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KAIAC

Korean-American Interscholastic
Activities Conference

CONSTITUTION
& BY-LAWS
2017-2018 Edition
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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 45 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 kī-ăck, 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 conference’s unique partnership of DoDDS and international schools, which is also
represented by the two stars in the outer circle.
CONSTITUTION ...................................................................................................................................................... 3
NAME OF ORGANIZATION .................................................................................................................................. 3
MEMBERSHIP ......................................................................................................................................................... 3
GOVERNANCE ......................................................................................................................................................... 4
COUNCIL OF HEADS OF SCHOOLS ......................................................................................................................................... 4
GOVERNING BOARD ............................................................................................................................................................... 6
OFFICERS ................................................................................................................................................................. 7
FINANCES ................................................................................................................................................................. 8
LIABILITY ................................................................................................................................................................ 9
AMENDMENTS ....................................................................................................................................................... 9
RATIFICATION .....................................................................................................................................................10
KAIAC BY-LAWS...................................................................................................................................................12
SECTION I-PURPOSE ........................................................................................................................................................... 12
SECTION II-PROCEDURES FOR AMENDING BY-LAWS ................................................................................................... 12
SECTION III-KAIAC MEMBER SCHOOLS ......................................................................................................................... 12
SECTION IV-KAIAC GENERAL ATHLETIC PROCEDURES, RULES, AND REGULATIONS ............................................ 12
A. Purpose ........................................................................................................................................................................... 12
B. Applicability ................................................................................................................................................................. 12
C. Eligibility Rules Governing Participation in KAIAC Athletic Activities ............................................. 13
D. General Athletic Guidelines................................................................................................................................... 14
E. Commissioners, Tournament Directors, and Score Reporting ............................................................. 15
F. Referees, Officials, and Scorer’s Table .............................................................................................................. 16
G. Protests & Appeals .................................................................................................................................................... 17
H. Regular Season Conference Competition Procedures .............................................................................. 18
I. Tournament Competition Procedures............................................................................................................... 19
J. Facilities—Fields, Pitches, and Courts .............................................................................................................. 21
K. Safety Procedures ...................................................................................................................................................... 21
L. Awards—Individual & Team ................................................................................................................................ 23
M. KAIAC Web Site .......................................................................................................................................................... 31
N. KAIAC Sponsored and Sanctioned Activities ................................................................................................ 31
SECTION V—KAIAC SPECIFIC ATHLETIC PROCEDURES, RULES, & REGULATIONS ................................................ 32
A. Volleyball ....................................................................................................................................................................... 33
B. Cross-Country .............................................................................................................................................................. 35
C. Tennis .............................................................................................................................................................................. 38
D. Basketball ..................................................................................................................................................................... 41
E. Cheerleading ................................................................................................................................................................ 44
F. Soccer .............................................................................................................................................................................. 55
G. Swimming ..................................................................................................................................................................... 58
H. Wrestling, American Football, Softball, Baseball, Track & Field ........................................................ 61
SECTION VI—KAIAC MUSIC FESTIVALS ......................................................................................................62
SECTION VII—KAIAC FORENSICS (SPEECH & DEBATE) COMPETITIONS ........................................69
SECTION VIII—KAIAC CHESS COMPETITIONS ..........................................................................................82
SECTION IX-MIDDLE SCHOOL BY-LAWS .....................................................................................................88
APPENDIX I. SAMPLE SPORTS COMMISSIONER’S END-OF-SEASON REPORT .......................................................... 105
KAIAC MEMBER SCHOOLS INFORMATION ........................................................................................... 106
KAIAC
CONSTITUTION
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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 placed on a “probationary
status” for one year. Unforeseen causes will be taken into consideration. Reinstatement
to full membership will be determined at the May meeting. A school‘s 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.
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Article III: Membership (continued)
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 Board’s 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 school‘s 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-of-Schools/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 I—Representation
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 II—Operation
1. Meetings
Meetings shall be held two times during the school year (normally August and May)
with a third meeting, if possible, in February. 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
d. Majority with the exception of new applicant schools, annual budget, and
amendments to the constitution.
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Article IV: Governance/Council (continued)
4. Duties
a. The council will determine whether applicant schools will be granted
membership into KAIAC. Applicant schools will be granted membership if 2/3
of those member schools represented at the meeting approve.
b. The council has final authority over the granting of candidacy status to
prospective schools, and will consider schools recommended by the governing
board or schools who appeal a decision by the governing board.
c. The council will vote on recommendations from the governing board regarding
any expansion and/or division of the conference. The council may direct the
governing board to address any issues of concern to the council, and the council
may make changes if the governing board fails to adequately address the issues.
d. The annual budget is submitted to the council by the governing board for
review, revision, and final approval. This includes changing dues or the formula
for determining such fees. Budget approval requires a minimum of a 2/3-
approval vote of all member schools present.
e. The governing board submits to the council its recommendations for the
expansion of KAIAC activities or programs. These recommendations must be
approved by 2/3 of the member schools present. The council may direct the
governing board to address any issues of concern to the council, and the council
may make changes if the governing board fails to adequately address the issues.
f. The council will consider recommendations from the governing board for
amendments to the constitution. In addition, the council may propose
constitutional changes but will not implement changes without an opportunity
for review and recommendation from the governing board prior to taking action.
Approval requires a 2/3-approval vote of all member schools present.
g. Once per year, usually at its May meeting, the council shall review the actions
taken by the governing board during that school year.
h. The council will vote on the granting of a leave of absence or dissolving the
membership of a school that can no longer maintain its participation in the
conference by a minimum of a 2/3-approval vote of all members present.
5. Facilitator
a. The council shall have no officers, but at its May meeting will appoint a
facilitator for the following school year.
b. The facilitator will serve for one year. This role will normally rotate among the
heads/superintendents of member schools. The sites of council meetings will
normally follow the rotation of sites of the governing board meetings, but will
be decided upon by the facilitator in consultation with other heads-of-schools.
c. The facilitator‘s role will be to inform heads of meeting dates and locations and
to convene and facilitate council meetings. He or she will have no addition
powers or duties.
d. The facilitator shall designate a member to serve in the role of acting secretary.
This individual will be responsible for taking minutes of the council meetings
and assisting the facilitator in their distribution.
6. Dissolution
The conference may be abolished by a minimum of a 90% approval vote of all
member schools. All remaining funds in the treasury will be divided among member
schools on the following basis:
a. If the treasury has sufficient funds the current year, student fees shall be returned
as collected. Any remaining monies will be equally divided among the schools.
b. If the treasury does not have sufficient funds to disburse as identified at the time of
dissolution, then any remaining funds will be apportioned on the basis of the
percent contribution to the treasury in the current year by the member school
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Article IV: Governance/Council (continued)
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.

Governing Board
Section I—Representation
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 II—Operation
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.
3. Voting
a. Each school represented at the board meeting will have a maximum of one vote.
b. No individual may cast more than one (1) vote on any single issue.
c. The President of the governing board will vote only in the case of a tie. Because
of this provision, the school, which provides the President, should send three
people so that two may represent their school.
4. Duties
a. The board will create and approve the scheduling of KAIAC sponsored athletic
contests, athletic tournaments, vocal and instrumental festivals, forensics
contests, and any other sponsored interscholastic events. The specifics of these
tasks may be delegated to a committee or sub-committee, which will report to
the governing board for final approval.
b. The board will create and approve the format and procedures for KAIAC
sponsored athletic contests, athletic tournaments, vocal and instrumental
festivals, forensics contests, and any other sponsored interscholastic events. The
specifics of these tasks may be delegated to a committee or sub-committee,
which will report to the governing board for final approval.
c. The board shall serve as a clearinghouse of information on other scheduled
interscholastic events within the conference including, but not limited to Model
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.
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Article IV: Governance/Board (continued)
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 February 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 February meeting to be voted on at that
time. The Board’s 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
February 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.

Article V
Officers
Section I—Term 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 II—Officers’ 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.
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Article V: Officers (continued)
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 sport‘s commissioner a timely report of all regular
season and tournament records and awards.
c. Serve as a voting school representative member only.

Article VI
Finances
Section I—Dues/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 officiating costs at the varsity and
JV (May 2016) team sports tournaments held in each of the divisions.
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Article VI: Finance (continued)

Section II—Annual 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 February meeting. The
board will review and endorse the annual budget, which will be submit- ted 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 III—Audits
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 IV—Dissolution
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.

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.
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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

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

KAIAC Member School’s Name
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KAIAC
BY-LAWS
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KAIAC BY-LAWS
Section I-Purpose
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 II-Procedures for Amending By-Laws
By-Laws shall be added or amended by a 2/3 vote of the governing board members.

Section III-KAIAC 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;
Cheongna Dalton School, Dwight School Seoul; Gyeonggi Suwon International School;
Pyongtaek International Christian School; International Christian School-Uijongbu;
Korea International School; Korea Kent Foreign School; Seoul Foreign School; Seoul
International School; Taejon Christian International School; and Yongsan International
School of Seoul, See contact details pg 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 - Cheongna Dalton School
- Humphreys High School - Chadwick International - Dwight School Seoul
- Osan American School - Gyeonggi Suwon International - International Christian School-
- Seoul American School School Uijeongbu
- Seoul Foreign School - Korea International School - International Christian School-
- Taejon Christian International - Seoul International School Pyeongtaek
School - Korea Kent Foreign School
- Yongsan International School-Seoul

Section IV-KAIAC 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 non- conference
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.
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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. th th
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. Seventh and eighth grade students‘ eligibility to play varsity and junior-
varsity will be determined by one of the following:
a. Seventh and eighth grade students from “Small Schools” are eligible to play
varsity and junior-varsity competition. The names of the middle school students
who will be participating in any KAIAC Blue, Red or White Division activities
must be submitted to the Governing Board and the Blue, Red or White Division
athletic directors prior to the beginning of that athletic season. (See D#2, for
definition of “Large and Small Schools”)
b. Seventh and eighth grade students from “Large Schools” are not eligible for
varsity and junior varsity athletic competitions. (See D#2, for definition of
“Large and Small Schools”)
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, & music festivals.
2. Seniors are not eligible for junior varsity competition.
3. 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.
4. A Student is considered eligible, if he/she:
a. Is adjudged academically eligible and physically fit by a member school‘s
principal and coach/sponsor.
b. Has parental/guardian authorization to participate in the activity.
c. Is a high school student (9th-12th grade). (Exceptions see paragraphs C.2-5)
d. 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)
e. Has passed a regular physical exam within the 12 months prior to the start of the
athletic season.
f. Has not completed eight consecutive school semesters after entrance into the
ninth grade.
g. 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.
h. Is not a sixth grade or below student.
i. 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.
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C. Eligibility Rules (continued)
j. Has not graduated from a U.S. or internationally-based four-year high school.
k. Has not lost amateur athletic standing in the sport which he/she is competing.
Has not earned an unexcused absence for the day of a competition.
l. 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:
i. The determination of academic eligibility may be adapted by each
school‘s individual grading system and scale; however, it is understood
that students must meet minimum KAIAC requirements.
ii. If a special needs student‘s average falls below a 2.0 GPA, that school‘s
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.
iii. At the beginning of the first quarter of each academic year, all students
are considered academically eligible.
m. 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,
cheerleading 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 February 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 tiebreaker.
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 sport‘s 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.”
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D. General Athletic Guidelines (continued)
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 combined five
basketball quarters or five volleyball sets per competition. Overtime 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 sport‘s 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 By- Laws
be kept at the scorer‘s 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 commissioner‘s 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.
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E. Commissioners, Tournament Directors, & Score Reporting (continued)
ii. With board assistance, set seeding and brackets and communicate this
information to all member schools in an expeditious manner.
iii. Coordinate the preparation of playing facilities, selection of
conference and all-tournament awards, tournament coaches meeting
and hospitality room, team housing, and other applicable logistics
including base access.
iv. Serve as the authority on the interpretation of procedures and rules
during the tournament.
c. May be called upon as the authority on the interpretation of procedures and
rules during the regular season.
3. The home team athletic director or coach is responsible for reporting the final varsity
and, in some cases, junior varsity scores and pre-determined statistics to the
designated sports‘ commissioner, the KAIAC website (Mar. 2014) and the Pacific
Stars & Stripes sports editor. This is recommended 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 Scorer’s 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 school‘s 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 school‘s regular season games and matches. A standard
officiating & transportation fee will be set at the start of 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.
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F. Referees, Officials, and Scorer’s Table (continued)
5. Home teams are required to provide a game ball, scoreboard and competent
scoreboard operator (including timer when applicable) and official scorebook scorer.
The scorers and operators may be individuals drawn from a pool of trained and
experienced teachers, parents, or students. At least one adult must be working or
supervising the official book/board. (May, 2017) The conference has not established a
system of recognition or remuneration for these individuals, but schools may choose
to do so. For KAIAC tournaments, USFKOA may be asked to provide the official
scoreboard operator and the official scorebook scorer. The host school will pay for
officials during the regular season. At Varsity and JV Tournaments, KAIAC will pay
for officials. Any additional costs for score table workers can be submitted by the
tournament host for reimbursement from the KAIAC Treasurer. (Feb 2016)

