Montgomery, AL – The Annual AHSAA Media Day Kickoff Classic was today at the AHSAA Office.
This week kicks off the start of Fall sports Football, Volleyball, Cross Country and Swimming & Diving. The AHSAA welcomes new Asst. Director JT Lawrence to the staff.
The shot clock for basketball was a topic of discussion again this year. AHSAA Executive Director Alvin Briggs stated that the National Federation has put it on the state level to decide rather to implement a shot clock for high school basketball. Director Briggs did say if the AHSAA decides to implement the shot clock it will be a membership decision.
Basketball Championships will return to Birmingham this year at BJCC and Football Championships at Jordan Hare. Asst. Director Devin Booth stated that the Board in April has approved site locations for the following basketball regionals:
Central Regional (Bill Harris Arena)
South Regional (Garrett Colesium)
North Regional (Wallace State)
NE Regional (Jacksonville State)
Ken Washington AHSAA Director of Officials says that they are still recruiting officials. Covid-19 hit us hard with no sports activities being played. Washington also discussed how officials endure a lot and need our support. Director Briggs also chimed in about how hard officials work. Also spoke on the tough job Washington has recruiting officials. Instant Replay will still be used with basketball this season.
Wrestling is expanding this season LeFlore and Alma Bryant high schools will be starting programs to add to their athletics. Daniel Smith and Knight-Eady Productions will be back again to produce both Basketball and Football Championships.