GOAA 6th Annual Cruise

Sunsational Travel

  It's time set sail for GOAA's 6th Annual Cruise.

  WHEN: January 11th - January 15th, 2018

  WHERE: onboard the Carnival Triumph

  Please download the cruise sign-up form here ►GOAAcruise2018.pdf

Added Extras: group open-bar cocktail party.

RATES GOOD TILL 10/09/2017   - As low as $313.00 Per Person Double Occupancy.
Full payment due at time of booking.

Important: All passengers will be required to bring a valid passport or a certified Birth Certificate along with a picture ID (drivers license).
Failure to do so will result in denied boarding of the Carnival Sensation. In addition, names listed should match that on your passport or license.

Corky Kell Classic 2017

The 2017 MetroPCS Corky Kell Classic marks the second year of the event’s three-day, nine-game lineup. The Corky Kell Classic will kick off the high school football season on Thursday, August 17 with a double-header at Mercer’s Five Star Stadium. Friday and Saturday’s games will likely make history as the first games ever played in the newly transformed Georgia State Stadium. The Classic kicks off the highly competitive high school football season in Georgia every August with partial proceeds benefiting the Kell Foundation to fund scholarships. Throughout the years the games have included top talent in both Georgia and across the nation. Marketed and operated by Score Atlanta and a group that includes former successful high school coaches Dave Hunter and Jim Dorsey, in the past four years the Classic has reached more than 3.25 million television and internet viewers with a total game attendance of more than 200,000 fans.

Thursday, Aug. 17 @ Mercer University – Macon
5:15 pm: Lee County vs. Mary Persons
8:15 pm: Houston County vs. Jones County

Friday,Aug. 18 @ Georgia State Stadium 

5:30 pm: South Forsyth vs. Roswell
8:30 pm: Buford vs. Hillgrove

Saturday, Aug. 19 @ Georgia State Stadium
9:00 am: Kell vs. Tucker
11:45 am: Archer vs. Brookwood
2:45 pm: Colquitt County vs. Norcross
5:45 pm: Mill Creek vs. McEachern
8:45 pm: North Gwinnett vs. Walton

Corky Kell 7 on 7 Tournament

June 16, 2017 | 9:30 AM – 4:30 PM

Thirty of the top teams in the state will experience some of the best competition in Georgia in the Corky Kell 7 On 7 Invitational Tournament and fans are invited to join us for the action! The Corky Kell 7 On 7 Invitational is a prelude to the Corky Kell Classic. It will feature many of the teams already participating in the Classic with additional schools from the Metro Atlanta area. The event will be held in the City of Roswell at the Roswell Area Parks Football Complex located at 10495 Woodstock Rd, Roswell, GA 30075. The complex has three new football fields with ample parking and pavilion areas. Games will also be played at Blessed Trinity, Roswell High School and Fellowship Christian stadiums. The Corky Kell Corky Classic is proud to sponsor this event as teams will arrive Thursday and participate in a passing league that evening at Blessed Trinity and Roswell High School.

2017 GHSA Football Camps

Listed below are the GHSA sanctioned football camps for 2017. For information you may contact the Camp Director of the camp you wish to attend.

  • Registration Deadline: (14) days prior to the start of the camp you wish to attend.
  • Camp Fee: $80.00
  • Walk-up Fee: $110.00
  • Do NOT send payment to the GHSA Office
  • Liability Waiver: Every participant will be required to sign a "liability waiver" prior to participating in the camp.

2017 Football Camp Registration Form

Central Atlanta
June 24th
Westminster Middle School
Woodstock
July 8
River Ridge High School
Albany
July 15
Westover High School
Macon
July 21
GAOA - Macon Centreplex
Athens
Juy 29
Athens Academy
Savannah
August 5
Calvary Day
Cartersville
August 12
Georgia Highlands College
   

Camp Director: James Arnold
770-606-3282
james.arnold@anheuser-busch.com

Football Rules Changes - 2017

By NFHS on March 08, 2017

1-3-1h (NEW): Added that commercial advertising is not permitted on the ball.

Rationale: The ball cannot have commercial advertising added to the surface. The only permissible items on the ball are the ball manufacturer’s name and/or logo; school name, logo and/or mascot; conference name and/or logo; state association name and/or logos; and NFHS name and/or logos.

1-5-1b(3): Further clarifies that the jersey of the home team shall be a dark color clearly contrasting to the white jersey required for the visiting team. Rationale: Home game jersey specifications were further revised to provide schools and manufacturers additional clarification regarding the current trend of utilizing lighter gray shades. The implementation date of 2021 affords schools and manufacturers the opportunity to ensure that newer dark jerseys will clearly contrast with white. The requirement for contrasting colors to white is not a new rule, and this new clarification will allow changes to be made during normal replacement cycles.