G. Protests & Appeals
1. To lodge a protest, a coach or AD 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:
i. 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.)
ii. A league official – One not involved in the dispute and preferably the
head of the official‘s association. (Another School representative may
serve in this role if officials are unassociated with the expressed concern.)
iii. 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:
i. Make all efforts to obtain the necessary facts pertinent to the incident.
ii. Communicate concerns to all stakeholders.
iii. Recommend, within one week of the formal protest, what action is to
be taken.
iv. Set a time limit in which the corrective action will take place (i.e.
make-up competition).
v. Inform all schools in KAIAC of the decision and the action taken.
c. The committee‘s 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:
i. providing video evidence to review the infraction
ii. 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 action based on
the committee’s ruling.
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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 school‘s and/or the conference‘s
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 division‘s commissioner and schools. The offending school would be
required to forfeit all games/matches that were played while the ineligible
players were participating. Any awards that would be affected by the forfeiture
of games/matches would be returned to the conference to be redistributed to
the appropriate teams. (please see c. Official Forfeit score for more info.)
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)
i. If a team forfeits an already played game, the forfeiting team records 0
points scored and the other team will retain their points scored. (May,
2017)
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.
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H .Regular Season Conference Competition Procedures (continued)
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 on the
regular season record taking into account only those games or matches played within
each division. For ties, the Tiebreak Procedures are found in I.5.
2. KAIAC Tournaments
a. Varsity Tournaments
Tournaments will be offered in all varsity sports. 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.
i. A player may participate in ONLY ONE KAIAC tournament during a
KAIAC season: Varsity or JV. (May 2017)
ii. A player that has participated in a JV tournament MAY swing up and
participate in the Varsity tournament ONLY if the Varsity team has
suffered athlete losses and the JV player(s) swinging up completes the
varsity roster. (May, 2017)
b. JV Tournaments
Schools will host KAIAC junior-varsity tournaments in volleyball and
basketball. The costs for officials and plaques at these tournaments will be
covered by KAIAC funds (Feb, 2016)
i. For teams to be eligible for the KAIAC JV end of season Volleyball
and Basketball tournaments they must play a minimum of 5 games
during the regular season against other KAAIC teams and report these
results to the team standings doc for seeding. (May, 2017)
3. The tournament format, seeding and bracketing procedures must be set prior to the
beginning of the season and approved by the governing board. The tournament director
is given authority to make minor changes based upon availability of facilities, weather,
team withdrawals and other unforeseen circumstances; however, format, length of the
tournament, and seeding and bracketing changes must go through the board or be done
in consultation with the President. The tournament director should consult with the
KAIAC President prior to instituting any changes.
4. Tournament format for team sports will normally be either modified single- elimination,
double-elimination, or pool play with a single-elimination champion- ship. 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.
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I. Tournament Competition Procedures (continued)
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 t-shirts will be
provided by the conference for varsity volleyball, basketball, and soccer tournaments
in each division.
10. Although All-Star games are encouraged during the tournaments, the tournament
director, in consultation with the coaches, will determine if it is feasible to hold such a
game/match either after the championship game or some other time agreed upon by
all coaches. Factors such as facility availability, daylight, return travel time for teams
south of Seoul and travel arrangements for Far East or other post-KAIAC tournaments
should be taken into account.
11. Within 48 hours after the season ending tournament, that sport‘s commissioner should
send the following report to all the participating division‘s 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.
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I. Tournament Competition Procedures (continued)
12. 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. Facilities—Fields, 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, teams should bring adequate athletic tape and pre-wrap.
4. Nurses and Emergency Care
All schools are encouraged to have a nurse or emergency medical care on-site or
available on-call.
5. Insurance Coverage
All schools must have some form of liability and medical coverage for their students
and for visiting students from other schools.
6. Yellow Dust/Air Quality Procedures
Since there exists an annual health threat of Yellow Dust and poor air quality in the
Republic of Korea, the following procedures will be in effect:
a. The member schools have set a safe limit of 300 micrograms (yellow dust)
and 150 (CAI) per cubic meter as a cut-off point for permitting out-of-door
athletic competitions. It is also highly recommended that schools refrain from
holding practices when such a level is reached; however, each school will
individually set those limits.
b. It is the responsibility of the host school to obtain a reading of the yellow dust
and CAI level by 12:00 (noon) in their city or immediate area on the day of a
match (weekday). If the yellow dust level is 300 micrograms or higher, or the
CAI is 150 or higher, the hosting school should inform the visiting school and
officials of the cancellation/postponement of the match by 12:00 P.M. on the
day of the match (weekday).
c. For Saturday matches, a reading should be done early in the morning as
possible but no later than two hours before the match. If the yellow dust level
is 300 micrograms or higher, or the CAI is 150 or 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:
https://www.airkorea.or.kr/eng/ or www.usfk.mil
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K. Safety Procedures (continued)
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 season‘s 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 soccer regular season, if 60
minutes have passed in the match, it will be called as a final score.
f. If the inclement weather suspension takes place during a KAIAC soccer
tournament, the tournament director can wait at least one additional hour before
suspending the event for the day. This is due to the great difficulty required to
re-schedule a tournament or completing it in less than two days. For tennis and
cross-country, the one-day tournament could be held the next day on Saturday.
During soccer tournament play, the decision of how to proceed with the affected
matches will be made on-site by the tournament director in consultation with the
participating coaches
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L. Awards—Individual & 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 Varsity 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 regular season finish.
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 year‘s recipient to that year‘s winner during
that sport‘s tournament award‘s 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 his/her
own hosting funds in order to upgrade the team awards. This exception will
only apply to tournament team awards. Receipts must be provided to the
President and Treasurer for record keeping (May 2014).
3. Hill Formula
The Hill Formula is used to calculate the number of All-Conference and All-
Tournament 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 listed on the following pages)
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4. All Conference & All Tournament Awards for each sport

Forensics
HILL FORMULA - FORENSICS
ALL-CONFERENCE & ALL-TOURNAMENT SELECTIONS
Number of Events # All-Conference (Patches) Number of Selections/Team by Finish

1st - 4 3rd - 2
9 11-14 2nd - 3 4th - 8th - 1

Number of Events # All-Tournament (Patches) Number of Selections

1st Place Finisher each event
2nd Place Finisher each event
9 40 3rd Place Finisher each event
4th Place Finisher two Debate events only
Duo & two Debates have two competitors each)

Volleyball
HILL FORMULA - VOLLEYBALL
ALL-CONFERENCE & ALL-TOURNAMENT SELECTIONS
Number of Teams in Number of Players on Total Number of # All-Conference/ Number of Selections
Division Starting Team Players in Division # All-Tournament Per Team by Finish

4 6 24 7/7 1st - 3
2nd - 2
3rd - 4th - 1

5 6 30 8/8 1st - 3
2nd - 2
3rd - 5th - 1

6 6 36 10/10 1st - 3
2nd - 2
3rd - 6th - 1
+1 Vote

7 6 42 12/12 1st - 4
2nd - 3
3rd - 7th - 1

8 6 48 13/13 1st - 4
2nd - 3
3rd - 8th - 1
+1 Vote

9 6 54 15/15 1st - 4
2nd - 3
3rd - 2
4th - 9th - 1

10 6 60 17/17
1st - 4 3rd - 2
2nd - 3 4th - 10th - 1
+1 Vote

11 6 66 18/18
1st - 4 3rd - 2
2nd - 3 4th - 11th - 1
+1 Vote

12 6 72 20/20
1st - 5 3rd - 2
2nd - 4 4th - 12th - 1
KAIAC BY-LAWS 25
4. All-Conference & All-Tournament Awards (continued)
Tennis

HILL FORMULA -TENNIS
ALL-CONFERENCE & ALL-TOURNAMENT SELECTIONS
Number of Teams in Number of Players on Total Number of # All-Conference/ Number of Selections
Division Starting Team Players in Division *# All-Tournament Per Team by Finish

4 7 28 8/*8 1st - 3
2nd - 2
3rd - 4th - 1
+1 Vote

5 7 35 10/*8 1st - 4
2nd - 3
3rd - 5th - 1

6 7 42 12/*8 1st - 4
2nd - 3
3rd - 2
4th - 6th - 1

7 7 49 14/*8
1st - 4 3rd - 2
2nd - 3 4th - 7th - 1
+1 Vote

8 7 56 16/*8
1st - 5 3rd - 2
2nd - 4 4th - 8th - 1

9 7 63 18/*8
1st - 5 3rd - 2
2nd - 4 4th - 9th - 1
+1 Vote

10 7 70 20/*8
1st - 5 3rd - 3
2nd - 4 4th - 10th - 1
+1 Vote

11 7 77 22/*8
1st - 6 3rd - 3
2nd - 5 4th - 11th - 1

12 7 84 24/*8
1st - 6 3rd - 4
2nd - 5 4th - 12th - 1

* ALL-TOURNAMENT based on seven final tournament finishers + 2nd Place First Seed Singles

Cross Country
HILL FORMULA - CROSS-COUNTRY
ALL-CONFERENCE & ALL-TOURNAMENT SELECTIONS
Number of Teams in Number of Runners on Total Number of # All-Conference/ Number of Selections
Division Starting Team Runners in Division # All-Tournament Per Team by Finish*

4 5 20 6/6 1st - 3
* ALL-CONFERENCE:

2nd - 2;
Remaining based on individual
5 5 25 7/7 standings

*ALL-CONFERENCE
6 5 30 8/8 SELECTIONS MUST HAVE
RUN IN AT LEAST
3/4 OF SEASON MEETS
7 5 35 10/10
* ALL-TOURNAMENT BASED
8 5 40 11/11 ON FINAL TOURNAMENT
FINISH

9 5 45 13/13
10 5 50 14/14
11 5 55 15/15
12 5 60 17/17
KAIAC BY-LAWS 26
4. All-Conference & All-Tournament Awards (continued)

Basketball

HILL FORMULA -BASKETBALL
ALL-CONFERENCE & ALL-TOURNAMENT SELECTIONS
Number of Teams in Number of Players on Total Number of # All-Conference/ Number of Selections
Division Starting Team Players in Division *# All-Tournament Per Team by Finish

4 5 20 6/6 1st - 2
2nd - 4th - 1

5 5 25 7/7 1st - 2
2nd - 5th - 1
+1 Vote

6 5 30 8/8 1st - 2
2nd - 6th - 1
+1 Vote

7 5 35 10/10 1st -3 3rd-7th-1 2nd - 2

8 5 40 11/11 1st -3
2nd - 2
3rd-8th - 1

9 5 45 13/13 1st -3
2nd - 2
3rd-9th - 1
+1 Vote

10 5 50 14/14 1st -3
2nd - 2
3rd-10th - 1
+1 Vote

11 5 55 15/15 1st -3
2nd - 2
3rd-11th - 1
+1 Vote

12 5 60 17/17 1st -4
2nd - 3
3rd-12th - 1

Cheerleading
HILL FORMULA - CHEERLEADING
ALL-STAR SELECTIONS & ALL TOURNAMENT
Number of Teams in Number of Cheerleaders/ Total Number of
Division Team Cheerleaders in Division

# All-Star Selections
N/A Top 12 Individual Competition Finishers

Finalist Competition Teams* – 3 per Team
# All Tournament Dependent on # Non-Finalist Teams* – 1 per Team
Selections
of teams *Only one team per school will qualify
KAIAC BY-LAWS 27
4. All-Conference & All-Tournament Awards (continued)
Soccer

HILL FORMULA - SOCCER
ALL-CONFERENCE & ALL-TOURNAMENT SELECTIONS
Number of Teams in Number of Players on Total Number of # All-Conference/ Number of Selections
Division Starting Team Players in Division *# All-Tournament Per Team by Finish

4 11 44 12/12
1st - 5 4th - 1
2nd - 3 +1 Vote
3rd - 2

5 11 55 15/15
1st - 6 4th - 2
2nd - 4 5th - 1
3rd - 2

6 11 66 19/19
1st - 7 4th - 2
2nd - 5 5th - 1
3rd - 3 6th - 1

7 11 77 22/22
1st - 7 4th - 2
2nd - 5 5th - 7th - 1
3rd - 4 +1 Vote

8 11 88 25/25
1st - 8 4th - 2
2nd - 6 5th - 8th - 1
3rd - 4 +1 Vote

9 11 99 28/28
1st - 9 4th - 2
2nd - 7 5th - 9th - 1
3rd - 5

10 11 110 31/31
1st - 9 4th - 3
2nd - 7 5th - 2
3rd - 5 6th - 10th - 1

11 11 121 34/34
1st - 10 4th - 3
2nd - 8 5th - 2
3rd - 5 6th - 11th - 1

12 11 132 37/37
1st - 10 4th - 4
2nd - 8 5th - 2
3rd - 6 6th - 12th - 1

Swimming

HILL FORMULA - SWIMMING
ALL-CONFERENCE & ALL-TOURNAMENT SELECTIONS
Number of Teams in Number of Swimmers Total Number of # All-Conference *Number of Selections Per
Division on Team Swimmers Selections Team by Finish

4 12 48 13 * All Tournament will be
based on top 3 individual
event finishers or winning
5 12 60 17 relay

6 12 72 20 * All Conference should be
based on actual # swimmers

7 12 84 24
8 12 96 27
9 12 108 30
10 12 120 34
11 12 132 37
12 12 144 40
KAIAC BY-LAWS 28
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.

