2005 N.O.S.S.A. NOTICES OF MOTION

           

 

 

NOTICES OF MOTION TO O.F.S.A.A.

 

1.         Volleyball

Reference: Libero

 

The player that is designated as the libero for any set may be team captain or game captain.

 

Rule 20.1.3.  Volleyball Canada Rulebook

The libero can be neither team captain nor game captain.  Volleyball Canada – For Volleyball Canada competitions, the team captain can not be the libero for the first set of the match.

a)      if the libero is re-designated after set one of subsequent sets, the re-designated libero may be the player who is listed on the scoresheet as the team captain.

b)      If the above re-designation occurs, the coach must appoint a new team captain.  This is to be recorded in the remarks section of the scoresheet.

c)      At the conclusion of the match, the original team captain is to sign the scoresheet.

 

Laura Aubertin (CON) – Millie Wood Colton (LAS)                                      Action: CARRIED.

 

Rationale:     This exception is currently being used in the Ontario University Athletics (OUA). Since the libero can be re-designated for each set and is recorded as a regular player on the scoresheet, the player that MAY be used as a libero should be afforded the priviledge of representing his or her team as the Team Captain and/or Game Captain.     

 

2.         Volleyball

Reference: Game procedures

 

When the first referee indicates for the teams to change sides at the end of a set, the teams may go directly to their bench and then proceed to the team bench on the other side of the court.

 

Laura Aubertin (CON) – Millie Wood Colton (LAS)                                      Action: CARRIED.

 

Rationale:     Game procedures (Volleyball Canada-page 68) stipulate that the teams must cross outside the posts but does not indicate which direction.  As players tend to bring their belongings with them to their team bench, this exception will allow all players to gather their belongings and then proceed to the bench on the opposite side of the court.


 

 

 

 

N.O.S.S.A CONSTITUTION

 

1.   Championships

Reference: School Classifications/Four Year/Activity Calendars

 

Whereas,

Last year there were twelve schools within NOSSA of 350 enrolment or less,

And whereas,

It is very difficult for small schools to maintain athletic programs that are competitive against schools up to six times their size,

And whereas,

NOSSA currently offers a championship in the “AAA” classification in which there are only four schools presently,

Be It Resolved That,

NOSSA offer a championship, designated as “B” (no advancement to OFSAA, no right of challenge to NOSSA “A” event winners), for all schools with 350 students or less,

And Be It Further Resolved That,

The necessary changes to the school classification guidelines, championship calendars and playing regulations follow as a result.

 

Dave Makela (Media Centre) – Ron Dubuc (ES du Sacre-Coeur)                       Action: CARRIED.

 

2.   Cost of Constitution

Reference: Article IX - Finances

 

Delete section 4 in its entirety.

 

Bob Gawalko (Sec/Treas) - Dave Makela (Media Centre)                                   Action: CARRIED.

 

3.   Sanctions

Reference: Article XIV – Page 21

 

Add Section 1 – Intent to Compete – as follows:

“District confirmations must be received by the deadline dates established for fall, winter and spring sports respectively.  Districts will not be eligible to compete in any activity which is not confirmed by the deadline dates.”

 

Bob Gawalko (Sec/Treas) - Dave Makela (Media Centre)                                   Action: CARRIED.

 

4.   Sanctions

Reference: Article XIV – Page 21

 

Number present section as Section 2.

 

Bob Gawalko (Sec/Treas) - Dave Makela (Media Centre)                          Action: CARRIED.      

 

5.   Sanctions

Reference: Article XIV – Page 21

 

Whereas,

A rule currently exists in the NOSSA constitution to address confirmation of intent to participate,

And whereas,

      Each District is required to declare whether or not they will send a representative to each NOSSA championship by a specified date,

      Be It Resolved That,

      All Districts be required to declare their intent to participate in NOSSA team sport championships by the date indicated in the NOSSA constitution.  Failure to comply with this regulation will result in payment of the championship entry fee.

 

Pat Belanger (LEP) – Jennifer Bourget (LAS)                                         Action: OUT OF ORDER.      

 

 


 N.O.S.S.A. PLAYING REGULATIONS - COED

 

1.         Curling

Reference:  Time-Outs, General Section 6

 

Revise to read:  “Each team will be allowed two one-minute time-outs at any point during the game when rock is within possession.”

 

            Alan Arkilander (Lockerby) – Peter Vigna (LAS)                                          Action: CARRIED.

 

Rationale:         There is no other curling competition at any level that allows only one “one minute time-out” per game.

 

2.         Curling

Reference:  Championship date - 2006

 

That the date of the NOSSA 2006 Championship be Monday and Tuesday, March 6th and 7th.  

 

            Alan Arkilander (LCS) – Bob Smith (LCS)                                                     Action: CARRIED.

 

Rationale:         The traditional Tuesday-Wednesday dates would conflict with the 2006 Ontario Winter Games.  The switch avoids the potential for problems.

