedfor
thenotesofthelow,middle,
andhighregisters.

Dynamics

Articulation

Dynamiclevelsfluctuate
butcanbediscerned.

Fewsecureattacks.
Markingsaretypically
notexecutedaccurately.

Attacksaresometimes
secure,butmarkings
areoftenexecuted
accuratelyasdirected
bythescoreand/orthe
conductor.

Balance&
Blend

Littleattentiongivento
balance,blend.Listening
skillsaremissingandno
attentionisfocusedonthe
overallsound.

Dominancebyoneormore
playersorsectionscreates
occasionalbalanceproblems.

ToneQuality

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

Ensembleusesappropriate
airspeedtoproduceasound
thatispureandsustainedfor
thenotesofthemiddle
registerbuthasdifficulty
withthenotesofthelowand
highregisters.

Ensembleusesappropriate
airspeedproducingasound
thatispureandsustainedfor
thenotesofthemiddleand
lowregistersbuthas
difficultywiththenotesof
thehighregister.

Dynamiclevelsare
obvious,consistent,andan
accurate
interpretationofthe
styleofmusic.

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Intonationproblemson
manynotes.Pitch
adjustmentsarestill
developing.

Intonation

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.

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.
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

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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
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
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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
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.
c. Provide an opportunity for students to collaborate with students from all over
Korea.
d. Attract the most talented music students in Korea.
e. Attract high quality English-speaking clinicians/conductors.
f. 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
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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 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:

C. Middle School Honor Festivals

Each year KAIAC and KIMEA 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 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:

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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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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
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Debate Judging Requirements:


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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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 patches.
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. Plaques will be 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
vote by forensics coaches attending the May KAIAC meeting. These changes shall
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
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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
rounds at a KAIAC Forensics tournament. Electric or electronic devices may be used
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.

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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
preliminary rounds, five finalists is the optimal number. If there seems to be a
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.
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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
4
2
rd
3
3
th
4
2
th
1
5
6th
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.
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,
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
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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,
rhythm, and meaning. Poetry may rely on verse and stanza form. However, in
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,
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
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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.
f. Denial of first place. Performers who violate any of presentation rules in
paragraphs d, e, or f above may not receive first place.
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
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.
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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
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.
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
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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.
6. Pairing/Assignments: Individual Events: All rounds should have no more than
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
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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
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,
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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
PrimeMinister(Government)Case
6
LeaderoftheOppositionCase/Rebuttal
6
8
DeputyPrimeMinister(Government)Rebuttal
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
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following the affirmative constructive and negative constructive speeches.


Affirmative Constructive

6 minutes

Cross Examination

3 minutes

Negative Constructive

7 minutes

Cross Examination

3 minutes

1 Affirmative Rebuttal

4 minutes

Negative Rebuttal

6 minutes

2 Affirmative Rebuttal

3 minutes

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.
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
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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
The following times are provided to give an idea of the format of KAIAC forensics
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
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8:30
9:00
10:05
11:15
Lunch 12:15
12:45
2:15
3:30

Judges meeting
Training for Timers
Round 1 (preset)
Round 2 (preset)
Round 3 (delayed power match rd1)
(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)
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Section VIIIKAIAC Chess Competitions


A. Purpose
The KAIAC Chess Competition aims to provide students the opportunity to challenge
themselves intellectually, play in a competitive environment in a pool of talented chess
players from other international schools and to pursue chess as a hobby. KAIAC Chess
encourages girls and boys and those who have physical difficulties to participate in chess
competitions.
B. Rules
The other governing board that will be used for rules and guidelines for every
tournament is the World Chess Federations Laws of Chess and Tournament Handbook.
(http://www.fide.com/component/handbook/?id=32&view=category)
C. Tournaments
KAIAC will hold three tournaments annually. KAIAC member schools in Korea will host
these tournaments. Tournaments will be held every fall, winter, and early spring.
D. Participation
1. Varsity Division is generally for High School students (Grades 9-12), however eight
graders who are either given special permission by their school or are part of the official
Korean Chess Federation, may be eligible to participate in the Varsity division.
2. Junior Varsity Division is solely for Middle School students.
E. Coaches Meetings
Chess coaches and/or coordinators will meet at the invitation of the KAIAC governing
board in late spring and/or early fall as part of the KAIAC governing board meeting.
Coaches and coordinators will also meet at each tournament. The purpose of these meetings
is to clarify tournament rules, decide on tournament dates and locations, and any other
business.
F. Entries
Each school is allowed to send a maximum of 7 players to play in the Varsity Division and
a maximum of 8 players to play in the Junior Varsity Division. There is no minimum
number of entries for any tournament in any division.
G. Tournament Procedures
1. Tournament Information: Hosting schools will send out tournament invitation &
information at least three weeks before the tournament. Tournament information may
include the following:
REGISTRATION FEE

