There was a time when the only team instruction permitted to school coaches was during the actual season of play. In the early
1990’s, Coaches Associations – again spearheaded by the OHSBCA – lobbied for an opportunity to spend time with potential teams.
Basically, school coaches (remember there is no difference between a Paid or a Volunteer coach) are permitted a total of 10 days of
‘team’ instruction/coaching (anything more than 2 players in team play) between June 1 and July 31. Once again, the regulation is
strictly and clearly defined to eliminate all the scenarios that some might want to ‘invent’ to make the rule fit their needs. Each coach is
not permitted 10 days individually – obviously. The 10 days are ‘per staff’ – all defined easily by those coaches that are Board of
Education approved – paid or volunteer. There is a separation between 7-8 grade and 9-12 that provides even greater opportunity for
team instruction during June and July. A day spent with a group of 8th graders at a ‘Team Camp’ does not count against the 10 days
permitted for a freshmen, JV or Varsity team going to a “Team Camp”. A day spent with a group of JV players at a “Team Camp”
DOES count toward the 10 permitted for all 9-12 teams. When any team has 2 or less players from the school’s team on it (most likely
an “AAU” team), those days do not count toward a coaching staff’s 10 days.
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