I have finally received a response from the IHSA, Associate Executive Director Kurt Gibson emailed me today.
He was “appreciative for the input” and states that the IHSA is continuing to work on recommendations for such issues. He did acknowledge that things don’t always go as fast as we want them to, undoubtedly letting me know that any changes will not be in place this coming season, which I can understand – sort of.
However the proposals can get on the official legislative agenda! With a catch; I have to find a principal of an IHSA member school willing to put their name on it.
So I ask of you Illinois readers out there to put me in contact with a principal that would like to put their name on these proposals and submit them for the process of possibly being put in place.
Dustin: You may want to enlist the support of your state football coaches’ association &/or the Illinois State Medical Association. In Indiana, any rule change proposal is DOA without the blessing of the particular sports coaches’ association and/or the ISMA if it is safety relate..
Dustin – You might ask Clyde Frankie, principal at Casey-Westfield HS. I worked for Clyde when he was the AD at Charleston. His first job at Charleston was athletic trainer. I think he would lend his support. His email address is email@example.com