60,000 KRW - For every participating school (may


change depending on the tournament cost identified by
the host school)
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Hosting schools must provide information about the


meals: Price and Food inclusion
Participating schools will pay according to the
number of meals requested at the beginning of the
tournament day
EXAMPLE:
BREAKFAST @ 3000 KRW:includes coffee, juice,
bagels with cream cheese, scramble eggs and muffins
LUNCH @ 4200 KRW:includes rice, soybean/tofu
stew, pork mixed with vegetables, steam scramble
eggs, spinach, kimchi and oranges.
Host school will share a Google spreadsheet to
participating schools where they will register their
players for the tournament
See attachment for the format of the spreadsheet:
Host school will send complete information on the
number of games to be played during the day and the
time allotted for each round for both Varsity and Junior
Varsity divisions.
EXAMPLE:
VARSITY: 5 Rounds, 25 Minutes/Player, 50 Minutes /
Game
ORIENTATION
08:45
Round 1
09:00 - 09:50
Round 2
10:00 - 10:50
Round 3
11:00 - 11:50
LUNCH
12:00 - 01:00
Round 4
01:00 - 01:50
Round 5
02:00 - 02:50
AWARDING
03:00
JUNIOR VARSITY:6 Rounds, 20 Minutes/Player, 40
Minutes / Game
ORIENTATION
08:45
Round 1
09:00 - 09:40
Round 2
09:50 - 10:30
Round 3
10:40 - 11:20
Round 4
11:30 - 12:10
LUNCH
12:10 - 01:10
Round 5
01:20 - 02:00
Round 6
02:10 - 02:50
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2. Registration Sheet: Hosting schools will provide and share a spreadsheet to


participating schools for them to register their players to the tournament. See sample
registration spreadsheet attached. Sample Registration Spreadsheet is in this Google Folder:
https://drive.google.com/folderview?id=0B9FJFJFmGds6S3k4X29OOHZuSUU&usp=sharing

3. Tournament Registration Fee: Every participating school must pay a registration fee of
60,000 KRW (may vary depending on the host schools needs) to defray the costs of
trophies and other tournament hosting materials.
4. Chess Sets: Chess sets are to be provided by the hosting schools. If the hosting school is
short in supply, they may request other participating schools to bring extra chess according
to number of players registered.
5. Chess Clocks: The Korean Chess Federation will provide chess clocks/timers, but
schools may bring extra if necessary. The hosting schools are responsible to contact the
secretary of the Korean Chess Federation to book for the appropriate number of chess sets
and chess timers needed for the tournament. Hosting schools may request participating
schools to bring electronic devices that can serve the function of timekeeping, such as
iPads, may also be brought and used at the tournament instead of regular chess clocks.
Chess sets and chess clocks must be set up appropriately before any round of the
tournament games. The use of chess clock/timer is mandatory for both Varsity and Junior
Varsity Division.
6. Meals: Hosting schools will communicate lunch and breakfast information to all
participating schools. Information includes the cost, and the kind of food that participating
schools can purchase. The expenses are to be covered by every participating school and
must be paid in full together with Tournament Registration fee at the beginning of the
tournament day.
7. Audience: Only arbiters and coaches are permitted to sit near or watch the concurrent
games played during the tournaments. Players must have a designated place to rest and or
practice when their games are over. When players have completed their games, they must
exit the tournament area and not distract concurrent games. Audience may wait at a waiting
area and are never permitted to enter the tournament area, especially during the games.
8. Tables: Each game station or table must have a complete chess set, a set of score sheets
for both players and a chess clock or timer. Every table is numbered accordingly. This
number will be used to assign players to their seats for each round of the tournament.
9. Swiss System: A non-elimination tournament format (Swiss System) will be used to run
all KAIAC Chess Tournaments. The following rules are valid for each Swiss system unless
explicitly stated otherwise.
a. The number of rounds to be played is declared beforehand
b. Two players shall not play each other more than once
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He receives a bye: no color and as many points as are rewarded for a win, unless the
regulations of the tournament state otherwise
d. In general, players are paired to others with the same score
e. No player will receive the same color three times in a row.
f. The pairing rules must be such transparent that the person who is in charge for the
pairing can explain them
10. Scoring: A player who wins a game scores 1 point, a player who draws or ties a game
wins 12 point, and a player who loses or forfeits a game scores 0 point.
11. Pairing: In the first round, the players will be paired randomly. However, in later
rounds, they will be power-matched, which means that players be paired according to their
cumulative scores based upon the previous games of the tournament. Before each round,
the results of the previous rounds, table numbers, color, and the opponent will be
announced or displayed on a screen. After the announcement is made, players proceed to
their assigned seats and wait until there are further instructions.
12. Tie-Break Systems:
a. Buchholz: Is the first criterion that will be used to break a tie in every
tournament. This criterion will be applied when two or more players have the
same score at the end of the tournament. This process takes the cumulative
sum of the opponents score.
b. Head to Head: If the prior tiebreak criterion has been exhausted and still
results in a tie, Head to head will then be applied. Head to Head is
implemented when two players with the same score have the same Buchholz
points. Players of the same score and Buchholz points will have a 30-minute
match (15 minutes per player) with colors determined by a coin toss.
13. Completion of Rounds: After completion of each game, players must call the arbiter
by raising their hands to confirm the result of the game. Unless there is permission from the
arbiter, a player must not leave his/her game station, move chess pieces, or reset chess
clock after each game. If a player takes such actions without any permission, the result of
the game may be cancelled. After the confirmation by the arbiter, players must hand in their
score sheets to the arbiter and quietly leave the tournament area.
14. Score Sheets: Score sheets and writing materials are placed along with the chess sets
and chess clocks on the tables before any round of tournament. Varsity players must
appropriately fill in their score sheets and hand them in to the arbiters after completion of
each game. See standard Score Sheet attached.
15. Byes: Byes will be given to the person with the lowest cumulative score after each
round. A player with a bye scores 1 free point, but does not get any points for Buchholz,
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16. Awards: There will be an award ceremony after each tournament.


