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News Release for the WIAA

09/16/2005, 12:32pm CDT
By President

Contact: Todd Clark 
For Immediate Release: Sept. 9, 2005 
WIAA BOARD OF CONTROL APPROVES CANCELLATION Of WINTER SPORT MEETINGS 
STEVENS POINT, Wis.-- The Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association Board of Control approved an Executive Staff recommendation to forego mandatory basketball, gymnastics, hockey and wrestling Sports Meetings for coaches and officials at its September meeting today. 
The action is in response to the recent spike in fuel prices and the impact that will have on member schools and WIAA licensed officials. Cost-effective and efficient alternative methods of communicating and delivering the information to coaches and officials will be utilized through multimedia sources and the internet.
The WIAA will continue to conduct the Sport Meetings normally held during the various coaches' associations clinics, which are scheduled on the dates listed below.
Sport Event Date Time Location 
Basketball WBCA Clinic Oct. 8 4:30 p.m. Madison, Wis. (Madison Area Technical College) 
Gymnastics WGCA Clinic Oct. 15 8:30 a.m. Mukwonago, Wis. (Mukwonago High School) 
Hockey WHCA Clinic Oct. 29 3 p.m. Madison, Wis. (McClain Center) 
Wrestling WWCA Clinic Nov. 5 1:15 p.m. Green Bay, Wis. (Regency Suites) 
The Executive Staff has also considered a number of other options intended to reduce the financial burden of travel by member schools.
�It's not going to eliminate the travel of the staff, but it will reduce the travel by our member schools and the officials that we have licensed,� Executive Director Doug Chickering said. �This isn't anything new. The WIAA faced a similar situation in 1979-80.�
The WIAA oversees interscholastic athletic programs for 504 senior high schools and 113 junior high/middle level schools in its membership. It sponsors 25 championship tournament series. For more information, please contact the WIAA office at (715) 344-8580. 
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Todd Clark, WIAA Director of Communications 
5516 Vern Holmes Dr. 
Stevens Point, WI 54481 
(715) 344-8580 ext. 320 

****Attention Coaches***

All Coaches (Head and Assistants) must still complete the rules tests as in prior years.

Information on the new rules will be available via the WIAA website, a DVD that will be sent to your school that includes all winter sports including wrestling, and obviously the rule interpretation meeting held at the WWCA Clinic in Green Bay on Saturday, November 5, 2005 at the Regency Suites starting at 1:15 p.m. At this time it is for only the 2005-06 Winter Season.

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