Player’s Name and/or Jersey Number School
1.)_____________________________ ________
2.)_____________________________ ________

________________________ _______________________
Name of Voting Coach Signature of Voting Coach

The following are guidelines that should be used for each special award
a. Volleyball
i. Statistical - Will be selected based on best statistics for the
tournament in the specific category.-
-Hitter
-Server
ii. 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
i. Statistical - Will be selected based on best statistics for the
tournament in the specific category.
-Rebounder
-Top Gun
KAIAC BY-LAWS 29
5. All-Tournament Special Awards (continued)
ii. 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 by secret ballot. 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
i. 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 by secret ballot. 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 ac- cording 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.
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.
KAIAC BY-LAWS 30

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 Commissioner‘s 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 his/her players as possible. A player should not receive the award more than
once per tournament, but is eligible to receive the award during other 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.
9. Don Hedgpath KAIAC Athlete of the Year Award (May 2016)
a. Each year the Board may discuss and select from among the recipients of the
KAIAC Scholar-Athlete Awards, two athletes, one male and one female, to receive
the Don Hedgpath KAIAC Athlete of the Year Award.
b. A school may nominate an athlete who is not a Scholar-Athlete recipient by
submitting their name and supporting materials prior to the May Board meeting.
KAIAC BY-LAWS 31
9. Don Hedgpath KAIAC Athlete of the Year Award (continued)
c. The award will be inscribed in Don’s memory as follows: “Don Hedgpath was a
servant. In the military, he served honorably for 33 years of active duty, during
which time he received numerous awards including a Purple Heart. He served
Seoul American High School for 21 years, building the largest JROTC program
in the Pacific and attracting countless scholarships for young SAHS graduates.
He served all of the schools of the Korean American Interscholastic Activities
Conference as an AD and Treasurer. He would often invite other KAIAC
schools to use SAHS facilities in order to ensure that the league remained
strong. In honor of his service, KAIAC awards the below student athletes on the
basis of athletic performance, GPA, leadership, service and character.”

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.

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 Swimming Championship Meet
Boys Varsity Volleyball Tournaments Girls JV Volleyball Tournament
Girls Varsity Tennis Tournaments Boys JV Volleyball Tournament
Boys Varsity Tennis Tournaments Girls JV Basketball Tournament
Cross Country Championship Meet Boys JV Basketball Tournament
Girls Varsity Basketball Tournaments Band, Orchestra, Choir Festivals
Boys Varsity Basketball Tournaments National Honors Music Festival
Cheerleading Championships Final Forensics Competition
Girls Varsity Soccer Tournaments MS Sports Clinics
Boys Varsity Soccer Tournaments

KAIAC Sanctioned Events:
Girls JV Soccer Tournament MS Swimming Meets
Boys JV Soccer Tournament MS Cross Country Meets
MS Volleyball Jamborees MS Tennis Competitions
MS Basketball Jamborees Age Group Chess Competitions (pending)
MS Soccer Jamborees HS Track Meets
MS Table Tennis Jamborees Mu Alpha Theta Math Competitions

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.
KAIAC BY-LAWS 32
N. KAIAC Sponsored & Sanctioned Activities (continued)
b. Representative(s) of the event must present to the board no later than the
February 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.

Section V—KAIAC Specific Athletic Procedures, Rules, & Regulations

KAIAC SEASONAL SPORT SCHEDULE
SEASON SPORT VARSITY JUNIOR VARSITY
 
VOLLEYBALL-Girls

 
VOLLEYBALL-Boys

TENNIS-Boys
FALL
Aug-Oct TENNIS-Girls


X-COUNTRY-Boys Open Runners

X-COUNTRY-Girls Open Runners

 
BASKETBALL-Boys
WINTER  
BASKETBALL-GIRLS
Nov-Feb
CHEERLEADING  
Boys & Girls

SOCCER-Boys

SOCCER-Girls
SPRING
Feb-April **SWIMMING-Boys


**SWIMMING-Girls
KAIAC BY-LAWS 33

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. All league games and
tournaments will use an official game ball, specifically the Mikasa MVA2000 or higher,
unless otherwise agreed by divisional Ads prior to the game. (May 2017)
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
jr. varsity; 2) girls varsity; 3) boys varsity; 4) boys jr. varsity (if played). Exceptions to
this order can be made with the approval of the two opposing teams and the referee
detailer within 48-hours of the matches or when the school has two courts available.
2. Pre-Game Procedures
Prior to each match, referees will re-check the height of nets and pressure of the match
ball. Coaches and officials will meet prior to the match to discuss any procedures and
local facilities and conditions that might influence play. The referees and the team
captains will also meet just prior to the match to discuss any procedures; local
facilities and conditions that might influence play; and “coin toss” to determine first
service. If needed, a “coin toss” will be done prior to any 3rd or 5th deciding set. A
warm-up time of approximately 15 minutes will begin a 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. 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 junior- varsity match.
KAIAC BY-LAWS 34
A. Volleyball (continued)
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 player‘s behavior that the referee would judge to be a disruptive influence on the
match or be considered unsportsmanlike can result in a “yellow or red card.” The
yellow card is considered a warning. A second yellow card or red card will result in
that player being ineligible to continue play. If a player receives a red card during any
set, he will be ineligible to play the remainder of that match and the next match, either
regular season or tournament. An official may give a red card at any 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
individual’s 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.
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. Coach’s 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 host school’s AD will report the name and number of the offending
coach 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.
KAIAC BY-LAWS 35
A. Volleyball (continued)
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 a ball hits the ceiling at any time during a rally, it will be out of bounds. (2013)

B. Cross-Country
KAIAC cross-country is NOT covered by National High School Federation Rules, but
instead, by the following rules:
1. Course
The course will be 5,000 meters or 3.1 miles in length. The course may include level,
incline, straight, curved, dirt, grass, asphalt or any combination of these type of
surfaces. All efforts should be made to make the course as simple and as safe as
possible. Safety hazards from vehicular traffic, pedestrians, loose gravel or stones, and
low hanging branches should be avoided or adequate protection provided. No course
should intentionally include dangerous portions or more than reasonable safety
hazards. The visiting teams should receive course maps prior to the meet.
2. Pre-Meet Procedures and Preparations
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
halfway 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 scorer‘s 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 stopwatches be used
for meets.
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B. Cross Country (continued)
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; starter‘s gun; large timer; banners and awards such as
certificates; ribbons; patches; or medals. Regular season meet awards will be at the
hosting school‘s 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 of six meets to determine conference
standings.
c. Each group’s 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., 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).
i Varsity runners may not run in open races, whether as a “cool down”
or to encourage other runners.
ii Only KAIAC-eligible athletes may participate in open division races.
This specifically prevents adults and non-KAIAC athletes from
running. (May, 2017)
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
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B. Cross Country (continued)
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. To calculate
team scores, the first five runners from each school will be tallied for that team’s
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
team’s first five runners.
c. The winning team of the race is the team with the lower point total.
d. Tie breakers:
i. 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 team’s first five
runners, and team B’s sixth place runner finished in 10th place and team A’s
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.
ii. If the tied teams only have five runners, then the first four runners are tallied to
determine the winner.

Team A Team B
Team’s First Place Runner 1 3

Team’s Second Place Runner 2 4

Team’s Third Place Runner 5 6

Team’s Fourth Place Runner 9 7

Team’s Fifth Place Runner 11 8

Team’s Sixth Place Runner 12 10

Team’s Seventh Place Runner 13 14

Team Total Score 28 28

6. Invitational Scoring
This is the format used for the KAIAC tournament. Each runner’s 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 team’s 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 athlete’s 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.
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B. Cross Country (continued)
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.

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 & 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.
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C. Tennis (continued)
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 the school’s 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 and must use all vigilance to adhere to the
spirit of fairness.
3. Facilities and Equipment
a. The hosting team should provide at least three courts with regulation markings
and a playing surface of composition, cement, asphalt, or hard clay.
(See page 17 for additional comments on facilities)
b. If only two courts are available, boys and girls will start equally with one team
on each court.
c. The home team will provide a new can of three balls for each of the five matches.
The minimum quality of balls utilized must be comparable to the Nassau® Korean
brand.
d. Under normal conditions, only the coaches, managers, and those players in
competition should be on the fence-in courts or sidelines. All other players waiting
for their next match and spectators should be watching outside the fenced-in
tennis courts.
4. Scoring
a. The match will consist of an eight-game pro-set where a player must win 8
games by at least a 2 game margin. At 8 all, a 12 point tie-breaker will be used.
b. Games are scored to 45 with no deuce/advantage. If a game is tied at 40-40 the
receiving team/player chooses which service court to receive in. Winner of that
point wins the game. (May 2016)
c. 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.
d. In disputes relating to line calls, after a player has made three challenges to
his/her opponent’s 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.
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C. Tennis (continued)
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. Doubleheader 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.
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. Tournament rosters must be submitted to the tournament director three weeks
prior to the KAIAC tournament with all subsequent matches played at those
seeds. This can only be changed due to documented injuries or if a student is
permanently removed from the team. In the case of a change within the last
three weeks, remaining athletes would move up to fill the vacant spot and the
alternate would fill the last position.
b. 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.
c. The Division tennis commissioner/tournament directors are responsible for
collating all conference results and drawing up the initial seeding for the
tournament. See page 13 for details of tournament director‘s duties.
d. The conference tournament will have 3 singles matches (1st, 2nd, & 3rd Seeds)
and 2 doubles matches (1st & 2nd Seeds).
e. 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.
f. Tournament scoring should be the same as conference games, an 8-game pro-set
whereby a player must win 8 games by 2 games, no deuce/ad (4.b above). At 8
all, a 12 point tie-breaker is used.
g. The placement of players for the tournament will be as follows:
i A player should play the position he/she played for at least 50% of
his/her regular season.
ii A player may move up but not down.
iii A player‘s 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 seeding in the KAIAC tournament.
iv Seeding will be determined by winning percentages. If winning
percentages are equal, then head-to-head competition results will be
used.
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C. Tennis (continued)
v All seeding and positioning for doubles are figured the same as for
singles. Since many doubles teams switch partners, each player‘s
record must be considered separately.
vi 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.
vii 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.
viii 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.
ix 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.
x 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 single’s 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
scorers table and to the opposing varsity and junior-varsity coaches before each match.
The established order of matches will be: 1) girls jr-varsity; 2) boys jr-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 jr-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.)
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D Basketball (continued)
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 15-minutes 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. Saturday 9:00 A.M.
b. Length of the Games:
BETWEEN
TEAM QUARTERS GAME TOTAL OVER-TIME 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 use the shot clock. The shot clocks for boys and girls games will be 30-
seconds. A special timer must be provided. The two shot clocks should be hung,
one each, near the basket at a height easily seen or placed on the floor on each
end of the court.
d. Running Clocks: A running clock will normally not be utilized except if the
“Mercy Rule” is in effect (See Mercy Rule). If a “running clock” is utilized the
clock will continue to run during all “out-of-bounds” plays, foul shots, foul calls
by the official, and after scores. The only time the clock will stop is during time
outs called by teams or the referees.
6. Mercy Rule
In basketball, the “Mercy Rule” will go into effect when one team takes a 40-point
lead over the other. Once the “Mercy Rule” is in effect, it will continue for the
remainder of the game or until the opposing team closes the score to 20 points or
under. If the 40-point 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-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.
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D Basketball (continued)
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 player’s 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 for unsportsmanlike behavior would result in that individual being ineligible to
play the remainder of that game, and their next scheduled KAIAC game (friendly or
Divisional). 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. Coach’s 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 for
unsportsmanlike behavior would result in that individual being ineligible to coach the
remainder of that game, and their next scheduled KAIAC game (friendly or
Divisional). 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.
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 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.
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D Basketball (continued)
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 school‘s athletic
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 Level 1 and Level 2 teams 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