H. Awards: The host schools will provide the tournament awards. The tournament
registration fee paid for and by participating schools covers the expenses for the awards.
1. KAIAC Tournament Awards:
a. Varsity: 1st - 3rd Place
b. Junior Varsity: 1st - 3rd Place
MEDAL/TROPHY DESIGN FOR Tournament Awards must include the KAIAC/KAIAC
Chess Logo:

2. End-of-the-year Awards: These awards are sponsored by KAIAC and are given
during the final tournament of the school year, which is held in early spring.
a. Most Valuable Player (MVP)
b. Coaches Choice
c. Most Improved Player
d. KAIAC Appreciation Awards for Chess coordinators
e. All year team award (best school)
I. Changes to the Constitution: Changes may be made by the majority vote by chess
coaches during the coaches meeting at the final KAIAC tournament. These changes shall
be uploaded on the KAIAC chess weebly home page, and incorporated into the modified
constitution.
J. Tournament Rules
a. Objective: The primary objective of each player in the game of chess is to place
the opponents king under attack in a way that the opponent does not have any
legal move to defend the attack, which is called checkmate. The player who
checkmates the opponent wins and the player who is checkmated by his/her
opponent loses. If neither player can checkmate with legal moves, the game is
drawn (stalemate).
b. Initial Position of the Pieces: Every player in JV and Varsity division is
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the chessboard.
c. The movement of the pieces: Every player in JV and Varsity division is
expected to have read, known, and understood the movements of the pieces on the
chessboard.
d. Completion of the Game: The game is won by the player who has checkmated
his/her opponents king, whose opponent has used all the allotted time before
him/her or whose opponent has resigned. A game is drawn when a player does not
have any legal move and his/her king is not in check, a state called stalemate,
when neither player can checkmate each other with any series of legal moves with
the remaining chess pieces on board, when the players agree upon a draw during the
game, when identical moves have been made by both players at least three times,
when a player only has king on chessboard and has made 20 moves, or when each
player has made 50 consecutive moves without any capture and
movement of any pawn.
e. Chess Clocks: A chess clock is a clock with two time displays, specifically made
for use in chess games. Players are required to learn how to use chess clock and be
responsible for
taking note of their times during the games using the chess clocks. A player must
make a move before pressing the chess clock to stop his/her time and press the
clock with the same hand with which he/she made the move. Chess clocks (or
electronic devices that can serve the same function), as specified before, are to be
provided by Korean Chess Federation or by participating schools and be set up with
chess sets before the tournament starts.
f. Irregularities: If it is found that during a game that pieces were initially placed in
incorrect positions, that game may be cancelled and a new game may be played. If it
is found that the colors of the chess pieces are reversed, the game may continue.
g. Recording the Moves: Chess players in the varsity division must record their
first 10 moves, as well as the opponents first 10 moves during their tournament
games using algebraic notations on their score sheets. Thus players in varsity
division are expected to learn how to record moves using algebraic notation before
participating in KAIAC chess tournaments. Players in junior varsity and elementary
divisions may not record any move during their tournament games.
h. Conduct of the Players: A player is not permitted to leave the tournament area
without the permission of the arbiter, especially in the middle a game. A player may
not unnecessarily talk to the opponent in a manner that may cause distraction in the
middle of the game. A player must raise hand to call the arbiter. A player can offer a
draw in his turn to move.
K. References
1. RULES: The rules in this constitution were created based on the official FIDE
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b. MORE INFORMATION: More information and announcements regarding
KAIAC chess is provided in the following link: http://kaiacchess.weebly.com

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Section VIII
Middle School By-Laws
KAIAC Middle School Athletic and Activities
I. Name of Organization
The name of the organization shall be the Middle School Korean-American Interscholastic
Activities Conference or M.S. KAIAC.
II. 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.
III. 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 while accommodating with appropriate competition during
the jamboree season. If possible, each sport will hold an end of season developmental
tournament that does not shorten or compromise the current jamboree program (See
Article 15: Developmental Tournaments). 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.
IV. 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
V. 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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VI. 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. Regarding eye wear, only sports goggles
with a strap, contact lenses, or nothing at all is permitted.
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. The lone
exception is in boys basketball where students of lesser size and skill shall be
assigned to B teams for safety precautions. The remaining boys will be assigned to
Z teams. No cuts should be made based on athletic ability.
J. No stacked or star-studded teams will be permitted to participate in the jamborees.
This rule does not apply to developmental tournaments.
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. All schools are expected to maintain minimum ratios of one adult for every two teams
that attend a jamboree.
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 only in volleyball unless
refereeing with an adult.
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. Only soccer may have a minimum of 3
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.
S. All teams will be scheduled for three games at jamborees against different teams when
possible.
VII. Soccer Jamboree Format
A. Soccer is a gender specific sport.
B. A/B teams for Boys Soccer: students of lesser size and skill shall be assigned to B
teams for safety precautions. The general expectation is that a majority of students on B
teams will be in 6th grade. The remaining boys will be assigned to A teams. Any boy can
be on A teams.
C. B teams should be constantly assessed to prevent dominant B teams.
D. Rosters for teams should be approximately 10 to 14 players. Teams may
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fourteen ensures players more opportunity to play.


