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Competitive-balance changes affect Valley teams

By Greg Gulas-Vindicator, 04/07/17, 8:45AM EDT


The OHSAA Board of Directors approved new divisional breakdowns for its fall sports programs at their April meeting and for the first time, will include competitive balance roster data for football, volleyball and soccer.

In OHSAA director of communications Tim Stried’s Thursday release he notes, “According to competitive balance regulations, the previous season’s roster data (grades 9-12) is used for affecting the following season’s additional roster count in the selected sports. The additional roster count is added to the school’s base enrollment number to determine the final adjusted enrollment count before divisional placements are made.”

It goes on to say, “Division assignments are based on school enrollment numbers provided by the Ohio Department of Education, and then modified in football, volleyball and soccer based on competitive balance factors that OHSAA member schools approved by referendum vote in 2014.”

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All-American Conference

The All-American Conference is an OHSAA-sanctioned league, created in 2008 as the result of the merger between the Trumbull Athletic Conference and the Metro Athletic Conference in Ohio. The league has 21 different member schools, with 17 sports offered throughout fall, winter and spring sports seasons.