 

3.         Curling

Reference:  Championship date - 2006

 

That the date of the NOSSA 2006 Championship be Tuesday and Wednesday, February 28th and March 1st respectively.  

 

            Alan Arkilander (LCS) – Bob Smith (LCS)                                         Action: WITHDRAWN

 

Rationale:         To be considered only if motion #2 is defeated.  The traditional Tuesday-Wednesday dates would conflict with the 2006 Ontario Winter Games.  The switch avoids the potential for problems.

 

4.         Golf

Reference:  Series, Add new item (h)

 

“The top four individual girls and boys scores from each District may advance to the NOSSA championship.”

 

            Denise Carre (LCS) – Michel Rochon (CND)                                     Action: CARRIED.

 

5.         Golf

Reference:  General, item b (i)

 

Add as follows:  “The NOSSA Boys Championship shall be detemined by the top four scores from an individual school.”

 

            Denise Carre (LCS) – Michel Rochon (CND)                                     Action: CARRIED.

 

6.         Alpine Skiing

            Reference:  Definition of Level II Team Racers (page 15)

 

Revise to read:  “Participants are those skiers who have trained beyond the Nancy Green level. A member of the current year's provincial team, or higher, is ineligible for NOSSA competition.”

 

            Karin Augenstein (LCS) – Dave Makela (EMC)                                            Action: CARRIED.

 

            Rationale:         Conforms with OFSAA.

 

7.         Track  and Field

            Reference:  Track and Field Records

 

            “That the existing set of NOSSA track and field records be retired and a whole new set be                    initiated with the 2004 results.”

 

            Mary Collinson (LAS) - Lynn MacLean (CHA)                                              Action: CARRIED.

 

8.         Track and Field

            Reference:   Track Schedule

 

            “That the 200m heats be moved to Thursday at 7:30pm and further that all other event start times           be moved one hour earlier.”

 

            Lynn MacLean (CHA) – Mary Collinson (LAS)                                              Action: CARRIED.

 

 

 

 

 

N.O.S.S.A. PLAYING REGULATIONS - BOYS

 

 

1.         Football

            Reference: Semi Final Rotation

 

“That Sudbury host NOSSA football semis in the Fall of 2006 and that the rest of the rotation be adjusted accordingly.”

 

Paul Schutt (LAS) – Mike Strickland (LAS)                                       Action: WITHDRAWN.

 

Rationale:         The Sudbury District re-entered NOSSA football in the fall of 2004.  According to the present rotation, Sudbury would not host until the fall of 2007.  In a three-district rotation, Sudbury should host in the fall of 2006.

                       

2.         Football

            Reference:  Jersey Numbering

 

            “That the football numbering system endorsed by the CAFA be adopted at the NOSSA level.”

 

            Paul Schutt (LAS) – Mike Fabiilli (SCC)                                                        Action: CARRIED.

 

Rationale:         The NOSSA regs defer to the CAFA rulebook and this regulation was not observed at this year’s semi final.

 

3.         Hockey

            Reference:  Series, item (c)  - NEW!  add as follows:

“Where both round robin games on the second day of the championship do not have a bearing on which teams advance to the Final, the convener can cancel these games upon mutual consent of the teams involved.”

 

            Peter Lucano (LAS) – Chris Matthews (LAS)                                                            Action: CARRIED.

 

Rationale:  Precedent was set this year with A/AA event.  Two teams felt it would be best not to play the meaningless games for fear of injury of discipline problems.  Would also allow teams not advancing to save money by leaving earlier.

 

4.         Hockey

            Reference:  General, item 2

Add “mouthguards” as follows:

“All goalies and players must wear CSA approved face masks, helmets, throat protectors (neck guards) and mouth guards to participate in NOSSA hockey.”

 

            Sue Dallaire (CND) – Greg Lockeyer (MSS)                                                  Action: CARRIED.

 

            Rationale:  Reflects policy in virtually all levels of hockey.

 

5.         Hockey

            Reference:  General, item 4(a)

Delete in its entirety, replace with the following:

“Suspensions from major penalties will be derived from the current OHF Suspension List for minor hockey.”

 

            Chris Matthews (LAS) - Sue Dallaire (CND)                                                  Action: CARRIED.

 

            Rationale:  Standardizes suspensions assessed for all levels of NOSSA Boys Hockey.

 

6.         Hockey

            Reference:  General, item 7

Delete in its entirety

“That any player intentionally striking the helmet or face mask be given a five minute penalty for contact above the shoulders.”

 

            Sue Dallaire (CND) – Don Cull (LEP)                                                           Action: CARRIED.

 

            Rationale:  Redundant.  Covered in item 4(a).

 

7.         Hockey

            Reference:  General, item 12

Delete in its entirely

“All high school hockey participants will be required to wear CSA approved throat protectors (neck guards) to be eligible to play.”

