OHSAA approves new Competitive Balance proposal

Staff Report

COLUMBUS — The Ohio High School Athletic Association announced Tuesday morning that its board of directors has approved a new Competitive Balance proposal that makes modifications on how schools are placed in tournaments in team sports.

The plan is similiar to the one member schools voted down in 2013, the OHSAA said. Competitive Balance proposals also were voted down in 2011 and ‘12.

In addition to enrollment, new factors may be applied to students on each roster on a sport-by-sport basis that are based on where a student’s parents reside and/or the educational system history of the student, the OHSAA said. The formula would be applied to football, soccer, volleyball, basketball, baseball and softball, likely beginning the 2016-17 school year.

OHSAA member principals will vote on the proposal May 1-15.

OHSAA Commissioner Dan Ross is expected to talk about the new proposal later today.

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