Team’s Cheering Fans

2. Practices
Cheerleading squads are permitted to practice year-round as a “Cheer or Spirit Club”
and perform only at home games during intermissions or half- times of fall or even
spring sports. Cheerleader squad must hold a minimum of ten practice days before the
regular basketball season for the purpose of conditioning and the safety of the student-
athlete. The “Official KAIAC Cheerleading Season” will be the basketball season and
cheerleaders are only officially to cheer for those games. The one exception to this
policy is that DoDDS may perform and compete during the fall football season. The
KAIAC Team and All-KAIAC Cheerleader competition will usually take place
following the regular basketball season.
3. Game Attendance
a. Cheerleading squads must attend all home games and must cheer for both boys
and girls teams.
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E. Cheerleading (continued)
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 school‘s athletic director and administration.
c. Cheerleading squads must have attended at least 80% of the regular season‘s
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 free-throw shooter. It is understood that each school‘s 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, to prevent delays in the start 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:
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 coach‘s assessment of the
cheerleaders’ abilities. Stunts should never be performed or practiced without a
coach‘s supervision.
6. KAIAC Competition
a. A KAIAC cheerleading competition (including Level 1 and Level 2
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.
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E. Cheerleading (continued)
ii. An additional penalty judge will also be hired.
iii. 3 spotters will also be provided (can be hired).
c. 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.
d. Half the teams from Level 1 and half the teams from Level 2 will compete in a
finalist round and perform their routine a second time.
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)
• Entry-level experience
ii. School Representation and Team Participation
1) All members of the cheerleading squad must be current members of the
official school spirit squad and must attend the school they are
representing.
2) Individuals are NOT permitted to compete on two School Teams.
3) Teams may participate in more than one competition during the season.
4) The team and each participating member/coach should constantly
display
good sportsmanship throughout the entire performance in regards to
respect for themselves, other teams and the viewing audience of all
ages. Teams should refrain from any taunting, bragging, or suggestive
expressions or gestures as well as discrimination of any nature.
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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) point deduction.
iv. Time Limitations - Performance Routine
1) Each team’s 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 team’s 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
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. KAIAC
Competitions comply with the NFHS & AACCA surface 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 areas
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8. Interruption of Performance
a. Unforeseen Circumstances
i. If, in the opinion of the competition officials, a team’s 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 team’s routine is interrupted because of failure of the team’s
own equipment, the team must either continue the routine or withdraw from
the competition.
ii. The competition officials will determine if the team will be allowed to
perform at a later time. If decided by officials, the team will perform the
routine again in its entirety, but will be evaluated ONLY from the point
where the interruption occurred.
c. Injury
i. The only persons that may stop a routine for injury are: a) competition
officials, b) the advisor / coach from the team performing or c) an injured
individual.
ii. The competition officials will determine if the team will be allowed to
perform at a later time. If the competition officials allow a routine to be
performed at a later time, the spot in the schedule where the re-performance
is to take place is at the sole discretion of competition officials. The team
may perform the routine again in its entirety, but will be evaluated ONLY
from the point where the interruption occurred.
iii. The injured participant that wishes to perform may not return to the
competition floor unless:
1) The competition officials receive clearance from, first, the medical
personnel attending to that participant, the parent (if present) AND
THEN the head coach/advisor of the competing team.
2) If the medical personnel do not clear the participant, the participant can
only return to the competition if a parent or legal guardian in attendance
signs a return to participation waiver.
3) In the event of a suspected concussion, the participant cannot return to
perform without clearance from a licensed medical professional that has
training related to head injuries, even with a waiver from a parent or
legal guardian.
9. How to Handle Procedural Questions
a. Rules and Procedures: Any questions concerning the rules or procedures of the
competition will be handled exclusively by the advisor / coach of the team and
will be directed to the Competition Director. Such questions should be made
prior to the team’s competition performance.
b. Performance: Any questions concerning the team’s performance should be made
to the Competition Director immediately after the team's performance and/or
following the outcome of the competition.
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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
a. First, second, and third, place awards will be presented to the top three Level 1
schools. First, and second place awards will be given to the top two Level 2
teams.
b. “Crowd Favorites”
i. The host school may decide to have “Crowd Favorites” awards given at
the competition. It is up to the school to decide which awards will be
offered and how the awards are decided. The host school will discuss
options for these awards at the fall coaches meeting prior to the
competition.
ii. These are not official KAIAC awards. They will be paid for by the host
school.
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c. All-Tournament Patches:
i. Coaches from the finalist competition teams in Level 1 and Level 2 will
select 3 All-Tournament recipients from their team. Coaches from the
non-finalist teams will select 1 All-Tournament recipient from their
team.
ii. ONLY ONE team per school is eligible to receive All-Tournament
Patches
iii. Cheer will use an adjusted Hill Formula (see page 31)
d. All-KAIAC Competition Patches will be given to the 12 cheerleaders with the
highest scores. (see below)
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 Level 1 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)
ii. A jump of their choice (no double jumps)
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 Level 1 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 approximately 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 All-
KAIAC, they won’t 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-KAIAC 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
scorer‘s table before each match. The team members should wear like-colored and
design uniforms with easily read numbers on the front and back of the jersey. It is
highly recommended that teams have home and away uniforms, one white or light-
colored jerseys and the other dark colored jerseys. The important rule is that the
opposing teams have a very distinct contrasting color uniform. It is advised that
coaches contact teams in advance to assure the color contrast. Teams should bring
“pennies” with them for situations where opposing uniform colors are not contrasting
enough. The only exception would be the goal-keeper uniform that should contrast
with other players. All players are required to wear shin guards for their safety and
protection. Goalkeepers should have gloves while playing goal.
2. Facilities
The pitch should be a grass, sand or artificial surface that is smooth and free of rocks
or other objects that might result in injury. The pitch should have two official size
goals in good repair with nets free of holes. The pitch should be lined with white chalk
or paint to conform with official dimensions. Corner flags should be installed at corner
kick areas. Water and medical kit should be available on or near the field. On-the-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. Warm-up 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 half-times. During the
regular season conference play, games ending in a tie at the end of regulation time will
remain as such. Junior-varsity matches will play two halves of 30-minutes for boys
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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. If the 8-goal 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.
Once the “Mercy Rule” is in effect the following will take place:
1) The leading team should clear its bench and make substitutions and/or player
repositioning 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.
11. Player Unsportsmanlike Behavior
A player‘s 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 individual’s 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 appealed following the procedures in IV.G.
(May 2015)
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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. Coach’s 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 school’s 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 team‘s 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:
i. Each team will nominate five (5) players from those who were on field
when the game finished to take one penalty shot each.
ii. 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.
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iii. 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.
iv. 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 will be eligible to swim as
exhibition only for each team.
c. No “exhibition” relay teams will be permitted in the all-team meets. The host of
each invitational meet will determine whether exhibition relays will be allowed
and how many.
d. The additional two (2) boy and two (2) girl "exhibition" swimmers are permitted
to enter in any event of their choice even if the team has the maxi- mum number
of three (3) individual entries for that event.
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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, asap, 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 a updated list is given to the official recorder prior to the event.
10. Number of Swimmers per event
For invitational meets, the host school will determine the number of swimmers per
event and the number of relays to be entered. For all-team meets and the tournament,
each participating school may enter up to three swimmers per event. Each school is
able to enter two teams for each of the relay races, the Medley and the Freestyle
relays. A swimmer can only swim once in each of the relay events.
11. Seeding the Heats
Meet Manager will be used for setting up the meet, for seeding the heats, and for
reporting the results. Meets will be run with the slowest heats first and the fastest
heats last. Usual conventions will be followed with regards to placing swimmers in
lanes and is to be consistent throughout the season.
12. Event Winners
The swimmers‘ times from the heats will determine the winner and places for that
event. Heats will be held with no finals. The winner of the event will be the fastest
swimmer of all the heats held. If a school is manually timing swimmers, 3 timekeepers
per lane is preferred with the median time recorded. That is, if there were three times
of 30.97s, 31.04s and 31.35s, the fastest and slowest times are eliminated and the
middle time is recorded. If two timekeepers are used, then the average time of the two
times should be recorded. When using stopwatches, a Chief Judge shall determine
overall places and the times should reflect these.
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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: Girl‘s
Team, Boy‘s 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 2 meets will be compiled to determine the Conference
Champions in the three categories: Boys Team, Girls Team, and Combined Team.
17. Results
A full set of results including Meet Results, Team Scores (Boys, Girls, and
Combined), Individual Scores (Boys and Girls), and Progressive KAIAC Records will
be generated at the conclusion of each of the all-team meets. The host school of each
all-team or invitational meet will forward this information to each participating school.
18. KAIAC Swimming Coordinator
The following set of tasks needs to be completed throughout the season, by the KAIAC
Swimming Coordinator:
a. Maintain a full set of results for each Swim Meet including meet results, team
scores, individual scores, and Progressive KAIAC Records.
b. Organize Girls, Boys, and Combined Team scores and rankings in tables for the
Conference.
c. Organize Individual swimmers (Girls and Boys) scores and rankings in tables
for the Conference.
d. Maintain the Progressive KAIAC Records and update the KAIAC records at the
end of each Swim Meet.
e. Organize Conference Awards and Tournament Awards and “new” Record
Holder certificates presented at the conclusion of the season.
f. Report meet results, in conjunction with the meet hosts, to the KAIAC
President. This report should include team results as well as all-KAIAC honors
(for the final meet)
19. Records
KAIAC Records established for each of the events during the swimming season will
be recognized and will be updated at the end of each all-team swim meet. KAIAC
records can only be broken at the two all-team meets and the tournament.
20. U.S. Swimming Technical Rules
The technical rules of swimming are designed to provide fair and equitable conditions
of competition and to promote uniformity in the sport. Each swimming stroke has
specific rules designed to ensure that no swimmer gets an un- fair competitive
advantage over another swimmer. Trained officials observe the swimmers during each
event to ensure compliance with these technical rules. If a swimmer commits an
infraction of the rules, that person will be disqualified from that event which means
he/she will not receive an official time nor be eligible for an award in that event.
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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 starter‘s command, “Stand up”.
d. Swimmers are allowed one false start /infraction. If the swimmer has a second
false start/infraction, the swimmer or team will be disqualified.
22. KAIAC Swimming Meets
The program of the invitational meets will be determined by the host school. One of
the all-team meets will be Program A, the other will be Program B. The KAIAC
tournament will be the Full Program across two days –(See Below)
PROGRAM “A” PROGRAM “B” FULL PROGRAM

200 Free 200 IM (Day One)
200 Medley Relay 200 Medley Relay 200 Free
100 Back 50 Free 100 Back
50 Breast 100 Breast 50 Breast
100 IM 50 Back 100 IM
50 Free 100 Free 50 Free
100 Fly 50 Fly 100 Fly
200 Free Relay 200 Free Relay 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 that KAIAC fully institutes these
sports.
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Section VI—KAIAC Music Festivals
A. KAIAC Large Group Festival Procedures
1. Format:
The High School KAIAC Festival is an adjudicated performance for each school’s
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 school’s 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 Warm- Performance Clinic Audience Departure
up
School 1 8:15am N/A 8:30am 9:00am 9:30am 10:00am 10:30 or stay
and watch
School 2 8:45am 9:00am 9:30am 10:00am 10:30am 11:00am 11:30 or stay
and watch
School 3 9:15am 9:30am 10:00am 10:30am 11:00am 11:30am 12:00pm
School 4 9:45am 10:00am 10:30am 11:00am 11:30am N/A 12:00pm
School 5 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.
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.
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e. A Merit rating would mean that the ensemble did not receive a ‘passing
grade’. The adjudicators will each give a rating on the adjudication sheet
provided. With 3 adjudicators giving ratings, an ensemble could receive two
Gold ratings and one Silver, for example. In that situation the final rating
would be the best 2 out of 3, so the ensemble would receive a Gold rating on
the certificate. The final rating will be an average of the three ratings.
f. The ratings should not be based on a specific calculation of marks for the
performance categories as this leads to schools competing for number one.
The highest rating a school could receive would be a Triple Platinum rating.
Not a 49 out of 50 for example.

Concert Band Rubric Example:
Category Bronze Silver Gold Platinum
Ensemble is unable to Ensemble performs some of Ensemble performs most of Ensemble consistently
perform many of the notes the notes and rhythms the notes and rhythms performs the notes and
Pitch and rhythms accurately. accurately. accurately. rhythms accurately.
Accuracy

Ensemble is unable to read Ensemble reads and Ensemble reads and Ensemble reads and
or perform any of the performs grade level performs grade level performs grade level
Rhythmic rhythms appropriate to the appropriate rhythms with appropriate rhythms with no appropriate rhythms while
Accuracy grade level. inconsistency and hesitation inconsistency and little maintaining a steady beat.
in maintaining a steady beat. hesitation in maintaining a
steady beat.
Attention to dynamic Dynamic levels fluctuate Dynamic levels are Dynamic levels are
levels is not obvious. but can be discerned. typically accurate and obvious, consistent, and an
consistent. accurate
Dynamics interpretation of the
style of music.