E. Games will be 22 minutes with a minimum of 3 minutes between games.
F. Players on the field: seven players including the goalie
G. Opening possession will be determined by rock-paper-scissors.
H. Soccer attire:
i athletic or soccer shoes
ii shin guards (required for all students)
iii goalie gloves (recommended)
iv goalie jersey must be a different color from team uniform (soccer shirt,
pinnies, or vest); each school provides their own.
I. Rules of Emphasis
1. Throw-ins - both hands behind head and both feet on the ground; allow one retry
per team without change of possession; subsequent violations will result in
change of possession.
2. Off-Sides will not be called unless cherry picking occurs (standing by the goal
waiting for the pass)
3. Athletic or Soccer Shoes
4. Shin Guards mandatory for participation v. Goalie Gloves highly
recommended
5. Goalie Jersey must be a different color
6. Off-SidesWill not be called unless cherry picking occurs (Standing by the
goal during game waiting for the pass)
7. Deliberate Hand balls: penalty kick may be awarded if done to prevent a sure
goal (10 paces out)
8. Major Fouls (unnecessary physical contact
a. Unnecessary physical contact
b. Kicking or attempting to kick an opponent
c. Striking or attempting to strike an opponent
d. Pushing an opponent
e. Charging an opponent
f. Tripping or attempting to trip an opponent
g. Jumping at an opponent
h. Holding an opponent
i. Slide Tackling will NOT be permitted
9. Substitution: Only during dead ball (Goalie possession does not constitute a dead
ball) Must be within 10 seconds or the referee will resume play with the current
players.
VIII. Cross Country Jamboree Format
A. Swimming is a mixed gender sport, but jamborees will host girls and boys together.
Mixed-gender races may be done if the field of runners is too low to warrant separate
races. This will be determined by the host in consultation with coaches.
B. There is no limit to how many runners a school may send to a jamboree.
C. Distances shall be arranged in increasing order for jamborees. Ideally, the first
jamboree of the season should be around 2.5 km. The final jamboree should be 5km.
D. At the first jamboree, the host will have at least two distances for runners to choose
(e.g. 3km and 5km). These races will be run separately.
E. Schools should send a list of runners to the hosts in advance to prepare name labels,
if requested.
F. Uniforms are not required, but encouraged.
IX. Swimming Jamboree Format
A. Swimming is a mixed gender sport, but jamborees will host girls and boys
together. Mixed-gender relay teams may be formed if there is not a sufficient
number of swimmers for a single-gender relay team.
B. There is no limit to how many swimmers a school may send to a jamboree.
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accommodate the numbers of swimmers.


D. Swimmers will be grouped according to swimming ability distinguished by
color-coded cards. Beginners will use green, intermediate yellow,
advanced red. Heats may combine swimmers from the next ability group
(e.g. yellow and red). Hosts will determine the color sequence.
E. To provide better jamboree efficiency and closwer ability-groups, eacho
color will have A and B distinctions.
F. The following will be the recommended 50-meter freestyle times to
determine card color:
1. sub 30-34.99 Red A
2. 35-39.99 Red B
3. 40-44.99 Yellow A
4. 45-49.99 Yellow B
5. 50-54.99 Green A
6. over 55+ Green B
G. Jamboree hosts will only use the color-card system for recording times
during jamborees.
H. All MS students may be included regardless of ability, but must attend MS
practices in order to participate in meets.
I. All swimmers may enter three individual events and two relays.
J. Jamborees will use meet officials to notify swimmers of infractions.
K. A swim card template will be developed to include boxes for infractions.
L. Swimmers should be given an explanation of erors but will not be disqualified.
Explanations include:
1. False starts (races will not be stopped unless all swimmers tops on their
own)
2. Walking or pushing off the bottom of the pool (all strokes)
3. Backstroke: performing more than two strokes on their front, breaststroke
kick.
4. Breaststroke: scissor kick or flutter kick, one-handed touch, improper turn.
5. Butterfly: flutter kick, single-arm pull, one-handed touch
6. Turns: not touching the wall, improper stroke turn
M. Different schools may combine their swimmers to complete a relay team at
coaches discretion.
N. Distance evetns may be offered at the end of the meet.
O. Hy-Tek Meet Manager results should be sent to participating teams as soon as
possible after the event, whenever possible.
P. The meet host will take the utmost care in ensuring the safety of all participants.
Q. Order of events:
200 Medley Relay Girls (mixed relays swim with girls)
200 Medley Relay Boys
50 Free Girls
50 Free Boys
50 Back Girls
50 Back Boys
100 IM Girls
100 IM Boys
50 Fly Girls
50 Fly Boys
50 Breast Girls
50 Breast Boys
100 Free Girls
100 Free Boys
200 Free Relay Girls (mixed relays swim with girls)
200 Free Relay Boys
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Volleyball is a mixed-gender sport.


