Your REPUTATION can be made, or even destroyed, in a moment.
Your CHARACTER is developed over a lifetime.
Greg Hale - 618-318-2091
SIJHSAA Jim Burnes Leadership Award
The SIJHSAA along with Baysinger Architechts, is pleased to announce the opening of 2016-2017 nominations for the Jim Burnes Leadership Award.
The SIJHSAA is one of two organizations in Illinois that sponsor junior high athletics. The SIJHSAA is made of over 180 schools throughout Southern Illinois and is divided up in to 10 geographical regions.
This award, for 8th graders only, will be based on the following criteria: GPA, sports participation, community activities, specific honors, a typed essay, and recommendations from inside the school and community. Please be sure to look over the criteria and dates that are on the forms.
Each school will get to nominate one person. This person will be nominated by the school athletic director. This person will also be the winner of the leadership award for their school and will receive a certificate from the SIJHSAA proclaiming them the Leadership Award winner from their school. The winner of this award will then proceed on to the regional level where the winner of the regional level will be honored with a plaque and a luncheon honoring their accomplishments.
The 2016-2017 Jim Burnes Leadership Award luncheon will be Friday, May 5th from 11:00 to 1:00 at Alongi’s in Duquoin.
SIJHSAA Member Schools and Officials:
The SIJHSAA has a new by law concerning officials going into effect for the 2016-17 school year.
SIJHSAA By Law: Ariticle IV: Contests / Section 14:
During regular season games two(2) IHSA licensed officials for baseball, softball, boys and girls basketball - one(1) IHSA licensed official for volleyball will be used on all 7th(JV) or 8th(Varsity) games or matches, with the exception of a late notice of an officials cancellation. In the event of a late notice cancelation, a non-licensed official may be substituted.
2016 SIJHSAA Fall Information Packet
The 2016 SIJHSAA Fall Information Packet has been e-mailed to all member school athletic directors. It is also posted below for all to download, view, and or copy. The 2016 Baseball, Softball, and Cross Country State Series Assignments are located under the Latest News Section.
As Director of the SIJHSAA I would like to remind all players, coaches, administrators, and fans of appropriate sportsmanship at our SIJHSAA Events.
By Law - Article VIII: Sportsmanship - Section 1: The SIJHSAA provides opportunities for athletic competition for grade school students. We do so with the intent of enhancing their educational experiences and hopefully instilling them positive qualities in the areas of integrity, sportsmanship, responsibility, and competition.
By Law - Article IV: Contests - Section 6: During all Regional and State contests the SIJHSAA prohibits the use of all types of noise-makers, confetti, radios, shakers, rally towels, thunder sticks, camera lights, laser lights, and also tripods in the stands. Signs must be no larger than a legal sized sheet of paper.(8 1/2 X 14) Body painting materials shall not be administered at games or containers brought on game sites. Body paint may be worn on arms and the face. Appropriate shirts must be worn to all events. Bands are limited to the National Anthem. They are not used to give a home game atmosphere nor to create noise or to rally the fans.
By Law - Article VIII: Sportsmanship - Section 2: Any coach ejected from a SIJHSAA contest shall not be permitted to attend the next interscholastic contest at that level (jv/varsity) of competition, or any other SIJHSAA interscholastic contests at any level in the interim. During a suspension coaches may not attend contests or travel with the team to and from contests from which sport they are suspended. Any fan ejected from a SIJHSAA contest shall not be permitted to attend the next 2 interscholastic contests at that level (jv/varsity) of competition, or any other SIJHSAA interscholastic contests at any level in the interim. Additional penalties may be assessed by the school and/or the SIJHSAA.
By Law - Article VIII: Sportsmanship - Section 3: Any player ejected from a SIJHSAA contest shall not be permitted to participate in the next interscholastic contest at that level (jv/varisty) of competition, or any other SIJHSAA interscholastic contests at any level in the interim. During a suspension players may attend contests and travel with the team to and from contest from which sport they are suspended. The player may sit on the bench in street clothes(not in uniform) while in attendance. Additional penalties may be assessed by the school and/or the SIJHSAA.
SIJHSAA Director - Greg Hale