Few secure attacks. Attacks are sometimes Attacks are usually Secure attacks.
Markings are typically secure, but markings secure, though there Markings (staccato,
not executed accurately. are often executed might be an isolated legato, slur, accents,
Articulation accurately as directed error. Markings are etc.) are executed
by the score and/or the executed accurately as accurately as directed
conductor. directed by the score and/or by the score and/or the
the conductor. conductor.
Little attention given to Dominance by one or more Usually accurate, musical Musical and accurate
balance, blend. Listening players or sections creates harmonic blend. harmonic balance and blend
Balance & skills are missing and no occasional balance throughout.
Blend attention is focused on the problems. The intended timbres are
overall sound. brought out throughout the
composition.
Ensemble uses air that is Ensemble uses appropriate Ensemble uses appropriate Ensemble uses appropriate
too fast, producing a sound air speed to produce a sound air speed producing a sound air speed producing a sound
that is "shrill" or uses air that is pure and sustained for that is pure and sustained for that is pure and sustained for
Tone Quality that is too slow producing the notes of the middle the notes of the middle and the notes of the low, middle,
a sound that is "breathy". register but has difficulty low registers but has and high registers.
with the notes of the low difficulty with the notes of
and high registers. the high register.
Intonation problems on Intonation problems on Minimal intonation Accurate intonation in all
Intonation many notes. Pitch some notes. Pitch difficulties. Pitch ranges and registers. Pitch
adjustments are still adjustments are still adjustments are usually adjustments are consistently
developing. developing. successful. successful.
Little if any attention to Developing musical Usually musical Consistent musical
musical interpretation, interpretation and style with interpretation of the interpretation of the
Musicality style, phrasing, tempo, or limited phrasing, contrasts represented time represented time
emotional involvement. and emotional involvement. period/style with musical period/style with musical
phrasing, tempo and phrasing, tempo and
emotional involvement. emotional involvement.
Students are talking on Some of the students display Most of the students display Students display proper
stage, are disorganized, proper posture, follow the proper posture, follow the posture, follow the
Performance improperly dressed, and conductor, make appropriate conductor, make appropriate conductor, make appropriate
Etiquette distracted. eye contact and are dressed eye contact and are dressed eye contact and are dressed
appropriately. appropriately. appropriately.
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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 Table Table Clinic Table Table Table Clinic
1 2 3 1 2 3
Adjudicator A 9:00 9:30 10:00 10:30 11:00
(School (School (School (School (School
1) 2) 3) 3) 5)
Adjudicator B 9:00 9:30 10:00 10:30 11:00
(School (School (School (School (School
1) 2) 2) 4) 5)

Adjudicator C 9:00 9:30 10:00 10:30 11:00 11:30
(School (School (School (School (School (School
1) 1) 3) 4) 5) 5)
Adjudicator D 10:00 10:30 10:30
(School (School (School
3) 4) 4)

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 Adjudicator’s Honor Award:
a. To receive an Adjudicator’s 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 director’s 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
judge’s 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 Adjudicator’s Honor Award
immediately after finishing the repertoire on stage. The emcee should receive
ensemble bios ahead of time to practice pronunciation where needed.
15. Stage Crew:
There should be a group of 4-5 competent music students provided to set up the
stage quickly before each ensemble performance. The stage crew will receive stage
layout forms to indicate ensemble stage requirements.
16. Festival Food:
Meal options are at the discretion of the hosting school. They may offer a snack
table or make contact with the school cafeteria. The hosting school must inform
festival participants of the options available well ahead of time to allow for schools
to adjust their meal schedule accordingly.
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17. Group Photos:
It is recommended that the event host have pictures taken during the festival for
KIMEA/KAIAC use and make these available to the Large Group Festival’s
participating schools.
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 year’s National
Music Honor Festival. The meeting will decide:
i. Host school/schools for rehearsals
ii. Guest directors
iii. Festival schedule
c. Performance literature will be decided by the guest conductors.
d. Dress code – All black, concert dress
e. Audition material and guidelines
i. Students will make recordings using the AMIS audition material and
guidelines.
ii. Audition materials will be available by May of the previous year.
iii. All recordings will be mailed to the host school by the end of the 1st
week in November.
iv. Audition panels will be organized to rank the auditions and decide the
total number of students into each honor ensemble.
v. 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.
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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. MS/HS National Honor Jazz Festival
Each year KAIAC and KIMEA (Korea International Music Educators Association) will
co-sponsor a two-day honor jazz festival for middle school and high school (6th-12th
grade) students.
1. Purpose:
a. Provide a high-quality jazz experience for deserving secondary 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 Jazz Festival through an audition process.
c. Provide opportunity for students to collaborate with others from all over Korea.
d. Attract the most talented jazz students in Korea.
e. Attract high quality English-speaking jazz clinicians/conductors.
f. Provide a performance opportunity for students outside of a school setting.
2. Date:
a. The National Honor Jazz Festival will be a Friday/Saturday event in mid-
September/early-October, avoiding the Chuseok holiday.
b. Music directors will meet in the spring to organize the next year’s National Jazz
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 – HS: All black, concert dress MS: Jeans and festival shirt.
e. Audition material and guidelines
i. Students will make recordings using materials selected by the Jazz
Division Chair. There will be a set for MS and a set for HS.
ii. Audition materials will be selected and announced at NHF and made
available by the 1st of March.
iii. All recordings will be submitted by the end of the last week in April.
iv. Audition panels will be organized at the discretion of the KIMEA Jazz
Division Chair to rank the auditions and decide the total number of
students into each honor ensemble.
v. 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
Jazz 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.
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4. Awards:
All awards will be presented to individuals and/or schools as approved by the
KAIAC governing board.

D. 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 year’s 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.

E. KAIAC Music Coordinator
Will be elected by a majority vote of the KAIAC music teachers at the February
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:
a. Confirm the dates and locations of all the KAIAC music festivals with all the
KAIAC music directors by the second Friday in September.
b. Confirm the dates and locations of all the KAIAC music festivals with the
KAIAC president by the last Friday in September.
c. Update the “Directory of KAIAC Music Teachers.”
d. Communicate with the KAIAC webmaster relevant information regarding all
KAIAC music festivals.
e. Communicate with the “host” director of each KAIAC music festival throughout
the year leading up to each festival.
f. Attend as many of the KAIAC music festivals as possible.
g. Write a KAIAC music budget proposal that will be presented at the February
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 February 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.
k. Chair a February KAIAC music meeting & other needed KAIAC music meetings.
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Section VII—KAIAC Forensics (Speech & Debate)
Competitions
A. Purpose
The ultimate goal of the forensics competition is to promote and improve student‘s
presentation and oral skills. The following procedures and guidelines govern the
Korean-American 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.
c. 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: Debate Judging Requirements:
Events Entered Judges Needed Teams Entered Judges Needed
1 1 1 1
2 or 3 2 2-4 2
4 or 5 3 5-6 3
6 or 7 4
8 or 9 5
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B. Guidelines (Forensics, continued)

i. 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.
ii. Training of judges is the individual school coach‘s 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 Administrative Host

• Room allocation and • Contact schools regarding registration
maps • Collect registration
• Arrange for Food • Schedule rounds
Service on site • Create badges
• Student timers and • Run Tab room
training of timers • Run Opening (training- judges/student meetings)
• Supplies (signage, and Closing Ceremony (awards)
pens, timing devices) • Print and Copy Ballots
• Arrange for • Print Certificates
Emergency Judges • Find Extra Judges needed to run a tournament
(back ups) • Pay for Hospitality food and all catering needs
• Pay for emergency judges supplied by host
location
• Write topics and draws: extemp, impromptu, parli
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B. Guidelines (Forensics, continued)
6. Awards:
a. Meet Awards: The cost of awards for regular season meets will be incurred by
the hosting school. The conference will supply the final end-of-year all-
conference patches and all-tournament 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:
i. Team Finish Number of All-Conference Awards
1st 4
nd
2 3
3rd 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 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:
i. Ensure that this constitution is followed,
ii. Provide direction, in consultation with coaches, as issues arise,
iii. Head dispute resolution,
iv. Interact with the KAIAC President as needed.
v. 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
February KAIAC meeting to be incorporated into the on-line and printed
constitution.
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.
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Forensics (continued)

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.
Entry in one IE and one debate format is considered double entry, and the student
may not enter into a second IE event.
a. Students may not double enter in 2 IE and 1 debate format.
b. Extemporaneous speakers may not double enter in an individual 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.

D. Meets & Tournaments
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.
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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 tournam ent byes w ill be draw n from team s 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.
i. Approximately six competitors will make it to finals in their respective
events.
Six is an approxim ation: If seven or few er com petitors 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.
ii. Breaking: Speaker ranks will be averaged. Lowest averages break. In
case of 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.
i. 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.
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ii. Selection. Teams are selected based on the following tie-breaking system,
in order:
1) Wins
2) lowest speaker rankings
3) number of ballots won (when there are multiple judges)
4) head-to-head competition
5) opponents record.
iii. 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 Debate Points
1st 5 5
nd
2 4 4
3rd 3 3
4th 2 2
5th 1 1
th
6 1 1
Other Finalists 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
should have literary merit. Cuttings must be from a single work of literature.
Selections that have an ISBN number or can be found on the internet are
considered published. A selection that is available on an open forum such as a
blog is acceptable so long as the selection was not written by the performer. It is
up to the coach to pick quality pieces and to source them. High school
publications and recorded material that are not printed or published are
unacceptable. Adaptations may be made for the purpose of transition. Any
questions as to the acceptability of a piece may be brought before the
Coordinator prior to the tournament. Violation of selection rules disqualifies the
performer. A selection may not violate copyright laws.
c. Performance: In Duo Interpretation each of the two performers may play one or
more characters, so long as performance responsibility in the cutting remains as
balanced as possible. If the selection is prose or poetry and contains narration,
either or both of the performers may present the narration. During the
presentation the team in Duo or the contestant in Solo must name the author and
the book or magazine from which the cutting was made. All students must
remain in the room during the round, unless double-entered.
d. Script: Entrants in Duo and Solo will not be allowed to compete without handing
in a copy of the script at registration. No script may be used during the
presentation.
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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
blog is acceptable so long as the selection was not written by the performer. It is
up to the coach to pick quality pieces and to source them. Adaptations may be
made for the purpose of transition. Any questions as to the acceptability of a
piece may be brought before the Coordinator prior to the tournament. A student
may not use the same selection for prose or poetry that he/she used in Duo or
Solo at any tournament.

c. Presentation: The performer should read the piece from a manuscript in a folder,
not from a book or a magazine. The title and author must be identified in the
introduction. No lectern may be used during the presentation. All students must
remain in the room during the round, unless double-entered.
d. Script: Entrants in Prose or Poetry will not be allowed to compete without
handing in a copy of the script at registration.
e. Time: Presentations shall be no longer than 6 minutes, introduction included.
The penalty for going 30 seconds over is that the participant may not receive a
number one ranking.

f. Movement: Other than the introduction, movement is restricted to the rotation of
the feet and or taking a step forward or backward.
g. Stance: No lectern may be used during presentation.
h. Denial of first place. Performers who violate any of presentation rules in
paragraphs c, d, e, f, or g above may not receive first place.
3. Oratory Rules
a. Contest: This contest shall be comprised of only memorized orations composed
by the contestant and not used in any previous contest year. No visual aids or
podiums are permitted.

b. Subject: Any appropriate subject may be used, but the orator must be truthful.
Any non-factual reference, especially a personal one, must be so identified.

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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.
Subject areas should be rotated from tournament to tournament.
• Korean Peninsula
• China, Japan, and Russia
• South and SE Asia
• Middle East and North Africa
• Saharan and Sub-Saharan Africa
• Europe
• North America
• South America
• The Pacific Region
• International Organizations & Treaties, Wars
b. Topic Sources: All questions will be drawn from current periodicals such as The
Economist, Newsweek International, and Time Asia. “Current” is defined as
within three months of the competition.
c. Drawing: 30 minutes before the round is to begin the first speaker shall draw
three topics, choose one, and return the other two. Other contestants shall draw
in like manner, in the order of speaking, at intervals of seven minutes.
d. Rooms. There shall be separate presentation and prep rooms. Having drawn their
topic, students will withdraw to the prep room to prepare their speech. Students
must remain in the prep room until 5 minutes before it is time to speak. A
contestant may not leave the prep room without first checking out with the
proctor. A student leaving without permission will be ranked last in that round.
e. Preparation: In the prep room the contestant shall prepare a speech without
consultation and without reference to prepared notes. Students may consult
published books, magazines, newspapers, and journals or articles, provided:

• They are originals or photocopies of originals.
• Original articles or copies are intact and uncut.
• There is no written material on original copies.