Teams must be composed of a mixture of grade levels with a minimum of two girls on
the court at any given time. Teams are not required to have boys.
C. If a team only has two boys, they may stay in and avoid substitutions to keep the
match close.
D. Nets will be set at female H.S. height of 2.24 meters (7 4 5/8).
E. Games will be 22 minutes with a minimum of 5 minutes between games.
F. Ensure all game balls meet official game requirements
G. Opening possession will be determined using rock-paper-scissors
H. Sets to 25 points, win by 2 points; teams will start a new set if time remains
I.
Rules of Emphasis:
1. No obvious carries: hand open behind the head when moving the ball forward
(looks like a throw)
2. No obvious lifts (catch and throw)
3. No double hits
4. No touching the net
5. No stepping over line under net
6. After 5 consecutive serves by one server, serving team must rotate to continue the
serve
7. No back row spiking in front of the 10 ft line (estimate on half court)
8. Servers must wait for the whistle and stay behind the end line (some
discretion on half courts)
9. Smaller players may cross the end line or start 1-2 meters in front of it
to
match their ability
10. Enforce foot faults on players demonstrating the ability to serve from
behind
the serving line
11. Rotation violations will result in a side-out
12. In cases of overhead interference, play can continue if the side that hit the ball has
hits remaining; walls will always be called out
XI. Table Tennis Jamboree Format
A. Table Tennis is a mixed-gender sport.
B. There is no limit how many players a school may send to a jamboree.
C. Rules of Emphasis - Singles
1.
Players will determine who serves first using rock-paper-scissors.
2.
Those players capable of using a legal serve are expected to use one:
a.
Ball held in the palm of an open hand
b.
Ball is struck from behind the back edge of the table
c.
Ball touches the service side, then the opponents side
d.
Each player will serve 2 consecutive serves
e.
Ball can be served anywhere on the opponents side
3.
Those players not capable of using a legal serve should use a fault / double
fault system (similar to tennis)
a.
First serve should aim to use a legal serve (see above)
b. If the first serve is unsuccessful, then the second serve can be a drop onto the
table and hit to the opponents side.
4.
Team coaches are expected to use this rule in the spirit of the M.S. philosophy.
5.
Players may play as many games to 11 points (win by 2 points) as possible in the
time allocated.
6.
Players will change ends of the table after each game has finished.
D. Rules of Emphasis - Doubles
1.
Players will determine who serves first using rock-paper-scissors.
2.
Service rules are the same as Singles except:
a.
The ball must always be served diagonally from the right hand side to the left
hand side of the table.
b.
Player A serves 2 times to Player C
c.
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Player B then serves 2 times to Player D, etc.


Note: The player who receives the serves becomes the new
(their opponents switch sides of the table).

server

3. Players capable are expected to alternate hits.


4. Players not capable are encouraged to alternate hits, but are not expected to do so.
However, this is a rule that should be taught and will be enforced in tournament, not
jamboree, at KIS at the end of the season.
5. Players will play as many games to 11 points (win by 2 points) as possible in the time
allocated.
6. Players will change ends of the table after each game has finished.
XII. Basketball Jamboree Format
A. Basketball is a gender-specific sport.
B. Rosters for teams should be approximately 8-10 players. Teams may have more, but
for fairness to the players, having a squad of ten or fewer ensures players more
opportunity to play.
C.
Players on the Court: five, and all players are expected to have numbers on their
uniform. Teams without numbers will be required to wear numbered pinnies.
D. A/B teams for Boys Basketball: students of lesser size and skill shall be assigned to B
teams for safety precautions. The general expectation is that a majority of students on
B teams will be 6th grade students. The remaining boys will be assigned to A teams.
Any boy can be on A teams.
E. Games will be 25 minutes with a minimum of 5 minutes between games.
F. All baskets will count as 2 points and free throws will count as 1 point each. If a court
has an official 3-point line on both ends, then 3-pointers are allowed.
G. A jump ball will open the game. Jump balls situations will award possession on an
alternating basis after the opening jump ball.
H. Rules of Emphasis
1. No double dribble
2. No traveling
3. No obvious reaching in
4. No carrying the ball (for better players)
5. No unnecessary roughness
6. No Full-court Press/Defense once possession is clearly established (discretion of
referee). Additional clarifications:
a.
the defense may engage the offense in the backcourt if employing a stall tactic
b. if the ball is brought into the front court and is deflected into the backcourt,
the defense may continue applying pressure in the backcourt
7. Obvious 3-second rule - students standing under the basket for an inappropriate
length of time (needs stricter enforcement); referees can give verbal warnings
during play to reinforce this rule
8. No moving screen - the person setting the screen must have both feet firmly
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Zone presses are illegal (only man-to-man defense allowed) - first violation
results in a warning; second violation results in a foul shot awarded to the
offensive team
10. Foul shot and Shooting rules
a.
Non-shooting fouls - the team that is fouled gets the ball out of
bounds.
b. Shooting foul
1. On a made basket: basket counts and fouled team is awarded a free throw.
The fouling team takes the ball out of bounds.
2. On a missed basket: the fouled team is awarded a free throw and gets the
ball out of bounds.
3. Flagrant fouls: these should be rare, but strictly enforced if the intent is to
foul the player without any attempt to go for the ball. An example would
be a hard two-handed shove in the back as a player is going up for a
layup. The consequences are:
a) On a made basket: the basket counts and the fouled team is awarded a
free throw. The fouled team retains possession of the ball.
b) On a missed basket: the fouled team gets a free throw and retains the
ball.
c) Furthermore, the fouling player should be removed from the game
immediately and would not be eligible to return for the remainder of
that game. It is at the coachs discretion if that player can play the
next game.
c.
All free throws will take place immediately after the foul is committed. All
other players will stand a fair distance behind the shooter. The
defense/fouling team will gain possession out of bounds after the shooters
final free throw is taken. However, if the foul is flagrant, the fouled team
retains possession.
d. Fouls on specific players will not be recorded.
e.
If a referee notices one player is continually fouling, a warning should be
issued to the coach; if the problem persists that player will be removed from
only the game in question.
XIII. 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.
C. Each M.S. KAIAC school may send up to 3 spellers and 1 alternate.
D. Medals will be awarded to the top three spellers.
XIV. 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.
XV. Developmental Tournaments
A. General Guidelines
1. Although M.S. KAIAC is committed to providing middle school students with
enjoyable experiences, the opportunity to develop athletic and life skills, and
experience success through knowledgeable instruction and positive role models, we
also have a responsibility to address the needs of our more gifted athletes. For this
purpose, each sport will be allowed to hold an end of season tournament to aid in
their athletic development.
2. Each tournament must be held after each sport has held at least three jamborees.
Furthermore, current seasons will not be shortened or otherwise compromised for
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Tournaments will follow most of the jamboree guidelines, but there are some
exceptions. Changes will be listed below. One notable change is teams are not
required to give players equal playing time. Playing time will be solely at the
discretion of each teams coach.
All teams will be single-gender with the sole exception of table tennis.
Safety procedures outlined in the KAIAC By-Laws in Section IV, Article K, should
be followed for all M.S. KAIAC tournaments. Regarding eye wear, only sports
goggles with a strap, contact lenses, or nothing at all is permitted.
Only adults are allowed to coach tournament teams.
Only adults are allowed to referee tournament games. Furthermore, elimination
rounds require two adult referees.
Officiating is expected to be at a higher level than jamborees due to having more
advanced players. Schools are expected to provide adults knowledgeable in the
sport to ensure the safety of the players is maintained. Furthermore, referees are
expected to strictly enforce rules more so than at jamborees. No warnings will be
issued on violations of play. Only issues dealing with sportsmanship may receive a
warning. Rules of emphasis are listed below for each relevant sport.
Prior to beginning the tournament, a coaches and officials meeting should be held.
Entries: each M.S. KAIAC school will be allowed one team per sport. For table
tennis, each school will be allowed two entries for both singles and doubles.
Team tournaments will consist of pool play followed by elimination rounds. Table
tennis will only have elimination rounds.
The team tournament champion will receive a championship plaque provided by
KAIAC.
Individual sports such table tennis and cross country will be awarded medals.
Each participating team will receive a certificate for one player of the tournament.
These will be provided by the host.
Tie-breakers for seeding in soccer and basketball will follow the KAIAC
tournament guidelines:
1st) Win Loss Record (or in Soccer Points: win=3, draw=1)
2nd) Head-to-head Results
3rd) Points/goals allowed in games between tied teams
4th) Point/goal differential in games between tied teams
5th) Points/goals scored in games between tied teams
6th) Points/goals allowed in all games
7th) Point/goal differential in all games
8th) Points/goals scored in all games
9th) Draw lots
The guidelines for the tournaments are listed below:

