Kansas Tennis Coaches Association

Report
Kansas Tennis
Coaches
Association
2012 Business Meeting
Aaron O’Donnell
KTCA Chair
[email protected]
620-506-7023
Expanded State Bracket
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See Manual Pages 18 & 21
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Adds 4 sgls and 4 dubs matches to each
State Tourney all of which will be played
Friday
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Allows 1st Round losers the opportunity to
advance if they win their 2nd match
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Slight adjustments have been made to State
Scoring on page 17—Consolation 2 pts,
Entries 1 pt.
Regional Seeding-Same
Quarter
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Should sgls players from the same school
be allowed to be seeded in the same
Regional quarter of the bracket?
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May need to be a future proposal
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Dates back to the 16 Player State Draw in
which 4 qualified from each Regional
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Some Regionals vote to allow this now,
while others do not vote to allow it. Some
don’t realize you have the option to vote.
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NO CHANGE
Hat Rule
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Should we eliminate the hat rule as is?
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NO CHANGE
3 Up for a Seed
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Manual Page 15- new note
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If 1 entry has direct and/or indirect wins over
the other 2 entries then NO VOTE is
needed. Directs and Indirects will be
honored.
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A vote may then be necessary between the
remaining 2 entries.
State Team Tiebreaking
Procedure
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Due to voting by coaches on the survey, the
#1,2,3 have been reordered to break teams
ties.
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See Manual Page 17
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#1 Highest % of Total Games Won
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#2 Head to Head Record
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#3 Team with the Most Entrants- 4 entrants
max
Regional Champions- Up for
the #1 Seed at State
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Manual page 17-Seeding Procedure
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Regional Champions in sgls and dubs will
AUTOMATICALLY be “up for the #1 seed”.
Byes, Defaults and Retired
Matches
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Manual Page 17
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BYES- best 1st round win in sgls or dubs of
the school tied with
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DEFAULTS- will be counted as 6-0, 6-0 or 90 or whatever number needs to be attained
to win a match in a proset
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RETIRED MATCHES- Example- 0-3 in the
1st Set and the player up 3-0 retires then the
score shall be recorded as 6-3,6-0.
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“Score played up to retirement plus the
additional games needed to win match”
Seed 9 & 10 at Regionals
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If the seeds are wanted by a coach then the
option to seed them is granted
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Manual Page 15
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Regional Seeding Procedure: 3-Six positions
will be seeded in sgls and dubs. Seeds 7half of the entries, including 9 & 10, will be
offered if any coach so wishes.
Disqualifications at State
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We will NOT bump up placements in the
State Draw from Regionals if a sgls player or
dubs pair is disqualified.
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Manual Page 17
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The position of the defaulted player(s) will be
a default on the bracket.
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NO CHANGE
Records Required at State for
ALL Entries
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NO CHANGE
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Only Regional Champions in Sgls and Dubs
will be required to provide records for the
State Seeding Mtg
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Manual Page 14
Regional Record Form
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New KSHSAA Requirement to provide a
total record for all of their Regional entries at
the Regional Seeding Mtg
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Manual Page 14
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Coaches are to submit total records, which
means all sgls and all dubs matches for
each of their entries.
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Forms are available at kshsaa.org- athletictennis-announcements or come up with your
own form that provides complete records
Regional Record FormPart 2
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It is suggested that you list first the division
the entry is competing in at Regionals. If a
player has competed in sgls and dubs during
the season and is competing in sgls at
Regionals, then list all sgls matches first on
the form. List dubs matches second.
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If an entry has played dubs with more than
one partner, then list all matches played with
all partners.
Kansas Tennis Coaches
Association-Membership
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$15 per school year
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Supports memorials for KS tennis coaches,
ex. Coach Mitchell of Concordia
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Supports tennis rebuilding efforts of disaster
damaged cities, ex. Greensburg, Chapman,
Joplin
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Helps purchase KTCA Hall of Fame
plaques- last inductees were Doughty,
Harvey and Markham
KTCA Website
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kansascoaches.com- go to tennis
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List of committee members to contact with
your thoughts, suggestions, ideas
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List of Coach of the Year Winners and Hall
of Fame Members
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Academic All-State Certificates- for players
earning a 3.5GPA and a State medal
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State Tennis Rankings
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Much More. Check it out.
Future Proposal Possibilities
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The KTCA Committee will meet in
November to discuss proposal possibilities
and more. Contact a committee member
with your ideas.
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Classifications for tennis and all other sports
possibly figured every 2 years like football
instead of yearly.
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Approx. 10 day turn-around time between
the release of classifications and Regional
assignments and Regional com- petition
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Why not all sports on the same cycle?
Future Proposal Possibilitiescontinued
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Should Regional entries from the same
school be allowed to be seeded in the same
quarter?
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For example if Ark City deserves the 3 and 6
seeds due to directs and/or indirects then
the draw would be fair and true if allowed.
Having to back out of the 6 seed due to this
rule does not make for a true and fair draw.
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The winner of such a match qualifies for
State, while the loser still has a chance to
qualify now that the State Draw has been
expanded to 24 players.
Future Proposal Possibilitiescontinued
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Should foreign exchange students continue
to be allowed to play in Regional and State
competition?
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This would allow Kansans to compete for the
State and Regional titles, team trophies and
medals.
Future Proposal Possibilitiescontinued
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Should we require schools in contention for
the top 3 team trophies at State have more
than one entry at the State Meet?
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Sgls players and dubs teams have the
opportunity to compete for State titles and
medals.
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Is it acceptable for one sgls player or dubs
team to possibly bring home a team trophy if
they are the only entry representing their
school at State?
Future Proposal Possibilitiescontinued
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Should first round losers at Regionals be
allowed to continue an attempt to qualify for
State by creating a backside draw to the
existing Regional Draw?
Future Proposal Possibilitiescontinued
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Should we allow a player to hit with their
middle school or high school coach during
the school year outside of season?
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Should we allow boys enrolled in the same
school as girls to practice with the girls’ team
and vice versa?
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The thought with the above items is to allow
the players and coaches from smaller
communities without racquet or country
clubs with teaching pros more opportunities
to improve their tennis teams.
Coach of the Year Voting
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We are now voting at the end of each
season when results are fresh in the minds
of the coaches.
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Initial voting occurs at Regionals so ALL
coaches are in contention and ALL coaches
can participate in the selection for the final
ballot.
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Final Ballot will include 1 coach from each
Regional in each classification, which
provides balance across the state
geographically.
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Final voting occurs after State
Coach of the Year Voting 2
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Suggestions heard after the Spring Vote
during the Boys’ Season:
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wait until after Regionals before initial voting
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add coaches of the team champs to the final
ballot
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limit selections to only those coaches with
players at State
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add short bios on each coach to the ballot
KTCA Coaching ClinicSaturday, February 2
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Crestview Country Club-Wichita
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Marc Gelina and Les Stafford- on court
morning presenters
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WSU Coach Colin Foster and his team on
court in the afternoon
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Working on a speaker over lunch
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No Hall of Fame Banquet this year- occurs
every other year
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Great opportunity for all hs and ms tennis
coaches

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