• Topical index without annotation is allowed.
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i. 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.
ii. 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 one ranking.
i. No Dual Entry. A performer in Extemporaneous Speaking may not enter into
another IE event.
j. Denial of first place. Performers who violate any of presentation rules in
paragraphs d, e, g, h, or i above may not receive first place.
5. Impromptu Rules
a. 
 Topics: Unlike extemporaneous speaking, each topic does not have to be in the
form of a question. Some topics will be as short as a single word. The contents
of the list shall not be disclosed except as contestants draw topics. There shall be
a new subject area for each round. Topics will come from any of the following
list of format areas:
• Quotations & Proverbs
• Abstract words
• Events
• Famous People
• Public Policy
b. Drawing: Three minutes before the round is to begin, the first speaker shall draw
three topics, choose one, and return the other two. Other contestants shall draw
in like manner, in the order of speaking, as the monitor calls next speakers.
c. Preparation: As soon as a topic is chosen, the contestant shall have 3 minutes to
prepare a speech without consultation and without reference to prepared notes.
Speakers may not use any outside materials to prepare. Students may not ask for
definitions, and dictionaries may not be used.
d. Room. All students must remain in the room during the entire round. A
contestant may not leave the prep room without first checking out with the
proctor. A student leaving without permission will be ranked last in that round.
e. Notes: Students can write notes during the prep time but may not use any notes
during the speech. Students must provide their own note-taking materials. No
notes shall be used during the presentation.

f. Time: Presentations shall be no longer than 5 minutes, introduction included.
The penalty for going over 30 seconds is that the participant may not receive a
number one ranking.
g. No Podium or Stopwatch. No podium, stopwatch or other aides are allowed.
h. Denial of first place. Performers who violate any of presentation rules in
paragraphs c, e, f, or g above may not receive first place.
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E. Individual Events (Forensics, continued)
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
a. Teams: Teams are two-on-two with each speaker giving two speeches.
b. Sides: Sides will be predetermined by the tab room so that each contestant team
has equal opportunity to argue Pro and Con during preliminary rounds (with
exceptions for an uneven number of rounds or byes).
c. Judging. Judging should focus first on arguments and second on presentation.
d. Civility. Contestants are expected to treat other teams with respect at all times
during the debate.
e. Prep Time. Each team is allowed 2 minutes prep time to be split up as decided
by the team.
f. Crossfire. Debate competitors will stand at their desks during crossfire. The
purpose of crossfire is to clarify areas of clash, not to be physically intimidating.
There will be no note-passing during crossfire. Conversations between
teammates, either written or oral, should not happen during crossfire, but rather
during prep time prior to crossfire.
g. Restrictions on New Arguments. New arguments may be introduced only during
four-minute speeches. New arguments made during 2- and 1-minute speeches
should be ignored.
h. Materials: Public Forum teams may use prepared notes, copies of books,
magazines, or web pages, and other evidence prepared beforehand. Electronic
devices may not be used other than a stopwatch or stopwatch app. Students may
monitor their time while speaking using a stopwatch or stopwatch app.
i. Format:
Speaker Minutes
First Pro Constructive 4
First Con Rebuttal 4
Crossfire between First 3
Pro and First Con
Second Pro Rebuttal 4
Second Con Rebuttal 4
Crossfire between Second 3
Pro and Second Con
First Pro Summary 2
First Con Summary 2
Grand Crossfire-- 3
All Four Debaters
Second Pro Final Focus 1
Second Con Final Focus 1

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
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rounds (with exceptions for an uneven number of rounds or byes).
c. Impromptu: All parliamentary debates will be impromptu. For these debates,
students get 20 minutes to prepare and are limited to the resources of a
dictionary, almanac, blank paper and writing utensils. Electronic devices may
not be used other than a stopwatch or stopwatch app. Students may unofficially
monitor their time while speaking using a stopwatch or stopwatch app.
d. Judging. Judging should focus first on arguments and second on presentation.
e. Civility. Contestants are expected to treat other teams with respect at all times
during the debate.
f. Point of Information (POI): During the six and eight minute speeches, after the
first minute and before the final minute of the speech, the opposing team may
politely interrupt, saying, “Point of information” or “On that point”. The speaker
will decide whether to accept the POI or not. Once recognized by the speaker,
the questioner may pose a question. Questioners should not make statements, but
only ask a question. The speaker is expected to answer two questions during
his/her speech. Those asking questions should limit themselves to two to three
questions per speech. One more or less may be workable, but more or less than
that is not appropriate. Too many POIs is considered barracking, and is not
allowed. Questions must be polite and civil.
g. First speeches for both sides are intended to be thorough constructive cases.
Opposition may directly attack the proposition case during this speech, but this
is not a requirement.
h. Second speeches on both sides are intended to counter the points of the other
side. These speeches should both attack the opponent‘s 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 POI’s 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
Prime Minister (Government) Case
 6
Leader of the Opposition Case / Rebuttal 6
Deputy Prime Minister (Government) 8
Rebuttal
2nd Opposition Rebuttal 8
Leader of the Opposition Clash 2
Deputy Prime Minister (Government) Clash 2

3. Lincoln-Douglas Debate Rules
a. Resolution: Two resolutions are published by KAIAC during the academic year.
The first will apply to the Fall tournaments, and the second will apply to the
Spring tournaments. All rounds of debate will debate the same resolution.
b. Positions, Speech Order, and Speech Times: The affirmative and negative
positions are each debated by a single debater. The affirmative speaker will
make three speeches; the negative speaker will make two. The affirmative
speaker speaks first and last. In addition, there are two cross-examination
periods of three minutes each, following the affirmative constructive and
negative constructive speeches.
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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-final’s and final’s
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:
i. 20-21 (Needs Work) 22-23 (Below Average) 24-26 (Average) 27-28
(Above Average) 29-30 (Outstanding)
g. Civility: Each debater is expected to treat her/his opponent with respect at all
times during the debate.
h. Electronic Devices: Electronic devices may not be used other than a stopwatch
or stopwatch app. Students may unofficially monitor their time while speaking.
i. Time Signals: Silent time signals will be given by the timekeeper at 1 minute
intervals, then at 30, :15, :05, and when time is expired. The debater may finish
a sentence at that point, but may not otherwise continue speaking beyond the
time limit.
j. Form: The Affirmative debater sits on the left, and the Negative debater sits on
the right (from the judge’s perspective, while facing the debaters). Debaters
should rise and move to the lectern/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.
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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
8:30 Welcome Meeting for Students
8:30 Judges meeting
8:30 Training for Timers
9:00 Round 1 (preset)
10:05 Round 2 (preset)
11:15 Round 3 (delayed power match – rd1)
Lunch 12:15 (Lunch will be available beginning 11:45)
12:45 Round 4 (delayed power match based on results of rd 1&2)
2:15 Debate Finals (3-4 semis, 1-2 finals)
3:30 Awards
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Section VIII—KAIAC 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 9­12), 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:
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REGISTRATION FEE ● 60,000 KRW ­ For every participating school (may change
depending on the tournament cost identified by the host school)
● Must be paid in the beginning of the tournament day
BREAKFAST & ● Hosting schools must provide information about the meals:
LUNCH 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.
PLAYER Host school will share a Google spreadsheet to participating
REGISTRATION schools where they will register their players for the tournament

See attachment for the format of the spreadsheet:
GAME SCHEDULE 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
AWARDING 03:00
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 school’s needs) to defray the
costs of trophies and other tournament hosting materials.
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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 non­elimination 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
c. Should the total number of players be (or become) odd, one player is unpaired.
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 1⁄2 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.
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12. Tiebreak 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 30­minute 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, which is explained in part xii.
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.
MEDAL/TROPHY DESIGN FOR Tournament Awards must include the
KAIAC/KAIAC Chess Logo:

1. KAIAC Tournament Awards:
a. Varsity: 1st ­ 3rd Place
b. Junior Varsity: 1st ­ 3rd Place
2. End­of­the­year Awards: These awards 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. All year team award (best school)

I. Changes to the Constitution: Any changes proposed to the official KAIAC
Handbook must be voted by a majority of the chees group and then submitted to the AD
Board prior to the February meeting. If approved, these changes will be sent to the
Head’s Council for final ratification in May, and with the Head’s Council approval will
be included in the following year’s KAIAC handbook. (May 2017 to follow KAIAC
Handbook procedures)
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Chess (continued)

J. Tournament Rules
1. Objective: The primary objective of each player in the game of chess is to place
the opponent’s 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).
2. Initial Position of the Pieces: Every player in JV and Varsity division is
expected to have read, known, and understood the initial position of the pieces on
the chessboard.
3. 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.
4. Completion of the Game: The game is won by the player who has checkmated
his/her opponent’s king, whose opponent has used all their allotted time 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.
5. 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.
6. 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.
7. Recording the Moves: Chess players in the varsity division must record their
first 10 moves, as well as the opponent’s 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.
8. 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
(World Chess Federation) handbook guide.
http://www.fide.com/fide/handbook.html?id=124&view=article
2. MORE INFORMATION: More information and announcements regarding KAIAC
chess is provided in the following link: http://kaiacchess.weebly.com
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MIDDLE
SCHOOL
BY-LAWS
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Section IX-Middle School By-Laws
A. Name of Organization: The name of the organization shall be the Middle
School Korean-American Interscholastic Activities Conference or M.S. KAIAC.

B. 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.

C. 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.
1. 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.
2. KAIAC sanctioned events are invitational and should include invitations to all
member schools. As invitational events, non-KAIAC schools may be invited.
3. These By-Laws provide the framework, procedures, rules and regulations
governing the M.S. KAIAC‘s athletic jamborees and activities that will achieve
the recognized educational objectives.

D. 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
1. Enjoyable Experiences: The emphasis is on enhancing student self-esteem and
increasing their interest and ability in sports and other activities.
2. Opportunity to Participate in Jamborees: Participants will have the opportunity
to play against teams from other schools in the M.S. KAIAC community.
3. Develop Skills: Participants will be taught personal commitment, fundamental
skills, life skills, team work, sportsmanship and a sense of fair play.
4. 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.
5. 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.
6. 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
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E. Membership and Voting
1. 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.
a. If a school misses the August meeting without any communication and confirmation
of the jamborees they are scheduled to host for the Fall/Winter, those jamborees will
be reassigned to a school in attendance at the August meeting. (May, 2017)
2. 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 will pass
a motion. Votes can be held at any meeting in which a quorum has been reached.
a. Quorum: The presence of representatives from at least 60% of member schools at
any called or regularly scheduled meeting of the MS KAIAC representatives shall
constitute a quorum sufficient for transacting any business for MS 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 email before the final vote is taken.
(May 2017)

F. General Middle School KAIAC Jamboree Guidelines
1. Participants will have the opportunity to play against teams from other schools in the
M.S. KAIAC.
2. 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)
3. The purpose of the jamboree format is to provide students with the opportunity to put
into practice all the skills they are learning.
4. 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.
5. 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.
6. 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.
7. All teams will play an equal number of games. No playoffs or elimination of teams
will occur in the jamborees.
8. School coaches should ensure that all members of their team receive equal playing time
throughout the jamboree.
9. Teams must be composed of a mixture of grade levels and abilities. The exceptions are
in boys and girls soccer and boys and girls basketball where students of lesser size and
skill shall be assigned to B teams for safety precautions. The remaining students will
be assigned to A teams. No cuts should be made based on athletic ability.
10. No stacked or star-studded teams will be permitted to participate in the jamborees. This
rule does not apply to developmental tournaments.
11. 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.
12. All schools are expected to maintain minimum ratios of one adult for every two teams
that attend a jamboree.
a. Where possible, adult coaches should be assigned to each team for supervision.
Regardless, each team should have either a HS student or adult coach while the
team is playing. (May, 2017)
13. Each team will need to provide referees, timers, or marshals at specified times
throughout the day. (May 2017)
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14. The use of high school student referees are permitted only in volleyball unless
refereeing with an adult.
15. Overall team results will not be recorded.
16. 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.
17. 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.
18. Jewelry or other like accessories should not be worn at any time during athletic
competitions.
19. All teams will be scheduled for three games at jamborees against different teams when
possible.