B. Cross Country Tournament Guidelines


1. Tournament Set-up
a.
The course will be 5,000 meters or 3.1 miles in length for both boys and girls.
b. The end of season tournament will be held simultaneously with the final
jamboree.
c.
Each school must designate the their seven official tournament runners for each
gender prior to the race.
d. Teams must have a minimum of five official runners complete the course to
qualify for the team championship.
e.
Team scoring will be calculated according to invitational rules as listed below.
f.
The team with the lowest score will receive a championship plaque.
g. The top five runners in each race will receive a certificate provided by the
tournament host.
h. In addition to the tournament runners, schools may enter an unlimited number
of runners that will not qualify for scoring purposes, but can receive a
certificate in they finish in the to five.
2. Race Procedures

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Each school will be assigned a starting box in which to arrange the teams
runners. Official tournament runners should be placed in front of all unofficial
runners.
Starting boxes should be preassigned to avoid disputes.
Runners should be given instructions on the start commands prior to the race.
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.
The host school will be act as the meet official.
It is highly recommended that a tape digital timer and back-up stop watches be
used for the meet.
It is recommended that a chute be created with plastic cones or flags for
runners to finish in order to facilitate time recording.
Finishing sticks (numbered tongue depressors or craft 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.

Tournament Scoring
1.1. 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.
1.2. The first five runners to finish for each team will make up that teams total.
1.3. The tie-breaker is the first sixth place finisher between tied teams.
1.4. If all tied teams only have five runners, then the first four runners will be tallied
to determine the winner.
1.5. Only official runners will receive points for their place of finish. That is, if an
unofficial runner finishes ahead of official runners, that following runner will
receive that point total.

C. Soccer Tournament Guidelines


1. Tournament Set-up
a.
Each school will determine the eligibility for the members of its team.
Teams may have a maximum of 14 players.
b. Games will be 25 minutes in length: two 12-minute halves and 1-minute
half time.
c.
Opening possession will be determined by rock-paper-scissors. The other
team will begin the second half with possession.
d. Wins count as 3 points, draws 1 point, and losses as 0 points. Goals
differential will also be kept incase of a tie during pool play. Tournament
play will be single-elimination. Results will be recorded on a whiteboard or
other visible display throughout pool play.
e.
If tournament games are tied after regulation, the game will immediately
go to penalty kicks. (See Article 6 below)
2. Major fouls - all fouls will result in indirect kicks, with the exception of
penalty kicks. Examples of major fouls are:
a.
Unnecessary physical contact
b. Deliberate handballs out of the goal box
c.
Unintentional handballs that result in an advantage
d. Kicking or attempting to kick an opponent
e.
Striking or attempting to strike an opponent
f.
Pushing an opponent
g. Charging an opponent
h. Tripping or attempting to trip an opponent
i.
Jumping at an opponent
j.
Holding an opponent
k. Slide Tackling will NOT be permitted