1-5-1a(2) NOTE, 1-5-4: This change now permits any of the game officials to accompany the referee to meet with the head coachfor equipment verification. Rationale: Member state associations may determine the game official who is to accompany the referee during the required pre-game meeting with each head coach.

2-3-10 (NEW), 9-4-3n (NEW), 9-4 PENALTY: Added a new definition for a blindside block and specifies a penalty for an illegal blindside block.

Rationale: Continuing with the focus on risk minimization, the committee created a definition for a blindside block. This block involves contact by a blocker against an opponent who, because of physical positioning and focus of concentration, is vulnerable to injury. Unless initiated with open hands, it is a foul for excessive and unnecessary contact when the block is forceful and outside of the free-blocking zone.

New Blocking, Kicking Rules Address Risk Minimization in High School Football

By NFHS on February 22, 2017

New rules on blindside blocking are the most recent steps taken by the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) Football Rules Committee in minimizing the risks associated with the sport.

The establishment of a new definition of a blindside block in Rule 2-3-10 and the addition of Rule 9-4-3n prohibiting a blindside block were two of 11 rules changes recommended by the NFHS Football Rules Committee at its January 20-22 meeting in Indianapolis. All rules changes were subsequently approved by the NFHS Board of Directors.

“The NFHS Football Rules Committee’s actions this year once again addressed risk minimization, officiating, competitive balance and game administration,” said Bob Colgate, director of sports and sports medicine at the NFHS and staff liaison for football.

The definition of a blindside block established by the committee is “a block against an opponent other than the runner, who does not see the blocker approaching,” and now results in a 15-yard penalty.

The committee stated that the blindside block “involves contact by a blocker against an opponent who, because of physical positioning and focus of concentration, is vulnerable to injury. Unless initiated with open hands, it is a foul for excessive and unnecessary contact when the block is forceful and outside of the free-blocking zone.”

Elimination of Clipping in Free-Blocking Zone Continues Risk Minimization in High School Football

Monday, August 22, 2016

The elimination of clipping from high school football is the latest attempt to reduce the risk of injury made by the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) Football Rules Committee.

The decision to eliminate clipping in the free-blocking zone (Rule 2-17-3) was the most significant of three rules changes recommended by the NFHS Football Rules Committee at its January 22-24 meeting in Indianapolis. All rules changes were subsequently approved by the NFHS Board of Directors.

“With very few major rules changes approved by the NFHS Football Rules Committee for the 2016 season, it indicates that the committee feels that the rules of the game are in pretty good shape,” said Bob Colgate, director of sports and sports medicine at the NFHS and staff liaison for football.

Clipping, as previously stated in Rule 2-17-3, was permitted in the free-blocking zone when it met three conditions; however, clipping is now illegal anywhere on the field at any time. According to the rule, the free-blocking zone is defined as a rectangular area extending laterally 4 yards either side of the spot of the snap and 3 yards behind each line of scrimmage.

2016 Football Rule Changes

Monday, August 22, 2016

1-5-1d(5)a: Further clarified the required specifications for the tooth and mouth protector.

Rationale: Completely clear or completely white tooth and mouth protectors are no longer prohibited. Tooth and mouth protectors shall include an occlusal (protecting and separating the biting surfaces) portion and include a labial (protecting the teeth and supporting structures) portion.

1-5 NOTE; 1-5-2b: Added the new Sports and Fitness Industry Association (SFIA) football glove specification to the existing rule.

Rationale: Football gloves are now required to meet either the new SFIA specification or the existing NOCSAE test standard at the time of manufacture.

2-17; 9-3-6; 9-3 PENALTY: Clipping in the free-blocking is now illegal.

Rationale: In a continued effort to minimize risk, the Committee made clipping in the free-blocking zone illegal. Clipping is now illegal anywhere on the field at any time.

 

2016 EDITORIAL CHANGES

Diagram NOTE; 1-5-1b(1); 1-5-1b(2)a, (3)a; 1-5-3a(1)a; 2-38; 4-3-2; 5-1-1b; 7-5
PENALTY; 9-3-5; 9-4-3h; 9-5-1a; 9-8-1a; 10-2-5; 10-5-1a; PENALTY SUMMARY.

2016 POINTS OF EMPHASIS

1. Risk Minimization
2. Legal and Illegal Blocks
3. Legal Jerseys, Pants and Pads
4. Unfair Acts

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