G. Soccer Jamboree Format
1. A. Soccer is a gender specific sport.
2. A/B teams for both girls and 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 girls and boys will be
assigned to A teams. Any student can be on A teams. (May, 2017)
3. B teams should be constantly assessed to prevent dominant B teams.
4. Rosters for teams should be approximately 10 to 14 players. Teams may have less, but
for fairness to the players, having a squad of less than fourteen ensures players more
opportunity to play.
5. Games will be 22 minutes with a minimum of 3 minutes between games. Each team
will be scheduled for three games at each jamboree. (May, 2017)
6. Players on the field: seven players including the goalie
7. Opening possession will be determined by rock-paper-scissors.
8. Soccer attire:
a. athletic or soccer shoes
b. shin guards (required for all students)
c. goalie gloves (recommended)
d. goalie jersey must be a different color from team uniform (soccer shirt, pinnies, or
vest); each school provides their own.
9. Rules of Emphasis
a. 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.
b. Off-Sides will not be called unless “cherry picking” occurs (standing by the goal
waiting for the pass)
c. Athletic or Soccer Shoes
d. Shin Guards – mandatory for participation v. Goalie Gloves — highly
recommended
e. Goalie Jersey – must be a different color.
f. Off-Sides—Will not be called unless ―cherry picking‖ occurs (Standing by the goal
during game waiting for the pass)
g. Deliberate Hand balls: penalty kick may be awarded if done to prevent a sure goal
(10 paces out)
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h. Major Fouls (unnecessary physical contact)
i. All fouls will result in indirect kicks (May, 2017)
ii. Unnecessary physical contact
iii. Kicking or attempting to kick an opponent
iv. Striking or attempting to strike an opponent
v. Pushing an opponent
vi. Charging an opponent
vii. Tripping or attempting to trip an opponent
viii. Jumping at an opponent
ix. Holding an opponent
x. Slide Tackling will NOT be permitted
10. Substitutions:
i. Players will report to a designated area between the two teams; teams must be
on the same sideline of the field
ii. Substitutions should occur only on dad balls. (May, 2017)

H. Cross Country Jamboree Format
1. 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.
2. There is no limit to how many runners a school may send to a jamboree.
3. Jamborees will have two distances: 3km and 5km. If either distance is not possible
due to location restrictions, the host should make an effort to make the distances as
close as possible to those listed here. All distances will be precisely measured by the
host and shared with participating schools. (May, 2017)
4. 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.
5. Schools should send a list of runners to the hosts in advance to prepare name labels if
requested.
6. Uniforms are not required, but encouraged.

I. Swimming Jamboree Format
1. 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.
2. There is no limit to how many swimmers a school may send to a jamboree.
3. The second and third jamborees should have two separate hosts to properly
accommodate the numbers of swimmers.
4. 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.
5. To provide better jamboree efficiency and closwer ability-groups, eacho color will
have “A” and “B” distinctions.
6. The following will be the recommended 50-meter freestyle times to determine card
color: (May, 2017)
• sub 30-34.99 Red
• 35-39.99 Blue
• 40-44.99 Yellow
• 45-49.99 Pink
• 50-54.99 Green
• over 55+ Orange
7. Jamboree hosts will only use the color-card system for recording times during
jamborees.
8. All MS students may be included regardless of ability, but must attend MS practices in
order to participate in meets.
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9. All swimmers may enter three individual events and two relays.
10. Jamborees will use meet officials to notify swimmers of infractions.
11. A swim card template will be developed to include boxes for infractions.
12. Swimmers should be given an explanation of erors but will not be disqualified.
Explanations include:
a. False starts (races will not be stopped unless all swimmers stop on their own)
b. Walking or pushing off the bottom of the pool (all strokes)
c. Backstroke: performing more than two strokes on their front, breaststroke kick.
d. Breaststroke: scissor kick or flutter kick, one-handed touch, improper turn.
e. Butterfly: flutter kick, single-arm pull, one-handed touch
f. Turns: not touching the wall, improper stroke turn
13. Different schools may combine their swimmers to complete a relay team at coaches’
discretion.
14. Distance events may be offered at the end of the meet.
15. Hy-Tek Meet Manager ® results should be sent to participating teams as soon as
possible after the event, whenever possible.
16. The meet host will take the utmost care in ensuring the safety of all participants.
17. Order of events:
1) 200 Medley Relay Girls (mixed 9) 50 Fly Girls
relays swim with girls) 10) 50 Fly Boys
2) 200 Medley Relay Boys 11) 50 Breast Girls
3) 50 Free Girls 12) 50 Breast Boys
4) 50 Free Boys 13) 100 Free Girls
5) 50 Back Girls 14) 100 Free Boys
6) 50 Back Boys 15) 200 Free Relay Girls (mixed relays
7) 100 IM Girls swim with girls)
8) 100 IM Boys 16) 200 Free Relay Boys

J. Volleyball Jamboree Format
1. On a trial basis, gender-specific teams will play in jamborees hosted only for those
teams. Mixed-gender teams will be hosted separately on the same dates. All other MS
KAIAC guidelines will be followed for these jamborees. (May, 2017)
2. 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.
3. If a team only has two boys, they may stay in and avoid substitutions to keep the match
close.
4. Nets will be set at female H.S. height of 2.24 meters (7’ 4 5/8”).
5. Games will be 22 minutes with a minimum of 5 minutes between games.
6. Ensure all game balls meet official game requirements
7. Opening possession will be determined using rock-paper-scissors
8. Sets to 25 points, win by 2 points; teams will start a new set if time remains
9. Rules of Emphasis:
a. No obvious carries: hand open behind the head when moving the ball forward (looks like
a throw)
b. No obvious lifts (catch and throw)
c. No double hits
d. No touching the net
e. No stepping over line under net
f. After 5 consecutive serves by one server, serving team must rotate to continue the serve
g. No back row spiking in front of the 10 ft line (estimate on half court)
h. Servers must wait for the whistle and stay behind the end line (some discretion on half
courts)
i. Smaller players may cross the end line or start 1-2 meters in front of it to match their
ability
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j. Enforce foot faults on players demonstrating the ability to serve from behind the serving
line
k. Rotation violations will result in a side-out
l. In cases of overhead interference, play can continue if the side that hit the ball has hits
remaining; walls will always be called out

K. Table Tennis Jamboree Format
1. Table Tennis is a mixed-gender sport.
2. Games should be scheduled between 12 and 20 minutes. Each player should be
scheduled for three games in any combination of singles and doubles. (May, 2017)
3. There is no limit how many players a school may send to a jamboree.
4. Rules of Emphasis - Singles
a. Players will determine who serves first using rock-paper-scissors.
b. Those players capable of using a legal serve are expected to use one:
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 opponent’s side
iv. Each player will serve 2 consecutive serves
v. Ball can be served anywhere on the opponent’s side
c. Those players not capable of using a legal serve should use a “fault / double fault”
system (similar to tennis)
i. First serve should aim to use a legal serve (see above)
ii. If the first serve is unsuccessful, then the second serve can be a drop onto the
table and hit to the opponent’s side.
d. Team coaches are expected to use this rule in the spirit of the M.S. philosophy.
e. Players may play as many games to 11 points (win by 2 points) as possible in the time
allocated.
f. Players will change ends of the table after each game has finished.
5. Rules of Emphasis - Doubles
a. Players will determine who serves first using rock-paper-scissors.
b. 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. Player A serves 2 times to Player C
iii. Player C then serves 2 times to Player B
iv. Player B then serves 2 times to Player D, etc.
Note: The player who receives the serves becomes the new server (their
opponents switch sides of the table).

v.

D A

C B

c. Players capable are expected to alternate hits.
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d. 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.
e. Players will play as many games to 11 points (win by 2 points) as possible in the time
allocated.
f. Players will change ends of the table after each game has finished.

L. Basketball Jamboree Format
1. Basketball is a gender-specific sport.
2. 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.
3. 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.
4. A/B teams for girls and 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 students will be
assigned to A teams. Any student can be on A teams. (May, 2017)
5. Games will be 25 minutes with a minimum of 5 minutes between games. Each team
will be scheduled for three games at each jamboree. (May, 2017)
6. 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.
7. A jump ball will open the game. Jump balls situations will award possession on an
alternating basis after the opening jump ball.
8. Rules of Emphasis
a. No double dribble
b. No traveling
c. No obvious reaching in
d. No carrying the ball (for better players)
e. No unnecessary roughness
f. No Full-court Press/Defense once possession is clearly established (discretion of
referee). Additional clarifications:
i. the defense may engage the offense in the backcourt if employing a stall
tactic
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
g. 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
h. No moving screen - the person setting the screen must have both feet firmly planted on
the floor
i. 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
j. Foul shot and Shooting rules:
i. Non-shooting fouls the team that is fouled gets the ball out of bounds.
ii. Shooting foul
1) On a made basket: basket counts and fouled team is awarded a free
throw.
2) On a missed basket: the fouled team is awarded a free throw and gets the
ball out of bounds.
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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 & 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 throws 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 coach’s discretion if that player can play
the next game.
iii. All free throws will take place immediately after the foul is committed. Up
to six players, three from each team, can line up around the free throw lane.
However, if the foul is flagrant, no players will line up and the fouled team
retains possession. (May, 2017)
iv. Fouls on specific players will not be recorded.
v. 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
the current game.
k. Substitutions:
Players will report to a designated area between the two teams; teams must be on the same
sideline of the court. Substitutions should occur primarily on dead balls. The referee may
call for substitutions on a made basket if they have been waiting a long time. (May, 2017)

M. Spelling Bee
1. The middle school spelling bee is a mixed gender activity.
2. The sponsoring school will set rules and will use a format similar to the Scripps
National (U.S.) spelling bee.
3. Each M.S. KAIAC school may send up to 3 spellers and 1 alternate.
4. Medals will be awarded to the top three spellers.

N. Forensics
1. The middle school forensics festival is a mixed gender activity.
2. 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.

