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Highlights from the April 4 IESA Board of Directors Meeting

April 4, 2003

**Did not approve the rally scoring system in volleyball for the 2003-04 school year. Traditional "side-out" scoring will still be used in all IESA contests. Additionally, the starting date for tryouts/practice was changed from Monday of week 19 to Monday of week 22 in the standardized calendar. For the 2003-04 school year, tryouts/practice can start December 1, 2003.

**Approved the top four wrestlers from each regional to advance to the sectional.

**Did not approve a recommendation from the basketball advisory committee to increase the length of a basketball quarter to seven minutes. Also, approved a recommendation to move the playing date of the girls and boys basketball sectionals from Tuesday to Wednesday.

**Adopted new baseball bat regulations, effective immediately, as follows:

All bats 31 inches and longer in length must meet all NFHS guidelines, including the three ounce weight vs. length differential, 2 5/8" maximum barrel diameter, and BESR label.

Bats that are 30 inches and under in length that meet all NFHS guidelines, including the three ounce weight vs. length differential, a 2 5/8 inches maximum barrel diameter and BESR label are legal bats. Any bat 30 inches and under in length which does not meet the three ounce weight vs. length differential may have a maximum barrel diameter of 2 1/4 inches. These bats do no need the BESR label.

The following are examples of legal and illegal bats:

Length Weight Barrel Diameter Status
31 28 2 5/8" Legal assuming BESR labeled
30 20 2 3/4" Illegal--Max. barrel diameter for 30" bat is 2 1/4"
30 20 2 1/4" Legal
32 29 2 5/8" Legal assuming BESR labeled
29 22 2 3/4 Illegal--Max. barrel diameter for 29" bat is 2 1/4"
31 25 2 5/8" Illegal--All 31" and over bats must meet NFHS
28 19 2 1/4" Legal
31 28 2 3/4" Illegal--Maximum barrel diameter is 2 5/8"
30 19 2 1/4" Legal
30 27 2 5/8" Legal assuming BESR labeled

Please click here for the complete minutes of the Board meeting



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