 

Greg Lockeyer – Sue Dallaire                                                                        Action: CARRIED.                                                                                          

            Rationale:  Redundant.  Covered in item 2.

 

8.         Boys’ Volleyball

            Reference: Series #3

            Add – Convenor should try to ensure that this is a 4 team championship tournament

 

            Colleen Egan – Dez Forget                                                                Action: WITHDRAWN.

 

Rationale: 4 teams make it a better, and more legitimate championship.  There is usually high         

       caliber teams that will fill an opening, if a district does not fill it.

 
9.         Boys’ Volleyball

            Reference: Series #5

 

            Delete #5 in Series, and Add Section titled Schedules after General.

            In this section we will adopt the NOSSA girls schedules for the 4 team and 3 team

            Tournaments, including the fewer that 4 entries protocol.

 

            Colleen Forget – Dez Forget                                                                          Action: CARRIED.

 

Rationale: This makes life easier for the convenor, but also allows any coach to access it for tournament timelines

 

10.       Boys’ Volleyball

Reference: Libero

 

The player that is designated as the libero for any set may be team captain or game captain.

 

Rule 20.1.3.  Volleyball Canada Rulebook

The libero can be neither team captain nor game captain.  Volleyball Canada – For Volleyball Canada competitions, the team captain can not be the libero for the first set of the match.

d)      if the libero is re-designated after set one of subsequent sets, the re-designated libero may be the player who is listed on the scoresheet as the team captain.

e)      If the above re-designation occurs, the coach must appoint a new team captain.  This is to be recorded in the remarks section of the scoresheet.

f)        At the conclusion of the match, the original team captain is to sign the scoresheet.

 

Laura Aubertin (CON) – Millie Wood Colton (LAS)                                      Action: CARRIED.

 

Rationale:     This exception is currently being used in the Ontario University Athletics (OUA). Since the libero can be re-designated for each set and is recorded as a regular player on the scoresheet, the player that MAY be used as a libero should be afforded the priviledge of representing his or her team as the Team Captain and/or Game Captain.     

 

11.       Boys’ Volleyball

Reference: Game procedures

 

When the first referee indicates for the teams to change sides at the end of a set, the teams may go directly to their bench and then proceed to the team bench on the other side of the court.

 

Laura Aubertin (CON) – Millie Wood Colton (LAS)                                      Action: CARRIED.

 

Rationale:     Game procedures (Volleyball Canada-page 68) stipulate that the teams must cross outside the posts but does not indicate which direction.  As players tend to bring their belongings with them to their team bench, this exception will allow all players to gather their belongings and then proceed to the bench on the opposite side of the court.

 


 

 

N.O.S.S.A. PLAYING REGULATIONS - GIRLS

 

 

1.         Girls’ Basketball

Reference: Withdrawals

 

Whereas according to the NOSSA constitution, and whereas each district must declare whether they will send a representative to the NOSSA championship, be it resolved that all districts must declare their intent to participate in the championship by the designated date.  Failure to comply with this regulation will result in the penalty payment of the entry fee to the championships.

 

Pat Belanger (LEP) – Jen Bourget (LAS)                                           Action: OUT OF ORDER

 

2.         Girls’ Volleyball

Reference: Libero

 

The player that is designated as the libero for any set may be team captain or game captain.

 

Rule 20.1.3.  Volleyball Canada Rulebook

The libero can be neither team captain nor game captain.  Volleyball Canada – For Volleyball Canada competitions, the team captain can not be the libero for the first set of the match.

g)      if the libero is re-designated after set one of subsequent sets, the re-designated libero may be the player who is listed on the scoresheet as the team captain.

h)      If the above re-designation occurs, the coach must appoint a new team captain.  This is to be recorded in the remarks section of the scoresheet.

i)        At the conclusion of the match, the original team captain is to sign the scoresheet.

 

Laura Aubertin (CON) – Millie Wood Colton (LAS)                                      Action: CARRIED.

 

Rationale:     This exception is currently being used in the Ontario University Athletics (OUA). Since the libero can be re-designated for each set and is recorded as a regular player on the scoresheet, the player that MAY be used as a libero should be afforded the priviledge of representing his or her team as the Team Captain and/or Game Captain.     

 

3.         Girls’ Volleyball

Reference: Game procedures

 

When the first referee indicates for the teams to change sides at the end of a set, the teams may go directly to their bench and then proceed to the team bench on the other side of the court.

 

Laura Aubertin (CON) – Millie Wood Colton (LAS)                                      Action:  CARRIED.

 

Rationale:     Game procedures (Volleyball Canada-page 68) stipulate that the teams must cross outside the posts but does not indicate which direction.  As players tend to bring their belongings with them to their team bench, this exception will allow all players to gather their belongings and then proceed to the bench on the opposite side of the court.

 

 

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