NEW JERSEY STATE INTERSCHOLASTIC ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION
NEW JERSEY STATE INTERSCHOLASTIC ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION 1161 Route 130, PO Box 487, Robbinsville, NJ 08691 League/Conference Officers Meeting Summary November 12, 2015 Attendees: Frank Noppenberger Matt Sheehan Michael McAleer Rich Roche Louis Papa Joe Montano Rusty Todd John Costantino Al Stumpf Gus Kalikas Dan Dockery Sharon Hughes John Fraraccio Stan Fryczynski Sean Dowling Bill Schilling Joe Sprague Carl Weigner Joe McColgan Tim Gillen Steve Fortis Joe Piro Steve Timko Report Steve opened up the meeting with introduction of all the directors and attendees. Steve summarized the legislative update presented by Paul Anzano to the Executive Committee. A hand out has been provided for more detailed information. Mike Zapicchi has been assigned to the Department of Education Task Force which is studying the length of the school day for high school students. Mike will represent the NJSIAA. Last month the Medical Advisory Committee spent a lot of time discussing the tragic death of the Warren Hills football player. From a medical standpoint everything was done correctly. Students need to discuss any and all medical issues. Communication is key. The Medical Advisory Committee is very informative and tackle many issues faced in our schools. On November 2, 2015 Wrestling Hydration took effect. Please remind parents that discounted rooms are available in Atlantic City at Bally’s and Caesar’s for the Wrestling State Individual Championships. Information is posted on our website. Reminder: No Executive Committee or L&C Meetings for the Month of December. We will see everyone back here on January 13th & 14th, 2016. Eugene J. Polles, Ed.D. Executive Director, M.A. & Ed.s Programs-Seton Hall University Gene Polles presented Seton Hall University’s Fast Track Program to a Master’s Degree (M.A.) Educational Specialist (Ed.S) for aspiring directors of athletics/principals/supervisors/chief school administrators. The 2 year program is offered off campus at a discounted rate. The University is looking to accept a limited number of highly qualified candidates. If interested please apply in a timely fashion. Please share this information with your staff. Contact information: Office 973-275-2253 Cell 862-216-8592 Email: [email protected] Visit our Web page at www.shu.edu/go/edleader Larry White Report Montgomery High School will be hosting the 2015 Girl’s Gymnastics Competitions. The Team Competition is on Thursday, November 12, 2015 and the Individual Competition is on Saturday, November 14, 2015. William Paterson University will be hosting the 2015 Girl’s Volleyball Championships. The Group Finals will be held on Saturday, November 14, 2015. Tournament of Champions will be held on Saturday, November 21, 2015. The Championship game will be held on Sunday, November 22, 2015. A handout for athletic directors to provide to their coaches in reference to Long Sleeve Shirts and Logo/Trademark/Reference. References: Rule 3, section 5, article 6. Jack DuBois Report On November 6, 2015 over 45 subscribers took part in our very first webinar, Tri-County Orthopedics Fall Concussion. NJAdvance Media is now a co-sponsor for the Scholar Athlete Program and a Corporate Media Partner. New Jersey Scholastic Coaches Association nominees for the Hall of Fame need to be submitted by January 2016. On November 18, 2015 Stockton University will be hosting an Anti-Bullying workshop. Ice Hockey Hasbrouck Heights was granted a 2 year waiver to participate in the ice hockey co-op with Northern Valley Old Tappan-Demarest. Football pairings were posted on the website for the first round. Non-Public Boys and Girls Soccer Championships will be held at Kean University on November 15, 2015. Public Girls Soccer Championships will be held at Kean University on Saturday, November 21, 2015. The boys will play at the same location on Sunday, November 22, 2015. Kim DeGraw-Cole Report Field Hockey Group Finals will be held at Bordentown Regional High School on November 14, 2015. The Tournament of Champions will be conducted at WWP North on November 16th and 18th. Finals at Kean University on November 20, 2015. Detailed information can be found on our website under: Sports/Field Hockey 2015. We are excited to announce that the NFHS Network will be live streaming all the events. Girls Soccer Public Group Finals are slated for Kean University on November 21, 2015. The NonPublic Finals are set for November 15, 2015 at Kean University. Detailed information can be found on our website under Sports/Soccer: 2015 Soccer Sites. The 2015 Girls Tennis Season has concluded. Congratulations to Stephanie Schrage singles tennis player from Millburn. Congratulations to the Tournament of Group Champions winner Millburn High School. The first doubles team from Millburn defeated the Newark Academy second doubles team. NAGWS Day in New Jersey is set for February 7, 2016 at Seton Hall University. The luncheon is $45/person and includes tickets to the Women’s Basketball Game: Seton Hall University vs. St. John’s University. Registration forms will be posted on the website soon. Swimming Classifications are up on the Website. 80% are in favor to allow access to School Manager for secretaries, coaches, and other office personnel. It will be at your own discretion whether or not you allow access to the site. Bill Bruno Report Cross Country State Group Championship Meet will be held on Saturday, November 14, 2015 at Holmdel Park. The State Championship Meet will be held on November 21, 2015 at Holmdel Park. Classifications for Winter Track are up on the Website. 5 schools were approved for the Cooperative Sports Program at the Executive Committee meeting for Ice Hockey and Bowling. Mike Zapicchi Report Compliance Update: Monitors have started to visit a few of the selected schools. You will be notified in advance to set up a date/time that works best for you. Any questions please do not hesitate to contact me. Colleen Maguire Report We are proud to announce that we currently have 435 schools that have become members of our association for the 2015-16 school year. Outstanding receivable are down from our meeting last month. Thank you for reaching out to your schools to collecting any outstanding invoices. Reminder: Trophies will be hand delivered by Spike’s Trophies. Please check your main offices prior to calling us to see whether or not the items have been received. The Department of Education has approved the ticket price submission for the NJSIAA Fall 2015 events. 2015-2016 Corporate Sponsorship Money Update-$565,000 The NJSIAA Medical Advisory Committee is requesting athletic trainer and physician contact information from each of our schools. You will receive an email from me within a few days with more detailed information. Conference Topics The SEC questioned the Consolation Game Process. A discussion ensued on what are the consequences if you bail out of a game that you signed up for. Should the team be penalized and not be able to play a consolation game the following year. It was suggested that a Tournament Refusal Form should be used in Football the same way it is used in other sports. The SEC questioned whether or not soccer officials should be allowed to remain on the field at the end of the game. There have been instances where coaches/players have been ejected by the officials after the game has already ended. Several conferences agreed that the officials should remain on the field so that the players can thank the officials, other conferences agreed that the officials should be escorted off the field. A request can be made to add this to the agenda at the Rules Committee Meeting. The CC questioned the fees for officials for the playoff games. The NJSIAA sets the fee structure. As the teams move up in the playoffs the official’s fees increase accordingly. School Manager-In order to update a coach, you must first add the coach to the system. Once the coach is in the system you can add/delete to update your school’s information.