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Use of inappropriate language or other unsportsmanlike conduct


Other violations
a.
Defense kicking ball to their own goal - indirect kick awarded from 18
yards straight out
b. Offsides - will be enforced, but only for blatantly obvious and cherrypicking situations
c.
Throw-ins - both hands behind head and both feet on the ground; violations
will result in change of possession
Penalty Kicks - placed 10 paces from the goal line
a.
Intentional handballs in the goal box - team may be awarded a penalty kick
if it was a clear attempt to stop a goal.
b. Goalie must have heels on the goal line
c.
During the PK, the referee should stand on the goal line
d. The player that committed the foul resulting in the penalty kick should be
substituted out of the game. The player can be substituted back into the
game upon request of the coach at a legal substitution time.
Scores from dead balls
a.
All fouls are considered indirect kicks. Another player must touch the ball
after an indirect kick in order for a goal to be scored
b. A goal will be awarded if the play originates on a goal kick and no other
player touches the ball
c.
A goalie punt is not a dead ball thus will count if no other player touches
the ball
d. No goal is awarded from a direct throw-in; the ball must touch another
player in order for a goal to be scored
Substitutions a.
Teams are allowed unlimited substitutions during legal substitution times
b. Notify referee of substitutions
c.
Only during dead ball - goalie possession does not constitute a dead ball
d. Must be within 10 seconds or the referee may resume play with the current
players
Penalty Kicks at the end of regulation
a. Pool play games will not use PKs under any circumstances
b. Only elimination games will use PKs if games are tied at the end of
regulation
c. Only players on the field at the end of regulation may participate in PKs
d. The distance will be 10 paces from the goal line
e. The referee should mark the spot with an object to maintain consistency
f. One referee should stand on the goal line
g. The goalie must have heels on the line
h. Each team will receive five kicks
i. If there is no winner after five kicks, PKs will continue in sudden death
Overtime - Championship game only
a.
Teams should agree before the championship game if the game ends in a
tie after two halves, a five-minute overtime will be played
b. Overtime will not be golden goal
c.
If after five minutes of overtime no team wins, the match will proceed to
penalty kicks

D. Swimming Tournament Guidelines


1. Tournament Set-up
a.
Each school will determine the eligibility for the members of its team.
Teams may have a maximum of 10 girls and 10 boys for its teams.
b. The tournament will be run using HyTek Meet Manager. All schools will
submit entries when requested.
c.
Points will be calculated using the same scoring system as the HS KAIAC
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Here is a brief explanation of points:


- 20 points for 1st place, 18 for 2nd, 16 for 3rd, 15 for 4th, 14 for 5th, and
so on down to 1. Relay points will be double using this system.
d. All heats are finals. There will not be any preliminary heats.
e.
The host will post scores at the conclusion of the tournament.
f.
Each school is required to provide at least one volunteer.
g. Program of events will be the same as jamborees, but there will not be any
mixed-gender teams.
2. Disqualifications
a.
Judges will be used to determine infractions following U.S. Swimming
Rules and Regulations. DQs will be used.
b. Disqualifications may result from actions such as not getting to the starting
blocks on time, false starting, walking on or pushing off the bottom of the
pool, pulling on the lane lines, or having unsportsmanlike behavior.
3. Entries
a.
Swimmers may enter 2 individual events and 2 relays.
b. Teams may enter up to 3 individual swimmers per event.
c.
Teams may enter up to 2 teams per relay. No swimmer may be on both
relay teams for the same event.
d. Any known scratches should be communicated in writing to the host upon
arrival at the tournament.
4. Championship Plaque
a.
A separate plaque will be given to girls team champion and boys team
champion.
b. A combine overall champion will be announced, but no additional plaque
will be given.
E. Volleyball Tournament Guidelines
1. Tournament Set-up
a.
Each school will determine the eligibility for the members of its team.
Teams may have a maximum of 12 players.
b. Teams will play one set to 25 points, win by two.
c.
Results will be recorded on a whiteboard or other visible display
throughout pool play.
d. Each team will be given one timeout per game to use anytime during the
set.
e.
Teams will have unlimited substitutions.
f.
Teams will be allowed house a libero.
g. Nets will be set at female H.S. height of 2.24 meters (7 4 5/8).
h. Opening serve will be determined by rock-paper-scissors.
2. Rules of Emphasis (* different from jamboree guidelines)
a.
There is no 5-serve limit.*
b. There are no foot faults on serves (assuming the tournament is held at
KIS). Players will be allowed their full serving motion, but must start as far
back as possible.*
c.
The ball will be ruled out in all cases of overhead or wall interference.*
d. No obvious carries: hand open behind the head when moving the ball
forward (looks like a throw)
e.
No obvious lifts (catch and throw)
f.
No double hits
g. No touching the net
h. No stepping over line under net
i.
No back row spiking in front of the 10 ft line (estimate on half court)
j.
Servers must wait for the whistle and stay as far back near the end line
k. Rotation violations will result in a side-out
F. Table Tennis Tournament Guidelines

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For developmental tournaments, players will adhere to all expectations at jamborees.