O. Developmental Tournaments
1. General Guidelines
a. 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.
b. 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 the
sake of holding or participating in these tournaments.
c. The tournament host will send out a form for a season report to include the results of the
tournament as well as feedback on the season and tournament.
i. The tournament host will gather information to post on the MS Athletic
Wiki. Information will include the championship final score and an All-
Tournament team. (May, 2017)
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ii. The tournament report will also be sent to the KAIAC webmaster to be
displayed on the MS results tab, as well as preserved for historical reference.
d. 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
team’s coach.
e. All teams will be single-gender with the sole exception of table tennis.
f. 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.
g. Only adults are allowed to coach tournament teams.
h. Only adults are allowed to referee tournament games. Furthermore, elimination rounds
require two adult referees.
i. 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.
j. Prior to beginning the tournament, a coaches and officials’ meeting should be held.
k. 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.
l. Team tournaments will consist of pool play followed by elimination rounds. Table
tennis will only have elimination rounds.
m. The team tournament champion will receive a championship plaque provided by
KAIAC.
n. Table tennis will be awarded medals. (May, 2017)
o. Each participating team will receive a certificate for one player of the tournament.
Teams that reach the final will receive two player of the tournament selections. These
will be provided by the host. (May, 2017)
p. All semi-finalists are required to stay until the conclusion of the final. (May, 2017)
q. A short presentation will follow the final to recognize the All-Tournament team and
award the championship plaque. (May, 2017)
r. Tie-breakers for seeding in soccer and basketball will follow the KAIAC tournament
guidelines: (May, 2017)
1st) Win – Loss Record (or in Soccer Points: win=3, draw=1)
2nd) Head-to-head Results
3rd) Points/goals allowed in all games
4th) Point/goal differential in all games
5th) Points/goals scored in all games
6th) Draw lots
s. Tie-breakers for seeding in volleyball will use the following guidelines: (May, 2017)
1st) Win – Loss Record
2nd) Head-to-head Results
3rd) Lowest point differential in all games
4th) Points scored in all games
5th) Points allowed in all games
6th) Draw lots
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2. Cross Country Tournament Guidelines
a. Tournament Set-up
i. The course will be 5,000 meters or 3.1 miles in length for both boys & girls.
ii. The end of season tournament will be held simultaneously with the final
jamboree.
iii. Each school must designate the their seven official tournament runners for
each gender prior to the race.
iv. Teams must have a minimum of five official runners complete the course to
qualify for the team championship.
v. Team scoring will be calculated according to invitational rules listed below.
vi. The team with the lowest score will receive a championship plaque.
vii. The top five runners in each race will receive a certificate provided by the
tournament host.
viii. 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.
b. Race Procedures
i. Each school will be assigned a starting box in which to arrange the team’s
runners. Official tournament runners should be placed in front of all
unofficial runners.
ii. Starting boxes should be pre-assigned to avoid disputes.
iii. Runners should be given instructions on the start commands prior to the
race.
iv. 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.
v. Runners may not be assisted toward the finish of a race by fellow
competitors, coaches, or spectators.
vi. The host school will be act as the meet official.
vii. It is highly recommended that a tape digital timer and back-up stop watches
be used for the meet.
viii. It is recommended that a chute be created with plastic cones or flags for
runners to finish in order to facilitate time recording.
ix. 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.
c. Tournament Scoring
i. Each runner’s 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.
ii. The first 5 runners to finish for each team will make up that team’s total.
iii. The tie-breaker is the first sixth place finisher between tied teams.
iv. If all tied teams only have five runners, then the first four runners will be
tallied to determine the winner.
v. 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.
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3. Soccer Tournament Guidelines
a. Tournament Set-up
i. Each school will determine the eligibility for the members of its team. Teams
may have a maximum of 14 players.
ii. Games will be 25 minutes in length: two 12-minute halves & 1-minute half
time.
iii. Opening possession will be determined by rock-paper-scissors. The other
team will begin the second half with possession.
iv. 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.
v. If tournament games are tied after regulation, the game will immediately go
to penalty kicks. (See Article 6 below)
b. Major fouls - all fouls will result in indirect kicks, with the exception of penalty kicks.
Examples of major fouls are:
i. Unnecessary physical contact
ii. Deliberate handballs out of the goal box
iii. Unintentional handballs that result in an advantage
iv. Kicking or attempting to kick an opponent
v. Striking or attempting to strike an opponent
vi. Pushing an opponent
vii. Charging an opponent
viii. Tripping or attempting to trip an opponent Jumping at an opponent
ix. Holding an opponent
x. Slide Tackling will NOT be permitted
xi. Use of inappropriate language or other unsportsmanlike conduct
c. Other violations
i. Defense kicking ball to their own goal - indirect kick awarded from 18 yards
straight out
ii. Off-sides - will be enforced, but only for blatantly obvious and cherry-picking
situations
iii. Throw-ins - both hands behind head and both feet on the ground; violations
will result in change of possession
d. Penalty Kicks - placed 10 paces from the goal line
i. Intentional handballs in the goal box - team may be awarded a penalty kick if
it was a clear attempt to stop a goal.
ii. Goalie must have heels on the goal line
iii. During the PK, the referee should stand on the goal line
iv. 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.
e. Scores from dead balls –
i. All fouls are considered indirect kicks. Another player must touch the ball
after an indirect kick in order for a goal to be scored
ii. A goal will be awarded if the play originates on a goal kick and no other
player touches the ball
iii. A goalie punt is not a dead ball thus will count if no other player touches the
ball
iv. No goal is awarded from a direct throw-in; the ball must touch another player
in order for a goal to be scored
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f. Substitutions -
i. Players will report to a designated area between the two teams; teams must be
on the same sideline of the field (May, 2017)
ii. Teams are allowed unlimited substitutions during legal substitution times
iii. Notify referee of substitutions
iv. Only during dead ball - goalie possession does not constitute a dead ball
v. Must be within 10 seconds or the referee may resume play with the current
players
g. Penalty Kicks at the end of regulation
i. Pool play games will not use PKs under any circumstances
ii. Only elimination games will use PKs if games are tied at the end of
regulation
iii. Only players on the field at the end of regulation may participate in PKs
iv. The distance will be 10 paces from the goal line
v. The referee should mark the spot with an object to maintain consistency
vi. One referee should stand on the goal line
vii. The goalie must have heels on the line
viii. Each team will receive five kicks
ix. If there is no winner after five kicks, PKs will continue in sudden death
h. Overtime - Championship game only
i. Teams should agree before the championship game if the game ends in a tie
after two halves, a five-minute overtime will be played
ii. Overtime will not be golden goal
iii. If after five minutes of overtime no team wins, the match will proceed to
penalty kicks
4. Swimming Tournament Guidelines
a. Tournament Set-up
i. 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.
ii. The tournament will be run using HyTek Meet Manager. All schools will
submit entries when requested.
iii. Points will be calculated using the same scoring system as the HS KAIAC
tournament (Section V, Article G, point 14 of the KAIAC Constitution). 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.
iv. All heats are finals. There will not be any preliminary heats.
v. The host will post scores at the conclusion of the tournament.
vi. Each school is required to provide at least one volunteer.
vii. Program of events will be the same as jamborees, but there will not be any
mixed-gender teams.
b. Disqualifications
i. Judges will be used to determine infractions following U.S. Swimming Rules
and Regulations. DQs will be used.
ii. 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.
c. Entries
i. Swimmers may enter 2 individual events and 2 relays.
ii. Teams may enter up to 3 individual swimmers per event.
iii. Teams may enter up to 2 teams per relay. No swimmer may be on both relay
teams for the same event.
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iv. Any known scratches should be communicated in writing to the host upon
arrival at the tournament.
d. Championship Plaque
i. A separate plaque will be given to girls team champion and boys team
champion.
ii. A combined overall champion will be announced, but no additional plaque will
be given.
5. Volleyball Tournament Guidelines
a. Tournament Set-up
i. Each school will determine the eligibility for the members of its team. Teams
may have a maximum of 12 players.
ii. Teams will play one set to 25 points, win by two.
iii. Results will be recorded on a whiteboard or other visible display throughout
pool play.
iv. Each team will be given one timeout per game to use anytime during the set.
v. Teams will have unlimited substitutions.
vi. Teams will be allowed house a libero.
vii. Nets will be set at female H.S. height of 2.24 meters (7’ 4 5/8”).
viii. Opening serve will be determined by rock-paper-scissors.
b. Rules of Emphasis (* different from jamboree guidelines)
i. There is no 5-serve limit.*
ii. 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.*
iii. The ball will be ruled out in all cases of overhead or wall interference.*
iv. No obvious carries: hand open behind the head when moving the ball forward
(looks like a throw)
v. No obvious lifts (catch and throw)
vi. .No double hits
vii. No touching the net
viii. No stepping over line under net
ix. .No back row spiking in front of the 10 ft line (estimate on half court)
x. .Servers must wait for the whistle and stay as far back near the end line
xi. Rotation violations will result in a side-out
6. Table Tennis Tournament Guidelines:
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:
a. Tournament Set-up
i. A singles and doubles tournament will be held immediately after the
conclusion of the jamboree held on the same day.
ii. Both tournaments will be single-elimination.
iii. Players and teams will play a best out of three.
iv. All games will go to 11 points.
v. Each school will be permitted a max of 2 entries for both singles and doubles.
vi. If some players receive byes, players from schools with only one entry will
receive priority. Otherwise, it will be determined by drawing lots.
vii. No player may be in both the singles and doubles tournaments.
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b. Rules of Emphasis
i. Serving – Singles
1) Ball held in the palm of an open hand
2) Ball is struck from behind the back edge of the table
3) Ball touches the service side, then the opponent’s side
4) Each player will serve 2 consecutive serves
5) Ball can be served anywhere on the opponent’s side
ii. Serving - Doubles (service rules are the same as Singles except:)
1) The ball must always be served diagonally from the right hand side to
the left hand side of the table.
2) The player who receives the serves becomes the new server (their
opponents switch sides of the table).
3) 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.
7. Basketball Tournament Guidelines
a. Tournament Set-up
i. 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.
ii. Games will be 25 minutes in length: two 12-minute halves and 1-minute half
time.
iii. Each team can take a 1-minute timeout during games at any time. The clock
will stop on all timeouts. (May, 2017)
iv. Games will have a running clock. The clock will only stop during timeouts
(May, 2017)
v. Results will be recorded on a whiteboard or other visible display throughout
pool play.
vi. A jump ball will open the game. Jump ball situations will award possession on
an alternating basis after the opening jump ball.
vii. 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.
viii. All free throws will take place immediately after the foul is committed. A
maximum of six players will line up around the key for three throws. However,
if the foul is flagrant, players will not line up and the fouled team retains
possession. Shooting players on B teams will not be called for line violations
if they start behind the free throw line. (May, 2017)
ix. Team fouls will not be counted.
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b. Rules of Emphasis
i. No double dribble.
ii. No traveling
iii. No obvious reaching in
iv. No carrying the ball
v. No unnecessary roughness
vi. 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:
1) the defense may engage the offense in the backcourt if employing a stall
tactic (girls only)
2) 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)
vii. 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
viii. No moving screen - the person setting the screen must have both feet firmly
planted on the floor
ix. 3-second rule should be strictly enforced
x. Fouls (see above 1.h)
1) Non-shooting fouls - the team that is fouled gets the ball out of bounds.
2) Two free throws will be awarded on all shooting, flagrant, and technical
fouls. If on a made basket, the fouled player will receive one free throw.
(May, 2017)
3) 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.
4) 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 coach’s discretion if that
player can play the next game.
5) 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.
6) A Technical foul may be given if a player commits an unsportsmanlike
violation (e.g. spiking the ball, inappropriate language). The opposing
team will be awarded a free throw and possession of the ball out of
bounds.
c. Substitutions
i. Players will report to a designated area between the two teams; teams must be
on the same sideling of the court. Substitutions should occur primarily on dead
balls. The referee may call for substitutions on a made basket if they have
been waiting a long time.
ii. Notify referee of substitutions.
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MIDDLE SCHOOL 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.

Coach’s Name: Coach’s Signature:

Telephone: H.P. Date:

E-mail:
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MIDDLE SCHOOL KAIAC

STANDARDS OF CONDUCT FOR 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 team’s
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: H.P. Date:

E-mail:
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Appendix I
Sample Sports Commissioner’s End-of-Season Report

Appendix I. Sample Sports Commissioner’s End-of-Season Report
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KAIAC MEMBER SCHOOLS
INFORMATION
Blue Division Red Division
Daegu American High School Asia Pacific International School
Mascot: "Warriors" School Colors: Green and White Mascot: "Green Hawks" School Colors: Green & Gold
Department of Defense Dependents School (DoDDS) International School (Christian) Website:
Website: http://www.daegu-un.pac.dodea.edu http://www.apis.seoul.kr
Mailing Address: Camp George, Unit #15623, APO, AP Mailing Address: 820 Wolgye 2-dong, Nowon-gu
96218 Seoul, Republic of Korea 139-724
Telephone Number: (053) 473-4354 Telephone Number: (02) 907-2747

Osan American High School Chadwick International
Mascot: "Cougars" School Colors: Sky Blue & White Mascot: “Dolphins” School Colors: Blue & White
Department of Defense Dependents School (DoDDS) International School (Independent)
Website: http://www.osan-hs.pac.dodea.edu Website: http://www.chadwickinternational.org/
Mailing Address: Osan Air Base, Unit #2037, APO, AP Mailing Address: 17-4 Songdo Dong, Yeonsu Gu,
96278-0005 Incheon, Republic of Korea 406-840
Telephone Number: (031) 661-9098 Telephone Number: (032) 250-5000

Seoul American High School
Mascot: "Falcons" School Colors: Royal Blue & White Gyeonggi Suwon International School
Department of Defense Dependents School (DoDDS) Mascot: “Knights” School Colors: Purple & Gold
Website: http://www.seoul-hs.pac.dodea.edu International School (Christian)
Mailing Address: Yongsan South Post, Unit #15549, APO, AP Website: http://www.gsis.sc.kr
96205-5549 Mailing Address: 29-3 Young Tong Dong, Young Tong
Telephone Number: (02) 797-3666 Gu, Suwon, Republic of Korea 443-808
Telephone Number: (031) 695-2800

Seoul Foreign School
Korea International School
Mascot: "Crusaders” School Colors: Red, Black & White
Mascot: "Phoenix" School Colors: Royal Blue & White
International School (Christian)
International School (Independent)
Website: http://www.seoulforeign.org
Website: http://www.kis.or.kr
Mailing Address: 39 Yeonhuiro 22-gil, Seodaemun Gu,
Mailing Address: 373-6 Baekhyun-Dong, Bundang Gu,
Seoul, Republic of Korea 03723
Seongnam-si, Gyeonggi-do, Republic of Korea 463-420
Telephone Number: (02) 330-3100
Telephone Number: (031) 789-0509

Taejon Christian International School Seoul International School
Mascot: "Dragons" Colors: Gold & Black
Mascot: "Tigers" School Colors: Orange & Black
International School (Christian)
International School (Independent) Website:
Website: http://www.tcis.or.kr
http://www.siskorea.or.kr
Mailing Address: 709 Yong-San Dong, Yuseong Gu, Mailing Address: 388-14 Bokjeong-Dong, Sujeong Gu
Daejeon, Republic of Korea 305-500
Seongnam, Gyeonggi-do, Republic of Korea 461-200
Telephone Number: (042) 620-9000 Telephone Number: (031) 750-1200

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

Humphreys High School
Mascot: “Blackhawks” School Colors: Black & Gold
Department of Defense Dependents School (DoDDS)
Website:
http://www.dodea.edu/pacific//korea/UASGHumphreys/Hum
phreysHS/
Mailing Address: Humphreys High School, Unit 15797,
APO, AP 96271-5797
Telephone Number: (031) 619-9425/6/7
107

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 (450-
600) Pyongtaek, Republic of Korea 450-820
Telephone Number: (031) 651-1376

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

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 – “Phoenix“
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 –