The Ohio High School Athletic Association Board of Directors held its regularly scheduled January meeting Thursday morning at the OHSAA office. The following are highlights from the meeting. Complete meeting minutes will be posted at OHSAA.org.
 
The Board approved two date changes to future boys basketball seasons. In 2020-21 the season will begin on Wednesday, Nov. 25, instead of Friday, Nov. 27. In 2021-22, the season will begin on Wednesday, Nov. 24, instead of Friday, Nov. 26. The changes move the start of the season to the day before Thanksgiving instead of the day after Thanksgiving. There are no changes to the start of practice.



The board approved the regional assignments for the girls and boys lacrosse tournament that will begin in May. The regional assignments will be posted on the girls and boys lacrosse pages at OHSAA.org.  

The Board approved an initial group of seven referendum items that will go to OHSAA member schools in May for voting. The approved referendum are posted at: https://www.ohsaa.org/School-Resources/referendum-voting. Items approved in May by a majority vote of the membership is the only way that changes are made to the OHSAA constitution or bylaws.

The Board reviewed the list of recent infractions by OHSAA member schools. Since the Board’s last meeting, 15 schools were penalized for violations of OHSAA bylaws or sports regulations. The list of infractions will be included in the complete Board meeting minutes posted at OHSAA.org.

The Board approved the tournament regulations for the spring sports of baseball, girls and boys lacrosse, softball, boys tennis and girls and boys track and field. The tournament regulations will be posted on the respective sport pages at OHSAA.org.