Summer Dead Period

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Beginning this summer, the OSSAA is implementing a dead period from the weekend preceding the 4th of July Through the weekend following the 4th of July. This year the dead period will go from June 29-July 7.

This also includes Summer AAU practice and Games during this dead period. All OSSAA certified Coaches / Lay Coaches can not practice or coach your own players  or anyone else’s players during this dead period

Please make sure you are familiar with the paragraph below and adhere to the guidelines.

DEAD PERIOD: The dead period will occur during the week in July that includes the 4th of July each year. The dead period will be nine (9) days in length and begin the weekend preceding or including the 4th of Julyand the weekend following the 4th of July.

School athletic facilities may not be used by enrolled or pre-enrolled students during the dead period in connection with any athletic activity governed by the OSSAA. Contact between coaches, assistant coaches and sponsors in any athletic activity governed by the OSSAA for the purpose of coaching, training, or instructing and any secondary-level students is prohibited by this Policy.

Summertime policies, including beginning and end of season restrictions, can be found in OSSAA Board Policy XI in the Administrator’s Handbook.

Violations of the summertime dead period policy will result in the coach or sponsor being suspended from the first half of the regular season in that athletic activity. School personnel not designated as a coach or sponsor in violation of the summertime dead period policy will result in the head coach being suspended from the first half of the regular season in that activity.

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