Each match should conclude with a handshake by all players. Below are the rules of
emphasis:
1. Tournament Set-up
a.
A singles and doubles tournament will be held immediately after the
conclusion of the jamboree held on the same day.
b. Both tournaments will be single-elimination.
c.
Players and teams will play a best out of three.
d. All games will go to 11 points.
e.
Each school will be permitted a maximum of two entries for both singles
and doubles.
f.
If some players receive byes, players from schools with only one entry will
receive priority. Otherwise, it will be determined by drawing lots.
g. No player may be in both the singles and doubles tournaments.
2. Rules of Emphasis
a.
Serving - Singles
i. Ball held in the palm of an open hand
ii. Ball is struck from behind the back edge of the table
iii. Ball touches the service side, then the opponents side
iv. Each player will serve 2 consecutive serves
v. Ball can be served anywhere on the opponents side
b. Serving - Doubles (service rules are the same as Singles except:)
i. The ball must always be served diagonally from the right hand side to
the left hand side of the table.
ii. The player who receives the serves becomes the new
server (their opponents switch sides of the table).
iii. Each player will serve 2 consecutive serves before changing server.
c.
Alternating Hits - doubles players must alternate hits. Violations result in a
point for the opposing team.
d. Disputes - players will referee their own matches. If unable to resolve, they
will call over a coach. If dispute remains, the point will be replayed.
e.
Changing Ends - players will change ends of the table after each game has
finished.
1.

G. Basketball Tournament Guidelines


Tournament Set-up
a.
Each school will determine the eligibility for the members of its team.
Teams may have a maximum of 12 players. All players are expected to
have numbers on their uniform. Teams without numbers will be required
to wear numbered pinnies.
b. Games will be 25 minutes in length: two 12-minute halves and 1-minute
half time.
c.
Each team can take a 1-minute timeout during games, but not when less
than three minutes remain in the game.
d. Games will have a running clock. The clock will not stop even during
timeouts.
e.
Results will be recorded on a whiteboard or other visible display
throughout pool play.
f.
A jump ball will open the game. Jump ball situations will award possession
on an alternating basis after the opening jump ball.
g. All baskets will count as 2 points and free throws will count as 1 point
each. If a court has an official 3-point line on both ends, then 3-pointers are
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All free throws will be taken after time expires. Each player on the team
must shoot a free throw before any player takes a second shot.
i.
Fouls on players will not be recorded.
j.
Team fouls will not be counted.
Rules of Emphasis
a.
No double dribble.
b. No traveling
c.
No obvious reaching in
d. No carrying the ball
e.
No unnecessary roughness
f.
Backcourt defense: only on live change of possession, but not on made
baskets or out of bounds (boys only); no backcourt defense for girls games
when initially bringing the ball into the front court. Additional
clarifications:
i.
the defense may engage the offense in the backcourt if employing
a stall tactic (girls only)
ii.
if the ball is brought into the front court and is deflected into the
backcourt, the defense may continue applying pressure in the
backcourt (girls only)
g. Zone presses are illegal (only man-to-man defense allowed) - first violation
results in a warning; second violation results in a free throw awarded to the
offensive team
h. No moving screen - the person setting the screen must have both feet
firmly planted on the floor
i.
3-second rule should be strictly enforced
j.
Fouls
i.
Non-shooting fouls - the team that is fouled gets the ball out of
bounds.
ii. Shooting foul (on a made basket): basket counts and fouled team is
awarded a free throw. The fouling team takes the ball out of bounds.
iii. Shooting foul (on a missed basket): the fouled team is awarded a free
throw and gets the ball out of bounds.
iv. Flagrant fouls (explanation): these should be rare, but strictly enforced
if the intent is to foul the player without any attempt to go for the ball.
An example would be a hard two-handed shove in
the back as a
player is going up for a layup.
v. Flagrant fouls (on a made basket): the basket counts and the fouled
team is
awarded a free throw. The fouled team retains
possession of the ball.
vi. Flagrant foul (on a missed basket): the fouled team gets a foul shot and
retains the ball.
vii. Flagrant foul (consequence for fouling player): the fouling player
should be removed from the game immediately and would not be
eligible to return for the remainder of that game. It is at the coachs
discretion if that player can play the next game.
viii. Excessive fouling -if a referee notices one player is continually fouling,
a warning should be issued to the coach; if the problem persists that
player will be removed from only the game in question.
ix. If a player is called for an unsportsmanlike violation (e.g. spiking the
ball, inappropriate language), the player will receive a technical foul.
The opposing team will be awarded a free throw and possession of the
ball out of bounds.
Substitutions
a.
Notify referee of substitutions
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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:

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

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

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KAIAC MEMBER SCHOOLS


INFORMATION

Blue

Red

Daegu American High School

Asia Pacific International 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

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, Black & White


International School (Christian)
Website: http://www.seoulforeign.org
Mailing Address: 39 Yunhiro 22-gil, 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

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

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: Humphreys High School, Unit 15797, APO,
AP 96271-5797
Telephone Number: (031) 619-9425/6/7

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

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

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

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

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

International Christian School - Pyeongtaek


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 (450600) 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

Cheongna Dalton School


Mascot: Phoenix School Colors: Navy Blue & Yellow
International School (Independent)
Website: http://www.daltonschool.kr
Mailing Address: 344 Cheomdandong, Seo-gu,
Incheon-si, Korea
Telephone Number: (032) 563-0523

Asia Pacific International School Green Hawks


Chadwick International Dolphins
Cheongna Dalton School _____
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
International Christian School Pyongtaek Conquerors
Seoul American School Falcons
Seoul Foreign School Crusaders
Seoul International School Tigers
Taejon Christian International School Dragons
Yongsan International School of Seoul Guardians