Ohio Association of Track and Cross Country Coaches

The 2017 Indoor Season Guidelines

Following our last State Indoor Championship, some college coaches have continued to express concerns with the meet registration process by our high school coaches. The Universities and Colleges allow us to use their facilities for qualifying meets and thus benefit through recruitment of our athletes, showcase their facilities, and profit financially for their programs. For this reason, as well as emphasizing the rules of eligibility concerning the outdoor season, below you will find guidelines that are important for our high school coaches to keep in mind throughout the Indoor Track and Field Season.

  1. Remember your school board must approve and recognize Indoor Track as a sport.
  2. According to OHSAA Rules, an indoor athlete must compete in at least one indoor competition.
  3. You need to have an Indoor Track and Field Meet schedule on file at your school.
  4. You need to prepare your athletes to compete in their events at the Indoor Meet.
  5. The Indoor Track and Field season is a good time for athletes to try new events, however it is important that they have practiced this event beforehand and not use the meet as a first time practice.
  6. Do not register in more than 1 meet on the same day unless you are splitting your squad.
  7. Honor deadlines for canceling athletes at a meet.
  8. Seed times need to be accurate.

We as High School Coaches must continue to follow these guidelines in order to insure the continued growth and success of Indoor Track.