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Steering Committees

Steering Committees other than those identified with a particular sport are the following:

  1. Athletic Directors
  2. Girls' Athletics
  3. Junior High/Middle Schools
  4. Officials' Council
  5. Private Schools
  6. Sportsmanship

With the exception of the Officials' Council each PIAA District shall select one member to serve on each of the foregoing Steering Committees. Where a District Committee has a member representing one of the above constituencies, that person shall be the District's representative on that committee.

The Officials' Council shall be composed of the elected representative(s) of the PIAA-registered Contest officials in each District.

With the exception of the Junior High/Middle Schools', Girls' Athletics, Athletic Directors', and Private Schools' Steering Committees, each of these Steering Committees shall meet not less often than annually, at the PIAA Summer Workshop, and at such other times as may be determined by the Executive Director of PIAA.

The Junior High/Middle Schools' and the Girls' Athletics Steering Committees shall meet not less often than each odd-numbered year and the Athletic Directors' and Private Schools' Steering Committee shall meet not less often than each even-numbered year, at the PIAA Summer Workshop, and at such other times as may be determined by the Executive Director of PIAA.

The remaining Steering Committees are organized according to sport, and consist of the following:

  1. Baseball
  2. Basketball
  3. Cross Country
  4. Competitive Spirit
  5. Field Hockey
  6. Football
  7. Golf
  8. Lacrosse
  9. Soccer
  10. Softball
  11. Swimming and Diving
  12. Tennis
  13. Track and Field
  14. Volleyball
  15. Wrestling

The Chairman of each PIAA District shall appoint a member of, or other representative from, the District Committee to each of the foregoing committees where the particular sport is participated in by PIAA-member schools within the District. The person appointed shall have specialized knowledge as to the sport.

In addition, the PIAA-appointed statewide rules interpreter in that sport and the president or the president's designee of the statewide high school coaches' association in that sport shall be members of each of the foregoing committees.

Each of these Steering Committees shall meet not less often than annually, following the applicable sport season (fall, winter, or spring), and at such other times as may be determined by the Executive Director of PIAA.

The purpose of these committees is to use their knowledge and expertise in the particular sport to make recommendations to the PIAA Board of Directors with regard to matters involving that sport.

Minutes of all meetings of all Board of Directors Committees, Advisory Committees and Steering Committees shall be prepared, submitted to the PIAA Board of Directors, and placed on file at PIAA Office.